All about Tent Weddings

When considering using an outdoor tent for your ceremony or reception, there is a list of options to choose from. Many tents today run from simple to palatial. There are bridges and pathways, arched entryways, parquet floors, stained – glass panels and chandeliers. You can also have colored tent that matches your wedding colors. keep in mind that depending on the weather you will need generators for heating or cooling and ceiling fans to keep air circulating.
There is various choices to choose from so keep in mind to have a reputable supplier that know how to measure your tent, that will accommodate your guest and all vendors involved. This is very important and plays a crucial part in your budget. Simply Perkfect Event Boutique works with the best companies and can help you execute your vision while keeping your budget in mind.
In general you will need at least 60×60 or 40×100 tent per 200 people for dancing and dinner. If you want restrooms or plan on having a cocktail hour you will need extra footage. Also consider a generator backup, sound system hook up, permits required by local ordinance and other personal information for tent installation and maintenance.

FYI: Don’t order a tent over the phone, go in person to see what you are paying for.

Below are some photos of beautiful tent weddings… Enjoy!!!

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(Photo Credit: Belle The Magazine, Estate Weddings & Events ,Jacqueline Chapelle )

Until next time, Blessings and Happy planning!!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

What’s your style on wedding Photography?

Your wedding photographs and video Cd’s are a tangible record of a special time in your life. So it is very important to choose the right person. Each photographer has his or her own distinct style, which reflect the photographer’s Portolio of work. Make sure you seek out those photographers who’s work reflect your style.

Classic: This photographer specialize in expertly composed, well lit portraits. They basically come up with magic moments.

Traditional: A traditional photographer generally treats every image as a posed portrait, even shots you may think is candid.

Photojournalistic or reportage: This particular photographer is one who takes a photojournalistic approach, who considers photos to record events not really stage them.

Commercial: This photographer will perfectly capture shots of the centerpieces, cake, flowers and decor and could be hired just for that at purpose.

Photographic Artist: Similar to a photojournalist, a photographic artist rarely take traditional shots but prefer to find artistic ways to photograph elements.

Below are some beautiful photos…Enjoy!!

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Photo Credit: TELLURIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Photo Credit: ANDRE BLAISE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Until next time, Blessings!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

All About Contracts

When planning a wedding with or without a wedding planner and designer, you should be expecting to sign a contract with every supplier, from the venue to the stationer to the florist all the way down to the limousine services. Every single detail should be covered in writing in the contract including dates, payment plans, cancellation fees, taxes, gratuities, delivery schedules, refund policy etc. ALWAYS take the time to read every contract thoroughly and if you don’t have an understanding about something ask questions until you do. NEVER sign a contract under pressure. Make sure that you also have a clear understanding on how and when bills are to be paid.

Now if things get overwhelming book you a wedding planner & designer to handle all the stress for you. That’s what we’re here for, to ease the stress so that you can be the life of your memorable event. To book us or have more questions visit us at
Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

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Happy Planning!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Should I Elope or Nah?

Is eloping for you? So many times in the wedding process, brides and grooms decide they want to elope because of the thousand’s of dollars they will spend in one day. But how important is that ONE day to the both of you? Before you decide to elope, you should carefully consider the pros and cons.

Reasons to Elope
Many couples who elope say that they want to save money. The cost of eloping is less than having a tradition wedding. And they don’t want to deal with the month to month planning. They may also be avoiding family arguments, especially if one partner’s parents disapprove of their choice of spouse, or if a divorced set of parents can’t stand to be in the same room together.

Reasons not to Elope
You’ll be missing out on celebrating with close friends and family and some may be very upset that you didn’t include them. You’ll also be missing out on the chance to fulfill your wedding dreams vision. You might miss the opportunity to reconnect with friends and loved ones who live far away, but would love to come for a wedding. And of course there are the pictures and memories you’ll miss instead of looking back on pictures of yourself in a beautiful setting surrounded by loved ones.

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Happy Planning!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

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Food tasting tips

Food and food service are the most important elements of your wedding celebration. Most caterers offer clients tastings of their food, from hors d’oeuvers to main courses. Food tasting are very important it reflects the chef’s preparation. Here are some tips on things to look for during your tasting:

1. If you have hired a wedding planner, they will schedule the tasting with the company, most likely because they have a relationship with them. It’s the planners job to be the clear eyed troubleshooter and to make sure you get the service you want.

2. Look for signs of good quality food. Make sure food does not appear discolored or dry. Check your salad, vegetables and bread. Make sure the detail is what you like.

3. Notice the attentiveness of the staff. If you’re attending a buffet tasting, note weather food is allowed to sit out for long periods without being replenished. The caterer should have sufficient staff to keep presentation as fresh looking.

4. Ask if it’s possible to meet the chef at your tasting. Be sure to thank the chef and offer positive feedback. Once you empower a chef with your attention and confidence, the results are amazing.

