I started working at Woodloch, a family resort in the Pocono Mountains, in 1996. I had no idea that I would eventually meet my future husband there! However it would be several years before that happened.
He finally popped the question in December of 2009, and I knew immediately that I wanted a Woodloch wedding. We set our date for August 2010. We opted to have our ceremony lakeside, which we stressed out about all the way up until the day of the wedding hoping that the weather would hold out for us. Luckily it did, and we couldn't have been happier!
...And so the planning begins! Now if tell you that we were on a budget that would be an understatement! I will, however, let you in a on few "do it yourself" secrets that helped. First, we ordered our "save the dates" and "wedding invitations" from 123print.com. The rates were awesome, and they looked great too!
Next, we made our own centerpieces from crafting materials purchased at Wal-Mart and Michaels. We found some affordable glass vases and flowers that allowed us to create EXACTLY what we wanted in our centerpieces. For the DJ and photographer we hired friends who we knew would do a great job and still be affordable, and we spent less than $1,000.00 on both.
Which brings me to the food. Woodloch offers many different options for your wedding day from, passed hors d'ourves to sit down service to grand buffets – we opted to the grand buffet which we knew had many options that would please all of our guests- who wouldn't love king crab legs and jumbo shrimp!?! The open bar featured top-shelf liquor and wines. Our wedding cake was included in our price and was made by Woodloch's own bakery. They offered many different flavors of cake and fillings... we went with a marble cake with half chocolate pudding and half cannoli cream filling with whipped cream topping. I found a picture online of a cake that I liked and gave it to the bakery and they made it look exactly like the photo, we were very impressed.
If you just got engaged and are thinking about your wedding venue, definitely consider Woodloch. They pay attention to every detail so that you don't have to worry about anything... expept making sure to say “I DO." They also make a great place for a destination weddings. Contact Cara or Connie today at 800.784.3466 let them start to make your dream wedding a reality.