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September Wedding Colors: 5 Perfect Palettes

February 29, 2016
September Wedding Colors

September wedding colors are more bright and vibrant than you would expect! Because it’s just the beginning of Fall, there are plenty of colors to choose from and your wedding will look great. These 5 wedding color palettes are unique, colorful and perfect for a September wedding. Check them out below!

September Wedding Colors:

Lavender and Gray Wedding

A wedding color scheme that’s both muted and colorful, this combination of lavender, light slate gray and lavender pinocchio is one of my top choices for purple wedding combinations.

September Wedding Colors: Lavender and Gray Wedding

Peach and Green Wedding

The brightest wedding color combination on this list, this blend of peach, mango and green mist make for a truly unique and vibrant fall wedding.

Fall Wedding Colors: Peach Green and Orange Wedding

Cranberry Wedding

Taking a traditional wedding color like cranberry and blending it with more modern wedding colors is a up and coming trend that looks great! These wedding colors blend cranberry with frost blue and tan to achieve a beautifully modern fall wedding!

September Wedding Colors: Cranberry wedding

Teal and Burnt Orange Wedding

Burnt orange is a popular choice for fall weddings and has been for a while. This makes it easy to find decorations for this color and when you blend it with another common color like teal you get a September wedding that’s both easy to decorate and vibrant and timeless.

Fall Wedding Colors: Teal White and Burnt Orange Wedding

Burnt Orange Wedding

If you’re looking for neutral September wedding colors, a combination of burnt orange, beige and white is stunning. The burnt orange is a classic choice for fall wedding colors and when it’s blended with white and beige you’ll have a set of wedding colors that’ll never go out of style and perfectly sets the mood for a fall wedding.

September Wedding Colors: Burnt Orange Wedding

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August Wedding Colors: 7 Unexpected Color Schemes

February 26, 2016
August Wedding Colors

These August wedding colors reflect the last month of summer and transition into fall by using vibrant summer wedding colors mixed with some wedding color schemes borrowed from fall weddings.

August Wedding Colors:

Dark Red, Black and White

The most formal color combination on this list, these august wedding colors blend a dark red with the always classy black and white. The dark red is both colorful and vibrant while offering a hint at the season to come.

August wedding color scheme: Dark Red, Black and White

Dark Orange, Peony Pink and Plum

Still very much a summer wedding color scheme, this set of dark orange peony pink and plum hint at the changing colors of the leaves while still mimicking the flowers blooming during summer!

August Wedding Color Combination: Dark Orange, Peony Pink, PLum

Blue, Blood Orange and Yellow

The bright blue skies,  blood orange leaves and yellow summer flowers inspired this wedding color scheme. This wedding color combination is sure to impress your guests with its combination of bright, summer inspired wedding colors.

August Wedding Colors Blue, Blood Orange, Yellow

Periwinkle, Lavender and White

This subtle august wedding color scheme is light and pleasant. The periwinkle and lavender may seem too close to be a good choice, but they are surprisingly great together and give your wedding an almost fairy tale appearance.

August Wedding Colors: Periwinkle, Lavender, and White

Sage, Autumn Red and Sunset Orange

If the leaves are already starting to change color and fall near you, this august wedding color combination is perfect. the pale sage combined with the more vibrant autumn red and sunset orange set a lovely mood and are sure to make for great decorations and photos.

August Wedding Color Scheme: Sage, Autumn Red, Sunset Orange

Purple, Pink and Sage

One of the most unique color combinations on this list, this set of August wedding colors mixes purple, pink and sage to create an unexpected, but very lovely combination of colors that is sure to wow your guests!

August Wedding Colors: Purple, Pink and Sage

Champagne, Ivory and Chartreuse

One of the most natural and simple sets of August wedding colors, this combination of champagne, ivory and chartreuse blends together to create an open and inviting feel for your wedding. It’s perfect for outdoor weddings and will likely be a timeless choice in wedding color schemes.

August Wedding Color Combination: Champagne, Ivory and Chartreuse

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July Wedding Colors: 9 Fun Summer Wedding Colors

February 24, 2016

Planning a summer wedding? These July wedding colors are perfect for a mid summer day!

