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Engagement Season 101

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

The Holidays have officially kicked off and everywhere around the world couples are preparing to pop the question! Professionals in the wedding industry call this time of year engagement season. The holiday cheer and merry celebrations set the scene for a perfect engagement as friends and family gather together for festivities.

With nearly 40 percent of marriage proposals happening from Thanksgiving to Valentines day it’s more important than ever to think about when and where you want your wedding day to happen. Venues will begin to book quickly now so if you have a definite date in mind you'll want to make that venue decision sooner rather than later.

Reasons to secure your venue NOW

Spring, Summer & Fall are very popular months in the great Pacific Northwest. Out of state couples are looking for that epic natural backdrop and know they need to book early to secure the prime time dates with the best weather. We also see a major increase in tourism throughout those months making accomodations even more difficult to find unless you plan ahead.

All that combined with a massive influx of new couples moving to the area makes for a larger demand of our already limited available dates. Spring and Fall dates are already filling up! Now is also a great time to give your guests a great vacation idea (an incredible trip to the PNW to celebrate you!) as they are most likely dreaming about warmer weather.

And let's not forget about your vendor team! It's a bit of a challenge to book catering, florists, bar etc. without a venue being secured. We have heard from many of our Favorite Vendors that 2023 dates are already filling quickly. Once you secure your venue, you can book your amazing vendor team and enjoy the rest of the planning journey in peace knowing you have the best of the best showing up on your big day.

*Important* Winter Tours 101

With a blanket of snow already covering the venue (ehhemm... more like 3+ feet with more on the way!), your best true look at a wedding day with us will be from videos and photos. It can be a bit difficult to truly imagine what your wedding day could look like when everything is white and frozen. The good news is, we just launched our 2023 Winter Tour Experience! This starts with a virtual self guided tour and is followed by an on-site tour either virtually or in person. With zoom and facetime we can save you the drive if you'd like to see the venue in a blanket of white without experiencing the frigid (sometimes negative degree) temperatures. Get all the details and experience what we have to offer from your cozy bed and the comfort of your smart device or computer by visiting our Tours page.

We make it easy!

After a tour if you've decided we'd be a perfect fit for your big day (yay!) our Booking page makes it easy to reserve your date and begin the process with us. From there you'll get access to your personal wedding planning portal for contract signing, secure payment processing, venue layouts, maps, favorite vendors, key details and even your very own wedding website builder. Check out that virtual tour for a video demo of all the amazing tools you get that make your planning journey easy and efficient!

We're in the planning stages of our 2023 Open House Events so keep an eye out for those and make your reservation asap! These events happen frequently throughout the months of March - October and are a great way to visit the venue for engagement photos and planning on site. Bring family and friends to view the venue and don't forget to pack a picnic and soak in the view while you're here. We'll have light refreshments available and hopefully some fun activities too. Make sure to subscribe to our Newsletter and follow us on Instagram for Open House updates along the way. You can always check out our Booked Couples page for more information and to make your reservations.

We understand that giving our couples many opportunities to plan and envision their wedding day onsite is essential. That's why we give our couples so much time to not only plan but also to retreat, relax & rejuvenate on our beautiful shores. Don't forget to come back on your anniversary and relive the moment - we love reminiscing with you!


To all of you newly engaged couples! We want you to enjoy every step of this exciting journey and are here to help make your wedding day dreams come alive. We look forward to the 2023 wedding season and sharing the joy of the journey with so many of you!

Remember, with the start of engagement season, dates everywhere will be filling quickly. From venue to vendors we want you to find your once in a lifetime fit for your once in a lifetime day!

Take the next step with us and schedule your Tour today!

Happy Trails,

Peggy & Susan

Grand Pend Oreille Weddings

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