Hi everyone! Colin and I are thrilled to introduce our brand new video series called, “Barn Talk”. You will learn more about us, the Barn and several tips, tricks and strategies to have the best wedding ever! Feel free to share and comment and please subscribe. Let us know what you want to hear about and we will make it happen!
Getting married in 2018/19 and need a great caterer or maybe you are still looking for a fabulous rustic event venue… Join us on April 7, 2018 at 6:00 at the Legacy Barn for an exclusive tasting event with The Local BBQ. Even if you just want a chance to hang with your friends, eat GREAT FOOD and enjoy GREAT AMBIANCE – this is the place to be!
Tickets are $25 per person and you will be treated to the following:
PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
Still need to pick your date & you don’t want to wait?
No worries! We have 5 prime dates available due to some rescheduled and cancelled events. Here is your chance to get some PRIME wedding dates for a discounted rate! The available weekends are:
April 7th, April 21st & April 28th
June 23rd & June 30th!
If you just became engaged and want to plan a wedding in the next 6 months – we’ve got you covered! Give us a call and take a tour. Colin wants to keep busy so these dates won’t last long! 765-863-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving you.
Colin, Crista, Kristina, Emi, Jordan & Alyvia
We are constantly improving at the Legacy Barn! Two additional 200,000 BTU furnaces were installed in the Barn this past fall after Natural Gas was brought in. In December and January, we completed the coldest winter time testing possible since the barn was built in 1884. The Legacy Barn has proven that it can be kept warm enough for an event down to Zero Degrees!!! (with light winds) So if you have worried if a November, December, are early spring event would be warm enough inside, then worry no more! Our total of 750,000 BTU of natural gas heat has just proven it can keep everyone inside comfortable. So bring on those winter events. We can handle them!
The Bachelorette Party is a rite of passage for every Bride. Some like the traditional bar night with free drinks, while others prefer a classier version of wine, cheese and lingerie. Whichever you choose to throw for your Bride, there are a few rules you need to stick by to make the evening fun and not let it cost you a friendship!
DON’T: have it the night before the wedding. A hung-over Bride is not attractive. Plus, you will all need as much beauty sleep as possible.
DON’T: have a stripper if you know that it will make the Bride or Groom uncomfortable. There are a lot of other ways you can have fun without watching a stranger take of his clothes (really!)
DON’T: look at this party as the last time to shove as much alcohol down the Bride as possible. Unfortunately, health and safety incidents can happen that may ruin the wedding and your friendship.
DON’T: Make your Bride wear a veil with condoms or penises all over it if that would mortify her. Some women just don’t like that.
DO: make the occasion very special! It’s an opportunity to create memories for the Bride!
DO: keep the Bride in mind. If she would rather have a sleepover at a hotel, don’t take her out to 5 bars and force her to drink all kinds of alcohol. Remember: it’s all about her.
DO: ask the Bride who she would like invited. She may want her mom & soon-to-be mother-in-law invited. If so, plan accordingly.
DO: have a designated driver if there’s drinking – enough said.
DO: ask the Bride if cameras are allowed. She may not want photographs of intimate moments to be available.
DO: have fun! These are memories you’ll have for a lifetime – assuming you are sober enough or that they are memories that you want to remember!
Here’s to Bliss!
Weddings are a big social event and people love going to party the night away. However, the guest list can cause major headaches for the couple, especially when their venue is small and they can only invite a certain amount of people.
So when inviting guests to your wedding, do you need to give everyone a plus one?
The short answer to this is no.
The rule with Plus ones if:
That’s it! Every one else can come to the wedding solo. You are under no obligation to feed a person they “need” to have with them to have fun. If they are truly your friend, they will be there. If they are petty enough to not come because they will be alone – then fine. You don’t want them there any way. Plus, it will save you money.
Guests: don’t expect a plus one. If you have been married and planned a wedding, you will totally get this. It’s expensive!
Remember – this is YOUR WEDDING. You invite friends and family to celebrate with you. No need to add 100 guests who don’t know you from Adam. It should be enjoyed with people you know.
Here’s to Bliss!
