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Interested in planning a wedding? Curious about party planning? Do special events intrigue you? Then The Celebration Advisor is the place for you! We are a community of people who enjoy sharing the ins and outs of planning a celebration. Party planners will find topics ranging from party themes to party ideas. Wedding planners will discover wedding tips including handy checklists, learn about wedding traditions and find the answers to issues of etiquette. In this party and wedding blog, we invite you to share your experiences while exploring the celebrations of others. Welcome, let's celebrate!

by Tanya Giraldo

There are so many things to consider when planning your wedding. With everything from the food to the venue, it’s easy to get lost in the minute details, but don’t forget to book the ride to your happily ever after!

Nashville Car Service is a reliable transportation business that will get you to the ceremony on time and keep you worry free on your exciting day. Their chauffeurs hold safety in high regard when going from point A to point B.

Stop stressing about where to park or catching a cab. Cruise to your Nashville, Tennessee destination in luxury and comfort with Nashville Car Service.

Events In Style

No more tight carpooling, fiddling with a map, or maneuvering through a parking lot. When you enter any one of these stylish vehicles, you know you are in great hands. Their leather interiors and tinted windows let you enjoy the ride in privacy. Choose a sedan for a two-person ride to a gala or an SUV that takes six to a wedding.

Throwing a bachelorette party? Make an impression with a variety of limousines to choose from. Have a fantastic girls night out in a Hummer or Escalade limo, bar compartment included. Need a VIP service during your time in Nashville? Feel at ease that all your requests will be fulfilled by knowledgeable drivers.

Catch Your Flight

Much better than taking a taxi, they pick you up promptly on your time. Be greeted by courteous drivers ready to help you with your luggage. Enjoy a stress-free drive and let our drivers take you directly to the airport or any other destination.

No need to worry about traffic, directions, or parking. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy all Nashville Car Service has to offer.

by Kelly Curtis

Tips for Hosting a Gender Reveal Party

Gender reveal parties are definitely still going strong. The parents-to-be want to gather their closest friends and family members to share this special time in their life and find out the gender together. It's a special moment to be shared. However, are you unsure on how to exactly plan a gender reveal? Wedding and Party Network has a few tips on hosting this fun party.

Pick a Theme - The first thing to do is pick a theme. There are so many out there like, "Beaus or Bows", "What's It Going to Bee", "Team Pink or Team Blue" or "Lil Man or Lil Miss". Pick one that best suits the couple.

Party Details - Once you have a theme, you can focus on your party details. What type of decorations will you have? Will food be served and how will it match the theme? These are questions you need to ask yourself. You can easily stick with the pink and blue color scheme or you can add fun details to your party depending on the theme.

The BIG Reveal - The most important thing is how will you do the big reveal? You can release balloons, pop balloons to release the gender colored confetti, use silly string, cut cake to reveal the colored cake inside or maybe watch the ultrasound together. Just make sure to entrust someone who will not tell the gender and to find a reveal that fits you.

Start planning your gender reveal party and it is sure to be a big success just by following these simple rules.

by Tanya Giraldo

One of the first things to decide on when beginning your wedding planning is choosing your colors. For this Inspirational Friday, Wedding and Party Network has the trending color of this season: mint.

The color mint became a popular wedding color within the past year due to its seasonal versatility. Usually paired with white, the color carries a direct link to the popular Tiffany & Co. shopping bags. Mint can be used as little accents, like candy,  or it can be used in your reception linens and as bridesmaid dresses. Consider the color mint for your wedding color. Check Back with Wedding and Party Network for more wedding ideas.

It's finally happened. He asked the question, she said yes and the date is finally set. Now, you get to pick out invitations!

But wait, where do you go to find stationary that captures the essence of your love? It would have to be a place that offers a wide variety of unique and gorgeous options making your invitations as singular and special as you and your fiance. It would have to be a place willing to work with you and help you design an invitation that will fill you with pride. If you're in the Springfield, IL area, you want The Paper Boutique.

Unique and Gorgeous Invitations

Do you have the perfect theme in mind for your wedding, party or event? Those prepackaged, store-bought invitations just won't do. You need the Boutique. They will build on your inspiration and provide you with the perfect announcement. Be it whimsical or elegant, upbeat or stately, they can design gorgeous invitations to fit any need. Their exciting options include:

  • Wedding
  • Bridal and Baby Shower
  • Holiday
  • Birthday
  • Party
  • Religious Milestones
  • Political and Corporate Events

Scrapbooks and More

But what do you do after your successful wedding, event or party?

