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Gorgeous Upstate New York Wedding Venue

Gorgeous Upstate New York Wedding Venue

We know what you’re thinking. What do weddings look like next year? How do you plan to have that special day, host all the guests you want, keep everyone healthy and feeling safe, and still get that day you have dreamed of? There are options! Consider a 3-hour mini, all-inclusive wedding at a venue like WedBrilliant member, Wolf Oak Acres. Or book the venue for the entire day and enjoy full use of the private, climate controlled, handicap accessible, award winning venue in upstate New York.

Wolf Oak Acres offers an on-site shuttle for the bridal party and guests, linens, gorgeous furnishings, decor, set-up and tear-down, optional on-site lodging, 200 acres of pristine landscaped grounds with multiple outdoor ceremony locations, an indoor ceremony site with a stunning cobblestone fireplace, bridal party changing rooms, a full kitchen, and all the other amenities you may need!

Contact for more information:

Katrina Blanchard – 315-762-3090
katrina@wolfoakacres.com

www.wolfoakacres.com

Painted Wedding Stationery Elevates Everything

Often, your guests’ first peek at what your wedding will be like and a reflection of your combined personalities, is in the save-the-dates and other wedding stationery you send out. WedBrilliant vendor CharmCat Stationery & Design creates original painted works that capture moments and personalities, and that inspire, excite, and connect people through the shared experience of art.

Products include save-the-dates, wedding invitation suites, and custom watercolor commissions including wedding venue paintings. These are not just mundane to-do’s to check off your wedding planning list, these are truly pieces of art. Owner and designer, Ashleigh Pritchard recommends that couples planning their weddings add personal touches to their stationery to show off their personality. And these one-of-a-kind pieces will likely be ones you’ll look back on with fondness, long after the wedding has come and gone!

Contact CharmCat:

charmcat.net

Staying At Home? Let’s Get Those DIY Projects Done!

Ready to tackle some wedding DIY projects at home? There are countless resources available to you for inspiration and tips to reach your wedding décor goals, but here’s a great place to start:

  • Have you firmed up your theme? Going for rustic, elegant, modern? Once you know that, the décor ideas flow from there.
  • What’s accessible to you and easy to do at home? Do you have lots of jars? How about painting some for table centerpieces? Do you have craft paper? Could you make table numbers?
  • Can you outsource DIY projects? What can your MIL-to-be help with? Does your maid of honor have incredible penmanship? Can she help writing out place cards? Or addressing invitation envelopes?
  • Post your requests on WedBrilliant.com for any other projects, receive bids and identify a vendor who can help you tackle more of these “to-do’s!”

In the meantime, here’s some more inspiration to get the creative juices flowing:

19 Clever Ways to Use Mason Jars at Your Wedding

60 DIY Wedding Decor Ideas to Wow Your Guests

23 DIY Wedding Centerpieces We Love

Pretty Pink Countryside Wedding (With Cute Aisle Signage)

Photo Booth Fun

We’re excited to share a little about WedBrilliant pros, Fun Fab Photo Booths & DJs. Looking for a fun, reliable provider of photo booth rentals in the Houston, College Station, Galveston, Huntsville or Bay City areas? Check them out.

They offer open air, enclosed and green screen options with the highest quality photos and guaranteed fun for your wedding guests. All of their rentals include flash drives, custom graphics, on-site attendants with great customer service, print outs for your guests, and of course fun props!

We love a good photo booth and the fun it creates! Check out Fun Fab Photo Booths & DJs, and head over to post your own wedding needs for WedBrilliant vendors to submit customized bids on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Polled Our DJs: How much do they charge?

We launched WedBrilliant with the express purpose of helping our happily engaged couples find great wedding vendors and get bids on all your wedding needs. But, if you’re starting the wedding planning process and not sure how much budget to allocate to various components of your wedding, we are here to help you out. We polled our talented DJs around the nation and are sharing the average amount they charge for weddings… Now that you know this info, head over to request bids for your own wedding!

How much do you charge couples for basic wedding DJ services for approximately 3-6 hours?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrate Your Love Story

You’re engaged, yay! You’re happy and can’t stop peeking at the ring on your finger, recognizing the significance behind it and planning the big day pretty much 24/7. Right? As you should be!

And we’re excited for you! I mean, we’re in the wedding business because we are obviously obsessed with weddings! Looking for a little inspiration? We’ve got just what you need with these amazing shots captured by WedBrilliant wedding photographer, Rachel of Peace Love Shoot Photography. As she, herself, says, her goal is to ensure that “each couple has the images to illustrate their love story.” And we’d agree that she accomplishes that!

 

 

 

 

Brrrr… It’s Time To Plan Summer Weddings!

It may be the week of Halloween, but there’s no better time to kick start summer wedding planning! We have visions of tea lights, pastel flowers and fruity signature cocktails dancing in our heads. So, without further ado, here’s a short list of action items every summer bride and groom need to be focused on right now.

1. Sign up for free on WedBrilliant.com (if you haven’t already!) and begin to post your wedding needs. These can range from linens for the reception to a DJ with AV and lighting equipment. You don’t have to post all your requests at once, you can always return and add more. If you have the time, select the option to post your bid requests for 3 weeks so WedBrilliant vendors have plenty of time to view your needs and submit bids. Once you start getting bids, read through them and take a look at vendor reviews and photos to make your decision. It’s all free for couples to use – so get started!

Photo Courtesy: Catherine Colgan Photography
Photo Courtesy: Catherine Colgan Photography

2. Have you selected your venue? If so, great – that’s one of the biggest hurdles since those can often book up quickly, especially in summer months! If you haven’t, turn your attention to figuring that out right away. If your ideal spot is already booked on your wedding date, consider a Friday or Sunday wedding instead. Or ask the venue if they might accommodate two weddings in one day. If yours is a morning wedding with a wedding brunch, some venues can still keep the evening wedding they might already have on the books! Win win.

3. Now’s the time to really drill down on a theme, or at least what you want your colors to be. This is such an important piece that truly impacts so many different facets of your wedding planning. Once you’ve determined what your color scheme will be, get thinking about accents for the bridal party (bridesmaids dresses, ties, etc.), flowers, and your stationery…

4. Speaking of stationery… gather some ideas for save the dates, invitations, programs and more (have you checked out our fun Pinterest board?), post your needs on WedBrilliant to receive bids from fabulous wedding stationery designers across the country, and then really start focusing on the wording. Every couple has a different style and voice, so decide what yours is and put some ideas down on paper! Just writing down ideas, no matter how many times, can be extremely helpful!

Good luck planning! Before you know it, the trees will be blossoming again and your special day will be around the corner!