A Palm Springs Wedding

by wizza

Palm Springs was the vacation destination for many Hollywood celebrities back in the day. If you want to have a glamorous wedding with great weather, Palm Springs is the place.

Why a Palm Springs Wedding

Are you looking to get married soon? If you are considering a southern California location, Palm Springs would be a great place to start. Hollywood celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Frank Sinatra put this desert resort town on the map back in the day when they retreated to this desert oasis, 2 hours away from Los Angeles. Blessed with days of sunshine, Palm Springs is a great destination to have an outdoor or winter wedding. If you are looking for seclusion as well as luxury hotels, you are in luck! With 66 hotels around the area, you can be sure to find one that suits you. As a place that hosts many weddings and honeymoons, you can also be sure that you can find a hotel that can take care of your wedding for you.

Wedding Rings
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Palm Springs Wedding Venues

Palm Springs has tons of great luxury hotels that can take on your wedding. Many of them have even hosted celebrity weddings! One of the easiest ways to make sure that your wedding will be stress free would be to hand over most of the planning to the hotels, which have a regular relationship with local businesses such as florists, restaurants, and musicians. Here are some Palm Springs wedding venues for you to consider if you are not sure where to begin.

The Viceroy

The Viceroy is a luxury hotel tucked away in Southern Palm Springs. WIth a capacity of up to 150, and a reception space of up to 180, it can fit most wedding sizes. There is also an expert resort event planner, so you can consult her if there are any questions about your wedding. The Viceroy also has a great catering menu in place already, so if you are not sure about the dining options, you won't have to worry about them now. The Viceroy will take care of it for you.

The Parker

If you are looking for a fun themed wedding, The Parker in Palm Springs is a hotel that can help you. On their wedding site, they have hosted themed weddings such as "Disco Queen and King", "The Skater Punks", and the "International Spies". The Parker in Palm Springs is a kitschy but upscale hotel that has pools and spas that can help you relax. They also have a Palm Springs Yacht Club specializing in massages, facials, and salon services, so you can also look great on your big day.

The Riviera

If you are looking for a bigger venue, The Riviera in Palm Springs is the hotel for you. The hotel went through a complete overhaul in 2008, so you can be sure that all 300 of its rooms are now up to date. Celebrities who used to frequent this space include Frank Sinatra and Sammy Gooding Junior. For your wedding, they have the grand ballroom for indoor weddings, or you can have an outdoor wedding on one of their 24 acres of lush lawns.

Tips for Finding a Wedding Photographer

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, so what better way to save those memories than with a photographer? There are many professional wedding photographers in the Coachella Valley, and they are definitely worth the splurge. When you are looking for a wedding photographer, you should take a look at their portfolio and determine if their style is what you want to have in your photo album. You should also be able to communicate well with your wedding photographer, because you don't want them to be late or misunderstand your directions! Also you should remember generally that you get what you pay for, and a good professional photo can also be used for other purposes.

Finding a Wedding Planner

Your wedding planner should have experience and have a network of local businesses that she could turn to. A good wedding planner will not only know all the venues that can suit your wedding, but can also be invaluable when calming your nerves on your big day. You could also outsource this task to your hotel venue, but you would not get more personalized experience than with your own wedding planner. Your own wedding planner can help you pick out the dress, pick out the catering, and generally give you more details on your Palm Springs wedding that you should know. There are also event planning agencies that you can hire to plan your wedding, so there are numerous choices to whether you want one wedding planner or an event planning department.

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Updated: 01/14/2012, wizza
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