Friday, June 30, 2017

Red, White, & Something Blue - Tips for Gathering Your Traditional Wedding Items

If you're a bride-to-be, many people may have already asked you what your old, new, borrowed, and blue items are. While this is a traditional wedding custom in England, many brides all over the world participate in this tradition. If you are looking for some unique ways to gather these pieces, our Colorado Springs wedding venue is here to help! Once you get your traditional items together, you're ready to book your wedding at The Historic Pinecrest.

Something Old

This tradition stands for continuity. An older object being passed on to a bride on her big day is a way to show support and hope for the future, from something that has stood the test of time. A grandmother's ring, grandfather's handkerchief, or other family heirlooms are great ways to incorporate this into your big day.

Something New

A new item represents optimism for the future. Investing in an item for your big day shows that you believe in the marriage you are about to enter into and shows you are willing to invest in your future as a happy couple, together. Many brides will choose their wedding dress, shoe, a piece of jewelry, or other item to represent their "new" piece.

Something Borrowed

Borrowed happiness is what something borrowed stands for. This is one of the biggest days of your life and you should be happy. A borrowed item can come from someone who believes in your future with your new spouse. You can borrow a number of items from friends and family to accessorize with on your big day. Whether it's a friend's necklace or mother's shoes, this is a fun way to honor someone you care deeply about, during your big day.

Something Blue

A blue item represents purity, love, and fidelity. This is a great way to show that you stand behind the matrimony you are getting ready to enter into. If blue is one of your wedding colors, you can easily incorporate this color into your attire the day of. Whether you have a blue pin in your hair, blue shoes, or garter in a blue tone, you can either conceal of show off your blue item!

Tips for Gathering These Items

Recruit your friends and family to get all of your traditional items gathered. Many of them will offer to provide a certain piece for your big day. It is an honor to incorporate family members and close friends into your something old, new, borrowed, and blue pieces. If you get near your wedding day and still need to collect an item (or all 4), ask around! Friends and family will be more than happy to pitch in and ensure your big day goes off without a hitch - traditional items included!

Now that you know all about the old, new, borrowed, and blue traditional items and how to gather them, you can get started. After you get your items together, it's time to select a wedding venue near Colorado Springs. Give us a call or text 719-357-8613 to schedule a private tour of our beautiful venue for your Colorado Springs wedding. No matter if you're planning an elopement or an event for 225, we have the ideal location for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Invites

Planning for your big day may seem to come with many guidelines... don't be overwhelmed, our wedding venue near Colorado Springs is here to help. While there are some suggestions for wedding invitations, don't focus too much on these. This is you AND your future spouse's big day, your invitations should fit your style and personality. Even though picking invitations may seem a bit intimidating, we'd love to help by providing a beautiful wedding venue for your special day. Here at The Historic Pinecrest, our focus is to make your Colorado Springs wedding EXACTLY what you've always imagined.

Narrow Down Style

While there are a TON of wedding invitation options, it's important to start narrowing down your selections early. This can help keep you and your significant other from being too overwhelmed with your options. Whether you want an image of you two love birds or a simple design, start to think about the style of your wedding invitations early on in the process.

Incorporate Colors

After you select your wedding colors, try to incorporate these colors into your wedding invites. This is a great way to create a seamless look throughout your entire wedding experience. It's also a great way to hint to potential guests what colors your wedding will be. They may aim to stay away from these colors in the attire they choose for your big day - to keep from matching the bridal party.

Ensure Legibility

One of the most important aspects of your wedding invites is the ability for them to be easily read. This can help eliminate confusion or mistakes on location, date, time or any other information you may include. If you select a dark background, ensure your type color is light enough to be read with ease. Also try to select a font that fits your style and is legible.

Keep it Simple

Try to avoid overcrowding your wedding invitations. With a bunch of information squished together, it can be hard for your guests to distinguish the imperative pieces. Consider holding the invitation at arm's reach and ensure it's simple enough that important information is easily read.

Think Households

When ordering invitations, you don't need to order one for every person you are inviting - think households. Only one invite per home needs to be ordered. This can help keep you invitation budget at bay. Also, don't forget to order extra invites. They will come in hand if a mistake is made addressing or when you have last minute guests you want to invite.

