Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tis the Season!

Holiday Parties, Family Outings, Visiting Santa or just a little Christmas Shopping!  All things considered the holidays are a very joyous time of year. Time with family and friends, spreading good cheer, and celebrating the season. 

However - Some times those Holiday Parties and Christmas shopping require a babysitter.  Why not visit the fabulous facility We Village has and get it all done without the little ones by your side.  No need to worry about trying to hide those gifts for your kids while shopping and no need to worry about who is watching the kids while you head out to your company party.  They have you covered.  And this weekend the Orenco location is having a MERRY we CHRISTMAS event.  We have included all the details below and it will be a great time for all.  So make some time in your day to go and check them out, enter for some great door prizes, see a special visitor and get great savings on their programs. :)   

And don't forget to tell them that Events by Lisa Marie sent you. :)


 Happy Holidays from Events by Lisa Marie

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cyber Week Specials Wednesday/Thursday!

Happy Thursday!

This week we are running cyber week specials that are available all the way thru till Friday December 7th.  Just call to schedule your complimentary consultation with us, let us know which special you are interested in then when we write up your contract we will note the special on it. :) It is as easy as that and you get special deals just for booking!

If you missed the first two specials you can see them here!

Events by Lisa Marie Specials

Wednesday - Book the White Diamond Package by December 7th & get 2 additional hours to use however you would like. Either 1 additional consultation, 2 extra hours on your wedding day or use them to have us manage your rehearsal dinner! You pick how they get used. But must be booked by December 7th! (and as an added bonus you get a $25 Gift Certificate to Henry's Tavern!)

Thursday - Book the Yellow Diamond Special By Friday December 7th & Receive a certificate for an additional 3 hours of consultation help towards managing the Rehearsal Dinner, Day after Brunch or Bridal Shower. Call to schedule your complimentary consultations soon so that you can book and take advantage of this offer by December 7th! (and as an added bonus you get a $25 Gift Certificate to Henry's Tavern!)

Bridal Bootcamp

All Week - We are still running the 30% off the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. This is an amazing program that will cleanse/detox your system, jump start your weight loss, help you feel less sluggish, allow your body to absorb the good nutrients and vitamins your body needs.  The first 10 days allows you to remove all the "bad" things our system is holding onto and the second 14 days allows your system to start absorbing the good. So why not order now and start right away or save it to start right after Christmas.  Either way a 30% savings is a great deal!

Don't forget we also offer gift certificates.  So if you know someone who would like a wedding planner but is not sure if it fits into their budget, get them a gift certificate towards any package! Great for Christmas gifts. :)

Happy Cyber Week from all of us at Events by Lisa Marie

Taking you from vision to reality!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Week Specials

Yep that's right, we are running some cyber week specials. See below for the specials that we are running for Monday and Tuesday and keep checking back to our blog and facebook page for more this week.

Schedule your complimentary consultation by December 7th and let us know which Cyber Special you want.  Only one may be applied to your final "package" and as the week goes on they will get bigger and better.

Monday - Events by Lisa Marie

Book a 3 hour consultation package (or gift certificate for a 3 hour consultation) and get a Mini Wedding Day Emergency Kit for free.  (a $40 Value)

Portland Bridal Boot Camp

Order the Advocare 24 Day Challenge by Friday and get it at 30% off shipped directly to you.  Comment on the Facebook page and we will email you additional information. Must be ordered by December 1st.  A great way to cleanse the system after all the Holiday eating. :)

Tuesday - Events by Lisa Marie

Book a 5 hours consultation package (or a gift certificate for a 5 hour consultation) and get a Mini Wedding Day Emergency Kit for free (a $40 value) and a $25 Gift Certificate to Henry's Tavern

Portland Bridal Boot Camp

Order the Advocare 24 Day Challenge by Friday and get it at 30% off shipped directly to you.  Comment on the Facebook page and we will email you additional information. Must be ordered by December 1st.  A great way to cleanse the system after all the Holiday eating. :)

Stay tuned as we will post Wednesday and Thursday's Cyber deals on Wednesday night. :)

Taking you from Vision to Reality
Hip, Fun, Sassy and Stylish Event & Wedding Planning
Portland Oregon

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fun and Different Date Nights!

