Innovative Ideas for Your Hangar Wedding

5 Amazing Ideas for Your Wedding

Your wedding day is bound to be one of the most unforgettable events in your life. You also want to make it quite memorable for your guests too! What you need for that are great ideas that you can incorporate into your wedding to make it an amazing event.

Let’s have a look at some of the things you can do to make your wedding just spectacular.

 

  • Create Reception Lounges for Dance Breaks

 

A wedding without dance floor is incomplete. There has to be a dance floor and it has to stay full. You can achieve that with all your friends and family gathered with you. However, dancing can be quite tiring for everyone.

You can set up luxurious lounges in different places at your wedding venue. Everyone who feels exhausted can take 5 on the incredibly soft and spongy couches only to return and fire up the dance floor again.

 

  • Create a Restaurant Environment

 

For your wedding dinner, you don’t have to ditch your excellent venue and go to a restaurant. You can bring the restaurant to you! Instead of arranging a buffet, set up a restaurant environment, bring in waiters who take orders from your guests and let everyone enjoy the meals of their choice!

 

  • Fly Into Your Wedding Reception

 

This is will be the most talked about entrance in years to come. Enter your wedding by flying into it in a private jet. Use the inside of the jet to take pictures, take more when you are climbing down and with the jet as a background in your frame.

Let the jet stay in the venue for the rest of your guests to take pictures in front of it. It will become a monument for all the attendees.   

 

  • Roll Out in a Mercedes

 

Leave the wedding reception in as much style as you entered it. Since you flew into it at the beginning; you should drive out in a high-speed Mercedes. Give the love of your life an exhilarating experience on her wedding day!

Set up a Barbeque

When you are outdoors, you can also set up a live barbeque at your wedding reception where guests can request their favorite items and the chef can serve them hot! A barbeque goes a long way with an open bar in the side. Make sure drinks flow free at your wedding!

Setting up a wedding with all the above ideas needs a lot more than planning. It requires a very large space. You need to have room for the jet, the bar b q and the Mercedes. Not only that, you will need a large area just for the restaurant.

The spread out lounges will also take up quite a bit of space. If you live in Phoenix, Arizona you don’t need to worry about a great venue. Venues of North Scottsdale can organize your wedding reception at their jet hangars! You can easily fly into your wedding and leave a lasting impression on your guests! All the amazing things you have planned will be accommodated easily in the 75000 square feet of space at the hangar. Visit us and see for yourself. We will make your wedding very exciting!

Technology and Destination Weddings

Technology and Destination Weddings. Once upon a time, destination weddings seemed like quite the undertaking. Times have changed, however, as technological innovations have made planning a celebration from afar much easier–and even more fun.

So how is technology changing the destination wedding landscape?

LIVE STREAMING Not every invitee may be able to attend a destination wedding, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be a part of the big day! Between apps such as Periscope and actual robots that live-stream events, nobody will be left out from the celebration as long as they have a screen in front of them. Brides and grooms can even offer a first-hand peek of the action by incorporating a Go Pro while walking down the aisle.

PAPERLESS INVITATIONS While traditional save-the-dates and invitations can be elegant touches, virtual correspondence can be simpler to manage and also easier on the budget. Paperless invitations these days have all the bells and whistles. In addition to sending out invitations to all guests on the list, these programs also compile all of the RSVPs in one place to make it easier to finalize the final attendance list. It’s hard to argue with something that saves both time and money!

WEDDING WEBSITE It’s imperative to share all of the wedding details with guests, especially when it comes to destination weddings. Attendees will want to book accommodations in advance and make their travel plans, but they won’t be able to do that without the specifics. The wedding website is not necessarily a new technological advancement, but these days, it does much more than simply share information with loved ones.

WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE Between FitBits and Apple watches, everybody is sporting activity trackers these days. However, on the wedding day, it’s not about how many steps the couple takes (trust us – they’ll reach your goal!). Instead, brides and grooms are keeping track of the heart rate feature to remember their wedding day.

Newlyweds are checking the synced app after the wedding to see their physical response to the sequence of events. From the emotions of the ceremony to the upbeat tempo of the reception. All in a simple graph. Some are even taking the extra step to get their Big Day heartbeat engraved on rings. Or emblazoned on canvases or pillows to remind them of that special moment.

More idea’s

In a world where everyone is connected. It only makes sense that technology makes its way to the destination wedding industry. Modern couples, busier than ever can enjoy the ease that comes with planning. While loved ones can rest assure that they will be a part of the Big Day. Whether they are near or far.

Rebecca Hochreiter is the vice president of marketing and customer engagement at DestinationWeddings.com. The world’s leading destination wedding and romantic travel planning company. DestinationWeddings.com has worked with more than 20,000 couples and half a million guests to plan dream destination weddings.

