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info1197042info1197042Posts: 1

11 hours ago
Topic:
Fall Wedding- Arlington, TX area
abby.1000505 wrote:
I am looking to have a wedding in October in Arlington, TX or surrounding areas for approximately 150 people. Would love to stay within a $7000-10000 budget.

CCC Events and Occasions would love to help you create a wedding that is uniquely 'yours'. We are offering a summer special right now - 20% off event planning if booked before July 30th.
817-805-0609
Congratulations on your engagement! We look forward to hearing from you!
DO u need a photographer?
Hello!
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curtissmith411curtissmith411Posts: 3

1 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Photographer
Curtis Smith Photography
954-850-2426 office
954-237-1088 studio
www.Curtissmithphotography.com
Guest

1 days ago
Topic:
Need help with $10,000 budget!!
After recently getting engaged, I'm beginning to feel the stress of wedding planning. I live in Atlanta, GA, and I'm Vietnamese. I want to stay away from the normal traditions of having weddings at a Vietnamese restaurant. Is there any all-inclusive venues that have dealt with Asian caterers? Or just have experience dealing with Asian weddings?
Guest

2 days ago
Topic:
Quinceanera
I'm looking for a place to throw my quinceanera in September for maximum 40 per head in new york but not the city
Guest

2 days ago
Topic:
open area to host a musical event
Hi All, I am looking for an open area in Miramar/Mira mesa, San Diego to host a musical event by a church for fund raising which can accommodate a floating crowd up to 1000. also have option to cook onsite.
skt
Iam in need of some help finding a venue that is outdoors, with possibly a small playground or children activities. Iam hosting a surprise 30th birthday party for my fiance near Butler, Pennsylvania. If you have any suggestion, please let me know.
erine1195621erine1195621Posts: 1

2 days ago
Topic:
Baby Shower Orlando, FL
I am hosting a baby shower for about 25 peaple and was wondering if anyone knew of rooms for rent?
Looking for an eclectic or contemporary location for birthday party. Would also like view of downtown... Other options can include Design District, Deep Ellum, West End.
Date: Sept 19
Attendees: ~60
Additional Items: Would also like estimate on catering including bar. Venue should be able to accommodate live band.
rentr1193088rentr1193088Posts: 1

3 days ago
Topic:
Sweet 16 Party Help!!!
Hello, how exciting for you to be planning your "Sweet 16 Party"! Once you decide where you're going to have your big bash you'll need to think about the music you'll want that night and the sound system that's available. We're a local sound and lighting rental company called Rockstar Rentals. We rent DJ equipment and sound systems out for private parties. You're welcome to bring your own music from your iPod or tablet and we'll hook it up to our professional sound system. We can also provide up lighting to your birthday party to help make it a night you'll never forget. Please check out our website at www.rockstar5280.com for more info or give us a call at 303-578-5692.
Guest

3 days ago
Topic:
A Birthday Isn't A Birthday Without....
Laughter
Love
Happiness
Cake
Gifts
Balloons
Friends
Family
smile
Guest

3 days ago
Topic:
Banquet / Party hall
yes, what are youre prices
genni1194596genni1194596Posts: 1

4 days ago
Topic:
upcoming 16 year old girl
How do you plan a sweet 16 for a girl that wants to do something small, but also wants something big and have alot of her friends attend? SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME! HER BIRTHDAY IS OCTOBER 5. So i dont have that much longer to plan it.
I recently hired Michael Kotch to take 1-hour of candid photos following my wedding at the Justice Court building in Tucson, AZ. I paid a $50 deposit via Pay Pal and Mr. Kotch said he had me on his schedule.
He was to meet us between 5:45 and 6pm that day to take photos on the way to Janos' restaurant. As it happened, we were among the first ceremonies to be performed and went outside to wait for Michael at 5:20pm. It was a typical hot afternoon in downtown Tucson. We waited for him until 5:55pm and then asked the guard on duty to tell him we had left for the restaurant.
According to Mr. Kotch, he arrived at 6pm and left when the guard told him we had gone to Janos. He made no attempt to speak to me or to meet us at the restaurant. Nevertheless, he feels he fulfilled his "obligation" to us.
I am 72 years old, so I expect this to be my last wedding. I have no photos with which to remember the day. I am very unhappy and disappointed.
I cannot find a place to post my negative recommendation of Affordable Photography, the name under which Michael Kotch does business. I would like to warn people about his integrity or lack thereof.
Corinne Leachman Mitchell
Guest

5 days ago
Topic:
A Birthday Isn't A Birthday Without....
Music, friends, family, great atmosphere, balloons,
You should have it at the Holiday Inn Conference Center on Exit 16. My friend had her wedding there and it was really nice!
Quest Air In Groveland Florida.
http://questairhanggliding.com/groups-and-events.html
Wonderful venue. 352-429-0213
Ask for Kim~ she will help you with all the details.
I am new to the Orlando area, but one of the things that has surprised me is the lack of outdoor weddings. Yes, the weather can be an issue, but if everyone is flexible, it is just beautiful! As I do the Photo Booth side of the entertainment, I understand how challenging the weather can be, but there are sooo many places.
decorations and games: know the bride/groom.. ask questions on who knows what about them...

