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Many details go into decorating for wedding décor. Often time’s couples feel they can tackle this task themselves, only to later realize that hiring someone is much less stressful. The Atrium Sandy reception center offers assistance with décor, helping couples achieve the vision they seek while maintaining track of their budget.
Flowers are the visual center for the reception. It is important that the ceremonial theme carry over into the reception, so the wedding itself feels cohesive and well planned. Flower themes include colors, types – ranging from the exotic to common, greenery and even potted plants.
Many couples choose to focus on lightening as well. Soft tea lights casting shadows around the reception area is warm and inviting, giving guests a comforted feeling. Tea lights are also an inexpensive, yet elegant, way to add warm light, flickering ambiance and easily incorporate into flower centerpieces.
Often times linens help create the base canvas for a theme. Selecting simple white linen to selecting bold linen, this helps create a vision for the reception. The Atrium provides base linens, polyester toppers and chairs. Upgrade options are available including organza toppers, bows, chair covers, table runners, etc.
The selection of plates, silverware and glassware are also an extension of the wedding theme. If the theme were simple, then restaurant-style white plates and elegant crystal-style glasses would be complimentary. If the theme were artistic and whimsical, it might be best to select vibrant glassware to compliment simple plates and silverware, yet perhaps impart a stylish flair into a cloth napkin or table runner.
Many couples opt to display pictures of their courtship, when they were young, growing up and pictures with family members. Pictures are a fun way to help guests mingle and introduce themselves to one another. Pictures can easily be a conversation opener, giving guests the opportunity to recall fond memories of the couple, remember years’ past, discuss how they met the couple or know their families, etc. If a couple’s family has not previously met, pictures are also an excellent way for them to get to know each family better, promote flowing conversation and help everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Nothing is worse than an uncomfortable wedding where people do not mingle or speak to one another. It is important that the décor and surroundings reflect the couple’s personalized style, imparting warmth and helping guests feel comfortable and have an enjoyable experience.
The Atrium reception centers Utah is able to assist couples in the process of décor and reception decorations. Using them is a valuable, timesaving resource as a couple will have many things on their plate on their important day, including photos, introducing family members and entertaining guests. Having one’s mind at ease that the Sandy Utah wedding venue has everything covered, is well worth working into one’s budget.
The Atrium at Western Gardens Sandy, Utah wedding reception center is an exclusive wedding and reception venue. The employees at Atrium weddings strive to make a couple’s experience as personal and simple as possible. Their goal is to help a couple achieve long-lasting memories of their wedding day and give guests a lasting impression of the reception.
Selecting a wedding cake is the centerpiece of the Sandy, UT reception, whether it is round, square, multi-tier or personalized mini-cupcakes. The most important aspect of selecting a cake is the flavor. Often times this is overlooked as a couple focuses on the external beauty of the cake, but it is important to select a flavorful cake that satisfies guests. The Atrium works with an exclusive baker that has more than 25 years of experience. While couples are free to select their own baker, the Atrium’s has more than 50 varieties and styles they regularly work with to help couples design the custom cake of their dreams. While vanilla, chocolate, raspberry filled, carrot cake and even cheesecake are popular cake flavors, selecting the base flavor is the first step. Second, a couple must select the type of icing, as that literally makes the cake. Vanilla, chocolate, butter cream and cheesecake are all popular icing flavors. Fondant is a type of sugar icing dough that rolls out and fits to the cake’s form, giving it a seamless appearance. While some people feel that fondant lacks flavor, it does give an unparalleled external beauty to the cake, seamlessly blending the layers.
It is important to take into consideration that couple’s freeze the top layer of their cake, only to thaw it and eat it on their first anniversary. This customary tradition, helps invoke fond memories from a year gone by. Some cakes will freeze well while others will not. It is important to discuss this with a baker, as couples may opt for a special cake flavor for the top tier to accommodate a one-year deep freeze.
