What is a Micro Wedding?

Micro weddings are becoming more and more popular! What is a micro wedding, you ask? Tiny weddings or micro weddings usually consist of 30 or fewer guests. A more intimate wedding option, they represent a substantial cost saving over traditional events. That's just the beginning! Join us for more below! Before we get started, don't forget to grab a FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit List to ensure you have everything you need!

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Today, we're talking about a new trend that we've seen growing and growing, and it's all about micro weddings! We're going to tell you a bit about what they are and the reasons you might want to have one. We'll include some extra special tips on how to have a fabulous micro wedding as well! We've brought in our expert from Chapel in the Hollow, Chastidyi, to discuss everything with us. Not only is she a venue owner, but she also specializes...




Wedding Venue Questions

Today, we're discussing how to find a wedding venue! More importantly, what wedding venue questions to ask before you book it! How to pick a wedding venue is one of the most common questions couples ask!

Join us for all our wedding venue tips to help identify the pros and cons of each site. Knowing what questions to ask when visiting wedding venues is essential. Ask each of these questions to find a wedding venue that will check all your boxes. Write down each answer so you can compare all the responses. 

Need more planning help? Not sure what order your bridesmaids will stand at your ceremony? Who is going to sit in your front row? Our FREE easy-to-use Ceremony Placement Sheet Cheat gets you organized!


How many hours on-site does the package contain? 

Different venues do their business differently. Some sites will offer to have private use of the wedding venue for the entire day! Others will include some extra decorating time the day...


Colorful Summer Wedding

With wedding season being here we are loving how this styled shoot turned out. This colorful summer inspired shoot at Highlands Chapel at Howe Farms is sure to bring fresh and fun ideas to your wedding planning! The wedding vendors put so much time into this elegant shoot that everything turned out absolutely perfect, from the wedding venue to the little details I promise you that you won’t be disappointed. So, if you are looking for some summer wedding inspiration then keep on reading.

The styled shoot was held at the newly built Highlands Chapel at Howe Farms in Georgetown, Tennessee in a  white chapel with views of the rolling hills and waterfront scenery.  This chapel is filled with modern elegance and can accommodate 150 guests, for the option of an indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception and it also features a catering kitchen, groom's room, bridal suite, and outdoor patio. The outdoor patio is topped with bistro lighting and is perfect for your first dance,...


Seven Questions To Ask Your Wedding Florist


Seven Questions To Ask Your Wedding Florist

Today we're going over questions to ask a wedding florist! What should you ask a florist when planning your wedding? These seven questions will help you identify the perfect florist for your wedding. Finding a reputable local florist with the ideal experience will make the process that much easier. They'll be able to work within your budget and offer helpful suggestions to steer you in the right direction. Buying wedding flowers can get pricey, especially if you have no idea what kind of florals you're targeting. You'll benefit from having a premade list of wedding flowers you're interested in viewing, ranked from most desired to least before your floral consultation. For even more expert help, grab your FREE copy of our Floral Cheat Sheet!


1. Can I see examples of your work?

A great wedding florist should offer you photos to look through! If you're in their shop, they may even have live examples available during the consult....


How Much Alcohol For A Wedding


How Much Alcohol For A Wedding


When choosing how much alcohol to buy for your wedding, it is essential to know your crowd! We recommend hiring a professional bartending service who can help you estimate the quantity of alcohol to purchase for your wedding. An experienced bartending service will also help select a drink menu and manage the bar on the wedding day. When it comes to weddings how much alcohol is required depends on the type of bar and bar service you plan to offer your guests. For even more help, download your FREE copy of our Wedding Bar & Alcohol Guide!

Keep in mind; your wedding should stay classy! Your goal should be to have a good time, not to get all your guests intoxicated. Over serving guests is one of the biggest pet peeves for venue owners. If your guests become rowdy, you may be asked to cover any damages to the venue. Everyone should make it home safely and not ruin a fabulous day with the risk of injury or DUIs.

Reasons like this are why...


