#BWorleyTips: How to Be a Great Host

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 12.17.24 PMHey Ya’ll,

We’ve all attended a party where the host cannot be found because they’re busy putting out fires the whole night! This isn’t fun for the guests or the host and it’s the reason most people hire event producers so that they can be hands off and actually enjoy being the host! If you’re planning an event and can’t afford to hire help, here’s my advice…

FCG-birthdayQ: What’s the best way to impress guests when entertaining at home? At a rented party venue?

A: When entertaining at home, impress your guests by being prepared before they arrive and allow yourself to also be a guest at your own party. Enjoy your friends and socialize rather than running around and working the entire party.  At a venue, it should work the same as at home, allow yourself to be a guest by making smart event design choices that will allow you to be hands-off so that you can enjoy your family and friends. 
-Brian

15 Ideas to Spice Up Your Wedding Reception via Bridal Guide

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 11.36.28 AMHey Ya’ll,

I read a blog via Bridal Guide Magazine that’s full of useful tips on how to add fun decor and activities to your wedding reception that promote socializing among your guests and add a personal touch to your big day.

bridal-guide-may-june-2014I highly recommend taking a peek at the post if you’re in the throws of wedding planning. Have a great Monday, everyone!
-Brian

#BWorleyTips: Centerpiece No-No’s!

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 3.40.12 PMHey Ya’ll,

I’ve got another quick tip for you inspired by your questions!

Q: What’s the biggest No-No in terms of selecting my wedding flower arrangements?

A: Make sure your arrangements are not too tall for your guests to see over while seated so that they can easily converse.  Nothing is worse than looking into a centerpiece and not being able to see the rest of the table.

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#BWorleyTips: Your Questions, My Answers!

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 3.39.20 PMHey Ya,ll,

I’m starting a new series of quick posts that supply you with answers to some of the best questions I receive via your comments and emails and through working in the wedding/event planning industry. Today’s question is:

Q: If there’s one design element I should splurge on, in terms of my wedding budget, what is it?

A: Spend the money on a stunning bouquet because it will be in all of your pictures. #BWorleyTips

Spring Wedding Inspiration!

Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 4.24.55 PMHey Ya’ll,

Spring is finally here and for me, that means one thing: wedding season!

Image via Samuel Lippke Studios/ Instagram @sammuelkippke

Image via Samuel Lippke Studios/ Instagram @sammuelkippke

To kick things off, I thought I’d post a few of my favorite pins from a vibrant Spring Wedding board I created on Pinterest. The image above is what started the pin-fest off –the green, peach, pinks and corals and cream all scream “SPRING!”. It’s an image pinned via an LA-based wedding photographer’s Instagram by the name of Samuel Lippke.

After this, I fell down a rabbit hole of dreamy pink gowns…perfect for hopelessly romantic spring brides. The dress above is by Maggie Sottero. The dress below is MXM Couture.

Next, continuing with the trendy pink theme for spring, I think all of the bouquets in the image below work really well with a pink, blush or cream gown.

You can also dress your bridesmaids in different hues ranging from pale pink to deep purple.

As far as flowers go, peonies are usually all the rage for a spring wedding! Although, I think this DIY hanging-terrarium display puts a new spin on the tradition–adding succulents to the mix for a dash of green.

Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 4.52.54 PMAs for sweet treats, hint at summer with these gorgeous Popsicle n’ Prosecco beverages:

image via weddingwire.com

image via weddingwire.com

 

Image via weddingwire.com

Image via weddingwire.com

I also love the idea of citrus-y flavors, like these grapefruit and cucumber cocktails via JoytheBaker.com

Or this tantalizing rubarb mojito recipe via ShopTerrain.com.

For more from my Spring Wedding board, head to my Pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/brianworley/.

What’s your favorite thing about spring weddings? Let me know in the comment section below.
-Brian

Promo Code for 20% Off This Weekend’s Luxe Hotels Wedding Event!

luxe_wedding_email_horiz.inddHey Ya’ll,

I blogged earlier this month about being on the host committee for this weekend’s Luxe Hotels Wedding Event and I’d love to extend an invite and a discount to any brides out there looking for vendors and design inspiration for your wedding.

LHWE_Evite-V2To score 20% off your ticket, use PROMO CODE: GENLUX 20% when purchasing your tickets, here: www.LuxeHotelsWeddingEvent.com. All of the details regarding time and location can be found in the image above as well. For details about all of the fantastic vendors and wedding professionals that will be in attendance, and for fun giveaways that will be happening at the event, LIKE them on Facbeook! I hope to see you this Sunday, March 17, 2014.
-Brian

I’m Speaking at Engage! 14 Bachelor Gulch

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 11.58.16 AMHey Ya’ll,

It’s almost time for another spectacular Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summit! This time, the event takes place at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado.

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 11.58.50 AMThe Engage! 14 website is now live, so please visit for all of the details: http://bachelorgulch.engage14.net.

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 12.34.09 PMThere, you’ll find their full lineup of speakers, which I’m excited to announce will once again include me. This event marks the third time I have been invited to speak to the attendees about my experience as a wedding planner and event producer. Also, much like Engage! 13 and Engage! 12, I’ll be sure to share some of my best tips and photos with you throughout the 3-day event taking place June 1-4, 2014.
-Brian