Tuesday, February 4, 2014
If you are planning to serve liquor at your reception, there are a few guidelines to remember as you place your order. Know that costs for beverages can be either managed or shoot the stars. The prices of champagne, wine, beer and/or hard liquor can vary a great deal, but with a little research on brands, quantities and service style, you can contain the costs. Most of your decisions will depend on the expectations of your guests and your own personal tastes. Here are some points to keep in mind as you choose your wedding spirits. • Champagne: * Brut = extra dry, Extra sec or sec = medium dry to medium sweet, demi sec or doux= sweet to very sweet. *750 ml = six flute glasses of champagne and 1500 ml = 12 flutes. *Budget two glasses of champagne per person if wait staff are pouring. But you can save costs if you budget one glass per person and have waiters serve from silver trays as they pass among the guests. • Wine: *Sugar Content - very dry = 0% sugar, dry =1 to 2% sugar, medium = 3 - 6%, sweet = 7+% *Budget two glasses of wine per person per hour. *The number of bottles to order will depend on whether or not you are serving cocktails before or during dinner. *Unless dictated otherwise by menu choices and guest preferences, the usual breakdown of wine to be served is 60% white and 40% red. • Beer: *Include a mix of light, dark, imported and nonalcoholic beers. Other factors to consider when determining quantity to order are will you serve wine and beer only or include a specialty drink? Will you have an open bar? Will you serve wine with the meal following cocktails or with no pre meal cocktails? Will you serve after dinner liquors? Will the bar remain open during dinner? Reminders: You will need one bar for every 40-50 guests. You will need one bartender for every 40 guests. Order a minimum of 3 glasses per person for stocking the bar. Work closely with your catering or reception venue staff to insure that your "spirit" needs are met.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Happy 2014 to all my past and present clients! I am so thankful for each and every one of you! Thank you for making my business a sucess in 2013! I am really looking forward to 2014 and hoping it's as much of a sucess as 2013 was for us. To recap some of this years highlights, here is a little overview: we did some really fun weddings with some wonderful brides and grooms and some of our major events were Philstock, Greg's annual huge halloween bash, Tom's 69th Bday Party, Avery's 1st Bday Party, Orceil's 1st Bday Party, Skyler's 4th Bday Winter Wonderland Party, and the IHMA Holiday Party. These parties we will never forget and hope to repeat some of them in the future. Right now if you are looking to book a wedding or event with us please call or email asap as we are booking up quickly! You will recieve 15% off any package if you book a free consultation by 1-31-14.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
As we are getting ready to work a huge halloween party this saturday, just wanted to reach out and say Happy Halloween!!! Hope everyone has a safe and fun week ahead! As a little spooky fun I am offering a combo offer of a $25 gift card from massage envy if you book with us by November 15, 2013. Hope to hear from you soon! Please email me at email@example.com or call at 708-268-7528 to book your free consultation as we are booking up quickly 2014!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Hope all your wedding planning is going well. I am a wedding and event planner and right now am offering a 15% off special till November 15th, 2013. I offer 4 packages, an hourly rate and can customize a package to fit your needs! I specialize in wedding day coordination and promise to work with you to fit your needs and budget. Act soon as I am booking 2013, 2014 and 2015 weddings and Events. Whether it’s just some friendly advice or planning your whole wedding, I promise to make your dreams come true. You can email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call me @ 708-268-7528. Also you can check out my facebook page at Weddings and Events by Kristin. Hope to hear from you soon to setup your free 30 min consultation.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Since the summer is winding down its time to get down to business in your wedding and event planning so I am offering a special $50.00 off any package of your choice! Book a free consultation by Sept 15, 2013 and you will recieve $50.00 off! That is a huge savings. Please hurry as 2014 is filling up fast! Call me at 708-268-7528 or email me at email@example.com to book a consultation now!
Friday, August 16, 2013
After an amazing year so far I just want to say Thanks to all my clients past and present for making my job a dream job come true! Right now I am booking up like crazy for 2014 so please pass the word along and I will honor a 15% off any package of their choice. Again, Thanks to everyone for this incredible year!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
We hear brides say how much they want a big wedding, but it is hard to do on a small budget. We are happy to tell them that with careful planning and some creativity, it can be done. A budgeted wedding does not have to mean cheap. Let us show you how to have a lovely wedding on your budget. • Consider invitations that are on quality paper but are not genuine engraving. • Have the wedding of your dreams within your price range. We can help you find exactly what you want. • For décor drama in the church or reception area, consider using rental greens in place of large floral arrangements. The greenery adds an elegant touch and provides a perfect background for flowers added to set or reflect your color scheme. Be sure that you choose flowers grown locally and in season. • While a band for dancing may be your first choice, know that a good DJ can provide music and entertainment for far less than a band. • Disposable cameras on the tables can cut back on the photographer’s bill, but you will still want a professional at the helm to insure that the critical photographs you will keep for a lifetime are beautifully done. • Consider having an hors d’oevres /cocktail reception rather than a sit down dinner. In addition to being less expensive (depending on how much and what you decide to serve) it keeps the party moving as guests nibble and move among tables. Call or email us for more ways to have the wedding you want without going over your budget.