How to Have a Social-Media-Optimized Wedding

How to Have a Social-Media-Optimized Wedding

Part 1: Proper Hashtagging

Five experts weigh in on the new rules of wedding tech.

How does one come up with a hashtag?
“You shouldn’t spend longer than 60 seconds thinking of it — the quicker it comes to you, the better. The more you think and ruminate on it, the more pained it will feel. My now-husband, Preston, and I were watching TV and talking about our save-the-dates, which I designed to read, ‘OMG we’re getting married.’ Preston said, ‘Why don’t we make our hashtag like that?’ We both thought that was really funny, and he suggested we add our first initials. So we went with #EPOMG, because it rhymed, it was easy to remember, and it made us laugh every time we said it to each other. The No. 1 rule is to make sure it’s easy to remember, because you don’t want your guests asking each other what it is when you’re walking down the aisle and they want to post a picture of you. And then the second rule is to make sure it isn’t heavily used. If there are one or two photos with that hashtag, that’s okay, because your feed will take it over. You don’t want your wedding getting lost in Instagram.” —Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, creative director whose 2013 wedding went viral

How do you make sure said hashtag gets used?
“Include it on your wedding website or save-the-date card, and ask the DJ to announce it in between songs. You can have framed signs on the tables that encourage taking photos and sharing them using your hashtag. But definitely limit it to one or two areas — you don’t want to turn your wedding into an MTV Awards–style production.” —C.K. Alexander, wedding-vow coach andowner of LoveInk

Should I assign someone to manage social coverage so I don’t have to be tied to my iPhone?
“Yes, taking candid snapshots is a great task for, say, the groom’s awkward sister who is only a bridesmaid because you felt guilty. And then specifically ask a few friends who take great photos to live-post the memorable moments of the evening. Some brides aren’t above giving their bridesmaids a shot list, like the bridal-party jump shot.” —Lindsay Kaplan, digital-communications executive

What if this social-media flurry leaves people feeling angry for not having been invited?
“Address the situation yourself: Share a picture with your network and say, ‘Thank you for the kind words! We wish all of you could have been here with us.’ ” —Dawn Mauberret, wedding planner and co-founder of Toasted Wedding Event

What do you do when you’re tagged in unflattering and embarrassing photos that are circulating on social media?
“There is a personal rule of not posting photos to social media unless I’ve asked permission of everyone in the photo, or they’re particularly close friends and everyone looks cute and sober. Don’t take it personally if someone untags themselves or asks me to remove the photo. I suggest everyone adopt similar practices. If you’re the one who wants the photo removed, say so. You have every right to be in control of your own image.” —Jaya Saxena, co-founder of Uncommon Courtesy etiquette blog

Part 2: Hiring a Live-Tweeter

Yes, this exists: New York–based concierge service Maid of Social, which launched this September, will send a representative to your wedding who will post photos to Instagram, live-tweet the ceremony, send Snapchat messages, and even stream the first dance on Periscope. “We work with the couple ahead of time to make sure that we’re in the loop with everything happening on the actual wedding day,” says co-founder Samantha Roberts. “This includes tagging vendors to make sure they’re credited and helping take photos for the bridal party. That means you’ll have someone on hand specifically to take those non-selfie shots of you and 20 other friends, without hassling the hired shooter.” Customizable packages start at $1,200.

Part 3: Moving Things Off Instagram
Services to help turn all those selfies into something tactile.
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Social print studio Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

The Art Director: Pixobook
This service collects all of your guests’ pictures, curates and retouches them, then designs and prints a custom album. Guests can also upload chunks of images directly to the app later on. Once all the photos are in, someone at Pixobook will either meet you in person or online to talk about the highlights of the big day, after which they take on the job of curating all the images down to a selection of 100 to 150 pictures.

The Private Network: WedPics
Those who’d rather not overshare their wedding on social media can set up their own private mini-network with WedPics: After receiving an email, text, or custom card invitation, guests can post a photo album plus view the itinerary, registry, accommodations, and bridal-party bios on a personalized wedding dashboard. WedPics will host an unlimited number of images forever, but you can also download photos at full resolution or have them printed. At the end of the year, the app plans to roll out a chat function so guests can interact with one another directly, opening up the possibility of cutting Tinder out as a middleman.
Free; wedpics.com.

The Photo Studio: Social Print Studio
Once you’ve collected all the candid snaps from your wedding, print your favorites through Social Print Studio’s app, which directly connects to your Instagram or smartphone albums. You can create everything from framed prints to magnets. Square-format prints and photo strips are also available, which makes creating personalized wedding favors and thank-yous that much easier.
Prices vary; socialprintstudio.com.

Part 4: Going Viral
How this photo got 8,063 (and counting) likes.

