Wedding Wire Rated

by Myrna 1. August 2013 09:23
For All Occasions Advances to WeddingWire Rated™ Gold Level by Increasing Quantity of Newlywed Reviews
Fairfax, VA – Aug 1, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that For All Occasions has received the WeddingWire Rated™ Gold badge for excellence in Wedding Planning and Consultation!

The esteemed WeddingWire Rated™ program recognizes wedding professionals who have received positive newlywed reviews of their business on WeddingWire.  The program recognizes businesses across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and requires a minimum of three wedding reviews and an average score of 3.5 stars or higher. After receiving twenty five additional reviews, For All Occasions has received the Rated™ Gold badge.

Within the WeddingWire Rated™ program, there are five levels that wedding professionals can attain based on the number of reviews they receive (Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Black).  The prestigious WeddingWire Rated™ Gold badge is achieved when a business has received fifty or more client reviews.

As a member of WeddingWire, the world's largest wedding review site with over one million reviews, {Enter Your Business Name}'s achievement of Rated™ is an impressive milestone and an indication of the positive experiences expressed by their past clients. As a recipient of the Gold badge, For All Occasions is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

"We are thrilled to celebrate  For All Occasions's advancement to the Rated™ Gold Level, especially given the growing importance of online reviews," said Sonny Ganguly, CMO, WeddingWire.  "WeddingWire recognizes their success and sustained commitment to gathering positive reviews from their clients. We are honored to congratulate them for achieving this powerful milestone for their business."

"Advancing from the WeddingWire Rated™ Silver Level to the Gold Level for Wedding Planning in Fairfax, VA is a huge accomplishment for  For All Occasions.  It is our number one goal to provide positive experiences for our clients and we would like to thank them for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire.  Each review allows potential clients to see our commitment to continually provide exceptional service.  We look forward to increasing our Rated™ status to the elite Black Level in the future by obtaining additional reviews."

For more information about  For All Occasions, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront at


Happy New Year

by Myrna 13. January 2013 09:33

A belated happy new year to all of you.  Sorry nothing has been posted in a month's time, but due to a death in the family, I have not been working.

I will be back very soon; so in the meantime, if you are planning a wedding, relax, have fun with it, and take one day at a time.  Put your priorities in order and all will get accomplished.

Be back soon with some good wedding tips and trends for the New Year!

Happy Planning !

Busy Wedding Season

by Myrna 7. October 2012 10:31

I cannot believe that I have not posted to my blog in close to two months now.  Wedding season is in full swing this fall and it has kept me captured in meetings, detail after detail, and wedding weekends.

I hope that all of you who are thinking about a wedding date for next year realize that September, October, and even November, are the new June for weddings. So, start your planning early as the best of the best get booked very early on.  If you are looking to save a bit of money, the best months to perhaps be able to do better with negotiations , would be the winter months, especially March, and in the summer July and August when it is extremely hot.  If you are not considering an outdoor wedding, then summer can be an ideal time for a wedding.

 Whatever date you might decide upon, set your budget, and try to stick to it!  Be practical and you will be able to have wonderful wedding planning experience.

 Remember, that we offer complimentary consultations, so do not hesitate to call 703-222-5912  or email us at We look forward to being able to assist in your planning needs.

Happy Planning!

Do you like Tangerines?

by Myrna 16. December 2011 04:04


If you are a fan of tangerines, well you are in the know for 2012!  Tangerine and all hues of orange are going to be the big color for 2012.  Tangerine, in fact, has been named the Pantone color for the coming year.  You will see it not only in clothing,  personal accessories ,and for the home, but in centerpieces, bridesmaids dresses, invitations, and even in men's formal wear accessories.

Let FAO Events assist you in finding great ways to incorporate this new color into your special wedding day; what fun!

A beautiful Couple

by Myrna 20. November 2011 11:28


 Wedding season came to a close for us at For All Occasions with Marissa and Donny's wedding on 11-11-11.  What a wonderful way to end the 2011 wedding season with such a beautiful couple whose photos were captured by such a talented photgrapher, Agung with Seize The Day Photography.

