What You Need for A Backyard Wedding

 

 What You Need for A Backyard Wedding

Are you considering having a backyard wedding? Not sure what you'll need or what you might forget? Then this is the perfect podcast for you! We're giving away our top backyard wedding tips. Don't forget to grab your FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit, a complete list of everything you may need on your wedding day!

Bathrooms:

The number one thing that might be missing if you're planning on having a wedding in your own space is the appropriate number of bathrooms! Start researching your available options before sending out your invitations. Your layout and the guest count will determine the number of bathrooms you need to accommodate your event. This is especially critical if you're home runs on a septic tank. If you plan on inviting more than a few people and you don't want them trafficking inside your home, you may have limited options. For example, if you only have one bathroom on the first floor, you might want to consider...

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A Sleek Modern Boho Wedding

A Sleek Modern Boho Wedding

 Alyson and Wesley had a Sleek Modern Boho Wedding to kick off summer weddings here at the Wildflower Event Center in the Smoky Mountains. Their wedding day had predicted rain showers but thankfully passed early in the morning to finish out the day with sweet golden hour photos in our Smoky Mountain fields. 

Their wedding colors, florals, decor, and overall style, were perfectly complemented by the neutral tone interior of the wedding venue. With rain predicted in the forecast, they had an indoor ceremony and reception and were still able to beat the rain to enjoy an outdoor pizza food truck for their reception meal.

Alyson and Wesley started their mornings by waking up in our Farmhouse Airbnb on the property and slowly made their way to the venue to get ready. Alyson and Wesley were getting ready, and their family and friends were able to start setting up their ceremony and pre-setting up the table decor. Alyson decided to get ready in our new,...

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How To Start Your Wedding Registry

 

How To Start Your Wedding Registry

Congratulations, you're engaged! The moment you announce your engagement to family and friends comes one common question: Where are you registered? Don't freak out! Starting your wedding registry is as easy as online shopping. Learn how and where to begin receiving wedding gifts from your loved ones, popular wedding registry sites, and other wedding registry ideas. Be sure to register at different stores and create an online wedding registry that offers unique wedding registry items.

Use these simple instructions to register for weddings at Walmart or Amazon, both online and in-store. Find out what you should register for and how to identify those items. Now you can start your wedding registry with ease! But first, don't forget to grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Placement Cheat Sheet to help your planning process!

 Figure out what you need

Make a list. It will make building your registry experience a whole lot easier. If you don't...

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Wedding venue questions: What to ask!

 

Wedding Venue Questions

Today, we're discussing how to find a wedding venue! More importantly, what wedding venue questions to ask before you book it! How to pick a wedding venue is one of the most common questions couples ask!

Join us for all our wedding venue tips to help identify the pros and cons of each site. Knowing what questions to ask when visiting wedding venues is essential. Ask each of these questions to find a wedding venue that will check all your boxes. Write down each answer so you can compare all the responses. 

Need more planning help? Not sure what order your bridesmaids will stand at your ceremony? Who is going to sit in your front row? Our FREE easy-to-use Ceremony Placement Sheet Cheat gets you organized!

 How many hours on-site does the package contain? 

Different venues do their business differently. Some sites will offer to have private use of the wedding venue for the entire day! Others will include some extra decorating time the day before...

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Couture by Tess fashion show in Nashville, Tennessee

Something fun just happened in Nashville and we must share the news! Tess Mann, fashion designer for the Couture by Tess and Tess Mann Haute Couture bridal gown labels, recently released her latest collections called Nostalgia and New Discovery at the Travel Through Fashion Time Fashion Show at OZARI inside L&L Marketplace in Nashville, Tennessee. Mann owns a couture bridal gown boutique in Cookeville, Tennessee where she carries her own labels as well as other luxury and international designers available for purchase. “My two latest collections were presented at our fashion show. The Nostalgia Collection is a new collection donning various fashion techniques from different eras while assimilating modern touches. New Discovery is a smaller collection that has utilized designs from previous Couture by Tess collections and re-imagined based on clients' feedback over the years,“ said Tess Mann.Nashville fashion and wedding industry professionals, editors, a select...

