summertime weddings by Rayna Wallen

After our roller coaster winter, we are definitely excited about summer finally being here, and with summertime comes sweet tea, sun hats, big porches and of course big southern weddings!  We love summer and weddings, so of course, we love summertime weddings! Here are a few tips to keep your guests nice and cool this summer season. 

How adorable is this couple?! (photo credit

How adorable is this couple?! (photo credit

Greet them with an icy cold beverage! We love custom Jone's Soda Bottles, Arnold Palmers, and how can you go wrong with a Mint Julep?

Having an outdoor ceremony? Summer heat can be brutal! Why not have a tray of refreshing cold towels for your guests to cool themselves down with. We have done this, and its a fun and surprising treat your guests will truly appreciate!  (OK, so we may have stolen this idea from Sandals Resorts, who treat you to this service upon arrival.)

Your cocktail hour is a great way to treat your guests to something special and signature cocktails are always popular. We suggest a chilled soup shooter! This is a great conversation starter too!

Other great options are fan programs, drink stations and lots of shade trees! If you have any other suggestions, feel free to share! 

NEW, NEW, NEW! by Rayna Wallen

Hey Y'all! We have been super busy lately and are crazy excited about all of the "new" at Always Planned.

We recently moved into a new space!  Our new space on Executive Drive, which just happens to be in Hamburg and a few blocks from Hobby Lobby and Micheals, is ideal for a cozy chat about your big day!  We may even pop open some champagne!

A new logo and new site are already in use with a soft launch, and we couldn't be happier with the response!  Let us know what you think!

And, one more thing! Just wait for what we have in store next, and lookout for an open house so you can check out all of our "new" for yourself!