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Extending the cocktail hour to a full reception is a great way to continue the wedding festivities in a more relaxed environment. By turning the “mingling hour” into the main event, you can host an elegant reception that is worthy of a glamorous wedding—minus the conventional stuffiness. Below we offer five tips for throwing an elegant wedding cocktail reception that your guests are sure to love. Continue reading Extending the cocktail hour to a full reception is a great way to continue the wedding festivities in a more relaxed environment. By turning the “mingling hour” into the main event, you can host an elegant reception that is worthy of a glamorous wedding—minus the conventional stuffiness. Below we offer five tips for throwing an elegant wedding cocktail reception that your guests are sure to love. Continue reading
Event planning trends change as frequently as fashion in New York City. To be on top of the latest trends and craft an unforgettable experience for guests, consider using some of these new ideas at your wedding reception. 1. Take Design Risks Decoration and design meld the entire vision for the reception together. To create a spectacular experience incorporate creative, novel concepts for a less staid feel. Chef’s tables (long tables that bring different groups together) are increasingly popular—for aesthetic and pragmatic reasons. Lounge areas with circular high-top tables and modular or linked furniture with charging stations help hold the party together as well. Continue reading Event planning trends change as frequently as fashion in New York City. To be on top of the latest trends and craft an unforgettable experience for guests, consider using some of these new ideas at your wedding reception. 1. Take Design Risks Decoration and design meld the entire vision for the reception together. To create a spectacular experience incorporate creative, novel concepts for a less staid feel. Chef’s tables (long tables that bring different groups together) are increasingly popular—for aesthetic and pragmatic reasons. Lounge areas with circular high-top tables and modular or linked furniture with charging stations help hold the party together as well. Continue reading
After creating the perfect environment to celebrate your special occasion; an empty dance floor can put a damper on the nights festivities. Stack the odds in your favor, and incorporate the following tips at your wedding or next event to ensure a packed dance floor throughout the evening. Continue reading After creating the perfect environment to celebrate your special occasion; an empty dance floor can put a damper on the nights festivities. Stack the odds in your favor, and incorporate the following tips at your wedding or next event to ensure a packed dance floor throughout the evening. Continue reading
There is a reason that Bar Mitzvah, Gala and Wedding DJs will ask you for a "Do Not Play" list. Your guests have suffered enough. Spare them by keeping these 9 tracks off of your next event playlist: Continue reading There is a reason that Bar Mitzvah, Gala and Wedding DJs will ask you for a "Do Not Play" list. Your guests have suffered enough. Spare them by keeping these 9 tracks off of your next event playlist: Continue reading
One of the rare pleasures of the warmer months in New York is the ability to host a Cocktail Reception outdoors. Guastavino's is proud to offer our guests the chance to enjoy a cocktail and socialize out in our private garden that overlooks The East River and the 59th Street Bridge. Here is just a sampling of the beautiful photos that were taken in our garden during past seasons, and preview of what's to come:  Continue reading One of the rare pleasures of the warmer months in New York is the ability to host a Cocktail Reception outdoors. Guastavino's is proud to offer our guests the chance to enjoy a cocktail and socialize out in our private garden that overlooks The East River and the 59th Street Bridge. Here is just a sampling of the beautiful photos that were taken in our garden during past seasons, and preview of what's to come:  Continue reading