8 things

Vista West Ranch likes to consider itself an "almost" all inclusive venue.

In order to capture this semi-title we included some of the must haves as well as the nice to haves for your big day. The thing is weddings are a lot of work. They can be a very  time consuming and stressful event to plan for. Because we love our couples so much, VWR has simplified the process, so that there is only a total of 8 things that you need to purchase, locate, and secure after you book!

Below is a recap of what is already included in your package at VWR. 

Ceremony, Reception, Beer Garden Site

Full in-house DJ + pre-set lighting package

2 Bartenders w/ Double Commercial Margarita & Ice Machine Use. Walk in Cooler for kegs, wine & alcohol

Day of Wedding Coordinator (aka Lifesaver) + On-site manager to assist with venue logistics

Tables, chairs and linens (choice of khaki or ivory) for 150 guests ($10 extra per person up to 250)

These additional vendors are simply a suggestion of what you NEED when you are planning a wedding at Vista West Ranch. The exception is the Day-of Insurance which is required for all VWR Couples to secure prior to their wedding date. The importance of these items may differ from person to person and your list may differ from mine. However, 8 was the magic number of vendors I needed when preparing for my wedding at Vista West Ranch last June.

After the venue was selected the Photographer was the first thing I secured. Great photographers go fast and they are not able to take on more than one wedding a day, so it's important to book them quickly (We went with Nathan Russell Photography, amazing guy). Next, Mom purchased the Day-of Insurance (via Wedsafe). It was easy and inexpensive. I hit up the stores with my bestie to pick out my wedding dress + bridal party apparel (finally finding the perfect things at BHLDN). This was probably the hardest and most time consuming task for me. When the hubs and I were home visiting we approached a dear friend of ours for the role of Wedding Officiant. A few months after that the family all selected our Caterer together (choosing to stay local we went with Railroad BBQ) and found our Baker when the hubs Mom was in town (the delicious Classic Cakes by Lori).  After the above vendors were chosen and I knew how much I had left in my budget to play with, I booked our Florist (Petal Pushers) And last, but not least, we headed over to Twin Liquors for our Alcohol needs (they deliver). And that's it. Those were the 8 vendors we used. It was pretty painless. Now, where did I put that easy button?

XOXO- Lindsay