10 FAQs Couples Ask When Planning a Barn Wedding

POV: You’re recently engaged and just beginning the wedding planning process only to discover that you don’t even know where to start. And that’s ok! First of all, congratulations! The day that you’ve always dreamed of is finally here! All those pins you’ve saved to your Pinterest board can eventually come to life…well, some of them! Oftentimes, couples hire professional wedding planners, but you may want to take on the majority of the responsibilities yourself.


Where to Start When Planning a Wedding

Before you get too deep into color schemes, menus and flowers, set your wedding budget. This will be a driving factor for many of your wedding-related decisions. Speaking of decisions, make a list of wedding day priorities. Do you want a DJ or a particular photographer? Prioritize those details and be willing to compromise on the rest. 

Determining your wedding style will dictate the venue and vendor options. Lastly, choose a few ideal dates for your wedding and try to be flexible, if possible, so you’re not constrained when attempting to book the wedding venue and vendors.

 

bride and groom photoshoot


All-Inclusive Weddings Eliminate Stress

We went through those tips above quickly! And each tip can be applied to almost any wedding; however, an all-inclusive wedding in Florida actually eliminates more than half of the stress. Here at the Rocking L Ranch, we offer three all-inclusive wedding packages. We do it all so you don’t have to! All of our packages offer planning & coordination, catering, and some of the best wedding vendors in Central Florida. This should help simplify your planning by including almost everything you need for your special day.

 

The top questions asked about our all-inclusive weddings:


1. Can I hire my own vendors or is there a preferred vendor list we need to stick to?

While we have partnered with some of the best wedding vendors in Brevard County, we understand you may have a preferred vendor you want to work with. No problem! All our all-inclusive packages include many services, which can be customized to fit your vision and budget. From linens and tablescapes to centerpieces and signage, these are just a few of the decor elements we can incorporate into your big day at no additional cost. 


2. How many guests do these packages accommodate? 

The ceremony site can seat up to 100 guests before we start adding in the mix and match chairs to accommodate additional guests. The reception site can seat up to 120 guests.


3. Is there an on-site wedding coordinator? 

Yes! Our coordinator will work with you through every step of the process. Every wedding at Rocking L Ranch includes access to our on-site coordinator. Check out more details here.


4. Are there restrooms on-site? Or do I need to rent my own?
 

Yes! We have onsite restrooms. The lady’s room has two stalls, a lavatory, a vanity, and a loveseat. This area is air-conditioned and handicap accessible. There is an “outhouse” for the guys, which is basically urinals but we also have a men’s room with an additional dressing area.

bride and groom at the reception

5. Do you have an in-house caterer or do I need to provide my own?

All Buffet Packages are 100% custom-tailored to meet your budget without sacrificing quality. Add or remove any menu items you choose to create the perfect menu for you and your guests. We don’t have a full kitchen, so keep that in mind for any food vendor you may want to bring in.


6. Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware, and glassware provided, or will I have to rent them?

Yes, the reception barn is outfitted with farm tables and chairs. And all catering packages include dishes, silverware, and linens.


7. Are we allowed to bring in our own decorations?

Of course! However, we offer complimentary decor packages. From linens and tablescapes to centerpieces and signage, these are just a few of the decor elements we can incorporate into your big day at no additional cost. Many couples love that they don’t have to spend their budget on decor only to use it once.

bridesmaids in the she-shed


8. Is there an area where the bridal parties can get ready?

Your bridal party can get ready in our “Man Cave” or “She Shed” Bridal Cottage, which includes five hair and make-up stations, vintage furniture, an electric fireplace, a coffee bar, a mini-fridge, and a private dressing room.

9. Is the barn equipped with electricity? 

Yes! Throughout the reception barn, you will discover chandeliers and white market lights, providing a rustic-chic ambiance. Additional outlets are available for entertainment and any other needs you may have. The barn also includes climate control features.

10. Does the venue offer any weather contingencies? 

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the reception barn. The guests are seated at the farm tables, and the ceremony takes place between two colonial-style lanterns with sheer drapery and fountain lights as a backup.

 

bride with bouquet