Weddings and Party Articles

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

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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Bridal Couples Names, Who’s Name Comes First?

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

Bridal Couples, Who’s Name Comes First? Typical protocol says that prior to the wedding day (on Save the Dates, Invitations, etc.) that the bride’s name precedes the groom’s. And after the wedding day (on Thank You cards, Address Labels, etc.) that the groom’s name precedes hers. OK, makes good enough sense… But what about DURING the wedding on… Welcome Bags, Programs, Favors, Guest Books, Cocktail Napkins, etc? How do you list the names? Seems like there are Two Options: Stick with the protocol above and decide per item. Welcome bags at the hotel? Not...

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Barn Weddings and Rustic Weddings, it’s what’s in!

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

Central Pennsylvania Rustic Barn Wedding Venues A barn can be the perfect place for a rustic or country wedding. Today weddings in a barn are taking place all over the country and offer the bride and groom a chance to hold their wedding in a very personable and unique location. Just like farm weddings, a barn wedding can be dressed up or dressed down to match the style and decor of your wedding and offer endless charm. Barns for weddings and their venues can be found all over the country from Maine to California and everywhere in between. Remember that barns come in all shapes and sizes,...

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