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In 2018, I received an email from a woman asking about Bespoken’s wedding planning services. When I saw her name, I felt like she sounded familiar, but I couldn’t pinpoint exactly where I knew her from… until she gently reminded me that she was a former student of mine from my early days of teaching […]

A Spring Wedding at The Cliffs at Glassy

Weddings

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Knowing what to focus on while planning your wedding can make things so much easier. We recommend focusing on your guest experience.

How to Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

Wedding Planning

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If you’re in the middle of your wedding planning process, you’re probably looking at ways to personalize your big day. With that in mind, we thought we’d share one of our favorite ways to personalize your wedding, and best of all, it won’t break the bank!

How to Find the Perfect Signature Cocktail for Your Wedding

Wedding Planning

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The time and effort you put into making your wedding day unforgettable have come to fruition, and now it’s time to wave goodbye to family and friends and embark on a journey as newlyweds. Don’t fret if most of your focus went towards the wedding fanfare or you aren’t experienced in trip planning; an extraordinary honeymoon is still within your grasp.

Honeymoon Tips for Every Kind of Bride

Wedding Planning

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While there is no rule anymore that states you must send your wedding guests home with a wedding favor, it’s still a nice touch, especially if you have room in the budget. If you are going to give your guests a wedding favor in appreciation for coming to celebrate your big day with you…

Wedding Favors That Won’t Get Thrown Away

Wedding Planning

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You’re here because you think you need a Day-Of Coordinator for your wedding. Or maybe your venue requires you to hire one. But here’s the thing… there is no such thing as a Day-Of Coordinator.

Why You Don’t Need a Day-Of Coordinator

Wedding Planning

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People often wonder what it’s like to work with us and what they can expect if they hire us as their wedding planner…

What It’s Like to Work With Us

Wedding Planning

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One of our most popular blog posts ever has been Why a Wedding Planner is Worth It. And as we are wrapping up what the wedding industry calls “Engagement Season”, and as more and more recently engaged couples are reaching out to us to help plan their wedding, I wanted to pop in and make sure to cover even more reasons why you need to hire a wedding planner.

Do You Really Need a Wedding Planner?

Wedding Planning

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If you’re recently engaged and just started the wedding planning process, you may realize how overwhelming it can all be. Perhaps you’ve even already considered hiring a wedding planner, but where do you start? And how do you know when you find the right one for you?

7 Qualities Your Wedding Planner Should Have

Wedding Planning

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A few weeks ago on Instagram, we asked our followers to help us and help our brides. We asked currently married people and wedding vendors to tell us the one piece of advice they would give to new brides and recently engaged couples. As promised, here are their answers…

The Best Wedding Planning Advice for Brides

Wedding Planning

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If you’re recently engaged, you may already know that one of the first things you should do in regards to wedding planning is to set a budget. Your wedding budget can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. But the reality is…before you start choosing a venue or choosing a color palette, you need to get a good handle on your overall wedding budget.

6 Essential Steps to Create Your Wedding Budget

Wedding Planning

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If you’re recently engaged, congratulations! You are probably excited, but you may also not know where to start when it comes to wedding planning. If you haven’t read this post, be sure to read it now and come back to this one.

8 Foolproof Tips to Find Your Wedding Venue

Wedding Planning

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One of the very first things you will do after getting engaged is choose your wedding venue. This can be a very exciting task, and yet a daunting one if you don’t know where to start or what to look for. As usual, we are here to make your planning process easier and more stress-free, so we have rounded up some of our very favorite wedding venues in Greenville, SC and the Upstate.

6 Amazing Wedding Venues in Greenville, SC & The Upstate

Wedding Planning

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Casey contacted us back in February to help plan hers and Lindsay’s wedding at Greenville Country Club. She knew she needed help in coordinating her wedding, but after speaking with her, we realized she was also looking for some guidance with the design plan. After our conversation, Casey ended up hiring us for our Coordination & Design Package, and we got started right away.

A Timeless Autumn Wedding at Greenville Country Club

Weddings

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Nataliya reached out to me earlier this year to help plan and design her and Nathan’s fall wedding. They were going to get married and exchange vows at The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel, and then celebrate with their loved ones at The Cliffs at Mountain Park Cabin in a very cozy, intimate setting.

A Fall Wedding at the Cliffs at Mountain Park Cabin

Weddings

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We watched the weather carefully a few weeks ago as Hurricane Florence made her way along the southeastern coast and then thundered over the Carolinas. Becoming more and more aware that Hannah and Matt’s wedding could be affected by the tail end of this natural disaster that was devastating so many across our area, we acted quickly.

A Classic Hunter Green Wedding at Greenville Country Club

Weddings

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We watched the weather carefully a few weeks ago as Hurricane Florence made her way along the southeastern coast and then thundered over the Carolinas. Becoming more and more aware that Hannah and Matt’s wedding could be affected by the tail end of this natural disaster that was devastating so many across our area, we acted quickly.

A Classic Hunter Green Wedding at Greenville Country Club

Weddings

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If you aren’t in the weddings and events industries, you probably don’t know all of the different roles that exist from this side of things. So one of the conversations I try to have with every single potential Bespoken Bride or Client is the differences between the many roles that exist in my field as a wedding and event planner.

The Differences Between Wedding Planners, Event Designers, and Coordinators

Wedding Planning

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It’s been just over one month since Brentley and I got married in Greenville, SC… and we are still talking about how perfect our wedding was. wrapped up with a bow for you 🙂

Shannon’s Wedding: FAQs

Weddings

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And just like that… it’s OUR WEDDING WEEK!!!

Shannon’s Wedding: It’s Wedding Week!

Weddings