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Our 10 Favorite Wedding Themes on Pinterest

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  We love weddings, and at Celebrations Catering, we are in a unique position to see lots of them. From the simple ceremony to the elaborate event, we’ve seen weddings of all shapes, sizes, and themes. A wedding theme is as unique as the couple hosting the wedding, and one of the best places to find great themes is Pinterest. We’ve combed through some of the more popular wedding theme pins to find our 10 favorite wedding themes from Pinterest:   Starry Night Theme We love this theme because it’s got rich colors (that deep blue!) and is great for…

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Instagram Hashtag for Your Wedding

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You’ve just gotten engaged, and want to find a way to get your family and friends excited about your big day. You also want to be able to easily find all your photos – from proposal to planning straight through to your big day – to create a scrapbook. If you’re posting your photos on your Instagram or other social media profile, thinking up a hashtag that can accompany all your photos is the perfect way to make your photos, and the photos your wedding party and guests post, searchable and collectible so you can scroll through months of memories…

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Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Reunion

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Family can be complicated. Your family tree may span far and wide, but what is more rewarding than bringing those distant relatives together for time revisiting the roots of that tree? Family reunions have the potential to be fun and love-filled events, yet have a bad rap sometimes because of the hassle of planning and drama it could create. Planning the perfect family reunion doesn’t have to be a pain! There are some simple tips you can keep in mind to make sure your family reunion is the best it can be. Time and Place When and where are the…

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Choosing Catering vs. Self-Catering Your Event

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Food has the potential to be the star of any event. People socialize over it, enjoy it, and use it to refuel for the dance floor. For any big event, you’ll need a lot of food, and with the trend of DIY parties getting hot, it’s tempting to think you can provide that food on your own without the help of a catering service. While in theory this is a great idea, you may want to explore some of the details associated with making that decision. Cost Why drag it out? This is every budget-conscious planner’s main concern. It certainly…

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Hate Cake? 5 Non-Traditional Wedding Dessert Ideas to Try Instead!

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You’re different. You’re creative and enjoy thinking outside of the box and you want to show that off at your wedding. How about using a non-traditional wedding dessert to accomplish that? Cakes are great, but there are so many other options for you to consider to show off your personality! Here are 5 delicious non-traditional dessert ideas perfect for your wedding: The Most Important Meal of the Day Who says breakfast foods can’t be desserts? We already have brunch and BFD (breakfast for dinner) – and IHOP is open 24/7 – so why not breakfast for dessert? Since there are…

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5 Key Tips for Hosting a “Green” Business Meeting

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You’re planning a corporate luncheon or conference, but know how much waste can be produced by a single meeting. How can you possibly be eco-friendly while simultaneously having a productive meeting? Here are 5 important things to remember to make sure you are eco-friendly while getting down to business: Cut Down on Paper One of the most efficient ways to reduce your meeting’s environmental impact is to cut back on paper. When it comes to meetings an conferences, consider emailing out agendas and presentation handouts rather than supplying them on paper. Going this route not only saves several trees, it…

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3 Key Tips for Creating a Special Event Budget

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Budgeting is the least glamorous part of planning special events; however, it is arguably the most important. Budgeting allows you to tell your money where to go and designate where your financial resources are spent. This process helps avoid a shocking tab and overspending at the end of your event. Take some time to do your research and allocate where your money will go in order to properly prepare for any celebration. Here are 3 tips on how to build a budget for your special event: Identify the Major Expense Categories When planning a special event, begin by outlining the…

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4 Tips To Help Choose the Perfect Special Event Menu

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Special event catering is more than just an umbrella term for food served to you at an event. It is the centerpiece of transforming a special event into a memorable one, and is just one detail that requires your time, planning, and resources. Here are 4 tips to help you choose the perfect menu for your special event: Match the Affair Your menu should pair well with the overall tone of special event you’re hosting. If you’re throwing a casual, outdoor family reunion, you may want to consider finger foods or BBQ style, such as brisket and potato salad. If…

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How to Accommodate Dietary Restrictions for Your Special Event Catering

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Up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, according to the Food Allergy Research and Education organization. Beyond food allergies, many people follow particular diets for health or ideological reasons, such as keeping kosher or being vegan. This is a fact that most special events will have to consider and accommodate for. In order to prevent your guests from feeling like they must bring their own dinner, try to accommodate them by working with your special event caterers. Here’s a chart from Convene Magazine that breaks down of the most common types of dietary restrictions you may come across: Here…

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5 Questions to Ask Event Vendors to Avoid Losing Money

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Throwing a big event? Chances are you’re going to need the support of vendors to make it happen. Special event vendors include caterers, photographer, florists, and DJs. Regardless of what kind of shindig you’re throwing – wedding, anniversary, birthday party, bat mitzvah, or corporate gig – here are a few questions you need to ask every vendor before you sign the contract: Is your business insured? You want to make sure your vendor has liability insurance should anything go wrong. If not, you as the event coordinator or host will be responsible for any mishaps. Liability insurance covers their business…

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From our first email correspondence, Chip was nothing but helpful. He got back to us quickly and was always descriptive with his responses. Everyone loved the food at our wedding and the bartenders were great and on point! The whole team did an amazing job from the set up to the clean up.
Matt