Monday, October 22, 2012

Affordable Wedding Hall Review - Colonie Elks in Latham, NY

The Colonie Elks Club in Latham, NY
Affordable Wedding Hall Review - Colonie Elks in Latham, NY

If you are interested in saving a little on your hall but still want an elegant layout with outdoor ceremony potential, you may want to take a look at the Colonie Elks Club in Latham, NY.

The Colonie Elks in Latham, NY is conveniently located right in the middle of everything, ten minutes from Troy, ten minutes from Albany, ten minutes from the airport, and not too far away from Schenectady and Saratoga.

The Elks Club has a separate bar for your cocktail hour, as well as a large outdoor space for your wedding ceremony. If an outdoor ceremony is important to you, I think you will enjoy the ceremony site on hand, complete with a nice white gazebo with lots of greenery to boot. There is also a large pavilion.

From my experience, the food has been fairly decent. The last wedding I was the DJ at there, the bride and groom gave their guests a choice of a stuffed chicken or prime rib. I had the beefy prime rib, and it was scrumptious!

They also have a disco ball set up in house with both white and red lights!

In the end, this is a great medium end option for a wedding that really gets the job done without cutting any major corners. I would rate it 8 out of ten stars, in looking at the big picture, maybe only subtracting a tiny bit on not having lightning quick service on the actual entree. While the Elks may not have a huge wait staff like that of a Mallozzi's catered venue, I am sure you end up saving a load of $$$ because of this in the long run.

If you are planning on having your wedding in this area, the Colonie Elks is definitely worth checking out.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hanging Wedding Table Place Cards

Hangable Table Place Cards is an affordable wedding decorating idea and, at the same time, directs your guests to their tables in a fun, creative way. As the DJ, I have seen great ones!

Whatever you do to apply this loose concept is entirely up to you. This decorating idea an easy do-it-youself concept for your wedding. The rules are simple; tie lines between two different points with all of your guests' names hanging from the line.  This idea will really add character to your special day.

CUSTOM-PICKED CLIPS - Your choice of clips is everything. A rustic, country theme wedding may look even better with old-fashion clothespinned table cards. A modern wedding, however, may look great with silver or bronze clips, complimenting the chosen colors of your wedding.
LINE CHOICE – Fancy twines, fishing line, ribbons, strings or ropes can all be used to clip to. Each will add flavor to the sought after taste or theme of the wedding that you are looking to achieve.

CARDS – Have fun with the cards! Hand write, use photos or have cards printed according to your theme.

There are no rules and the ideas for decoration are endless. Here are a number of pictures you can use as a resource for your hanging wedding table place cards:    HANGING PLACE CARD PHOTO GALLERY

Have fun!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wedding Place Card Table Setting Trees

Over the weekend, I was the disc jockey for a great wedding at Altamont Orchard wedding of Altamont New York. Whenever I see something creative, different, or just well done at a wedding, I always like to share it with my audience. So at this particular wedding,  I saw a nifty fall-related place card idea that I haven't seen before and, thereforem decided to share it with you today.

Here is a great little idea for your fall wedding. How about using Fall Theme Wedding Table Place Cards for your special day?

All you do is take tree branches with lots of arms, poke them down into flower pots, punch a hole in your place cards and tie them to the brances with ribbons!

This is a greast idea for weddings in the fall, or for even just for tree-huggers alike. Enjoy!