New York Says “I DO” to 150 Wedding Guests
Governor Cuomo announces, “the promise of marital bliss returning” to New York State. Beginning March 15th, the New York social gathering limit for professional licensed venues will increase to a maximum capacity of 150 guests, or 50% occupancy, whichever is lower, for both indoor and outdoor events. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his January 29th press conference the State’s plan to allow New York businesses to reopen with higher guest counts under specific COVID-19 testing regulations. As more details become available from New York State, we will include them here. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-outlines-2021-agenda-reimagine-rebuild-renew Create a Rapid Testing Network as a Tool to Help Businesses Reopen: Over the past several months, Governor Cuomo's [...]
5 Reasons Why Having A Weekday Wedding Is A Great Idea
By Taylor Checchia The idea of celebrating your wedding on a weekday has been a thing for a long time, but over the past few years, it has gained in popularity. There are endless reasons why choosing to celebrate on a weekday can be right for you. The current pandemic has changed the “typical” wedding planning process for many couples. But honestly, who wants to have a “typical” wedding anyway? Following state guidelines, many venues had to do the unthinkable – temporarily close their doors until the state deemed it safe to gather once again. Because of this, many couples postponed their celebration to a later date. With an increase [...]
What Happens When The Rain Won’t ‘Go Away’ On Your Wedding Day?
It is the week of your wedding and you just opened your weather app for the hundredth time. Sure enough, you see the notorious rain cloud on the one day of the year you were hoping for clear skies; your wedding day. By Janelle Menendez Weather is an element that is utterly 100% out of your control, and that is a tough pill to swallow. However, there is a silver lining to rainy days, and in my opinion, it is a really big one. Your photographer plays a key role in turning the dreaded rain storm into a beautifully unique photo shoot. Rain showers provide some amazing photo opportunities not [...]
The Importance of Hiring Professional and Experienced Wedding Vendors
There is no denying that weddings cost a lot of money. So what do you do when your wedding budget cannot accommodate your wedding fantasy? The natural inclination is to cut corners wherever you can, including cutting back on professional services. Sure, you will save money by hiring the least expensive vendors you can find or delegating wedding services to relatives and friends. But the old adage, "You get what you pay for," really comes into play here. Skimp on services and you could easily end up paying a bigger price in the end: lots of headaches and a wedding that's memorable for all the wrong reasons. Hiring a [...]
Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue
By Taylor Checchia Touring potential wedding venues can definitely feel like an overwhelming process, especially after coming off the high of being newly engaged! Differentiating between the many site visits, and endless menu packages can be a bit difficult. This is why I always challenge my clients to find what sets a specific venue apart from all the others. What do they love about it, that they cannot get anywhere else? What makes it the perfect venue for them?! A lot of times my clients will then ask me what my favorite part about West Hills is. I have a personal top two favorites that I always share with them: [...]
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall… Which Is The Best Season Of Them All?
Weddings at West Hills have the advantage of the ever changing seasons; spring’s fresh blooms, long, warm summer nights, fall’s vibrant colors, and cool, crisp days of winter. You cannot guarantee day-to-day weather. However, there are a few guarantees’ that come with each season. Spring Weddings Color Spring’s beauty is undeniably romantic. Nature is bursting with fresh blooms setting up a stunning scene for your wedding. There is nothing prettier than a blooming cherry blossom tree and seasonal pastel shades painting a gorgeous wedding backdrop. Limited Holidays There are few major holidays that you will be competing with during the spring time meaning more guests will be able to attend [...]