After four years of being in the wedding industry in some capacity I have come to the realization that all couples can agree on one thing when it comes to their big day; Money talks. Whether you’re a bride on a budget, couples with disposable income, or looking for family help money is the biggest make it or break it issue when it comes to planning.
“Why are you so expensive?” I get asked this question all the time, directly or indirectly, when I am giving tours. I even had bride say “Holy s***!” when I handed them an estimate for what their wedding day with us may look like. And I find this to be very interesting. After all I got married here three years ago and I had the same reaction! But I think this opens up a dialogue that is necessary for couples when they are looking for their dream wedding venue. Why? Because money talks. Period. And it also poses some interesting questions. How much is too much? At what point do you say no because it is out of budget? And, most importantly, when do you make the decision to walk away from something that is out of your budget even though you have already fallen in love?
The Circle S Ranch is an expensive wedding venue. There. I said it. Not in a scary, mean way. More in a gentle and hopeful way. I want couples to understand we are not your typical wedding venue. Not only can we house your ceremony and reception, but we are also your caterers, bartenders, wait staff, overnight accommodations, rental supplier, and sometimes your horseback riding instructors! And with all those job titles comes a lot of work, a lot of staff, and a ton of attention to detail.
You are going to spend a good amount of money with us to host your event, but I can promise you, with 100,000,000% certainty, you will have an unforgettable experience unlike anything or anyone else out there. You will be the one person out of all your newly married girlfriends who will have no idea what it was like to be stressed on your wedding day. You will be taken care of from the time you book until the time you check out. You will become a Circle S Bride which only the crème de la crème can say. You become our family, and we not only love our family, but we do everything in our power to make sure you have the exact wedding experience you want.
We understand no two couples are alike which is why we design and construct the most personalized experience possible. You’re not just another wedding we booked. You’re an adventure we are so blessed to share the experience with.
You are going to look like this in your pictures!
Not like this….
Side Note: That beautiful, fun, and awesome happy bride above is named Meghan. She got married here in September 2015. Check out her blog post and see all the awesome photos and great times she had! The stressed bride has never been a client of Circle S Ranch. Duh.
So I guess, in a roundabout way of answering the above question of why we are so expensive, I cannot give you a definitive here is why. I could walk you through the accounting and logistics of how things are priced and where we purchase from and all the boring stuff like that, but I will save that for another blog post. I can simply tell you this. Money does talk, but memories last forever. And here at Circle S we are about helping you make the best memories possible. And to us, that is simply priceless.