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From Brides, For Brides Part IV

From Brides, For Brides Part IV
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[...]

Caroline and Dana’s Duke Chapel and Bay 7 Wedding Celebration!

Caroline and Dana's Duke Chapel and Bay 7 Wedding Celebration!
Meet Caroline and Dana!  This beautiful bride and handsome groom exchanged vows at Duke University Chapel which was the perfect setting for Caroline’s stunning wedding gown. Caroline was definitely channeling her inner Grace Kelly, and we couldn’t love her dress more! Our bride and groom (as you can tell) had an absolute blast working with the fabulous team from Carol[...]

Registry Advice from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry!

Registry Advice from Bailey's Fine Jewelry!
Bailey’s is back! This month we’re helping you create the perfect bridal registry with a few helpful hints from our new Giftware Manager, Connie Merriman! Let’s start with the basics. There are two types of china for which every bride needs to register. The first is an everyday china. Many brides select a classic white with a subtle pattern or monogram. This china [...]

Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase and The Wedding Affair at North Hills – Come See Us!

Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase and The Wedding Affair at North Hills - Come See Us!
When brides-to-be hear the words ‘wedding show’ their initial thought might be “this is going to be overwhelming!” There are a lot of vendors that participate in a wedding show; keep in mind that we are all there to help lessen the stress you and your family feel on the big day! This year we are participating in two weddings shows. On Sunday, January 27th, 2013 we [...]

Wedding Etiquette Wednesday: Bridal Party Responsibilities

Wedding Etiquette Wednesday: Bridal Party Responsibilities
Have you been asked to be either a bridesmaid or groomsman in an upcoming wedding? Being asked to be  part of a bridal party is a huge honor!  You have been chosen as either a bridesmaid or groomsman to stand at the alter to witness your close family member or friend say, "I do!"  I’m sure that with the honor of being asked to be a part of the couple’s special day, yo[...]

Fall Trends 2012

Fall Trends 2012
Are you planning a wedding in the near future? We love updating you with the latest trends we are seeing so that you can take some of our ideas and incorporate them into your own wedding! Our fall wedding season has kicked into full gear and we are excited to share with you what our brides have chosen to include when it comes to the details of their big day. This upc[...]

Wedding Etiquette Wednesday: Guest Seating

Wedding Etiquette Wednesday: Guest Seating
You’ve got your final guest list from the return of your reply cards and now it’s time to create your seating arrangements for the reception. Seating guests can be be somewhat tricky and complicated. You want to make sure everyone is happy and has a great time by seating them with people you think they’ll enjoy. Creating an effective seating chart can be helpful in de[...]

Wedding Etiquette Wednesday: Wedding Party Attire

We are asked a lot about what attire is appropriate for the wedding party. Do the men wear a tuxedo or a suit? Should bridesmaids wear short or long dresses? Just like many other decisions related to weddings, it all depends on the formality you are trying to achieve for the event. Tuxedo vs Suit: For the groom and groomsmen, there are many different options to choos[...]

Wedding Etiquette Wednesday: Reply Card Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette Wednesday: Reply Card Etiquette
You have finalized the wording for your wedding invitation, but have you given your reply card any thought? The reply card is very important, because it provides you with an accurate guest count! The reply card and self-addressed envelope are sent with the formal invitation for your guests to send back to you. You must make sure to include the return address, as well [...]

Wedding Etiquette Wednesday: Wedding Invitations

Now that you've started planning the wedding, you've picked the date, reception location, and more, it’s time to send out your wedding invitations. But where do you start?  We have some advice for you, and we went to some experts in the area for their input as well. First step: Decide when you need to get your invitations in the mail, so your guests have plenty of t[...]