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Guest

1 days ago
Topic:
New to location with small budget
I just moved in with my fiancee down here in Fort Walton Beach, FL (on the Gulf Coast) and still new to the area.
I'm estimating a small budget since we spent a lot of money on the move and our new TOWN HOME (no more apartments!)

Now I'm having trouble finding places in the area to host a reception, I have a place in mind were I would LOVE to say our "I Do's" (The Landing - the park near the Okaloosa bridge - reminds me a lot of my home in GA with the woods and water).
I don't want to have to resort to a wedding planner just because I don't know the area/ have a place big enough to host my own at the house (It can't fit 50 ppl).

Know any good locations around the area of Fort Walton Beach, FL for weddings/receptions, mainly receptions but i'll take either advice.
I'm estimating around 50 people or less, and I'm estimating a budget about 2,000 or less (preferably less *crossing my fingers*).
Any other wedding advice for the Gulf Coast feel free to include.
I'm brand new to wedding planning and have only been to one wedding (back when I was 9-ish??)
wilki1203773wilki1203773Posts: 1

1 days ago
Topic:
Need space for birthday party
need a space for a 14yr old's birthday party on 10/25/14 for 20-30 ppl happy birthday
curtissmith411 wrote:
Join us at the Quinceanera Expo at the Milander Center, July 27t


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Book Any Quinceanera with me and receive a huge show discount ! Come check out all my wedding and Quinceanera work!
Celebrity Famous Ana Cruz will be there as well as other professional vendors.
jessy5324jessy5324Posts: 4

1 days ago
Topic:
Need space for Birthday Party
There are lots of parks there that you can use for your birthday party or celebrations. Some of them I found are:
Allendale Park
1130 S. Marengo Ave

Arlington Garden
275 Arlington Dr.

Brenner Park
235 Barthe Dr.

Brookside Park
360 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Central Park
275 S. Raymond Ave.

Defenders Park
Orange Grove Blvd. - Colorado Blvd.
jessy5324jessy5324Posts: 4

1 days ago
Topic:
upcoming 16 year old girl
Going outside, and celebrating her birthday at some picnic spot or her favorite spot where she loves going frequently would be a good idea. Also, if you are planning to give her a birthday gift, then find her favorite stuff. You will be able to know about it by asking her in a clever way.
I'd like to rent a backyard or garden for an anniversary party in the Pasadena/Glendale/Burbank area. I'd appreciate any leads, including a website where people my post their private residence for rental.
Thank you.
S
Join us at the Quinceanera Expo at the Milander Center, July 27t


click link for flyer:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b16mh8yyyfhhsly/Quince%20Expo.jpg
jessy5324jessy5324Posts: 4

2 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Centerpieces
It's fantastic idea, and ideas of putting rose & votive is going to make centerpieces attractive.
Looking for a place that wont break the bank in Spring Hill Florida,
Date of said party is November 22 2014
Having a birthday party for my daughter who will be 12, Theme is Masquerade
Inviting less then 50 children and adults, I plan to do the decorating and bring
the food my self.. Would like to be able to rent with time to set up and take down..
I think there is something missing here, but it's a great list to prepare a wedding ceremony!
wedding dresses, jewelry, gifts or invitations, and these are the important element for the wedding ceremony!!
Guest

5 days ago
Topic:
Balloons for a wedding, tacky or ok?
Balloons decor designed by a "Professional Balloon Decorator" and one who has taken classes and participated in Classic balloon decor can enhance any ballroom from drab to exquisite.
Example: Clear 3' balloon with white flowers around filled with 10-12 balloons (10") inside the 3' with a collar of balloons underneath then connected to 2 or 4 other 16" balloon with a balloon inside and collars all connected with #40 ribbon and tulle and floating on invisible line behind the head table is breathtakingly beautiful!
just started to look for venues and feeling a little over whelmed with everything. my fiance and i only have the colors picked out and thats all the help he will give me. it feels like this is goin to b a night mare till the wedding

I know that feeling of being overwhelmed . My wedding date is 01-17-2015 and I have no venue, All I have is my wedding dress, 183 days away and that is it.
curtissmith411curtissmith411Posts: 6

5 days ago
Topic:
Afordable Wedding
dmari1043513 wrote:
I am looking to have about 200 guest at my wedding. I need help finding an affordable venue as well as a catering company. I really don't want to go over $11,000.00. The wedding isn't until the beginning of 2015 but I would like to have my venue picked by the end of this year.
Hollywood, Florida

Hi Do You have a photographer Im in Hollywood!
DrRonShapiroDrRonShapiroPosts: 344

5 days ago
Topic:
upcoming 16 year old girl
Hi Genni1194596,

I'm not sure what your daughter means when she says she wants something small, but also wants something big. Does she want two events?

