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Accomodations

Destination Weddings

Receptions & Wedding Sites

Beauty & Health

Flower Preservation

Rehearsal Dinner

Bridal Registries

Flowers

Rentals & DĂŠcor

Bridal Salons

Jewelers

Resources

Catering

Music & Entertainment

Tuxedo

Photography

Unique Products & Services

Consultants


Accomodations

Bridal Registries

Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis Shady Grove

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Precious possessions to enhance the warmth and beauty of you dining experience *Fine China *Elegant Crystal *Tableware *Fully Forge Cutlery *Waterless Cookware

Your friends and family will be sure to enjoy this beautiful and stylish hotel during your wedding celebration. From the friendly, knowledgeable staff eager to help your guest, to the amenities offered, your guest will be pleased with your selection. Congratulations to you both!

www.hamptoninn.com/hi/ mem-shadygrove

901.762.0056

800.729.6380

Beauty & Health

www.celebritychina.com

Bridal Salons

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All About Weddings

Claudia Guzman, international makeup artist with over 15 years of experience. Has worked in Mexico City, Paris, Madrid, New York and Memphis.

Let us handle all the details. We carry bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, mothers dresses, shoes, invitations (wedding and party), and tuxedos. We also have a full line of Arthur Court and gifts for all occasions. We are a one stop wedding shop.

What she enjoys the most about her job is seeing that final radiant look of her clients full of self confidence and pride when they see their reflection in the mirror.

917.691.7249

So for luxurious waxing at prices that won’t make you raise an eyebrow, book yourself for a little pampering. We are open 7 days a week for your convenience.

901.746.8687

www.studiolaruesalon.com

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Memphis’ first and only blow dry and style bar. No cut, no color, just wash, blow dry, style and go! Now offering Keratin treatments, makeup and facial waxing. Enter Drab and Exit Fab!

www.theblowout.com

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Since 1980, Ballew Bridal and Formal Salon has provided Mid-South brides and their attendants exceptional style, selection and service. Ballew consultants understand that every customer is special and that your gown is an expression of elegance, grace and beauty. The salon features fashions to suit every style and personality, from cutting edge to traditional. You will find exactly what you looking for at Ballew.

B RID AL & FO RMAL S AL O N

901.854.6400

www.ballewbridal.com

Low’s Bridal & Formal Shoppe

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Studio LaRue is a full service salon & day spa. From color and cuts to massages and facials we create a relaxing experience for all of our clients. We provide a wide range of services specializing in the unique needs of brides and bridal parties. For added convenience, we can send our expert team of stylists onsite for hair and makeup services.

The Blowout

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Ballew Bridal and Formal Salon

www.waxcenter.com

Studio LaRue Salon & Day Spa

901.685.8266

901.755.1358

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At European Wax Center, we’ve given waxing a muchneeded makeover. You see, we believe feeling gorgeous and looking fab isn’t just for the privileged. It’s for everyone who wants to flaunt the smoothest skin, whenever they want. That’s why we stand by our words when we say, Waxing For All.

901.753.5734

All About Weddings

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Buying your bridal gown is a big decision, and so is selecting the best bridal shop for you. Here at Low’s bridal shop, our consultants have you in mind. With 25,000 square feet of display area and over 60 of the world’s best known wedding gown designers, Low’s bridal shop is the best place in the south to find your perfect wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses.

870.734.3244

www.lowsbridal.com

Maggie Louise

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Maggie Louise marries the love of bridal couture with southern charm, creating a bridal experience as unique as the bride herself. Both elegant and exclusive to the Memphis, TN area, the boutique has revamped the bridal gown search by offering premier designer gowns and high-class customer care. Acting as a quiet haven for busy brides, Maggie Louise devotes time bringing each bride’s vision to life in a chic and intimate environment.

9013165397

www.maggielouisebridal.com


Unique Boutique and Bridal

Southwind Wine & Spirits

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Unique Boutique and Bridal is an exquisite bridal salon located in Bartlett. Our team of professional consultants offer excellent customer service and inventory includes; bridal attire, mother of the bride, prom, pageant, and evening wear. 2013 awards include Best Bridal Shop in Shelby County. For events, think of Unique Boutique!

Southwind Wine & Spirits is the ideal place to buy the alcohol for your big day. The staff is so confident in their advice that you can return anything you don’t use for your wedding! The best part, every day is the right time to buy at Southwind Wine & Spirits, “Home of the 52-Week Sale!”

901.383.1544

901.309.2100

www.myuniqueboutiqueandbridal.com

SouthwindWineAndSpirits.com

Catering Eclectic Catering Memphis

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Wade and Company Catering

Our passion is food, fun and style! We offer a wide range of cuisines from across the world using fresh ingredients, provided by local farmers, beautifully presented, selecting both traditional and creative new dishes. Choose from our sample menu or let us customize one for you. Let our creative chefs make your next event unforgettable.

Wade & Company Catering exists to create impeccable events for our clients in the Memphis area. We are determined to provide exquisite cuisine that stimulates the palate and the eye. While food is our niche, event design is our forte, as well. Through boutique service, culinary artistry and stylish design, Wade & Company can help you achieve the goals and desires you have for your special event. Whether it’s a wedding reception, corporate event, fundraiser or intimate gathering, we’re here to transform events both large and small into an unforgettable affair.

Our commitment extends to both our food and services, it is more than a great menu. We complement our food by offering the ultimate in a wide range of services designed to make you feel like a guest at your own party.

901.921.5338

901.260.3766

www.eclecticcateringmemphis.com

Heart & Soul Catering

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Ziparo’s Custom Catering

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Heart & Soul Catering brings gourmet food, experience & elegance to a new level. Each event is customized to the clients wishes & dreams. From weddings to private affairs, H&S attention to details & professional staff create life lasting memories. Food is our passion & creating a little magic is our guarantee

Ziparo’s is a family owned and operated Catering Company based in the beautiful suburb of Germantown, TN. Chef Joe Ziparo specializes in gourmet fusion cuisine and custom menus for Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners and Private Parties. Why trust an ordinary caterer for an extraordinary event when you can trust the team at Ziparo’s Catering?

901.682.0041

901.752.1996

www.heartsoulcatering.com

www.ziparos.com

Consultant Me and My Tearoom Catering

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Salt Style and Events

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Our business is based on the concept that a bride should have a beautiful creative reception, at a very affordable price with made from scratch good food that tastes as good as it looks!!!

Salt is a full service style and events company that specializes in creating custom events. Inspired by the love of anything coastal, we strive to make each project beautiful, fresh and stress-free. Salt works closely with clients to create an event design that will allow them to entertain in style and leave a lasting impression on guests.

901.872.7798

901.299.5945

ME & MY TEA ROOM Catering

www.meandmytearoomcatering.com

www.SaltStyleandEvents.com

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Led by Chef Jimmy Gentry, Paradox Catering & Consulting provides a customized experience with a unique menu for every event. Rather than allowing clients to select from a set menu, Gentry collaborates with them to create a personalized event experience that fits their requests, tastes and budgets. Our greatest asset is your imagination.

901.619.1196

www.paradoxcuisine.com

Henderson Park Inn

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Located at the end of a quiet road on the eastern edge of the Henderson State Park in Destin, this Gulf-front Bed and Breakfast provides a luxurious setting. Enchant your guests with panoramic views of the emerald waters. Our bermuda-grassed areas are ideal for lavish receptions, while our more intimate restaurant provides everything needed for a memorable gathering.

866.398.4432

www.HendersonParkInn.com


Flower Preservation Flowers Forever Inc.

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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.

901.496.1707

www.flowersforeverinc.com

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The premier mobile DJ service in the Mid-South with over 25 years of experience and the best customer service in the industry. We want to make your wedding day just the way you envision it.....PERFECTION!!

901.861.7126

www.perfectiondjs.com

Photography

Flowers A Garden Secret Unlimited, LLC 19 A Garden Secret is a Wedding Florist. Every wedding should reflect the personality and lifestyle of the bride and groom. Whether your wedding is traditional, formal, simplistic elegance or unique, the professional floral designers of A Garden Secret will interview you, gather ideas, and create a spectacular environment for your special day. A Garden Secret has a great selection of glassware and wedding equipment for a bride’s use. Call today for your appointment and complimentary consultation.

Kelly Ginn Photography

Perfection DJs

Christen Jones Photography

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Timeless & classic photography specializing in weddings, engagements, bridals and more! Located in Memphis, Tennessee but available for travel.

901.372.0025 www.AGardenSecretMemphis.com

901.230.4263

Lynn Doyle Flowers

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Lynn Doyle Flowers has been reflecting the tastes and personalities of our Brides with Quality Flowers and Dependable Service since 1937. Call on us for your complete Wedding Planning from Flowers to Day Of Coordinating.

www.christenjones.com

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We are a husband and wife team who specialize in wedding and lifestyle photography.

Be our friend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 901-323-4521. #LDoyleFlowers

901.323.4521

LynnDoyleFlowers.com

901.857.2536

www.lindseylissau.com

Jewelers Diamond Brokers of Memphis

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Diamond Brokers of Memphis is in the heart of Memphis at 5134 Poplar Ave. We have been providing some of the most amazing engagement rings and wedding bands for over 16 years now. We are focused on providing the very best product at the very best price. With all of our engagement settings and wedding bands at 50% off of retail everyday and all of our loose diamonds at 10% above cost combined with the largest selection. Why would you not choose Diamond Brokers of Memphis?

