Notre Dame Weddings | Where To Start?

Notre Dame Weddings
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Basilica Monday at Notre Dame is over and you as a bride or groom have secured your wedding date for 2014 in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. Where to start?

Getting married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a destination wedding for most brides, grooms and their families, so we recommend find a wedding planner! Many consider wedding planners “expensive” but the truth of the matter a good wedding planner can more than pay for their services by helping you avoid the pitfalls of the local market. A good wedding planner is knowledgeable about the local wedding vendors, can help you avoid the bad wedding vendors, save you money through their knowledge, works within your wedding budget and being local can can do for you little things that you would have to commute to the area to accomplish. A good wedding planner will help you create your Notre Dame dream wedding!

Our favorite wedding planner and frankly the best in the market is Cynthia Basker of Celebrated Events.

Next you will want to lock down your wedding reception venue. A few of our favorites are:
Knollwood Country Club
Palais Royale
Double Tree by Hilton
Windsor Park Conference Center

After your reception facilities you will need lodging for your guests. A few of our favorites
Double Tree by Hilton
The Inn at Saint Mary’s
Hilton Garden Inn

One of the most important aspects of the wedding reception is the entertainment! Your entertainment will either make or break your wedding reception. The local DJs that we like are
Music Machine
The Hitman
Purrfect DJ

Make your Notre Dame wedding a wonderland with floral and decor. Our favorites in the area are:
MichaelAngelos “The Event Company”
A Single Rose

Some of our favorite wedding photographers who have shot withing the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame are:
Matthew Whitlock Photography
Contemporary Images

Photo Booths are the answer to entertaining your guests who don’t want to dance along with entertaining everyone else! But beware not all photo booths are created equal, always ask to see a demo of their photo strips to check quality and ask to see an image of the photo booth that will be at your wedding reception because the last thing you want is to be promised a photo booth and they bring a camera on a tripod and no printer! Our favorites are:

Fun Zone PhotoBooths
Tivoli Photo Booths
Gene’s Camera Store


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