Gifts for Second Marriages - Le Pavillon - Private Event Venue.
Second marriages are not as uncommon as they were 50 years ago. Couples engaging in a second marriage occur with some regularity today. These marriages often involve couples over 55 years-of-age. Regardless of the number of weddings the bride and groom have between them, there is something they all have in common, that commonality is receiving gifts.
Occasionally the gifts that they receive are toted to wedding venues with some trepidation, especially if you have not taken the time to consider what an appropriate celebration of nuptials would be for those with established households. Today, you can carry your package to the gift table with particular pride because you have considered the following.
Chances are there will not be a gift registry after a first marriage or for couples in their twilight years. Without a gift registry to guide you, you may have to proceed somewhat creatively to give a meaningful gift that is useful to the couples’ new life.
Choosing a themed gift for a special experience, stage of family life or residence is an excellent place to start. Experience gifts are gifts that encourage the couple to do something or go somewhere that will be a unique adventure together or possibly with their grown children and grandchildren.
Examples of experience gifts are:
Dance lessons at a local studio that caters to those desiring to learn the moves to culturally specific dances. Samba, hula, and belly dance classes are common offerings at many dance studios. Consider pairing the lessons with a celebratory meal at a restaurant that serves food typical to the geographic area where the dance originated.
Season Memberships for local cultural events: local theatre troupes, the symphony or city orchestra, and museums all sell season passes or membership levels that come with tickets to performances and sometimes special events.
Donations to charitable organizations that are dear to the couples’ hearts or whose board of directions or committees they serve on provide the experience of solidifying their commitment to service and community life.
If a local non-profit has a signature event, consider purchasing a table in the couple’s name so they can enjoy a “red carpet” special event after their lives have merged.
Examples of family life gifts that are children and grandchildren friendly would include:
Tickets to a nearby zoo or aquarium. Children of all ages can enjoy a day spent learning about animals and fish in a relaxed setting. In Acadiana, passes to exhibits at Acadian Village or Avery Island would give the whole family a cultural experience indicative of the area.
A Movie Night Basket loaded with DVDs, popcorn, boxes of candy, a couple of pillows and a soft throw can go a long way when it comes to creating beautiful memories for a merged family.
Since many couples maintain two households even after marriage, examples of residence-oriented gifts would include anything duplicated for the homes of the couple:
Identical framed photographs or pieces of artwork.
Barbeque grilling tool, rubs, and sauces for outside fun and dining are a very practical choice. A red checkered lined picnic basket would be a great place to store the grilling goods.
Monogrammed towels are always a classic choice for any living situation.
Whatever you choose to gift the couple, even gift cards or certificates, put it in a package that is exquisitely wrapped. The beauty of the wrapping can be a gift in itself and punctuate the moment of unwrapping.
Need help planning a second wedding and reception? Le Pavillon at Parc Lafayette’s team of experienced wedding professionals can help with even the smallest details, call to schedule a private tour of our wedding and reception venues in Lafayette, La (337) 371-1076.
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Breaking Routines - Le Pavillon's Private Event Venue.
Routines can be wonderful. Routines can be limiting. Routines provide a constant in our life in a busy, busy world that seems to change with every second. Some routines should never be broken. Things that promote good health should be routinely done. Brushing your teeth, washing your face, taking a walk, and commuting to work are all routine things that need to be done every day. Psychological experts say breaking your routine gives your brain a jolt and keeps it open to new things. Altering the way you do things, even routine things is a wonderful technique to keep your brain engaged and healthy.
Alter the way you routinely do things by approaching them differently. Doing something as simple as brushing your bottom teeth first, when you are accustomed to starting with your top teeth, is an example of a slight alternative that gives your mind a little jolt.
Breaking up our routines can apply to things and events that are out of the ordinary and don’t happen every day. Special events and occasions call for a venue, the place where the event will take place.
Do you routinely set up special occasion events at the same meeting venue because it is where you have always gone? Break that habit and explore a new location for your next business meeting, wedding reception, awards dinner, employee training, or cocktail party.
Traditionally holding events in the same auditorium, restaurant, or meeting space can become stale for attendees. Shake things up and explore a new location that can accommodate with exquisite surroundings and staff.
When looking at an event venue there are routine things you will need to consider. Some things to include when scoping out a venue include the size of the facility, interior décor, and adequate parking. Surroundings that can accommodate a wide range of tastes and interests, a location easily accessible to the interstate, airport, and lodging for the out-of-towners and experienced event planners on staff are more amenities to include in your search.
Le Pavilion is a whole new world steeped in the tradition of Southern hospitality, old-world opulence, and experienced contractors who value a job well done. Your wedding venue, business meeting location, or special event gathering will be anything but routine when you allow the experience to occur in this Lafayette Parc Centre location.
Three event rooms can be configured and decorated to add to the delight of your guests. Attendees will be treated to a venue with French architectural lines, lush foliage, and antique décor. Aiding in your special event are florists, a host of restaurants and caterers, and photographers who respond to the direction of your event planner.
The variety of qualified event contractors, the configuration of space, and expert event planners will make, even a routine event, something out-of-the-ordinary. Are you ready for a change?
Break your routine and explore the location, atmosphere, and value of having your private event hosted at Le Pavillon and arrange a tour of the grounds, please call 337-371-1076.
Le Pavillon's private event venue hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday are by appointment.
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For many brides and grooms, wedding planning starts immediately after a couple becomes engaged. Booking the right venue for the wedding ceremony and reception can be one of the most significant decisions to make in the wedding planning process. In fact, booking the reception venue is often the first step of the process. Let our team at Le Pavillon handle some of the stress of planning the big day with as much or as little involvement as you prefer.
As brides and grooms embark on the search for the perfect venue, the perfect dress, or the perfect food, stress may increase as do the details, options, and decisions to be made by the couple.
Flowers, colors, candles, centerpieces, photos, finishes, fabrics, and coordinating all of these things can be downright overwhelming. At Le Pavillon, we are in the business of paying attention to the details.
As part of every package offered by Le Pavillon, clients may use the design of the venue, which remains decorated, year-round, with elegant antiques, crystal chandeliers, fine art, and beautiful touches.
We also have themed decor and props available for seasonal events, including by not limited to, over-sized oyster servers, incredibly large masks and props for Mardi Gras, Christmas trees with decor, horse with carriage for exits, and custom light signatures and shows.
Conveniently located in Parc Lafayette, Le Pavillon is next door to the Hilton Home 2 Suites, and near many stores and eateries. Featuring grand french architecture, three exquisite event spaces, and elegant decor, Le Pavillon is sure to exceed all of your expectations.
If you would like to have your special event, business meeting, or wedding, at Lafayette’s premier reception venue, please contact Hannah Trahan at 337-371-1076 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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