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FLORAL DESIGN + FREE WEDDING CONSULTATION

Petree’ s F I ~ Established In 1938 ~

LOWERS,

NC.

Family Owned

3541 North Broadway, Ph. 688-0636 | 3805 East Magnolia, Ph. 525-9447 TOLL FREE 800-564-5258 |

www.petreesflowers.com


865.387.1387 BRYANALLENWEDDINGS.COM


A NOTE FROM

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PUBLISHER

DONNA JACOB PUBLISHER

Congratulations on your engagement! The Knoxville Pink Bride magazine is here to help as you plan your big day. The real wedding pages, articles, and numerous ideas are to assist you in visualizing ideas and details. Please notice the new pages and changes to the magazine. • Spotlight pages highlight the experts so you get to know them a little better. Haven’t you wondered how they developed their business and why they’re so passionate about YOUR big day? • Theme pages are part of our real weddings but they focus on the details. It’s the small things that can set your day apart from every other ceremony this year. • Our table of contents is a super easy way for you to search specific categories and get the facts about a business. If you’re looking for your first or that last wedding pro, we have grouped them together for you. • The Venue Guide is organized in a way for brides to quickly find the wedding and reception facilities that fit your needs by location, capacity, etc. With a few quick turns of the page you can decide who meets your criteria for the appropriate setting of your dream day. Did you know you can electronically look through the magazine from our website, ThePinkBride.com? As you browse the pages, click the ads to go directly to that professional’s website. It doesn’t get much easier to connect with wedding experts. See all of our products at ThePinkBride.com

Want to meet and talk with the wedding specialists in person all in one day? Attend our Pink Bridal Show! We gather the elite professionals together so you can chat, compare, and get advice on the spot. See our fashion shows, get Pink Bride t-shirts for your entire bridal party, taste the delicious samples from the caterers and cake bakers, listen to the playlists of the DJ’s, win prizes, and take advantage of show specials only offered to the brides attending. See the latest trends, unique ideas, and book your wedding experts at the show. So much excitement in one place – just for you! Our best advice to a newly engaged couple is to hire a planner. Because of the time, money, and expectations involved, a professional wedding planner can guide you through the decisions and details with grace and ease. Having someone else with experience to ensure everything runs smoothly will help you enjoy the day stress free. If you don’t want to hire a planner, then a day of coordinator will be your go to person so you and your family can relax and enjoy all the festivities of your wedding day. And please, as you talk and meet with the wedding experts listed throughout this magazine and from our bridal show mention you saw them in the Knoxville Pink Bride!

Donna Publisher Donna@ThePinkBride.com

Congrats! TO OUR COVER FINALISTS

BRITTANY CONNER PHOTOGRAPHY

BRYAN ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY

DANIELLE EVANS PHOTOGRAPHY

JENNIE ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY

KATHERINE BIRKBECK PHOTOGRAPHY

LEAH BULLARD PHOTOGRAPHY

How the cover finalist were chosen: The Pink Bride participating photographers submitted their cover entries to the PB Staff and the finalist were chosen. These were posted on the PB blog for public voting to choose the cover winner. Note: The PB staff felt any of the submissions would make a great cover. As a result we have included additional pictures from each wedding.

Talk to your photographer about having your wedding submitted for the next cover contest


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6 - Directory of Resources 16 - Cover Contest Winner 22 - Congratulations Knoxville Couples 42 - Congratulations Knoxville Couples 59 - Experience Castleton Farms 77 - Wedding & Reception Guide 98 - Congratulations Knoxville Couples 147 - Congratulations Knoxville Couples 151 - Planning Guide

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Articles 28 - What Type of Bride Are You? 52 - Should Your Groom Wear a Tuxedo or a Suit? 82 - Tips on Attending The Pink Bridal Show 92 - 5 Simple Ways to Avoid Bridal Party Drama 102 - 10 Steps to the Best Wedding Celebration 110 - Digitize Your Wedding with these Must Have Apps 120 - Wedding Trends 134 - Oh So Pretty Paper 144 - Make Your Hair Sparkle 150 - Questions Every Bride Asks

Inspiration Pages 26 - Lodge of Love 46 - Colorful Celebration 55 - Mexico Celebration

JENNIE ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY

58 - Sheer Elegance

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86 - Winter Wonderland Engagement 90 - Mountain Top of Love 94 - Wedding Wonderland 104 - Boho Gypsy 108 - Sunset Picnic 126 - Low Country Love 130 - Something Blue 132 - Forest Fairytale 145 - Starlit Evening

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- Wedding Resources What do you still need to plan your wedding? Find local wedding vendors quickly by searching through alphabetized categories of popular wedding elements. Each wedding element is also grouped by color. Use the listing below to help you find a specific wedding vendor.

Accommodations

Consultant

Receptions & Wedding Sites

Beauty & Health

Flower Preservation

Rentals & DĂŠcor

Boudoir Photography

Flowers

Tuxedo

Bridal Registries

Invitations & Calligraphy

Videography

Bridal Salon

Music & Entertainment

Notes

Catering

Photography


Accommodations Hampton Inn

Glass Bazaar Gifts

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We are the number 1 hotel in the Alcoa market on Trip Advisor. We want to offer the bride and groom and the family and friends a home away from home while they are celebrating this happy time.

Glass Bazaar offers a wide variety of dinnerware, serveware, and gifts to accommodate any bride. We have a highly trained staff to assist the bride in making selections. Our online bridal registry, FREE gift wrap and FREE local delivery, as well as shipping anywhere in the U.S. are a part of our personal service.

865.983.1101

865.584.9072

www.knoxvilleairport.hamptoninn.com

Bridal Salon

Beauty & Health

Wedding Wonderland

Bangs and Blush is an agency of traveling stylists and makeup artists founded by Jamie Walker in 2009, and it has quickly become known for its attention to both hair and makeup displaying detail and professionalism at your chosen location. From ethnic to glamorous to contemporary, this team has become an important part of wedding planning. Bridal hair and makeup is one of their specialties and they immediately help their brides feel at ease by respecting their individual needs, with the goal of enhancing the bride’s beauty on the one day she must look her most glamorous. With hair styled and makeup applied by the Bangs and Blush team, the radiant bride can face the camera with confidence as it focuses on higher depths of details to produce memorable photographs.

www.bangsandblush.com

Jennie Andrews Photography

Bangs and Blush

865.456.0006

www.glassbazaar.com

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The ultimate bridal experience is exactly what you will receive when you walk through our doors. We are dedicated to making your appointment relaxing, enjoyable, and stress free from start to finish. Let your story begin here with our unparalleled service.

865-588-8432

wedding-wonderland.com

Catering Masterpiece Smiles, P.C.

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All Occasion Catering

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If you’re uncomfortable with your teeth, you could be holding back who you really are. But Invisalign’s clear, custom-designed aligners can be an inconspicuous and removable way to get a beautiful new smile. Many complex cases that once required braces can be treated with Invisalign, often in about a year. So check with an experienced Invisalign provider to see if it’s right for you. And let the real you bloom with a new smile.

Bringing your wedding dreams to life. Whether your style is classic sophistication or rustic elegance, we’ll help you craft a wedding day that is simply delicious. For more than 15 years we have been providing impeccable presentation and mouth-watering menus for events from 20 to 7,000 guests. All Occasion Catering will customize your menu into a deliciously perfect reality.

865.494.0634

865.521.1300

www.mymasterpiecesmile.com

www.alloccasioncatering.com

Boudoir Photography Smitten Boudoir by Bledsoe Photography

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Barn Event Center of the Smokies

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Specializing in classy, sexy boudoir photography, Smitten Boudoir provides beautiful set designs to choose from with an all female staff to pamper you! Give him a gift he will treasure: albums, calendars, and many other products to choose from. Sexy knows no age, no size, and no bounds!

Create a memorable meal that will delight your guests! Onsite and off-premise catering is available to accommodate your culinary needs. Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

865.544.8870

865.448.3812 www.barneventcenterofthesmokies.com

www.smittenboudoir.com

Bridal Registries Belk

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Bradford Catered Events

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“Happily ever after” starts with dreaming about your new life together, today. Belk makes it easy to register for everything you’ll need. Receive a $25 gift card when you create a qualified in-store registry, plus a 10% completion discount after your wedding. Create your registry in store or at Belk.com.

Enjoy the beautifully catered food and professional catering services of Bradford Catered Events, and relish in the joy and happiness you and your guests will experience during the perfect wedding day. We promise to help make your wedding one of the best memories you’ll have for the rest of your life.

1.866.235.5443

865.522.5552

www.belk.com

bradfordevents.com


Catering Continued Buddy’s Custom Catering

Miss Lily’s Café and Catering

We specialize in special wedding events. Since 1972, Buddy’s has earned its reputation as “The Greater Caterer” by offering fine food with fantastic service at a fair price. We offer a wide variety of menus– ”Bar-b-q & Beyond”– so there’s a perfect choice for you. Your wedding day is the most important time in your life, so look to Buddy’s Custom Catering to make everything just right and with no worries.

865.588.0051

buddysbarbq.com

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Indulge your guests to a culinary treat with Miss Lily’s Catering services. Whether you are looking for heavy hors d’ oeuvre’s, sit down dinners, down home BBQ or bridal cakes, exquisite cuisine and outstanding service won’t go unnoticed at your wedding reception with Miss Lily’s taking care of your guests. We cater onsite at the Lily Barn and offsite within a 75 mile radius. Miss Lily’s is the perfect environment for bridal teas, showers, and rehearsal dinners. Call and book today!

865.448.9432

www.misslilyscafe.com

Consultant Calhoun’s Banquets & Copper Cellar Catering

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Our off-premise catering brings the Copper Cellar quality and Calhoun’s favorites to the area’s premier wedding venues, lovely gardens and intimate home settings, to create a wedding experience that is unique, stress free and totally YOU. We’ve proudly served East Tennessee’s catering needs for 30 years, and it would be our distinct pleasure to be of service to you and your families.

865.673.3399

www.coppercellar.com

Dead End BBQ Catering

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Hello! Weddings are fun and exciting to plan, and the right coordinator can bring it all together for you. There are so many details and so little time, but having a professional to help you through the process will ensure a stress free and delightful day for the bride and groom, the parents, the bridal party, and the vendors too. Please view my website for more details, and contact me for your complimentary consultation. * *Mention The Pink Bride for a preferred vendor discount on your final invoice!* *

865.335.8812

eventsbychristi.com

Plan It With Love

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Show HIM how much you love HIM. From casual outdoor weddings to formal affairs, we provide delicious, affordable options with exceptional service of a seasoned catering team. We’d be honored to share our best with you!

Full-service wedding directing and coordinating services available from experienced professional certified bridal consultant. For a stress-free wedding day - leave the details to us!

865.414.9417

865.216.8253

deadendbbq.com

First Fruits Catering

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www.planitwithlove.com

Southern Bliss Weddings

Full service caterer and wedding specialist since 1996. Our services include Custom catering options, Package menu catering options , Wedding cakes, Elegant display equipment, and Professional serving staff. Our recipes are original and prepared specially fresh for each client. Southern Comfort Elegance at it’s Best!

Southern Bliss is an experienced team of designers and coordinators working together to capture a brides vision and provide the means for her to have the wedding day she has always dreamed of! We look forward to working with you.

865.984.7480

865.230.2779

www.firstfruitscatering.com

southernblisswed.com

Flower Preservation Rosa’s Catering and Cakes

Flowers Forever Inc.

We have been staying true to Chef Rosa’s dream of providing each client with a tailor-made menu and cake that tastes phenomenal is beautifully presented, and served with care for over 40 years. Our chefs, servers, and cake designer consistently provide the tried and true and the new and bold, while insisting on the highest top quality. Rosa’s is a name East Tennessee can trust. We can customize any event or any cake to fit your budget. Call for a free estimate.

With their state-of-the-art freeze-drying system Flowers Forever Inc. is able to preserve your floral arrangement so you may enjoy it for generations to come. Choose from a wide variety of frames and shadowboxes. Life-long memories start with Flowers Forever Inc. Call: Meghan Lederer at 865-385-0882, Linda Lawless at 615-9740450, or Peggy Lowe at 901-496-1707.

865.690.5757

www.RosasCatering.com

865.385.0882

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www.flowersforeverinc.com


Flowers Always in Bloom, LLC

Always in Bloom

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With over 40 years of combined floral design experience, let the designers at Always in Bloom provide beautifully arranged fresh floral arrangements for your wedding and special events! Call today for your complimentary consultation~

Petree’s Flowers, Inc. prides itself on having a friendly staff who makes every visit to Petree’s a pleasant one. Petree’s Flowers, Inc. has been family-owned and operated since 1938. Come let our creative designers be a part of any occasion or special event! With two premiere locations serving all of Knoxville and surrounding areas, we specialize in making floral wedding dreams come true... Let us bring your special day into an affordable reality.

LLC 865.558.5769

865.525.9447

www.alwaysinbloomtn.com

Echelon Florist & Gifts is your Knoxville, Tennessee full service florist and custom floral design specialists. Echelon Florist has been serving Knoxville since 1995 and are family owned and operated. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your wedding flowers perfect.

865.690.7427

www.echelonflorist.com

Samuel Franklin’s Floral & Home Erin Browne Photography

Echelon Florist

www.petreesflowers.com

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Samuel Franklins located in the old historic post office in Clinton Tn is a Floral & Decor company with a rich history, being in business now for over 25 years. Offering the latest styles and trends in the wedding industry today, the staff of 8 are well known far & wide for being the best in wedding floral design! Come see why so many travel so far to have Sam and his wonderful staff design incredible flowers for you!

865.457.1133

www.SamuelFranklin.com

Invitations & Calligraphy LB Floral

Designs in Paper

LB Floral is a boutique wedding florist that specializes in unique custom designs. I enjoy working closely with brides in order to craft arrangements that reflect her personal style and vision for her wedding day. I use only the freshest flowers and finest materials to ensure every arrangement is breathtaking and of the highest quality. Whether a bride is planning an intimate dinner party or extravagant wedding reception, LB Floral will create exquisite and inspiring floral masterpieces sure to impress any audience.

