Finding The Right Venue

Before you run out and find a venue please PLEASE consider finding a great wedding planner first, but if you don’t… here are some really great tips on finding the right venue for you.

  1. Create your budget. This is what you can afford to spend on your wedding. Once you have it broken down into segments move to step 2.

  2. Use the internet. Google venue’s in your area and start calling for prices (if they don’t have them listed). Don’t go and see the ones that don’t fit in your budget. If you have a small budget then look at city/government owned venues, they are much cheaper. Also think out of the box, empty store fronts could be awesome for a reception. Also look into the church that you attend for your ceremony.

  3. Once you have a list of venues that fit in your budget try to visit all of them in one day. This way it is easy to rule out the ones that you don’t like or the ones that added on cost vs. your call or their website.

  4. As you visit ASK Questions, what is included, how many tables and chairs do you have and in what sizes? Make sure you walk out of there with a copy of their contract (for details) and their package information.

  5. Once you’ve visited all of them sit down with your spouse to be and go through and list out the pros and cons of each one. Once you’ve decided - book it!

A disclaimer - wedding planners help you create your budget, they elimiate the #2 and hand you the list for #3. Most even have the answers that you need for #4. Having a wedding planner with you can not only save you time and energy they can save you money!

Happy Planning!

It's all in the details....

These are some of my favorite wedding detail photos!  Some are from our own weddings and some are from pintrest.  I like to post these every so often so if you are planning your own wedding....don't forget the details!  

Invitation Styling

Jewelry and Accessories

Wedding Day Hangers

The Groom 

Floral Details

Linens

Lighting

Place setting

Votives

Chairs

Table Numbers and Menus
 

Ask the Expert Events

Every month we post a schedule on our website and in our Facebook Groups about our Ask the Expert events.  It is an easy quick and very informative event.  You sign up for a 30 minute time slot.  Veronica will call you as requested and you ask questions.

These events benefit those that are planning their weddings on their own and need a little help, those that may be looking into hiring a planner, those that may have a "planner" but need more assistance.  We answer questions from creating your budget to the best places to find wedding decor.

We also answer questions on hosting your Destination wedding or honeymoon at a Sandals or Beaches Resort!

These events are free and they are scheduled for the rest of the year so if you need a little help sign up for your 30 minute time slot today!

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Malika & Alex, Grandover Resort 2015 - Ceremony & Reception

Sorry about making you wait, but there is only so much room in a blog post!  Here are photos from Malika & Alex's wedding ceremony and reception!  Enjoy!!

Now for the reception!

Ok.....now onto planning your wedding!!