You've taken all these fabulous photos and captured all these unforgettable moments, but now what? You head over to The Paper Boutique, of course! They have the latest in scrapbooking supplies, storage and more! Their inventory is updated regularly, so you'll always find fresh, new merchandise and ideas with which to play. So don't let those special memories languor, showcase them in a newly designed scrapbook!

And you never have to wonder if comfort will be a problem when you shop. They have a magnificent crop room you can use for free as well as a beverage bar, library of scrapbooking magazines, hands on crafting classes and a host of other events and promotions.

If you're looking for unique and well designed invitations as well as a great place to enjoy some scrapbooking time, you're looking for The Paper Boutique!

by Tanya Giraldo

Your Wedding Wednesday Question

If a friend makes me her Maid of Honor, do I have to make her my Maid of Honor?


Who you decide to make your maid of honor is your choice. Always choose someone you want by your side that will be happy to take on the MOH duties. Do discuss your decision with your friend as honestly as possible. Tell her you appreciated the honor she gave you and, while you decided to choose someone else as your MOH, you do look forward to sharing your special day with her regardless of the title.

Some brides want be involved with every part of planning their wedding, while others would rather someone else take over. No matter the type of bride you are, it wouldn't hurt to consider having a team to help you do all the planning and scheduling for your special day. Luckily, Unforgettable Incorporated does that and so much more.

Scheduling and Planning

Their team of wedding and party planners relieve some of the bride's stress through their professional organizing. From all inclusive, half inclusive, or rehearsal and wedding day only organizing, Unforgettable Inc. helps you keep everything on track for your important day without the headache that comes with doing it all yourself.

All The Extras

Winner of Best of 2013 and 2014 in the Wedding Planning category, they schedule all your appointments, mail your save-the-dates, do the event decorating to your specifications, and find you deals–among other things. Not only that, but they do it all while staying within your personalized budget.

There is no need to worry about the details when all you should care about is having the best day ever. Holding their first wedding show, Unforgettable Wedding & Fashion Show in March 2014, they have the experience and dedication to make your dreams come true.

Let Unforgettable Inc. take care of you so you can focus on making memories with your family and friends.

by Tanya Giraldo

The big two-one is a celebration that marks the true beginning of adulthood. Naturally, the party has to be huge. Wedding and Party Network has your top tips on throwing a fun, yet safe 21st birthday bash.

Hangover Kit
Whether you are going to a party or hosting your own, a hangover kit is great to give as a gift or to have on hand. Fill a basket or bag with water bottles, ibuprofen, crackers and mints.

Designated Driver
If you are going out or your guests don't plan to stay the night at your party, make sure to decide on a designated driver who will abstain from drinking and will take everyone home safely.

It's common for the party to take some time to amp up, so have some board games or drinking games planned out throughout the night. Twister is a good ice-breaker and card games can easily turn into drinking games.

Always plan to have food available for you and your guests. Either plan to eat before you start your night or order a pizza when your party begins. Cookies, chips and, crackers are great to nibble on, especially if someone gets a bit peckish later in the night.

The goal of this party is to celebrate a new stage in life–the beginning of adulthood. Follow these simple tips, have fun, and be safe.

Wedding & Party Network Newsletter

by Kelly Curtis

Volume 5 Issue 7
In This Issue
- Will You Be My Bridesmaid?
- Oh Snap! We're Getting Married!
- 5 Summer Party Themes

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?
Will you be my bridesmaid? Find out cute ways to ask your girls how to be a special part of your day.. Read More »
Oh Snap! We're Getting Married!
Check out fun themes that can go along with your photobooth?  Read More »

5 Summer Party Themes
Whether it's a family reunion or a birthday party, make it extra festive with a theme. Read More »

Latest Wedding Bouquet Trends

Many modern brides have opted to change things up a bit when it comes to traditional wedding accessories. From ditching something blue to something red and choosing a hat instead of a veil, there is nothing a bride can't do. But what about that accessory that is normally flowers you hold down the aisle? That can change too and we've got the latest wedding bouquet trends out there.

