When creating your wedding website, follow these do’s and don’ts

July 4, 2016 by Grand Central Party

Having a wedding website is one of the easiest, most cost-efficient and most etiquette-friendly ways of sharing news and information with your future wedding guests. From directions on how to reach the location of the wedding to info about the wedding registry, there’s a myriad of things you can put on your wedding website – so this is surely something you should consider having.

What are some of the do’s and don’ts of creating your wedding website? Read on and find out more.

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Do’s:

  • Be very clear about the dress code, regardless of whether it’s a black tie event or a very casual one. This way, your guests will be able to wear an adequate attire – and not feel underdressed or overdressed in any way.
  • Include information about lodging and food in the area, especially if you have out-of-town guests who may not be very familiar with the area. This will make their trip more enjoyable and less stressful.
  • Talk about your social media rules. Share your hashtag with your guests and, if you have any special rules about sharing on social media, make sure they are aware of them all.

Don’ts:

  • Do not choose to receive RSVPs on your website only. Include a traditional mail option too, for guests who may not be Internet-savvy or who simply prefer sending their RSVPs back to you via mail.
  • Do not include information about pre-wedding events with a limited guest list (e.g. the bridal shower or the bachelor party). Guests who are not invited to these events may feel that it is rude to share the pre-wedding parties info with them too.
  • Do not use acronyms of any kind. Some of the guests may not be as familiar with them (e.g. not everyone understands who the “MOH” is and, even more, most guests will not understand local acronyms or regional expressions).

Grand Central Party has gathered a beautiful collection of wedding rental items – so if you want to create a wedding that’s truly personal and unique, you should definitely come and see what we offer. We will not disappoint you!

 

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Hottest Wedding Decor Trends for the Summer

July 3, 2016 by Grand Central Party

For most couples having their wedding, summer is the most popular time as the atmosphere can be warm and inviting.  Summer is also popular because everything is lush and flowers are fully bloomed. Aside from that, you can also settle in with rich colors which fit the season. Here are some of the hottest wedding decor trends for the summer.

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Motif – Bright Hues. It is always fun to have bright and vibrant colors that go well together like classic blue, tangerine, and champagne. The combination of colors gives you a punchy and bold look that goes well with the summer season. It also adds an extra unpredictable posh for an excellent mix that is both refreshing and sunny. Just a bit of advice though, try to stick with no more than two colors and an accenting one, otherwise your wedding might look more like a carnival than a nuptial. Check out this site for fun color ideas.

The Cake – Simple and FlavorfulCake trends tend to be more on the presentation and less on the cake itself. Simple layouts with unique bases, detailed composition, and luxe stands will give the cake a top notch display and appearance. Though the exterior may be downplayed in their design, the interior can be full of flavor. Couples are going for unique combinations of flavors and frostings for the best gastronomic dessert.

Invitations – Unexpected DesignsSummer always will have the fun vibe to it and the best way to plan your invitations is through imaginative designs. Although, vintage and letterpress designs will always be a staple material in the market, try to think of one that will stand out among the rest. You can have a super creative invitation like a popup box or the old fashioned film-roll canister invite. This will definitely put an imprint on your guests as an ingenious keepsake for your wedding memories. Get more ideas for creative invitations.

The Flowers – Untamed WildflowersUndone bouquets, diverse mixes of blooms, or hand-tied blossoms are the obsession for summer weddings. The trend is going for different hues that compliment your motif in two colors. It is also good to merge in some greens, like seeded eucalyptus or other foliage for an added natural touch. For a garden or outdoor celebration, you can have a flower favor bar where guests can fashion their own bouquets of preferred stems to take home.

Bridal Accessories – Majestic Hair Pieces – Let go of the simple veil and go for some deliberate drama. Some disenchanted tiara and regal crowns make a superb mix between a hippie and princess. Go for complementary pieces in gold or eye-catching crystal headdresses if you want tulle along with it.

The Ring – Stacking Metals – Mix your gold wedding ring with platinum engagement ring on the same finger. Stacking metals is not a new trend but it is taking the mainstream again. It can get even better with additional stacks for special moments like anniversaries or birthdays.

Grand Central Party Rentals has a large selection of wedding decorations so you can create the wedding of your dreams. View our ideas gallery then contact us to get started today.

