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    Personal Wedding Favor Ideas

    Last updated 1 day 6 hours ago

    If you are looking for simple ways to save money while planning your upcoming nuptials, be sure to consider creating your very own wedding favors. With a creative eye and the right supplies, you can put together favors that your guests will cherish. One inexpensive yet adorable option for an unforgettable favor is a terra cotta pot that has been decorated in chalkboard paint and then inscribed with a personal message.

    Other must-have materials for DIY wedding favors include Japanese washi tape that can be used to dress up any box or bag, super trendy glitter boxes or glitter paper, and pinking shears that add a hint of character to any paper item. For even more inspiration when it comes to creating your wedding favors, check out this video from the experts at The Knot.

    Are you looking for the perfect place to host your elegant wedding reception? If so, be sure to call The Glasshouses at (212) 847-3813 to learn more about all of the features that our event space has to offer, including gorgeous views of downtown Manhattan, furniture rentals, catering and beverage services, and much more.

    Essential Lessons for the Manhattan Bridesmaid

    Last updated 5 days ago

    If you have a close friend who has recently been engaged, there’s a good chance she’ll ask you to be one of her bridesmaids. Being a bridesmaid is a great honor, and one you should not take lightly. Though the spotlight will be on the bride and groom on the special day, you’ll have a hand in making the wedding a success. As you get your dress fitted and pick out the shoes you’re going to wear, keep the following lessons for Manhattan bridesmaids in mind.

    Focus on the Bride
    The most important rule of being a bridesmaid is to remember that this day is all about the bride. It’s natural to want to look your best and even have your moment in the spotlight, but there is a difference between that and trying to turn the focus onto you. Your good friend is about to get married, and it’s your job to support her and help her in any way you can. After all, you’d want her to do the same for you if the roles were reversed.

    Stay Cool
    Weddings can be stressful events, and there is often a great deal of pressure put on the bride during the planning stages. If you see that she is becoming overwhelmed, try to think of creative ways you can help to relieve some of the stress. You may have to help juggle other friends and family members who have opinions about the wedding, and a cool, calm head is essential in that case.

    Plan the Shower
    Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your friend’s bridal shower. Start early so you can get all of the information from guests that you need to invite them. An early start will also allow you to reserve an event space that’s perfect for the occasion. Try to read the bride to determine whether she wants the shower to be a surprise or if she wants to be involved.

    Embrace your duties as a bridesmaid and let The Glasshouses help you plan a bridal shower. As New York City’s premier wedding venue, we are well suited to assist happy couples, their friends, and family members throw a wedding that will be remembered for a lifetime. Call us at (212) 847-3813 or visit our website to learn more about our event spaces.

    Steps for Planning a Bridal Shower

    Last updated 8 days ago

    A wedding is a special and memorable event, and it takes a lot of planning for the big day to go off without a hitch. Before the wedding day arrives, the responsibility may fall upon you as the bride’s maid of honor or close friend to throw her a bridal shower. In order to make the bridal shower truly special, hold it in an event space in New York City that will easily accommodate the day’s festivities. Keep reading to learn the steps for planning a bridal shower.

    Set a Date
    Unlike rehearsal dinners or other wedding-related traditions, the date of the bridal shower can vary greatly. A bridal shower may be six months before the wedding, or it could be just a week or two before the big event. The details are up to you as the event planner, though you should consult with the bride to make sure that she is prepared for the date you choose. Weekends are typically the most popular choice for a bridal shower, as more of your guests may be able to attend.

    Choose a Venue
    Once you have the date set, you can look for the perfect event space to hold the bridal shower. The space should be big enough to accommodate all of your guests, but not so large that the room ends up feeling empty. Look for a venue that is convenient for as many shower guests as possible, keeping in mind that you will probably have a few people who just aren’t able to make it no matter where it takes place.

    Send Invitations
    Some bridal shower hostesses use online invitations, while others choose to send paper invitations in the mail. Regardless of which method you choose, the invitations should be fun, catchy, and include all pertinent information such as time, date, name of the bride, location, and where to park. If there is a theme, be sure to let your guests know so no one arrives in the completely wrong attire.

    The Glasshouses in New York City is the ideal venue for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and all other wedding-related events. Contact us at (212) 847-3813 to learn more about our beautiful event spaces in Manhattan. With incredible views inside and out, we are one of the area’s top venues for events of all kinds. 

    Product Launch Mistakes to Avoid

    Last updated 13 days ago

    When your company is getting ready to launch a new product, it can be an exciting and stressful time. You want the launch to be a success, but there are many details that must be taken care of in order to pull it off. There are some companies that focus solely on the product itself, but the launch should also be planned with nearly as much effort as it took to develop the product. If there is no buzz around your product, chances are most consumers won’t just find it by themselves. In the weeks and months leading up to your product launch, consider holding a series of events at different venues where you give people a sneak peek at what’s to come. Let your guests try out the product for themselves, and consider giving away samples or other swag to keep the event fresh in their minds. This will also encourage them to tell their friends, leading to better business for you when launch day arrives.

    From corporate parties to product launch events, The Glasshouses in New York City is equipped to meet your company’s needs. Call us at (212) 847-3813 to find out how we can help you make your corporate event a success. Our architecturally acclaimed building offers incredible views of the Manhattan skyline to make your product launch even more memorable.

    Etiquette Tips for a Sweet 16 Party

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Birthdays are special occasions, and there are few teenage birthdays as momentous as your child’s Sweet 16. If your daughter has been looking forward to this birthday because of the associated party, you can hold a memorable, fun, and age-appropriate event at a New York City event space. It’s typically a good idea to throw the party in the late afternoon into the early evening so that your daughter’s guests can get home at a reasonable hour. Your daughter may want to wear a formal gown, even if the other party guests are in semi-formal attire. That way, she will stand out as the star of the event. Once the party is over and everyone has gone home, encourage your teenager to write thank-you notes promptly for all of the gifts she received. This will impress adult gift-givers and will set a good example for her peers.

    The Glasshouses in Manhattan offers two elegant event spaces that make the perfect setting for any party, including a Sweet 16. Contact us at (212) 847-3813 to inquire about reserving one of our event spaces, or rent them both together for a truly unique experience.

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