Planning Tips & Ideas

There's nothing more exciting than planning for the big day, but it can also be on the stressful side of things. Use these tips and ideas to help make your Lawrence wedding planning run smoothly. 

Decide how many guests you will invite first. This will help narrow down your venue options, and you won't waste time with a place that doesn't fit. Nothing's worse than falling in love with a venue only to find out it won't work for your event. 

Be flexible with your dates if you can. Understand that if your dates and times aren't, you may have to settle for a venue that's not your top choice. If dates are the most important, the earlier you reserve, the better your chance to get the venue of your dreams. If budget is your top priority, calling facilities for open dates in the short term, say two months or less, could end up saving you money. 

Engage your local wedding vendors. Lawrence is a tight-knit community, and our local vendors have an insider's perspective. Call on them for local recommendations. They'll be more than happy to share. 

Secure a wedding block at a Lawrence hotel. Your wedding guests will be able to call the hotel and reserve their room within that block at a reduced rate. eXplore Lawrence is happy to help you secure your wedding block. Don't forget to release rooms that aren't reserved by an agreed-upon date, so you won't be on the hook for any room fees. 

Keep your guests happy. It's the little things that go a long way, like providing clear driving directions and local information. eXplore Lawrence will provide Visitors Guides for your guests. Contact us if you're interested.

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