Ensure You Properly Prepare For Live Entertainment At Your Wedding Reception

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Blog, Entertainment

When planning a wedding, there are many people who forget to consider the rentals that they will need for the entertainment during their wedding reception. Many couples choose to have dancing take place during their wedding reception to allow the wedding party and the guests to hang out and have fun together. If you plan to have dancing at your wedding, use this guide to ensure you rent everything you need to have the reception be as great as it can be. Consider Renting a Stage If you plan to have a live band at your wedding reception, you should consider renting a stage. The stage will allow the band to play freely without worrying about someone bumping into them while dancing. Also, the stage allows everyone at your reception to be able to see the band while they play. Rental stages are available in many different sizes so choosing the right size stage for the space is important. Consider Renting Lighting Many party rental companies have lighting available that you can rent to shine on the band as they play. The lighting needs to be set up correctly to ensure that the light does not shine in the bands’ eyes the entire time they are performing. The lights will often be secured to poles so they can be adjusted in height and situated on the edges of the stage so no one’s view of the band is obstructed. Consider Renting a Dance Floor Finally, all of your guests need a place to dance during your reception. Measure the area available to you and choose a floor that will fit perfectly in the space. You want to choose a floor that is large enough for many people to dance at one time, but not so large the floor takes over the little space you have available to you. You can also choose a lighted floor if you want to give the space an even more unique look. These three rental options can typically be rented from a single party rental company, like Alex Party Supplies. The company will deliver the items to your venue and some companies may even set them up for you. Be sure that you take the time to listen how to operate the lights and establish a time when the items will be picked up after the wedding finishes. You want to be sure that everyone leaves the dance floor and that the band stops playing before the people come to get the rentals....

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3 Questions To Ask Possible Wedding DJs

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Blog, Entertainment

Getting married is one of the most important days of your life. It’s a day when your life is going to change forever. You are making the commitment to spend the rest of your life with another individual. Because of this, you want everything to be perfect. One of the main facets of most wedding receptions is a DJ. These individuals are responsible for playing the music for your first dance and bringing life to the room. To make sure you get what you want, here are three questions to ask potential DJs. Are there restrictions on music played? Some DJs aren’t willing to play certain music. You need to know what that music is to make sure it doesn’t go against what you are looking for. Let’s say you want nothing but Christian contemporary music played and they won’t play it. You aren’t going to be happy and your wedding reception isn’t going to be what you want. Are you willing to make the announcements? Many DJs aren’t comfortable with making any announcements over the microphone. They would prefer that the site manager or someone else at the reception make the announcements instead. However, there are some who are fine with announcing the dances, bride and groom entrance, and so on. It is important that you know if the individual you hire is willing to do this or if you need to have someone else on stand by to handle the task. Can you play music provided by the bride and groom? Oftentimes, brides and grooms like to create their own playlist from their music collection. This is where you would simply provide everything to the DJ and they would play them at the appropriate times for you. If this is something you want to do, you need to make sure the DJ is comfortable with doing that for you. This helps make the DJs job easier since they don’t have to worry about doing all of the guesswork. In knowing the answers to these questions, you can make an informed decision on who you want to hire and what they can do for you. The last thing you want to do is hire a DJ only to find that they aren’t going to work for your reception needs. Spending the time to talk with the wedding DJ and get a feel for who they are and what they have to offer can go a long way in helping you create the perfect...

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3 Tips For Creating An Effective Art Show

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Blog, Entertainment

If you paint professionally, you might be thinking about gathering your friends, family, and clients together for an art show. In addition to showcasing your work, an art show might help you to sell your work and build your reputation. Unfortunately, if your event falls flat, it might be bad for business. Here are three tips for creating an effective art show so that you can afford to keep doing what you love: 1: Start Small, End Big Before you plan your art layout, consider saving some of the better pieces for the end of the exhibit. By incorporating smaller works with your larger masterpieces, you can build your theme as people explore your talent. Choose your favorite piece and highlight it on display at the end of the exhibit. That way, when people leave, they will remember what you want them to.   Also, if you display larger pieces at the beginning of the exhibit, people might lose interest. Try to plan your display so that people will keep wanting more. If they can spot that impressive painting from the entryway, they might not feel motivated to peruse your entire show. 2: Collaborate With Other Artists Although you might feel like other artists are your competition, resist the urge to exclude them from your art show. Instead, find artists with a complementary style and ask them to participate. For example, if you specialize in high-end oil painting, look for an artist who specializes in sculpture or etching. By collaborating, you might be able to attract a more diverse clientele, while networking with other professionals. Also, the more artists you invite, the larger your turnout might be. Because people have the chance to see several artists at the same show, you might be able to enjoy more guests—which can help you to build your brand. 3: Choose Your Venue Carefully Last but not least, try to choose your venue carefully. Think about things like the size of the building, the lighting, and the way that traffic would flow through the area. Also, think about viewing distance. If guests are too close to your larger works, they might not be able to step back and enjoy the view.    If you have questions about how to show off your art, consider working with an event coordinator. In addition to decorating the space, a professional might also know how to keep people comfortable and flowing through the exhibit. Visiting other professional galleries, like Silverman Gallery, can also help you get a good idea of how to set up your own art...

