Category: Weddings

Fall Wedding Trends for 2023

Fall weddings have a certain magical ambiance; the crisp air, warm hues, and the romantic atmosphere make this season a popular choice for tying the knot. As 2023 unfolds, we are witnessing a blend of tradition and modernity, with couples infusing personal touches to their big day, making it uniquely theirs. Let's delve into the delightful and perhaps, even surprising, fall wedding trends for 2023.

1. Warm and Earthy Color Palettes

As we bid farewell to the summer’s vibrant colors, this fall, the trend leans towards earthy tones such as deep burgundy, burnt orange, oli

Live Music or DJ: Making the Right Choice for Your Event


Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, a corporate event, or a grand birthday party, the kind of music you choose to entertain your guests with can make or break the event. It’s a vital decision, and often boils down to two popular choices — live music or a DJ. Let’s take a closer look at both options, examining the pros and cons to help you make the right choice for your upcoming event at The Historic Alfred I duPont Building.

The Magnetism of Live Music


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Building the Perfect Wedding Day Emergency Kit


Picture this: You've chosen The Historic Alfred I. duPont Building as your wedding venue. With its rich art deco detailing, the place offers the perfect blend of historic charm and modern sophistication. But, even at such an illustrious venue, unexpected hitches can arise. To ensure your day runs as smoothly as the glistening marble floors of the duPont Building, consider arming yourself with a wedding day emergency kit. Here’s how to create the perfect one:

1. Personal Care &

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Finding the perfect wedding photographer to capture the enchantment of your special day can be a daunting task. It's essential to ensure they align with your vision, style, and expectations to perfectly encapsulate your big day in a series of memorable pictures. Here are some unique and critical questions to include on your wedding photographer meeting checklist to ask potential photographers that can help you make an informed decision.

  1. Availability on Your Wedding Date: The first and foremost question to ask is whether the photographer is available on your wedding date. Their availability i

Transforming a Blank Canvas Venue

When it comes to planning an event, the venue plays a crucial role in setting the tone and atmosphere. A blank canvas venue offers endless possibilities for creating a theme-based wonderland that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Whether you're organizing a wedding, corporate event, or milestone celebration, transforming a blank canvas venue into a magical wonderland is an art that requires careful planning, creativity, and attention to detail. Here are some essential tips and ideas to help you bring your theme-based vision to life and create a truly enchanting experience for your guests.

  1. Choose

Cool Down Your Wedding Guests This Summer

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Summer weddings can be beautiful, but they can also be hot and uncomfortable for your guests. As the host, it's your responsibility to ensure that your guests are comfortable and happy throughout the day.

Here are some ideas for keeping your wedding guests cool in the summer:

  1. Provide shaded areas: Set up tents, umbrellas, or canopies in outdoor areas to provide shade for your guests. This will give them a break from the sun and allow them to cool down.

  2. Have refreshing drinks

Wedding Contracts: What To Know

Unless you went to law school, the legalese in your various wedding contracts may tend to make your head spin. And with all the other details you’re facing while planning your nuptials, you might be tempted to just hope for the best and sign.

Here’s a word of warning: Don’t! Unless you want your special day marred by an unending series of non-performing vendors, take the time to do your homework.

Know What You’re Signing

If you don’t know what’s in your contract, how will you know what you’ll be getting, when and how you’re expected to pay for it, and what happens if the vendor doesn’t deliver what you expected?

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Summer Wedding Trends

Summer is the perfect season for weddings, with its warm weather, longer days, and beautiful scenery. If you're planning a summer wedding, here are some summer wedding trends to keep in mind.

Outdoor Venues

With the warmer weather, many couples are choosing to have their weddings in beautiful outdoor locations like gardens, beaches, vineyards, or parks. These venues offer breathtaking backdrops for photos, and can be decorated with natural elements like flowers and greenery.

Bright Colors

Bold, bright colors are a popular choice for summer weddings. Shades of coral, pink, yellow, and blue are

Wedding Budget: Who Pays for What?

According to Zola, the average wedding in 2023 will cost $29,000. In times past, there was no question of who was responsible for paying for a wedding: the bride’s parents, with an assist from the groom’s parents to cover the rehearsal dinner.

Now there are so many more subsidiary costs associated with a typical wedding, planning can get confusing very quickly. So when considering a modern wedding budget, who pays for what?

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Crafting the Perfect Wedding Invitation

Long before your guests arrive for your carefully planned nuptials, you will be setting the stage through your wedding invitation. So you need to devote a lot of attention to getting it just right.

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Start early

When designing your wedding invitation, you’ll have a lot of decisions to make: formal or informal, digital or paper, font, layout, colors, wording . . . the options for design are literally endless.