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What's ideals do you have indoor outdoor, theme? And how many people? There are alot of options depending on your answers
labby1300072
labby1300072
Posts: 1

3 days ago
Topic:
need to rent a hall or space :
Looking for small, inexpensive place to rent that allows me to bring food in, no alcohol or small children, about 50 people for a baby shower Jan10th in Edgewood, MD.

Guest

5 days ago
Topic:
Party Venue
I need a place to hold a baby shower for about 50 people, and i have my own food, and music.
Looking for a fun venue for over 200, 25 year olds in the DFW area. Would be great if there were music, food, bars, space to rent out.

Guest

5 days ago
Topic:
Say Yes to Your Dress with Monte Durham
Do you love watching TLC's Day Yes to the Dress? Have you dreamed of the moment you will say Yes to Your dress? Make sure you come to the It's My Wedding show on January 17 & 18, 2015 at the Tradex in Abbotsford for your opportunity to meet Monte Durham from SYTTD Atlanta and have him aid you in finding your perfect dress. Monte appointments are available by calling Everything But The Groom Bridal Boutique at 604-534-WISH.
sonia1297239
sonia1297239
Posts: 1

6 days ago
Topic:
25th birthday party
Hi, I'm planning a party for January 23rd 2015 for 100 guest I'm looking for a venue under 150$

Guest

7 days ago
Topic:
21st Birthday In Need of Venue
I am in need of a venue to host my 21st Birthday party. Looking for a location that could hold 100 people give or take a few. I need a place where I can bring my own djs, a beer pong table and plenty of dancing space. Please e-mail me (andrealong14@gmail.com) if you have the location I am looking for. Thank you!

Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
Need help planning a party?
Hello!! My name is Keisha Curtis and I am in the process of starting my own event planning home business and would really love to help you plan your party or event! If you need any help at all, please email me at keedawn25@yahoo.com with the subject line of Touch of love parties and I will get in touch with you asap!! Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Each of us here at KMc Video Productions want to take this time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. We also hope that the year 2015 will be one that brings you joy and prosperity.

What Christmas Is All About

edited by kmcvideopros on 12/15/2014

Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
A place to have my baby shower
I am new to the Albany Area and I want to rent a place for my baby shower,not to expensive.
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Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
Wanted: Epic wedding proposal location
Looking for a Washington state venue for an over-the-top wedding proposal. Location must allow rental if the entire space, accommodate 100 guests and allow burning candles.
We are searching for a venue that can host a wedding ceremony followed by a luncheon on a Sunday. Trying to keep our budget low but are willing to pay $17-$25pp or less. Our guest count is less than 50.
my colors are gold and white and i want classic wedding but affordable prices my budget to spend is for the reception and photograph and wedding 5,000-7,000$$$$
Hello, I manage a venue in the Princeton area perfect for intimate events (30 people or less). I am putting together a premium service package to offer to guests to include:


- Party Planners
- Private Chef
- Catering
- Musicians (Violin)
- Concierge
- Chauffeur (Limo, Helo)
- Artists

If you or someone you know would be interested in supplying a service or in renting the venue, please let me know.

Thanks!

-TJ
I agree with "LiveWire99Ent" it is sometimes referred to the reporting structure as how you view the difference. But some may view them all the same in one. However, there is a slight difference and that difference can come with extended talent in the form of experiences, more knowledge and connection.

I've always looked at the Event Coordinator as someone who reports to or work very closely with an Event Planner/Event Manager. However, whether working together or independently the Planner creates, design, and allocate for an event/project. Where as the Coordinator is someone who knows the scope of the event/project just as much, but is there to over see the plans through for full execution.

Therefore, to sum it up in few words; The Planner orchestrates, while the Coordinator manage logistics given to them.
For those of you on a budget... we have been providing top talent in packages designed for brides on a budget since 1999. We have done over 13,000 successful events and free planning assistance is included in all of our packages. You can get a great DJ for your reception for as low as $300 and or spectacular wedding photography as low as $299. Give us a call, we'll answer all your questions and help you create the perfect package to make your special day magical! Michael 321-412-3878 A Better DJ and Photographer. We are anywhere in Florida!
ABETTERDJ
ABETTERDJ
Posts: 32

13 days ago
Topic:
vow renewal $3,000 budget
You can get a great DJ for your reception for as low as $300 and/or spectacular wedding photography as low as $299. Give us a call, we'll answer all your questions and help you create the perfect package to make your special day magical! Michael 321-412-3878 A Better DJ and Photographer.
ABETTERDJ
ABETTERDJ
Posts: 32

