Photo: Dreamlove Wedding Photography
Searching for a wedding venue in your area is one of the first things you check off your wedding to-do list. But before you book, be sure to ask these 12 questions, including “Is it available on my target date?”, “How much does it all cost?”, “What’s the capacity?”, “Is the coordinator on-staff?”, and “What’s the rain plan?”
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One of the first things you should check off your wedding to-do list is setting the date, obviously, but also finding your venue. Take a look at our favorites from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, West, and Midwest; they’re bound to make your jaw drop!
Photo: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Searching for a winter wedding venue that looks picturesque in the snow? Check out our favorites from WeddingWire’s WinterBook 2013:
For more inspiration, be sure to read the reviews!
Photo: Mulberry Lane Studio
It’s a fact — weddings are expensive. That’s why this week on the blog, we’ll be sharing budget-savvy tips to help you cut costs without sacrificing style on your venue, dress, flowers, food, and drinks.
1. Have the ceremony and reception in one location - It will cut travel time for vendors you pay for per hour.
2. Skip saturday – Pick Friday or Sunday. Friday will allow you to extend your post-nuptial weekend, and Sunday will allow you to have a brunch reception.
3. Think off-season – You won’t have to deal with scorching temperatures and humidity from November to April.
4. Look for non-profits – Did you know that public parks, museums, and historic landmarks are all tax-deductible?
5. Use preferred vendors – Venues can recommended vendors that can give you the best value based on your budget.
6. Read your contract carefully – Make sure you understand what’s included and what’s not included.
7. Trim the guest list – Invite only the people who are most important to you and your parents, rather than everyone you know.
From mid-September to late October, leaves transform their summer shades of green into the reds, oranges, and yellows that signify autumn’s return all over the country. The vibrant backdrops are perfect for any fall wedding. Choose a color scheme that will not only complement your venue but also Mother’s Nature scenery. Take a look at how these real couples pulled it off:
1. Haunted Historic Home = Red + Orange
Lindsey and Skyler’s halloween-themed wedding was located at Belvoir Winery, also known as one of the most haunted locations in the Midwest. Guests helped carve over 100 pumpkins! See more here.
Photos: Heather Brulez Photography