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Planning Your Wedding During Football Season

 

Planning Your Wedding Around Football Season

Are you dreaming of an incredible fall wedding? We love them, too! Keep in mind, any wedding during the fall will also have to contend with football season. If you're planning your wedding during football season, use these tips to help guide you! Get more expert wedding planning advice from The Bride Link! Download your FREE copy of our Layout & Linen Cheat Sheet!

If your wedding falls on game day, expect some die-hard football to send their regrets. Depending on who is playing, you may have more people missing from your guest list. 

You can also expect the hotels to be at total capacity during a home game. If you live in a football town, there is a lot more happening than just your wedding, so expect to have a more challenging time finding a hotel to block rooms for your event, especially if your venue is close to where the game is taking place. Traffic may also be an issue, primarily if your wedding venue is near the...

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HOW TO PICK A WEDDING DATE

HOW TO PICK A WEDDING DATE

As a newly engaged couple, one of the first things you may ask yourselves is "how to pick a wedding date!" It's an important question and picking a wedding date shouldn't be done in a hurry! We recommend considering a few factors before you decide.

Since all your friends and family are eager to find out about the wedding day, you'll frequently run into the same question, "so when is the wedding?" There's a reason for this. After determining your budget, securing a wedding date is one of the most critical choices you have to make during your wedding planning. Do you want an outdoor wedding? Do you want a ceremony during the warmer months? Are you dreaming of jingle bells and sleigh rides? Then a winter holiday wedding is perfect for you. Regardless of what date you decide, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a wedding date. But first, grab a FREE copy of our Emergency Wedding Kit Checklist and be prepared for anything on your wedding day!

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Elegant Vineyard Wedding

Melissa and Adam’s wedding story was definitely one for the books. The two had such a classic, elegant wedding at the Athena Farm and Vineyard in Beckley, West Virginia. The wedding venue is a charming, inviting, and romantic wedding destination in Southern West Virginia. If you are loving this wedding venue then be sure to check them out! Melissa’s vision of their wedding was elegance, with simplistic yet tastefulness, and the setting that Athena Farm and Vineyards offered, was perfect for that. It was landscaped with flowers, gazebos, and ponds. The two had their ceremony outside under the beautiful trees following their reception on the patio under the tree lights!  If this is giving off total wedding inspiration then keep on reading! 

When it came to their attire, Melissa wore such an elegant, classic breathtaking ivory lace dress from Maggie Sottero's line at Chantilly Lace Bridals and she looked absolutely stunning! Her dress was filled with so much...

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Wedding Catering Service: Must Ask Questions

 

Wedding Catering Service:

Must-Ask Questions

Today we're discussing details you need to consider when planning a wedding catering service! With us is Destinee from Rothchild Catering! We'll review the essential wedding catering questions you should ask and other "must ask questions" when selecting a caterer for your wedding!

When considering your wedding catering cost, there are so many small details and answers needed before you can reach a total amount per guest. Destinee walks us through what's involved in serving guests at your wedding successfully. Delicious wedding catering food isn't easy to pull off, so we recommend hiring a pro like Rothchild Catering to feed your guests safely and with expert service! Check out our Clean-Up Fact Sheet, filled with valuable tips to ensure you get 100% of your venue deposit returned! 

 

Lindsay: Hi Destinee, thanks for joining us today!

 

Destinee: Thank you for having me here! I'm so excited to be talking...

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Wedding Processional Order Made Simple

 

Wedding Processional Order Made Simple

Today we're giving you tons of tips on planning your wedding ceremony processional! The order for your wedding processional can be set anyway you want; there is no official wedding party order! Feel free to do what feels right for you. If you're looking for a simple wedding processional, check out these valuable tips! 

To help figure out where everybody's going to stand when you're up at the altar getting married and how to seat your parents or grandparents in the front row, grab a FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet!

 

1. Make sure that you leave plenty of room between people walking down the aisle. 

Nothing is more critical when planning the order for your wedding processional! Start by considering the width you need. Make sure that there's plenty of space for people to walk down the aisle without banging their elbows against walls or guests. There must be enough space to do this comfortably! The last thing you want is...

