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Tips to Planning a Bachelorette Party

As the maid of honor, you have the fun and exciting duty of planning the bachelorette party — one last party for your friend before one of the most important days of her life. Being a maid of honor is a big responsibility. You have a lot of duties and expectations. You may even be given the task of helping the bride plan the wedding.

While that is intimidating, one thing you can do that will be the best decision you could make is having the bride tour Bohemia River Overlook. Our wedding venue includes three different locations on our beautiful property, helping your friend find the perfect location and style for her wedding. Tour the manorthe beach, and the barn to find the perfect location for the wedding. This one suggestion can make your friend’s wedding planning simpler and help create the backdrop for a beautiful wedding.

Now that you have helped find the perfect venue, it is time for you to start planning the ultimate bachelorette party. This single celebration has the ability to be the best night ever or a hot mess of a night! But we will help by giving you tips on how to get started plan the perfect bachelorette party that your friend will love! Read on to learn more.

Talk to Your Friend

Unless this friend has been your best friend for 15 years and you know every detail about their dream wedding, bachelorette party, and honeymoon, you will want to talk with your friend before planning. Not every girl loves the Las Vegas party, not every girl wants to have so much fun that they do not remember the night, and not every girl needs a huge and wild party. Talking with your friend and figuring out what kind of party they want will help you plan the party based on what they are hoping for and expecting. Maybe they are the type who wants to sit in a cozy cabin, drinking Irish coffees, and playing card games. Everyone is different and your friend may surprise you with the kind of party they want, don’t assume they want a wild party.

Pick a Location

Some of the best bachelorette parties turn into weekend trips with the bride and her closest friends. It doesn’t have to be one night that ends suddenly. Plan a weekend getaway that matches the type of party the bride wants. Take Friday off so you have a long weekend with your girls and enjoy the time together, have a spa day, relax, and have fun.

Make Plans

Depending on what you are doing during the bachelorette party, you will want to make sure all the plans are set. Make reservations to restaurants, spas, shows, and anywhere else you may need a reservation, like the hotel! You don’t want to show up somewhere to find out they are too busy to seat you or take care of your party. This will ruin the party and maybe even the entire weekend.

These are just a few quick tips for getting started planning the bachelorette party, but they may be some of the most important. Don’t make assumptions about the type of party, find somewhere fun to go, and make reservations! And don’t forget to schedule a tour at Bohemia River Overlook! Contact us today to get started.

As the maid of honor, you have the fun and exciting duty of planning the bachelorette party — one last party for your friend before one of the most important days of her life. Being a maid of honor is a big responsibility. You have a lot of duties and expectations. You may even be given the task of helping the bride plan the wedding.

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Tips to Being the Best Bridesmaid

As a bridesmaid, you are part of the bride’s mini-army. While you were chosen because you hold a special place is the bride’s heart, you also have a duty to make sure as little goes wrong as possible. This is an unspoken agreement, but if you want to be the best bridesmaid possible, you will need to come to the wedding alert and ready to jump into action.

These duties include more than just fixing the train of the bride’s dress, or making sure Uncle Gary doesn’t drink too much. Even if you are not the maid of honor, you still have the ability to make the wedding better, help the bride stay positive, and make sure everything goes smoothly.

The one important thing you need to remember about being the best bridesmaid is that this is not your day. Some bridesmaid can get a bit competitive with each other to prove to the bride that they are the better friend or sister, or you may even have a feud with one of the other bridesmaids. But on the wedding day, if you do anything, make sure it is to not cause more drama for the bride. Remember that this is her day, so do everything you can to make it better.

In this blog, we are going to give you tips on being the best bridesmaid and how to prepare to make the wedding day better than expected! If you have been chosen as a bridesmaid, read on and study up!

Don’t Forget Anything

This may seem like an obvious thing to do on the wedding day, but forgetting ANYTHING can make the entire day more stressful for the bride. You could delay the entire ceremony if you forget your shoes, dress, or even your makeup. Make a checklist of everything you will need, even the things you never forget like your cell phone and purse. Pack all your stuff in a single bag before you head to the venue to make sure that you don’t accidentally forget any of the items you need. If you know that the bride’s sister or other bridesmaid is generally forgetful, be sure to send them a message with a list of everything they need to grab. This seems like a small tip, but it is extremely significant.

