Romantic Botanical Garden Wedding

Hi everyone! Today, we are introducing Imani and Aj’s romantic wedding! These 'Elementary Hopefuls" finally tied the knot after a few years of planning their romantic botanical garden wedding which was held in the Renaissance Garden, surrounding them were their friends and family. These two have known each other nearly all their lives. AJ was friends with his bride's brothers. It was not until after getting home from a deployment that he saw Imani like he had never seen her before. With AJ's sisters' blessing, Imani asked him out on a date. Inseparable is not how we can describe this couple, because since that day, they have lived and explored all over the world. Since he asked her to marry him in Paris, France, they got married in a garden that reminded them of that special spot.Imani and AJ both wanted to have a wedding outside while also pulling in some of the beauty from the trip where they got engaged. Renaissance Garden at the Norfolk botanical garden was the perfect...

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Wedding Layout Advice

 

Wedding Layout Advice

Wedding layout tips today with The Bride Link! Your wedding floor plan should include both your reception layout and ceremony layout. Knowing your wedding venue and how much space you have to work is critical. Be sure to consider scale when using wedding layout templates! If not completed to scale, you'll have issues from the start! It's essential you know everything will fit in the actual space displayed on your hand-drawn or computer wedding layout. Grab a FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet, packed full of helpful tips and advice!

Let's review our wedding layout tips!

Know your venue: Before you can do the layout, you need to know where you're holding your wedding. This way, you know the dimensions and any adjustments that would need to happen. Make a to-scale bird's eye view map. Include all tables, chairs, and vendor setups in your floorplan and make everything to scale so you know it will fit!

Dance Floor: Plance the dance floor at center stage or...

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Charming Beachside Wedding

Charming Beachside Wedding 

Camille and Christopher were living in Albania and decided they wanted to have their wedding on Hilton Head. They knew with planning it from such a distance, they would definitely need the help of a wedding planner, so they brought on Amanda Rose Weddings about a year out. An adventurous and loving couple, their wedding included the Lowcountry's sweet tea vodka and almonds from their favorite sweet treats shop. The wedding was a gorgeous combination of blushes, golds, and whites and added a hint of luxury to the beachfront reception. The couple celebrated with a group of their closest family and friends, and enjoyed dancing the night away to a DJ playing their favorite tunes.They both have a love for the beach, and they wanted to incorporate that in their big day. They wanted to have the ceremony on the beach, and an outdoor reception overlooking the sea, which is exactly why the Omni Hilton Head was so perfect for them. It was their perfect dream...

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What To Rent And What To Buy For Your Wedding Day

 

What To Rent And What To Buy For Your Wedding Day

Welcome to The Bride Link podcast, your home for expert wedding planning advice! Today we're talking all about what you should rent versus what you should buy when you're planning your wedding and how to save money while wedding planning. You can also score your FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet! A great tool to help plan your dream ceremony from start to finish! Some items may seem a smart buy at first but in reality, they'll end up costing you more in the end. When renting for your wedding, keep in mind the price you pay includes services and preparation for those items you never see. When choosing to buy over renting, remember to consider not only the cost but also your time. Time for things like set-up, delivery & pick-up, storage, and clean-up! Use these handy tips to figure what's best for you!

What to rent:

Let's begin with the table and chairs you'll need! If it's not part of what comes with your wedding venue package...

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What Is Wedding Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

 

What Is Wedding Insurance and Do I Need It?

Today on The Bride Link, we're talking all about wedding insurance and why you should consider buying it! But first, grab your free copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit List, to help plan for everything you'll need for a wedding day emergency!

What is wedding insurance? Do I need it? What does it cover? You've come to the right place for answers to your wedding insurance questions! We've gathered a list of wedding insurance FAQs to help you decide. We recommend purchasing insurance for your wedding for several reasons, but most importantly because some things are just out of your control.

No level of planning or preparation can prepare you for a wedding venue that gets catches fire the night before your wedding. How about a wedding venue that suddenly closes its doors with no notice because they're bankrupt? You've already paid in full and no one is answering your calls or emails. How about a viral pandemic that requires everyone to stay...