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Romantic Oceanside Wedding

If you ever dreamed of having a romantic coastal oceanside wedding then Erin and Evan’s wedding story is going to give you a lot of wedding inspiration. Erin, Evan, and their 1-year-old EJ celebrated together at the Westin with a ceremony on the Ocean Deck and reception in the Grande Ocean Terrace at Hilton Head in South Carolina. The high school sweetheart’s vision for their wedding was light colors, beautiful pale flowers, with a simple and elegant feel, and let me tell you, that is exactly was they delivered! 

The couple had their romantic ceremony on the ocean deck at the Westin in Hilton Head and were surrounded by family and friends. Erin wore a breathtaking dress from the Ivory and Beau boutique! The dress had so many details and filled with lace! If you are looking for a wedding dress that incorporates lace then Erin’s dress has the perfect wedding dress inspiration. 

She chose the colors lavender haze for her bridesmaid dresses that were from...

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Wedding Horror Stories

 

Wedding Horror Stories

Wedding horror stories are a thing! Ideally, wedding days are full of beautiful moments between friends and family. Every detail is planned out, from the perfect dress to the décor. However, with a crowd of people and multiple vendors, anything can happen. Horror stories like these are yet another reason we highly recommend hiring a day-of wedding coordinator, ensuring a professional takes care of everything behind the scenes. Here at the Bride Link, we have compiled a list of 5 scary wedding mishaps and ways to avoid them! For more tips to help keep your wedding on track, download our FREE Emergency Wedding Kit Checklist!

 

Fire Drill

There is nothing like a fire alarm to ruin the mood on your special day! While candles create a dreamy ambiance for your wedding day, it is crucial to make sure they are strategically placed out of harm's way. Flowers, linens, and long gowns are all susceptible to the flame from candles. Choosing LED candles, or...

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Knoxville Wedding Videographer - Jake Shick Productions

Knoxville Wedding Videographer

Jake Shick Productions

Finding a Knoxville wedding videographer is easy with The Bride Link! Our Wedding Directory boasts tons of quality professionals who'd love to help with your wedding day. From booking the best wedding videographers in Knoxville and The Smoky Mountains to decor, officiants, and bartenders, find it all on The Bride Link. 

How important is wedding videography? Is booking a videographer worth the cost when planning a wedding? We've already booked a wedding photographer, so that should be enough, right? Almost every couple asks themselves these questions while planning a wedding. Most don't know that not booking a wedding videographer is one of the biggest regrets couples express after their event is over!

We've brought in Jake Shick, from Jake Shick Productions, a Knoxville wedding videographer, to discuss why capturing your wedding on video is worth it! Every couple should consider the pros and cons of booking wedding...

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Wedding Exit Ideas Without Sparklers

 

Five Ideas for a Unique Wedding Send Off Ideas (That Don't Include Sparklers!)

You have planned everything for your wedding so far, except for your wedding exit! So let's find a wedding send off just as unique as you!

Sparklers may be the classic choice; however, some venues do not allow sparklers due to various rules set in place or with fire codes. We've gathered some ideas for a wedding exit sparkler alternative. If you want to stand out from the crowd, these unique send-off ideas will be sure to wow you and your guests. There are various send-off options beyond sparklers that still create a beautiful and enjoyable moment that will last a lifetime. For more planning help, grab your FREE copy of our Wedding Floral Cheat Sheet!

1. Bubbles

Entertainment for the kids and the adults! A bubble send off is an enjoyable exit to your wedding and a low cost alternative. A bubble send off option requires no clean up and is something guests can enjoy as their favor even after the wedding is...

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Classic And Rustic Barn Wedding

Needing some modern rustic yet classic wedding inspiration? Keep on reading because you are going to love Sam and Chris’s wedding story! Their wedding was classic and filled with modern rustic charm. The two had their wedding at the breathtaking Culpepper Barn in Virginia Beach, Virginia. When it came to their wedding, Sam and Chris always thought they wanted a more upscale barn venue. After scrolling through Pinterest, they decided they wanted natural greenery, wooden accents, and string light details. Sam and her mom stumbled upon the Culpepper Barn and after talking with the owners and taking a tour - they knew it was the perfect place for their wedding! It is definitely a hidden gem. The couple had their ceremony outdoors under a beautiful tree following their reception indoors in the barn. 

Sam and Chris had their ceremony outdoors under a beautiful oak tree. They had such a beautiful intimate ceremony that touched their guest’s hearts. Sam and Chris are both...

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