You’re Engaged! Let the Wedding Planning Begin!

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You’re engaged! Like, really, really engaged! Sound the bells and celebrate your engagement! Your friends and family are excited and happy for you, but they have a lot of questions – questions that you’ll have to answers eventually. So, what’s next? What do you need to decide now? What can wait? When does the wedding planning process start? Well, the wedding planning process starts pretty much whenever you choose!

When you are ready to begin wedding planning, here are 5 ...

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Iowa Wedding Trends: Modern, Industrial, Minimal

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Less is more! That’s the guiding principle for industrial themed weddings. Modern wedding receptions are an understated statement. They’re less frilly than traditional weddings, but that doesn’t mean minimal design principles can’t be chic! In fact, industrial themed weddings are often some of the most elegant and romantic. The secret is knowing when to hold back and when to go for it.

Some couples even take the minimalism to the extreme and ask guests to be unplugged for the celebration! But ...

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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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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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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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Rustic Events Are In!

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Cross back chair rental - Unique Events - Iowa

Rustic Roots, Elegant Events

Nothing reflects Iowa roots like barn weddings or a rustic setting for a major event. Now Unique Events has the furnishings to go with it. Barn wood tables and cross back chairs are the latest additions to Unique Events rental inventory.

Natural or
barn wood tables are trending nationwide right now. Of course, Midwesterners have always known the beauty of being ...

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Weddings on a Budget

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Have a Killer Wedding Celebration without Breaking the Bank

The average wedding last year cost $31,213, according to The Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study. Don’t go into a wide-eyed glaze just yet. Although that average may be reason enough to give you cold feet, it’s exactly what it’s called: an average. Websites like The Knot or WeddingWire, although great for inspiration and ideas, don’t always consider ways to cut corners on ...

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Prioritizing for Your Wedding Budget

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Planning your wedding and wedding budget can be quite an undertaking. So many things to get handled, so many vendors to find, so little time (it seems) to get it all done. Between that and dealing with budgets it can all become frustrating and overwhelming very quickly! Most brides start by going out and buying a planner at the local bookstore. These guides can be a great tool for keeping you organized and making sure you aren’t missing the ...

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