Come Prepared

There are certain things that you will not necessarily need on the wedding day, but they may be a good idea to bring. Pack some granola bars or snacks that you can give to the ladies before everything begins. People always joke about how the bride and her significant other will be too busy to even eat, but this isn’t always a joke. That makes packing snacks a great way to make sure the bride is fed before the celebration begins. Some other items that could prove useful throughout the day include:

  • Phone chargers
  • Bandaids
  • Tissues
  • Hair ties
  • Safety pins
  • Pain relievers
  • A water bottle
  • Gum

Really, we could keep adding to the list, but you can only bring so many things! If you decide to carry around a clutch or bring your purse to the reception, be sure to have these items in there so that they are easily accessible. You never know who is going to need what throughout the wedding.

Take Photos

While you want to be in the moment and not be on your phone the entire time, there are special moments that the photographer may not see that you can capture. Especially while getting ready, there are many behind-the-scenes moments that you can capture and the bride will love. This does not mean you should be on the phone during the wedding, but if you see a photo opportunity, don’t hesitate.

Bring Your Dancing Shoes

Dancing at a wedding is one of the best parts of a wedding. Most guests love dancing but are not brave enough to be the first on the dance floor. As a bridesmaid, it is your job to help get the party started. Bring your dancing shoes, both figuratively and physically, to help get people on the dance floor. Unless you wear heels for a living, you will want to bring a pair of comfortable shoes that you can boogie in, hit the dance floor with the other bridesmaid and dance like no one is watching! People will feel more willing to come dance when they see other people dancing their hearts out. It might be a good idea to practice your dance moves beforehand to ensure that you don’t become the entertainment.

Help the Bride

The bride is going to be running around trying to make sure everything sticks to the schedule and that she greets everyone to celebrate with her. It is your job to help her in any way you can. This could include everything from fixing her dress regularly to hunting down her family members that need to be in the photographs. Check in regularly to make sure there isn’t anything she needs, but don’t be obnoxious or overwhelming about it. You want to help, not stress her out even more. If you notice guests getting a little too rowdy, give them some water, food, and help them settle down a bit. Helping taking care of issues before they stress the bride out is a great way to keep the wedding fun and the bride happy.

While helping the bride plan the wedding is generally left to the maid of honor, you can throw in some helpful suggestions, like having the wedding at Bohemia River Overlook. Our unique venue offers three different locations that are sure to fit the needs of the bride and the style of the wedding. Giving the bride this suggestion may be one of the best things you can do for the wedding! Check out our locations and spread the word about our beautiful venue.

There are many ways to be the best bridesmaid and help make your friend’s wedding better than they could have expected. These are only a few of the many tips to perfect your duties as a bridesmaid. Be sure to keep these in mind as the wedding draws closer and if it is still in the planning process, tell the bride about Bohemia River Overlook! Contact us to learn more.

As a bridesmaid, you are part of the bride’s mini-army. While you were chosen because you hold a special place is the bride’s heart, you also have a duty to make sure as little goes wrong as possible. This is an unspoken agreement, but if you want to be the best bridesmaid possible, you will need to come to the wedding alert and ready to jump into action.

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Tips to Enjoying Your Wedding

After months of planning for your perfect dream wedding, the big day has finally arrived. This is the time when you can finally relax and enjoy all the hard work and planning your have put into your special day. However, it can be difficult to sit back and truly enjoy your wedding.

Many couples think that once the wedding starts, they will be able to sit back and enjoy the celebrations of their love, but that is easier said than done. You may notice every little detail that doesn’t turn out as planned and worry about how people are enjoying the reception. You may stress about the schedule delay or that the weather is not what you expected. Worrying about these minute details is pointless. The wedding is already planned and whatever happens is going to happen. As a couple, you need to figure out how to enjoy your special day.

We understand how hard it can be to be present, relaxed, and enjoy your wedding, but it is important. This is one day in your life that you should remember forever and that you should enjoy until the very end. In this blog, we will give you tips to enjoying and being present at your wedding; these may be the most important wedding tips you ever read!

