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We asked wedding experts from top Westchester County hotels to share their favorite planning tips. Check out our top favorites to help kick-start your wedding planning adventure!

“Hosting your wedding reception at a hotel allows you to book out-of-town guests’ rooms, plus your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and a post-nuptial breakfast all at the same place. You can receive a significant price reduction when booking multiple events at a hotel, as well.” –Linda Ferone, DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown

“Consider putting together an itinerary of events taking place over the course of the weekend and provide the front desk of the hotel where your guests are staying with a copy to reconfirm the details with inquiring guests.” – Ashley Ferguson, Sheraton Tarrytown

“Select house vendors. Almost every venue has a select group of florists, photographers, entertainers and other vendors that they recommend.  Not only are these vendors usually of the best quality, but often times they will offer special pricing that you wouldn’t get by hiring someone else on your own.” –Linda Ferone, DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown

“Make sure that the hotel where your out-of-town guests are staying is not more than 20 minutes from the reception venue unless you are providing transportation.” – Lauren Fundler, Hyatt House White Plains

“Pay careful attention to your seating chart. Be thoughtful about seating single guests and make sure they are comfortable, especially if they don’t know anyone. And be sure to treat elderly guests with care – consider their seating for easy accessibility.” – Antoinette Graham, Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco

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