Helpful tidbits for planning your wedding
Posted: November 14, 2019
By: Laura Mitchell, Director of Event Sales
When planning a wedding there are a lot of small details that can become stressful. Let’s face-it most brides are novices at planning weddings and look to the experts such as Vista valley to help plan their big day.
Vista Valley Country Club includes a facility Coordinator in our packages. Your Coordinator will assist you with your timeline, menu selections, vendor references, room layout and more. She will also assist with your rehearsal and ceremony. Day of, she will greet your vendors and make sure things stay on time. If you have your own Coordinator, she will work side-by-side with them to assure a seamless event.
If you are doing a plated meal, you will need to do the following - put the entrée options on your invitations; give your final counts for each item to your Coordinator; make place cards that have the entrée selection on them and then day of, your guests change their minds. It’s for this reason, we recommend a Duet meal where you get two petite portions of each entree on every plate. This is normally a $8-10 upgrade as it is an impressive presentation; however, we include this option at no additional cost. We also offer buffet or buffet stations, which are always an exciting option!
When doing your seating chart or place cards, you will want to list your guest’s names alphabetically as opposed to listing the names by table number. Having 100 plus people searching for their names at each table is a nightmare and causes a lot of delays.
Flowers used at the ceremony should be re-purposed to the Reception. Make sure to discuss this with your florist so they can assist with what may or may not work in both areas. Adding linen upgrades or chargers is a simple and inexpensive way to change the whole appearance of a room.
Planning simplified… we have partnered with the best of the best vendors in the industry. They are licensed, insured and familiar with our property. Vista Valley has unique logistics and tons of pictures opportunities so using people who are familiar with the property just makes sense.
Hope these tips are helpful! Please give us a call today at 760-842-6689 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.