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3 Factors To Consider When Fixing Your Wedding Date

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“Wow, I like your engagement ring, it’s beautiful!” “Congratulations, when is the wedding?” “ Wait, why the face?” “You still haven’t figure out when the wedding date will be?”

No bride is stranger to these kind of questions. We know that feeling. The last question in particular may make you panic for a while, but it will most likely be the first question asked by family and friends.

The process of fixing a date for your wedding is far more than just pointing a day on the calendar. It is such an important decision that you have to discuss with your family and friends. You must take into consideration the following factors.

  • Timeline

Be sure to create ample time for yourselves to plan the event you’ve envisioned: the guest list, the number of vendors you need to hire, and the overall feel you want to achieve.

Your commitment matters too. Do you have a lot of free time to spend planning? The average planning time is one year, but it can also be done in a little less time.

  • Availability of Venue

Contact your venue choices to see what date is available. This will help you narrow down the dates you can work with. However, if you don’t have a dream venue for your wedding, then you can set your date and start shopping for the location afterwards.

  • Season and Weather

Decide the time of the year you want to get married. Perhaps you want a garden wedding or a cozy indoor wedding? Whichever one you decide you decide to have, it is important to consider the season and weather conditions.

It is also important you take cognizance of national holidays because family members may have conflicting traveling schedules and may be unable to attend.

If you are planning on having your wedding in Northern Virginia, we’re here to cater to you!. At Hunt Country Celebrations, we offer you a beautiful wedding venue to host your equally beautiful wedding! Contact us today

3 Tips to Finding the Perfect Wedding Location

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Whether you’re going with a traditional church wedding or going out of your way to opt for a cabin or beach wedding, the wedding venue is going to be an important part of your wedding planning.

No matter the type of wedding you want to have, you can’t shy away from the fact that getting the perfect wedding venue requires the most brainstorming as it entails half the wedding plans. After all, all other plans are tentative and subject to securing a perfect venue for the wedding

While some venues are good for hosting weddings, others are not; though couples these days are opting for unconventional venues to have a wedding with a specific theme. Whichever you decide to do, take the following into account to ensure your wedding venue has all it takes to fit your ‘wants’ and ‘needs’.

•           Capacity

Every venue has a maximum occupancy limit. You need to know that limit especially if you plan to have a hefty turnout. It helps to project the number of guests you intend to invite.

If you intend to have like 480 guests and the venue’s maximum occupancy limit is 500, then the venue is a little too small, obviously. Likewise, if you intend to have a private ceremony with, let’s say 30 guests, then a venue designed to hold 500 people is not ideal.

•           Weather and Season

Take into consideration the weather and season to decide whether it’s an outdoor event or otherwise. It won’t be funny if a downpour ruins your big day.

           Location

Opt for a venue which is not far from the airport, major highway, and with less traffic. The last thing you want is for your guests to be stranded on the way to the venue.

If you intend to have your wedding in Northern Virginia, Hunt Country Celebrations are here and at your service! Our beautiful wedding venue is perfect for any of wedding ceremony you want. Come see us and you’ll see why we’re Northern Virginia’s favorite wedding venue! Contact us today!

3 Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

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You might have dreamt about the specifications of your wedding dress down to the last sequin when you were five or have never even given it a thought. Either way, choosing the perfect bridal dress or gown is something that has plagued the minds of many a bride.

To the bride, there are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect bridal dress: the style, trends, and materials used in making it. To top it all, the sheer number of available designs and styles make it even more difficult to pick the perfect wedding gown.

For that reason, we came up with 3 important tips to make choosing the perfect wedding dress a lot simpler.

  • Budget

The decisions start with knowing how much you can comfortably spend on a wedding dress without injury to your overall wedding budget. Albeit very hard to accept, facts remain that even though the dress is important, there are lists of other things that are more important.

  • Choose A Dress That Suits The Weather

All couples decide a different season, month, and time to get married. Couples often do this according to their preference or the dates when their guests will be free and available. Pick your wedding gown according to the projected weather you decide to get married.

  • Wedding Location And Theme

If you have a specific theme and location, it will ease your pick for a wedding dress. The material and color of your dress should match the overall theme of the event.

At Hunt Country Celebrations, we help brides find the best options for their bridal dress and other services. If you plan to have your wedding in Northern Virginia, click here to contact us and we’ll help you secure the perfect wedding venue, catering services, and so much more!

How and When to Share Your Wedding Website

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There is a lot more to a wedding website than just creating it. You also want it to get out there to your friends and family and have them be able to access it.

Wedding websites are one of the ways that couples have been keeping in touch with their guests in these trying times. That’s what we’ve decided to focus on in this article, so grab a pen, paper and take down some notes on how to and when to share your website. 