We are a husband and wife team that specializes in capturing the excitement, joy, love and unique moments of your wedding day. With images that are fresh and contemporary, we aim to truly capture your personality and the love you share. With over 10 years of experience, our goal is to provide an exceptional experience, leaving you with beautiful and artistic photographs that you will enjoy for years to come.

901.682.3426 www.diamondbrokersofmemphis.com

901.672.7520

www.lyndsimetzphotography.com

Music & Entertainment Funn Entertainment

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Funn Entertainment brings your special day to life with entertainment built around your event and guests. Providing personalized service, competitive rates and experience to meet your needs.

PBD Studios We LOVE what we do, equally we love people, connecting with our clients and working with each and every one of them is a joy. I believe that our clients should not only love the finished product but also the journey getting there should be just as pleasurable -Dorothy Smith

We offer photography, videography and great DJs to make your celebration a memorable success. It’s your day make it Funn!

901.860.1171

www.djfunn.com

901.359.8575

www.pbdstudiosphotography.com


Scrivener Camera Works

Esplanade Memphis

Scrivener Camera Works is Robert and Stephanie, a happily married couple who love photography and, well – love itself! We are passionate about capturing fleeting candid moments at the height of emotion and preserving treasured memories from your special day!

901.491.8583

901.753.3333

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www.esplanadememphis.com

Graceland’s Chapel in the Woods 99 Nestled in the woods adjacent to Elvis Presley’s beloved

Wedding photography studio serving Memphis, Little Rock, Oxford and destinations worldwide.

501.804.9448

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The Perfect Setting for Your Sparkling Day! Experience the glamour of our glass-enclosed Sky Room topped with a stunning gold and copper rotunda. From there you can proceed to our Presidency Ballroom which can hold up to 550 guests for dinner or 700 for a reception. Our Eden Gardens Courtyard is perfect for your Wedding Ceremony with its Waterfalls and Fire Pit. Choose from our menu or have one of our experienced and creative chefs customize one for you.

www.ScrivenerCameraWorks.com

Whitney Bower Imaging

home, Graceland, this quaint Chapel in the Woods is the perfect setting. Whether it is just the bride and groom or up to 50 family and friends, our chapel offers all the amenities and services for a wedding to remember.

whitneybower.com

901.332.3322 GracelandChapelinTheWoods.com

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The Kenney’s Wedding Imagery

The Annesdale Mansion. A 1850 antebellum hom, nestled amongst acres of private lawns and gardens. It’s spiral staircase and marble entryway promise to be a breathtaking setting for any indoor/outdoor wedding, reception, or corporate event. Centrally located in the Annesdale Snowden Historic District, minutes from I-240, Memphis, TN.

901.490.9460

AnnesdaleMansion.com

Cedar Hall

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Heartwood Hall offers an unparalleled setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, as well as corporate events. Explore the variety of possibilities that Heartwood Hall has to offer by choosing the perfect backdrop for your event: Formal Four Seasons Garden, The Barn, Cabin & Lake, Main House and Guest House. Heartwood Hall is where happily ever after begins!

901.854.2294

www.heartwoodhall.com

Hillwood at Davies Manor

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Cedar Hall is the Midsouth’s newest premier wedding venue. Choose from our English gardens, historic Antebellum mansion, Bed & Breakfast suites, and the soon to be constructed English style Barn to make your next event unforgettable!

Situated on 35 wooded acres, Hillwood at Davies Manor provides indoor and outdoor spaces on the grounds of our c1830 Log Manor Home. Inside, Hillwood provides a rustic and romantic setting with pine paneled walls, a 20 foot field stone fireplace and thousands of twinkling lights. Separate dressing areas for the wedding party and a large caterers kitchen.

901.377.4099

901.386.0715

www.cedarhall.com

Embassy Suites Memphis

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The Embassy Suites Memphis is nestled in a premier neighborhood in the Poplar/Germantown area with easy access to I-240. Whether you are visiting Memphis for business or leisure, you’ll find our Southern hospitality memorable and the service of our hotel staff impeccable.

Memphis memphis.embassysuites.com

901.684.1777

www.memphis.embassysuites.com

www.daviesmanorplantation.org

Hilton Memphis

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The Hilton Memphis is located in the heart of the East Memphis. The hotel boasts 405 panoramic guest rooms and over 30,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space. Let the Hilton Memphis work with you on all aspects of your special occasion, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, wedding reception/dinners and overnight guest rooms.

901.684.6664

www.memphis.hilton.com


Receptions & Wedding Sites Cont. Madison Hotel

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Exchange vows with an enchanting backdrop inspired by your imagination. Indulge savory selections inspired by your tastes, and created by our team of award-winning chefs. Toast with family and friends on our roof-top terrace, overlooking the rolling Mississippi. And spend the first night, of the rest of your life, in one of our exquisitely appointed suites. Artful Sophistication.

A beautiful 28 room and suite boutique hotel overlooking the Mississippi River near downtown Memphis. Ranked No.1 in Memphis onTripAdvisor and by U.S. News & World Report. Features Paulette’s Restaurant, a favorite for over 40 years and Tug’s, a true “gathering place” casual grill. River Hall is perfect for all wedding related functions. The year-round roof-top Terrace has cocktails, small plates and the best view ever.

901.333.1200

901.260.3333

www.madisonhotelmemphis.com

Memphis Zoo

Creation Studios

River Inn of Harbor Town

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www.riverinnmemphis.com

Sheraton Memphis Downtown

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Our vision is to preserve wildlife through education, conservation and research. Aware that the zoo of tomorrow begins today, our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals, and a clean, friendly, entertaining and educational experience for our guests. Together, we are building one of the world’s great zoos.

A hotel located in the heart of the city, situated on the Memphis Trolley line, boasting exceptional service in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Sheraton Memphis Downtown boasts 600 stylish guestrooms and more than 12,000 square feet of event space, perfect for an intimate dinner or large private event.

901.333.6571

www.memphiszoo.org

901.527.7300

Metro 67

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A combination of majesty and comfort come together to form the inevitable style that Metro 67 displays. Whether it is the polished look of the Club Room, the immaculate river view on the Rooftop, or the swanky vibe of the Vault, you can connect with your guests in these rare and trendy venues. Ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners...we have spaces available that are ready to serve all of your specific needs. Come celebrate your special occasion in style!

901.578.2630

www.metro67.com

Pink Palace Museum

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www.sheratonmemphisdowntown.com

Stonebridge Golf Club

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Sitting on over 200 acres of beautiful land, Stonebridge Golf Club has been running strong for over 40 years. From weddings to corporate events the staff at Stonebridge can make it happen. A spacious bridal suite, golf outings for the guys, indoor & outdoor space... We want to make your day one of a kind.

901.382.1886

www.StonebridgeGolf.com

The Cadre Building

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The Pink Palace Family of Museums inspires people to learn how history, science, technology and nature shape the mid-South. Through rich collections, thought-provoking exhibitions, and engaging programs, we encourage our diverse community to reflect on the past, understand the present, and influence the future.

Built in 1928, CADRE is a 36,000 square foot historic landmark located in the heart of Memphis, just one block north of the Peabody Hotel. The facility features an elegant 13,000 square foot Grand Ballroom with an overlooking 2,500 square foot mezzanine accented with brilliant crystal chandeliers, intricately crafted columns detailed with hand-painted gold-leaf molding and champagne-hued drapery.

901.636.2394

Betsy.McKay@CadreBuilding.com

www.memphismuseums.org

Ridgeway Country Club

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CadreBuilding.com

Clark Opera Memphis Center

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Our Clubhouse offers beautiful event spaces for your special day, which can be set up in a variety of ways to accommodate your wedding party and guests. Each wedding is unique and our goal is to ensure that your individual style is reflected in your selections of menu and decor.

The Clark Opera Memphis Center is host to over 100 special events each year and the headquarters of the Mid South’s premiere opera company. Visit our website ClarkOperaMemphisCenter.org for more information.

901.853.2247

901.257.3100 www.clarkoperamemphiscenter.org

www.ridgewaycountryclub.com


Rehearsal Dinner The Great Hall & Conference Center

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Amy Hutchinson

When far more than you hoped for is available for FAR less than you imagined there is a word for it. GREAT.

901.757.7373

The Retreat at

Spring Creek Ranch

901.205.2500

www.thegreathallevents.com

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901.761.6200 www.FlemingsSteakHouse.com/Memphis

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Itta Bena, located on the third floor of BB King’s Blues Club, is tucked away and worlds apart from Beale Street. Itta Bena provides the city of Memphis with upscale, Southern contemporary cuisine with a Delta influence. This 1920’s speak-easy style restaurant takes you back to a simpler era when good people, good music, & great food was all you needed to have a memorable night. Itta Bena’s unique layout allows us to accommodate parties of all sizes. Whether it is a dinner to entertain business clients or a gathering of family and friends to celebrate, we promise that your affair with Itta Bena will be vibrant, unique, & classic.

