Happy Sunday everyone. As we ring in the New Year many people will be getting engaged. The words “wedding planning” can be scary and overwhelming to the average newly engaged couple. With the right team of wedding professionals on your side, planning your wedding can be a enjoyable and stress free. To begin with, I suggest you invest in a wedding binder and notebook, this way you will be able to keep all of your wedding receipts, ideas, and anything related to your wedding together. I found a neat online checklist for wedding planning, https://www.realsimple.com/weddings/weddings-planning/wedding-planning-checklist .The first thing you will need to establish is your wedding budget. You must know what you can afford and what you are willing to spend. You must do this before you start any other step. Second, hire a wedding planner if your budget will allow. Wedding planner’s are experts in the field and can really help you where your family might not be able. Most wedding planners know who is who in the wedding industry. They can help book your venue, DJ, florist, photographer (Which is very important to add a little extra for a good photographer, so they are able to capture every magical moment), and caterer. Picking your wedding party is very important! They will be with you through your whole wedding process. Finally, say ” Yes to the dress or tuxedo”! Pick out your wedding parties attire, so that they match the theme/look you are going for. Cake tasting. Mmm.. red velvet with decadent cream cheese frosting your options are endless! Don’t forget to book your officant for the big day. I could go on for days about what you need to make sure your big day is special, but honestly if you just hire a wedding planner you wont have to worry about any of the details. All you will be required to do with the right wedding professionals is say ” I DO” . Stay tuned into Maggie Lace post for helpful hints and topic’s for the big day!
Check out The Southern Stroll, it is an event you don’t want to miss.
Wedding venues are never one in the same. Congratulations you are now recently engaged and, on the path, to having the wedding on your dreams. However, where you will have your wedding is the first question that comes to mind for most newly engaged. Do you want your toes dug deep in the Crystal Coast sand or are you wanting your day surrounded by the rustic country of North Carolina? Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most momentous and influential steps in wedding planning. First thing to think about when choosing your venue is, budget. You must be mindful as to what you can afford and how much that venue will cost to book on your special date. Also, keep in mind if the venue will offer parking and handicap accessibilities for every guest. Secondly, depending on whether you are planning on having a three-hundred-and-fifty-person wedding or a forty-person wedding, you need to make sure the venue can accommodate for each of your guests. You also must think about the season you are planning to get married in. For example, if you are having a winter wonderland themed wedding, you will need to make sure that the venue is able to keep your guest warm, so that nobody including you and your soon to be spouse will be not uncomfortable. As a newly engaged couple you need to make sure you guys do your wedding venue research. It’s important to look at past weddings and reviews of the venue you are thinking of booking at. The layout of the venue is very important. Where will the venue have the ceremony site? Will they change where the location of the ceremony is held if the weather decides to change? Does the venue have a separate cocktail spot or getting ready suite? Does the venue plan to refund you, your money if natural disaster accrues? Depending on your demands for your wedding certain venues that you thought were what you wanted may not turn out to be what you choose. When choosing your wedding venue, ask the venue owner about packages you can get included in your final cost of the venue such as, a linen package, a put up and tear down package, and creatives if they recommend any. Some wedding venues even have a built-in wedding planner that may come at an extra cost, but that can save you so much time on decorating and planning your wedding. Lastly, make sure the wedding venue is close to your hotel and the transportation getting to your venue is convenient. Choosing your wedding venue can be stressful, but with much planning and help from wedding professionals who are experts in their field, I guarantee you can have an enchanted wedding that you will never forget. Hey, if you are looking for a little extra help in wedding planning, make sure you buy your ticket for the Southern Stroll on January 19, 2019. Every question you have ever wanted to ask about wedding venues and planning with be right at your fingertips!
If you are planning your wedding or helping the couple with the details, then The Southern Stroll is meant for you! Here is more about it… There are many ways to access resources and creatives for planning your special day such as wedding websites, expos, and social networks but they don’t give you a chance to touch & feel the creatives’ work. Often couples find themselves overwhelmed while experiencing wedding planning because they don’t know where to begin and websites & wedding expos are so big and overwhelming themselves. The Southern Stroll will put you in front of the wedding creatives and you will get to see their work in action. As you stroll through the Traveling Wedding Day Tour each venue has a group of wedding creatives that have designed the wedding day there. They can share their knowledge & experience and give you a chance to learn about them and their services.
Magnolia & Lace Collaborative have also put together an amazing guide that helps you follow the path to planning a wedding whether you are planning a DIY wedding or have a full-time planner!
Who knows you may plan your wedding in one day! Wouldn’t that be nice?
So, to sum it up, The Southern Stroll is a Traveling Wedding Day tour that takes you to the area’s most Beautiful Venues and chat with local wedding creatives and professionals . All the way down to the food, the dress, and the party. After all the strolling & touring is done, you get to throw down at The Southern Soiree and have a fun reception style party with lots of great giveaways! Who wouldn’t want to plan their wedding this way?
The Southern Stroll will begin in the charming historical town of Newbern, through the Crystal Coast ending the night with The Southern Soiree, held at the rustic romantic Butterfly Kisses Pavilion in Newport, North Carolina.
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