Summer is almost here! Be sure your wedding cake accompanies the season

June 27, 2016 by Grand Central Party

Being a summer bride is a truly amazing choice – especially if you want your Big Day to be filled with the positive vibes and warmth of the summer days. However, if you also want your wedding to be really well-connected with the season outside, you should also pay attention to all details – and the cake makes no exception whatsoever.

What are some of the best summer wedding cake ideas to consider? We have gathered them right below – so read on to find your inspiration.

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  • Summer colors. One of the simplest ways to infuse summer into your cake is by using typical summer colors. For example, navy, white and cherry red is a very popular color scheme – and so are bright pink and green, or, for a more “tamed” look, ivory with tints of light yellow.
  • Summer flavors. There are many reasons to love summer – and its flavors are not even by far the least important ones. Create a wedding cake infused with berries, cherries, lemon and other summer flavors and it will be absolutely delicious. Guests will love it!
  • Summer flowers. Thankfully, summer is more than generous with us when it comes to its floral palette – so why not bring this into your wedding cake too? Fondant flowers, painted flowers or even real, fresh flowers – they can be gorgeously incorporated into a wedding cake design to make it look more natural, more beautiful, and, ultimately, more suitable for the season outside.

Grand Central Party has gathered an impressive collection of wedding rental items – so if you want to have a summer outdoor wedding that’s unique and personal, come visit us and take a look at our rustic furniture rentals, our wedding tents and all the other rental items we have in store for you. Contact us and you will not regret it!

 

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Be careful if you are thinking of having your friends be your wedding vendors!

June 20, 2016 by Grand Central Party

Everyone knows planning a wedding can take a lot of time and dedication – and we all know that it can take quite a lot of money as well. Sure, saving money should be a priority for a couple planning their wedding – but that doesn’t mean you should throw yourselves at every money saving method there is.

In fact, some of them might be great ideas at all. For example, having friends as wedding vendors might sound like an amazing way to save money and “hire” a person you truly trust – but, in reality, things might be completely different. Why is this not a good idea? Read on and find out more.

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  • First and foremost, actual vendors have a lot more experience. Unless your best friend is an experienced wedding professional, chances are that an actual vendor will have more experience in more ways than one. An experienced vendor will know how to pull off the best results, how to treat your guests and, ultimately, how to solve any problem that might arise along the way.
  • Furthermore, professional wedding vendors will also be more up-to-date with the latest trends and ideas. With experience, skill and very good tools/equipment, a professional vendor will know how to breathe life into your wedding ideas and how to make them look artistic and beautiful.
  • Last, but not least, even if you have good friends who happen to provide wedding services, you most likely don’t want them to work on your wedding day. You want them to celebrate and be merry, just like all the other guests!

Grand Central Party has gathered an impressive collection of wedding rental items both you and your guests will absolutely love. Rustic furniture, tents, glassware – you name it and we will surely be able to provide it to you. Contact us and find out more about our wedding rental services!

 

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Include mason jars into your rustic wedding décor!

June 13, 2016 by Grand Central Party

Rustic weddings have been very popular for a few years now – but the truth is that they still make for a wonderful choice. If you plan on having a great rustic-chic wedding too, you definitely want everything about it to be amazing-looking – and to do that, you must remember details are extremely popular.

Mason jars and rustic weddings have been “great friends” from the very beginning – but how can you tie the two in a way that’s creative and beautiful? We have some inspiring ideas for you – so read on to find out more.

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  • Candle holders. Enlighten your wedding with candles and you will create a stunning, romantic and welcoming atmosphere! There are many ways to use candles and Mason jars together – from painting the jars in your wedding colors to simply decorating them with sophisticated bows. Pick your favorite and use your creativity for some unique Mason jar candle holders!
  • Wedding favors. Edible wedding favors are always highly-appreciated – so why not settle for them? Fill Mason jars with homemade jams, honey, cookie mixes or any other goodies, decorate the jars with custom-made labels and offer them to your guests. They will love it!
  • Utensil holders. Bring Mason jars to your dinner by using them as utensil holders. Use a wide mouth jar to make sure your utensil holder is sturdy enough and, if you want to, decorate it in a way that suits your wedding too.
  • Centerpiece vases. Mason jars are also great for holding flowers – so use them for your centerpieces too. They will add a rustic and “homemade” touch to every table – and this will contribute enormously to creating a truly original décor.

Searching for pieces of rustic wedding furniture? Here, at Grand Central Party, we can provide them to you! Come visit us and choose from the large variety of wedding rental items we hold in store – they will help you plan a truly personal and unique Big Day!

 

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