Proofread A LOT

Before ordering your wedding invitations, it's imperative that you proofread them over and over. It's not a bad idea to have a few of your trusted friends and family members lay eyes on it as well. This can help to prevent an embarrassing typo or even worse - wrong information being dispersed about your big day.

Now that you've read up on these tips to help make selecting wedding invitations a breeze, you're ready to get started. BUT FIRST, it's important you narrow down the right venue for your special day. We'd love to show you around our beautiful Colorado Springs wedding venue! Give us a call to schedule a private showing and see what all the hype is about. We look forward to being apart of your wedding day!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

9 Easy DIY Centerpieces for Your Wedding Reception

No matter if your big day is right around the corner or you're planning ahead, it's important to get an idea of the centerpieces you'd like to utilize at your wedding reception. Whether you're going for a rustic theme or a traditional look, there are a TON of do-it-yourself centerpieces to help you save money on your decorating budget. Our Colorado Springs wedding venue knows how important it is to save money where you can - that's why we've provided these tips for creating beautiful centerpieces for your big day.

1) Floral Vases

While a florist can be create beautiful displays for your tables, you can do this same work on your own. Gather vases from a thrift store or around your friends and families' homes to save a little money. Fill the vases with fresh flowers and a splash of water - you're ready for a beautiful floral display for your guests to enjoy at the table.

2) Rustic Display

Twine and lace can be wrapped around any vase, wine bottle, or can to give a rustic touch for your big day. Also mason jars filled with baby's breath flowers are a simple way to decorate your tables, without spending a ton of money!

3) Serve Wedding Favors

A cake or serving tray can be placed on each table, filled with favors for your guests to take home. Consider spray painting serving trays to match your wedding color or theme, for a uniform look! This is a great way to encourage your guests to take their goodies, when they leave your reception.

4) Colorful Candlesticks

Find candlesticks at a local thrift store or around your home and paint them a fun color. This is a great way to incorporate color into your table displays to match your wedding decor. You big day should be fun - showcase some fun colors via candlesticks as your centerpieces!

5) Potted Plants

Gather some of your favorite pots and plant flowers for an easy and quick centerpiece. Consider painting your flower pots to match your wedding decor. This is another great opportunity to add some beautiful pops of color to your reception.

6) Re-purposed Wine Bottles

With all those empty wine bottles hanging around, utilize them for your decor. Wrap the bottles in fabric, lace, twine, or a number of other material to match your wedding theme. This is an easy way to reuse your empty bottles and adds a personal touch to your reception.

7) Tree Stump Stand

Trying to add a natural look to your big day? Consider cutting slices of tree to place on the center of your tables. Then you can stack pretty candles, flowers, or filled vases on top of this tree stump.

8) Painted Soup Can

Similar to wine bottles, you can paint cans or decorate them as you see fit, for your big day. This is an inexpensive way to add flowers to your tables. It can be a unique way to decorate your reception, as well.

9) Filled Vases

While flowers are a popular item to place in vases, consider adding glass beads or any other decor item to your vases. A classic look may feature a bead filled vase and candles set on top of a mirror in the center of the tables at the reception.

Now that your creative juices are flowing, it's time to gather your helpers and knock some of your wedding centerpieces out! No matter what your wedding theme is, there are some great ideas for centerpiece decorations available on Pinterest. If you are dreaming of your perfect centerpiece display and realize you haven't found the right wedding venue near Colorado Springs yet, we've got the place for you. The Historic Pinecrest offers the ideal backdrop for your special day! Give us a call to set up a private tour of our venue to take a look for yourself!

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Key Tips for Planning Your Big Day

Planning a wedding can be a little overwhelming for some brides. Here at The Historic Pinecrest, we want to help make the planning process as easy as possible! One of the first steps in the planning process is to choose a venue. Our beautiful wedding venue near Colorado Springs offers the ideal backdrop for your wedding day. If you've already booked your big day with us, take a look at the tips provided below to make your wedding planning experience a little less hectic!

