Friday, April 22, 2011

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: How to Plan Your Wedding

Couples across the country have different ways to plan for their upcoming nuptials as well as the level of involvement including the groom and his family. Whether you plan on hiring a wedding planner or do it yourself, you will have a lot to do to prepare for one of the most memorable days of your life.

Planning your wedding
1. Set a date
2. Prepare a Budget
3. Reserve a location for wedding and the reception
4. Select your bridal party
5. Choose your wedding colors
6. Hire a photographer
7. Select type of music for wedding and reception (musicians, DJ, etc)
8. Create an invitation list
9. Order wedding invitations, address and mail to guests with RSVP info
10. Choose your wedding gown
11. Select a florist and choose types of flowers for bouquets, wedding ceremony and reception
12. Decide on wedding reception theme including wedding favors and decorations
13. Reserve limousines
14. Reserve hotel rooms for out of town guests, if needed
15. Hire a caterer or choose menu if your wedding reception location will also do the catering
16. Decide where to hold the rehearsal dinner and invited guests
17. Set time for wedding rehearsal
18. Decide if children are allowed to attend wedding reception or offer a child care service if needed.
19. Plan bachelorette party (usually someone in the bridal party plans this for the bridesmaids and friends of the bride to be)
20. Plan bachelor party (best man usually plans this)

There are even more ideas to think about for your wedding, but these are most popular wedding planner’s suggestions about preparing for your big day. Remember to keep a list of everyone’s phone numbers and emails who is helping to make your wedding day special.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Ultimate!

Diamond Event Center is pleased to announce its newest wedding/event package... The Ultimate
Our most complete all inclusive package

Package Includes:
Six Hour Reception or Event

Three butler passed appetizers

Diamond Buffet including Prime Rib, Fish or Pork Chops, and Any Style Chicken Or Diamond Plated Dinner with each guest selecting two of the three items above

Soup Course

Upgraded Potato & Vegetable Choices

White Chair Cover, Gold Organza Sashes, & Gold Organza Table Overlays over 90" White Round Tablecloths, Two Napkin Color Choices

Risers for the head table or a Serpentine head table

Up Lighting for the ballroom

Our In-House DJ Service for six hours

Gold Chargers at each place setting

Chocolate Fountain and Dipping items as an appetizer or dessert

Beverage Fountain for your favorite party drink

Your Choice of any Center Piece and Card Box

Digital Projector and Screen

Diamond Bar Package (Includes two bartenders good for up to 160 guests)

Includes extra decor (lighting under all special tables, dance floor decor etc.)

One Single Block Ice Carving

Your Choice of One of the following Options (If available): Rehearsal Dinner for 20 at the Diamond Event Center or Free delivery to any location within a 20 mile radius, Chapel Rental, VIP Room Rental, Sunday Brunch for 20 delivered free to any location within a 20 mile radius

Coat Room Attendant (if needed)

Security Guard Service Charge &

Sales Tax

Bride and Groom are FREE

This package is all inclusive and offered for the unbelievably low cost of $98.76 Per Guest

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Winter Renovations

We are always striving to make Diamond Event Center even better. This year’s winter project was to move the coat room adjacent to the front door and move our office into the larger space previously used as the coat room. This switch makes it convenient for our guests to access the coat room immediately upon entering the Diamond Event Center where before they had to make their way down the main hall to find it. The switch centrally locates our office in between the ballrooms and also lets us have both our office and our showroom all in one spot! The larger office space has room to display all of our centerpieces, card boxes, china, chargers, silverware, glassware, napkin colors and folds, overlays, chair covers and sashes. A new custom built wood cabinet allows us even more storage space and a gorgeous wood conference table gives us lots of room to sit with clients and discuss their vision for their event. Along with the coat room and office upgrades we also added a handicap accessible family restroom complete with a baby changing station. With winter finally coming to an end the new coat room will not have much business this year but with wedding season heading into full swing the office/showroom will be busier than ever with brides and grooms planning their special day. Before: After:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Newly Updated Website

We are excited to announce that our website has been completely updated! We now offer clear, detailed information about both On Site and Off Site Catering. There are food and beverage packages to meet every budget! On the About Us page meet the staff at Diamond Event Center and learn about all that we do. Explore the gallery of photos from past events. Keep up to date with all special offers and new items or options available on our Specials Page. Let us know what you think! www.diamondeventcenter.com