Your Westin Weddings Specialist will instinctively and thoughtfully respond to your needs on a personal level, leaving you energized, relaxed and able to fully enjoy your perfect day. Located just behind the world-famous Beale Street, you and your guests will be steps away from the excitement of the city. Call 901-334-5924 or email westin.com/bealestreet to let your beginning begin.

901.334.5924

901.578.3031

www.westin.com/bealestreet

www.ittabenamemphis.com

Jim’s Place Restaurant & Bar

Tower Center Memphis

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The Tower Center sits 33 floors above the beautiful scenery of East Memphis, providing guests with an awe inspiring view that reaches miles in all directions. This one of a kind venue provides its guests with a variety of choices in special event and dining space, menus, and staffing. Our professional staff will take care of you in the manner that you deserve.

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If you want to host a private event that’s truly unforgettable, there’s no better place to do it than at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. It’s the personal touches that make an event special, and no one understands this better than our Private Dining Directors. They’ll work with you to ensure that every detail—from the food and drinks to the ambience and timing—is exactly right. That way, at your event, you’ll be free to concentrate on your guests. Call your Fleming’s Private Dining Director and let us help you create an event that’s truly memorable.

For your memorable event, please call Toni Wiliams at 901.853.5651 or email toniw@springcreekranch.org.

The Westin Memphis Beale Street

www.ciaobellamemphis.com

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

The Retreat at Spring Creek Ranch provides an atmosphere like no other for your wedding or rehearsal dinner. Our contemporary architecture and surroundings provide you a unique approach to your special day that is centered around you and your guests.

901.853.5651

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Located in the heart of East Memphis, Ciao Bella Italian Grill serves authentic Italian cuisine. We cater private functions and serve lunch weekdays at 11AM and dinner daily at 5PM, offer happy hour specials open-7pm on Sunday and 11am-7pm Monday thru Thursday in the bar. Ciao Bella’s spacious Banquet Room and Lounge can comfortably accommodate parties up to 60 people and includes private entrance and separate bar and restrooms from the dining room, for the perfect intimate experience. We offer state-of-the-art audio & video equipment, free wi-fi and a customizable menu of only the freshest local ingredients.

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Since 1921, Jim’s Place has maintained its reputation as a Memphis dining landmark, honoured with recognition and numerous awards, including the Memphis Restaurant Association’s prestigious Pioneer Award. Entering its 10th decade of operation, Jim’s Place upholds a standard of excellence for fine food, service and hospitality, making it the perfect venue to host your bridal luncheon, engagement dinner or rehearsal dinner.

33rd Floor · Clark Tower · 5100 PoPlar ave. 901-767-8776 · www.TowerCenTermemPhis.Com

901.767.8776

www.towercentermemphis.com

Tunica RiverPark

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901.766.2030

www.jimsplacememphis.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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Tunica RiverPark combines modern architecture with natural beauty to create an exceptional locale. Just south of Memphis on the banks of the Mississippi River, our facilities offer a wide array of possibilities for your wedding, large or small. • 600-person capacity • Promenade walk with overlook • Terrace garden

In search of the ideal setting for your wedding event? Treat your guests to an unforgettable experience byhosting 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.

866.517.4837

901.761.0055

www.RiverParkWeddings.com

www.ruthschris.com


Rentals & Décor Affordable Party Rentals

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Affordable Party Rentals can help make your wedding and reception perfect, while staying on budget. Our rental product items includes: tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, tents, dance floor, staging, and iron candelabras. Our friendly staff is here to help you create your ideal atmosphere whether big or small, elegant or vintage.

901.861.4800

www.affordablepartyrentals.com

Pinot’s Palette

901.761.0012

www.pinotspalette.com/sanderlin

Notes Classic Party Rentals

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Happily Ever After starts with a dream and ends with a smile. No need to lose sleep over the details of your wedding. Whether it’s beautiful and intimate or elegant and formal, from the gorgeous tent to the inviting place settings, Classic can make your dreams come true. Don’t leave it to chance. Leave it to Classic!

901.366.0670

www.classicpartyrentals.com

Resources SACHË Clothing | Design | Salon

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SACHË is a premiere fusion boutique and a Memphis hotspot offering retail shopping, in house design studio, hair salon and alteration services in a upscale modern setting.

901.922.5549

www.sachedesign.com

Tuxedo American Tuxedo

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WE SELL SERVICE, IT’S ONLY FORMALWEAR WE RENT! Locally owned and operated since 1990, American Tuxedo carries over 175 different styles of tuxedos from wellknown designers such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Perry Ellis. Open 7 days a week, with prices starting at $59.95. Two locations: 4730 Riverdale Road, 753-8897 and 4722 Poplar Avenue, 761-2848

www.americantuxedos.com

Unique Products & Services Our Vineyard Valley

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Personalize Your Wine and Make a Lasting Impression. Our Company offers personalized Artisan Wines of the highest quality available anywhere. Some of our exclusive wines are reserved for bottling under this special label, just waiting for you to personalize to make your own individual statement of good taste. We specialize in wines as wedding party favors and gifts, marked with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date on a personalized label. We also offer Personalized Wine and Wine Gift Baskets for all occasions. Contact us for more information info@ ourvineyardvalley.com

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Pinot’s Palette is a “paint and sip” studio where groups of friends gather for date night, girls’ night, and corporate events, bring wine and snacks, and enjoy an interactive art experience. Everyone attending the event re-creates a featured painting of the night, like a version of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” with the help of local artists. Pinot’s Palette supplies all of the art materials, wine glasses and plates to enjoy the evening. Some call it entertainment art, others call it a painting party, but everyone agrees -- no experience is necessary to have a great time at the nightly two- or three-hour events.


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Ashley Ray + Brandon Bodine November 10, 2012

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Scrivener Camera Works

Photography by Scrivener Camera Works


Behind theScenes Photographer Scrivener Camera Works Ceremony & Reception Location Memphis Botanic Garden Cake Frost Bake Shop Bridal Shop Low’s Bridal Photobooth Hotshots Photo Booth


Six Steps to

Choosing the Wedding Cake Dig in to the perfect wedding cake on your big day by following these simple steps! by Pink Lady Andrea

1

Always, always, always do cake tastings!

2

Look around at different styles and designs, and have an idea of how you want your cake to look before you meet with your baker to nail down a design.

A cake can look beautiful and still taste horrible. Taste each baker’s cake prior to placing a deposit!

Have two or three ideas available to discuss, and see what his or her opinion is on the best style and design for your guest count.

3

Be aware of food allergies.

4

Know how many guests are planning to attend.

5

Choose the shape of each tier next or decide upon a design from step two.

Do you or your future hubby have a food allergy of some sort? Be sure to tell your baker about any allergies or dietary restrictions you may have before going further.

Once you have your guest count, your baker can tell you how many tiers your cake should have. If you want to save the top tier, you may need an additional or larger tier.

Your baker may provide multiple options for tier shapes if you would like to build a custom look, or you can begin discussing what you love about the designs you found.

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Choose your cake flavors, fillings, and icing! Keep in mind that your baker may suggest using fondant for certain cake designs or outdoor weddings. This could change how much your cake costs as well as the way your cake tastes, so be aware of this before moving forward. Once that is settled, choose which flavor, filling, and icing combo is just perfect for you!


Designs by: Angela Mazanti Designs

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SAY ‘I DO’ Celebrate Your Wedding at Westin and Earn a Complimentary Honeymoon

Contact Lorraine Chatman at 901.334.5924 or lorraine.chatman@westinmemphis.com


Olivia Nicholson + Dr. Andrew Burriss November 9, 2013

Reception Location The Great Hall & Conference Center

Behind theScenes Reception Location The Great Hall & Conference Center Photographer J. Malahy Photography Florist Lynn Doyle Flowers Bridal Shop Maggie Louise Bridal Bridal Party All About Weddings Photobooth Hotshots Photobooth


Your wedding and event florist For your complimentary appointment, call 901-372-0025

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Engagement Parties | Bridal Showers Rehearsal Dinners | Catering

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JoBeth Crockarell + Edwin Currie July 27, 2013

Photography by Lindsey Lissau Photography

Behind theScenes Photographer Lindsey Lissau Photography Reception Location Memphis Botanic Garden Videographer Lindsey Lissau Photography Rentals and Decor Classic Party Rentals


...where happily ever after begins

2665 Raleigh LaGrange Rd • Piperton, TN 38066 901.854.2294 (ph) • 901.854.2239 (fax) dsuthoff@comcast.net • www.heartwoodhall.com

Historic English elegance offering extraordinary Southern style.

3712 Broadway Rd. Bartlett, TN 38135 901.854.2294 (ph) • 901.854.2239 (fax) info@cedarhall.com • www.cedarhall.com


Maria Gastador + Thomas Hayden October 13, 2013

Ceremony & Reception Location Pink Palace Museum


Behind theScenes Ceremony & Reception Location Pink Palace Museum Photographer Lyndsi Metz Photography


Experience everything you’ll need to create your perfect wedding

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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!

Layout, design & article by Designs in Paper


Kimery Howell + Marco Irby May 11, 2013

Photography by PBD Studios Congrats to our

Cover Contest

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Behind theScenes Photography PBD Studios Ceremony & Reception Location, Wedding Planner, Cake, Catering & Florist Carahills I- The Estate Bridal Shop Low’s Bridal and Formal Rentals and Decor Elegant Chair Solutions


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We have been in business for over 25 years!

