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Save Money on Your Wedding with a Cocktail Party Celebration

Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. It can also be one of the most expensive days of your life, depending on the choices you make. From renting out a reception venue to paying for catering and party favors, the bill for your wedding day can skyrocket if you’re not careful. You can save money and still have a great wedding by hosting a cocktail party celebration.

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Choose an Appropriate Venue
cocktail party wedding celebration is often less expensive because you can host it just about anywhere! Instead of renting out an expensive reception hall, you can host a cocktail party at a friend’s house or even your own backyard where you don’t have to pay fees. You can still create a great party atmosphere by renting party supplies like a tent, tables, and chairs. Your guests will appreciate the intimate, personal atmosphere, and you won’t have to worry about driving out of your way to get to the reception.

Serve Delicious Refreshments
If having a formal sit-down dinner doesn’t appeal to you, a cocktail party is a great alternative. Catering for a three-course meal can run up a hefty price tag, so opt for delicious hors d’oeuvres for your guests instead. Whether you choose to have passed or buffeted appetizers, you can save money by keeping it less formal. You could offer an open bar for a limited amount of time or just provide champagne for toasts and a cash bar for the rest of the evening.

Keep It Short and Sweet
Cocktail party celebrations tend to be shorter than formal receptions, which is another way you can save money. Instead of keeping your guests fed and hydrated for five or more hours, most cocktail parties last only about three hours. This shorter time means you could pay less for hired staff and you won’t have to provide as many refreshments.

When you are planning your wedding reception, trust American Party Rental in Austin to provide you with all of the party supplies you need. Call us at (888) 717-7301 to find out how we can help you create a memorable event. 

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How to Arrange Seating for Your Next Large Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party is a great way to socialize with your friends, acquaintances, and colleagues while enjoying a delicious meal. A dinner party gives you the opportunity to catch up with old friends and introduce people from different parts of your life to each other. Invite as many guests as you want and rent tables and chairs to accommodate everyone. Once you know who will be attending, you should arrange a seating chart.

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Mix It Up
In addition to reconnecting with old friends, one of the main points of a dinner party is to have your guests interact with new people. When you are arranging your assigned seating, consider the personalities of each guest. Your shy colleague might be brought out of his shell if he is seated next to your vivacious neighbor whom he has never met. Avoid arranging the seating by groups, and try placing couples across the table from each other rather than next to each other. This kind of seating arrangement will make people feel comfortable and encourage mingling at the same time.

Make Name Cards
Creating personalized name cards and placing them at each seat will minimize any confusion from your guests as to where to sit. Though some guests may be wary at first of assigned seating, you can decorate the name cards with a person’s hobbies or interests so there is a conversation icebreaker at the ready. Think about sitting people together who don’t know each other but share similar interests.

Choose the Right Seat for Yourself
Hosting a dinner party is no small job, which is why you should station yourself near the center of activity. Place your seat so you can see the majority of the guests at the table, and give yourself easy access to the kitchen if you need to check on food.

American Party Rental in Austin has tables, chairs, linens, and all of the party supplies you need to throw your next large dinner party. Call us at (888) 717-7301 to learn how we can help you host a dinner party or another event.    

Choosing Colors for Your Outdoor Summer Wedding

Wedding planning is no easy task, and there are many choices to be made regarding your ceremony and reception. If you are having an outdoor summer wedding, choose fun and seasonal colors for your décor.

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An outdoor setting is fresh and festive, and your color choices should reflect that. Greens, yellows, and blues echo nature, and can give your wedding a lively feel. If you are more of a traditionalist, emphasize black and white with carefully chosen pops of deep red. This way, your wedding will be formal, but still seasonally appropriate. Orange flowers also give a summery feel, whether they are in your bouquet or part of your table’s centerpieces.

Your table settings are an important part of your color scheme, so choose American Party Rental to provide you with linens, napkins, and other party accessories that fit your desired mood. Call us at (888) 717-7301 to learn more about our Austin party rentals. 

Use This App to Stay Organized Through the Event Planning Process

If you're planning a major event, it's a good idea to begin by making a list of all of the items you need to purchase or rent. One simple way to do this while also establishing a practical budget is to download the Event Planner Free app for Android devices.

This user-friendly app allows you to input each of your upcoming expenses as well as any income you may be receiving in order to generate a budget for the party. You can also put together multiple events at one time.

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Another great resource during the party-planning process is the experienced staff here at American Party Rental. You can find out about our rental catalog and special offers by calling us in Austin at (888) 717-7301. 

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