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dan.h2664840
dan.h2664840
Posts: 1

8 hours ago
Topic:
ideas for cheapest wedding
Keep unnecessary costs low. For our wedding, we chose to go with entirely disposable tableware. Instead of blowing our budget on dishes, we were able to find some really nice options that looked like the real thing. The coolest were these plastic wine glasses. They looked like they were made of crystal and really tied up the whole wedding look.
info1046311
info1046311
Posts: 1

11 hours ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
If anyone in Charlotte needs a Wedding Officiant, we are running a special for Officiant services for $150. 6th Sense Events, LLC Contact me for more information.
thewe2664414
thewe2664414
Posts: 4

16 hours ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
Hello Friends, Me and Giuliana Engage in last week, me and my fiancee planning for Destination Wedding Italy. please suggest us best venue in Italy For Outdoor wedding.
edited by thewe2664414 on 1/18/2018
thewe2664414
thewe2664414
Posts: 4

16 hours ago
Topic:
Wedding Centerpieces
your idea is very cost effective, It will look very beautiful.
edited by thewe2664414 on 1/18/2018
thewe2664414
thewe2664414
Posts: 4

16 hours ago
Topic:
Hiring a wedding/event planner
Hiring Wedding planner is little costly but they can manage all things for you very well.
edited by thewe2664414 on 1/18/2018
Yes , u r right. Wedding planner manages all the things like transportation, legal documentation, catering, decoration, band and everything on behalf of you so you can enjoy your dream Big day
edited by thewe2664414 on 1/18/2018
scife2663413
scife2663413
Posts: 1

1 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
Hello! My fiancé and I are planning a wedding in the Philadelphia area. Our budget is 8k or less and our guest count is 125-130. Every venue we find is ridiculously expensive in this area for all inclusive. I don’t think it’s outrageous to have a nice wedding for 125 ppl at a 8k budget but I am losing hope trying to find a place. Please help!!!
Congratulations!!!! Here at Whittaker Woods Golf Club we are a destination wedding venue that caters to the LGBT community. I would love for you to come out and take a look at the venue and what we have to offer. We are located right on the IN/MI border. I am running a spectacular special right now through the end of January. Please let me know when is a good time to set up a day and time for you to come check us out?

Danielle Riddlespriger
Special Events Coordinator
Office: 269-469-3400
Cell: 708-374-0521
mike22662298
mike22662298
Posts: 1

1 days ago
Topic:
Anniversary!
Never forget about your parents! They give you a birth! They give you life! Do not forget to congratulate them with their anniversary! These stuff will help you! Check it out!
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Guest

2 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
Online site provides best services related a wedding planning, wedding ring, wedding dress and wedding cake etc.
weddi2657754
weddi2657754
Posts: 1

3 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
I think your place of party arranged according to your budgets.
I need a space to rent for church service on sunday only for 150+ peoples.some Saturday events if needed.thanks Jason @ 714 805 3059
erica2649611
erica2649611
Posts: 2

8 days ago
Topic:
I Need A baby shower location!
erica2649611 wrote:
Looking for a place for a Babyshower it can be a banquet room a apartment complex building. Need it for February 23rd Grand Rapids Michigan
erica2649611
erica2649611
Posts: 2

8 days ago
Topic:
I Need A baby shower location!
Looking for a place for a Babyshower it can be a banquet room a apartment complex building. Need it for February 23rd
I have been with Eventective with my new event center for about a week and the first week I booked 2 events!!!

If you are a Venue and are not using this tool you are so missing out on potential clients!smile
zhaig2647026
zhaig2647026
Posts: 1

9 days ago
Topic:
Bridesmaid Dress Under 100
I have bought a Bridesmaid dress there on the weekend from Dressblee. It's very nice and good quality and Also, many Bridesmaid Dress Under 100 $ in so many size, color & styles.
you can see more designer Bridesmaid dresses for your special day in DressbLee at a reliable price.
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 42

10 days ago
Topic:
12-Month Conference Planning Guide
Not all events are created equal—that’s something you’ll hear us say again and again. What’s one of the things that will set your event apart? Adequate planning is the key! Give your speakers, vendors, and guests ample lead time to save the date, and give yourself plenty of lead time so you’re not rushing with last-minute details.


