(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.
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...
How to Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony
Today on The Bride Link, we're talking all about unique wedding ceremony ideas. Learn how to personalize your wedding to represent what you and your partner treasure most! From choosing your wedding ceremony song to adding personal touches to your wedding overall. Don't feel like you need to do it a certain way just because everyone else did the same! It's essential to identify early what aspects of your wedding you want to highlight. These important moments shared between you, friends, and family is the perfect opportunity to allow what makes you unique to shine! Decide what is most important to you early on and start customizing from there. Want your guests to have great food? Focus on making a menu of your favorites! Not into flowers but dig bright lights? Great, keep your floral budget small and splurge on the extra lightning! Do whatever you feel will make the most out of your wedding experience! Grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat...
Today we're talking all about what a day of coordinator does at your wedding! But first, grab a free copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet! Packed full of useful tips to help keep your planning!
First and foremost, they're going to be a big part of relieving your stress in general. A day of wedding coordinator is responsible for executing all the small details required during your event. They're going to be your point person all day for everything and anything! This way, you don't have to work your event and neither do your friends or family! In the simplest and most basic form, a day of coordinator serves as your problem solver for the day. Every wedding has an unexpected issue or seven! Having a point person in place to transitions these problems from potential delays to no biggies will make or break your event. A professional wedding coordinator is an expert at this!
Additional duties can include creating...
Today on The Bride Link, we are giving you everything you need for your Five Minute Wedding Day Emergency Kit! So what does that mean? A five-minute emergency kit? If you've completely forgotten to get your emergency kit together before your wedding day, don't worry! If you only have five minutes to throw everything together, here are a few suggestions for some must-haves that you need to include!
1. All Required Medication
Sometimes we're so caught up in something that might happen. We forget about the things that we consistently do. If you're on any prescription medication or anybody in your wedding
party, your fiance, close parents, or friends, make sure that they're going to be bringing it with them. It's especially crucial if it's a life-saving medication like an EpiPen. Don't forget to throw in some extra meds in there because a raging headache on your wedding day can occur. Things like Tylenol, eye drops, allergy relief pills,...
In this whimsical-styled shoot, Alice is getting married! Memphis Botanic Garden’s exhibit, Alice’s Adventure, set the stage for this quirky wonderland elopement photographed by Memphis-based photographer, Cindy Thymius with Cindy B. Thymius Photography. The larger-than-life Alice in Wonderland-themed sculptures on the grounds are constructed of thousands of annual bedding plants that carpet steel armature forms. Various characters encompassed the exhibit such as the Red Queen playing her curious version of croquet, Alice spinning through wonderland, and card guards and pawns defending the chess set.Elopements Gaining Popularity
Eloping has become popular in the past few years for couples who want to take the pressure off of wedding planning. Traditional details can be thrown out the window for modern couples looking to create a day that makes them feel comfortable without having to make sure...
The stress of wedding planning is no joke! We're covering easy ways how to deal with wedding stress and ways to manage it. Join us this week and learn what you can do to delegate tasks, stay motivated, and invest your time where it counts. You can also download our free FREE Wedding Day Emergency Kit to make sure you have everything you need for the big day.
Planning A Wedding Reception Without Kids
Are you feeling guilty about having a wedding with no kids? Plus, a kid-free reception? Learn how to politely tell your guests to leave the kids at home for your adult-only wedding. It's not an unreasonable request, and when shared the right way, it will avoid hurting anyone's feelings. Today on The Bride Link, we're talking all about letting parents and guests know you have a kid-free wedding planned. This would include an adults-only reception to follow. Letting guests know early enough is critical; that way, they'll have plenty of time to make arrangements for care. Here are some tips about spreading the news. But first, if you're still in the planning stages, check out our FREE Ceremony Cheat Sheet!
First and foremost, the easiest way to share this information is on your invitations or save the dates. A formal invitation should be addressed to specific individuals. So, instead of writing The Smith Family, write Mr. and Mrs. Smith...
Congratulations! You're engaged, and you've realized your wedding is approaching quickly! Suddenly, you're at the stage in the planning process where it starts to get real—when to send Save the Dates outs. Not sure where to get started? The Bride Link can help! Watch our video this week to learn when to send out save the dates and what to include! But first, grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Placement Cheat Sheet to help kickstart your planning!
Sending out your wedding Save the Dates should happen roughly six months before your wedding (or eight, in the case of a destination wedding or an all-weekend event). It's the required time to approximate your guest list, but not too far in advance that your guests will forget to mark off the date on their calendars. It's essential to give them advance enough notice to begin arranging any necessary requests for time off and travel plans.
Your Save the Dates should include your names, your wedding...
Kailee and Isaac got hitched at the enchanting all-inclusive mansion venue, Duck Pond Manor, in Sparta, Tennessee. These two met at a high school basketball game and have been inseparable ever since! Their wedding venue dates back to 1861 and was originally known as England Manor. The entire 5,000-square-foot building was built using bricks fired in a kiln on the property. Even the original Apple House still stands behind the mansion. With so much history between Kailee and Isaac, it feels very symbolic that they picked such a historical landmark to say, “I do.”Kailee’s Advice for Other Couples
“It was the perfect day! If I had any advice for other engaged couples it would be to pick an all-inclusive venue,” says the bride, Kailee.
Duck Pond Manor provided several of Kailee and Isaac’s vendors. Their catering, florist, and cake were all provided by her venue. Luckily enough, the couple was given the...