Accept Mishaps

Not everything is going to go perfectly at your wedding. Something will happen that you cannot control and you need to learn to accept that. The sooner you realize that your wedding is not going to be perfect, no matter how much you plan, the sooner you will be able to enjoy your wedding. While it may be difficult, remind yourself throughout the wedding to go with the flow, don’t stress about things outside of your control, and don’t worry about the small details. Most of your guests won’t even notice that something went wrong, so you shouldn’t pay attention to it either!

Give Responsibility to Someone Else

Whether you make your maid of honor, the bridesmaids, or your mom help you out, putting someone else in charge can help you worry less about making sure everything runs smoothly and focus on enjoying the day. Delegate some help to round-up the wedding party for photos, help guests find their seats, and make sure everything sticks to your schedule. This will allow you to spend more time actually enjoying your wedding, talking to guests, and spending quality time with your new spouse. It may be hard to give someone else control, but it is important to do if you want to relax during your wedding.

Remember the Purpose

While you have planned your fancy and beautiful wedding for months, there is one purpose for this celebration, and it is important to remember what it is. With all the stress of planning, the excitement of the big day, and the worrying to make sure everything goes as planned, it can be easy to forget why you are there in the first place. Throughout the wedding, remind yourself to focus on the special moments between you and your loved one. These are the moments you want to remember forever. Allow yourself to focus all your attention on these moments as they happen.

When you or your partner are walking down the aisle, be all there. Focus on the way you feel, the way they look, the happiness that is filling your heart. This is not the time to worry about the weather or the music choice. You want to be 100 percent present and focused on these important moments during your wedding so that you can remember them forever. Pay attention to the vows you read to each other, your secret conversation during your first dance, and any other special moment the two of you share. This is the purpose of your wedding, not the guests or the centerpieces you spent hours choosing.

Stay Off Your Phone

Social media may have taken over every other aspect of your life, but do not let it take over your wedding. Stay off your phone and don’t feel the need to share this moment with anyone who is not there. In other words, stay present. You will want to make sure you are focused on your wedding and be present during the entire day. This will help you enjoy the day more and allow you to remember the smaller details. If you are on your phone, texting your friend who couldn’t make it, updating your Snapchat story, or posting on other social media accounts, you will not truly be paying attention to your wedding or enjoying it. This is your special day; don’t share it with everyone else.

Don’t Leave Last Minute Tasks

Relaxing before your wedding day is important to relaxing on your wedding day. Try to not leave any tasks to the week before your wedding. Make sure you have everything planned and done at least a few days before your wedding. You don’t want to be stressing during the days leading up to your wedding, so be sure you get everything figured out before hand. Spend the days leading up to your wedding relaxing and spending quality time with your soon-to-be spouse.

Take a Moment Alone

During your wedding, be sure to spend some quality time with your love. Take a moment to sneak away and just enjoy each other’s company. It is easy to give your guests all of the attention during your wedding, so be sure to take a step back and take a moment alone with your partner. This will help you remember the purpose of the day and reconnect with your new spouse.

Don’t Forget the Basics

People always joke about how you are so busy talking to your guests during your wedding that you are likely going to forget to eat. Don’t forget to eat and stay hydrated. “Hanger” is a real thing, and the longer you go without food, the more likely you will start getting more frustrated with little things and feel emotional. Make sure you take time to eat and drink. You spent a lot of time picking out the perfect menu, so enjoy it.

These are a few of the main tips you need to follow during your wedding to enjoy the celebration more. No wedding is perfect; accepting that is the first step. Be sure to take a moment alone with your spouse during the wedding. This is your day and you both need to reconnect and remember why you are having this wedding in the first place.

If you are still planning your wedding, be sure check our Bohemia River Overlook. With three different locations at our venue, you can plan the wedding that matches your style and vision. Our outdoor wedding venues can help you complete your wedding plans! Contact us today to learn more and start planning your wedding today.

After months of planning for your perfect dream wedding, the big day has finally arrived. This is the time when you can finally relax and enjoy all the hard work and planning your have put into your special day. However, it can be difficult to sit back and truly enjoy your wedding.

