We all have kids in our life that we adore, but just because we love them doesn’t mean they should necessarily attend our wedding ceremony. Let’s face it: kids get restless, rowdy, and loud—and after all the time, energy, money, and passion you’ve put into planning your wedding, do you really want everyone to be distracted by […]
For most brides, getting to spend time with the bridesmaids is one of the best parts of the wedding week. These are the ride-or-dies, the nearest and dearest. However, there are several common questions that arise with the subject of bridesmaids, and good bridesmaid etiquette can end up falling by the wayside. Let’s take a look at what they […]
It’s finally time for you to say yes to the dress! This is a very exciting time in the wedding planning process. Aside from finding your perfect wedding venue, this is one of the biggest decisions that you as a bride will make. But if you’ve never gone wedding dress shopping before, you might not know what to look for or how to navigate the process. It can be overwhelming with so many options and different people wanting to […]
Once you get engaged and all the congratulations, hugs, and kisses are over with, the realization that you have to now plan a wedding will suddenly rear its head. It’s a fun time, but it can also be pretty stressful to plan your wedding.
Determining a wedding budget is the very first step that you and your soon-t0-be-spouse should take. What can you realistically spend, and what are the most important elements of your wedding to you? Is your
The wedding day is only a few weeks away, and the panic may be starting to set in if you still haven’t taken the time to write your maid of honor speech. If you’re like most maids of honor, you have a lifetime of things that you want to say to the bride, but you may not know how to boil all of them down into a quick, funny, sentimental speech. It’s all right—many other maids of honor have been […]
What’s a boat neck? What’s an A-line skirt? Why would a wedding dress have a train on it? If the answer to these questions is “I don’t know”, then don’t worry. You’re not alone. Understanding the various wedding dress styles can be extremely confusing for those who might just be starting their dress shopping. All the multiple styles and variations can definitely give you a headache, which is why we’ve put together a helpful guide for those about to take […]
When it comes to your wedding guest list, things can get tricky. There’s a constant tug-of-war over who to invite and who not to invite. Of course you’re going to invite your close family and friends, and after that, you’re likely going to invite extended family, family friends, and maybe some co-workers and so on. As if those choices aren’t difficult enough, then comes the possible additions of plus-ones. And here’s when many couples have to begin making some […]
Should it be Jessica? Tammy? Louise? Or maybe Anna? Choosing your maid of honor might be difficult for some and easy for others. It’s a very special thing to be asked to be the maid of honor, and that’s what makes choosing yours difficult. You probably have a handful of people in mind, but it may be quite hard to narrow it down. At Vatican Banquet Hall, we’ve seen so many weddings and spoken with so many brides that […]
One of the final decisions that needs to be taken care of before your wedding is how to seat your guests at the wedding reception. It’s probably one of the most agonizing tasks that you and your significant other will have to do. Trying to match 200 to 300 people for wedding reception seating can be painstaking.
You’ve probably got friends that are still single. Maybe a parent is divorced. There’s a good chance that some relatives don’t get along very […]
Wedding traditions such as the garter toss or a father-daughter dance can be fun and meaningful, but by this point, everyone has seen them done dozens and dozens of times. If you don’t keep wedding traditions updated, they can get a little stale, no? Read below for some fun revision ideas for old wedding traditions. Here’s the deal with cake cutting: it often interrupts the dancing, it’s not that exciting, and the bride and groom usually don’t really know what they’re doing. Besides this, sometimes guests want cake NOW and don’t want to have to wait for the big moment of cake cutting. Because of these reasons...
So you’ve decided to tie the knot—now it’s time to celebrate! A wedding shower (not to be confused with a bridal shower) and the engagement party are classy events, and an expected way to officially announce your wedding plans with friends and family members and, in our opinion, way more fun than a phone call! To help make your upcoming wedding shower a memorable and fun success, Vatican Banquet Hall’s experienced event coordinators have organized several valuable tips and considerations for you and your fiancé to follow...
Let’s be honest: one of the most fun parts about getting married is running around registering for wedding gifts with your fiancé. It’s like getting a shopping spree with your best friend. Even if you don’t get everything on your registry, it’s still fun to register and think about all the new things you might get. But where do you start? What are the best wedding gifts? Here are some of the most practical and popular wedding gifts for newlyweds who are just starting out on their own. Even if you’ve already been living together, some of these items are great to register for, since they’re indulgences that you may have been
For a variety of reasons, it’s becoming more and more common for couples to take a mini honeymoon, or “mini-moon” as they’re called, instead of a full-blown traditional honeymoon trip. As a result, mini honeymoon destinations are becoming more and more popular, and the small, intimate, cozy towns on the outskirts of major cities are enjoying a newfound boost in business. Whether it’s because a couple wants to save money, they don’t want to miss too much work, or they have children that they don’t want to be far away from, mini-moons are on the rise...
Planning a bridal shower can be one of the most enjoyable parts of a wedding. Bridal showers are light, full of laughter, and always memorable. However, if you don’t want the same old “toilet paper wedding dress” routine, you can spice up the party with the ideas in this post. From activities to favors to the food, these nine things will guarantee a great time! A bridal shower must! Mimosas are the simplest and most popular shower cocktail...
When it comes to the wedding cake, many couples don’t realize that there’s quite a bit to consider. For instance, do you have guests who can’t have gluten? Do you want a groom’s cake? Who cuts the cake when there’s no caterer? Below we will answer a few of your most pressing wedding cake questions. After the couple cuts the cake (just a small slice from the bottom tier using a knife and not the cake server), the caterers at your wedding are responsible for cutting and serving the cake. Usually there’s a “cutting fee” for around $1.00 a slice, so...