- The napkin marks the beginning of everything:once you are located at the table, you should pose the napkin on your legs, avoiding sudden movements. You do not use it as a bib for anything in the world, and if you must get up for some reason, leave it on the right side of the plate, but make sure it is not fully extended or scattered.
- Cutlery:must be placed in order of use from the outside in. Once you finish each dish, the hosts or waiters will pick them up and you can proceed to the next, so that you always have the cutlery right next to the hand you are going to use them with.
- The language of cutlery:there are several theories, however, we are inclined to leave them on the plate without touching the table (one at 20:00 and the other at 16:00, as clockwise), when you have to take a break. While, at the end, they should be grouped in parallel in these bands, so that it is much easier for the waiter to remove the plate.
- Never take the knife to your mouth!That is the job of the fork.
- The bread protocol:if there is a knife near the basket, it is because there is butter to spread. The bread should never be chopped on the table with a knife, it must be done with the hand. That feeling of slicing the delicious bread, leave it for less informal moments.
- Do not lean your elbows on the table:only the forearms and hands are allowed to support. Although most of the time we use only one hand to bring food to our mouths, the other should always be visible on the table.
- Decent snacks!Remember that the amount of food you bring to your mouth should be proportional to the size of your mouth. You should never take giant bites, and of course, remember to chew and swallow and then take the next one. Never, never, read well: NEVER SPEAK WITH A FULL MOUTH.
- The use of toothpicks:finally, after a good taste, it is time to cleanse yourself, but never do it in front of everyone at the table. For that there’s a bathroom.
When you are in the process of organizing an event, you can pass a thousand ideas through your head, but it is important that you always keep in mind the clear objectives you wish to achieve. It is not enough for the place to look beautiful, it must also be comfortable and functional. Remember that people stay in a place when they feel comfortable.
So that everything is well organized and you manage to project harmony between the elements, you can divide the space into areas and consider the needs of each one. For example:
- Food area:there you can locate a large or elongated table with some decorative ornaments or subtle flowers, but giving enough space to the most important thing: food. In this way you will achieve that your guests can choose their sandwiches without risk of accidents.
- Coexistence area:this space dedicated to rest and comfort should create an atmosphere conducive to pleasant conversations, supported by illuminated tables, chairs or poufs, lamps and of course, a clear field of vision so as not to interfere in the contact of people.
- Show area:if the event carries out a show or recreational moment, it requires special furniture such as stage, seats, dance floor, lights, tent, awning, etc. Everything will depend on the type of celebration.
Once you define the concept of your event well, get to work! You will see that everything flows easier.
- Set your goals, actions and times: do not leave anything to chance. Plan well everything you want to see on that long-awaited day.
- Choose the right networks for the type of event and the audience you want to reach. For example: Facebook can be used for family parties, while LinkedIn is perfect for corporate events.
- Try to measure the results in the most quantitative way possible: it can be through metrics, views, number of sales achieved, contacts, followers or fans achieved, etc.
- If you use Twitter or Instagram, determine a hashtag to help position your event, inviting participants to interact, and even retransmit live.
- Try to viralize the event involving personalities or influencers.
- Temporarily lengthen the act: you can start with a campaign of intrigue before, then the clearance with the event and later, the details.
- Retransmit it in real time through YouTube, Facebook Life, Instagram TV or Live.
- Give priority to the image by publishing photos, videos or stories.
- Keep a quick and fluid feedback with all those people who put comments and suggestions.
When you are in the process of organizing an event, thousands of ideas can pass through your head, but it’s important that you always keep in mind the clear objectives you wish to achieve. It’s not enough that the place looks beautiful, it also must be comfortable and functional. Remember that people stay in a place when they feel comfortable.
So once everything is well organized and you manage to project harmony between the elements, you can divide the space into areas and consider the needs of each one. For example:
- Food area:there you can locate a large or elongated table with some decorative ornaments or subtle flowers arrangements, but always giving enough space to the most important thing: the food. This way, you will allow that your guests enjoy their meal without risk of accidents.
- Coexistence area:this space, dedicated to rest and comfort should create an atmosphere that leads to pleasant conversations, supported by illuminated tables, chairs or poufs, lamps and of course, a clear field of vision so it will not interfere in the contact of people.
- Show area:if the event carries out a show or recreational moment, it requires special furniture such as stage, seats, dance floor, lights, tent, canopies, etc. Everything will depend on the type of celebration.
Once you define the concept of your event we’ll, get to work! You’ll see that everything flows easier.
