The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Nine

Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.

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YOU’VE MADE IT! The month of your wedding, and the end of our Road To Wedded Bliss blog series. There are just a few more minor details to iron out before you head down that aisle. If for any reason you need to revisit our prior checklists, we have them available via these handy links (one, two, three, four, five, sixseven, & eight). If not, we shall continue forward with Part Nine of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find the last steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.

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Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.

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THE LAST WEEK BEFORE

Excitement is in the air!

You’ve done everything right and you are good to go. There are just a few last minute items and frankly, you can delegate some of the smaller tasks to people who want to help.

  • Get spa treatments for you and the bridal party. They will appreciate it as much as you.
  • Give readers their scripts. They may want to practice.
  • Finalize payments to vendors. Keeping them happy is essential.
  • Pick up your dress or have it delivered. Try it on so you know it’s perfect!
  • Give directions to transportation drivers.
  • Break in your shoes again. Make sure you can dance the night away.
  • Enjoy the rehearsal dinner and then try to get some rest.
THE BIG DAY

Enjoy your moment

This is a joyful occasion you will remember for a lifetime. Relax, smile and enjoy every amazing moment.  Remember to keep you and your bridal party fed and hydrated so you have energy and gorgeous smiles!

CONGRATULATIONS FROM EVERYONE HERE AT THE THRASHER-HORNE!!!!!

 

white-table-setupThe Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!

Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!

Call 904-276-6815 or visit  http://weddingsjacksonvillefl.com to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!

The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Eight

Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.

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Mother Nature found it necessary to deliver Florida some nasty storms right in the middle of your Month Seven checklist, but hopefully your home and venue weathered the hurricane and you’ve kept up to date on your plans. If for any reason you need to revisit our prior checklists, we have them available via these handy links (one, two, three, four, five, six, & seven). If not, we shall continue forward with Part Eight of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find your next steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.

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Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.

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ONE MONTH BEFORE

Is there something you’re forgetting?

Everything is going great and most of these items are just to ensure that everyone else is on the same page as you.

  • Call vendors to confirm. This is just another check-up.
  • Begin to pack for the honeymoon. Or at least decide what you’ll need for your adventure.
  • Confirm honeymoon reservations and agenda.
  • Print menu cards and programs.
  • Final dress fitting if necessary.
  • Practice walking in your shoes. Especially if they are not the type you would normally wear. Purchase a pair of comfortable shoes for the reception. You won’t regret it.
  • Check in with the venue coordinator. They may want to know they have everything exactly as you wish.
  • Schedule a practice hair styling session for the big event. You want to be extra gorgeous on your special day.
  • Mail the rehearsal dinner invitations. Your wedding party will be looking forward to it.

 

white-table-setupThe Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!

Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!

Call 904-276-6815 or visit  http://weddingsjacksonvillefl.com to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!

The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Seven

Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.

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We hope you’ve orchestrated your wedding planning to sync with Florida’s summer mood swings, which have alternated drastically between monsoon and heatwave. It’s now mid-August, and we suppose you’ve successfully checked off all the boxes on the first, second, thirdfourthfifth, and sixth month’s lists. Your finish line is now clearly visible just on the other side of the already waning summer season. And here we are, like clockwork, to provide you with Part Six of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find your next steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.

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Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.

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2 MONTHS BEFORE

It’s crunch time

You’re down to the wire and everything is going smoothly. Just a couple of months to go.

  • Mail the wedding invitations. Set the RSVP cutoff date at three weeks before your big day.
  • Check in with all the vendors. This is to ensure that nothing is amiss.
  • Meet with the photographer. You’ll want to discuss specific shots and locations at the venues.
  • Decide “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” Come on, it brings good luck.
  • Book a spa and beauty appointments for you and the bridal party.
  • Purchase gifts for bridal party. If these can mirror your theme, great. If not, choose something you know the members of the party will love.

 

white-table-setupThe Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!

Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!

Call 904-276-6815 or visit  http://weddingsjacksonvillefl.com to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!

The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Six

Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.

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The heat is on… literally and figuratively. It’s now mid-July, and you’ve diligently checked off all the boxes on the first, second, thirdfourth, and fifth month’s lists. You are past the halfway mark in planning your dream wedding, and you can almost see the finish line coming up on the horizon. And here we are, like clockwork, to provide you with Part Six of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find your next steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.

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Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.

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3 MONTHS BEFORE

Don’t get nervous…

The items on the checklist during this period are decisions you definitely want to make together with your fiancée.

  • Plan the ceremony and reception seating. Don’t forget about your single friends and where they will be seated. You want all of your guests to enjoy the evening.
  • Purchase wedding favors. Keep them themed if you have one.
  • Make a list of the people giving toasts.
  • Finalize readers and readings.
  • Decide if you are going to write your own vows.

 

white-table-setupThe Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!

Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!

Call 904-276-6815 or visit  http://weddingsjacksonvillefl.com to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!

