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How to Plan an Entertaining Wedding

Tying the knot is an experience of a lifetime and has great importance to both the bride and the groom. You’ll show your love to your partner and begin an exciting marriage together. You want to have fun and want everything to go brilliantly when the day comes. However, you also want your guests to have a great time as well! So how do you make your wedding event one of the best they’ve ever been to? Learn more about how you can make your special day unforgettable and keep your guests entertained with the following guide.

Strategize Your Seating Chart

All of your relatives will most likely be present at your wedding, and this also includes your old friends, colleagues, and neighbors. You should take into account the relationships of your guests with each other when preparing the seating plan. Avoid the awkwardness of having two groups of strangers sitting in the same place and attempting small talk throughout the day. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than leaving someone stranded on their own at a table full of people they don’t know. Your friends will have a greater time when they’re sitting with mutual friends rather than your older relatives.  

It’s also highly recommended to use place cards! A place card with the guest’s name and seat number will help with organization – especially for bigger weddings. This way, you’ll have an easier time planning each table and no one will struggle trying to find their own seat.

Think Beyond the Dance Floor

It is known that almost every couple wants their wedding to be over-the-top glamorous. That’s why the majority focuses on hiring expensive entertainment like bands or singer-waiters – thinking only of the music and food. But there are some little things that can make your wedding memorable for everyone.

The wedding reception is where your guests will head after the wedding ceremony to enjoy some drinks and food. So, think about adding a sophisticated touch and creating something exceptional for your wedding that will WOW your guests. This can be anything from customized menu cards and napkins to personalized party favors.

The theme and atmosphere is just as important as the entertainment and will leave a lasting impression. Always think about your color scheme and any customizations catered towards your guests. You can also try to design your very own reception cards with a professional designer. Remember that organization is key when it comes to keeping your guests happy. While planning a wedding can be stressful, everyone will have more fun if you focus on the small details.

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best Affordable Gift Ideas to Send With Wedding Invitations

Gone are those days when people used to send classic invitations to invite people to their weddings. Trends have changed and today, some couples may send exquisite and thoughtful gifts along with their customized wedding invites.

We understand that finding the perfect budget-friendly gift can be quite stressful. Therefore, to help you out, we have listed some unique gift ideas that you can send with your fancy wedding invitations. Continue reading to learn more about these fantastic ideas for your friends and family members. 

Gift Idea #1 – Exotic Coffee or Tea  

Small tins of coffee and tea are both a simple and considerate gesture. There are a wide range of flavors that any wedding invitee would enjoy. Not to mention, they can easily be stored for longer periods of time.

Gift Idea #2 – Customized Face Mask 

While we haven’t completely recovered from COVID-19, that doesn’t mean that we will stop living our lives. So, if you’re planning your wedding amid the pandemic, then a customized face mask with a wedding invitation will be a remarkable gift. 

Gift Idea #3 – Baked Goods 

Nothing is better than a mouthwatering box of fresh baked goods! They are a sweet and tasty gesture that everyone loves. Whether its cupcakes or cookies, sending these with your wedding invitations is both a thoughtful and tempting gift. The best part is that you can also get your baked goods customized with your wedding date, initials, color scheme, and so on.

Gift Idea #4 – A Box of Delicious Chocolates  

There isn’t a single person who doesn’t like chocolates. Sending along a lovely box with various flavors will definitely do the trick. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to sweets. Similar to baked goods, you can also get these customized to your liking at local shops.

Gift Idea #5 – Fresh Seasonal Fruits

If you want to send something edible but prefer a healthier option, fresh seasonal fruits are always great. Try to include more than one variety so all of your invitees can enjoy it regardless of their taste. You can also make your fruit basket extra fancy with glitter tissue paper or complementary ribbons.

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Wedding Party Favors For Your Guests

Wedding party favors are a time honored tradition that provides your guests with a small memento of your special day. They are normally displayed at a table for guests to pick up or handed out individually. There are also many fun ways to customize your party favors, so it’s a good idea to explore your options and look for anything unique. If you’re still stuck on what to gift to your guests, here are some tips and ideas.

Match Your Theme

If you have a specific wedding theme, your party favor containers or wrappers should reflect that. For example, if you’re having a beach wedding, choose boxes with a beautiful seaside design or an ocean blue color. At the very least, your party favors should have the same color scheme and match your aesthetics.

Edible Favors and Sweets

Opting for something edible is a popular choice that’s both simple and a nice treat for your guests. Some examples include candies, cookies, mini alcohol bottles, and much more. If you’re having a destination wedding, choosing your items or sweets based on the regional specialties can be a good place to start. It can be a traditional treat from the culture or something that originated from the area.

