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How Much Does a Nashville Bachelorette Party Cost? Save with Bach Weekend

Monday, May 23, 2016

On any given night in downtown Nashville, you’re bound to see a bachelorette party or two out on the town. Since Nashville is now a destination city for bachelorette parties, many bridesmaids are planning their fun-filled weekends around Music City attractions. Planning from afar (or even in your own city) can be complicated with differing bridal party opinions and taking everyone’s budget into consideration. According to recent statistics by Nashville bachelorette party planners, Bach Weekend, the average spend per person on a bachelorette party is almost $1000 - what?! Yes, that money adds up fast! But don’t be discouraged, Bach Weekend is here to the rescue!

What are the perks of hiring Bach Weekend to plan your bachelorette party besides the cost? Where do we begin?! Can you plan a weekend getaway with a private mansion party, VIP events and a private concert for under $400 per person? Yeah, I couldn’t pull that off either… but Bach Weekend can! And when I found this photo of a bachelorette party hanging out with contestants from The Bachelorette on their website, I completely fan-girled out! (Speaking of, who is watching the season premiere of The Bachelorette tonight?).

Bach Weekend is now booking for the following dates… so start your group text now to see which weekend works best for your bridal party:

2016 Nashville Fall Dates: Aug 26-28 & Sept 16-18
2017 Nashville Spring Dates: April 7-9 & May 5-7

Need more info? Contact Bach Weekend here!

Happy planning!

All photos from Bach Weekend Website & Facebook Page.

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Bridal Showers, Luncheons, Parties, Bridesmaids & Bridal Party, Wedding Planners & Coordinators, 0 comments »

Wedding Planning Advice from Pros:  “I Do” Doesn’t Have to Mean “I Do EVERYTHING!”

Thursday, March 31, 2016

As one of Nashville's premier wedding planners, Regalo Design knows the stress that planning a wedding can cause couples.  Their number one goal is to help couples plan the wedding of their dreams with minimal effort.  Think it's not possible?  It certainly is!  In fact, here are "5 Ways to Take the To Do Out of "I Do!" from the Regalo Design team.  It's a must-read for all of you that have taken on way too much and know it!

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Advice & Planning, 0 comments »

Nashville Wedding Planner Launches Helpful Wedding Planning Video Series

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Karen Kaforey of Signature Events Nashville started a delightfully helpful wedding planning series where she shares her years of knowledge and interviews the best-in-class wedding pros around Nashville.  

She recently interviewed one of our favorite caterers, Jim of Chef's Market.  See the video below and be sure to visit the Signature Events YouTube channel for more wedding planning advice videos.

 

Here's another great video by Karen Kaforey on Selecting Your Wedding Rentals.  Very good information that will be useful as your plan your Nashville wedding.

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Food/Catering, Wedding Planners & Coordinators, 0 comments »

Regalo Design’s Wine + Design: Floral Table Runners and Arches

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

On March 20 (this Sunday) Regalo Design will host its third Wine and Design class.  If you are an event designer or DIY bride, sign up for the floral workshop and learn the tricks of the trade from one Nashville's premier wedding design experts.

 

Event Details

In their Tricks of the Trade class, Regalo Design will teach you how to dive into those floral accents that really give you the wow factor.

This class focuses on live garland for table runners and arches, how to apply flowers to arches and make them last, and floral crowns.

Date: March 20, 2016
Location: Import Flowers
3636 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN 37209
Time: 3:00 p.m.

To register, visit the Regalo Design website by clicking here.

 

Photos: Regalo Design's Instagram feed from a previous Wine and Design class

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Bridal Shows & Events, Florals, Details & Design , Wedding Planners & Coordinators, 0 comments »

Forever After Goals - Where Will You Call Home After Your Honeymoon?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Today's guest blog is presented by Laurie Capper.  She's a delight, and after serving as our intern and helping Nashville brides plan their dream wedding, she now helps them find their dream home as a realtor with Parkside Realty.

Weddings are a beautiful and joyous occasion, one that many of us dream about at a very young age.  But what happens after the fairy tale day?  Where will you and your new husband call home after the wedding festivities are over?

Where you will spend your Forever After is something to consider from the moment you announce your engagement.

Will you continue to live with parents so that you can save money?  Will you rent an apartment, townhouse, or home?  Will you purchase your first new home together?  Or do you already have existing property and are looking to consolidate two places into one?

All of these questions can be answered by evaluating your Forever After goals.  What are Forever After goals?  They're the BIG conversations that engaged couples use to evaluate whether or not they want the same things in life - for example: Do we want to have children?  If so, how many and how soon?  Do we want to stay in Middle Tennessee?  What area?  Do either of us have a profession that might require us to move?

After you've completed this evaluation and have a firm grasp on where you both want to call home, the next step is to take action!  If you are looking to rent a home, purchase a new home, or consolidate existing properties, you'll want someone to help you in this endeavor.  A realtor is educated and groomed to not only assist you in your search for a new home or your consolidation of existing properties, but also to represent you and your best interests during any real estate transaction.  A realtor will ask you about your Forever After goals because he or she will want to make sure that they are finding the BEST property to fit your new family's needs.

Once you've decided to contact a realtor, make sure to interview several.  You'll want to find the RIGHT person to represent you and help you achieve your Forever After goals.
Make sure to ask lots of questions and be prepared to answer a lot.  Planning your Forever After takes a lot of consideration and communication (just like planning your wedding!), and you'll want to make sure all parties involved (you, your husband, and your realtor) are on the same page.

Remember to take one step at a time and keep your end goal in focus.  Hunting for and deciding on the right place to call home can be a little overwhelming at times, but once you find that perfect fit - it's worth it.

When you’re ready to take the next step in achieving your Forever After goals and finding the right place to call home, call a realtor for help.  If you happen to be local to Nashville, I would love to get to know you, talk about your goals, and walk you through the process of home renting/buying or consolidation of your properties.

Laurie Capper - (615) 556-2345 or Laurie@ParksideRealty.com 

Photos: Parkside Realty

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Destination Weds & Honeymoon , 0 comments »

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