865-313-3404

www.lbfloral.com

Designs in Paper creates unique paper goods for your big day, your every day, or some other special day... whether it’s vintage, modern, elegant or something in between. We offer everything from save the dates to day-of wedding products with a full range of printing capabilities. Totally custom. Totally you. Always incredible.

615.403.7268

designsinpaper.com

Lisa Foster Floral Design

Paper Paraphernalia

When you step through the doors of Lisa Foster Floral Design, you immediately experience a warm, friendly and pleasant environment--from the staff of designers to the overall ambiance of the European floral design influence. Located on top of Bearden Hill, Lisa Foster Floral Design is a full-service floral studio specializing in weddings. We pride ourselves in the ability to work with any budget for any occasion. Floral consultations are always free, call to make your appointment today.

Serving brides for 34 years with invitations from Crane, William Arthur, Vera Wang, Dauphine Press, Smock and many more. For a lasting first impression of your big day start with invitations from Paper Paraphernalia. Custom work is our specialty. We look forward to making your bridal experience memorable.

865.951.0660

865.588.5688

www.lisafosterdesign.com

By appointment only

2paper@bellsouth.net

Music & Entertainment Melissa Timm Designs

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Melissa Timm Designs offers breathtaking floral creations that make all of your wedding design dreams come true. With over 20 years of experience, Melissa’s personable yet professional attitude and amazing design abilities make her the perfect choice for your once-in-a-lifetime. Take the first step towards the wedding of your dreams with Melissa Timm Designs. Call today for a free consultation!

Melissa Timm Designs

865.399.4916

www.melissatimmdesigns.com

PatrickMichael Wedding Entertainment

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We are the only DJ’s exclusively focused on wedding entertainment, including planning and production. Known for our creative approach to every aspect of wedding and reception entertainment. PatrickMichael Weddings is with you every step of the way, from the very first planning meeting all the way to the Grand Finale.

865.607.6565 www.patrickmichaelweddings.com


Music & Entertainment Conti... Sound Force

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Brittany Conner Photography

Established in 1992, Sound Force is built on customer service and backed by years of experience. Known for producing fun events with attention to detail, we thoughtfully plan with you to ensure that everything is just as you imagine. Services offered: DJ, Emcee, Photo Booth, Specialty Lighting, Fabric Draping, Event Decor. We welcome the opportunity to celebrate your wedding day with you!

It’s all in the details! Brittany specializes in capturing all the romance, excitement, love, and special moments of your wedding day. Check it out for yourself!

800.529.9278

865.771.4314

www.soundforce.net

Sound Revue

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You’re planning a wedding that is different from any that has come before it. For one thing, your music will be different....because you’re different. Sound Revue DJs offers a vast selection of the most loved music ever created. Our DJs are trained entertainers who know how to deliver the amount of energy right for your day. Everything we do is customized for you. This your day. This is your party. Your entertainment will be perfect in our hands.

865.388.2286

www.soundrevue.com

Special Notes Entertainment Agency

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Special Notes provides entertainment services for ceremonies and weddings in and around Knoxville, TN. Our specialty is to find the perfect entertainment for your event. Please call us for a consultation and we can provide you with the entertainment you need. We provide the following Musician and Entertainment Services: Knoxville’s Most Requested DJ services, Karaoke, Live Bands from all over the Southeast, String duos, trios and quartets, Harpists, Violinists, Pianists, Guitarists, Brass Ensembles, Jazz Bands and more.

865.970.3429

www.specialnotes.net

www.brittanyconnerphoto.com

Bryan Allen Photography

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Bryan’s signature look is fresh and modern. His stunning imagery has a unique contemporary edge with influences from his award-winning commercial, celebrity, and fashion work. Bryan’s upbeat, positive, and lighthearted personality is a delightful addition to your wedding day experience. Bryan’s mantra is . . . “Remarkable Images . . . Ridiculous Fun” . . . and he means it!

865.387.1387

www.bryanallenweddings.com

CJK Photography Everyone has a story. My job is to help frame yours in a timeless, beautifully real way. I understand life’s sweet moments are personal, intimate experiences, and I’d be honored if you’d open your life to me so I can help show your story for generations to come.

865.414.9424

www.cjkphotography.co

Photography AngelaDawn Portraits

Danielle Evans Photography

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I bring out the beauty in brides, photographing their experience the way they want it photographed, beautifully.

Your love, your life... captured! Every intimate moment and each unique detail is highlighted perfectly on your special day. I can’t wait to chat and turn your vision into reality!

No matter the environment... lighting is my specialty... I can make it Beautiful.

865.617.2366

AngelaDawnPortraits.com

Bledsoe Photography

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865.357.5800 www.DanielleEvansPhotography.com

Dixie Pixel

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Trust Bledsoe Photography to journal your day without being in the way. Your wedding is art and your memories are priceless!

So much more than looking at the camera and smiling.

865.544.8870

865.238.5864

www.bledsoephoto.com

www.dixiepixelphoto.com


Finch Photo

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Known for a timeless aesthetic, Finch Photo is a Fine Art Wedding Photography Company located in East TN. Since opening in 2006, Finch has photographed features all over the world and has earned a reputation for professionalism and award-winning images.

F I NC H P H O T O G R A P H Y

865.408.8246

www.finchphoto.com

J. Michelle Photography

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With a passion for fine art & commercial photography and a love for working with and meeting new people, J. Michelle Photography seeks to encompass all of life’s amazing moments from a slightly new perspective. I love photographing weddings, engagements, and portraits because it provides me with the opportunity to visually show the love between two people and capture the true romance that reflects throughout each couple’s own unique story.

865.617.3416

www.jmichelletaylor.com

Jennie Andrews Photography

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Knox Wedding Creative Do you want breathtaking wedding memories? Our award-winning creatives are waiting to capture your love story with captivating images from your wedding. All of our wedding and engagement packages are customdesigned by you—so you choose your coverage and future family heirlooms from our swoon-worthy, unrivaled selection of the finest modern and classic art products in the world. Your custom package also includes our exclusive Digital Wedding Package with 10 must-have extras—including a gorgeous wedding website—to make your experience amazing.

865.229.6673

knoxweddingcreative.com

Leah Bullard Photography

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Leah’s ability to capture the moment through her blended style is what makes her the highly sought after wedding photographer that she has become. Along with years of experience and a well-rounded knowledge base in art, Leah is able to tell clear and heart-felt stories of your special day with imagery that is both artistically modern and tastefully eclectic. Leah and her team would feel honored to capture this time in your life... as well as the memories to come.

865.216.1475

www.leahbullard.com

Runawayalice Photography

I am so lucky to have the ability to capture with my camera the beauty, joy, humor and love that happen in fleeting moments. I love what I do and I feel fortunate that I get to not only know the spirit of each person I photograph, but I also get to help tell the stories of their life’s greatest moments. I would love the opportunity to help tell your story.

It’s about more than capturing your wedding day but telling your love story. I would love to meet with you to hear your story and translate that into photographs that you cherish.

865.748.8688

540.460.2691

www.jennieandrewsphoto.com

www.runawayalice.com

Jewels Photography

Temple Photography

Words cannot describe my love for photography. Passion, devotion, inspiration... Photography is so much more than a click of a camera. I am blessed beyond belief to be able to capture the love and emotion in each and every shot. I am here for you, capturing the real memories that will be cherished all of your life - for generation after generation to look back on.

Whether your signature style is timeless and traditional, sensibly modern or over the top outrageous. You can rest with the peace of mind that Temple Photography will capture every perfectly planned detail with the energy, imagination and dedication that your wedding day deserves.

865.282.3017

865.660.8258

www.jewelsphotography.com

Katherine Birkbeck Photography

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I’ve always loved that the very best photographs are the ones that we could never have planned for. And this got me to thinking - what is it about weddings that cause so much emotion? And in the end I have decided that it is simply because family is important. Relationships are important. Love is important. Memories - life changing, crazy fun, heartfelt memories - they are important!

865.293.6367

www.templephotography.net

www.kbirkbeckphotography.com

The world has not always chosen to look at the lives of individuals with depth, as you often do. They focus on what lives well-lived look like, without living that life themselves. The line between being the observer and the observed is understood. We believe memories can’t be made solely on one side or the other.

865.217.6435

www.velovisuals.com


Photography Continued Waldorf Photographic Art

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Your love’s not cliché... why should your photos be? Our goal is to unobtrusively capture the authenticity of moments as they naturally unfold. Our images are classic and timeless. We dont try to imitate trends that are here today, gone tomorrow. Recipients of the WeddingWire’s “Bride’s Choice Award” for the last 4 years which represents the top 5 percent of professionals nationwide who demonstrate quality and service excellence in the wedding industry.

865.567.5755 www.waldorfphotographicart.com

Calhoun’s Banquets & Copper Cellar Catering

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A wedding is hospitality of the highest order. As a grand celebration and reflection of your personal style, it’s important to choose the right professionals to make your vision a reality. Offering panoramic views of the Tennessee River and wraparound decking, the casually elegant banquet rooms can accommodate large receptions or intimate dinners.

865.673.3399

www.coppercellar.com

WALDORF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

Dixiie Pixel Photography

Receptions & Wedding Sites Barn Event Center of the Smokies

Castleton Farms

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Nestled on the peaceful side of the majestic Smoky Mountains,The Barn Event Center of the Smokies offers an elegant, rustic atmosphere for Weddings and Events. The Cantilever Barn combines the nostalgia of East Tennessee heritage with state of the art amenities. The full-service venue allows our guest to customize every aspect of their event. Our award winning gardens are a beautiful seasonal backdrop for outdoor ceremonies. Accommodations are available year-round. Please call to schedule a tour with one of our experienced consultants.

Situated on 110 acres of rolling meadows, Castleton Farms is home to a Greek Revival Antebellum Manor surrounded by the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. The Manor was modeled after the historic Houmas House in New Orleans, a Civil War Plantation . Its stately architecture makes it one of the South’s most sought-after wedding venues. A twelve-foot, four-tiered Palazzo fountain completes the atmosphere of a by-gone era with a circular driveway. The outdoor features at Castleton Farms are as incredible as the main house itself. The back of The Manor opens onto a lawn with the most stunning landscape of any wedding venue in East Tennessee.

865.448.3812 www.barneventcenterofthesmokies.com

865.376.9040

Bleak House

Club LeConte

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castletonfarms.com

Bleak House is an 1858 antebellum Italianate style mansion located on Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Its rustic Roman-inspired gardens extend almost 3.5 acres down to the Tennessee River. The property features five terraces as well as multiple ponds, fountains, and balconies. Indoor and outdoor space is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Club LeConte offers the most elegant wedding venue in all of Knoxville, with views of the stunning cityscape and magnificent Smokey Mountains as a backdrop. The Club has a variety of private rooms that are available for all types of events, from intimate meals to lavish theme parties, and our experienced event staff can help you every step of the way.

865.522.2371

865.523.0405 www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Club-LeConte

www.knoxvillecmh.org

Bridgewater Place Premier Event Venue

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We are conveniently located in the heart of West Knoxville with indoor and outdoor options to plan your perfect wedding celebration. Our facility includes an Executive Chef, Bride and Groom Suites, and experienced Event Designers to make your special day a reality. Call to schedule a tour today.

865.247.6071

www.bridgewaterplacetn.com

Built in 1834, Historic Crescent Bend House & Gardens makes a perfect setting for an elegant garden wedding and reception. Adjacent to downtown Knoxville with a panoramic view overlooking the Tennessee River, this southern house museum and botanical garden has indoor and outdoor facilities that can accommodate up to 250 guests. All Crescent Bend events are “customized” to your wants and desires. We offer all-inclusive event services as well as the option to plan your own event.

865.637.3163

www.CrescentBend.com

Bearden Banquet Hall

Hidden Mountain Resort

Bearden Banquet Hall is the perfect place for your very special wedding event. From elegantly simple to simply elegant, we’re here to shine. No detail is overlooked. We can accommodate up to 300 guests and we offer the latest in entertainment equipment and facilities. Our award-winning staff will provide the finest cuisine and first-class service, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Create Memories to Cherish in the Great Smoky Mountains! Hidden Mountain Resort is the perfect backdrop for your most special occasion including destination weddings, honeymoons or anniversaries. Say your vows in the beautiful Mountaintop Gazebo or celebrate your love in The Lodge. Cabins are perfect for wedding parties or honeymoons!

865.588.0051

866.547.0717

buddysbarbq.com

www.hiddenmountain.com/


Hilton Knoxville Airport

Springtree Farms

The Hilton Knoxville Airport vows to bring personal attention and care to every detail of your wedding. Let us embrace your guests with Hilton’s authentic hospitality. Our professional Sales & Catering Staff can assist you with Rehearsal Dinners, Showers, Luncheons and Overnight Accommodations for your guests.

Springtree Farms is a stunningly beautiful, 100-acre estate framed by the majestic reaches of the Cumberland Plateau. We offer a magical setting of unsurpassed splendor and beauty for the bride seeking an outdoor venue to write her storybook wedding - whether her style is classic elegance of rustic chic.

865.970.4300

865.622.9775

www.knoxvilleairport.hilton.com

Knoxville Convention Center

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Tellico Village Yacht Club

Whatever the size, culture or formality of your wedding, the Knoxville Convention Center’s ambiance offers style, grace and elegance.

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It all starts here. We are passionate about delivering superior food and service and take pride in achieving this. The Yacht club is situated on a beautiful peninsula overlooking Panoramic Tellico Lake. Imagine having your wedding and reception in one convenient location. We are dedicated to making your wedding day a memorable event.

Choose from our established wedding menus or work with our in-house catering team to create a custom menu; the quality and presentation of our food will be first class.

865.522.5669

www.springtreefarms.com

www.knoxvilleconventioncenter.com

865.458.4363

www.tellicovillage.org

Music Road Resort Weddings

The Grande Event Center

At Music Road Resort we have everything you need in one beautiful location. Have your personalized ceremony on our patio overlooking the river or in our romantic indoor setting. Hold your reception in our intimate Riverside room or Grand Ballroom. Call and consult with our experienced Wedding Planner today!

