Planning your wedding is probably the most fun things you will ever do in your life because you’re bubbling with so much excitement, ideas and you just can’t keep calm. At some point, you start to realize the process can become extremely stressful. Most of this stress can be avoided by making the right decisions from the start. The team at Defiance Ridge Vineyards is excited to share their responses to some of the questions couples ask when they visit their venue for their wedding event.
- What common mistakes do you see couples making?
The most common mistake couples make is just trying to please everyone else and making them happy. They tend to get caught up in doing what others want them to do, not what they actually want to do.
- What is the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
One of the best tips we will give to couples planning their wedding is to do the plated dinner, not a buffet. It not only helps with getting the dinner served to their guests quicker, but it will also help with giving them more time for other things during the night. Plus it is nice for the guests to be able to sit, socialize with others at their table and enjoy the dinner, and more. This is definitely more cost-effective than a buffet.
- What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?
What couples may not know about our venue is we do weddings and events all year round. Missouri Wine Country is beautiful no matter the season. Another thing is that we have hotels within a 10-mile radius that shuttle to us. This is great for out of town guests or even the wedding party or guests if they just want to stay nearby. And we also do Fireworks, to make your wedding night come alive!
- What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
During these difficult times, it is important for couples to ask planners about their policy with COVID 19 and if deposits are refundable or transferable; and whether this will incur any additional fees. With so much uncertainty right now, this information is very important to know. Another great question is to ask about food and beverage minimums, service fees, and sales tax.
- What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?
Each couple and each wedding is unique. We’ve had a ring bearer come down the aisle on his dirt bike, to having couples including their pets in the ceremony to Cold Stone coming and serving dessert. It is always fun to see what different ideas couples have and helping them to make it happen.
- What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?
The most memorable wedding we’ve ever done was one that was a total Wizard of Oz theme. Everything was very detailed, down to the centerpieces and decor and it was amazing! The couple even encouraged the guests to come dressed as their favorite characters from the movie. It is definitely one we can never forget.
The hospitable team at Defiance Ridge Vineyards would love the opportunity to help make your dream wedding a reality with the ideal venue and ambiance. Do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to hear from you.