Truckee River Wedding by the Antique Angel
When it comes down to it, a wedding is one part love to two parts event planning. For many brides, a wedding is the biggest event she will ever plan, much less host and star in. Planning a wedding is an exciting undertaking. There are a few items to keep in mind as you're choosing a wedding venue.
Reno offers a wide variety of wedding venues, for all budgets and guest lists. Let's use your personality as a starting point to narrow down the choices! You may want to keep some of the personalities of your guest list in mind, too! If you're constantly stressing about the opinion of your mother-in-law, it may be wise to run a list of venues by her, before making your final decision (or, confidently, move forward with what YOU want!).
Now that you've got the brainstorming wheels turning, consider how much time, money and help you will have in putting on this big event. The more time you have, the less money and help you need, and the more money you have, the less time and help you will need, and of course, the more help you have, the less money and time you will need! See how that works?! Be realistic on how much time and energy you will be able to put into your wedding; if you have kids and a full-time job, a full-service wedding will be your best option! Everything, from invitations to table favors*, takes time, money and help to complete! [We recommend that you seek out a friend with scrapbooking skills to help with your invitations!]
Once you have brainstormed your options, and gotten the approval of your sweetheart (and possibly your mother-in-law), start making phone calls and emails to the appropriate venues. Give the basics of what you are looking for in an easy-to-read format:
-bride and groom names
-proposed wedding date(s)
-number of guests expected
-any special requests, needs or expectations
-amount you wish to spend (this will quickly weed out the venues that are out of your price range!)
Once a wedding venue is secured (plan to pay a small deposit), set aside a time in your day or week to work on your wedding event. Rather than getting overwhelmed with completing all the tasks at once, pace yourself, by giving yourself 20-minute windows throughout the week to make phone calls, gather addresses and write out invitations.
Finally, remember the true purpose of your wedding. The success of your wedding event will not necessarily resemble the success of your marriage; it will simply tell you if you have a future in event planning! The stress of planning your wedding will prepare you for the challenges of communicating with your lover, raising kids, co-mingling money, and setting boundaries with the in-laws. Take that approach when you're dealing with the stress of finding the right wedding venue--it's simply making you a better person, more prepared for a happily ever-after marriage!
*The wedding experts at the Antique Angel Wedding Chapel do not recommend using table favors. We have found that very few guests appreciate all the time and attention brides put into these. Instead, focus your efforts on making sure your guests have comfortable accommodations and transportation to and from your wedding!
The Antique Angel offers a beautiful reception room for business meetings, workshops, seminars, parties, and more! We are offering special meeting room rates for October and November, weekdays only. Treat your clients or staff to a mixer, inspirational training, or productive brainstorming session. Get away from the distractions of the office by having your next meeting at the Antique Angel.
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER MEETING ROOM RATES
Up to 25 People Up to 50 People
Two hours: $200 $325
Three hours: $275 $400
Four hours: $345 $465
Rates include room set up with tables and chairs, table linens (colors available to match your business logo!), centerpieces, and coffee/tea/water service.
HUNGRY? ADD FOOD TO YOUR MEETING OR PARTY!
Add a continental breakfast, lunch, or buffet dinner to make your meeting even more engaging!
Continental Breakfast $5
Lunch: Sandwiches, Salad $8
Buffet Style Dinner (ask for menus) $15-$30
Please inquire about the full menu or tell us if you have any special requests.
Your wedding reception can be the most fulfilling, or the most stressful part of your wedding day. Is it worth it? Let's clear a few things up right away: your reception is not just a way to make your guests get gifts for you. If you go into your reception with gift-getting as your focus, you will find it to be stressful and unfulfilling.
Instead, we encourage brides and grooms to focus on their reception as a time to appreciate their guests. A room full of people will be supporting you and your sweetheart and the committment you're making to one another. These are the people who have helped you as you've grown up. These are the people who will be there for you when you need encouragement down the road. To get the most out of your reception, think of each guest as a gift. Their time and energy and support for you will bring much more satisfaction than anything that may be on your gift table.
Should you do a reception? Basic wedding etiquette says that if many of your guests are coming from out of town, do what you can to feed them! There are many ways to simplify a reception so that you can focus on spending time with your new spouse, as well as your guests.
You can let the Antique Angel Wedding Chapel take care of the reception planning for you. We take care of the catering, the linens, the centerpieces, the music and more! We have a beautiful reception room, or you may opt for a Reception in a Box and head back to your hotel or to the park!
Your guests will be looking forward to spending time with you, congratulating you, on your wedding day. Give the Antique Angel a call to review the possibilities! Let us make your reception a fulfilling and memorable part of your special day!