Weddings and Party Articles

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

Hashtag Your Wedding 101

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in All Articles, Event Articles and Ideas, Weddings and Party Articles

Creating a successful hashtag for your wedding   Starting in the 1980s, brides used disposable cameras on reception tables to allow guests to take wedding photos during the festivities. While this idea is still a popular one, the method of capturing moments has changed. Gone are the days of buying cameras and developing film; these days, advances in camera technology in smart phones have made snapping creative and candid photos easier than ever. One such advancement, Instagram, is a photography app that allows iPhone and Android users to share photos using comments and hashtags (What is...

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How to get a marriage license in Lancaster County PA

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

Not sure how to get a marriage license in Lancaster Pennsylvania? We have you covered! Shining Star Photo Booth will be adding marriage license information for all our surrounding areas!  First up – Lancaster PA! Marriage Licenses Applicants who don’t speak English may not translate for each other. A third party translator, 18 or older, must be present with valid ID at the time of application. Both parties must appear in person to apply for a license. When to Apply Both parties should be present in our office with required documents ready by 4:15 p.m. Licenses are valid for 60...

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Ways to Avoid Wedding Gift Theft at your Reception

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

Avoiding Wedding Gift Theft…   It is your big day! Smiles are glowing, music is playing, and the food is divine! The last thing on your mind should have to be theft of wedding gifts, but unfortunately a growing tactic by thieves is to target wedding receptions. Be it as wedding crashers, or impersonated vendor staff, and sometimes even vendor staff themselves, gift theft is on the rise. Even in our quaint and quiet areas of York, Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania Recent statistics place 1 in every 10 weddings suffering a theft of some type. What can you you do?  There are a...

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The Wedding Barn Craze – Be Cautious

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

Are your vendors legal? With so many new upstarts of wedding barn venues, it is important for wedding couples to make sure the venue they choose is reputable and more importantly, LEGAL.  This not only goes for your venue of choice, but should apply to all of your vendors. Your caterer, your DJ, and especially your photo booth company! Not only does it protect you, by having a legally registered and compliant vendor you protect your guests as well with the services of a properly insured and professional service provider.   Judge shuts down Rapho wedding barn A Lancaster County judge...

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Wedding Gowns… big box retail store style!

Posted on May 22, 2013 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

The average woman spends $1,211 on her wedding dress, according to a survey of 20,000 brides from The Knot. In fact, the average cost of a wedding is the highest it’s been in years at $28,427. With sites like Pinterest providing opulent inspiration and an increased focus on celebrity wedding style, it’s no wonder ladies are spending so much, but sometimes our budgets don’t match our dreams. Thankfully big brands are eager to fulfill our needs and this market void with gorgeous looks for less. Many mass retailers have jumped on the bridal bandwagon in recent years, from...

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If going to weddings costs too much: Meet the refuseniks!

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in All Articles, Photo Booth Articles, Weddings and Party Articles

Folks often struggle with this article’s very topic, and as a result, many weddings are faced with the question “how can I make this fun and memorable for my guests?”.  We believe that our fun and entertaing photo booths and comical dressup props provide the ideal low cost solution for those looking to keep your wedding guests engaged in fun and entertained; and they get to take home some amazing photos of themselves and other guests! NEW YORK (Reuters) – If you were thinking of inviting Marissa Anwar to your wedding, you might want to save the postage. She is not...

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