One of the first decisions to be made is the wedding location. You have the option of a formal setting such as a church or a more casual setting such as a garden. Besides your personal tastes things such as weather and the time of the year may make the decision a more obvious one. But keep in mind even a wedding held in a church can be decorated in such a way as to give it that casual feel. Again you need to generate the look that you envisioned.
Take the time necessary to write out your wedding vows, because this is going to be remembered by your spouse for a long time. Keep in mind that getting married is a commitment that might require some sacrifices. Make your love for your spouse-to-be crystal clear in your vows.
You see, Dear Bride, whether a hotel is completely sold out, half full or nearly empty there are certain essential functions that just must go on. So there will always be lit pathways at night, live entertainment in hotels that offer this, garbage collection and disposal, water sports at seaside resorts, and the list goes on.but you get my drift!
There’s still time to book a destination and resort this autumn! What about Central Park, after the leaves change? If you have under 20 guests you don’t need a permit, so it’s perfect for an elopement. If you are thinking about something upstate, check out I Love New York’s guide to 2011 Fall Foliage.
One particular thing that is beautiful about El Nido is that they still have a huge amount of greens. This makes for a beautiful backdrop for any outdoor wedding. There will be no need to spend a ton of cash on a florist as El Nido is rich with trees that reach magical heights that will take the place of those expensive flowers. Your guests will be in awe of the breathtaking landscapes that await them.
Once you’ve chosen your location, you’ll want to start browsing through brochures to find the resort you want. Keep in mind, not every resort hosts weddings onsite, so make sure it says ‘Weddings’ somewhere on the page.
Decide what the theme of your event will be. While you may not want your wedding to have a hard and fast theme like a child’s party would, you at least need to determine if it will be formal or casual and whether you will have it in a setting that dictates a theme. For instance, a ballroom wedding is going to have a much different feel than one at a museum or farmhouse. All of them can be elegant and nice, but they will each have a different feeling.