Engagement season is winding down and wedding planning season is in full swing! Planning a wedding is exciting, stressful, and can be a huge time commitment. Luckily, there are a plethora of options to help newly engaged couples begin their planning process and Westglow has its own set of tips we happily give out during wedding tours, consultations, and meetings.
Keep Your Preferred Date in Mind When Looking at Venues
More seasonal venues like Westglow can book quickly! It’s not uncommon for our Event Coordinator to reserve weddings well over a year in advance, as our available wedding season is shorter than venues unaffected by snow and our chilly mountain temperatures. So, it may be helpful to plan ahead and hit the ground running when booking a venue that has seasonal relevance such as the mountains, the beach, and most outdoor options.
Your Dress Should Match Your Venue (And Its Corresponding Weather)
Book your venue before dress shopping! Or, at the very least, know the exact style of venue you’re going to reserve beforehand. For instance, Westglow accommodates a wide variety of weddings from black tie events to more casual, laid back celebrations. However, there are certain dress styles that complement our property better than others. Even in the middle of July nighttime breezes can get chilly. So, a dress that may be perfect for a coastal wedding might be too light here. On the other hand, dramatic “heavier” dresses are better suited for a Westglow wedding than a hot weather elopement.
Get Creative with Your Accent Pieces
We don’t really adhere to a strict set of rules in regards to what flowers, place settings, and rentals you feature in your wedding, and wholeheartedly believe that a couple’s personality and creativity should shine through. Westglow is a large Greek-Revival mansion built in the early 1900’s, but we’ve seen many brides seamlessly pull off the ever-popular “mason jar, rustic” vibe on our grounds. So, let your accents portray who you are as a couple and a bride. You’re having a casual outdoor wedding, but want crystal stemware? Go for it! Looking forward to your beach wedding, but want to include some mountain wildflowers? More power to you!
We love wedding season and hope all newly engaged couples are enjoying the first stages of their wedding planning! Click here to learn more about Westglow weddings.