901.383.1544 www.MyUniqueBoutiqueandBridal.com 2726 Bartlett Blvd. | Bartlett, TN 38134

Legacy of superb customer service


Amy Sloan + Clinton Meier October 26, 2013

Photography by Christen Jones Photography

Behind theScenes Photographer Christen Jones Photography Bridal Shop Low’s Bridal and Formal


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Walk In. Strut Out. Your wedding day should be filled with beauty, pampering, love and joy. Sexy smooth skin is a must with your wedding dress and waxing is the way to achieve a flawless and healthy glow. At European Wax Center, we specialize in waxing, so our services are fast and affordable. European Wax Center is known for our exclusive Comfort Wax, an alcohol free, hard, strip-less wax imported from Paris. Our wax, combined with our “4-steps to Gorgeous” offers a virtually painless waxing process and ensures optimal, lasting results of beautiful skin. To ensure the flawless healthy glow of radiant skin, you need to be in the hands of professionals who make the waxing process easy and comfortable. Reservations at European Wax Center average 15 minutes in length, and we can save you money with one of our packages, up to 25%, off almost every service. Waxing regularly thins and softens the hair making each visit less painful. When you wax, you reveal beautiful skin. Let European Wax Center make sure that everything is as smooth as possible on your big day. Remember to mention Pink Bride when you book your reservation and receive a special offer!

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Whitney Boone + John Klinke July 27, 2013

Reception Location The Cadre Building

Behind theScenes

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Sand + I Do at Henderson Park Inn

Dreaming of saying “I do” with the sand between your toes and the sounds of seagulls applauding your first kiss? Destin offers the picture-perfect venue option for couples planning a destination wedding in Florida. Located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Destin is a laid-back town where you’ll find serene water and sugar-sand beaches. The once sleepy fishing village on the Gulf is now a thriving vacation destination, with more than 4.5 million visitors each year.

accommodate groups from 50 to 100 guests for an intimate celebration. Located between the Inn’s two buildings, the spacious east side lawn is used most often for the main reception activities and can accommodate lively entertainment and dancing. The lawn is complimented by its beachfront view and is just steps away from the Inn’s beach entrance. The most spacious reception area is the north side lawn, beautifully landscaped and decorated with palm trees around its border. It seats up to 300 and is ideal for larger groups who want an energetic celebration with generous space to dine and dance.

According to a survey conducted by TheKnot.com, Florida is the leading destination wedding state in the continental United States, so it’s no surprise that many couples choose Destin as their ideal locale to get married.

No detail is overlooked by the Henderson Park Inn’s wedding planner and catering services can be provided by BeachWalk Café, the on-site award-winning restaurant,

As winner of The Knot’s Best of Weddings pick for 2013, the Henderson Park Inn has recognized experience in making every wedding a special event for all couples and is a prime location for a great destination wedding in Destin. Hues of tangerine fade into scarlet as the sun disappears over the horizon, setting the stage for a beachside reception with your closest family and friends. The Henderson Park Inn was voted the most romantic hotel in North America by TripAdvisor and is a favorite choice for brides and grooms-to-be.

If you’re looking for a beachfront venue that’s easy and relaxing for your guests – something all-inclusive, with all the privacy and seclusion you desire, the Henderson Park Inn will more than meet all your needs.

The Inn is truly a special place. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with wine and chocolates. Each day you’ll wake up to an incredible gourmet breakfast spread. This New England-style bed and breakfast is a great pick for discerning couples who want the ultimate in luxury and romance. The charming terrace at the Henderson Park Inn overlooks Destin’s pristine beaches and provides a spectacular view of the Gulf with breathtaking sunsets. The terrace can comfortably seat 50 guests. If you’re planning a larger wedding, the manicured westside lawn has a beautiful coastline view of the Gulf and can

Plan Your Wedding Today! Henderson Park Inn 2700 Scenic Highway 98, Destin Room Reservations: 888-836-1105 Wedding Planning: 850-424-7648

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Forest Hill Photography

CLARK OPERA MEMPHIS CENTER

6745 Wolf River Pkwy, Memphis, TN

901.257.3100

www.clarkoperamemphiscenter.org

WEDDING RECEPTIONS, HOLIDAY PARTIES, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, BAT & BAR MITZVAHS, CONCERTS AND CORPORATE MEETINGS

AMERICAN

TUXEDO We’ve got your look!

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wedding planning

do’s + don’ts

assume you will save money Not all DIY projects will put your wedding budget in the black. Project costs can quickly add up as mistakes and miscalculations have you purchasing extra supplies and especially if you end up throwing in the towel and hiring a pro at the last minute.  In the end, it can be cheaper and easier to work with a professional from the get-go, saving you the hassle, time and wasted money.

be realistic about your craftiness keep in mind you are responsible for set-up (and clean-up) After spending weeks creating personal favors, programs and menu cards, these items must move from living room to wedding venue. I can’t tell you how many exhausted DIYers come wedding week are stuck setting out and cleaning up these projects on wedding day.  But you don’t have to be.  Give yourself a break, and see if your wedding planner, caterer or venue staff can take over the set-up (and clean up!).  Most will be more than happy to help, leaving you to sit back and enjoy your wedding.

I have a love/hate relationship with Martha Stewart. With ethereal precision, she makes even the most tedious and complicated of crafts appear effortlessly mundane and obvious.  I have learned that I am no Martha... none of us are.  Find DIY success by being realistic about your crafting skills (and available time).  With so many other things to worry about on wedding day, aspiring to be a professional shouldn’t be one of them. 

try something for the first time Procrastinate The second most common mistake (after assuming you’re a crafting goddess) is waiting until the last minute. Case and point, it took me almost 8 months to stop thinking about refinishing my desk and getting to it.  And I am still contemplating changing out the drawer pulls.    Decoupaging hundreds of tiny votives placecards seems easy enough.  Until you are wrist-deep in white goop, pulling all-nighters leading up to wedding day while you second guess the finished look.  Assume all wedding-related crafting will take much longer than expected.  Worse-case scenario, you can still hand things off to the pros if finishing looks unlikely.

I catch myself saying all the time, “Well, that looks easy enough!” Of course I needed 40 grit sandpaper, not 80!  Yeah... so I don’t even know the real difference between 40, 80 or under what circumstances they are most appropriate.  While I have no problem bumbling through trial-and-error projects, likely never to see the light of day, weddings are different.  Under immense stress to figure out how all this wedding planning works, learning a new skill within the same timeline can be overwhelming.  Save yourself the stress and hand off first-time projects to professionals.


Why trust an ordinary Caterer for an extraordinary Event?

Ziparo’s Custom Catering

Photos by Annabella Charles

Wedding Receptions - Rehearsal Dinners Private Parties - In Home Personal Chef Services 2120 Merchant’s Row #1 Germantown, TN 38138 901.752.1996

Where happily ever after begins. With welcoming spaces and a generous host of amenities, Embassy Suites® gives your friends and family the freedom and flexibility to relax. With everyone happy, your special day is exactly that.

MORE REASONS TO STAY®

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Offer subject to availability; date restrictions and length-of-stay requirements may apply. Advance reservations required. *Service of alcoholic beverages subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age. ™ indicates a trademark of Hilton Worldwide. ©2011 Hilton Worldwide.


Florist

S p o t l i g ht

In full view of the Mississippi, we can make any wedding occasion very memorable

and beautiful. Up to 300 can be accommodated for a tented event, and River Hall seats 60. Our Courtyard Gazebo is perfect for the exchange of vows. Romantic Paulette’s Restaurant accommodates 65, and our new year-round rooftop Terrace, with its panoramic view, seats 50 for lunchtime events.

Trisha

Call | 901-260-3333 50 Harbor Town Square | riverinnmemphis.com

Gayle Sams, A Garden Secret Unlimited facebook.com/pages/A-Garden-Secret-Unlimited

Q: Tell us about your company. A Garden Secret Unlimited has been in existence since 2004. After years of being a full service florist, I decided to downsize and work from my home studio specializing in wedding and event flower design. I still retain a business license, carry insurance and pay taxes. Now I have more time to concentrate on the next event or wedding. I’m working with passion and loving every day.

Q: Detail what your services bring to a wedding celebration. Being a romantic, it has been very easy to listen to brides and feel their excitement. I pour my efforts into designing flowers that reflect their style, accent their wedding gown, or enhance the beauty of a church or venue. It is also my priority to guide a bride through colors, flowers, designs, and work within her budget. This is more than a business for me; it’s an opportunity to aid brides in creating one of the most important days of her life.

Q: What advice or tips do you have for brides as they plan their big day? -Plan and book early to secure your choice of vendors and venue. -Use time lines for all phases of planning. -Most importantly, during the week of the wedding, DELEGATE EVERYTHING -Relax and enjoy family, friends, and your labor of love.

You bring your friends and cocktails we provide the paints and canvases! Leave with a masterpiece. Perfect for Bridesmaid Parties, Bachelorette Parties or just a great Girls Night and Date Night! Use code PINOTBRIDE when you book a party and the bride paints for free!!

