In 2013, we launched the first of what would become a yearly Acadiana Profile wedding feature. Like a budding romance, this single story grew and evolved year after year into its most recent incarnation, a special section. For 2017, the growth and evolution has continued and we are thrilled to present a mini-magazine. Welcome to Acadiana Weddings.
Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming experience, even for those who count themselves among the great hostesses of Acadiana. There are so many moving parts to even the simplest affair, from selecting the perfect location and invitations to reflect your personality and tastes as a couple, to negotiating with caterers, florists and bakers. This inaugural issue of Acadiana Weddings has the tools you need to create the fête of your dreams. From etiquette tips, planning advice and gifts for your wedding party to stationery, delectable cakes and the most gorgeous bridal gowns in Acadiana, this issue is overflowing with inspiration. Be sure to check out our checklist on page 6, so you can stay on track throughout the planning process. Are you still looking for a location? We have you covered there too with a listing of Cajun Country venues that will have your guests oohing and ahhing while you and your betrothed dance the night away as newlyweds.
There are of course myriad decisions to be made and to-do list items to check off, but the months leading up to your wedding are also filled with showers, luncheons with friends and family, mani-pedi sessions with the girls and countless special moments between you, your spouse-to-be and the people most important to you. Don’t forget to stop and savor it, because just like your wedding day, it’ll go by as quickly as the burst of your photographer’s flash. Also, remember to brainstorm a clever wedding day hashtag, so in the days after the celebration, you can see your wedding through the eyes of your guests. Sip champagne, visit, write thank you cards while you are still awash in emotion and, most of all, enjoy your Big Day.
Let’s plan a wedding!