Planning A Wedding During The Coronavirus Pandemic? Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know.

Planning A Wedding During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know

It's hard to plan a wedding, let alone do it in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic. You're faced with unique challenges that no one has ever gone through before. You can't even go out to meet your vendors or do a suit or bridal fitting. 

We know you have a lot of questions in mind right now, like how are you supposed to get past all these, or should you cancel your wedding instead. It's overwhelming, but don't fret - we're here to help you take the stress out of planning by answering those questions and providing some expert advice. Everything will go smoothly, maybe just not as previously planned. Here's what you need to know about wedding planning during the pandemic:

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Postponing and Rescheduling

It seems like the easiest way around the problem is to postpone the wedding to a later date, but that presents many challenges as well. You have to give out postponement announcements,...

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Wedding Day Emergency Kit - Set Up Kit

 

Wedding Day Emergency Kit - Set Up Kit

Today on The Bride Link, you can find out exactly what you need to pack in your wedding day emergency kit! For a quick cheat sheet, get your FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit List! 

To be as prepared as you can be for your wedding day, it's best to create two different types of kits. Today, we're addressing your Set-Up Kit, which lists everything that your set-up person should have while decorating for a wedding. Also called your decor kit, it helps solve easy problems as soon as they pop up. If you've opted to have a friend or family member do your wedding decor, they'll have access to common items and won't need to bother you, the guest of honor, while you're getting ready on such an important day. We discussed building your Personal Kit on a separate blog, which focuses on what you need on hand while getting ready. It's full of items like bobby pins, hairspray, deodorant, and that's for you as the...

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Wedding Day Emergency Kit - Personal Kit

 

Wedding Day Emergency Kit - Personal Kit

Today on The Bride Link, you can find out exactly what you need to pack in your wedding day emergency kit! For a quick cheat sheet, get your FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit List!

You should be ready for anything on your wedding day, especially for an emergency! That's why we suggest creating a wedding day emergency kit and have it close by just in case you need it. To be as prepared as you can be, it's best to create two different types of kits. Today, we're addressing your personal kit list which has everything that you should have within your reach. We'll discuss the second kit on a separate blog,  which will be your setup kit or your decorating kit. Your setup kit is more for the person doing all of the decor/setup. The big reason why we have two separate kits is to ensure you are the guest of honor on your wedding day and not lead decorator/problem solver as well.

We always recommend hiring a day-of coordinator,...

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Sunsphere Events: Knoxville's Most Iconic Event Venue

Sunsphere Events and Knoxville's Most Iconic Event Venue

An event venue like no other! Once you journey to the top and step inside you experience that gorgeous city view only available in one place, The Sunsphere! It's why so many couples choose this incredible location for a destination wedding. Much more than just a wedding venue in Tennessee, this unique space has had extensive renovations and draws in visitors from around the world. If you're planning your wedding, private party, or corporate function, make it one to remember with Knoxville's most iconic event venue!

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The Sunsphere in Knoxville was built to serve as the symbol of the 1982 World's Fair! It's a 266′ high hexagonal steel truss structure with a 75′ gold-colored glass sphere that offers a 360-degree view of the city and the Smoky Mountains. Available for private events, corporate functions, weddings, and receptions. The Sunsphere is one of the top destination wedding locations in...

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How to Decide on the Right Decorations for Your Wedding

How to Decide on the Right Decorations for Your Wedding

How big should the centerpieces be? What accent colors do we use for the banners and signs? Are my vintage decorations worth the additional cost? These questions and a million more like it run through the head of couples trying to plan their perfect wedding. Most brides begin visiting venues with no idea what decor they plan on using or where to start. Take a few minutes to stop and think about decor before you start touring potential locations! Having a few basic concepts already decided can help narrow down your choices. So, where do you start? 

1. Make a Budget

What do numbers and math have to do with your southern vintage-inspired dream wedding? More than you think! Setting clear boundaries on what you can afford (for the whole wedding) is the best place to start. Once you have a figure set, decide what percentage you want to set aside for decor. You're not determining how much to spend, you're just...

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COVID-19 Action Plan for Weddings and Events

COVID-19 Action Plan for Weddings and Events

We have gathered some suggestions to help you navigate the pandemic situation and created a COVID-19 Action Plan for Weddings and Events we wanted to share with you. Our advice is only advice, so please consult a lawyer on legal questions.

