I am getting married in Inclince Village, on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Nevada side. A five hour drive from when I live. We decided to keep it state side because we don’t have our passports, and it is the center point fot those who are invited. His family is in California, mine in Nevada.
Our venue is a private home, a lodge. I went with this idea because lodging in the casino’s would have been way more expensive per person than $900.00 a night total. For the price, 900 isn’t bad, for 12 people. It is gated, and private, and no it doesn’t include any extras. However, because it is such a small event the owner is not charging me all of the extra monies to hold a wedding there. Normally, this would be the case……I am not sure how much that would inflate the cost. We have it rented for the entire weekend, because we also wanted some relaxation before our wedding.
Because the location is abundant with natural beauty, I plan on just the smallest amount of flowers. I am leaning towards the wood flowers, mainly because it is suited to the feel I want. I am hoping that I can get a great price if I bundle. If not, I will scale back where necessary.
As far as dresses, things start to get a little bit more complicated. I live in a rural area. Nearest major city, Salt Lake City, is almost 4 hours away. So, unfortunately I cannot just go and try on dresses when ever I like. I plan on going and making a weekend event out of it. I will book appointments at as many bridal shops as I can. I will try on everything they have, and hopefully I will be able to take pictures to help me decide. Go back on the next day with a smaller list of what I liked and make a decision from there. If I can get a reasonable price on the spot, I will purchase it from them. If not, I plan to have JBS do the work for me. Of course, I do not plan on things going as well as I mentioned, I expect this to be the hardest item to shop for. I expect to go, and find very little that I like……on me. I will check on RK to see what I can find.
Unfortunately living in this area, you don’t have much to choose from. You will travel to find the best deals. And for any kind of shopping you really must go out of town, or you will pay 3x the price. I wish we had access to all of the things you listed. It would be much easier. I remind myself it is only one day, and for me that day needs to be perfect, or as perfect as it can be.
I really don’t look forward to alterations. As of yet, I have not found one here local that I would have do the work. So, it looks like I will be traveling for that also.