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Your Complete Guide To Writing And Delivering A Best Man Speech

Is it your first time being asked to be the best man? Are you nervous about the best man speech you’ll have to give? It’s all right—you’re not alone. Being afraid of public speaking is one of the most common fears in the world. After all, you’ll be delivering a meaningful speech in front of […]

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Creative And Unique Wedding Guest Book Ideas

There’s nothing wrong with a traditional wedding guest book, but many couples like to do something more personal and fun for theirs—something that perhaps reflects the theme of their wedding, or at the very least makes a nice piece of décor for their home. There are countless wedding guest book ideas, but here are some […]

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5 Ways Brides Are Breaking Wedding Dress Traditions

When it comes to wedding dresses, it feels like there are hundreds of rules: Wear this; don’t wear that; you can’t do that; this is bad luck. Well, many brides are choosing to weigh their options and loosen the straps a little on some of these rigid wedding dress traditions. Here are a few of […]

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How To Plan A Wedding Without A Wedding Planner

Image: theinternetsmoh.com Wedding planning is a monumental task, which is why many people choose to hire a professional wedding planner.  And while a wedding planner can definitely help, they can also be a huge drain on you wedding budget. Luckily, you don’t necessarily need a professional wedding planner in order to have a great wedding. With […]

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What Are The Very Best Wedding Websites And Apps?

For many couples, planning a wedding can be extremely stressful. There are endless things to do: finding your wedding venue, booking a photographer, figuring out who will be in your wedding party, choosing your wedding flowers, figuring out the menu. But don’t worry—there’s also a lot of incredible technology available that can help with the […]

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Watch Out For These Wedding Makeup And Bridal Hair Mistakes

Even the most laid-back bride will want to look her absolute best on her wedding day. That doesn’t necessarily mean that she’ll wear a lot of wedding makeup, but it does mean she’ll probably wear at least some. And even if she leaves her hair down, she’ll want it to look good. No matter if […]

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Take Advantage Of These 7 Quinceañera Planning Tips

If your daughter is set to celebrate her quinceañera this year or soon, you’re in for some truly magical moments. But watch out! Those lifelong memories will be overcome with stress and frustration if you wait until the last minute to plan the party. But don’t worry. The team at Olympia is here to help. […]

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What To Do If You’re Overwhelmed With Wedding Planning

If you’re newly engaged or in the process of wedding planning, congratulations! This should be one of the most exciting times of your life, and you are probably feeling all kinds of emotions: joy, contentment, love…and perhaps some stress, too. This is completely normal. With wedding planning, alongside joy and excitement often come nervousness and […]

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Tips On Choosing The Perfect Party Band For Your Event

As soon as you know you’ll be planning an event—whether it’s a party, a corporate event, or a wedding—one of the very first things that you should do if you’re going to have live music is to select the band and lock them in for the date. Party bands often requires booking very far in […]

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Your Most Awkward And Embarrassing Bridal Questions, Answered

Wedding planning can be many things. It can be fun, stressful, overwhelming, romantic…but it can also sometimes be embarrassing. Yes, some aspects of wedding planning can make you hesitant to speak up and ask those embarrassing bridal questions that you really need an answer to. At Olympia Banquet Hall, this is a common pain point for many […]

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This Year’s Trendy Dessert Dishes For Your Next Party

Trendy Dessert Dishes for Your Next Party in 2o19 Published April 11, 2019: There’s nothing quite like having interesting, unique, and beautifully-presented dessert dishes at an event. Everyone wants to eat them, but they want to talk about them even more. Every year, it seems like there’s a new crop of trendy treats—and 2019 is […]

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Doing Your Own Wedding Makeup? Check Out These Tips!

Many brides choose to do their own wedding makeup. Whether it’s to save money or because you simply prefer to do it yourself, there are some time-tested tips to know beforehand. Spoil Your Skin For Weeks Baby your skin in the months leading up to your wedding. This means facials, moisturizer, masks, everything! Don’t overdo […]

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Everything You Need To Know Before Planning A Winter Wedding

Roaring fireplaces, warm cups of cocoa, and streets filled with decorations: these are the signs that the winter season is once again upon us. It’s a joyous time of year meant for spending time with family and friends, celebrating our blessings. However, it isn’t often thought of as a time for weddings. More often than […]

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6 Money-Saving Honeymoon Budget Tips

Planning a wedding can be very costly when you factor in your event venue, your DJ or band, wedding attire, photography, the flowers, and everything else in between. And even after you’ve paid for all of that, many couples still have to pay for their own honeymoon. Depending on where you go and what you […]

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5 Signs That He’s About To Propose To You

If you and your partner have been in a relationship together now for a few years, you probably think about your future together all the time. You’ve most likely both met each other’s parents and have a good relationship with them, but there’s still one big step that hasn’t been taken yet—you’re still waiting for […]

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4 Tips For Planning A Large Wedding

When it comes to planning for your wedding, the number of guests you have can make a big difference in terms of your approach. Preparing for 100 guests is going to be different than preparing for 300. There are certain considerations that you’ll need to make in order for everything to run smoothly on your […]

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Quick Guide: What Are The Maid Of Honor Duties?

