Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you've said "yes" and celebrated with your family and friends, it's time to start planning your dream wedding. If you're considering a full weekend wedding, this article covers How to Plan a Full Weekend Wedding: A Comprehensive Guide for Engaged Couples.
A full weekend wedding is becoming increasingly popular because it allows couples to spend more time with their loved ones and create unforgettable memories. You can just relax more and have more time to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience when you have the entire weekend, not just 8 hours. Wedding weddings typically includes multiple events such as a rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, post wedding brunch, and other activities. With proper planning, you can make sure that everything runs smoothly and everyone has a fantastic time.
In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of planning a full weekend wedding. From choosing the venue to coordinating vendors and creating an itinerary, we've got you covered. Let's get started!
How To Choose the Right Venue
The first step in planning a full weekend wedding is selecting the perfect venue that can accommodate all your events. Consider factors such as location, capacity, amenities, and ambiance when choosing your venue. Batten Green is the perfect choice for engaged couples who want the entire wedding weekend experience. Batten Green is an estate style wedding venue with an elegant historic charm and acres of natural beauty. Located near Charlottesville in historic Staunton Virginia, our couples love the incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer overnight accommodations for up to 28 guest and full weekend packages. You can visit our gallery for more images, our Instagram for more video and our weddings page to request pricing.
Batten Green is not like other local wedding venue options. We do not pre-select your entire wedding design for you. Our couples want to choose their own wedding details like chairs, tables, linens and decor. Other wedding venues choose these items for couples and that tends to make every wedding look similar. We find that our couples are searching for a custom experience that reflects their design ideas and aesthetic.
Step 2: Create an Itinerary
Once you have chosen your venue(s), it's time to create an itinerary for the weekend. This will help keep everything organized and ensure that everyone knows where they need to be at each event. Start by outlining each event's start & end times along with any relevant details (e.g., dress code, theme, etc.). Then, create a timeline that includes transportation details, vendor setup times, and any other important information. Make sure to share this itinerary with your guests so that they know what to expect and when.
Step 3: Coordinate Vendors
Coordinating vendors is crucial for a full weekend wedding. You'll need to hire vendors such as caterers, florists, photographers/videographers, DJs/bands, and event planners. Start by researching different vendors in your area and read reviews from previous clients. We provide our couples with wedding vendor recommendations.
Once you've decided on your preferred vendors, make sure to communicate with them throughout the planning process. Be sure to ask if the wedding vendor has the proper license and event liability insurance. Confirm their availability for each event and provide them with the itinerary so they know when/where they need to be. Also, make sure to discuss payment terms and cancellation policies upfront.
Step 4: Plan Guest Accommodations
If you're hosting a full weekend wedding, it's essential to plan guest accommodations carefully. Typically, our couples will have their close family and wedding party staying at Batten Green. Wedding guests will most often select a local hotel. There are so many hotel options near Batten Green for all budgets and preferences. Make sure to communicate accommodation details early on so that guests can book their rooms in advance. Also, consider providing transportation options between the accommodation(s) and events if necessary.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Celebration!
The most important step in planning a full weekend wedding is enjoying your celebration! Don't forget to take some time for yourselves amidst all the festivities. Take deep breaths and savor every moment of this special time with your loved ones.
Planning a full weekend wedding can seem overwhelming at first glance but breaking it down into manageable steps can help ease some of the stress associated with it. By following our guide above starting from choosing the right venue to coordinating vendors and planning guest accommodations through creating an itinerary for all events will ensure a memorable celebration without any hiccups along the way. Remember that everyone involved is there because of their love and support for you, so don't be afraid to delegate tasks to trusted friends or family members. Most of all, enjoy celebrating this special time in your life with your loved ones!
If you are searching for your weekend wedding venue, we hope you will consider Batten Green. Located near Charlottesville Virginia in the charming town of Staunton Virginia. Engaged couples fall in love with all that Staunton has to offer including dining, entertainment, parks, hiking, art and history. Batten Green is not a barn or rustic style wedding venue. You can visit our gallery for more images, our Instagram for more video, visit our weddings page for more details. Email us today for pricing and to schedule your wedding venue tour email@example.com, we can't wait to meet you!
Special thanks to Millpond Photography for providing images used in the, How to Plan a Full Weekend Wedding: A Comprehensive Guide for Engaged Couples, article.