Jenna and John's Wedding

Our wedding turned out wonderful! The weather in early September is optimal!!! It turned out to be a partially sunny day about 72-74 degrees. The clouds were magnificent, making for some amazing photos :) The drive from Dewitt to Mason wasn't as big of a deal as I thought it may be. Most of our guests traveled the 25minutes to celebrate with us after the ceremony.

A few things I would have changed if I could have would be...
1. A later time in the day for the ceremony
- I got up at 8:30am after not getting much sleep, got my hair and makeup done then ended up an hour behind getting to the ceremony area. The things I had planned on doing day of took longer than expected and I wished I would have had more time.
Originally I had planned my ceremony for 4pm (should have kept it at that) but ended up changing it to 2pm so certain family could make it (which ended up being for nothing because they just wound up cancelling their other plans)and then I felt I had no time to get ready.

2. A longer period of time between the ceremony and reception
- I planned for a short and sweet ceremony (10-15min long) with pictures, except for with family, before hand. So I thought an hour would be enough time between the ceremony and reception to whip out family photos and get straight to celebrating. However, I didn't take everything into consideration that I should have...like talking to people after I Do's, rounding family whom are distracted for photos, signing the wedding certificate, taking a moment to breathe! lol We ended up taking an extra hr to get to the hall!

Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Ingham County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall
Mason, MI
Reception Sites

PROS:
Sunday rental= $400! (+$400 returnable deposit)
Tables included
Huge catering kitchen
Big dance floor
Allows alcohol with insurance
Looks clean and nice

CONS:
If there is an even the day before yours you cannot get into the hall to decorate for your event until 10am the day of the event. This ended up being a pain in the neck for my caterers and decorators, who would have liked to get in earlier.


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Outdoor Ceremony
DeWitt, MI
Ceremony Sites
224313 l
Ingham County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall
Mason, MI
Reception Sites

Overall, had a good experience with this hall!

PROS:
Sunday rental= $400! (+$400 returnable deposit)
Tables included
Huge catering kitchen
Big dance floor
Allows alcohol with insurance
Looks clean and nice

CONS:
If there is an even the day before yours you cannot get into the hall to decorate for your event until 10am the day of the event. This ended up being a pain in the neck for my caterers and decorators, who would have liked to get in earlier.


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