It's that time again! We are so excited to be welcoming two more of our past brides to our blog to share their wedding planning experiences with all of our lovely readers! From budget concerns to their biggest stressors, we hope this bridal advice can help get you going in the right direction. And don't forget to give us a call if you want to see how the A Southern[...]
Here's a subject we get asked about all the time. What's the proper etiquette for tipping at my wedding? Tipping can be hard for everyone, especially when it comes to tipping at a wedding. You have already spent a great deal of money for the event - bringing yourself to dish out large gratuities can be difficult. Unless stated in a contract, it is not required to ti[...]
Here's an issue that we'd like to tackle this week: Is it acceptable to offer a cash bar at a wedding? Weddings are expensive. One of the biggest expenses for a wedding comes in the form of the bar. In an effort to reduce wedding expenses, some couples will plan on offering a cash bar at their wedding reception. This is a hot topic and a question that we as wedding[...]
Trina from Durham asks, Is it still customary for the bride's family to pay for the wedding/reception? And for the groom's family to pay for the rehearsal dinner? Great question! Weddings are expensive, but you do have options! Many people still believe that the bride’s family accepts the financial responsibility of a wedding, but that isn’t necessarily the case any[...]
Ah yes, the budget! When we meet with clients here at A Southern Soiree, this is one of the first topics we cover and one of the most important steps to take after you get engaged! Year Average Wedding Budget 1990 $ 15,208 1995 $ 17,000 1997 $ 19,104.00 1999 $ 18,874.00 2000 $ 21,100.00 2002 $ 22,360.00 2005 $ 27,852.00 2007 $ 28,800.00 2008 $[...]
We were recently interviewed with one of our fabulous couples about planning a wedding on a budget by Renee Chou with WRAL. Check it out here!
Hey Everyone! I stumbled on these fun facts from the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and I thought I would share with all of you. Amazing how things have changed! Some more fun facts: The most popular honeymoon destination in 1958 was Niagara Falls. In 2008, it was Hawaii! In 1958 couples made their getaway in a Chevy Impala costing $2,700. In 2008[...]