Weddings and Party Articles

News, ideas, tips, and articles about weddings and parties. Lots of great stuff here!

Bachelorette Party Planning Basics

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

Bachelor parties have been a wedding tradition since the so-called Olden Days, when they gave the groom a chance to “sow his wild oats” before marriage. We are well out of that dark age (thank goodness!), and these days women celebrate imminent weddings with their closest pals too. Need a little primer on bachelorette party planning? Who Hosts? Virtually anyone can host a bachelorette party. Often the maid of honor and bridesmaids, who are close to the bride, do the honors, but any friend, relative (a cousin, for example), or even coworkers who feel the urge can plan this party....

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Wedding Idea: Bucket List Box

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 in All Articles, Event Articles and Ideas, Weddings and Party Articles

Every bridal couple looks to make their big day not only memorable, but also unique and tailored to them. Shining Star Photo Booth not only ignites your big day with memories captured by each guest along with an evening of entertainment, but we also share with you our many event and wedding ideas on enhancing your big day. One such idea is to host a “Bucket List Box” where guests can leave ideas, challenges, and goals for your upcoming life together as husband and wife. These ideas are a wonderful source of inspiration and a great way to plan out some really fun future trips and...

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Choosing the right bridal party

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

How do I choose my bridal party? Planning your wedding requires a lot of decision making. From choosing the venue, picking your dress, the invites, choosing a cake, picking your colors, and so much more; few are more important than choosing your bridesmaids and groomsmen. They are the folks that will be by your side on one of the most important days of your life, so naturally, you want to choose wisely. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the task, here are the five crucial questions to ask yourself as you choose your bridal party.   1. How big is the wedding and reception going to...

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5 Elements of a Rustic or Vintage Wedding

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

The 5 Elements of a Rustic or Vintage Wedding Theme   The Central Pennsylvania area is seasoned with many rustic and vintage style venues. With the area’s many historic buildings and country farmlands, it is no wonder the rustic and vintage theme is so popular. There are six primary elements that make up a wedding theme. They are wedding location, your wedding stationary, your wedding dress, the wedding flowers, the wedding venue décor, and finally the wedding cake. Everything else easily fits around these elements. For example, the DJ, your food choices, and the photo booth...

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Six Unique Wedding Trends of 2015 to Ignite Your Big Day (other than a photo booth!)

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in All Articles, Event Articles and Ideas, Weddings and Party Articles

From York to Lancaster to Harrisburg and across Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland, Shining Star Photo Booth sees today’s emerging wedding trends first hand. Along with our photo booth rentals and event entertainment services which are a mainstay for wedding receptions, we always enjoy seeing the creative ways wedding couples ignite their big day with fun. Here are six unique trends that you and your guests will love!   Grand Entrances When the wedding party and the newly married couple enter their reception, expect to see choreographed entrances and more. While entrances...

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Warning! Potential PA Bridal Show and Wedding Expo Scams

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

“Scammers set up a Web site advertising a fake bridal show and wedding expo billed as the “biggest and most extravagant” and used it to steal from thousands of brides-to-be and their vendors, who were lured by chances to win “fabulous gifts and prizes,” police and FBI experts said Monday.” The scenario is very real and is happening across the country, leaving brides stranded and without recourse. When looking at bridal shows and wedding expos, make certain to give them your due diligence to assure you are not being taken by a scammer. Here are just a few...

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