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PLANNING

9350 West Sahara Avenue Send your save-the-dates as soon as the venue is booked, especially if your date falls on ornear a holiday or school break. A word of caution—avoid committing yourself until you’re sure of how many guests your budget can accommodate. Once your save-the-dates have been sent, you’re committed. Today’s favor selections are vast and varied. From themed and scented, to edible and decorative, they’ve evolved into much more than a token gift. Enhance a favor’s value by having it serve a dual role as an element of decor and a departing gift. Let glass votives provide a home for tealights or become miniature vases for flowers, or stage placecards in a stylish, themed holder that guests take at the end of the reception. Another option is to select a wrap or type of packaging that adds some panache to your table décor. Enclose the favor of your choice in an organza or beaded bag that brings out the color of your décor, or use a decorative box to lend a bit of architecture to your table.

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THE VENUE

Once you have a solid estimate of your guest count, begin the venue search. Choosing a venue is like going house hunting. Having a list of your top wants will save you time. Start by asking yourself a few questions: • Do you want the ceremony and reception at the same location? • Are you planning on having a formal sitdown dinner or buffet? • Will you need space to accommodate a band or will you have a DJ? • What type of venue are you envisioningHistorical, ultra modern, by the water, lots of windows and light, etc.? • Do you want a venue that has overnight accommodations? S P E C TAC U L A R B R I D E .CO M

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Spectacular Bride The Las Vegas Wedding Resource VOL. 26 NO. 1  

Everything you need to plan your Las Vegas Wedding can be found in Spectacular Bride Magazine. Pages of tricks, trends, real weddings, fashi...

Spectacular Bride The Las Vegas Wedding Resource VOL. 26 NO. 1  

Everything you need to plan your Las Vegas Wedding can be found in Spectacular Bride Magazine. Pages of tricks, trends, real weddings, fashi...