“Always remember that the first photo you share is probably the one that’s going to take off the quickest and have the most impact. I actually posted this one early on, right after the ceremony, when I ran out to retouch my makeup. Christian Siriano, who designed my dress, took it. It’s definitely not the best picture that I shared from our wedding, nor of me. But the little things you notice and don’t like about yourself, it turns out literally nobody gives a shit about.

This photo was totally off-the-cuff, against a brick wall, and diagonal — it wasn’t even straight!” —Nicolette Mason, contributing fashion editor and columnist at Marie Claire and blogger, married at the Wythe Hotel this past May

Part 5: Should I Use Social Media at the Wedding?
Jen Doll, author of Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, breaks down when to tweet, swipe right, or snap.

Tweet?

“No. If I were going to tweet something, it would be a snarky comment about something I noticed or an overheard statement.

Facebook?
“After the fact. Facebook is less about immediacy and more of a place where things live.”

Snapchat?

“Maybe. Sometimes weddings can be extremely cloying or just really irritating for various reasons. If there were going to be a place for you to be a little cutting, it would be Snapchat, where the offending comment would immediately go away.

Tinder?

“Afterward. If you encounter someone you swiped right on, you could message them: ‘Did I just see you at Dave and Judy’s nups?’ But using Tinder at the wedding proper isn’t going to be as effective as talking to the person, because in the social construct of a wedding, friendliness and openness to love and a kind of letting down of our guards already exists.”

Instagram?

“Yes. Instagram is really the best place for anything wedding-related. But don’t shoot anything negative, like people vomiting. Show people looking pretty.”

*This article appears in the Winter 2016 issue of New York Weddings.

By Sharon Steel http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-throw-a-social-media-optimized-wedding_us_56788dcde4b0b958f657b6cc

Forget Vegas: 6 Cool Spots to Host Your Bachelorette Party

Forget Vegas: 6 Cool Spots to Host Your Bachelorette Party.

You may have found Mr. Right. But no trip down the aisle can be considered complete without first saying so long to singledom with your best girlfriends (and a bottle of champagne or three) in tow. Though it might sound like a cakewalk, throwing a first-rate bachelorette party. It can be exceptionally tricky (not to mention stressful), with location, activities, and top-notch eateries playing a major role. Not sure where to kick off the party planning? Ditch the male stripper scene and typical Vegas affair and send off your “Ms.” status in style at these hot spots.

Chicago

Where to Stay
Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. A cool 10-minute walk from famed shopping destination the Magnificent Mile. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago offers spacious, airy rooms with deep-soaking tubs for relaxing downtime. As well wet bars for in-house cocktail crafting, and a 24-hour in-room dining service for late-night bites. And when the tourists on the Mag Mile get to be a bit too much, you’re just steps from the relative calm of Oak Street.  With its fashionable retailers, spas, and top-notch dining.

Where to Eat
There is no shortage of great eateries in Chicago, from pizza to seriously haute cuisine, but for a good post-night-out brunch, head to Logan Square’s Lula Cafe. This major player in the farm-to-table movement has been open since the late ’90s and brunch tables are still notoriously difficult to come by (and walk-in only on weekends), thanks to Lula’s fresh take on traditional breakfast items (the Cornbread French Toast, for one, comes with Klug Farm plums).

Where to Drink
An always-elegant fixture in Chicago’s Wicker Park, The Violet Hour is a perennially popular spot for pre-Prohibition-inspired cocktails.

What to Do
Grab a towel and sunscreen and head for Oak Street Beach. The downtown oasis is just steps from Chicago’s skyscraper-filled backdrop.

After you’ve showered, ride the L over to Chicago’s Second City. Known for its laugh-out-loud sketch and improv shows, The Second City boasts a series of highly successful alumni including Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert, to name a few.

 

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Tips for a Great Summer Wedding

25 Tips for a Great Summer Wedding

If you’re having a summertime wedding, you’re probably envisioning a gorgeous, blue-sky day that’s like something out of a movie.  A sea of perfect, white roses everywhere you look. Your guests in high-fashion ensembles walking through the gardens with champagne glasses in their hands, remarking how this is the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever seen.

What you’re not envisioning is those same guests overheated, dehydrated and slumping in their chairs. Humidity, sweat pouring down the back of your dress, and hundreds of mosquitoes stuck in the icing of your perfect summer wedding cake. Or the guests remarking that they’ve never been so uncomfortable in all their lives.

Don’t let mother nature steal your summer wedding perfection! We have the top tips for preventing the dangers of the dog-day summertime heat and humidity for your guests’ comfort, your cake’s survival, and your wedding-day bliss. Here’s how to plan ahead for cool comforts and a critter-free cake:

Keeping Guests Cool

summer wedding

Photo Credit: Annie X Photographie

1. Choose an Indoor-Outdoor location. If you haven’t already booked your site — whether all-outdoors or all-indoors — look for a beautiful reception site that offers both outdoor and indoor party areas, such as one with a fabulous ballroomand a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking manicured gardens, a golf course, or the ocean. Guests can decide if they want to be in the outdoor elements, or comfortable inside in the air conditioned building. Especially if you have older or pregnant guests, it’s essential to provide a cooler environment option for all.