July Wedding Colors:

1. Papaya and Lawn Green

A natural combination of wedding colors, these two lively colors are perfect for outdoor weddings – particularly beach weddings!

July Wedding Colors

2. Sage, Lilac and White

Some may argue that this color scheme is better suited for winter, and while it is a great winter color scheme, it works wonderfully in the summer months. This combination of July wedding colors certainly isn’t traditional, but that may add to the appeal. The muted colors will stand out in a season when most weddings are bright and colorful!

wedding color combination

3. Violet, Peach and Natural Green

This combination doesn’t seem like it’d go well together on paper, but in person it looks spectacular. If you want a unique set of wedding colors this is definitely a strong choice!

wedding color scheme

4. Peony Pink, Lavender and Chartreuse

A color combination that manages to both be pastel and incredibly bright/colorful is hard to come by, but this combination does just that! These July wedding colors are a great choice for any couple!

Wedding colors by month

5. Dusk Gray, Royal Blue and Sunset Orange

Directly inspired by the colors of the sunset, this summer wedding color combination is sure to wow your guests!

Summer Wedding Colors

6. Red, Deep Peach and Sun Yellow

Inspired by the rising of the sun, this color combination is a mixture of reds, pinks and yellows to create a beautiful wedding with a warm color tone.

July Wedding Colors

7. Soft Yellow, Sunflower and Yellow Gold

This monochrome wedding combination uses different shades of yellow to bring all the happiness of summer into your wedding!

Wedding Colors by Month

8. Yellow, Black and White

Maybe you don’t want to go monochrome, but still like the joy that is added from yellow as a primary color. If so, the black and white act as a perfect set of accenting wedding colors!

Monthly Wedding Colors

9 Turquoise and Red

A simple, but stunning set of July wedding colors, this color scheme is sure to wow your guests! It’s bright, colorful and modern!

Summer Wedding Colors

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June Wedding Colors: 5 Simply Beautiful Combinations

February 22, 2016

June wedding colors add all the bright, bountiful color of summer to your wedding’s decor. The 5 trendy and beautiful wedding color schemes on this list are sure to leave you and your guests stunned by the beauty of your wedding.

June Wedding Colors

Turquoise, Soft Yellow and Grass Green

A very unique wedding color combination, this set of turquoise, soft yellow and grass green looks great at a June wedding. The sky like turquoise is accented by grass green which is reminiscent of – you guessed it – grass and soft yellow which mimics the summer flowers.

June Wedding Color Combo

Coral Pink, Navy and Gold

A very modern combination of June wedding colors, this color scheme combines coral pink, navy and gold to create a modern, trendy feel while still being able to impress the more traditional guests at your wedding.

June Wedding Color Scheme

Coral, Pink and Natural Green

A perfect color scheme for vintage June weddings, this combination of coral, pink and natural green seemingly do the impossible by capturing the colors of summer while still remaining traditional and classic.

Spring Wedding Colors

Turquoise and Pastel Purple

A perfect duo, the turquoise and pastel purple compliment each other on several levels. First, the bright and vibrant turquoise acts as a counter for the more muted and understated pastel purple. The colors themselves are complimentary and finally, both lie on the cool side of the color spectrum. These work well for mismatched wedding dresses.

Summer Wedding Colors

Blue and Cinnabar Green

For a two color wedding color scheme that’ll never go out of style, choose blue and cinnabar green. This duo of June wedding colors is sure to amaze your guests and leave them wondering how such a beautiful wedding could come from such a simple choice in color.

Blue and Green Wedding

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May Wedding Colors

April Wedding Colors

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May Wedding Colors: 8 Beautiful Spring Colors

February 19, 2016

May wedding colors are vibrant and unique with each color scheme filled with beautiful colors inspired by the flowers blooming all around. These 8 colors represent some of the most unique and amazing color combinations of 2016.

