Planning Your Dream Wedding in Sonoma County

You have chosen your perfect wedding location in the picturesque Sonoma County, a part of wine country that seems to be tailored not just to wine, but picture book worthy weddings. Here are a few tips to help you plan your dream wedding.

Find a local wedding coordinator

If you’re not in the region, a local wedding coordinator is pivotal. Hire a coordinator who sees your vision the way you do, someone whom you connect with. They will be handling all the details at your discretion and when you can’t be there in person. They will make sure your wedding is just as you dreamed. You can find coordinators online, be sure to read their reviews and try to have a video interview with them.


Find a venue

Your venue is the backdrop of it all, and you should pick the very best to make your wedding breathtaking. Do research online to find locations. Questions you may ask during your search are:

  • Will guests be staying on site?
  • Will you have the venue handle the menu?
  • Will it accommodate the number of guests attending?
  • Does it evoke the feeling you want your wedding to have?

In Healdsburg, California, Honor Mansion can tick off several of these with its sweeping romantic views, luxurious rooms, and amenities. It’s also worth noting that Honor Mansion has been selected as Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice eight years in a row.

Select The Details

Create an online cloud file with pictures and notes of flowers, centerpieces, and other decorations, menu ideas, ceremony and reception details. Share this file with your coordinator for seamless planning.

Plan a trip to Sonoma County

Narrow down your list of venues and vendors and plan a trip to Sonoma County where you will meet with your planner to go over details, and tour and meet with the vendors. Expect to go over things such as:

  • Cake and catering tastings
  • Wine and champagne tastings
  • Tablescaping
  • Floral arrangements
  • Hotels and other arrangements for guests (if they will not be staying at your venue)

Have fun during your time planning! Although it can sometimes get overwhelming, it is always important to remember the real reason you are planning this wedding – to be married to your forever love! This is a magical moment in your life from start to finish, enjoy it.