It's Go Time!
“The best things come in small packages.” It’s an age old adage that tends to be especially true this time of year. A smile is automatic over the holidays because the opportunities abound for the most anticipated question of your life. Say it with me, ladies… “Will you marry me?” The feeling of sheer excitement and impatient yearning can be overwhelming when reaching into the stocking, hoping to find a little velvet box. Did you know that 40% of engagements happen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?!
If you are reading this, then we’re willing to bet you are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS to the happy couple!
Now the planning begins. Well, actually, we know the planning really began when you were 8 years old playing dress up… but this is not a drill. It’s GO TIME. And, we’re here to help!
As a diligent and resourceful bride-to-be, you are about to tackle what we call “The Big Three”:
What is the perfect Venue for me? Do I need a Wedding Planner? What does my menu look like?
We know. We know. Your gown is not on this list. Let’s be honest. You have a mental picture of that already, magazines are dog-eared and a flock of girl friends are at the ready to shop ‘til you drop. You’ve got that under control.
In this bridal blog series, we’re going to help you tackle the Big Three like a pro; starting with “What is my perfect venue?”
So, let’s jump in…
When looking for the ideal venue, here are some tips to help you navigate all of the options.
- Guest comfort
- Budget -- what is included?
- What we like to call the “what ifs”
Your big day should be full of exuberance, laughter and of course, love! A happy bride is a stress free bride. And a stress free bride is one who is not going through her theoretical checklist over and over again in her head one last time while trying to keep tempo with “Canon in D”
At Oasis, we take care of that checklist for you.
There will be a LOT of pictures taken on your big day. These pictures will remain scattered throughout your home for years to come as a constant reminder of the love that was celebrated on such a special day. At Oasis, we offer a setting that will be sure to compliment the blushing bride in any photo. Perhaps a gently rolling, green golf course? Or a deep-blue pond and romantic fountain? Or the showstopper - the bridge at sunset? No matter which way the camera lens is pointed, the photo opportunities are breathtaking. You, your fiancé, family and guests will immediately fall in love with the many views our venue offers.
While it is your big day, a lot of the planning goes into accommodating your loved ones. Located just 3 miles off the highway in the beautiful city of Loveland, Oasis Conference Center offers a convenient location for those traveling near and far. We have complimentary parking for each event close to the entrance and the conference space is your canvas. With cozy space for an intimate ceremony or our Imperial Ballroom that will accommodate larger groups, you will not need to worry about which third cousin won’t be getting an invite. Unless of course you’re on a strict budget.
We know what an impossible task it may seem to make the stars align. This is often what it feels like when dealing with countless outside vendors and having them work cohesively as a team. At Oasis, it is not only our goal – but our commitment, to make your day unforgettable. For that very reason, our team includes a top florist that will make it look like your “perfect centerpieces” Pinterest board exploded (in the best way possible of course), a custom wedding cake that has made it into “The Knot” hall-of-fame (seriously, go check out DessertWorks Cakery.. I’m in LOVE), and our very own in-house chef that will accommodate special requests. Your dream wedding will include amenities ranging from napkins, chair covers and sashes to a receiving room for the bridal party, a champagne toast for the guests and my personal favorite, your very own wedding consultant. Someone to be by your side from the very first day to make sure your dreams become a reality.
What if I forget something? What if it rains? What if I trip on my dress? What if the best man forgets the rings? What if Grandma has too many whiskey sours? (Ok, that’s never one I asked myself. But I’m sure someone has.) As brides, it is nearly impossible for us not to imagine something going wrong on our big day. Our wedding consultants will make sure to stay one step ahead of you so that the “what ifs” will turn into “Wow!” We want you to enjoy the day you’ve been planning for months, years, what seems like a lifetime. Be present in your moment and let us take care of the rest. That is OUR present to YOU.
If you can’t wait to learn about #2 on the Big Three, give us a call! We’ll give you a sneak peek and a private tour. Otherwise, follow us on FB for the answer to “Do I need a wedding planner?”
Before you say “I DO” to just any venue… remember… at Oasis Conference Center we do it all… for YOU! Absolutely.
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