Photo booths are always a fun way to memorialize the bridal shower.
eventectiveeventectiveAdministratorPosts: 304

5 days ago
Topic:
wedding - sudden change of venue help!
Hi Guest -

Bineville Social on Galveston Island might be an appropriate location if you are looking to stay nearby. If you can drive a bit, there are a number of more options for your Galveston Reception.



Good luck!
I will check both out! Thanks!
Guest

5 days ago
Topic:
wedding - sudden change of venue help!
I have planned a wedding for Aug 9th at a place in Galveston. Due to unfortunately and unexpected things, I am in need to change the venue. So I am looking into using one of the Wedding Chapel services for a short beach ceremony but I need an affordable place to have a reception. This will be for about 40 people - I just need a dance floor, a bar and food or amenities for an outside caterer. ANY ideas out there????? I need to book this quickly so any information will be great!
I don't have more than 50 people attending, and would like to rent an area with tables, and that I could take my own cater, and DJ Music.
The Fulton Country Atrium is owned by the park system, so it can be rented very inexpensively.

The Buckhead restaurant hosts a three-course lunch for $38 per person and dinner for $59 per person.

Source: http://www.wedcheaper.com/Atlanta.html
christinarobertschristinarobertsPosts: 4

8 days ago
Topic:
Wedding help needed!
Start your wedding planning with deciding your wedding budget and then make a checklist. It will help you in getting an idea of how much you have to spend on each wedding stuff. So plan it accordingly. Once you have completed with the budget and start looking for your wedding venue side by side with other plannings like wedding attire, flower decorations, centerpieces, invitations, photographer etc.
Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
baby shower
Have you considered Sullivan's Steakhouse downtown Denver? We have 3 different Private Dining Rooms! We are actually not open to the public for lunch which typically means private parties have the entire space.

Feel free to contact me 303-295-2664
do not go to tower park marina.. i just went to one out there and the place has gone down hill so bad.. it is not worth it trust me..
kelly1191429kelly1191429Posts: 1

9 days ago
Topic:
FASHION SHOW AFTER PARTY
HI EVERYONE!

I AM HOSTING A FASHION SHOW AFTER PARTY BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST I NEED A VENUE/ LOCATION!!

Theme is pretty much all things summer; it'll be a high fashion event but I will also want a pool at this location because even those that dress to impress need a place to cool off!

I'm in the LOS ANGELES AREA so hopefully that makes my search easier!

my email is kellybermudez64@yahoo.com

PLEASE HELP ME OUT!
I know of a great outdoor venue in Adairsville, GA if your willing to travel. Please left me know if I can help. Erica laterrica005@yahoo.com
Hello any and every one,
We are planning to marry on April 4, 2015. We participated in a private ceremony by ourselves with the Justice of the Peace on April 6, 2014. Our friends and family members have been chatting every since about the need to celebrate via a ceremony. We are interested in the idea, but the stress of planning is why we skipped the show in the first place smile
If we are successful in planning a wedding, or I guess this is better described as a vow renewal, that costs $4,000 or less...the celebration will happen. If not... Well, we'll stay positive.
Any insight that you can offer about inexpensive indoor venues (preferably one that doesn't really call for many decorations- like an affordable museum, gallery, historic home), caterer, DJ, photographer, bartender, etc. will be greatly appreciated. The preferred location is Atlanta including Metro Atlanta (towards the north or northwest- ex: Cobb County). We live in Marietta and do not mind new venues or vendors that need business for marketing purposes. That is not to say that we are not interested in the tried and true options.
Hope to hear from a few people. Thanks in advance for taking the time to help.
DrRonShapiroDrRonShapiroPosts: 342

10 days ago
Topic:
Birthday Party ideas
Hi Prada1189189,

Thank you for being kind and planning a special party for your friend's 15th birthday. She is fortunate to have a caring friend such as yourself.

My first thought is to make the party a partial, but not a total surprise. That is, tell your friend you are planning something very special for her 15th Birthday. Ask her:
  • if there is anything really special she would like to do
  • if there is anything she does not want to do
  • who must be invited
  • who should not be invited.
Agree on a place and time where you will meet her for her special surprise celebration. Tell her that you want most of the event to be a surprise, so you won't be telling her any more about it, even if she asks questions. Tell her not to worry about what she'll be wearing as you'll select something for her for the occasion since telling her what to wear might spoil some of the surprise. (You may find some clothes from your closet, a friend with a similar size's closet, or work with her mom to select something from your friend's closet.)

Why do I strongly recommend against the total surprise? Your friend may be feeling badly that her mom can't afford a big event, especially between now and her birthday. You don't want her to feel badly. You want her to have fun looking forward to her birthday and the event. There are still plenty of opportunities for surprises.

I have developed a web site http://www.SuggestionsForBirthdays.Com to help you plan a fun, memorable event with very minimal expense. Work with your mom or dad, your other friends, and your friend's mom or dad for guidance on the planning, too!

Be sure that everything you do is safe.

Ask questions here for additional ideas.

