Proposals: Best Places in Utah for Party Planning

A local gal’s go-to guide for party prep.

Best for Party Props
Redstone Center, Park City
If you’ve ever been a stumped party planner, Wish is your new best friend. This cheerful Park City boutique—owned by party planner extraordinaire Emily White of Haute Hostess—stocks party props like confetti-filled balloons, tissue tassels, laser-cut cake toppers, wrapping paper and temporary tattoos, many of them crafted right here in the Beehive State. Who’s ready to party now?

Best for Stationery
Trolley Square, Salt Lake City
Stroll inside Tabula Rasa and you’ll realize there’s nothing in Utah like it. Best known for custom wedding invitations, this Parisian-like boutique is filled to the brim with fine paper, silk ribbons, leather-bound journals and witty books. All proper ladies and gentlemen welcome.

Best for Registry (and Gifts, too)
Foothill Village, Salt Lake City
Take our advice: Register for fine tableware. Bone china—dishwasher safe and durable enough to be used in hotels including the Four Seasons—lasts year after year (long after that tea kettle or crockpot kicks the bucket). New Orientation’s cozy boutique carries both traditional and contemporary table settings. As a bonus, New O stocks affordable, yet fashionable, bridesmaids’ gifts like jewelry and makeup bags, too.

Best for Party Fashion
APT 202
9th & 9th, Salt Lake City
Wedding fashion goes way beyond the big day. Consider what to wear for the shower, engagement party and rehearsal dinner, too. Apt 202 offers edgy-to-elegant, party-ready looks from brands like Splendid, Jenny Bird, and Cupcakes and Cashmere. No clue what’s hot? Owner Ashley Rothwell-Campagna and her team do, and they make it easy and fun choosing what’s just right. If these fashionistas don’t love it on you, they’re honest and take time to make the right match.

See more inside the 2017 issue

Love matches, $6; Confetti fountains, $13; Use Our Hashtag chalkboard, $18, all from Wish, Park City

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