Cakes are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 12-inch, 9-inch and 7-inch to 14-inch, 10-inch and 7-inch tiers. The number of people attending the wedding determines the size of the cake. Often times couples opt for cake decorations, albeit it simple or a vivid, colorful artistic theme. Fresh flowers are a common addition, as are pearls, leaves and fruit.
Tradition dictates that couples are the first ones to slice the cake and feed each other a piece. This ritual shows the promised bond that the husband and wife will always be there for each other, and help feed one another.
Ivy House Weddings, Utah wedding venues, is a sister company to the Atrium, and can also help provide cake selection services by coordinating with their baker as well.
You’ve been to weddings before, but now that you’re planning yours, you’re not really sure of what goes on in a wedding ceremony. Which part goes first? What elements are “must-haves” and what things can you do to personalize your wedding?
One thing you must remember is that it’s your wedding. Although there are a lot of predetermined formats available for you to choose from, in the end, all that really matters is that you’ve made this day special for you and your soon-to-be spouse. If you decide on having an officiant or minister, one important role he can play is in helping you with your wedding ceremony.
To help you craft your own ceremony, here are some of the main parts that are usually included:
Wedding processional. This is one of the much-awaited parts of the program – the main feature being the sight of the bride majestically marching down the aisle in all her beauty and splendor. The wedding processional covers the entrance of the wedding party. The usual order goes like this: the officiating minister, the best man, the groom, the bridesmaids and the groom’s men, the ring bearers, the flower girls, the maid of honor, and then, of course, the bride. The bride can opt to walk the aisle alone or with her parents or just the father. Sometimes, the groom and the best man enter by a side door. A highly-creative “grand entrance” that garnered considerable popularity in YouTube shows the wedding party dancing their way to the altar. This is one creative way to make you and your fiancé’s mark on your wedding.
Reading. This could be a poem, some verses from the Bible, other religious wedding readings or a piece of literature. These readings often cover the topic of love or marriage.
Officiant’s Opening Word. This acts as the welcoming word for the guests and a statement of purpose. The officiant says words like, “We are gathered here to witness the union of ___________ and ___________ in marriage.” The opening word will set the mood of the entire wedding – if you want your wedding to be light, sprinkled with a bit of fun, formal or sentimental.
Giving away of the bride. This is a tradition where the parents of the bride are supposed to “give the bride away”. The officiant will ask, “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?” and the parents of the bride say, “We do.” However, this is optional as in some modern marriage ceremonies, this is omitted or revised to say, “Who supports this couple in their marriage?”
Charge to the couple. This is when the officiant defines marriage for the couple, giving them a few words of advice about marriage and their new life as husband and wife.
Exchange of Wedding Vows. The bride and the groom face each other as they say their vows. They can repeat the words provided by the officiant or have their own personalized vows.
Exchange of Rings. In religious ceremonies, this includes the blessing of the rings and an explanation of the meaning of the rings. And then, the bride and groom exchange the rings, symbolizing their vow to love and commit to each other.
Unity ceremony. (Optional) The bride and groom may opt to include a unity ceremony, which is a visual symbol of their union. There are many unity ceremonies to choose from. The most common would be the lighting of the unity candle. Two smaller candles are held by the groom and the bride and together they light a bigger unity candle. This symbolizes their becoming one. Other unity ceremonies include the sand ceremony, the water ceremony, the wine ceremony and the salt ceremony.
Declaration of marriage and The Kiss. This is where the officiant will proclaim that the couple is married. The words usually used are, “By the power vested upon me by the state of…, I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride.” This signals the bride and groom to have their first kiss as a legally married couple. In modern ceremonies, the words, “You may kiss the bride” are omitted as some feel weird about having to give a grown man permission to kiss his bride.
Benediction and Presentation of the Couple. In religious ceremonies, the officiant will pray for the couple or offer good wishes for them. Then, the couple will face the audience as the officiant announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with pleasure that I present to you, Mr. and Mrs. John Doe.”
Recessional. The newlyweds march back down the aisle as the audience cheers on.
