Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors at an Events Extraordinaire wedding.
Wedding Favors are a little gift you give your guests as a reminder of your wedding day.

Small live plants are a great way to have guests remember your special day, especially when the plants are easy to care for, such as these mini-succulent plants.  

It's helpful to provide small bags or boxes so the plants don't spill in the cars on their way home. 

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Making a cupcake display more special was a breeze by adding some layers of lights and drapery. 
The draperies were strung with heavy string, and attached to the wall with tacks.
Easy and attractive. 
Events Extraordinaire is happy to help you in making your birthday or other special day festive and fun.

Special utensils for your special day

Personalized Forks
We personalized these forks easily, with some metal stamps and a hammer.  
The forks were purchased at a local vintage store, and will wonderfully for the couple's cake cutting ceremony.

Personally I think it looks cute that the lettering isn't perfect.   Give it a try!
Check with us if you'd like additional design ideas for your wedding or special event.
Events Extraordinaire is happy to help!

Personalized Signs for Your Special Day

Specialty Signs

Having special, one of a kind signs made for your wedding is easy with local print-shops and online craft companies, such as Etsy.  Events Extraordinaire can assist you in designing signs, and help you display them for the maximum impact.
Make your day one of a kind, with personalized signs and other items such as programs, fans and favors. 
Contact us for more information at www.Sonora-Events.com

One of a kind wedding venue in California

Chapel at The Union Hill Inn, Sonora
The Union Hill Inn in Sonora is a one of a kind wedding and event venue.  The chapel shown above is one of the many lovely locations at the property.  Contact Events Extraordinaire if you would like additional information on the venue.

Spring Showers Bring Wedding Fun

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Don't let a bit of Spring rain dampen your spirits.  Embrace the showers with clear or colorful umbrellas, unusual and fun boots, 
and be sure to capture a dance in the rain. 
So many unique photo opportunities open up with rainy weather.  
And be sure to capture the rainbow at the end of the rain.
We can assist you in locating items such as tents that will make your day perfect, and take care of the details so you can enjoy this special day.

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We look forward to helping you design your dream day, and will take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy your day.

Simply Beautiful

Simply Beautiful
Wedding decor need not be flowery or over-sized.  As shown in this recent wedding photo, candle light and gold chargers were all that was needed to create a charmingly beautiful wedding reception.
We can help you design a decor that highlights your style and compliments the style of your venue.
Events Extraordinaire is here to make your planning and design fun and stress-free.  We can help you
create a wedding and reception that is as unique as you are.

Happy New Year

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What a year we have had, full of fun and special days. It was a pleasure working with the couples and their families, and we will cherish the memories of their weddings.  We look forward to 2015, to having a chance to know our new couples more, and to making their dream weddings a reality.

Please contact Events Extraordinaire if you'd like to talk about your upcoming event. We are happy to help design a day that is unique, and will work hard to make your day perfect and stress-free.

 Happy New Year to all!

Tuolumne County Wedding - Perfect by Design

Beautiful Design Made Perfect with Details
Creativity and attention to detail will help to make your wedding or special event One of a Kind.
The flicker of candles, and the use of family heirlooms, such as the cake knife shown in this photo, will make your wedding day memorable and personal.
We can assist you in creating a day that is uniquely yours and help to make the planning less stressful.
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Events Extraordinaire Wedding and Event Planning Services has been helping with weddings at the Union Hill Inn in Sonora, California for 10 years.  
Congratulations, Union Hill Inn on your 10th Anniversary.  Congratulations, too, to the many happy couples married at this beautiful location.

Events Extraordinaire can assist you in creating a beautiful and memorable wedding.

Cake Service Just Got Personal

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After seeing a sample of Stamped cake serving ware, we decided to give it a try, and here is the result.  We used a recycled cake server, and we think the finished product looks pretty good.
As one of our couples, you are welcome to use any of our sets, or we may be able to assist you in creating a one of a kind set, using your own pieces.
Events Extraordinaire can assist you in designing a wedding that is personalized.  Designing is one of our specialties, and we look forward to working with you.

Making your Wedding Personal with Crafting

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Creating one of a kind wedding and special event decorations is easier with the help of local or mail order craft supply stores such as Michaels, Joanne's Fabrics or web sites such as:
http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/categories/2346-wedding_supplies.html
Visit your local craft stores or craft fairs for items that will say, This is My Wedding.
Your wedding planner can assist you in designing pieces or a theme that will be uniquely your style.



Many Happy Memories

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We say goodbye to 2013 with many happy memories.  Each wedding and party is special to us, and we love what we do.  It has been a pleasure to assist you with your special event, and we truly look forward to helping with the weddings and special occasions to come.