13 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a budget
We can help free up money to spend on other things by providing a great DJ and photographer for under$1000. Give us a call 321-412-3878 A Better DJ and Photographer

Guest

14 days ago
Topic:
7th Birthday Party
I am looking for a venue to host a tea party for my daughter's 7th birthday. I would really like to be able to accommodate 15 girls and probably their parent(s), and I need space for a food station, as well as craft stations.
SAVE THE DATE VIDEO, DVD VIDEO WEDDING INVITATIONS, OR VIDEO THANK YOU MESSAGES

For about the same cost as traditional announcements and invitations you can send a unique message that is sure to make the recipient smile and take notice. This service can use either a photo montage or a one hour in-home or on location visit to produce the video message. Our standard editing package has title graphics, wedding animation, (if applicable) your invitation & R. S. V. P. message, and a music track selection of your choice to complete the video. Couples can get up to 100 DVDs (with the standard versions) and the DVDs have a start menu (with optional music track), personalized DVD media and mailing cases with the couples photo.

There are 4 production packages starting at - $195.00
To find more information about our wedding services go to our web site at www.kmcvideoproductions.com To receive an information package go to the contact us page on our web site we will be happy to send you a price and information guide.
WEDDING VIDEO TIPS
In an effort to make this post an even more valuable resource we will periodically be updating our post with video tips from our newsletters. There are ten tips in this series and it is our hope that you will find them helpful.

When the bridal couple has made the decision to have professional video services for their wedding a call is placed to a prospective videography company. After the exchange of some pleasantries a question is asked (something like this), What do you charge to video tape a wedding?

VIDEO TIP #2: Pricing of professional video services is anything but a "one size fits all" quote and there are many factors that go into a price quoted for your wedding video services.

Consider the following ...
What would be the result of going into your favorite local pizzeria and asking the question, How much do you charge for a pizza? Before that question can be answered several questions like, What kind of crust do you want (thick or thin)? What size pizza do you want?, and What kind of toppings do you want on your pizza? Once all of the factors are considered then a price for the service is quoted.

The following is a general representation of what can go into a typical single camera professional wedding video. As with any general representation you should keep in mind that some weddings will require more of some services and less of others.

Let us start off with the general equipment needed for the wedding. The camera used to capture the wedding will cost on average between $4,500.00 and $6,500.00 (and don't forget that many video professionals will also bring a backup camera). There is also support equipment such as the camera tripod, tripod dolly, lights, camera and light batteries (enough to cover the entire event), a portable field monitor, microphones, miscellaneous brackets, and equipment stands. Typically a videographer can bring 75 to 100 pounds of equipment to shoot a wedding and has invested $10,000.00 to $15,000.00 to cover a single camera wedding. We haven't talked about the $15,000.00 to $20,000.00 of investment in editing equipment, editing software, duplicating and printing equipment for the studio, all of the month to month expenses involved in maintaining the studio itself, and finally payroll for the company staff. Oh, and while we are on the subject, keep this additional fact in mind on average every four years as technology changes we have to upgrade our equipment to keep pace with customer's expectations.

There is an old saying in the business world that states "time is money". This factor is not always considered by customers with regards to the amount of time involved in completing a typical professional wedding video after the contract is signed. The following example assumes a typical single camera (seven hour day) wedding and reception contract.

· A rehearsal visit a day or two prior to the wedding day. 1 - 2 hours
· Equipment prep, check, and test (day of the wedding). 1 hour
· Arrive & set-up prior to start of the wedding. 60 - 90 mins.
· Wedding ceremony coverage (then pack up the equipment). 1 - 2 hours
· Travel to reception. 30 - 45 mins.
· Reception coverage. 5 - 6 hours
· Post-wedding follow up (prior to editing). 1 - 2 hours
· Editing the wedding. 6 - 8 hours
· DVD authoring, media publishing and printing. 1 - 2 hours
· Review and final approval. 1 - 2 hours TOTAL 25 - 27 hours

A single camera 7 hour wedding and reception day can typically involve up to 27 hours of labor to complete. Take all of the information given above into consideration and then consider the question of price, not only from your point of view but also the point of view of the videography company that you're considering to cover your wedding day.

