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Fall Bridal Show ~ ONE WEEK AWAY!

The Fall Bridal Show is just one week away!  If you are a bride getting married any time in the next year, you DO NOT want to miss Fall’s biggest and best wedding showcase!  If you have wedding plans in your future, make sure you plan on attending this exciting Fall bridal show next Saturday, September 27th, from 11 am – 5:30 pm. at the South Towne Expo Center!

The Bridal Extravaganza is Utah’s largest producer of wedding shows and their Fall show is definitely one any prospective pride should take the time to attend. Many of Utah’s top wedding experts will be on hand to help you plan and make your wedding day absolutely magical!

There is still time to Pre-Register for a discounted price!

Make sure to set aside time next Saturday to attend the Utah Bridal Extravaganza, and check in on the blog next week as we continue to feature amazing Utah wedding vendors as well as give you tips for attending the Bridal Show next weekend!

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Wedding Dress Trends ~ Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 (2nd Edition)

Here are some more wedding dress fashion trends.  Hopefully you can find a some ideas or a dress that will inspire you and help lead you to your perfect wedding dress!

Embellishments on Back/Illusion Backs:

This absolutely gorgeous wedding dress trend looks both sexy and elegant with its beautiful embroidery or lace appliqué details. These intricate and stunning details highlight the back of the dress and makes for a very unique and romantic look.

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Dropped Waist:

A dropped waistline highlights and accentuates an hour glass figure, allowing you to show off your curves.  A low waistline looks amazing when paired with a full, “lighter than air” skirt.

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Women in white, or grey, or pink…

Designers are not sticking to just white, cream, or ivory wedding dresses this season.  Vera Wang’s whole Fall collection included various shades of bright pink!  Pastels and metallic are hot right now for wedding decor and many designers are incorporating that into their wedding dress designs as well.  Silver/grey dresses and accents are especially popular right now.

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Off the Shoulder:

This princess inspired look has been all over the runways lately. Off the shoulder gowns look both sexy and demure, classic yet also modern.  This chic look looks absolutely fabulous with any type of sleeves.

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Lighter Than Air Skirts:

Many of the wedding dresses we have pictured on these posts have this lighter than air skirt look.  The classic wedding gown is getting an ethereal  upgrade with added layers of light fabrics like lace, tulle, and silk.

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What styles are inspiring you?  What combinations can you see on your perfect wedding dress?  Is it the off the shoulder, with lace sleeves and a light as air skirt?  Is it a pastel pink dress, with a dropped waist, and an embellished back?  There are so many beautiful possibilities, so many exciting options to choose from as you search for the wedding dress of your dreams!

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Featured Utah Wedding Vendor ~ The Bridal Closet

Since we have been posting about wedding dresses, wedding dress trends, and wedding fashion on blog this week, it is with excitement we feature another amazing Utah wedding vendor, Bridal Closettoday on the blog.  Bridal Closet is a Bridal, Bridesmaids, and Prom store featuring many of the top brands from around the nation. In addition to wedding gowns, they carry bridal accessories such as veils, headpieces, jewelry, and jackets. They provide excellent quality products in a wide variety of styles and price ranges. If you are in need of somewhere to start on your journey to finding the perfect wedding dress, go visit Bridal Closet and your first stop in the journey might be your last!

Here are a some special reasons why Bridal Closet will exceed every bride’s expectations:

Provides a Boutique Atmosphere -  At Bridal Closet, brides will feel comfortable in our intimate boutique.   The store was designed with lots of open spaces and plenty of area to individually exhibit each dress while still exuding a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Personalized Service- We focus on making sure that each bride is warmly greeted and attended to while shopping with us.  Brides can schedule appointments with any of our bridal stylists to assure that she will receive that personalized one-on-one attention that she so desires.  Our bridal stylists are well-trained and can assist any bride in choosing a style that is within budget and fits her perfectly.

Exclusive Designers- Bridal Closet showcases some of the top brands from around the nation.  While we do have some of the biggest designer names, our prices are budget-friendly without compromising quality or style.

