Free booze, anyone?



One of the upsides to planning a wedding in a crappy economy is that vendors are more willing to throw in freebies and extras to entice you to book with them. Case in point: The Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is currently tempting couples by offering complimentary wine, Champagne, and beer at all weddings being held between November 2010 and April 2011. But don't think this is some ramshackle, lower-dollar ballroom —The Edgewood's lakeside setting offers jaw-dropping views (the ceremony deck sits right at the edge of Lake Tahoe), and the two reception rooms feature tasteful blonde-wood details, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake and golf course, and modern chandeliers. Not too shabby! Space rentals start from $1,350 and $40 per guest for dinner. Find out more by visiting —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Northern California

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