We can help you with as little or as much as you need.  Whether you need help from the beginning, or whether you have everything planned and just need 
assistance with day of coordinating, we are happy to help.
Happy New Year to All.

Rustic and Romantic Wedding and Event Venues

Union Hill Inn, Sonora, California
If you are looking for a rustic and romantic location for holding your wedding or special event you can call your local wedding and event planner, and they can help you find the perfect location for your special day.
Many areas have hidden gems, such as the location shown in this photo, and your planner can help you find the venue of your dreams.
Events Extraordinaire is familiar with locations in Tuolumne and Calavares Counties.  We can also assist you in connecting with the other specialty wedding and event vendors you will need to create your perfect day.


Not Your Ordinary Seating Charts



 A simple chart on an easel can work effectively at letting your guests know where they should be seated, but with a little extra time and imagination you can turn your seating chart into a wedding your guests will remember.
We can assist you in creating a seating chart that will set your wedding apart from others.  
Events Extraordinaire can help make the wedding of your dreams a reality.

Touches of home


The family's collection of vintage blue canning jars became the theme of this April wedding.  The family even had special blue cookies made in the shape of canning jars.  It was a special touch, and was a great way to highlight something unique from their family.
What special touch from home could you use?
Events Extraordinaire can assist you in making your special day personal and memorable.

Capturing Special Moments


Capturing those fun and special moments from your wedding is easier than ever, 
especially with most people carrying their cameras or their phones with cameras.
Sharing these photos can be made easier by setting up an account on one of the photo web sites such as Shutterfly or Snapfish.  Place cards around your reception with directions for signing onto the photo site, and encourage your guests to take pictures and share them with you.
Some wedding couples are leaving notes on the tables requesting guests "to capture the following events", and place things on the list such as 
Cake Cutting, Dad & Bride Dance, And Pictures of Everyone at your Table.
Viewing photos on line can be fun for everyone, and making a special book
of your day is easy and the books can be shared.
Ask your wedding planner for additional information on photo sharing.

Cute Baby Shower Display

Here is an example on how gifts can be displayed at a baby shower.
Everyone enjoys seeing the sweet, tiny outfits, so before the party hang a clothesline inside the party room, and assign someone to hang the clothes as you open the gifts.
Be sure to attach the cards to the outfits so you can remember who gave you what,
This idea allows guests to see the gifts, plus it adds a cute decoration to the room.
Ask your party planner for additional ideas for making your party fun and unique.
We can assist you in making the party stress-free and fun-filled.       www.Sonora-Events.com
     


Special and Unique Weddings and Receptions

 
Your special day is made unique by adding personal touches.  
Fresh fruit, live grape vines, handmade hearts, homemade jelly, beeswax candles, 
are just a few examples of personalization.
Creative lighting also makes an impact, as demonstrated with the 
overhead lighting and candles.
Color can also set your special day apart from others, as you see with the 
brown, green, red and lavender table settings.
As your planner, we can assist you create an event that is personally yours.
Wedding and Event Planning is our specialty, and we are always happy to help.

Beautiful Backyard Wedding

 
This gorgeous reception was held at home.  Creating a special location at your home is possible with some imagination, and some work.  Stringing extra lighting and renting the dining furniture, together with the gorgeous centerpieces, floral arrangements and linens created a breathtaking reception area.Events Extraordinaire can assist you in designing and executing the transformation.Give us a call, we are always happy to help with any of your wedding or event planning.


Updating web site

You may have noticed some changes to our Events Extraordinaire Web Site.
We recently updated the site:  http://www.Sonora-Events.com  and hope you like what you see.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding a wedding, party or other event coming up.
We are always happy to help.
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It's not too early to start planning your special day


Though it may be a year or more away, it's not too early to start with the major portion of your planning decisions. Your wedding event specialists and locations book up early, so make those appointments and sign your contracts as early as possible. Start your planning with a location, and be open to a few dates, as many locations are booked a year or more in advance. Be flexible, if possible, and check into mid-week discounts.
Once your date and location are booked, contact your photographer, musicians or D.J.'s and caterers as soon as possible. Good wedding vendors also book up early, so don't hesitate to make those contacts early.
When choosing your wedding colors, it is suggested that you take a look at wedding attendant clothing shops for a glimpse of what colors are available for your wedding party. You can save a great deal of money if you find clothing that is available at shops, rather than needing to have clothing custom made. Since not all colors are available at all times in retail stores, you can avoid the frustration of choosing a color that may no longer be available by checking out the bridal salons in advance of making your final color decisions.
Start the planning process now, and save yourself a lot of stress later. Contact your wedding planner for ideas on decorations, favors, invitations, clothing, locations, wedding services specialists and more.