The Grande Event Center is the premier venue to celebrate all the events in your life. We offer the creativity, flexibility and guidance needed to create truly memorable experiences. With eight banquet rooms that can accommodate any size event along with catering. If you plan a gathering – Plan on gathering in grand style. Plan on the Grande Event Center.

1.844.602.4816

musicroadresort.com

RT Lodge

865.243-.3100

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www.knoxgrande.com

The Lily Barn, LLC

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The Lodge is exclusively yours for the weekend of your celebration. Imagine one location for guest accommodations, rehearsal dinner, a special ceremony, and exquisite reception. With 60 guest rooms, dining rooms, elegant common areas, outdoor leisure space, and a range of ceremony and reception options, the Lodge is the ideal setting for your special time.

Full service wedding company, offering event venues for all budgets,a beautiful rustic farm and a quaint chapel, catering, cakes, florals, honeymoon cabins and florals. Located in Townsend, Tn, near the Smoky Mountains, this rustic destination wedding venue can be formal or informal, but always a great wedding and reception site.

865.981.9800

865.448.9895

www.RTLodge.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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Reserve at Bluebird Hill

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www.ruthschris.com

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The Reserve at Bluebird Hill is a state of the art facility on a 75 acre horse farm with views of the Smoky Mountians. We are located 1/4 mile west of Farragut. The new facility is 5,500 square feet with a fireplace indoors and a beautiful covered porch outside with a large stone fireplace. We invite you to come and tour our elegant event center and beautiful gardens perfect for receptions and weddings. Our staff will make your special day “An Affair to Remember”. Email us at reserveatbluebirdhill@gmail.com

In search of the ideal setting for your wedding event? Treat your guests to an unforgettable experience by hosting your event in our private dining space. At Ruth’s Chris Steak House, we treat every event with the utmost care and attention. Our team works with every bride, ensuring that each celebration stays true to your tastes and budget.

865.546.4696

www.lilybarn.com

865.680.8099

www.reserveatbluebirdhill.com


Receptions & Wedding Sites Conti... Trillium Springs

Anderson Rental

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Anderson Rental offers quality products and superior service to make your vision reality. Rustic to traditionalour unique inventory can make your event one of a kind. Indoor or outdoor, ceremony to reception we can help you design a perfect event. Please come visit our showroom.

Trillium Springs is set along side a peaceful mountain spring which makes its way from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The main hall is an open air facility with incredible views of the valley. Along with the hall guest have access to our large field area with seasonal wildflowers for outdoor services and photo shoots.

865.809.7544

Luma Designs

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The luxury yacht Volunteer Princess provides both a unique and romantic setting for all Wedding Events. Whether you hold your Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, or Bridal Shower onboard, the panoramic backdrop of water, nature, skyline and sunsets will heighten the beauty of the event. The best Wedding Events are on the water!

Luma Designs provides expert fabric draping and specialty lighting services for exceptional atmosphere. Romantic sophistication can be created in almost any event space, tent or outdoor setting. Contact us today to discuss your dreams!

865.541.4556

855.488.LUMA

www.VolunteerPrincess.com

Whitestone Country Inn

Photography by Ruel

865.984.RENT(7368) www.andersonrentalco.com

www.trilliumspring.com

Volunteer Princess Cruises

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White Table

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White Table offers specialty linens & chair cover rentals to enhance any affair with creativity and sophistication. Our team of linen specialists will guide you through our wide variety of colors, textures and designs. Let us help you create an eye catching tablescape that suits your taste and personal style for a memorable event.

Whitestone Inn specializes in romantic facilities and attentive services to make your wedding day simply perfect, with everything you need in one fabulous location. Our 200 seat Chapel of the Good Shepherd, heartshaped courtyard gazebo and accompanying Lion & Lamb Banquet Hall overlook spectacular Watts Bar Lake. This majestic setting is unparalleled for both indoor and outdoor weddings.

888.247.2464

www.whitestoneinn.com

www.LumaDesigns.com

fabric draping • specialty lighting 855.488.LUMA | lumadesigns.com

865.851.7175

www.whitetable.com

Tuxedo Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

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The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is the perfect location for your special day. With our sweeping staircase, panoramic view of downtown Knoxville, and elegant and unique setting, the Hall is that little something extra to make your day unforgettable.

Savvi Formalwear is the premier provider of formalwear for the discerning bride and groom. Savvi has a local inventory of tuxedos/suits for a Free Groom’s try on. Savvi also carries all the latest colors of accessories to match any bridesmaid dress. Two great Knoxville locations Windsor Square 865 531 9998 and Knoxville Center 865 544 1515.

865.633.9000

865.531.9998

www.wbhof.com

Rentals & Décor All Occasions Party Rentals

www.savviformalwear.com

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Classic Videography

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All Occasions Party Rentals, The Premier Event Source, providing the finest service, quality, and products for every event. You deserve the very best, and All Occasions delivers top-notch service with unparalleled access to the products you need. Our staff is the most highly trained in the business and works together to make your wedding truly memorable. Follow us on Facebook.com/All Occasions Party Rentals and Twitter.com/@AOPartyRentals

DeWayne Arp, one of the very best in the area. He has the latest digital equipment & is a heck of a nice guy, too.

865.588.1131

865.458.4934

www.alloccasionspartyrentals.com

classicv@charter.net


Knox Wedding Creative Our Love Story Wedding Films are designed to go beyond the wedding day to tell your story as a couple—so decades from now, you can relive the magical first chapters of your life together and future generations of your family can see how your love story began their family tree. Your wedding is a beautiful setting for the production of your own legacy-capturing romance film—and while we show and tell how your wedding day happened, the Love Story Wedding Film covers much more than one day of your life. Invest in a lasting heirloom truly valuable to the next century of your family—your real-life romantic movie!

865.229.6673

knoxweddingcreative.com

Milestone Pictures

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Not your traditional wedding video. Milestone Pictures produces HD, cinematic style wedding films that tell the story of your wedding unlike anything you’ve seen before.

865.216.1820

Notes

www.milestonepictures.co


RACHEL SANDERS + BLAKE HURLEY APRIL 26, 2014

~ CONGRATS TO OUR ~

Cover Contest

WIN NER - PHOTOGRAPHY BY -

LEAH BULLARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography by Leah Bullard Photography


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LISA CACACE + DUSTIN VIZER JUNE 1, 2014

Ceremony & Reception Location Castleton Farms

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNIE ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY AND KATHERIN BIRKBECK PHOTOGRAPHY


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RENEE SARTEN + RYAN MURDOCK APRIL 12, 2014

Photography by Bledsoe Photography

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Lodge of Love PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIXIE PIXEL


WHAT TYPE OF

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THE BOHO BRIDE The Bohemian bride is carefree but relaxed. She is definitely an outdoor girl and reflects that in her wedding favors. This kind of bride usually tends to choose organic, locally produced food to serve at her wedding. If you’re looking to have a bohemian type of wedding, then definitely consider having your wedding outdoors. This will create a vibe that cannot be reproduced inside while also giving your photographer a chance to use natural light for photos. Also, from all of the examples I have seen, bohemian brides go for a more “natural” look when preparing their outfits for the big day. Hair is usually loose and flowing, dresses are lace and not as styled, and flowers are looser and not as structured.

THE MODERN BRIDE The Modern Bride is all about crisp, clean, and contemporary style. She would favor a monochromatic theme over a wild, brightly colored wedding concept. If this fits your style, keep the design simple but beautiful. If you are a modern bride then definitely keep things chic! I know some think white is boring, but the modern bride does not. Try to include white with accents of grey and black to create a more sophisticated atmosphere. Flowers are a major part of the modern wedding. Keep to simple lilacs or succulents for your floral arrangements. These will give your wedding a modern edge.

THE CLASSIC BRIDE The Classic bride honors tradition. She typically wants to pull out all of the stops for the wedding, though she doesn’t want to go over the top. Brides usually favor simple elegance. She also will prefer not to see the groom before the wedding. If you are a classic bride go for the simple sophistication of gold accents. It makes everything look so much richer and more extravagant. Also, these brides look for the traditional wedding gown; a ball gown that goes to the floor. This is the perfect look for the classic bride, considering princess ball gowns are usually the type of dress you dream about wearing when you are a child.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU INCLUDE

IN YOUR WEDDING? THE OFF-BEAT BRIDE The Off-Beat Bride does not want her wedding to be too “wedding-y.” She likes to put a twist on the traditional wedding by including non-traditional things into their big day. Sometimes these brides are called “whimsical” or even “creative” given that they tend to choose unconventional elements in their décor. If you are an off-beat bride try to incorporate different ideas into your wedding. Instead of simple paper Save the Date’s create a video Save the Date that is unique to you and your fiancé. If you’re really trying to stay away from a traditional wedding, opt for a short or tea length wedding dress. These dresses are becoming a trend right now and for the off-beat bride, they are definitely a must!

THE VINTAGE BRIDE The Vintage Bride is the complete opposite of the modern bride! They are quirky and love to include an antique style into their wedding theme. This bride is definitely not afraid to do a bit of DIY for their wedding day. They favor handmade, beautiful decorations and will definitely put in a bit of elbow grease in order to include historic elements into their wedding. If you are a vintage bride then definitely try to make your wedding stand out from everyone else’s. Think about a handmade chandelier that hangs in the middle of the dance floor or old books as centerpieces for your tables. For your wedding style be sure to include some type of item from the past; maybe wedding gloves or even a lace shawl.


ASHLEY KIDD + CHRISTOPHER NORRIS APRIL 5, 2014

Photography by J. Michelle Photography

Behind theScenes Photographer J. Michelle Photography


FLORIST

S PO T L I G H T

MELISSA TIMM, MELISSA TIMM DESIGNS MELISSATIMMDESIGNS.COM

Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS Melissa Timm designs is a boutique style event floral company.We listen to each brides vision for her day to bring every detail to life. Working closely with brides, Melissa matches their personal style through fresh florals and unique rental decor.

Q: DETAIL WHAT YOUR SERVICES BRING TO A WEDDING CELEBRATION. Melissa personally meets with each bride throughout the planning process to determine individual needs. On wedding day Melissa and her team provide full floral and decor set up services with attention to detail.

Q: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CURRENT TREND IN WEDDINGS OR A PREDICTION FOR UPCOMING TRENDS? My favorite trend is the return to organic design and materials including berries, moss, mixed greens and elements of nature.

Q: WHAT ADVICE OR TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR BRIDES AS THEY PLAN THEIR BIG DAY? I advise the brides to skip the hydrangea during the hottest months of the year when possible. Some blooms do not hold up well in the summer heat. I also advise against any stem dyed blooms for the bride. The dress is too important to stain with flora dye

Jennie Andrews Photography

fabric draping • specialty lighting 855.488.LUMA | lumadesigns.com


LAUREN BARTH + MICHAEL WINEK MAY 24, 2014

Photography by Jennie Andrews Photography

Behind theScenes Photography Jennie Andrews Photography Lighting/Decor Sound Force Entertainment


Complete Wedding Services • Reception Pavilion • Full Service Florist • Miss Lily’s Catering • Heartland Photography

Where Dreams Become a Reality...

The Lily Barn 865-448-9895

1116 Carr’s Creek Road, Townsend, TN 37882 www.lilybarn.com


CAROLIN SACHIKO HARA + ALAN ROBERT KONG DECEMBER 21, 2013 Congrats to our

Cover Contest

RUNNER-UP

Photography by Bryan Allen Photography


Behind theScenes Photographer Bryan Allen Photography


MEGAN HOLLIFIELD + BRANDON BARNES APRIL 19, 2914

Photography by Katherine Birkbeck Photography

Behind theScenes Photographer Katherine Birkbeck Photography Florist Melissa Timm Design Formalwear Belk Music/Entertainment/DJ Special Notes Entertainment


CHELSEA WOODS + WILL HARPER JUNE 14, 2014

Photography by Katherine Birkbeck Photography

Congrats to our

Cover Contest

RUNNER-UP

Behind theScenes Photographer Katherine Birkbeck Photography Ceremony & Reception Location Castleton Farms Wedding Planner Darla Walker, Castleton Farms Catering All Occasions Catering Florist Samuel Franklin’s Floral Rentals and Decor All Occasions Party Rentals Hair & Make-Up Bang and Blush


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and your guests can order your wedding gifts online or in our store!

Glass Bazaar (865)584-9072

www.glassbazaar.com 6470 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919

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Congrats!

TO THESE HAPPY KNOXVILLE COUPLES

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Dixie Pixel

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Modern Romantic [ WEDDING INSPIRATION ]

FLORAL DESIGN BY ALWAYS IN BLOOM

- PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEAH BULLARD PHOTOGRAPHY -

MEGAN PIERCE AND AARON HEATON | 05.25.14 VENUE: Crescent Bend FLORAL DESIGN: To create and elegant, garden wedding setting, Megan chose soft shades of pink for her wedding flowers. Peonies accented with silver dusty miller, white hydrangeas, white phalaenopsis orchids,Cherry Blossoms and shades of pink roses contrasted perfectly against the gorgeous natural garden foliage. Romantic, traditional table centerpieces were a mix of fresh flowers, silver and candles.

Always in Bloom

LLC

865.558.5769 www.alwaysinbloomtn.com


VENUE LOCATION

S PO T L I G H T

TENNESSEE’S PINK

JAN HALL, RESERVE AT BLUEBIRD HILL WWW.RESERVEATBLUEBIRDHILL.COM

Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS We have a wedding venue that is located on 75 acres of beautiful rolling hills. We make every wedding very personal. We give our brides a blank canvas so they can create their own picture of how they want their “special day.” We love the boutique style where brides can add their own style. Every wedding and reception is different.

Q: TELL US ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE DETAILS OR TOUCHING MOMENTS YOU WERE EVER A PART OF AT A WEDDING. I had a bride that booked her wedding in January for the fall. She brought some of her relatives in the spring to see Bluebird Hill. When she walked into the garden adjacent to the building she burst into tears. I asked if she was okay and she said, “the garden is amazing. You said there would be flowers but I never imagined anything this beautiful.” Every wedding is so special, I am known to get teary when I get the bride ready to go down the aisle. The first look really gets to me!

