As one of the most popular Charlotte wedding planners, this Carolina Wedding Design (CWD) blog will update you on the latest tips and trends we're seeing in the wedding industry. We'll also showcase different client stories along the way to show you what real brides and grooms are experiencing with us! We offer all types of packages to fit your planning/design needs, so feel free to contact us if you'd like...704.541.9100

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vendor day!

...here are just some of the recent pics from a loooong day of vendor visits with one of our full service clients, Heather!

the talented George Lainis of Catchlight Photography

a beautiful cake display by Gail at Cheesecake Etc.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Feathers are always fun to incorporate into a trendy, vintage wedding.

Here's an idea: Let your guests use feathers to shower you with as you leave the ceremony or reception. You can choose your wedding colors, an array of all colors, or classic white/ivory.

The element of feathers will definitely surprise your guests and make for fantastic pictures.

This is a great idea especially for you winter brides - you could use all white fluffy feathers and it would almost appear 'snow-like'.
Email us and we'll share with you some ideas of where to find these

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

another fun website, Piperlime.com

For those of you who love Rachel Zoe and her fabulous show, The Rachel Zoe project, you've heard her mention the site PiperLime.com
Check out the hot wedding shoes they showcase for the bride AND her gals.....YES PLEASE! They are super affordable and very chic. No one wants plain-ole wedding shoes! BE DIFFERENT!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

our Stationery friend....

you must check out Ella Elise Stationery. Bridget is a smart and creative woman with a soaring business. Their offerings will blow you away. They have everything you could possibly imagine regarding paper. Her private one on one consults will make you feel taken care of like no other.
Tell her Carolina Wedding Design sent ya!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Breaking the Bank?

One of the most popular questions I hear during the planning process in this recession is
'how can I cut the most money without sacrificing quality?'

The answer to that is: cut your guest list.

The most expensive line item in your budget is directly connected with your guest count. The average wedding costs around $80 per person for food/alcohol/gratuity. You learn very quickly, that the smaller you can make the guest list, the more money you will save.

Many couples are having a small, quaint ceremony and reception (100 people or less) around midday, then are meeting the rest of the friends etc out that evening for a post reception. This way you still get to party and celebrate, but on someone else's tab.
Another perk to having a day wedding is less food and alcohol!

Email us with ideas you've found that help minimize excessive spending! info@carolinaweddingdesign.com

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our Newest!

We happily welcome our newest client,
Miss Sarah Clark and Mr. Clark Hopfer!
Their March nuptials will take place at the Palisades in Charlotte NC.
Stay tuned for more info....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stamps.....Make a Statement

Do you get tired of seeing the same ole 'wedding stamp' that the USPS offers?
Me too.
A unique way to spruce up your stationery is via a personalized stamp!
Check out zazzle.com and pmcustomweddings.com to view some options for creating a stamp unique to you.