Outdoor Wedding Blog

Outdoor Wedding Blog: Ideas, news, tips and resources for brides and grooms planning outdoor weddings, from Kim Knox Beckius, author of "The Everything Outdoor Wedding Book." Visit Kim's Outdoor Wedding Web Site: outdoorweddingguide.com

Friday, June 25, 2010

Your Perfect Outdoor Wedding Venue Might Be Waiting... on Craigslist!

So, you've combed every wedding book and magazine you can find and searched high and low online, and still, the perfect outdoor wedding location eludes you. Try checking a resource you may not have thought of right away: Craigslist.

Not only is Craigslist a potential source for finding second-hand gowns, limousine services and wedding photographers--sometimes at fantastic rates--if you live in the Dallas, Texas, area, you might stumble upon this quirky ad for an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Venue priced at just $350.

"We are a new venue and excited to work with you!" says the dfw wedding room's posting. "Bring your wedding dress, wedding rings, marriage license [and] up to 50 guest and we will talk care of the rest."

If you need to get hitched in a hurry--and $350 sounds steep--this new Texas venue has an option for you, too. You can book the Drive-up I Do Wedding Package. This elopement package lets you drive "your car, bike or truck" to the portrait studio, where you can exchange vows without leaving the comfort of your vehicle! The package costs a measly $100 ($215 with cake and flowers) and comes with the guarantee that your outdoor ceremony will be as unforgettable as it is affordable.

~Kasey Brooks

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Win an Outdoor Island Wedding and Honeymoon

So you've always wanted an extravagant outdoor wedding like your favorite celebrities, but you can't afford to break the bank? Try your luck at winning your wedding! Spa Week and WeddingChannel.com have teamed up to offer the Wed Like a Celeb Ultimate Bridal Giveaway. Through July 1, you can enter for a chance to win the outdoor wedding to end all outdoor weddings: five nights and six days at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort in the South Pacific Islands. The VIP package includes a couples' massage, dinner for two, round-trip airfare and complimentary breakfast each morning. As if all this wasn't glamorous enough, you'll win a designer wedding gown for your special island wedding day!

~Kasey Brooks

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Keep a Wedding Workbook Online—Free!

Planning an outdoor wedding will require you to keep tabs on a wide variety of questions, details and concerns—but it doesn't mean you need to stress out or shell out for an expensive, bulky wedding binder! Keeping a wedding workbook online will help you to track all of the details, large or small, and you’ll have fun in the process! MyWeddingWorkbook.com is an online wedding organizer that offers a free base package including handy checklists and suggested task worksheets. It also allows you to plan your budget and manage your guest list for any size celebration. You can also work with the event planning tools and prepare for any curveballs Mother Nature may throw.

~Kasey Brooks

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