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Utah Wedding Venue’s TUESDAY TIP – Get Organized

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photo by TJ Romero Photography

As soon as possible, a wise bride will first focus on getting her wedding plans organized. Get your smartphone organized right off the bat as you plan for your wedding reception!  Before you are tempted to visit all the many utah wedding venues to find that perfect one, some brides find it very useful and less confusing to create a special email address dedicated to only your wedding communications.  As you search for wedding venues in Utah or cake designers or whatever vendor you are needing, they can communicate directly with that designated email address.  Create those folders and sections on your phone to hold all the vendor names, phone numbers, addresses, and details that you will be gathering for the next several months.  Remember to take photos of those cake designs or floral arrangements that you hope to be replicated for your own wedding celebration.

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Take a snap shot of the ideas you want to incorporate into your wedding celebration. (Photo by Swensen Photography)

Some brides still find it useful to use the old style paper file or three-ring binder.  Have pockets to place photos and ideas that you come across.  Tear sheets from magazines you want vendors to see!  A picture is indeed worth a thousand words, especially when you can leave an actual photo with the vendor so they have a reference photo when they create your cake, or floral arrangement, or dress, etc.

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Brides who are organized will find they have more time to do all they want and won’t be stressed at the last minute! (Photo by MLA Photography)

Your wedding ceremony and reception will be a lot less stressful if you will take a few moments in the beginning to get organized and stay organized.  Also, some wedding venues Salt Lake City offers like Atrium Weddings provide wedding planners that will help you with the details you need to remember for the celebration at their wedding venue.

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Use your organized smart phone to share your ideas instantly with your beau. Get him involved as much as you dare! (Photo by TJ Romero Photography)
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Let your bridesmaids help you by involving them too in your plans. An organized bride will send them photos and information to consider! (Photo by Lindsey Shaun)

Wedding Reception Venues in Utah Real Event 6-4-2014

wedding reception centers in Utah that allow self-cateringMadison and Zach enjoyed their approximate 300 guests at one of the wedding reception venues in Utah that is run by Western Garden Centers called Atrium Weddings.

They enjoyed a self-catered event during which close friends supplied sliders, salads, chips, fruit, and finger desserts.  Notice the absolutely gorgeous fondant covered Mr. and Mrs. sugar cookies.  Madison opted to use Atrium’s elegant dishware package for her buffet style setting.  This wedding reception was all a family affair as the cake was created by Madison’s sweet mother Vanisha.  They took advantage of the beautiful baby grand piano and invited a pianist for live music for part of the evening.  The florist was Lauren Richardson.  Their photographer was Emily Whitehead and their videographer was Brad Winegar.

Not all wedding reception centers in Utah allow such flexibility for the bride and groom and their families.  We were honored to be a part of Madison and Zach’s beautiful beginning.

The Mother of the Bride left us the following comment:  Thanks for having a facility and staff that allowed me to do what I wanted.

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Forget-Me-Not Reception Centers in Utah – Real Event 05-21-14

Forget-me-not weddings Utah will rememberAt one of our reception centers in Utah, Forget-me-not flowers surrounding the “Around You” Willow Tree Cake Topper sent a powerful romantic message to all the attending guests at Atrium Weddings.  This is Western Gardens reception venue that has an indoor garden ambiance without the worry of the weather!

Their cake was simple yet made a powerful statement.  Here basic white two tiered cake with tantalizing dripping chocolate fondant, was created by Sugar Kisses Cakes.  It was topped with a beautiful Willow Tree figurine by Susan Lordi.   As one of the artist’s Cake Topper collection called “Around You”, it was perfect for this cake poised amid dainty little forget-me-not flower blooms.  The flower blooms are a pretty blue that tied in with Kaitlyn’s choice of Royal Blue table linens.  With a touch of yellow daisies, this indoor garden reception venue was a beautiful and inviting celebration for all the attending guests.

self-catering at wedding reception centers in Utah self catering at utah wedding venuesThe families decided to self-cater, which not all Utah wedding venues allow.  They served a wide variety of cupcakes, mini-cheesecakes, and fresh seasonal fruit.  Kaitlyn chose the venue’s tall silver candlestick centerpieces with the lemon leaf wreaths.  Her bridesmaids accented the wreaths with the yellow and white flowers and a shimmering yellow ribbon.

