Day: October 11, 2020

Will Meetings And Events Ever Be The Same? 41 Clever Things Hotels Are Doing To Keep Them Safe

The meeting and wedding planning industries have been rocked during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they may continue to feel the effects for years to come. While online alternatives like Zoom will put a dent into the events business, many hotels are staying laser-focused on recovery even if the path forward presents unusual challenges.

Over the past several months, hotels have proven they can conduct successful conferences and weddings while navigating local (and oft-changing) coronavirus safety guidelines.

David Sacco, director of event management for Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center near Denver, says there’s pent-up demand, and Gaylord properties have already hosted several events from two dozen to 2,000 attendees safely and effectively.

All major hospitality brands have detailed health and safety protocols for their hotels, many of them branded like Hyatt’s Global

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Bride slammed for asking bridesmaids to change appearance for wedding

This drama is to dye for.

A bride is stirring up some conflict after she allegedly asked her bridesmaids to get the same haircut and coloring for her upcoming nuptials.

The anonymous bridesmaid-to-be shared her “dilemma of the day” on Reddit, asking legions of social media users if she was “selfish to say no” to dying her blond hair to a “dark brown.”

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“I’m a bridesmaid for a friend and she has asked the bridal party to all cut our hair to the same length (fine, I can do that) and dye our hair too,” the woman explains in the post, which was screenshot and shared on Reddit. “I’m a blonde and she wants it to be a dark brown and I really don’t want to do that.”

Lucky for the nervous bridesmaid, those on the website took her side,

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This newlywed couple delivered flower arrangements from their wedding to those in need of a smile

This newlywed couple delivered flower arrangements from their wedding to those in need of a smile
Courtesy Hannah Buckner

After tying the knot on September 19, Hannah and Chance Buckner found their hearts full of love — and their garage full of flower arrangements.

Instead of giving the flowers to their guests, which is common — and perfectly fine — the newlyweds decided to spread some much-needed love and positivity in their community of San Angelo, Texas, by hand delivering the bouquets to those who could use a reason to smile.

Buckner took to social media for help with distribution.

“We just got married and would like to give away our wedding flowers,” she posted in her community page. “If you know anyone who is lonely or needing a lift in their spirits, even if it’s an elderly person on your street you’ve seen but never talked to please message me their address and

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Cynthia Bailey Is Married: Get the Wedding Dress Details

Cynthia Bailey is now officially Mrs. Hill! The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member married Mike Hill in a lavish wedding ceremony on Saturday, October 10, walking down the aisle in a stunning sequin gown straight out of a fairytale.

The bride looked gorgeous in a glamorous blush-hued gown designed by Nneka C. Alexander of Brides by Nona. The dazzling wedding dress featured transparent sleeves embroidered with beautiful sequin detailing and illusion tulle along the neckline and sides. 

According to People, Cynthia accented her regal bridal updo with an intricate headpiece by Bridal Styles Boutique and a long, beaded veil also by Brides by Nona. For the final touch, she donned a pair of beautiful Bagdley Mishka heels. 

Get a peek at the breathtaking gown below, and see more photos of her full wedding day look here.

Cynthia and Mike tied the knot at the Governors Towne Club

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Amy Roloff Postponing Her Wedding Might Be Proof She’s Not Marrying on Roloff Farms

Season 21 of Little People, Big World is here, and fans are excited to see how Amy Roloff’s relationship with Chris Marek progresses. The two got engaged last season, and Amy is busily planning her big day. But it seems her wedding plans are postponed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Zach Roloff recently talked about Amy’s nuptials. And her choice to postpone might also be a sign that she’s not marrying on Roloff Farms. Here’s why.

