The Crystal Gardens Blog

How To Use Technology To Make Your Big Day Memorable

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: your wedding day goes by so quickly. Don’t add to your stress by worrying about capturing each moment when there are endless ways to document your fabulous life event, with flair! A current trend for some brides and grooms is to have an unplugged […]

Incorporating Children into Blended Family Weddings

Incorporating Children into Blended Family Weddings

Blended families are not uncommon—more than 50 percent of U.S. families are remarried or recoupled, and we’ve seen many weddings involving couples who had at least one child coming into the new marriage with them. If you are blending a family, your wedding day is a big day for your kids, too—they are becoming part […]

Effectively Communicating with Vendors

Effectivly Communicating with Vendors

Your wedding vendors are key players in turning your wedding dreams into a reality, so it’s super-important to know the best methods and proper etiquette when it comes to communicating with them. Trust us—it makes things so much easier! Crystal Gardens has been in the wedding and banquet industry for over 40 years, so we […]

Planning a Multicultural Wedding

planing a multicultural wedding

Nearly 60 percent of couples marry someone from a different background, region, or religion.While all couples are unique, the blending of these backgrounds is something that couples often highlight in their weddings to honor their heritage. From authentically traditional ceremonies to small details at the reception, we’ve seen many couples find ways to seamlessly blend […]

The Digital Age of Weddings

20 years ago, brides spent hours flipping through stacks of wedding magazines, dog-earring pages to rip out for inspiration look-books. Couples planned their weddings after work and on the weekends, touring venues with their hired wedding planners, who helped them to schedule cake tasting sessions, and escorted couples to department stores to create their wedding […]