Paint. Drink. Have Fun. 5040 Sanderlin Suite 111

901.761.0012


A Palace Fit

for a Pink Bride

Location: Pink Palace Bridal Salon: Unique Boutique & Bridal Photographer: Scrivener Camera Works Set Design:Salt Style & Events Flowers: Lynn Doyle Flowers Hair Styling: Sache Makeup Artistry: Studio LaRue Salon Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Models: MACS/AMAX Nashville Stationary: Courtney Joy Paper


Hannah-Wade Powell +

Jordan East August 9, 2013

Photography by Christen Jones Photography

Congrats to our

Cover Contest

Runner-up

Behind theScenes Photographer Christen Jones Photography Bridal Shop Maggie Louise


Lauren Phillips + Stephen Black November 9, 2013

Catering by Heart and Soul Catering

Behind theScenes Catering Heart and Soul Catering Photographer Creation Studios Reception Location Memphis Zoo- Teton Trek


Catering

- Quality Flowers and Dependable Service since 1937 -

S p o t l i g ht

Jimmy Gentry, chef/owner Paradox Catering & Consulting LLC Kelly Ginn Photography

www.paradoxcuisine.com

Q: Detail what your services bring to a wedding celebration. Paradox believes that every bride is unique and has their own way of reflecting their style and imagination. The client is able to develop a menu that is specified to their tastes, whether they are wanting Southern to Asian or maybe even a variety of foods. This is what sets us apart from the competition, no set menus, no set pricing; it’s your day so make it what you want. We can also assist with other details of the wedding. Sometimes it may get overwhelming for a bride and their families, so we try to help them “relieve the pressure” of finding that venue or flower company. We want to make it as smooth as possible for them and want them to enjoy the process of planning rather than running from it.

Q: Do you have a favorite current trend in weddings or a prediction for up-and-coming trends? The rustic chic look is still IN!!! From the table cloths, cakes, lighting, etc. I believe it gives a calmer sense for the event and feels homier with warm candle lights that glow, earth tones, antiqued, and distressed items can be used year around. In my opinion, a very cost friendly idea that can look and feel elegant.

Flowers and Event Coordination

LynnDoyleFlowers.com 901-323-4521

Voted one of the “10 Best Restaurants” in Memphis! ~Memphis Magazine Reader Poll, 2013~

Q: What advice or tips do you have for brides as they plan their big day? As they say it’s NEVER too early to start planning! We encourage brides and their families to make the decisions on the big things as far as catering, dress, cakes, venues, flowers, etc. Once those have been put into place it seems you can BREATHE a little easier and small changes can be made later on. Also as far as the menu, never be afraid to step out of the box with your selections and give your guests that WOW factor and maybe even challenge their palates.

Featuring LIVE MUSIC in our Award Winning Bar Every Wednesday and Friday, starting at 8:30pm HOURS LUNCH MON-FRI 11-2 DINNER MON-SAT @5 HAPPY HOUR MON-SAT 3-7 PRIVATE DINING CALL US TO BOOK YOUR REHEARSAL DINNER OR CATER YOUR EVENT

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Five Fun

Bridal Shower Themes These unique shower ideas offer tons of fun, laughter, and gifts for the bride!

1. Alphabet Bridal Shower

4. Pajama Spa Shower

Assign each guest a letter in the bride-to-be’s full (married!) name. Then, have the guests purchase items from her registry, wrap the gift, and decorate it with the letter they were assigned. As gifts arrive, spell out the bride’s name! Let her new monogram be your decorating inspiration. If guests are really creative, they can try to find a gift on her registry that corresponds with their letter. Guest favors could be hanging initial ornaments with the first initial of each guest’s name.

Have guests wear their pajamas, put a bunch of pillows on the floor, and shower the bride-to-be with spa-related items! Then put on a good chick flick and indulge in giving each other manicures, pedicures, and facials well into the evening while you snack on comfort foods. Guest favors could be nail polish in the bride’s wedding colors!

2. Around-the-House Shower

Guests can write their favorite recipes on cards and give to the bride along with gifts of non-perishable foods needed to prepare the recipe in a (reusable!) gift basket. Alternatively, guests can give an appliance used in the dish’s creation. Another favorite way of conducting this shower is to have guests prepare each dish to bring to the shower for everyone to eat! Guest favors could be cute cookie-cutters or mini whisks.

Assign each guest a room in the house to purchase an item for from her registry. Decorations should be in the bride’s favorite color to accent her home. Serve foods she loves! Guest favors could be little key necklaces.

3. Honeymoon Shower Encourage guests to purchase gifts for the bride and groom via their honeymoon registry. Alternatively, give guests the option of purchasing a gift that would celebrate their honeymoon location, like flip-flops, sunglasses, or signature drink mixes. Wrapping paper and decorations could follow the honeymoon destination theme! Guest favors could be a keychain with the destination theme – like a mini Eiffel Tower or sand in a bottle.

5. Stock the Pantry Shower

by Pink Lady Andrea


Memphis GUIDE WEDDING AND RECEPTION

This section was created to help you choose a reception site for your big day. When you are trying to decide what place is best for your event, keep in mind that every facility has different advantages. You can use the following pages to compare and contrast the benefits of different venues. Once you have narrowed the facilities down make sure you visit them. Take time to sample some of their food and take a tour of the facility. Make sure the place you choose fits all your needs. Many of these facilities can also accommodate your rehearsal dinner or other party needs

Ciao bella

Cedar Hall is the Midsouth’s newest premier wedding venue offering the perfect location for your next event. Specializing in indoor & outdoor weddings, rehearsal dinners, and corporate events. Choose from our English gardens, historic Antebellum mansion, Bed & Breakfast suites, and the soon to be constructed English style Barn to make your next event unforgettable!

At Ciao Bella you will find a warm, inviting atmosphere serving the finest of Italian and Greek cuisine. Our Banquet Room and Lounge can comfortably accommodate parties of up to 60 people for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. These rooms can be customized for intimate setting or for confidential business meetings. We have state-of-the-art audio & video equipment to accommodate slide shows, power point presentations, DVD’s, cable TV broadcasts, and any other audio/video needs. It is our goal to provide you with remarkable food, hospitable service, and great value. Please contact Suzy White at 901-205-2500. She can take the worry out of planning your event. 565 Erin Dr. Memphis, Tn 901.205.2500 www.ciaobellamemphis.com

Creation Studios

Cedar Hall

3712 Broadway Rd. 901.377.4099 www.cedarhall.com

Wedding & Reception Locations


Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Located in East Memphis on the edge of Germantown, the Clark Opera Memphis Center offers a refreshing and contemporary setting for your big day. The 5400 square foot hall seats up to 300 with room to dance, and the lobby seats up to 50. From angled red doors to towering windows and pristine hardwood floors, the possibilities for a truly unique event are endless! Our lobby is a perfect fit for a small event or rehearsal dinner and the hall a stunning venue for a reception. Feeling adventurous? Hold your ceremony by our beautiful fountain!

Make your dreams come true where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll called home. Elvis Presley’s Graceland offers unique venues to hold both your wedding and reception. Whether you’ve got a small intimate group or a group of 50 or more, Graceland’s Special Events Department will help you take advantage of one of the top venues in Memphis to create the most memorable event for both you and your guests.

6745 Wolf River Parkway, Memphis, TN 901.257.3100 www.clarkoperamemphiscenter.org

3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis 901.332.3322 GracelandChapelintheWoods.com

ESPLANADE MEMPHIS

Discover a Perfect Setting for Your Celebration Fleming’s PrimeBridal Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Forest Hill Photography

CLARK OPERA MEMPHIS CENTER

Esplanade Memphis Banquet and Conference Complex is a picturesque 4.2 acre celebration facility. As you enter our stately building, experience the glamor of our glass-enclosed Sky Room topped with a stunning old gold and copper rotunda. From there you can proceed to the grand Presidency Ballroom or the Eden Gardens Courtyard, or the Lansdowne Terrace. In the 10,000 sq ft. Presidency ballroom, catch your breath while admiring the soaring ceilings, bathed in natural light coming in from 15 foot high windows, and crowned with unique, contemporary glass chandeliers. Choose from our menu or have us customize one for you. We use only fresh ingredients beautifully presented, selecting both traditional and creative new dishes, givng you the opportunity to choose items best suited for your special event. 901 Cordova Station, Cordova TN 901.753.3333 www.esplanadememphis.com

Let us help you experience the wedding you’ve always imagined. Your wedding will be so beautiful that you’ll want to book Graceland for all your special events.

