Once the excitement of an engagement has passed many prospective bridal couples find that stress and panic levels are raised as they plan the wedding. Tempers are short and often the whole family on both sides tries to participate in the decision making. Many couples toy with the idea of heading for far distant shores and having a quiet island paradise ceremony. The braver and clever ones book their weddings at hotels and sit back and enjoy the buildup to the event.
These hotel venues have been catering to this growing market for years and have created well trained staff to deal with any eventuality. They are past masters at planning functions and do so with flair.
When a wedding date has been chosen the couple may want to book their venue. With the wedding planner working for the hotel it means the entire event is dealt with in-house and will be well coordinated. This allows the couple to look forward to their day without having to deal with possible problems arising.
There are many hotel venues to make a choice from even in small towns. The two major options that are available not matter where a person lives is whether to have to reception inside or outdoors.
Once that has been established a time for the event should be confirmed. The cost per head and menu will be determined by whether the reception is a breakfast, mid morning or afternoon tea, brunch, lunch or dinner with dancing. Each of these has their own pros and cons and it comes down to budget and personal preference. Breakfasts and lunches are less formal and not as expensive as dinners. Tea parties held in a garden can create a wonderful romantic ambiance for the occasion.
If a person has the budget and would like an evening function with sit down dinner and dancing then the bride can choose to have an elaborate affair. When arranging the reception at a hotel people will discover there are many hidden savings such as not having to hire crockery, cutlery, tables, chairs and table linen.
Hotels have built up a stock of overlays, chair covers and trims in numerous colors and are often able to assist with other items such as theme decorations. They also provide in-house or contract out facilities for items such as the wedding cake, flowers, table decorations and candles. In some instances they may even suggest appropriate wedding favors.
If planning to use a large hotel it is always advisable to find out whether they have a policy with regard to hosting many functions on the day. It can sometimes cause unpleasant disturbances when two or more functions are taking place at the same time. Once all these points have been dealt with the rest is up to the hotel staff to arrange and the couple can just look forward to their special day with anticipation.
There are often additional advantages to booking weddings at hotels. Rooms are normally set aside for the bride and her entourage to use as dressing rooms. The honeymoon is often included in the booking price and family and friends attending may have an option of booking a room for the night at reduced room rates.