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Planning the Big Things and the Little Things

Planning such a momentous occasion can feel daunting. What do we mean by "The Big Things?" They are the areas of most concern, especially when planning a destination wedding. Accomodations for you, your family and friends, setting a date and time, getting together a guest list, and establishing a budget. Once these are complete, you can make the remaining decisions quite easily.

Sharon is an expert in arranging all the details for your wedding and can help you with coordinating services from a variety of vendors.

Selecting a Date

The date and time of your wedding will be influenced by a number of factors. The weather in Lake Tahoe is four season, with great summer and fall, excellent winter, and an unpredictable spring. Additionally, costs for lodging and other services range based on the season. Winter, mid-summer, and holidays are peak rate times - especially on the weekends. Lower rates are prevalent on sunday through Thursday. Outside weddings are usually best in July, August and September, although alternate plans for inclimate weather is always a good idea. Of course, indoor weddings are good any time of the year.

The Guest List

Getting your guest list together first is of high priority. Why? Because catering, lodging and ceremony venues need this to make appropriate accommodations. In general, these are the people you may wish to consider inviting:

  • Bride & Groom (listed here for planning purposes)
  • Witness
  • Parents of Bride and Groom
  • Other family members
  • Close friends
  • Friends of the family (people the parents may want to include)
  • Other friends and acquaintances

Consider the Budget

Ok, so how much is all this going to cost? Well, that depends on your choices. Here are some items to consider:

  • Engagement Ring
  • Wedding Rings
  • Wedding Dress
  • Tuxedos
  • Invitations and Mailings
  • Lodging at Lake Tahoe
  • Wedding Cake and other catering
  • Wedding Site
  • Pastor
  • Marriage License
  • Flowers
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Beauty Services
  • Transportation

The Little Details

Once the main plans have been determined, you can focus on the many smaller details. Sharon is an expert in arranging all the details for your wedding. We can help you with our coordination services, or you are free to establish these contacts on your own.

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South Lake Tahoe
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