Read the full post by clicking here.
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 42

10 days ago
Topic:
Question
Hello there! Many users like to go to our Facebook page to share a lot of their thoughts or they like to contact us directyl to discuss. However, here are some of our most recent discussions that are going on in the forums:
https://www.eventective.com/forum/recenttopics.aspx
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 42

10 days ago
Topic:
I Need A baby shower location!
steve2644168 wrote:
I am having a baby shower in Boynton Beach Florida I looked everywhere I cannot find a place please anyone , I’ll pay I just need a place thk you so much




Hi Steve- Have you reached out to the Inn a Boynton Beach yet? They host showers:
https://www.eventective.com/boynton-beach-fl/the-inn-at-boynton-beach-2126.html
Are you needing help crating a timeline? IF you want shoot me an email and I can send you a timeline/template for your planning

kris@krislaveder.com
steve2644168
steve2644168
Posts: 1

10 days ago
Topic:
I Need A baby shower location!
I am having a baby shower in Boynton Beach Florida I looked everywhere I cannot find a place please anyone , I’ll pay I just need a place thk you so much
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 42

10 days ago
Topic:
How to speak to someone at Eventective?
djmic2262018 wrote:
I purchased a lead but unfortunately I am not available on that date and need a refund for the lead.
Please let me know if this is possible.




Thank you for contacting us. Please see the following instructions on refunding a lead by clicking here. If you need additional assistance, please call 207-253-1653 and ask to speak with your account manager.
Guest 2 min agoHi! I am looking for a venue to rent out for my son's 5th birthday party. There will be around 10 kids, 25 adults which are all close family. I want to make my own food and bring my own drinks (alcohol). Looking for some fun ideas. I would like to rent out the hall or wherever longer than 3 hours. His birthday is in a month so anything around February 17th or the Saturday after that.

I thought about bowling but it is getting really expensive because I am thinking a lot of the adults will want to bowl and the VIP room there is only for 2 hours .

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! We are located in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hi! I am looking for a venue to rent out for my son's 5th birthday party. There will be around 10 kids, 25 adults which are all close family. I want to make my own food and bring my own drinks (alcohol). Looking for some fun ideas. I would like to rent out the hall or wherever longer than 3 hours. His birthday is in a month so anything around February 17th or the Saturday after that.

I thought about bowling but it is getting really expensive because I am thinking a lot of the adults will want to bowl and the VIP room there is only for 2 hours .

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! We are located in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hello Everyone!

We are living in the modern age and we want everything should be perfect in all manner. When the time of a wedding, it is the important part of everyone's life And everyone want perfection on that day. During this time, we hired that person who knows each and everything about the wedding. When we Think about this perfection, our mind runs with only with the wedding planners. They decorate our wedding as well as completed our rituals in the proper manner.The wedding planner is those who decorate our wedding from the first day to last day even they also work for catering services.

Thank You!
arsineha
arsineha
Posts: 1

13 days ago
Topic:
Question
I just became a subscriber again and checking the forum its not very active. Why is that just curious?
Hello and New Year,

We would like to reserve the club house on April 14th for a 40th birthday party. Please give me a call at 404-780-6740. Thank you!
We are looking for any information from a wedding experience at Boldt Castle in the summer months. I read that only the wedding can be held at the castle and we have to decorate one hour prior to the event but have to clean up immediately after. Not sure if that is possible given the time crunch on the wedding day. Is it better to have the wedding and reception across the water at one of the resorts. We are having a very small event of approximately 30 people.
I purchased a lead but unfortunately I am not available on that date and need a refund for the lead.
Please let me know if this is possible.
Hello, my name is Luciana. I would to reserve the club house on April 14th for a birthday party. Please call me at 404-780-6740. Thank you!
I need a building/hall for my daughters 14th birthday which is in February.
Are you looking for an intimate wedding venue for your small wedding or event.
At the Hartman we specialize in Boutique events and cater to cocktail style receptions.....visit us at www.thehartman.ca
Channel Audio specializes in providing simple AV solutions for the Nashville area. Our priority is building long-lasting relationships and delivering the best customer experience. Whether it be a wedding, corporate event, party or concert, our meticulously selected inventory of PA speakers, microphones, mixing consoles, projectors, screens, and drapery are up to any task. From your initial concept, all the way to load out, we'll be here for you every step of the way. Our process is designed to be as simple and hassle-free as possible. Contact us with your requirements and receive a custom quote in minutes.









https://www.channelaudiogroup.com
Depending on the type of event you are planning, you will need to utilize various types of event vendors to bring your vision to life. Juggling communication with all of your vendors can be tricky and downright daunting. You might find yourself fretting over whether all of your contracted vendors have all of the information they need. It is critical that everyone involved with your event is on the same page. Luckily, there are some straightforward steps you can take to ensure that your event goes without a hitch and all of your vendors deliver precisely what you need them to.



