Cheap Wedding Table Centerpiece Ideas: Tips for Saving Money on Expensive Wedding Reception Centerpieces | Suite101.com: "Wedding table centerpieces often cost far more than the bride’s bouquet, especially when brides try to outshine friends by choosing ever more extravagant displays.
Florists love using centerpieces to show off their design talents, making use of the latest accessories, display methods and, of course, the most desirable flowers, all of which come at a hefty price.
Alternative Ideas for Stunning Table Centerpieces
Use feathers or candles in place of expensive fresh flowers which also have a second use after the wedding.
Fresh herbs make a wonderful alternative to flowers and smell just as good if not better. Simply mix different colored herbs and leaf shapes and pile into a vase or glass.
Colorful lanterns with a simple tea-light inside make a wonderful display for a romantic evening reception.
Use reflective glass with pine cones surrounded by rosemary sprigs or rose petals for a simple, low cost table decoration.
Consider using personalized wedding favors as an alternative to a central display. There will be more room for glasses and bottles of wine and guests will be so busy admiring their favors they won’t even realize there is no flower arrangement!
Still want flowers? Why not buy artificial flowers which are not only cheaper but can be used around the home afterwards."
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Okay, I have finally joined the Twitter revolution and I love it!!! I always think of social networking sites as only for my personal use but it is a great connector for businesses as well. There are so many mainstream businesses that are tweeting! I was very surprised to see that many of the event planning magazines and organizations were active on the site. So add Twitter as one of my great new finds- come on over and follow us. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Spring Small Business Expo is now over. It rained profusely, but it did not stop attendees from coming out to support our local small businesses. It was a really good day to see all of the products and services that all of the vendors had to offer. It was also a GREAT day for networking. We had so much fun, that we have decided to do it again during the summer!!! Stay tuned for more information regarding the next expo, and please go over to the website to check out all of the pictures from the event!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Summer is fastly approaching, so ladies it is time to get our body, skin, and feet in order!!! What better way to prepare for the warm weather than to have a spa party? Spa parties have steadily become more popular recently. It provides girlfriends of all ages to come together, mingle, and relax while getting pampered. But don't be fooled into thinking that spa parties are only for women- they are becoming increasingly popular for children as well as men. Pampering is for all!!!
The services that are usually performed at a spa party are massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. You can specify the service based upon your own personal preferences. And don't worry about cost, usually the more guests you have the more discounts are offered.
So bring in the warm season with a nice, relaxing spa party!!!