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Articles Tagged with "bridal shower"

Patriotic Themed Wedding

Chelsea Pellegrino

With Memorial Day under our belts and the Fourth of July right around the corner, stars and stripes are everywhere. If you’re donning the white dress soon, or thinking of having a summer wedding in the future, why not add in some red and blue for a patriotic theme! ... MORE

Posted June 30, 2015

Top Father Daughter Songs ABOUT Dad!

Marta Block

There's nothing as tear jerking as the father/daughter dance at a wedding. But have you ever noticed how almost all the songs are not actually about Dear Old Dad, but about the bride? In honor of Father's Day this weekend we thought we'd give you 5 Father/Daughter songs that are actually about Dad. Of course, we also give you five father/daughter songs you should probably avoid.... MORE

Posted June 11, 2015

Father-Daughter Dance Playlist

Chelsea Pellegrino

Watching his little girl get married can be one of the most impactful days in a father's life. Though it's a small gesture, the father-daughter dance can be a touching way to show Dad how much he does still, and always will, mean to you! ... MORE

Posted June 11, 2015

Will You McMarry Me? Weddings at McDonald's Are A Real Thing

Chelsea Pellegrino

If you've ever dreamed of getting married under the golden arches, now's your chance. That's right: some McDonald's locations in Hong Kong are now McDoubling as wedding venues!... MORE

Posted July 23, 2014

Love in Bloom! Wedding Photo Contest

Chelsea Pellegrino

Wedding season: a time when budding romances blossom into marriages! There are so many beautiful aspects about weddings, but this month we’ve decided to focus on one of our favorite details: flowers! So, we want you to send us your floral photos from any wedding related event. It can be a picture of the centerpieces from your reception, snapshots of your boutonniere, the flower girl at your ceremony, or even the arrangements from your bridal shower. If your photo receives the most votes, you’ll take home some pretty lovely prizes. Here are the details…... MORE

Posted June 03, 2014

Engagement Party Entertainment Options

Marta Block

Engagement parties can be tricky to plan. Not everyone has one, and there aren't as many established rules. But, with longer engagements and more brides and grooms wanting to celebrate their engagement with ALL of their friends (not just girls at bridal showers and men at bachelor parties) engagement parties have become a more important part of the wedding party season. ... MORE

Posted May 02, 2014

Trends in Pre-Wedding Parties

Marta Block

Bridal showers, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, couples showers, man shower, engagement parties, rehearsal dinner, pre-wedding breakfast, pre-wedding hike … The list of potential pre-wedding events has grown since the days of one bridal shower and one bachelor party. ... MORE

Posted May 02, 2014

Girly Bridal Shower Themes

Marta Block

The traditional bridal shower with it's all female guest list and gifts of towels and kitchen supplies is not as popular as it once was. Couples showers and engagement parties with mixed gender guest lists are taking its place. Still, there's something special about getting together with "just the girls." Not every bride wants a raunch, drink-filled bachelorette party and not every bridesmaid can afford a trip to the spa or Vegas. That's where these sweet girly bridal shower ideas come in to play.... MORE

Posted April 15, 2014

8 Easy Ways to Avoid Wedding Insanity

Marta Block

Special to GigMasters from the Editors at The Let's not beat around the bush: planning a wedding is work. With all those decisions and responsibilities, it's easy to see how some brides and grooms get completely consumed in the minutiae. So how do stressed-out, site-seeing, menu-sampling couples get their eyes back on the ball? By taking a breather from the planning process.... MORE

Posted April 11, 2014

Pre-Wedding Parties and Events

Marta Block

Everyone knows what the wedding day is, but all the other events leading up to the wedding can be a source of confusion. None of these events are necessary, but they can all be great ways to work in different entertainment ideas. If you've been asked to host one of these parties, or if someone has asked if they can host one for you, here's a brief rundown on what's involved. ... MORE

