Nov. 24, 2009, 7:30 a.m. by TALENEVENTS

Finding Your Perfect Eco-Friendly Venue

TAGS: WEDDING RECEPTION, WEDDING VENUE, WEDDING PLANNING, ECO-FRIENDLY WEDDING, GREEN WEDDING


So now that you've set a date for your big day, the next big hurdle is to find a venue that satisfies your tastes, vision and needs! If your tastes include finding an eco-friendly venue, we would like to provide you with some general questions to ask yourself and the venue so that you choose wisely! Here is a laundry list of things to consider:


Hart House
Photo courtesy of Talen Events

Jan. 25, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

What Comes First: The Venue or the Date?

TAGS: WEDDING VENUE, WEDDING DATE

Ahhh, the classic conundrum (chicken or the egg?). Do you select your wedding date first and then your venue? Or do you pick the venue and then the date based on the venue’s availability? Here are some tips on how to go about this tricky process:


How to choose a wedding date
Photo courtesy of Christina Gapic Photography


When the DATE comes first
If you are absolutely set on a certain wedding date, because you love the way it sounds (10/10/10 or 09/10/11 for example), or because it has special meaning to you and your fiancé (anniversary of first date/your parents’ wedding date or whatnot), then YAY, that is half the battle. You can call around to all the various venues and check their availability on your chosen date.


If you don’t have a specific date in mind, but more so a general season or preferred month, then the VENUE comes first. Take the following factors into consideration:

March 10, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

SPONSORED: Waterfront Weddings that Wow

TAGS: WEDDING VENUE, VANCOUVER, INN ON THE QUAY, WATER VENUE

I had the great pleasure of staying at the Inn At The Quay New Westminster in February 2011 while in town for Bridal Swap Vancouver.


While there, I was able to see first hand their stunning wedding facilities and thought I'd put together my top 5 favorite things about having a wedding here:


Wedding Venue Inn at the Quay New Westminster
Inn At The Quay New Westminster


  1. It's All in the Details
    As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a tea enthusiast (read: obsessed) and I was pleasantly surprised to find Mighty Leaf teas in all rooms (along with Starbucks coffee for those of you who are coffee lovers). It wasn't just this though. There were lots of other little details... like the lovely Cutler bath products, bathrobes and waterfront balconies that added some extra personality. These are little touches your wedding guests will notice.


Dec. 7, 2012, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

How to Choose a Wedding Venue

TAGS: WEDDING VENUE, GUESTS, AVERAGE COST OF A WEDDING



You've probably narrowed down the time of year you'd like to get married. And now you have to find a venue that has availability!


What style of wedding are you going to have? How many people will you invite? Do you need wheel chair accessibility? The list of questions is never ending in the search for the perfect wedding venue.


Here's a handy inforgraphic with a few things to think about along the way!


Check out tons of wedding infographics on our pinterest boards.


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