The Bridal Closet is an Authorized Retailer of the following designer lines:

Full Service Salon-  Each bride can be confident that our excellent service does not end at the sale.  Bridal Closet offers in-store alterations, pressing service, and a complimentary bustle with the purchase of all wedding gowns – no exclusions.  We believe that we are your source for wedding dresses and the perfect bridal gown shopping experience.

Payment Plans- Found the perfect dress but can’t afford it yet?  Bridal Closet offers payment plans so that every bride can work their dream dress into their dream wedding.

The vision of Bridal Closet is to “inspire you to make quality bridal and prom choices that will create beautiful memories to last a lifetime.”


To learn more visit  http://www.mybridalcloset.com

Contact Info:
Phone: 801.432.0031
Fax: 888.929.0122
Appointments Preferred

Email: support@mybridalcloset.com

STORE LOCATION

Bridal Closet Inc.
129 East 13800 South Suite A8
Draper, UT 84020

Store Hours:
Mon-Fri 11am-8pm,
Sat 10am-7pm,
Sunday By Appointment Only

Follow them on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/BridalClosetUtah and check them out on Twitter and Pinterest.

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Wedding Dress Trends ~ Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 (1st Edition)

Choosing the right wedding dress is one of the most integral parts of planning a wedding.  Most women try on dress after dress after dress in search of that perfect one!  Deciding on a wedding dress is typically a very long and drawn out process.  Dresses are carefully considered and the search to find a dress that is airy yet flattering, comfortable yet elegant, and striking but not over the top is a very difficult process.  The key is to find a dress that makes you feel absolutely stunning.  You should feel completely beautiful on your special day.  Your wedding dress should fit you physically, fit your personality, and fit with the theme and tone of the wedding you are shooting for.  There truly are so many beautiful fashion trends for wedding gowns right now.   Some trends definitely are a bit non-traditional, but all the trends are absolutely beautiful.  So check the blog this week for some of the trends out there right now, for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, that can help you find the dress of your dreams.

Ladies in LACE:

Whether it be lacy overlays, naked lace details, or lace sleeves, lace is extremely popular right now.  Even though the wedding was over three years ago, and Kate is now pregnant with her second child, many still refer to the popularity of lace sleeves as “The Kate Middleton effect.”   Lace details give a dress a soft, romantic, classic feel.

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Cover up:

Dresses with some kind of fashionable cover are very popular right now, and just in time for the chilly weather of Fall, Winter, and early Spring!  Really some may not be for warmth, but instead provide some extra adornment for your gown.  Covers such as boleros, capes, and shrugs have been very prevalent on the wedding dress runways!  These covers can can be embellished with feathers, embroidery, or beadwork.

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Crop the Top:

This is a bit of a daring and more revealing choice, but fitting with other fashion trends of today, a few ball gowns with a hint of a midriff are showing up on the wedding dress runways.

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Show a Little Leg:

Though it is completely non-traditional, a shorter hemline is a trend showing up everywhere.  Whether it be tea-length, a mini, or ankle length, these unconventional looks definitely could have their place in certain wedding themes, locations, and situations.  Plus it gives you an opportunity to show off a really great pair of wedding shoes!

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Keep checking the blog this week for more trends, ideas, and inspiration on wedding fashion!

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Featured Utah Wedding Vendor ~ Formed Fit

Thebrideandgroom.com is excited to feature Formed Fit today on the blog!  Formed Fit is a Utah based company that works with you, wherever you may live, to create beautiful custom tuxedos/suits for great prices.  They strive to give you a higher than average custom suit for lower than the average price!

Throughout the wedding planning process, as well as at the wedding, a lot of emphasis and attention gets put on the bride’s wedding dress.  It definitely tends to be a major focal point at a wedding and crucial component to creating a dream wedding.  However, the often overlooked groom’s attire is extremely important too.  His suit completes the look of the wedding couple and complements the bride’s dress.  The groom should feel and look equally as amazing! It is hard for a groom to look his best in just a run-of-the-mill, made-to-fit-many suit off a rack.  That is where Formed Fit comes in as they will provide you with a one of a kind custom wedding suit or tuxedo and formal wear for the entire wedding party that will make you feel and look amazing.

