Showing posts from April, 2014

GoFundMe: Crowdfunding for Personal Events

Crowdfunding to raise small amounts of money from a large number of contributors to launch a new product or business, to fund micro loans to people in developing nations and to fund large public events has been around awhile. Now there is a crowdfunding website devoted to personal events - GoFundMe.

Changes in the Local Market: Who's Gone and Who's New

One thing of which we can be certain - change happens. As the scramble begins to find facilities to hold summer events, you will discover that some facilities are no longer available and new ones have popped up. The Sandstone Event Center in Nampa has been purchased by Community Christian Fellowship church. The church board is considering booking private events, but no decisions have been made. They may, however, sell much of the decor accumulated by the previous owners, much of which is out of date.

Wood River Cellars Winery is no more. It was purchased by Crooked Fence micro brewery and renamed Crooked Flats. The new owners will honor the private events already booked this summer but will no longer book private events, focusing on concerts and other public events instead.

Eagle Island Event Center opened recently near Eagle Island State Park along the Boise River in Eagle. The facility, a two story barn, accommodates 150. The 16 acre property includes a pond,  an outdoor covered picn…

Planning a Cruise Ship Wedding

Would you like to do something different for your wedding and save money as well? If so, consider combining the wedding and the honeymoon by getting married on a cruise ship. You can be married on the ship or you might have the ceremony on a beautiful beach at one of the cruise destinations - surf, sand, palm trees. Can you ask for anything more?

If you choose to be married on the ship, ceremonies are usually held before the ship sails. You will secure your marriage license in the state from which the ship sets sail. The captain can usually perform the ceremony or you can provide your own officiant.