Archive for November, 2014

Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Wedding Do's and Don'ts

There are so many different things to remember and consider when planning your wedding. Everyone will give you advice on what to do and it can be information overload. Here are some top “Do’s and Don’ts” from our wedding experts.

Wedding Invitations

Do: Double-check the wording on your invites several times and have someone proof-read them to make sure all information is correct.

Do: Order a few extra invites just in case you forget to add someone to your list.

Don’t: Include your registry information in the wedding invites. This information should go out with bridal shower invites or save the dates.

 

Budget

Do: Hire a wedding planner. This single decision can help save you from a lot of unnecessary stress up to and through your wedding day. (They can even help you save money!)

Do: Clearly communicate your budget with your partner and anyone else involved in the financial aspect of your wedding.

Do: Make a budget and stick to it!

Don’t: Ask guests for monetary gifts.

Don’t: Overextend your bridal party. They may be on a budget as well. Make sure everyone is clear on what they are expected to pay for (if anything).

 

Beauty

Do: Have someone else do your hair and makeup. You will be too nervous!

Do: Make sure to do a trial run with hair and makeup prior to your wedding day. Take photos when you are finished and bring them with you to ensure that you look as beautiful as you did on your trial run!

Don’t: Look drastically different from how you look every day.

Don’t: Look like a lobster (or an orange). Work on your tan well in advance. Or, test out your spray tan before the big day.

 

The Reception

Do: Set up a time for a menu (and cake) tasting prior to your wedding day. It is important that you are completely satisfied with the food at your reception and it is also a good time to clearly communicate with your caterer.

Do: Offer a vegetarian entree option.

Do: Seat older guests away from the music or the DJ. They may not enjoy the loud music as much as the other guests and may be happier talking to the others at their table.

Don’t: Drink too much. You’ll regret it.

Don’t: Go over 4 minutes when delivering a toast. As a rule of thumb, ask the bride and groom is there is a certain time allotted for each speech.

 

Do make sure that when you are planning your wedding, you are happy with the choices you have made. If you have any questions about planning your wedding or would like to learn more about weddings at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.

 

 

 

A Resort Wedding on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

On a beautiful spring day, Erin & Chris were married in an oceanfront ceremony at our historic resort. A reception followed in our newly-renovated Delegal Dining Room. Photographer Brooke Roberts captured their special day with these beautiful images.

Oceanfront Ceremony on St. Simons Island

Wedding Ceremony on St. Simons Island

Delegal Dining Room Wedding Set-up

Father Daughter Dance in Delegal Dining Room

 Georgia Oceanfront Wedding Pictures

Georgia Oceanfront Wedding Photos

Book a Pet-Friendly Hotel and Bring Your Dog to the Beach!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Pet-Friendly Resort on St. Simons Island

Our guests asked for it and, we heard you! Our resort now welcomes dogs up to 50 pounds! Bring your whole family to the beach….including your pup. Fido will even get a special welcome gift!

Dogs are permitted in the Wynn Cottage, Familia Meadows House and select rooms in the Oleander Building. A pet fee does apply and hotel staff must be notified in advance that your pet will be joining you on your trip. For more information, visit our dog-friendly page!

Read What Meeting Planners are Saying about Our Resort!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Delegal Meeting Room on St. Simons Island

Over the course of a year, hundreds of meetings and events take place at our oceanfront resort. After each meeting ends, we ask meeting planners for any feedback they have. Here is what meeting planners are saying about their time at The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia:

“Could not be happier with the way the event went. Great job King and Prince!” -H.S.

“Great year. Very accommodating. We will definitely be back. Thank you.” -L.W.

“Always great!” -S.H.

“The resort and service are excellent and that’s why we keep coming back. Staff go out of their way to make sure our event runs smoothly. They are a pleasure to work with.” -B.P.

“Ruth Driggs was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful at all times!” -S.L.

“Thank you! Everything was wonderful!” -D.S.