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Little Rock Mansion Wedding

Fairy Tale Mansion Wedding

Steve and Amanda’s gorgeous wedding took place at a mansion on a private estate called Goodwin Manor in Little Rock, Arkansas, on a drizzly spring day. After a long-distance relationship, these two couldn’t wait to be married in true royal style. Steve was living in West Memphis, Arkansas while they were engaged and Amanda’s planner told her about Couture by Tess Bridal boutique, which at the time was based in Collierville, Tennessee, not far from Steve’s home. Amanda wanted a beautiful ball gown that would make her feel like a princess on their special day. She worked with the Couture by Tess Bridal team to find the perfect one. The dress coupled with the castle-like venue, truly made all of Amanda’s wildest fairy tale wedding dreams come true. 

“I wanted my day to be romantic and like a fairy tale. We did certain things that differed from other weddings to accommodate that.  For example, our first dance...

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How To Start Your Wedding Day Timeline

 

How To Start A Wedding Day Timeline

How to create a wedding day timeline! But first, grab your free copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet for useful tips to help keep your planning. A timeline for a wedding is crucial and nailing that timeline is ever more important! Couples who take the time to create one help ensure they get everything they want out of their wedding day. Any event or celebration will benefit from adequate planning! Most professional wedding planners rely on them to deliver on everything they've promised their clients. We always recommend hiring a wedding professional if it's within the budget. If not, then join us on our podcast this week where we share our wedding timeline tips! We've got five tips to make creating your wedding day timeline a breeze!

  1. Highlights

List every single highlight you would like to achieve, from the cake cutting to the ceremony itself. You want to start with a complete list of highlights to make sure that everything that you want to...

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Tips for planning the perfect proposal!

 

How to Propose!

You've decided to ask your partner to marry you, congratulations!  Now you realize don't have the first clue on how to propose! Here are some tips for proposal ideas. The Bride Link has you covered with tips for proposal. We've provided you with the Who, What, Where, and When to help make your proposal unforgettable. Grab your FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit List to get a jump start on your wedding planning!

Who else will know about your proposal?

If your fiancé comes from a traditional family, you’ll need to consider asking the parents for their blessing before getting down on one knee. Some fun ideas might be to take the parents out for a nice dinner or doing their favorite activity while your other half isn’t around. Make sure you have a conversation about this so that you aren’t skipping a step or stepping on any toes! Another option to consider is whether or not you want friends to know if you’re about to propose....

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Wedding Processional Order Non-Traditional

 

How to Arrange Your Ceremony Processional

(For non-traditional families, step-parents, same-sex weddings, etc.)

Your wedding processional order can be anything you want! There are several non-traditional options you can choose from! Get answers to your wedding processional questions with The Bride Link! Our podcast today focuses on the correct wedding order processional and some of the best ways to order your wedding party. We cover it all! Get your wedding processional tips straight from the pros! You can also score your FREE Wedding Day Emergency Kit List, a great guide to building and prepping what you need in case of an emergency!

 

Traditional ceremony processional:

This processional is the most traditional way to get your family members and bridal party down the aisle on your big day.

  • Officiant: Officiants are typically the first to come down the aisle or to stand up at the altar. This signals that the processional or ceremony is about to begin.
  • Grandparents of the...
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How to Make Sure Your Wedding Day Goes Smoothly

 

How to Make Sure Your Wedding Day Goes Smoothly

Today on the Bride Link, we're talking all about how to make your wedding day go smoothly! But first, grab your free copy of our Emergency Wedding Day Kit List! Packed full of everything you'll need in case of a wedding day emergency!

Here are a few days of wedding tips you need to ensure your wedding day bliss! You can find a ton of advice for weddings online, from family and friends, and past brides. However, most couples don't plan in advance for potential wedding problems which mean no plans when they present themselves. It's ok to ask for help with wedding planning, which is why we always recommend hiring a day-of wedding coordinator to help with transitioning wedding hiccups into wedding success.

First, create a task list which is also going to include sub-tasks, so you want to think about every single thing that needs to be done the day of your wedding from start to finish. In those subtasks, you want to clearly define every...

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