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Choosing Wedding & Reception Sites

You have dreamed about this day for your entire life, and now the dream is about to come true!  Cultured Cowboy can help you plan the perfect Western wedding -- down to the smallest detail.  Browse through our "Weddings" site for tips on how to make your special day the kind that little girl's dreams are made of. 

Have you given some thought now to what kind of wedding you want?  A romantic candlelit evening ceremony?  A beautiful garden affair that you can invite the horses to?  The largest wedding your town have ever seen or a small intimate wedding with just family and a few friends?  The kind of ceremony you are planning will, of course, determine what type of site you are considering for your ceremony and reception.   Where a chapel is appropriate for the small intimate wedding, the large church would be your choice for the large celebration. 

Keep in mind several things when deciding on a site.  More people usually attend Saturday weddings.  Saturday night is usually the most expensive time for receptions since the menu is usually more elaborate and alcoholic beverages are usually served.   To save money, you might consider a morning or afternoon wedding that calls for a lighter menu without alcoholic beverages.  If you are considering serving alcoholic beverages, remember, too, most churches do not allow it on their premises.  Having both the wedding and ceremony at the same location is extremely convenient, but many young girl has had visions of a beautiful church wedding then an all-out celebration.  This is your special day, so do it your way!

When you are visiting possible sites, be sure to take a notebook with you and carefully evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the site, things like the arrangements of pews in a church or even the appropriate area to set chairs in a garden.  When getting price quotes, ask if everything is included or whether gratuities, overtime, or taxes are extra and how payment is expected.  Most places will require a down payment to reserve the facility and a final guest count and the balance approximately a week before the ceremony. 

To avoid misunderstandings, be sure everything is in writing when you decide on a site and make your reservations.  Don't forget to include dates, times, prices, and a complete description of the services to be provided.  If everyone agrees to what is expected, you are more likely to have everything exactly as you have dreamed! 

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