10 Tips for Planning a Budget Friendly Wedding in Central PA

Weddings cost money no matter how you slice it, but throwing a beautiful celebration doesn’t mean you need to take out a loan. There are many opportunities to scale back on your expenses without making your wedding feel “cheap” and we want to share with you our top 10 favorites!

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Narrow down your guest list.

This is the most obvious, but may not be the easiest thing to do. For your big day it’s understandable to want everyone there to celebrate with you. However, each guest adds to the cost of food, rental items, and decorations and …

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How to Host the Best Family Reunion Yet

picnic buffet at family reunion

What better time to host a family reunion than during the summer months when you can enjoy being outside together and maybe even use up some of those vacation days to make a long weekend of it? Many families have a longstanding tradition of an annual family reunion that is attended by relatives from coast to coast. Other families might just now be considering starting their own family tradition and are looking for some help getting started.

No matter where you and your family fall on the spectrum of reunions, planning an event that brings everyone together is a very …

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The Biggest Wedding Planning Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

From blowing the budget to having “too many cooks in the kitchen,” there are quite a few wedding planning pitfalls that can turn one of the most wonderful times of your life into a stressful nightmare. Not to worry! The best way to avoid these pitfalls is to first know what they are.

Let’s take a look at six common and disastrous mistakes brides and grooms make when planning their special day – and how to avoid them, of course!

Not planning out and tracking your budget

This is one of the first pieces of advice anyone should give you …

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How to Throw the Ultimate Backyard BBQ

Are you planning to host a backyard BBQ this summer? Whether this is for a holiday, family reunion, graduation party or simply because you like to entertain, take a look at some of our favorite tips for planning a picnic that will be the talk of the town!

Give it a theme

A backyard BBQ usually implies a casual picnic at your home with all of the traditional American menu items. But don’t limit yourself! Go ahead and give your BBQ a fun theme. For example, make it a chili cook off, serve “specialty” hot dogs with a variety of …

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