  • Burlap & Ribbon - Is your event more on the rustic and country side? Mixing burlap flowers with callas and ribbon roses will look great with your theme. Add some baby's breath and wrap with a lace bow.
  • Paper Flowers and Bead Embellishments – Put your crafting skills to the test and make your bouquet out of paper. Make them as simple or as intricate as you like. Add beads in the middle of your flowers as the buds. They will be unique and forever lasting.
  • Brooches with Pearl and Rhinestone Accents - Brooches have been the most popular alternative bouquet. Start your own collection of vintage brooches or borrow them from those you love, that way you have a little reminder of everyone as you prepare to walk down the aisle. Add pearls and rhinestones to give that baby's breath effect.

Whether you are a modern bride or a classic bride, consider alternative bouquets that will stand out on your wedding day.

We want to hear about your weddings and parties! Share them with us!

Norfolk Wholesale Floral Goes Beyond Flowers
Flower shopping for a big event isn't easy, especially if your wedding or party requires lots of flowers. Read more about Norfolk Wholesale Floral
Keep It Classy with Luxury Limousines of New Orleans
When you rent a limousine, you want to use the professionals. You want a chauffeur that knows his job, a limo that looks magnificent, and the luxury that such a glorious vehicle commands. Read More about Luxury Limousines of New Orleans
Do It Right with Tri-County Barbecue Catering
If you want your party or wedding reception to be filled with satisfied, well-fed guests, you'll want to invest in a quality caterer. Read More about Tri-County Barbecue Catering

Pink, White & Green Bouquet

Stunning Wedding Bouquet

Rainbow of Bouquets

Brooch Bouquet

Yellow Succulent Bouquet

White Wedding Bouquet

For more vendors in your area, visit Wedding And Party Network for all of your wedding and party planning needs!

by Rachel Simpson

Planning for your very special day can be both exciting and stressful. From picking a date to arranging the reception, the to-do list can seem like a daunting mountain to climb.

Thanks to the variety of services their romantic Arkansas wedding venue offers, Hidden Chapel owners Gloria & Howard Townsend and associate Lisa Seaton ensure that you don’t spend the happiest day of your life sweating over the “little stuff.”

What Is Hidden Chapel

Surrounded by the Natural State’s beauty, Gloria & Howard transformed two acres of their 11-acre cutting horse farm, Acadiana Acres, in Alexander, Ark. into a pristine garden setting where couples can share their vows.

What Hidden Chapel Has To Offer

Say “I do!” in an extravagant outdoor gazebo-style chapel with 225 of your closest family and friends, or share a kiss with your beloved on a charming footbridge across a running creek.

Shed tears of happiness inside a rustic hay barn as you walk down the aisle and then party until the sun comes up in a large reception tent area with all 350 of your guests. Don’t worry about inclement weather. Rain or shine, you can have a picture perfect day inside the 1,700 square foot photography studio.

With all of these spectacular options, Hidden Acres is the perfect Arkansas indoor/outdoor wedding destination for your idyllic wedding day.

How Hidden Chapel Eliminates Your Stress

With years of experience of operating the venue and wedding photography studio, Gloria & Howard understand a bride’s needs and wants when it comes to fulfilling the bill of a great wedding. Whether you’re planning an enchanting wedding or small, intimate gathering, Hidden Chapel provides a collection of photogenic areas, facilities, services and amenities to bring what you've envisioned to life all in one place.

To ensure that the wedding you’ve been dreaming about happens without a hitch, Hidden Chapel takes care of many of the details. From setting up the ceremony and reception decorations to providing a professional photographer to capture your precious moments, they pay close attention to the details so you can enjoyed the day.

Organization Keeps The Day Stress-Free

Choose from Hidden Chapel’s four customizable packages and add-ons, and they’ll do the rest. With Hidden Chapel’s extensive services, they’ll take the fear factor and Continue reading "Celebrate Your Big Day at Hidden Acres" »

Your Wedding Wednesday Question

What is the difference between a Bridal Shower and a Bachelorette Party?
Who throws them and when should they take place?


A bridal shower is a party for the bride where female family members and friends bring her gifts for the home. Usually the bridesmaids or close family friend puts it together and it is usually held 6 months before the wedding. A bachelorette party is a last hoorah, a ladies night out, put together by the maid of honor and the bridesmaids. This usually takes place the week of the wedding and usually involves a theme. The bride can partake in the planning of these events or it could be a complete surprise.

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