J C D P V T B I

Prime Steak & 100 Wines Glass Turn your special occasion into memorable timesby at the Fleming’s. If you want Rehearsal to host a Dinners private •event that’s truly unforgettable, there’s no better place Engagement Parties & Bridal Showers to do it than at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Parties It’s the personal touches Cocktail Gatherings • Bachelor/Bachelorette that make an event special, and no one understands this better than our Private Dining Directors. Preset They’ll Menus work with to ensure every detail—from the food and and you Custom Diningthat Arrangements drinks to the ambience and timing—is exactly right. That way, at your event, you’ll be free to concentrate on your guests. Call your Fleming’s Private Dining Director and let us help you create an event that’s truly memorable. 6245 Poplar Ave., Memphis TN 901.761.6200 www.FlemingsSteakHouse.com/Memphis 6245 Poplar Avenue, Memphis 901-761-6200 www.FlemingsSteakhouse.com/Memphis

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Hillwood at Davies Manor

Heartwood Hall offers an unparalleled setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, as well as corporate events. This is your oncein-a-lifetime chance to experience a venue like none other. Celebrate with your family and friends in our outdoor splendor. Explore the variety of possibilities that Heartwood Hall has to offer by choosing the perfect backdrop for your event: Formal Four Seasons Garden, The Barn, Cabin & Lake, Main House and Guest House. Let the staff at Heartwood Hall help create the perfect day that your guests will never forget. Heartwood Hall is where happily ever after begins!

Hillwood at Davies Manor Plantation is the ideal site for your dream wedding. Whatever the season or style, Hillwood can accommodate your plans. Situated on 35 wooded acres we offer a choice of sites for your outdoor ceremony from our vine covered gazebo, a wooded “cathedral” on the front meadow, or the lawn and gardens in front of our circa 1830’s log cabin. Indoors, the massive field stone fireplace with 8 ft mantel provides a perfect backdrop for your ceremony or reception festivities. Hillwood offers a 6000 sq. ft. banquet room including tables and chairs, two separate rooms for use by the bridal party and groomsmen and a spacious, well equipped caterers kitchen. Choose from our list of preferred caterers and vendors to create your very own special and unique event, or let us work with your choice of providers. 3570 Davieshire Drive, Memphis, TN 901.386.0715 www.daviesmanorplantation.org

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Heartwood Hall

2665 Raleigh LaGrange Rd. 901.854.2294 www.heartwoodhall.com

Hilton Memphis

The Hilton Memphis hotel is located in the heart of the East Memphis business district. The Memphis International Airport is a convenient 15-minute drive from the property which can also be reached via the hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle. All 405 guest rooms and suites have been newly renovated with upgraded bedding, flatscreen TVs, wireless internet access and a large work desk. The Hilton Memphis has 30,000 square feet of versatile meeting space which can accommodate corporate meetings, social gatherings and elegant weddings. Our professional event planners are excellent at blending trends and traditions to make every event a success.

939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38120 901.684.6664 www.memphis.hilton.com

Itta Bena

Itta Bena, located on the third floor of BB King’s Blues Club Memphis, is tucked away and worlds apart from Beale Street. If you’re looking for a swanky space for rehearsal dinners, a secret getaway where the lights are low, the vibe is low-key and the music is just as sweet on your ears as the food is on your tongue, come to Itta Bena.

145 Second Ave. (Above BB Kings on the corner of Beale Street and 2nd Avenue). 901.578.3031 www.ittabenamemphis.com

Wedding & Reception Locations


Madison Hotel

Jeffrey Jacobs Architectural Photography, Inc

Jim’s Place Restaurant & Bar

Jim’s Place is a family-owned and operated restaurant, serving Memphis since 1921. Famous for its steaks, Jim’s impressive menu also offers the freshest seafood, Greek specialties reflecting the owners’ heritage and a superb wine list to awaken your inner sommelier. Our beautiful new location boasts a warm and social atmosphere – deep mahogany wood, the soft glow of chandeliers throughout and our chic bar complete your memorable dining experience. Our sophisticated main dining room provides the perfect setting for the rehearsal dinner of your dreams, accommodating up to 110 family and friends. And if looking to hold a more intimate event, our back room is ideal for 30 to 40 guests. Jim’s legacy has been built on providing the finest in food and service for nearly 10 decades and that tradition continues today. 518 Perkins Extd. Memphis, TN 38117 901.766.2030 www.jimsplacememphis.com

Madison Hotel, downtown Memphis’ premier urban luxury boutique hotel, features stylish décor, with a unique downtown vibe. The Madison offers valet and nightly turn-down, 24-hour in-room dining, complimentary Wi-Fi, an indoor heated lap pool, state-of-the-art electronics, and a rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the Mississippi River, open nightly.

Metro 67

Ridgeway Country Club

A combination of majesty and comfort come together to form the inevitable style that Metro 67 displays. Whether it is the polished look of the Club Room, the immaculate river view on the Rooftop, or the swanky vibe of the Vault, you can connect with your guests in these rare and trendy venues. Ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners...we have the spaces available that are ready to serve all of your specific needs. Come celebrate your special occasion in style!

Your wedding day is one of the most special events of your life, and at Ridgeway Country Club, we are here to help you make it all you have dreamed of! Our Ballroom, Formal Dining Room and Formal Lounge are the perfect place to host your events for up to 300 guests. Your friends and family enter our beautiful lobby and are greeted by our professional Banquet Staff as they proceed into the event space. We understand that each event is different and strive to help each Bride add those individual touches that make her Wedding Reception memorable.

67 Madison Ave. Memphis 901.578.2630 www.metro67.com

9800 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38139 901.853.2247 www.ridgewaycountryclub.com

Wedding & Reception Locations

79 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 901.333.1200 www.madisonhotelmemphis.com


RIVER INN OF HARBOR TOWN

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Overlooking the Mississippi River, the River Inn consistently ranks at the top of TripAdvisor. Upon arrival, you are treated to a glass of wine or champagne and at night, turn-down chocolates and Port wine. Our intimate and charming 28-room Inn offers perfection for any wedding event. Paulette’s Restaurant, a Memphis favorite for over 40 years, can accommodate up to 65 persons for a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, or a bridesmaid luncheon. Attention to detail is the hallmark of our chef and every member of the very professional staff. The year-round rooftop Terrace, River Hall, and Courtyard (which can be tented) afford spectacular views of the Mississippi. All are excellent venues for receptions. For the exchange of vows, our Gazebo is perfect.

In search of the ideal setting for your wedding event? Treat your guests to an unforgettable experience byhosting 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. Create a personalized menu of traditional steak house fare and modern twists on the classics. Then add in handcrafted cocktails, homemade sides and fabulous desserts for a delicious finishing touch. With private dining rooms that can accommodate parties up to 55 guests, our location make the perfect backdrop to any wedding event.

50 Harbor Town Square 901.260.3333 www.RiverInnMemphis.com

6120 Poplar Avenue, Regalia Shopping Center, Memphis, TN 38119 901.761.0055 www.ruthschris.com

Sheraton Memphis Downtown

SPRING CREEK RANCH

The Sheraton Memphis Downtown is nestled at the North end of bustling Main Street. Moments away from Legendary Beale Street, the hotel overlooks historic landmarks and is situated directly on the cities trolley line. The Sheraton has 600 well-appointed, stylish guestrooms and suites that make the hotel the largest in the city. Our breathtaking event space spans a total of 12,000 square feet that is ideal for both intimate gatherings and extravagant soirees. Allow our outstanding catering and culinary teams to provide you with a memorable menu design that will enhance your special day for the memory of a lifetime.

A wedding at Spring Creek Ranch provides a experience unlike any other. Our unique atmosphere, architecture and surroundings provide for an unexpected, fresh approach to weddings where the focus is 100% on the bride, groom, and their guests.

250 N. Main Street 901.527.7300 www.sheratonmemphisdowntown.com

149 Chinquapin Dr, Collierville, TN 38017 901.853.5651 weddings.springcreekranch.org

For an unforgettable wedding event, please call Toni Williams at 901.853.5651, or email toniw@springcreekranch.org.

Wedding & Reception Locations


The Cadre Building

After 40 years of business Stonebridge Golf Club is the right venue for whatever your event needs from weddings & rehearsal dinners to graduation & corporate events. We can help you plan the perfect day without all the stress. Book with us and you get access to the club house plus all the amenities that come with it. This includes a spacious bridal suite, groom golf outings, rehearsal time, day of coordinator and more. Our in house catering by Charm City will ensure that your food is fresh and guest are satisfied. Don’t let anyone tell you to sweep the floor on your wedding day.... let us handle all of that for you!!

Built in 1928, CADRE is a 36,000 square foot historic landmark located in the heart of Memphis, just one block north of the Peabody Hotel. The facility features an elegant 13,000 square foot Grand Ballroom with an overlooking 2,500 square foot mezzanine accented with brilliant crystal chandeliers, intricately crafted columns detailed with hand-painted gold-leaf molding and champagne-hued drapery.

3049 Davies Plantation Rd Lakeland TN 38002 901.382.1886 www.StonebridgeGolf.com

149 Monroe Avenue, Memphis TN 38103 901.544.9103 www.cadrebuilding.com

The Great Hall & Conference Center

THE MEMPHIS ZOO

When far more than you hoped for is available for FAR less than you imagined there is a word for it. GREAT.

Take a step out of the ordinary and into the extravagant with a wedding at the Memphis Zoo. Whether you’re planning an intimate afternoon ceremony or a large evening of elegance, choose the perfect backdrop from any one of the Zoo’s extraordinary venues. Say your “I Do’s” under the stars in the Courtyard or invite an audience of sea lions and polar bears for a reception in Northwest Passage. Escape to the great outdoors in the all-new Teton Trek exhibit, inspired by Yellowstone or enjoy the ornate beauty of the CHINA exhibit with giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le. A wedding at the Zoo gives you the opportunity to create a unique atmosphere that cannot be outdone.

