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Airbnb Wedding

If you’re looking for a non-traditional venue, why not check out an Airbnb wedding venue? If you have any experience traveling and staying in Airbnb’s then you know not all are created equal. You’ll have to do some hard ground work before you decide, but an Airbnb wedding just might have the special pizzazz you want for your big day!

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The pro’s for an Airbnb wedding are that you can find virtually any place you want. Have you always dreamed of walking down the aisle with a towering mansion and fountain gardens in the back ground? That can be found. The cons here are that it is a private property and there may be limitations that other public venues wouldn’t have. Be sure to read fine print and communicate with the host. Some venues say “no parties or events” and it couldn’t hurt to ask if they’d make an exception for your wedding day.

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Another pro for an Airbnb wedding is it may cost less than a traditional venue. It could cost a few hundred a night versus thousands for another venue. The con here is that it probably won’t have amenities like chairs, tables, linens and servers. That needs to factor in your budget when you pick an Airbnb space. In addition to this you’ll need to make sure there are enough parking space and accommodations for everyone you want there.

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Lastly, a pro to choosing an Airbnb wedding is that your guests may be able to stay on the premises overnight. This makes it easy for everyone to gather and could be even more fun the following morning! Staying together in an Airbnb creates an intimate and cozy atmosphere. This is versus a large venue where everyone has to leave at the end of the night. If you’re looking for a smaller, more personal wedding day then this is an option to consider. A con for having everyone being in the same place could be that the owner will want you to get insurance or liability waivers. This extra cost may or may not be worth it to you.

Destination Wedding

For those bride and grooms who want a smaller, intimate venue and a breathtaking backdrop, then the destination wedding is for you! Some couples prefer to leave the hum drum of their home towns and go someplace new. There’s nothing wrong with wanting your wedding photos to include snow capped mountains, beaches or quaint European villages.

There are a few things to think about when planning a destination wedding. First, if you’re thinking of tropical be aware of the Zika virus threat. For anyone pregnant or trying to get pregnant this is a serious health hazard and they will not be able to go. Keep an eye on the places with Zika warnings. A lot of couples are having their destination wedding in Hawaii or Laguna Beach, California. Hawaii is a longer distance to travel but worth the no worries. Laguna Beach has all the perks of being tropical but with perhaps a shorter flight.

If you and your significant other don’t want sand in your clothes than how about someplace like Iceland or the Canadian Rockies? There are plenty of venues that accommodate wedding parties and have amazing views! You’d be asking your bridal party to go further if you plan a destination wedding in another country but maybe they could turn it into a mini vacation too. A lot of couples work with smaller resorts for a destination wedding. The resorts offer more customization and accommodation that will make your wedding easy!

Another touch for a destination wedding you can do is make a map and give out welcome bags! Your guests have traveled varying distances so give them a great welcome bag filled with fun stuff and essentials like Advil, band aids, Pepto or brochures for things they can do around the area. Your custom map can also help with that. If you know the area well you can point out spots for kid friendly activities and adult fun.

Wedding Trends 2017

Welcome to 2017 brides to be!

With a new year come new trends – or possibly repeats of old trends. Either way let’s take a look at some of the awesome wedding trends 2017. One of the first is color. This year color pops seem to be the way to go versus an all white wedding. Take a look at the Knot for some ideas on color combinations! Depending on the time of year you can custom create colors that will wow your guests.

 

 

A second wedding trend 2017 we’re seeing is elaborate entrances! Go wild with over the top decor and impress guests on their way to the reception. You can organize a flash mob with your wedding party, arrive in a helicopter or boat, arrive in a shower of rose petals or stage a grand entrance in your venue! The possibilities are endless. You can even think about using unique entertainment at your reception like a fire starters!

 

And finally for wedding trends 2017 we are seeing a rise in destination weddings! Try getting away from your hometown and go someplace exotic like California, Hawaii, Alaska or anywhere that’s out of the norm. You can also try off the beaten path places like Italy or Iceland. Depending on how many guests are important to you to attend, a destination wedding can be fun for everyone and let all your guests enjoy a mini vacation as well!