Planning a wedding can be fun, but it can also be stressful. If you are planning a wedding in the Berkshires, you are sure to have a beautiful ceremony.
TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. However, you can have the Berkshire wedding of your dreams with a bit of planning. Our tips will help you focus on the love and joy of your big day.
HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER
One of the most important things you can do is hire a local wedding planner. Your planner can help you sort through all the venues, caterers, and florists. In addition, your planner will tackle most of the coordination so you can focus on the joy of your big day instead of getting tied up with the many details.
WEDDING SEASON PLANNING
The wedding season runs from spring through early winter. Because it can be challenging to coordinate around winter weather, couples usually avoid January, February, and March. However, the rest of the calendar offers beautiful wedding weather.
BOOK IN ADVANCE
It's time to start planning your wedding as soon as you get engaged. Check with your local wedding planner to get the ball rolling right away. Many venues and caterers get booked around a year in advance.
CHOOSE A BERKSHIRES WEDDING VENUE
The venue is one of the first things you want to plan. First, consider how many guests you are inviting. Since 1500 guests won't fit inside a 50 person church, first find different venues to accommodate your number of guests.
You probably already know whether you want an indoor or outdoor ceremony. At Hotel On North, we can accommodate your welcome dinner, rehearsal, wedding, or farewell brunch. Our downtown location, 19th-century architecture, and exceptional service combine to make your wedding exactly as you imagine.
There's nothing like an in-person walk-through of each wedding venue to get a real feel for the location. Then, check with the venue to make sure you understand different restrictions. For example, some venues will ask you to end parties at certain times or require you to use their caterer.
FIND GREAT CATERING
Get quotes from several different caterers and check what expenses aren't included. For example, sometimes quotes include the food, but not the linens and tables.
CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING MUSIC
You can choose from live music or a DJ. Live music can be fun and add a certain ambiance to your wedding. DJs can bring a festive atmosphere and get your guests dancing. Think about what type of music and vibe you are looking for and ask for reviews.
SELECT A WEDDING FLORIST
Ask to see various florists' previous work. A portfolio will help you narrow down your favorite florists. Check with your wedding planner for recommendations.
FIND THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Selecting a wedding photographer that will capture your day is one of the most important decisions you will make. You'll be admiring the photos for the rest of your life! Look through portfolios online to see which photographer's style resonates most with you.
Your wedding planner will help you arrange any extra porta potties needed to accommodate your wedding guests. While everyone is gathered to celebrate, eat, drink, and be merry, this vital detail will ensure everyone's comfort.
VISIT THE BEST BERKSHIRES WEDDING VENUE
The Berkshires are the perfect destination for your dream wedding. The Berkshires offer beautiful vistas and a wide variety of professional services. If you are looking for a Berkshires wedding venue, you can't go wrong with weddings at Hotel on North.