Lucky you – choosing from wedding venues in Colorado

Colorado is one of the top wedding locations anywhere.  Whether you dream of majestic outside wedding venues, stunning views from inside, or prefer intimate backyard wedding ideas – it’s hard to beat the towering Rocky Mountains for a backdrop.

Planning your Colorado wedding is one of the most magical times in your life.  From  “Yes” to  “I do”’ there should be nothing but butterflies, ease and complete assurance that your day will be perfect!

Exploring wedding locations with a wedding professional networked through Fort Collins Wedding Association (FCWA) ensures you’ll enjoy every step of planning your wedding!  Each member is dedicated to helping you create your dream and exceeding your expectations with diligence and years of experience.

It’s a good idea to choose your Colorado wedding location early in the planning process.  The best wedding venues in Colorado book quickly.  It’s helpful – and fun – to look at several wedding locations and compare what each has to offer.

A FCWA wedding coordinator will help you consider the pros and cons of each venue –  keeping your vision in mind and helping you understand what the planning process would look like going forward.

Wedding locations typically feature either inclusive or à la carte packages.  Understanding how each works is important in making sure your special day happens just the way you dreamed it would.

Inclusive wedding packages are frequently offered at Colorado hotel venues and at many of the best destination wedding locations.  As the name of the package suggests, a lot of things are included:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and entrée selections are priced per person.
  • Details like the dance floor setting and centerpieces are included.
  • Tables, chairs, and linens are on site.
  • A venue manager is often provided to oversee arrangements.
  • Set-up and tear down arrangements mean you won’t be rounding up friends and family to help you set-up the morning of your wedding.

Because so much is provided in an inclusive package, the price can seem steep at first.  Your FCWA professional will help you sort through everything to determine the value – and if the venue and package will move you towards your vision.

Wedding locations that lend themselves to à la carte arrangements are well-suited to brides who are interested in back yard wedding ideas or want to marry at an unusual, sentimental venue.  Some of Colorado’s best destination wedding locations feature à la carte celebrations.  This type of package has its own advantages:

  •  Creativity is welcome and possibilities are endless.
  • The space is provided for a specified length of time at a set fee.
  • Set-up and teardown is up to the bride and her wedding professional to arrange.
  • Food is typically catered and can reflect personal preferences.
  • Decorations are uniquely individual – and friends and family can participate if they want to.

You’ll be especially glad to have a FCWA professional working with you when you choose to plan an à la carte wedding.  Being sure you ask the right questions, calculating food orders, arranging for linens and chairs, and detailing how many bottles of champagne order are just a few of the things you’ll want help with.  FCWA members are well networked to make finding excellent professionals easy.  Accessing the network is a great way to be sure your day goes exactly the way you want.

Let a FCWA professional help you decide which kind of package is best for you.  Sort out the options, the inclusions, the possibilities, and the costs.  Feel comfortable with how the planning process will look.

Start today by arranging to tour wonderful wedding venues in Colorado with your FCWA professional.  You can be assured the right questions will be asked, packages will be properly evaluated, and you will make a selection that’s the perfect venue for your wedding day.

Enjoy every moment of this special time in your life, from planning to the celebration, with a FCWA professional at your side.  It’s your day!