What a gorgeous rock!
The First Step: Figuring out how to choose a wedding venue.The excitement of planning our big day quickly took over and we began to think of all the details at once. What we had never realized was the stress and time commitment that came with planning each and every detail of the big day: the perfect wedding location, date, dress, color, bridesmaid dresses, ceremony, cake, menu, decorations--The list never seemed to end! We quickly realized it was going to be important to focus on one at a time, and let each piece of the puzzle come together. The first big decision we decided to focus on was how to choose a wedding venue and date for the event.
We decided an indoor winter wedding was for us.We knew we wanted a summer wedding or an indoor winter wedding, which is pretty crazy since they are complete opposites. However, we wanted to choose a venue that we loved, and to work with their availability as far as a specific date. We were clueless as to where to begin when searching for the perfect wedding location. I bought a bunch of bridal magazines and began researching online for different venue options. Each one that we liked, we requested information from. Upon receiving the information, we would look through it, see what the place had to offer, and then determine if it would be a good match with our budget. If so, we set up a site visit. We spent about two weeks touring different venues. We quickly made a decision to go with an indoor winter wedding due to the incredible deals you can get. Everywhere we toured was amazing, so when it got down to the final place, we were overwhelmed with the huge decision facing us.
Sammi and her fiance Jake.