Why Wedding Entertainment Is More Important Than You Think

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You don’t necessarily ask for all of it, but you’re bound to get a lot of advice while planning a wedding. Some of that advice is great, while some of that advice is … well … not so great! But if married couples could do it all again, a lot agree that they would spend more time planning wedding entertainment for the reception and dedicate more of their budget to hiring talented professionals. You don’t have to make the same ...

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How To Pick The Perfect Date For Your Wedding Day

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So, when are you getting married?  Your relatives have been asking ever since you and your fiancé started dating and many Thanksgiving meals have become awkward as a result. Nothing is going to feel better than when you actually have an answer and never have to hear that question again. You just have to do one little thing … pick a date for your wedding!

Now, we know this is a B-I-G deal. This date is going to be on your ...

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How To Plan Your Wedding On Pinterest Like The Pros

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You don’t need a permit to plan a wedding on Pinterest. You don’t need to have a venue picked out, or even be engaged, either. That’s because the ritual of searching, discovering and repinning is a good time. Who doesn’t like looking at DIY mason jar table settings?

It’s a little different for couples. You know, the ones who are getting married in eight months. The ones who have a million deadlines. The ones who have a call from the caterers ...

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Reviews Matter When Choosing Wedding Service Providers

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What’s in an online review? Plenty, if you know what to look for. Planning a wedding or any big event takes time, patience and organization. Most working professionals have little time left over to do it all themselves. That’s where online reviews can help your planning process.

Finding the right event planners to take the lead can be a challenge. Asking friends can help. So can general “word of mouth.”  One of the best ways to find event providers is to locate ...

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Winter Wedding Magic

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Winter can provide a beautiful backdrop to a romantic and memorable winter wedding. By incorporating some of the year’s hottest wedding trends and keeping in mind the time of year when planning your nuptials, your wedding will be a magical occasion.

Winter Wedding Colors – Think Metallic

Metallics are today’s popular new wedding colors, and what a wonderful way to bring in the sparkle of the winter season to this special celebration. A metallic color theme can be brought into everything from ...

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Event Lighting Sets the Mood

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Event lighting is often the forgotten element of special event planning. Whether it’s a wedding reception or a corporate party, lighting can be the difference between an okay event and a spectacular, memorable one.

When it comes to picking out food or colors, most people have a pretty good idea what they like and don’t like. That’s why discussing lighting can be a little intimidating. We don’t always know what we like until we see it. That’s where professionals like the ...

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Clients Say It Best – A Testimonial

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At Unique Events, we believe we offer our clients the best possible event planning and event rentals. But, sometimes, our clients say it better than we do, based on their personal experience. That’s why we decided to share this letter from one of our recent clients. It’s colorful, clever and most of all, they had a great customer experience. And that’s our number one goal at Unique Events!

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Top 5 Wedding Trends

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Wedding Trends – Unique Events

As we head into the busy summer wedding season, Unique Events is already looking ahead to trends on the horizon for 2017. There are lots of possibilities, but one of the biggest wedding trends is to make it your own. So, what are the possibilities?

Higher Quality, Smaller Guest List

No mistake-some people have to have a guest list that includes their extended family times three. But, smaller weddings and receptions with more meaningful extras are trending upward. ...

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Planning an Outdoor Wedding or Reception? Have a Plan B!

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Flowers are arranged; the strings begin the opening strains of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; the elegant reception tables are gleaming.  You’ve dreamed of an outdoor wedding since you were a child. And then, a crack of thunder and a sudden cloudburst puts a damper on your big event.

Professional destination wedding planners (think Caribbean) always have a Plan B in place and so should you. Just because it rains on your outdoor wedding and reception, doesn’t mean it has to rain on ...

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Des Moines Wedding Venues Provide Variety

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You’ve found the “one”. The person you want to marry. Everything else will be downhill easy, right? Not quite. That one decision is about to snowball a series of additional decisions that will require research, site visits and a budget.

Unique Events Iowa, one of Iowa’s premiere wedding and event planners, is well known in the eastern part of the state. But we also have an office in Des Moines where there are many great wedding venues. You can do a ...

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