“The staff here do an outstanding job and are in the top 3 I’ve experienced in 30 years of meeting planning. Great job!” -A.E.

“The renovations look great!” -G.L.

“Everyone wants to return in 2014. I don’t see how you can top what you did in 2013, but have confidence that you will.” -B.A.

“King and Prince always does an excellent job for us.” -R.L.

“Excellent support from the staff in putting on another successful conference at The King and Prince!” -J.M.

“Once again, another great conference! I want to personally thank Kaitlin Rouh for her patience and professionalism!” -T.B.

“It is a pleasure working with Julie. The renovations are beautiful!” -B.P.

“Julie, Kaitlin & Laurie did an excellent job helping us with check-in, changes and special needs. Incredible job!” -G.L.

“Many compliments from association members. A great and needed from our previous meeting location. Many thanks to your staff.”-C.F.

“The entire staff at The King and Prince deserve a huge pat on the back for the outstanding service they provide to the guest. I received nothing but positive feedback from our board members and they are looking forward to returning in the future.”-P.B.

 

To learn more about meetings and events at our resort, visit our website or call us at 912-638-3631.

Top 5 Unique Bridal Manicures

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

A good manicure can add that extra sparkle to your wedding day. Here are our picks for the perfect way to add sparkle and shine to your big day!

1. This manicure adds a new twist to the traditional french manicure. 

Sparkly Wedding Nails

www.apolishaddict.com

 

2. Add lace for a touch of elegance. 

The Nailasaurus

www.thenailasaurus.com

 

3. Something  blue. 

Tiffany Blue Nails

www.theposhpolish.blogspot.com

 

 4. Add some sparkle to your  big day.

Glitter Manicure

www.naildesignsx.com

 

5. Try a manicure that complements your bouquet.

Pastel Wedding Manicure

Women’s Wellness Weekend on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Women's Getaway Weekend on St. Simons Island

Join us February 5th-8th, 2015 for a women’s retreat where you can discover your “inner voice” for a better understanding of your higher self. Our tranquil oceanfront setting is a perfect place to work from the inside out. The weekend will be guided by Master Pilates Instructor/Exercise Physiologist Marie Artman, M.Ed and Esthetician/Aromatherapist Donna Mastrianni, L.E.

The four day Women’s Wellness Weekend event will guide each guest to strengthen and align their body through proper movement. Senses will be heightened during aromatherapy classes. Learn the difference between synthetic and natural essential oils and how they can help you, your family, and pets in daily life. Additionally, each afternoon is open to enjoy the local history and natural setting that St. Simons Island and The King and Prince offer.

The weekend will offer opportunities for:

  • Pilates classes
  • Health classes with OB/GYN ~ Dr. Margaret Goodman
  • Zumba classes
  • Healthy lifestyle meals
  • Walking and posture classes
  • Massages & facials at The Royal Treatment Cottage
  • Private reformer classes
  • Trance Medium – Dwanna Paul ~ for private consults
  • Personal Training

To learn more about the weekend, visit our website. Or, to embark on your pathway to wellness, reserve your spot by calling 1-800-342-0212.

Celebrations on St. Simons Island

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, a bridal shower, a retirement party, holiday party or planning a reunion, our historic oceanfront resort is the place on St. Simons Island to celebrate the special moments in your life. Our catering managers and chefs will work with you to create not only a beautiful space for your event, but also a custom menu to tempt your palate. Below are some photos of events that have been held at our resort over the past year. We look forward to planning and hosting many more events with our clients! Please contact us by calling 912-268-5002 or visit us online if you are interested in learning more about events at The King and Prince Resort.

Retreat Room at The King and Prince Resort

A spectacular view for a spectacular event in the Retreat Room

Delegal Dining Room at The King and Prince Resort

An elegant dinner setting in the Delegal Dining Room

Bridal Shower Venue

A table setting perfect for a bridal shower or brunch

Delegal Dining Room Centerpiece

Getting ready for an evening event in the historic Delegal Dining Room

Catering at The King and Prince Resort

 

 

Celebrate Thanksgiving at our Historic Resort

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Join us this Thanksgiving for a buffet with all of the traditional favorites as well as some delicious coastal cuisine. This year, our Thanksgiving buffet will be from 11am to 7pm on Thursday, November 27th, 2014. Adults are $59 per person, Children ages 8-12 are $24 and children 7 & under are complimentary.

