Thank You Gift Ideas for the Wonderful Wedding Party

Thank You Gift Ideas for the Wonderful Wedding Party

When it comes to helping out in the days leading to the big event, and on the day itself, the “wedding party” comes into its own. A posse of the bride and grooms nearest and dearest, often consisting of the mother and father of the bride and groom, best man, ushers, maid of honor, bridesmaids and a cute ringbearer and flower girl or two. That’s plenty of helpers’ keen to do their utmost to make the day one to remember for all of the right reasons. So how do you say thank you to them all and show them just how grateful you are?

Charitable Donations v. Wedding Gifts

Charitable Donations v. Wedding Gifts

If you have been with your fiancé for some time chances are you already have cupboards full of glasses, stacks of fluffy towels, a mountain of pots and pans and enough photo-frames to showcase every one of your cutesy couple pics. You don’t want to sound like you are being ungrateful, but you really don’t want or need any more household whatnots. So, what do you request for your wedding day gift?

The Role that Ushers Play

The Role that Ushers Play

One of the most famous Usher’s of our time sang…“What ya’ll know about a…supermodel?!” Talented songwriter, singer, dancer and actor, Usher Raymond IV, who wouldn’t love him to attend their wedding? The first dance would be awesome…

Party pitfalls and How to avoid them

Party pitfalls and How to avoid them

The big celebration is looming - be it an engagement, wedding reception, baby shower or birthday party. Whatever the occasion you want to make it memorable and ensure your guests have an awesome time. We don’t want to take the shine off your excitement by mentioning the two P words…planning and preparation, but without them you might experience two other P’s…party pitfalls. Let Share Our Joy Events help you to make your party one to remember, for all the right reasons.

How to Throw an Unforgettable Bridal Shower

How to Throw an Unforgettable Bridal Shower

The busy bride-to-be is racing around trying to make sure that the “to do” list is on target for the big “I do.” The bridal shower presents a fabulous opportunity for her to relax and hand over the organizer’s reins (albeit briefly). The bride-to-be gets to share pre-wedding excitement (and nerves) with the lovely ladies in her life. In turn, they shower the bride-to-be with thoughtful gifts and profound wisdom.

Who throws the bridal shower?

Who throws the bridal shower?

Before the happy ever after, there needs to be ridiculous amounts of fun and laughter, girly gossip and pretty gifts. That’s where the bridal shower comes in and it’s the perfect opportunity for nearest and dearest to gather around the bride-to-be and share in the pre-wedding excitement.

Will You Be My Maid of Honor?

Will You Be My Maid of Honor?

The bride should choose her maid of honor with care, this pivotal role should be given to her nearest and dearest friend. There’s more to it than just wandering down the aisle, straightening the brides train. This is a role that carries a lot of responsibility, the brides right-hand-woman, the maid of honor needs to be cool, calm and collected. Chief problem solver, organizer, supporter and listener, the maid of honor is there to keep order and make sure the bride doesn’t go crazy!

Welcome to Our Wedding Live and Unplugged

Welcome to Our Wedding  Live and Unplugged

How about this for a bizarre concept? Wedding guests arrive at the wedding venue and witness the whole amazing day through their own eyes, not through the lens of their cameras or mobile phones. No click-click-clicking or standing up and leaning over Great Auntie’s colossal hat trying to get the perfect shot. Just total, uninterrupted enjoyment of the wedding, live and happening right there in front of their eyes.

Planning a 16th Birthday Party

Planning a 16th Birthday Party

Reaching the grand young age of sixteen is a magical milestone in terms of growing up. There is no better way to celebrate this significant landmark than with a Sweet 16 Birthday Party. What makes a party successful? Grab your party poppers and come with us on a whistle-stop tour:

Deciding on a Menu for your Wedding

Deciding on a Menu for your Wedding

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."  Virginia Woolf was spot on here and you will want your guests to get into the celebratory fare with gusto on your wedding day. 

Should I Have an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding?

Should I Have an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding?

The sun on your face as you delicately tread across manicured lawns, before exchanging vows under a blossom sprinkled pagoda. Or perhaps a terrace, with the bluest ocean and cloudless sky as your backdrop for the day. 

Best Wedding Cake Bakeries in D.C.

Best Wedding Cake Bakeries in D.C.

The wedding venue is booked and you are compiling a long list of “to-do’s” before the imperative “I-do’s.” One of the highlights must surely be choosing a wedding cake and you are in luck, as Washington D.C. has an array of bakeries armed to the hilt with buttercream and fondant - ready and waiting to create custom cupcakes, mouth-watering macaroon towers and wow factor wedding cakes.

Should I Hire A D.J Or A Band For My Wedding?

Should I Hire A D.J Or A Band For My Wedding?

How can you make sure your wedding reception goes with a swing? After the “I do’s” are done and the canapes have been savored, it will surely be time to bring on the music. Should you hire a DJ or a band for your wedding?