Wedding Planning & Tips

3 08, 2018

Beginners Guide: Understanding The Different Wedding Dress Styles

2019-02-28T01:15:59+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|

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 […]

26 07, 2018

Who Should Receive A Plus-One Invite To Your Wedding?

2018-07-27T21:44:49+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

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 […]

12 07, 2018

How To Select Your Maid Of Honor

2018-07-17T22:05:04+00:00 July 12th, 2018|

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 […]

5 06, 2018

Your Guide: Awesome Tips On Wedding Reception Seating

2018-06-07T19:35:24+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

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 […]

29 08, 2017

4 Fun Twists On Classic Wedding Traditions

2017-08-29T23:45:01+00:00 August 29th, 2017|

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...

26 07, 2017

What To Consider When Hosting A Wedding Shower

2017-08-29T23:49:49+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

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...

18 07, 2017

Best Wedding Gifts: Ideas For Every Couple

2017-07-27T22:31:29+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

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

10 07, 2017

Fabulous Mini Honeymoon Destinations For Los Angeles Locals

2017-08-29T23:46:44+00:00 July 10th, 2017|

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...

26 06, 2017

9 Ideas To Make A Bridal Shower Unforgettable

2017-08-07T22:44:24+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

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...

19 06, 2017

A Quick Guide To Wedding Cake Etiquette

2017-08-29T23:51:15+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

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...

9 06, 2017

How To Get The Perfect Signature Cocktail For Your Wedding

2017-07-27T22:37:18+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

Plenty of couples these days decide to offer their guests a signature wedding cocktail. This is yet another element to the special day that can be customized (along with the napkins, cake, hashtags, you name it). Plus, by having a signature cocktail for your wedding, a couple can offer their guests a little something more interesting than the run-of-the-mill wine and beer—and they can always

25 05, 2017

Wedding Planning 101: Navigating Your Guest List

2017-08-29T23:52:30+00:00 May 25th, 2017|

When it comes to wedding planning, the guest list can be one of the most stressful parts. You don’t want to offend anyone, but some couples have a limited budget and/or space, and not everyone can be asked to attend. What’s the best way to navigate this? Check out our etiquette tips below. Co-Workers: You see them every day. You spend hours with them. You talk with them all the time. They know you’re getting married. The question is, do you invite them to your wedding?

10 04, 2017

5 Reasons To Have A Small And Intimate Wedding

2017-08-29T23:53:42+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

Congratulations! You're engaged to your spouse and finally on your way to spending the rest of your days with the love of your life. Your first step in the wedding planning process should be to decide what kind of wedding you'd like to have, and while there's no right or wrong way to celebrate your big day you might want to consider having a small and intimate wedding. The wedding experts at Vatican Banquet Hall know that big weddings have been the norm for years, but bucking the trend can actually provide a great experience. Don't believe us? Well, our team's running through some of the reasons you should have a small and intimate wedding.

22 03, 2017

Your Guide: Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer

2017-08-29T23:53:55+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|

Congratulations! You're engaged to the love of your life and gearing up for the perfect wedding celebration. Your wedding is bound to be a memorable day, and one of the best ways to keep those memories alive for years to come is with some expert wedding photography. You'll want to capture all the big and little moments of your wedding, and nobody will do that better than a professional photographer. But how do you go about picking the right pro? Well, the team at Vatican Banquet Hall is here to to help with a useful guide of questions to ask your wedding photographer.

3 03, 2017

How To Determine The Perfect Wedding Budget

2017-08-29T23:54:07+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|

It's no secret that most weddings, even budget-friendly affairs, cost a lot of money. And when you're gearing up for some significant spending, it's important to keep things in perspective and plan for what's to come. That's why every successful wedding starts with determining a wedding budget. But deciding your budget is easier said than done. There are tons of factors that impact your wedding budget, and you'll have to take them all into account in order to determine how much you can and should spend on this momentous occasion. Thankfully, the experts at Vatican Banquet Hall are here to help with a useful guide on how to determine the perfect wedding budget. Read on for some useful tips and advice to assist you in budgeting your wedding.