When it comes to planning the wedding of your dreams, most brides these days immediately jump to the Internet for advice and leads. This isn’t surprising, really – but it can cause brides to miss out on true local favorites in the world of weddings! That’s why we sat down this summer with Lara Unick and Amy Margaret McColl of the Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau to find out what local highlights they offer for couples looking to be married in and around Kingsport, Tennessee!
As a bride, we understand that too many opinions can be the bane of your existence leading up to your wedding. However, there comes a time in each of our planning sessions where brides covet the long-trusted advice from a friend or family member. That time is usually in the heat of the moment, with mere months left to go before the wedding, when the bride has yet to choose a reputable transportation service or homey, clean hotel for out-of-town guests. Unless someone has a good idea, you’re stuck trusting the limited suggestions from complete strangers on the Internet!
This doesn’t have to be you, though. Just give your local convention and visitors bureau a call for sound suggestions and advice in choosing professionals for your big day! Read on to learn three amazing services offered by the Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau that may be available in your area, too!
1. Contacts, contacts, contacts.
Services provided by a convention and visitors bureau likely include referrals from every part of the city’s industry. Lara and Amy describe that you can get lists of professionals offering many different services locally just by dropping by the Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau for an appointment. This is like your own personal wedding directory! Find every professional you need for your wedding day, and keep guests entertained with top suggestions for fine dining, shopping, and other local amenities!
2. Information at your fingertips.
Lara describes that she can provide quotes for blocks of hotel rooms, specifications of available rooms, and even unique options needed to make your guests’ stay as pleasurable as possible. Since convention and visitors bureaus serve specific areas, they have a great working relationship with all professionals there and are able to get you the information you need – quickly!
3. A guide for the feel and theme of your big day.
Amy and Lara highlight the fact that they listen to your wants and needs, and they want nothing more than to assist you in finding the perfect location and professionals for the biggest day of your life. “We guide you in certain directions according to your preferences,” Lara explains. These ladies love the professionals they recommend, and they love connecting you with them!
When it comes to planning your wedding, find great resources, and use them to maximize your efforts and minimize the time needed to complete your tasks! Lara states, “Planning your wedding is great – enjoy every second. Have two people in your life that you can trust throughout the day to help everything run smoothly…and eat the cake!” Amy adds, “Do not wait to find your dress, and never assume that everything is as you think. Be sure about all the details beforehand. Don’t leave yourself anything to worry about!”
We love that advice! Pick up the phone and give the Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau a call today at (423)392-8820, and visit their website and Facebook, too. Tell Amy and Lara The Pink Bride sent you!
Photos courtesy of the Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau Facebook page.