Q: WHAT ADVICE OR TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR BRIDES AS THEY PLAN THEIR BIG DAY? Make a budget and if it is tight keep the number of guests down. I had a bride and her mother that were always giggling, happy and full of joy. I asked them how they did it for such a huge wedding. They said they made a promise that it was going to be fun and they did indeed have fun and they made it fun for everyone else. Biggest advice is HAVE FUN! It is your day.

Bryan Allen Photography

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I n s p i r at i o n

Colorful Celebration PHOTOGRAPHY BY WALDORF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART


RACHEL SCHROCK + ZACHARY CLANTON APRIL 7, 2014

Photography by Danielle Evans Photography

Congrats to our

Cover Contest

RUNNER-UP

Behind theScenes Photographer Danielle Evans Photography Ceremony & Reception Location Crescent Bend House and Gardens Catering All Occasion Catering Florist Always in Bloom Music/Entertainment/DJ Ogle Entertainment


SAMANTHA NANDEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

ALEX MCBEE

East Tennessee’s Premier Wedding Venue

WALDORF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

DANIELLE EVANS PHOTOGRAPHY

1411 Midway Road Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772 BRYAN ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY

(865) 988-9093 or (865) 680-8099 ·

reserveatbluebirdhill@gmail.com · www.reserveatbluebirdhill.com


JESSICA THARPE + THOMAS WINSPEAR MAY 31, 2014

Ceremony & Reception Location The Bleak House

Behind theScenes Ceremony & Reception Location The Bleak House Photographer CJK Photography Catering Bradford Catered Events Florist LB Floral Rentals and Decor All Occassions Party Rentals Photobooth CJK Photography


CATERER

S PO T L I G H T

BleakHouse A Venue withUnique Style and Elegance

865.522.2371 3148 Kingston Pike, S.W. Knoxville, TN 37919 www.knoxvillecmh.org • bleakhouseevents@yahoo.com

MARLOWE WHITTAKER, DEAD END BBQ WWW.DEADENDBBQ.COM

Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS Weddings with Dead End BBQ Catering are the perfect blend of hearty, southern food

Q: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CURRENT TREND IN WEDDINGS OR A PREDICTION FOR UPCOMING TRENDS? l absolutely love the personalized party favor trend. Many brides are choosing to provide guests with usable party favors that highlight the wedding theme. For instance, one of our brides gave out bottles of Dead End BBQ barbecue sauce and spice rub as party favors. That way every time the guests cook bbq at home, not only will it be delicious but it will remind them of the amazing wedding. Its such a unique and memorable gift.

Q: WHAT ADVICE OR TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR BRIDES AS THEY PLAN THEIR BIG DAY? If there’s one thing l would recommend to brides while they are planning their special day is do not DIY the food for your reception. I have met with so many brides who originally wanted Mom and Grandma to cook all of the food for the reception. However, after consulting with me, they realize there is so much more that goes into catering than just cooking food. Caterers know portion sizes, food safety, and event setup. So please, let Mom and Grandma enjoy your special day WITH you. They should not be focused on if there is enough food, if the food is hot, or if there are enough plates. All they need to focus on is their baby girl walking down the isle.

JoPhoto


SHOULD YOUR GROOM WEAR A

TUXEDO

OR A

SUIT? By Pink Lady Andrea

When I think of tuxedos, two things immediately come to mind. First, I think of James Bond: seated near his arch nemesis in a casino, tossing poker chips across the table with a devilmay-care expression on his face. He could be sweating up a storm and still look amazing, all because of that stunning tuxedo. The second thing I think about with regard to tuxedos, and more to the point of this article, is an upscale wedding. It’s no secret that today’s bride is presented with a wide array of options when it comes to formalwear for the men at her wedding. With fancy suits hitting the bridal scene full force, tuxedos certainly aren’t the only option on the board for grooms to choose from these days. Whether you’ve got your mind set already, or you’re still on the fence over which option to choose, three main questions likely have popped into your mind while considering. Read on for answers!

1. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TUXEDO AND A SUIT? The biggest difference is that a tuxedo has the presence of satin on it, while a suit does not. You will see satin on the lapels, buttons, and pocket lining of the tuxedo jacket, as well as a strip of satin down each pant leg. In contrast, suits have plastic or cloth-covered buttons and no satin parts. Tuxedos may also have additional components like a cummerbund or vest, while a suit may or may not be accompanied by a vest or suspenders. Some formalwear shops have a relatively new type of formalwear that bridges the gap between traditional tuxedos and suits. It’s actually a hybrid of them both! Conversationally referred to as a “suit-tux,” this newer option might be the compromise brides and grooms are looking for when planning the formalwear for their Tennessee weddings. It has a thin piece of satin on the lapels and cloth-covered buttons.

2. IS IT INAPPROPRIATE FOR THE GROOM TO WEAR A SUIT TO THE WEDDING? Definitely not, according to today’s fashion trends! However, keep in mind that a great deal of difference exists with regard to the symbolism between a tuxedo and a suit. Whereas a suit is traditionally worn to the office, at job interviews, and at casual weddings as a guest, a tuxedo stands alone as something only worn on very important occasions. Think of it this way: the bride will likely be wearing the most expensive, most amazing dress she’s ever worn on the wedding day. It’s up to the bride and groom to decide whether the groom should dress “up” to match her efforts with a tuxedo or “down” to make the wedding more casual with a suit. Your decision between a tuxedo and a suit should encompass other details about your wedding as well, including the time of day you’re getting married and your venue. While wearing a suit to the wedding can make the groom harder to single out in the crowds (unless the girl in the big white dress is by his side), there are times when wearing a suit is simply more appropriate. Chat with your local formalwear professional for his or her opinion on the matter.

3. WHAT IS THE PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TUXEDO AND A SUIT? Not surprisingly, this varies depending on whom you’re asking, although you’re very likely to find competitive rates between local providers. At retail, of course, a tuxedo is more expensive than a suit. When considering rental costs, however, which is definitely a more popular option at this time, you’ll likely find that tuxedo rentals start at a lower price point than suits. What’s the best way to find out? Give your local provider a call and check. In the end, be sure to keep the big picture in mind. Everything should fit together like a puzzle piece when it comes to wedding attire, so don’t focus too hard on the little details without taking a step back to see the big picture!


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Venue: Castleton Farms

Photography: Jennie Andrews Photography

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L. MEGAN FORB + MICHAEL T. MARTIN APRIL 19, 2014

Photography by Jennie Andrews Photography

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COURTNEY EPPS + JOSHUA MICHAEL READ MAY 3, 2014

Photography by Waldorf Photographic Art


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HOLLY PORCH + MICHAEL SELCER JUNE 22, 2013

Photography by Danielle Evans Photography


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SIGNATURE WEDDING

Cocktail

Shoo-Fly Punch

INGREDIENTS: 5 tablespoons bourbon 2 tablespoons ginger liqueur 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon Simple Syrup 1/4 teaspoon bitters Crushed ice Nonalcoholic ginger beer, chilled

GARNISHES: orange slices, fresh mint sprigs

PREPARATION: Stir together first 5 ingredients. Fill 1 (16-oz.) glass or Mason jar with crushed ice. Pour bourbon mixture over ice; top with ginger beer (about 1/3 cup). Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

NOTE: These were created with Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, and Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew and Goya Jamaican Style Ginger Beer.

Tip: Rename your signature cocktails to represent you and your big day! “Just Married, Tennessee Punch”


ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR PLANNING YOUR

&

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BARN EVENT CENTER OF THE SMOKIES 7264 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882 | 865.448.3812 www.barneventcenterofthesmokies.com The Barn Event Center of the Smokies is an exceptional venue that offers an elegant, rustic experience for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception. Packages are customized to accommodate the unique and individual needs of our Brides and Grooms! With an experienced Chef and Serving Staff on site, you are ensured the highest level of service on your special day. The award winning gardens, water wheel and beautifully landscaped pond at The Barn provide picturesque backdrops for your wedding memories. Make your appointment today for a tour and book your dream wedding with us! Facility Type Wedding & Event Venue Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Varies

Price Range Per Person Custom Pricing Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

BRIDGEWATER PLACE PREMIER EVENT VENUE 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 | 865.247.6071 www.bridgewaterplacetn.com We are conveniently located in the heart of West Knoxville with indoor and outdoor options to plan your perfect wedding celebration. Our facility includes an Executive Chef, Bride and Groom Suites, and experienced Event Designers to make your special day a reality. Coming August 1st, we will have a state of the art grand ballroom with custom sound, drapery, staging and LED light system that can be tailored to any occasion. Whether you prefer an intimate outdoor ceremony or an opulent all-inclusive wedding package, Bridgewater Place can accommodate all of your wedding needs. Contact us today to schedule a tour. Facility Type Wedding and Reception Venue Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers, Bridesmaids Luncheon, Engagement Party, Day-After Celebration

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above Parking Options Free with Valet Option

CALHOUN’S BANQUETS AND COPPER CELLAR CATERING 400 Neyland Dr Knoxville Tn 37902 | 865.673.3399 | www.coppercellarcatering.com A wedding is hospitality of the highest order. As a grand celebration and reflection of your personal style, it’s important to choose the right professionals to make your vision a reality. Our mission is to combine our expertise with your dreams to create a unique, stress free and totally individual event. Offering panoramic views of the Tennessee River and wraparound decking, the casually elegant banquet rooms can accommodate large receptions or intimate dinners. Our kitchen offers food fare from Calhoun’s, Copper Cellar and Chesapeake’s. It would be our distinct pleasure to be of service to you. Facility Type Banquet Facility , Party Venue Event Options Reception, Rehersal dinner, Showers, Bridesmaids luncheon, Party Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 250

Price Range Per Person Varies Facility Rental Fee No Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

HISTORIC BLEAK HOUSE

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3148 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 | 865.522.2371 | southerncheer61@aol.com Bleak House is an 1858 antebellum Italianate style mansion located on Kingston Pike. Our gardens are the premier location for ceremonies, while receptions can be accommodated either in the gardens or in the house. The gardens host up to 350 guests, and the house can entertain up to 150 guests as well as 50 guests on the patio. The 3.5 acres of gardens feature handcrafted stonework, including a wisteria covered arbor, multiple balconies, ponds, fountains, and a gazebo. Rooms that can be used in the house include the bridal suite, groom’s room, large dining, room, small dining room, assembly room, solarium, bathrooms, and kitchen. Plentiful parking is provided with a traffic/ security guard onsite. Facility Type Historic House and Gardens Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers, Bridesmaid Luncheon, Anniversaries etc. Location Options Ceremony Outdoors, Reception can be Indoors

Capacity Indoors up to 75, Outdoors 250 or more Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free


RESERVE AT BLUEBIRD HILL 1411 midway rd | 865.988.9093 | reserveatbluebirdhill.com

Facility Type Wedding & Party Venue Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers, Bridesmaids Luncheon, Engagement Party Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Capacity 250 and above Price Range Per Person Custom Pricing Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

RT LODGE 1406 Wilkinson Pike | 865.981.9800 | www.rtlodge.com RT Lodge is exclusively yours for the weekend of your celebration, from Friday through Sunday. Imagine one location for guest accommodations, rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid’s brunch, a special ceremony, and exquisite reception. We manage it all for you. And at an affordable price! You won’t be subjected to frantically scrambling from location to location; with 60 guest rooms, an array of dining rooms, elegant common areas, outdoor leisure space, a range of ceremony and reception options, including a spectacular custom-built Sperry Tent, we offer the ideal setting for your special time. The Lodge is the ideal backdrop for spending time with family and friends during this once-in-a-lifetime event. Facility Type Lodge Event Options Entire property rental (including guest rooms), Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Accommodations Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Capacity up to 400 Price Range Per Person Custom Pricing Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Varies

TELLICO VILLAGE YACHT CLUB 100 Sequoyah Rd | 865.458.4363 | www.tellicovillage.org We are passionate about delivering superior food and service and take pride in achieving this. The Yacht Club is situated on a beautiful peninsula overlooking Panoramic Tellico Lake. Imagine having your wedding and reception in one convenient location. We are dedicated to making your wedding day a memorable event.

Facility Type Country Club Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehersal Dinner, Showers, Bridesmaids Luncheon, Anniversary Parties Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Capacity 250 and above Price Range Per Person Varies Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

THE LILY BARN 1116 Carr’s Creek Road, Townsend, Tn 377882 | 865.448.9895 | www.lilybarn.com The Lily Barn is a beautiful, rustic outdoor facility for weddings with a covered pavilion from spring to fall. We have several banquet room options and provide outstanding catering. We also offer indoor facilities for smaller weddings year round. We have great tasting wedding cakes, handmade chocolate favors and beautiful floral arrangements from our full service florist. Our one stop approach makes dealing with the components of your wedding much easier and less stressful! So enjoy your day and let us do the work!

Facility Type Wedding and Party Venue, Cabins Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers, Bridesmaids Luncheons, Florist Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Capacity Up to 250 Price Range Per Person Custom Pricing Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

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Reserve at Bluebird Hill is an enchanting place for a wedding and reception. We are located on a 75 acre horse farm, one mile west of the town of Farragut. Our indoor facility is 5,500 square feet with indoor and outdoor fireplace. A large furnished covered porch and a beautiful bridal suite. We offer 3 different outdoor ceremony locations. A beautiful formal courtyard garden filled with flowers for every season. Our lower wildflower garden offers beautiful views and many varieties of native wildflowers. Our upper garden has a rustic charm with views of the Smoky Mountains. Bluebird Hill is a magical place for your special day. Email us at reserveatnbluebirdhill@gmail.com


THE WHITESTONE COUNTRY INN 1200 Paint Rock Road | 865.376.0113 | www.whitestoneinn.com Whitestone Inn specializes in romantic facilities and attentive services to make your wedding day simply perfect with everything you need in one fabulous location. Our 200 seat Chapel of the Good Shepherd, heart-shaped courtyard gazebo and accompanying Lion & Lamb Banquet Hall overlook spectacular Watts Bar Lake. This majestic setting is unparalleled for both indoor and outdoor weddings.