Visit our web site at www.kmcvideoproductions.com if you want to find more information.
I'm looking for a place to have my 18th birthday party! I have my own dj & decorations, and i would prefer a place with 2 different areas so my family and friends could separate. Any help would be loved!
cake, balloons, Sweets, gifts etc.....
http://youngwizardsacademy.com/
FRIENDS ROCK N ROLL MUSIC FOOD COCKTAILS BEVERAGES GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Guest

18 days ago
Topic:
Hall for rent in the 90044 area
Goodtimes banquet hall
brand1262426
brand1262426
Posts: 3

19 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Planning myrtle beach sc
Not very good with all this stress and ideas, I got a budget of 1500 and really want a myrtle beach sc wedding on the beach I live in Anderson we vacation there every 4th of july and plan to wed july 11, 2015 and won't make it to the beach til febuary-april and need to know best places to stay reception, all that information, cheap please.
apurc1291956
apurc1291956
Posts: 1

20 days ago
Topic:
Honeymoon
Hi I am a travel agent who works with couples to help plan honeymoons. If you would like to send me an email with some information I will be able to provide you with some options. If you send me your approx budget, and your interests and date ranges that would be great email apurchon@cruiseplanners.com lrtat1284659 wrote:
I am looking for a nice affordable honeymoon spot for about 4 days? any suggestions?
Our wedding will be September 25, 2015 in Decatur. We are looking for a wedding planner and dj. We have already secured most of the vendors, so no contract negotiations or recommendations will be needed. We will primarily need someone to assist with finalizing the wedding day itinerary, rehearsal, ceremony procession, reception and ensuring that the room flip (using the same venue for both reception and ceremony) is done exactly as we would like. We will be handling décor, but just need someone to make sure it is perfect the day of. I would like to work with someone beginning 8 weeks out and two face-to-face meetings and a venue walk through with the caterer.

As for DJ, we are looking at ceremony and reception, but don't need anything too extravagant as we have a list that we are building for the evening.
Please only reasonable pricing.
grace1291773
grace1291773
Posts: 1

20 days ago
Topic:
High School Prom-75 people
I am looking for a venue for our high school prom. We have a really small school, so there will only be about 75 people there. I would love to find a pretty location that is around or under $500. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated!
Memories
My parents' 25th anniversary is coming up. I'm looking for a place that can host about 60 people without being ridiculously expensive. I called Tartan Fields Golf Club and we can rent their room for free since we're members of the club, but they don't allow outside catering. They said they charge about $21-25 per person. I've never planned a party before so I have no clue if this is a reasonable amount for them to charge.

I'm looking for other suggestions in the Dublin, OH area if possible and to know what a decent cost would be per person.
We're looking to do a Once Upon a Time theme for the party so would love to hold the party somewhere vaguely thematic. Anyone know of any fun restaurants or venues that may work? Won't be a lot of kids attending- 5 max and mostly adults.
pavil207719
pavil207719
Posts: 2

27 days ago
Topic:
Holiday Parties
The Pavilion Grille located in Boca Raton Florida has some last minute
dates still available for your Holiday Party.

We can hold smaller Luncheons or Dinners in our 60 seat Grille Room and
larger events in our Atrium.

Contact Liz at paviliongrille@gmail or call 561-912-0000.
www.paviliongrille.com
When planning a party -- whether that be a birthday party, family reunion, or employee celebration -- don't forget to budget for some fun activities and entertainment.
Make sure you don't spend too much on a venue and catering, leaving you too little for activities and entertainment!
That's where the Civil War Ranch in Carthage, MO, can help!
The ranch events complex is nestled in an amazing country setting and offers various packages at prices that won't break the piggy bank or your budget -- leaving plenty in the budget for some fun activities and/or special entertainment.

And check out the ranch's list of carnival-type games and lawn activities for your party needs.
They include: Ring Toss Games, Wood Milk Bottle Toss, Bean Bag Toss, Potato Sack Races, Wooden Bowling Game, Ladder Bolos Toss, Courtyard Giant Beach Balls, Courtyard Playground Balls, Disc Tic-Tac-Toe, Lawn Twister, Bobbing for Apples, Donuts On A String Game, Painting on Easels, Cowboy Tents Party, Wanted and Reward Cowboy Photo Board, Pioneer Tin Cans on Strings Ball Toss, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Rubber Duck Ring Toss, Giant Bubble Wand and Mix, Rubber Horseshoes Game, Cranking Cannon Game, Rainbow Parachute Games, Candy or Balloon Giant Slingshot, SkyCatcher Launch & Catch, Mini-Frisbee Golf, Giant Wood Tumbling Towers, Giant Pickup Sticks, Children’s Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball, Giant Bounce Pods, Giant Garden Checkers, Giant Dominoes, Giant Scrabble Game.

