Friday, February 28, 2014

Table, Linen and Dance Floor Sizes To Match Your Guest Count

It is important to make sure that your wedding has enough space for everyone to enjoy themselves comfortably without allotting too much space that the venue looks empty. It is also important to ensure that everything fits perfectly together, like tables and linens. It is more difficult than it may seem to select the correct tables sizes, linen sizes and dance floor sizes. Here are some tips to help you along the way of planning your wedding day.

Table sizes and linen sizes:

36” round sits 4 guests – 96” round linen (to the floor)
60” round sits 10 guests – 120” round linen (to the floor)
66” round sits 10 guests – 132” round linen (to the floor)
72” round sits 12 guests – 132” round linen (to the floor)
2 – 6’ long tables sits 10 guests – 90” X 132“
2 – 8’ long tables sits 12 guests - 90” X 156“

Dance Floor Sizes:

24 X 24 for a guest count up to 300 guests
32 X 32 for a guest count of 300 – 400 guests
36 X 36 for a guest count of 400 – 800 guests
42 X 42 for a guest count of 800 or more guests

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rehearsal Dinner Locations - NYC

Rehearsal dinners are a fabulous way to spend some time with your closest friends and family the night before your wedding, and give the bride and groom a chance to relax and thank everyone who has helped them. Some couples opt for a more casual restaurant setting, while others may choose a more formal sit-down dinner. Whether you are looking for something grand or hip, take a look at some of our absolute favorite venues for rehearsal dinners in New York City:

Monday, February 24, 2014

Real Weddings: Angeli and Rahul

We had our first wedding of the year this weekend and we truly lucked out with the weather! NYC was sunny and warm for the first time this year. So much that the groom was able to have his Baraat procession outside!

The ceremony and reception took place inside the always breathtaking Cipriani 42nd Street. The team from All Event Decorators did an amazing job with the decor and DJ Shilpa kept the party going all night. The bride looked stunning thanks to the great work of Susmita Patel on her hair and makeup. And guests kept talking about the amazing food by Tandoor.

We want to send a huge congrats to the lovely couple! Angeli and Rahul, we wish you nothing but the best in this new stage of your lives, thank you for letting us be a part of your big day.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Reception Menu

We say this all the time, but food is the most important aspect of any successful wedding event. Guests come ready to eat and you want to make sure to have enough options available to satisfy all your guests, especially when your guest count is over 300. It's not easy to find a menu that will include items every single guests will enjoy. This is why variety is super important.

For cocktail hour we always suggest doing both passed appetizers and stations, offer as many vegetarian options as non-vegetarian so that no one is left out.

Guests are pretty full after cocktail hour, but after a few hours of dancing they will be ready for a full meal, make sure to include salad, bread, rice as well as vegetarian and non vegetarian options.

Here is a great sample menu:

Cocktail Hour: 
Padpi Chat in Cup 
Chilli Pakoda 
Paneer Pakora 
Avocado chaat in edible spoon 
Tandoori stuffed mushrooms 
Chicken Chapli Kebab 
Lamb Chop 
Coconut Shrimp 
Chicken 65 
Shrimp Toast 
Station #1: Pan Asian Station 
Station #2: Dosa Station 

Full Salad Bar 

Vegetarian (5 Options)
Malai Kofta 
Paneer Stuffed Tomato 
Sham Savera 
Saag Paneer 
Matar Mehti Malai 

Non-Vegetarian (3 Options)
Chicken Tikka Masala 
Lamb Rogan Josh
Goan Fish Curry 

Vegetable Pualo 
Dal Makhani 

Gajjar Halwa 
Cheena Kheer

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bollywood Choreographers and Dance Troops That We Love

If you are looking to give your guests an extra special experience at your wedding, than a dance performance is definitely a good option. Whether you and your fiancé want to do the dance performance or you want to hire professional performers, your guests are sure to be thrilled. This also will be a way to get your guests in the dancing spirit. Here is a list of dance performers and choreographers that we absolutely love!


Professional Dance Troops:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Garba: Gujrati Sample Menu

Choosing an all vegetarian menu is no easy feat, having to also choose an all Gujrati menu makes it even trickier. Food is one of the most important aspects of any indian event, making sure your guests have plenty to eat is a must. When it comes to pre wedding events (like a Garba) we always suggest our client does a combination of passed appetizers and food stations. This way waiters are not getting bombarded for food and you can offer an array of different options.

Here is a sample menu for you to consider:

Chilli Paneer 
Vegetable Samosas 
Spring Rolls 
Aloo Tikki 
Palak and Corn Pakora 
Mehti Corn Kebab 
Cauliflower Kebab 
Stuffed Chilli Bhajia 
Paneer Tikka 
Vegetable Cutlets 

Chaat Station 
Khati Roll Station 
Pani Puri Station 

Gulab Jamun 
Assorted Kulfi's

Friday, February 14, 2014

Color Palette: Red, Gold and Navy

Red is a very traditional color for Indian Weddings. Many of our clients tell us they want a traditional wedding but also don't want it to look like every other wedding they have gone to. We love the combination of red and gold, but adding another color can give a great pop to the decor. Consider adding Navy, its a deep, rich, lush color, don't go over board with it, but just a few hints and there will create a lovely palette.

Here is some inspiration:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pink Ombre, Cream, and Midnight Blue Reception

If you have decided on a pink ombre and cream combination for your ceremony, a perfect way to transition into the reception is to add a little midnight blue. These dark blue details contrasted with the light pinks and cream will help to perfectly tie your daytime ceremony in with your nighttime party! With a pink ombre and cream base, try adding in some midnight blue accents in the form of lighting or linen for this stunning and sophisticated effect. 

Pink Ombre & Cream Ceremony

If your vision of your wedding ceremony brings to mind classic and sophisticated elegance, then a pink and cream color combination may be the perfect pairing for you! This stunning coupling of colors evokes a delicate and feminine feel, creating an almost dreamlike and picturesque backdrop for your ceremony. Instead of using just one shade of pink, incorporating an ombre hue throughout your décor adds the perfect dramatic effect, without being too over the top.