Why a Rehearsal Dinner is important

Most couples think the wedding ceremony and reception to be the most prominent parts of the wedding and the determining factor in its effectiveness.  They spend hours, days, and weeks planning them without realizing that another important element is being overlooked.  The most underrated event of the wedding process is the rehearsal dinner that happens the night before you say your vows.

The rehearsal dinner is important because it is the first time that most close relatives from both sides of the family will meet and intermingle.  This gives them the ideal opportunity to get to know each other at this event before the actual wedding.  You have the opportunity to see just what the vibe will be like the next day and make any table rearrangements if necessary.

Next, the rehearsal dinner is influential because it sets the tone for the type of wedding day that you want.  If you’re planning a formal and traditional wedding or a laid-back, relaxed wedding, this is your opportunity to make sure everything is thought through.  Don’t overlook the power of the rehearsal dinner as it could make or break the actual wedding day for everyone.

A rehearsal dinner is an ideal occasion to say a few words of appreciation to your guests and family. During the wedding itself, it’s only logical that all attention is on the newlyweds, but the rehearsal dinner is a bit more intimate and informal. It is a time when the bride and groom can thank their wedding party for doing all that they have done to “make the wedding happen.”

Most venues that host weddings will recommend having a rehearsal dinner to make sure your wedding runs smoothly. In fact, some of them offer it as part of the wedding planning package. Venues like The Links at Union Vale even have different wedding packages to meet the individual needs of all couples with or without rehearsal dinners and a variety of customizations. These services can really help you show your bridal party how appreciative you are of them.

Most of the time, those who attend the rehearsal dinner are the bride and groom’s parents, siblings, and their bridal party. However, that is not to say that you can’t invite other close friends, as well give your bridesmaids/groomsmen the chance to bring a date. In the end, who you end up inviting will be entirely dependent upon how much you are willing to spend.

The most appropriate place to host the rehearsal dinner depends upon your budget. Some people can choose to have them in their home, at a restaurant, or even at the actual wedding venue itself. Inevitably, this dinner is typically on the smaller side, so choosing a place where you can all be close to one another is ideal.

Whatever you choose, know that it’s not necessary to spend a fortune on the event, and many brides and couples are opting for less formal rehearsal dinners. You may even use part of the decorations you won’t be using at the actual wedding. It may be the perfect way to involve your mother or mother-in-law in the planning of the wedding, as a rehearsal dinner is more focused on family to begin with. Again, don’t say ‘yes’ to anything that’s outside of your comfort zone, relax and enjoy this night surrounded by loved ones and close friends as you prepare for the most special day of your life.



Winter Bridal Party Gift Ideas


Winter weddings have a certain fairy-tale charm to them. But what to get the happy couple for their special day that’s fitting for the occasion and the season? Today, we give you a few ideas to warm up the winter event with sparkling, snow-themed winter wedding favors. The newlyweds will adore the favors that add an extra special touch to their winter wonderland.

Hot Chocolate in a Jar

Winter is a time to cuddle around a lit fireplace with a warm cup of cider or hot chocolate. And what’s even better than the taste of the chocolate-ty treat is the way it looks when you decompose it into its ingredients and neatly stacked in beautiful jars as a delicious winter treat. A bonus can be a label with the date of the wedding and the couple’s names with warm seasonal greetings – surely, something that will bring a smile or two to their faces when they’re sipping hot chocolate and reminiscing about their wedding.



Hand-made goodies

Nothing says you care like a hand-made present. Even if you don’t know how to knit or sow – there are plenty of options, so don’t worry! Platforms like Etsy offer many hand-crafted blankets, mittens, scarves and other delightful winter paraphernalia. You can even have them personalized with patterns or messages you know will mean something to the couple for a truly snugly gift.

Pinecone Fire Starters


These are easy to make and very effective as well! By simply dipping a pinecone in beeswax, which helps get the flames rolling in the fireplace on a cold winter night. They look adorable and are very practical too. For a festive flare, you can add a colorful surprise with the right kind of salt (Epsom = white flame; table salt = yellow flame; salt substitute = violet flame).

Winter Warmth for Adults

A bit of brandy, small bottles of champagne or vodka infused with flavors of the season make for a very suitable gift for a bridal party. Opt for an assortment of mini bottles that the bride-to-be can enjoy with her groom later and personalize them with labels and glitter.

