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Leave the wedding details (and the stress) to the pros

Designing the Day: Southern Fete’s Passion for Planning

Bridal Feature

You finally set the date for your big day, and now all you have to do is plan and execute. You made a list...well, it’s a few notes you scribbled on a hamburger wrapper on your lunch break. You set the menu... wait, is Aunt Linda allergic to seafood? Okay, at least you know with absolute certainty the vibe: it’s soho chic. Or, maybe bohemian glam? Help!

If you ask veteran brides for their advice, you’ll likely get two answers: enjoy your big day and hire a planner! That’s where companies like Southern Fete come in (or ride in on a white horse, as it were). Owner Cassie Thibeau has been helping brides and grooms make it successfully down the aisle – with their wits and sanity intact – for the past nine years. She agreed to take us behind the scenes of her operations to show us how things get done, from the initial phone call to final clean-up.