Wedding Planner

Aids and tips for planning a wedding at the Nagle Warren Mansion B&B. Introduction, Services, Planning Your Wedding, Calculator, Checklist, Wedding Trends, Wedding Menus, Wedding Policies, Recommended Vendors & Information Request Form. The Nagle Warren Mansion B&B provides wedding services and honeymoons for people in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska


Let our experienced staff handle all the details so you can relax and enjoy the day with your family and guests. Envision an elegant setting, filled with loved ones, dining on delicious cuisine served with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering for immediate family or a more elaborate seated banquet for all your friends and family, you can be sure every detail will be taken care of.

Simplify your life. Enjoy a cup of tea while meeting with our wedding consultants. At the Nagle Warren Mansion, it isn’t necessary to worry about renting separate venues for the wedding and reception, nor do you need to pay costly rental fees for chairs, tables, table linens and decorations. An elegant setting is already provided.

Choose from the many services we provide: Music – Our antique concert grand piano is at your disposal and we can provide the musician. You need only indicate your favorite pieces.
Flowers – As a member of the Society of American Florists, the Nagle Warren Mansion can provide the floral arrangements for the wedding, reception and the wedding party. Officiant – Yes, we can even provide a judge or cleric of your choice and, if you wish, witnesses. Food and Beverage – Our special wedding menu offers a tempting array of food and beverages, from hors d’oeuvres to wedding cake, from champagne to fine teas and coffees. Table Settings – Our table linens and candles will dress your tables in elegant style. Accommodations – We can provide elegant, well-appointed rooms for you to dress in as well as overnight accommodations for you, your family and friends.


In addition to our on-site library of wedding materials, we offer the following tips (below) to aid you in your planning:

Budget Worksheet – to assist you in forming a budget for your wedding Wedding Trends – information about current wedding trends Resources – a list of our favorite websites for wedding ideas Recommended Vendors Wedding Menus, Wine List Wedding Policies


These are general estimates. If you plan to spend more, or less, on certain elements deduct (or add) percentage points from other categories.

Reception 50%

______________ X .50 = ____________________ Your total Budget Available $ for reception

Site fee __________________
Officiant __________________
Catering costs/food __________________
tax 6% __________________
tip 20% __________________
Bar and beverage __________________

Tax 6% __________________
Cake & Tax __________________
Cutting fee __________________
Furniture Rental __________________
Tent Rental __________________
Linens Rental __________________
Tax on Rentals __________________ Total _____________
Music 10%
______________ X .10 = ____________________ Your total Budget Available $ for music
Ceremony ___________________
Cocktail hour ___________________
Reception ___________________ Total _____________
Flowers 10%
______________ X .10 = ____________________ Your total Budget Available $ for flowers

Ceremony site flowers _______________
Bridal bouquet _______________
Bride’s attendant(s) _______________

Groom/groomsman boutonniers _______________ Additional corsages/boutonniers _______________
Reception centerpieces _______________ Total ____________

Wedding Attire 10%

______________ X .10 = _______________________ Your total Budget Available $ for wedding attire
Dress/Alterations _______________
Headpiece/veil _______________
Lingerie/shoes/wrap/bag _______________
Jewelry _______________
Hair and makeup _______________
Groom’s ensemble _______________ Total ____________

Photography 10%

______________ X .10 = ______________________ Your total Budget Available $ for photography

Engagement Portrait _______________
Photography _______________
Videography _______________
Wedding album package _______________ Tax _______________ Total ____________

Stationery 4%

______________ X .04 = _____________________
Your total Budget Available $ for stationery
Announcement/save-the-dates _______________
Invitations and enclosures _______________
Calligraphy _______________
Postage _______________
Place cards/Programs _______________
Thank you notes _______________ Total ______________
Additional Expenses 6%
_______________ X .06 = _____________________
Your total budget Available $ for additional expense
Attendants’ gifts _______________
Gifts for each other _______________
Marriage License _______________
Bridesmaids’ luncheon _______________
Favors _______________
Rehearsal Dinner _______________
Wedding day transportation _______________
Church/synagogue/officiant’s fees _______________
Total ______________
Typical Gratuities include:
Waitstaff – 20 percent of the total food bill
Bartenders – 20 percent of the total bar bill
Reception musicians, DJs: $25 – 50 each
Limosine drivers: 15 percent to 20 percent of the bill, unless already included in the contract
Hairstylists and makeup artists: 15 percent of bill
Custom dictates that you don’t have to tip the following, although if someone has done an outstanding job, you may want to offer a gratuity:
Religious officiant, soloist, organist, wedding planner, stationer, baker, videographer, photographer, florist


Incorporate bridal colors and often include monograms


Are going back to all white, rather than bold colors
Traditional bride and groom cake toppers are being replaced with fresh flowers, sculptures and monograms

Wedding Flowers

Hand tied bridal bouquets
Bouquets with beads, brooches, jewels, pearl or charms
More mothers are opting for a posey instead of a corsage

Centerpieces may vary in size and design, using the same colors and flowers


Romantic, vintage look is popular in gowns (this style is also popular in rings)
Fewer strapless, more with interesting necklines
Waistlines enhanced by sashes and belts
More wraps and shawls with gowns


Hair ornaments


Incorporating ethical “green” choices in wedding planning considerations
Establishing a wedding web page and/or blog


Our Favorite Wedding Links
Our Favorite Wedding Suppliers
Recommended Vendors


Seated Luncheon or Dinner served in the elegance of the Nagle Warren Mansion

Pair a fine wine with your luncheon, dinner, or reception. Choose a champaign or sparkling wine for a toast.