Snowy Treats

Show up to the bridal shower with a tray of home-baked gingerbread cookies shaped like brides and grooms or some other wedding-themed items. It doesn’t have to be gingerbread; there are plenty of other sweet treats to choose from – cake pops are popular DIY favors and you can winterize them by using white chocolate and rolling each ball in sugar crystals before the chocolate dries – they’ll look like mini snowballs!

Eco-friendly favors

If you want to give the bride something genuinely memorable that is also good for the environment – you’re in luck! You can opt for some eco-friendly favors shaped like snowflakes that the couple can sprinkle later. The seed-embedded snowflakes will then give birth to beautiful flowers. A small potted bean that sprouts and grows into a plant whose leaves carry a personalized message is another thoughtful gift idea.







Decor Ideas to Create Charm and Romance

Every bride wants her special day to be memorable – not only for her and her husband-to-be, but for everyone attending as well. And what better way than to leave your personal touch throughout the presentation of the wedding? From the invitations to the table arrangements, flower compositions, venue decorations, music selection, menu and souvenirs for the guests – there are so many things to think about that can be fully customized to meet all tastes and wants.

Some couples decide to go with the ‘oldies but goodies’ like lots of flowers and lights throughout the venue they have hired alongside classic arrangements and elegant designs. And you can never go wrong with the classics. But if you’re looking for wedding décor ideas to create charm and romance differently, we have a few suggestions for you. At the Links at Union Vale, we have planned and helped put together hundreds of weddings – big and small, casual and elegant, classic and modern – and would love to help you find the style that fits your taste and vision for this important day.

Candy Buffet

A growing trend in modern weddings is a sweet buffet laid out in a central place so that guests can indulge their sweet tooth throughout the event. Seems fitting, doesn’t it? After all, what’s sweeter than love? A whimsical candy bar display with colorful options will be a real treat for everyone.

Personalized Souvenirs 

Everyone wants to share their feelings of happiness and love with the rest of the world. So what better way than small but significant keepsakes that let guests think fondly of your special day after it’s over? There are so many options to choose from – small pots with growing plants that display a personalized message on their leaves (adorable, right?), jars with honey or candy, elegant figurines and many more.

Light decorations

Turn all lighting in the venue into something truly special by bringing in extra sparkle to your wedding. Arrange candle displays on the tables for a more intimate setting or hang light curtains on the windows to create an ambiance straight out of a fairy tale.


Custom logo

Leave your mark literally on everything – from the guest book to the wedding invitations, table seating cards, thank you notes, cake, and decorations. This is a perfect choice for couples who are not afraid to be a bit different and do things outside of the ‘traditional.’ And it will give your wedding a lot of personality!

If you have more ideas and want to see them realized, our team at the Links at Union Vale would love to discuss all possibilities to put together the wedding of your dreams!

Photos credit https://www.majesticstudios.info/


Plan your warm cozy winter wedding at The Links!

Winter is approaching quickly, and most couples get caught in the daze of planning the holidays instead of a wedding. But what if we told you – there was a way to celebrate a cozy Christmas and have a magical wedding all in one month? Yes, it’s doable if you turn for help from a professional event planner and find a venue that can squeeze you in between the numerous office and Holiday parties, as well as New Year celebrations.

Whether you DIY your entire wedding without a planner or are just making a few things yourself — the most important thing is to not put anything off until the last minute at home or for a destination wedding. Still, there’s nothing quite like the helping hand of a person who’s hired to do one job and one job alone – take the hassle out of planning your wedding down to the smallest detail.

What many couples fail to realize is that they can still DIY some things even if they hire an event planner. They won’t object to you hand-picking your wedding decorations or hand-making a bunch of sentimental goodie bags for your guests. They will, however, gently remind you if you’re overstretching your means, time, and budget. The most significant risk of a DIY wedding is having the events executed smoothly during the wedding weekend and getting a chance to enjoy your wedding at the same time. It’s a tricky balance, but it can be achieved. Here are several things you’re better off leaving (at least partly) in the hands of your event planning professional for an exceptional winter wedding:

Don’t try to do your flowers and decorations unless you are a florist or know one. Pinterest is full of lovely ideas that are oh-so-tempting to make, but the Internet is even more full of DIY disasters of people trying to recreate them. Your wedding is not the time and place to experiment with your artistic side. You’ll be stressed, pressed for time, and the stakes are just too high. It’s just not worth it.