You and your friends will have a lot of fun.

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
http://www.EducationByEntertainment.Com
Guest

11 days ago
Topic:
Banquet / Party hall
Need a Party / Banquet hall for baby shower event. 60-65 guests
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prada1189189prada1189189Posts: 1

12 days ago
Topic:
Birthday Party ideas
Hi, I'm trying to throw a surprise party for my friends 15th birthday since her mom could not afford to throw her a quinceanera. Any ideas to have a fun surprise birthday party while it not being to expensive?

Thanks!
cirqu949682cirqu949682Posts: 1

12 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Entertainment in Florida
Wedding is the most beautiful exciting and memorable day in the life of each of us, and I want to make true the dream of every bride. If you have your dreams which you would like to see entertainment at your wedding, we will help your dream come true
Call me now 407 578 011 24
www.Cirquekalandra.com
dc1001185768dc1001185768Posts: 1

12 days ago
Topic:
Small wedding
Hi,

I am looking for a wedding venue for only about 30 people to include a room for the ceremony and dinner. I would like someplace with some character or special features to make it special. I would also like someplace close to WarnerRobins. Wedding will be December or January. Any helpful ideas?

Thank you!

Dianne
FRAGRANT WOOD GALLERY
Established in 2011, the Gallery first focused on Balinese and Chinese works, but upon discovering an opportunity to broaden our artistic reach, we now showcase Asian and Canadian art. At the same time, We have the capacity to hold up to fifty people and will work with you to make sure your event is the best it can be.


The advantages of booking our space for your book signing, networking mixer, corporate gathering or other events are:
  • An attractive space filled with gorgeous art which will work to serve as a conversation piece with your guests.
  • Our gallery is photo and video friendly. All images and media recorded at your event will look polished and professional because of the layout and décor of our space.
  • We are located in a vibrant, safe and aesthetically pleasing area of the city.
  • Our rental fees are affordable and competitively priced to meet your budget.



For more information, please visit our website at:
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EMAIL – info@fragrantwood.com

Contact us TODAY FOR RENTAL INQUIRIES.

Address:
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Guest

15 days ago
Topic:
1st birthday party
If you aren't opposed to having it in a church, St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church rents out there hall. http://stelizabethschurchnj.org/hall-rental/

As for catering, I can provide the following for $875 which includes:
  • Paper goods
  • Craft table
  • Personalized birthday invitations
  • Pizza, Mini Subs, Juice and Snacks
  • Personalized birthday cake & candles
  • Custom party favors
  • Kids Table design Only (Up to 4 centerpieces)
  • *Up to 10 children plus the birthday child
  • Setup and 1 1/2 hours of coordination
  • 1 coordinator and 1 party host


  • Additional children $25 each
  • Guest

    15 days ago
    Topic:
    need to rent a hall or space :
    I need a small lil place for rent.. Trying to celebrate a wedding for about 100 to 150 guest need a place around Los Angeles CA.... As soon as posible
    High Noon Productions is casting engaged couples seeking the wedding of their dreams.
    Click on the link for more information.

    http://www.highnoonentertainment.com/casting.php
    christinarobertschristinarobertsPosts: 4

    15 days ago
    Topic:
    Wedding Centerpieces
    It's a lovely idea. By this you can easily give a personal touch to your wedding. Put some orchids flowers and colorful candles to make it perfect and eye-catching.
    Guest

    16 days ago
    Topic:
    quinceanera reception
    I'm looking for an inexpensive venue to celebrate my daughter's quinceanera Jan. 2015 preferably in Alexandria, VA. I will have approximately 100-125 guests. Any suggestions?
    Thanks Annie
    Trying to plan a Bridal shower in Pensacola around July 26th. I am looking for a venue and any ideas for decorations or games would be great!
    Hi,
    I am also the same status as the prior couple. Budget is 5000 for everything. Would like something small but tasteful. Rooftop and even a garden sounds nice. I always dreamt of a beach setting wedding. But every where I inquiry is so expensive. wedding date fulls on a weekeday 10/20/15 on a Tuesday about 50 ppl. ceremony and reception. open bar, dj buffet is fine. email me any information pjmartinez_73@yahoo.com..thanks
    mrssh1185464mrssh1185464Posts: 1

    18 days ago
    Topic:
    Wedding on a budget
    Getting married in june 2015. My budget is $5000. Looking for everything venue, catering etc in homestead,pa or monroeville pa.
    Guest

    18 days ago
    Topic:
    Class reunion
    looking for a place to have a 40 year high school reunion.
    Guest

    18 days ago
    Topic:
    Affordable Surprise Party Houston, TX
    I am throwing a surprise party for my boyfriend - who is turning 30. I want a venue that has a bar, or outside area. Not looking to spend over 300 for the venue. Any suggestions??
    Guest

    18 days ago
    Topic:
    baby shower
    I need a venue for a baby shower if anyone knows of a good place please let me know. Thank you!!!
    Guest

    18 days ago
    Topic:
    small and intimate
    Hi,
    My name is Ericka and I am with Color Me Fancy Event Planning. Please tell me what amentias are you looking for in a venue?