Planning your wedding is an incredibly exciting time but also one full of many questions and items to research. The Meadows Event Center is always prepared to help couples with Denver wedding planning tips to give you the spectacular day you’ve always dreamed of. Read below for guidance on choosing your wedding colors, officiant, honeymoon destination, rehearsal outfit, and much more.
Choosing a Wedding Theme
There are countless potential options for wedding themes, ranging from ones that focus more on color (like the monochromatic style) to others which incorporate specific concepts (such a travel themed event). The season and time of year can guide you greatly, especially depending on if you are hosting an indoor or an outdoor celebration.
It is good to be inspired by your location, though being in Denver does not limit your choices for a theme. Not being near the beach does not mean you cannot incorporate an oceanic theme to your wedding with elements that tie everything together, such as seashells, driftwood, and starfish, with a pale palette of blue, cream, and white.
At The Meadows, our grounds are perfect for any theme. Many couples particularly appreciate how the environment of our Denver venue naturally suits a garden theme with nearly five perfectly-manicured acres. The landscape features multiple water features, a gazebo primed for photos, a flagstone patio for stargazing, and more.
Choosing Wedding Colors
As The Knot describes, 2021 has seen a shift from darker, moodier color schemes to brighter colors mimicking those of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Combinations such as orange, turquoise, and magenta and lilac and lavender have been celebrated. Other popular colors include green, yellow, bright red, fuchsia, teal and similarly vibrant tones.
Choosing Your Table Decor
With many different ways to personalize your table decor, you can easily create a design which is unique and authentic to you.
- Displaying names and numbers on tables doesn’t have to be done in an expected way. There are many ways to liven them up, such as putting numbers on wine bottles with beautiful flowers inside, or even putting numbers on leaves.
- Floral centerpieces are a tried and true classic for a reason. Think about what feels right for your wedding day, such as a large, attention-grabbing arrangement, modern succulents, natural wildflowers, etc. With limitless possibilities for customization and an undying sense of elegance, you can’t go wrong with flowers.
- When using longer tables, table runners can be an easy way to add extra color and personality to your wedding decor. Velvet is a particularly popular choice in terms of material, but you can also utilize things like book pages or foliage depending on your theme, interests, and love story.
Choosing a Denver Wedding Venue
Are you looking for Denver wedding venues with mountain views? The Meadows Event Center is situated conveniently less than an hour away from Denver and Fort Collins with views of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
As you weigh venue options, impressive surroundings are key. You want a place with the right setting for wedding photos that will live on forever, somewhere that lives up to the vision you have for your exciting day. Our enchanting grounds include multiple acres and a private 4,000 square-feet indoor venue, both of which feature a romantic, elegant ambiance that will set the tone for your special event. To light up your dance floor and create an unforgettable atmosphere of luxury, we have a stunning chandelier along with towering columns and arches. For coziness and warmth, the Grand Salon offers a lovely fireplace along with eight panels of stained glass.
Another key aspect which must be considered is whether or not you will get exclusive access to your venue on the big day. If yours is not the only event, you may not get the care and attention you deserve, or feel truly able to enjoy the space. Meadows Event Center hosts only one wedding at a time to make sure that every couple and their guests feel welcomed and able to take advantage of all the stunning features and locations that we have to offer.
Also, think about what services are provided by the venue you’re looking at. To make it as easy as possible for you, we offer different packages with options including:
- Full, open bar
- Complete dinner service
- Beverage stations
- Sparkler send off
- Cocktail hour appetizers
- Late-night snacks
- Premium uplighting
- Bridal suite
- Outside vendors
- Parking Setup
- Event rentals
Each package we offer is made to be affordable, so that you can feel comfortable inviting up to 200 family members and friends knowing that you are staying within the budget you have set.
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Choosing Your Vendors
Whether you’re looking to book your photographer or your caterer, always read the contract carefully and don’t ignore your budget. Those two rules are key to helping ensure you have a smooth experience without disastrous surprises. You want to be able to feel confident that you have the best possible team of experts by your side to craft the most extraordinary day.
And speaking of the day – don’t forget to ask vendors to hold the date open for you! It is understandable to want to do as much research as possible, however, if you shop around too much without securing your day, you may not be able to work with your top-choice vendors.
Choosing a Wedding Dress in Denver
There have been many interesting wedding trends in the past year to think about when choosing your wedding dress. For example, the flattering square neckline style, which takes inspiration from the regency and renaissance areas, has been enjoyed in 2021.
Additional trends include elements such as high slits, off the shoulder sleeves, and feather embellishments.
Choosing Your Rehearsal Dinner Outfit
Your rehearsal dinner can present a unique wardrobe opportunity. You will be seeing many cherished family and friends at your special event, but you can do things differently than you plan to for your wedding day. For example, if you are going to be wearing something white and traditional for the big day, a rehearsal dinner could be a fun time for an outfit which is bold and colorful. Comfort is a must for every occasion.
Choosing a Denver Wedding Officiant
When looking for a wedding officiant, there are several types to choose from including religious, secular and civil:
- Ministers, rabbis, priests, clergymen, or any other type of religious leader could be a religious officiant.
- Secular wedding officiants must be trained and certified by groups such as the American Humanist Association or the Celebrant USA Foundation & Institute.
- Civil officiants should be legally registered by the city clerk’s office and generally serve to validate the consent of marriage between couples as a witness for the license.
No matter which type of officiant is the right fit for you, take the time to consider if there are any unique elements or ceremony details that you want to be included, and if the person you may potentially work with will be able to accommodate them. It’s important to find someone who embraces your love story and ideas so that you feel heard, understood, and excited. After all, the officiant is one of the major roles during one of the most special moments of your lives.
Choosing a Honeymoon Destination
The first thing to think about when identifying the perfect honeymoon destination is what combines the ideals you and your partner each have. The best spot is one that you both will truly enjoy together, whether that is somewhere on the beach, remote, luxurious, etc. Don’t just consider the setting, but the activities that you will be able to do.
In this way, check into accessibility, distance, transportation, and other key necessities for a proper vacation. Put together a thoughtful itinerary so you know what you may need to schedule in advance while leaving room for surprise adventures and delights you can share.
A Stress-Free Planning Experience
Whatever the theme, colors, dress, or any other detail you go with for your special day, remember that your wedding is meant to be full of joy from start to finish. There is a lot to think about, but the experience does not have to involve a tremendous amount of stress or frustration, especially when you have the Meadows Event Center team on your side.
Our goal is to make the moments leading up to the celebration as easy for you as possible through support, flexibility, and kindness. We put a tremendous amount of love and care into each event and understand that every couple deserves a perfect, unforgettable night.
If you’d like to see the beautiful Prairie property we have or discuss any questions you may have, we’d be happy to take your worries and cares away. Contact us today so we can help you with all of your needs at our wedding venue in Denver CO.