You said yes to the proposal, and now it’s time to plan the most significant event of your life. How will you get it all done? Where do you start?
Utilize this list to get the ball rolling towards the celebration of a lifetime:
12 Months before the wedding
o Gather the parents together and the financial commitments and the role the parents will play in producing this special day
o Decide on the size and geographic location
o Choose a target date and time
o Budget and determine the sharing of expenses
o Start a file (electronic or paper) of notes, pictures, favorite recipes, travel locations; basically, anything that you might want as part of your wedding
9 months before the wedding:
o Start shopping for THE DRESS
o Visit wedding venues to reserve your reception location
o Hire a wedding planner to help guide you through this special time
o Put the guest list together bearing in mind that you can pare down or add to as dictated by budget
o Meet with possible officiants
6 months before the wedding:
o Select the Best Man, Maid of Honor, and other attendants
o Register for shower and wedding gifts
o Take engagement photographs
o Send Save the Date cards
o Decide on THE DRESS and order alterations
o Begin shopping for attendants’ dresses
o Select wedding rings
o If your wedding venue or wedding planner does not have a bridal package of services, hire individual contractors for flowers, music, catering, cakes, and catering
4 months before the wedding:
o Decide on attendants’ attire and order whether purchasing or renting
o Book a block of rooms for out-of-town guests
o Reserve the groom’s tuxedo/suit
o Make final decisions on the guest list
o Book the honeymoon
o Order invitations and thank you notes
o Hire limousine, horse-drawn carriage, or the desired mode of transportation to and from the wedding
2 months before the wedding:
o Have a makeup and hairstyle session to decide for your look on the big day
o Finalize cake, caterer, and music decisions
o Write your vows or select specific Scripture readings
o Indicate seating arrangements
o Obtain marriage license and any special permits for reception
4 weeks before the wedding:
o Place invitations in the mail
o Finalize rooms for out-of-town guests
o Purchase attendants’ gifts
o Write any individual notes or toasts for the big day
2 weeks before the wedding:
o Have final fitting and complete alterations for wedding attire
o Finalize rehearsal dinner plans/reservations
1 week before the wedding:
o Enjoy a much-needed Spa Day
o Confirm honeymoon arrangements
o Pack for the honeymoon
o Place payment for the officiant and any other service providers in labeled envelopes
The day before the wedding:
o Relax with family and friends
o Enjoy rehearsal dinner
o Give the best man rings and officiants envelope with payment
o Get some rest
Day of the wedding:
o CELEBRATE with family and friends
o Revel in the special surroundings
o Make memories that will last a lifetime
Le Pavilion is at the top of the list when it comes to wedding venues. Arrange a tour of the beautiful wedding and reception venues today.
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Carnival Season in Lafayette La, Le Pavillon Reception Private Event Venue.
Carnival season is a favorite time of year for locals and tourists of Southern Louisiana. The Mardi Gras celebration often includes several events leading up to day of Fat Tuesday such as balls hosted by local krewes, dinners honoring kings and queens, teas, brunches, and of course, parades!
As part of its celebration this season, Le Pavillon debuted some of its custom-made masks, mini-floats, and decorations at this year's Past Kings' Dinner for the Order of the Troubadours. The dinner was catered by Brian Blanchard of Imonelli, and was held in the Lafayette room. The room comfortably seated approximately 46 guests who were served a four-course meal beautifully prepared and serviced by Blanchard's team.
If you, or a krewe or organization for which you are a member, are looking for a new venue to host a ball, gala, dinner, or any type of private function for next carnival season, please consider Le Pavillon as the perfect destination! Since hosting the Past Kings' Dinner, we've received an overwhelming response about availability for 2020.
In addition to Mardi Gras functions, no wedding is too large, small, intimate, grandiose, or detailed for our team of professionals. With our Preferred Caterers to choose from, we can cater to any cuisine or style of food desired. Over this past year, Le Pavillon has accumulated some novel amenities not offered at other venues in Lafayette to add a special touch to our clients' wedding day including a horse and carriage exit, the ability to accommodate over 1,700 guests in a beautiful setting, a central location with access to accomplish of all of the day-of events in one center (Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Altered Salon, Le Jour Couture, Grouse Room, Indulge, Renewed Med Spa, Superior Nails, etc.), and a wedding and honeymoon planner on staff.
Most weddings and larger events take place in the Grand Ballroom, with a capacity of 500 seated/1,000 standing. Our Lafayette and Acadiana ballrooms, each with a seating capacity for 100 people or standing capacity of 200 people, are an ideal setting for any small to medium gatherings. You may also reserve the entire 20,000 square foot building which can seat 1,000 guests or just over 1700 standing.
Conveniently located in Parc Lafayette, Le Pavillon is next door to the Hilton Home 2 Suites, and near many stores and eateries. Featuring grand french architecture, three exquisite event spaces, and elegant decor, Le Pavillon is sure to exceed all of your expectations.
If you would like to have your special event, business meeting, or wedding, at Lafayette’s premier private event center, please contact Hannah Trahan at 337-371-1076 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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