Best Event Planning Software

Best Event Planning SoftwareOne of my good friends called yesterday looking for event planning software and I am embarrassed to say, I had no idea where to send her.  So I have spent today searching.  Unfortunately, I don't have any great answers but I do have a couple of possibilities that I had sitting in my back pocket all along.

My first choice in planning software is MyEvent.com.  The reason is that it does all of the following plus offers customizable websites for just about any occasion or event including family reunions, weddings, baby showers and births, Quinceanera and Sweet Sixteen parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, and fundraising,

  • Send & Track Invitations Easily Send and track invitations to your party guests using the broadcast email tool. You can send reminders before your event and Thank You's after your event.
  • Maps Add a map for any destination simply by entering the civic address. The map will show how to navigate to your event so you don't have to!
  • RSVP Management Party guests can RSVP to the event on your website, saving time and postage. You can add questions to the RSVP page to prompt responses from your party guests to help with the planning. You can include meal selections with this tool.
  • Budget Tool Manage your expenses & calculate your cost per ticket for your event. This is a great way to figure out how much the event will cost & determine the cost per ticket.
  • Event Details This page saves you time by clearly displaying all the information relevant to the event.
  • Weather Inform your party guests of real-time weather conditions for your event.

 

 

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Indian Wedding Photography Backdrops & Wedding Invitations

Indian Wedding Photography Backdrops

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Blue, Gold & Red Faux Tin Decorative Ceiling Tiles

Today we received an email from one of our favorite wedding stationery merchants, Wedding Paper Divas, sending us to their Real Wedding blog that features the vibrant, Indian wedding of Jasmit (Jesse) and Deepika, at the Hyatt Manchester Grand, in San Diego, California. The couple was married on 9/23/2011–exactly 11 years from their original anniversary in high school, 9/23/2000.

We have juxtaposed some of their gorgeous wedding photos, courtesy of True Photography, against these colorful blue, red, & gold faux tin decorative ceiling tiles because we believe these faux tin tiles would make a stunning photography backdrop for any Indian wedding celebration as well as any Bollywood inspired movie, television or theatrical set.  In the past we have featured faux tin tiles as a fabulous option for vintage chic outdoor wedding photography backdrops but clearly decorative ceiling tiles are incredibly versatile and can be used in a myriad of settings.

Wedding Paper Divas did not indicate what wedding invitation the couple chose which is especially surprising since the company has  quite a nice selection of invitations whose designs reflect this rich and graphic culture.  Here are a few of our favorites.

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Blake Lively’s Gossip Girl Wedding Dress

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Photo courtesy of FabSugar.com

We had to post this picture as soon as we saw it. Leave it to Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively's Gossip Girl character) to wear 2013's latest trend in wedding dresses – gold & white.  This fabulous Georges Chakra Couture strapless gown with a low back is all a-glitter on top and then explodes into a white tulle bottom.  It really is so Serena!

There are not yet many affordable gold and white ball gown style wedding dresses available but we are all over this trend so keep checking back as we discover options for you to “get the look.”

We are thinking a full out white and gold wedding theme replete with gorgeous white and gold wedding invitations, party decor, and wedding cake.

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After Six Classic Tuxedo Now 25% OFF

Classic TuxedoWe just received word from Dessy that from now until October 15th they are offering 25% off their After Six classic  two-button notch tuxedo.  This brings the price down from $275.00 to just over $200.00, including shipping.  Even without this amazing sale we already wax and waned about the importance and value of tux ownership

The details:

  • Made from Italian designed super fine Merino wool.
  • Interior piping designed with the After Six signature ‘Bow-tie & Hourglass 1903' print.
  • Plain front pants are shipped with unfinished hems. Sizes 38 to 52, Regular, Short and Long.
  • Jacket and pants can be ordered separately making for easy fit and alteration.
  • Returns and exchanges on this item accepted within 30 days of purchase (no alterations, please.)
Use coupon code GTUX1015 at checkout for 25% off through October 15, 2012..

Additionally, Dessy is offering 15% off on After Six's formal accessories including tuxedo shirts, ties, vests, pocket squares, cufflinks, and even flip flops and flasks. Use code GACC1015(The fine print – orders must exceed $50.00)

If you are in the throes of wedding planning or hosting or attending a formal occasion anytime in the next year or so (think ahead to holidays parties, proms, and fundraisers!), now really is the time to buy.  Take full advantage of this sale. Remember shipping is free, too!

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