The right décor is essential to transform a celebration into an event to remember! We love working with our vendors to create the perfect unique event with YOU in mind. We invite you to learn more about our “Friendors” and how they help us create your once in a lifetime event!
Today, we spotlight a fabulous décor vendor that carries something for EVERY style!
A Chair Affair offers you a wide variety of inventory needed to make your special event all about “YOU”. Your unique event may be everything you dreamed of from Shabby Chic to Classic, Rustic to Formal, DIY to Elegant. We can provide beautiful Glass Chargers for your table setting, Mismatched Vintage China, tasteful Chiavari Chairs and Cushions, Fine China, Flatware, Rustic Farm Tables, Dance Floors, Bars and Barware, Glassware, and many eclectic Décor Pieces to bring out that special you that you want to present on your special day.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Sharon Baragona, Director of Sales for A Chair Affair to find out what makes Sharon and A Chair Affair the perfect fit for The Venues at Fantasy of Flight.
What inspired you to join the event décor industry?
I started working in the hotel industry at the age of 15 and fell in love with the wedding, meeting and convention side. My hobbies are interior design and planning personal parties, dinners and events. A Chair Affair, Inc. was a perfect fit for me to assist many clients and brides to have their DREAM event come to fruition.
What makes A Chair Affair different from other décor companies?
Our team, service and products are exceptional.
What are some current décor trends you are seeing? Have any of them surprised you?
We are still seeing from the classy, elegant events to the vintage, country/chic events. Food trucks are also a big hit – especially sending off the guest with some take home treats. I like surprises and anything unique!
What questions should a meeting or event planner be asking their decorator?
Once the planner gives the decorator the feel and theme for the wedding – they need to ask if the decorator can work within their budget. Know what communication form they like: example email, text, or phone calls. Does the decorator have insurance?Ask the decorator have they
worked in this venue before? Is there a backup plan?
Name (3) things that a planner should keep in mind when determining their décor needs.
- 1. Venue
- 2. Logistics
- 3. Budget
What do you think is going to be the “next big thing” in terms of event décor?
Making backdrops and unique ways to display the presentation of the food. Using rich colors like Marsala, Wine and Rose Gold.
Thank you Sharon and A Chair Affair for sitting down with us and being such a great “Friendor”!
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Meant to celebrate the accomplishments of pioneer aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright and celebrated on Orville’s birthday (August 19, 1871), National Aviation Day aka Wright Brother’s Day was created by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 by presidential proclamation.
Here. . . EVERY day is National Aviation Day. The fleet of vintage aircraft displayed at Fantasy of Flight has earned the admiration of knowledgeable aviators and inspired the imagination of those who have always dreamed of soaring above the clouds.
Celebrate your own successes, inspire creativity, or launch a new concept while surrounded by some of aviation’s greatest accomplishments.
WANT TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN CELEBrate your own success AT FANTASY OF FLIGHT?
Having a solid theme for your event can increase your guest engagement and inject the fun factor you are looking for. Start by creating a cohesive concept that can be incorporated throughout the event and/or conference and remember to pay attention to the details – your venue should enhance the overall look and feel of your theme.
With the venues at Fantasy of Flight, you couldn’t get any more authentic for this theme if you were on the set of the 4077 yourself!
Welcome your guests on arrival with an authentic military jeep, period actor, and guard shack at the parking entrance. Arrive for drop-offs onto a camouflage netted walkway leading to the Fantasy of Flight lobby.
From the main lobby, include a military character actor to guide your guests through the belly of a DC-6 into our authentic immersion environment detailing the history of flight from Parisian Hot Air Balloons into German WWI bunkers. Pass through the WWII briefing tent on a military base in England before proceeding to your bomber, where guests have the opportunity to move through a real B-17 Bomber! As guests exit the immersion environment they are welcomed into the North Hangar.
Our spacious North Hangar easily transforms into a WWII army base with camouflage decor, bamboo bar surrounds, specialty tables, textured linens, foliage, uplighting and authentic military props including vintage aircraft such as our 1947 Bell “MASH” Helicopter, Open up the hangar doors (weather permitting) and seamlessly transition your party on the adjacent 95,000 square foot ramp, where you will be greeted by even more spectacular planes.
Don’t forget the details! Be sure to incorporate your theme into your entertainment and food selections. How about an Andrew’s Sisters Tribute and the 8th Army Air Corp Orchestra? Or perhaps fireworks or a twilight airshow for an even bigger “WOW”. Offering signature “Hawkeye” or “Trapper” Martinis or classic grape soda is the perfect way to tie-in your theme. Don’t forget the SPAM! Ask your caterer to help develop a great menu incorporating SPAM and using the Korean influence of the show’s setting.
Want to bring your themed event to Fantasy of Flight?
The first question typically asked by every bride and groom is – “so how much will it cost?” A wedding is a big investment – on many levels. Your time. Your energy. Your emotions. It’s all about YOU. Your special day needs to be just that: SPECIAL! With couples contributing, on average, 43% of their hard earned money, it pays to be cost conscious. The Knot recently released the results of their 2014 Real Wedding Survey in which it surveyed nearly 16,000 US brides and grooms married in 2014. We have made a quick comparison here to show you how the venues at Fantasy of Flight can help you get the most from your wedding dollar.
Top 2014 Wedding Statistics
Photo Courtesy: Anwen Elizabeth Photography
- Average Wedding Cost: $31,213 (excludes honeymoon)
- Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $76,328 average spend
- Least Expensive Place to Get Married: Utah, $15,257 average spend
- Average Number of Guests: 136
- Average Number of Bridesmaids: 4 to 5
- Average Number of Groomsmen: 4 to 5
- Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (16%)
- Average Length of Engagement: 14 months
- Most Popular Month to Get Married: June (15%) followed by October (14%)
- Percentage of Destination Weddings: 24%
2014 Average Wedding Budget Breakdown
|Category||2014 National Average Spend
|Overall Wedding (excluding honeymoon)||$31,213
|Venue (reception hall)||$14,006
|Catering (price per person)||$68
*Figures based on respondents who hired a professional vendor for the service
How Does Fantasy Of Flight Compare?
*Pricing based on 150 guests
|Outdoor Ceremony Venue||$500
|Food (Per Person)||$34.65
|Three Hour Host Bar (Per Person)||$35.00
View the entire Knot 2014 Real Wedding Study breakdown here.
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In Florida, it is HOT ! With the mercury rising to the upper 90’s and even triple digit temperatures, it has us longing for those Florida winters with highs in the mid 60’s and better yet..no humidity! While we can’t gift you those mid 60 degree temperatures this month, we can offer you some cool savings when booking your 2015 Holiday Party.
Book your holiday party before August 31, 2015 and save 10% on Facility Rental and 10% on a Host Beverage Package.
Book your holiday party before August 31, 2015 and save 15% on Facility Rental and 10% on a Host Beverage Package.
Want to learn more about booking your Holiday Party at Fantasy of Flight?