Wedding Planning & Tips

19 10, 2019

10 Timeless Wedding Entrance Songs For Your Reception

2019-10-19T00:54:20+00:00 October 19th, 2019|

Bride And Groom Entering During Wedding Entrance SongsImage: Bethany Jeffery Photography

After meticulously planning every tiny detail of your wedding—everything from choosing your wedding venue to choosing your tableware, flowers, band, catering, and dress—you may very well be “all planned out”. But what about your wedding entrance song? Most couples want to make a big splash as you enter the ballroom, because it’s the […]

8 10, 2019

Best Wedding Shower Favors 2019/2020

2019-10-08T19:05:45+00:00 October 8th, 2019|

Having a wedding shower? If so, you may be wondering what would make the best wedding shower favors to give to your guests. You’ll want to make sure the favors are cute, useful, memorable, and not “same old”.

Wedding shower favors can be a bit lighter and more casual than actual wedding day favors. With these, you can have a little fun and be a bit more casual.

Let’s take a look at some of the best wedding shower favors that we’ve […]

5 08, 2019

Wedding Dress Preservation 101: How To Keep Your Gown Beautiful

2019-08-05T19:28:39+00:00 August 5th, 2019|

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If you’re planning to keep your wedding dress after your big day, this article will be very important for you. In order to help your dress retain its beauty and stay in the best condition possible—whether it’s for sentimental reasons or for your future daughter—you will need to take it to a professional wedding dress preservation service.

And what exactly do they do? What’s the process? Is […]

5 07, 2019

10 Must-Have Items Every Bride Should Have In Their Wedding Day Emergency Kit

2019-07-17T17:34:34+00:00 July 5th, 2019|

It’s finally the day where you walk down the aisle and say “I do”. Everything is going according to plan, when all of a sudden a seam snaps in your wedding dress, and now there’s a big bulge of material poking out at your hip. You’re 45 minutes away from saying those eternal words to your future spouse, but now you’re in a panic. Fortunately for you, your maid of honor packed a wedding day emergency kit with a needle […]

16 06, 2019

7 Magical Engagement Photo Shoot Locations In Los Angeles

2019-06-20T23:16:54+00:00 June 16th, 2019|

Getting those perfect engagement photos means finding the ideal location that captures the love between you and your partner. At Vatican, we have seen some truly magical engagement photos. Here are some of our favorite engagement photo shoot locations to inspire you and perhaps be the setting for your own!

1. Solstice Canyon

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You can enjoy a scenic waterfall and over a hundred years of history […]

3 06, 2019

How To Choose Your Perfect Wedding Shoes

2019-06-19T00:25:52+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|

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It’s true that the wedding dress tends to take all the attention, but your wedding shoes should also be special. You should love them, they should go perfectly with the dress, and who knows—they may even steal the show if they’re cute enough, right?

Wedding shoes will pull your entire bridal look together, and they […]

20 05, 2019

8 Important Questions To Ask When Hiring Your Wedding Planner

2019-06-19T00:26:16+00:00 May 20th, 2019|

Planning a wedding is a very large undertaking, and while you can definitely plan your own wedding, many couples decide to get help from a professional wedding planner.

A good wedding planner is a true gift from the heavens. He or she will help to reduce a lot of the stress that comes with organizing your big day. They are professionals who know the in’s and out’s of a wedding ceremony and reception, and can […]

5 05, 2019

What You Should Know While Choosing Your Wedding Venue

2019-06-11T23:48:38+00:00 May 5th, 2019|

Because the wedding venue you choose will determine so many other factors of your wedding planning—including guest count, tone, style, and catering options—it’s very important to select the right one to meet your goals and vision.

Everything centers around your wedding venue, and it’s crucial to consider these things when looking for the right one.

Your Vendors And Venue May Be A Mismatch

If you’ve fallen in love with a specific band for your reception, but the venue can’t accommodate their size, gear, […]

17 04, 2019

Don’t Forget To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist These Questions

2019-04-17T00:33:28+00:00 April 17th, 2019|

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There are many elements to putting a bridal look together. Obviously there’s the dress, but there’s also jewelry, shoes, undergarments, the veil, hair, and, of course, makeup. Every bride wants absolutely flawless makeup on her wedding day, but very often, their makeup doesn’t turn out the way they envisioned. The problem usually comes down to selecting the wrong bridal makeup artist.

At Vatican Banquet Hall, we’ve […]

2 04, 2019

What’s Better—An Adults Only Wedding Or A Wedding With Kids?

2019-05-02T22:17:20+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|

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We all have kids in our life that we adore, but just because we love them doesn’t mean they should necessarily attend our wedding ceremony. Let’s face it: kids get restless, rowdy, and loud—and after all the time, energy, money, and passion you’ve put into planning your wedding, do you really want everyone to be distracted by […]

19 03, 2019

Your Biggest Bridesmaid Etiquette Questions Answered

2019-03-19T22:42:36+00:00 March 19th, 2019|

Bridesmaid Etiquette - Bridesmaids Laughing In Light Blue Dresses

For most brides, getting to spend time with the bridesmaids is one of the best parts of the wedding week. These are the ride-or-dies, the nearest and dearest. However, there are several common questions that arise with the subject of bridesmaids, and good bridesmaid etiquette can end up falling by the wayside. Let’s take a look at what they […]

28 02, 2019

14 Important Tips To Know Before Going Wedding Dress Shopping

2019-03-11T21:38:28+00:00 February 28th, 2019|

It’s finally time for you to say yes to the dress! This is a very exciting time in the wedding planning process. Aside from finding your perfect wedding venue, this is one of the biggest decisions that you as a bride will make. But if you’ve never gone wedding dress shopping before, you might not know what to look for or how to navigate the process. It can be overwhelming with so many options and different people wanting to […]

12 02, 2019

5 Tips On How Not To Overspend On Your Wedding Budget

2019-02-12T22:23:31+00:00 February 12th, 2019|

Once you get engaged and all the congratulations, hugs, and kisses are over with, the realization that you have to now plan a wedding will suddenly rear its head. It’s a fun time, but it can also be pretty stressful to plan your wedding.

Determining a wedding budget is the very first step that you and your soon-t0-be-spouse should take. What can you realistically spend, and what are the most important elements of your wedding to you? Is your

18 09, 2018

How To Write The Perfect Maid Of Honor Speech

2018-09-19T01:49:52+00:00 September 18th, 2018|

The wedding day is only a few weeks away, and the panic may be starting to set in if you still haven’t taken the time to write your maid of honor speech. If you’re like most maids of honor, you have a lifetime of things that you want to say to the bride, but you may not know how to boil all of them down into a quick, funny, sentimental speech.  It’s all right—many other maids of honor have been […]

3 08, 2018

Beginners Guide: Understanding The Different Wedding Dress Styles

2019-02-28T01:15:59+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|

What’s a boat neck? What’s an A-line skirt? Why would a wedding dress have a train on it? If the answer to these questions is “I don’t know”, then don’t worry. You’re not alone. Understanding the various wedding dress styles can be extremely confusing for those who might just be starting their dress shopping. All the multiple styles and variations can definitely give you a headache, which is why we’ve put together a helpful guide for those about to take […]