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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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 of 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 ...

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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 the 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 ...

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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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Gorgeous Wedding Flowers Brighten the Day

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Deciding to get married is a big decision-the first of many. Weddings are all about setting the right mood and creating a lasting memory. Wedding flowers can be one of the most memorable parts of the festivities. Whether you favor exotic, light and airy or something classic like roses, planning flowers requires forethought and coordination.

Start Early to Find What Suits You

As with all things weddings, start early by browsing online for what you like.  One of the best ways to ...

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Wedding Floral to Remember

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One of the most memorable touches of any wedding is floral. From the bridal bouquet to reception centerpieces, wedding floral needs to capture the essence of your taste. How do you communicate your wishes to a florist or wedding planner? Adam and Krista of Covington and Company join Travis on the sofa to talk flowers.

Remember, when planning your wedding or ...

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Weddings and Kids

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Weddings and Kids – Kid Free Wedding

If you watched our video blog on making your wedding and reception a “kid-free” event, you already know our thoughts on weddings and kids. We see it too often. You spend months planning. You invest a big chunk of change.  The video crew zooms in on the couple saying their vows when a child starts screeching over a toy that’s been taken away from them.

Then later, kids race through the ...

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