Be Inspired Young Women's Conference

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Be Inspired

Pouring into the hearts of young women is something our owner, Natosha Graham, has had a passion for and putting together a young women's conference seem to be a great way to do just that. 

June 2, 2018 we had our first of many young women's conference held at The Community Council of the Arts located in Kinston, North Carolina. The conference is designed to give young women between the ages of 16-25 motivation and inspiration to be great as they venture down their path in life. As well as providing helpful information to help them along the way. This year's topic was Finding & Loving Yourself. We brought in speakers that spoke on natural hair care, make up tips and tricks, appropriate undergarments, and more. Our keynote speaker was Jasmine Armstrong (Ms. Black NC 2018) who is a nationally certified, and licensed Recreation Therapist who graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and she also owns Heart of the Matter.

"When I was around 14-15 years old, my mom left my dad, my brother, and I. I did not have a female presence in my life to teach me things that a young women should know, so I had to figure it out on my own," states Natosha. "I want young women to know that they can push forward and get through the obstacles they may face.

This conference will be an annual event and we will have a specific topic (dating, finances, single mothers, etc) each year. Let's support, encourage and motivate our youth as much as we can. They are our future!

 

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, Wilson, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated by Certified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surroundingEastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.

Let's talk Gifts for Groomsmen

One of the most difficult decisions a couple has to make is what gifts to give the wedding party attendees and usually the groomsmen gifts are the difficult. We went on a search to suggest just a few ideas to help you. We did have the pleasure of asking a past groom how did he go about choosing his gifts and he stated " I choose to pick different gifts for each of my groomsmen that was unique to their personality. I didn't want to get them all the same gifts because that seemed impersonal to me."

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Groomsmen Gift Ideas

1. Personalized Cigarette Lighter

2. Stainless Steel Personalized Mug

3. Personalized Duffle Bag

4. Personalized Socks

5. Personalized Pocket Knives

6. Personalized Men Essential Case

7. Personalized Yeti Tumblers

8. Personalized Wrist Watch

9. Personalized Beer Glass

10. Personalized Cufflinks

11. Personalized Dog Tags

12. Personalized Flask

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, Wilson, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned & operated by Certified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.

"I'm Engaged!" Here are 5 tips on what to do next

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5 Tips on what to do next when you say, "Yes"

We are going to keep the blog short, sweet, and to the point.

1. Tell everyone!: It's your turn. Don't be shy and not share.

2. Talk to a planner: Whether you decide to hire a planner or not. A planner can educate you on many aspects of planning a wedding especially the cost. Planning a wedding is a lot bigger than planning a small event. 

2. Select a date: Every wedding professional you contact will ask this when you reach out to them.

3. Select a guest count: This will change many times, lol. Just set a max.

4. Select a style of wedding you would like to have.

5. Select a maximum cost you want to invest in your wedding

If you would like to chat with us about your bid day,

click here to schedule your consultation

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, Garner New Bern, Wilson, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated by Certified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.


Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events
in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding

Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide

Deck the Halls

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Its the most wonderful time of year and it's time to deck those halls or at least your home.

We know that walking through the department stores Christmas section can be a little overwhelming. As well as what areas in your home to decorate. So we decided to give you a few tips to help you this holiday season.

What areas of your home to decorate? Now if you are one of the ladies or gentleman and Christmas is your favorite holiday you'll probably decorate your entire home (inside and out). But those of you who don't have a lot of time to, here are a list of areas we recommend. We recommend decorating your main living space, your dining room/kitchen table, and/or fireplace mantle.

Now we are going to give you a few tips/pointers for shopping, setting up your decorations, and storage.

