A Brief History of June Weddings

June has arrived already, and with that flip of the calendar page comes a whole lot of weddings. Many people associate June with being the most popular month to get married, but do they know the history behind it?

Everything's better when you share it with friendsGetting married in June dates all the way back to Roman times and the goddess Juno. Juno is considered the protector of women as well as the goddess of marriage. Because of this, June weddings were thought to bring the bride good luck.

From a more practical standpoint, June was when people took their annual baths. Sure, one bath a year seems gross now, but back then that was their way of life. Therefore, it made sense to get married in June when the couple and their guests were showered and cleaned up. Some people even say that the flowers helped to mask the odor. Also, people planned their weddings in June so that they could have their first baby the following spring. That way they would be able to help out with the fall harvest afterwards.

Of course, none of the above reasons are relevant to today’s marriages. So why is June still such a popular wedding month?

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A Rave Review from a Highly Satisfied Newlywed

newlywedWe recently earned a rave review on TheKnot.com from a newlywed who was married at the Warrington Country Club on New Year’s Eve 2014.

We were so thrilled with the note that we wanted to share it with all of you:

Everything was perfect and stress-free. From the time we met with Sheryl to book and plan the wedding (which had a 3-month turnaround) to the day of the event, when Tracy happily and seamlessly coordinated every aspect of our day, we felt confident that everything was going to be perfect.

They are beyond professional, they actually enjoy what they do, and [they] tend to every request happily: room changes, time changes, decor, food requests…

On the day of the wedding, the facility was beautifully decorated from the holidays, the food was absolutely amazing, they gave us so many options to offer our guests, the servings were plentiful, and everyone had a blast.

I literally had nothing to do but show up and enjoy my wedding. I cannot thank them enough for providing a beautiful affair that our guests have been raving about ever since!!!

If you’d like details about hosting your wedding at the Warrington Country Club, please contact us.

Planning Your Wedding is Tough, We Can Help!

Planning a Bucks County WeddingPlanning the perfect wedding isn’t easy. There are so many decisions involved in creating your perfect day. Couples can get overwhelmed choosing the right invitations, flowers and music. Not to mention creating the right guest list and seating chart! That’s why the  Warrington Country Club and Banquet Center provides complimentary wedding planning assistance. The guidance of a trusted wedding coordinator can take the stress off the planning process so couples can focus on the joy of the occasion and not the stress of the decisions. Ensuring your big day goes without a hitch is all in the details!

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A Small Bucks County Wedding

Chances are astronomical that whenever a couple announces a new engagement, the conversation will swiftly turn to the breadth and width of the impending nuptials. While this knee jerk-reaction to the word “wedding” is understandable, one must remember that not every celebration of marriage must be measured in tonnage.

There is another way…Bucks County Wedding at the Warrington Country Club

The wedding coordinators at the Warrington Country Club are expert in planning a Bucks County wedding of any size. A small, more intimate celebration may be more preferable to the wedding couple than the big, splashy, event-of-the-century type of affair for a variety of reasons:

1. The budget is small—fewer guests, by its very nature, cost less. Or, if the couple is determined to indulge their guests with only the finest of culinary offerings, the couple can treat fewer guests like royalty and not blow the lid off the budget.
2. Creative freedom—a small event allows the couple to customize the day and fully express who they are. This kind of personalization tends to get watered down when the numbers on the invitation list goes up.
3. Emotional connection — with fewer people to contend with, the couple can spend more of their precious time with the very people who mean the most to them. Also, the guests in attendance feel welcomed, special and more intimately connected with the couple because, well, they made the cut…
4. Everyone can play – Requesting assistance with the minor tasks that come along with planning any event is an easier ask when the event is small, as opposed to asking for help with an event resembling the size of fleet week.
5. Creating an atmosphere that celebrates the guests as much as the wedding couple – Very few people make it to the alter without a parade of people behind them who helped get them along to this stage in life. Why should this day be just about the newly married couple? Fewer guests mean everyone is celebrated. Everyone is in the pictures, everyone has a chance wish the couple well, and everyone is attendance matters.

No waiting in a reception line, no impersonal “table 7” cards – Plan an event that is personal, intimate and memorable for all in attendance.