The leaves are changing, the air blows crisp and the days seem to grow shorter.  Fall is among us again and it always seems to arrive faster than the year before. Perhaps due to the busy summer you just spent planning and celebrating your amazing wedding. Afterwards, your lives begin to change pace and slow down after such a memorable and special time.  Now arises the opportunity to venture out and explore together as Newlyweds in the months to come! With all of the unique cuisine, art and activities there is so much to see in the beautiful Rose City.

Northwest Portland:
Pearl District has an immensity of dinning options and shopping. Take the Portland Street Car around and explore.  In Good Taste has great cooking classes taught by professionals.  Stroll around Jamison Square or Tanner Springs Park. The First Thursday of every month, enjoy Art Galleries, Entertainment and Businesses open to all.

Don’t forget about Nob Hill also known as 23rd and it’s abundance of Boutique Shops.  Catch a local/indie show at Cinema 21 Theater. Uptown Billiards, Blitz, and Ground Kontrol are fun places for games!  There are a multitude of Microbreweries, stop in for a tasting!

Old Town/China Town is home to the stunning Chinese Gardens.  The seasonal Portland Saturday Market is a Saturday/Sunday well spent.  Then there is the Shanghai Tunnel Tours…if you dare.

Southwest Portland:
Washington Park is full of wonders. The Rose Garden, Forest Park and Japanese Gardens are magical places to check out all times of the year.  The Oregon Zoo always has all kinds of activities happening. Ride on the Max to Jeld-Wen Field for a Game. The historic Pittock Mansion is close by and has incredible views and gets dressed up for the holidays.

North Portland:
St. Johns has the amazing Cathedral Park and the quaint St. Johns Theater and Pub.
Interstate Avenue is full of interesting restaurants and bars. The Widmer Gasthaus gives free Brewery Tours.  Mississippi Avenue on the second Thursday of every month, shops are open late and live music fills the streets.  Martin Luther King Boulevard has the intimate Wonder Ballroom that has a show almost nightly.

 Northeast Portland:
The Last Thursday on Alberta Street, all of the shops are open late and performers, musicians and dancers provide entertainment that appeases all.  Hollywood District has a family friendly charm, with Hollywood Bowl and the rustic Hollywood Theater.  The Broadway/Lloyd area has the Rose Quarter for a Blazers Game. Or see the Winter Hawks at the Memorial Coliseum. Near the Convention Center is Lloyd Mall with a unique indoor Ice Skating Rank.

Southeast Portland:
Hawthorne has the Bagdad Theater & Pub and on a nice day, Clever Cycles rents for an adventurous two wheeled ride. Portland Nursery does offer more than plants!  Check out their Holiday Open House.  Oregon Museum of Science and Industry always has a vast selection of exhibits and shows that cater to all interests. 

Beaverton, Bridgeport, Multnomah Village:
Dance classes are offered at Arthur Murray in downtown Beaverton.  They specialize in all styles for a well rounded experience.  Bridgeport village is a highly versatile mall.  It has a plethora of restaurants and shops.  The outdoor play structure and IMAX Movie Theater add a bit extra to this fun location.  Multnomah Village sends the vibe of a quaint town with in a city.  First Friday’s, Cinco de Mayo and Multnomah Days are a few events that are held here.  Gabriel Park is a quick escape to indulge in nature.

We at Events by Lisa Marie, hope this list leaves you with a few new fun ideas for the months to come! And don't forget many do not cost a lot so get out and enjoy being a Newlywed!

Jessica Lansing
Lisa Marie, Meranda and Madison
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Wedding Experience

Ever wonder what you are really paying for when you hire someone for your wedding?  Wondering if hiring a Wedding Planner is really a good deal? Is it worth your money? What do they REALLY do during your wedding and how can they make things easier and more enjoyable for you and your guests?

Well come and see for yourself.  Here is your chance to come and get a "behind the scene's glimpse" of what we do during your day.  The Wedding Experience is a mock wedding.  You can see how all the different wedding professional work together with one another to make your wedding vision a reality.  As a wedding planner you get a chance to see how we coordinate everything the day of your wedding and keep things running smoothly.

This is NOT a bridal show.  It is a Mock Wedding.  Real, local professionals coming together to show you exactly what each of us does throughout the evening of your wedding.