An alternative to packing the favor gift bags yourself is to include a self-service table or bar with your selected goodies. That way, your guests can easily pick and choose their favorites to take home with them.

Useful Gifts

Now who doesn’t love something useful? Choosing to offer useful gifts is a unique approach and your guests will be more likely to use them even after the wedding. Thoughtful options include bottle openers, shot glasses, coasters, candles, and so on. You can also think about more sustainable options like reusable straws, flower seeds, or mini succulents. Try to choose something that everyone in general will love and appreciate.

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tips for Reducing Wedding Planning Stress

It’s no joke that wedding planning can be complex, extensive, and stressful. While it can be a very exciting process, many couples may feel lost and unsure where to start. Everyone wants their wedding day to go perfectly and remember it for the fun of it – not for the stress. Staying organized and planning things early will prove to reduce some of that burden. Here are some stress-saving tips to make the planning process much easier!  

Set a Realistic Budget

Regardless of how big or small your wedding is, it’s best to keep track of a realistic budget. Often times, couples find themselves spending much more than they expect and underestimating the final costs. Always ask for quotes and ballpark figures when contacting vendors and scouting out wedding locations. Another thing to consider is that local weddings versus destination weddings can have a large difference in cost. Try to finalize your wedding location first before deciding on other aspects.

Your budget, location, wedding date, and guest list should be decided at least 9 to 12 months in advance. We have a convenient wedding planning checklist that you can follow along here

Consider Your Stationery and Favors Early

Deciding on a design for your invitations, reception cards, and so on can take a long time – especially if you’re trying to plan around a theme. Remember to request for samples to aide in your decision making. Once you’ve decided on a design, always look out for easy to miss typos and have more than one person double checking for you before finalizing the printing. This will save you the hassle on extra printing costs and time!

Finalize your stationery and party favors early to allow time for production and shipping. Official wedding invitations can be ordered at least 5 to 6 months before the wedding date.

Send Out Invitations at the Right Time

Timing is important and you have to ensure that your guests have ample time to both receive and respond to your invitation. Save the date cards can be ordered 9 to 12 months in advance and sent out around 6 to 8 months before the date. As your wedding day approaches, the official invitations can then be sent out 2 months ahead of time or earlier. If you’re planning a destination wedding, these can also be sent sooner to allow guests to arrange time off from work and settle their affairs.

Rely on Professional Help

You don’t have to struggle alone with the burden of planning everything. At Forever Friends, we offer convenient and streamlined customization help to assist you with creating the perfect invitations, announcement cards, and more! We offer everything from traditional and elegant designs to more colorful and trendy options.

Not sure how to express yourself? We have prewritten verses and our experts can assist you with etiquette tips including word choice, tone, spelling, etc. When you’re stuck making decisions, we can provide the best recommendations and advice to make your wedding planning as smooth as possible.

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Unique Wedding Reception Ideas to Make Your Day Memorable

Dessert Table at Wedding

Planning for the most important day of your life is such an exciting time. From picking a wedding theme to the perfect wedding invitations and the selection of your bridal party, it can all be overwhelming yet thrilling! With that comes the reception planning. What kind of food are you going to offer? How about thank you gifts for your guests? In this blog we will be sharing a few unique wedding reception ideas that can elevate your wedding day making it that much more memorable, read along!

Capture the Moment With a Backdrop

A picture perfect moment is worth a thousand words. Everyone will be taking pictures of your beautiful ceremony and reception, give your guests something fun to partake in by renting a backdrop or photo booth! A cute backdrop and fun props could be the perfect way for your bridal party and guests to capture some awesome moments at your wedding. The bride and groom should start the activity and the rest will easily follow.

Dessert Table

Dessert tables have been a trend for a while now, and will definitely be a staple for big events moving forward. This if for good reason, I mean, who doesn’t love sweets? From a wood-engraved donut wall fit for a rustic themed wedding, to a glass table filled with the bride and groom’s favorite desserts, dessert tables are versatile and can be created to fit any theme. From a chocolate fountain to a candy galore and your favorite French macaroons, the options are endless. Satisfy your guests cravings with this fun addition.

Thank You Gifts

  It is a lovely gesture to send your guests home with a cute gift as a thank you for celebrating this wonderful moment with you. Some great gift ideas are: a personalized alcohol bottle, a warm blanket, or even a scented candle with personalized matches. There are many options to choose from, it all depends on what you and your partner like.

We hope these cute and unique ideas spark your creativity when planning your wedding reception. You can count of Forever Friends to assist with your wedding invitations, stationery and much more! Visit our website to learn more about us.

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