wedding prep tipsFor most couples, wedding planning is a time-consuming process that results in stressful situations. This is especially true for couples considering a destination wedding such as Asheville, NC. Jeanne's Hair and Makeup Studio's goal is to make your wedding hair and makeup planning stress-free and enjoyable. 

We love working with brides to ensure their wedding day look reflects their vision. This applies to those planning large weddings, or very small ceremonies and elopements! While each bride's planning process is unique, we want to share a few tips on how to make wedding planning as simple as possible.

Wedding Preparation Tips 

Choose Experienced Vendors

Asheville, North Carolina, is an increasingly popular wedding destination. Its beautiful mountain views and charming downtown attracts many adventurous couples looking to tie the knot. The city offers an abundance of talented wedding vendors to pick from, making sound decisions even more difficult. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you search for Asheville vendors:

  • Look at vendor websites for information on experience, bundles, and portfolio
  • Read a few reviews
  • Contact vendors and discuss what you’re looking into, whether through email or phone
  • Make use of your venue for wedding planning resources
  • Check with your venue to see if any suppliers are required. Before proceeding with other vendors, ensure that you have checked off this list.
  • When you book vendors, ask them for referrals and recommendations. Don't be hesitant to ask for their advice.

When it comes to finding vendors, the most important piece of advice is to book someone with whom you connect. Before making reservations, organize a phone call or video chat with them. Also, discuss with your wedding planner if you have any inquiries or specifics you need to go over with vendors before booking with them.

Create a Planning Timeline and Checklist

To help keep yourself on track and prevent stress, create a schedule to remind you of deadlines, vendor payments, dates, etc. Writing out an overall planning timeline is a great start. For example:

  • Twelve Months Out
    • Choose a Date
    • Book the Venue
    • Hire a Wedding Planner
  • Ten Months Out
    • Have Hotel Rooms Booked
    • Book Flight Tickets and Arrange Transportation
  • Seven Months Out
    • Create a Wedding Website and Registry
    • Send “Save Our Date” Cards
  • Six Months Out
    • Find a Dress and/or Suit
    • Schedule Hair and Makeup Trial
    • Order Wedding Decorations
  • Three Months Out
    • Send Invitations
    • Plan and Book Rehearsal Dinner

If you're feeling overwhelmed by tasks and unsure where to begin, consult with your wedding planner. They are an excellent resource for keeping track of deadlines, scheduling and communicating with vendors and planning all of the details. A well-planned timeline will help ensure that you don't fall behind on planning, payments, and so on.

Asheville Wedding, Hair, & Makeup 

At Jeanne's Hair & Makeup Studio, we understand planning a destination wedding can be stressful, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. That is why we partner with some of Asheville's best and top-rated vendors, venues, and wedding services to make your wedding dreams come true! 

We also offer a space for smaller weddings right at our location, including a beautiful space for you to prepare for your ceremony.

We provide on-site, mobile hair and makeup services, as well as our professional hair and beauty studio. For more information about our wedding hair and makeup services, ceremony space, and Asheville wedding partners, contact us.