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Tips For Meeting With Your Wedding Florist

 

Choosing wedding flowers and a wedding florist is a big decision! When you meet with your wedding florist, it's critical to communicate essential details during your visit. Doing this ensures your wedding day flowers translate to how you envisioned them to be. Your wedding florist will work with you to find the best florals for your wedding day, along with planning the logistics. For even more help, download our free wedding Floral Cheat Sheet!

 For now, here are our top 3 tips when meeting with your florist and choosing flowers for your wedding!

 1. Budget

Sticking to your predetermined budget for wedding florals is essential! 

If you have a specific idea in mind for your bouquet, for example, but prefer a more simple centerpiece, make sure to ask your florist about what will work best according to your budget. Your florist knows which flowers are in season and where there is flexibility in creating your wedding day florals. 

 2. Examples

For specific ideas...

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Wedding Hair and Makeup Explained

 

The wedding hair and makeup challenges every bridal party faces can be a tricky road to navigate. Hair and makeup for a wedding can be pricey, so having all your T's crossed and I's dotted before you book anyone and pay a deposit should be your priority. Bridal hair and makeup should be done by a professional or, at minimum, someone who's had experience with wedding parties. If wedding hair and makeup for your event are high on your must-have list, then be sure to allocate enough for pro services in your budget.

Trust us when we say, beauty services for your wedding need to happen efficiently and expertly, especially if you want that complete wedding experience. Use our easy to follow tips below and check out our FREE Clean-Up Fact Sheet! As the bride, the last thing you should worry about is where you left your phone, who packed your purse, and where all your other things are going. Let's get started!

 

1. Talk with your bridesmaids and wedding party about who...

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Rustic and Whimsical Wedding in Tennessee

Tommy and Haley wed on the expansive grounds at Macedonia Meadows in Cookeville, Tennessee complete with picturesque outdoor landscapes and a large reception farmhouse barn.  The couple met through Tommy’s sister at one of his men’s travel softball games where they hit it off and the rest is history.  Haley describes her wedding day as perfect.  The couple was thrilled with the nature-filled atmosphere and wonderful weather.  They styled their day with whimsical pampas grass paired with greenery, macrame, and tan and ivory accents abound.  Their biggest piece of advice for other couples looking to save on budget is to shop on Etsy for décor elements.

Despite it being the most peaceful day ever, Haley does recall a funny moment, “My coordinator was taking my maid of honor, bridesmaids, and myself back to our bridal suite in a golf cart because guests started to show up while we were taking photos. In the process, she went off the...

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How to Start Wedding Planning

 

Wedding Organization Advice

So, how to wedding planning? Couples search for this common phrase soon after they get engaged and need to plan a wedding. The best answer for how to plan a wedding starts with getting organized! But getting organized for wedding planning is more complicated than it sounds. Managing wedding planning duties takes practice, discipline, and research. Executing the perfect wedding is incredibly challenging, especially if you've never planned one before. But, with the right tools and motivation, you can do it!

We always recommend hiring a professional; the bride cannot also act as the coordinator. So, if you're looking for answers on how to start wedding planning, the first step is to decide who's going to help you. More specifically, who's your problem solver on the big day! Use these tips for getting organized and score your FREE copy of our Floral Cheat Sheet to help you on your way!

CREATING YOUR ASANA TASK LIST

Let's talk about how to stay...

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Wedding Bartending Budgets

 

Budgeting The Amount Of Alcohol To Order For Your Wedding

Today on The Bride Link, we're discussing wedding bartending! Keep these tips in mind when planning a bar for your wedding. Wedding bartenders like Vital Event Services are an excellent choice for couples looking to serve drinks during their event. An experienced bartender at wedding will help keep your guests safe and serve alcoholic beverages in accordance with all the rules set by the state and your venue.  In Tennessee, every bartender must hold a valid Servers Permit to serve drinks during an event. Also, the bartender is the only person allowed to serve alcoholic beverages. Self-serving drinks, drinking before the bar opens, or operating a bar without a permitted server is prohibited and could result in your bar or wedding ending early. All venues that allow bar service requires couples to hire a licensed bartender, and some even require additional insurance coverage!

First things first, you want to...

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