You Are in Control

As an event planner or coordinator, you are the person in charge of the event's success. Before reaching out to potential vendors, it is critical that you have already extensively researched what your event requires. You need to have a detailed written plan for your event. This method allows you to be direct with potential vendors, informing them of your exact needs. As soon as you let a vendor suggest or dictate the services you are requiring, you are loosening your grip on your event's success. With that said, you should still lean on your vendors for valuable advice. Once you have a general idea of what you need, you might want to ask for specific help from a vendor. For example, asking an AV company what the best powered PA speakers and mixer for your event communicates that you have a firm grip on your requirements, but are willing to accept their advice about your rental equipment. You do not need to be an expert on all of your rental equipment, that is the vendor's job after all, but you should know enough to communicate what you want from them.



Pick One Mode of Communication

It is highly recommended that you stick to one form of communication with all of your event vendors. For example, at Channel Audio, we prefer to handle all communication via email. This allows both us and the client to have a written record of all details that is easy to refer to. It might seem easy to fire off a quick text to your vendor, but it is imperative that you communicate professionally. In today's technologically-connected world, email is always at the tip of our fingers. Set the tone for communication with your vendors from the initial consultation. Prompt, efficient, and professional communication is beneficial for everyone involved.

Prepare a Detailed Schedule for the Day of the Event

One of the most important parts of communicating and coordinating with your chosen vendors is scheduling load-in and load-out times. Everyone involved with servicing your event needs to be on the same page regarding the day's schedule, and it is critical that you stress prompt timing with everyone. It is always useful to stagger load-in times with your vendors. If your staging, lighting, and sound companies all show up at the venue's loading dock at the same time, it can become a nightmare to coordinate moving all the equipment into the site at once. The schedule you prepare should also stress that all vendors need to check in and out with either you or another identified event coordinator. Don't be afraid to ask your vendors questions about how long it will take them to set up their equipment. Experienced vendors should be able to tell you exactly how much time they will require.



Follow-Up Multiple Times

You are most likely planning events months in advance. It is crucial that you communicate multiple times with your contracted vendors at equal intervals between the time that you first reach out to them and the day of the event. The last thing you want is for a vendor to not show up on the day of your event, leaving you scrambling to find a solution. It is common and accepted to call everyone involved in servicing your event the morning of to confirm everything you have discussed.

Communicate Your Expectations Clearly

Whether you like it or not, your vendors might try to cut corners wherever possible. When contracting their services, make sure you explain your expectations in writing. If the vendor cannot adequately meet your expectations, move on to the next one!



Make Sure You Practice Fair Business

You can try and squeeze every penny out of a vendor's quote that you want, but you need to keep in mind that many event services require a particular level of expertise that can't be found anywhere. Your vendors need to make a profit to stay in business, and it is better for everyone if all parties involved are fairly compensated. You absolutely cannot expect to put on the type of event you envision in your head with a budget too low to adequately pay everyone involved. If you haggle a vendor down too low, you risk them not wanting to work with you again. Remember, you are building long-term relationships.

Follow-Up After the Event

After your event is over and all vendors have been paid, it can be incredibly useful to follow up with your vendors and discuss the success of the event. A vendor might have some valuable suggestions regarding how you can do things better in the future. In addition, you can communicate to the vendor how satisfied or not you were with their services, in turn improving experiences for everyone involved in the future. Your communication style and tone can set the bar for how vendors interact with you in the future.


https://www.channelaudiogroup.com
edited by ChannelAudio on 12/28/2017
What a fun game!!
laris2614348
laris2614348
Posts: 1

December 19, 2017
Topic:
ideas for cheapest wedding
where are you located? I am in Oklahoma and I just got married in August and our venue sounds like what you are looking for
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 42

December 18, 2017
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!
need a place for my 13th bday party. 79 people coming. newburgh or Evansville Indiana.. any suggestions?