Facility Type Bed & Breakfast, Wedding & Events Retreat Event Options indoor/outdoor ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, bridesmaids luncheons, honeymoon destination, bridal shower, wedding party & guest lodging accommodations

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity up to 200 Price Range Per Person Custom Pricing Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

TRILLIUM SPRINGS 4149 Wears Valley Rd Sevierville | 865-850-6956 | www.trilliumspringsweddings.com Lush Trillium gardens and a spring-fed mountain stream surround the lovely garden wedding area. Celebrate your love in our spacious open air Pavilion with a stone fireplace overlooking a mountain stream! Includes stereo surround system, full kitchen, all tables and chairs and plenty of space for dancing and celebration of love. Our packages include Honeymoon cabin for bride and groom and some include 3 cabins for your wedding part or guests!

Facility Type Wedding & Reception Venue Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers, Luncheons Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 250

Price Range Per Person Custom Pricing Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

VOLUNTEER PRINCESS CRUISES

Waldorf Photographic Art

956 Volunteer Landing Lane | 865.541.4556 | volunteerprincess.com The Volunteer Princess is a magnificent 100-foot yacht, set in the heart of downtown Knoxville. It is the perfect setting for those looking for a unique wedding venue. We give you the outdoors without the worry of weather! The Volunteer Princess understands how important it is that you feel comfortable and confident in every detail that goes into creating your dream wedding. You can rest assured knowing that our event coordinators will be there every step of the way, dedicating ourselves and devoting our attention to the success of your special day. We are family-owned and operated here at VPC, so you’ll feel right at home as we create a flawless, worry-free celebration from beginning to end. A luxurious and incredibly unique venue is waiting to make your dreams come true! Facility Type Yacht Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers, Bridesmaids Luncheon, Engagement Party Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Capacity Maximum of 125 Price Range Per Person Varies Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME 700 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville | 865.633.9000 | www.wbhof.com/Bridal.html An elegant and unique setting, overlooking downtown Knoxville, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame evokes an ambiance perfectly suited for weddings and receptions. Brides will use our sweeping staircase to make their grand entrance, and our panoramic view will give your special day a gorgeous backdrop.

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The Hall of Fame can host weddings for up to 100 guests and receptions for up to 300.

Facility Type Museum Event Options Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers, Bridesmaid Luncheon Location Options Indoor and Outdoor Capacity 125 and above

Price Range Per Person under $25 Facility Rental Fee Yes Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free


TIPS ON ATTENDING THE PINK BRIDAL SHOWS PINK BRIDAL SHOW

Checklist!

CREATE A WEDDING EMAIL ADDRESS:

This is a must do. Do not use your personal email address. You will receive lots of emails about your wedding and you want them all in one central place. Plus, after the wedding you simply never check your wedding email address again.

WHAT DO YOU STILL NEED FOR YOUR WEDDING?

Go online to www.ThePinkBride.com and under the SHOWS tab click on your city. Then scroll down the category listings and review the exhibitors who will be showcasing at the show and link to their sites. Doing your homework prior to the show and having questions to ask exhibitors can help you be efficient and less stressful while at the show.

SHOW SPECIALS:

Many of the show exhibitors offer show specials the day of the show for brides ready to book. If you have done your research you may just snag a savings. Keep in mind vendors are not as busy during the fashions shows, so if you have your dress, use this time to talk one-on-one.

COME TO THE SHOW READY TO BOOK OR AT LEAST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:

The Pink Bridal Show is like a wedding mall for the day. This allows you the chance to see lots of exhibitors without having to drive all over town. If you are not sure about signing a contract at the show, at least book an appointment. Why? You are not the only bride getting married and if you have decided on an exhibitor better secure your date before it’s taken by another bride. You do not want to be disappointed.

CAN MY GROOM COME?

YES – YES – YES. It is a great time to start making some decisions and clearly you want him to be part.

BRING A SHEET OF PEEL ‘N STICK MAILING LABELS:

Many of the exhibitors will have in- booth registrations. On your label include your wedding date, your name and wedding email address. This will save you time!!

WHAT TO WEAR?

Comfortable shoes and layers of clothes in case it is too hot or too cold.

HOW LONG WILL I BE AT THE SHOW?

Assuming you still have needs, you can plan on 2-3 hours easily. There is so much to see and so many great ideas. Taking notes is a good idea so you can remember the important thoughts from the vendors you connected with at the bridal show.

Be sure to check out the next pink bridal show in your area. Tickets are available online or at the door. www.ThePinkBride.com


PHOTOGRAPHER

S PO T L I G H T

For a stress free wedding day Plan it with Love HAVING SPENT MONTHS PLANNING YOUR WEDDING DAY, FRANTICALLY RUNNING ERRANDS, ATTENDING APPOINTMENTS AND MAKING DECISIONS, MANY COUPLES SPEND THEIR WEDDING DAY WORRYING WHETHER EVERYTHING WILL GO ACCORDING TO PLAN -- THAT'S WHERE WE COME IN. OUR PRIMARY MISSION OF PLAN IT WITH LOVE IS TO TAKE YOUR WORRY AWAY!

TARA KNEISER, DIXIE PIXEL DIXIEPIXELPHOTO.COM

Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS I tell stories with photographs.

Q: DETAIL WHAT YOUR SERVICES BRING TO A WEDDING CELEBRATION. I see what you won’t see. I don’t command the wedding day, I let it happen and I document it.

Q: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CURRENT TREND IN WEDDINGS OR A PREDICTION FOR UPCOMING TRENDS? Weddings that are focused on the couple, not the stuff or the party. Two people in love is quite awesome.

Q: TELL US ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE DETAILS OR TOUCHING MOMENTS YOU WERE EVER A PART OF AT A WEDDING. I love watching people for reactions. I caught an incredible photo of the bride’s sister as she saw the bride for the first time on the wedding day, in their mother’s gown. That sister sadly passed away about a month later.

Q: WHAT ADVICE OR TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR BRIDES AS THEY PLAN THEIR BIG DAY? Be utterly in love with each other on your wedding day and everything will be perfect.

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JESSICA BECKER + STEPHEN RUSSELL JANUARY 25, 2014

Ceremony & Reception Location Whitestone Country Inn


Behind theScenes Ceremony & Reception Location Whitestone Country Inn Photographer Faith Photography Wedding Planner, Catering, Transportation & Videographer Whitestone Country Inn Florist LB Floral Music/Entertainment/DJ Ogle Entertainment Rentals and Decor White Table Lighting Ogle Entertainment


Winter

Wonderland engagement I n s p i r at i o n

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY


RACHEL VIDRINE + ROBERT BOURDREAUX NOVEMBER 26, 2013

Ceremony & Reception Location Barn Event Center of the Smokies

Behind theScenes Ceremony & Reception Location Barn Event Center of the Smokies Photographer Sullivan Photography Wedding Planner, Catering & Florist Barn Event Center of the Smokies Music/Entertainment/DJ Ogle Entertainment


TENNESSEE’S PINK

Rustic Mountain Elegance for Your Exceptional Event

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For more details on a specific show or to buy tickets call 865.531.3941 or visit www.ThePinkBride.com

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5WAYS DRAMA TO AVOID

SIMPLE BRIDAL PARTY

IMAGE BY DETAILS NASHVILLE


The cake appointment is tomorrow, Final tastings with the caterer are at 4pm, Trial run for makeup and hair (also bridal portraits) are this evening, Oh-my-goodness, where are my heels?! …being a bride can get a little bit stressful. So it’s a good thing you’ll be surrounded by your nearest and dearest friends on wedding day. Right? Maybe…maybe not. The fact is, who you choose to be in your bridal party can either make or break your bridal experience. Here are five ways to keep drama at bay for your nuptials!

1. CHOOSE YOUR MAIDS WISELY TO BEGIN WITH. Understand that your most recent office BFF might not be the best choice as a bridesmaid – honorary or official. You might chum it up at the water cooler on breaks. You may even have oh-so-much in common and go out to lunch practically every single day together. But does that really mean your newest pal is bridesmaid material? While it’s true that she could be your next forever-friend, it’s also true that you could lose touch when one of you gets a promotion or opts for a new job elsewhere. Who you choose to be your bridesmaid should be attached to your life in more than one way – running partners, craft explorers, church buddies, family, etc. In fact, your bridesmaids should be people you’d have to include if you did an autobiography detailing the last five years of your life. You may laugh, but I actually received a letter from a bride who’d done just this, and now is stuck with a not-so-nice bridesmaid who seems utterly focused on making the groom’s brother – her now exfiancé – miserable at the wedding. By extension, the bride, the groom, and the parents are now involved in a bit of a dramatic spat. What happened? She picked the wrong gal to be her bridesmaid out of some skewed sense of obligation. Instead of asking people you’re expected to ask or feel like you should ask, opt for only the people you know – and love – to be your bridesmaids. This stands true for the guest list at many prebridal functions, too. And for the record: asking someone to be your bridesmaid is certainly not the best way to get to know her.

4. STAY IN TOUCH. 2. CONSIDER GROUP DYNAMICS, AND BE A PROACTIVE RINGLEADER (ALONG WITH YOUR MOH). Have all your bridesmaid candidates met before? Are their personalities similar? While it ultimately matters how you feel about each lady, keep in mind that they’ll be working a lot together over the next few months to pamper you. If there’s even a chance that one or more of them could end up fighting or sulking, you may need to adjust your roster – or address issues that could arise up front.

3. THE PEOPLE YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH SHOULD NEVER BE BASED ON OBLIGATION. “My groom’s future stepsister-in-law is around my age. Since my groom’s stepbrother is bringing her to the wedding, I thought it’d be nice to make her a bridesmaid and try to form a friendship.” Wait a minute. What?

Schedules will get jumbled around. Life will get busy. So make sure you schedule time out to hang with each of your bridesmaids either individually or as a group! Letting lots of time go by with little to no contact can start to make any bride nervous. It’s important to stay in tune with what’s going on in your bridesmaids’ lives before the wedding – and vice versa.

5. GIVE YOUR OPINION AND BE TRANSPARENT, BUT DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE ADVICE. One of the best ways to avoid drama is to establish rock-star communication from the very beginning. Be honest with your bridesmaids about what your expectations are (this helps you avoid disappointment), and welcome them to tell you what they think. Keeping the door open for communication at every step will help reduce the amount of pent-up stress and issues sure to come to light the week of the wedding!

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Themed Bridal Shower

BREAKFAST in BED

Are you having a bridal shower? A great new trend is having a themed shower. This idea will help you receive gifts geared towards your specific needs and allow your guests to use their imagination on fun items that fit into the theme. Breakfast in bed is a great idea for a bride who is needing kitchen or bedroom items, or even a little lingerie.

WHAT YOU SHOULD REGISTER FOR: o

waffle maker

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portable bed tray

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towels

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coffee mugs

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comforter

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bath mat

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skillet

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sheets & pillow cases

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hamper

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spatula

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candles

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decorative vases

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champaign flutes

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decorative pillows

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slippers

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coffee maker

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mattress pad

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robes

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salt & pepper set

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duvet


Melissa Timm Designs

Full service wedding & event floral design (865) 399-4916 Suite 119 B, 8078 Kingston Pike, | Knoxville,TN 37919 www.melissatimmdesigns.com www.facebook.com/melissatimmdesigns

Jennie Andrews Photography


Congrats!

TO THESE HAPPY KNOXVILLE COUPLES

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Imagine one location for guest accommodations, rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid’s brunch, a special ceremony, and exquisite reception.

RT Lodge is the ideal backdrop for spending time with family and friends during this once-in-a-lifetime event. Call us today to start planning your dream wedding!

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LESLIE WATSON + MATTHEW LUNSFORD MAY 31, 2014

Ceremony & Reception Location The Lily Barn


Behind theScenes Ceremony & Reception Location The Lily Barn Photographer Chelsey William’s Photography Catering Miss Lily’s Catering


10 STEPS TO THE BEST

Photography by Scrivener Camera Works

Wedding

Celebration

If you dream of throwing the wedding of the decade, plan an event that focuses on honoring your guests throughout the evening. Follow the ten great tips below to planning a celebration your guests with thank you for later – and talk about for years to come! BY PINK LADY ANDREA

WELCOME YOUR GUESTS IN STYLE.

LET YOUR GUESTS MAKE A GRAND ENTRANCE.

Besides stepping into a cozy, clean hotel room after a long day driving or flying to your wedding location, give your guests fashionable treats to make them feel more at home – and welcome! Include everything from local snacks and bottled water to area maps and information on local attractions. They’ll love relaxing with these treats before the festivities!

Treat them to a rock-star arrival by having each guest ushered into the reception hall with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and lively music. This makes them feel like a true part of the celebration and sets a vibrant tone for the rest of the evening!

CHOOSE AN INTERESTING LOCALE. Get expressive with where you tie the knot. This can be anywhere from your local zoo to even a museum or gallery nearby. Don’t limit your celebration to traditional venues! Guests will love the unique characteristics of your day because of the one-of-a-kind feel of the location.

KEEP GUESTS COMFORTABLE.

KEEP THEM INTERESTED WITH A FULL ITINERARY. The party should never hit a lull where guests sneakily start checking their watches. Make sure you’ve got plenty lined up for their entertainment by dispersing special dances, speeches, and toasts throughout the evening. Also consider having a photo booth near for guests to enjoy! Constantly change things up, rather than having long stretches of time with the same activity.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES ARE THE KEY TO A GREAT CELEBRATION.

If you’re having an outdoor celebration during summer months, install fans to keep guests cool, and consider fan programs as wedding favors. If it’s during the winter, install heaters to keep the space warm and serve warm drinks. Rest rooms should be nearby no matter where your event is, and you should keep a check on the air conditioning and heat if your venue is indoors. The point is to never let your guests become uncomfortable!

People tend to chat more and feel more comfortable when food and drinks are involved, so make sure you foster that great sense of welcome and hospitality by ensuring that they always have something to snack on and drink throughout the evening. Ask your caterer to provide servers who will mingle with the guests, refreshing plates and drinks regularly.