These are the main elements that you can find in a wedding. This is also the usual order of the elements. However, as we have said, it depends on how you want to personalize your wedding. You may have to consult the officiant for any legal requirement but if there are no legal barriers, you can basically craft your own wedding ceremony.
The next step would be to decide your Utah wedding location. To make your wedding ceremony even more beautiful, it is important to consider the surroundings by which you will be married.
As you carefully think of the wedding ceremony, your choice of wedding venue should reflect the mood you want to set for the ceremony, as well as other practical aspects. You should consider the width of the aisle (or whether this is adjustable). You should also consider the number of seats available, the altar where you will be standing, the backdrop of the ceremony and the overall look of the wedding.
If you are planning to hold a wedding in Sandy, Utah, one excellent wedding venue in Sandy, Utah is The Atrium. Ideal for weddings and receptions, The Atrium boasts of a well-decorated facility. It is equipped with all you need to make your wedding extra special.
Weddings need not cost an arm and a leg for it to be beautiful. Remember, the beauty of a wedding rests mainly on the moments (where love just flows and is felt by everyone present) in that wedding. And this does not necessarily come with an expensive price tag.
Here are some tips for planning a beautiful wedding on a budget:
- Choose the time and day. Weekends and evening affairs cost more. If you can, go for a weekday for your wedding date and an afternoon or morning reception instead of dinner. Also, peak seasons for weddings are from May to October, as well as December, so you can do well to stay away from these months.
- Choose a good wedding venue. A Sandy, UT wedding venue that provides a comprehensive package will cut a lot of corners. Choose a wedding venue that already provides a good sound system (as well as a video system, if you need it), enough seats and tables (as well as linens – a number of wedding locations offer standard linens free of charge) and other necessities such as parking spaces, room for the bride to dress and decorative elements that make the wedding all the more beautiful.
- Borrow or rent. You don’t have to buy some of the necessities in your wedding. Look to relatives and friends who recently wed. Chances are, they already have what you need – the flower girl’s baskets, the ring bearer’s pillow, cake topper, cake cutter and server and toasting glasses. And the bride’s outfit includes something borrow – so borrow your wedding jewelry, as well as your headpiece, veil and even the gown!
- Forego the dessert section. Instead, get a small wedding cake for display and enough sheet cake in the kitchen to be served during dessert time. This will complete your meal without necessarily eating a lot in your budget.
- A buffet is more economical than a sit-down dinner. This means you will need less servers (and thus, less tips). If you want a sit-down dinner, you may think about trimming one or two courses out of the five-course meal.
- Cut down on printing and mailing costs. For instance, include the information for the reception on your invitation so that you won’t have to spend on reception cards. Rather than sending your save-the-date reminders through the mail, consider sending them via e-mail. When choosing your type of invitation, go for standard sizes. Oddly-shaped or over-sized letters may cost more to mail.
- Go for simple flowers. Choose flowers that are available locally and that are available in season. Your floral arrangements need not be expensive to be beautiful. When decorating with flowers, add more of the greenery (to add volume) and incorporate fewer flowers.
- Set a realistic budget and stick to it as much as possible. You can play around with your budget – but you can do so by cutting corners on other items in your budget. That way, the total won’t be much affected.
- Go DIY. If you have plenty of time or have an extra pair of hands to help, you can go the do-it-yourself route for much of your wedding items – invites, favors, jewelry for the entourage and so on.
- Vendors? Consider your family and friends. You can cut costs by looking towards friends and relatives to act as your photographer, wedding planner or caterer. Also, instead of getting a DJ or a live band, use your iPod or computer and setup a playlist that a friend or a loved one can cue at the right moments. You must, however, weigh the savings against the risks. You may not necessarily get what you expect, especially if you plan to work with amateurs instead of professionals. If you don’t want to take the risk with the photos, you can consider hiring a professional photographer to take your formal wedding shots prior to and during the ceremony. Then, have family and friends who are camera-loving enthusiasts to take the pictures in the wedding reception venue.
