Friday
Feb242017

Pantone Color of the Year

At the end of each year, there are many predictions for what color will be the most popular in the upcoming year. Pantone, one of the most trusted sources in the fashion and events industry for these predictions, recently released the 2017 color!

Greenery PANTONE 15-0343 ‘A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.’

This lovely color is the perfect fit for all seasons and is a nice addition for wedding color themes.

 

For more color combinations, check out Pantone for inspiration!

 

 

Happy planning!

Emily xoxo

Tuesday
Aug022016

PREPARING YOUR DECOR WELL

When it comes to the week of your wedding, you want to have as little stress as possible. One way to do this is to prepare your decorations well throughout the planning process.

Preparing for your drop-off starts as soon as you begin to purchase decorations. Wedding drop-offs take place on Tuesday or Wednesday, the week of the wedding. This is the time when you bring all your decorations (guest book + pens, master seating chart, etc, etc, etc, etc) plus your alcohol to dock580. You will schedule a specific time with your Day Of Coordinator and they will be prepared with carts and muscles to bring everything inside.

As you purchase décor items, here are some tips:

Remove all price tags and stickers

If the sticker is on glass, spray some Windex on it; let it soak in for a minute or two and it will come off easier.

 

WASH EVERYTHING

If you purchase toasting flutes, cake stands, cake knife & server, etc, make sure to wash everything.

You don’t want any finger prints or dirty glasses out.

Inventory

Make a list of everything that you need for your wedding, as you buy items, cross them off the list.

 

Pack boxes by location

For example, if you have a welcome table that will consist of marquee letters, an engagement photo, guestbook + pens, put all of these items in one box and label it with the following:

WELCOME TABLE

marquee letters

engagement photo

guestbook + pens

 

If you have décor for your dessert table, label one box with the following:

DESSERT TABLE

cake knife

cake stand

sheer overlay

 

Packing boxes by where the decoration will be placed in the room will help to keep your items organized. Labeling boxes will also assist the dock580 staff in locating specific items whilst setting up and will be helpful at the end of the night for packing up. All the décor will then go back into the same boxes in which it came.

Photos for set-up

If you have a very particular vision for décor arrangement, set-up the décor at home, snap a photo, and include it with your decorations.  Make sure to set it up on a table or in an area that is to scale with the actual table it will be set up on.  Spreading out cake table decorations on a 6’ rectangle kitchen table will not have the same effect on a 4’ round cake table.

 

As you purchase decorations for your wedding, going through these simple steps will help the week of and the drop off go smoothly. And before you know it, you’ll be married!

And as always, chat with your Coordinator if you have any questions about your drop off.

Happy planning!

 

Emily Gneiser x0x0

Friday
Jul082016

The Evolution of dock580

Though time and space do not permit me to go into the last 20 years of growth, I will attempt to share my thoughts of how we arrived here.

Zuppa was started in July 1997 as an answer to need and prayer. My wife and I have a deep faith in God through His son and coming out of a horrible bankruptsy we were at a turning point.

Not sure who will read this or what the beliefs are of those who do, but I would not be telling the truth if I left this part out. There is a God, He does care.

We started in a small cafe with a counter and four stools. Most of what we did was carry out and delivery. Our belief was, and still is, give great service and truly care about our customers. Make a difference in the lives we touch on a daily basis. I still can't thinkg of a better reason to get up each morning than this mission.

Zuppa moved to its Upper Arlington address a few years later. Starting a wholesale baking division which prompted a move to our current space at 580 North 4th Street. After getting a taste of the events business we decided to be all in. Building another event space at the east part of the property.

Currently operating two event spaces and considering a third on the rooftop of 580, we enjoy weddings, parties, corporate and fundraisers with the same mission: give great service, care for our customers, and make a differance in our guests lives as well as our incredible staff. 

-Steve Rayo

Friday
Jul082016

Anna - Week 4

I have been at Dock580 for a month now so I am becoming more independent in the duties I am given. I am becoming more familiar with everyone and I am pretty sure I have come close to shadowing every position except maybe the chefs. I like that they gave me that opportunity because now I can see everyone’s job and how it all comes together for the events. It would not have been a normal week for me though if there was not something new thrown my way and last week it was my first corporate event. On Thursday, I got the opportunity to work a Hollister-Abercrombie corporate event. I worked this event shadowing the captain. I really enjoyed this event and got to see how it differs from weddings. It got a little rowdy, but you could tell everyone was enjoying themselves and having fun which made it more rewarding for us working the event. I also worked a wedding on Friday of last weekend shadowing the coordinator. I am starting to get the hang of everything the coordinator does in their position but there is always more for me learn. With the more events I work the more comfortable I get but you can never have too much practice, especially at this job! I am looking forward to what the month of July brings!

Friday
Jun242016

Anna - Week 3

As far as new experiences go, Saturday would definitely be one of them. On Saturday I got to work my first off site wedding. These are much different than on-site weddings because we have to bring everything we may need and more with us from Dock580 to the offsite location. It was stressful at some points, but through it all it ended up being a beautiful reception. Through this experience I learned that all the coordinators have their own way of running events, and off-site events are no exception. I also learned how to adapt at this event, because I was so use to having the structure of an on-site event where everything has a place so that items for events were easy to find; but off-site events are a little less structured, which challenged me to adapt to a new work setting.