Wedding Planning

Planning a Party Which Will Please Your Partner


There are few things more exciting than a surprise party from the person you love. Your partner’s birthday gives you an excellent chance to make them feel like you care for them, with presents, treats, and, of course, a great party to make them feel special. Of course, though, a lot of people struggle to know where to start when they are handling something like this for the person they care about. There are a lot of things mto organize, and you have to handle it all to have a successful day, but this post is here to help you out with it all.

The People

The people you invite to your partner’s party are the most important part of the whole thing. Even if you all just sit around and chat, having the right folks at your event will make your partner very happy. This can include a mix of their best friends, people they haven’t seen for some time, and the family members who will fit in the best at the party. It’s worth letting people know if you want to make this party a surprise, as it can be all too easy to let things slip when you’re not careful, and this will diminish the excitement which everyone will feel as they gear up for the party.

The Entertainment

While some people will choose to simply pop some music on when they decide to host a party, you can do much more to make something like this fun. Hiring entertainers will be expensive, and you may not be able to afford this. Video and party games, musicians, and even things like bowling can make for great fun when you’re hosting a party, and they don’t have to cost too much to get ahold of. Of course, it will make sense to choose entertainment which you know your partner likes, even if you have to go out of your way to find it.

The Venue

Hosting a birthday party at home will be a little bit boring, and a lot of people will want to go down a different route for this. A tent rental company can help you to find a space which will be big enough for all of your guests, but won’t cost a small fortune to get set up with. This will usually be a lot cheaper than renting a building, and will give you far more choice when it comes to the exact location you choose. You need to keep the number of guests you have in mind when you’re choosing something like this.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of planning a party which will please your partner. Most people will be happy with whatever you plan for them, but it’s worth working hard to make sure that this will be a day they remember forever.

340 Days To Wedding Day: DIY Projects

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Still many many many days away! But that’s okay because all of this time is giving me the opportunity to plan for as much DIY as possible for the Wedding Day. One of the reasons Corey and I are putting the wedding off until 2018 is monetary (we’re trying to buy a house) and because of that I’d love to save as much cost as possible for the big day! So why not try to do as much as I can on my own?! So, on a regular basis, I turn to Pinterest. Follow along with my wedding boards here.

One of the most exciting things that I’m trying to learn will be a huge help for so many DIY projects when the time comes! Calligraphy and/or Modern Script. From invitations, save the date cards, place cards, signs, etc, Calligraphy is an elegant feature that could become quite a hefty cost if you were to commission it. So why not learn how to do it yourself? Truthfully…I thought this was going to be a lot easier. (more…)

392 Days to Wedding Day: Engagement Pic Outfits

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Its been a while since I last updated you on the wedding planning. You can find the last post here where I told you I was going to lose weight….yeah. I’ve lost 24 pounds since ordering my wedding dress and it is three sizes too big. Apparently it’s too late to order a new size. I’m looking forward to how that turns out and I’m ready to fight if I have to (they wouldn’t listen to me when I wanted a smaller size).

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….ANYWAYS! Moving on. In less than a month the wedding will be exactly 1 year away! We have the photographer, the caterer, the venue, the bar, the dress, the wedding party! Still lots to do but excitingly we have our engagement photos coming up!! I’ve never stressed so much about my outfit choice though! I want to make sure the focus isn’t on what we are wearing but on us. It seems easy for Corey, but what about me? We’ll be by the water so I want something flowy, but simple. I’ve been browsing online and have created myself a simple little wishlist.

Dresses and/or skirts from places like H&M, RW&CO, Zara, and some great searching at Saks Off Fifth and HR2.

What do you think? I need some help my friends!