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She is beauty, she is grace, and she has the perfect southern wedding. Every detail is down to a T, and it is surely a night to remember. Southern weddings are all about comfort and coming together. With these tips and tricks, you are sure to have the tasteful southern wedding of the century. 

Stunning Lace Dress

Whew! Every southern belle looks stunning in a white lace dress. It is graceful, elegant, and delicate. The beauty about lace wedding dresses is that it compliments so many different accessories, especially pearls. Pair this with a bouquet of magnolias and your groom is guaranteed to tear up at the altar. 

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Rustic Theme

A tasteful wedding calls for an elegant, rustic theme. Think of stained wood, burlap, wire accents, warm lighting. A rustic barnhouse wedding allows for nature to be met with comfort. Rustic weddings are ideal for DIY decor as well; this is perfect for couples looking to stay low budget, yet still chic. 

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Country Music

Y’all need to have country music to have a charming soiree. You want to pick songs that guests can get down to, but also slow dance at times. Certainly include classic artists like George Strait, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, and Shania Twain. Music really does make the life of the party, be sure to create a playlist to keep the night alive!

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Comfort Food

Mmmm, nothing beats good old fashioned southern comfort food. Satisfy your guests with main dishes such as: shrimp and grits, pulled pork sliders, and fried chicken. You absolutely cannot forget the potato salad, mac and cheese, and collard greens. We recommend setting up a buffet and making your own plate station. 

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Groom’s Cake

A traditional groom’s cake reflects hobbies and interests of the groom. It is a fun detail to include in a wedding to bring attention to the groom. Typically it is a surprise and eaten at the wedding reception. It can be decorated as their favorite sports team or have a hunting theme, you name it!

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Sweet Tea In Mason Jars

Talk about charm! Sweet iced tea is a staple here in the south. Throw it in a mason jar with a ribbon around it for the cutest accent drinks. This would also go perfect with fresh lemonade. Mason jars make for the best affordable DIY centerpieces. 

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Southern Goodie Bags

A parting gift for your guests is a thoughtful gesture, and a great way to leave a lasting impression. A goodie bag with southern pralines and a fun sized bottle of bourbon is spot on for southern weddings. It is classy and most definitely tasteful. 

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Thank You Notes

A warm thank you never goes unnoticed, especially in the south. Thank you notes should be sent to all guests, not only those that brought gifts. Express your gratitude to your guests for taking the time to celebrate your special day.

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Nothing says love like southern hospitality. Your wedding is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests, and the day you have always dreamed about will come to life. Relax, have fun, and get hitched! For more wedding tips and tricks check out weddingathens.com for further details!

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