Wedding Processional Order Non-Traditional

 

How to Arrange Your Ceremony Processional

(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.

  • Officiant: Officiants are typically the first to come down the aisle or to stand up at the altar. This signals that the processional or ceremony is about to begin.
  • Grandparents of the...
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How to Make Sure Your Wedding Day Goes Smoothly

 

How to Make Sure Your Wedding Day Goes Smoothly

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...

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Coastal Garden Wedding

Coastal Garden Wedding 

Welcome back to The Bride Link! Today, we are introducing Kate and Bryan's coastal garden wedding! They were married in the Coastal Mississippi town of Ocean Springs on a rainy June afternoon. Their wedding vision was an enchanting garden theme with many coastal elements added throughout. The getting-ready location was a boutique hotel in Ocean Springs called the Roost. The rooms are breathtaking and uniquely designed and Kate's suite was called the Shearwater and featured a design from Walter Anderson, whose museum the reception was held. The ceremony location was the lovely First Presbyterian Church. The reception location was the community center which is attached to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Walter Anderson was known as the South's most elusive artist.

 Kate and Bryan had a very whimsical and coastal woodland style. It was very classic and had several natural elements incorporated such as pampas grass, eucalyptus, and antique...

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How To Get A Marriage License

 

How to get a marriage license!

The Big Day is coming up soon and there are so many little details to finalize and getting your marriage license should be one of them! Knowing what the marriage license requirements are in your local state can save you time and money. These handy tips apply to most states! Couples who are obtaining a marriage license in Tennessee or the surrounding areas like Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville will find it very beneficial. Many couples get overwhelmed because they just don't know how to get a marriage license. We’ve broken down the basics so that you can walk down the aisle in confidence with confidence knowing your marriage is both recognized and legal! But first, check out our FREE Clean Up Fact Sheet to help you coordinate a super fast and easy cleanup post-wedding!

What is the difference between a marriage license and a marriage certificate?

In simple terms, a marriage license is a document that you obtain from the county...

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Chic Micro Charleston Wedding!

Chic Micro Charleston Wedding!

Hi everyone! Today, we are introducing this gorgeous chic micro wedding in Charleston, SC which features a super cute couple, gorgeous details, tons of Charleston brick and an awesome rooftop overlooking the city! This stunning South Carolina gives the perfect wedding inspiration if you are wanting to hold a micro wedding of your own!This was Ann and Brandon's third wedding in the planning. As many can relate, Covid wrecked their first two plans which were both much different. The went from a large guest count, art museum venue with stations, to a swanky loft rooftop with a pizza food truck—covid wrecked all of it. When it comes to planning weddings, the third time is charmingly exhausting and Ann says they were planned out. After their third of planning they Google'd “small wedding venues in Charleston, SC.” Neither of them had ever been there. They found Upstairs at Midtown and loved the look, the rooftop and that they helped...

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Wedding Dress Tips: What to do After You Found the Perfect Dress

 

Wedding Dress Tips: What To Do After You Found the Perfect Dress

Now that you found the perfect wedding dress, it's time to consider the perfect wedding dress tips! After you buy a wedding dress, the process is only just getting started! Everything from steaming a wedding dress, picking a wedding dress, to your wedding dress accessories. We cover it all so you can nail that wedding day look you want.  If you are still on the hunt for that incredible dress, check out The Gilded Gown! They stock an excellent selection from sizes 00 to 32. They always have gorgeous dresses on hand to fit most price ranges, with easy layaway terms and warm, friendly service. But first, check out our FREE Wedding Day Emergency Kit List, it includes everything you'll need for the big day!

Let's talk about finding a perfect hiding spot for your dress. You want to be mindful of the environment that you're putting it in. Things such as pets, direct sunlight, and smells, for example, if you have a...

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Planning A Wedding Reception Without Kids

 

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...

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Romantic Coastal Oceanside Wedding!

It's another week on The Bride Link and today we are introducing Tyler and Chelsea's beautiful coastal oceanside wedding! The couple has been together since high school! They originally planned a wedding in 2020, but really wanted all of their guests to be able to attend. They waited this long, what's another year?! The couple filled the day with personalizations - making sure the guests really knew it was their day. From first look with dad to cocktail cups from their favorite local bar to dance with the IU flag, this wedding has all the beauty and details you could ask for!

Chelsea and her family grew up going to Hilton Head and the couple wanted to show their guests what Hilton Head Island was all about! The ceremony and cocktail hour were on the oceanfront deck looking out to the ocean and then the reception was in the Grand Ocean Terrace. It was beachy but also upscale and glamorous. They chose to just stick with classic and neutral colors - white, greenery, and pops of...

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Wedding Stress Solutions

 

Your Wedding Stress Solutions

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.

  1. Don't Forget To Exercise: Working out before your wedding can be one of the best ways to relax your body and mind. Something as simple as an easy stretching routine or just walking up a mild incline using a treadmill. Great your bridesmaids involved and take an in-home yoga class. Regardless of what you decide, keep it light and not too intensive.
  2. Remember To Relax Your Muscles: The body's reaction to stress is simple; your muscles begin to tense up. Try to keep an eye out for this! Most of us carry our stress in specific regions of our bodies like shoulders, neck, and back. These quick trigger...
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Wedding DJs & Bands in Knoxville, TN and the Smoky Mountains

It is finally 2022 and it is booking and planning season! Tennessee is filled with many talented DJ's, bands, and strings that offer plenty of awesome services. Did you know that a DJ’s job is way more than just playing music? Depending on the venue , and if there is a different area for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception DJ's provide a ton of set ups for sound and microphones. Your DJ will emcee your reception and make sure your guests are taken care of. They set the mood, read the crowd, make all of the important announcements, and run the timeline of all of your events planned. Hiring a professional wedding DJ is one of the most important things you can do for the success of your wedding! Check out some of our DJs, bands, and strings that will make your wedding day the best!

Sequoyah Entertainment

Jason Lovely with Sequoyah Entertainment provides a higher standard of Entertainment Services. They have built a reputation of...

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