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Five Things Every Summer Bride Should Keep in Mind

Posted in: Wedding Reception Hall

Summer rings in a lot of things, including graduation parties, vacations and weddings. If wedding bells will be ringing for you this summer, you are probably well in your way to planning for your big day. The DJ is booked, the caterer hired and the dress is fitted, but there are a few things you may not have considered that are important for every summer wedding. As your premier wedding reception hall in Lowell, IN, our planners at Signature Banquets have put together a list of five things every summer bride should keep in mind.

Hydration, hydration, hydration

Starting with you and your wedding party, hydration is key to your wellbeing on a summer wedding day. With the busyness of the day (and the alcohol), it can be easy to forget to keep yourself well hydrated. A good way to make sure that you and your guests have plenty of fluids is to provide a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, whether that be bottled water on the side of the aisle as guests enter for the ceremony or a table with tea and flavored lemonade during the reception.

Double-duty programs

Since you have to print up wedding programs anyway, why not design them to serve double duty for guests as paper fans. This is a creative way to make sure your guests stay cool and comfortable, especially if your wedding ceremony is being held outside.

Sun protection

Just because it’s your wedding day and not a day at the beach doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still consider protecting your eyes and skin from harsh sunrays. Apply sunscreen and keep sunglasses on hand. A good idea is to purchase mini sunscreen bottles and novelty sunglasses for guests. They can make great favors and are useful for guests who are, perhaps, less prepared for the sun than you.

Antiperspirant

Everyone sweats, including brides. Invest in a heavy-duty (streak-free, obviously) antiperspirant for your big day, so you can feel fresh and smell fresh from ceremony to reception. If you are concerned about sweating through your makeup, there are refreshing sprays you can purchase to use throughout the day to keep your face cool and your makeup looking fresh. You can also buy blotting papers to use to dab away sweat without messing up your makeup.

Keep bugs away

If your wedding is going to be outdoors, mosquitoes may be a concern. Thankfully, there are candles, lanterns and other attractive ways to keep bugs away without ruining the aesthetics of your wedding space. Also, similar to the sunscreen, you can purchase mini bug spray bottles to have on hand for guests to use if necessary.

Pulling off the perfect summer wedding simply requires some expert planning, forethought and a little help. If you are looking for a partner for your summer wedding, Signature Banquets is your premier wedding reception hall in Lowell, IN. We also have professional event planners on site to help you create your perfect event. To learn more about what we have to offer, contact us today!

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Six Fun Ideas for Your Corporate 4th of July Party

Posted in: Party Venue

Planning to ring in this year’s Independence Day with a big corporate bash, but not sure where to start? Planning a corporate 4th of July party is not like putting together a backyard barbecue. A lot of planning goes into making a corporate event a success.

To help you get started on planning your corporate 4th of July party, our party planners at Signature Banquets have put together a list of six fun ideas you can use for your Independence Day work party. From the food to the party venue in Lowell, IN, you won’t want to miss these valuable tips!

Company T-shirts

Company T-shirts are such a great idea for so many reasons. Employees will love them, especially if they are 4th of July-themed. T-shirts are also great advertising for your company!

Costume contest

Have employees show their love for the red, white and blue with a 4th of July costume contest. Have employees deck themselves out with the most amazing Independence Day gear they can find and then have judges award a prize to the most patriotic costume at your event.

Patriotic scavenger hunt

The great thing about a scavenger hunt is that everyone can join in and you can do it inside or outside. For your 4th of July event, you can hide patriotic-themed items for guests to find and check off on a list. Have employees work in teams and you can turn this game into a great team-building exercise as well!

S’mores bar

A s’mores bar is always a great hit with party guests of every age and, again, you can do it indoors or out. The idea is to create a station with the traditional necessities for s’mores: chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers. The fun part comes in by adding additional toppings like fruit, different kinds of chocolate or candy bars and even bacon! It gives guests a chance to get creative with an old favorite and try something new.

Hire a DJ

What better way to wrap up a party than by dancing the night away? Hiring a DJ will keep your guests engaged and having fun right up until it’s time to go home. A DJ can also be a great help with engaging even the most reserved members of your team and helping with icebreakers to get the party started.

Patriotic trivia

Another great way to get employees to work in teams and engage with people they may not normally interact with is a trivia game. You can have American history questions or whatever 4th of July theme you would like. Add a few fun prizes for the winners and you are all set for fun!

If you want to plan the perfect corporate 4th of July event that employees will be talking about for months to come, try these six valuable tips. And if you are looking for a party venue in Lowell, IN to host your event, don’t forget to check out Signature Banquets, your premier event space in Indiana!

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