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What are the Grooms Flower Expenses?

Grooms Flower Expenses

photo credit – April + Paul

I am often asked what flowers the groom is expected to pay for.  

Here is a quick reference that list the 4  Flower Expenses for Grooms

  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Boutonnieres for groomsmen/ushers
  • Corsages or nosegays for mothers
  • Corsages or nosegays for grandmothers

When I prepare floral proposals for couples, I always prepare two separate proposals – one for the brides florals and one for the grooms florals.  Some bride’s families will request just one proposal with everything combined; especially if they feel the grooms family may not be aware of this tradition.

A lot of groom’s and their parents simply do not know they are responsible, or expected to cover any flowers associated with the wedding day.  This was not a common thing in the past.  

At Southern Productions, we provide our couples with a checklist upfront on who pays for what, so there is no confusion from the beginning.  We send the groom a copy of his responsibilities and will be in contact with his parents (with the permission of the bride and/or groom) as well.  We like to take that burden off the bride and her parents so everyone can enjoy the months leading up to the wedding instead of worrying about asking uncomfortable questions!

grooms flower expenses

photo credit – April + Paul

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Valentine’s Day Flowers | Meridian, Mississippi

Looking for beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers to send to your Valentine in Meridian, Mississippi or the surrounding areas?  You have come to the right place for beautiful, custom valentines day arrangements and not the yucky traditional “dozen red roses” that you get with a lot of retail florist shops.  

Here is our 2017 Valentine’s Day Flower Collection available for delivery in Meridian, MS | Collinsville, MS |  Bailey, MS | Newton, MS | Union, MS, etc

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Rehearsal Dinner Venues | Meridian, Mississippi

Rehearsal Dinner Venues Meridian, Mississippi

As you probably know, there are not a lot of options available to brides and grooms in Meridian, Mississippi, when it comes to a restaurant for their rehearsal dinner.  A lot of couples are choosing to host their dinners at local venues instead; especially when they have a larger guest list than a restaurant can accommodate.  

Last week I shared with you wedding venues in Meridian, MS, (read post here!) and today I want to share some venues and restaurants that are available for hosting rehearsal dinners. 

If you are wanting to host your rehearsal dinner at a Meridian, MS restaurant, there are just a few that can even accommodate a large party in a private setting.

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Weidmanns
210 22nd Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-581-5770

  •  Weidmann’s has two banquet rooms available;
    Felix Room – Seats up to 50 guests
    1870 Room – Seats up to 80 guests 
  • The rooms are on the second floor and can be reached either by staircase or elevator
  • There is not a rental fee for the banquet rooms, but they do require a deposit to reserve your date (the deposit is deducted from your total food bill)
  • They offer three different menu options
  • The dinner menu options are priced at $20 per person, $27 per person and $35 per person; you can view them here
  • Weidmanns does not allow the downstairs to be reserved for a private party or dinner
  • For banquet reservations, you can either call or email:
    Molly Robin – 601-581-5770 – molly@weidmanns1870.com
    Charles Frazier – 601-581-5770 – charles@weidmanns1870.com

Harvest Grill
618 22nd Avenue,  Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-282-5069

  • Can accommodate smaller dinners
  • They have a covered outdoor patio that seats 36
  • They have a smaller room available upstairs that seats 20
  • If you are interested in booking Harvest Grill you can give them a call at the number listed above

rehearsal dinner venue meridian mississippiBogey’s Steakhouse
308 Briarwood Road, Meridian, Mississippi 39305
601-449-0061

  • Bogey’s is located inside of Briarwood Country Club
  • Their restaurant is situated off Briarwood’s 18th hole, overlooking the water
  • For more information contact them at the number listed above

The Venue
820 22nd Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi, 39301
601-604-7626 
thevenue.meridian@gmail.com

  • Meridian’s newest event venue that is becoming the go to venue for rehearsal dinners, parties and showers alike 
  • The Lounge can accommodate up to 85 guests for mixed seating
  • The Refectory  can accommodate up to 75 guests for a seated dinner 
  • The Black Bar & Breezeway can accommodate up to 25 for a
  • Their most inclusive package gives you access to the entire floor of The Venue

MSU Riley Center 
2200 5th Street Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-696-2200

  • The theatre stage at MSU Riley Center is the most popular area in the building for rehearsal dinners and can accommodate around 87 guests
  • The grand lobby is another option at The Riley Center and can accommodate 75 guests
  • The Studio Theatre can accommodate 150 guests 
  • The Exhibit Hall can accommodate 375 guests and is usually too large for rehearsal dinners
  • They do require an insurance liability policy
  • Their rates start at $1,500

City Hall
601.485.1944 – Laura Carmichael 

  • City Hall can accommodate up to 233 for a seated dinner
  • They do require an insurance liability policy
  • The rental rate for weekend day or night events is $1,800