We know that one of the most exciting and important things in the organization of an event is the selection of the predominant colors. From there, the details, such as tablecloths, lights, flowers, napkins and the rest of the decoration, will be defined. That is why you must be clear about your objectives when planning time begins.
If you still do not decide what the tones of your event will be, here are some tips that will be very helpful:
- Define what you want to project:It is well known that colors project and generate different kinds of emotions: tranquility, fun, romanticism, etcetera. If it is a corporate event, it is important that you consider the values of the brand, the area in which it operates and the psychology of colors. For example: When they are technological brands, usually the predominant tones are blue and gray. These provide security and confidence.
- Consider the environment:sometimes just by seeing what is around, you can get that inspiration or clarity you need to choose the colors. Especially if it is open spaces or outdoors such as a garden or the beach.
- Take into consideration the colors according to the season of the year in which the event will take place.For each of them there are perfect combinations that make harmony with the environment. For example:
- – Spring: the subtle, pastel, and neutral tones, matching the freshness of the season.
- – Summer: warmer, vibrant, bright and full of life colors.
- – Autumn: brown, earth, golden, orange, toasted, chocolate and olive green.
- – Winter: this cold season can be combined perfectly with shades of white, gray, blue, ocher, red, green and gold, because a touch of color enhances the staging.
Now after these tips, are you ready to start choosing your combinations?
The preparation of your wedding requires time and effort, being an intimate or a big celebration. The important thing is that you stay faithful to your tastes so the result will be what you have always dreamed of on that special day.
Taking care of every detail will make you go from something common to a unique and unforgettable event, that’s why you should:
1. Unify the style. Make all the elements of your wedding related to each other. The invitations, floral arrangements, the service at the table and the setting must follow the same thread so that everything is in harmony.
2. Choose the details well. Make sure that each one has a purpose within the set that they will enhance. It is not about having many objects but the right ones.
3. Include color notes. Although white is considered the color of weddings, the details in other tones will bring the wedding decoration to life. You can use up to three colors to combine.
4. Never improvise! Nothing you leave at random or for the last minute, can go as well as something planned with time. You can take the risk of having a wedding that does not carry your essence because of the hurry.
Never forget that you should start enjoying your big moment from the first day of planning!
If you’re wondering whether save the date cards are just another thing to add onto your wedding budget, here are some reasons why we think this cards are important to send.
As long as you’ve booked/reserved a wedding date then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t send a save the date cards to your friends, family and potential wedding guests. Here we tell you some reasons why is important to send this cards.
- You can introduce your wedding theme from day one and that your guests will look forward to receive your invitations.
- Show off your engagement shoot pictures: If you plan on sending personalized save the date cards.
- Guarantee your guest list: By sending the cards in advance you’ll know who should be able to attend to your wedding when the big day finally arrives.
- Guests attending an overseas wedding may need time to save up — or book their flight tickets to your wedding; the sooner you spread the word, the better!
- Sending your save the date cards will make your wedding seem all that more real!
- They help to keep in touch: Don’t forget to include your contact details on your save the date cards so that your guests can keep in touch and enjoy the run up to your wedding with you!
- Create a buzz: Your wedding guests will feel a buzz of excitement amongst them after having received your save the date cards. Enjoy the moment and prepare for exciting phone calls and texts from the receivers of your postal announcement.
Enjoy the first step of this amazing ride!
For many couples, having their pet around in this special day is a must. Think, if you’re inviting your second cousin who you’ve seen twice in your life, then there’s no reason your best friend shouldn’t be part of your big day, and in a big way too.
If you and your future husband or wife already have a dog, you probably consider your pet a part of the family, and there are lots of ways to involve dogs in your celebration, whether in a formal role – as ring bearer or flower dogs – or simply as the most honored guest.
Now, first things first. There are many different factors to consider before you decide if your dog should be present at the festivities. You want to make sure your fur baby is taken care of throughout the entire celebration, so be careful to choose a sitter, maybe a close friend, that be aware of him or her at all times. Then you won’t have to worry about your pup’s well-being.
Also, is very important to consider your pet’s personality. Maybe you’ve got a sweet old dog, who’s happy to be around humans. GREAT! she or he should do just fine. But if you’ve got a puppy, who has an abundance of energy and will chew on anything in sight, maybe is not such a good idea. So, think realistically, about what bringing your dog to a wedding (surrounded by lots of people) looks like. Then decide.
If you want your dog to be at this special occasion, strategic planning is essential, but it will be worth it having your best friend with you, on one of the biggest days of your life. Also you can be sure he or she will look incredibly cute on the pictures!