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5 Details That Make Your Wedding Venue Elegant

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room w candles rose centerpiecesDisclaimer: the best way to make your wedding venue elegant is to find a Wisconsin wedding venue that is, well, elegant. With that beautiful, elegant wedding backdrop, you have different options and details for elegant wedding decor that can make your Big Day the elegant occasion you’ve always dreamed of. Creating that elegant atmosphere is all cake with windowin the details of your elegant wedding décor:

Cupcakes. Once viewed as a child’s birthday treat, cupcakes have now been taken to a whole new level (just look at our Facebook page for a beautiful example of elegant cupcakes). Cupcakes serve as an elegant detail when decorated properly (perhaps in lace, diamonds or pearls?) and incorporated into your overall wedding decor.

10370832_10152659675701803_7128647646510151268_nLace. From a lace wedding dress to lace table coverings, lace details can serve as an essential part of elegant wedding décor. It’s also a detail that can contribute to a vintage theme, and can complete the look and feel of an elegant wedding venue.

Candles. There are so many different variations of elegant candle table settings. Brides can use flowers, pearls, diamonds, lace or roses to complement the arrangement. Candles are a beautiful part of an evening celebration or ceremony decor. If you choose an elegant wedding venue with space for your wedding ceremony and reception, you can bring the same candle décor and soft light from your ceremony to reception.

UntitledPearls. Pearls have long been associated with weddings, and continue to be an integral part of elegant wedding décor. From cupcakes to centerpieces, pearls are a versatile element of elegant wedding décor. Specifically, in an elegant wedding venue, pearls can wrap around your flower bouquets, drape around vases of flowers and roses on the tables, wrap around candles, be a part of your bridesmaids’ hairpieces, cover the first letter of your last name—the opportunities are endless as part of elegant wedding décor.

Diamonds. “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” take on a whole new meaning—and create a list of endless possibilities—as part of elegant wedding décor. Combined with an elegant wedding venue and the right lighting, diamonds can create an elegant atmosphere at your wedding. Diamonds can wrap your bouquets, shine on your cake, gleam on top of a mirror at your wedding reception—really, diamonds can be used anywhere in your elegant wedding décor.

If you want to choose vendors that can create the elegant wedding décor details (such as the cupcakes or cake), choose an elegant wedding venue in Wisconsin that has an open vendor policy. Elegant wedding venues with open vendor policies, such as 1451 Renaissance Place, allow brides and grooms to select vendors that can create the elegant wedding décor details they want and bring them into the wedding venue (as opposed to wedding venues that only allow certain vendors). This policy allows you to choose vendors that can create the elegant wedding décor in an elegant wedding venue that makes all your wedding day dreams come true.

How to Plan a Wedding Without Luck

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1503913_10152175885746803_1458858279_nIt doesn’t take the luck of the Irish or a lucky wedding charm to plan a wedding, just an organized mind (or organized wedding planner) and careful follow through about each detail. Some couples keep binders of information and pictures depicting what they want; some keep their wedding planner’s number on speed dial. So where do you start your wedding planning?

  • Budget. Why is budget at the top of the list? Because it influences every other detail as you plan. If your parents or other family members have expressed interest in helping paying for your big day, talk to them now and find out how much, or what expenses they want to cover. Don’t forget to say thank you; this is a big gift as you and your fiancé start your lives together. If you and your fiancé are going to be paying for most of the expenses, start your marriage off right by making sure you are on the same page about expenses and who is paying for each cost. Set your budget higher than you expect—incidental costs often come in higher than you anticipate.
  • Venue. If you have your heart set on a particular venue or destination, contact them with a list of dates that would work. With couples planning weddings years in advance, your ideal date may be taken. Choose a venue that fits your style (such as historical and traditional), your expected number of guests and geography. If you have guests coming from out of town, consider a venue close to a hotel where they can stay. For a wedding with a significant amount of out-of-town guests, reserve a block of rooms at a local hotel. If you’re having your ceremony and reception at the same place, consider the location of each event. Is there enough room for each, as there is at 1451 Renaissance Place? Will your guests need to wait for break down and set up?
  • Who you are as a couple. What do you enjoy to do together? Understanding what you both want now, so you can incorporate both of your styles—and your common interests—into a wedding that fits with who you are, and your background.
  • Handicap accessibility. If you have friends or family with mobility issues, choose a venue with handicap accessibility. Thinking about handicap accessibility now can ensure that everything goes smoothly on your wedding day.
  • Event planning. Do you want to plan your wedding? Or are you a busy couple who needs an event planner to coordinate all the details? Consider a venue with wedding planners on site. This set up has two benefits: 1) you have someone keeping track of all the details, and with experience to make recommendations 2) a wedding planner from a venue has extensive experience with your particular venue and means you only have to make one call for everything.

If you have a particular caterer, florist or other vendor in mind for your wedding, select a wedding venue with an open vendor policy, such as 1451 Renaissance Place. This allows you to bring in vendors you prefer at no cost, and on-site wedding planners can work with the vendors to coordinate your perfect wedding day. Remember, it doesn’t take luck to plan a wedding, just finding the right venue, the right people and an organized system or planner to make your wedding day—and planning experience—wonderful.