If she wants two events, please ask her to describe what she would like for each of the events in maybe a hundred words or so each (including how many friends she wishes to invite). Post her response and the budget you have allocated. With the additional information we should be able to provide more recommendations.

Ron
Ronald G Shapiro, PhD
Education By Entertainment
We are now offering a limited number of special discounts for events on available dates in July and August in Southern New England.

If you need ideas for a "Do It Yourself" event, please check out our Birthday Suggestions website.

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education By Entertainment
eventectiveeventectiveAdministratorPosts: 309

5 days ago
Topic:
Need space for Birthday Party
Hi -

Brookside Country Club might be a good option.

Villa SORRISO could also handle your event.

Bluezz Banquet Rooms has indoor and outdoor options.

Feel free to browse all of our Pasadena Party Locations.

Good luck!
eventectiveeventectiveAdministratorPosts: 309

5 days ago
Topic:
Sunday BBQ brunch
Hi -

This might seem like a strange option, but does have the indoor and outdoor options, as well as a commercial kitchen available:
The Teen Center

The Olive Hyde Program Center might also work.

You could also try Belvoir Springs.

Feel free to browse all of our party venues in Fremont.

Best of luck!
eventectiveeventectiveAdministratorPosts: 309

5 days ago
Topic:
Restaurant closed! Need new venue for August 9th.
Hi -

La Parisienne Bistro and Cafe might be able to handle your event.

If you wanted to self-cater, you could use Crossroads Art Center.

Brio Tuscan Grille is a pretty classy place that could handle your event.

Posticino could also fit the bill.

If none of these work, browse all of our Richmond Party Venues.

Good luck!
eventectiveeventectiveAdministratorPosts: 309

5 days ago
Topic:
Warehouse or Dance Studio for party rental
Hi Guest -

Not sure how many guests you are inviting, but here's a couple suggestions:

Murray Theater might fit the bill.

A couple other options:
Infinity Event Center
The Depot

Good luck!
eventectiveeventectiveAdministratorPosts: 309

5 days ago
Topic:
Retirement Party
Hi Guest -

Return to Royalty Banquet Hall seems like it could fit your needs.

Hut Spot could be a good option to fit your budget.

Red Brick Brewing Company might be perfect for the crowd that you invite.

If it's a formal affair, try out Gallery Events.

If any of these aren't just right, feel free to browse all of our Atlanta Party Locations.

Good luck!
Guest

6 days ago
Topic:
Retirement Party
Looking for a place to have a retirement party for a fulton county police officer. About 100 people , the place should offer catering also.


Thanks
MEagan
Hi, can you tell me more about this opportunity?
Hello!

I'm looking for an artist to host a Paint Night in York Beach, ME on Saturday, October 18. Please contact me if interested.
Anyone know of a cheap warehouse or rental to rent for a 40th birthday party? Thanks!
I had a bridal shower planned for August 9th at Arcadia Restaurant in Richmond, VA (I am in Myrtle Beach). After securing the venue in late May/early June, I had the invitations printed and mailed them out. One of the invitees called to say that Arcadia had closed! I confirmed this with the owner, and now I need to scramble to find another venue to hold 25 people on August 9th for a luncheon bridal shower. I would prefer a restaurant or cafe that will provide the food, but I am not against renting a venue and trying to find a caterer either, as long as it is within my budget. I would like to pay no more than $500 to $600 for this 3-hour party. Can anyone offer any recommendations for a good place to hold this party?
heali1147225heali1147225Posts: 1