Want a chance to win a night at The Benson Hotel?  Purchase your tickets soon and you will be entered in the drawing for the overnight stay.  The Wedding Experience Event is taking place on October 27, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  You will get a chance to see 5 different scenes of a wedding, eat great food, get a chance to dance the night away and possibly win the overnight stay.

Want a chance to win a fee ticket from us (ps a ticket is for 2 people)? Comment on this posting and we will draw one a ticket on Monday 10/22.  Send your friends over to comment as well and you may get an extra drawing for a free set. :)  (just make sure when they comment that you tell them to let us know you sent them)

Did you know you can also follow The Wedding Experience on Facebook? Head over and Like the page for additional information and tickets.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Lisa Marie, Meranda, Jessica and Madison
Hip, Fun, Sassy and Stylish Wedding and Event Planning

Thursday, October 11, 2012

You are almost engaged! Happy Day!

With Engagement Season just around the corner, many couples are starting to get excited.  Bridal shows are starting up, you are seeing more and more ideas you like and some of you may not even be engaged yet. As soon as you are engaged time begins to fly by so it is important for you to remember that you need to take some time to enjoy your engagement together.

Once you have spent some time soaking in the glow of your engagement it is time to start the planning.  There are lots of things to take care of and lots of Bridal Shows to attend, before attending them go with a focused mind and list of things you want to look at, as this will help you stay on track and not become overwhelmed.  It is normal to be overwhelmed with all the information you get while attending, so take a deep breathe and remember to take things one step at a time.

First, call and work with a professional wedding planner or specialist.  We can help you sort through all the ideas, vendors and tasks and help you make your vision become a reality for your big day.

Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation.  2013 dates are filling up fast and 2014 inquiries are coming in.  Don't forget we can start with your engagement party.

Event by Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie, Jessica and Meranda

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What to do for your Holiday Party?

Recently, we asked Kristina with Team Casino to guest blog for us.  We thought with the Holiday's just around the corner it would be great to have her give some tips on great company parties.  Below is what she has to say. :)

It’s time to start thinking about your company holiday party! Boring parties where you serve dinner and give away some awards are out! A great holiday party shows your employees you appreciate them, and while most people do appreciate free food, they want something more to do than just talk to the co-workers they see every day. They want a REASON to come party. There are a few ways to make your employees more excited to come to your holiday party:

1. Great prizes. No matter how you give them out, your staff will be super excited to know that they have a chance to win an iPad, TV, etc. Even if you only have the budget for one great prize, that’s a great way to get your employees excited about your party!

2. Bring in a little booze! There are many different options for all types of budgets
                  a. Have a Hosted Bar
                  b. Host drinks during Cocktail Hour
                  c. Give each attendee 2 drink tickets (on the company)
                  d. Or have a No Host bar

3. Try to provide childcare. Many of your guests would love to have a night away from their kids, but might not be able to afford the babysitter, or might not be able to find one on a busy holiday weekends. Perhaps your facility has an additional room you can use to bring in a few caregivers and your staff can bring their children, and pick them up on the way out!

4. The ability to network with the higher-ups. The annual holiday party may be the only place where all your employees will mix and mingle. During old school parties people sit with the co-workers they talk to every day, leaving little room to introduce themselves to the people that make the big decisions, without seeming pushy or intrusive. Here are a few tips:
                  a. Assign seats to the managers – have each one sit at a different table, so employees have to sit with them.
                  b. Facilitate a networking activity – try something easy and silly like taping names of celebrities and famous people on each person’s back and having them guess using yes or no questions. When you HAVE to talk to other people as part of a game, approaching others is much easier.

                   c. Bring in some entertainment that promotes networking and conversation. (Shameless plug time!) Interactive entertainment like casino nights, Hold’em tournaments, Wii bowling tournaments, etc. allow people to interact with those they may not know in a fun environment. With a band or other stage-based entertainment, they may just end up at the same tables talking with the same co-workers again!

So get to work revving up your holiday party! AND DON’T WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER. Now is the time to start planning! If you’re already doing many of these things, Awesome!

The holiday party is an important way to show your employees how much you appreciate them. Make sure it’s a great time for everyone!

So we say give us a call to schedule your consultation today and we can get you all hooked up with a Team Casino party.

Kristina Griffith
Fundraising Bookie | Team Casino Parties & Music Portland

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