If you’re planning a wedding and have a great photographer in the family (or a chef, party favor maker, seamstress, or florist), it makes the most sense to hire them for your nuptials, right? After all, they can probably use the work, and you may be able to score a great discount in the process. What could possibly go wrong?
Summer Utah weddings are often some of the most beautiful events out there. With wide-open, sunny skies, flowers in full bloom, and everyone decked out in their summer best, there’s no better backdrop for your big day.
When it comes to enjoying a flawless Utah wedding and reception, experience is key, but that can be a kind of Catch-22. After all, chances are you’re new to this planning a wedding thing. How can you have experience with a once-in-a-lifetime event like your wedding?
The food you serve at your wedding reception will set the tone for your entire event. Think about it—a tray of light sandwiches encourage people to walk around and chat, making your reception seem more like a lighthearted gathering than a formal party. Along those same lines, a four-course meal makes a statement and one that takes advantage of local, seasonal produce indicates that you care about sustainability and want to impress your guests.
If your choice is an LDS temple wedding ceremony, lessen your stress by prioritizing the venues and services you’ll need to reserve. With so many Utah weddings taking place around the same time, coordinating the temple, reception venue, luncheon venue, guest list, and things like the photographer can take quite a bit of manipulating.
As is the case with any large construction or home improvement project, planning a DIY wedding is stressful, will cost at least thirty percent more than you’re expecting, and will consume most of your free time for the next six months.
We’ve all seen the gorgeous Pinterest photos of barn weddings: the rusticity and vintage charm, the faded beauty of farmland in all its glory. As a fad, the barn wedding has been gaining traction and creating lots of opportunities for great wedding photos.
Any large event that you plan is going to put a strain on your pocket and on the earth. Because you’re looking at up to hundreds of guests (all of whom need to be invited and fed) gathered in one place at one time, there will be ecological ramifications.
One of the questions we often get here at Eldredge Manor is when is the ideal time to have a wedding. Spring or summer? Weekend or weekday? Morning or evening? Although you’re free to have a wedding whenever it suits you best, there are optimal times for your Utah nuptials. Whether you’re looking to maximize attendance or simply make the most out of local deals, here’s our guide to timing your wedding just right.