When it comes to how we’ve curated the Cactus Collective packages, we’ve got rhyme and reason.
And we realize you might have some questions regarding that…
When it comes to booking…
How far in advance can/should I book?
We don’t follow any hard-and-fast rules here. Whether you’re looking to book a week from now (really!) or two years from now, we have the resources to create the perfect day.
What if I don’t need something included in the package?
Base prices for Agave, Ocotillo, and Saguaro packages + location still apply, but you’re more than welcome to bring your own photographer, minister, or florals and let us take care of the rest., but we’re more than happy to substitute something of equal value for what you’re swapping out.
Why choose a weekday wedding?
Who decided weddings were only made for weekends? Lucky for you, we celebrate love every day of the week — and weekday weddings offer more flexibility in scheduling, vendors, and pricing.
When it comes to photography…
Who’s shooting my wedding?
The team of professional photographers from our sister company, Taylored Photo Memories, will be covering your event. Collectively, we’ve shot more than 400 weddings to date — it’s kind of our thing.
Professional coverage for 60, 90, or 120 minutes (additional time can be requested for getting ready or reception coverage!), a link to an online gallery for proofing, post-production and editing of high-resolution images, and all image rights.
When it comes to vendors…
Does Cactus Collective have preferred vendors?
You bet we do. We’ve formed partnerships with the best of the best in the region. A few of our preferred vendors include:
- Photography: Taylored Photo Memories
- Officiants and Mobile ministers: Peachy Keen Unions
- Florals: Gaia Flowers, Plants and Gifts
- Florals and decor: By Dezign
How does Cactus Collective choose its partners?
Our preferred vendors have been thoroughly vetted based on years of mutual partnership, their quality of service, and their dedication to and passion for creating the perfect wedding day for couples of every faith, race, and belief.
Do I have to work with Cactus Collective’s vendors?
Taylored Photo Memories (our sister company) is always the dedicated photographer in Cactus Collective packages. (We’re loyal to family and think you’ll love it!) We’re happy to work out alternatives if you have a vendor you absolutely love for officiating and florals. << is it best to just leave this as is? I mean i WILL work with people if they want to bring their own photographer, they just might not get a huge discount for not using us, ya know? But it’d actually be easier sometimes if they didn’t and even a little more lucrative cause we could still have the photo income… let me know your thoughts on this.
When it comes to the ceremony…
What can/should I bring?
- Shoes you can walk in. This is an outdoor recreation area. Feel free to bring heels for the ceremony, but don’t walk to the site in them.
- Your marriage license.
How do I obtain my marriage license?
Can my friend officiate our ceremony?
Yes! Our base fee, which includes an officiant, will still apply as we’ll take care of the legal filing and processing, but you’re more than welcome to invite an outside officiant.
Do I need a witness?
You do, indeed. For those looking to keep their ceremony private, our photographer can (and is happy to!) act as your witness.
When it comes to guests…
Can I bring guests?
Of course! Keep your celebration a private party of two, or celebrate with 50 of your closest friends and families. It’s your day!
How many guests can you accommodate?
Most of our locations can accommodate up to 50 guests. Please note: The Saguaro Cactus Collection (a two-hour photography package) is the minimum booking requirement for parties of 50 guests.
When it comes to the locations…
Are the locations handicap accessible?
Natural in their nature (see what we did there?), many of our locations include trails and terrain that aren’t made for everyone. Please reach out regarding wheelchair accessibility and other requirements, and we’ll let you know what’s possible.
Do I need to secure a permit for the location I choose?
We take care of that for you! Licensing, insurance, and permits are taken very seriously around these parts. We’ve taken care of the legal side of location access for each place we cover, and are the exclusive vendor at Cactus Joe’s Nursery and one of only 13 allowed to shoot at Red Rock Canyon.
Will I have the location to myself?
For most locations, yes! The only venue we shoot at that may have more than one wedding going on at once is Dry Lake Bed — but we’ll make your space private.
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