The Century House Hotel - Latham, New York, 12110, United States

DIY Weddings

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What to Consider Before Breaking Out the Glue Gun!

It goes without saying that someone’s wedding day is one of the most important and exciting days of his or her life. Now more than ever, couples are taking the opportunity to really make their special day a true reflection of their personalities by taking a “Do it yourself (DIY)” approach to their wedding. Whether it’s unique centerpieces, table numbers, name cards or favors for your guests, putting a personal touch on your wedding reception is a great way to make the celebration even more memorable. Here at The Century House, our team is totally committed to giving you the wedding of your dreams, and we will work with you from the first meeting to the last dance.

It is always exciting to see the many special touches couples have brought to The Century House for their weddings. If a couple wants to DIY their wedding there are a few details they need to keep in mind. For example, when choosing a DIY centerpiece, it’s important to consider the ease of assembly, how it will be stored and even the height of the piece. If a centerpiece is too tall, it could get in the way of your guests’ view and interactions with other guests. The Century House’s team sets up your reception according to your wishes, and will even reference a photo or drawing to make sure we get everything just right. It really is a thrill to see our ballroom transform into a space that reflects the personalities of each couple who choose to celebrate this once in a lifetime occasion here at The Century House.

Some extremely creative ideas we’ve seen from DIY couples over the years include corkscrew place card holders, linen overlays, table numbers that double as centerpieces, as well as centerpieces made of books, bark logs and even edible items. One recommendation we give to couples considering adding DIY touches to their wedding day is this: do not to take on so much that you and your friends don’t have time to enjoy the festivities. Leave the larger projects, like the cake, photography and music, to the professionals, and celebrate knowing your special day is in capable hands. The staff at The Century House will see to it that your reception has all the personal touches you’ve wished-for, leaving you free to be our guest and live your wedding dreams.

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