INVOLVE THEM IN THE CEREMONY.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH GREAT ENTERTAINMENT.

Kick off the ceremony with a signature beverage as guests arrive, and allow them to sip and chat before the processional begins. This is a surefire way to break the ice and drum up conversations that will last throughout the evening. Not sure what to serve? A cool, refreshing cocktail (or mocktail) during warm months would be great, and good, old-fashioned hot chocolate would be wonderful during the cooler months. You can also ask guests to give you advice for wedded bliss as you start your new life together.

One of the biggest details of throwing the celebration of a lifetime depends upon your entertainment choice – meaning your band or DJ. This is so much more than just playing music! A professional band or DJ will be able to read the crowd and play music that will either get them up and dancing or relax them. If you want your guests talking about your celebration for years, put some work into finding the perfect entertainment choice!

TRANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEPTION SHOULD BE QUICK. Let’s face it: if guests have to travel more than 30 minutes between your ceremony and reception site, or if they have to wait that long for your arrival to begin celebrating, they won’t really be in the partying mood by the time the reception starts. Choose venues that are near each other for your ceremony and reception, and cater your timeline to making sure your guests are entertained.

PLAN THE AFTER-PARTY! Give your more party-friendly crowd somewhere to take their dancing shoes after the big exit at the reception. Plan an after-party! This can be at a nearby locale, and food, beverages, and entertainment should be in ample supply. Just make sure that you have important numbers handy in case you need to call someone a cab or need to get in touch with someone fast!


LYNETTE WILLIAMS + BRENT BELL MAY 17, 2014

Photography by Bryan Allen Photography

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Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS PatrickMichael Weddings is an exclusive “weddings only” DJ entertainment service, based in Knoxville. Our attention to detail and passion for entertaining drives us to exceed every couple’s expectations. This is precisely why, so many couples tell us, their celebration was more fun & memorable than they thought possible.

Q: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CURRENT TREND IN WEDDINGS OR A PREDICTION FOR UPCOMING TRENDS? Couples today expect DJs to provide reception entertainment and complete wedding ceremony support, perhaps due to the popularity of venues that provide areas for both. This requires a DJ that is skilled in all things “wedding”.

Q: TELL US ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE DETAILS OR TOUCHING MOMENTS YOU WERE EVER A PART OF AT A WEDDING. Our August 3, 2013 couple met while in the “Pride Of The Southland Band,” as did her parents and her grandparents. Additionally, the couple’s wedding rings were exactly like the wedding rings his parents and his grandparents exchanged on their wedding day. Six (6) cakes were made for their celebration; each designed to represent special moments in their relationship. Sharing fine points like these makes wedding celebrations more memorable.

Q: WHAT ADVICE OR TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR BRIDES AS THEY PLAN THEIR BIG DAY? When hiring a wedding DJ (meet with several), be sure you get a signed contract, describing in detail the services being provided to you, along with a guarantee that assures you, the DJ you hire will be the DJ on your wedding day or, your money back. Also, ask the DJ to provide proof of liability insurance.

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DIGITIZE YOUR WEDDING WITH THESE

MUST-HAVE APPS

Are you a tech savvy bride? If so here are some must have apps for wedding planning. These will help you delegate tasks, stay organized and keep on top of your budget. Digitize your wedding plans with these simple apps:

INSTAGRAM

APPY COUPLE

First and foremost you want to be able to look back and remember this amazing time in your life. Instagram is a great way to help you document every step of your wedding including your wedding day! Create a #hashtag for your wedding and have friends and family share images with you!

This is basically your wedding website. It is complete with things like a story section detailing your love story, an itinerary for the big day, and other important logistics like guest RSVP.

AWESOME NOTE PINTEREST Not much to say about this one. I mean it’s pinterest. Collect lots of wonderful ideas in one place. This app allows you to take pictures of things you see or search for the newest trends. Then you can take the ideas and images to your wedding professionals to help them create your perfect wedding.

GROUPME Group communication will be key in planning a wedding with a large bridal party or lots of out-of-town guests. GroupMe gets everyone involved with a quick tap. Create groups of your bridal party, vendors you’ve hired, out-of-town guests, and more.

WEDDING BUDGET Easily keep track of all your wedding expenses. This app allows you to track your budget for each aspect of the wedding. Set that budget and check back to see how you are doing!

This is a great app to help you stay organized. It is full of fun things like to-do lists, journals, thoughts list, calendar and so much more.

MONKEYWISH GIFT REGISTRY Wedding gifts are coming so make sure you get what you need! This app allows you to search for items from any store and add them to a registry list. It also allows you to scan any item you see with your iPhone and it adds it to your list.

POSTABLE Dreading trying to collect everyone’s address? Postable make this easy! Postable gives you a link to send out an email to all your friends and family. This link connects to an on-line address book. Your guest fills out a form and suddenly everyone’s information is organized in a neat file ready for you to send out invitations, thank you notes and more.

Also don’t forget to add thepinkbride.com to your web favorites. You can find all kinds of inspiration and planning worksheets on our site!


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Photography by Dixie Pixel


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Ceremony & Reception Location Castleton Farms

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DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT AS A COUPLE

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KEEP THE DETAILS TO YOURSELVES STICK TO YOUR BUDGET HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER

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Make it personal! Each item listed above can be personalized with custom monograms or prints on them.


Trends This year’s wedding trends are bound to make a statement. From elegant candelabras to crop top wedding dresses, 2014 is meant to be the year of WOW. After tapping into the world of weddings, I found a few trends that will definitely help you make your day an unforgettable event. GREAT GATSBY: Following last year’s return to formality, this year is all about creating a romantic and elegant atmosphere. Brides are seeking inspiration from the movie The Great Gatsby with its over the top glamour. However, you don’t need to go all the way Gatsby in order to have a tasteful wedding. If it’s the 1920s feel you’re going for, think about using candelabras which can add a bit of metallic (which is a MUST this season) to your color scheme and add height to any table. Beading is also a great way to accent anything from garlands to your own wedding dress in order to add softness and sparkle. Also look into including lace. It has its own form of elegance, especially when paired with a white tablecloth. If you’re really looking to be formal, consider serving a multiple course meal to your guests.

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ROMANTIC COLORS: When thinking about romance, one color comes to mind: pink. Lucky for brides this year, pink is in! Though, I’m really only talking about the blush tones. As seen in recent bridal fashion shows, major designers like Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang have incorporated tasteful, blushes and nudes into their designs. If you want to include this color scheme into your wedding but want a traditional white gown, think about having your bridesmaids wear varying shades of blush or nude, it’s a great compromise and very camera-friendly. FLOWERS: Though most weddings include flowers, this year they are getting a major upgrade. Oversized and asymmetrical bridal bouquets are becoming very popular. Quick tip, if you decide to do an asymmetrical bouquet, keep your bridesmaids bouquets small and tight in order to create contrast. Also be sure to include the peony! It’s this years go-to-flower for every bride because of its versatile look and various colors. Flower installations are also a must this year and can be a perfect focal point for your wedding. Consider creating a garland that could hang over the dance floor or create a wall for people to hang up well wishes.


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The 90’s are also back! ...If you’re into this trend, think about using temporary tattoos in your favors or including break-dancers when the band is taking a break or even having a crop top wedding dress! THE 90’S are also back! Since the 90’s were all about the parties, it’s not that surprising. If you’re into this trend, think about using temporary tattoos in your favors or including break-dancers when the band is taking a break or even having a crop top wedding dress! There are endless, fun possibilities; but remember to do this trend in small doses or you may over do it. Forever Images

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FOREST THEME: The forest wedding is also growing in popularity. This does not particularly mean you need to have your wedding in the woods, per se, but brides are starting to include earthy elements into their décor this year. Sunlight is the best kind of décor to have, it is great for pictures and is the best way to create a warm atmosphere. Some fun accessories to include would be: branches covered in lights, moss decorations, and wildflowers. If you’re thinking about having a woodland wedding, also really think about your color scheme. Include warm neutral colors with accents of dark purple and green. Consider having your wedding at a woodland locale to create a mystical feeling that cannot be recreated at an indoor venue. FORMAL PHOTOS: Remember your grandparent’s or even your parent’s wedding photos and how formal they were? Well, surprisingly they are coming back into style. Think Prince William and Kate Middleton’s family wedding photo and that is what every modern bride is doing this year—some even going sans smile! SUPER CHARGED WEDDING: Keeping with the photography trend, #supercharged weddings are taking hold. This trend is all about the guest’s point of view. Brides are creating custom hashtags for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. These hashtags are a great idea for people at home to view the wedding and even for the bride and groom, who can then check out how much fun their guests had. If you are just not interested in using social media at your wedding, think about having a photo booth where guests can build you a scrapbook with their personal comments. Another aspect of the #supercharged wedding is the charging stations. Now, I’m not talking about those boring stations we see in restaurants and stores, I’m talking classy, sophisticated flower arrangements that just happen to have charge cords coming out of it. Or, if that’s not your style, use hollowed out books or an old locker storage unit for a bit of vintage flair.

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Whether you decide to include these trends or not, I truly hope your day is unforgettable for you and your guests!


BRENDA CAPO + CODY SVOBODA SEP 21, 2013

Photography by Brittany Conner Photography

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KATELYN HODGE + DENNEY ZIMMERMAN JUNE 1, 2013

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As you’ve planning your wedding, you’re making lots of choices of the dress, the venue, the flowers, the bridal party, the food and entertainment and so much more. You’ve sent out the save the dates and the invitations offering a sneak peek of your big day... now, it’s time. The Wedding Day is here - have you thought of all the ways to incorporate paper goods into the big day? There’s so many great ways to use paper and really make your big day all about you as a couple — without a lot of expensive with a big WOW factor. Check out a few ideas here...

Whether it be your favorite furry ones or your favorite little ones, ‘Here Comes the Bride’ signs are a great way to add a personal touch. YAY! flags for your guests to wave as you make your way out for the recession make a fabulous photo opportunity.

There’s so many kinds of programs to do - shapes, fortune-tellers, fans and more. Ultimately,there’s so many ways to tell your guests about the ceremony and wedding party in a style and format that’s all you.


The reception is an open canvas for paper goods to show your guests details about you. For example, use concerts, music, movies, books for table numbers and escort cards. Add fun details like bunting, puzzles and unique guest books to leave your guests talking about how amazing your big day was!

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KRISTINA MIZZELL + ALEX BUCKLER JULY 20, 2013

Photography by Finch Photography

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ELEANOR LISSITZYN + ERIC RANDALL GRIFFIN JANUARY 11, 2014

Photography by Waldorf Photography


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Non- Alcoholic Party Drinks HERE ARE SOME FUN DRINK OPTIONS TO HAVE AT YOUR WEDDING OR SHOWERS THAT DON’T INCLUDE ALCOHOL.

Mocha Punch

Peach Bellini

The Shirley Temple

In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup instant chocolate drink mix, 1/2 cup sugar & 1/4 cup instant coffee; stir until dissolved. Cover & refrigerate overnight. 30 minutes before serving, pour mixture into a large punch bowl. Add 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream & 1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream.

Mix 1 ounce chilled peach nectar with 4 ounces chilled lemon-lime soda

Mix 3 ounces lemon-lime soda, 3 ounces ginger ale, a dash of grenadine, and top it off with a maraschino cherry for garnish

Lemon Lavender Water

Italian Soda

Arnold Palmer

First slice 3 large lemons, then mix them with a 1/4 cup fresh lavender and 1 half-gallon of water

Fill a glass with ice. Pour 1/4 part blueberry or strawberry syrup over the ice. Add in one part club soda. Pour in a dash of half and half and stir.

Mix Ice, 1/2 cup Lemonade & 1/2 cup Basic Iced Tea


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BRONTE MCKINNON + JOEL BLANKENSHIP JANUARY 4, 2014

Photography by Bledsoe Photography

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FORMALWEAR

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Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS Savvi Formalwear helps brides and grooms create their perfect wedding day by offering exceptional customer service and professional advice and guidance concerning the look, style and coloring of the groomsmens tuxedos and suits. Many times the bride will come to Savvi with very specific ideas about how she wants the men in the party to be dressed. It is our responsibility to deliver exactely what the bride and groom wants. On the otherhand, sometimes the bride and groom are not so specific and need professional guidance. Savvi Formalwear offers that guidance with 30 years of experience behind us.

Q: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CURRENT TREND IN WEDDINGS OR A PREDICTION FOR UPCOMING TRENDS? The vintage look has, over the last several years, become a popular style choice. Light grey suits, charcole grey and tan are often common selections for this style and theme. However, we at Savvi have noticed a desire in some wedding couples to return to a more classic and traditional style for their big day. Elegant gowns alongside sleek well fitted black tuxedos have made a comeback and gives the bride and groom the ageless, timeless look that they can look back on and cherish forever.

Q: DETAIL WHAT YOUR SERVICES BRING TO A WEDDING CELEBRATION. As a locally family run and opperated business, helping the bridal couple is not just a job, it is a passion and commitment. There is not a color, style or fit that we at Savvi can not accomodate. Savvi Formalwear’s tuxedos are in stock and ready for the groom to try on, giving the bride and groom a preview of how the men in the wedding will look.

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MAKE YOUR HAIR

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. We know some of you are very good at styling hair but hiring a professional is the way to go; especially for your wedding day.

DO YOU COLOR YOUR HAIR? Make sure you talk to your stylist at least 6 months prior to your wedding. This will allow you and your stylist to achieve the perfect color on your big day.

VEIL OR NO VEIL? This seems to be the big question facing the modern bride. This is your wedding day and only opportunity to wear a veil so why not wear one for the ceremony and switch to a beautiful hair piece or hair jewelry for the reception.

OUTDOOR WEDDING? Be sure to choose a hair style that can take the heat. Also be sure to use lots of hair spray (Maybe have one of your bridesmaids keep some hair spray with them at all times to fix any hair that might be falling).