May Wedding Color Scheme #1: White, Purple and Turquoise

Using turquoise as a primary color with purple and white as accenting colors for a beautifully bright and vibrant wedding color scheme.

may wedding colors: white, purple, turquoise

May Wedding Color Combo #2: Cobalt Blue, Yellow and White

If you want a combination that’s at home both by the water and in expansive open fields you can’t do much better than this cobalt blue, yellow and white color combo.

may wedding color: cobolt blue, yellow and white

A Classy Color Combination: Silver Gray, Deep Lilac, and White (#3)

This color combination is classy, modern and elegant. It works well for mismatched bridesmaid dresses and is a great subtle combination of colors that appeals to both conservative and more modern couples.

silver, purple and white wedding colors

Alternative Silver Gray Color Combination: Light Pink, Silver Gray, Grass Green (#4)

As an alternative, and slightly more colorful set, this combination of light pink, silver gray and grass green, is a great choice for any couple. The light pink mixed with green is a natural combination that is reminiscent of the grass and flowers of spring while the silver gray adds some class to the combination.

pink silver and green wedding color combination

Whimsical May Wedding Colors: Orange, Green Yellow and Pink (#5)

No other color scheme on this list conveys the vibrant colors of spring quite like this one. Using a combination of bright, beautiful colors, this wedding color combination manages to have all of the splendor of spring with out going overboard!spring wedding colors

Cools Pastels: Pastel Purple, Light Blue and Pink (#6)

If you’re still looking for something colorful, but without standing out as a big part of the wedding, this combination of cool pastels works wonders. There is enough color here that it doesn’t feel like a winter wedding, and it amazingly captures the beauty of spring without being too loud. This works great with mismatched bridesmaids.

spring wedding colors

Classic Beauty: Peony Pink, White and Natural Green (#7)

A combination of light and natural colors, this may wedding color combination will work wonders at all types of venues. The simple combination of colors allows for an understated theme, but it is still a strong enough combination that you can design beautiful bouquets and table settings.

may wedding color scheme

A Happy Combination of May Wedding Colors: Sunflower Yellow, Burgundy and Natural Green (#8)

Something about yellow just adds happiness to every wedding. The color is surprisingly suiting for a variety of may weddings and combining it with the natural green and the burgundy will add a bit of variety and surprise to an otherwise often used color. This color can also double as a Summer color!

color combination for may weddings

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April Wedding Colors: 7 Jaw-Dropping Color Schemes

February 17, 2016

This list of April wedding colors is filled with unique and unexpected combinations of color to recreate the beautiful look and feel of spring. From colorful pastels to a rustic combination of caramel, apple red, and carrot orange, these wedding color schemes are beautiful and one of a kind. If you’re looking for the best color combination for your April wedding, this list is the place to start.

Stunning April Wedding Colors:

April Wedding color: Soft Lemon

Colorful Pastels

This blend of colorful pastels is directly inspired by the colors of spring. The soft lemon brings with it the brightness and joy of springs blooming flowers, the pistachio a great choice for the abundant amounts of greenery now present after winter and the sky blue a perfect color for the vast sky above. Focus on the soft lemon and pistachio using the sky blue as an accent color.

Wedding Color Scheme: Blue Wedding

Blue Wedding Color Scheme

There have been many blue wedding color schemes, and normally we’d suggest going with a pale blue for an April wedding color, but with everyone choosing pastel blues we decided to go with a dark navy blue. This color combination will stand out as classy and elegant while still having plenty of color. This color combination is great for mismatched bridesmaid dresses too!

Spring Wedding Colors

Unique and Colorful Wedding

Another very colorful wedding color scheme, this mixture of watermelon, pale green and sky blue adds a bit of whimsy and unexpected color to colorful pastel combination. Instead of a soft lemon, this wedding color combination mixes a bright and full watermelon with the pale green and sky blue. This creates a contrast between the pastel shades of blue and green and the vibrant shade of pink.

Summer Wedding Colors

Subtle and Classic Wedding Colors

This color combination is about as classic as it can get, but that’s not a bad thing. You don’t need to go with a vintage theme to make great use of this color combo either! In fact, I urge you to choose a modern theme using the pearl pink for bridesmaid dresses and the pearl and ivory for the table decorations. This combination will be a surprising, but pleasant choice of April wedding colors, especially for an indoor wedding.

