Congrats, You’re Engaged! Now What?

Congrats, You’re Engaged! Now What?

Good news is you don’t have to do anything immediately and you should focus on enjoying this time in your life. Being engaged is fun, you get to say fiancé a lot and awkwardly, and people want to celebrate you and the new journey you’re about to embark on. But like most people, you eventually start to get antsy and want to kick off the planning. So where do you begin? There’s a million little details that go into putting together your wedding and they can quickly become overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way if you think of your planning in few key steps:

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The Joys (Ugh, and Finances) of Wedding Planning

The Joys (Ugh, and Finances) of Wedding Planning

With wedding season in full swing, we asked a good friend planning her upcoming November wedding to offer her insight on the process so far. Take it away, Rachel! ... I’ve been in the wedding planning game for a few weeks now and have truly put every negotiations class I’ve ever taken to the test. As a financial services professional by day and amateur event planner by night, I’ve learned the first number is never the final number. A “minimum” is never the minimum, and there is always room to negotiate... 

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Planning a Wedding (Real Talk)

Planning a Wedding (Real Talk)

The planning process can be summed up in one word -- stressful. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my wedding. It was everything I wanted it to be, surrounded by our closest friends and family. The part leading up to that wedding week, however, was one of the most hectic years of my life. The friend who keeps reminding you “but this is the best time of your life!” is living a lie and you should tell her to beat it. That kind of optimism is unnecessary when you’re staring down 10 months of invites, plate settings, flowers, guests… But it really is worth it, stupidly annoying at times, but the best week ever, and as long as you stay organized and don't sweat the small stuff, you're going to do great.

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Working With a Designer On Your Next Event

Working With a Designer On Your Next Event

Are you beginning to plan an event -- a customer conference, wedding, or holiday party -- and hope to incorporate some custom details throughout? Have you wondered what it's like to work with a designer on a website launch? You likely already know that getting your branding down early is key to launching a cohesive look and feel. These elements will impact your website, invitations, social icons, promotional materials, business cards, decor, and much more. Amina from The Amber Orange, whom we had the pleasure of working with on our website launch, shares her expertise on how to best work with a designer:

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Tips For Selecting an Event Photographer

Tips For Selecting an Event Photographer

A good photographer can shoot anyone in any lighting, any weather, any location, and when it comes to finding the right photographer, it can be challenging to make a decision. So much of it is based on personal style, and a lot of it can also be based on cost. We've asked one of our favorite local photographers, Marcy Rolerson, for her top tips in what to look out for when evaluating a photographer for your next event:

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Why We Love Restaurant Buyouts

Why We Love Restaurant Buyouts

Why bother sharing a restaurant when you can have one all to yourself? There are so many great spots in the Boston area and it’s a special treat when you get to call one of them yours for the night. Whether you're hosting a night out for your top customers, planning a team dinner or an anniversary party, restaurant buyouts make it easy for you to impress your guests and celebrate without a bunch of strangers crashing your space. Check out our tips for pulling off a successful buyout and which restaurants make our top five list:

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