Tips to Lessen Stress While Planning a Wedding

September 23rd, 2014

Vintage Wedding Theme

Although it can be the happiest day of your life, your wedding can also cause a lot of stress. From the moment he proposes, to the moment you say “I do,” there is a lot of planning to do-and a fair amount of stress along the way. Here are our tips on lessening the stress while you are planning for the happiest day of your life.

Hire A Wedding Planner- A wedding planner will help you in so many ways. They have built relationships with many businesses so they know who is trustworthy and does a great job…and who does not. The planner will give you back something that many people lose when planning their own wedding-TIME.

Set A Budget- Setting a budget early on can help you plan more efficiently. It is important to make sure that you and your significant other (along with whomever else will be paying for the wedding) are on the same page with the budget and expenses. Prioritize the really important items for you and your spouse so you have a good starting point. Once you have set a budget, be sure to stick to it. Remember that you have a budget for a reason! This will save you a lot of stress.

Ask for Help- Often in life, we find ourselves in over our heads because we did not ask for-or accept help that was offered. When it comes to a big life event like your wedding, if someone offers you help, take it and delegate! Your close family and friends really won’t mind giving you a helping hand for your big day and you won’t be as stressed out!

Treat Yourself- Set aside a little time and money to get away with your fiancee for a weekend or to spend the day at a spa. Many couples get so caught up in planning the wedding that they forget to spend time with each other or to take care of themselves. So, set some time aside to spend time together as a couple or for pampering.

For more tips and ideas on wedding planning, visit our website.

 

Members of The Southern Living Hotel Collection

September 23rd, 2014

Southern Living Hotel Collection

The historic King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is proud to be the newest member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, a carefully selected series of the most delightful hotel experiences the South has to offer. Capturing a charming experience that’s both distinctly different and completely Southern, The King and Prince embodies a commitment to excellence as defined within the four pillars of Southern Living: Food, Travel, Home and Garden. The Resort represents the core values and culture upon which Southern Living was created.

The only member of Southern Living Hotel Collection on the Georgia coast, The King and Prince exemplifies the magazine’s philosophy of providing what travelers expect at a southern hotel. The Collection carefully selects four and five star level independent resorts, hotels and inns that offer the best in authentic southern travel, hospitality and experience.

 

The King and Prince Resort

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Wedding and Reception on St. Simons Island

September 17th, 2014

This summer, Gina & Brian were married at Lovely Lane Chapel and held their reception at The King and Prince Resort. The island and resort were a beautiful backdrop for their summer wedding. Peacock Photo & Video captured these beautiful images of Gina & Brian’s special day.

St. Simons Island Wedding Reception

Rings and Bouquet Close-up

Wedding Reception on St. Simons Island

Oceanfront Lawn on St. Simons Island

Beach Wedding Photos on St. Simons Island

Wedding on St. Simons Island Georgia

Wedding Reception at The King and Prince Resort

To view more photos from Gina & Brian’s wedding, visit the Peacock Photo & Video website. To learn more about weddings at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

Coastal BiPlane Tours of St. Simons Island

September 15th, 2014

See St. Simons Island from the air with a ride in a historic open cockpit biplane with Classic Air Ventures! Take your love of adventure to new heights with this popular tour that leaves just a few miles from the resort property. Flight times vary from 20 minutes to one hour depending on which flight package you reserve. Your pilot, Phil Ulrich, has over 30 years experience and over 30,000 hours of flight time. “Queenie” is a newly-restored 1940 Waco UPF-7. Flights run from mid-May through October on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Contact Clasic Air Ventures for more information or to book your flight!

Airplane ride over St. Simons Island Georgia

Get On The Bus To The Georgia/Florida Game!

September 10th, 2014

With the excitement of the 2014 Georgia vs. Florida Football Game just weeks away, we here at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort know that traffic can be a drag. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we will be providing transportation to and from the big game again this year. Guests are invited to travel in comfort on one of our four motor coaches without the worry of navigating annoying big-game traffic or arranging for designated drivers. The King and Prince has you covered!

We will provide you with a delicious boxed lunch on the bus along with assorted mixers for the ride down. In Jacksonville, enjoy the famous “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party!”

Have a great time at the party and the GA/FL Game this year without the worry of arranging designated drivers or hiring cabs with the knowledge that, with the King and Prince, you have a safe ride to and from the game. Not a guest of The King and Prince? Not a problem! You’re invited to the party too.

Bus tickets are $100 plus tax per person.

Please fill out the form below and email to jpazur@mmihg.com or call the resort at 1-800-342-0212 for more information.

Download the form here: GA FL Game Bus Form

 GO DAWGS!!!

