Have you wondered what a Gatlinburg wedding day might be like? Well, read on.
You’re engaged!! Now you’re ready to make that dream come true of getting married in the Beautiful Smoky Mountains. But you’re hundreds of miles away and your Gatlinburg wedding day is coming up. How could this possibly work?
Bluff Mountain Inn has you covered with professional destination wedding planning! Keeping up with today’s technology and trends, we make planning your wedding as easy as sending a text. Really!!! You have chosen an awesome, all-inclusive, outdoor venue. Now it’s time for the detailed decisions. The stage is yours to set as you and your partner plan the performance of a lifetime.
How many guests are you anticipating to have at your wedding?
With two separate reception venues and several ceremony locations, we can accommodate anywhere from 2-200 people! If your friends and family are gathering from all over the world for this event, remember there are many great options for lodging. Rental cabins are available within a comfortable walking distance of the estate. And great new hotels are popping up every day.
You have choices to make.
There are wide varieties of packages to choose from, offering the most intimate of settings for the bride and groom, either alone or with the closest of their friends and family. But if you’re wanting to party all through the evening, we offer that too! We will be happy to work with you to stay within your budget.
Colors, décor, and flowers, oh my!
No worries! We’ve got your back. Check out our Pinterest page to see everything that we have done and can do. Our professional wedding planners will guide you through the entire process. You may be involved as much or as little as you wish. Once you’ve chosen your details and times, Bluff Mountain Inn brings it all to life. We love making every wedding unique to our clients.
Yay! It’s wedding day! Are you ready to hear how your all-inclusive wedding day will go?
The bride (and bridesmaids, if she has them) will check into a private bridal suite to get ready for the day. If you have chosen to have your hair and make-up done, our professional stylist sets up right down the hallway. Now the photographers will begin photographing the details of getting ready.
About an hour and a half before the ceremony time, the photographers will take the bride out for her private portrait session. Next, we add the bridesmaids. The ladies will go back inside and the guys (or girls as the case may be) are scheduled to arrive shortly after, where they will have their own portrait sessions as well.
A first look is a new tradition that we love!
This is where we have a private setting for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony and get those butterflies out of the way. The photographers are pros and will be sure to capture this special moment. If you’d like to get the majority of the portraits (bride and groom, all bridal party, etc) done before the ceremony, let the coordinator know so we can plan accordingly. By doing this you not only calm your nerves and have some alone time, but you get to the reception much faster after the ceremony!
Now it’s ceremony time!
If you didn’t have a rehearsal the day before, don’t worry! Someone will be there to guide you the entire day and more than happy to answer any questions.
Don’t forget that you have to option to get married in the great outdoors or in the comfort of our wedding chapel. Your wedding ceremony can be short and sweet or you can add elements that are special to you such as a unity candle or a sand ceremony.
Here’s a little tip: unity candles typically don’t work well for outdoor ceremonies. Just a little puff of wind can put out the flame so you’re back to square one on lighting it up again.
So you’ve said I Do, had the big kiss and walked down the aisle.
Now it’s photo time again. These photographers will guide the guests and bridal party through the photos. They typically do group photos at this time and will continue portrait sessions with the bride and groom and their bridal party after the family photos. Don’t forget to ask if you’d like a shot with cousin Betty or aunt Sue. Just let the photographers know who is who and they’re happy to get those shots for you.
Then it will be time for the reception!
Here is where it all comes together. Time to eat cake and celebrate! Your DJ will meet you at the door and go over the last minute details. The music cranks up and you’re welcomed in by a standing ovation for the first time as partners for life!
Hiring a DJ for your wedding reception is one of the best investments you can make. They not only act as a master of ceremonies guiding the guests through the event but they’re constantly watching what the crowd is doing and working to fill up that dance floor. A good DJ is worth their weight in gold!
So there’s a little glimpse of what your Gatlinburg wedding day might be like.