  • How to Share Your Wedding Website

There are a few guidelines to follow when it comes to sharing your wedding website. You can put it on any of your prewedding event invitations like save-the-dates, bridal shower or engagement party invites.

As for sharing on social media, note that sharing it openly can make noninvited friends feel left out or you could receive an unsolicited commentary. So, if you do want to share, it’s best to do so in a private wedding-related group.

  • When to Share and How Often You Should Update Your Wedding Website

Continue to share your website along with updated details and new information as often as you can. This will keep everybody in the loop and avoid missed information. With the current situation, it might be a while before you get to hold your wedding, so your guests will welcome the occasional reminder as you add new updates to your site.

Don’t forget to keep the registry and wish list aspects of your wedding website up-to-date too. Your guests will most likely check back periodically to see what’s been purchased and what’s still on your list.

Update your FAQs so that your guests can use that link to get answers to their many burning questions rather than have to call and text you with it.

There’s a reason why couples come to us here at Hunt Country Celebrations. It’s because when it comes to weddings around Northern Virginia, we’ve got you covered on everything. With us, your wedding can be a fun, successful celebration that you have always pictured. Contact us today!

3 Important Tips for Maids of Honor

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With great power comes great responsibility, a superhero once said. And although that saying pertained to the world of comic books and comic book heroes, it is quite clear that it can be very much applied to the real world as well. We can even apply it to the sometimes, stressful world of wedding planning. 

As a Maid of Honor, you have been tasked with a very important role in the wedding. Of course, you probably know already what you should do before the Big Day – but what are some of the things you should definitely not forget to do on your best friend’s actual wedding day? 

  • Coordination and Communication

Coordinate with the other bridesmaids. This is one of your main tasks both before and during the actual wedding. Of course, all the other bridesmaids are fully grown adults and they most likely know what they are supposed to do and when. But if you want to make sure the bride doesn’t stress out over this; you might also want to remind everyone what they are meant to do. 

  • Be Supportive

Stay cool and provide support. Your best friend is going through a roller coaster of emotions right now, so it is incredibly important that you are supportive. She will be stressed out, she will cry, she might even have to face unwanted accidents like wine spilled on her wedding dress. Whatever happens, be there for her – with a shoulder to cry on, a good joke, or a stain remover to help her gown stay pretty until the end of the night.

  • Deliver an Awesome Toast

Although traditionally Maids of Honor don’t give speeches, things have changed a lot in recent years, and it has become customary that the bride’s best friend delivers a toast as well. Make sure it’s memorable! Take your time to prepare, don’t forget to include one or two cute jokes, and make this moment all about the bride. Your best friend deserves it!

Your best friend also deserves to find all that she needs for her wedding planning easily. She can do so here at Hunt Country Celebration. From Venues to vendors, we’ve got you covered when it comes to a wedding in Northern Virginia. Contact us today!

4 Great Tips for Your Bridal Registry

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As the bride, you want every single element of your wedding to be perfect. And you want everyone to feel great, both when it comes to the entertainment and food provided on your wedding day and to the way they can contribute to your wellbeing as newlyweds.

The bridal registry may be created for you (of course it is!), but beyond that, registries are all about making people feel good (and making it easy for them to feel good). So how do you create the right wedding registry? We have some tips for you, so read on and find out more.

  • Create It with Your Likes in Mind

You don’t have to add items to the registry just for the sake of adding them. You don’t have to add anything because everyone else is doing the same. If you feel an item wouldn’t be of much use to you, then by all means, don’t actually add it to your wedding registry – it’s the best option for you and for your wedding guests too.

  • It Should Be A Good Blend

Add items people expect to see there and items that are a bit more luxurious or simply unusual. But most importantly, add items on various prices, so that everyone can afford offering you a gift you actually want.

  • Create It Before Your Engagement Party If Possible

You have all the time in the world now so you might as well do it. Try to make the bridal registry before the engagement party. Although it is not necessary and not obligatory in any way, a lot of guests might want to provide you with a small attention when attending the engagement party – and the bridal registry will help them.

  • They Don’t Have to Follow Trends

Not sure about classic wedding registry items? That’s OK, these days it has become increasingly common to ask for other types of gifts (especially if you have everything you need). For instance, you could ask your guests to pay for honeymoon activities. Or if you want to make your wedding gifts really meaningful, you could simply ask guests to make a donation to a cause you actually believe in and support. Your guests will actually appreciate this!

If you’re in Northern Virginia and planning your wedding you should reach out to us. Here at Hunt Country Celebrations We have all you’ll need for the success of your wedding. Want to know what we mean? Browse our website and contact us today!