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 […]
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 […]
We’ve heard it since we were kids, and now we hear it more than ever: reduce, reuse, recycle. Many couples are dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment, and they want their wedding to reflect that. Luckily, any wedding can be eco-friendly and beautiful, without having to skimp on the details.
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 […]
As you plan your Big Day, everything revolves around your budget: the venue, flowers, your dress, the cake… every single detail adds up. Often, you can be so focused on staying within the spending boundaries that you may end up missing some odds and ends — hidden costs that can quickly add up!
Every bride needs her tribe: her support system, her bridesmaids. These are the most important people in her life, and she chose them to stand by her on her big day. Among this tribe of bridesmaids, the bride needs her partner in crime, her right-hand and go-to person. Her Maid of Honor.
Traditionally, when we think of weddings, we think of brides donned in beautiful white dresses and big ball gowns. But today’s brides are more daring and bold, going outside the box when it comes to picking or designing their wedding attire.
If you’re planning a wedding, you know every detail is important — the dress, the cake, even the honeymoon. But do you know why? The event specialists at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center researched the origins behind some of the most notable wedding traditions that many brides and grooms still follow today – some of these […]
Got the ring? Congrats! Now it’s time to help you find the perfect dress! Shopping for the dress is the kick-off event for the rest of your wedding planning and festivities. Don’t let the process overwhelm you — it’s meant to be enjoyable.
Your big day is over… but you don’t want to take off your dress! Between all the shopping, trying on, and tailoring, this is the one that became the dress of your dreams. And we don’t blame you for wanting to wear it for just a bit longer!