Mixing Old With New



Your wedding or special event becomes One Of a Kind with tiny touches and details, mixing together Old and New items.

Pictured at the right, you will see the table displays a collection of old books and canning jars, used in a creative way. The bride made the table numbers with embroidery hoops, and the needlework was time consuming, but worth the effort.  

Embracing the personality of your event venue, and gathering together items that are special to you, together with items you may need to rent, your event will be special and One of a Kind.

Contact us for design ideas. We are happy to assist you in creating the special day of your dreams.  Events Extraordinaire Wedding and Event Planning.

Personalize your wedding or special event

With a little imagination you can make your wedding special by adding personal touches to your decor and favors. The wedding pictured was a wonderful example of making the day "Their Own" with stories on the table decorations, and the S'mores as their favor.
The entire day was filled with items special to the bride and groom.
How did you meet? What do you and that special someone like to do together? Where have you traveled together? What is the hobby or vocation that you two share?  Think about your common interests or memories, and share them with your guests at your wedding.
Ask your wedding planner for suggestions.  We can assist you in making your day special and personal.

Make parties at home special.

It's easy to make every party special, even when it's held at your own home.

Renting extra tables and chairs, and linens, dishes & utensils, if needed, help make everyone comfortable, and take the party from fun to fantastic.

Choose your theme, take a look at things you may already have around the house and garden, check out the local discount stores, and bring your dream to life.  Make every occasion an event to remember!


Going Green Not Just a Trend


In 2008 it seemed like everywhere I looked I found Green "this and that". Green was "The Word" of 2008, and everyone was on the bandwagon encouraging a newer and Greener way of thinking - on every subject under the sun - from cleaning products to automobiles. It is my hope that Thinking Green was not a trend, but the beginning of a new way of life. Greener choices in all aspects of our lives are available, and it is important to make the effort to "Go Green" whenever possible.
Earth friendly Party Planning options are one way to make a change towards Going Green. Consider how each decision you make in your party planning process affects the environment, and consider using a more environmentally friendly alternative.
We at Events Extraordinaire can assist you with incorporating greener options, and with locating eco friendly products.
Each of us making small steps towards a greener lifestyle can make a big difference.
Check out our Greener Events page at http://sonora-events.com/Green-Events.html, or visit our Eco Friendly Event Blog at: http://greenereventsbyeventsextraordinaire.blogspot.com/
Contact us for more information, and have fun planning your next Green Event!

Here to help you plan your next party


Wanted to remind you that Events Extraordinaire is here to help you make your next party or event fun and nearly stress-free! We can help you with as little or as much as you need, from the early planning stages to the final clean up.
We are always happy to help, so give us a call or visit our web site. There is never an obligation to hire us, maybe you just need help finding the perfect florist or D.J. - Call! We are happy to be of assistance.
Additionally, we are , Green Event Planning Specialists so ask about ways you can make your parties or events spectacular while being kinder to the environment.
We look forward to hearing from you, and to helping you make your next party a success.
Contact us at 209-352-0429 or online at www.Sonora-Events.com

Seasonal Party Planning

The long, lazy days of summer are drawing to a close, and it's time to turn our thoughts to the colorful and cozy fall themes. Gather together fruits and vegetables from your garden (or local Farmers Market), add orange, gold and red mums and scatter around your dinner table to create a warm autumn feel. Draping burlap or gauze can also create a fun fall feeling.
Think outside the box, and bring the outdoors in! Tin buckets and baskets can make perfect containers for your flower arrangements and food service. Let your imagination soar!
Enjoy the cooler weather, and embrace your fall parties.
Contact Events Extraordinaire for additional ideas or assistance.
Note we have a new phone number, and we are always happy to help.

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Every party can be special!


There is always a reason to celebrate! Getting together with family and friends is always fun, whether it's a birthday, another special occasion, or just a spur of the moment BBQ. Making the party memorable is easy with a few little touches of creativity.

Add a little fun to the event with some unexpected details, such as colorful linens, unusual food combinations, theme inspired dishware and utensils, or creative decorations. A few sea shells placed on the buffet table help set the mood at your tropical themed party, and football shaped snack bowls can add a little fun to your next Super Bowl party. Stacking books in various levels and directions, and then placing candles and food platers on top, can be just the little touch needed to perk up your next book group party.

Having a gathering for your family and friends is always an opportunity for making memories, so take a few minutes to surprise your guests with a few little fun details, and don't forget to keep the camera handy. And also remember that sometimes the best party touches are simply pictures displayed from your last gathering. Whatever you choose, have fun and let your imagination run wild.

Give us a call if you'd like to make your next get together special and less stressful. Events Extraordinaire can help make your next party fun and easy.
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Tiny Touches Create Magic


Make your event special with tiny touches such as creative banners, bubble machines tucked into hidden corners, and a mixture of colors and patterns in your dishware.

