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Many people are divided on the idea of “games” or activities at weddings. There are those who find them fun and harmless, and those who think that surely weddings are enjoyable enough as-is.

We say: why not incorporate fun activities for your guests to partake in?!

Since you have guests who range in age from children to seniors, you may be interested in offering alternative activities that can help to “break the ice” and engage everyone. Here are seven unique and fun ideas to use for different times on your wedding day.

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Exchanging wedding rings is probably one of the most significant wedding traditions. However, wedding traditions have evolved a lot over the years and deciding what tradition to follow can be quite difficult!

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Summer technically doesn’t begin until June but let’s be honest – Arizona likes to get a head-start on the heat wave. With all of the water that you will be drinking, why not flavor it will delicious, healthy ice cubes? Not to mention, these ice cubes look pretty in a cup and are packed with health and beauty benefits!

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This sunny season brings plenty inspiration – from food to fashion to flowers – trends are springing up just in time for all of the weddings you will be attending these next few months. Spring brings beautiful trends that you can rock even throughout the summer (cat eyes, beautiful braids, and glowing skin, anyone?).

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Have you chosen a song for your first dance yet? Most brides have trouble with this, as there are tons of great songs that you could choose! We’re here to the rescue. Once a month we will post five songs that could all make for your perfect dance. Below are five songs in different genres ranging from country to pop — there’s a little something for everyone.

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Happy Earth Day from BTS Event Management! In honor of conserving the planet as much as we can, it is important to consider this when planning any special event – i.e. your wedding! Green weddings are certainly on the rise, and it is simple to make these eco-friendly choices.

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Brides: Will you be hosting your wedding date during these beautiful, but warm, springtime months? We recently encountered a solution to the sunny blues that you may have- parasols! Not only are they elegant and classy, but they can shade guests and also work as a unique element to your theme. Parasols By Design recently released a new line of custom designed, handmade parasols that are made especially for weddings and events.

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 BTS recently coordinated a wedding that included a food truck in the festivities- yes we said it, a food truck! Food truck mania is all over the country- cities like Austin, Los Angeles, and New York have been paving the way for the food truck craze and now Phoenix is hopping on the bandwagon! Couples are starting to ditch traditional caterers and seek out those on wheels for their weddings.

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White nails are a major trend for the warmer seasons, like spring and summer, so why not rock them on the big day? Revamp a regular white manicure with these three fresh twists:

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The Engagement Party

Traditionally, the bride’s parents (although anyone can host) will throw an engagement party for their daughter and her husband-to-be, for the intention of welcoming him and introducing friends and extended family to the groom and his family and friends. Although this isn’t required, it can be a great way to get future wedding guests together to establish a rapport before the event — familiar faces always make for a more convivial affair.

 

The Rehearsal Dinner

Both the groom’s parents traditionally organize (and pay for) the rehearsal dinner. This can range in size from a small occasion for members of the wedding party only to a grand soiree (never to outdo the wedding, of course) that includes half or more of the wedding guests. But they should never be expected to pay for a larger event than they are comfortable with.

Traditional Roles for the Bride and Her FamilyThe bride and her family are responsible for all planning expenses, the bride’s attire, all floral arrangements, transportation on the wedding day, photo and video fees, travel and lodgings for the officiant if he/she comes from out of town, lodging for the bridesmaids, and all the expenses of the reception. The bride personally pays for the flowers and gifts for her attendants, the groom’s ring, and a present for him.

Traditional Roles for the Groom and His FamilyThe groom’s family is responsible for corsages and boutonnieres for immediate members of both families, the lodging of the groom’s attendants, and sometimes the costs of the rehearsal dinner. The groom is traditionally expected to pay for the marriage license and officiant’s fees, and buy the bouquet for his bride, as well as her engagement and wedding rings and a gift; he should also purchase gifts and boutonnieres for his attendants. The honeymoon expenses are classically his, as the head of his new household.

 

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