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Off-Season and Winter Weddings

Posted in: Weddings
Off-Season and Winter Weddings

Congratulations! You’re engaged!

All of a sudden you have a hundred things on your to-do lists, family to call, friends to ask for their help to be in your wedding party and then there is the matter of your wedding date. Ah, the wedding date. There are certain times a year in your region of the country that are the most popular times to get married and

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more often than not (but winter weddings are so gorgeous!), a couple will go straight for those months because that’s what you know and usually it’s the best temperature outside. Nebraska? June and August last year were our most popular months. Right after that? July and September! The temperatures are nice and you have a decent chance that you know what the weather will bring on your wedding day.

But let’s talk about some other options because you literally have an entire year of dates to choose from!

That “busy” or “peak” season is popular and you will pay for it. There won’t be very many discounts or promotions because businesses don’t need to offer them in order to book those months. But off-season, or winter weddings in Nebraska, wedding dates are where the savings are! We’ve done a few polls from our bridal shows and have seen that almost every bride that comes through has a budget and would like to stick to it for their wedding. That can be really hard to do and get everything that you want. Off-season dates are one of the easiest ways to save money for your wedding and wedding reception.

Winter Wedding Benefits

Let’s use DC Centre for an example, since we can speak to what we do. November, December and January Jon-Whitney-Family-0003-300x200 Off-Season and Winter Weddingsin the midwest can be cold and unpredictable but that should not be a reason to completely discount a season. Some of the most stunning photos we’ve seen have been in snowy weather (Thank you, Pinterest!). Your reception is most likely going to be inside leaving the weather outside which means for about 6 hours, you just won’t notice it. You could also just really love winter and that’s a bonus for you. So what do you get for having a winter wedding? Well for one, you get married! I kid, but really…you could save hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars just on the venue rental charge. So you get a “cheap wedding venue” but is anything but!

Savings on your wedding venue could just be the beginning of your savings! Businesses are willing to work with you during off-season days to fill their calendar, so be willing to work on your date. You may also have more options of businesses to work with since it is a little slower season for weddings.

Make sure to sound off on our Facebook page post with this article and let us know what you think! Are you choosing or did you choose an off-season wedding day and what did you think? We love seeing those winter wedding photos!

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Children & Your Wedding Reception

Posted in: Inspiration, Weddings

Hello busy brides!

We know, better than most, that sometimes the decision to invited couples to bring their children can be a controversial one. On the plus side, it truly is a family event!  On the negative, there is a chance that there will be running, screaming and even breaking.

But there are options, there are always options!

Here is a roundup of some of the best ideas to keep your tiny guests entertained and occupied throughout your wedding reception. Make sure to click on each photo to go to the “How-To” on our Pinterest page!

The oldest trick in the book? Coloring! How about these adorable personalized coloring sheets from Etsy? Keep it all wedding themed, even for the little ones!

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Want to get a little more creative? This next idea could keep the kids occupied for a while. How about a custom I Spy Game: Wedding Themed!

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Photo booths aren’t just for the adults! Yeah, we said it! Why not a booth for the kids? Or some cute props that the kids would love! How about these super hero props?

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So we think there is one more idea that is worthy of being mentioned. And let’s be honest, pretty much anything to do with sweets will keep a child’s attention for at least a little bit of time. But what about a cupcake station? Kids get a chance to create their own cupcake creation, toppings and all! Just make sure to put some mats around the area to keep the floor clean!

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Spring Bridal Show Update

Posted in: Activities, Bridal Show, Events

Just a little update from DC Centre!

Our Spring Bridal Show was fantastic! We had so many wonderful vendors, quite a few that come back to each of our three shows throughout the year and some new ones as well.

We also did a giveaway from us to one of the lucky, randomly chosen pre-registered brides from the show. We had a custom print made with the bride and her groom’s names etched in a heart on a tree with their wedding date. It was so cute! Congratulations Deb!

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Our next show will take place on July 13th. Make sure to check back on our events page for update and to pre-register. You may win our next giveaway! Here are a couple photos of the Spring Bridal Show (For more, go to our Facebook):

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