Weather – the ultimate uncontrollable part of a day. It plays a huge role in any party and you never know what you’re going to get.
To get an idea of what you’re in for – try Weather.com’s Wedding Planner.
It will give you averages for your special day, wedding, or party so that you know how to plan!
At a party or wedding, it is so cute to have baskets of flip flops near the dance floor so that the women guests may kick off their fancy (uncomfortable) shoes and continue to dance the night away in comfort. Throughout the year we have turned to the Old Navy website to get flip flops in lots of wonderful colors at a great price. This week Target has them on sale and they come in good summer time colors. Be sure to label your baskets “Small” (5-6), “Medium” (7-8), and “Large” (9-10) and make sure to cut off those pesky plastic rings that hold the pair together. An assortment of colors look best unless of course your party has a “theme” color.
For winter time events, we always suggest Chinese slippers instead because the women guests are less likely to have had a pedi and may be shy about baring their feet.
Congratulations to Rebecca and Dan who were married on Sunday. Rebecca’s family has often turned to the event team at Elizabeth Bailey Weddings to plan parties with them and we love working with a family who loves to spoil their guests.
Since Rebecca and Dan were engaged in Venice, the cocktail hour started with a signature drink of peach bellinis which were a big hit with the guests. After wonderful passed hors d’oeuvres (by the fabulous Linwood’s Caterers) and a Peking Duck Crepe station, the guests walked into a beautiful ballroom designed by Victoria Claussen of Romance of Flowers. It was colorful and creative using both square and round guest tables, Venetian masks, feathers, and orchids. A hand painted stage and lighted gold curtain by Perkins Productions really gave the perfect finishing touches to the room.
Galaxy, one of our favorite bands, played a wonderful variety of music and the guests responded by filling the dance floor with each song. The music paused long enough for the traditional cake cutting and there was also a groom’s cake designed by Charm City Bakery which was a computer game character (the groom designs computer games).
We love, love when weddings are this wonderful and we know that the guests had a terrific time.