When you think of your dream wedding day, what components come to mind first? Is it a beautiful and breathtaking wedding venue capable of serving as the perfect backdrop for the best day ever? How about a firework display as a closing send-off? Of course, you can’t forget about the delicious catering and the wedding cake either! To sum it up, you would probably be hard pressed to pick one specific component that defines your dream wedding day. It’s more than likely a compilation of a few different features that will truly make your wedding just as you had envisioned it!
Now, let’s take a moment to talk about all-inclusive wedding packages. We’ve discussed it before on prior blog posts and even mentioned it in the opening paragraph here, but it’s safe to say there are quite a few different pieces that make up a full-scale wedding celebration. This includes the time leading up to the big day and the actual wedding day itself. Due to the complexity involved, it can become stressful if you don’t have a well-thought out plan from the beginning. Luckily, all-inclusive wedding venue packages are designed to make your life so much easier as you plan out your special day. Over the course of this blog, we’ll take an inside look at all-inclusive wedding packages and discuss why they’ve become a popular choice for so many engaged couples.
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Wedding budgeting is a topic we reference quite frequently here on our blog. As you can imagine, having a budget established early on will make it easier to decide which vendors you can pick from and so on. Well, generally speaking, all-inclusive wedding packages are usually the most cost-effective plan. You can almost think of it as a bundle discount. It’s no different than looking at the situation from, say, a business perspective. For example, if you have a business and are needing someone to handle the marketing aspects of it. Do you think it would be more cost-effective to hire one company to handle everything or hire multiple contractors (one for the website, one for social media, one for on-site content, one for IT and so on)? Chances are it’ll be the all-in-one option. This same logic applies to your wedding venue packages as well!
Easier for Everyone
With most all-inclusive wedding venues, you’re going to have both the ceremony and the reception at the same event space. While this doesn’t necessarily mean there will be two separate spaces for each part of the celebration, it does usually mean you won’t have to worry about everyone, including your guests and wedding party, getting from one venue to another. Trust us, this alone, will make the entire day that much more seamless and stress-free. Not to mention, having both the ceremony and reception at the same venue also typically results in higher attendance numbers at each part of the celebration, keeps everything on schedule and generally saves money too!
Interested in learning more about the benefits of holding your ceremony and reception at the same venue? We posted a blog earlier this year that discusses this exact topic. To check out the complete blog, feel free to click the link HERE. At Madera Estates, the Grand Fireplace and Hacienda provide plenty of flexibility for how you’ll arrange your wedding day.
All of the Must-Haves
While every wedding is unique in its own way, there’s definitely a handful of items that you see at every single wedding. From the basics (linens, tables, chairs, etc) to added-enhancements (centerpieces, table numbers, easels, champagne flutes, cake cutting set, etc), there are quite a few things you’ll have to account for! Fortunately, the majority of these items can be an afterthought when you select an all-inclusive wedding venue package.
To provide an example, let’s take a look at how things look at Madera Estates. After selecting your desired floor plan, the Madera Estates team will set up the tables, chairs, linens and napkins accordingly. In addition to the decor and furniture featured throughout the venue, couples are also able to utilize our in-house styling service known as Madera Luxe. Many of these are those venue enhancements I referenced above. While not having an overwhelming amount of options to choose from, this allows couples to still add their own personal touch to the big day. Charger plates, centerpieces, lanterns, table numbers, easels, cake stands, champagne flutes, you name it! In the end, all-inclusive packages help streamline this entire process and ensure you’re not forgetting any of the essentials!
Having a wedding planner or coordinator that’s helped assemble more than a few weddings will always make your life easier. With most all-inclusive wedding venue packages, you should have an on-site wedding coordinator matched with you. Here at Madera Estates, your coordinator is a resource that essentially is responsible for creating a stress-free wedding experience. From the two planning sessions and providing vendor recommendations to coordinating when various vendors arrive on wedding day and being in charge of the wedding ceremony rehearsal, your on-site coordinator should help streamline many aspects of the process. All in all, unless you’ve previously planned and orchestrated a large event like a wedding, it can be a little daunting at times. Your wedding coordinator should send you reminders leading up to the big day and essentially help ensure you’ve taken care of all the necessary details.
Tip: Make Sure to Confirm What All Is Included
Just as we said every wedding has its own unique elements, the same can be said about every wedding venue and the packages they offer. In other words, “all-inclusive” wedding venue packages aren’t always going to include the exact same components. Having said that, when you’re touring various venues and discussing available options, be sure that you’re clear on what is and isn’t included in the price. Since wedding venue selection is generally one of the first tasks you complete in wedding planning, you’ll have plenty of time to make any adjustments to take care of items that may not be a part of your particular wedding venue package.
Have You Already Selected Your Wedding Venue?
Without a doubt, we have to agree that wedding planning is such a fun experience that you’ll never forget! From touring venues to meeting with vendors and everything in-between, we are sure that you’ll have an absolute blast. As we briefly mentioned a couple times in this blog, Madera Estates is a luxury wedding venue located in Conroe, TX. With a Spanish and European-inspired theme, we have been honored to have had the opportunity to host hundreds of wedding celebrations over the years. We hope you found some value in this blog about all-inclusive wedding packages, which have always been a hit amongst our clients at Madera.
For those that are engaged and still on the hunt for their dream wedding venue, we would be delighted to show you around Madera Estates. You’ll have the opportunity to see the various areas that encompass our event space, including the Grand Fireplace, Hacienda, bridal/groom’s suites and more! To schedule a time that works best for you, take a look at our online tour booking calendar. Additionally, if you have any questions about specific wedding packages or general availability/pricing, don’t hesitate to fill out the form linked HERE and a member of our team will be in touch! Cheers to a fun-filled wedding planning experience!