Other treats, specialty games and activities that you can reserve for your upcoming party or event include: Popcorn Machine, Cotton Candy Machine, Snow Cone Machine, Party Pinata and Treats, Ranch Regulation Volleyball, Regulation Horseshoes, Balloon Artists, Balloon Clowns, Face-painting Costumed Characters, Magicians, Pony Rides, Petting Zoos, Carriage Rides, Wagon Rides, Inflatable Sumo Wrestling Suits, Inflatable Bounce Houses, Inflatable Bounce, Climb and Slide Combos, Inflatable Wet and Dry Slides, Inflatable Obstacle and Slide Combos, Inflatable Velcro Wall (including two Velcro suits), Mechanical Bull Ride, Inflatable World of Sports (five attractions in one), Redneck Tree-Log Game, Revenge of the Sea Pirate Ship Swing Ride, Kids’ Trackless Train Ride, Photo Booths, Tethered Balloon Rides, Fishing in Ranch Pond, Fireworks Over Ranch Pond, DJ Services, Photographers, Fiddlers, Bluegrass Bands, Cloggers, Square Dancers, and Singers. .

When looking for the right size of venue for your party at the right price, consider the ranch's four venue packages that are priced to meet anyone's budget. They include:
1. The two-story rustic Events Barn with two banquet rooms, modern climate-controlled restrooms, and a food-preparation kitchen; large grassy Barn Courtyard that is perfect for all types of games and activities; large shady Pole Barn that is ideal for outdoor activities and dining; and the ranch's spring-fed, 2.5-acre pond.
2. The large grassy Barn Courtyard that is perfect for all types of games and activities; and the large shady Pole Barn that is ideal for outdoor activities and dining.
3. The Speedway Cafe' in the Civil War Ranch Indoor Arena is a smaller venue (ideal for groups of 50 or fewer). Included in the package is a grassy area under a grove of trees next to the Speedway Cafe'.
4. For large-scale events, consider booking the Indoor Arena or even the whole 73-acre ranch complex.

If you have more questions, contact Chris Westwood at the Civil War Ranch via email, chris.westwood@civilwarranch.com, or call her at 417-237-0771.
Also, check out the ranch's website at www.civilwarranch.com or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CivilWarRanch
Hi Josh,
We are based in Dallas and Little Rock and do travel. We offer dj entertainment, full photography, videography, amazing photo booths, décor lighting, and wedding coordination.
There's no one in Shreveport that does what we do. I've taught the interactive wedding seminar at the national dj convention. have my BS in Event Management, am a Certified Wedding Consultant, have been an adjunct professor of Special Events, and more importantly bring a ton of ideas to the table based on your goals and personalities that will help motivate and create a better reception that will look amazing and get your guests more involved. This effects how late guests stay and how involved they get, the photography, the video, and what everyone will remember.
It starts with a few minutes on the phone so I can find out more about what you had in mind for everything. Thanks and look forward to speaking with you.
Steve Roberts, CWC
Celebrations Events & Entertainment
www.celebrations-events.com
214-926-0928
moral1285979
moral1285979
Posts: 1

November 18, 2014
Topic:
Wedding on a budget!!!
My fiancé and I recently got engaged and are looking at getting married in (Cortlandt Manor) NY next October. Casual but elegant. With no family to help we have very little money to spend on this but still want it to be a special/memorable day. Any ideas!?!?!?
lrtat1284659
lrtat1284659
Posts: 1

November 17, 2014
Topic:
Honeymoon
I am looking for a nice affordable honeymoon spot for about 4 days? any suggestions?
If you need assistance or management, contact us for a free quote! We have provided services for weddings and spent less that $4500 for complete services (including our fee)! www.lilyeliteaffairs.com
sonicsensations
sonicsensations
Posts: 1

November 17, 2014
Topic:
The First 10 Steps for Wedding Planning
Wedding is something from which we expect a lot of fun. And DJ does exactly that, not only for the couple but also for the guests. And professional DJ services it's not just about the music, it's the ambience created by the combination of music, lighting, and the DJ.

Guest

November 13, 2014
Topic:
Baby Shower Venue- Tampa Fl
George Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees Spring Training field, has some really cute baby shower spaces for boys! Ask about the Dugout Club!

Guest

November 12, 2014
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!
I'm looking for a place to rent for my 22 birthday party!!!
Straight from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Fat Tuesday is the perfect place to go for fun in Tempe. On Mill Avenue, we are convenient to Downtown Tempe Offices, ASU and Sun Devil Stadium.

