1. When it Comes to Engagements, Manners Matter

    With marriage proposals modernizing into an "anything goes" mentality, long-standing proposal customs are often considered optional, adding confusion to what's considered proper when it comes to proposing. In fact, a recent proposal survey revealed that 68 percent of Americans agree that there's no "right" way to propose. an etiquette expert Peter Post weigh in on some of today's most-discussed pr…Read More

  2. Small Wedding Receptions 5 Tips To Consider

    Small wedding receptions should still be as memorable and interesting as regular wedding receptions. It can be easy to slack on small wedding receptions, however, as most choose a small reception as a way to save money. These five tips will help to ensure that your wedding reception is still memorable while keeping a small size and small budget. Treat It Like a Large Reception If you are planning …Read More

  3. How To Plan For An Engagement Party

    What It's For A party's a lot more fun than a phone call! It's also a great time to introduce family and friends to each other. So here’s the rule for an engagement party it isn't in any sense of the word, necessary. But like many things in life that aren’t necessary but do serve a greater purpose, an engagement party can be a ton of fun—whether or not you even like parties in the first pl…Read More

  4. 7 Uniquely Creative Things To Do With Your Wedding Photos in Orlando Florida

    1. Photos on Canvas Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your favorite wedding photo transformed into stunning photo art? By printing the image onto a hand-stretched canvas you can give an artistic, finished look to your most classic wedding photo. 2. Personalized Stamp Turn your favorite wedding photo in a custom postage stamp. All you need to do is upload a photo and then customi…Read More

  5. 4 Ways To Choose Between Bridal Gown Designers

    Most brides will spend months trying to find the perfect bridal gown for their wedding. These brides will search through hundreds of dresses and designers in an attempt to find the perfect dress. They fail to realize that they could simplify their search by focusing on the bridal gown designers. There are four major ways to choose between these designers to find your dress. Each of these paths wil…Read More

  6. 4 Tips to Help Write Personal Wedding Vows

    A person wedding is one of the most memorable, important, and high points in an individualís life. At a time when a man and a woman want to make the ultimate commitment to spend the rest of their lives together, the desire to have personalized vows is certainly understandable. This is one of the most unique and special days in a personís life, so if you want to speak your own personal wedding vo…Read More

  7. 5 Ideas For Wedding Reception Table Decorations

    Table decorations are an important part of any wedding reception. Wedding reception table decorations help to bring the guests into the entire event, making them a part of your reception. The table decorations help to make the tables more festive and may be used as party favors for your favorite guests. If you are looking for ideas, look to these five ideas for reception table decorations. Utilize…Read More

  8. 5 Tips For Planning A Wedding in Orlando Florida

    The entire wedding planning process can be tiring and frustrating. There are multiple small details that can easily take the fun out of this process. Most of the frustrations that come from planning a wedding can be avoided by a few simple steps. These five tips will help you to find those steps and avoid possible headaches that may show themselves during the planning process. Pick your Theme One …Read More

  9. 5 Tips To Select The Best Wedding Reception Location In Florida

    we get the opportunity to evaluate many reception facilities while having little or no bias to "sell" one location over another. Most Brides and Grooms know where they will be holding the ceremony before they decide where to have the reception, so we have compiled five observations that can help you when selecting your venue. Distance - If people have to drive a long way to get from the ceremony t…Read More

  10. Tis the Season for Flower Girl Dresses and Children’s Formal Wear at Your Affordable Premier Florida Wedding Venue

    Wedding season is just around the corner, which means it's the season for children's formal wear. Weddings call for flower girl dresses and boy's tuxedos, as well as for First Communion dresses and boys’ suits. What's in this season? Read on to find out! Flower Girl Dresses When it comes to flower girl dresses, you have several options that will bring smiles to the faces of your attendees, and m…Read More

  11. How To Make Wedding Cakes 4 Tips For Making The Best Wedding Cake

    You Need a Strong Foundation If you are building a cake, you need to make sure that your foundation, and the supports for that foundation, is strong. Be sure to look at the weight limitations for your foundations and supports. Make a general guess as to the weight of your cake. If you feel as though you need more support, do not hesitate to use them. This is one aspect of the cake that you do not …Read More

  12. Five Details for a Perfect Wedding Reception

    Congratulations on your recent engagement! Now that you and your special someone are ready to make it official, you can start planning your wedding ceremony and reception. There are many details to consider as you begin planning for your big day, including researching reception halls in Metro West. Featuring stunning ceremony and reception halls, as well as event design services, The Crystal Ballr…Read More

  13. Tips for Planning a Successful Business Conference

    Annual business conferences are key events in the corporate world. They allow you and your team to gather in one spot to discuss pressing issues and celebrate successes of the last year. Planning the details of an engaging, successful conference might seem overwhelming, but The Crystal Ballroom is here to help. Our Altamonte Springs banquet hall is the perfect venue for your annual gathering, and …Read More