Posted April 02, 2014

Wedding Tipping Etiquette

Drew Stoga

One question that we hear time and time again from brides and grooms is: “Am I expected to tip wedding vendors — and how much?”... MORE

Posted March 31, 2014

Emerald Green and Fuchsia Wedding

Chelsea Pellegrino

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we figured it was only appropriate to show some love for the color green. Emerald may have been last year’s Pantone “Color of the Year,” but we still love the bold pop this hue brings - especially at a wedding! Take a look at how this bride incorporated emerald and fuchsia to create a vibrant color scheme that really wowed. Thanks to Matthew J. Wagner Fine Photography for sharing the couples' special day with us!... MORE

Posted March 18, 2014

Ten Timeless Wedding Tips from Event Planner Carolyn Miller

Mary Ellen Skawinski

Professional event planner Carolyn Miller of Creative Celebrations knows a thing or two about what it takes to pull off a truly memorable wedding. Check out her tips for any soon-to-marry couple!... MORE

Posted March 05, 2014

Weekday Wedding, Can It Work?

Marta Block

Weddings were not always held only on weekends, but then again, weddings were not always big parties! If you're trying to choose a wedding date, you may want to consider a weekday wedding.... MORE

Posted February 18, 2014

How to Create Your Wedding Day Timeline

Marta Block

One of the hardest things for most people to conceptualize when planning a wedding is the full scope of the day. Putting together a timeline is not only essential for your peace of mind and a smooth day, but it can also save your money, Or rather, not knowing your timeline will end up costing you money! ... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

Bridal Shower Entertainment, New Ideas

Marta Block

You know that scene in Bridesmaids where the wealthy girl throws the extravagant bridal shower complete with a replica of the Eiffel Tower and puppy party favors? If you've been tasked with throwing a bridal shower for a friend, you might be worried that something similar is expected of you. Don't worry, it isn't. But, having quality entertainment at a bridal shower can make a huge difference. ... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Mackinac Island Wedding with Horse Drawn Carriage

Chelsea Pellegrino

It might just be starting to feel like summer in your neck of the woods, but before you know it fall will be here! If you’re having a wedding, one of the very best settings is an outdoor venue on a sunny end-of-summer afternoon. Ashley and Aris are well aware of this, because it’s exactly how their wedding took place!... MORE

Posted July 31, 2013

Don't Try to Reduce Wedding Costs

Marta Block

That's right, you read the title of this post correctly. While there are a lot of wedding blogs and magazine articles out there about trying to get the best prices for your wedding, this article is about why, sometimes, you actually shouldn't try and get a bargain.... MORE

Posted July 23, 2013

Summer Weddings, How to Keep Cool

Marta Block

We've passed Fourth of July and summer wedding season is in full swing. The biggest benefit to a summer wedding, the warm weather, can also be its biggest obstacle, especially if you're planning an outdoor wedding. Here are some ways to keep you, your guests, and your wedding professionals cool.... MORE

Posted July 09, 2013

Lady Gaga & Your Bridal Party

Marta Block

You may have read that Lady Gaga recently served as a bridesmaid at her friend's wedding. By all accounts Lady Gaga toned down her natural style, and as you can see, the bridesmaid's dress didn't look any better on her than it does on anyone else! If you aren't friends with a superstar you're probably less worried about being outshone at your wedding and more concerned about how to make sure your bridal party feels appreciated.... MORE

Posted June 18, 2013

Outdoor Patio Wedding

Marta Block

Kari and Mark decided to hold their destination wedding on Mackinac Island which they found perfect for their small family celebration. Thanks to Paul Retherford Wedding Photography, we are able to share these beautiful photos of this outdoor wedding. With bright sunny skies and warm weather, the couple picked the perfect day for their gazebo ceremony and relaxed dinner on the patio.... MORE

