How to Make a Large Wedding Personal and When Smaller Weddings can be BetterFlashy, big, and over the top events have long been the favored route for many when planning their party. We’re in search of the awe factor, that certain pizazz that gets the guests talking. But size doesn’t always matter. In fact, sometimes, smaller weddings can be better. In the past year, intimate events have come into the mainstream. We constantly have brides and other clients desiring warmer and more personalized experiences. And we’re loving it! Here’s why smaller weddings can be better… While big, festive events are often heavily talked about, an intimate event has the opportunity to leave a lasting impression. In a wedding setting, for instance, two families have the opportunity to truly get to know each other and form a lasting bond. When guest lists top 300, the bride and groom do not have as much time to spend talking to each of their guests. And, often, unwanted family members appear when guest lists get too big. However, if Dad is insisting on inviting the family dentist or the estranged fourth cousin, a bigger event can still be made to feel smaller with simple, personalized touches. This helps the long list of attendees become more familiar with the bride and groom. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite personalized touches that make an event feel intimate and personal, regardless of its size. A few ideas since we have so many and love to personalize events, include: - Personalized chargers - Themed tables such as these tables with the couples favorite rock band names [caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="736"] Photo from Pinterest[/caption] - Escort cards that include the table names of your favorite places in the area you are getting married or nicknames for some of your guests. - Photos of you and your guests strung up at the rehearsal dinner Looking for more reasons why smaller weddings can be better? Check out these sites: Huffington Post The Knot
Three Last Minute Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving Celebration!
Thanksgiving is one day out of the year when we are reminded of how we should continue to think all year long. We all have so much to be grateful for. At Gold Leaf Event Design & Production we are appreciative for our supportive families, incredible clients, and visionary vendors. We would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you”, for without all of you, we would not be as successful as we are today. Below find three last minute tips to help keep your Thanksgiving celebration light and cheery!1. The best way to create an ambianc e for your turkey feast is to set the tunes, we recommend you give a listen to the newly created Pandora station ‘Friendsgiving’! 2. One of our favorite fruits to incorporate into a tablescape and in specialty dishes is the delicious pomegranate seed. The red berry color adds pizzazz in the bottom of a champagne flute, looks festive sprinkled across stuffing, and adds the perfect pop of color to any side salad. This year we are going to go pom-o-crazy!! 3. And finally, until you take off to gobble till you wobble, remember the holiday season is all about the #AttitudeofGratitude, no matter what goes wrong, don’t sweat the small stuff, Thanksgiving is about having your friends and family near and dear.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Gold Leaf Gals!