Call us at 215-343-1630, or request more information  about making your small Bucks County Wedding the biggest event of a lifetime!!

Second Weddings: Answers to the Top 4 Most Pressing Etiquette Questions

It’s been saidGreater Philadelphia Area Wedding Venue-Warrington Country Club that love is “sweeter the second time around”, but planning a second wedding can quickly turn sour if wedding plans get off on the wrong foot. Let the professional Bucks County wedding planners of the Warrington Country Club guide you in the best customs and practices of a second wedding — so getting hitched goes without a hitch.

Here are the most frequently asked questions of encore brides and grooms:

  1. Q: Is it appropriate for the bride to wear white?
    A: It is a myth that a re-bride cannot wear white. The beauty and freedom in the second wedding it that the bride is not bound to any particular custom or tradition. She can wear whatever looks best on her; be it ivory, cream, pink, yellow or any other color of her choice.
  2. Q: Should there be attendants?
    A: The good news for the girlfriends of the bride is that a gaggle of identically dressed bridesmaids in a row probably seems out of place at a second wedding. That’s not to say that the bridal couple won’t benefit from the supportive presence of their children, friends, family and other loved ones. One maid of honor and one best man should probably do the trick.
  3. Q: Is a big splashy event tacky?
    A: If the first nuptials for either party were a large, traditional occasion-to-remember style event, a splashy soirée the second time around may be too similar for comfort—especially if the first marriage ended badly. Furthermore, first weddings are often driven by the agenda (and wallets) of the couple’s parents, and frequently include many parent-inspired guests. A more mature couple, most likely footing their own bill, will probably desire a more intimate, low-key affair with the most important people of their choosing.This being said, the beauty of a second wedding is that there are no hard-and-fast rules. If either the bride or groom missed out on a big event the first time around and wants to celebrate large, there is nothing in the rule books that says they can’t.
  4. Q: What about the kids?
    A: Absolutely include the children to the extent that they want to be involved. The best rule of thumb is to ask the children for their input, then respect their wishes and include them as much (or little) as they want to be included. There are endless ways to include the kids: a bride may have her son walk her down the aisle or have her daughter and or new step-daughter serve as the special attendant. A son may act as his father’s best man. Lighting a unity candle all together during the ceremony is a nice touch and symbolizes the blending of two families into one. Couples can incorporate “family vows” into the wedding vows during which the parents promise to love and care for their new step children. Having the new family sit together as one unit is a nice touch at the reception. Of course gift giving, before, during or after the event is always appreciated by youngsters. The point is to make the children feel important and valuable during this important time in their parents, and their own, life history.

Planning a second wedding need not be a source of anxiety. Ask the helpful wedding planners at the Warrington Country Club for guidance in making a “re-do” into the “must-do” event of a lifetime!! Call us at (215) 343-1630.

The Only Limit is Your Imagination When Devising a Wedding Theme

Your wedding can be anything you want it to be at the Warrington Country Club. Are you considering an Arabian Nights fantasy, a 1920’s jazz-age gala, a celebration of Irish / Chinese / French / Italian / Scottish (think kilts) heritage, a take-me-out-to-the-ballgame motif, or a hunk of burin’ love Vegas-style extravaganza? Your wedding planning partners at the Warrington Country Club are prepared to make your special day an event to remember!

Theme weddings have become all the rage, as brides and grooms increasingly seek a personalized alternative to wedding-business-as-usual. Many couples who initially consider the possibility of a themed event dismiss it out of fear of botching the delicate balance between creative and tacky. Let the expert wedding planners at the Warrington Country Club assuage your fears, develop your vision fully and take the stress and guesswork out of planning the most significant event of your life!

The popularity of wedding inspired reality television has elevated the “destination wedding” to near cult status. However, in actual reality, traveling to a far-off land is often not practical for couples, or the people they want to share their once-in-a-lifetime day with. With expert planning, an exotic island, beach or even Renaissance Faire can come to you and is as close as Bucks County!