Estimate Guest Count

Before you can even book a venue, it's important to get a good idea of the number of guests you plan to invite. This number can actually help you narrow down which wedding venue is going to work for your big day. While there is no guarantee, about 30% of the guests you invite will not be able to make it to help you celebrate.

Create a Wedding Binder

A notebook or binder filled with everything wedding can help keep all of your plans and ideas in one place. From to-do lists to service provider contracts, it's important to have all of this documentation handy, for planning your big day.

Book Blackout Dates Early

If you plan to get married on a highly sought after date, book your wedding as far out as possible. This can help you ensure you get the venue and service providers you wish for. It's important to get your major wedding providers lined out, to ensure they are available for your date.

Block Off Hotel Rooms

As soon as you set your wedding date and get a venue locked down, try to reserve a block of hotel rooms at a nearby hotel. This can help give your out-of-town guests a good idea of where to stay, especially if they are not familiar with the area. Try to keep price in mind when blocking off rooms - take the budget of your wedding guests into consideration, when selecting a hotel.

Allow Time to Set Up

Plan ahead for set-up time prior to your wedding. Whether it's the day before or the morning of your big day, make sure you have plenty of help to decorate your wedding ceremony and reception space for your big day!

Enlist the Troops

Be sure you have plenty of friends and family members on hand to help with your entire wedding process. Whether your bridesmaids want to help create decorations for your big day or your family members want to help you decorate and set up at your wedding venue, ensure you have plenty of hands on deck to allow your wedding to go off without a hitch!

Now that you know all these ways to make the process of planning a wedding a bit easier, you're ready to get started! When you book your wedding with The Historic Pinecrest, you can rest assured that our venue will provide a breathtaking backdrop for your ceremony, reception, and everything in between. We look forward to helping you make your big day just how you've always imagined!

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Top Trends for Summer Weddings

With the change of the season comes change in the current wedding trends. If you're planning summer nuptials, you may be looking into different themes or last-minute touches to add to your big day. If are working on wedding plans for next summer, our Colorado Springs wedding venue is the perfect place for you to say "I do". Whether you are finishing up the ceremony decor or planning out the reception, the summer trends provided below, by The Historic Pinecrest, can help!

Whether you have a wedding right around the corner or are planning your big day for next summer, these top trends can help make your wedding day special, just like you always imagined it!

Bright Colors

Summer is the ideal time for bright and cheery colors - why not incorporate these colors into your big day? Whether you want to feature bold colors for your bridal party wear or add brightly colored table cloths to your reception, there are a number of ways to showcase these fun, summer colors in your big day.

Fun Invitations

While traditional wedding invitations are nice, it can be fun to spice it up a bit. Consider sending post cards with a fun picture of you and your spouse-to-be. This is another place you can incorporate bold colors! Whether you want the background of your invitations to be a bright color or use a fun and colorful image, you can bring some summer inspiration into your invites.

Natural Items

Consider adding natural elements, found in the summer months, to your wedding decor. Whether it's natural wild flowers in a jar for a rustic or wooden vase with moss as your table centerpiece, it's easy and inexpensive to add items found in nature to your summer wedding decor.

Flavorful Treats

While a white wedding care is a traditional part of your big day, it can be fun to change it up a bit. Many couples are incorporating a variety of cupcake flavors instead of a wedding cake. Consider adding summer inspired flavors - key lime pie, orange, or strawberry options for your big day. Another popular treat couples have at their reception is wine slushies. Cool down with this tasty treat at your summer reception!

Live Musicians

For a simple and entertaining lineup for your big day, consider adding live music to your wedding. Whether you have a friend sing during your ceremony or hire a band to provide entertainment, live music can add a special touch to your big day, in addition to being a summer favorite!

Now that you know some of the trends that will be popular for summer weddings, you can start finalizing your plans. No matter if you still have a few finishing touches to work on or need to decide on an entire decor theme, the trends listed above can help inspire you for your big day. While these trends are fun, remember to incorporate themes into your wedding that fit you and your soon-to-be spouse. Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life and you want everything to be perfect. From the decor to the venue, our wedding venue near Colorado Springs is here for all of your wedding needs. We offer options for your big day and have the ideal space for any sized wedding! If you're interested in touring our property, we'd love to show you around!

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