Why choose Formed Fit Custom Suits:

A custom suit can make a groom feel and look great on his big day.  Formed Fit provides the groom a neat opportunity to be able to create a suit just for him that is a perfect fit – both physically and to fit his unique individuality.  With Formed Fit your design truly is all your own.  So when someone says that your suit looks good, they are complimenting your creation!  Grooms can feel satisfied and confident in how they look and in what they have made.

Formed Fit’s Promise:

“Not only will we help you look your best on your special day, but we will save you money in the process.  Most wedding tuxedo rentals average around $200 a day.  With Formed Fit, you can create your own custom suit or tuxedo that is yours to keep for approximately what you would pay for one to three days of rental.”


Picking Your Very Own Details:

When you design your suit or tuxedo with one of the Formed Fit fashion consultants, you get to customize what you wear from the shoulders down.

The following details are what will allow your creation to compliment your dream wedding:

  • The perfect fit at a fraction of the price
  • A suit lining that matches your wedding colors
  • Customization of everything from the lapel style and vents to the number of pockets and pleats
  • Coordinating suits, pants, vests, or simply a shirt and tie for the entire wedding party
  • The option for an embroidered wedding date on the inside of your suit

What to do to get started:

Ensure a picture perfect wedding by ordering suits for all the men in your party.  Keep in mind that in order to make sure that your formal wear arrives with time to spare before the big day, it is important to meet with a fashion consultants at least two months prior to your wedding, and avoid any higher shipping rates that may apply.

CONTACT Formed Fit to schedule a fitting and get measured today!  The fashion consultants will help you create a custom look for your wedding suit. The expert tailors will create any custom creation you can imagine!  Your fashion consultant will make sure your creation fits perfectly.  If any alterations need to be made, they will take care of it free of charge.

Deals: Ask about their Custom Groom Package, and be aware that group discounts are available for parties of five or more!

Contact Formed Fit TODAY!!

Look for the Formed Fit booth at the Fall Bridal Show on September 27th!

Contact Info:

Phone: 801-834-8259

Email: suits@formedfitcustom.com

Website:  http://www.formedfitcustom.com

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Fall Wedding Fashion ~ Tuxedos

On the blog this week we will be taking a look at Fall wedding fashion:  tuxedos/suits, wedding dresses, and bridesmaid dresses.  We all know how important the wedding dress is, but sometimes the men get overlooked with their attire. Gone are the days where a man’s only option is a plain black, shapeless tux.  Today on the blog we look at some tuxedo fashion ideas and a few things to consider when choosing a tux.

Director of tuxedo marketing for Jos. A. Bank, Christina Steinbrenner said, “No two grooms are alike, and therefore all tuxedos shouldn’t look the same.  Today there are so many options for groom’s attire that your guy will have no problem finding just the right look to suit his personality.”

There are  three important components to picking the perfect suit.

1) Proper fit is key!

2) Decide what is your style (and there are A LOT of options) and how you want to possibly incorporate your personality.

3) Whatever style you go for, understand and educate yourself a bit on the elements of style at your disposal such as suits with different labels, collars, cuts of jackets, trousers, and accessories such as ties, bow ties, cummerbunds, vests, etc.

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about the male wedding attire:

The Traditional Look: The black tux seems to be the go-to for most grooms, especially traditionalists.  Often times it is paired with a bow tie or a tie and cummerbund combination. The sleek black of the tux has always paired nicely with the white of a wedding gown.  This traditional look tends to be quite timeless and still works perfect for a formal, black-tie affair.

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Tip:  Grooms shouldn’t be afraid to add a pop of color or try to personalize the look a bit.   You can add color with the vest, the tie/bowtie, or even accent with a pocket square.  Think outside the box with a pin stripe suit, a slimmer cut fit, or a fun crazy design for your tie.

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The Modern Look: Many weddings are moving away from the fancy, black-tie super elegant look.  Instead people are having their weddings in barns, in vineyards, on the beach, and are moving away from the traditional wedding look.  They may be going for something more vintage, or something more urban.  With these different modern looks come different colors of suits:  whites, tan beige, brown, blue, etc.

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With several big hollywood leading men wearing blue suits on the red carpet, it seems a nice slate blue suit is becoming an appealing option for many grooms.

