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The Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

A couple of months ago, my younger sister got married in a beautiful ceremony at her church. Our father has pastored this rural, evangelical church for the past twenty-nine years. Therefore, this special place to both of us was the obvious right venue to have her wedding at. After the wedding ceremony, my parents hosted a reception in the church’s activity building. My sister even decorated this large building herself. Have you picked a venue for your wedding, but don’t know where to have your reception at? When looking for the right place to have this special event, consider your personality and the personality of your future mate. For instance, if you’re cowboy or a cowgirl, you probably wouldn’t enjoy a wedding reception at an upscale country club in town. On this blog, you will discover the best places to host a wedding reception at.

The Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

Planning A Fundraising Event For Your College Organization? Ideas For You

by Virgil Woods

When you are planning a fundraising event for your college organization, it can be difficult to decide what kind of event to throw and how to get everything going. Before you panic and give up on running the event altogether, get to know some of the activities you can choose from. Then, you can narrow your search and choose an event that works best for your college organization and get the planning well under way as soon as possible. 

Have a Movie Night

One of the unique events that you can throw for your college organization is to arrange a movie night. Choose a movie that relates to the themes of your organization. If your group is about mental health support for students, show a movie related to mental health. If you are an activism group, show a documentary or feature film related to the cause that you support. 

A great option would be to have an outdoor movie screening at the student union or elsewhere on campus. You can book a movie screen rental and set up a stage for the film and either add seating outside or encourage people to bring blankets to sit on the grass. 

If you do an outdoor screening, ask people for a freewill donation and then sell concessions and the like at the event. If you do an indoor screening, you can charge a door fee although freewill donations may still be the best way to go. 

Host a Karaoke Party

Many people love karaoke, especially college students who usually go to a bar to enjoy karaoke. However, some students aren't able to go to the bars or want to enjoy the karaoke experience outside of the bar scene. As such, hosting a karaoke night can be a great way to draw in a crowd and raise money and awareness for your organization. 

At your karaoke night, maybe you can do a raffle for various items and require people to pay for raffle tickets. That's one way to raise money at such an event. Charging a small fee to come is another option. You could also have drinks for sale (non-alcoholic, of course) to party-goers as well. The idea is to get the people having fun singing karaoke and to recognize what your organization is and does on campus to pique their interest and get them more involved, financially and otherwise. 

Now that you know a few fundraising event ideas for your college organization, you can choose the option that best suits your needs and get started planning right away.