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5 Tips for Efficient Wedding Planning

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

If you have a busy schedule or aren’t the type to relish in all the small details of planning a wedding, then efficient planning can be a lifesaver! Take a look our tips for managing your time and taking short cuts to cut down on planning:

Wedding Planning Idea #1

In order to stick to your budget, prioritize the most essential aspects of your special day. Number every detail of importance from the ceremony, attire, reception to the honeymoon. By prioritizing the most important details, it allows for decisive wedding planning and reduces the chances of you adding more than you can manage.

Wedding Planning Idea #2

Find one shop for wedding attire. Shop for your gown at a bridal shop that carries an extensive inventory of leading designers and different price points. This saves times by avoiding shopping at several different boutiques.

Here in Georgia, we have the celebrated bridal salon, Bridals by Lori, made famous by the cable television show, “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.” The bridal store has an extensive collection of wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses, and even accommodates the groom and groomsmen, mother of the bride, flower girls, and other wedding attire accessories. This way everyone can order and schedule fittings at the same time.

Wedding Planning Idea #3

When it comes to the bridesmaids dress selection, it’s impossible to please everyone. Not to mention coordinating everyone’s schedule to try on a ton of dress styles. Instead of selecting one style bridesmaids dress, choose one color. Then, let each of your bridesmaids select a style that suits their figure and personal style.

chairs set up on the oceanfront lawn

Looking for the perfect all-in-one destination wedding venue? The King and Prince hosts beautiful wedding ceremonies, receptions and honeymoons!

Wedding Planning Idea #4

Shop in bulk. Save time shopping around for gifts to dole out to your guests and wedding party. Retailers, such as Sam’s Club, Costco and party planning stores offer troves of fun party goods. For unique wedding party favors, trinkets and even jewelry for your bridal party, try Etsy.com. Some Etsy merchants even offer bulk rate prices on their unique wedding party offerings.

Wedding Planning Idea #5

Find an all in one wedding destination. Alleviate the stress of going from the church, the reception hall to the honeymoon. Opt for a destination wedding, where the venue can accommodate all three facets of the wedding.

Secrets to Planning a Warm, Oceanfront Destination Wedding

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Does the cold weather have you dreaming of a warm wedding? We specialize in creating memorable, oceanfront weddings and have some tips for planning your destination wedding. Think of it as a three step process:

  1. Select a wedding destination to accommodate the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon.
  2. Hire a wedding planner, who specializes in producing wedding events in the area.
  3. Then fill in the other details (attire, invitations, and travel).

Location generally trumps the top criteria in selecting an oceanfront wedding destination. Note that the further the destination wedding, the more expensive travel will be for guests. For instance, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands and international wedding destinations can be off putting for family and friends, who do not have the wherewithal or a passport. (We are partial to staying stateside – St. Simons Island, anyone?) At the oceanfront wedding destination, consider hiring a wedding planner to manage the flowers, centerpieces, cake, entertainment, and other local vendors near the wedding destination. (On the day of the event, a wedding planner oversees last minute details, alleviating any last minute fires for you to man.) Review wedding destinations where the airport and other travel details offer the easiest logistics. The Jacksonville International Airport and Savannah/Hilton Head International are both convenient for guests flying into the area. The drive from either airport to St. Simons Island is less than an hour and a half.

Oceanfront honeymoon suite

A personal view of the Atlantic Coast is always a complimentary amenity from the Governor’s Suite at The King and Prince Resort!

Weddings, planned during off season, generally afford more value and savings. January through March is typically off-peak season at most resorts in the area. Because hotel properties have fewer bookings during this time, planning a wedding allows for less time and expense. Don’t forget the honeymoon suite! In addition to finding a location within a 2 hour drive from the airport, consider wedding destinations where there are plenty of stores to shop for last minute bride and groom needs. The last secret in planning an unforgettable trip for your guests is to opt for one nearby tourist attractions, restaurants, and other amenities to accommodate everyone. Let this be a vacation for them, too!