Don’t DJ your wedding and only accept the help of friends and family who are professional musicians. It’s not enough to set up playlists and stick a phone into an iPod dock. There’s a great deal of synchronization that goes in the back-end – music has to be stopped and started and cued correctly for your entrances and other significant activities at the wedding. A poorly selected playlist can be a real buzzkill, so this is not the service to cheap out on.
Don’t compromise with your venue as it sets the tone for your entire wedding. Meet in advance with the team in charge of event planning and see if they are agreeable and willing to accommodate your requests. Of course, it’s not reasonable to expect impossible things, but a good venue will treat their clients with respect and courtesy, making it clear what they can and cannot do. Don’t settle for less.

Part of a DIY wedding is being actively involved in the preparation and venue selection. Different things are important to different couples, and your event planner is there to provide advice and assistance on the elements you can save on and the ones that are crucial for the day. Of course, you have the last say in everything, so don’t be afraid to speak your mind and sign off on every decision.
If you have your heart set on a romantic winter wedding, The Links at Union Vale can serve as the perfect backdrop for your special day. A newly-renovated elegant ballroom and private cocktail lounge with an over-sized dance floor with windows overlooking the golf course provide the ideal setting for hours of fun and entertainment. A private bridal suite with bathroom is available for your use throughout the day and a maitre d’ is assigned to ensure your wedding is coordinated seamlessly.

The Links does have 2018 winter dates still available. Call us today to check winter availability and off-season packages.

Photos credited to Majestic Studios


Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Planner

Most women have been dreaming about their wedding ever since they were little girls. But now that it’s all happening, it can feel a bit overwhelming at times.  We all know that planning a wedding isn’t all fun and games — there’s a lot to do to prepare for your big day! But if you’re struggling with all the preparations, you should consider hiring a wedding planner.

A wedding planner is a professional consultant who helps you with most (if not all) of the tasks related to planning a wedding. From dealing with vendors, shopping for accessories, etiquette and even the smallest of details, this expert has the skills and contacts to make your day come together seamlessly. Not to mention that hiring a wedding planner will free your time to enjoy the planning process instead of stressing over all the preparations.

Since wedding planners are professionals, they know the industry inside out and have many valuable contacts with vendors and venues that are perfect for weddings. They can make recommendations on locations that will suit your preferred wedding type (e.g., outdoor, evening, etc.) and coordinate everything to the last detail.

Hiring a wedding planner is especially handy if you have an out-of-town wedding. Whether it’s a different city or state, if you have travel arrangements and transport for decorations, catering and everything else – it’ll be helpful to hire someone who’s familiar with the area as well as local vendors and venues.

Not only can a wedding planner help you get more bang for your buck, but they can also represent you at meetings with your vendors before the big day. A planner who knows the area will help organize all of the details you’ll need to cover for your guests, such as hotel accommodations, welcome baskets, maps, and directions. Their experience and knowledge of the industry and sector will even let them come up with a list of fun suggestions for guests to do during their downtime.

If you have budget limitations, a wedding planner can help you get the most value for your money. They will work with you to understand your limits and then help you stick to a reasonable budget, stretching your dollar as far as it will go. It’s easy for couples to overspend on items that are not essential and forget to factor in others that are if they’re doing things themselves. A wedding planner takes the time to understand what’s important to you but also helps you determine what items can be cut from the budget so you can afford to get what you want. Because most wedding planners have established business relationships with vendors, they won’t just get you the best deal in town — they’ll also help you rest easy knowing you’re working with reliable companies.

A wedding is, after all, a fun and exciting event that you’re supposed to enjoy to the fullest. Sadly, many couples stress over planning and preparation, missing out on one of the happiest times of their lives. Hiring a wedding planner buys you one thing it’s hard to put a price on – freedom. Freedom to have fun while organizing your wedding, because someone else is taking care of all the tedious little tasks that tie the whole event together. And buying peace of mind can be the difference between a having a good and a great wedding.

Things You Should Know Before Booking Wedding Venue

Things You Should Know Before Booking Wedding Venue

So, planning for a wedding huh? You obviously want every single thing to be perfect. And by perfect I mean awe-inspiringly perfect. After all, it is a wedding and there are many things that you need to take care of before the actually begins.

Now, most people tend to give up on the added pressure and hire a separate wedding planner that decides every single thing from flowers to decoration to the guests to the cake and everything else.

But then, there are some who like to plan their own wedding. Planning a wedding requires a lot of preparations and the one thing that is considered to be the most important one. The one without which a wedding seems incomplete.