9 days ago
Topic:
Memorable wedding venue wanted!
Hello, We are a beautiful, unique venue located in Southwest Wisconsin. Farm to Fork Wedding Retreat offers elopement to small wedding packages, from ceremony to honeymoon accommodations. The retreat has 20 acres, 15 wooded trails, 1/4 mile of river frontage on the buffalo river, and 4 acres of organic gardens. Beautiful ceremony areas, overlooking the river bend, and a unique Spiral Flower and Herbal Garden where the bride can walk the spiral and the groom waiting in the middle for her with the wedding party around them. We have a community room that seats 30 and spacious room for an outdoor tent reception for larger parties. We have a 2 bedroom bridal suite that has a deck overlooking the river for couples that want to start their honeymoon right here. We offer kayaking, canoeing, a wood stove sauna, a 9 hole-Frisbee golf course, horseshoes, hiking, and ski trails.

Make your wedding a retreat, from ceremony to honeymoon.
Farm to Fork Wedding Retreat.com
I have just moved to Hagerstown as of almost three weeks ago. We are just a few days over one year until our planned wedding date. We need to get on the ball finding a venue to have the ceremony/reception. Can anyone give me some suggestions on different places or even where to start looking for different venues? I have tried just typing in wedding venues near me and it is getting too overwhelming

Thank you,

Angela
We are A SPARK OF ELEGANCE. We specialize in venue draping such as ceilings, walls, event tables (cake, sign-in, gift, candy), entrance tunneling, stage, and much more. Also we can light up your names on the dance floor or a wall with a gogo projector. We also do fantanstic up lighting. All this at very affordable prices. Call us....817-909-6925. or e-mail to asparkofelegance@yahoo.com. We are egar to work with you and deliver a beautiful and elegant package that will impress your invited guests. Jesse/ owner/master decorator.
We are A SPARK OF ELEGANCE. We specialize in venue draping such as ceilings, walls, event tables (cake, sign-in, gift, candy), entrance tunneling, stage, and much more. Also we can light up your names on the dance floor or a wall with a gogo projector. We also do fantanstic up lighting. All this at very affordable prices. Call us....817-909-6925. or e-mail to asparkofelegance@yahoo.com. We are egar to work with you and deliver a beautiful and elegant package that will impress your invited guests. Jesse/ owner/master decorator.
aspar928898aspar928898Posts: 4

9 days ago
Topic:
Fall Wedding- Arlington, TX area
We are A SPARK OF ELEGANCE. Our specialize in venue draping such as ceilings, walls, event tables (cake, sign-in, gift, candy), entrance tunneling, stage, and much more. Also we can light up your names on the dance floor or a wall with a gogo projector. We also do fantanstic up lighting. All this at very affordable prices. Call us....817-909-6925. or e-mail to asparkofelegance@yahoo.com. We are egar to work with you and deliver a beautiful and elegant package that will impress your invited guests. Jesse/ owner/master decorator.
nakul1198060nakul1198060Posts: 1

9 days ago
Topic:
Sunday BBQ brunch
Hey,
I am looking at hosting a pre wedding brunch in fremont, need a place that has open air and an indoor setup. The event will have alcohol served and no music.
Ideally looking for a nice beautiful spot near the lake or a hall with a backyard or a patio where we could have a BBQ setup. Am looking at serving multiple cuisines.
Any advice or suggestions for places would be much appreciated
Guest

10 days ago
Topic:
Need space for Birthday Party
I'm looking for a space to have a 60th family birthday party.I'd like to bring in our own food. Seating for 40-50 guests in the Pasadena area or 15-20 miles surrounding area.
aspar928898aspar928898Posts: 4

11 days ago
Topic:
Fall Wedding- Arlington, TX area
A spark of elegance is company that drapes ceilings, walls, up lighting, drape main table and cake table.
for more information on packages and a la carte please feel free to email us at
asparkofelegance@yahoo.com
info1197042info1197042Posts: 1

11 days 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!
curtissmith411curtissmith411Posts: 6

12 days ago
Topic:
Need help with $10,000 budget!!
DO u need a photographer?
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curtissmith411curtissmith411Posts: 6

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

12 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

13 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

13 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

13 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

14 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

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

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

15 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

16 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!