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July 2016

Monthly Archives: July 2016

Reception seating for your wedding

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Headaches are everywhere when you are trying to come up with the perfect formula for reception seating. There are always divorced couples that do not get along anymore, ex boyfriends or people who don’t like each other. These kinds of things make the process a little harder. Nevertheless, rules are rules.

After doing some research we developed the list that you’ll find ahead, with those factors that you have to take in consideration when it comes to locate every guest in the perfect table, so they can feel comfortable during your event.

Remember, it’s quite hard to satisfy everyone. However, you can try to do it. Lets go!

  1. Your parents and your fiancé’s parents should sit at the same table, along with grandparents. Brothers and cousins should sit in another place. In case of divorce, you can always be flexible.
  2. Remember you shouldn’t split couples. That’s rude.
  3. The closer you sit someone to the bridal table, the more important he is. Take that in consideration.
  4. Create an area or table just for kids. It’s a good idea to put some coloring books and crayons there, so they don’t get bored.
  5. Put together people that get along well. Those who don’t know anyone should be seated next to sociable guests.
  6. Play Cupid with two friends you think could enjoy each other’s company.

Learn about the most popular cocktails

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Making the perfect list of cocktails for your event is quite a challenge. There are so many options that you could go crazy trying to select the drinks. That’s why we decided to put together the most popular cocktails around the world in one place: our blog. Just take a look and start choosing.

Remember that most of the recipes ahead can have many flavors (Ex. Strawberry Mojito, Peach Mojito, Pineapple Mojito, etc.). Let’s roll folks!

  1. Daiquiri: White rum, sugar, and lemon juice
  2. Bloody Mary: vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, tabasco, salt, Pepper, celery salt, and horseradish
  3. Whiskey Sour: bourbon or rye, lemon juice, and sugar
  4. Appletini: Vodka, lemon juice, and a slice of green apple.
  5. Long Island Iced Tea: rum, vodka, tequila, gin, triple sec, mixture of sweet and sour, lemon juice, and cola.
  6. Californication: rum, vodka, tequila, gin, orange liquor, lemon juice, orange juice, slice of orange or a twisted peel of orange rind.
  7. Pina Colada: rum, coconut milk, and pineapple juice.
  8. Margarita: tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.
  9. Caipirinha: the Brazilian drink cachaça (or white rum), brown sugar, and lime juice.
  10. Mojito: white rum, mint, lime juice, sugar, and soda water.
  11. Cosmopolitan: vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
  12. Mai Tai: white rum, dark rum, orange curaçao, and orgeat.

Attendium, a great guest list app

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It’s time for you to get rid of pencils and papers when it comes to creating a guest list for your event. The future is here! Meet Attendium, an app that offers smarter management tools for any gathering you are planning.

Attedium lets you create events, guest lists and invitee profiles in few minutes. It’s easy to use, especially for people that are not into Microsoft Excel (another perfect tool for these kinds of assignments, but a harder one to use).

With those profiles, you can have easy access to the information of every guest, including his intention to attend or not attend to your event.

One of the great features of Attendium is that its servers are cloud-based. Another interesting characteristic is that this app lets you import information from Microsoft Excel.

Attendium works online and offline, which means that you’ll have access to your guest list even if your signal fails.

With Attendium everything is continuously synchronized. Use as many iPads, iPhones, Facebook and websites apps as you want without having to worry about importing, exporting or refreshing anything.

There’s a free trial available for everyone. Nevertheless, Attendium is not free and is not cheap either. A basic month of service is worth EUR 99.

3 ideas for your Rock & Roll theme party

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During the late 1940s and early 1950s, a popular musical wave emerged from a combination of African-American genres such as blues, boogie-woogie, jump blues, jazz, and gospel music. It was one of the greatest cultural creations of that century. We are talking about Rock & Roll, a type of music that has influenced ideas, lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. That’s why it’s a perfect theme for your next party.

From Bill Haley and The Comets, to Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Rock & Roll has delivered great artists and it’s still much alive. So take note of the following ideas to create a perfect atmosphere during your theme celebration.

Outfit

It won’t be a Rock & Roll party if you don’t tell your invitees to dress appropriately. For girls, there are many possibilities. A long skirt with a blouse or t-shirt, blazer and sport shoes or heels is a good idea. However, a polka-dot dress with a scarf is also great. And if you feel more conservative try a leather jacket, t-shirt, tight jeans, and classic converse shoes.

For boys it’s easier: leather jacket, white t-shirt, black jeans, aviator glasses, and classic converse shoes. Nevertheless, you are welcome to wear the Teddy Boy suit or leather pants if you feel fancy.

Remember, puffy hair is important for men and women. It’s part of the whole outfit!

Food

Burgers and fries! That’s so Rock & Roll!

It’s simple. Just offer mini burgers and some chili-cheese fries. For sure, everyone will be happy. Meanwhile, beer is a great choice for this kind of party, but don’t forget some cocktails. For non-alcoholic beverages, take in consideration sodas and milkshakes. Let’s rock!

