7 Wedding Resources to Help Make Your Big Day Perfect

Before you say “I Do,” you are going to want to make sure you have planned the perfect wedding. We know that “perfect” means different things to different people, but no matter what it means to you, we want to help you achieve it. That is why we have compiled a list of resources that will give you ideas, tips, and things to remember to make your wedding one to remember. We here at South Wind Ranch look forward to helping you craft an incredible experience for you and your guests.

Style Me Pretty
Are you a fan of a Mood Board? Maybe you don’t want to get lost in the shuffle of Pinterest. Then we recommend Style Me Pretty. This site allows you to coordinate the look and feel of your wedding based on criteria such as the colors you are choosing and the season in which you are having your wedding. They also have a “style” section, which is essentially a section of themes. Do you want the perfect romantic wedding? Maybe you are hoping for a more rustic occasion. Either way, Style Me Pretty has got you covered. Style Me Pretty also offers links to help you find the perfect bridesmaid dresses, or an engagement ring (if you’re still waiting on one of those).

My Wedding Group
If you want your wedding to be a truly local event, then we suggest directing your attention to My Wedding Group. Their site is filled with inspiration for your big day. They also include tips for the bride and groom. They can help you with your registry, travel tips, and even ways to get your skin clear before your big day. One of the most unique things that My Wedding Group offers events so that you can meet other people planning their wedding, talented photographers, and other individuals who help give you your dream wedding! The best thing about My Wedding Group? Their services are FREE!

Love & Lavender
They aren’t for everyone, but theme weddings are increasing in popularity. If you decide a theme wedding is for you, then take a peek at Love & Lavender. While not exclusively about theme weddings, Love & Lavender gives you ideas for the most magical weddings possible. One of the more unique offerings of Love & Lavender is their emphasis on stationary. A great wedding starts with the invitations. They even offer suggestions for themed stationery (the Halloween Wedding stationery is adorable). Love & Lavender also features gift guides that will carry you well into your marriage with gifts for those big anniversaries.

The Knot
If you are looking for a more universal resource, then we suggest The Knot. The Knot is an all-encompassing site that will help you get hitched without any hiccups. One thing that The Knot offers that few other resources do is a financial section. They allow you to budget your wedding through their site to make sure your big day isn’t a big drain on your wallet. The Knot also offers checklists to make sure you didn’t forget any crucial detail before you walk down the aisle.

The DIY movement is going strong, and no place is that more evident than Etsy. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Etsy, it is your one-stop-shop for unique, handmade goods. Etsy even has its own Wedding section. You can get jewelry, accessories, invitations, mementos, and so much more. Another thing that has come to prominence on Etsy is vintage clothing. If you are looking for the perfect vintage dress for your walk down the aisle, then you definitely want to give Etsy a chance.

Wedding Registry 101
It is tempting to run through Target or Pottery Barn adding EVERYTHING to your wedding registry. There are so many things you want, and oh so many things you need, but this can become exhausting to your wedding guests. There are also those items that have become registry staples that, frankly, aren’t that useful (are you really going to use that fondue set). This guide, put together by Harper’s Bazaar, will help you craft a registry that will get you what you want, and keep your guests from feeling they have to spend a fortune.

Tips For Planning Your Own Wedding
Is it hard for you to give up an ounce of control? Then it is possible that you’ll want to plan your own wedding. However, planning a wedding is no easy task (that’s why wedding planners exist). There are many things you will need to know about planning your wedding, that you maybe didn’t even think about. Brides.com has put together this extremely helpful list of tips to remember if you are planning your own wedding.

Local Parks and Recreation


Gateway Park

Address: 115 Henderson Dr., Travelers Rest, SC 29690
 (behind Sunrift Adventures)

Activities: Tennis, athletic fields, playground, shelter

Northside Park

Address: 101 West Darby Road, Greenville, SC 29609 
(5.3 miles east of Travelers Rest)

Activities: Athletic fields, pool, shelter, tennis, playground

Poinsett Park

Address: Altamont Terrace, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 
(Off Frontage Rd near the convergence of Hwy. 25 & Hwy. 276)

Activities: Playground, walking trail, shelter

State Parks

Caesar’s Head State Park

8155 Geer Hwy
 Cleveland, SC 29635
(23 miles northwest of Travelers Rest) – (864) 836-6115

Jones Gap State Park

303 Jones Gap Rd.
, Marietta, SC 29661
 (7 miles northwest of Travelers Rest)

Paris Mountain State Park

2401 State Park Road, 
Greenville, SC 29609
(6 miles east of Travelers Rest)

Table Rock State Park

Table Rock State Park Rd, 
Pickens, SC 29671
 (19 miles west of Travelers Rest)

Otter Creek Water Park

101 W. Darby Rd.
, Greenville, SC 29601