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Bride's Most FAQ's

  • What is the minimum number of guest I can have?  

    • The minimum number we will serve at the wedding is 50.

  • Can I just rent from Swans Landing?

    • No, We do not rent our linens, centerpieces, etc unless we are providing the food for our Brides.  

  • Do I need to pay a security deposit?

    • A $500.00 Non-refundable Security Deposit will be charged to book and hold your wedding day.  This deposit will be deducted from your balance. 

  • What is my time frame for making changes and additions?

    • A bride can make changes on her working contract up to 14 days prior to their wedding day. The wedding must be paid in full two weeks prior to the wedding date.

  • Do you have Wedding Assistants? If so, what do you charge?

    • We have three wedding assistants: Alexis Jennings, Bernadette O’Daniel, and Todd Farmer. They charge $500.00 plus travel expenses. 

  • What do you charge to travel to my wedding?

    • We generally make two to three trips to a venue when we are setting up and working a wedding. We charge the state rate per mile for each trip.

  • Do you serve drinks from a cart during an outdoor wedding?

    • Drinks will be served from a drink station.

  • Do you serve alcohol?

    • We do not have an alcohol license, so cash bars are not available; we will however, provide bartending services at the bride's request.

  • Will the Staff at Swans cut my wedding cake?

    • Absolutely, when we do full service, we are there to serve whatever the bride needs us to serve. If we have to plate each guest’s plate, we will need to bring more servers and there will be an additional labor charge. 

  • How do I know what I want to serve for my wedding? Do you offer tastings?

    • We will provide one free tasting for 4-6 people. This consists of 10 items of your choice. To schedule a FREE tasting and our first meeting, contact our chef, Kathy Begley at (270) 789-8442.  

  • Can I have Swans make my floral arrangements and how much are the centerpieces?

    • We will provide free centerpieces which require fresh flowers purchased by the bride and made by our on-site florists. If we do your bridal flowers, you can use any non-floral centerpieces for free.  We will also provide you with free lanterns should you need those. 

  • Do you deliver my wedding flowers and what is the fee for delivery?

    • We will deliver your flowers to the church/ceremony venue; we charge the state rate for mileage.

  • I love the new personalized signs. How do I get these for my wedding?

    • We can personalize your signs for $25.00 each.

  • I need a lot of candles for my wedding and my venue will only let me have battery candles. Do you have battery candles?

    • Yes, we have various size battery operated candles to meet all your needs. We have ivory and white battery candles that we can provide for a $30.00 fee.

  • My venue would be so elegant if I had a ceiling installed. Are you able to do a ceiling for me?

    • We can provide the material for the ceiling, chandeliers, columns, up lighting, etc.; however, you will need to hire someone to put these items up for you. Call for availability and pricing.

  • Do you provide ice and drinks for my wedding?

    • We provide drinks and ice for our meal only. We do not provide soft drinks, ice or disposable cups for the bar.

  • What services do you not provide?

    • We do not provide the music, making of the wedding cake, or do the photography work; however, we partner with some great vendors whom we recommend to provide these services. 

  • When I come in for a FREE tasting, FREE consultation, and meeting with Ralph Graham, the florist, how long can I expect this first meeting to last?

    • Generally, to do all three it will take approximately two hours. 

  • When I leave our first meeting, will I have a complete understanding of the cost of my wedding? 

    • You will leave knowing exactly what services Swans Landing provides and the total cost of the food, service, linens, bridal flowers, centerpieces, wedding décor, etc of your wedding.

  • Exactly what services does Swans Landing provide?

    • When we arrive at the venue, we expect tables to be placed where you want them. If we have to place the tables, there will be an additional $3.00 per person service charge. We will dress the tables, set up all wedding décor, work the reception, provide delicious food, beautiful wedding décor, centerpieces, floor length linens and overlays for the tables. Chair covers and ties are an additional $3.00 each simply because they are so time consuming to put on and remove. 

  • Does Swans Landing have a venue and host weddings on site? 

    • Yes, we do host weddings on location. Please see our Venue package for more details on pricing.

  • What can I expect to pay for the cost of a nice meal with two meats, two vegetables, salad, and bread? 

    • Some Brides prefer six appetizers instead of a meal. Most brides choose the Gold ($27.95 per person) or Platinum ($32.95 per person) package. Children ages 5 and younger eat free. Children ages 6-10 eat for $12.00.

  • What do most brides choose as appetizers for the hour guests have to wait for the bride to finish her pictures?

    • Most appetizers are $4.00 each, and generally they have two served during this wait period. We suggest to our brides to have us prepare a 40 plus item salad bar. This is an elaborate display of food that guests seem to really enjoy and the total cost is only $4.00 per person. Brides get a lot more for their money with this option.

  • Why do most Brides choose the Platinum Package?

    • With the Platinum package, we provide a lot of extra wedding décor you may pick and choose from to suit what you need for your day.  Items often include:

      • Bows for railings at the church

      • Register Stand or table with draping

      • Draping or ties down the aisle

      • Personalized and specialty signs

      • Easels 

      • Columns, arches, draping for the front of the church

      • Free standing shepherd's hooks with lanterns for the aisle

      • Uplighting

      • Floral stands and pots for the front of the sanctuary (white, silver or gold)

      • Arches and Trellis

      • Candles for church windows

      • Wreaths for the front doors

      • Bows for the church railings

      • Cinderella draping for the bridal table

      • Sweetheart table for the bride and groom

      • Chair covers and ties

      • Columns and draping

      • Pipe and drape behind the bridal table

 

For more information, contact:

Sherri Botkin (270) 403-3199

swanslanding@windstream.net