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Questions to Ask at Your Wedding Location

Looking for your perfect wedding location is exciting. We get that. And now that you’ve narrowed down your choices to a select few, you so want to get down to the nuts and bolts of making your decision.

It’s at this point, however, that you need to remember something extremely important: picking your location is not just a fun part of the planning process, it’s also a business transaction.

The key to choosing your perfect place and negotiating a contract once you make your decision is knowing what to ask your contact at each location. We’ve put together that list of questions for you.

Here’s our advice: Negotiate what you want, make sure every single thing that is important to you gets written into your contract, and don’t sign until you’ve reviewed it thoroughly. Getting it all in writing will ensure that you can get hitched without a hitch.

Meredith Posted by Meredith on Jul 11, 2008.
Filed under Expert AdvicePlanningWedding How-to

Eco-Conscious Honeymoons

What do you do after your green wedding? Green honeymoon, of course. Love, Honor, Leave No Carbon Footprint from the New York Times talks about the popularity of eco-friendly honeymoons. The article discusses options like travel with volunteering opportunities, “wwoofing” (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), travel to eco-destinations (some of which are quite luxurious) and of course (very green!) local honeymooning. California couples are especially fortunate in this regard, as there are many honeymoon destinations especially geared to the eco-traveler, such as the Historic Sand Rock Farm, or Bear Flag Farm.

And if you want to honeymoon locally, check our Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Monterey and Carmel, and Palm Springs sections.

Historic Sand Rock Farm

Jennifer Posted by Jennifer on Jul 09, 2008.
Filed under Green WeddingsHoneymoons and TravelPlanning

Summer Bonus at Lark Creek Inn

The Lark Creek Inn has charmed me every time I’ve been to the restaurant, but now there’s another excuse to go: half-price bottles of wine for the whole month of July. If you haven’t thought about your rehearsal dinner location yet, try out a meal this month at this sweet old Victorian in a redwood grove.

The Garden Room is perfect for 2 dozen folks. If you need a bit more space, the Sunroom or patio might be just right for you.

Half Price Wine in July at Lark Creek Inn

Jennifer Posted by Jennifer on Jul 07, 2008.
Filed under CeremonyFood and DrinkLocationsReceptionsRehearsal DinnerRestaurants

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