1900 S. Germantown Road Germantown, TN 901.757.7373 www.thegreathallevents.com

2000 Prentiss Place 901.333.6571 www.memphiszoo.org

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Wedding & Reception Locations


TUNICA RIVERPARK

Whether you want an intimate setting for 50 or unrivaled elegance for 500, the Memphis Pink Palace Museum meet your needs. Centrally located, the Pink Palace offers convenience and amenities you will not find elsewhere. Your guests will be awestruck the moment they walk on to our beautifully landscaped grounds, and into our Grand Lobby with marble floors, staircase, and antique fixtures. Our full time, professional event staff is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of event planning and is always available to help you plan an event worthy of royalty. Come hold your court at the Pink Palace. After all, every princess deserves a Palace.

Just south of Memphis on banks of the Mississippi River, Tunica RiverPark combines modern architecture with natural beauty to create an exceptional locale. Offering a wide array of possibilities for your wedding, large or small, we are committed to assisting you so that you can treasure every bit of your wedding and reception. Features include 600-person capacity, 1,300-square-foot meeting room, 2,100-square-foot lobby, 48-foot RiverPark Overlook, promenade walk with 1.9 miles of boardwalk trails, terrace garden, Tunica Queen riverboat, and nature trails.

3050 Central Avenue 901.636.2394 www.memphismuseums.org

One River Park Drive 1.866.517.4837 www.RiverParkWeddings.com

Tower Center Memphis

Westin Memphis Beale Street

The Tower Center sits 33 floors above the beautiful scenery of East Memphis, providing guests with an awe inspiring view that reaches miles in all directions. This one of a kind venue provides its guests with a variety of choices in banquet and private dining space, menus, and staffing. Our professional staff will take care of you in the manner that you deserve. We constantly challenge ourselves to provide our customers with a remarkable and memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you soon so we may share our passion for excellence and outstanding customer service. Our recently updated bar and lounge provide guests with a place to relax combined with an exclusive perspective on the city below. In addition, we offer small private rooms available for catered events, and a stunning ballroom for larger parties and special events. 5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 3300 Memphis, TN 901.767.8776 www.towercentermemphis.com

An unforgettable walk down the aisle. A lifetime together. Experience the perfect blend of sophistication and renewal to create a celebration that is uniquely you and one that will long be remembered. Begin your journey at The Westin Memphis. Our hotel is located just behind the world-famous Beale Street, the perfect backdrop for your big day. Specializing in memorable events from your dream wedding to a bridesmaids’ luncheon and everything in between. From extravagant receptions to an intimate affair, we offer enchanting settings for weddings of all sizes. Special touches and contemporary design will transform the ballroom into a beautiful, romantic setting.

Creation Studios

Erin Browne Photography

The Pink Palace

170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave Memphis, TN 901.334.5900 www.westin.com/bealestreet

Wedding & Reception Locations


Memphis

room capacity

price range per person

outside catering permitted

outside reception area

overnight guest rooms

facility rental fee

ceremony site available

valet parking

Cedar Hall 901.377.4099

50 to 300

Varies

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 to 100

$15 to $50

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

up to 300

Varies

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

150 Dinner 200 Cocktail

$30 and up

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

50 to 550

Varies

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

10 to 75

$40 - $90

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

50 to 300

Varies

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

350

Varies

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 to 1600

Varies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Varies

Varies

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

40 to 110

$25 to $45

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Madison Hotel 901.333.1200

150

$40 - $80

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Metro 67 901.578.2630

up to 300

Varies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Venue Chart

Ciao Bella 901.205.2500

Clark Opera Memphis Center 901.257.3100

Elvis Presley’s Graceland 901.332.3322

Esplanade Memphis 901.753.3333

Flemings 901.761.6200

Heartwood Hall 901.854.2294

Hillwood at Davies Manor 901.386.0715

Hilton Memphis 901.684.6664

Itta Bena 901.578.3031

Jims Place Restaurant & Bar 901.766.2030


room capacity

price range per person

outside catering permitted

outside reception area

overnight guest rooms

facility rental fee

ceremony site available

Ridgeway Country Club 901.853.2247

up to 300

$30 to $40

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

River Inn of Harbor Town 901.260.3333

65

$60 - $120

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 901.761.0055

Varies

$20 and up

No

No

No

No

No

No

50 to 300

Varies

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

200

Varies

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stonebridge Golf Club 901.382.1886

Varies

Varies

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

The Cadre Building 901.544.9103

Varies

Varies

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

The Great Hall & Conference Center 901.757.7373

30 to 480

Varies

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

The Memphis Zoo 901.333.6571

1500

Varies

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

The Pink Palace 901.320.6394

50 to 500

N/A

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Tunica RiverPark 866.517.4837

up to 600

N/A

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Tower Center Memphis 901.767.8776

6 to 600

Varies

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

up to 300

$45 and up

No

No

Yes

Varies

Yes

Yes

Memphis Venue Chart

Sheraton Memphis Downtown 901.527.7300

Spring Creek Ranch 901.853.5651

Westin Memphis Beale Street 901.334.5900

valet parking


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1. Take inspiration from other bridal sessions you have seen, but never attempt to copy them. The whole idea is to express who you are at an important time in your life. Do something that is uniquely you!

2. It is fun to be trendy, but it is safest to shoot for timeless. Consider subtle additions, like vibrant shoes in a color you have always loved or a location you used to play in as a child.

3. Hold your breath – you do not have to wear your dress! If jeans and a t-shirt define you much more than your wedding dress, incorporate them in the bridal session.

4. Incorporate only things you love. If you do not ride a motorcycle, fix cars, or go sailing, why would you have your photos taken on a bike, under a greasy car, or on a boat? Again, each bride is unique. Let your portrait capture that! Never do something merely to make a point or because others may like it. Satisfy yourself above all!

Christen Jones, Christen Jones Photography www.christenjones.com

Q: Tell us about your company. I started Christen Jones Photography in December of 2006. After several years of shooting under my friend & colleague, Jamie Fender of Little Rock, I was certain it was the right time for me to take my shooting to the next level. It has been such a wonderful 7 years of watching my business grow from shooting just 5 weddings my first year in business to shooting 37 beautiful weddings in 2008! I pride myself on not only capturing once in a lifetime moments for my couples but truly being a part of their special day as well. I help plan, coordinate, organize, and de-stress with my brides and I love every minute of it! I am so thankful for each and every couple that has blessed me with the opportunity to play such a wonderful part in their wedding day!

Q: Do you have a favorite current trend in weddings or a prediction for up-and-coming trends? There’s absolutely nothing new about my favorite wedding trend ... the First Look. People have been doing it for years now and more and more it’s becoming the norm for a Bride & Groom to see each other before their ceremony and I couldn’t be happier about that! The First Look is my favorite part of the wedding day. It’s this moment that reminds me why I do what I do. I’m a hopeless romantic and truly believe EVERY girl deserves to find the man that will spend the rest of his life looking at her as she is the only woman in the world!

Q: What advice or tips do you have for brides as they plan their big day? My number one piece of advice is simple ... meet your vendors. Especially your photographer. I can tell in the first 15 minutes of meeting a couple whether or not we have the same vision for their wedding. Your photographer plays such a huge part of your lasting moments that it’s key to make sure you’re on the same page. Not just about your shot list but about who you really are as a couple. You should feel comfortable with your photographer. Totally comfortable.


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Q: Describe one of the most unique details or touching moments you were ever a part of at a wedding. In June 2013, we experienced the first time mother and daughter got married on the same day. It was the daughter’s first wedding and she wanted to share her special day with her parents who had been married for 37 years, but never had a “real “ wedding. Our entire staff was deeply touched to be part of the event.

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Crystal Fifer & Deondre McCaster 07.13.13

Allison & Ross Williams 11.09.13

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Courtney Thornton + Webster Taylor July 20, 2013

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Q: Tell us about your company. American Tuxedo has been in business since 1990. We have 2 locations: one at 4722 Poplar Ave in East Memphis and the second at 4730 Riverdale Road in Southeast Memphis. Our stores are open 7 days a week with an owner on the premises at each location. Tuxedos and accessories are available for both rental or sale with inventory warehoused right here in Memphis. Special orders are available. We’re affiliated with stores all over the country to fit any out-of-town groomsmen. Our staff has over 50 years of combined experience in the tuxedo industry.

Q: Detail what your services bring to a wedding celebration. Most wedding couples are looking for a great product, excellent service, and a fair price. With over 200 styles of tuxedos and accessories available, our style selection is second to none. Having inventory warehoused in Memphis allows us to do several things the larger “chain stores” can’t do. First of all, the groom can actually “try on” in advance, the tuxedo and accessories he’ll wear on his wedding day. And when the groomsmen pick up and try on their tuxedos before the wedding, our experienced staff can do on-thespot alterations or even change out sizes if necessary. Our goal is to make sure every man in the wedding party looks perfect. American Tuxedo will be happy to match any local competitor’s pricing on the same or similar merchandise.

