Posts by Jane

Your rehearsal dinner – make a great start to your wedding celebration

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016

Let the festivities begin!  Your rehearsal dinner sets the stage for the big day ahead.  What a great time to have some fun in a more relaxed environment while making sure all those involved with the wedding are ready to go when you say “I do!” Traditionally, the groom’s family hosts the rehearsal dinner.  However, that tradition is often broken when both families may plan the rehearsal dinner and the wedding.  Whomever is involved in the planning and hosting, here a some quick tips: Invite the wedding party, immediate families, and out of town guests. Consider seating people who do not know each other together.  You likely will not do this at the...

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Getting engaged this holiday season?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

Getting engaged this holiday season?

Congratulations on your engagement!  Now is the time to secure your venue, particularly if you are planning to wed in 2016.  Believe it or not, one of the busiest times for venues to show their facilities and secure bookings is in January.  That’s because of holiday engagements.  So to secure the venue and date of your choice, get looking and booking now! Best of luck in your planning and again, congratulations on your engagement!...

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Strategic Planning

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

Strategic Planning

As another year draws to a close, planning for the new year and beyond is in full swing. Though strategic planning should be woven into the day to day functioning of your company, it is helpful to take stock of your current reality and “right the ship” for the new year ahead.  And more importantly, it is time to be innovative and creative as you chart your course for future success. Meeting with your senior executive team and then your board of directors is a great way to plan your course.  The following elements in your planning sessions are sure to bring valued results: Assess your current business state.  What is going well?  What needs improvement?  What...

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Engagement Season is drawing near

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015

Engagement Season is drawing near

Did you know that according to a recent survey, Christmas Eve is the most popular day for a marriage proposal?  That’s right!  So this holiday season might just be your “most wonderful time of the year.” The second most popular day to pop the question is Valentine’s Day followed closely by the anniversary day of when you first met. So what should you do after you say “YES?” Enjoy the moment!  Don’t let your head rush to planning right away.   Make sure to have your engagement ring sized and insured! Secure your venue, especially if your date is in the peak wedding season of September/October or May/June. At The Fern of...

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A fall wedding at The Fern of Westfield

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

Congratulations to our bride and groom of Saturday, October 17th!  What a beautiful outdoor ceremony!  Fall is a wonderful time to plan your wedding.  In fact, fall is now the busiest wedding season of all with September and October among the most sought after months.  And, for good reason!  In the Indianapolis area, September and October are among the driest months (only January and February are historically drier).  And with cooler temperatures it is a wonderful time to be outside, especially if you are “sweating from nervousness.”   And, you may have very little decorating for an outdoor wedding as the splendor of the fall colors will provide a beautiful...

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