Kids or No Kids: How to decide if you should invite kids to your wedding

For every couple that adores the idea of kids at weddings, there’s another couple that gets nervous at the thought of the complications they can cause. Neither group is right or wrong. Asking children to be a part of your celebration (as participants, attendees, or both) can definitely impact the big day, and is a […]

Adding Pantone’s Color of the Year To Your Wedding

If you like to stay on top of trends when it comes to fashion, makeup, and style, you’re probably looking for ways to incorporate many of these elements into your wedding. This year’s Pantone Color of the Year is one trend you’re definitely going to want to use! The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, […]

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 […]