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According to the DIY Wedding Planner Blog, these are the hot color trends for the upcoming wedding seasons. 

1. Tangerine Tango & Pink
 
2. Blush Pink & Pewter Grey

3. Blue Willow & White

4. White on White – This includes off whites, beiges, ivorys, etc.

5. Red & Pink

6. Sweet Lilac & Margarita

7. Rainbow – Don’t dress everyone in the same color! Pick a palette with coordinating shades of many colors.

8. Olive Green & Topaz

9. Champagne & Black

10. Peach & Silver

 
No matter which color combo you choose, I’m sure it will be an event to remember!
 
Sources:
http://diyweddingplanner.hubpages.com/hub/Top-Ten-Wedding-Color-Combinations-for-2012-2013
 
Photo Credits:
www.PANTONE.com

Tagged As: trends, colors, palette, planning, pink, red, grey, white, tangerine tango, blue, margarita, lilac, rainbow, green, topaz, peach, silver, pantone

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Nothing says intimate and affordable more than a backyard event. This is what you can do to make it happen.
 
If you are holding a backyard event such as a birthday party, picnic, or wedding in the summer, and your space doesn’t provide natural shade rent a tent from Flexx. A tent is great for temporary shade to get your guests out of the Colorado heat.

 
 
Some backyards are tighter than others, so flow is key. Because people tend to gravitate towards bars and food, keep those away from the main traffic areas. Most people don’t have a problem locating the buffet in most party situations. If you are looking to create a dance floor, after dinner, move the tables for added space.


 
When it comes to decorating for your backyard event, use the foliage to your advantage. Don’t be afraid to hang decorations from trees, and add ornaments to the bushes. The yard is your blank canvas for you to make your own.


 
DON’T FORGET! Check out the local noise ordinances to see if you are required to have a permit before you party. Save yourself some money, and don’t forget this necessary step!
 
               
Pictures Credits:
http://www.boldamerican.com/
http://www.partyfavoritesblog.com/party-favorites-event-resource/tag/danielle-couick
 
Sources:
http://insideweddings.com/articles/planning-a-backyard-wedding


Tagged As: backyard, lanterns, events, tents, rentals, affordable

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Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the chaos of planning a special event, you let the guests slip your mind. Refer to easy tips to keep them happy and provide a night they will never forget.
 
- Make sure you keep it cool - No one likes sweating when they are eating dinner.
- Stop the screaming - Make sure your party rockin’ doesn’t get too loud. Keep the music at a tolerable volume so your guests can still have great conversations.
- Don’t over crowd the tables - Centerpieces are important, but make sure there is still enough room to eat and allow your guests to see each other.

- You create the mood – Set the mood you want your guests to feel -- cozy, rock party, professional, fun, funky. Don’t be afraid to use candles and tone down harsh lighting. Your lighting, decor, and music all contribute to the overall feel.

- Keep it low-pressure – don’t overwhelm your guests with party games. Get people to interact with a photo booth, a place to write special notes to the guest of honor, live art, or “street performers.” Remember, they are there to celebrate the couple, organization, or honoree.

- Don’t forget your thank you notes – it is important to thank your guests for their attendance and/or gifts.

 
Photo Credits:
- Centerpiece - http://www.prestonbailey.com/slideshow/preston-baileys-table-settings-centerpieces/
- Photo booth – http://blog.briankelm.net/tag/wedding-photo-booth/
- Thank you notes – http://blogs.dexknows.com/weddings/2011/03/wedding-thankyou-note-etiquette/
 
Sources:
http://blog.prestonbailey.com/2011/04/13/reminder-top-10-ways-to-create-an-unforgettable-event/
http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/lifestyle/article/tips-for-hosting-an-unforgettable-event-jean-aw

Tagged As: tips, flawless, event, planning, centerpieces, mood, photo booth, thank you cards, lighting

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While planning for a big event, the time seems to fly by, so start planning early, and leave yourself open to be inspired. If you follow these few simple tips, you are sure to be inspired in no time.
 
1. Take pictures – Bring a camera everywhere you go, so you don’t miss a thing

2. Embrace nature – When you are walking outside pay attention to everything around you, and don’t forget to look up. If you let it, nature provides some of the best inspiration. Look outside your normal tunnel vision to find just what you are looking for. Who knows, maybe you will stumble upon the perfect color scheme!

3. Have a seat – Pick your favorite room in your house and just take in all in. The best place to find what you like is where you live! Take notes on what you see and use that to your advantage when planning your event.

4. Check out popular blogs – There are many blogs out there that can provide you with anything you are looking for regarding your event. They have blog post, look books, and inspiration boards to help you find just what you are looking for. Check out My DIY Wedding Day, Preston Bailey's Blog, Style Me Pretty, and Wedding Gawker to get the creativity flowing.

5. Check out Pinterest.com – This site is flooded with inspiration, no matter what kind of event you are having. Pins are constantly being added, which provides you with infinite inspiration.


Hope this has helped you hit the ground running to get your event off on the right foot. Check our Pinterest page for other great ideas.
 
Photo Credits:
1. “6 Tips for Making a Homeschool Yearbook”. Heart of the Matter. http://heartofthematteronline.com/6-tips-for-making-a-homeschool-yearbook/. 3/2/12.
2.” Inspired Color Schemes: Nature as Inspiration”. Sensational Color for Your Home. 9/14/10. http://www.sensationalcolor.com/colorforyourhome/inspired-color-schemes-nature-as-inspiration/ . 3/2/12.
3. “How to Decorate a Small Room”. Roomu. 2/24/12. - http://www.roomu.net/category/home-decoration/interior-decoration.html?page=1. 3/2/12.
4. “Table Settings”. Preston Bailey Portfolio. http://portfolio.prestonbailey.com/table-settings/. 3/2/12.
5. “Pinterest-via Santa Rosa Interior Design”. Irene Turner. 10/18/11. http://irene-turner.com/2011/10/pinterest-via-santa-rosa-interior-design/. 3/2/12.
 
Sources:
http://blog.prestonbailey.com/2011/04/27/my-top-tips-for-finding-inspiration/
http://www.weddingwindow.com/blog/2010/01/19/a-new-way-to-find-your-wedding-design-inspiration/
http://www.stylemepretty.com/wedding-inspiration/

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