Wedding Planning & Tips

23 02, 2017

5 Engagement Party Ideas Guaranteed To Impress

2017-08-29T23:54:25+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

Congratulations! You've just got engaged, and are on your way to spending the rest of your years with the love of your life. But how do you let the special people in your life in on the excitement? Well, you could announce your wedding on social media, or send out wedding invitations way far in advance, but we at Vatican Banquet Hall think that nothing announces a wedding better than an engagement party. A great engagement celebration gets people excited about your upcoming wedding, announcing to the world that you and your partner are ready to take the next big step in your relationship. But what should you do for your engagement party? You don't want it to be exactly like your wedding reception. You want to get guests excited for your wedding while also providing them with a unique and fun experience. To help you get inspired, we're running through some engagement party ideas guaranteed to impress your guests.

4 01, 2017

Here Comes The Bride! 5 Wedding Trends To Watch In 2017

2017-08-29T23:54:37+00:00 January 4th, 2017|

Happy New Year! 2017 is officially here, and with a new year comes a host of new wedding trends. You'll definitely want to keep up with what's hot if you're planning a wedding in 2017, and luckily Vatican Banquet Hall is here to help. Our venue specializes in elegant wedding events, and to help you plan yours we've compiled some 2017 wedding trends you'll definitely want to watch.

29 09, 2016

7 Mistakes Brides Make When Choosing Their Wedding Colors

2019-01-11T21:43:46+00:00 September 29th, 2016|

Color is a big part of what makes something attractive to the eye, and a color palette is a crucial component of your wedding. The color combination you choose can transform the overall feel of your wedding. It can make a wedding feel more casual or more formal. It can look trendy (like you borrowed it from Pinterest), and it can also be truly unique and evocative of your personality. The colors you choose for your wedding are important, and […]

12 09, 2016

10 Last-Minute Wedding Details

2017-07-27T21:53:52+00:00 September 12th, 2016|

The last few weeks before your wedding are filled with the little details that can mean the difference between an event that runs smoothly and a day full of headaches. The bride that pays attention to the last minute details and makes sure that loose ends are tied up will have a relaxing and memorable day. Here are ten last minute details that you shouldn’t forget in your wedding plans.

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6 09, 2016

12 Wedding Planning Tips from The Pros

2017-07-27T21:54:12+00:00 September 6th, 2016|

As a bride-to-be, you would probably die to know the top wedding planning secrets from wedding planning professionals. Well, we’ve got some of the top ones here for you so you can make savvy bridal decisions that your other engaged friends wish they knew!

Invitation Suits

Custom, embossed invitations are absolutely gorgeous and totally worth it for your wedding. But it isn’t a necessity to have each component of your invitation suite made with custom, hand lettering or to be embossed. Make […]

18 08, 2016

Fun for Everyone: Planning An Interactive Wedding

2017-07-27T21:54:48+00:00 August 18th, 2016|

As you are planning your wedding reception, it is good to think about how you will be entertaining your guests. The typical wedding has only one answer, guests will be entertained by dancing. But what about your guests that don’t enjoy dancing or the kids that might attend your wedding? How can you keep them interested so they don’t leave right after the cake cutting? Many brides today are finding other activities to entertain guests, and make their wedding reception […]

29 07, 2016

8 Cute Gift Ideas for Newlywed Couples

2017-07-27T21:55:55+00:00 July 29th, 2016|

A bride and groom are sure to be given all the essentials like towels, sheets, pots, pans, place settings, and glassware for their wedding. But if you want to do something extra special and unique that the newlywed couple will be sure to love, then consider giving one of these ideas. The bride and groom will love getting something that isn’t off of the traditional registry list and that is something fun just for them to enjoy.

19 07, 2016

The Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Your Wedding Favors

2017-07-27T21:56:21+00:00 July 19th, 2016|

Wedding favors are one of those essential parts on almost every wedding checklist you’ll read and inside every wedding planning how-to book you’ll receive as a bride-to-be. It is traditional to give favors to your guests thanking them for coming to your wedding, although, they don’t have to be the same favors that have made an exhaustive presence at nearly every wedding. And they also don’t have to be cheap little trinkets that your guests don’t actually like.

Follow these tips […]

8 07, 2016

7 Things To Do After You Say “I Do”

2017-07-27T22:03:02+00:00 July 8th, 2016|

Now that your wedding is over, you can sit back, relax, and reminisce about all the amazing moments you had; What happened as you hoped it would? What happened spur of the moment and was so much more memorable? No matter what you’re daydreaming about post-nuptials, it feels good to have all the planning over with. But it’s not totally over! There are still a few wedding-related items you need to tick off your to-do list after you get hitched.

28 06, 2016

Bridal Shower Games That Everyone Will Want to Play

2017-07-27T22:02:52+00:00 June 28th, 2016|

Silly games are a fun part of a bridal shower, but the same games that seem to be at every shower get old quick. However, it is possible to choose unique game ideas that everyone will actually enjoy playing and that don’t include any awkward moments or embarrassing tasks.

Guess Who

Also known as Celebrity or HedBanz, this game involves each guest receiving an index card with the name of an iconic person. Guests aren’t allowed to peek at their card and […]

2 06, 2016

Top Wedding Trends for 2016

2017-07-27T22:02:33+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|

The Pinterest explosion led the way for thousands of brides in recent years, but this year’s wedding season is seeing brides more interested in creating a wedding that is all their own. Couples in 2016 want to walk down the aisle and party the night away in a way that showcases their unique personality, and that doesn’t look dated or too trendy.

If you’re craving to learn what’s hot and what’s not in wedding trends this year, keep reading and get […]

7 04, 2016

The Most Beautiful Flowers for Your Spring Wedding

2017-07-27T22:02:19+00:00 April 7th, 2016|

Spring is a beautiful time of year to have a wedding. There are so many lovely flowers in season to choose from, like the ever-popular peony, and it is the perfect representation of your new beginning with your sweetheart. If you’re getting married this spring, read on to discover the ten most gorgeous flower varieties that will be in season.

1.      Peony

This fluffy, romantic bloom is a favorite among brides everywhere, and they are perfect for bouquets and centerpieces alike. Peonies […]

25 02, 2016

Making Your Wedding Reception Kid-Friendly

2017-07-27T22:01:27+00:00 February 25th, 2016|

Children can be a lot of fun at weddings, especially when they are busting their cute little moves on the dance floor. However, long periods of sitting still and being quiet can be difficult for young children who naturally have very short attention span and a lot of energy. At some point, boredom kicks in, they may become restless, hungry and overtired which can lead to tantrums, tears and frazzled parents.While many couples feel strongly that their wedding should be […]

10 02, 2016

Don’t Rule Out a Winter Wedding

2017-01-20T17:38:23+00:00 February 10th, 2016|

It’s been reported that over 2 million couples get married every year in the United States, which breaks down to nearly 6,000 weddings a day. June is the most popular month for weddings, then August, followed by September and October, but what about December, January and February months?

If you want to stand out by not having “just another summer wedding” then getting married during the winter months can be the perfect time to celebrate your special day. Vatican Banquet Hall has […]

22 01, 2016

The Best Bridesmaid Gifts in 2016

2017-01-20T17:38:23+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|

Between flying themselves to your wedding, buying gowns that they will probably never wear again, and spending hundreds of dollars on a hair stylist and makeup artist so your wedding day photos look spectacular, your bridesmaids really do a lot for you. And while picking out the right bridesmaids gift can be a daunting task, there are a few presents that are guaranteed to be a hit with your besties and sisters. If you’re celebrating your nuptials in 2016, consider […]