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Planning Your Wedding Budget- Part Two

Weddings can get pricey, and while you want your wedding to be something that is straight out of a fairytale, you don’t want to spend all of your savings on creating that. Setting a wedding budget can help you avoid breaking the bank and allow you to focus on the aspects of your wedding that are most important to you.

But setting a wedding budget and saving for everything can be tricky. In our last blog, we gave you some tips to creating a wedding budget that is effective and helps save you money. In this blog, we will give you some more tips, as well as some ideas of how to save money for your wedding! Read on for more!

Think Realistically

While it is fun to think about all the beautiful decorations, the perfect wedding gown, hiring John Legend to sing your first dance song, and dozens of twinkling lights strung overhead, this is not always the most realistic wedding plan. Unless you are personal friends with John Legend, it will be hard to get him to your wedding anyways. But the point is, when starting the plans for your wedding, be realistic about what you need, want, and should have. You will want to start thinking realistically about the plans — form the number of guests to the style of wedding you want. At this point in the budget planning phase, you should realize that some things may not work for your wedding and somethings that you really want may cost more than expected. Once you get realistic about your wedding plans it will be easier to set better expectations and start planning.

Do Some Research

Researching different vendors, asking around, and getting more information before making a decision can help you find the perfect vendor for you and your budget. Your friends who have previously planned weddings are a great source to start with. They will be able to give you tips on who to use, how to find different specials, and how they found all of their vendors. Think about what you need and look at a few different companies to compare them. Do not just pick the first vendor you find, they may not be the perfect fit for you. Doing your research can help you stick to your budget and know what you are really looking for.

Ways To Save

There are many ways to save. Whether you are saving for your wedding or cutting costs to make your wedding more affordable, there are several ways to save money in the long run.

Become Penny Pinchers

Saving money for your wedding can be as simple as reducing your spendings in other areas. Rather than going to dinner three times a week, try to only go once or not at all. While that money may not seem like a lot at the time, just remember that $50 a month is $600 a year. And you likely spend more than that on going out to eat every month. It all adds up in the end and that money can help you pay for different aspects of your wedding.

Even simply taking $200 out of your paycheck to put into your wedding fund will make all the difference in the end and allow you to not spend that money on other things. Making an effort to set money aside for your wedding can help you increase your budget and not use so much of your savings.

Cut Costs

The other way you can save on your wedding is to cut costs on things you do not need. While you may really want to incorporate specific wedding details, others may not be as important and can easily be left out of your dream wedding, take John Legend for example. Although it may be a dream come true having John Legend sing your first dance song, it is something that is not necessary and likely very expensive. Cutting these types of things out of your wedding plans can help you save a ton and use the money for more important things, like the venue or honeymoon.

DIY Decor

Wedding trends have turned from more formal and sophisticated ceremonies to more rustic and bohemian style celebrations. While each couple has their own style, it can be easy making DIY decorations to use in your wedding. Use old glass bottles as centerpieces during your ceremony, or make your own wooden sign. Creating your own decorations can be fun and give your wedding celebration a personal touch. Obviously, you can leave the big and important decorations to the professionals, but for the small centerpieces or decorations that may not be noticed by everyone, making them yourself can help you save some money.

Use Your Friends

If you have a huge friend base, or even if you have friends with hobbies, you can use them in your wedding (if they want, of course). Whether you know someone who enjoys doing photography or one of your friends is a DJ or a musical artist, you can uses your friends in your wedding. Not only will they be able to give your photos or music a more personal touch since they know you both, but they will likely give you a better deal than a professional vendor.

There are many ways to save on and for your wedding, from watching movies at home to cutting out the swan ice sculpture. It is important to think about what you truly need at your wedding and what you just want. Just be sure not to go into debt for your wedding, you want to be able to enjoy your lives after your wedding as well, so save some money and only get what is essential to your wedding.

At Bohemia River Overlook, we can help you find the perfect venue for your wedding. We want to give you the perfect locations for you wedding at a reasonable price. Check out our different locations and contact us today to schedule a tour!