BE SURE TO BRING ALL YOUR HAIR ACCESSORIES TO YOUR TRIAL RUN. This includes your veil and jewelry! You will want to see how this compliments your hair style.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAIRSTYLE FOR YOU! You want to look naturally beautiful on your wedding day. If you don’t wear you hair up then DO NOT wear it up on your wedding day! Start with your favorite everyday look and let your stylist take charge!

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Be sure to set an appointment with your stylist a few weeks before your wedding. Use this time to share hair ideas with your stylist. This will help you see what you will look like on your wedding day and allows the hair stylist a little practice before the big day!

WANT TO BE SURE YOUR HAIR LOOKS AMAZING ON YOUR WEDDING DAY? Be sure to start using a deep conditioner at least three months before your wedding. Ask your stylist for tips on which conditioner is best for your hair.

KEEP IT DIRTY. Many times hair stylists like to work with dirty hair when styling. Dirty hair can often help the hair style last longer.

HAIR CHOICES. Having trouble settling on one hair style? Try one for your wedding day and another for bridal shots or day after wedding shots.


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Questions Every Bride Asks

2. My mom is acting like this is her wedding; how do I handle this? Momzilla is probably the worst thing for any bride. Most brides dream about the day they can include their mom when dress shopping, but sometimes the reality is mom hates everything you’ve chosen. How do you deal with that?

1. How do I determine who to ask to be in my wedding? In theory this should be an exciting task for any bride because you are asking your favorite people to share a very important moment with you. But, in reality this can be one of the most stressful parts of planning! Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Don’t choose because of obligation If you feel the need to include a friend because you were involved in her wedding, don’t be compelled to include him or her. This is your day and the people chosen will be with you throughout the entire process, so choose wisely. No guilt trips! Is mom begging you to include your distant cousin “Peggy” because you never see her? Definitely don’t let your mom include someone you hardly know because she is simply your cousin. Your bridal party should be full of people who care about your special day, not someone who doesn’t even know your favorite color. Limit the bridal party to only close family and friends If you’re on the fence about someone, just invite them as a guest. Only choose the people you know would want to be by your side the entire time. Don’t feel required to have an even number! So your fiancé has five groomsmen and you only have three bridesmaids. How can your day be perfect if the pictures don’t have an even number of people? Do not agonize or feel forced to include people who do not matter to you in the bridal party just for the sake of photos. It’s the people in the photos that matter, not the number! Make sure it is a good support system Wedding planning can be stressful and emotional. Make sure the girls around you will be there when you need help and want some much needed girl time!

If your mom doesn’t like a trend you’ve decided to include and she is making her opinion very clear, think about showing her how other brides have done it in the past. Show her ideas online and give her a clear picture of the concept in your head. Sometimes your vision may not make sense to her until she sees it. Remember visuals are key when dealing with others. Does your mom constantly worry you about the wedding? Give her a project. If she is good at putting together floral arrangements, consider having her design the boutonnieres for the groomsmen. Or if she is good at putting together videos, have her build a photo montage for the reception. She will appreciate being useful. Remember when dealing with your momzilla that she is just your mother and she cares about you. She may be acting like this because she is concerned about the decisions you’re making and how you will look back on them in the long run. So remember to appreciate her love!

3. My parents are paying for the majority of my wedding; do they have the final say? This situation should be considered a compromise. Your parents are willing to pay for your wedding so their opinion should be respected when making decisions. But they should think about your thoughts when they decide on something instead of making it “their” day. Never disrespect the budget, you cannot hold someone hostage simply because they are paying for the wedding. You must be willing to work with them when it comes to budgeting or the entire situation will become burdensome for them. Remember to appreciate your wonderful parents who are willing to help!

4. How do I decide whom to invite to the wedding and reception? This can be a tricky situation, especially if your wedding will be an intimate affair. Here is a list of ways to start: First, with your fiancé come up with a total number of guests you would like to include. (Think about your budget and the size of the venue!) Second, make four lists. The first list should include close people who you could not imagine the day without them in attendance. The second list should include aunts, uncles, and cousins whom you have stayed in touch. The third list should include coworkers and your parent’s friends you have known forever. The last list should contain distant cousins and friends whom you have lost contact. When you’ve decided on the number, start with the last list and work backward to eliminate people. It may sound careless, but it is a great strategy when you want to have a small wedding. Another thing a couple needs to decide is whether their single friends can bring a guest. Any guest who is in a long-term relationship should definitely be allowed to invite their significant other. If one of your single friends asks to bring an extra person, simply tell them that due to budget or size of the venue you cannot extend an invitation to them. Ultimately, this is you and your fiancés day so you should have the final say in who will attend your wedding. Invite who is important and leave out all the rest!

5. Should we do a “first look” or should I have my fiancé see me for the first time as I walk down the aisle? This moment is considered to be one of the most emotional and special parts of the ceremony. It is essentially up to the couple on whether they want to share it with their guests or not. For some, the tradition of seeing the bride as they walk down the aisle is sacred and should not be changed. If you’re not in this category of people then a first look is perfect for you. The first look is a great time to get the formal pictures out of the way, leaving the couple with fewer pictures to take between the ceremony and the reception. Also, if you decide on the first look your makeup and hair will be perfect for those photos.


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Confirm date is available with ceremony site

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3-6 months prior to the wedding ¡

Take a completed wedding invitation to post office to be weighed for proper postage.

Work on Budget with both families

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Finalize honeymoon plans & arrange time off from work.

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Set budget and number of guests

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Make final decision & buy wedding rings.

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Discuss who will pay for what

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Shop for wedding guests favors.

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Choose type of wedding

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Finalize selected tuxedo styles for groom, groomsmen, father & ring bearer.

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Confirm officiant

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Discuss music selections for both ceremony & reception

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Buy wedding rings

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Instruct mothers to select their formalwear gowns.

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Consider wedding planner

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Reserve a block of rooms for out-of-town guests.

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Start checking reception sites

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Apply for passport (Required for any travel outside of the U.S.)

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Start guest list

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After you have your reception location chosen begin your search for your photographer, florist, DJ, videographer, etc.

1-3 months prior to the wedding

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Choose your wedding gown and get it ordered

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What about your bridal party? What will they wear?

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If you will have a band start looking now

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Ceremony music

9-12 months before the wedding ¡

Order wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses

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Hire ceremony musicians & reception entertainment companies.

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Interview, taste test & compare licensed wedding cake companies.

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Decide on additional decorating ideas, ice sculptures, special lighting, linens, etc.

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Begin process of selecting wedding rings.

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Begin process of choosing invitations and order when ready

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Investigate wedding gift registries at department stores, boutiques, specialty stores, travel agents, etc.

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Interview & decide on a rehearsal site.

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Mail invitations to guests.

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Set appointment with hair stylist to practice different styles with veil.

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Discuss ceremony plans, include readings & vows, with officiant & complete premarital consultations.

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Book rehearsal at ceremony site & invite photographer & videographer to review setup locations.

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Shop for rehearsal dinner site at a local restaurant or have catered event at home.

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Inquire about marriage license requirements with county courthouse.

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Review details & arrangements with all companies involved, discuss last minute emergency options.

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Order correct length aisle runner from florist or equipment rental company.

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Order wedding accessories, guest book, pen, unity candle, ring bearer’s pillow, programs, garter, etc.

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Have wedding gown & bridesmaid dresses pressed and/or steamed.

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Select groom’s & bridal party gifts.

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Order wedding favors.

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Send ‘save the date’ cards to guest list.

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Create a wedding-specific e-mail address for wedding related correspondence.

2 weeks prior to the wedding

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Create a wedding website for sharing details and information with your guests.

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Contact guests that failed to respond to invitations.

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Give final “head count” to reception facility or caterer (Remember to include your wedding vendors).

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Reconfirm rehearsal time & dates & be sure to share with bridal party.

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Ask a family member or friend to be the guest book attendant at ceremony site.

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Discuss with photographer & videographer a list of special people or events to be captured.

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Make an appointment at a spa for a massage, facial, manicure & pedicure.

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Begin packing for honeymoon (If leaving the country, you need a passport or original birth certificate.)

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Reconfirm with travel agent about honeymoon plans.

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If applicable, begin name & address change on all official documents.

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Make arrangements to pick up or have your gown delivered.

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Confirm tuxedo rental order & set fitting appointment for the men.

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Catch up on writing thank you cards for wedding gifts received thus far.

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Choose final makeup & hair style for wedding day & set appointment with salon for your wedding day.

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Have bachelor & bachelorette parties prior to rehearsal & definitely not the night before the wedding.

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Choose wedding cake company

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Continue working on guest list.

6-9 months prior to the wedding ¡

Choose wedding day transportation for bridal party & out-of-town guests.

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Finalize wedding gift registries.

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Choose accessories to wedding gown including veil, shoes, jewelry, lingerie, etc.

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Begin process of formalwear attire for groom, groomsmen & fathers.

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Investigate honeymoon options with travel agent.


One week prior to the wedding

After the wedding

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Relax... you’re almost there!

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Open gifts while keeping a gift record.

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Make sure you have your marriage license.

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Have gown cleaned & preserved.

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Write check(s) for officiant’s fee, ceremony musicians or soloists.

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Write thank you notes.

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Confirm balance due with each company involved & transfer funds into account to cover final payments.

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Check with photographer & videographer.

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Have bridal bouquet & other wedding mementos preserved.

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Finish packing for honeymoon.

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Order travelers checks from travel agent or bank.

Freeze top layer of wedding cake to be eaten at your first anniversary celebration.

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Finalize seating plan & place cards for reception.

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Make sure all vendor bills have been paid in full.

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Review wedding day details with wedding coordinator/consultant.

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Meet with entertainer(s) & review proper pronunciation of names & finalize reception sequence.

Apply for a name change, beginning with Social Security card and driver’s license, and then bank accounts, credit cards, employee records, etc.

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Prepare wedding day itinerary with times & locations for the wedding party, family members, & wedding vendors.

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Confirm transportation & review wedding day schedule with times & location with driver.

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Hold rehearsal of wedding ceremony & attend rehearsal dinner.

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Have bridal party gifts ready to be given away at rehearsal dinner.

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Send wedding announcement & photograph to local newspapers.

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Go home early after the rehearsal dinner & get a good night sleep... you’re going to need it!

Additional things ¡

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Your Wedding Day ¡

Sleep in & relax... all your months of planning are about to pay off.

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Enjoy a good breakfast & take the time to reflect upon your new adven ture that is about to begin.

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Have someone take a completed invitation to the post office & have it stamped with your wedding date as a keepsake.

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Go to the salon for your makeover & hair styling at least three to four hours before the ceremony.

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Be sure everyone is dressed about two hours before the ceremony & ready for photographs to be taken.

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Have groomsmen at church at least one hour prior to the ceremony to start seating guests as they arrive.

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Begin your music thirty minutes before the ceremony.

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Send a love note to your fiance before the wedding begins.

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The groom’s parents are second to the last people to be seated before the ceremony.

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The bride’s mother is the last to be seated, just a few moments before the ceremony begins.

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Have two ushers or groomsman roll out the aisle runner.

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Take your position with whomever is giving you away.

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“Here comes the bride.....”

Don’t forget ¡

SOMETHING OLD: _______________________________________________

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SOMETHING NEW: ______________________________________________

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SOMETHING BORROWED: ________________________________________

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SOMETHING BLUE: ______________________________________________


BRIDAL PARTY DUTIES Groom

Best Man

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Help select a date and reception hall.

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Help with tux shopping.

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Choose your best man, groomsmen and ushers.

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Organize bachelor party.

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Meet with officiant, master of ceremony.

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Attend rehearsal.

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Help build a guest list as soon as possible.

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Sign marriage license with maid/matron of honor as witness.

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Research band and/or disc jockeys, and know the budget you have.

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Shop for wedding rings.

¡ If requested, get payments to the officiant, musicians, church; tip the DJ or help finalize other bills.

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Check requirements for marriage license.

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Get the transportation to the ceremony and reception handled.

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Select tuxes for groomsmen.

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Organize honeymoon and make all travel arrangements.

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Help create wedding website.

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Help with details and finalizing as requested by the bride.

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The groom’s parents typically cover and plan the rehearsal dinner. Decide how this will work and help by planning with parents.

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Buy the bride a memorable wedding gift.

¡ Make sure all business and legal affairs are handled. This includes name changes, medical plans, checking accounts, etc. ¡ Be sure to double check tuxedo orders and fittings. Make sure all groomsmen know when and where final fittings are. ¡

File for your marriage license with your bride-to-be.

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If moving get a change of address card to the Post Office.

¡ Pick out the groomsmen gifts. These men will be doing a lot of work for you on wedding day. Make sure you get them something they might enjoy.

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Keep groom on schedule.

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Know directions from the ceremony to the reception hall in advance.

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Drive groom to ceremony.

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Welcome guests and recognize the parents.

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Have a prepared toast.

¡ Dance with bride and bridesmaids. Be available for activities on the dance floor. ¡ Help the groom collect tuxes the next morning and offer to drop them all off.

Groomsmen Ushers ¡

Rent tuxedo and accessories as part of the wedding party.

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Assist best man with any parties or plans.

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Assist best man with any errands.

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Participate in all pre-wedding parties.

¡ Pick up your wedding rings and check the engraving to see if everything is spelled correctly.

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Arrive at dressing site according to time chosen by groom.

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Participate in photographs.

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Go over the final details with fiancée.

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Be a part of the processional.

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Pick up the tux, try it on and check yourself out.

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Sit at the head table.

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Make sure best man & ushers get their wedding attire.

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Dance with bridesmaids or other guests.

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Encourage single men to participate in garter toss.

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Help best man with bachelor party.

¡ Reconfirm all honeymoon reservations. If flying, make sure you have airline tickets & passports. ¡

Have your hair cut.

¡ Make sure your attendants are at the rehearsal, and know their duties. ¡ Make sure your ushers are aware of any special seating arrangements. ¡

Attend rehearsal dinner - relax and enjoy yourself!

¡ Bring your wedding license to the official at rehearsal, be sure it is filled out properly so it can be signed and returned to you after your wedding. ¡

Give the best man the bride’s wedding ring.