  14. Fun and Whimsical Quinceañera Themes

    As your sweet daughter approaches her 15th birthday, you may begin thinking about how you want to help her celebrate this milestone event. Giving her a fun-filled quinceañera celebration is the best way to commemorate the occasion, and The Crystal Ballroom is here to help. Our Casselberry quinceañera venue has all of the amenities you need to give your child an unforgettable quinceañera, includ…Read More

  15. Creative Ideas for Your Wedding at a Banquet Hall in Orlando

    Everyone wants their wedding to stand out and be different from other people's weddings. You want your wedding to express who you are and what you stand for. As a couple, what are the two of you interested in? What do you agree about? What gets you feeling excited and happy and prevents you from feeling down and depressed? Imagine a day when the two of you are happy, even blissful all day long. Wh…Read More

  16. Five Signs of a Quality Wedding Venue

    If you’re a recently engaged Floridian, you’re probably already thinking about where you want to have your wedding ceremony and reception. Your wedding location is one of the most important considerations to planning your big day, and if you’re in the Tampa area, The Crystal Ballroom is here to help. Offering event design services and incredible amenities, we are the premier wedding venue in…Read More

  17. 6 Must Haves for a Luxury Wedding

    Your wedding day goes by so fast! You're going to want to create magical and vivid memories that you can treasure for the rest of your life and relive over and over again. Every couple deserves a luxury wedding that captures their unique story. To help you start planning, here are 6 of our top essentials for a fairy tale wedding: 1) Dazzling reception entrance: You don't get a second chance to mak…Read More

  18. Set a Date and Book Your Orlando Banquet Hall Wedding

    Every couple follows their own path for creating a happy and healthy relationship. If you're recently engaged or thinking about it, you may have started wondering about when is a good time to set a date for your wedding. There may be no single right answer, so focus on what works for you. Here are some points to keep in mind: Setting a Date Right Away If you know you're good for each other, you m…Read More

  19. 3 Things You Can Do with the Money You Save by Getting a Cheap Orlando Wedding Venue

    Some people want to go all out when it comes to their wedding celebration. After all, you don't get married every day! And you might want to share your special day with friends, family, and extended family. Plus, you might need to call people from work. And if you have a pretty senior position, it helps to call everybody who might possibly be able to help you in your career. So there are some pret…Read More

  20. Remove all Wedding Stress with Crystal Ballroom’s Day-of Wedding Coordinator

    All the Stress Shouldn't Fall on You! We know that weddings bring millions of emotions and that there are too many details for one person to think about. We also know that often the bride holds the key to every single thing that happens. It's usually her vision. After all, this is the one day she's been dreaming of since childhood! Perhaps there are some family traditions to consider. Perhaps the …Read More

  21. Your Quinceañera—A New Season Worth Celebrating

    In the Latino culture, quinceañeras are one of the most important milestones for a young woman. Similar to a debutante ball or a sweet 16 party, quinceañeras celebrate the coming-of-age of a young woman on her 15th birthday and mark a new season worth celebrating. If you are planning a quinceañera for your daughter or another young woman in your life, you want to celebrate it as lavishly …Read More

  22. Crystal Ballroom Adds Stunning Beach Front Fort Lauderdale Location

    A Beach Wedding Venue in Fort Lauderdale If you've ever been to an event at any of our Crystal Ballroom locations, you have seen first hand our elegant extravagance and stunning venues. While we have proudly served customers at our five locations throughout Central Florida for many years, we are proud to announce our new Fort Lauderdale location. This beautiful venue is right on the beach, so you …Read More

  23. Planning the Perfect Wedding in Saint Augustine FL

    Now that you are happily engaged, it's time to start the wedding planning! It may seem overwhelming as you wonder where to begin. The first thought that you may have is "How do I make my wedding as stress-free as possible?" After all, you want your special day to be an experience you'll never forget. By being prepared ahead of time, you can ensure that everything goes off without a hitch, and yo…Read More

  24. How To Have The Perfect Sweet 16

    You only turn 16 once, and you want to make it count. It's your special day, and we want to make sure it's a night to remember. Here's our guide to having the perfect sweet 16. Choose the perfect venue: The venue sets the mood for the whole evening. If you have your sweet 16 at the Crystal Ballroom in Orlando, you'll have your choice of gorgeous ballrooms. You also won't need to worry about ameni…Read More

  25. Hire a Crystal Ballroom Wedding Coordinator Because Only You Can Greet Your Guests

    Wedding professionals like a Day of the Event Coordinator can handle many tasks for you, and maybe even do a better job than you could. On the other hand, there are some things that only you can do, and that includes giving each guest a personal welcome. See why having a Crystal Ballroom Wedding Coordinator may be one of the best decisions you can make for your wedding. Why is greeting your weddin…Read More