Wedding vows… do they leave you stumped? Your promise to your future spouse may be one of the most important things you will say. And if does not make this daunting, the prospect of having to say these words in public have you all but petrified. But with a little help, you can get a head start in writing your wedding vows. We’re here to help.
Here are some tips to help you write your vows:
- Decide if both of you want to say your own vows. This may be deeply personal so you and your future spouse need to agree that saying your personalized vows is what both of you want. Your future spouse may prefer using the traditional vows, which are also beautiful. You also need to agree if you will have the same vow as a couple or if you want different vows for each of you.
- Decide on your style. Would you like your vows to be romantic, funny, deeply personal or formal and traditional? Choose the style you are most comfortable in.
- Decide on your vow’s content. The key elements in a wedding vow include: your promises about your marriage, a statement of love and something personal (but not too personal). Choose words that emphasize what you want to happen in your marriage: respect, fidelity, the promise of starting a family and your commitment to mutual happiness.
- Avoid generalizations, be specific. Stay away from words such as, “I will forever love you.” It’s better to add personalized touches by sticking with simple, everyday ways you can show your love.
- Choose your words carefully. Use strong action words such as “promise”, “cherish”, “honor”, “delight”, “prize”, “treasure” and so on. Carefully chosen words will add that “oomph” to your vows.
- Short and sweet is the best way to go. Remember that a few carefully chosen words are more effective than a long-winded speech. So try to keep your vows to up to 3 minutes.
- Consider the line: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Explore your feelings about your future spouse, your relationship and your marriage. Ask: what about your fiancé do you love most? What made you decide that he or she is “the one”?
- Look at examples. Promises are for poets and lovers. So take a look at what poets have to say. There are volumes of Bible verses, poems, famous love lines and passages that you can look at and even quote in your vow. You can even choose to incorporate words from your love letters.
- Listen to your vow. Now that you have written your vow, be sure to “test” it by reading it aloud with someone you trust. This will help you pick out areas for improvement. There may be some areas that don’t sound right so this is your chance to change it.
- Write it down. You can try to memorize your vows but be sure to have a copy of it handy in case you blank out while you’re saying your vows.
- Speak from your heart. This is perhaps the most important of all. Your words should be an outpouring of what you feel, know and believe about love and your relationship as man and wife. Don’t speak to impress other people watching – speak to your spouse.
Your vows tell your partner what you personally think and feel. The exchanging of vows is an important part of the marriage ceremony.
As you have given a lot of thought to your wedding vows, you should also give careful thought about other elements of your wedding. This includes the wedding ceremony, the wedding décor and your wedding location.
Your choice of wedding venue is an important aspect that will set the tone of the entire ceremony, including your exchanging of wedding vows. We at Western Gardens understand this and we offer you one of the best wedding locations in Sandy, Utah. The Atrium provides a beautiful backdrop as you recite your vows to each other.
Dream weddings also require dream locations…and more. Just because the place looks romantic and just right for your motif does not mean that that wedding venue is the best for you. There are also practical considerations to think about to ensure that you have what you need for the wedding ceremony and reception to run smoothly.
To help you determine how you should choose your wedding venue or wedding reception venue, here are some things you should look into:
- Kind of ceremony or reception. What kind of ceremony and reception do you want? Would you like to have different venues for the wedding ceremony and reception? Your choice of reception venue should then be near the church or wedding venue since you will have to consider travel times between these two. Or, if you want to save money, you can also think about having your ceremony and reception in one location. This will also be more convenient for you and your guests as it limits the amount of traveling they will need to do. The Sandy, Utah wedding venue, The Atrium House, has the facilities and space for you to have both your ceremony and reception in one romantic backdrop.
- Size of the wedding. How many guests are you planning to have? Of course, you need a wedding venue that will accommodate the size of your wedding party. Will the venue also be able to have more space for last minute additions? What if 15 unexpected guests pop up on the day of the wedding itself? Another consideration is the kind of wedding reception you want? A sit-down dinner will need more space for the same number of guests than a stand-up buffet.