The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Five

Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.

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Wow, the clock just doesn’t stop. Just yesterday it was Valentine’s Day, and your engagement was brand new. Now we’re deep in the middle of June, and you’ve diligently checked off all the boxes on the first, second, third, and fourth month’s lists. Now you have a strong foundation on which to stand and are ready for your next round of tasks. Luckily, the Thrasher-Horne Center is here to provide you with Part Five of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find your next steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.

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Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.

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ABOUT 4 TO 5 MONTHS BEFORE

It’s just around the corner

Even though you’ve been diligently keeping everything in order, keep at it!  Time will start to go quickly and your wedding day will be here before you know it!

  • Order the cake. Consider additional options like candy dessert bars! And don’t forget the groom’s cake!
  • Assemble the guest list for the rehearsal dinner. Traditionally this will be your wedding party along with family members and close friends.
  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner venue. If your wedding has a theme, then check out places that might complement that theme. Check with your venue to see if they can accommodate your rehearsal dinner.
  • Prepare playlists for the band or DJ. Make sure you choose music for your guests of all ages.
  • Finalize the guest list.
  • Book the honeymoon flights and hotels. Ensure that all necessary paperwork is in order. If you are traveling out of country, make sure your passports are current.
  • Schedule hair and make-up artists. Try a few local places, take photographs and compare results. If some of your bridal party is local, then include them in the fun.
  • Schedule dress fittings. You want to make sure you are relaxed and comfortable the entire time. Don’t forget to wear the same undergarments you plan to have on the day of your wedding!
  • Select linens and flowers for the tables.

 

white-table-setupThe Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!

Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!

Call 904-276-6815 or visit  http://weddingsjacksonvillefl.com to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!

The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Four

Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.

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Time is ticking along, We are now headlong into a Spring that’s feeling more and more like Summer everyday, and you are now finding yourself three months into your brand new engagement. You’ve checked off all the boxes on the first month’s planning checklist (as well as the second month and the third), and now you’re ready for your next round of tasks. Luckily, the Thrasher-Horne Center is here to provide you with Part Four of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find your next steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.

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Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.

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ABOUT 6 TO 7 MONTHS BEFORE

You’re rocking it

You are on your way and you can’t believe how much more there is to do! Good thing you have this checklist.

  • Book your florist. Try to find one who specializes in weddings and can give you unique ideas to go with your theme.
  • Book the hotel room for your wedding night. Make sure it’s romantic and management knows it’s your wedding night. Oftentimes there are suites available for this special occasion.
  • Meet with the officiant to discuss the ceremony and confirm you have all the official documents. You also need to make sure you have applied for that marriage license.
  • Choose cake styles and schedule tastings. Yummy!
  • Arrange transportation for the bridal party. Consider what you are wearing during this step. Remember, entries and exits from certain modes of transportation can be a bit tricky in a fancy dress.
  • Purchase wedding invitations. Addressing them yourself can be a time-consuming process, so take that into consideration when making your time and money budgets.
  • Decide on groomsmen attire. Don’t forget to include your fiancée on this decision!
  • Purchase wedding bands.

 

white-table-setupThe Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!

Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!

Call 904-276-6815 or visit  http://weddingsjacksonvillefl.com to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!

 

Dark Energy & Dark Matter invades the Thrasher-Horne Center Galleries in April

The Thrasher-Horne Center Galleries will be exhibiting the work of Ormond Beach artist, Margaret Schnebly Hodge, April 25, 2017 – June 20, 2017. Ms. Hodge will be featured alongside the Thrasher-Horne’s permanent collection of photographs from Jack Mitchell in his namesake gallery.

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Margaret Schnebly Hodge’s exhibit: Breaking Free: Dark Energy, Dark Matter is a selection of abstract figurative and landscape paintings which use a dark and rich palette to portray a philosophical preoccupation with concepts of physical and emotional restraint, confinement, and a striving for a sense of freedom. Ms. Hodge has traveled a long and very interesting path of achievement in her career to date which can be viewed in the variety of the artwork presented in this exhibition. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, School of Fine Arts in 1976, and trained extensively in classical studio traditions.

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Ms. Hodge has received a 2005 Florida Arts Council Enhancement Grant as well as a number of additional awards and commendations. She has exhibited her work selectively throughout her career, with most recent solo exhibitions at five Florida colleges including the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, Pasco-Hernando State College. Her work can be found in public, institutional, and private collections. Breaking Free: Dark Energy, Dark Matter will be presented in the Lee Adams Florida Artists’ Gallery.

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Thrasher-Horne Center Galleries are supported by the Mary Ward Huntley Florida Artist Fund.  The galleries are free and open to the public during regular box office hours, all Thrasher-Horne Center events and by appointment.  Additional gallery information is available at (904) 276-6815 and online at THcenter.org.  The Thrasher-Horne Center is located at the St. Johns River State College Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.