Located along the Santa Ana River, Riverside is a gorgeous California town dotted with orange groves and boasting fantastic weather nearly all year long. Whether you’re a Riverside native or the beauty of the town has inspired you to plan a destination Riverside wedding, there are numerous venues and vendors ready to accommodate your needs. There are a few things you should consider as you plan your wedding in Riverside.
Photo by Elizabeth Luna Photography
Riverside Wedding Planning: Weather Considerations
Luckily, Riverside receives more rain in the winter than in the spring and summer months. In fact, from April to November, an outdoor wedding is entirely possible without too much worry about getting rained on. In June, July, and August, temperatures can soar above 90 degrees easily, but because of the Mediterranean climate, the humidity is still rather low. However, it’s still important to make plans to protect your guests, your cake, and your food from the heat during the summer.
Notable Riverside Wedding Vendors
As you begin your hunt for the vendors who will help you plan the smallest and largest details of your wedding, there are a few Riverside professionals you’ll want to keep in mind.
- Elizabeth Luna Photography – Provides beautiful wedding photos that capture those special moments and allows you to re-visit them for many years to come.
- Cruz Custom Tailors - Handles wedding dress, bridesmaid dress and tuxedo alterations to ensure that everything fits like a glove.
- Belle Marie Bridal - Along with bridal gowns, Belle Marie has a large selection of accessories – from shoes to tiaras and jewelry.
Plan a Destination Riverside Wedding
There are three things you must do if you’re planning a Riverside destination wedding. First and foremost, never agree to anything before seeing it in person – be it venue or vendor. You need to see it with your own eyes. Second, become familiar with the city and the transportation options before the big day so there are no wedding mishaps due to delay. Finally, for guests who will be attending from out of town, create maps with points of interest marked. This might include the ceremony and reception locations, local restaurants, and hotels.
Elizabeth Luna Photography http://www.elizabethluna.com
Cruz Custom Tailors http://www.mcruztailors.com
Belle Marie Bridal http://www.bellemarieebridal.com