Did you know that the average couple spends over 100 hours researching and interviewing vendors for their wedding day? Do you want an amazing wedding without all of the headaches? All-inclusive wedding packages have become quite popular for couples looking to tie the knot.
Defining “All Inclusive”
All inclusive wedding packages typically include everything you’ll want and need, including services from vendors. Venues that offer this option can coordinate details from start to finish while taking great care to make sure your individual wishes are met.
Forget piecing your special day together with a dozen different companies…your wedding coordinator can help you handle everything from the caterer, entertainment, cake, photographer and videographer, minister, florist, bartenders, servers, setup/cleanup crew, rentals, guest suites, hair and makeup appointments, and more.
Companies that offer these packages have taken the time to screen and select reputable vendors that (because they have an ongoing relationship with the venue) can offer reduced pricing. Usually, these vendors have excellent reviews and work with specific venues because it provides them with consistent work. It’s a win/win for all parties involved.
If you are researching all inclusive wedding packages, it is important to understand that each venue has their own definition of “all inclusive”. Just because you see the words “all inclusive” doesn’t necessarily mean everything that you expect is included. Make sure to ask lots of questions and read any agreement that you sign very carefully. Beware of hidden fees and loopholes in the agreement; some venues hide extra fees in the small print.
Are All Inclusive Wedding Packages Right for You?
With the fast-paced, busy lives most people live today, more and more brides and grooms are choosing all inclusive wedding packages. Just think about the alternative; couples who choose a DIY wedding will have to spend hours researching and interviewing vendors,
mailing out several different deposits, signing multiple contracts, dealing with rentals, set up/take down and arrival times, figuring out who will run the buffet and keep it stocked, arranging for cake and champagne . . . and the list goes on.
Are you worried that an all inclusive wedding package won’t work for you because you have very specific ideas about your wedding day? The Tiffany Ballroom at Four Points by Sheraton Norwood can offer you quite a bit of customization and flexibility. Whether you want something completely over the top or just traditional, our goal is to make your wedding day the most special it can be for you. Buying a complete wedding package allows you to customize to your own preferences while saving money and time.
However, all inclusive wedding packages aren’t right for everyone. Consider the advantages and disadvantages.
- Choosing a package is almost always less expensive.
- Enjoy less work and fewer balls to juggle before, during and after the wedding.
- You’ll definitely spend much less time researching and interviewing vendors.
- A dedicated wedding coordinator can help you navigate the process.
- Instead of keeping up with multiple vendors you’ll have one point of contact.
- One disadvantage perhaps is the tendency to go with whatever vendors are recommended to you, rather than interviewing a whole host of vendors. However, that is also a huge advantage in terms of time savings. We have experience selecting reliable, high quality vendors and are happy to steer you in the right direction.
- If you want to take direct control over every single detail, and enjoy wedding planning, you may not want to turn over responsibility to someone else.
Most couples that choose not to take advantage of an all inclusive package have a unique set of circumstances. Either the location they love doesn’t offer a package or they really want to control every detail of the wedding. Couples should talk about this option and be realistic about their expectations before making a final decision. If you think you’ll enjoy the wedding planning process, by all means, plan away!
Many Venues Offer All Inclusive Wedding Packages; Why Are We Different?
Most locations that host a large number of weddings will offer some type of wedding package. You can find them offered at hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, cruise ships, yachts and other popular wedding spots.
A full-service venue like the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood is an excellent place for an all inclusive wedding; we can handle everything from guest rooms to the ballroom, catering, and coordinating vendors for you.
Our Gold, Platinum and Diamond wedding packages include champagne, butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, innovative menus, real butter cream wedding cake, elegant table linens, gorgeous floral centerpieces, bartender service, 5-hour room rental, a complimentary overnight guestroom for the bride and groom, and much more. And for your overnight guests, we have comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms – all featuring our new signature Four Comfort® Beds. If you or your guests are extra sensitive to air-borne allergens, ask about our new Pure™ Allergy-Friendly guest rooms.
We believe that our unique offering of The Tiffany Ballroom venue combined with our excellent catering services provides a one-two punch that will make your wedding an absolutely unforgettable knockout.