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6 Tips + Tricks For The Perfect Venue

6 Tips + Tricks For The Perfect Venue

Looking for a venue is often one of the first things a newly engaged couple dives into. At the same time, it's one of the biggest decisions you'll make in the planning process.

When you start looking for that perfect venue, I encourage you to follow these 5 professional wedding planning tips + tricks.

#TuesdayBoozeday: Sparkle Lounge and the Food & Wine Festival

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#TuesdayBoozeday: Sparkle Lounge and the Food & Wine Festival


This year I was graciously invited to The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center's  Sparkle Lounge, a showcase event for the venue. This year's Winter Lodge theme was beautifully executed. I had a blast at Booth-o-Rama's photo booth, drinking champagne, eating s'mores and hanging out with a whole bunch of super fun event industry friends. The event was originally supposed to be on Thursday, Feb. 13th but due to the snow storm actually took place on Valentine's Day and it really was a great way to spend the day as a single girl. Did I mention the event turned into the kick-off for the Washington DC International Food & Wine Festival? Oh yes. :)

Here are some pictures from the event!

The scene as you walked into Sparkle Lounge


of course Max Major whipped out a few card tricks and blew my mind.

The event had a winter lodge theme complete with a moose over the fireplace (there were also s'mores!)

After the reception, guests were invited to two tasting rooms- one for wine & one for liquor

Rose infused punch

This liquor won best sign in my book :)

Orange Creamsicle & Raspberry Mint cocktails from Svedka Vodka

Ice Luge! (the drink was actually pretty bitter & awful)... sorry!

Vodka & Bourbon mix- favorite things separately. Terrible idea together.

My favorite beverage was a Mexican Hot Chocolate using Patron XO Cafe Dark

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