Reservations must be made in advance by calling 912-268-5967.

The menu includes: assorted salads, a seafood display featuring oysters, crab legs, shrimp, salmon & tuna. There will also be a carving station with turkey, prime rib & ham as well as all of your favorite Thanksgiving sides. To view the full menu, visit our website.

Unique Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Wedding guestbooks have come so far since the days of signing pages in a large book that nobody really looked at after the wedding. The term “guestbook” is used loosely these days to encompass all of the many creative ways you can have your wedding guests sign their names on a keepsake that you will treasure and display in your home. Here are a few of our favorite guestbook ideas for your wedding. For more wedding ideas or to learn about having the wedding of your dreams at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

Simple Initials– Purchase a large wooden letter of the initial of your (soon-to-be) last name, paint it and ask your guests to sign it. No matter where you display it, you’ll always look at it and be reminded of that joyous day in your life.

Monogram Letter Guestbook

www.etsy.com/shop/lisesimplecreations

Rustic Keepsake Box– Create your own rustic keepsake box (or purchase one) and display it at your reception along with blank postcards. Ask your guests two write a message to you on a postcard and place it in the box. On your first anniversary, you can re-live the wedding by reading the postcards together.

Signature Tree/Fingerprint Tree Wall Art– For those of us who are artistically challenged, there are many places on Etsy where you can purchase wall art for your guests to sign. This personalized signature tree is one of our favorites. Another option is to create a fingerprint tree (with the fingerprints as the leaves). Each guest makes a fingerprint for a leaf of the tree which creates a stunningly unique piece of artwork to display in your home.

Tree Guestbook for Wedding

www.etsy.com/shop/PaperRamma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a Personalized Guestbook with Photos of the Couple– Use the popular photo site Shutterfly.com to create your personalized guestbook complete with fill in the blanks and lots of space for your guests to write you well wishes!

Rustic Sign– Create your own or purchase a wooden sign-either something personalized or with a quote printed on it. Ask your guests to sign the artwork for you to display in your home!

Wooden Guestbook for Wedding

www.etsy.com/shop/Resalvaged

November 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 7th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

History Tours at Cannon’s Point: November 18th through December 19th from 10am -12:30pm- The personalized tours provide an overview of the history of Cannon’s Point. The cost is $95 per person. For specific dates and times, visit www.saintsimonslighthouse.org.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, November 18th. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

Mistletoe Market: Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd- Spend some time getting into the Christmas spirit by heading over to the Pier/Village area for live music, children’s activities, local artist vendors and even a visit from Santa!

4th Annual Swing for Kids Golf Tournament: Friday, November 21st at The King and Prince Golf Course– Lunch begins at 11am, shotgun start at noon. This annual event benefits local children’s charities in the Golden Isles.

Holiday Culinary Demonstration at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort:  Saturday, November 22nd from 5-8pm- Join executive chef John Palacio for a fun and informative culinary demonstration that introduces five classic holiday dishes from this year’s sumptuous buffet menu. Enjoy generous tastings of regional inspired recipes while sipping a glass of wine. Share our passion for holiday cooking and settle in for a delicious ‘Taste of Thanksgiving’ dinner while sharpening your own culinary skills. The event is $62.85 per person and reservations are required. Click here for more information or to make a reservation.

Posture & Poise: A Mother-Daughter Day at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: Saturday, November 22nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm- Nationally recognized wellness specialists Marie Artman, M.Ed. and Donna Mastrianni, L.E. will be instructing and coaching ‘Posture & Poise’ for mothers and daughters of all ages. Call 912-268-5965 or visit our website for more information.