April Wedding Colors: Leaf Green

Green Wedding Color Scheme

You don’t need to have an Irish or St. Patrick’s day themed wedding to make great use of green wedding colors! Using a green wedding color scheme as opposed to the more tradition single color schemes of blue, purple and red will help your wedding to stand out, but not in a way that is over the top.

unique wedding colors: Caramel

Rustic and Unexpected Wedding Colors

This is the most unexpected April wedding color combination on this list, but it does so with a simple, rustic elegance that can’t be beat. The combination of caramel, apple red and carrot orange is sure to be a hit. The caramel provides a rustic main color while the apple red adds some of the vibrant color of spring with the carrot orange somewhere in between. If you’re doing a barn yard wedding or an outdoors wedding this color scheme would be a home run!

April Wedding Color Combination: Lavender and Peach

Lavender and Peach Wedding Colors

This color combination has all the color and joy of spring without feeling like a spring wedding color scheme. It’s a beautiful mix of color in a way that is subtle and complimentary and it makes for a great set of April wedding colors.

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January Wedding Colors: 8 Perfect Color Schemes

February 15, 2016

 

With January still being in the winter, January wedding colors will closely match winter wedding colors. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a colorful wedding!

Most of the color schemes on this list are plenty colorful. They make use of muted pastels to add color in a way that still plays off the natural beauty and wonder created by winter.

Here are the January Wedding Colors:

grey/silver wedding

1. Silver Wedding

Starting off the list with a simple suggestion, the silver wedding plays on the one color trend that is currently very popular. The silver will stand out against the white winter and provide a simple and elegant wedding color scheme.

white wedding

2. White Wedding

Nothing beats the classic winter wedding color scheme! A white wedding is as absolutely stunning and gorgeous as it was when it first became a major trend. If you’re looking for a simple January wedding color, you can’t go wrong with an eye-catching white wedding.=

spring color schemes

3. Blue and White Wedding Colors

Now we are beginning to add a pop of color! The royal blue in this color scheme will brighten up a January wedding while the white and light steel blue mimic the muted colors of the sky and snow outside.

January color schemes

4. Brown, Silver and Ivory Wedding

mimicking the colors outside, this combination of burly wood, silver and ivory is perfect for a rustic, more natural January wedding. It would look especially great at a barn wedding venue.

winter color schemes

5. Powder Blue, Grayed Jade and Ivory (My Favorite January Wedding Colors!)

What can I say about these wedding colors except that they are awesome in every way! They are simple, yet unique. Colorful, but muted. Traditional and trendy.

January wedding colors

6. Shades of Pink and Purple

This combination of colors is trendy, bright and vibrant. If you want to go against the norm and choose something really unique this is a great choice. It’s colorful and out of the box, but it does so without being tacky.

spring wedding colors

7. Emerald Wedding Color Scheme

One of the more traditional wedding color combinations on this list, this set of January wedding colors mixes silver, gold and emerald to produce a classy and vintage look. Blending the metallic colors with a jewel color results in a color combination that would fit perfectly in the Great Gatsby.

winter wedding colors

8. Berry Tone Wedding Colors

Pink weddings are in right now, and if you want to capitalize on the trend, this color combo should be strongly considered. Similar to the shades of pink and purple above, this color scheme is a colorful option that sticks out, but without looking like it was chosen by a 5 year old girl.

Be sure to check out all of our monthly wedding colors!

Featured, Tips, Weddings

Wedding Planning Advice: 13 Tips From Wedding Experts

February 12, 2016

Good wedding planning advice can be hard to come by. Most of the wedding planning advice circulated on the web isn’t based on expert opinion or experiences.

We’ve collected tips and advice from five prominent wedding planners and compiled it here. There are 13 wedding planning tips in total with each bit of wedding planning advice based on a professional wedding planner’s real experiences.

Here is the wedding planning advice:

Lisa Milko‘s Wedding Planning Tips

“Look into hiring a professional planner on a limited basis. You may find that the investment pays for itself. The money and time a planner can save is valuable. I can negotiate discounts a couple cannot and make recommendations on DIY and budget-saving places that many people would not consider, or be able to do without a little direction.”

“If you choose the DIY route, know where to start. Bent on doing it all on your own? You’ll need a place to jump in. I recommend two key launching points: A budget and a guest list. The two are related, and cutting the guest list is the single best way to save money. Once those details are in place, you’ll have a better sense of the type of wedding that suits you best.”

