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Tips for Planning a City Wedding

Are you dreaming of a swanky wedding with skyscrapers and cityscape views as your backdrop? Do you love the hustle and bustle of a big city and all it has to offer? Lots of couples love the idea of tying the knot in the big city, but for guests, it can cause major anxiety. Here are our tips for planning a city wedding.

1. When choosing a date, avoid big events that may be going on at the same time. A race, concert or professional sporting event can cause unusually high traffic and limited availability for parking and accommodations. Depending on the time of year, you may also want to avoid tourist destinations that will be congested and add stress to your day.

2. Create a wedding website that is chock full of important information for your guests, like maps, parking garages, nearby hotels, things to do and amenities. This will give your guests peace of mind and save them from spending endless hours doing research.

3. Choose a location for your ceremony and reception that are in the same place, near the hotel or a walkable distance. If this is not an option, providing transportation so your guests don’t have to deal with parking and navigating busy city streets is a must.

4. Treat your guests to a sight seeing tour the day before the wedding! This is a great activity and allows your guests to get a view of the sights and the lay of the land. City weddings are costly for your guests when it comes to travel and hotels, so this gesture will be greatly appreciated.

5. Traveling in the city is not like traveling in a small town or suburban area. It’s not uncommon for it to take 30 minutes to go 5 miles. Leave tons of extra time to get from point A to B for both your bridal party and your guests. If you are feeling overwhelmed, hiring a day of coordinator who lives and works in the city and knows all the ins and outs is a good idea.



Photographer: Kim S.

Venue: Pyramid Club, Philadelphia PA

All-In-One Venues

Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding is the biggest decision you will have to make when planning your big day. There are so many factors to consider, it can be overwhelming. If you are looking for a stress free day and want to save some money, choosing an all in one venue that can offer you lodging, a bridal prep suite, picturesque grounds and a ceremony and reception space is always a good idea. Here’s why.



1. Having your ceremony and reception at the same venue is often less expensive then paying for a separate ceremony location.

2. You can get ready at the same place you will be walking down the aisle without the hassle of hauling all your stuff in and out of vehicles and wrinkling your gown.

3. Eliminate the need for limos and guest transportation. By choosing a venue that has lodging, you wont need to shuttle your bridal party and guests to and from the reception.

4. You can save time and money by staying at one place for your prep, pictures, ceremony and reception. Traveling to multiple locations often means extended hours for your vendors.

5. Enjoy a stress free day knowing you can relax and don’t have to rush around, jump in and out of limos and worry about weather.


Photographer: Janis J.

Venue: Trois Estate At Enchanted Rock

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