- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
Hi there! New bee here. We got engaged at Christmas and are getting married near where I grew up in Sonoma, CA.
I was hoping for some help envisioning my ceremony site layout. Luckily, I am not worried at all about the reception as it will be held at a restaurany nearby with a very experienced and helpful coordinator. They have ceremonies at the restaurant location, but I just felt there wasn’t enough room there to have a proper set up. This freaks me out a little since originially I really wanted both to take place in the same location and I am doing this all remotely without a planner…I would love your suggestions!
This is the link to a panorama of the historic courtyard at the vallejo home (unfortunately have not been able to find a site plan). http://360panos.com/panos/VallejosHomeFountain.php
We are thinking about getting married under that big tree with chairs around. We think there will be 120 or so people. Here are my biggest questions:
-Where would you put the “welcome table”? Any other tables needed at this site? One for gifts/cards?
-We were thinking about creating an “arch” with fabric draped over the tree (lots of images on pinterest). Anyone had success with this?
-How would you set up the chairs? Will 120 folding chairs likely fit in the area between the tree and fountain?
-If it rains, where would you put up a tent (no stakes because it’s a CA state park)?
-Would the chairs look better set up in the grassy area?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!