A Guide For Tipping Your Wedding Vendors

 

A Guide to Tipping Your Wedding Vendors

Tipping wedding vendors is a way to show appreciation for their role in helping to bring your special day to life! However, many couples get confused about who to tip at their wedding and how much. Use our wedding tipping guide to help you determine who and the amount of wedding gratuity to consider. Considering who you should tip or how much to tip each vendor can be a challenging feat. Here at The Bride Link, we have compiled a wedding tipping guide that identifies each wedding vendor to simplify the process. For more help, grab your FREE copy of our Emergency Wedding Day Kit!

 Photographer and Videographer

$60-$200 is the typical amount for tipping your photographer or videographer. Keep in mind the work these vendors put in behind the scenes when editing your photos and wedding video after your wedding day. Since these vendors may not stay for the entire event depending on your booked amount of time with them, tipping your...

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Tennessee Smoky Mountain Vineyard Wedding

From the tasteful vineyards to the stunning views, Mountain Mist Farms was the perfect place for Jennifer & Jerod to hold their dream wedding in the Smoky Mountains. They held an elegant, and cozy wedding this past spring, and their wedding details enhanced the rustic chic that the barn venue already holds. 

They had an enchanting ceremony by the beautiful wooden cross that the venue offers, overlooking the vineyards. With the mountains as their backdrop, they did not have to include too many decor pieces at the ceremony site. However, the shepherd's hooks with draped greenery and blue roses outlining the aisle added to the simple elegance. Their arbor piece included ivory and beige florals with more greenery to tie it all together. 

The reception was held inside the barn, following the ceremony. With a ceiling full of lights hanging like rain, and grand chandeliers, it isn’t hard to mess up reception site decor. The barn features a grand hall, with ample space...

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How to Automate Your RSVP Wedding Guest List

 

Automate Your RSVP Wedding Guest List

Today on The Bride link is all about RSVP wedding tips! We're going to show you how to automate collecting your wedding guest's addresses. Using this method will automatically populate your wedding guest list in an excel or google spreadsheet. Work smarter, not harder, and using this guide will help you save time and focus on other wedding planning duties. No need to ask for help from friends or family to organize your wedding guest list and addresses! Need more wedding tips and advice from an expert? Download our free Wedding Linens Layout Guide!

Getting Started

When you're ready to send your save the dates or invitations, having an organized wedding guest list already created will save you a tremendous amount of time. Our video highlights the simple steps needed to collect your addresses with perfect accuracy. It's effortless to gather the information, automatically puts it in a spreadsheet, and lets you access it any place and any time!...

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Romantic Botanical Garden Wedding

Hi everyone! Today, we are introducing Imani and Aj’s romantic wedding! These 'Elementary Hopefuls" finally tied the knot after a few years of planning their romantic botanical garden wedding which was held in the Renaissance Garden, surrounding them were their friends and family. These two have known each other nearly all their lives. AJ was friends with his bride's brothers. It was not until after getting home from a deployment that he saw Imani like he had never seen her before. With AJ's sisters' blessing, Imani asked him out on a date. Inseparable is not how we can describe this couple, because since that day, they have lived and explored all over the world. Since he asked her to marry him in Paris, France, they got married in a garden that reminded them of that special spot.Imani and AJ both wanted to have a wedding outside while also pulling in some of the beauty from the trip where they got engaged. Renaissance Garden at the Norfolk botanical garden was the perfect...

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Wedding Layout Advice

 

Wedding Layout Advice

Wedding layout tips today with The Bride Link! Your wedding floor plan should include both your reception layout and ceremony layout. Knowing your wedding venue and how much space you have to work is critical. Be sure to consider scale when using wedding layout templates! If not completed to scale, you'll have issues from the start! It's essential you know everything will fit in the actual space displayed on your hand-drawn or computer wedding layout. Grab a FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet, packed full of helpful tips and advice!

Let's review our wedding layout tips!

Know your venue: Before you can do the layout, you need to know where you're holding your wedding. This way, you know the dimensions and any adjustments that would need to happen. Make a to-scale bird's eye view map. Include all tables, chairs, and vendor setups in your floorplan and make everything to scale so you know it will fit!