Posted May 09, 2013

Bridal Shower Trends

Marta Block

You know the saying, April showers bring May Bridal Showers. What? Is it just me that says that? If June is the beginning of wedding season than April and May are definitely the start of bridal shower season. Just like weddings, bridal showers have been evolving and changing over the years.... MORE

Posted May 07, 2013

New Easter Wedding Inspiration

Marta Block

Spring, beautiful hats, fancy clothes, soft colors - there's just something about Easter that seems to inspire even non-religious weddings. We found this Easter wedding inspiration around the web.... MORE

Posted March 28, 2013

How to Hire a Harpist for Your Wedding

Marta Block

Whether it's for the processional or the reception, no instrument says "wedding" like a harp.  GigMasters’ harpist Jessica Frost (Winchester, VA) explains, “The harp itself naturally adds elegance and sophistication to an event." We asked some of our top harpists for important tips and advice to guide you through the process of hiring a harpist for your wedding, or any event.... MORE

Posted January 29, 2013

Real Florida Wedding

Marta Block

What do you do when the bride is a Jimmy Choo kind of girl and the groom is a sneakers kind of guy? You plan a wedding that suits them both. We love this fun and elegant wedding sent to us by A Magic Moment Photography.... MORE

Posted December 29, 2012

Questions Wedding Vendors Should Ask You

Marta Block

One of the hardest things about planning a wedding is that the engaged couple and the people they want to hire often live in very different worlds. Good wedding vendors live and breathe weddings. They may work at 100 weddings or more every year! A typical bride and groom plan a wedding once (maybe twice) in a life time.... MORE

Posted November 29, 2012

Hiring a Magician for Your Wedding

Marta Block

Holiday weddings are magical so it's no wonder that magicians are a popular form of entertainment for holiday weddings. But hiring a magician isn't exactly something you do every day. If you need some guidelines for how to do it, let our magical members give you some tips. ... MORE

Posted November 27, 2012

5 Songs for a Twilight Inspired Wedding

Marta Block

The last movie in the Twilight saga premieres on Friday. There's no denying the impact Twilight has had on the wedding world, and so, in honor of this final chapter, we present a play list for all you vampire lovers, and all you lovers of vampires!... MORE

Posted November 14, 2012

Ritzy Ranch Wedding Playlist

Marta Block

This week we've been talking about Ritzy Ranch, Rustic Chic and other 2013 wedding trends. So of course, we had to provide a play list! Here are the top 5 songs for a Ritzy Ranch Wedding and 5 you really should avoid!... MORE

Posted October 24, 2012

Engagement Photo Contest

Marta Block

We're getting ready for engagement season at GigMasters and that has us thinking about engagement photos. There's just something special about these pictures. They perfectly capture moments of love, hope, and dreams in a way that's different than wedding photos. Whether your engagement photo is part of a professional photo shoot, or a casual pic you and your honey snapped, we want to see it!... MORE

Posted October 21, 2012

Super Hero Real Wedding

Marta Block

Whenever we get a real wedding from Tennessee's Jo Photo we know it's going to be great. This one is really super. It's Super Hero accents make it the perfect start to October, a month that will hopefully be filled with costumes!... MORE

Posted October 01, 2012

10 New Bride Entrance Songs

Marta Block

Looking for something a little different than Here Comes the Bride to take you down the aisle? We've go 10 new ideas depending on your tastes and style. We also have five songs you should skip no matter who you are! Remember if you're worried about lyrics, or a song taking over the ceremony you can always request an all instrumental version of a song. That way your friends "in the know" will get the giggle without upsetting more traditional family members.... MORE

Posted September 26, 2012

4 Fall Wedding Entertainment Trends

Marta Block

Fall officially starts on Saturday so what better time to take a look at some of the entertainment trends you'll be seeing at weddings this Fall. Having a Fall wedding is itself a trend, as more couples have started looking beyond the traditional June wedding to do something a little bit different. ... MORE

Posted September 20, 2012

What Is GigMasters?