Weddings can get pricey, and while you want your wedding to be something that is straight out of a fairytale, you don’t want to spend all of your savings on creating that. Setting a wedding budget can help you avoid breaking the bank and allow you to focus on the aspects of your wedding that are most important to you.

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Steps to Writing Your Own Vows

Your wedding day is a special day for you and the love of your life. There are many ways to make the day even more personal and special. Writing your own vows is one way to make sure that this day is as romantic and has as much meaning as possible.

Writing your own vows is not for everyone, and it is not a task that everyone is comfortable with. But if you want to give your wedding day an extra personal touch and start your marriage out with an spark of love, writing your own vows is a great way to accomplish this.

At Bohemia River Overlook, we love weddings. With three different venues locations to choose from on our property, you will likely find just what you need to make your wedding just want you imagined. We want to help you make your wedding day as flawless as possible. That is why we are offering you tips to writing your vows!

In our last blog, we talked about the reasons why you should write your own vows. Some of the reasons we gave on why you should write your own vows included how it makes them more personal, special, romantic, and that doing so can help strengthen your bond.

But today we are not talking about why you should write your own vows, today we are talking about how to write them. Writing your own vows can be stressful and nerve-wracking, especially for those who are not creative, don’t know how to get their point across, or those who are too critical of their own work. But everyone can write their own vows, it just may take longer for some than others.

In this blog, we are going to give you different tips on how to get started writing the best vows. If you are trying to write your own vows and need help, read on. We can help you master your vows, making them special and personal.

Settle on a Tone

Discussing the tone of the vows with your fiance before the wedding can help make writing them easier. Are you trying to make them cry or laugh? Are you telling a story about your love or making them more traditional and stating your promises for one another? Once you decide on a tone and format for your vows, it will be easier to get started and you won’t have to worry about your fiance making their vows funny while yours will bring the tears.

Pick How They Are First Shared

Are you going to read them to each other before the wedding day or keep them a secret until then? While it may seem weird to share them before the wedding day, some couples may choose to do this because of the fact that they want them to be more personal and share them with each other before everyone else gets to hear them. Couples can decide if they want the first time they hear each others vows to be at the wedding or by themselves. This is another important decision to make before you start writing.

Make Notes

If you don’t know where to start, write down notes about your relationship. When did your relationship start? How did you guys meet? When did you start dating? When did you take the big steps? Where you waiting for a proposal? What were some of the best memories? What is something special about your relationship? These little things can help you come up with the foundation for your vows and allow you to figure out what you want to talk about. Make a list of everything you know about your relationship and what really mattered to you. Think about the little things that meant so much to your relationship and add those into your vows.

Get Inspired

Take a look at examples of vows, listen to love songs, read poetry, and get inspired in other ways. These can help you get in the lovey-dovey spirit and truly write from the heart. You can even get more personal with the inspiration and look at old pictures of the two of you, read old love letters, and remember how you fell in love. This is a great way to get your head in the love story and vow writing thought process.

Think About Your Promises

Remember, vows are promises, so make sure you include a few promises in there, and really mean them. Do you promise to rub his feet after a long day at work? Do you promise to make her breakfast in bed once a week? Stick these in your vows and make sure you will actually do them!

Start Writing

Once you have your inspiration and have thought about how your love has grown, there is nothing left to do but write! Of course, there are step to take after writing it, but you have to have a first draft before you can get to the final draft. So, start writing your vows and try to imagine reading them out loud on your wedding day, that should help you know what to include and what not to.

In our next blog, we will discuss the steps after you write your vows. But for now, just start with this! You will be able to get started and create something that might actually work!

At Bohemia River Overlook, we want your wedding to be as perfect as you do! We can help make your wedding flawless with our different locations and our love for weddings! Contact us today for a tour!

Your wedding day is a special day for you and the love of your life. There are many ways to make the day even more personal and special. Writing your own vows is one way to make sure that this day is as romantic and has as much meaning as possible.

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Tips to Planning Your Own Wedding and Using a Planner

Weddings take a lot of planning, surely you have realized that by now, but not everyone is great at planning. There are some brides that try planning their own wedding and realize they have not idea what they are doing or what they should be doing. Some couples don’t realize how much work is put into planning a wedding and how much actually has to be planned. It is not as simple as planning a birthday party, but we wish it were!

