Getting the Wedding You Want

Getting the Wedding You Want

by David Egan

Once you’ve chosen a venue for your wedding, it’s time to choose a caterer. Here’s what you’ll want to know about how to do it. The kind of caterers we’re talking about here are full-service, off-premise caterers. “Full-service” means caterers who are on-site during the entire event, providing a complete staff as well as food and drink. “Off-premise” simply refers to caterers who go out to venues not their own–  literally “off” of their “premises”– to cater.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Wedding Venue Selection

Great customer service is a critical part of your getting the wedding you want. Earlier in this series on choosing your wedding venue we’ve talked about guest capacity, reception location, ceremony location, parking, how venues handle catering, venue fees, the look and feel of the venue, visiting the venue, and trusting your gut. Now let’s talk about what makes for great customer service.

You’ve probably never heard of Elane Photography or Arlene’s Flowers or Masterpiece Cakeshop, and you probably haven’t met Elaine Huguenin or Barronelle Stutzman or Jack Phillips.

In 2006, Vanessa Willock asked Elane Photography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, if they would take pictures of her commitment ceremony to another woman, Misti Collinsworth. The studio’s co-owner, Elaine Huguenin, replied that the studio would only photograph “traditional weddings.”

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Future of Same-Sex Marriage

First the good news: Don’t panic! Your right to enter into same-sex marriage is safe. Obergefell v. Hodges – the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage – is highly unlikely to be repealed. Here’s why:

Now we’re getting down to the nitty gritty of wedding venue selection: cost and taste! You want a venue that appeals to you stylistically, with a rental fee that fits your budget. Let’s get right into it.

Venue fees – What are the venue’s rental fees?


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