According to Travel & Leisure magazine, Nashville, Tennessee is one of the "friendliest cities in the United States." Do you know what this means? You shouldn’t have any trouble planning one of the most important days in your life. The city is filled with wedding vendors ready to fit you into the perfect dress, construct the perfect cake, and help create the perfect memories.
Planning a Nashville Wedding: Highlights of the City
From the ceremony to the reception site, plenty of attractions and venues offer delightful options for ceremonies and receptions. A strong Southern history with a deep musical past often serves as a theme for many Nashville weddings. The city is home to the Grand Ole Opry House, which is recognized as the home of country music. For your wedding, you can actually rent Studio A, Acuff Theatre, Opry Museum, Opry Plaza, or the Opry House itself. Your guests might enjoy the fabulous Nashville shopping, as well as the sites and sounds.
Nashville Wedding Weather Considerations
The winters in Nashville are relatively short and cool, while summers are extremely inconvenient for outdoor weddings, cascading curls, and catering outside. When planning an outdoor affair, consider the severe thunderstorms and tornadoes the city is prone to during the springtime and fall. Be prepared for alternate plans and keep an eye on weather forecasts. A wedding planned for the summer places guests in the midst of humid conditions and some of the hottest weather of the year. During July and August (and sometimes in September), it's not uncommon to battle temperatures reaching 100 degrees.
Nashville Wedding Planning Tips & Ideas
Beware of the peak tourist season when planning a Nashville wedding, as the summertime fills with visitors coming to enjoy the Country Music Fan Fair in June or Elvis Week in August. Hotels sell out fast and the prices during these events are a monster to boot.