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What is the Number One Wedding Faux Pas?

wedding runA recent survey has concluded that the top wedding faux pas performed by a guest is upstaging the bride. This can include wearing a fancier dress or trying to divert attention. This action isn’t just rude, it can be downright spiteful.

What Song Should Play While We Cut the Wedding Cake?

cutting Wedding cakeThere are a thousand tiny decisions to make when planning a wedding, and we want to make them easier.

Visit Wedding Wire’s collection of favorite songs to play while the bride and groom cut their wedding cake.

The selection is a combination of new tunes and classics, ensuring that there are options for everyone.

10 Wedding Tips from Real Brides

Wedding Kiss LakeWedding Magazine just posted an article on their website where 10 brides each give a piece of advice to make sure your big day goes as planned and to prevent excessive stressing out.

The tips were all excellent, like the following hint from Becky,

Star Wars Wedding Cake!

Offbeat Bride LogoCheck out this article from Offbeat Bride about turning your wedding knife into a lightsaber, so you can cut the cake with Force.

Of course, there is an accompanying picture of a Star Wars-themed wedding cake, but you’ll have to check out the link to see!

In fact, Offbeat Bride has a whole section of Star Wars Wedding Ideas, for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Commemorate Your Anniversary at Raffi’s Place

kissing coupleAt Raffi’s Place, we value the foundation of family. In fact, we began as a little Mom and Pop restaurant committed to serving delicious Middle Eastern cuisine and grew into the Los Angeles staple we are today.

One way to honor your family is to throw anniversary celebrations for your spouse, parents, or grandparents to show how much their relationship means to you and the entire family.

Raffi’s Place Banquet Room: Your Favorite Food in an Intimate Setting

Raffis Place banquet roomYou already know Raffi’s Place Restaurant serves delicious cuisine, which Zagat has rated as the best Middle Eastern food in Los Angeles, but did you know that we now feature an on-site Banquet Room that can be reserved for private events?

Our legions of devoted patrons loved dining at Raffi’s, but were disappointed that they had to make a reservation and could not comfortably seat large parties, so we took your concerns into account and made a change for the better!

Why “Unplugged” Weddings are Gaining Popularity

Unplugged CordSmart phones are everywhere. If you have been to a concert in the past year, you will notice that the crowd members pull out their luminescent screens instead of lighters. Some people constantly update their Facebook with pictures of food they are eating, sunsets, outfits they want, celebrities, and anything else that strikes their fancy.

Safe to say, our society is inundated by the prevalence of social media and mobile technology. So what do you do when you want a private moment to stay, well… private?

For many engaged couples, the answer has been to completely shut down the temptation by throwing “unplugged” weddings.

Birthday Parties at Raffi’s Place Banquet Hall

birthday-celebrationBirthday parties at Raffi’s are already special occasions due to the delicious kabobs, lamb dishes, appetizers, hommus, ghormesabzi, Persian rice, and other delectable treats that Zagat ranked as the “Best Middle Eastern Food in Los Angeles” for 2013. We pride ourselves on cooking up authentic Mediterranean dishes; it’s what helped us grow from small establishment to a banquet hall over twenty years.

Along with the food, Raffi’s Place also offers great entertainment options. A 70-inch TV is perfect for watching a sports game or match, while the 120-inch projection screen allows guests to show home movies or slideshow dedications.

Find a DJ to Keep the Party Rockin’ All Night Long!

cool turntableWhether you’re throwing a birthday party, anniversary celebration, Quinceanera, or wedding reception, a good DJ will elevate your event to outstanding heights as guests spend all night dancing and enjoying themselves.

A bad DJ, conversely, will clear out a banquet hall faster than running out of alcohol.

But how do you find a DJ, let alone know if he is good? Follow these tips to find an emcee that will spin hot tracks and set the right mood.

Throw Your Baby Shower at Raffi’s Place!

BabyI’m not sure what it is about the springtime, but it seems like every other couple I know is expecting a baby in the next 2-4 months. There are three things I am guaranteed to see in April: the start of Major League Baseball, blossoming flowers, and birth announcements.