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5 Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding in the Smoky Mountains

Once you’ve picked a date for your wedding it’s time to select a location! For a destination that will wow your guests and make your special day truly unforgettable, you can’t go wrong with a wedding in the Smoky Mountains! The wedding planning phase is full of important decisions like this, and you can make preparing for your big day a breeze when you follow these 5 simple tips.

1. Set a Timeline

person planningWith so many things on your to-do list, it can be easy to get overwhelmed if you don’t know when to have them finished. Creating a timeline will keep you on track and help you to avoid procrastinating on big things like sending out invitations and reserving your venue. This will allow you to space out your responsibilities and complete a few of them at a time, which will make all your tasks more manageable.

2. Stick to Your Budget

To avoid stress and possible arguments, it’s important to sit down with your future spouse and discuss how much you even have to spend. Be sure to do research and check with vendors to get estimates so that you can plan a realistic budget. Don’t forget that if you want to spend more on something else, you can still move money around within your budget. You might just decide to spend less on flowers or something else in exchange for another night on your honeymoon in one of our romantic 1 bedroom cabins.

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Say No

You and your fiance have a vision for your wedding in the Smoky Mountains, and you should stick to that when making decisions. Whether it’s a guest asking for a plus one, a bridesmaid wanting a different dress, or a vendor insisting on a certain product, just remember, you can say no! It’s your special day and you are allowed to turn things down if you don’t want or need them.

4. Delegate Tasks

Executing such an important event is not a one person job, so think of your fiance and wedding party as your team. They are there for both emotional and tactical support, so don’t hesitate to ask them for help when you need it! If you’re too busy to pick up flowers, need a second opinion on a tablecloth, or whatever the case may be, you can count on these special people to be there.

5. Take a Break

young couple at cabinPlanning will take up a lot of your time, but you shouldn’t let it consume your life! It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking and talking about it non-stop. So be sure to take a break from it all every now and then to simply enjoy engaged life with your special someone. Whether this means taking a romantic weekend trip or just planning a night out where you talk about anything else.

To eliminate stress and make sure that your special day goes as planned, consider having your wedding with Black Bear Inn & Suites!