Your buddy/brother has just taken the plunge – he’s found the love of his life and proposed. Now he is up to his neck in china patterns, color swatches, Chicken Marsala, and checklists. He has entered a world that is foreign and, frankly, a bit scary. However, there is a silver lining – YOU!
Yes, you, the best friend, the best bud, the Best Man. Contrary to popular belief, your job is not to find the most expensive stripper and drink the most beer. Sorry! You have actually been entrusted with very important duties as the Groom’s right-hand man.
Yes, you will still have fun – really! Take pride in the fact that the Groom trusts you with such an honor. So here’s your chance to help your friend through the maze of wedding craziness and, if you follow the suggestions in this Guide, you just might make the Bride fall in love with you, too!
The Duties of the Best Man
In days of old, the Best Man was there to fight any other man or marauding tribe who may come to claim the Bride (yes, seriously). But because that doesn’t usually happen these days (thank god), you get to help the Groom with the following:
Your Financial Responsibilities
Nothing is sexier at a wedding than a man that knows what he is doing and is helpful (the tux helps too). Here is your chance!
Times have changed. Weddings are becoming bigger productions, and it is hard to get everything done. If you take the advice above to heart, you will not only help your friend immensely, but the Bride will remember it – forever! You DEFINITELY want to be on her good side. Have fun!
October 27th of 2018 has just become available if you know of anyone interested in a prime fall date at the Legacy Barn!
You go, girlfriend! You are the chosen one – the one that the Bride has entrusted with assisting her with the wedding of the century (at least in her mind!) By the time the wedding is over, you will be a planner, an organizer, a referee, a weight-loss consultant, a therapist, a counselor, a day laborer, and a gopher – all in the name of the perfect wedding.
If your Bride has chosen a wedding planner, a lot of these will be covered by her. However, for this blog post, let’s assume she is doing it all on her own. In this case, you have a lot of roles to fill. Being in the wedding party is not just a bunch of fun – it is an honor and has responsibilities that go along with it. Here goes…
So, what exactly do you do? Other than “everything the Bride asks,” there are some tasks that you are specifically responsible for:
Very carefully! Patience and forgiveness need to be two virtues with which you are very familiar. As you know well, women start planning their wedding the moment they are born. Your Bride is no exception.
Keep her stress level in mind; she has 5,001 things on her mind and in order for her to get them all done she believes that you are not only able to read her mind, but to anticipate any problems that might get in her way.
If you have been watching any of the popular shows on T.V. featuring “Bridezillas,” you know how bad a Bride can get. I thoroughly believe that most of them need spankings, but I know that even the nicest, most even-tempered Bride can lose it. So what do you do if your Bride’s stress begins to show?
1. Take a deep breath. Not just good for life, but keeps you calm.
2. Tell her that you are there for her in anyway that she might need – then do it!
3. If you have any problems with any of the scheduled events, make sure she knows ahead of time. If you tell her last minute, she’s liable to explode.
4. If she asks for your opinion, then give it. Don’t give it to her if not solicited. The only exception to this is if it concerns something that would really embarrass the Bride. We have all seen decorations that are so bad we feel that we are on candid camera. However, this is not an area that warrants your intervention. Pick your battles!
5. Sometimes the Bride just needs to vent – or cry. Let her do it. She will feel better when she’s done. Ask her if there is anything you can do to help. If it is something that doesn’t include anything illegal, do it for her. If she says nothing, then take her out for some serious chocolate.
6. Try not to get caught up in family disagreements. Just be there as support and look for ways that might lessen her stress.
7. In case of “Maid of Honor abuse,” you need to determine whether it is bad enough to ruin a friendship. If you walk, or if you confront the Bride on her questionable behavior, there may not only be an ugly scene, but you may never speak again. I am not giving the Bride a free pass here – but it’s something you need to think about very seriously.
Most likely, this will be a wonderful experience that makes you and the Bride closer. A wedding brings families and friends together in a common purpose: to see two people commit to each other for the rest of their lives. Your job is to help the Bride plan this event and prevent her from being committed in another way – to a mental institution.
Remember that this is all in the name of love and friendship and, don’t forget, you can always get her back by having her be your Matron of Honor!