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To Trend or not to Trend in the New Year?

We are so excited for the 2017 wedding season – for both our existing clients and those we will soon meet!

This time of year we are always flooded with information about “Wedding Trends” for the coming season. Everywhere you look there are articles and blogs about what is “trending” for the coming year, or what trends are over, what trends to avoid, etc. etc.

Our advice? Be skeptical of anything with the word “trend” in it! Often it is just someone’s idea of the opposite of something that was “trendy” last year. For example, we have seen blogs claiming that white weddings are out, and therefore more colorful weddings are what’s in. Says who? And the risk is that if you try too hard to be trendy, or to avoid things that you are afraid are not trendy, you’re not going to be happy with the result.

Wedding design is much like clothing and accessories: there is fashion, and then there is style. Fashion is a designer’s idea of what will interest and excite the marketplace. Style, on the other hand, is intrinsically about who you are as a person, and represents the image you want to present to the world about yourself, consciously or unconsciously.

So if you and your fiance are most comfortable in cowboy boots and hats, and it reflects your personality and lifestyle, it will always be “in” – and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! The same goes for any other look that is “you,” whether it be vintage, rustic, glam and pizzazz, or romance and lace. Chances are that someone, somewhere, will have an opinion on whether or not it is “trendy” – ignore it!

At Save the Date! everything we do is about bringing your personality and your style to your wedding. And we guarantee that, just as there is only one you, your wedding is not going to be like anyone else’s!

Happy planning and have a blessed 2017!

Save the Date Events Selected as a Top 10 Colorado Wedding Planner

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We are truly honored to be selected by mywedding.com as one of their top 10 favorite wedding planners in Colorado.

Are you planning a Colorado wedding for 2017 or 2018? We would love to hear about it and see how we can help with design, planning, and coordination. Save the Date Events is a premier wedding and event planning firm based in Denver and providing unparalleled service across Colorado including Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Estes Park, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Aspen, Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Tabernash, Crested Butte, Glenwood Springs, and Telluride.

Learn more about our services today!

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Whimsical Elegant Denver University Club Wedding

When we learned that Kayla and Alex had begun their journey together at a hot air balloon festival, we were so inspired to find a way to incorporate this fanciful image, as well as their love of travel, into their elegant Holy Ghost Church wedding, with the wedding reception at the Denver University Club. Our imagination ran free as we conjured up a dozen ways to bring this flight of fancy into the decor and overall feel of the wedding. The crowning jewel was a beautiful lighted hanging hot air balloon sculpture created by Scott Hittleman, of Lighting by Scott, which we hand draped with fabric in the couple’s colors of cream, purple, and gold, and festooned with flowers.

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The balloon hung directly over the dance floor, and added such magic to the rich wooded atmosphere of the beautiful University Club. We added touches of whimsy throughout – vintage travel postcards we scattered on the dinner tables, vintage suitcases held the cake and escort cards, and hot air balloon cake pops complemented the cake table. Kayla herself made adorable hot air balloon centerpieces, which were filled with flowers by Love Letters Floral. 20160409_162934_001 20160409_172117_00120160409_164150_001We also wanted to honor Alex’s recent graduation from the firefighter academy and added something just for him – a getaway transportation in the form of a vintage firetruck!20160409_145515 20160409_145451_001The couple had huge fun cruising downtown Denver in the open air cab!

Event Planning & Design :: Save the Date! Events
Venue :: Denver University Club
Photographer :: Studio JK Photography (not shown)
DJ :: Quality Mobile Sound
Guitarist & Bagpiper :: Michael Lancaster
Floral :: Love Letters Floral 
Linens :: Chair Covers & Linens
Lighting and Decor :: Jennifer Bohl; Lighting by Scott
Hair & Makeup :: Beauty on Location Studio
Cake/Desserts :: Azucar Bakery; Ooey Gooey
Transportation :: Bill Hoeft (Firetruck); A Advantage Limousine

Planning Your Denver Holiday Party

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With the start of fall, the holiday season will be here before we know it. If you haven’t started thinking about planning your corporate holiday party or event, now is the time to book your venue or restaurant, get the guest list ready, and decide on decor, menu, and entertainment!

Here are 3 tips to help you get started planning your holiday party or event:

  1. Determine your guest count and budget for the event. Before choosing a venue for your holiday event, it’s important to know the approximate budget and expected guest count for your party. Create a rough guest list first and confirm the budget range with your team.
  2. Consider unique locations such as art galleries, lofts, restaurants, private home rentals, wineries, breweries, and historic mansions to host your event. Denver has so many incredible options to choose from!
  3. Hire a professional event planner to assist with venue selection, budget planning, theme/style/design, booking the caterer, hiring AV services, managing rentals, selecting and sending invitations, managing RSVP’s, and coordinating the event. An experienced Denver event planner will not only save you hours of time, she will work with you to create a unique and memorable event that inspires and delights your guests.

corporate event planner denver coSave the Date Events offers partial and full-service event planning, design, and coordination for your holiday party, retreat, meeting, or corporate event in the Denver area. Whether your event is for 8 guests or 800 guests, our award-winning team of planners is ready to help!

We also have extensive experience planning events across Colorado including all of the mountain towns such as Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Winter Park, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, and Telluride. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you plan an incredible celebration!

Denver Wedding Planners | Featured in the Knot Colorado!

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We are honored to have one of our recent weddings featured in the latest issue of the Knot Colorado magazine! See all the gorgeous pics from this wedding on the Autumn Burke Photography website.

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Looking for a wedding planner and designer for your Denver area wedding? Learn more about what we offer from our award winning team of wedding planners.

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We loved working with this couple to create their outdoor dinner party inspired wedding last fall. See more of this wedding featured on Couture Colorado!

Event Professional Team

Photographer:  Marianne Brown Photography
Event Venue : :: River Bend
Planning & Design :: Save the Date Events
Rentals :: Event Rents
Musicians :: Party Singers
Beverage Service :: Peak Beverage
Caterer :: Pizzeria Basta
Cake :: Tee and Cakes Bakery

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