Fat Tuesday is proudly the longest standing entertainment venue on Mill. Since 1991 we have been serving great drinks, great food and great fun in a colorful, upbeat atmosphere. Our specialties are our Fat Tuesday Frozen Daiquiris and authentic New Orleans style food. The menu does have classics such as cheeseburgers, chips and salsa and wings... and we have a full service bar for those who prefer martinis, margaritas, and other non frozen drinks. All of our new event menus are fully customizable.

You can get away from the office for a lunch meeting, and for late night, there is usually a party going on. Birthday Parties, Bachelor/Bachelorettes, Graduation, Company Holiday Parties, ASU Sports Parties... We do it all! Watch the world go by on Mill Avenue's premier patio, or dance the night away inside.

Ditch the stuffy hotel conference room and let us take care of the details for your next office get together or private party. We'll make it special, and make sure YOU can sit back & enjoy the party. We accommodate parties from 20 - 300 guests. Call or email our Events Coordinator to book your party today!



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Bethany Walters
Fat Tuesday Tempe
D: 480-967-3917
C: 504-571-9640
http://www.fattuesdaytempe.com
bensalemTcclub
bensalemTcclub
Posts: 2

November 12, 2014
Topic:
Wedding And Party Planner in New York
There are many wedding planners who will design and decorate your winter wedding but if you need an Indian touch in your wedding then you must contact Glamorous Event Planners in Hicksville, NY.


Call us at: (516) 933-2788
Contact us via Website: http://www.glamorouseventplanners.com/
You can also reach on our address. We’re located at: 254 W. Old Country Road Hicksville, NY 11801.

Guest

November 11, 2014
Topic:
Need a space for 13 yr old bday in Birmingham, AL
I'm looking for a space to a have a party for about 40 kids in the birmingham, AL area, the closer to Hoover, the better. I don't live there, so finding a spot to have the party has been rough. We will provide decorations, music, food, drinks, photographer, and clean up. I just need the space.

Thanks for any and all suggestions
Expecting around 50 guests

Guest

November 11, 2014
Topic:
New York Wedding Venue HELP.
Has the wedding day passed?

Guest

November 10, 2014
Topic:
Iron Bowl Game Watch Engagement Party Venue??
Looking for a room at a venue to hold somewhere between 50 & 75 people. The ideal room would be in or around Birmingham or Homewood, have a large television (or two or three), a couple rectangle tables to hold the food and several round tables and chairs for guests to sit at. Nothing too expensive to rent out for about 3 hours on a Saturday to watch the football game and celebrate the newly engaged couple. Additionally, we would prefer to bring in our own already cooked food and alcohol if possible. Thanks!
phantomimaging
phantomimaging
Posts: 1

November 9, 2014
Topic:
Atlanta Wedding!
Good Evening,
My name is Stefano from Phantom Imaging Videography and I will be happy to assist you and your wedding preparations.

Let me first congratulate you on this joyous time in your life.
I reviewed your post and I know we can most definitely help ease your evening celebration headaches.
to better assist you let me ask a few questions;

Do you require videography?
- will you need editing?
- how many videographer will you need?

Lastly budget. Giving us an idea of your budget can eliminate many questions later on. Please keep in mind we do not charge for travel smile travel is on us!

Thank you kindly for contacting us.
I look forward to hearing back.

Stefano
phantom imaging videography
6478281270
Phantomimaging@gmail.com




Hi All,

I am hoping to get some suggestions/ideas from people who have had experience planning their wedding from out of town. My fiance and I currently live in Seattle, WA but we are having our wedding in Atlanta, GA. (All family and friends are there)

Budget: $10K (Ideally this will include EVERYTHING associated with the wedding...dress, food, venue, photography, and etc.)

Date: August 15, 2015

Bridesmaid and Groomsmen: 10 (5 each)

Guest: 120-150 people (around 20 under the age of 21)

Ceremony: At a church Reception: Somewhere indoors

Must Haves: Full meal for the guest, photography and videography (for both the ceremony and reception), alcohol (maybe for at least 1 hour? then switch to cash bar?), professional hair and make up, decorated and customized space, DJ (for the reception at least)

Ideally: Having a photobooth or something similar for the guests

I am not opposed to having a wedding planner at all, in fact that would take a lot of stress off. However, the few wedding planners I spoke with all told me if I want to have a decent wedding I have to up the budget...I would love to but can't (current grad student = lots of loans).

I am planning on going to GA at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding. Maybe this will be enough time to DIY something and save on costs?

Looking forward to hearing awesome ideas smile

Guest

November 8, 2014
Topic:
60th annivesary party
I need a place to host a 60th anniversary party in owings mills that's reasonable price?