Wedding & Rececption

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Weave a Unique Story of Worth into the Perfect Wedding Toast

Someone you care about has found the love of their life, and they’ve invited you to participate in their special moment.

They’ve asked you to deliver a toast at their wedding.

Your heart fills with excitement, but also more than just a little bit of dread. What do you say? What if you mess up? How do you propose a wedding toast that captures the unique story of this particular couple, on such a sacred occasion?

For starters, let’s keep in mind the purpose of the wedding toast: it’s all about offering sincere congratulations to the newlyweds and sharing why their relationship is special.

And it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous. The pressure to come up with just the right message, combined with a natural fear of public speaking that most of us have, is a recipe for turning almost any joyous occasion into an uncomfortable one.

Perhaps the best way to calm your nerves is to follow the old scouting motto: Be prepared.

Here are some tips for writing and delivering good wedding toasts, so that when the blessed day arrives, you’ll be ready to give a heartwarming toast that guests will appreciate and the happy couple will treasure. Continue reading “Weave a Unique Story of Worth into the Perfect Wedding Toast”

How Much Does a Wedding Cost? Tips for Setting Your Wedding Budget

The question has been popped, that engagement ring sparkles proudly for all to see and now it’s time to invite your loved ones to celebrate with you.

But there’s one other big question looming over your big day: How much is this going to cost?

Believe it or not, in 2016, the average wedding cost $35,000 in the United States.

But don’t worry! At Storybook Barn you can enjoy a dream wedding for a down-to-earth rate in a rustic, idyllic setting just east of Springfield, Missouri.

Your overall wedding budget will vary based on where you live, what you can afford and what’s on your wish list. There really is no one-size-fits-all number when it comes to the cost of a wedding.

Setting a budget early is one of the smartest and most romantic ways to plan the perfect wedding, and start this exciting new chapter in your story on a good financial footing.

Our wedding budget planner below gives you helpful tips for putting together a memorable occasion that won’t break the bank. Continue reading “How Much Does a Wedding Cost? Tips for Setting Your Wedding Budget”

How to Plan a Prom Night to Remember Forever

Students look forward to prom night for months or even years. It’s a time for students to celebrate with friends and classmates that share a strong community bond and an unforgettable journey of life and learning.

So, it’s quite natural to feel some pressure about making the night “perfect.”

This is why planning is so important. Whether you’re a faculty member or a student trying to plan a prom, here are some tips to guide you through the process. Continue reading “How to Plan a Prom Night to Remember Forever”

Inspire and Motivate with 7 Corporate Event Planning Tips

Corporate events are great for connecting with clients, prospects and colleagues to share stories and exchange the latest insights for prospering in today’s world.

But how do you plan a corporate event that creates a positive buzz, makes people want to come — and, ultimately, makes them want to do business with you?

Keep reading for 7 tips on hosting a corporate event that benefits attendees and stays within budget. Continue reading “Inspire and Motivate with 7 Corporate Event Planning Tips”

7 Tips for Planning the Perfect Wedding Reception

Hosting a memorable wedding reception is the perfect way to share one of the most important chapters in your story with people you care about.

But with such a dizzying flurry of details to attend to, reception planning can turn what is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life into one of the most stressful.

That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of 7 helpful tips for planning a wedding reception that you and your guests will treasure. Continue reading “7 Tips for Planning the Perfect Wedding Reception”

Delight Your Attendees with These New Year’s Eve Celebration Ideas

Another New Year is upon us. Time to weave yet another new chapter of worth into the story of time.

There’s still time to mark the occasion by planning a New Year’s Event your attendees will treasure long after the ball drops at midnight.

Here are 10 helpful ideas for planning a memorable New Year’s Eve party. Continue reading “Delight Your Attendees with These New Year’s Eve Celebration Ideas”

Looking at Places to Get Married? 10 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Venue

Congratulations! You’ve found that special person and you’re ready to weave the next chapter in your story together.

Now it’s time to find the perfect backdrop for your big day.

To assist you in your search, we’ve compiled a list of 10 helpful hints when considering wedding venues near Springfield, MO for celebrating your happy beginning. Continue reading “Looking at Places to Get Married? 10 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Venue”

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