- Facilities. What kind of entertainment are you planning for your reception? Will this include dancing to the music of a live band? Then you will have to select a location that has a dance floor and space for the band. You should also consider the wedding reception center’s facilities for children and disabled persons. Are the facilities child-friendly – does it have a romper room for children to play in? Is there a wheelchair ramp? How near is the reception area from its parking space? Other convenient facilities you should look into are the bride and groom’s dressing room, a good sound system and enough chairs and tables.
- Wedding location staff. Does the staff seem professional and customer friendly? Will the wedding location provide a coordinator to help troubleshoot during the day of the wedding?
- Restrictions or limitations of the wedding venue. Some places (particularly historic venues) don’t allow guests to wear high heels. Others, such as museums, limit flash photography. Consider these restrictions in light of what you want to happen in your wedding.
- Accessibility. Is the place easy to find for those who will be driving? How about those who will come through public transport? Are there hotels near the wedding venue for you and your guests?
- Photo Opportunities. Does the wedding location provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos? An ideal wedding venue should have a lot of natural light for daytime photos and romantic sparkling lights for nighttime photos. It should also have decorative elements such as water installations/waterfalls, chandeliers, glass ceilings to make your photos more beautiful.
- Budget. Of course, this will be an important consideration. You would want a location that meets your budget and can offer you excellent packages for floral arrangements, catering, wedding invitations and stationery and linen. You should also check the fee schedule and any extra charges (such as charges for overtime, cake cutting or corkage fee should you decide to bring in your own wines).
Western Gardens’ The Atrium House takes all these into consideration to provide you one of the best wedding and reception venues in Sandy, Utah. When you are planning a wedding in this area, be sure to make a visit to The Atrium House to see how well it will suit your needs for your dream wedding.
The wedding planner may very well be a lifesaver – especially when you’re bombarded by all the things that clamor for your attention and decision. This makes hiring a wedding planner one very good idea – it can ease out a lot of stress and pressure. Remember, the wedding is your special day – you don’t have to spend it being all stressed out. Rather, you’d want to enjoy the day and let someone else handle the nitty-gritty details.
A wedding planner may be as involved in the planning and execution as you want him or her to be. They can coordinate and work with vendors so that all you have to do is to make decisions as to which designs to go with. The wedding planner can take care of ordering the wedding favors, dress, cake and floral arrangements and ensure that these are delivered on time. They can also be there in the wedding location to help supervise the decorations and even stay after the wedding to look after the clean up.
Indeed, the wedding planner may help you keep your sanity, ensure that the wedding is a success and kept well within budget. That said, you need to be careful in your choice of your wedding planner, since he or she plays such a crucial role in your wedding.
Here are some things you’d want to know with regards to your wedding planner:
- Availability. First, determine whether the planner has an open schedule for your wedding date. You need to know if he or she has other clients booked for that day or for the days leading up to your wedding day. You’d want to have a wedding planner that is fully committed towards your event and will not give only half of his or her attention to it due to the fact that he or she also is juggling other events. Another important thing to check is whether the planner is doing wedding planning as a part-time or fulltime career. Having one that works part time will mean that he or she is only available for calls or meetings during certain days and times.
- Communication. How will you and the wedding planner communicate – by phone, e-mail or both? How quickly can you expect the wedding planner to respond? How easily can you contact him or her and how often will you meet during the planning stage? Remember, some wedding planners will only provide you with a limited number of phone calls/meetings per week and may charge extra for more frequent calls and meetings.
- Services provided. Essentially, wedding planners will adjust themselves according to the level of involvement you want them to have for your wedding. There are some brides who prefer someone who will do the planning and coordinating with the vendors, choosing the wedding reception center and other items such as wedding favors, invitations and so on. There are also some brides who enjoy planning the details and doing the legwork of the wedding and simply need someone behind the curtains on the day of the wedding itself. Ask the planner if the wedding planning package being offered includes helping plan the bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner or honeymoon.