“Think twice before hiring family and friends. Someone who’s emotionally invested in your wedding lacks the objective judgment that’s necessary to handle the process smoothly. I try to steer clear of the recommendation of using family or friends, it never works out like you want, and you are strapped with the emotion of trying to express dislike or needs.”

“Choose organizational tools wisely. Brides and grooms who orchestrate their own wedding need to stay on top of invoices and receipts, keep copies of contracts, track costs and deal with countless other details. I like the Web-sharing tool Google Docs for keeping important information consolidated and accessible. It’s a great way for couples, parents and anyone else who is involved to share documents, if you’d rather go old school, wedding-plan journals are available in bookstores. A plain three-ring binder works too.

Deborah Stachelski‘s Wedding Planning Advice

“If photography occupies the #1 spot on the priority list, you’ve done a ton of research and put most of your budget into your photos, and you trust your photography team 100000%, skip the videographer! If you hired a so-so photographer, and are worried about their experience, definitely hire at least a so-so videographer as well. It’s easy for even an experienced photographer to miss important moments that video would capture, and you will be kicking yourself for not spending that extra money to have the special moments on video that you can never relive again.”

“The number one mistake is no doubt, obsessing about invitations.  Think about it, do YOU remember any wedding invitations? I don’t either. I know what it’s like, trust me, but put that energy to better use and focus on something the guests will actually appreciate and remember. Like cake.”

“I would say as a general rule, food should be the main splurge. Invitations, menus, programs and favors can hang out at the bottom of your list.”

“I think it’s important for couples to remember the whole point of the wedding – to get married! The reality is, you will be so happy that day that none of the details will matter, and a beautiful wedding is one where they couple is focused on their future, and are sincerely making a commitment for a lifetime. I can spot that a mile away, and I always, no exceptions, cry at those weddings from behind my iPad and folders.”

“Choose an awesome MOH. Don’t commit to any decorating the day of. Don’t stay up too late the night before. Don’t drink more than 1 glass of wine while getting ready. Do a first look – you won’t get much time with your husband once the ceremony begins. Set time aside to do something normal that day to calm your nerves (a Starbucks run, go to lunch with one of the girls, etc). Stop and look around at your reception, take it in. Try to actually taste your food. Don’t feel bad for not spending more time with guests, they will understand. Do take a special moment to sit with your parents. Eat cake. Dance. Go to the ladies room once by yourself and look at yourself in the mirror and take in that moment – it’s your wedding day!!”

Colin Cowie‘s Wedding Planning Tips

“The sweetheart table is too ridiculous for words. Go sit with your family and friends! You have the rest of your lives to be by yourselves.”

“Don’t schedule the ceremony and reception several hours apart. You do not get to take up three quarters of your guests’ day! And you shouldn’t ask them to dress in black tie at noon or mill around for hours in between.”

Stratus Events‘ Wedding Budgeting Advice

“Almost every couple I speak to that didn’t use a wedding planner tells me that they went over budget on their wedding. To me that means they never had a realistic budget to begin with. Weddings are expensive; there is no doubt about it. If you have never planned a wedding before or worked in the wedding industry it is hard to know how much everything will cost and you can easily fall into a trap of overspending. It’s easy to know your overall wedding budget but breaking that down into categories for each vendor can be difficult. My rule of thumb is 50% of your overall budget will go towards food, beverage and venue costs. It’s important to keep in mind that this number should included taxes and gratuities. If you go venue hunting and find a venue that is offering a rate of $100 per person including your taxes and gratuities and you have 150 guests that is $15,000. Double that number and you have an overall wedding budget of $30,000. That is the calculation that I use for all of my clients and it has never steered me wrong.”

Love by Lynzie‘s Advice

“I would say the biggest two [wedding planning mistakes] are improperly scheduling the day’s timing and not delegating a day of planner. Timing of the day is crucial- if you don’t have a planner, be sure you talk to your vendors to really understand how much time they need to achieve the product you want on the day, especially your photographer.”

More wedding planning advice:

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Bride Box

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DIY Network

 

 

Wedding Themes and Colors

March Wedding Colors: Top Wedding Colors for March

February 10, 2016

Our march wedding colors are perfect for the transition between a spring wedding and a winter wedding. Since spring isn’t quite in full swing yet, the colors aren’t as vibrant as say an April or May wedding, but there is still plenty of color to use!

