Vendor Checklist for Weddings and The Right Order To Hire

 

Creating A Wedding Vendor Checklist

Let's talk about what wedding vendors you'll need and the best order to hire them! When you're just getting started planning your wedding, it's essential to have a wedding vendor checklist list to refer to. We can help! Use the order below to create a vendor checklist for your wedding, complete with suggestions for a hiring timeline! You can also score your FREE copy of our Ceremony Placement Cheat Sheet to start planning your wedding ceremony! 

The very first thing you should choose is your venue. 

The most obvious way to start your wedding checklist is with your venue! Try to have your venue booked at least a year in advance, if possible. You won't have as many options available if you wait too long! Don't pay for anything (especially book dates with nonrefundable deposits) with other vendors until after you've booked the venue. The foundation of your wedding day rests on the site or place you choose to have the celebration. Be...

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Southern Classic Backyard Wedding

Jordan and Dallas’s southern classic backyard wedding is a story to tell. The two had a small intimate wedding in Gallatin, Tennessee at Dallas’s aunt’s lake house in her backyard. The color palette they used was rust, navy, gold, whites, and greenery. It was a more classic outdoor wedding with beautiful and unique flowers and touches of their style and personal life throughout. If you are looking to plan a backyard wedding then keep on reading because Jordan and Dallas definitely took having a backyard wedding to the next level and they even included their pups! Who doesn’t love seeing dogs at a wedding? Everything about their wedding was absolutely perfect and filled with so much elegance. 

The two had their wedding ceremony in the backyard under the trees with a beautiful view of the lake, which made for perfect pictures! The couple had a welcome table that included fans in case it was too hot and also had a guest book wooden sign with their last...

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Dealing With Someone Drunk at Wedding

 

How To Politely Ask A Guest To Leave Your Wedding

Today we're talking all about dealing with someone drunk at wedding. How do you politely tell a guest that they need to leave your wedding? Wedding security should be a concern for every couple as a problem can happen at any time. Emotions can run high, especially if there are bar services and alcohol, and a guest has become drunk at wedding. Family and friend dynamics complicate conversations, which can create demanding wedding guests and the need to remove someone from your wedding. Hopefully, this is something that you don't have to deal with, but if you're concerned, we're going to give you a few helpful tips to ask somebody to leave your wedding. To help separate any family members or guests, check out our Ceremony Cheat Sheet to help plan who stands where, when, and why!

1. Give hints that they need to calm down or suggest that they go somewhere else on the property.

Maybe they can go hang out in the lounge area where...

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Kids In Wedding Ceremony

 

Wedding Ceremony With Kids

Let's chat about planning a wedding with kids! Kids in a wedding ceremony can be a challenge, but keeping these tips in mind will make things easier! Having kids in your wedding ceremony is always a gamble! Anytime you have a wedding with kids or kids in the wedding ceremony, you never know what they might do! Having your niece or nephew in a little flower girl dress or tuxedo is undeniable cute! But, the stress of knowing they might not make it down the aisle is giving you pause. Read on for planning tips to ease your concerns! But first, grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet! A handy guide to planning your ceremony from start to finish, kids included!

 

1. Limit the number of small children included in your wedding party.

I know it seems adorable to have three flower girls and two ring bearers (all under the age of four) walk down the aisle, but odds are they're not going to make it. The fewer children you have, the less stress you'll...

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Elegant Birmingham Wedding

Allie and Dylan's downtown Birmingham wedding was so elegant and classic. From Allie's simple pearl necklace, to the antique pocket watch Dylan carried with him, every detail was thoughtfully curated. These two were the epitome of class on their wedding day. They made everyone, including their vendors, feel so welcome. Their reception at the historic downtown B&A Warehouse was beautifully executed, and was the perfect juxtaposition between old and new. The venue is located in the heart of the historic warehouse district, and Railroad Park across the street provided us withsome dreamy sunset portraits.

Allie and Dylan are both tax accountants and met at a training event held at Deloitte University. They introduced themselves and found themselves instantly bonding over their love of brisket nachos and old fashions. The only thing holding them back was the fact that they lived 150 miles away from each other.

They were quick to find a way to talk to each other through Skype for...

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Southern Boho Styled Shoot

Are you feeling inspired about bohemian weddings but don't know how to add your southern twist to them? We are feeling so inspired about this styled shoot and we are headed down south to show you how to pull off the perfect southern and bohemian wedding. The styled shoot took place at a venue named Ashton Cole Place in Thomson, Georgia. The theme of the shoot was to twist the vintage southern charm and care-free bohemian style. The color scheme for the shoot was to highlight fall with the muted greens, burnt oranges, plums, and light hints of blush. 

The bride was dressed in a southern ball gown dress with a macramé bouquet wrap and a braid with flowers in her hair to tie in the free bohemian vibe. The groom’s attire was relaxed with a basic white shirt and touches of color within the tie.  The macramé at the ceremony was handmade with fiber and the bouquet wraps were made by the...

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Elegant Country Club Wedding

We loved hearing about Emma and Karl’s wedding story! The couple’s wedding was intimate and filled with so much elegance at Port Royal Clubhouse at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Even though they had to redesign their wedding due to COVID, they did an amazing job with their ceremony and reception. The 14,000-square-foot mansion-style Clubhouse at Port Royal Golf Club offers indoor and outdoor venues with picturesque views of the fairways and grounds, finely-appointed amenities, and professional catering staff to assist you in planning your event. So if you are planning on getting married in South Carolina, be sure to keep them in mind! 

Because of the new last name being Meyer, they decided to have their wedding colors navy and gold in elements of the Meyer lemons. Emma’s mom actually made limoncello in tiny mason jars to give out to guests as party favors which was such a cute and unique idea! They had them on the guest’s tables so guests didn’t...

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How To Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony

 

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...

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How to Tell Someone They're Not Invited To Your Wedding

 

How to Tell Someone They're Not Invited To Your Wedding

Today on The Bride Link, we're talking about how to let somebody know they're not invited to your wedding. We're talking about that awkward situation where you run into an old friend from high school that you haven't seen in years. They noticed on social media you got engaged, planning your upcoming wedding, and are expecting an invitation. You don't want to create hurt feelings when you let them know they're not invited to the wedding. This can be awkward and stressful! We're sharing expert tips to help deal with upset family and friends who are not invited to your wedding. But first, grab your FREE copy of our Clean-Up Fact Sheet! Learn easy ways to leave the venue spotless and avoid additional cleaning charges!

First and foremost, you can always blame it on your budget. Budgets for the wedding can always be restrictive, and if it's somebody that's planned a wedding before, they most definitely know this. Letting them know...

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Appetizers For Your Wedding

 

Today, on The Bride Link, we're talking all about why appetizers can be really important for your wedding menu! The cocktail hour for weddings can be a great opportunity to showcase some incredible treats! Planning food for wedding receptions can be incredibly fun, especially if you coordinate your reception food offerings with your wedding happy hour menu. Wedding appetizers can be anything you want! Just be mindful your guests will be socializing and also drinking at the same time. Stick to finger foods, simple ingredients, and easy to handle dishes that will allow them to interact with each other once they've sampled your delicious cocktail hour menu! For more help planning your wedding, check out our Clean Up Fact Sheet to make your wedding clean-up a breeze!

Appetizers for weddings can set the tone for your event while also complimenting the menu that you've already gotten planned for your entree. It can also be really important for your timeline! Offering appetizers makes it...

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