- Experience. A wedding planner’s particular niche should match with what you have in mind for a wedding. Wedding planners who are used to big-budget and elaborate affairs may not be a good fit for a wedding with a small budget. Someone who specializes in formal and church weddings may not have the experience to coordinate a destination wedding. Be sure that the wedding planner you choose has the experience to handle your kind of wedding. You should also ask for referrals for previous clients.
- Vendor network. A good wedding planner can actually help you save money or stretch your budget even further due to the fact that he or she can negotiate with vendors and work out deals so that you will enjoy more bang for your buck. Be sure to ask if the wedding planner can help you stick with your budget.
- Cost. Of course, it is important to discuss how much a wedding planner’s services will cost. Some wedding planners charge a flat fee while others tack on a percentage of the wedding’s total cost. Before you sign the contract, be sure to know the details of the costing – what services are included and what extra charges may be added.
A wedding planner gives you something precious you can enjoy – peace of mind. There are also some wedding venues that provide an in-house coordinator for your wedding day needs. This way, you have someone to go to for any needs you may have during the day of the wedding.
One such wedding reception venue is Western Gardens’ The Atrium in Sandy Utah. Aside from an in-house coordinator, this Sandy, Utah wedding venue offers a wide variety of facilities such as in-house vendors, beautiful backdrops for both indoor and outdoor weddings, a lovely water installation and much more.
Choosing the right Sandy reception center for your post nuptial celebration can seem like an uphill battle with the amount of venues located in Sandy, Utah. Though many of these reception locations fall short on a variety of levels and you may come across many that might not meet your expectations or budget. There are many considerations to mull over before when deciding on your ideal Utah wedding venue, such as availability, cost, services, and space. All of these factors should be completed prior to beginning your reception venue search, that way you will be prepared to make an informed and well thought out decision when the time comes.
Planning out your reception center budget prior to booking your Sandy, Utah wedding venue is the primary key. Without itemizing your wedding expenses first, your budget can run amuck and you will end up paying more out of pocket than you expected. After figuring out your wedding funds, you will find that you will have more wiggle room if you have a price range with a high and low figure rather than a firm fixed price for your reception allotment. If you find a Utah reception center that you adore but it is slightly out of your budget, don’t fret try negotiating with the reception manager to see if they can work something out and offer you a discount.
If you are going about your wedding sans wedding planner, it may be in your best interest to consider booking a Sandy, UT wedding reception location that can assist you with their various local vendor contacts. Reception centers often have ongoing relationships with caterers, florists, and entertainment providers; it is these beneficial working relationships that can help you obtain great deals on these essential services for your reception party. Additionally, some reception centers even present tables, chairs, linens, and invitations either included in the rental cost or for an added reasonable fee.
Type of Reception Center
Before beginning to set up appointments to check out local reception centers you should think about what type of venue sets your heart a flutter and decide if you would like an outdoor or indoor reception. The Sandy reception center that you choose would both appeal to your aesthetic senses and be a tasteful blank palette for which you can embellish upon with your personalization.
After contemplating these entire reception venue matters, you should take a moment to consider what the Atrium at Western Gardens has to offer. The Atrium currently has an existing setup that is geared specifically for events like weddings and receptions. Their Utah wedding venue is reasonably priced; presents a broad spectrum of services, and an ambiance that is soothing and stylish. The Atrium maintains the assistance of a wedding organizer who is there to help couples attain the goal of a blissful ceremony and reception with minimal hassle or stress.
Your Utah wedding venue has been decided on, now you need to busy yourself with the details of the reception; the biggest of which is deciding on a caterer and what to serve to your multitude of guests. Caterers today often offer alternatives to the traditional sit and service meal, in these modern days and economic times more and more couples are deciding to opt for the less expensive cocktail or dessert receptions, which includes hors d’oeuvres or pastries, drinks, and wedding cake.
