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There is a lot of planning — and let’s be honest, stress — that goes into planning the perfect wedding. Guest lists need to be managed, venues have to be booked and the menu has to be just right. And that is before worrying about the wine, dresses, flowers, ceremony, honeymoon … the list goes on.

“Your wedding day is a day you should enjoy, full of memories that you and your guests will be talking about for years,” says Anthony Annunziata, Vice President of Marketing at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa. “Everyone wants to be able to look back on their wedding as a dream come true, and with a little help and vision, it can be exactly that in Niagara Falls.”

Many of today’s hotels offer wedding planning services that take over the hard work after you make the decisions for your fairytale wedding. But before settling on your choices, Annunziata offers the following advice the bride- and groom-to-be when trying to make sure their special day lives up to the expectations.

Make it memorable: Guests — and guests of honour — will talk for years about a memorable wedding location. The majestic Niagara Falls is a backdrop unlike any other you will find, and makes for stunning pictures of the ceremony and wedding party.

Consider your guests: The bride and groom are in the spotlight, but their guests are putting out a lot to be part of the celebration. There are plenty of hotel rooms in Niagara Falls to ease concerns of drinking and driving or having to travel long distances. Niagara Falls is also an exciting, vibrant city with lots of options to keep your guests entertained before and after the wedding — or even between the wedding and the reception.

Think beyond the ceremony and reception: A lot of work goes into making up the bride, and that starts well before she begins her stroll down the aisle. Many spas offer bride services to help her relax and bring out her inner glow. Treat the bridal party to the same, and the wedding will be positively radiant! For the guys, Niagara Falls is surrounded by championship golf courses. Or take the entire wedding party out for a trip to Niagara’s idyllic wine country.

Check out the packages: Many of the hotels in Niagara Falls offer spaces for the ceremony, photos and reception all in one location. At the Marriott Fallsview, the Chapel Overlooking the Falls sits 23 storeys above the brink of the falls, with a stunning view of this world-famous wonder. Going for an all-in-one package takes some stress out of the day and makes life easy for your guests.

Get a professional: Most serious wedding venues have a wedding planner on staff to prepare your day and ensure that it goes smoothly. No one knows the ins and outs of the facility better than the onsite wedding planner and they should be counted on to make your vision a reality. The best part of course is that they are there to take the planning stress off of your shoulders, letting you focus on the fun of your big day.

“You want your wedding day to be romantic, memorable and absolutely perfect,” says Annunziata. “From the planning to your vows to your honeymoon escape, Niagara Falls is the elegant and intimate surrounding that will make all of your wedding dreams come true.”

Follow the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa @FallsMarriott, like it on Facebook and get more information at www.niagarafallsmarriott.com.

About the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa:

Overlooking the crest of Niagara Falls, the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa is the closest hotel to the Falls and affords you an escape from the ordinary with 432 luxury fallsview guest suites where you can view the fireworks over the falls from the comfort of your bed, fine dining at Terrapin Grille Fallsview Restaurant and the ultimate in relaxation at the Serenity Spa by the Falls.

 

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