When it comes to planning your North Carolina wedding, there are a variety of things to keep in mind to ensure your special day is one to remember. From picking out your bridesmaids dresses to choosing the perfect wedding caterer, it’s critical to have all of your ducks in a row before the big day arrives. In this blog, we’ll look at some top tips for a stress-free wedding so you can be well- prepared when it comes time to walk down the aisle.

At Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack, we’ve helped cater hundreds of weddings with our delicious and traditional southern fare. Whether you’d like to serve mouth-watering pulled pork, fried chicken, or smoked beef brisket at your wedding, we offer a full range of catering services to complement your southern wedding. Stop by one of our BBQ restaurants in North Carolina today or contact us to learn more about our wedding catering services!

Stay On Track With Your Planning

As you may already know, planning a wedding can be a cumbersome project. Before you start picking out your floral arrangements and sending out invitations, it’s important to have an honest discussion with your spouse about how you envision your wedding. If one day you want to host your wedding in a small chapel, and the next day you want a large outdoor ceremony, you may need to sit down and map out your needs.

Create A Spreadsheet For Your Budget

When it comes to planning your wedding, unless you have financial help from your parents or in-laws, weddings can be an extremely expensive event to host on your own. That’s why it’s so important to take the time to have an open discussion with your significant other about your wedding budget before you start planning. Take the time to write out how much you are willing to spend on your wedding, and how much you are able to actually afford.

Create a detailed spreadsheet that outlines each wedding item you need to purchase and a rough estimate of how much each service or product will cost. This will give you a solid overview of where your money is going, so when you have to choose between extravagant lighting and a photo booth, you have your priorities in order.

Make A Uniform Kids Policy

While you probably have a large number of adults you’d like to invite to your wedding, it’s important to remember the children as well. The bride and groom has a few choices when it comes to young kids.

  • You can welcome children with open arms, no matter how young they are.
  • You can choose to have an adults-only wedding.
  • You can include small children from the immediate family.
  • Or, you can so no to children completely (some couples opt to hire a child care service to provide care for kids during the reception).

Book A Wedding Photographer

Your wedding album will be how you relive each moment of your wedding day, so why wouldn’t you want to hire the best wedding photographer possible? Make sure to do your research early (many wedding photographers are booked up to a full year or more in advance!), so you can book a photographer that you love and trust. Engagement shoots are a great way to get to know a photographer as well.

Find The Perfect Wedding Caterer

Once you’ve chosen the perfect wedding venue to host your ceremony of love, it’s time to start looking at catering companies in the area. Your wedding guests will be looking forward to a delicious meal, and if you’re planning on hosting a traditional southern wedding, you may want to hire a local BBQ restaurant to cater your big day. Once you find the perfect company to cater your wedding, it’s critical to let them know the date of your wedding. Many catering companies ask couples to let them know at least a year in advance if they would like to use their catering services for a wedding.

At Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack, we’re passionate about providing some of the best wedding catering services throughout North Carolina. We offer a full menu of mouthwatering barbecue, from jumbo buffalo wings to southern fried chicken and beef brisket, you’ll find all of your classic BBQ favorites on our catering menu.