Marta Block

Today, I want to tell you a little bit about who we are. Simply put, we are a full-service online booking agency. Whatever you want for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower,  whether it's an acrobat, a DJ or a wedding band, we can help you find one. We can even help you find photographers and food trucks if that's what you need. You can audition entertainers right on our site, see what other people have to say about them, get free price quotes, and book the entertainment and professionals of your dreams (and your budget).... MORE

Posted September 13, 2012

Top 5 Wedding Songs Inspired by Pinterest

Marta Block

As you've hopefully heard, we launched an exciting new Pin & Win contest this week with a prize package worth over $1,000. In honor of the contest, and all the Pinterest loving brides out there we have the Top 5 Wedding Songs inspired by Pinterest, and of course, five you should probably skip.... MORE

Posted July 11, 2012

San Diego Jazz Wedding

Marta Block

Everything about Jessica and Max's wedding at the Zlac Rowing Club in San Diego was cool. From the water to the cool jazz band Melly G and the Madmen to their photographer, Kevin from Cool Cake Photography. So sit back, relax and take in the cool vibe.... MORE

Posted May 14, 2012

Small Irish Wedding

Marta Block

There's something so romantic about a small country church wedding, even more so when the country is Ireland! We love the sweet old fashioned air of this wedding combined with the bright purple of the bridesmaids dresses and the rustic restaurant décor. Of course, we also love the multiple tiny wedding cakes and the violinist and soloist at the ceremony. Photographs by Lisa O'Dwyer Photography.... MORE

Posted January 23, 2012

Bridal Shows, a New Twist

Marta Block

Does the idea of spending hours walking around a bridal show make you think about eloping? What about your groom? Is his good idea of an evening going from booth to booth discussing cake flavors? If not, you might want to check out a new concept in bridal shows, Brides & Basketball!... MORE

Posted December 20, 2011

Elegant Garden Wedding in Orange and Black

Marta Block

Wondering if a wedding at home can be large, elegant, and fun? Wonder no more. Last May, GigMasters' clients Cara and Rigal got married in Cara's parents' backyard in Florida, but what a backyard! It came complete with a waterfall and a pond. Wedding entertainment included a jump house for the many children in attendance and an end of the night fireworks display. Of course, it's obvious that Wedding DJ, The Party Specialists  made sure the reception was a great time for all.... MORE

Posted December 12, 2011

Weddings We Love: Fall Inspiration

Marta Block

As the weather turns cooler more and more amazing Fall wedding inspiration is turning up around the Web. Here are some of the best of recent inspiring posts from around the Web, with a fun video treat at the end.... MORE

Posted September 30, 2011

Quirky Outdoor Wedding with Vintage Details

Marta Block

Obviously, I love weddings. I love them when they're original and unique and full of personality. Of course, I love them even more when I actually know and love the people. I'm so happy to present these photos of my cousin's wedding this summer. This was not so much a DIY bride as a "Will you please do this for me" bride, and when you see her beautiful smile, you'll know why that all works out for her. ... MORE

Posted September 18, 2011

Wedding Stuff We Love

Marta Block

As I mentioned yesterday, we spent the week at the Wedding MBA conference in Vegas. It was a great chance to meet others in the wedding biz and learn about what's going on in the wonderful world of weddings. It was also a great chance to ogle, gawk and be amazed at some of the really great products and services out there! Here are a few of our faves.... MORE

Posted September 16, 2011

Pre-Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Marta Block

Your wedding day isn't the only event that needs entertainment. More and more couples are looking for great ideas for their engagement party and bridal shower.... MORE

Posted August 04, 2011

Wedding Planning Tips from the Pros - First Things First

Marta Block

One of the great things about hiring professionals to help you with your wedding is that they bring so much more to the table than just their professional skills. Having worked at and attended hundreds of weddings a year, wedding professionals can bring a wealth of information about weddings to your event. What's more, they're usually more than happy to share that info with you, free of charge.... MORE

Posted February 14, 2011