4 Reasons Why You Will Fall In Love With Smoky Mountains Honeymoon Cabin Rentals

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Congratulations! You and your sweetheart have made it through your dream wedding. Now it is time to start planning the most important part of your new life together, the honeymoon. And what better place to start than by booking one of the many romantic Smoky Mountain honeymoon cabin rentals in the area? Continue reading

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3 Reasons To Get Married Inside the Preserve Wedding Chapel in Wears Valley

The Preserve Wedding Chapel in Wears Valley

There is nothing more magical than saying, “I do” to the one you love in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. With the rolling hills, unbeatable beauty and peaceful atmosphere, we at Visit My Smokies cannot imagine a better way to start your life with someone new. Continue reading

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What Makes the Smoky Mountains the ‘Wedding Capital of the South’?

Newlyweds huggingWe always hear the Smoky Mountains referred to as ‘The Wedding Capital of the South.’ However, what does that mean? To help soon-to-be newlyweds find the answer to this question, we at Visit My Smokies have put together five reasons we consider the Smoky Mountains to be the premier destination wedding venue in the United States. Have your own reason? Let us know in the comments below! Continue reading

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How to Plan a Honeymoon in the Smoky Mountains

Just married couple kissing with pink flower petalsAfter spending countless hours planning a wedding and reception, taking off to a honeymoon in the mountains is just what you and new spouses need to relax and enjoy the start of a life together. The Smoky Mountains have all that vacationers need to de-stress after wedding planning, so you can easily enjoy a private getaway or adventurous retreat all in the same location. Continue reading

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Top 4 Reasons You Should Get Married in the Smokies

Just married couple kissing with pink flower petalsIt’s not hard to believe why the Smoky Mountains are considered one of the premier destination wedding locations in the country. With the breathtaking scenic views, beautiful chapels and tons of fun and exciting things to do, there is no better place for you and your loved one to say ‘I do’ than in the heart of the Smokies! Continue reading

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Dolly Parton Is Getting Married… Again!

Just married couple kissing with pink flower petalsTime flies when you are having fun! Can you believe that it has been nearly 50 years since the Smoky Mountain sweetheart Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Dean first said “I do”? Continue reading

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Plan The Perfect Smoky Mountain Wedding With Visit My Smokies

Just married couple kissing with pink flower petalsCongratulations! One of the most exciting times in any couple’s relationship is the time they spend planning their dream wedding. From deciding on the perfect dress to the flowers on the altar, every detail is the perfect way to symbolize the love you and your special someone share for one another. Continue reading

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Capturing Your Wedding in the Smoky Mountains

Just married couple kissing with pink flower petalsWhile the Smoky Mountains offer a beautiful backdrop to your special day, finding a wedding photographer in the Smoky Mountains to capture all its nuances might seem daunting at first. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a wedding photographer for your  wedding in the Smoky Mountains.
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Planning Your Wedding on a $1000 Budget And Still Have Your Cake

Just married couple kissing with pink flower petalsThe Great Smoky Mountains offer couples the chance to exchange vows in a gorgeous setting. No matter what size budget you have for planning your wedding, you can still walk away with memories that will last for the rest of your life. Multiple venues offer low prices for couples, and you can find ways to save money on everything from where you spend your honeymoon to the cake that your guests eat at the reception.

The first thing that you’ll want to think about is where you’ll stay. You might share a room with your future spouse, or you might decide to book separate rooms. Wedding Chapel at the Preserve has low prices for couples, and the company even has packages available. One package comes with a one-bedroom cabin that you can share with your new spouse and the chapel where you’ll exchange vows. You can even customize your own package, booking multiple rooms for your guests, the person who officiates your wedding and anything else you need.

Many other companies offer wedding packages that include lodging and other amenities for the bride and groom. Some packages will even include a cake with your names on it and a photographer who takes shots of you with the mountains in the background. The trick to finding the best package for your wedding involves looking for the cheapest package available. Many companies offer a variety of add-ons that let you add a few other items to the package for a small fee. This lets you build the wedding of your dreams without going over you $1,000 budget.

If you really want to save money on your Smoky Mountains wedding, consider booking a small cabin and hosting an intimate barbecue outside for your guests. Rural cabins and cabins in the woods often come with a large amount of outside space. You can easily bring your own grills and purchase all of the food that you need from local grocery stores, and you can even arrange for a few of your guests to take over the preparation and serving of the food.

It’s easy to plan every aspect of your wedding without going over your $1,000 budget. When it comes to wedding cakes, few companies offer as many options as Smoky Mountain Cakes. The bakery will work with you and your budget, helping you build a cake in the flavor that you want that will serve all of your guests. Smoky Mountain Cakes can make everything from simple two-tier wedding cakes to elaborate cakes with fondant decorations.

Depending on the number of people you invite, you might find that a wedding cake from a local bakery is out of your budget. When this happens, head to the grocery store. Local stores near Gatlinburg like Kroger, Food City, and Walmart  now offer wedding cakes for shoppers. You can pick the flavor, size and decorations that you want, and the stores even have different filling flavors that complement the taste of the cake. You can find cakes priced as low as $1.25 per serving, making it even easier to stick to your wedding budget.

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Planning a Smoky Mountains Wedding on Any Budget

Just married couple kissing with pink flower petalsIf you are planning on tying the knot in the near future, you are probably falling all over yourself with excitement and nerves. One thing that can make the whole ordeal much more stressful and much less exciting, however, is money. The average wedding costs close to 30 thousand dollars, and you might not have that kind of money just lying around. This doesn’t mean that you have to give up on marrying your loved one any time soon or that you will have to settle for a wedding day that is anything short of perfect, though. Fortunately, you can plan a beautiful wedding in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains on any budget.

$500 Budget

If you are on a very tight budget, you might think that your only option is to get married at your local court house. This isn’t the case, however. With a bit of careful planning, you can enjoy a beautiful wedding in the Smoky Mountains for 500 dollars or less.

Since you are trying to stick to a tight budget, finding a cheap wedding package might be the best option for you. There are a lot of wedding packages that allow you to get married in a rustic cabin or outdoors with a beautiful view of the Smoky Mountains for around 100 dollars. Many of these packages include a few photos, a small yet personalized cake and more, and you can sometimes even find a package that includes accommodations for yourself and your spouse-to-be for the evening. You can even look into adding on a few add-ons, and you should still have plenty of money to pay for a nice reception for all of your closest loved ones.

$1,500 Budget

Since you can truly have a gorgeous wedding day with a 500 dollar budget, imagine what you can do with 1,500 dollars on your wedding day. In order to get the most out of your money, look for a package that includes accommodations for the entire weekend, a venue, someone who will officiate your ceremony and more. With this type of budget, you should be able to pay for a nice package that includes photography, cake, flowers, and many other perks.

$5,000 Budget

Although a five thousand dollar budget might seem a little bit tight for many people who are planning weddings, you have already seen what you can do with less than two thousand dollars, so you should know that you can plan a wonderful affair if you are able to spend five thousand dollars on your wedding day.

With five thousand dollars, you can book a luxury cabin in the mountains for the weekend, where you can either prepare for the big day or have your ceremony. You can also look into renting various gazebos and other areas if you prefer an outdoor wedding, and you should still have more than enough money to decorate the venue for your big day. You can work with a florist or decorator if you want to, or you can get even more for your money if you decorate yourself or look for a package deal that is all-inclusive. With a little careful planning, you can throw a wonderful wedding ceremony and a nice reception, and you should still have enough to pay for accommodations, dinner and attractions for the weekend.

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