  • Pick at least 3 colors for your decorations (this will keep you focused when out shopping)
  • Pick a theme (you don't have to have a theme, however having one will also keep you focused)
  • Use different size/finishes ornaments on your tree (glitter, matte finish, glossy, decorative ones, etc)
  • Use mesh and ribbon as garland (don't be scared to mix patterns)
  • Be creative with your tree topper (bows, floral picks, florals, etc),
  • Be sure to fluff your tree, wreaths, and garland so they look full once decorated (we love using pre-lit everything.)
  • Be creative (there is no right or wrong way)
  • Check the lights on everything before you start decorating
  • Make sure all decorations are secure (outside decor needs to withstand the elements)
  • Use electrical cords and lighting that specifies outside use.
  • When using a real christmas tree be sure to keep it watered. (Dry/Brittle tree becomes a fire hazard)
  • Use sturdy containers to store decor in (try to separate in categories)
  • Shop after the holiday season for the following year (you receive good discounts when the holiday is over)

These are some of the tips/pointers we felt would be helpful to you this holiday season and remember.....

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Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated by Certified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events
in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding

Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.

Journey to finding the perfect Bridal Gown

As we exit the peak wedding season and enter engagement season, I know all the engaged ladies are looking for the perfect dress. You've been flipping through countless magazines and searching the internet for "the dress". So we put together some tips to help you on your wedding dress journey.

  1. Schedule an appointment at the bridal shop. Most shops will have a consultant to help you try on dresses.
  2. Don't wear makeup. You will be trying on a lot of dress that day and most will go on over your head.
  3. Bring at least 2-4 people to help you make a decision. If you invite more you could get overwhelmed with everyones opinions.
  4. Bring some water. You will get tired,lol.
  5. Try on different styles. You will be surprised at what you may like once its on you.
  6. If the shop allows, take pictures. You may can't remember how you looked in dress once you leave.
  7. Don't rush making a decision. Visit other shops to see what other designers they may can offer you.
  8. Don't be afraid of color!! Try a blush or ivory wedding gown.
  9. When you feel you have "the one", let them jack you up!! Add the other accessories, your consultant should be able to pick the perfect accessories to go with your gown.
  10. HAVE FUN!!!!
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Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated by Certified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events
in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding

Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.

Tips When Renting from A Rental Company For Your Event

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If you decide to plan your wedding yourself, you may decided to use a rental company for your special day or event. Most rental companies has a wide range of products to chose from such as linens, napkins, chairs, tents, etc. Here are a few tips to help you along the way when renting from a company.

  • Consider delivery and setup provided by the rental company- This will save you from having to pick the items up yourself and return them. Most weekend rentals are due back Monday if same day pickup is not available.

  • Count items at pickup and return-If you decide to pick up be sure to count the items as they are being loaded. You don't want to realize while setting up you are missing items.
  • Check linens-Even though you are renting be sure to check for stains
  • If renting dinnerware we recommend to sanitize the items again. 
  • Upon returning- make sure everything is accounted for and signed off that all was returned.

For suggestions of our areas local rental company click here

 

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated byCertified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events
in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.

The Stanly Hall Ballroom Wedding and Event Venue in Historic Downtown New Bern, NC

With many brides choosing to have a destination, barn, beach weddings and more. We had forgotten about ballroom weddings well at least I had until I had the pleasure of touring a historic ballroom this past spring. In my search to visit more wedding venues to be able to recommend for our clients, I came across this ballroom and fell in love with it. 

The Stanly Hall Ballroom located in the historic downtown of New Bern NC is simply lovely. It was built in 1874 and went through a full restoration in April of 2012. From its high ceiling height to its coverage of over 3,600 square feet with hard wood floors, this venue is simply amazing. Oh and you can schedule dance lessons for you and your groom as well. Click here to view lessons.

Rental rates vary from day of the week and seasons and the room capacity is up to 200 guest.. Rental includes 6' and 8' tables, bridal suite with private restroom for bride and bridesmaids, and more. If you are interested in a tour or booking this amazing venue contact Joyce at 252-637-2003 or visit their website.

If you would like us to reach out for you or help you plan your amazing event at The Stanly Hall Ballroom click here.

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Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated by Certified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.