Monthly Archives: March 2016

St Louis Carousel Wedding


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The St. Louis Carousel is located at 15189 Olive Blvd Chesterfield Mo 63017.

The gallery can hold up to 200 people and use of the patio brings the total of guest to 350 with the option to have rides on the carousel for your guest.

The Carousel building is available for weddings Tuesday through Sunday for evening weddings and Saturday and Sunday for daytime weddings.

Evening wedding times are 4:30pm to 12:30am or 5pm to 1am for $1200.00 plus a $500.00 security deposit (this time includes setup and tear-down)

Rehearsal time is available for $175.00 an hour

Daytime wedding times are 9;30am to 3:30pm for $1200.00 plus a $500.00 security deposit (reminder the carousel is still open to the public during this time)

Please contact Tonya at 314-615-8344 or toconnell@stlouisco.com for more information.st louis carousel room st louis carousel st louis carousel room picture'

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Weddings by the Numbers by The Knot Magazine


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Curious about how other couples are getting hitched?  The Knott polls their readers every year to find out about the traditions you’re keeping, tossing and transforming.

97% of couples live together before getting married

41% propose with an engagement ring, 60% of those are formal proposals, 71% is a surprise

Average engagement length 15 months

50% split wedding planning responsibilities 20% hire a wedding planner

83% have other pre-post wedding events, 39% wedding shower, bachelor(ette)party, couple party engagement party.  25% rehearsal dinner, welcome party, 37%after party-day after brunch

attire 16% of female couples and 49% of male couples wear matching outfits

91% of couples know what one another is wearing in advance.

wedding Season:  December, January February 10%, March, April, May 17%, June, July, August 38% September, October, November 35%

Decor Styles: :  Modern and Sleek 23%, Casual and Unique 56%, classic and traditional 21%

47% walk down the aisle

78 guest on average,,,49% of couples write their own vows, 42% tie religion into their ceremony

event breakdown; 11% only have a ceremony, 72% have a ceremony and reception, 6% simply host a reception and 6% elope

63% of couples go on a honeymoon,  53% keep given names, 24% one of us is changing our name to the others, 15% were hyphenating and using both names, 2% combining names into a whole new last name, 2% creating an entirely new last name

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Secrets From Real Couples


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I found this article in The Knot magazine and wanted to share it with you.  This is advice from couples who were recently married.

  1.  Decide on a cutoff date for all DIY-relatd crafts, and at that point, either delegate it or forget about it.
  2.  Stick together.  You can easily get pulled away from one another, but know that guest’s want to see you and your spouse together, thats why the are there.
  3. Number your invitations: Someone always forgets to put their name on their RSVP so knowing that number each guest has saves you a lot of time.
  4. Its worth getting ready at your house the morning of the wedding.  We had nothing to stress about since we couldn’t forget anything at home.
  5. Consider hiring a second photographer.  Having two cameras allowed us to see the same moments from different vantage points.
  6. Don’t tell anyone about your engagement for one full day.  Give yourself 24 hours to focus on your new Fiance’ without getting distracted and interrupted by phone calls, text from your well wishers.

 

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