Dance Floor: Plance the dance floor at center stage or...

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Charming Beachside Wedding

Charming Beachside Wedding 

Camille and Christopher were living in Albania and decided they wanted to have their wedding on Hilton Head. They knew with planning it from such a distance, they would definitely need the help of a wedding planner, so they brought on Amanda Rose Weddings about a year out. An adventurous and loving couple, their wedding included the Lowcountry's sweet tea vodka and almonds from their favorite sweet treats shop. The wedding was a gorgeous combination of blushes, golds, and whites and added a hint of luxury to the beachfront reception. The couple celebrated with a group of their closest family and friends, and enjoyed dancing the night away to a DJ playing their favorite tunes.They both have a love for the beach, and they wanted to incorporate that in their big day. They wanted to have the ceremony on the beach, and an outdoor reception overlooking the sea, which is exactly why the Omni Hilton Head was so perfect for them. It was their perfect dream...

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What Is Wedding Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

 

What Is Wedding Insurance and Do I Need It?

Today on The Bride Link, we're talking all about wedding insurance and why you should consider buying it! But first, grab your free copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit List, to help plan for everything you'll need for a wedding day emergency!

What is wedding insurance? Do I need it? What does it cover? You've come to the right place for answers to your wedding insurance questions! We've gathered a list of wedding insurance FAQs to help you decide. We recommend purchasing insurance for your wedding for several reasons, but most importantly because some things are just out of your control.

No level of planning or preparation can prepare you for a wedding venue that gets catches fire the night before your wedding. How about a wedding venue that suddenly closes its doors with no notice because they're bankrupt? You've already paid in full and no one is answering your calls or emails. How about a viral pandemic that requires everyone to stay...

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Little Rock Mansion Wedding

Fairy Tale Mansion Wedding

Steve and Amanda’s gorgeous wedding took place at a mansion on a private estate called Goodwin Manor in Little Rock, Arkansas, on a drizzly spring day. After a long-distance relationship, these two couldn’t wait to be married in true royal style. Steve was living in West Memphis, Arkansas while they were engaged and Amanda’s planner told her about Couture by Tess Bridal boutique, which at the time was based in Collierville, Tennessee, not far from Steve’s home. Amanda wanted a beautiful ball gown that would make her feel like a princess on their special day. She worked with the Couture by Tess Bridal team to find the perfect one. The dress coupled with the castle-like venue, truly made all of Amanda’s wildest fairy tale wedding dreams come true. 

“I wanted my day to be romantic and like a fairy tale. We did certain things that differed from other weddings to accommodate that.  For example, our first dance...

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How To Start Your Wedding Day Timeline

 

How To Start A Wedding Day Timeline

How to create a wedding day timeline! But first, grab your free copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet for useful tips to help keep your planning. A timeline for a wedding is crucial and nailing that timeline is ever more important! Couples who take the time to create one help ensure they get everything they want out of their wedding day. Any event or celebration will benefit from adequate planning! Most professional wedding planners rely on them to deliver on everything they've promised their clients. We always recommend hiring a wedding professional if it's within the budget. If not, then join us on our podcast this week where we share our wedding timeline tips! We've got five tips to make creating your wedding day timeline a breeze!

  1. Highlights

List every single highlight you would like to achieve, from the cake cutting to the ceremony itself. You want to start with a complete list of highlights to make sure that everything that you want to...

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Tips for planning the perfect proposal!

 

How to Propose!

You've decided to ask your partner to marry you, congratulations!  Now you realize don't have the first clue on how to propose! Here are some tips for proposal ideas. The Bride Link has you covered with tips for proposal. We've provided you with the Who, What, Where, and When to help make your proposal unforgettable. Grab your FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit List to get a jump start on your wedding planning!

Who else will know about your proposal?

If your fiancé comes from a traditional family, you’ll need to consider asking the parents for their blessing before getting down on one knee. Some fun ideas might be to take the parents out for a nice dinner or doing their favorite activity while your other half isn’t around. Make sure you have a conversation about this so that you aren’t skipping a step or stepping on any toes! Another option to consider is whether or not you want friends to know if you’re about to propose....

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