Wedding Planning Tips

By Barbara Wade © 2011, All Rights Reserved

Nestled between the hills of America’s wine country and the stunning blue of the Pacific lies the city of San Jose, California. An easy drive from the world-famous Napa Valley, the rich history of San Francisco, and the famous beaches of Monterey Bay, this city is the perfect location for hosting a wedding to remember. You might expect that, with a nickname like “the Silicon Valley,” hotels and other accommodations would be strictly business. On the contrary; this high-tech hot spot offers countless ways to celebrate your love with a sophisticated touch.

Stress-Free Celebrations at All-Inclusive Hotels

For the ultimate in understated elegance, consider a San Jose luxury hotel for your big day. Better boutique hotels in the area offer spa packages, world-class catering, and special room rates for out-of-town guests, which makes planning your big day a breeze. Rather than juggling the timing, transportation, and guest accommodations, let the hotel see to the details so you can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event free from the stress of endless planning. Choose the right venue and even the rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch will be handled with style and grace, creating beautiful memories for everyone involved.

Before the Ceremony

With your wedding plans secured, it’s time to turn your attention to the excitement of your celebration, starting with gifts for your closest friends and family. San Jose’s famous shopping district, Santana Row, offers something for everyone in your wedding party. For truly unique favors, select from the exquisite jewelry designs you’ll find in local boutiques, or choose an elegant stationary set for penning charming, hand-written notes. With shopping day complete, you and your bridesmaids can relax in the hotel spa, while the men play a few rounds of golf at one of several area courses.

In the evening, enjoy a romantic dinner for two in a quaint sidewalk café just steps from your Silicon Valley hotel. Or stroll hand-in-hand along the Guadalupe River Trail where it meanders through the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden. You’ll discover nearly three thousand varieties of roses – the largest collection in the western hemisphere. Rather dance the night away with your wedding party? San Jose is home to a rockin’ night life, too, catering to every musical taste from hip-hop to jazz.

Romantic Honeymoons in Wine Country

Post-wedding, enjoy a romantic daytrip to scenic Napa Valley. You’ll love the quiet old-world atmosphere of the area’s vineyards, where you can sample some of the finest domestic wines available. Take a slow tour of the valley aboard a luxurious riverboat, browse through the antique galleries of Yountville, or pamper yourself in the world-famous spas of Calistoga. Relaxation and romance combine in Napa Valley to provide the perfect ending to your very special event.

From boutique shopping to fine dining to lavish accommodations, a San Jose luxury hotel can put you at the center of it all. Your big day will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Author Bio

Barbara Wade writes for the Cypress Hotel, among the finest of the Silicon Valley hotels. Visit them online at

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