Soule Steam Feed Works
1808 4th Street, Meridian, Mississippi  39301
601-693-9905

  • Rental starts at $500 

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Meridian Little Theatre
4334 Hwy 39 North, Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-482-6371

  • Can accommodate around 150 guests for a seated dinner;  possibly more depending on the set up
  • Rental rate is $1,000 plus a $400 deposit

Northwood Country Club
4300 Country Club Dive, Meridian, Mississippi 39305
601-485-4491

  • A popular choice for rehearsal dinners, but is only available to members 

Union Station
1901 Front Street, Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-484-6852

  • Can accommodate up to 130 for a seated dinner in the largest room they offer
  • Can accommodate up to 40 for a seated dinner in each of the smaller rooms; they have two smaller rooms
  • Rental Rates start at $200

Meridian Museum of Art
628 25th Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-1501
meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net

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Photo Credit: April + Paul
Venue Pictured: MSU Riley Center
Florist & Planner: Southern Productions weddings & events
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Meridian Mississippi Wedding Venues

Meridian Mississippi Wedding Venues

If you are in search of Meridian, Mississippi wedding venues, you have come to the right place!

Today I am sharing a list of wedding venues that are located in Meridian, Mississippi, in hopes that it will make your venue search a little easier by having all of them listed in one place.  


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 (Blake McCollum Photography)

1808 4th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
601.693.9905
soulelivesteam@comcast.net
Website
Contact: Greg Hatcher

  • Capacity: 400
  • Alcohol: must be served by a licensed caterer or bartender
  • Rental Rate: weddings start at $2,300
  • Deposit: 50%
  • Can accommodate a ceremony and reception in some cases (depends on guest count, event floor plan, etc.)
  • Indoor venue with an outdoor alley that accommodates 100 

MSU RILEY CENTER
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2200 5th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
601.696.2203
mthames@riley.msstate.edu
Website
Contact: Michele Thames

  • Exhibit Hall Capacity: 400
  • Studio Theatre Capacity: 200
  • Liability Insurance Policy required 
  • Requires a licensed caterer from their approved list
  • Rental Rate: starts at $1,500
  • Can accommodate both a ceremony and reception in some cases 
  • Indoor venue

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(JoCo Photo)

3rd Floor of City Hall
601.485.1944
lauracarmichael@meridianms.org
Website
Contact: Laura Carmichael

  • Capacity: 499
  • Seated Dinner Capacity: 233
  • Liability Insurance Policy required
  • Rental Rate: $1,800 + $500 deposit (that is refunded after the event if nothing has been damaged)
  • Indoor venue

MERIDIAN LITTLE THEATRE
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(Chao Photography)

4334 Hwy 39 North, Meridian, MS 39301
601.482.6371
mlt01@bellsouth.net
Website

  • Capacity: up to 350
  • 1600 sq. feet room
  • outdoor courtyard
  • Rental Rate: $1,000 + deposit of $400 
  • Indoor venue with an outdoor patio

THE VENUE

820 22nd Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301
601.604.7626
thevenuemeridian@gmail.com
Website
Contact: Elic Purvis

  • Capacity: up to 250 
  • Requires a licensed bartender for any event serving alcohol
  • Requires a licensed caterer 
  • Rental Rate: Starts at $500

TEMPLE THEATRE
2320 8th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
601.693.5353
meridiantempletheatre@gmail.com
Website

  • Capacity: up to 400
  • Liability Insurance Policy required
  • Rental Rate: Starts at $850

HAMASA SHRINE
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(Debbie Gentry Photography)

5516 Dale Drive, Meridian, MS 39305
601.693.1361

  • Liability Insurance Policy Required

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE CENTER
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(Hali Newberry Photography)

111 US Hwy 11 & 80, Meridian, MS 39301
601.485.5101
sales@meridiannecc.com
Website

  • Indoor venue 
  • Outdoor open lawn (option for an outdoor ceremony or reception, tented reception, etc)
  • Alcohol must be provided and served by a licensed caterer

UNION STATION
1901 Front Street, Meridian, MS
601.484.6852
Website

  • Liability Insurance Policy required
  • Rental Rate: Starts at $200

MERIDIAN MUSEUM OF ART
628 25th Avenue, Meridian, MS 
601.693.1501
meridianmeseum@bellsouth.net
Website
Contact: Kate Cherry

  •  Indoor venue
  • For smaller events 
  • Contact the museum for more info

    NORTHWOOD COUNTRY CLUB
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(April + Paul)

  • Members only

Please contact the venues directly about booking or touring.  

Also, if you have a venue located in Meridian, Mississippi and don’t see your venue listed, please let me know!  I will be sharing rehearsal dinner venues in another post.  

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