This may be your first wedding, but it is not Jessica Holcomb’s. As the Sales Manager at Jackpot Junction Hotel and Casino in Morton, MN her and her team of dedicated staff have helped scores of brides make sure their day went their way.
“We want brides to have as little stress as possible on their big day,” said Jessica. At Jackpot Junction, stress-free is the name of the game. Here are Jessica's five tips for making sure your day is everything you dreamed it would be.
1. Ask questions.
For the perfect day, when you meet with your coordinators, ask a lot of questions. There are dozens of decisions that Jackpot can help a bride make about their big day. Ask your coordinators questions about decorations, linens, food, location, and timing. Their team can handle it all and plan an event in as little as three months.
2. Use your planners as a resource.
There may be dozens of details you haven't thought of when it comes to your big day. Luckily, Jessica and her team know exactly what needs to happen to make your wedding day a success. They can provide diagrams of the event space, suggestions on room layout. Do you want a cake table? Perhaps a memorial table for the special people in your life who can only attend your day in spirit? The small details that go into making your wedding day a perfect day can be handled by an experienced team, so you can just sit back and enjoy the romance!
Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or an event with hundreds of guests, the Jackpot Junction team can get started a year ahead of time, or just month's before. When a bride-to-be uses the team as a resource, it can eliminate a lot of stress and make sure the day goes off without a hitch.
3. Keep the planning process simple.
Even if you're planning an extravagant event you can keep the planning process simple. Jessica recommends keeping the special day all about the bride and groom.
"When 10 people are in the room planning the event, there are 10 different opinions"
Jessica recommends keeping the meetings with your coordinator as intimate as possible so the big day is always about the bride and groom. This doesn't mean that the family of the happy couple isn't honored in the special day, but a lot of stress and tension can be eliminated by keeping the planning process streamlined and simple.
4. When it comes to food, pick what YOU want.
When recounting one of her favorite weddings, Jessica recalled, "Our chef, Jaime Angarita, worked with the couple to make sure the menu featured customized options that reflected their heritage." Your special day can honor everyone you love, but make sure the choices make you happy on your special day.
Jackpot Junction Hotel and Casino can offer you choices from their newly expanded banquet menu (developed by southwest Minnesota's most renowned Chef, Jaime Angarita) or customize the menu completely.
"Jaime loves working with brides and other catering customers. He is going to do whatever he can to make them happy. That is something that sets Jackpot apart," said Jessica.
Jackpot Junction can do elegant buffets, plated dinners delivered by excellently trained wait-staff, special hors-d'oeuvres, salad stations; whatever you dream of on your big day, they can deliver. You can even meet with the Chef to do a tasting!
5. Let people help you, breathe, and enjoy your day.
The biggest benefit of choosing a full-service event space like Jackpot Junction Casino and Hotel, or the Dakota Exposition Center, is that there is a team of dedicated staff to make sure your day goes as planned. The bride and groom should be able to just relax and enjoy one of the most important days of their life.
"We make your vision come to life," said Jessica.
Jackpot provides everything you need. They have complete bridal packages that include amenities you may not even have considered. Get a suite for the bride and grooms, reserve a hospitality room for the bridal party or for gifts. You can get help booking hotel rooms for traveling family and friends, and you could even plan bachelor and bachelorette parties right on site!
"We had a bride with family and friends arrive from all over the country," Jessica told us. "People who have never been to small-town Minnesota. They were surprised at every level about the quality we had to offer. "
"The bride said the day was, from start to finish, exactly what she envisioned. It makes you feel like, 'I love my job.'"
With an amazing staff, support before, during, and after, Jackpot Junction Casino and Hotel prides itself on making your vision, your style, your day!