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We’re in the thick of the coronavirus epidemic here in the US and hopefully, with social distancing and other safe practices that have been established by the government, this will soon pass. Whatever questions you might have concerning your wedding plans, please feel free to reach out to us here at Bluff Mountain Inn with them. We’ll be glad to help. In the meantime, while we still wait for good news where this epidemic is concerned and make little plans towards your wedding which will hopefully be able to happen soon, here are some tips that you can apply when making your guest list.

  • Divide and Conquer

Yes, this is war!!! We’re kidding it’s not. Divide and conquer is, however, a great strategy where your guest list is concerned. Start by deciding your total guest count and then split it 3 ways. 50% for you and your partner and then 25% for each set of parents. Or you could split it equally 3 ways.

  • Add Plus-Ones Consistently

Your friends will most likely be in different stages of their relationships. You could decide for instance that if they’ve been a couple for 6 months or more, they get an invite. And stick to whatever you do decide where everyone is concerned. Also, remember that you’ll have to ask your officiant’s spouse to the event too.

  • Have A Kid Policy

Will your wedding be kid-free or will you have an age cutoff? For example, you could say that only children 14 and over are invited.

  • Reciprocity Is Good Too

If a friend invited you to her wedding within the last 12 months, for example, it’s only proper that you invite her to yours. If you are however having an intimate affair that does not allow for that, please try to explain before the date.

  • Limit Co-Workers

It is great to invite your boss or your assistant if numbers allow, but beyond that, stick to co-workers that you have a relationship with outside your office.

  • Trim in Groups

This can help in avoiding hurt feelings. You don’t want one of your spin buddies wondering why they didn’t get the invite while others did.

  • Accept That Friends Grow Apart

Try to invite only people you’ve had contact with in the past year.

  • Set A Deadline

If you’ve not heard back from someone by the date indicated on your invitation, call them. You need to know and so do your vendors!

Bluff Mountain Inn is a serene and beautiful mountain location for your wedding in Sevierville Tennessee. Have any more questions? Give us a call today!

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As of 19th of March 2020, they were 154 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee. This makes it clear that this is not an illness to play with an as a country we must take proactive steps to help curb the spread of this virus. This is why as of the 15th of March 2020, the CDC advised that all weddings be postponed for about 8 weeks in the US. So, should you postpone your upcoming wedding? Well, it depends on the outcome of things and your wedding date.  If your wedding falls after these 8 weeks and you’re wondering how you’ll proceed, the following tips from us can help.

 

 

  • Should I Invite People from Still Affected Areas?

If after 8 weeks your area is no longer affected and you can hold your wedding, inviting people from still affected areas would not be advisable. This might be an instance where you might then need to postpone your wedding. If your parent, grandparent or other important guest lives in one of those areas and you feel your wedding can’t hold without them, then you can look into postponing.

  • What If My Area Is Still Affected; Should I Cancel?

It depends on what the CDC is saying by then. You might have to postpone if the area where you want to do your wedding is still affected.

  • How Do We Protect Our Guests from the COVID-19?

The safety measure that has been suggested for protection should work just fine where your guests are concerned. A wide space, for example, is better than a closely packed one and ventilation and light will be essential. You should also set seats a few centimeters apart and opt for plated food instead of a buffet-style meal. Hand sanitizer stations should also be present and your vendors and venue should make sure that staff is screened before they cater to your event.

  • Should We Buy Wedding Insurance?

Yes, you absolutely should. It will provide you peace of mind in case your future wedding plans are still affected by Coronavirus. You should also check with your vendors to see how their insurance covers coronavirus. Make sure that you discuss with an insurance agent to figure out a plan that works best for you.

We love you here at Bluff Mountain Inn and we hope that this pandemic passes as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have in the meantime. We would love to hear from you.

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No one could have foreseen the kind of adverse effect covid-19 would have on the world. Vacations have been canceled; weddings have been postponed; schools are on lockdown; there’s so much fear and worry over it, but don’t let all that get to you.

It helps to be cautious and to take care of yourself, and even though you may have to postpone your wedding, always remember that it will just be a few weeks. Everyone is hoping the endemic will be stopped in its tracks very soon.

In the meantime, keep making plans for that spring wedding that you’ve always wanted.

It’s that time of the year when flowers blossom and bloom in the most exquisite colors and hues. Spring is here!!! We at Bluff Mountain Inn love spring too. It is the perfect time for some couples to get married and if you’re one of those couples, then you’re in the right place. You should check out our mountain venue for your spring wedding and the following tips from us will help you have the perfect spring wedding that you’re dreaming of.