Q: What advice or tips do you have for brides as they plan their big day? Please come in with you fiance’ 3 to 6 months prior to your wedding after you’ve chosen the wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses. If you’re wanting to coordinate the men’s accessories with the bridesmaids’ dresses, try to bring a swatch of the fabric or one of the dresses with you. Before you come in, discuss with the groom what he’d like to wear, as well as any distinctions you’d like to make between the groom and the rest of the men in the wedding party. Set aside at least 45 minutes to an hour, to have the groom try on several combinations and to allow us to answer any and all questions you may have. And finally, relax and leave the tuxedos to us. We’ve done thousands of weddings over the last 20+ years.

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Monica Pledge + Jeffrey Leigh October 19, 2013

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Hair Sparkle ON YOUR WEDDING DAY!

1 HIRE A PROFESSIONAL.

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

2 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.

3 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).

4 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!

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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 of the ceremony and switch to a beautiful hair piece or hair jewelry for the reception.

9 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.

10 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! Adapted from somethingturquoise.com


Entertainment

S p o t l i g ht

Jay Ford, Funn Entertainment www.djfunn.com

Q: Tell us about your company. At Funn Entertainment, we understand that a wedding can be fun yet still remain elegant at the same time, and we know how to make that happen. Our goal is to provide quality entertainment, the best music selection and can help coordinate your special day. We make brides feel comfortable by paying close attention to detail, from the first phone call to the last dance!

Q: Detail what your services bring to a wedding celebration. Our desire is to be the glue to your celebration, to hold all your hard planning together and help create amazing memories from the arrival of the first guest to your departure. From pre-ceremony music to fun party songs at the reception, we know how important the right music at the right time can be. When planning your wedding we work with you to pick the music you like, the music that fits you, and to have those songs played at the right moments.

Q: What advice or tips do you have for brides as they plan their big day? I think it’s very important for brides to work with a company they feel comfortable with and to obtain knowledgeable DJs. Initial meetings with your DJ can give you a feeling of comfort or let you know it’s time to look further. If you feel it’s not the company or personality you want for your celebration, don’t book with them. Understand that your entertainment will be a vital part and is responsible for starting the celebration and ending it your way. Be certain your DJ has a sense of attention to detail, works well with planners/coordinators and more importantly - they are versatile enough to fit your style and not asking you to fit theirs!


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invitation Wording

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“honour” with a “u” is traditionally used for church weddings only

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send wedding announCeMents: Day after wedding

the big day order inVites: 3-8 months before wedding

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don’t go Postal

your enveLoPes

avoid MaiLing surPrises

355 Woodberry Street Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson 2000 Happy Hallow Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

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If you want to hire a calligrapher to address your envelopes, be sure to reserve in advance, so she can schedule your wedding.

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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:

¡

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

¡

Extra tote bag for bringing home new items

¡

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:

¡

Makeup bag

¡

¡

Perfume

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

¡

Insect repellent and anti-itch cream

¡

¡

Band aids

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

¡

Aspirin

¡

¡

Vitamins

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

¡

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

¡

Feminine hygiene products

NEED TO DO BEFORE LEAVING: ¡

Get passport and travel documents

¡

Stop mail collection

¡

Stop newspaper and other deliveries

¡

Leave contact information with neighbors

¡

Coordinate pet care

¡

Water plants

¡

Set light timers

¡

Clean out refrigerator

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Empty garbage containers

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Lock all doors and windows

¡

Set security alarm


Bridal Party Duties Groom

Best Man

¡

Help select a date and reception hall.

¡

Help with tux shopping.

¡

Choose your best man, groomsmen and ushers.

¡

Organize bachelor party.

¡

Meet with officiant, master of ceremony.

¡

Attend rehearsal.

¡

Help build a guest list as soon as possible.

¡

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

¡

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

¡

Shop for wedding rings.

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

¡

Check requirements for marriage license.

¡

Get the transportation to the ceremony and reception handled.

¡

Select tuxes for groomsmen.

¡

Organize honeymoon and make all travel arrangements.

¡

Help create wedding website.

¡

Help with details and finalizing as requested by the bride.

¡

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

¡

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.

¡

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.

¡

Keep groom on schedule.

¡

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

¡

Drive groom to ceremony.

¡

Welcome guests and recognize the parents.

¡

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.

¡

Assist best man with any parties or plans.

¡

Assist best man with any errands.

¡

Participate in all pre-wedding parties.

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

¡

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

¡

Participate in photographs.

¡

Go over the final details with fiancée.

¡

Be a part of the processional.

¡

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

¡

Sit at the head table.

¡

Make sure best man & ushers get their wedding attire.

¡

Dance with bridesmaids or other guests.

¡

Encourage single men to participate in garter toss.

¡

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.

¡

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.

¡

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.

¡

¡

Direct guests to the reception site.

¡

Be prepared to participate in pictures.

Help with sending ‘thank you’ notes.


Maid/Matron of Honor ¡

Help select bridal gown and help address invitations.

¡

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.

¡

Keep bride on wedding day itinerary.

¡

Dance with best man during the bridal party dance.

¡

Help bride change into her going away clothes.

¡

Mail wedding announcements after the wedding.

¡

Plan speech/toast.

Mother of Bride ¡

Main confidant and be there to support your daughter.

¡

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.

¡

Plan the number of guests and your guest list.

¡

Reserve hotel accommodations for the out-of-town guests

¡

Spread the word about the bridal registries.

¡

Attend the wedding shower and rehearsal dinner.

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

Participate in receiving line.

¡

Assist the bride in greeting all her guests.

¡

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.

¡

Assist maid/matron of honor in planning bridal shower.

¡

Assist bride with errands and addressing invitations.

¡

Participate in all pre-wedding parties.

¡

Arrive at dressing site according to time chosen by bride.

¡

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.

¡

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

¡

Stapler

¡

Make-up Remover

¡

Lint Remover

¡

Make-up Brushes

¡

Static Guard

¡

Perfume

¡

Iron

¡

Toothbrush/toothpaste

¡

Band-Aid’s

¡

Dental Floss

¡

Antibiotic Ointment

¡

Lip Balm

¡

Tums

¡

Breath Mints/Gum

¡

Smelling Salts

¡

Toothpicks

¡

Aspirin/Tylenol

¡

Mirror

¡

Benadryl

¡

Tissues

¡

Something to eat (cheese/crackers/granola bar)

¡

Tweezers

¡

Bottled Water

¡

Cotton Balls/Q-tips

¡

¡

Contact Lenses & Solution

Pack of matches, disposable lighter

¡

Eye Drops

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Pen and Pad of Paper

¡

Hand Lotion

¡

Bridal Gown

¡

Nail Polish - to match yours

¡

Weddings Shoes and comfy shoes

¡

Nail Polish - clear to stop hosiery runs

¡

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

¡

Change of clothing for after reception

¡

Nail Polish Remover

¡

Groom’s Ring

¡

Nail Glue

¡

Extra socks for the

¡

Small scissors

¡

Groom/Groomsmen

¡

Nail File

¡

Cash/Credit Cards

¡

Hair Spray & Gel

¡

Driver’s License

¡

Brush

¡

Cell Phone (and charger)

¡

Comb

¡

Raincoat

¡

Hairdryer

¡

Umbrella

¡

Straightener

¡

Wedding Vendors - Phone

¡

Curling Iron

¡

Numbers

¡

Hair Pins

¡

Bridal Party - Phone Numbers

¡

Clear Deodorant

¡

Instant Shoe Shine Buff for the Bride

¡

Tampons/Panty Liners

¡

Tuxedo or suit

¡

Razor

¡

Cufflinks

¡

Shaving Cream

¡

Handkerchief

¡

Stockings/Pantyhose

¡

Shoes and socks

¡

Bath Robe

¡

Comb or/and brush

¡

Chalk (to cover small stains!)

¡

Hair gel/other products

¡

Stain Remover Spray

¡

Breath mints

¡

Shout Wipes(for stains)

¡

Toothpaste/brush

¡

Sunscreen

¡

Razor, shaving cream

¡

Insect Repellent

¡

Deodorant

¡

Glue

¡

Aftershave

¡

Sewing Needle

¡

Money, credit card

¡

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

¡

Drivers license

¡

Safety Pins

¡

Any medications

¡

Masking Tape

¡

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


Wedding Planning timeline 12 months before the wedding ¡

Choose wedding date

¡

Confirm date is available with ceremony site

¡

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

¡

Finalize honeymoon plans & arrange time off from work.

¡

Set budget and number of guests

¡

Make final decision & buy wedding rings.

¡

Discuss who will pay for what

¡

Shop for wedding guests favors.

¡

Choose type of wedding

¡

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

¡

Confirm officiant

¡

Discuss music selections for both ceremony & reception

¡

Buy wedding rings

¡

Instruct mothers to select their formalwear gowns.

¡

Consider wedding planner

¡

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

¡

Start checking reception sites

¡

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

¡

Start guest list

¡

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

1-3 months prior to the wedding

¡

Choose your wedding gown and get it ordered

¡

What about your bridal party? What will they wear?

¡

If you will have a band start looking now

¡

Ceremony music

9-12 months before the wedding

¡

Mail invitations to guests.

¡

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

¡

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

¡

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

¡

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

¡

Inquire about marriage license requirements with county courthouse.

¡

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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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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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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Choose wedding cake company

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

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Continue working on guest list.

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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 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: ______________________________________________


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)


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