wedding venues in utah with lemon wreathsThis is a reception that guests and family will not soon forget, and Kaitlyn and Kevin will remember forever! reception centers in Utah with Forget-me-not flowers


Real Events at Wedding Reception Venues in Utah – April 30, 2014

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Color, color, color!  Wedding reception venues in Utah like Atrium weddings, allow brides to use their own florists, cake designers, and caterers for their wedding receptions. This bride introduced to Atrium the most vibrant color scheme to our wedding venue in the last seven years of countless celebrations.  The striking blue delphiniums and hydrangeas, coral and pink roses, yellow freesias and hydrangeas, deep orange alstroemeria, bright purple stocks, and lemon leaf greens came together to dazzle the eye.

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This color pallet was carried throughout the wedding reception hall with similar floral arrangements on the guest sign-in table and the beautiful flowers placed on the wedding cake.  The bride’s cake was a three tiered simple smooth white cake with tiffany blue satis ribbons accenting around the base of each tier.  Simple and so elegant!

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The bride chose Atrium’s tall silver candle stick centerpiece, which is one of the choices that comes with the basic rental package, which was placed in the middle of a lemon leaf wreath. Additional flowers of the same scheme were placed around and throughout the lemon leaves.

Wedding cake at wedding reception centers by Western Garden Centers So, brides, know that you can have just about whatever you wish when you book with Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy.  Not all wedding reception venues in Utah believe like we do, that every bride should have the freedom to choose as much as possible, an important factor on creating YOUR day that will long be remembered by you and your new spouse.

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Tuesday Tips from Wedding Venues in Utah 7-1-14

Listen to Mother nature for Wedding Venues in UtahNew to Utah?  All brides need to realize that if planning a spring wedding, expect capricious Utah weather and plan accordingly.  Look at wedding venues in Utah that have options to hold your ceremony inside if a sudden thunderstorm develops during your wedding reception.  Believe me as one who grew up here in the valley and tried to hold her son’s wedding in our own back yard, spring storms can develop quickly here along the Wasatch Front. Therefore, following some tips here will help you avoid some annoyances and help insure a happy, dry, and cool event!

wedding venues in salt lake city with dancingSudden rain is not the only Utah weather phenomenon a Utah bride needs to consider.  Utah is in a desert and the heat can dampen a spring or summer celebration.  You may be one of those guests who have skipped out of a Utah wedding reception that was inside a tent or a reception center that was too unbearably hot for guests to enjoy.  And I have heard of a bride who fainted from the heat at her reception.  We all must admit that it isn’t any fun to be hot and sweaty at an elegant occasion, especially if there is dancing and toasting to be done.  It is well worth it if you can find wedding reception venues that have central air conditioning and good air movement.

Snow on mountains above wedding reception venues in utah Another great tip is to check the weather history along the Wasatch front.  Our local news station KSL has a great service to plug in a date you are considering for your outdoor wedding reception or any outdoor event.  Their program does the searching and then gives you the average information for that day in history.  Find out the average temperatures – highs and lows, the chance of precipitation, and even learn the sunrise and sunset.  Knowing when the perfect time to say your vows with the sun setting behind you would be fun to time for a gorgeous photo opportunity.  Find their “Wasatch Front Outdoor Weather Planner” on their KSL website.

weather planner for receptions centers in utah If you have always loved garden weddings but don’t want to worry about the weather, find those wedding venues with the garden feel indoors like Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy.  You don’t have to plant flowers, weed, or even water the place.  Just show up, do minor decorating to give it your own touch, and enjoy!  Let the storms rage outside the doors and watch the rain fall down the glass windows!  When there is a break in the storm, venture outside the waterfall plaza for some beautiful photos with your photographer, or simply take them inside with all the indoor greenery!

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Let the storms rage on outside while you and your guests enjoy yourselves inside!

Wedding venues in Utah can be a real blessing when it comes to Utah’s fickle weather in the spring and summer.  Listen to Mother Nature and heed her warnings so that you can plan wisely for your incredible day.  You, your family, and your guests will have the wonderful day that you deserve!

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When the sun comes out, go outside to the waterfall plaza for beautiful photographs.