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The Right Invite for Your Wedding

Your Wedding date is picked, your dress shopping has begun and you are searching through the most beautiful barn wedding venues in Wisconsin. You have a vision in your mind how glorious your big day is going to be and now it’s time to pick out the perfect invitations. The following are few tips to help you pick out the perfect invites to your perfect day:

• Your invitation should reflect you and your fiancé’s personality. If you both enjoy the outdoors consider more natural tones with wildlife touches (i.e.: vine work, scenic picture in the background, etc.).

• Will you have a picture of you and your fiancé or no picture? Traditionally, wedding invitations have had a lovely picture of the happy couple, which let distant friends and family know what the couple look like. With today’s technology and the prolific sharing of photos, invitation pictures are on the decline. If you have your heart set on a gorgeous picture of you two in each invitation, then add one.

• Going green by skipping paper all together is also a trend as well. With little to no cost you can upload photos and details, complete with an RSVP that’s just a tap away, to invite your wedding guests. The only drawback to this kind of invite; you will need all the guests’ current emails which may be harder to get than actual addresses.

• Use wedding colors as your invite inspiration or keep it a simple black and white. While bold and bright colors will definitely get the invitees attention, you can’t go wrong with the simple elegance of a black and white invite. One word of caution: go easy on the color and remember less is more. Color on a wedding invite should give the right pop and not be garish.

• Gold and silver foil can give a touch of class to your invitations. Whether gold or silver foil envelope liners or lettering, a little shine will grab attention and add beauty to your invitations. If choosing color and metallic foil, be sure they complement and don’t clash with each other.
The most important aspect about your wedding invitations? That they are uniquely yours.

How to Reserve a Perfect Event Facility for Your Wedding or Special Event in Wisconsin Dells

Finding the right venue for your special event can be an overwhelming and stressful task. Be ready when you meet with the facility manager with a list of questions so you can compare and pick the perfect event facility that meets all of your needs and dreams!

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue

  1. Do you have my date available?
  2. How many people can the space hold? Is that number seated or standing?
  3. What is the fee for renting the space?
  4. What exactly does this fee include? Venues range from just a room rental rate to an all-inclusive (catering, tables, chairs, linens, lighting, etc.)
  5. What is excluded from the rental fee? How many hours does the rental rate include?
  6. How much is an additional hour?
  7. How many parking spots are available for guests?
  8. Can we rent additional parking spacing if needed?
  9. Can I use any vendor or do you have a list of preferred vendors?
  10. Do you do all set up and tear down of items you provide?
  11. If the ceremony and reception will be heldin the same space will you have enough time and staff to make this a seamless transition?
  12. When can I begin set up on my wedding day?
  13. If we have an outdoor element do you provide a back-up location if the weather is bad?
  14. Are there any restrictions on use of the space? Often times you can’t hang from the ceiling or use open flame candles.
  15. Are there restrictions on photography or videography?
  16. Are there any noise restrictions?
  17. Do I need to get any permits or insurance for the wedding?
  18. Is there a bridal room and a grooms suite?
  19. Can I see a sample of items you provide? This is often tables, chairs, linens, and china.
  20. How much is the deposit?
  21. When is the balance due?
  22. What forms of payment do you take?
  23. What is your cancellation policy?

We at The Swan Barn Door hope your event planning results in a fabulous occasion with lots of memories created! Check out our Amenities list at www.theswanbarndoor.com/amenities.

 

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