Seasonal themes are a specialty at the Warrington Country Club. You and your guests can enjoy the best of Bucks County year-round:

  • Maybe a summer family-style barbeque of grilled seasonal fair and gazpacho shooters is your speed, complete with checkered-print table linens, lush greenery and flip-flop wearing guests. Or perhaps you’re more of an elegant summer-in-Hamptons type, with a decadent meal of lobster and filet served under a canopy twinkling with outdoor lights.
  • Burnt orange, rich fabrics like taffeta and brocade, and leaves (lots of them) accent your fall wedding. Guests can enjoy a rich cream soup in a small hollowed out pumpkin shell and hot apple cider while cozying up at our fireplace.
  • Illuminate the drama of your winter wedding with sleek white décor, crystal and metallic accents and soft blue hues in the glow of candle light. Winter weddings were made for a formal black-tie event commemorated in black and white photography. A vodka luges ice sculpture is a fun and memorable way to thaw the frostiest reception guest and get the party started.
  • The soft, romantic pastels of spring may be the traditional choice; however, an all-white wedding with a surprising “pop” of fluorescent color is the trend for fashionable spring nuptials. Romance rules in the spring, so don’t hesitate to up the ante of a spring wedding with fairy-tale-esque details such as ultra-romantic attire, layers of tulle, a meadow-full of peonies and hyacinths, and a meal consisting of tasting plates of watermelon salad, sweet pea risotto and finger sandwiches.

These suggestions are only the tip of the iceberg (hum, an ocean theme in the making, perhaps?) when it comes to the endless possibilities for your theme wedding at the Warrington Country Club.

What theme are you considering for your wedding, or what interesting/unusual theme weddings have you been the guest of? Let us know!

The Virtual Bridal Dressing Room

There is certainly no risk, mid-way through the year 2012, to boldly declare that modern society embraces technology. We love it. We can’t seem to get enough of it.

Every single day it seems another product or service, which was once clearly in the domain of “bricks and mortar”, has gone the way of “click and order”. Gone are the days when the delivery of books, clothing or shoes within days of placing an order online is considered revolutionary. Now it seems almost anything can be purchased conveniently online, and received equally as conveniently on one’s doorstep in less than a week.

Almost anything.

Of course there still exist items that one could never order online. Some things are just too specialized, too customized, just too darn important, to ever leave to the anonymity of a keyboard and screen. Some things must be experienced, touched and tried on in effort to judge the appearance and fit. Things like, say, a wedding dress–right?

Not so fast.

Brides.com has introduced an online feature whereby a bride-to-be can create a head-to-toe wedding-day look, and never leave the comfort of her home. Called “The Brides Dressing Room”, a woman can upload her own photograph, or use a body model provided, and virtually try on an endless selection of dresses searched by silhouette, price, designer and hemline. The same online feature is available to bridesmaids and the mother of the bride as well.

Once an account is established and a picture (taken against a plain-colored background while wearing form fitting attire such as a bathing suit) is uploaded, the user clicks and drags “fit points” on to the picture. These fit points determine how the dress fits the body. The fit can be adjusted simply by use of the navigation bar. Favorites can be saved to an album and shared (say it all together) on Facebook where “Friends” can weigh in on the selection.
I don’t want to sound old, cynical or in any way anti-technology, however, in my humble opinion; I believe some once-in-a-lifetime purchases deserve a trip, via motor-car or trolley, to the local mercantile.

Luckily, Brides.com believes as I do and has made it as easy as a keystroke to find the nearest store to find the virtual selection in real-life — where one can seek the assistance of a professional in the selection and fit of the most important ensembles of a lifetime.

Who knows, maybe this internet-thingy isn’t so alienating after all.

The professionals at Warrington Country Club can help you personalize your Bucks County Wedding and still be within your budget.  We schedule appointments 7 days a week –
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From the Electric-Slide to Glee: How YouTube has Changed Wedding Dances, Forever

The wedding dance– It is an intimate and elegant expression of celebration, where family and guests of the elated couple move gracefully and subdued…

Oh wait, this is 2012.

The wedding dance is an uproarious, uninhibited activity where, if choreographed to perfection, can land the bride, groom and all the participants into the Top-Ten-Most-Watched-Video of the week on YouTube.

Such is the current trend in wedding dance planning for the foreseeable future. Emboldened by the granddaddy of choreographed wedding dance videos, “JK Wedding Entrance Dance” has been viewed 76, 232, 920 times since it was posted two years ago:

Make that 76,232,921 views to date.