Did you recently get asked to be a maid of honor? That’s great news! That means that the bride thought highly enough about you that she felt you would be the right person for the job. Now that you’ve accepted the role, it’s time to get a good understand on exactly what the maid of […]

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How To Get Your Marriage License In California

When planning your wedding, one of the items that couples sometimes dread having to do is getting their marriage license. It sounds like it would be a major hassle, but it really isn’t too difficult. The requirements for getting your license varies state by state. And comparatively speaking, it really isn’t too difficult in California. […]

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5 Fashion Rules For Grooms

Congratulations guys, you’re getting married! If you thought you could just wear whatever you wanted—well, you can, but there are certain rules that grooms usually should try to abide by. Of course, the bride will have her say as well. She’ll be making observations and suggestions every step of the way, but there’s still a […]

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20 Classic First Dance Songs

Your first dance is always one of the more memorable moments of your wedding, as well as your marriage. It’s the first time you’ll be dancing together as a married couple. It’s a beautiful, meaningful moment that you’ll remember forever. This is why selecting your first dance song might be difficult. Usually the best option […]

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5 Unique Groomsmen Gifts

Being a groomsmen is a lot of work. It includes offering ideas for the wedding planning, throwing an incredible bachelor party, and being the life of the party during the reception. Your boys will be doing a lot for you, and it’s important to keep that in mind. Making sure they’re taken care might be […]

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Top 7 Engagement Photo Locations In Los Angeles

So it’s finally happened: you’re engaged! Congratulations! Now comes all the stressful—but fun—wedding planning decisions you get to make for your special day. But before the wedding, you’ve still got to have your engagement party as well as get your engagement photos. Finding great engagement photo locations can be difficult, so we’ve put together a list […]

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How To Choose The Right Corte De Honor For Your Quinceañera

One of the best parts about planning your quince is getting to choose your damas and chambelanes—your quinceañera court! Of course you want to be surrounded by your best friends and family members on your big day, and selecting who gets to attend you is usually a blast. And if you need some tips, here […]

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5 Critical Tips To Getting Amazing Wedding Cinematography

Everyone knows that wedding films are very important. As one of the top home movies you’ll probably ever have, your wedding video will capture the events and memories of the ceremony, reception, and send-off. You’ll get to see all the special little moments that you may have missed in all the excitement of the actual […]

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Some Of Our Favorite 2017 Wedding Cakes (So Far!)

2017 may very well have been one of the best years ever for wedding cakes. From highly-detailed cactuses to depthy darks of gothic creations, this year has seen absolute works of art that also happen to taste amazing. Even the pickiest brides will be impressed with these stunners! Here are a few of our favorite 2017 wedding cakes…

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6 Tips For A Successful Los Angeles Fundraiser

Just like planning for any event, organizing a Los Angeles fundraiser takes a lot of time, energy, and creativity. Events like this can help raise a significant amount for your cause, but planning them can be time consuming and expensive. To avoid extra and unnecessary stress when organizing, check out our list of tips below. […]

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8 Groom Suit Styles You’ll Love

These days, brides and grooms both have a huge variety of options when choosing their wedding attire. From the most high-end gowns and tuxes to the most laid-back sundresses and khakis, the wedding couple can dress to suit their personal taste, style, and tone of the wedding—and groom suits are no exception.

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6 Amazing Reasons To Have A Morning Wedding

There are many couples who prefer to have a morning wedding, and there are lots of amazing reasons why it’s a perfect choice for them. Morning can be the most beautiful part of the day, and by getting up early and celebrating the first half of the day, you can be sure to make the […]

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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Planning A Wedding

Planning a wedding in Los Angeles can be very overwhelming. There are so many things to take care of and details to remember that some things can get rushed and not taken care of properly. A wedding planning can ask you ten questions for approval, and you can be so flustered that you give him […]

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Flower Girl Guide And Inspirational Flower Girl Dress Gallery

One of the sweetest additions to any wedding is the flower girl. Often a special little lady in the bride’s life, the flower girl gets the honor of walking directly ahead of the bride before the big entrance. She also, of course, gets to throw flower petals down the aisle. Flower girls are typically anywhere [...]

