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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Adventurous Lake Engagement Shoot

Cara-Lee and Scott met at a 90’s themed birthday party for a mutual friend. Despite the fact that Cara-Lee had paid Scott almost no attention all night, he finally asked her to slow dance. After they shared that dance Cara-Lee left the party without sharing her information with Scott. Knowing that he couldn’t let her get away he tracked her down on social media and asked her on their first date.

Since their first date they have been inseparable! Cara-Lee and Scott got engaged at her sister’s wedding during the bouquet toss. Instead of tossing the bouquet she turned around and handed it to Cara-Lee as she said “It’s your turn”. As the music changed she noticed Scott making his way through the crowd once he got to her hedroppeddown on one kneeand proposed!Cara-Lee was so happy to be able to say “Yes!!” in front of her family and friends.Much thought was put into Cara-Lee’s engagement ring, it was custom made by her uncleto add a...

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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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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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Outdoor Atlanta Engagement Session

Kristin and Darin met through mutual friends but they really at a little Atlanta landmark called Johnny's Hideaway. It was one of their favorite spots to go to on a night out and it still is! Darin told Kristin that he was meeting friends at the bar on the rooftop of their place. Kristin headed up after and there Darin was holding two glasses of martinis with a photographer to capture the entire moment. They then celebrated by going to Doraku Sushi, the place they had their first date, and had their whole family there to surprise her. After dinner, they headed out to have a few more celebratory drinks at Johnny's Hideaway and all their closest friends were there to surprise them!

The engagement ring was a rose gold band with a solitaire 1.7 karat diamond that was hand-selected by Darin and made by Solomon Brothers. The engagement shoot attire was a flowy white dress for the garden photos and for the beltline pictures the attire was casual but with a pop of color. With the ...

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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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Boho Southern Charm Tennessee Wedding

Happy Monday, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to read about Emily and Jake’s wedding story. The couple's wedding was an intimate, boho affair with a touch of rustic southern charm. Everything about this wedding was filled with personal touches and absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for some boho wedding inspo then keep on reading!

Jake & Emily met through their best friend (the maid of honor) who just so happened to be dating his younger brother (the best man). However, Emily did not believe that she was in a place in life where she wanted to be in a serious relationship, but one day her maid of honor convinced her to go on a blind date with Jake, and she said “ kid you not, it was literally love at first sight when I did.” Emily immediately knew that Jake was the one for her, and was already thinking about their future. Emily says, the moral of the story: Listen to your besties, and open your mind to all possibilities. I...

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How To Keep Your Guests Cool At Summer Wedding

 

How to Keep Guests Cool At Your Summer Wedding

Today on The Bride Link, we're talking all about how to keep your guests cool at your summer wedding! It can be a challenge, especially if your wedding is taking place in an area that is not climate-controlled. Cooling down your wedding will ensure your guests stay longer and enjoy themselves more! Check out these great summer wedding tips for keeping your guests cool while they celebrate with you! For everything else you need, grab a FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit Check List!

Our first tip is an easy one! Choose a venue that offers both a climate-controlled reception area and outdoor features. For example, you can do an outdoor ceremony but then flip the reception to an indoor and air-conditioned space.!

If that's not available for you, then another option is to rent portable air conditioning units. Most rental companies will have these available, and they might be called a Port A Cool, which is a brand name of a...

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Planning Your Destination Wedding

 

Tips for Destination Wedding Planning!

Today we're talking all about how to get started planning a destination wedding! Following these tips while you're doing your initial research will help you decide if a destination wedding is right for you. Whether your planning a destination wedding in the United States or abroad, being organized and prepared is the best way to ensure your wedding day's success! For even more planning help, grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet!

First and foremost, the most critical thing when destination wedding planning is to let everyone know far in advance. You want to give your guests plenty of time to make travel plans. Not only will they need to book their accommodations and their flights, but they also might have to request off of work and save some money to make the trip. You want to give them as much notice as possible so they can prepare. When picking the wedding destination location, make sure to research local marriage requirements....

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Tips For Planning A Honeymoon

 

Planning Tips For Your Honeymoon

Today we're talking all about tips for planning a honeymoon! It's commonly forgotten that one of the most fun things while planning a wedding is what happens when it's all over. The excitement of planning a honeymoon vacation that you take with your new spouse should be part of your wedding experience. Honeymoon planning can be a bit overwhelming! So, where do you start? We have a few tips for you to help you plan, so your honeymoon goes off without a hitch. Pun intended! For more expert wedding planning help, grab your FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit Checklist!

First, start honeymoon planning early so you can get the best prices! You would want to book your honeymoon eight months prior if at all possible. This way, you have time to shop around and price check.

Next, work together. Honeymoon planning should be a decision that you and your spouse make together. Pick a place that both of you would like or a location that means something to...

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