  • Event insurance is not currently available, but consider getting event insurance in the future if your date is far enough into the future.
  • Contact vendors you work with to make sure you are on the same page about how to handle cancelations and especially postponements.
  • Review your contract to see if you are entitled to a partial refund or a full refund if you cancel. If you postpone, see what restrictions or penalties you have listed in the original contract.
  • Start with your venue and then contact your wedding pros that will be the hardest to rebook (for example, a caterer may do 5 events in a day but a venue only does 1).
  • Limit in-person meetings and switch to phone meetings only if possible.

If you...

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Why You Should Prep for Your Wedding Day Photography

 

Why You Should Prep for Your Wedding Day Photography

A common mistake many brides make is not creating a wedding picture list. Not sure what that exactly is? The Bride Link and Ben Moser from Knox Wedding Creative are here to help! Your picture list is simply a list of shots you want your photographer to capture on your wedding day. A picture list includes specific poses you want, beautiful backdrops at the venue, time of day (golden hour), bridal party groups, etc. It's so important to discuss these ideas with your photographer during the planning stages.

Great photographers like Knox Wedding Creative know to ask their couples precisely this beforehand. Ben joins us this week on The Bride Link podcast to share his valuable insight! This award-winning designer art studio handcrafts gorgeous images and videos. Voted not only the Best Photographer in East Tennessee but also the best Wedding Photographer in Knoxville! Their 2020 Special Selection packages...

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Why Your Wedding Photos Shouldn't Only Be Digital

Why Your Wedding Photos Shouldn't Only Be Digital

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In this digital age, it's so easy to see a picture once on your phone, forget it, and never look at it again! Wedding album designs that make layflat photo books beautiful and engaging are becoming increasingly popular with couples. Wedding album printing and professional photo books help relive some of the most incredible moments you'll experience.

Displaying your printed picture or photo album makes the images more likely to be viewed, and more often. If you keep all your event or wedding shots exclusively digital, they can be permanently lost or deleted if not backed up properly. We also already spend so much time looking at our computer, phone, and TV screens. 

Treasured memories deserve only the best. Bringing together exquisite materials and bespoke designs in a physical collection of images can be stunning! Create albums about your entire event or albums that focus on you and your...

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Historic Wedding Venues with Southern Bell Events

 

Historic Wedding Venues with Southern Bell Events

Today, we are very excited to have Southern Bell Events join The Bride Link podcast! This historic event venue is the perfect location to have your vintage or themed wedding! Unlike most other sites, this one of a kind space offers the use of vintage furniture, decorating pieces, some Day-of Coordination included!

Don't forget to grab your free copy of our Floral Cheat Sheet to help jump start your decorating ideas!

Diane and Lauren would love to discuss your needs! They are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Lenoir City just 2 miles off the I-75 Interstate. The Southern Bell is excited to offer a new event venue near Knoxville and Farragut.

Decorating for your wedding can be a tremendous task! Finding, purchasing, and setting up all your chosen decorations is not a one time cost. Think of all the places you drive to or time you spend finding the perfect centerpiece that complements your decor in...

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Knoxville & Smoky Mountain Wedding Planner: Custom Love Gifts, Events and Prints

Smoky Mountain wedding planner

 

Knoxville & Smoky Mountain Wedding Planner:

Custom Love Gifts, Events and Prints

We're very excited to chat with an incredible Smoky Mountain wedding planner, Lindsay Ruggieri, owner at Custom Love Gifts, Events and Prints! This Knoxville, TN based wedding planner and her team are not only creative and professional but also one of the most resourceful coordinators in the area. They coordinate Smoky Mountain weddings, destination weddings in TN, as well as events in Knoxville, TN.

Custom Love Gifts is such a joy to work with through stressful situations, long days, and all the ups and downs of planning a wedding. She comes highly recommended and is excellent for making a bride's wedding planning fun and easy!

Tell us about Custom Love Gifts and Events!

"We offer wedding favors, basic wedding décor, wedding design, and planning for all our clients," says Lindsay. All our favors are entirely customizable based on a bride's color and style. Our...

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