Your Personal Serving Guide

With summer comes parties! And one of the biggest worries for a hostess is knowing how much food to have. There is nothing worse than running out of food. To help ease your anxiety here is a guide to help with your planning.

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Where should I go on my honeymoon?

With so many details to plan, and so many choices to make when planning a wedding, planning a honeymoon can seem like a stressful task. Worry not! Here are some tips to get your ideas flowing and add the fun back into planning your honeymoon.

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Still not sure where you want to honeymoon? Here are the top 10 most popular places to honeymoon.

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Wedding Alchohol Calculator

Calculating how much to serve at your reception can always be a tricky task. You don’t want to overpay and you don’t want to run out. Here is a useful graph to help you get started. Also, keep in mind the preferences of your guests. Have a lot of beer drinkers? Cut back on the hard liquor and supplement it with beer. If you know you have a heavy drinking family consider adding an extra case of wine. Do note that most locations will allow you to go over what you ordered but they may charge an additional fee.

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Are you at a Hipster Wedding?

Ahh…. the hipster wedding. I am all about weddings that express your personal style and relationship. So how can you identify if you are at a hipster wedding?  Here is a just for fun graph to tell you if you are in fact at a hipster wedding.

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What Venue is Right for You?

After you decide on a budget, your next step is picking your wedding venue. With so many choices and options its important to consider what venue is right for you and your wedding vision. Here is a quiz to help you decide.
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The cost of a Ballpark Proposal

Who doesn’t love a public proposal?  A time honored tradition of proposing at a ballgame with thousands of sappy eyed people saying “awww” as they watch you on the big screen. But how much will this priceless moment cost you?

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Although some parks are cheaper then others you do get some pretty sweet accommodations …. not to mention a memorable moment. Look below to see what the ballpark near you offers.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks — Chase Field

$250: Message displayed on scoreboard (limit one per homestand). Includes commemorative DVD.

Atlanta Braves — Turner Field

$50: Message displayed on scoreboard.

Baltimore Orioles — Camden Yards

Proposals not offered.

Boston Red Sox — Fenway Park

$250: Message displayed on scoreboard. $350: In addition to scoreboard message, couple is featured live on video board and greeted by Wally, the team’s mascot.

Chicago Cubs — Wrigley Field

$175: Message displayed on scoreboard (limit one per game). Includes commemorative print and digital copy of the proposal.

Chicago White Sox — U.S. Cellular Field

$55: Message displayed on scoreboard.

Cincinnati Reds — Great American Ball Park

$50: Message displayed on scoreboard or printed on a sign delivered by Rosie Red, the team’s mascot.

Cleveland Indians — Progressive Field

$400: On-field proposal at one of the season’s 15 post-game fireworks nights. (In-game proposals not offered.) Call (216) 420-HITS.

Colorado Rockies — Coors Field

$50: Message displayed on scoreboard. Call (303) ROCKIES.

Detroit Tigers — Comerica Park

$50: Paws, the team’s mascot, conducts a “trivia contest” at the couple’s seats that ends in a surprise proposal. Includes baseball decorated with message and date. $75: Message displayed on scoreboard.

Houston Astros — Minute Maid Park

$500: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per series, proposals not offered in consecutive games). Includes two tickets and commemorative DVD. Call (713) 259-8332.

Kansas City Royals — Kauffman Stadium

Proposals not offered.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim — Angel Stadium

Proposals not offered.

Los Angeles Dodgers — Dodger Stadium

$75: Message displayed on scoreboard. $2,500: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per month).

Miami Marlins — Marlins Park

$250: Message displayed on scoreboard and couple featured live on video. $500: In addition to message and video, package includes a PA announcement and a dozen roses delivered by Billy the Marlin, the team’s mascot. Call (305) 480-1300.

Milwaukee Brewers — Miller Park

$100: Single-line message (up to 35 characters) displayed among others on scoreboard. $250: Full scoreboard message (up to 75 characters). Call (414) 902-4501.

Minnesota Twins — Target Field

$209: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per game). Call (612) 659-3502.

New York Mets — Citi Field

Proposals not offered.

New York Yankees — Yankee Stadium

$100: Message displayed on scoreboard (limit 10 per game).

Oakland Athletics — O.co Coliseum

$85: Message displayed on scoreboard.

Philadelphia Phillies — Citizens Bank Park

$450: Proposal featured live on video board. Includes four tickets, champagne toast, and commemorative DVD. Call (215) 463-1000.

Pittsburgh Pirates — PNC Park

$38.50: Message displayed on scoreboard.

San Diego Padres — Petco Park

$55: Message displayed on scoreboard (up to 50 per game).

San Francisco Giants — AT&T Park

$145: Message displayed on scoreboard (weekday games). $175: Message displayed on scoreboard (weekend and premium games).

Seattle Mariners — Safeco Field

$115: Message displayed on scoreboard.

St. Louis Cardinals —Busch Stadium

$250: Private tour for a group of up to 20 that ends with a surprise proposal on the field. $500: In addition to private tour, message displayed on scoreboard. Proposals only offered on non-game days. Call (314) 345-9630.

Tampa Bay Rays — Tropicana Field

$500: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per game). Includes a dozen roses and commemorative DVD.

Texas Rangers — Globe Life Park in Arlington

$200: Message printed on sign delivered by Ranger’s Captain, the team’s mascot, along with a bouquet of flowers and a certificate featuring the date and the couple’s names. Includes digital photos of the proposal. Call (972) RANGERS.

Toronto Blue Jays — Rogers Centre

Proposals not offered.

Washington Nationals — Nationals Park

$500: Message displayed on scoreboard (limit one per game). $1,500: Proposal featured live on video board (limit two per season). E-mail production@nationals.com.

 

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Wedding Party Responsibilities 101

Weddings can be really stressful at times, that’s why you have your favorite ladies… and gentlemen by your side. Here is an easy breakdown of the duties of your wedding party to help ease the load.
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Cutting Down the Guest List

This is one of the hardest things to do and can be one of the most heated topics during your wedding planning. Here is an infographic to help you cut down your guest list.

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8 Lucky Wedding Traditions

We have all heard the phrase something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. But here are 8 other ways to add a dash of luck to your big day.

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Pets in A wedding

I myself am a pet lover. They are like family to me and I will always be that way. So if your pet is also like family to you, maybe you want to incorporate them into your wedding. Here are a few ideas on how to execute your plan.

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