Some brides are the opposite. They love the entire process of planning their own wedding; it is fun, easy, and exciting for them. Each individual step is an accomplishment and the final outcome is so much more special to them than if someone else had helped plan their wedding. But not all brides are like this.

While some thrive from planning their own wedding, others will enjoy their wedding more if they have help planning it. This blog is for both types of brides. At Bohemia River Overlook, we offer three beautiful locations at our venue, allowing you to pick the one that matches your style the most. We can help make your wedding planning simpler and give you some tips and tools to make the process go smoothly.

Whether you are the bride who desperately needs a wedding planner or your are confident in planning your own wedding, there are a few things you should know and keep in mind. In this blog we will let you know what a wedding planner can do for you and if you truly need one, as well as how to make planning your own wedding easier. Read on to learn more!

Reasons to Consider a Wedding Planner

There are many reasons why you may need a wedding planner, as well as many benefits to using a wedding planner. If you are stressing out about your wedding plans and think you may need additional help, don’t jump straight to a wedding planner. The Spruce made a checklist of things that may determine if you need a wedding planner or not. Some of these include:

  • Being behind on your wedding checklist and schedule.
  • Not having a parent, sister, friend, or anyone else who know a thing or two about weddings and can help.
  • Having a destination wedding.
  • Having a short engagement.
  • Being overly stressed, overwhelmed, or dreading making plans.
  • Not being able to envision your wedding.

This checklist could be enough to tell you that you need or at least may want to consider a wedding planner. While you may think of a wedding planner will try changing your vision, push you to add elements you don’t want, or just cause you more stress, they can actually help a lot and make the entire process better for you and your fiance. Wedding planners have a lot of experience, know what works and what doesn’t, and can offer some insight on your wedding plans and how to make them better. Their knowledge of the wedding industry can help you make the right decisions and even help you save money.

Benefits of a Wedding Planner

A wedding planner may help you more than you expect them to. A Brides article discusses the benefits of wedding planners and how they can help you plan your wedding. So, what are the benefits?

Stick to the Budget

Planners will stick to your budget and help you save in certain areas while you splurge in others. Since they do have so much experience in the wedding industry, they will be able to know how to stretch your budget and get you more of what is important. They can help you save money on aspects that are not as necessary as others, allowing you to spend more budget in a different area. For many brides, it is hard to stick to the budget, especially as they find more of what they want included in their wedding.

Stick to the Vision

If you hire a wedding planner from the get-go, they will be with you through the entire process. They will know your vision, what you want, the type of wedding you dreamed of, and how to plan the perfect wedding to fit that vision. Planners work one wedding at a time, meaning they are focused on your wedding and extremely invested.

Deals With Vendors

Since wedding planners are experts in the wedding industry, they know others in the business. This means they may even be able to get you deals with the vendors and help you find the right vendors for your wedding. Planners can also make everything less stressful with the vendors. When the vendors deal with a wedding planner it is less stressful than dealing with the bride and groom directly. They will be able to take care of any problems with the vendors and touch on last minute details.

Coordinate the Entire Day

Wedding planners can help to ensure the entire day goes smoothly. They can take care of the reception and the ceremony, making sure everything goes smoothly and that everything is taken care of. This takes a lot of pressure off of you and your family. They can make it easier for you to enjoy your wedding day and wil be the ones double checking every last detail.

Wedding planners can help you through the entire process or they can help you with only the end of the process. Many planners will jump in and offer customized packages that can fit your needs. If you only want them for the day of, there is a good chance you can find that. And if you need a planner for the entire wedding, they can help with that as well!

Things to Know When Planning Your Own Wedding

But what if you don’t need a wedding planner? If you are the bride who wants to take on the challenge of planning your own wedding, or you know that you are going to love it, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

In another Brides article, they give tips for planning your own wedding and how to make it less stressful. These tips may seem obvious, but reminding yourself of these throughout the process can help make it easier and help you stick to a plan.

