Round, Open Tent with Wedding Ceremony Seating

Infographic: Wedding Reception Tent & Table Layout Options

When it comes to planning your tented wedding, the possibilities are endless. None holds truer for the table layout and tent size. You have lots of options depending on number of guests and if you will need a stage, dance floor, and accommodations for food and bar.

Depending on the season and time of day, you may also need climate control and lighting. Having a band or DJ? You’ll need to get enough power and flooring to support your audio setup. Read more

Table Setting for Wedding Shower

Planning a Wedding Shower

Being asked to host a wedding shower is a tremendous honor. It can also be overwhelming and time-consuming, particularly if you’ve never thrown a shower before. Following a few simple steps will help you throw a fabulous shower for a very lucky bride without a hitch. Read more

Appetizers on White Plates

Hosting Your First Dinner Party

Dinner party hosting can be a daunting task once a person truly gets down to the nitty gritty of planning. Everyone thinks it sounds like an amazing idea, and it is but many underestimate the thought and time that goes into even the simplest gathering. Thankfully, anyone can put together and follow a simple dinner party hosting plan and expect a successful event whether it’s a party of 5, 50 or more. Read more

Deciphering Dress Codes

Formal vs Semi-Formal: What’s the Difference?

Yet another invitation to a holiday event arrive in your mailbox today? Evite blowing up your inbox? This time of year is ripe with events. There are non-profit fundraisers & galas. Businesses have annual holiday parties. And, don’t forget the family gatherings. It seems that each invitation has a different dress code request: formal, semi-formal, casual, dress casual, etc. What do all those terms actually mean? I never know exactly what to wear. Usually, I wait and find out what others are wearing first. Yeah, I’m one of those people Read more

Window-style tent sidewalls and peaked roofs offer a unique setting for this event.

Party Hosting: What to Rent & What to Buy

Hosting a large party or event requires carefully balancing your budget with the items you need. In your excitement, you may be tempted to go all out and purchase new things for your celebration. Yet, this is often unnecessary and cuts drastically into your budget. Since you want your party to be the best, use these tips to figure out what you can get away with renting before you make an impulse buy. Read more