Wedding Planning Tips

Having Fun At Your Wedding

Connecticut is a state that offers thousands of entertainment options so no matter where you live in Connecticut, you will be able to find a number of CT entertainment options in your area. The best part is that you will surely find something that fits your specific likes and needs. This state offers a series of entertainment centers that are available for you whether you have a family with kids, are planning on going out with your partner or simply want to have some fun with your friends.

The It Adventure Ropes Course is a great place to go whenever you feel like getting out of your routine and trying something different. It’s a fun and healthy experience you can share with friends or loved ones and it will surely provide a day of good fun and laughter. Another great option is Ocean Beach Park, an area where you will not only be able to enjoy the beach and the ocean but also access a local pool. Both of these venues are also a couple of unique venues where you might be able to host a wedding if you are looking into that.

The Safari Golf is a classic place to have a date or to bring children and have a blast. It’s the kind of place where you can forget about judging your every move and simply enjoy the moment.  If you have kids and are looking for something specifically designed for them, you might want to consider visiting Kid’s Quest where the little ones will lose track of time as they try their luck at different games available for children of all ages. One last option for you to try out is the Flight Trampoline Park where, no matter if you’re a child or an adult, you will have a great time jumping around.

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Making it Unique

One of the most important things about a wedding is that it should show both people’s personality and find a way to combine those two worlds into a beautiful reception. A lot of couples find that their tastes clash in several aspects and they might be afraid to try to combine them because they might be spelling out disaster. However, no matter how different you both are, there will always be a way to find a middle ground and this is what will truly make your wedding unique. There are a lot of couples who, out of fear of messing things up, stick to the traditional ideas, decorations, food, etc. and even though this might play out to be a nice wedding, it won’t offer you or your guests the unique experience you could be offering.

In order to talk about wedding reception ideas, start by talking about your passions; are you an outdoors kind of couple? You might want to host the reception at a garden or a vineyard or maybe even at a beautiful opening in the middle of the woods where you will be able to pamper your guests with marshmallows on a stick and a bonfire for everyone to sit around once it starts getting late.

Did you meet at a state fair? How about using this as a theme for your wedding, offering stands with candy and games so that your guests will be entertained and will be able to take a favor back home that will remind them of your wedding?

No matter what your interests are, this can be used to build up a theme around which you will be able to plan everything for your wedding. Don’t be afraid to talk about it with your wedding planner, she will probably be able to help you and even offer some great ideas you might not have considered yet.


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Your Christmas Wedding Made Easy

So you’ve decided to get married near Christmas! That is a beautiful time of year to have a lovely wedding and create the magic of your dreams. While you may be trying to figure out how to get unique entertainment, wedding reception ideas, and keep on budget, you can use some of these great tips and ideas as you plan. You do not have to spend thousands of dollars to have the wedding of your dream. Here are some tricks to keep up your sleeve.

Choose Venue Wisely

Choose a venue that will host both the wedding and the reception. In most cases, this will allow you to cut costs down as you’re not having to spend on two separate locations. It also makes it easier for your guests to attend both the ceremony and the reception as they only have to go to one spot.


Consider talking with a photographer who is getting started in their own business. Typically they take great photos but will not cost as much as others might since they are just getting going. By working with a photographer that is just building their portfolio, you may get a much better deal on the price of photos.

Go Simple with Food

Consider leaving the alcohol for your personal party later on or just out altogether. This will help you to cut your budget around the holidays but still have a wonderful wedding. You can have items such as soup, salad and breadsticks to make sure that your guests are fed and that you have wonderful items at your reception. Also consider making a hot cocoa bar at the reception for something warm and delightful.

Use Decor Around You

If you happen to live in the areas where snow and beautiful fall/winter colors abound, use that to your advantage. Use the nature around you to be a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony, reception or your photos.

Keeping these tips in mind will help you have the winter wedding of your dreams!

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A Candy Buffet Can Bring Fun to Your Wedding

Are you looking for something that brings a bit of childhood fun and whimsy to your wedding? A candy buffet might be the right choice for you.

Candy buffets are a great way to give your guests a treat at your reception and they look beautiful. The Candy Bin in Danbury will work with you and your fiance to stock your buffet full of your favorite treats. These can be color-coded to suit your wedding palette or tied into your wedding theme.

The candy is displayed in various sizes of apothecary jars and vases for a fantastic retro style. Guests can even use the candy bags provided to create their take-home mix of candy. This is the perfect wedding favor that your guests will have fun putting together.

The Candy Bin offers a variety of candy buffet packages. You can have them set up and take down the buffet or do it yourself with supplies rented from them. Either way, you’ll be adding a fantastic and fun element to your wedding reception.

Whether you’re a chocoholic or gummi crazy, you and your guests will love a candy buffet from The Candy Bin. To find out more about them and to meet many other great Connecticut wedding vendors, come to one of our upcoming shows.


Photo: Flickr/Corey Balazowich


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Choosing Your Wedding Venue

One of the most important things you have to consider when planning your wedding is the venue that you would like to spend it in. For some individuals, this serves as the first decision you have to make so that everything else can easily follow. However, you will need to be careful when choosing your venue so that it turns into the one you really want. Here are some of the things you need to consider when choosing a venue:

What is your theme?

When you are choosing your venue, make sure that you consider the theme of your wedding. Traditional weddings are held in hotels or country houses. On the other hand, if you opt for a rustic theme wedding, you will have to go for a farmhouse or somewhere there’s a lot of wood. Think about your theme carefully.

What is included in the venue?

If you opt for a hotel venue, they usually come with packages that cater to all your needs for your wedding—food, decorations, and music. But if you want to include your own vendors, you will have to check this with your chosen venue. Also, make sure that the venue has staff that can accommodate your requests during your big day.

Remember that when you’re on the lookout for a wedding venue, you need to check out your options before you commit to one. This way, you can make a wise decision and compare the different options that you have shortlisted.

If you need some help finding a suitable venue for your wedding day, feel free to go through our featured vendors. You may also visit our upcoming show so you can meet some people that can help with your big day!