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Jun 07 2019

The Best Milestone Birthday Ideas For An Unforgettable Event

Every so often we, or a loved one, hits a particularly special age in our lives. Whether it's your 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, or beyond, these special birthdays always require a little extra celebration with family and friends. However, it can be a bit daunting trying to plan out exactly what to do. But don't worry, we've helped celebrate plenty of birthdays at Platinum. Here are some of our favorite milestone birthday ideas to help you plan. Find The Right Venue Milestone birthdays come only once in a lifetime, so it's important...

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May 20 2019

Will Your Wedding Venue Allow These Items?

If you truly have your heart set on a certain items for your wedding day such as candles, rose petals, or sparklers, it’s a very good idea to inquire with your wedding venue to make sure that they allow it. Many couples are disheartened to discover that once they’ve booked their perfect wedding venue, they aren’t allowed to have specific elements included on their big day. In fact, this is fairly common. The wedding venues don’t do this to upset clients. There are usually very good reasons why they decline the use...

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May 09 2019

Planning Your Catering Menu For Food Restrictions At Your Event

Great catering is a key element to pulling off a successful event, whether it's a wedding reception, party, or corporate event. Your guests will be expecting an amazing catering menu, and they'll be looking to you to make sure it's there. However, these days, it's nearly impossible to get even a small group of guests together without having to worry about some allergies, sensitivities, and preferences in food. Many people suffer from gluten allergies and will literally get sick if they have any of it. Some are religious and can't eat...

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Apr 24 2019

A Guide To Honorary Bridesmaids

Image Header Source: etsy.com/shop/rileywritesscoutFor many brides during the wedding planning process, the problem arises of whom to select to be bridesmaids. Many women have a lot of close friends, and they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by leaving them out. Yet, at the same time, we can’t have 30 bridesmaids—so what is the best way to handle this delicate issue? If the subject does come up with the girl(s) in question, the best way to handle it is to be very sensitive and understanding, but also firm and clear. Explain your reasons the...

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Apr 16 2019

Mod Wedding Dresses Are One Of The Biggest Bridal Trends For 2019-20

From season to season, high-end bridal fashion shows always have patterns and trends. From smaller details to over-arching styles, there are always common elements that observers love to find. The 2019-2020 bridal fashion season has seen a number of similarities, from bows to jumpsuits to high necks to Meghan Markle-inspired everything. However, one trend that has been impossible to overlook is the rise of mod wedding dresses, pulling from the style sensation of the 1960s. This particular bridal trend is both unique and sweet, featuring touches from the past that...

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Mar 22 2019

What Should And Shouldn’t Go In Your Wedding Invitation?

Header Image: Sarah Bradshaw Photography When it comes to wedding invitations, it can be surprisingly easy to forget key information that should be included. It actually happens to a fair amount of wedding couples. From small details to main instructions, this wedding planning mistake has happened plenty of times. Many couples also struggle with the etiquette of handling an adults-only ceremony, plus ones, and gift information. Here’s a guide on exactly what information should be included on your wedding invite, and what shouldn’t. Even if you’re doing something creative and different, this...

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Dec 12 2018

10 Gorgeous Winter Wedding Centerpieces

Part of the excitement of planning your wedding is seeing all the work and decorations come together to make the vision you planned come to life. One of the more prominent decorations at any wedding is the table centerpiece. During various seasons, we see different flowers and elements being used, and some of our favorites are the winter wedding centerpieces. Here are some stunning ideas to inspire you.  1. A Frozen Rose One of the most beautiful and unique winter wedding centerpieces we've ever seen, this centerpiece uses a single rose frozen...

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Sep 18 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Maid Of Honor Duties

Getting asked to be the maid of honor is a big deal, and it says quite a lot about you. Being asked means that the bride believes you're a very special person in her life, as well as responsible, trustworthy, and organized enough to get the job done. But what exactly will your duties be? If you've never had this opportunity before, you might be wondering. Pre-Wedding Maid Of Honor Duties Outlined below are the maid of honor's duties before the wedding day. There's a lot of responsibilities, hosting, and planning. Basically,...

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Aug 21 2018

5 Wedding Seating Arrangement Mistakes To Avoid

Your wedding guest list has long been finished, and you've received all of your RSVPs. Now it's time to make your wedding seating arrangement. This is one of the areas of the wedding planning process that can be very stressful, since you'll want to please everyone—and trying to arrange 200-300 guests while pleasing them all can be a headache. If you're not careful, you may end up making some mistakes that can cause discomfort to some guests. This is a delicate part of the planning process requires some maneuvering. In order to help you...

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Aug 13 2018

Wedding Guest List: Who Do I Invite To My Wedding?

Throughout the wedding planning process, there are always difficult decisions to make. What wedding venue should you choose? Who will be your wedding photographer? Do you want a band or a DJ? These are all important questions, but perhaps one of the toughest questions to answer is who do you invite to your wedding? Making your wedding guest list can be a headache, but our wedding industry professionals at Platinum know how to answer this. We're here to help you out with a great guideline you can follow—and hopefully this...

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