How to Save Money on Your Gilbert Wedding

How to Save Money on Your Gilbert Wedding

Weddings can be expensive. It's not a surprise to anyone that the average cost for a wedding was between $20,000 and $35,000, and that was in 2017. So, today I wanted to share some ideas on how to save money on your wedding.

While Val Vista Lakes has great rates, and some of the most unique wedding scenery and backdrops in valley, it can still help to learn some money-saving tips. 

When It's Monsoon Season And You're Getting Married...Outside

When It's Monsoon Season And You're Getting Married...Outside

It's very hot. It's also very sticky outside. Monsoon season in Gilbert, Arizona has been rough so far this year. For the past few weeks, it's been pretty relentless. And the humidity has been intense. 

If you're planning your Gilbert wedding, or perhaps about to tie the knot in a matter of weeks or days, there are some things that you can do to beat the heat and the humidity...

5 Hot Wedding Trends for Fall in Arizona

5 Hot Wedding Trends for Fall in Arizona

Fall is nearly here. In know it might not feel like it yet in Gilbert, where the temperatures are still well over 100-degrees, but in just another few months we'll be basking in beautiful weather surrounded by Fall colors...

How to Have a Patriotic, 4th of July Wedding in Gilbert, AZ

How to Have a Patriotic, 4th of July Wedding in Gilbert, AZ

Happy 4th of July! Happy Independence Day! Here in Gilbert, Arizona, we're big fans of this amazing holiday, so why not incorporate your love of country into your wedding?

But, here's the rub. I'm not talking about camo and shotguns. I'm talking about elegance, sophistication, and patriotic charm. 

Here are some ideas we pulled from Pinterest for your patriotic, Independence Day themed wedding...

A Meet and Greet?

A Meet and Greet?

A meet and greet before your wedding is always a good way to get both sides of the family and friends together and mingling. 

How to Have a Game of Thrones Themed Wedding in Gilbert, AZ

How to Have a Game of Thrones Themed Wedding in Gilbert, AZ

Have you ever thought about having a themed wedding? perhaps you have a favorite tv show, or movie, or song, that you'd like to theme your entire wedding around. A few years back, Mad Men was the biggest wedding theme we'd seen in a very long time. Today, there aren't many movies or TV shows that are making as big of a splash in our wedding venue...

However, with a big Game of Thrones actor/actress wedding that recently occurred, I thought it might be interesting to see how your Game of Thrones themed wedding might look.

Should You Have a Friend Marry You?

These days, you can literally have anyone marry you. All they need is a certificate from some random website and, boom, your best friend or brother can marry you. In fact, my little brother officiated my wedding, and it was one of the best choices we could have made. He got his marriage certificate from an online site, and because he knew us better than any random officiant, he was the perfect choice. 

But is it the right choice for you? Should you have an official marry you, or a best friend, or a family member? 

You Won't Believe These Wedding Cakes are Edible!

You Won't Believe These Wedding Cakes are Edible!

Every once in a while we come across a wedding cake on Pinterest that, quite literally, looks too amazing to eat. When we share these wedding cakes over to our Facebook Page, people go a little bit nuts over them.

So, today I wanted to share some of the most amazing, unbelievable, imaginative, beautiful, too-pretty-to-eat wedding cakes that we've seen on Pinterest...

Refreshing Drinks To Keep Your Wedding Guests Cool

It's hot outside. It's no surprise that as we get closer to monsoon  season, the humidity is setting in and suddenly it's gone from 105-degrees to 110-degrees with that warm wind and heavy clouds. 

But, it's your wedding day! So who cares what the weather is like outside? Well, your guests might, so today I wanted to give you some refreshing wedding drinks that not only keep your guests nice and cool, but taste good too!

Who Pays for What at Your Wedding...

Who Pays for What at Your Wedding...

You are fantasizing about your perfect wedding day and everything that comes along with it.  If you have never been married before or you don’t know many people that have been married, then you may be curious as to who traditionally pays for what at your Gilbert wedding venue. 

This list also may vary based off of religion and the beliefs of a bride and groom.  There may or may not be a reception, there may or may not be transportation.  Whatever the case, below is a list of items and who traditionally pays for that portion of the wedding.  Keep in mind you can always put your modern spin on these ideas.