The Budget

The number one tip is to make your budget and stick to it. Don’t spend extra on the centerpieces just because one included gold painted pinecones. Nobody will notice if you do or do not have the gold pinecones. It is easy to go over budget, but work really hard not to go over!

Work Together

Another tip is to work with your fiancé. That means he has to help you and give his input, and that means you have to let him do so! As terrible as his taste may be, it is his wedding too and he need to have some input. Give him choices that you can’t decide on and let him pick from there, that way you still like the option but he gets to help. Both of you also need to work together to decide the most important elements of your wedding. This will help you save money in certain areas so you can spend more in others.

Organization

While planning your wedding, it is important to stay organized. Use checklists, keep everything is a document on your computer, so you can’t lose it. This can help you with the budget, know what you have completed and what you still have to work on, and help keep the stress minimal.

Resources

There are many thing you can use to your advantage while planning a wedding. From wedding books and Pinterest to other couples who have recently had a wedding. These resources can help you know what is important, what is not, what parts of a wedding you really love, and what parts no one will even pay attention to. Think of different weddings you have been to and what you loved about it. Think about what caught your attention and what you barely noticed. This can help you decide what elements to add to your wedding and what you can pass up on.

Make It Your Own

This wedding is for you and your fiancé and that should show. Don’t worry about sticking to tradition or including things that people expect you to include. Make it your own and add some personal touches to it. This can help make the wedding more meaningful and personal. If you are not traditional, don’t have a traditional wedding. Remember, this is your day—do what you want to do and don’t let standards take over your wedding plans.

Take a Break

During your wedding planning, you are going to need to take a break every so often. Spend some quality time with your fiancé during the planning process. Take a day off to do anything but plan. This will help you destress and remember why you are doing this. Trust us, this will help.

Have Fun

This is the most, MOST, important part of your wedding day. While you have planned for a perfect and flawless wedding, there is not such thing and worrying about these things will just make you stress during this important day. What you need to do is stop thinking about the planning and just enjoy the wedding.

Planning your own wedding is not impossible, but it is not for everyone. Whether you decide to plan your own wedding or use a wedding planner, the most important part is that you and the love of your life have a great time on your wedding day.

At Bohemia River Overlook, we can help you with the venue part of your wedding planning, with our three locations you can find the perfect place for your wedding. Schedule a visit today by contacting us!

Weddings take a lot of planning, surely you have realized that by now, but not everyone is great at planning. There are some brides that try planning their own wedding and realize they have not idea what they are doing or what they should be doing. Some couples don’t realize how much work is put into planning a wedding and how much actually has to be planned. It is not as simple as planning a birthday party, but we wish it were!

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About Our Venue

When you picture the perfect wedding venue, do you think about an open space surrounded by water? Do you picture a rustic barn with a country chic setting? Or maybe you picture a little bit of everything— with a waterfront view, a formal garden, an elegant fountain, and a beautiful house.

Your wedding venues are important and finding the perfect location to say “I do” can make your special day something to remember. You can choose a venue that represents you and your significant other, the theme of your wedding, or just a location that is simply beautiful.

You can find three gorgeous and unique venues all in one place! At Bohemia River Overlook, our venue and vineyard is home to three beautiful locations for your perfect wedding. Our large venue can offer amazing views and incredible backdrops to your wedding, giving your ceremony a special touch.

Our venue is different than most because there are three different locations to choose from. You can find the locations that best fit your style and wedding needs, allowing your celebration to go perfectly. To take a closer look at these different locations take a virtual tour!

The Beach

If you have always dreamed of a wedding surrounded by water, but the thought of walking through sand with your elegant wedding dress turns the dream into a nightmare, then this is the perfect location for you. Our beach location offers the look and feel of a beach wedding, but without all of the sand.

With views of the Elk River and the Bohemia River, you will be able to enjoy gorgeous waterfront views throughout the entire celebration. The pier next to the beach location offers the perfect spot for beautiful photo opportunities. Even though you will not be walking down the aisle in sand, you will have a private beach that outlines the edge of the river, another beautiful photograph location. The beach house and white tents are decorated with twinkling lights to create the perfect ambiance for your romantic and special evening.