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Decorating Your First Space On A Budget: Use Longterm Items

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Blog, Entertainment

If you are moving into a new apartment and you want to spend some money to decorate it, make sure you choose the right items for your space. You want to pick pieces that aren’t going to go out of style, or that you won’t get sick of. There are a few key items that will fit in every apartment, no matter if you’re feeling shabby chic or classic contemporary at the time when you decorate: Glass Holders Glass holders are ideal because you can change the items in them easily, to decorate for seasons and holidays, or if your tastes in style change. Flower vases and apothecary jars are easy to fill with fake and real flowers, candles, sand, stones and other decorative items. Glass never goes out of style, and you can easily move the pieces from room to room if needed. You can shop glass outlet stores, glass vase wholesale stores and manufacturers to find great deals. Neutral Furniture Pieces If you love the chevron pattern or you are really into an uncommon color while you decorate your home, you don’t want to make a bad investment. Instead of painting your entire apartment this odd color, or purchasing a furniture set in an outrageous color, get neutral pieces. With a neutral bed frame or couch, you can easily change the comforter, rugs, or pillows that are around the items, and update decor without having to spend a lot of money. If you find a great deal on items but they are odd in design or color, get furniture covers. White Dishes White dishes are going to go with everything in the entire kitchen, and in potential kitchens that you may have in the next few years. You may move into a kitchen that has a lot of color and tiling, and then the next one is more rustic and dated. No matter what type of kitchen or what type of decor you have, white dishes are always going to look classic and great. Live Plants Live plants are cheap, they bring a lot of life into the space, and there are some plants that can help improve the air quality in your apartment. Consider getting a few flowers or standing plants for the space. You should also pair with basic silver silverware. Decorating that first apartment on a budget can be hard, but stick with these tips so you can carry your pieces with you as you move on to other...

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The Necessary Precautions For Taking Children On A Tropical Vacation

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Blog, Entertainment

If you are going to be going on a tropical vacation and you are worried about the safety of your child, there are some things that you can do to prepare for the vacation in advance. Vacation can often mean crowds, new foods, swimming or boating and more, so you need to be prepared for anything. To make sure that your child is going to be safe from potential risks and dangers, you can take precaution before you even leave your front door. Here are a few things to do. Test Eating Seafood If you are going to a tropical location, or somewhere near the ocean, a lot of people are going to order fish. Even if you get your child chicken tenders, their tenders may share the same frying basket with a grouper filet. You want to have them eat some seafood before you go, to see if they have any allergies or concerns that you need to deal with before you go. A fish allergy is different than a seafood allergy, so make sure they try foods of both kinds. Swimming Lessons If you are going to be near pools or bodies of water, it’s imperative that your child knows how to swim. You want them to feel confident in the water, and you want them to do more than just doggy paddle. Have them enrolled in swimming lessons in advance so they can learn some different strokes, and so they could float if needed while they are in the water. This will also get them excited for the vacation. Identification Piece Get your child a necklace or bracelet with their personal information, and with any medical concerns someone should know about. If your child sees something exciting and takes off, you want to know that an adult can look at the information and contact you. This can be something as simple as a dog tag, or something more elaborate if needed. Getting ready to go on vacation can bring a lot of anxiety for parents when you are traveling with your little one, but these different precautions are going to help make your trip more enjoyable. You don’t want to deal with dangers or surprises while you are enjoying yourself, and you want to feel confident your child is going to be able to eat, swim, and have fun just like everyone else while the family is away. Talk to people like Jersey Wahoos Swim Club for more...

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Corporate Awards Ceremony: What to Include in the Formal Corporate Invitation Letter

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog, Entertainment

If you are throwing a business awards banquet, you need to send out formal corporate invitation letters to the organizations and individuals you want to attend. Formal invitation letters are appropriate when you are throwing an award ceremony or banquet. Be Sure to Send a Formal Invitation It takes a lot of time and effort to throw a corporate event. One of the most essential elements to a successful corporate event is having the right people in attendance. If you are giving away awards, it will not look good if your award recipients are not present. In order for your event to be successful, you need the right people to show up. Use Company Letterhead Since this is a formal corporate event sponsored by your company, make sure that you use formal company letterhead. This will signify what company is inviting them if the invitees are not familiar with you individually. How to Address Your Formal Invitation Be sure to send an official invitation to each individual who will be an award recipient at your banquet. Make sure you start out the invitation by formally addressing them by their name. You are more likely to get a yes on the RSVP box when you do this. Explain the Event Since this is a formal invitation letter, you have a little more room than normal to provide information about the event. Since you want all of the award recipients to attend, make sure you take the time to explain to them what the event is about and whom is it honoring. Make sure that you convey the importance of their presence at the event in the invitation.  You should also take the time to include typical invitation information, like the date, time, and location of the event. Since this is a formal business event, be sure that you let the invitees know what type of dress is expected. Finally, since this is an awards banquet, be sure to include the number of guests the invitee can bring. If you have specific guests you want in attendance to support the invitee, such as other employer, be sure to also send them their own invitations. Make it Easy to RSVP Since this is an awards ceremony, getting an RSVP is crucial. Make it easy for them to RSVP by including a stamped and addressed envelope with a reply card. You can also set up an electronic RSVP system, allowing individuals to reply by email or through a link. The most important part of an award’s banquet is honoring the award recipients. Make sure you get everyone to your banquet by following the tips above when writing the formal corporate invitation letter. Have another employee look over the invitation before you send it out to make sure there are no spelling and grammar errors and that all of the correct information is provided....

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