 

 

  • You’ll Need A Wedding Planner

Believe us when we say that wedding preparations can be very complicated and stressful. It can take so much time and effort to create a perfect wedding ceremony. Why not hire a wedding planner and save yourself the stress of doing all the nitty-gritty involved? You will also need to ensure that you have a trusting and harmonious relationship with your wedding planner. Here at Bluff Mountain Inn, we have our very own wedding planner Rhonda Sue King at your service. Not only is she certified, she has lots of experience where wedding planning and supervision is concerned. She could be of very great help to you.

  • Fashion, But the Comfortable Kind

Everyone wants to look their best at a wedding, but when it comes to spring weddings, you should always go for comfort over fashion. Spring tends to have clear sunny days and cool nights. What you and your guests wear for your wedding should be guided by the time when it will take place. In the sunny daytime, light and airy attires are best. For the cool night, longer and thicker fabrics are best. Jackets and capes are good ideas for spring weddings too. Also, remember that spring weather can be a bit unpredictable and you might find yourselves stuck between the two extremes. Plan accordingly.

  • The Perfect Venue

Spring might not be as cold as the winter or as hot as the summer but it has been known to sometimes do a pretty good imitation of both. A cozy venue is therefore what we’d advise for your wedding in the spring. You should aim for the comfortability of you and your guests. You’ll love our cozy country chapel and garden reception room this time of the year. We also have lots of cozy outdoor ceremony locations on our 5-acre estate if that is what you fancy. One thing is sure, with us, you and your guests will be comfortable!

Looking for the best location for your spring wedding in Tennessee? Bluff Mountain Inn is located in Sevierville and we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call today!

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Every eventful wedding has people to thank for its success, skilled people in the background working tirelessly to make things work: the couple, wedding planners, vendors, and the guests.  And that’s why here at Bluff Mountain Inn we make it our goal to offer you the best of everything when it comes to holding your wedding in Tennessee. We are just perfect for the job. In the meantime, here are 5 people that you need to make your wedding a success.

 

 

  • An Amazing Officiant

For a marriage to be regarded as legal you need an officiant. As long as the officiant is licensed, officiants play a vital role in a wedding. You would be required to have two reliable witnesses who are above the age of 18 to be present with you.

  • A Good Wedding Band

Entertainment is necessary, it’s a happy day and an entertainer is a must-have at your wedding. A good band or DJ will entertain with music, and get people dancing

  • A Skilled Wedding Coordinator

This is the person who makes all the action come together. The coordinator makes sure that your wedding experience is smooth and in order, they make sure that everything is in place.

  • An Experienced Bartender

Getting a good bartender solves many of your drink problems, nothing can go wrongs when you an experienced bartender who knows how to handle a wedding event easily. From chatting with your guests, and not making a mess of things when it comes to the request of your guests. Wedding bartenders are not people you can just sideline from your wedding.

  • A Good Photographer

You need a good photographer to capture the right moments, someone who can work on instinct and capture even the most amazing moments and make them last forever. A good photographer knows how to get the guests to smile for a picture.

Bluff Mountain Inn is not only the ideal location to have your wedding in Tennessee, but we’re also great at pulling off artistic weddings too. We work closely with all the service providers for your wedding and our wedding planning and photography teams are experienced and top-notch too. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today!

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One of the first things many couples have to overcome when planning their wedding is deciding on a date for it to hold. Here at Bluff Mountain Inn, we’ve heard all sorts of reasons, and some of them might just help you to decide. So, without further ado, here are some ways to choose your wedding date.

 

 

  • The Availability of Your Venue That You Want

Often, in peak seasons, wedding venues have a lot of competition. There is often a fierce fight for the best, most sought-after venues. That’s why the availability of the venue that you want is usually an overriding factor in many wedding date decisions.

  • That Day Fit in Your Budget

We’ll explain. Just as weddings have a peak season, they also have slumps. During slumps, many suppliers, caterers, cake designers, and venues are all vying for a very small customer base. This could mean getting those services at a cheaper rate.

  • It’s Close to The Right Time for Your Honeymoon

Some couples want to plan a honeymoon to remember and that might mean waiting for a particular time of the year. If your wedding is set around the same time, you can go straight for your honeymoon afterward.

  • It Is the Perfect Free Time for Both of You

Couples don’t want to feel rushed on their wedding day. The last you want to do is to be worrying about what you’re supposed to do the next week. You could decide your wedding date solely on the ease of that date alone.

  • You Want A Particular Themed Wedding

Imagine a winter wonderland wedding in May. That’s a big no. Couples looking to create a season sensitive wedding theme have to think about the timing and the seasons before settling it on a particular day.

Whatever you do decide, just remember that this is your special day and so you can do whatever you want to make it your own.

Looking for the best venue for your wedding in Sevierville, Tennessee? Bluff Mountain Inn is just the venue for you. We’d love to hear from you. Give us a call today!

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