¡ Prepare the officiant fee or gift in an envelope, and give it to the best man so he can present it after the ceremony. ¡ Decide where you are going to dress and hang your suit, ready for the wedding day. ¡ On the wedding day, make sure your luggage is in the car or hotel where you will stay your first night.

¡ Arrive dressed at ceremony site according to bride’s schedule for the wedding for photographs and getting organized. ¡ Seat guests as they arrive at the ceremony. Check with bride for timing. ¡

Light any candles before the ceremony, if asked.

¡ See that programs/service booklets are prepared before the ceremony. ¡

Make sure all ceremonial items are ready.

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Help direct musicians and check that microphones are working.

¡ Distribute wedding programs and maps to the reception as guests arrive. ¡ Two ushers may roll runner down the aisle after both mothers are seated. ¡

At ceremony’s closing, escort guests out of the church.

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Stay in the church until all guests have exited.

¡ Pack all other items safely and securely into a travel bag and ensure that the wedding rings are safe.

¡ If pew ribbons are used, loosen them one row at a time after the ceremony.

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Direct guests to the reception site.

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Be prepared to participate in pictures.

Help with sending ‘thank you’ notes.


Maid/Matron of Honor ¡

Help select bridal gown and help address invitations.

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Plan bridal shower for bride.

¡ Optional: Plan a night out for the girls, based on what the bride would like. ¡ Arrange the bride’s veil and gown before the processional and recessional. ¡

May need to carefully situate train or veil during ceremony.

¡ Hold bride’s bouquet and groom’s ring, if no ring bearer, during the ceremony. ¡

Sign marriage license with best man as witness.

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Keep bride on wedding day itinerary.

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Dance with best man during the bridal party dance.

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Help bride change into her going away clothes.

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Mail wedding announcements after the wedding.

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Plan speech/toast.

Mother of Bride ¡

Main confidant and be there to support your daughter.

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Help your daughter select her wedding gown and accessories.

¡ Assist in selecting the ceremony and reception facilities and any other wedding selections she needs help with. ¡

Arrange a get together for you to meet the groom’s parents.

¡ Select your gown and accessories and let the groom’s mother know what you are wearing. ¡

Plan the wedding budget and what you can contribute.

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Plan the number of guests and your guest list.

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Reserve hotel accommodations for the out-of-town guests

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Spread the word about the bridal registries.

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Attend the wedding shower and rehearsal dinner.

¡ Hostess at the wedding and reception - make sure all guest are comfortable. ¡

Participate in receiving line.

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Assist the bride in greeting all her guests.

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Help your daughter when ever possible in planning this important day.

TIP CHART No bridal budget is complete until nominal tipping charges are factored into the overall wedding costs. Although not required (nor expected), by every wedding vendor, small gratuity gifts for ‘a job well done’ by certain service or delivery personnel are a gracious way of showing your appreciation in making your wedding run more smoothly.

Important: Be sure to inquire if products or services you have already contracted for include a gratuity or service charge built into your price.

Officiant/Clergy

$75 - $100 ‘donations’ are appropriate. Mayors, judges or other public servants may not be able to accept gratuities.

Ceremony Site Staff

(soloist, organist, church staff, etc.) $20 to $30 per person, depending on amount of service

Delivery/Setup Personnel

(decorators, floral, cake, etc.) $10 each if just dropping items off, $20 each if dropping off and setting up to great extent.

Transportation Driver(s)

15% - 20% on top of contracted fee paid to driver.

Reception Wait Staff

$20 to $40 each, depending upon quality of service.

Bartenders

15% - 20% of entire bill for the bar.

Reception Site Manager

15% to 20% of entire bill for the reception.

Bridesmaids ¡

Purchase dress and accessories as part of the wedding party.

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Assist maid/matron of honor in planning bridal shower.

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Assist bride with errands and addressing invitations.

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Participate in all pre-wedding parties.

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Arrive at dressing site according to time chosen by bride.

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Participate in photographs.

¡ Walk behind ushers in order of height during the processional, either in pairs or in single file. ¡

Sit at the head table.

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Dance with ushers, groomsmen and other important guests.

¡ Encourage single women to participate in the bouquet-tossing ceremony.

Dj / Band:

15% to 20% of the bill should be given to the bandleader or D.J, more if they exceeded expectations.

Parking Attendants:

$1 - $2 per car if they are not taking tips from guests.


WEDDING DAY SURVIVAL KIT

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Make-up Kit

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Stapler

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Make-up Remover

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Lint Remover

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Make-up Brushes

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Static Guard

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Perfume

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Iron

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Toothbrush/toothpaste

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Band-Aid’s

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Dental Floss

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Antibiotic Ointment

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Lip Balm

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Tums

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Breath Mints/Gum

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Smelling Salts

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Toothpicks

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Aspirin/Tylenol

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Mirror

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Benadryl

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Tissues

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Something to eat (cheese/crackers/granola bar)

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Tweezers

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Bottled Water

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Cotton Balls/Q-tips

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Contact Lenses & Solution

Pack of matches, disposable lighter

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Eye Drops

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Pen and Pad of Paper

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Hand Lotion

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Bridal Gown

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Nail Polish - to match yours

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Weddings Shoes and comfy shoes

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Nail Polish - clear to stop hosiery runs

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2 - Garters (1 to keep and 1 to toss)

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Change of clothing for after reception

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Nail Polish Remover

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Groom’s Ring

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Nail Glue

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Extra socks for the

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Small scissors

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Groom/Groomsmen

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Nail File

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Cash/Credit Cards

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Hair Spray & Gel

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Driver’s License

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Brush

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Cell Phone (and charger)

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Comb

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Raincoat

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Hairdryer

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Umbrella

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Straightener

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Wedding Vendors - Phone

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Curling Iron

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Numbers

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Hair Pins

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Bridal Party - Phone Numbers

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Clear Deodorant

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Instant Shoe Shine Buff for the Bride

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Tampons/Panty Liners

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Tuxedo or suit

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Razor

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Cufflinks

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Shaving Cream

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Handkerchief

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Stockings/Pantyhose

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Shoes and socks

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Bath Robe

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Comb or/and brush

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Chalk (to cover small stains!)

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Hair gel/other products

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Stain Remover Spray

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Breath mints

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Shout Wipes(for stains)

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Toothpaste/brush

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Sunscreen

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Razor, shaving cream

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Insect Repellent

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Deodorant

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Glue

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Aftershave

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Sewing Needle

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Money, credit card

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Thread (black, white & color to match bridesmaid dresses)

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Drivers license

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Safety Pins

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Any medications

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Masking Tape

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Present for the bride/for the Groom


WEDDING DAY TIMETABLE

Rehearsal

Ceremony

____________ Rehearsal

____________ Music Begins

____________ Rehearsal Dinner

____________ Ceremony Begins

Wedding Day

Arrival at Reception Location

____________ Hairdresser

____________ Caterer

____________ Manicurist

____________ Rental Items

____________ Facial/Make-up

____________ Baker ____________ Musicians

Time of Arrival at Bride’s Home

____________ Florist

____________ Attendants

____________ Photographer

____________ Photographer

____________ Videographer: Guests

____________ Videographer

____________ Bride & Groom

____________ Limousines ____________ Florist

Timing of

____________ Departing Time

____________ Cocktails ____________ Hors d’oeurvres

Arrival at Church

____________ Blessing

____________ Ushers

____________ Toast

____________ Groomsmen

____________ Dinner

____________ Best Man

____________ Dessert

____________ Groom

____________ Start of Music

____________ Groom’s Parents

____________ First Dance

____________ Bride’s Mother

____________ Parent Dances

____________ Bridesmaids

____________ Special Dances

____________ Maid of Honor

____________ Cutting of Cake

____________ Bride’s Father

____________ Bouquet Toss

____________ Bride

____________ Garter Toss

____________ Guest Book Attendant

____________ Departure of Bride & Groom

____________ Florist

____________ Function Ending

____________ Rental Items

____________ Overtime Available Until

____________ Photographer ____________ Videographer ____________ Musicians ____________ Officiant: Other


MUST-HAVE PHOTOS Wedding Photography Shots BEFORE THE CEREMONY

Posed Wedding Photography BEFORE THE RECEPTION

___ Wedding dress lying over a chair

___ Bride alone (full length)

___ Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress

___ Bride with Maid of Honor

___ Mother of the bride fastening the bride’s necklace

___ Bride with bridesmaids

___ The bride’s garter

___ Groom with bridesmaids

___ The bride’s veil

___ Bride with parents

___ A close up of the bride’s shoes peeking out from under the dress

___ Bride & Groom together

___ Bride looking into a mirror

___ Bride & Groom with parents

___ Bride looking out window

___ Bride & Groom with families

___ Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup

___ Bride & Groom with entire wedding party

___ Bride pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father

___ Bride & Groom with flower girl and ringbearer

___ Bride hugging parents

___ Groom with parents

___ Bride touching up

___ Groom with best man

___ Bride and parents leaving for ceremony

___ Groom with groomsmen

___ Groom tying tie

___ Bride with groomsmen

___ Groom looking into mirror ___ Bride looking out window

DURING THE RECEPTION

___ Groom pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father

___ Outside of reception site

___ Groom hugging parents

___ Bride & Groom arriving

___ Bride and parents leaving for ceremony

___ Bride & Groom greeting guests

Wedding Photography Shots AT THE CEREMONY

___ Table centerpieces ___ Table setting

___ Outside of ceremony site

___ Bride & Groom’s table (head table)

___ Guests walking into ceremony site

___ Musicians or DJ

___ Bride and father entering ceremony site

___ Guest book

___ Parents being seated

___ Place card table

___ Grandparents being seated

___ Closeup of bride and groom’s place card

___ Maid of honor walking down the aisle

___ Wedding cake

___ Bridesmaids walking down the aisle

___ Groom’s cake

___ Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle

___ Gift table

___ Groom waiting for bride

___ Decorations (specify which _________________________)

___ Ceremony musicians

___ A shot of bride & groom with guests at each table

___ Officiant

___ Bride with college alums

___ Altar or canopy during ceremony

___ Groom with college alums

___ Close up of bride, just before she makes her entrance

___ The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving

___ Bride and father walking down aisle

___ Bride & Groom’s first dance

___ Groom seeing bride for first time

___ Bride & Father dancing

___ The back of bride and father walking down the aisle

___ Groom & Mother dancing

___ Bride’s father and Bride hugging at end of aisle

___ Guests dancing

___ Shot of the audience from the bride and groom’s point of view

___ Bride & Groom cutting the cake

___ The unity ceremony

___ Bride & Groom feeding each other cake

___ Close up of bride and groom saying the vows

___ Toasts (specify who is giving them: ____________________)

___ Wide shot of bride and groom saying the vows

___ Bride & Groom drinking champagne

___ Exchanging the rings

___ Signing the marriage license

___ Close up of hands

___ Bride throwing bouquet

___ The kiss

___ Groom retrieving garter

___ Bride & Groom walking up the aisle

___ Groom tossing garter

___ Receiving line

___ Garter/Bouquet dance

___ Bride & Groom outside on steps

___ The getaway car

___ Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed

___ Bride & Groom leaving party

___ Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing, getting congratulations

___ Bride & Groom driving away

___ Bride & Groom getting in car ___ Bride & Groom in back seat

Guests the photographer shouldn’t miss: (provide your photographer with a seating chart so that they can easily identify them)


HONEYMOON CHECKLIST CARRY ON BAGGAGE:

CLOTHING:

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Names and phone numbers of people to contact in case of an emergency.

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Casual shorts/pants/tops

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Cash, credit cards and traveler’s checks

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Dressy shorts/pants/top/dresses

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Small US currency for tipping

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Jackets/blazers/ties

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Passport/visa and/or driver’s license

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Outdoor jackets/sweaters

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Travelers checks’ serial numbers

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Sweatshirts/sweatsuits

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Complete travel itinerary with addresses,phones #’s and confirmation numbers

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Belts

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Airline tickets

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Socks/hosiery

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Photocopies of all the above items as well credit card contact phone numbers to keep in hotel safe

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Shoes

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Underwear/panties & bras

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Thank you notes

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Walking shoes/sandals/loafers

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Prescription medication

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Athletic shorts/tops & athletic shoes

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Medical cards and physicians phone numbers

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Swim suits, swim suit cover-up

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Phone numbers to the local US embassy

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Sun hat or baseball cap

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Overnight toiletries and one casual outfit

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Accessories/jewelry

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Camera & chargers/batteries

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Pajamas

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Cell phone and charger

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iPod/MP3 player

OTHER ITEMS:

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Maps

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Backpack and/or beach bag and purse

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Antibacterial wipes

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Honeymoon gift for your spouse

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Currency converter chart or pocket calculator

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Extra tote bag for bringing home new items

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Foreign language dictionary

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Chargers/batteries for electronic devices

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Travel guide book

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Shout wipes (instant stain remover towelettes)

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Reading material

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Plastic trash bags for dirty laundry

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Eyeglasses/sunglasses/contact lenses

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Small sewing kit and safety pins

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Gum and/breath mints

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Electrical converter/adapter

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Motion sickness medicine

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Travel alarm clock and iron

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Umbrella

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Video camera and charger

CHECKED BAGGAGE/COSMETIC BAG: ¡

TSA-Approved locks

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Basic toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, razors, etc.)

DOCUMENTS TO LEAVE with a trusted contact:

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Makeup bag

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Perfume

Complete travel itinerary with addresses, phones #’s and confirmation numbers

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Insect repellent and anti-itch cream

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Band aids

Copy of credit cards numbers, travelers check numbers and passport/drivers license

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Aspirin

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Vitamins

Copy of your wills, life insurance-policy numbers, and pertinent financial info

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Sunscreen lotions and aloe vera

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Chap stick

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Antacid

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Antihistamine

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Diarrhea medicine

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Birth control

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Feminine hygiene products

NEED TO DO BEFORE LEAVING: ¡

Get passport and travel documents

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Stop mail collection

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Stop newspaper and other deliveries

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Leave contact information with neighbors

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Coordinate pet care

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Water plants

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Set light timers

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Clean out refrigerator

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Empty garbage containers

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Lock all doors and windows

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Set security alarm


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