From awe-inspiring Italianate-style buildings to the Bengals to the many varieties of the infamous Skyline Chili – Cincinnati has a unique and thriving beat. Considered one of the most ‘walkable’ cities in the U.S., there are countless areas of beauty and more than enough breathtaking venues for a proper Cincinnati wedding. By considering a few important things as you start planning for the big day, you can ensure that things go smoothly.
Photo by The Royal Oak Country Club
Cincinnati Wedding Planning: The Local Calendar
Booking your wedding during the slow season in the city can help you save money. During events like the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, the Cincinnati Masters, and the Thanksgiving Day Race, hotel room rates will be higher and some wedding vendors will likely charge more for their services. Check city schedules to avoid popular events like these and stretch your wedding budget even further.
Cincinnati Wedding Planning: Weather Considerations
If you’ll be a blushing spring and summer bride in Cincinnati, you may want to consider holding your ceremony outdoors. Temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s will demand lighter clothing and protection from the sun, but can make for a beautiful ceremony. Be sure to have a back-up plan in case of rain, since summers in Cincinnati often bring sudden showers. Indoor weddings are more appropriate between the months of October and March, when the temperatures cool significantly. Luckily, there are several gorgeous indoor venues to choose from!
Cincinnati Wedding Planning: Local Resources
Gather some insight or find some must-have products at Cincinnati bridal shows. The Cincinnati Bridal Show is typically held in the spring; attendees can win fabulous door prizes and be introduced to great, local vendors and wedding season trends. Take a few friends along and collect business cards of vendors whose products you particularly like.
Planning a Destination Cincinnati Wedding
If you’re not a native of Cincy, but you want to marry in the city, it’s important to become familiar with the area. Determine the best routes to and from your venues, meet with your vendors, and investigate the best forms of transportation for out-of-town guests. Printing maps and highlighting points of interest is also a great idea.
Cincinnati Bridal Show http://www.cincinnatibridalexpo.com/
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