March Wedding Colors:

Muted and Understated March Wedding Colors

A muted and understated wedding color scheme that is pleasant and warm. The use of ivory, champagne and lilac are great for when spring hasn’t quite sprung, but you’re just beginning to see flowers bloom. The colors are also unique being simpler than the often vibrant color schemes of spring weddings.

Bright Spring Colors

This bright spring wedding color scheme uses the kelly green to give a pop of color. The peach subtly adds to the color as well and the cream white adds a level of elegance and balance to the color scheme.

Whimsical March Wedding Colors

Maybe you just want to have a bright, vibrant and whimsical set of wedding colors. If so, this combination of peony, buttercup and celery make a for a wonderfully colored march wedding.

Simple and Vibrant Wedding Color Scheme

Yellow and silver wouldn’t seem to be great colors, but they are simply awesome – especially for a spring wedding. You can add some light greens if you want to add a third color to the mix, but the simple yellow and silver is one of the best two color combinations out there!

Romantic Wedding Color Scheme

For something with a romantic, and slightly vintage feel a mixture of pinks and reds will suit you best. Start with peach as the main color and throw in some pink for a pop of color. Then, use maroon for the darker color in the palette to round out this wedding color scheme.

Simple and Elegant March Wedding Colors

An Ivory and Lavender wedding are perfect for the month of March. The lavender acts as a subtle and muted color and is set apart from the traditional spring wedding colors.

Winter Wedding Colors

If March is still a chilly month with a bit of snow, your March wedding colors will more closely resemble a winter wedding palette. Ice blue, navy and sliver are a great combo and if you want to liven it up a bit you can add a light green like celery.

Meeting Space, San Antonio Venues

10 Meeting Venues in San Antonio

February 9, 2016

With hundreds of venues in San Antonio, choosing a meeting space can be a daunting task – especially when you’re sifting through the various meeting venues in San Antonio with a very specific theme, or a strict set of requirements in mind.

The task is made significantly easier when done with VenueCenter’s simple, but powerful search tool. These 10 venues are just some of the great options for meetings in San Antonio.

meeting space in San Antonio Riverwalk

1. La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Boasting a beautiful and versatile meeting space, the La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk can be set up in just about any style to satisfy your requirements. Planning a large or small event is simple with professional catering staff, a full bar, A/V hookup and WiFi.

Meeting Venue in Downtown San Antonio

 

2. Homewood Suites Hotel Downtown-Riverwalk

This downtown San Antonio hotel provides four boardrooms with a combined 2,600 sq. ft. of flexible event space that accommodates up to 200 guests. The professional support team at Homewood Suites will help to make your event or gathering run smoothly and efficiently. This venue also offers internet access, a morning or afternoon break, a flip chart and notepads with pencils as well as coffee, tea and water service in their meeting packages.

Meeting Space in San Antonio

3. Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk

With 8 San Antonio Riverwalk meeting rooms (totaling 9,005 sq ft of space) Courtyard San Antonio is deal for any San Antonio meeting or conference. This meeting space features A/V hookup, WiFi, full bar, and catering.

Meeting Venues in San Antonio

4. Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk

With intimate conference rooms featuring high tech equipment, a state of the art audio/visual set up, customized catering and experienced planning staff the Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk is able to make your meeting one to be remembered. The Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk features over 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space and boasts some of the most features and amenities on this list.

Meeting Venue in San Antonio

5. TownePlace Suites San Antonio Downtown

An elegant event space for meetings and functions, the TownePlace Suites San Antonio Downtown include a wide range of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Their meeting room is 715 sq ft and includes complimentary high-speed Internet access (wireless & wired), overhead LCD projector with drop down screen, and a dry erase board with markers.


 

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Meeting Venue in Market Square San Antonio

6. Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square

A standalone meeting venue with room for gatherings up to 75, the Residence Inn San Antonio downtown/Market Square enhances your meeting with custom catering and AV technology.

Bold Meeting Room in San Antonio

7. Hotel Indigo San Antonio Downtown – Alamo

With over 1,600 square feet of space, boldly-decorated meeting rooms and professional catering services, this hotel is the perfect spot for your next meeting whether its an intimate board meeting or a meeting of up to 60 people.

