Now that you have booked your venue you probably still hope to transform it a little. If you take advantage of a few simple tips, you can create a one-of-a-kind wedding in even the most popular venue!
Don’t forget the lighting!
Seriously. The expenses are definitely adding up and you are looking for places to cut. And it may seem like lighting is the easiest choice. If nothing else, you can hand your guests flashlights, right? But lighting is the fastest and most effective way to immediately change the mood of a room. From colored lights to add depth to hotel ballrooms to lights and candles surrounding an outdoor garden, lighting can make all the difference.
Especially if you have…
If you are anything like most brides, once you find the venue of your dreams, you just want to sign on the dotted line and move onto the next step. So when the venue manager hands you the contract you may not be inclined to go through it line by line. But the fine print of your wedding venue can determine all sorts of details about your wedding, from who can bake your cake to the color of your tablecloths. Before you sign, make sure that you ask the following questions:
Is this venue truly able to accommodate all of your guests?
Make sure that any room(s) that you are using has a…
Last week we discussed all things fun and exciting about searching for a venue. But you are already learning that when it comes to wedding planning that snags can happen. Let’s say you have found the perfect venue, but due to either family or finances (or both), not everyone is on board. How do you handle it?
If you are having a problem with the cost of the venue:
It’s everything you ever dreamed of at a price tag you never conceived of. We’ve been there. Sadly, this might become a theme to your wedding planning. From the designer dress to the best cake in town, things are just more expensive than you
Even harder than getting him to propose, finding the perfect venue is one of the most challenging tasks in wedding planning. And this time of year, with other newly engaged brides competing for the same venues and wedding dates, it can feel as overwhelming as searching through the racks at Nordstrom during their half-yearly sale. While you may be willing to settle for anything pretty at Nordstrom even if it isn’t quite the right size (you will lose that 5 lbs right?), the same logic shouldn’t be applied to choosing a venue. The venue is such an important decision, don’t let it be pressured by things like times or available dates or how that frenemy from high school is…
I saw this wedding this morning, and knew I had to rerun it. A year later, it is still just as gorgeous..
The first thing that stands out about Xian and Sam’s wedding is their smiles; this is a couple who looks like they are having a good time (I mean, they give each other high-fives after exchanging rings – how can you not love that?).
And then you notice the colors (captured beautifully by The Collection), which give the day a fresh modern feel – the bright red of the bouquets against the bridesmaids’ teal dresses and the browns paired with the teal again of the table settings. And then there are…
Apple escort cards: Kristen Jensen Photography
Caramel apple favor: Jen Disney Photography
Apple basket centerpieces: Para ti Novia blog
Apples in a bucket aisle decor: Weddings on the French Riviera
Apple, spider mum, and orchid aisle decor: Christine Gallagher Photography
Apples swag: Factory Direct Craft Blog
We originally published this wedding almost exactly a year ago. When I came across it today, I just had to repost. It has amazing details and is a terrific example of a fusion wedding!
Esther and Won’s wedding is an elegant affair (photographed beautifully by Sloan Photographers) with a twist. As if their classic detailing wasn’t enough (bird cage veil, white roses, a timeless sheath dress with heavenly train), they also honored their roots with a traditional Korean ceremony, complete with a serious wardrobe change. I love that they were able to seamlessly blend the two cultures – it’s a great example of really making your wedding day represent who you are as a couple…
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story:
We met in the ninth grade (Jordan was 15 and Heather was 14). We didn’t take much notice of one another until a year later; we each started to appreciate the other while going out with friends or planning school activities. Then one day at age 16, while trying to think of a Homecoming dance date, Heather thought about asking Jordan and butterflies flew in her stomach. She’s been in love ever since. It only took two weeks for Jordan to ask Heather out on a date, Halloween six years ago this October. Only two months later Jordan was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and…
Kris and Kristen’s wedding is another one of those weddings that is jam-packed with details; there’s the cupcake bar, the hilarious napkins, the beer kozy favors, the out-of-this-world centerpieces…
I have to say though, what really made me fall in love with this wedding were the bride and groom photos. Adding a Vespa, some balloons, a very cool sign, and, at one point, a couple of musicians, Alea Moore’s shots are little bit quirky, totally pretty and capture a couple that looks like they have a great time together.
Make sure to keep reading to hear Kristen’s advice to brides just getting started.
The most meaningful part of our wedding day was our first dance. …