Wedding Reception Venue: How to Choose

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The setting of your wedding reception is incredibly important! Each venue has the ability to contribute a special element to your celebration. For example, your wedding ceremony can be complemented with an intimate and romantic setting. Your wedding reception setting, however should create a celebratory atmosphere. On your big day, you and your loved ones will dance, eat delicious food, …

The origin of centerpieces comes from the 1700s, when servants served individual dishes to guests - creating more room on the table.

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Wedding centerpieces were introduced to society in the 18th century, when servants began serving individual plated meals to guests. This eliminated the family-style meal, creating open space on the table for décor!  Although the entrée would no longer be in the center of the table, the first wedding centerpieces were still food-based. The display was almost always vertical in shape …

Unique First-Look Wedding Photography Trends

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Can you remember the moment that you and your partner first laid eyes on each other? Your partner likely showcased a unique look that communicated their delight to see you. This was an incredible moment for you both, and it can happen again on your wedding day. First-looks are a huge trend within weddings these days, and for good reason. …

Polterabend Fun Fact

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I first learned about polterabend from my brother and sister-in-law last week, at Thanksgiving. They’ve been living in Germany for a few years now and have so many great stories about life abroad, but this particular story resonated with me given the fact that it was wedding related.  So it turns out, there’s a tradition in Germany called polterabend, where guests are …

Inspiration for Choosing Your Wedding Style

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Choosing your wedding style at the early stages of wedding planning will help guide you throughout the process. Your wedding style will help you make decisions, focus on what’s important and help minimize stress. Now that you and your partner are engaged and planning your special day, it’s time to decide what style of wedding you want to host. There …

Flower girls used to carry herbs and garlic for good luck, prosperity and to ward off evil spirits.

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Historically speaking, brides were certainly fearful of evil spirits crashing the wedding. The flower girls is just one of many measures, turned wedding tradition, taken to protect the wedding from them. At Contagious Events, we believe some wedding traditions are downright silly. Do them if you’d like to, but if it’s out of obligation, the tradition is most likely rooted …