Planning Your Wedding During Football Season


Planning Your Wedding Around Football Season

Are you dreaming of an incredible fall wedding? We love them, too! Keep in mind, any wedding during the fall will also have to contend with football season. If you're planning your wedding during football season, use these tips to help guide you! Get more expert wedding planning advice from The Bride Link! Download your FREE copy of our Layout & Linen Cheat Sheet!

If your wedding falls on game day, expect some die-hard football to send their regrets. Depending on who is playing, you may have more people missing from your guest list. 

You can also expect the hotels to be at total capacity during a home game. If you live in a football town, there is a lot more happening than just your wedding, so expect to have a more challenging time finding a hotel to block rooms for your event, especially if your venue is close to where the game is taking place. Traffic may also be an issue, primarily if your wedding venue is near the...




As a newly engaged couple, one of the first things you may ask yourselves is "how to pick a wedding date!" It's an important question and picking a wedding date shouldn't be done in a hurry! We recommend considering a few factors before you decide.

Since all your friends and family are eager to find out about the wedding day, you'll frequently run into the same question, "so when is the wedding?" There's a reason for this. After determining your budget, securing a wedding date is one of the most critical choices you have to make during your wedding planning. Do you want an outdoor wedding? Do you want a ceremony during the warmer months? Are you dreaming of jingle bells and sleigh rides? Then a winter holiday wedding is perfect for you.

Regardless of what date you decide, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a wedding date. But first, grab a FREE copy of our Emergency Wedding Kit Checklist and be prepared for anything on your wedding day!



Wedding Catering Service: Must Ask Questions


Wedding Catering Service:

Must-Ask Questions

Today we're discussing details you need to consider when planning a wedding catering service! With us is Destinee from Rothchild Catering! We'll review the essential wedding catering questions you should ask and other "must ask questions" when selecting a caterer for your wedding!

When considering your wedding catering cost, there are so many small details and answers needed before you can reach a total amount per guest. Destinee walks us through what's involved in serving guests at your wedding successfully. Delicious wedding catering food isn't easy to pull off, so we recommend hiring a pro like Rothchild Catering to feed your guests safely and with expert service! Check out our Clean-Up Fact Sheet, filled with valuable tips to ensure you get 100% of your venue deposit returned! 


Lindsay: Hi Destinee, thanks for joining us today!


Destinee: Thank you for having me here! I'm so excited to be talking...


Romantic Oceanside Wedding

If you ever dreamed of having a romantic coastal oceanside wedding then Erin and Evan’s wedding story is going to give you a lot of wedding inspiration. Erin, Evan, and their 1-year-old EJ celebrated together at the Westin with a ceremony on the Ocean Deck and reception in the Grande Ocean Terrace at Hilton Head in South Carolina. The high school sweetheart’s vision for their wedding was light colors, beautiful pale flowers, with a simple and elegant feel, and let me tell you, that is exactly was they delivered! 

The couple had their romantic ceremony on the ocean deck at the Westin in Hilton Head and were surrounded by family and friends. Erin wore a breathtaking dress from the Ivory and Beau boutique! The dress had so many details and filled with lace! If you are looking for a wedding dress that incorporates lace then Erin’s dress has the perfect wedding dress inspiration. 

She chose the colors lavender haze for her bridesmaid dresses that were from...


Knoxville Wedding Videographer - Jake Shick Productions

Knoxville Wedding Videographer

Jake Shick Productions

Finding a Knoxville wedding videographer is easy with The Bride Link! Our Wedding Directory boasts tons of quality professionals who'd love to help with your wedding day. From booking the best wedding videographers in Knoxville and The Smoky Mountains to decor, officiants, and bartenders, find it all on The Bride Link. 

How important is wedding videography? Is booking a videographer worth the cost when planning a wedding? We've already booked a wedding photographer, so that should be enough, right? Almost every couple asks themselves these questions while planning a wedding. Most don't know that not booking a wedding videographer is one of the biggest regrets couples express after their event is over!

We've brought in Jake Shick, from Jake Shick Productions, a Knoxville wedding videographer, to discuss why capturing your wedding on video is worth it! Every couple should consider the pros and cons of booking wedding...


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