Hi there! Have you check out the Metro Sports Center or the AMF Arc Lanes?

Guest

December 16, 2017
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!
need a place for my 13th bday party. 79 people coming. newburgh or Evansville Indiana.. any suggestions?
PinkChapelEstate
PinkChapelEstate
Posts: 5

December 14, 2017
Topic:
Wedding Venue for a Wedding for 50.
Hi. I am looking for a venue that is a bit romantic for an outdoor courtyard wedding in or near Cold Spring. We are planning on having a dinner served afterward. I have spoken with The Blue Heron but it appears they are booked for the day we are searching for. We are disappointed. My fiance has a lake place in Richmond but we are not real familiar with venues in this area, Paynesvile, ect. Thank you in advance for your help. BTW we also thought about the Pillar Inn but we would have to do all the set up, tear down and clean up. Not what we want to do on our honeymoon night.



I've got your venue! ThePinkChapel.com The Pink Chapel Estate. just west of Las Vegas, its a 30 acre estate, clean.. and I mean clean.. no animals are kept on the property! Check it out! and call if you have any questions! 702-203-6111
PinkChapelEstate
PinkChapelEstate
Posts: 5

December 14, 2017
Topic:
Wedding Venues, any suggestions
shelb2470268 wrote:
I have been trying to find a venue for my wedding which I am planing for next year either mid-August to early September or early October. So far it seems like the total attendants will be around 150. We want an outdoor venue with a shelter or a barn type wedding. Something not in the center of town. Any suggestions of places I could look into?


I've got your venue! ThePinkChapel.com The Pink Chapel. just west of Las Vegas, its a 30 acre estate, clean.. and I mean clean.. no animals are kept on the property! Check it out! and call if you have any questions! 702-203-6111
PinkChapelEstate
PinkChapelEstate
Posts: 5

December 14, 2017
Topic:
Wedding Venues, any suggestions
I've got your venue! ThePinkChapel.com The Pink Chapel. just west of Las Vegas, its a 30 acre estate, clean.. and I mean clean.. no animals are kept on the property! smile Check it out! and call if you have any questions! 702-203-6111
PinkChapelEstate
PinkChapelEstate
Posts: 5

December 14, 2017
Topic:
Country Wedding Inspiration
Canning Jars, with daisies on the tables and used as aisle runner decor, Lace of course. Old doors mounted on a sturdy frame as a backdrop. Old mismatched vintage chairs and china... and your celebration at The Pink Chapel Estate just outside of Las Vegas smile
Carolina Trace Country Club is your perfect wedding venue! Located in the gated community of Carolina Trace, the Club is surrounded by two lush golf courses, and lake front views for both your ceremony and reception!

For the months of January, February, and March, we are offering to all clients, an opportunity to plan their wedding with us, while not having to worry about meeting certain food and beverage minimums, or room rental obligations! For our brides, this means that you can still plan the wedding of your dreams, without breaking your budget. We still give you the service and expertise you deserve, while making sure that every wedding "must have" is met.

Carolina Trace is your one-stop-shop for all your catering, venue, and rental needs. And during these months, plan your perfect wedding for half the cost!

Let our Catering team take care of you, by creating your one-of-a-kind menu, and our day-of-coordinator assist with getting you down the aisle! Please contact Victoria Harper at 919-499-5121, extension 203, or email at vharper@carolinatracecc.com, for more information on booking you wedding!

Guest

December 9, 2017
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!
Need large space for my 18th birthday party somewhere that allows drinks (alcohol) and smoking (any kind nothing to bad and inside to).

Guest

December 8, 2017
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!
Need a party room for 25 people for a sweet 16


Games for Pairs of People are designed to improve communication. They are also a ton of fun!
  • Our Newlywed Game is for newlyweds.
  • Our Colleague Game is for people who work together
  • Our Family Game is for parents and teens or pre-teens, siblings, etc.

Contestants are:

  • Separated and presented with enter a form or a whiteboard/blackboard.
  • Instructed to write one word descriptors for themselves and their partner as shown in the photograph.
  • Blindfolded prior to being brought back together.
Contestants hold their forms or boards for the audience to see while answering questions such as:
  • How many times did your answers match.
  • What did your partner write for each prompt.
Prizes are then presented to the contestants (and they need to figure out what the prizes are while remaining blindfolded.)


