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Can You Have An Adult Only Wedding or Reception?

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Children are so adorable at weddings; they have the cutest outfits, and they can land the recording of your wedding day on America’s Funniest Home Videos. Your dream reception venue can have limited space; wedding catering can be quite expensive, and event rentals can limit your guest list. You may love kids but how do you ask your guest to leave the little ones at home? First off, it is not an unreasonable request to have an adult only wedding but you will need to be careful about how you communicate this request to your guest. Most brides leave it to their planner to spread the word, but if you are planning your own wedding, you will need to know how politely to request no children at the wedding or reception.

Here is how to approach this situation:

Wedding Tents: 5 Things You Need To Know

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Wedding Tents: 5 Things You Need To Know

When tents were announced the number one rented item for weddings in 2014, the first thing that came to mind was a small camping tent that smells like campfire and no matter how hard you try you can’t keep the dirt out! Today's event tents are nothing like a camping tent. The technology has really expanded past a center pole and framework with thick bulky canvas draped around the frame. Today's events tent designers have made beautiful dance floors, entrances, and walkways. Today’s tents range from ballrooms to tents with lighting and electricity!

We have gathered up five amazing things you should know about renting a tent for your big day:

Recently Engaged? First 5 Steps in Planning Your Wedding

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First 5 Steps in Planning Your Berks County Wedding

1. Set the Tone of Your Event
This is the time to decide if you're having a formal wedding, a casual affair, or a theme wedding. It's also the time to decide on having a religious or secular ceremony. In short, you need to decide what you want your wedding to feel like. A good way to begin is to sit down with your partner and do some free writing about your ideal wedding. Look at the adjectives that each of you write and use them as a starting point.

Picking a Date: The Benefits of a Winter Wedding

Picking a Date: The Benefits of a Winter Berks County Wedding

If you work in the wedding industry, you are keenly aware that we are beginning our approach into “wedding season.” Even if you’re not in the wedding industry, you’re likely still aware of this due to the influx of save-the-dates and wedding invitations in your mailbox. Maybe you are even starting to make travel plans for weddings of friends and family members coming up in the next three to six months.

For those who are newly engaged—or will become engaged as many do when all that wedding season love is in the air—picking a wedding date is an important task, and it isn’t always simple. There is much to consider.

Recently Engaged?

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Recently engaged? Congratulations!

Once you take that ginormous step it seems like your head begins to swim with all kinds of thoughts about planning your wedding. Take comfort in knowing that despite all that planning a wedding encompasses it’s been done successfully by many for many years. We’d like to think we know a thing or two about wedding planning and we know many others right here in Berks County who are professionals in their respective careers and serve the wedding industry. You’ll find many articles right here on Berks County Weddings dot com helping to keep you informed about wedding trends. You can also view many local wedding vendors who will gladly assist you in making the right choice for your wedding needs.

How to Choose a Wedding Venue

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When looking for a wedding venue, most people start with a few basic ideas. "We want an outdoor wedding" or "it needs to be fancy" or "it has to seat a ton of people." But there is so much more to choosing a venue than those few first requirements.

Narrowing things Down

As you and your partner start looking for a venue, we'd like to offer some prompts to help you narrow down the list.

Ask each other these questions:

5 Tent Rental Tips for Your Outdoor Wedding

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5 Tent Rental Tips for Your Outdoor Wedding

Berks County is blessed with many beautiful outdoor wedding reception venues and what’s more romantic than an outdoor wedding?  Plus, the right tent can transform any outdoor space – a botanical garden, a lake side, or your own backyard - into the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception and alleviate worries about the weather.

Here are 5 Tent Rental Tips:

How to Pick the Right DJ for your Wedding Reception

A Disc Jockey (DJ) provides more than just the music for your wedding reception – he can help set the tone, help keep it organized, and help make it a memorable event.  Your wedding reception should reflect what you want, not what the DJ wants, so take some time to choose the right DJ for you.  There are four things to consider when choosing a DJ for your wedding reception 1) the DJ’s personality, 2) the music, 3) the DJ’s level of reliability, experience, and professionalism, and 4) the cost.

The Personality of your DJ

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget - Part 2

Wedding Attire
9. Wedding Dress
It’s easy to get out of control when it comes to spending money on what is usually the bride’s favorite element of the wedding – her wedding dress. Fortunately, it is also easy to save money on the dress if the bride sticks to her budget and shops wisely.

10. Menswear
Even though most people will be looking at the bride, it’s also important that the groom looks good. And luckily, menswear is not nearly as costly as the bride’s dress. Men need to be flexible when choosing what they will wear on the big day and should consider alternatives to tuxedos.

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget - Part 1

Currently, the average cost of a wedding is more than $20,000, making it one of the most expensive life events. In fact, it’s more expensive than the cost of most births (even without insurance), most first cars, home down payments, and funerals. For many students who receive scholarships, even four years of college can cost less than a one-day wedding!

If you don’t have $20,000 to blow, don’t worry. You can still have a stylish, fun, memorable wedding, while saving money at the same time. Here are is the first of a 2 part blog that will help you with just that.

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