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A Quick Guide To Accessorizing Your Wedding Dress

Finding your perfect wedding dress is one thing, but what about accessorizing it? Remember, you’ll look back on your wedding day photos for the rest of your life. The last thing you want is to be overly-accessorized or have a veil or shoes that doesn’t look right with your dress. You want a complete bridal […]

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Top 8 Things To Kick Off Your Wedding Planning

Many newly-engaged couples aren’t quite sure where to begin when wedding planning. The engagement announcement is such a big deal, and once that sinks in, they’re faced with the reality of choosing a venue, putting together a guest list, selecting the food, and organizing a thousand other details. But it’s important to begin making decisions […]

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9 Mistakes To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

There are things you can’t control on your wedding day (see: the weather), but some unpleasant things can definitely be avoided. Don’t Try To Do Everything Your wedding day is going to be stressful enough—you don’t need everyone coming up to you every three minutes to tell you this or that. Instead, your wedding day […]

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5 Qualities Of The Perfect Quinceañera Venue

Your daughter’s quinceañera is a truly magical day, marking her transition from childhood to womanhood while surrounded by so many friends, family, and loved ones. You want her to create wonderful memories for the rest of her life, and a great way to make that happen is by booking a marvelous quinceañera venue. Of course, […]

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Ultimate Guide: Baby Shower Planning Checklist

Ultimate Guide: Baby Shower Planning Checklist

The arrival of a new family member certainly calls for celebration, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a baby shower. But while baby showers can be tons of fun, they can also be difficult to plan. If you’re looking for some advice on how to plan a baby shower, you’re in luck, […]

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Tips & Advice: Corporate Event Invitations & Announcements

Tips & Advice: Corporate Event Invitations & Announcements

You can’t have a corporate events without guests! Naturally, the first way anyone will find out about your upcoming event is from a great invitation. Creating corporate event invitations will likely be one of the first elements in your planning process, but what kind of invitations should you use for your corporate events? And does […]

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6 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Wedding Planner

6 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Wedding Planner

Congratulations! You’ve just gotten engaged, and are getting ready for the wedding of your dreams. But planning a wedding is a lot harder than it looks. You’ll have to decide on a wedding venue, craft a catering menu, and deal with multiple wedding event venues. If that sounds a bit overwhelming, then you’ll definitely want […]

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Ultimate Guide: Wedding Anniversary Party Planning Checklist

Ultimate Guide: Wedding Anniversary Party Planning Checklist

Your wedding is a day you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. In fact, your wedding day is so important that you might as well celebrate it every year! Ok, you might not need to have a huge wedding anniversary party every single year, but when milestone anniversaries come up you’ll definitely want a […]

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How To Pick The Best Catering Service For Your Event

Everybody loves food, and the right menu will make your special event a huge hit. Of course, you’ll need to find a great catering service to bring some fantastic food. Picking the right catering service can be difficult, especially considering how many options you’ll find. Thankfully, the experts at Olympia Banquet Hall are here to […]

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7 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer

7 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day is something you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life. Luckily, there are plenty of professional photographers ready, willing, and able to capture the memorable moments from your wedding day. You’ll definitely want a photographer at your wedding to take both formal and candid shots, but picking a wedding photographer […]

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6 Tips For Organizing A Successful Corporate Event

6 Tips For Organizing A Successful Corporate Event

Organizing a corporate event can be a massive undertaking, even if you’ve done it before. Meeting the needs of your employers can be tricky, especially given the high stakes of a corporate event. You’ll need to decide on an event venue, deal with various vendors, and plan all the tiny details that make a corporate […]

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Drinks On Us! How To Create The Perfect Wedding Cocktail

Drinks On Us! How To Create The Perfect Wedding Cocktail

There are plenty of ways to enjoy your wedding, but nothing makes the special event shine quite like a signature wedding cocktail. After all, weddings are all about togetherness, fun, and celebration, and your guests will be ready to come together after indulging in a delicious and unique beverage. Signature wedding cocktails have become a […]

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5 Top Trending Wedding Themes

The trendy style for weddings in 2015 was rustic, burlap, and mason jars. This year, the top overall style is modern, geometrical shapes, and eclectic décor. If you’re planning your upcoming wedding, keep these trending themes in mind. Eclectic Details More and more brides are wanting to include their groom in the design and details […]

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Introducing the New Olympia Banquet Hall

Olympia Banquet Hall would like to announce our new website and the opening of our stunning, newly renovated event venue. It is our honor to offer one of the most beautiful special event and wedding venues in the area. We have designed our new website to reflect the aesthetic and attention to detail we take […]

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