Don't be afraid to go Over The Top, after all, it's a party!

Here are a few other ideas to turn your regular party to a memorable event:

Try using juice and fresh fruit for your ice cubes. It will make even simple beverages seem special. Sparkling water or club soda with juice, a few of the special ice cubes, and an umbrella or fruit spear will make your guests feel special and will create a lasting memory.

Bring out the paper lanterns, cover the tables in brightly colored linens, scatter candles in canning jars, and turn on the music!

Write notes on small pieces of paper or tags, and tuck into the centerpieces or tie tags around napkins as a napkin ring. Use fortune cookie sayings, or use old classic jokes as the messages. Have guests share their messages with other guests.

Put up umbrellas if shade is needed, and provide a basket of hand held fans to keep guests cool. If it's a cold day you can build a small campfire, and provide small blanket throws on the chairs. Bring out the marshmellows and graham crackers whenever possible!

Keep the camera handy, take lots of pictures and share the pictures and memories with your guests after the party.

Most important: Keep it simple, and let yourself enjoy the party.

Contact Events Extraordinaire if you need help with your next party or event. We are always happy to help.

Getting Healthier for your wedding or event


Getting yourself healthier before your wedding, or other special event is as easy as getting up and going for a walk. By walking for a minimum of 30 minutes for 5 days per week you will notice an increase in your energy level, a decrease in your stress levels, and likely a decrease in your weight, or in the fit of your clothes.

Start with a small walk if you haven't exercised in a while, and gradually build up to 30-60 minutes of vigorous walking. Walking works most muscle groups, while being gentler to your joints than running or other aerobic exercises.

Walking with a friend is always a great idea as it provides companionship as you walk, plus you are more likely to show up for your scheduled walk if you know someone is depending on you.

Make walking a part of your daily routine, and you will be surprised how great you will be feeling in just a short time. Get up - Get out and Get walking. A new and healthier you is just around the corner!

Your wedding planner may be able to assist you in locating a gym, a personal trainer or possibly suggest fitness related materials.

Tips for keeping organized


So many details to keep in order...however can you keep everything organized?

You may find it convenient to create a folder where you can keep all of your event notes, especially when you begin to accumulate a mountainous stack of tiny notes. Consolidate your notes into a few sheets, or organize those papers into topics for easy access when needed. You may find it convenient to keep receipts and fabric swatches with you in the folder as well. Place the folder in an easy to reach location, and take the folder with you when out gathering supplies, or meeting with event vendors.

The following is a list of items that are frequently needed for organizing an event. Be sure to write down contact phone numbers, and document payment information, and due dates.

* Date of event
* Location
* Contact information for location manager
* Payment information on location
* Theme and colors
* Info on each vendor (Caterer, DJ, Photographer, Florist, Musicians, Planner, Baker, etc...)
* List of rental equipment, with delivery info and price
* Time line of event
* Copy of invitation
* RSVP list
* Decoration description and list of supplies
* Favors & other guest considerations (such as tents, umbrellas, heaters)
* Extra info on misc items (t-shirts, signage, transportation, activities, hotel arrangements, etc...)

Keeping organized will help you stay on track and will make planning your event much less stressful. Your event planner can assist you in organizing your event, and in putting together your event folder. Events Extraordinaire can help with as little or as much as you need. Call 209-928-9735 or visit www.Sonora-Events.com for more information.

Holiday Party Planning



Festive Holiday Parties

Make your holiday season parties easier by recruiting friends or family members with your planning. Gather together your holiday decorations, dishes and favorite recipes and celebrate the holidays with a special get together.
Choose a theme as you begin your planning, and work your ideas around this. Do you want to go for a Country Christmas with sleigh bells and strings of berries and popcorn? Or do you want to go for the Sparkle? Burlap runners scattered with holly and pine cones will reinforce your country feel, while silver chargers and artificial snow will highlight your sparkly theme.
Check with your event planning specialist for additional ideas or rental sources. Call 209-928-9735. Events Extraordinaire is always happy to help.
Make your holiday season special and start planning that holiday party now.

Celebrate the changing of the seasons

Gather together your friends and family, and celebrate the changing of the seasons with foods and decorations from your garden (or a friend's garden). Collect leaves and use them to highlight your table by placing them under a clear, glass plate. You can write the names of your guests on the leaves, or use a piece of fruit as a place card
Unbleached linens and burlap covers add to the harvest theme, and providing blanket throws for your guests can allow you to move the party out of doors, even when the weather gets cooler.
Enjoy the cooler days of fall, and celebrate the changing of the seasons.
Give us a call at 209-928-9735 if you need help with your event planning.