With its desert charm and pleasant weather conditions, Scottsdale, Arizona is a haven for people looking for unique wedding venues and vendors. Sitting adjacent to Phoenix, Scottsdale is known for its upscale tourism and plentiful shopping opportunities – perfect for couples planning a wedding. Also, if you're interested in surrounding your wedding guests with Southwestern art and culture, this is definitely the place to be.
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Scottsdale Wedding Planning: Highlights of the City
With a national reputation for its arts and culture, Scottsdale offers a myriad of experiences about town – clearly seen in the city's multitude of art galleries and theatres. Whether you're shopping for wedding rings or looking for bridal wear accessories, a trip to the Scottsdale Fashion Square is a must. Covering nearly two million square feet, the shopping mall is considered one of the most profitable for its size.
Other features of the city include the Scottsdale Arts District (adjacent to Old Town), where you'll find colorful attractions, such as Ed Mell's sculpture, 'Jack Knife.' In November, cutting-edge fashion and the latest trends invade the city when the annual Scottsdale Fashion Week comes to town.
Scottsdale Wedding Planning: Weather and Tourist Watch
The climate of Scottsdale, Arizona is arid with mild winters and extremely hot summers. This is certainly something to think about if you're interested in having an outdoor wedding in the summertime. For example, the average high temperature for June, July and August is 108 degrees.
To avoid a rise in hotel rates and reception site fees, it's suggested to take note of popular events held throughout the year in Scottsdale. The longest continually running festival of its kind in the United States is found in Scottsdale – the Culinary Festival. Held in April, the downtown area swells with more than an estimated 40,000 people. The Great Arizona Picnic is a festival that takes up the attention of many well-known local and national chefs and restaurants.
Scottsdale Wedding Planning: Local Resources
With local vendors gathering in one place to help couples plan a wedding of a lifetime, the largest and best bridal show in the region is the Bridal Fashion Debut. This event takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center in nearby Phoenix, Arizona. More than 600 of the Valley's highest rated wedding professionals will attend and introduce you to the best of the best. If you can attend, it's a good idea to purchase a ticket and see what the region has to offer. This is the perfect opportunity for couples to gain live, local inspiration for their wedding plans.
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