People enjoy the game and realize the need to improve communication.



Note: In some variations of the game, only one participant is blindfolded and predicts what their partner wrote on the board.


These games are included in selected Education By Entertainment programs.

Ron

Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
Social or Public event these are the important parts Venue selection, catering, Production, Entertainment, Gifts, Lodging, Transportation, Conference services. How to handle all this task in a proper way. Event Planners

Guest

December 7, 2017
Topic:
Great Communications Games for Pairs of People


Games for Pairs of People are designed to improve communication. They are also a ton of fun!
  • Our Newlywed Game is for newlyweds.
  • Our Colleague Game is for people who work together
  • Our Family Game is for parents and teens or pre-teens, siblings, etc.

Contestants are:

  • Separated and presented with enter a form or a whiteboard/blackboard.
  • Instructed to write one word descriptors for themselves and their partner as shown in the photograph.
  • Blindfolded prior to being brought back together.
Contestants hold their forms or boards for the audience to see while answering questions such as:
  • How many times did your answers match.
  • What did your partner write for each prompt.
Prizes are then presented to the contestants (and they need to figure out what the prizes are while remaining blindfolded.)


People enjoy the game and realize the need to improve communication.



Note: In some variations of the game, only one participant is blindfolded and predicts what their partner wrote on the board.


These games are included in selected Education By Entertainment programs.

Ron

Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
perfe2601424
perfe2601424
Posts: 1

December 4, 2017
Topic:
Vancouver's Best Wedding Entertainment!
Greater Vancouver's best choice for spectacular wedding and reception party entertainment!
AcroFire Entertainment specializes in providing epic fire performances, but also represents some of Vancouvers top performance artists in a variety of different catagories! Owners Lukas Knab and Sierra Tasi Baker work to help you find the best possible entertainment for your special day! With over 20 years combined experience in the performing arts, let us help you make your wedding celebration stand out from the rest!
Services:
- Fire Performances (Indoor or Outside): Vancouver's best fire dancers, fire eaters, and fire performers. Male and female solo, duo, and group performances available. Contemporary dance, partner acrobatics, lots of different fire props, fire eating, and special effects. Our fire performances are the best available and, as our specialty, are sure to impress your guests!
- Aerialists: Aerialists hang from the ceiling and combine beautiful flexibility with contemporary movements. Whether hanging from silks, hoops, ropes, chains, or straps, our aerialists offer a beautiful spectacle to any event!
- Circus Performers: Looking for more options without fire? We offer a variety of different circus style performances as well! Cyr wheel, hand stand balance acts, stage magicians, contortionists, clowns and characters, Jugglers, and more! If you can think of it, we will find you the best available!
- Dancers: From beautiful ballerinas to epic breakdancers, and spectacularly costumed bollywood and Bhangra dancers, we can help make the groom wish he had been practicing more before showing everyone his skills for the first dance!
- Musicians: Looking for some live music as a highlight for your event, or an ambient addition to your cocktail hour? We offer a variety of musicians for varying budgets! Whether it's a violin player, classical guitar, solo artist, full band, vocalist, or a quartet, we can help add the perfect soundscape to your event! Ask us about our live music options during our fire performances!
- Roaming and Table to Table Entertainment: Our roaming entertainers are perfect for photo ops and keeping your guests entertained during downtime, cocktail hours, or up close at their tables! Beautiful costumed stilt walkers, close up magicians, balloon artists, or contact jugglers are all available!


What sets us apart from other performers?:
- 20+ years combined experience in the performance arts
- $5 Million liability insurance covering indoor and outdoor fire performances
- Professional and experienced with the wedding performance industry
- Safety is our primary concern and we pride ourselves on our clean record
- Our High standards make sure we only offer the best performers
- Options for every budget
- Huge network of performance artists
- Always available to help you create the experience you want, utilizing our comprehensive network!


Contact us today to book your perfect wedding entertainment package!



778-873-2659
www.acrofireentertainment.com


Thanks,
Lukas Knab
AcroFire Etertainment
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 42

November 30, 2017
Topic:
Holiday Family Party
Have you checked out Florian Park Conference & Event Center? Feel free to reach out to them by clicking here.