The beach is an intimate and beautiful location for a small and charming wedding.

The Manor

For an elegant and sophisticated wedding setting, the manor is a great location. This location at our venue is gorgeous and the perfect spot to have your fairytale wedding take place. The property has a beautiful view of the river, is surrounded in trees, and offers many different features that make this location extra special.

The reflective pool and fountain add a lovely touch to your wedding setting. The reflective pool can be decorated to add to your wedding theme and creating a unique touch of beauty. The reception is held on a tended veranda that is decorated to give your wedding that fairytale feel you dream of. This is a beautiful location that offers a little bit of everything. If you are hoping for a classy and gorgeous wedding day, this is the perfect location for you.

The Barn

The barn is the ideal location for a relaxed, fun, and rustic wedding. If your wedding dreams revolve around a fun location that offers beautiful views and a laid back feel, this may be the best location for you. The barn alone offers a beautiful backdrop to your wedding, with the traditional red walls and green roof, the colors will add give your wedding a fun and unique touch.

This location offers a country chic theme to your wedding day celebration. The simple but beautiful venue location can set the mood for your wedding and allow people to have fun and enjoy the one-of-a-kind location.

If your dream wedding is one that is fun and unique, this is a great location. You can enjoy beautiful views and a relaxed feel at the barn location at Bohemia River Overlook.

These are all amazing and beautiful locations for your wedding—with breathtaking views, unique styles, and different features to offer. We are sure you will love them all! The biggest problem will be picking your favorite location.

But our location is not the only thing that we offer at Bohemia River Overlook. Our venue is much more than just a beautiful location for your wedding. One thing that makes Bohemia River Overlook different is that we offer wedding packages, helping to make your wedding planning easier for you. With vendors we trust, we can help you find everything you need to make your wedding perfect.

Packages

We offer two different packages—Bohemia River Overlook Wedding Package and “Boho Chic” Wedding Package. These packages are meant to help make your wedding plan easier, allowing you to destress before your big day and helping you find the perfect vendors that can make your wedding day magical. Though there are slight differences between these two packages, they both offer a few things:

  • Access to the vineyard for photos and a golf cart to bring the couple around the property
  • Linens for venue-provided tables
  • Dinner napkins in your choice of color
  • Specialty bar
  • ROUGE Fine Catering
  • List of vendors

The “Boho Chic” package is the more elite package and offers more options to choose from. But the Bohemia River Overlook package allows for add-ons as well, so you can alter the package to make it perfect for your wedding day. These packages are a great way to make wedding planning easy and get everything you need from vendors that we trust.

Exclusive Catering

Our packages offer catering from one of Maryland’s top catering companies, ROUGE Fine Catering. We work with ROUGE because they offer a wonderful gourmet menu that can make your reception dinner one to remember. ROUGE offers food options you would find at a four-star restaurant at your wedding. With our wedding packages, your catering will include:

  • Butlered hors d’oeuvres
  • Stationed hors d’oeuvres
  • Salad course
  • Entreé course
  • Wedding cake and additional dessert option
  • Beverage service

These items are included in both packages, but the amount of each item is determined based on which package you get. Be sure to read through the packages, or go through the packages with one of our representatives to find the perfect one for you and your wedding day.

Bohemia River Overlook is determined to help make your wedding day even more spectacular than you imagined it could be. That is why we offer unique locations for your ceremony, wedding packages that include a little bit of everything, and work with a caterer who offers gourmet food. We want your special day to be just that, special. Deciding between the manor, the barn, and the beach is a difficult decision, but a visit to and a tour around our venue can help you picture your special day and choose the perfect locations.

If you think Bohemia River Overlook may be the perfect venue for your wedding day, give us a call and begin planning your perfect celebration. We can help you find the best location and package to match your dream wedding. To schedule a visit and check for availability on your favorite location, contact us today and we can help you get started. We would love helping you make your wedding day dreams come true, contact us today with any questions you may have.

When you picture the perfect wedding venue, do you think about an open space surrounded by water? Do you picture a rustic barn with a country chic setting? Or maybe you picture a little bit of everything— with a waterfront view, a formal garden, an elegant fountain, and a beautiful house.

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