What is a Quinceanera?

Quinceañera, ( Spanish: “15 years [feminine form]”) also called quinceaños or quince añosor simply quince, the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday, marking her passage from girlhood to womanhood; the term is also used for the celebrant herself. The quinceañera is both a religious and a social event that emphasizes the importance of family and society in the life of a young woman. It is celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as in Latino communities in the United States and elsewhere.

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Furever & Fur Always

“How do I include my pet during my special wedding moments?”. “Is it easy to include him/her?”. “Who will I trust to make sure my dog is being cared for?”. “I don’t want to stress about having him/her there, but it’s important that my pup is included- how do I make sure I can make this happen?”. These are usually just some of the thoughts running through a newly engaged bride-to-be or groom-to-be that own a pet. Well, we want to introduce the paw-fect solution for you – Furever & Fur Always, Wedding Day Dog Care Company.

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5 Ways To Repurpose Household Items As Wedding Decor

Here at Once Upon A Time Events, we love great wedding inspiration.  We also love ideas that repurpose every-day items to save on cost and environmental impact.

Costs add up so quickly when you’re planning a wedding. The good news, though, is that you don’t have to purchase brand new items for every single aspect of your big day. If you take a look around your home, local thrift stores and flea markets, you’ll be surprised at what you can repurpose into wedding décor with a little creativity.

And, of course, aside from saving costs, adding repurposed décor has another great benefit: you will help the environment by reducing the amount of waste generated by your wedding. You’ll also create a unique aesthetic that will be all the talk of your wedding!

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Being the Maid/Matron of Honor

What a profound moment! You have been chosen to be the right-hand to the bride. What an honor to know how deep your friendship has grown and the duties that have been bestowed upon you.  Throughout the planning process you will be asked for your opinion from dresses to officiants and beyond because your ideas are valued beyond measure. As the maid/matron of honor it is your sole duty to ensure your bestie has the most captivating wedding she has imagined.

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Our Work – Maria & Falin

Maria & Falin tied the knot on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at the beautiful picturesque Hermitage Hill Farms and Stables in Waynesboro, VA. Their wedding captured a touch of elegance and rustic elements such as our Custom Wire Spool Cake Stand and a Sweetheart Chuppah. We truly appreciate being a part of a beautiful day.

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Make Sure Your Wedding Photographer Takes These Photos!

When you are coming up with the proposed shot list for your wedding photographer, the couple will surely take center stage.  However, there are other photos you will want to make sure you capture.  You will surely want to capture images of the bridal party, but these aren’t the images we are talking about; although you should absolutely capture theme images.  We are talking about guest photos.  Presumably, these guests were invited for a reason.  Make sure to capture them in these candid photo suggestions.

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How To Gain More Leads At A Bridal Show

After doing several Bridal Shows, we have learned many ways for vendors to be more successful at a Bridal Show.  Success is more than simply setting up a table and hoping people stop by.  Your success depends on you and how you interact with the attendees of the show.  Below is a list of 10 ways you can be more successful and capture more leads and clients at your next Bridal Show.

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Embracing Your Wedding Stress

There is no full-proof remedy on keeping stress out of your planning, but here are some ideas and tips in reducing the amount of stress and pressure each couple will encounter when planning their wedding. It goes without saying that no pre-planning of anything will go off without a hitch! Let’s face it…the only thing we ever have control over is ourselves. Outside of that anything and I mean anything can go wrong because after all that is Life! When we can embrace the idea that stress must be managed more than controlled than we can begin to breathe.

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6 Things You Should Know About Dressing Your Groomsmen

When it comes to wedding planning, the future-bride often assumes the largest role. Your bride will harken back to her childhood and plan the wedding of her dreams. From the flower arrangements to the colors of everything, the bride will want particular things. With that being said, most brides will defer to the groom to select the apparel for the groomsmen. Whether you are a fashion guru or are completely clueless, take a look at our tips on how to dress your groomsmen.

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