Inn at Laurel Point - Victoria, BC, V8V 1Z8, Canada

Wedding Blog

Top 5 Reasons to Have a Hotel Wedding – by My Hotel Wedding

February 09, 2014

We love My Hotel Wedding! As a Hotel in Victoria BC that specializes in Weddings, we at Inn at Laurel Point couldn’t agree more with sisters Lauren & Brooke Randolph and their talented team members Jasmine Davis and Mamie Cosentino.

The ladies summarized the top 5 reasons to have a hotel wedding in a fab infographic and wrote a great post about these reasons here. Check out their site and let me know what you think!

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Top 3 Wedding Questions Couples Ask Us

January 24, 2014

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I thought I’d share the top 3 wedding questions that we’ve been asked lately…

Question 1: Can we get a group rate for our wedding guests?

Well of course you can! We want your friends and family to stay with us, and even take over the hotel. It is so great to see wedding guests catching up over drinks in Aura or meeting up on the days before the wedding to go whale watching. We become your own private resort.

Question 2: Does Inn at Laurel Point provide decorations?

Oh Darlings! Although our space needs little decor, you wouldn’t want decorations that we might have lurking about. Professional decorators stock all the latest trends, and your fabulous Event Manager can certainly suggest a great decorator. You wouldn’t believe what we’ve found from weddings past!

Question 3: Can the hotel arrange for a marriage commissioner?

We don’t just stop at marriage commissioners, our Event Managers can do it all or just a little – whatever you’d prefer! We can help you narrow down a photographer, or provide you with a list of wedding partners that you can sort through. Plus – Event Mangers are great listeners and have been known to provide wise council when faced with unforeseen drama (monsters in law and slacker bridesmaids included).

Keep your questions coming,

Laurel

Wedding Shows, You Gotta Go!

January 04, 2014

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It’s that time of year, wedding show season. As a new bride or most trusted maid, you must go … to at least one show!

We are off to Victoria’s Bridal Exhibition this Sunday from 10am to 4 pm!

Be sure to stop by our fabulous booth and say hi!

Laurel

Engaged Over the Holidays?! Now What...

January 18, 2014

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If it seems like everyone got engaged over the holidays, you’re about 1/3 right! According to WeddingWire.com, around a third of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

If your engagement story took place around the holidays, and you’re asking yourself (or being asked) “Now What?” Here are a few simple W’s to consider in the early stages of wedding planning.

What: What kind of wedding do you envision? Church Ceremony, Outdoor Ceremony, Intimate Gathering, Grand Ballroom, Fall Theme or Beach Themed? Answering the what will give you a great starting place to search for a venue or narrow down a country where you wedding will take place.

Who: Grab a pen and draft a guest list with your betrothed. Is your intended sticking to inviting family, but are you planning on inviting your entire yoga class? A draft guest list will help you craft a budget and find the right size venue.

Whoa: (My personal favourite) Take a breath. Trust me on this, you want to take time to figure out what you want the wedding to look like, and who you’d like to share it with. An idea of a budget will save you time in the long run, and allow you to maintain focus on the What.

As Karen Clark put it on her post on hellobeautiful.com

“I always equate wedding planning to shopping for a car. You don’t just go to any and every car dealership and say, “Show me all of your cars.” You usually have a plan, or at least an idea of what you can spend. You probably don’t just stroll into the Mercedes dealership unless you know you have Mercedes money.”

And remember, I’ve said it before, there’s no need to rush to make plans.

Until next time,

Laurel


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