This is not to suggest that such wedding dance classics such as the introduction of the bridal party, the bride and groom’s first dance, and the dance that has ruined more mascara, “Daddy’s Little Girl”, are no longer acceptable at the modern wedding reception. Plenty of seasoned reception guests look forward to, nay demand, the chair dance, the money dance, the chicken dance, YMCA and Celebration.

Don’t let the pressure of making your wedding an event to remember bring you stress. The wedding planning experts at the Warrington Country Club are experienced in managing the details of a perfect wedding that you will cherish forever, “Come Rain or Come Shine”.
“Chances Are” “At Last”, “You Can’t Help Falling in Love” with the wedding planners at the Warrington Country Club. They are committed to assisting you with all aspects of planning your perfect reception at their Bucks County Wedding Venue.

Contact Warrington Country Club for information on our Bucks County Wedding Venue – serving brides in the Greater Philadelphia Area and Montgomery County.

We schedule appointments 7 days a week – Call 215-343-1630.

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Bucks County Wedding: Reviews of the Warrington Country Club

 

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Warrington Country Club…thank you! We had a wonderful wedding thanks to all your help. Linda, you are amazing and were there to guide us through every step…thank you so much! Everything was so beautiful, and you made it so easy for us. The food (as we already knew) was delicious and everyone loved it! I know we will always remember all the details of our special day
~Jackie Bissell


There isn’t enough good things we could say about this place. From the start Linda, our coordinator from the first day, was hands down fantastic. She helped, had a great sense of humor, and just flat out a great person. The inclusions of the price per plate beat everyone in the area and are, in our opinion, of extremely high quality. We heard the food was amazing, and sure enough, exceeded expectations. Not one guest said the food was anything but excellent. My wife and I will tell everyone who is going to be getting married to go with Warrington. The entire experience was utterly fantastic.
~Dominic Koltenback

Use Pinterest to Help Plan Your Picture Perfect Bucks County Wedding

Pinterest (if in the event you have been participating in space travel/living in a cave/just awoken from a 2-year slumber) is the current “it” social media site. It empowers users to organize and share images that they find compelling and/or beautiful by posting them on virtual “boards” that they create. It also enables users to browse images posted on the boards created by other users.

Saying that Pinterest is hot is an understatement. It’s downright nuclear. According to Experian, Pinterest has become the third most popular social network site in the US in terms of traffic, and became the fastest standalone website to exceed the 10 million visitors per month mark – ever. Daily Pinterest users have increased 145% alone since the beginning of 2012, according to Mashable.

80% of Pinterest users are females between the ages of 25 and 45, and it is projected that the site will account for 40% of all social media driven purchases in 2012.

With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that Pinterest has been the must-visit social media site for brides to be, as well as the companies that provide goods and services to the wedding industry. From dresses to décor, from cakes to centerpieces, a browse through the Pinterverse can provide more inspiration than anyone planning a Bucks County wedding could ever dream possible!

In the spirit of wedding gift-giving, the prolific folks at the HuffingtonPost has compiled and shared a list of the “11 Most Inspirational Wedding Pinners To Follow On Pinterest”. A visit to just a few of these Wedding Pinners of distinction can provide enough inspiration for one lifetime, and include in part:

  1. It’s All In The Décor and It’s All In The Details (found on the “Style Me Pretty” pages
  2. Orange Weddings and Fuchsia Weddings (found on “The Perfect Palette” page)
  3. Photography and DIY Projects (found on the “Wedding Chicks” page)
  4. Reception and even more DIY Projects (found of the “Ruffled” page)

New Pinterest visitosrs be warned: the site is statistically proven very addictive. According to RJMetrics, Pinterest retains and engages users two to three times as efficiently as Twitter was at a similar benchmark in its history. American users spend an average of one hour, 17 minutes per visit to the social networking site daily – eclipsing Twitter (36 minutes), LinkedIn (17 minutes) and Google+ (six minutes).

The Warrington Country Club is the perfect Pinter-esque choice for an exquisite Bucks County Wedding Venue—worthy of a “board” all its own. Contact Warrington Country Club today to begin to bring your perfect Bucks County Wedding vision to life.