Booking A Wedding Venue

It is no surprise that booking a wedding venue is one of the most important parts of a wedding. And especially if it is a destination wedding. Let me tell you this, all-inclusive destination weddings have a superb wedding venue planned for them. And you will be able to do that too. There are many booking websites for weddings where you will get the best destination wedding packages for your wedding. And they are all pretty much available as well. But then, just booking a wedding venue online is not the end, there are somethings that should be on your mind before you go ahead and book it.

  • The Timing Of The Ceremony: Certainly one of the most important things to consider, especially if you are having a church wedding. Considering the time of the wedding ceremony is certainly a thing to remember when you book wedding venue online. There are many who offer an early time that means there will be some time left between the Reception parties.
  • The Ceremony Ending Time: This is another thing that needs to be considered before you even begin to look for wedding package deals Most people like to have their reception until late midnight, but then there are some venues that offer an open bar for a limited period of time, which makes the situation difficult. You might want to put some thought on that.
  • Number of Guests: Knowing the number of guests to your wedding helps in a lot of ways to book wedding venues because then you absolutely know for sure whether your venue is capable of fitting this many guests or not. Most venues, though attractive, have a limit for accommodating guests. Knowing the exact number of guests can prove to be helpful in these cases.
  • Seating Arrangements: You need to be absolutely sure about the seating arrangements in the wedding venue when you book one. It is essential that your guests have their dinner in the same room, and if you don’t like the arrangements then you can definitely look for other traditional wedding packages as well.
  • Distance From Home: Well, when it comes to wedding venues, I know what most of you are thinking. ‘Is there a wedding venue near me?’ Most brides are worried about the distance of the wedding venue as travelling from their homes seems to be a lot of work. That is if you decide to get a church wedding close to home. For destination weddings, however, there are many options. The wedding venue LaGrangeville has is truly worth considering.
  • Budget Of The Wedding: Knowing how much your budget is before you make an online booking for the venue from the wedding booking websites is really important. Because when you know your budget, it will be easier to decide what kind of a package you want for your wedding venue. The total cost of the open bar, the venue and the food make the whole package and if affordable, you can go ahead with your booking. The wedding packages LaGrangeville has are worth a look.
  • Always Have A Backup Plan: One thing that you always have to know, in case you are having an open-air wedding, is that what will be the backup plan in case it rains. And will it be at any cost if you were to implement it? Rain is something that can happen on a wedding day and especially if you book wedding New York. It really ruins the atmosphere of the wedding, if it is an open air one. So while booking a wedding venue, it is important to have a backup plan in mind in case of the rain.

Booking a wedding venue is not a very difficult task if you keep these following thing in mind. It will be a much better event than you could’ve imagined.

How To Make Your Wedding Special And Memorable

How To Make Your Wedding Special And Memorable

Every couple has dream for their wedding. They want everything to be perfect. From the people at the wedding to the small insignificant details as well. After all, it is a special day for the both of them. And everything is supposed to be just perfect. But then, some people really like to mix it up when it comes to planning a wedding.

A wedding should be memorable for the one who is getting married and the ones that are attending the ceremony and looking at the bored and monotonous way people nowadays get married, it is a little interesting if you get to see a change once in a while.

Some Creative Ideas To Make The Wedding A Memorable One

The weddings these are pretty much similar nowadays. From the same decorations with flowers and candle to the same venues again and again. It can be said that if you have seen one wedding then you have certainly seen all of them. The typical wedding is just generic and predictable. I mean, get real people, there are so many unique wedding venues to choose from. Why can’t you give that a try? No one remembers how beautiful the bride looked or how delish the cake was. But everyone remembers those tiny little details that make your wedding special.

To make your wedding a memorable one, there are some things that need to be finalised before the actual ceremony begins. There are many wedding package deals that can suit your budget or a memorable wedding.

Selecting A Unique Wedding Venue

Probably one of the most important deals when you are looking for means to make your wedding a memorable one. Most people prefer to have traditional wedding venues when they select one from the venue booking websites. However, it is really essential that you set an example that is a bit different from the norm. And having a unique wedding venue for your wedding can be an amazing way to do that. There are so many amazing options available for people to choose from. One of the latest trends that has been going on is of the golf course wedding venues. Yes, you heard it right? People now have all sorts of options for them.

One of the greater benefits of having an open-air wedding is that you save a lot of cost from the interior decorations and stuff. Plus it is o unique that people will definitely remember it. So for couple who are looking for wedding venues to make people mesmerized, the golf club wedding venues are definitely worth trying.

