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The Times are Changing

If there is anything in life that is constant that would be CHANGE. We can count on change occurring in our lives whether we like it or not. Those changes can affect us in many ways. The unexpected divorce, death of a loved one, difficult or toxic people that we have to deal with, etc. all create and impact the mechanics of our lives.

We realize you may have some awkward situations to deal with when planning your Wedding and Reception. Perhaps your parents have divorced and remarried other people which has created a new situation for you to think about in planning your celebration. Questions such as where do the new family members sit during the wedding? Who is included in the family photographs?

How do you avoid hurting feelings? The best way to handle these situations is to take a proactive approach. Waiting and letting situations “just happen” really isn’t the best route to take. Think ahead of time about where you want your parents to sit. Talk to them about how you would like to include everyone but still maintain the sense of family.

Remember also, this is YOUR day.

This event is not about the other people, it is about you and your significant one. This is the day you have chosen for your marriage. This is not the day for your divorced parents to display their animosity for one another or to replace one of your parents with a new spouse.

In the family pictures you are not out of line to have your pictures made with your mother and father only. Kindness and respect for others can go a long way and can diffuse high emotionally tense situations.

The Celebration Hall staff is experienced and can assist you with the difficult situations. Feel free to contact us. The best way to reach us is via email, with most questions responded to in about a day. Feel free to give us a call as well! Phone:850-499-2652 Email: the celebration 

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Your Wedding Day belongs to you. The day is yours.

This is one of few days in your life that you can plan the details and make the choices that set this day apart as special to you and your significant other for the rest of your lives. The best part is nobody is going to argue with you!

There are fantastic ways to surprise your soon to be spouse and your guests! Here are a few ways others have pulled off a surprise at their wedding.

Write your own vows. It seems cliche seeing as to how it is shown in almost every romantic comedy movie ever made, however in real life it happens a lot less frequently than you’d think.

Make sure you keep it hush and prepare some more common vows for the rehearsal so that way you can make sure to really surprise them when you express in your way how much this commitment means to you. One bride decided to perform for her husband by doing a Beyonce routine! Imagine his expression as he was completely oblivious that this was going to happen.

A Marine surprised his sister by showing up unexpectedly at her wedding; he was granted leave to attend. Guys FootballHave your beloved’s friends and family wear something in his or her favorite color. If they have a special hobby or favorite sport you could find some way to play that up as well. You could hire an entertainer to perform a special song that would forever be your song. Arrange for a boudoir photography session for some extra steamy photos of yourself for your spouse. This is pretty much a guaranteed bulls-eye!

There are no end to the ideas of ways to make this day the most special day ever. You have the power over this day. Use it responsibly! The Celebration Hall has a staff of professionals who will work hard to help you make this event the time of your life. 30ASuites

Our venue is one of a kind and there is a equally unique boutique hotel located conveniently nearby for all your guests needs with 30A Suites. Let us help you make this day a lasting memory.
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Do you remember when the only phone you had was the one at home and if someone called you and you weren’t there you missed the call?

There was no texting and driving because there were no cell phones, no internet, no social media sites. Times have certainly changed for the better in many ways.

There are sometimes though, when this technological advancement can be more of a nuisance than anything else.

One of those times is your wedding.
Can you imagine walking down the aisle in a room full of people and having a cell phone ring and God forbid, someone answer and say “hello.” If you are getting married and have the opportunity, be sure to tell your guests ahead of time how you feel about cell phones and social media at your wedding.

Can you imagine getting engaged and not having told everyone in your circle of family and friends about it yet and reading about it on FaceBook? To prevent this from happening make sure you tell everyone you want to know before posting on FaceBook about your engagement.

Changing your Facebook status is now an acceptable way to let people know your relationship status. Engaged is an option on Facebook now.

What about your wedding photos and pictures people are taking on their cell phones, what if the pictures show up on Facebook?

Consider having a web page for your wedding plans and address these subjects on your wedding page. These are only a few suggestions, there is much more to be said about this topic. Celebration Hall wants your special day to be free of annoying interruptions and aggravations.

Talk to us about your wishes when making your plans! The best way to reach us is via email, with most questions responded to in about a day.  Feel free to give us a call as well! Email: Phone: 850-499-2652 Address: 61 Topsail Village Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

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Special Touches for Your Wedding

There are innumerable ways to make your Wedding Day very special. You can have specialized memorabilia made for special touches or keepsakes to send home with your guests. Everyone will enjoy special touches for your Wedding.

Make a Wedding Website this is an excellent way to keep your family and friends updated on your plans and to communicate last minute details, changes, etc., and post pictures.

Postcards”Save the Date” postcards can be really unique and very personalized. You can have you and your significant other’s pictures as the background with a special note and the date of your Wedding on it. These are wonderful keepsakes.

Wedding Stationery  you can have your entire Wedding stationery specially designed from the Wedding invitations, Thank You Cards all with matching theme, Programs, Menus, Place cards, Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, etc.

The Celebration Hall is located in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. We are just about a mile from the beautiful white pristine beaches of the Emerald Coast. Many couples choose to have their wedding on the beach. We have the perfect location for hosting your entire wedding ceremony and reception or if you choose to have a beach wedding you can come back here for the reception or as a Plan B in the event of rain.

The Celebration Hall is conveniently located by 30-A Suites which many of our couples stay at for their Honeymoon or for the wedding party and guests in the event of a destination wedding. This makes for a very convenient and lovely place to stay after the wedding.

Call us today at The Celebration Hall. The best way to reach us is via email, with most questions responded to in about a day.

Feel free to give us a call as well! Email: Phone: 850-499-2652