Gifts

Complete the whole experience with rock star gifts for your guests: inflatable guitars and microphones, temporary tattoos, notepads, pencils, sunglasses, silly straws, bracelets, fun bands, guitar picks, drumsticks, and lollipops.

All about Cocktail Attire

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You just got an invitation for a party and inside of it there’s the following instruction: cocktail attire. If you are wondering what is that, you are in the right place because we are about to explain it. Let’s go ahead!

The cocktail dress code was created to build a bridge between the informal attire and the formal attire. In a few words, is slightly less elegant than the semi-formal attire but not as relaxed as the casual attire.

Women

A short dress will be just fine. Nevertheless, a blouse with a skirt is also perfect. You can select the color of the pieces depending on the venue and the time of your event: lighter tones for daylight and darker ones for nighttime. Remember to complete your outfit with fun jewelry and a cute clutch purse, evening bag or stylish wristlet.

Men

For guys, the work is a lot easier when it comes to obey the cocktail attire. A sport coat or a dark suit with dress shirt, tie, leather dress shoes and dark socks is enough for most occasions. However, you can eliminate the jacket and use a sweater or sweater vest over the shirt. There’s millions of options, so let your imagination fly.

Great things about saying “I Do” on the beach

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Clichés are everywhere and getting married on the beach is one of them… that’s for sure. We’ve seen thousands and thousands of couples using this idea, from celebrities to any unknown civilian. Nevertheless, the magic that surrounds these kinds of events remains untouchable.

So, ahead we bring to the table various reasons to get married on the beach. Let’s start!

Perfect setting

Enjoy nature! Just picture this: a beautiful sunset, the ocean in the back, the relaxing sound of waves crashing, your special guests gathered around, a band playing the wedding march and the love of your life in front of you. Sounds great! You can have all these things together if you plan a beach marriage. For sure, it will be an unforgettable experience.

The context is also perfect to take beautiful wedding photos. You can create the popular mix of elegance with nature.

Simple decoration

A beautiful ocean backdrop is almost enough. That’s why you don’t need to decorate too much, which means: less expenses and less concern. Just take advantage of the harmonious color palette of sand and water to set a simple decor.

Dress code freedom

Getting married on the beach allows you to play with the dress code. Yes, you can go strictly formal. However, you can also try something lighter and it will fit perfectly –mostly– thanks to the natural context. Remember to avoid using a fussy dress or fussy veal, because they are not wind-friendly/sand-friendly.

Your event, your hashtag

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Wondering how to promote your event or how to unify all the information about it? We got the perfect idea for you.

Yes, you can create an official account in every social network for your celebration. We know you thought about it. Nevertheless, the key is to come up with a great hashtag in order to group all the information, photos and videos through a simple filter.

A hashtag is a label used in social networks to find, easily, messages with a specific theme. That’s why it’s a perfect tool to track all the content that surrounds your event.

For example, during the latest Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) the hashtag #E32016 was introduced and now the label #Euro2016 is used for the Eurocup France 2016. Those are huge events, but you can take the idea for your wedding, bar mitzvah or birthday.

Concept

Nowadays there are lots of hashtags ideas for weddings. One of the most popular is to add the last name to Mr. and Ms. (#MrandMsOldman). Another idea is to mix “Happily Ever” with any name or last name: #HappilyEverHarrison. Also you can just use the common “#MeganLovesJustin”.

When you are creating a crafty hashtag, less is better because long labels are difficult for users.

Remember that hashtags don’t support spaces, punctuation marks and special characters, such as $, %, ^, &, *, +, etc. Meanwhile, don’t forget to use the symbol “#” before the group of words.

Hashtags are compatible with the Big-3 of social networks: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

If you think this idea is silly, we leave you a significant statistic taken from the last eMarketer report: “Approximately 2.34 billion people, or 32.0% of the global population and 68.3% of internet users, will access a social network regularly in 2016”.

Facebook new hand-picked event listings

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The human hand has a particular touch. That’s why Facebook decided to hire a group of new employees that are now in charge of this social network’s new addition: Featured Events List for iOS users.

What’s that about? Well, Facebook’s curators will search for the top events in 10 American cities and then they will make a filter with the best ones, so you can find them easily in your phone.

This new feature is now available for Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Soon more locations will be added.

Previously, Facebook used algorithms to sort events in sections (Ex. “Popular with Friends” or “Suggested for you”). Now, the human hand has the last word.

 “What we do is have a team of people who are basically looking at events on Facebook that have broad appeal, that a lot of people could go to, and they’re highlighting ones they think will be good to list out,” said Facebook Events product manager, Aditya Koolwal, during an interview with Tech Crunch.

In a few words, it’s a nice feature that will allow you to see the coolest events in your city. It’s also a perfect way to promote the cultural offer of any spot in the world.

For now we’ll have to wait until the list of cities is expanded, because remember that around 550 million people use Facebook Events each month.

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