Tuesday’s Tips

Smoky Mountain Wedding Planning

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You have your bride magazines a folder crammed full of ideas as well as helpful advice from everyone you know. Make sure you have a wedding planning checklist to help you keep an overview of everything you need on one simple sheet.

Here is a simplified outline that can help you be even more organized: Wedding Planning Checklist

Here is an old post that can help you with the planning itself:  http://smokeymountainsounds.com/2014/05/07/weddings-dont-happen-overnight/

Delegate responsibilities early on! Remind whomever you ask that they can say no. You don’t want someone to say they will do something and then complain about it later on. Everyone can help you write out invitations, wrap favors and gifts, etc. Some of them can help you by making phone calls for appointments with caterers, venues, DJs, florists, bakers, wedding planners, etc.

Make sure you prepare your guests early on in the process, especially if you are doing a destination wedding in an area like ours. You can have your “helpers” call around to see about group rates at different hotels, find out the minimum amount of rooms that can be booked to keep the discounted rate, etc. Make sure you get quotes from at least 3 hotels, don’t just accept the answer from the first one, especially if you are looking for a Gatlinburg wedding.

You will also need to have a day of your wedding planning checklist. Here is one that can help: Wedding Day Checklist

During the organization time; make sure you keep dating your fiance’. Keep your romance alive with your fiance’! Make sure you spend time with each other in the midst of all of the planning for the wedding. You don’t want to neglect each other.

The wedding itself is your day. You will have fun and cherish it forever. If you need any assistance, Smokey Mountain Sounds would love to help.

Written by Ellen Crivellone of Smokey Mountain Sounds and Administrative Assistant for the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association, photos by Bob Clarke of Imagine This Photography

 

Next SMWA Meeting

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July 19, 2016 at Bear Pen Gap from 5:30pm to 7:30pm $15 per person with an RSVP, $20 per person at the door without an RSVP. RSVP to Ellen@smwba.com or EventBrite.

The SMWA Heads to the Nashville Pink Bride Show

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 If you live within a few hours drive of Nashville, the SMWA will be there for the Pink Bride show to answer any of your questions about getting married in the Smoky Mountains on August 28th from 11am to 4pm. For more Pink Bride Information, Click Here, or contace Ellen@smwba.com.

About the SMWA

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The Smoky Mountain Wedding Association is a collaboration of various businesses that specifically offer a venue, product, or service that will make planning your Smoky Mountain Wedding quick and easy. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the wedding industry in Sevier County, TN, and the Great Smoky Mountain area.
visit http://www.smokymountainweddingassociation.com/ If you would like to be a part of Tuesday's Tips, please contact Ellen@smwba.com.