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Photo credit: Pure Kitchen Catering

Pure Kitchen Catering Is one of the best food catering companies in Chicago, ILL

Happy Planning!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

The Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes are still the visual focal point of many receptions. The traditional cake is round or square, multi-tiered and frosted in white or pale pastels. But there’s no real limit on the size, shape, color, and style. Some couples skip the cake cutting and serve individual cakes to guest.

Color is everywhere in weddings today, and many couples incorporate their color themes into the design of the wedding cake. Colored floral, splashes of colored frosting or even design of her wedding dress. Some couples opt out on wedding cakes and choose a dessert table filled with pastries, fruits, cookies, mini desserts and many more. The vision is up to you when deciding on the look of your cake/dessert table.Cost of the cake will depend on the quantity required, cake size and elaborateness of the decorations. Because the simplicity of designing a cake takes time the expenses have increased. Usually the cost of a cake can range from $3 to $15 per serving.

Schedule a appointment with the baker four to five months before the wedding. Most reputable bakers offer tastings of cake, fillings and icings. Always sample a bakers work before signing a contract. And remember to bring pictures of the look your wanting and or draw out the cake of your dreams. Take a moment and view some of the cakes from our previous weddings and some of the bakers on our vendor list.

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Happy Planning!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Events Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at http://www.speventboutique.com

Instagram your wedding

More and more people are social when they attend beautiful weddings for family or friends. Instagram is becoming more popular and your wedding absolutely has to have a #hashtag to do this. This let’s guest help you capture your special day from their perspective. Start by coming up with a unique #hashtag. But don’t forget to tell all your guest to make sure they record your special day with Instagram. Here are other ways to inform your guests of your wedding #hashtag. You can add the info to your ceremony program, you can add a framed sign to your gift table. Think about including your Instagram name on your cards so that just in case your guests don’t follow you already, they can easily find you and tag you in the picture as well. What option will be best for your wedding?

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Happy Planning!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Events Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at http://www.speventboutique.com

The Perfect Venue

Finding the perfect venue is the very most important thing you should look for first when planning your wedding. Once you have determined the size, budget, location and style you will better have an idea as to the look of the venue you would like. Most venues require a deposit the day you reserve and a cancellation fee. So be sure you absolutely love the venue of your choice. Keep in mind hiring a full time wedding planner can help you determine which venues would be best because they work close with preferred vendors. Here are a few important considerations to keep in mind when selecting the perfect place.

Size- Choose a location that’s great for the size of your guest count. Do not choose a spacious venue if your guest count is smaller because you will have more to decorate and the tables will be far apart from each other. Make your guest feel comfortable.

Layout- Make sure your layout is correct so that you can easily set up chairs and tables, cake table,bridal table, food table (If having a buffet style), gift table etc.

Travel- When picking the perfect venue ask yourself is the destination accessible, how long does it take your guest to get from ceremony to reception if not in the same location. If within budget consider hiring a bus transportation to transport you guest to the reception and back. You don’t want to loose your guest because of the distance that they may have to travel.

Formality- The level of formality is very important because it sets the time and day of your wedding. If your having a morning or afternoon reception you can be more informal or formal as you want, but if it’s in the evening it’s usually a more formal reception which requires a more formal venue.

Before you sign a contract with the venue be sure to have a tour to make sure all your needs are meet. Check for all the important things. Ask what are their restrictions for you and your vendors. Make sure theirs parking for your guest. And most important make sure it is what you want.

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Happy Planning!!

Antoinette

Simply PerKfect Events Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at http://www.speventboutique.com

Exit in style!

After you’ve had all the fun on your wedding day one thing you definitely don’t want to forget… The exit! Right before it’s time to send you off to what will be a fun unforgettable evening, why not continue the fun. Here are some fun and unique ways to exit with love and not to mention a great photo of all your guest saying ‘FUN Night’…. Enjoy!!

Confetti Poppers
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Happy Planning!!

Antoinette

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Styling at the Left Bank

The Left Bank Jewelry and Bridal Finery is one of my favorite businesses for wedding jewelry. One of the first places that I recommend to our brides. Selecting pieces from their extensive collection of jewelry, headpieces, veils and wedding shoes all to complement you beautiful wedding gown. Let them handle all the little details for you. And if your not a bride don’t worry there is plenty of gems, rhinestones and more. And not to mention the prices are very reasonable. Take a moment and check out their website for get buys. The Left Bank also have styling services: The styling service for Chicago brides allows you to try on your accessories with your dress so you can see exactly what looks best for your wedding day, stress free, worry free, and free! Book them at (773)-929-7422 If you’re not a Chicago bride, don’t fret, They also help hundreds of brides out via email, phone & Skype too! Email them a photo of your dress and the details of your wedding day and we’ll help put a look together for you! They at located at 1115 West Weber Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 Styling_Service