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SoirĂ©e’s Guide to: What We Cannot Do For You!

We (kindly and lovinglyđź’ś) cannot… We are always so excited to tell you all the things we absolutely WILL do for you, but we want to make sure your expectations are clear for what we won’t do too. It isn’t that we don’t want to though! It is just that there are real limitations on…

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A letter to our clients: The COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear clients, We are thankful that you have chosen SoirĂ©e, and we want to do our best to make sure that we follow through with the trust you have put in us. In light of CDC recommendations of no more than 50 people gatherings held in the U.S. over the next eight weeks, we want…

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SoirĂ©e’s Guide to: Hotel Shuttles vs. Hired Transportation

How do we get here and there? A big question that pops up often for our planning couples is all about transportation! Should you book transportation for your wedding party, family, and guests attending the wedding? Or, does it make more sense to use the (many times, free) shuttle provided by your hotel? It can…

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SoirĂ©e’s Guide to: Hotel Room Blocks

One of the most common topics we end up discussing at length with our couples is all about accommodations for their wedding guests. To make this discussion a little easier, we wanted to put together a guide that helps you as you’re deciding on how many rooms, where to reserve, and what you should know…

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SoirĂ©e’s Guide to: Why a Great DJ is Important

Wedding DJs do so much more than just spin the tunes. Have you ever been to a wedding where the DJ is just awful? They are microphone hogs, play too loudly, play the wrong music, or worse, don’t say much of anything at all leaving awkward silences! Some DJs will even affect the mood in…

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SoirĂ©e’s Guide to: Floral Recommendations

Flowers play such a huge role in the overall look, feel, and vibe of your wedding day! From bridesmaids bouquets to centerpieces, and boutonnieres to archways, flowers are a gorgeous way to add color and texture to your big day, and the options are endless! Check out Soiree’s top tips for your big day blooms!…

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SoirĂ©e’s Guide to: DSM Urban Engagement Photos

Engagement Photos are the best in DSM! Des Moines is home to some of our favorites: delicious food (looking at you Tasty Tacos), heavenly local brews, our ever-growing public art and now, the SoirĂ©e Wedding Planning team! The thing about Des Moines is this: if you were born here, you’re proud of your heritage. If…

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SoirĂ©e’s Guide to Pin Spot Lighting

An Incredible Design Asset We love Pin Spot Lighting so much for the way it can highlight the best elements of your wedding decor! If you’re ordering beautiful floral or rentals for your wedding, we highly recommend Pin Spot Lighting to showcase these amazing parts of your wedding decorations. If your beautiful flowers are in the…

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Our Favorite Ways Couples Have Honored Their Grandparents

We love when our couples honor their loved ones at their weddings, and especially their grandparents. There are many ways that Grandma and Grandpa, or any other lost family member, can be remembered or honored. Here are some ideas that we see frequently at our events.  Meaningful Photos Lindsay & Chad’s wedding featured a beautiful…

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