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The white and black tux

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And a couple other great looks with a white tux:

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This look seems very vintage/Great Gatsby-esque!

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Some examples of chocolate brown tuxedos:

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The Low Key, Laid Back Groom: Even though the tux is becoming more adaptable and versatile, a full suit still is not for everyone and does not fit every personality!  A low key, laid back groom might want something that fits him and his personality a little better.  These type of grooms could pull of this jacketless look.  Paired with a matching vest and a colorful tie, it can set the right tone for the wedding and make the groom more comfortable.

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Trending: By far though, the most popular, trendy, modern tux color is grey.  A lighter grey is perfect for a daytime or outdoor wedding and a darker grey is perfect for a night time wedding or something a little more formal.

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Love the details on this suit, the tie, and the yellow flower!

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Definitely some personality showing through with the shoe choice of this groom and his groomsmen!

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Pin stripes with a bright pop of color

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Classic charcoal suit with bowtie

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The Romantic Look: If you are a hopeless romantic and you want the ultra classical look, this classic suit with tails may be the look for you:

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Lastly, here are a few more things to consider when choosing your tux:

1. Consider the season  you are getting married: For spring and summer weddings, less formal and lighter weight jackets would be the best choices so you can stay cool in the heat.  For Fall and Winter you can choose longer coats and heavier fabrics.

2. Consider the time of day you are getting married:  The time of day your wedding takes place can help dictate what formalwear you choose to wear. Daytime weddings tend to be a little less formal than weddings that take place at night.  For weddings in the evening a more formal, elegant tuxedo could be the best choice.

3. Consider the style or mood you are going for at your wedding:  Your choice of tuxedo should be different based on a casual or vintage wedding versus a formal, elegant wedding.  Also, consider the venue location to help with your tuxedo choice.  The tux should be attire that fits in and stands out at your wedding location.

4) Consider the colors:  As said above, black is the classic color for wedding tuxes, but modern weddings are giving more choices for tuxes in different colors.  Usually for an evening wedding a classic black, grey, or navy tuxedo is the best choice.  For a summer wedding or daytime wedding, a tan or even white tuxedo is completely appropriate. You may also want to consider the wedding colors and choose an accessory – a tie, vest, or pocket square – in those chosen wedding colors.

It is true that on the day of your wedding, most eyes will be on the bride’s dress, because let’s face it – that is and should be one of the main focal points of the wedding day! However, that does not mean that the groom shouldn’t look equally stunning and complement the beauty of the dress with his attire.  A groom should also feel handsome, look great, and feel like a million bucks on the his wedding day. There are a lot of options out there! Choosing the right tux should be a vital and important part to wedding planning, so remember to choose a tuxedo/suit that fits you – both physically and fits your individuality!

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Featured Vendor ~ Dollar Loan Center

2013 Wedding Statistics (Source)

  • Average Wedding Cost: $29,858 (excludes honeymoon)
  • Average Spent on Dress: $1,281
  • Average Spent on Venue: $13,385
  • Average Spent on Photographer: $2,440
  • Average Spent on Florist/Decor: $2,069
  • Average Spent on Videographer: $1,700
  • ETC ETC ETC!!!!

Growing budgets was a very common wedding trend in 2013.  Couples are spending more on their weddings than ever. We all know that weddings can be expensive. Sometimes it is hard to stretch the money and stick to a budget.  Enter our feature business today on the blog: Dollar Loan Center.  If you need some extra money to make your special day the wedding of your dreams, they can help you out. See the information below.

Dollar Loan Center has been your trusted community lender for over 15 years. Get a signature loan up to $2,500 in minutes with no hidden fees and no checking account required! Apply and get funded online at dontbebroke.com.

And now you can get an Auto Title Loan for up to 80% of your vehicles value with no credit check and we lend up to $25,000. At Dollar Loan Center you ONLY pay for the time you have the loan out and we lend way more than the rest.

Signature Loans up to $2,500 or Auto Title Loans up to $25,000! Call 801-983-9127 or visit dontbebroke.com today!

Registered with the UT Dept. of Financial Institutions according to the UT Consumer Code section 70C and Title 7. Customer must meet the normal loan qualifications. To review loan qualifications visit us at dontbebroke.com. Certain limitations may apply. Loans are subject to approval. Auto Title Loans available at select locations.