However, you might need to decide on the budget first. See, the thing about having amazing and unique weddings is that they are pretty much expensive. Especially for a golf course venue. I mean, sure it is all unique, but it is really important that you check for the wedding venue prices before you select one. Now I know what most of you are thinking. Are there any golf course wedding venues near me? Well, they are certainly not to find.

Choose Good Music

Don’t you just love it when after the wedding the couples have their first dance as a married pair? And how boring it is to see the same old bands play the same old songs again and again. Let’s, face the truth. Nobody likes it. Not even the couple. They just do it because it is tradition. So then, why not be a bit unique when it comes to selecting music for the wedding. Nowadays there are so many options available. You could always go for the live music parties or a DJ. The options are endless. Plus the guests at your wedding have a wonderful time. Everyone enjoys the wedding your goal of making it a memorable one becomes fulfilled. Every wedding in union vale opt for live bands and DJs for their receptions. When looking for music groups, you will get some deluxe wedding packages, which can be good for the budget.

Making the wedding ceremony a memorable event is something that every couple should aim to do. There are so many options available in the online sites where you can get the best deals while booking for venues, cakes, music, and other important things. By keeping the above-mentioned things in mind, you certainly will be able to make your wedding an event that every guest of yours remembers.

choose best golf school

When it comes to choose best golf school, many questions arises in aspirant’s mind. Every aspirant wants to have the best learning experience from the school he/she is going to learn from. So today in this article we tell you on what parameters one should choose best golf school.

Consider You’re Need: Before you start your search for best academy sports golf clubs near me, first consider your needs. Because it is you yourself make the list of the credentials than start your search. The credentials could be related to:

  • How much Experienced Instructor do you want?
  • Where do you want your academy should be located?
  • What facilities do you want in the academy?
  • Which learning method your golf school adapt?
  • What is the Student-to-Instructor ratio?
  • How much you can pay?

Accreditation and Experience: The very first question comes in everyone’s mind is how experienced your instructor is? Whether he has the capabilities to take you to your desired level?

So if you are searching for academy sports golf clubs than always make sure that your instructor should be experienced enough. He should have the active accreditation. Inquire thoroughly about instructor accreditation.

Teaching technology: With the advancement of the technology, every field goes digitalize. Learning sector is not the exception. So before joining a golf school make it sure that the school should teach you on the latest technology. Ongoing trend is Video learning. Don’t forget to ask your instructor that whether they have video tutorials or not.

Location of the School: – Nearest Golf Course will save your time and energy. So when you going to choose the best golf schools than you should have complete list of the” Golf Course near me” Moreover, search for  local golf courses. But should go through other facilities as well.  If you can’t found any good golf course near you than find place which is within your reach.

School Fee Structure: – Cost of the Courses is the most important factor in choosing the golf school. Cheap golf school with the best facilities attracts more aspirants. So before choosing Golf instructor gets quotation from different Golf Schools. But don’t consider fee structure alone. Select the combination of cost effective and good facility school. Moreover, also check if school is offering any golf membership. Membership attracts many benefits and offers for the member. If your selected school this facility than grab it.

Student-to-Instructor ratio: – This is another most important factor to consider a golf school. Make sure that the school you are looking for shouldn’t have many students under a single teacher. Under that scenario, each student gets less time to understand from the teacher. Standard Student to teacher ratio is 4 to 1.

A variety of learning opportunities: Before joining the “golf camp for adults” ask your instructor what facilities and learning opportunities they are providing you.  These facilities could be group lessons, playing lessons and pro-am events. Moreover, checkout what special offers your school is providing if you take series of lessons.

Excellent Golf Driving Tips

In Today’s Blog we are going to share excellent Golf driving tips for beginners that will surely help boost your confidence.

Golf has been played for centuries and enjoyed by millions of people of all ages around the world.  The game was first played in 15th Century in Kingdom of Scotland. This game is regarded as the honor built on integrity and sportsmanship. In the beginning, game was played by aged men. But now it becomes more popular among youth as well. The most significant reason of its popularity is in the fact that one can play golf for his entire life.

Golf for beginners can bit daunting, but once you learn nothing can give you more pleasure. So if you have decided to learn the greatest sport than we congratulate you and provide you golf lessons. Our Golf lessons for Beginners are followed by thousands of people all over world.

