If there was ever a case for having wedding insurance, this is it! Inspirador in downtown Chandler, AZ abruptly closed this weekend leaving at least 60 couples are scrambling to find a new place to get married.
As most brides find out very early in their planning process, getting married is an expensive proposition. From venue rentals to food and beverage minimums to great photographers to awesome bands to gorgeous floral, it all adds up… and quickly! One way to keep one of the biggest expenses of your wedding to a minimum? As they say in real estate: location location location.
So… he popped the question and you said YES!!! What’s next? It’s important that you set a date quite early and choosing your venue will help you do that. Choosing the perfect venue is not just about what looks pretty and it holding all your guests; there are number of considerations. Keep these in mind while choosing the right venue and your decision making process will be perfect!
Are you a big fan of McDonald’s? You dream of a wedding that somehow incorporates your favorite food group? But not as crazy as those folks that actually get married at a McDonald’s? Getting push back from your fiance because she would like somewhere beautiful and serene? Well… we have a gorgeous solution for you: Hamburger University at The Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Ahhh… I love weddings *dreamy sigh*. Good ones can be absolutely magical. Of course, the dress is my favorite part but the venue is just as important. It can set the tone of the wedding and frame it in a way that nothing else can. Below, a few of my favorite wedding venues in California wine country!
First rule of wedding planner: learn the lingo! Second rule, if you do not understand something, you gotta ask because a misstep in wedding planning can be a costly error. How so? Did you know that most F&B minimums do not include tax and gratuity? So that $30,000 F&B++ minimum contract you just signed really means $30,000 PLUS taxes (assume 10%) PLUS gratuity (assume 20%) = a whopping $40,000 (or $10,000 just for the ++ part!). And the ++ is F&B+taxes+gratuity ~ see what we mean?!?!