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Featured Utah Wedding Vendor ~ The Aerie at Snowbird

With its breathtaking views, unique alpine location, and various choices for beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, Snowbird obviously provides an unforgettable wedding experience!  Today it is our pleasure to feature one of the elegant dining area/possible wedding venues at Snowbird – The Aerie!

Located atop The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird’s flagship restaurant features an award-winning wine list and panoramic mountain views. Serving modern American gastropub cuisine, The Aerie focuses on using local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

The Aerie welcomes 200 guests in the Restaurant, 75 in the Lounge and 100 in the largest of the two private dining rooms, year-round.

Private parties and guests of the winter breakfast buffet are served in one of two private dining rooms. A kids menu rounds-out this family dining experience.

Live entertainment, a glowing fireplace, and a variety of food and drink specials hit the spot at The Aerie Lounge. Cocktails, beer, wine, small plates, entrées and après-ski specials are served, year-round.


Group Menu Suggestion:

We suggest you choose from one of our menus or customize your selection.

Restaurant Bookings:

(801) 933-2464

privatedining@snowbird.com

Want to learn more about The Aerie or make a reservation, click this link http://www.snowbird.com/dining/the-aerie-restaurant/

Here is a link to the Snowbird Wedding Brochure:   Wedding Brochure.

One more thing…Here is a link to view some absolutely beautiful wedding pictures taken at The Aerie: http://www.clairemarika.com/weddings/stacey-and-jake-wedding/

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Featured Utah Wedding Vendors ~ Joseph Smith Memorial Building, The Lion House, & Flowers Squared

We are excited to feature not only one, but three amazing Utah wedding vendors – two venues and a floral shop – on the blog today!  You cannot go wrong choosing the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, The Lion House, or Flowers Squared to make your wedding day completely perfect! The buildings on Temple Square create the perfect atmosphere for a wedding, ring ceremony, reception, or wedding meal. The people at Temple Square Hospitality truly follow their mission statement that says, “”We honor our heritage by providing guests with a tradition of exceptional service and hospitality.”

Our two stunning wedding venues are perfect for your special occasion. Whether it be a ceremony, reception, breakfast, luncheon, or dinner we will help make it the most memorable event of your life. You may choose from two Venues: The Joseph Smith Memorial Building and The Lion House. From start to finish our experienced, attentive staff will make your special day unfold just the way you envisioned it.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building

15 E. South Temple · Salt Lake City, UT

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building has twelve elegant banquet rooms that can accommodate between 20 to 600 guests. The elegant surroundings of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, formerly the Hotel Utah that was hailed the “Gemstone of the West,” create a gorgeous surrounding perfect for any special occasion.

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Wasatch Room in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

The Lion House

63 E. South Temple · Salt Lake City, UT

The Lion House has eight historic banquet rooms and an enchanting garden available for your unforgettable event. This venue can accommodate between 12 and 200 guests. The Lion House was built in 1856 to house LDS President Brigham Young who was also Utah’s first governor. The historic and cozy atmosphere of this prestigious home creates a remarkably unique setting for the most special day of your life.

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The Banquet Room in The Lion House

Flowers Squared

15 E. South Temple · Salt Lake City, UT

Located on the 9th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Think about it… having one of Utah’s finest floral shops on-site at Utah’s most magnificent event venues is priceless. Bridal bouquets, wedding flowers, fabulous centerpieces and floral room décor – Flowers Squared is the perfect equation for your most special occasion.

  • Full on-site floral staff
  • Free personal floral consultations
  • A complete range of prices and arrangements
  • Access to truly unique specialty items, simply not available through a traditional retail florist.

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Elegant floral centerpieces and gorgeous place settings

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building and The Lion house are both conveniently located directly east of the Salt Lake City Temple, in Downtown Salt Lake City.  This makes them a premier location for your wedding breakfast, luncheon, dinner, or reception. Professional banquet coordinators are prepared to assist you with every detail to help you have the most delicious food to accent your very special day.