2. Rent A/C units. If your wedding will be in a tent, or out in the open air, be sure to rent high-quality, portable fans that you test out in the rental store to judge their strength and relative silence. Great party fans now run at a lower volume level so that everyone can hear the toasts and the music. Invest well in plenty of these fans for everyone’s comfort, and place them around the seating area, the bar, anywhere guests will gather.

3. Provide cooling gadgets. At hot outdoor weddings, and even on the tables of the terrace, set out vases or theme-appropriate containers of little hand-held, battery-run fans, or pretty paper fans for guests to cool themselves with.

Planning on being a summer bride?

4. Provide sunscreen. If guests will spend hours out in the sun, you’re a terrific host to set a spray bottle of high-SPF sunscreen at each table as well.

5. Serve lots of ice water in stylish glasses with pretty slices of lemon, lime or orange. Who says your water can’t coordinate with your wedding colors? Guests at outdoor weddings love having fresh, ice-cold water brought to them throughout the event, so be sure to order hand-passed ice water service on silver trays. If you’re having a more informal wedding, consider stocking the bar or buffet with a few ice-filled coolers of water bottles.

6. Use natural shade. Scout out your location and ask the site manager to arrange seats and tables under the shade of trees, or with big, bright table umbrellas.

7. No burning their butts! If your site will set out metal chairs for the ceremony or outdoor seating, be aware that metal can heat up in the sun. Either arrange for chair cushions or invest in fabric slip covers for chairs that will be placed in peak sunlight.

Wedding Guest Mishaps Guaranteed to Make You Cringe

Wedding Guest Mishaps Guaranteed to Make You Cringe

Here’s a list of real wedding guest faux pas that’ll make you want to crawl under a rock. Cue the secondhand embarrassment.

It’s no spoiler alert to say that wedding guest fiascos happen everywhere, all the time. Here, we share some of our readers’ anecdotes about the many guest blunders they’ve witnessed, from the slightly disrespectful to the downright disastrous. Read them, laugh at them and never repeat them.

The Women in White

“I’ve seen women at others’ weddings wearing white or ivory dresses when they’re engaged and in the process of planning their own wedding.” —Michele

“How about desperate women who try to dress like your bridesmaids—or worse, dress in white or ivory?” —Glisela

Breaking the (Wrong) Glass

“One of the worst incidents was seeing a guest rip his shirt off and break a beer bottle over his head on the dance floor.” —Chelsey

Unfashionably Late

“I’ve seen people show up late to the wedding while in the middle of the couple’s vows. It was so rude!” —Shelly

“One mother of the groom showed up an hour late to the ceremony. Since the bride refused to start without her, the ceremony was an hour delayed.” —Kaley

Come Around Here Often?

“I bartend at weddings, so I see everything. One of the worst things to watch is guests hit on either the bride or groom. You’d be amazed at the nerve of some people when they’ve had a few cocktails.” —Victoria

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Hey, Kids

“We had an adults-only wedding and one of our guests showed up with her infant son. She told us he’d only be there for a little while, but then paraded him around the reception like it was all about her baby. My husband and I felt really disrespected.” —Amanda

“One time someone showed up late with their grandmother and five kids, none of whom were invited. And the wedding invitations specifically stated it was adults-only. The couple had to accommodate and pay for all of their meals last-minute.” —Melody

Take It Away

“Thankfully I didn’t personally see it, but a plus-one of a guest ran out of the banquet hall with a vase of our memorial flowers. We got the vase back empty three weeks later.” —Lynette

No-Show Business

“I had a guest who was someone’s plus-one come, while the person who the invite was actually for didn’t show.” —Tonya

“When guests who’ve RSVPed don’t show—without a call or apology. I understand emergencies happen, but a heads-up is appreciated.” —Kimberly

Table for Three

“Someone once sat at the sweetheart table! It’s the only table for two in the middle of the room…” —Anna

Block Party

“I hate when guests block the photographer as the bride goes down the aisle.” —Kendall

“Someone started filming the ceremony with their iPad and was literally standing directly in the way and getting in all the pictures. They were blocking everyone!” —Andrea

Hungry Eyes

“One woman started going through the buffet line while someone was still saying the blessing. She was really hungry.” —Anne

Head Over Heels

“Myself—I wore stiletto heels to an outdoor wedding (I wasn’t aware it was going to be outdoors!) and fell on my face.” —Rachelle

By Maggie Seaver https://www.theknot.com/content/real-wedding-guest-fails