Proper Golf Grip: – The very first golf instruction is to work on your grip. If your grip is not right than you can’t swing the club properly. The right way to grip your club is to hold it in your right hand (if you are right handed) and keep it in front of you at eye level.  Now put your left hand on the top of the club and hold it. For left handed, follow the instruction vice versa. Golden rule to learn anything is practice. So keep practice this gripping technique.

Practice Putting: – Next comes in golf tips for beginners is practice putting. I seen many golfers, whether they are experienced or fresher, don’t focus on putting. But always remember one can’t make putts without having proper fundamentals. Putting stroke works same as pendulum i.e. back and forth.

Posture is the key to putting. Proper posture not only makes you feel comfortable but also allows you to make far more putts. For Proper Posture tilt forward at the top your spin, knees flexed and arms hang underneath the rib cage.

Golf Swing: – This section will give you the golf swing tips. Starting with golf swing basics, backswing comes first followed by downswing and impact. At last comes follow-through to finish. For correct backswing follows these golf swing mechanics steps.

  1. Spill Left Knee
  2. Straight left arm( shouldn’t be rigid)
  3. Move your hands back to near your back leg
  4. Keep club grip tight

Second comes in Golf swing for beginners are Downswing.

  1. Turn your left hip
  2. Still Head
  3. Consistent spine angle
  4. Move onto left foot
  5. Hit with right hand hardly

Third comes: Impact

  1. Shoulders slightly opened
  2. Slightly Flexed Left arm
  3. Right Knee kicked in
  4. Put weight on left foot

Lastly comes: Follow Through to finish

  1. Strong club grip
  2. Rotate forearms
  3. Toe of the Club should pass the heel
  4. Raise your right feet
  5. Belt buckle facing target

Hitting the Driver

At last, final golf tip for beginners is related to your driver. With our golf driving tips you could nourish your driving skills.

Always keep one thing in your mind is that hitting a driver properly will set the tone for entire round. For proper drive, keep your weight balanced. Don’t put your weight back as you need to swing the club back. Equally distributed balance will let you hit the ball and get your drives in the air and reaching your goal.


Getting Married Out of Town

Planning a wedding out of town is a dream of many brides-to-be.  Naturally, the first thought is of logistics, planning and endless scheduling with relatives, but if you pick the right venue – not too close and not too far away – you can just make it work! More and more couples are opting for venues like The Links at Union Vale, where they have the option and creative freedom to have the premises decorated based on a theme and have custom-made menus that don’t break the bank.

To make sure your out-of-town wedding goes as smoothly as possible, here are a few tips and suggestions:

  • Hire a planner who is familiar with the area. Or better yet – work directly with the venue you’ve selected. They will know all the local vendors and offer much better package deals than the ones you will be getting if you’re shopping around yourself. Working with a planner who knows the area will help you way more than you could ever imagine. They will be able to give you reputable vendor recommendations, as well as help you set up meetings for your visits.
  • If you have to travel out of town, it’s wise to schedule your vendor meetings ahead of time and on the same day. That way, when you get to your wedding’s location, you can meet with all of them at the same time. Take into consideration your own travel, as well as vendors’ schedules, so expect to schedule your days of meetings at least 3 weeks ahead of time. If you’re meeting with floral designers, schedule all the meetings on the same day. The same applies to cake tasting and everything else.
  • As you’re not local to the area, it’s important to search and compare prices to know what’s acceptable and what’s over the top. If you’re relying on your wedding venue to make the vendor arrangements, you are given a financial safety net as they probably have established business relationships that guarantee them preferential rates. But if you’re working with your own planner, you will want to double-check everything they run by you. Check vendor reviews on sites like Every Last Vendor, ask questions and make smart choices.
  • Plan ahead. Having a wedding out of town means your guests will also face travel and accommodation. Some may very well be flying from across the country. Be mindful of how much you’re asking of your family and friends. We understand it’s Your Big Day and you want to be surrounded by your favorite people, but the truth is not everyone can afford the travelling and accommodation expenses that come with an out-of-town wedding. Look for ways to ease the financial burden and ask the venue if they offer discounts for group packages or look for affordable hotels nearby that won’t break the bank for your guests. Make them feel welcome and important by showing that you want them to be there on your day.

Planning an out of town wedding takes a bit more coordination and multitasking compared to living close to your wedding venue. But if you stay organized, plan ahead, and make financially smart choices – you can have the celebration you’ve always dreamed of!