*The King and Prince reminds you to drink responsibly*

Green Meetings on St. Simons Island

September 8th, 2014

Historic Building at The King and Prince

 

Hold your next meeting at our oceanfront resort and rest assured that we will do our part to make the planet a little cleaner and greener while you are here. We are proud to take many different actions to reduce our footprint on the environment. These actions take place every day all across our resort:

  • Recycling of batteries
  • Recycling of ink cartridges
  • Eco-friendly disposal of fluorescent light bulbs
  • Cloth hand towels provided in public restrooms to reduce paper waste
  • Donation of discarded linens to local charities
  • Donation of outdated print materials to local schools
  • Usage of eco-friendly cleaning products for the vast majority of our general cleaning needs
  • Recycling of cardboard and paper
  • Implementation of towel and linen re-use program in our guest rooms
  • Implementation of microfiber cleaning system
  • In-room recycling equipped with bio-degradable, eco-friendly bags
  • Membership in the Clean the World program
  • Utilization of low-flow shower heads and toilets
  • Recycling options for both plastic and aluminum in-room and throughout the hotel

We also take extra care to make sure that recycling is available for our meeting and convention guests. Notepads, pens and paper are recycled or re-used after the event. Our conference and catering managers are also able to tailor your meeting to your specific “green” requests. For more information about green initiatives at our resort or to learn about planning a meeting, visit our website.

Stand Up Paddleboard Tours on St. Simons Island

September 5th, 2014

Stand Up Paddleboarding St. Simons Island GA

 

Stand up paddleboarding has become a popular way to get fit, have some fun and to explore St. Simons Island from the water. Many companies offer lessons and rentals but St. Simons SUP has taken it one step further! They offer nighttime tours that are illuminated with colored lights on the bottom of the boards. What better way to watch the sunset and take a tour on the water than with an illuminated paddleboard? The lights make the water around you glow as you see fish and shrimp darting beneath you. The view beneath, in front of and above you are simply spectacular! Due to being out on the water, you are able to see many more stars than you would see on land.

St. Simons SUP does offer other tours of the marsh and beach, SUP yoga as well as kayaking and surfing. For more information about tours an rentals, visit their website.

Add Some Color to Your Wedding With Shoes

September 3rd, 2014

We all know the saying…. “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” but what about adding more than blue? A new trend in weddings is to add a bit of color with your shoes! The colors and combinations are endless. From vintage heels to colored sneakers, there are more possibilities than you’ll know what to do with!

You can be the star of the show:

Pink Wedding Shoes

 

Or let the bridal party get in on the fun too:

Bridesmaids Shoes

 

Be extra adventurous and have the groom & groomsmen get in on the fun as well!

Fun Wedding Shoes

 

 

Tips for Hosting a Productive Business Meeting

August 28th, 2014

Hosting a meeting can be stressful, even if you are familiar with planning and hosting. There are many loose ends that need to be tied up and if you are presenting as well as planning, it can make your job even more difficult. Here are some tips from our team of meeting planning experts to help you make the most out of your business meeting.

Communication: Keep the lines of communication open between the event facility, yourself and the speakers. This will help ensure that there are no mix-ups. Try to have one point of contact at the facility and one point of contact for you. That way, if there is an issue with anything, the appropriate people are contacted right away without having to make a series of phone calls. Make sure that you have communicated well with any presenters as to how much time they have been allotted and make sure that attendees have a written copy of the schedule for the meeting.

Stick to the schedule: When presenters and organizers do not stick to the schedule, attendees will not stick to it either. It is important to keep to the times that are written down so everyone is on the same page. This will also help the staff at the meeting facility ensure that your meeting goes off without a hitch!

Stay organized: From planning to presenting, staying organized so important. An organized meeting is a successful meeting and an organized presenter is better able to convey their message to the audience. When hosting a meeting, know who your point of contact is. Know who will be presenting and when and know what your schedule is and stick to it! For presenters, prepare what you will say ahead of time and practice if you need to. Be sure to have your notes and use them!

Keep the energy up: We’ve all been to the meetings where it feels like they are never going to end. Make sure you keep your energy level up which, will in turn, keep the attendees energy up! Make your presentation interactive. Ask them questions or encourage them to ask you questions. Use props or hand out candy. This will keep everyone’s interest!

For more tips on hosting or planning a meeting or to learn more about meetings at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

 

September 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

August 26th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, September 5th- 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.

Rhythm on the River: Sunday, September 14th- Enjoy live music at Mary Ross Waterfront Park featuring the Parker Urban Band in Brunswick from 6-8pm. Bring the kids and pack a picnic dinner. Admission is $10 per adult, 15 & under free.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, September 16th. 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.

Jazz in the Park featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, September 21st 7-9PM. Presented by the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Jazz in the Park is one of the most popular events on St. Simons Island. Bring a picnic and your friends and spend the evening listening to live music next to the ocean and underneath the light house! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free.