Shortly after we decided on the location, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got married at the same location. I was counting down the days until the Martha Stewart Wedding magazine came out with pictures of their wedding. Not to mention local vendors and ideas that I could use for my own wedding.
The next wonderful thing I discovered was Pinterest for my wedding! I tell every new bride forget about buying all those pricey wedding magazines (except Martha Stewart Weddings!) and get on Pinterest. I can't tell you how many great ideas I got for my wedding from pinning from other websites and Pinterest. All of my vendors were so impressed that I was able to come to the meetings with pictures of exactly what I wanted. Check out some of my Pinterest boards that include wedding dress ideas, wedding hair, reception decorations, wedding ideas, bridesmaid inspiration, DIY wedding ideas, and so I didn't totally overwhelm all my vendors with all my Pinterest boards I created one board for my vendors to refer to called Southern I Do's. This board consisted of all of the stuff that I was going to attempt to recreate for my wedding. I also found it helpful to create a Powerpoint deck that showed the wedding venue, reception, etc and where I wanted everything. It helped me focus on what I really needed to have and what was a nice to have.
Over the next few blog posts I will make sure to call out some of my favorite ideas from Pinterest that I was able to recreate for my very own wedding! Until then Happy Pinning!!
By Jennifer Shelton