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How To Plan a Nashville Destination Wedding Weekend

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Over the past few years, Nashville has turned into a popular destination wedding city. With many colleges and universities in the area drawing students from all over the U.S. to the Nashville area, students feels as though they have a strong ties to the city. As many relatives travel to Nashville, they may need some help navigating through an unfamiliar city. So why not show them the best Nashville has to offer by hosting a wedding weekend?

Photo by Delbarr Moradi from Style Me Pretty

Now, I know planning a wedding is very time consuming - especially when you're working, studying or raising a family. However, planning a destination wedding weekend doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether it’s a list of fun activities you provide to your guests, or several planned get-togethers, a wedding weekend is something your guests will appreciate! Here are a few ideas:

Start the weekend off with a cute gift basket for your guests in their hotel room like these from Wild Violet.

Photo from Nashville Petal Tavern

Friday Night:

Rehearsal Dinner! Think outside the box on this one. How about a progressive dinner? Start off at Sambuca, and make the rounds from The Gulch to Downtown Broadway. Petal Tavern after party? I’m in!

Photo from Tenn Green

Saturday Day:

Option A) Explore the outdoors. Nashville has many places to hike and explore. You can even plan a quick kayaking day trip. And it’s a great way for guests to get to know each other before the big day!

Option B) Are your guests more fond of the indoors? The George Jones Museum, Country Music Hall of Fame or even a trip to The Frist may be in order!

Next, take a breather and schedule a massage therapist to come to your house through Belle. You can also get your nails done. Or renta a Shasta camper for you and your bridesmaids for a pre-wedding primp session. At this point in the day, you’ll want to start getting ready to say “I do” and allow guests time to freshen up.

-It’s wedding time!-

Saturday Night:

Up for round two of honky-tonking? Or schedule a chill small group dinner at Bastion. Choose your own adventure. :)

Photo of Loveless Cafe brunch from Style Blueprint

Sunday Morning:

I don’t know if you've heard, but Sunday morning brunch is a thing in Nashville. ;) From Loveless to Biscuit Love, treat your guests to some good Southern comfort food before their travels home.

Need more ideas? Check out our ultimate list of 21 activities for your out of town guests.

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Hi - I'm Alyssa! Owner of Nashville Bride Guide. I'm here to help you plan your Nashville wedding by highlighting local wedding professionals, along with tips and finds that will help make your day the best ever! Don't be shy - email me at

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send Posted on July 14, 2016 | Filed under: Destination Nashville Weddings!, Advice & Planning, Destination Weds & Honeymoon , After Your Wedding,

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