AN UNPARALLELED BEACH WEDDING LOCATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

Laguna Niguel, CA – Fall in love all over again at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. This distinctive beach wedding location sets a new standard in romantic elegance in Southern California and Orange County, with the natural grace and beauty of a coastal retreat. From bridal showers at afternoon tea to martini nights for bachelor parties, we offer the most comprehensive services and venues. As the premier setting for events and beach weddings in the region, we specialize in creating uniquely perfect experiences from start to finish.

No two love stories are the same, which is why weddings at The Ritz-Carlton celebrate each couple’s unique story. Our hotels and resorts offer indoor and outdoor venues in beautiful locations around the world, menus to delight the most discerning palates and experts who understand that planning is simply the first step to bringing your vision to life.  

WEDDING CHECKLIST

 

Attending to every detail. It’s our pleasure.

Choosing to have your wedding at The Ritz-Carlton means knowing that every detail will be carefully considered and perfectly executed. Our simple wedding preparation checklist will help guide every aspect of your big day, from wedding etiquette to honoring cherished family traditions. If it seems like a lot, don't worry – your Wedding Specialist will be with you every step of the way.

Vendors

  • Provide us with the list of vendors you have already chosen. Be sure to include names and contact information.
  • If you need assistance finding additional vendors, let us know – each property has a list of preferred vendors to share. Many of our properties offer floral design, lighting, decor and other services 
    in-house, which will help streamline your wedding to-do list.  

Rehearsal

  • Choose a date and time for your rehearsal and rehearsal event. Typically this is the day before the ceremony.
  • Choose a rehearsal event. Commonly a dinner, the event is an opportunity to entertain family, out-of-town guests and the bridal party before the wedding day.
  • Create a list of wedding guests for both the rehearsal and the event. The rehearsal should include all members of the wedding party, the officiant and the wedding planner. The dinner may include additional family members and friends at the discretion of the bride and groom.

Pre-Ceremony

  • Where will the groom be getting ready?
  • When will pictures be taken?
  • Will the bride and groom see each before the wedding?
  • Do you need a holding room for the bridesmaids or groomsmen?

Ceremony

  • Consider the atmosphere you would like to evoke during your ceremony.
  • What type of music would you like? Would you like specific songs performed at key moments?
  • Would you like to offer a unique enhancement to your ceremony, such as a special refreshment for guests, artistic furniture placement to enhance guest socialization, a fireworks display or more? The sky’s the limit!
  • Provide a full list of the entire bridal party in order of entrance. Make sure to include any family members and their escorts.

Reception

  • How many guests will you have? What type of seating will you offer for these guests?
  • What type of menu would you like? Would you like tray-passed items, culinary stations, a seated meal, or a combination of these and other options? Will you have a cake?
  • Would you like an open bar? Will you offer a signature drink? Make sure to include non-alcoholic options.
  • Will you have a theme for your reception? How do you want that theme translated into décor?
  • Would you like any special lighting?
  • What type of music or other entertainment would you like? Would you like specific songs performed throughout the event at key moments?
  • Will you set up a gift table? Would you like your gifts stored?
  • How will you distribute table assignment information?
  • Create a full schedule of events, including a timeline for introductions, the first dance, any blessings and toasts, and the cake cutting in your wedding checklist.

Post-Wedding

  • Would you like to host a post wedding brunch the next day?
  • Will you require any special assistance packing your wedding dress?
  • Have you decided who will be responsible for transporting your gifts home after the wedding?
  • If you are leaving on your honeymoon directly from the hotel, do you need special assistance with travel details?

Honeymoon

  • Would you like to have The Ritz-Carlton Honeymoon Concierge contact you for assistance with your honeymoon plans?

Happily ever after begins at The Ritz-Carlton, where our luxury resorts & hotels are found in some of the world’s most romantic destinations.  Private suites, villas, cottages, and casitas provide the perfect hideaway after a day spent relaxing in paradise, connecting with nature, or unwinding at the spa. One-of-a-kind dining experiences provide a true taste of luxury with fresh, local fare. 

Irresistible destinations from The Ritz-Carlton allow you to create an unforgettable honeymoon that you return to simply by closing your eyes.

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