A little rain never hurt anybody!

Well, we are well into wedding season and our coordinators at Southern Bliss have been busy! Tons of stunning brides, handsome grooms, incredible photographers, amazing venues, and the list goes on and on.

The period from April to October has been deemed wedding season for the option and thrill of outdoor weddings. The nice weather, green grass, blue skies, fresh air, sunsets. It all makes for pretty perfect wedding days. But, as we all know, April and May can have some rainy days. But, a little rain never hurt anyone, right? There are plenty of ways to keep your perfect day alive even when it's pouring and the skies are grey. 

Outdoor space heaters
If it's a rainy April day, chances are it's going to be pretty chilly. Luckily there isn't any humidity, but the chill can be uncomfortable for you and your guests if you're only shelter from the rain and wind is a tent without walls. That's where space heaters come in. Just a few of them can heat up an entire tent and make all the difference.

Rent or buy flooring
The tent out in the gorgeous field by the barn is all set up, but it rains all day. Now the grass is all wet and there are mud puddles everywhere. Don't fret! You can rent or buy flooring options to lay down on the wet, muddy field so you can still eat, dance and gather under the tent. 

Ask for siding on the tent
Rental companies are ready for anything! They offer special siding that hooks to the tent so you have more of an enclosed space to block any wind or rain. Problem solved!

Have you ever seen newlywed photos in the rain? 
It may not sound ideal because it can a little restricting, but the creativity and beauty that comes out of rainy photoshoots are stunning. 

The coordinators here at Southern Bliss are ready for anything, rain or shine. Don't let anything, especially weather, ruin your perfect day. Let us join you and take care of every detail.  

Things to Keep In Mind For Your Fall/Winter Wedding

Spring and Summer seasons are officially coming to a close. All of the lush greenery, bright and sunny color schemes and warm weather evenings are fading away. But, we all know what that means, Fall is here! This season can be one of the most popular wedding seasons. It's the perfect weather, the warm colors, the giddy feeling of the holidays coming up and the delicious flavors we've been waiting for all year! As coordinators, we love love love the look and feel of Fall/ Winter weddings. There's just something about this season and the new colors everywhere that we can't get enough of!

But, there are some important things to keep in mind as you consider setting a Fall/ Winter wedding date. Things that seem like minor details compared to choosing a venue and photographer, but definitely still essential to be mindful of.

1. Always prepare for cooler evenings. 

One of the things most people love about the Fall/Winter months are the cooler temperatures in the evening because that usually means blankets, sweatshirts and bonfires! Yes, please! But, when it comes to an evening wedding in these months, the temperature drop could have a pretty big effect. If you're considering anything outdoors whether its the entire reception, games, drinks, fire pit, etc., make sure you're coordinator knows that so we can plan accordingly!

2. Outdoor reception is great, but keep this in mind...

Is an outdoor reception your dream?! Great, let's do it! There are always solutions to every problem. Although being outdoors means no central heat, that doesn't mean we can't rent large space heaters that look great and make all the difference. Just keep in mind this will be an extra expense that you'll need to budget for. But if this is your dream, we can make it happen and keep you and your guests happy!

3. Timing is everything.

Don't forget about the early sunset this time of year! As coordinators, we always highly encourage First Looks much more for evening weddings during these months. You don't want to leave the ceremony ready to take pictures and it's already dark outside! 

4. More on timing...

Who doesn't love a good send-off for the bride and groom?! During these months, it might be a better option to do a celebration when leaving the ceremony as opposed to waiting until 10pm when the temperature has dropped pretty significantly. There are so many fun and exciting ways to exit the ceremony with a bang that not doing the sparkler send-off won't matter at all!

5. Your guests will love you!

All in all, Fall/Winter weddings are beautiful, unique and full of warmth. We're big fans! There are just certain details that will make all the difference for you, your guests and the photographer. Now, let's start planning!

Top 5 Things Your Wedding Planner Wants You To Know

As a bride, you want your wedding day to be everything you've ever dreamed of - stunning and stress free. The last thing you should be doing on the big day is worrying about florists, caterers, guests, videographers, DJ's, centerpieces, etc. It's YOUR day, and we want you to remember it as a day that felt like an utterly perfect dream. 

Wedding Coordinators have an important and special job: to ensure that that dream comes true.  

Here are a few things that we want you to know as your future wedding coordinator. 

1) You hired us to do a job that we're great at! Trust us.

Letting someone you've never met plan, coordinate and be apart of your big day might sound daunting. But planning and coordinating the entire thing alone might sound even worse. You want everything to go perfectly and look amazing, but you have no idea where to start! As experienced, professional coordinators, we have an eye for design, brains for flawless execution and great relationships with Knoxville's best vendors. You can trust us to take all of your dreams, ideas and visions to heart in every detail of planning while also being honest about what is realistic.

2) Experience is essential.

In 2015, Knoxville awarded Southern Bliss Weddings with "Best Wedding Coordinators". We were so honored that in such a short time in the industry we made an impact on (who we think) are the best brides in the world! Since Southern Bliss began we have coordinated countless weddings. Every bride and wedding have been different and unique, but we love building those friendships through such a creative and exciting process. 

3) Our Full Planning package means we'll handle it all!

When you book us for the Full Planning package, you're getting the whole deal. After learning exactly what you want, our team will go to work booking, scheduling and planning every detail so you can do the fun stuff like dress shopping, wedding showers and bachelorette festivities. Like we said above, you can trust us. We have years of experience. Booking us means you don't have to worry or stress or do any of the work, let us take care of it. After all, that's what you hired us for! 

4) Open and honest policy. Tell us everything we need to know!

This is important! As coordinators, we need to know everything. Special requests, must-haves, definite no's, any anticipated problems, etc. Once you tell us, you won't have to worry about those specific details anymore. But we won't know if you're not open and honest from the beginning!

5) We are FOR you!

Our approach to wedding coordinating is personal, relatable and professional. We want you to feel like you can share your ideas, ask every single question and express any concerns. We want to build a friendship that you can trust. We want to this to be the most exciting time of your life, not stressful. We want to be there for you! If it's important to you, it's important to us. 

We can't wait to start planning your wedding!