Tradition Meeting Space in San Antonio

8. Crockett Hotel

With experienced staff and an ideal location, the Crockett Hotel is one of the top meeting venues in San Antonio.

Large Meeting Venue in San Antonio

9. Hotel Indigo San Antonio-Riverwalk

This hotel’s experienced staff and meeting facilities are perfect for small meetings of 8 or larger corporate functions for up to 100 guests. Free Wi-Fi access is included.

meeting rooms in san antonio

10. Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza

This meeting venue in San Antonio offers AV equipment, catering, and WiFi for your meeting needs.

Corporate Events, Corporate Parties

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Corporate Party

February 5, 2016

Planning a corporate party gives you the opportunity to showcase company accomplishments, create camaraderie among employees, and build meaningful relationships with clients. It may also end up a total disaster with your event going over budget, you being over stressed, and your attendees being bored out of their minds.

Planning a Corporate Party

The perfect corporate party takes planning, and this guide covers all of the details.

I. Planning and Researching Your Corporate Party

In this first phase you are going to

  • Brainstorm and decide on the party’s theme
  • Set a Budget
  • Determine the goal of the party
  • Choose date, location, and time
  • Research vendors, speakers, entertainers, etc.
  • Make a to-do list/timeline

II. Booking and (More) Planning

In this phase of planning your corporate party you are going to do the following:

  • View locations and meet vendors
  • Choose preferred venue and vendors
  • Discuss rental costs
  • Determine if the venue is right for your event
  • Plan decorations
  • Book entertainment, vendors, and photographer/videographer
  • Book your venue
  • Order and rent necessary equipment
  • Find hotels to accommodate out of town guests (if needed)
  • Put together a program (if needed)
  • Put together a back-up plan if your venue is outside
  • Determine the menu with your caterer or facility
  • Sign contracts

III. Promotion, Invitations and Confirmations

Successfully promoting your corporate event could be done in a number of different ways. This section will cover all the following:

  • Send out the save the date
  • Send out invitations
  • Confirm the venue, entertainment, caterers, etc.
  • Let guests know hotel and transportation information (if applicable)
  • Confirm Volunteer/staff responsibilities
  • Visit the venue and if possible set up decorations, tables, etc.
  • Determine security needs
  • Have a designated errand person chosen

IV. The Day of the Event

On the day of the event you will want to do the following:

  • Meet with staff and volunteers
  • Perform a walk through
  • Listen to what attendees like and dislike
  • Encourage guests to be active on social media

V. After the Corporate Party

After the party you will want to do the following:

  • Put video, photos and text on your site or social media
  • Send thank yous
  • Take note of what went well and what didn’t
  • Save budget, venue and vendor info
  • Save items that can be used at the next party or event

Conclusion

Some of the specifics may vary between events for example one party may call for a hotel and catering for 200 while another may forgo the hotel choose pizza for food. The key to planning a great corporate party is staying organized and following a plan. 

Sources:

http://www.wileyentertainment.com/5-steps-for-creating-the-perfect-corporate-party-planning-checklist/

http://www.wikihow.com/Plan-a-Corporate-Event

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24 Fourth of July Wedding Ideas!

February 3, 2016

 More than 11,441 couples married on July 4th last year, and holiday weddings are just getting more and more popular.

Here are 24 July fourth wedding ideas:

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1. Red White and Blue Bouquets

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2. Stylish Red White and Blue Groom and Groomsmen

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3. Peony Boutonniere

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4. Blue and Red Ribbons for Flower Girls

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5. Themed Stationery

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6. Printed Straws

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7. Themed Centerpieces

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8. Patriotic Table Settings

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9. Naked Red Velvet Cake

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10. Berry Parfaits

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11. Red White and Blue Parasols

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12. Fireworks Show

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13. American Flag-Print Groomsmen Socks

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14. American Flag Favor Boxes

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15. Play American Music

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16. Use Muted Colors Such as a Light Blue, White and Dark Red.

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17. Pick a Few Motifs and Stick to Them!

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18. A patriotic bridal party

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19. Over sized balloons

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20. Accent your ceremony aisle with red, white, and blue

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21. Pinwheels

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22. Classic American Food

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23. Sparklers

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24. Classic American Muscle Car