Plantation Perfection: Saying “I Do” in Southern Style

By : Chelsea Gibson

There is something undoubtedly romantic about the South — the culture, the customs and how time seems to stand still. It’s no wonder that Spanish moss, regal white pillars and bendy tree branches create some of the most dream-worthy wedding backdrops imaginable. Let’s just say your pictures will be the envy of brides across the globe. Swooning yet?

One of the best perks about a plantation-style wedding is that {most of the time} space concerns are a non-issue. With sprawling green space and even waterfront property at some, a plantation or estate can be the ideal one-stop-shop for your wedding. So, you can forget having to pick two venues for the ceremony and reception. Easier for the bride and groom, easier for everyone.

And now, for some picture-perfect plantation inspiration:

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Would You Rent Puppies for Your Bachelorette Party?

When you think bachelorette party a few very strong images may come to mind: Strippers, obscene lollipops, and some sort of veil headbands and glittery T-shirts. But would you ever consider turning something on the raunchy end of the spectrum to something heartwarmingly adorable? We’re talking puppies!

According to The Wall Street Journal, puppy rentals are becoming an increasingly popular party trend, especially for events like a bachelorette party. One New York City resident recently rented the pups — often aged two to six months — for her friend’s bachelorette, and the party trick went off without a hitch. “It’s a classy alternative to a stripper. We put Julie in a chair, blindfolded her, played that music that always comes on when strippers dance and told her to reach out and touch something,” Lawrence told The Wall Street Journal. After tying her up, they put the puppies in her arms. “Her reaction was the best thing ever.”

A few number of companies offer this special service, including Torrance, California based Puppies and Reptiles for Parties, whose owner said they have anywhere from 70 puppies at a time and offer one-hour rentals starting at $200 with 10 dogs at a time. For Brooklyn-based Puppy Paradise, a puppy package includes four dogs for an hour starting at $175 in Brooklyn and $250 for Manhattan (adding additional puppies is $35 per dog).

While you may think throwing a number of young pooches to a random group of people’s way may be dangerous, one customer assures the handlers are very impressive. “I’m particularly sensitive to how animals are treated,” one father who rented puppies for his seven-year-old’s birthday party said. “There are certain theme parks I will not go to because of how they do things, and this did not feel exploitative. The handler was really genuine.”

So there you have it ladies: To spice up a bachelorette party all you need is a handful of puppies!

Article courtesy of www.msn.com/ lifestyles

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10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

In this free eBook, 10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner, Perfect Wedding Guide’s national wedding planning expert, Susan Southerland, lists her top 10 reasons on why working with a wedding planner can save you time, money and stress!

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2015 Wedding Trends: What’s Coming, What’s Staying, What’s Going

In this free eBook, Perfect Wedding Guide’s national wedding planning expert, Susan Southerland, lists her picks for what to look for in 2015 wedding trends, offering details on what’s on the wedding planning horizon, which trends are here to stay and which trends are on their way out.

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Wedding Color: Creating Your Signature Style

Some brides find working with color a bit intimidating. How do you know which color goes well with another color? How many colors are too many colors? Which color should I choose? Our wedding color guide will help you find the perfect palette for your wedding.

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Raise Your Glass: Signature Cocktails for Every Occasion

Signature cocktails are a fun way to inject a bit of your personality into your wedding reception.  This e-book contains a variety of photos and suggestions from hotels, sommeliers and mixologists from around the country to help you choose the perfect cocktail for every occasion!

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Every bride wants to know how to save money when it comes to planning her perfect wedding. In light of today’s economy establishing a budget is now more important than ever. In this eBook you will learn how to plan a meaningful budget, find professional wedding vendors that will help you maximize your budget and our four money-saving secrets for planning your dream wedding!

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Planning your wedding comes down to two main categories, the business side (contracts, hiring vendors, etc.) and the art side (the look and feel of the day). This e-book is dedicated to helping you choose the art aspects that will make an impact on your wedding day.

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It’s the vacation with the greatest expectations, and the vacation that gets lumped in with the craziness of all the wedding planning – your honeymoon! We at Perfect Wedding Guide would not want this important post-wedding retreat to get neglected, so we reached out to some of the best honeymoon hotspots around the country to inspire you and honey to find the perfect retreat.

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FLAT_budget_boostersThe Susan Southerland Secret: The Delights Are in the Details

When it comes to putting a memorable, personal stamp on your wedding, it all comes down to the details. Most weddings involve similar services, structure and flow, but today’s couples want to make their weddings stand apart. The key to achieving a distinctive event is to pay equal attention to the “art” side and the “business” side of planning it.

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Savvy Bride ebookThe Susan Southerland Secret: Are you a Savvy Bride?

Perfect Wedding Guide’s national wedding planning expert, Susan Southerland, helps the Savvy Bride learn what works for her planning style, and how to select the right professionals to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams!

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The Susan Southerland Secret: Are You a Visionary Bride?

Do you find it difficult to get organized when it comes to planning your wedding? Do you miss deadlines and forget items from your “things-to-do” list? In this free eBook, Perfect Wedding Guide’s national wedding planning expert, Susan Southerland, helps the Visionary Bride learn what works for her planning style, and how to select the right professionals to help you achieve the wedding of her dreams!

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Do you have difficulty with both the “art” and “business” side of planning a wedding? In this free eBook, Perfect Wedding Guide’s national wedding planning expert, Susan Southerland, helps the Bewildered Bride learn what works for her planning style, and how to select the right professionals to help you achieve the wedding of her dreams!

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Savvy Bride ebookThe Susan Southerland Secret: Are you a Functional Bride?

Perfect Wedding Guide’s national wedding planning expert, Susan Southerland, helps the Functional Bride learn what works for her planning style, and how to select the right professionals to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams!

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Perfect Wedding Workbook

Congratulations on your engagement! You’ve come to the right place to help get your wedding planning on the right track. In this workbook we review creating a budget, finding the best vendors, tools that can help and much more.

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