Part of the battle in planning your dream wedding is finding the perfect location for you and your spouse. Each venue has their own set of rules and accommodations that you’ll need to ask about before putting in your deposit. Below are some of our suggested questions to ask your venue before booking!
So, if you've been thinking about having a beach wedding in Southern California, my advice? Do it! You won't regret it! Since Illuminated Events has embarked on it’s new journey as an all-inclusive “one stop shop”, we’ve been able to do some of those beautiful SoCal weddings on the beach that I’ve always envisioned in my head.
Coming from rural Virginia, taking the leap into becoming a full blown California girl has definitely been an adventure. However, I do have to say, coming from someone who would travel 4 hours to get to the beach, to now being able to hop in my car on a whim and be there in 10 minutes is pretty amazing! In Virginia, there is a brief window of opportunity to have a beach wedding, May to September, thats it! Anything before that or after that and you better wear a parka over your dress or you will freeze your butt off!
Gorgeous, isn’t it?!
I think one of my favorite things about beach weddings are the open tents with chiffon draping, the soft romantic lighting and of course the sound of waves crashing in the background. They are so romantic and always look classy. Add a chandelier and you’ve gone from simple romance to utter elegance.
Are you on a tight budget? Looking to cut down on some of the big expenses? Have your ceremony and reception at the same location. It will cut down on multiple costs. More than likely the venue can do a package deal to include the ceremony site for little to no cost extra, as long as you book your reception at the same place. This will also cut down on your transportation cost, since you won’t need to hire a car to take yourself and your guests from your ceremony site to your reception.
By cutting down on this huge expense you now have money left in your budget that you can spend on that party favor you are dying to have, or the upgrade to your lighting package!