Planning your wedding day? There are several things to work out on such as deciding on the food to serve, choosing the flowers and creating the guest list. However, the biggest and one of the most important decisions you will have to make is choosing the venue for your wedding.
Some couples would choose a sunset wedding in a beautiful garden. Others would want a mountain resort wedding or a beach setting. As far as choosing a wedding venue is concerned, no venue is ever impossible for those with the wildest imaginations.
Choosing a Vineyard Location
Choosing the venue shouldn’t be too complicated because you will know which one you want once you see it. If you still haven’t decided, consider doing a vineyard wedding instead. It is a unique, special and romantic choice. It is undoubtedly a beautiful place to say “I do”. The natural beauty of a vineyard creates a stunning background for the ceremony as well as the reception.
Whenever you think of vineyard weddings, you would think of romantically lit cellars as well as earthly scents. While most vineyards are similar, they can vary widely. It is best to choose a vineyard that is not too far from where you live so that it will be easier for you and your guests to travel to the venue.
When choosing your vineyard location, consider one that has on-site accommodation because you will need to house your guests. Find out about the types of services the accommodation offers. Some accommodations can only offer room rental while others can provide you with everything you will need for your wedding.
Once you have chosen an ideal vineyard, contact their office to find out if they facilitate weddings. Reserve your date as early as you can so that you will have ample time to prepare and make sure that the date you choose will not be taken by other clients. It is best to visit the vineyard at the same month you are planning your wedding to have an idea of how your wedding will look like during the actual event.
Visit the vineyard not only once but several times. This way, you can become friends with the staff so that you will be more comfortable with them during your wedding.
Decorating the Vineyard
When you have decided on your location, you can then finalize the details of the wedding. Decorating the vineyard is a great way to establish the theme you want for your wedding. Incorporate a lot of natural elements to your design such as flowers, grapevine and grapes. For your flowers, it is a good idea to choose hues of deep purple, burgundy red and terracotta. Always think about wine colors as you choose the motif you want for your wedding.
You may use grapes for your wedding centerpieces. They can work wonderfully as long as you stick with real grapes and not the fake decorative ones. For your menu, any food will do as long as the bride and groom has an appetite for them. However, it is best to serve some bread and cheese because they go well with wine. Top off the menu with red wine to give a beautiful finish to your vineyard wedding.
Before you choose the wine you will serve during the wedding, it may be fun and memorable for you to consider the wines made from the vineyard itself. You may buy a number of bottles from the vineyard and make them as your wedding souvenir. This is a great way to make your visitors remember your wedding.