The theme for the wedding was romance and romantic movies, and the fun elements of movie table names, great music, and popcorn favors made it special. We congratulate Marissa and Donny and wish them many years of happiness together.

Enjoy Agung's slide show below. 

Fun Wedding Facts

by Myrna 27. October 2011 00:36

Do you know the origins of some wedding traditions?  Most couples do not, so today, I thought it would be fun to share some of them.


To "wed" the word "wed" came from the ancient Greek word for "pledge"

Wedding dresses were worn in an array of colors.  White dresses only became popular about 150 years ago!

Veils- The veil was once a symbol of obedience and submissiveness

Rings- Why is the wedding ring placed on the third finger of your left hand?  Ancient Greeks believed that a vein in this finger went directly to the heart.

 The Wedding Cake- During Roman times, wedding guests threw cake crumbs at the bride and groom to bless them with fertility.  The cakes were either biscuits or scones actually made by the guests, and they were stacked during the wedding.  Much later on, a French baker used the "piled high" concept to create the decorated multi-tiered cake.

Last but not least, Where does the bride stand during the ceremony?  The bride stood to the left of the groom so that his right hand was free to draw his sword to fend off and "bad guys" who crashed the ceremony.

So, with these fun facts now part of your wedding knowledge, have fun planning your special day.  For more assistance on how to have a fun wedding, call us at For All Occasions!

Happy Plannng....



The Perfect Table

by Myrna 20. July 2011 01:50



A beautiful table enhances any party, so it is important that the correct linens are adorning the table.  There are many fabrics and patterns that make huge differences in the look of the table and how the overall room turns out.  One of the main things to remember when having a party, is to have the correct size linen on the table.
The following chart is a guideline for you in picking linens, should you not have a professional assisting you.

80"x80"36"-60" Table
90"x90"48"-72" Table
96"36" Table
108"48" Table
120"60" Table
120"Stand Up Cocktails
132"66"-72" Table
72"x120"6'Table, Front & Sides
90"x132"6'Table, To The Floor

Remember to  also think about the texture of the cloth fitting the season, and the theme of the party. Add the perfect linen napkin, perhaps a chair caplet, a beautiful centerpiece, some votives to the table, and voila, the perfect table!

Have fun when picking your style party and tablescape.  For more information or assistance call us here at For All Occasions Events(FAO Events) 703-222-5912

Myrna Hyman, CWS



Put Happy Guests Into Your Wedding Plans

by Jackie 20. May 2011 11:58

It is true that there wouldn't be a wedding without you and your fiance. However, there wouldn't be a fabulous party without all of your family and friends in attendance. One of your goals, as a newly married couple, should be to host an unforgettable party that guests will rave about for years to come. Over the years, we have collected ideas from our couples about what they did to ensure their guests were happy at their wedding. Below are just a few standouts that we'd like to share with you.

When creating a gift registry, be sure to include items in every price point.

When selecting food for your reception, keep possible allergies in mind. If there is something you and your new spouse must have, that may not be widely liked, (like hot chili peppers or liver) make it an appetizer for your cocktail hour instead of pairing it with the main course.

Choose a centerpiece that makes a unique statement, but make sure your guests don't have a problem speaking to each other across the table.

Do your best to greet each of your guests. The easiest way to do this is during dinner. Receiving lines take a long amount of time and takes away from pictures after your ceremony. After finishing your first course, walk around to each table and say hello to everyone - they will appreciate it a lot.

Keep your vendors in mind when planning the reception. Most of them, such as your photographer, videographer and wedding planner, have been working with you all day and haven't had the opportunity to eat. Most caterers will provide a "vendor meal", for a much smaller fee than your guests' meals, if requested. 

Unless absolutely necessary, try to keep the break between your ceremony and reception to less than an hour. Your guests are excited about your reception, but waiting too long in between can be tiring if there is nothing for them to do.

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