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Tips for Planning a Simple, Stress-Free Wedding – Yes, it’s Still Possible

Not up to host an extravagant celebration resembling that of a Super Bowl Half Time Show? Rest easy, our sweet, no nonsense brides-to-be! We’ve got you covered. Don’t get us wrong, you know we love a swanky soirée, but today we’re here to reassure you that sometimes, less is more. Staying true to your personality as a couple is of the utmost importance when it comes to your wedding day. If you’re looking for a more understated affair, you’ll enjoy these tips for planning a simple, stress-free wedding!

Hold Your Ceremony & Reception at the Same Place

Coles Garden Wedding and Event Venue | Holly Gannett Photography

Two venues means two décor schemes, two staff teams to work with, the question of transportation and so much more. Oh ya, did we mention two payments? There’s a lot more to consider with separate ceremony and reception spaces, so make it easy on yourself and your guests by picking just one venue that does it all! Located on a lush thirteen acres in Oklahoma City, Coles Garden offers landscaped gardens and several gorgeous event spaces! Gather your guests by the water’s edge for a serene ceremony in the Waterfall Garden, or share your nuptials surrounded by beautiful box holly and rose bushes inside the Royal Garden.

Keep Your Guest List Small

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art | Kristen Edwards Photography

Remember when we said less is more? Shrinking your guest list will undoubtedly have the biggest impact on the level of stress and simplicity you experience while planning your wedding day. Focus on the friends and family you couldn’t stand to leave out, and don’t feel bad about skipping over your coworker from two jobs ago and her five kids even if she invited you to hers. A more intimate setting such as the Oklahoma City Museum of Art gives couples the opportunity to connect with their loved ones as they say their “I do’s.” Located in the midst of the downtown Oklahoma City Arts District, the OKCMOA offers unique spaces, sophisticated dining and exceptional art that make it the ideal location to host your special event!

Make it Entertaining

Remington Park | Sky Chesure Photography

Picking a venue with an alternative form of entertainment is sure to wow your guests, and you won’t need to stress wondering whether or not your friends and family are enjoying themselves! Remington Park is both beautiful and spacious, making it the perfect place for your reception, rehearsal dinner or wedding! Live horse races will captivate your wedding party. The Executive Culinary Team will provide excellent service and sophisticated dining, and there are many areas within the venue that are perfect for any size wedding – accommodating up to 600 guests.

See even more incredible, local Oklahoma wedding venue options here! Happy planning!