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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part II

Since Jon and I have never planned a wedding before (as most of you probably haven’t!), I had no idea what to ask employees at the different venues we visited. There are all kinds of different things to consider when choosing a venue, and they all

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The Venue Hunt

Hello again! Let’s talk venue selection, shall we? Picking the venue was one of the very first things we tackled. We knew what date we wanted to get married on and didn’t want to have to compromise that, so we started the hunt for the perfect

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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part I

Finding an awesome venue was extremely high on my priority list; probably #2 in my top three must-haves (after an awesome photographer). After all, the venue sets the tone for the entire wedding, so you’ve got to pick somewhere that fits your personality and that complements

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Quest for the Perfect Venue

I had found our ideal venue… online anyway.  After seeing press from Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert’s engagement party, Front Porch Farms (Charlotte, TN) seemed definitely out of reach, but I thought, “What the heck, I’ll check it out.”  It ended up that the farm was

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Venue Search Between SF & LA

Significant chunks of most brides’ budget revolve around a few key elements of a wedding: venue, food/booze, and photography. If you can save on one, two, or all three of these things you can really cut your costs and so Matt and I had a goal

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An Indoor Venue

Soooo Justin and I want a quite traditional wedding. The ill-fated thing about that, though, is that most times when something has “traditional wedding” associated with it, the cost of whatever it is skyrockets absolutely exponentially. Reception venues, especially, seem to be all over this concept,

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Traditional Catering Halls Need Not Apply

The first thing that we started looking into (pre-engagement ring hunting) was the perfect venue. Traditional catering halls just don’t do it for us. We weren’t completely certain as to what we wanted, we just knew that we wanted it to be different. I believe I

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Who is Our Officiant?!

So lately, people ask me, “How is the wedding planning going?” and I always reply, “Oh really good, we got all the big stuff done.” Except, then I have this little panic attack, and start to hyperventilate a little because I realize we DO NOT have

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Random Craigslist Photographer

Photography is another one of those things that we’d like to have, but we’re not super picky about. We knew that we did not want to spend thousands of dollars on photography, but we also didn’t want to pay for really terrible photos. We toyed with

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Historic College Campus Venue

I mentioned in my last post that we’d already booked our venue, and that it was the only one on our radar. This is mostly true. Originally when we got engaged, we had planned to be married in my hometown in the midwest. I wanted to

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Using a Church Venue

Hello my dears! As an interior designer, I’ve always had a love for unique buildings and great architecture. So when it came time for Nate and I to pick our wedding venue…well, surprisingly, we chose something that is neither unique nor great! Because we live in

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Roof With A View Venue in Charlotte

After the initial frenzy of just being engaged died down, we began our search for the perfect venue. I researched hotels, country clubs, more residential options and everything in between, but we could not find the perfect place. A friend of mine recently got married and

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Krystal’s Venue Search Has Ended

Selecting a venue to have your wedding and reception can be a daunting task. I was worried that our tastes would clash and we would struggle to find something that was “us.” Boy, was I wrong! We knew immediately we were going to have the ceremony

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