Amy Roloff is planning her wedding to Chris Marek

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Amy Roloff | David Livingston/Getty Images

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After her divorce from Matt Roloff, Amy made it known she never thought she’d get married again. But Marek changed her mind. The couple seems happier than ever together, and now that Amy’s moved off of Roloff Farms and into her own place,

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Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young on Their Wedding Invite List: ‘No Exes’ Allowed

Heather Rae Young Talks About the Details of Her Upcoming Wedding to Tarek El Moussa

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Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young will not be inviting any exes to their special day.

While catching up with Entertainment Tonight‘s Lauren Zima, the couple shared some details of their engagement and their upcoming wedding — including who is making the cut for their limited guest list.

“No, no exes at the wedding,” El Moussa, 39, said, explaining that they are planning to have a small wedding with no cameras. “Small, less distractions, more intimate, better conversations with the people around us. You know, we just think smaller is better.”

In addition to the guest list, the couple has also narrowed down choices for a time and place for the big day.

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Cynthia Bailey Wears Sexy White Gown at Wedding Reception: See Photos

Why stick to one glamorous dress when you can have two? That seems to be Cynthia Bailey’s philosophy, as she donned not one, but two amazing gowns for her wedding to Mike Hill on Saturday, October 10.

After walking down the aisle in a stunning sequin gown, The Real Housewives of Atlanta mom switched things up for her wedding reception later on in the night. As her daughter Noelle Robinson captured in a series of Instagram Stories, Cynthia traded in the blush-hued dress that she wore to her ceremony for a sexy, fitted white dress created by the same designer, Nneka C. Alexander of Brides by Nona.   

As pictured in the snapshots below, Cynthia looked gorgeous and ready to party the night away in this floor-length, curve-hugging number, which featured sheer sequin paneling down the sides, a plunging neckline and cap sleeves.

The bride completed the glamorous look

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The Big Fat Indian Wedding Gets A Leaner Look

In a normal year the India Couture Week, an extravaganza of high-end style and bridal wear from the country’s top designers, would have been held in July. That’s when the monsoon season brings cooler temperatures to New Delhi, and when the city’s beautiful and wealthy people return from their European sojourns.

July is also prime wedding-planning season, bringing brides-to-be out of the woodwork, each searching for her dream gown.

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An Indian wedding often has up to five or six events besides the main one. This non-traditional couture outfit made from industrial materials and polymers, from Delhi-based designer Amit Aggarwal’s Couture 2020 collection, would probably be worn by a bride for the cocktails or a “youngsters’ party” (away from the eyes of disapproving elders!)
Courtesy of Amit Aggarwal

More than 20% of Indian brides surveyed in 2018 said they would spend between $13,500 and $27,000 on their weddings. About the same

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Pair’s 71-year marriage, wedding gift toaster, endure

SEATTLE — It was after 3 p.m. and the breakfast dishes had long been put away, but Gloria Witt was happy to make toast. She almost had to.

She and her husband, Frank, had spent the last hour talking about their toaster, a 1949 Sunbeam T-20 model; a two-slicer so shiny you can see yourself in it.

That’s all it was, really — a reliable appliance — until their daughter, Margaret, took a photo of the couple on their 71st wedding anniversary last month, and had them hold the toaster between them. It had been a wedding gift.

But unlike so many that had been spent, lost or broken, this one had been with them every day of their marriage. Through three kids, their careers as schoolteachers, the lazy summers that followed and decades of retirement.

The Witts — Frank is 92, Gloria is 93 — still use the toaster.

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How to Plan a Jewish Wedding

Mazel Tov! If you or someone close to you is planning a Jewish wedding, you are in the midst of an exciting — and at times stress-inducing — experience. Besides the many wedding details that all couples need to plan, Jewish brides and grooms have several other important factors connected to their ceremony to consider. Whether you are  Jewishly knowledgeable or relatively new to Judaism, you may want to review the list below before you make your plans to create a meaningful Jewish wedding.

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1. Choosing a Date

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Jewish weddings are traditionally prohibited on Shabbat and most holidays — including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot — and the fast days Tisha B’Av, the 10th of Tevet,

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