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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It should be as perfect as it can possibly be. At the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and at The Lion House you may choose from large halls to small, intimate venues, from receptions to ceremonies, florals to linens, and a large selection of wedding menus. From start to finish our experienced, attentive staff will make your special day unfold just the way you envisioned it.
For more information visit their website at http://www.templesquarehospitality.com/services/weddings.php
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Choosing your FALL wedding venue ~ Seasonal Considerations

Picking your wedding venue is one of the most integral components of planning a wedding. Once you decide on your venue, then you can start solidifying your wedding theme as well as determine your wedding colors and start thinking about decor. There have been two wonderful blog posts with tips and advice for choosing your perfect wedding venue on the blog in the last few months.  You can read those insightful posts here and here.  Today we will add just a little to those by talking about a few more specific considerations to make when it comes to choosing a FALL wedding venue.

1.  Consider the location!  Everyone emphasizes the importance of location, location, location! It is wonderful for the venue to be nice inside, but it is equally important for it to look nice on the outside.  Most wedding pictures nowadays are taken outside. Does the venue provide natural, beautiful Fall decor for pictures outside?  Fall foliage in Utah can be absolutely gorgeous!  In fact, that alone could be the reason you pick am Autumn wedding! If you want to have a stunning backdrop for your wedding pictures, you may want to pick a venue with many mature trees that change color in the Fall.  A view of tree covered, possibly snow capped mountains also provides a beautiful backdrop.  A venue with great views is always a plus!

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2.  Consider the time of year your are getting married, and the changes that come with the changing of seasons.  As much as you love the garden in full bloom on the grounds of a particular venue in the summer time, will that garden still be in bloom when your Fall wedding comes around?  What will it look like come Autumn?  How will the grounds look when all the summer blooms have died away?

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3. With Fall comes day light savings time!  Don’t forget to take into consideration the change in time, when it gets dark, and when the sun sets when planning your wedding time or reception time.  Which way will the sun be shining?  Knowing which way the sun will be shining will help you determine how to set everything up.  You want to make sure that you you, your fiancé,  and your guests wont have to stare directly at the sun.  Also, you definitely do not want to have squinty eyes for your wedding pictures!

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4.  Along with the time of day consider the lighting. Visit the place at the time of day you plan to get married. How is the lighting? Light can make or break the mood of the venue.  If you are getting married inside during the day, find a venue with lots of windows.  If you are getting married at night, make sure the room is adequately lit.  If you are getting married outdoors, will you need to make adjustments such as setting out lanterns or candles for additional lighting.

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4.  Does your venue provide an indoor and outdoor option.  Usually early Fall weather is perfect and an outdoor wedding or reception has totally comfortable temperatures. However, Utah weather is unreliable and with your wedding date booked out so far in advance, there is no way of knowing if it is going to be super hot, rainy, or even snowy!  Make sure that the party can get moved inside if necessary!  A back up plan is always a safe bet!  One other thing, make sure you know if the venue has an AC or a heating system!

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5. Consider the style or theme you want for your Fall wedding.  Do you want it to include typical Fall/Harvest type decor in a rustic setting or do you want something more elegant and sophisticated?  Do you want it to look more modern or vintage?  Pick a venue that does more than just looks nice….it needs to suit the look and theme you are going for.  It needs to coordinate or you could be spending a lot more time and money to make it fit the look you desire. It is definitely a plus if the venue matches your theme as that will help your budget because you save money on extra decor!  The site doesn’t have to perfect match your colors and theme but you definitely don’t want it to clash or conflict with the look you are aiming for.

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6. One last thing:  consider whether you want one venue for both the ceremony and the reception, or whether you want two separate venues.  If separate, it would be a good idea to have them near each other.  Also, make sure that the theme you have in mind and the decor works across both venues and stays consistent.

7. One last budget consideration:  Does the venue include in-house catering, wedding rentals of chairs, tables, linens etc?  What kind of package pricing do they offer?  Do they do the work of clean up?

To end today’s blog, here is a funny little analogy that could help keep picking your location in perspective:

“You may have your heart set on a big wedding-day hoedown in a picturesque barn, but who’s going to clear out the hay, haul in the tables, set up the Porta Potties, arrange for lighting, and―oh, yeah―move Bessie out to pasture?”  (Source)

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