When brides and grooms start looking for wedding venues, too often their eyes are bigger than their wallets and they fall in love with the beautiful atmosphere of the place and sign a contract before they've considered more sensible issues. Before you plan the entire
event around this beautiful atmosphere some decisions must be made first. The basic questions of the date and time are important as some times of the year are more expensive than others. Besides that the more important questions include the number of guests to accommodate as well as other services and products needed to accommodate the event such as caterers and D.J. Once you know these things, and you have a few wedding venues in mind that fit that budget and size, then it's time to start asking questions! The questions listed below are essential to couples when selecting this venue as the venue of the wedding no matter if both ceremony and reception in one place or multiple venues can consume almost 35% to 40% of wedding budget.
1. What is the rental fee? What exactly does it include?
2. What is maximum capacity? For a seated dinner? Buffet?
3. Do I have to share with another wedding?
4. How many hours does rental cover? Overtime charge?
5. Are there any site restrictions? Any price discounts for certain
time periods or days of the week?
6. Do you have a piano? Other musical instruments on the
premises? Is there an additional charge?
7. Any regulations concerning décor, flowers or photography?
8. Do you have air conditioning and or adequate heating?
9. Do you have in-house catering? Preferred list? Can I bring
a caterer of my choosing? Alcohol restrictions?
10. Liability Insurance
11. Enclosed adequate kitchen facilities? Charge for use?
12. Can site be used for ceremony?
13. Is there a dance floor? Is dancing allowed? Where?
14. Any additional charges for required services? Security guards,
parking attendants, doorman, valet parking?
15. What is the deposit and refund procedure?
16. Adequate parking for guests? Will they be charged to park?
17. Are there rooms available where we can change into wedding
attire? Going away clothes?
18. Do you have a microphone?
19. Can we review staging, lighting and other video needs?
20. Is there a place for guest to wait our arrival from ceremony?
Can hors d’oeuvres and or drinks be served there?
21. Where is the best place to set up receiving line?
22. What is the name of the banquet manager? Will he or she
be there on that day? If not who will be in charge?
23. Is security deposit required? How much? When can expect a
24. Do you provide tables? What kind? Chairs?
25. Do you have a floorplan available for sketching layout? Where
the gift table, bride's table and cake table will go?
26. Are table skirts and or covers available? Colors?
27. What colors are the facility?
Customization has come to our interiors!
I recently undertook a very creative project to revamp a useful piece of furniture into a work of art. Taking an old item of furniture and breathing new life into it, recycling what's practical, and even fun: transforming furniture enables us to revive our interiors without costing the world. Take a dash of technical skill and a pinch of inspiration, and then let yourself be directed by the furniture itself.
There is no one, 'right' way to revamp objects. Each piece with its past history, imperfections and priceless status, is the starting
point for thinking about how to transform it in a way that will make it
unique! In this case a small dining table set the stage for a total transformation.
These round tip chair are covered with a chocolate spandex chair covering. This material is great for chairs of all sizes and shapes due to it's durable material it stretches beyond all. The spandex material is also very comfortable and machine washable. Saving further wear and tear on your chairs while adding sleek style in a new look.
This round glass top table is covered with a chocolate polyester table cloth. The durable fabric makes clean up easy and gives a bold statement piece look to the dining area. For this table size, we are using a 120 inch cloth that does drape to the floor. Although in this picture it is tucked inside the first ring under the glass of table.
This yellow satin trimmed sheer overlay drapes down the edges of the chocolate tablecloth. It not only adds a soft shimmer of light to the dark undertow of the table but also adds a formal and whimsical dimension as the swirls seem to be floating glamorously across the table. 72 inches in length it falls just above the seat.
These chocolate pin tuck placemats are an astonishing visual contrast to the overlay and folded to reflect he light most vibrantly. Each place mat is 15 by 20 inches and are essential for fine china or crystal flutes for that special dinner. For a more sophisticated look.
For those occasions where your guests are less sophisticated and would rather have chicken wings on paper plates then braised beef on fine china these crimson yarn and wire placemats add a splash of color to the setting and are also very functional as they can act as a barrier between the offensive wing and the delicate chocolate pin tuck placemat. It fits perfectly over the placemat to give room for not only dining attire but also drinks and napkins.
Remember that everyone's inner artist is different, so decorate within your artistic means. In this case, the most basic touch ups to these pieces are the most meaningful. A little paint and some very simple decorations can also go a long way. The source for this collection is Efavormart.com. We frequently refer them to brides as the prices are filet minion on ground chuck budget. For additional inspiration though, looks everywhere-a scrap of fabric, a swatch of wallpaper, books, and magazines. Whatever catches your eye can be an source of creativity now-or later
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