But if you can afford the cost of a full meal in the form of a buffet or multi-course sit down service this would likely be preferable to your guests attending your Sandy, UT wedding reception. A caterer will be able to help you determine which type of service to offer based on your budget and food preferences. A banquet buffet will give your wedding guests the most options for variety and quantity, though it will require them to stand in line to receive their food. A sit down waiter service gives your guests the opportunity to comfortably relax and converse while waiting for their food, but this limits their portions and types of food that they may sample.
What kinds of food should be served at a reception and what should not?
Coming to an agreement on the menu as a couple is vital to having a satisfying catered event. The majority of caterers have cohesive menus that can be selected as is or customized to fit your preferences. To get an idea of what you would like to serve you should ask your caterer if you can sample some of their food. By doing this you will be able to pick out what exactly you want and get an idea of the caterers cooking abilities.
Typical main dish fares at a Utah wedding reception include beef, pork, chicken, and salmon. Incorporating a vegetarian option along with the meats as a main course is an excellent inclusive decision. Offering a variety is your best bet for pleasing everyone, and a safe one at that since it is impossible to know the dietary habits of all of your guests.
While it is important to cater to your guests at your Sandy, UT wedding reception, you should also make sure that you serve the types of food that you and future spouse find enjoyable. While you may decide to offer up a meal that is atypical, such as an exotic foreign dish, make sure you have more standard options available to those guests who are less adventurous. This way you satisfy both yourselves and your guests will leave your wedding event with a full and satisfying feeling of contentment.
The Atrium at Western Gardens has great contacts with an exceptional caterer that works regularly with this Sandy, Utah wedding venue. The Atrium’s unique relationship with their catering vendor allows them to pass savings on to you since they receive an economical rate for being a repeat and steady client. On top of all this they offer varied menus that can be customized to meet your wedding reception needs.
Your man has presented you with the loveliest of engagement rings and got down on his knees to ask you to be his wife. And of course, you happily said, “Yes!”. And now the wedding preparations begin. You realize that preparing your dream wedding is like being caught in a whirlwind – there is a continuous swirl of things to do, wedding providers to select, choices with regards to styles, colors, themes and so on.
To give you an idea, here are the basic things you need to do for your wedding:
- Set the date and ensure that your choice of church and wedding reception venue is booked for this date.
- Set the wedding budget
- Choose your wedding gown, as well as the gowns for your female entourage
- Choose the ring
- Build the guest list
- Prepare “save the date” announcements and/or announce the engagement(possibly via an engagement party)
- Get your marriage license and prepare all the necessary documents
- Send out wedding invitations and record RSVPs
- Decide on the bridal gift registry items
- Choose the caterer and the menu for the wedding and arrange for food tasting
- Choose the cake design and the baker
- Hiring the florist and deciding on floral arrangements
- Book musicians or DJ and agreeing on the music to be played
- Talk with the officiant and discussing the details of the wedding ceremony
- Prepare other printed items (place cards, wedding ceremony programs, thank you cards, inserts, etc.)
- Hire a videographer and photographer
- Book a makeup artist, having a makeup and hair test to check which kind you want
- Arrange for the transporation of guests or even hotel bookings and lodging (for out of town guests)
- Arrange the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
- Write your vows
- Schedule and arrange the honeymoon
Aside from these, you will need to continuously follow up with wedding vendors to ensure that everything is ready for the big day.
Whew! All the hustle and bustle involved with the wedding preparations can make you wish that there was some easier way. And really, there is! You can either hire a wedding coordinator to ease away the hassle or you can also avail of the wedding packages provided by some Utah wedding locations.
For instance, The Atrium, a Sandy, Utah wedding venue offers not just a place for you to hold your wedding ceremony and/or reception; it also offers wedding packages that saves you a lot of trouble in terms on planning and selecting providers. With this Utah wedding reception center, you can also make use of their other services such as catering, linens, cakes and floral arrangements.
The Atrium is also equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure that your wedding runs smoothly and that the overall ambiance is just the way you want it. The Atrium’s attention to detail and sense of style have made it one of the best wedding venues in Utah. What’s more, The Atrium will also provide a host during the day of the wedding to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Now, that’s wedding planning made easier!