Planning a wedding in the age of likes, wedding hashtags and live streams is nothing like our mothers could have imagined. Almost nine months after my own, I still find myself swooning over a bride’s creative place settings and tearing up at a stranger’s beautifully produced wedding video I found online.

With inspiration available on every screen, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of peony dreams and dress inspo and then look up and realize you’ve yet to make any real decisions. The flowers you pinned are out of season. Your perfect dress? No longer carried by the designer. And your wedding is just months away.

So, can you feel free to *gasp* skip the Pinterest board and find local wedding vendors on Instagram that will truly be able to make your vision come to life?

The answer is a big, huge, resounding YES.

When it comes time to make decisions, Instagram can be a surprisingly handy source. With a feed of real past work, sprinkled in with some personality, the social network makes it easy to discover, be inspired by and contact your vendor dream team.

For your viewing pleasure, we’ve rounded up some Charlotte wedding vendor pages that make us have all the heart eyes. Whether you’re getting ready to walk down the aisle or simply appreciate a good updo, give these local vendors a follow.

Note: QC brides are lucky to have a plethora of world-class wedding vendors just a double-tap away. With this list as a starting point, if you know of a vendor we missed who made your wedding the best.day.ever., please share with us in the comments!

 

 

VENUES

 

The Duke Mansion

 

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

 

The Ballantyne Hotel

 

Foundation For The Carolinas

 

PLANNERS

 

Ivy Robinson Events

 

Hart and Co. Events

 

Head Over Heels Weddings & Events

 

The Graceful Host

 

Hall & Webb Event Design

 

Posh Petals and Pearls

 

 

GOWNS, DRESSES

 

J.Major’s Bridal Boutique

 

Hayden Olivia Bridal

 

Ladies of Lineage

 

Bella Bridesmaids

 

 

FLOWERS

 

New Creations Flower Co.

 

Lily Greenthumb’s

 

Nectar Floral Boutique

 

INVITES & STATIONERY

 

Three Little Birds Stationery

 

Delighted Calligraphy

 

Kristen Henderson Calligraphy

 

Elle Dee Designs

 

Champagne Maker


 

RINGS

 

Elizabeth Bruns (Rings & Registry)

 

Diamond’s Direct South Park

 

Perry’s Fine, Antique & Estate Jewelry

 

 

 

TUNES

 

EastCoast Entertainment

 

Split Second Sound

 

 

CATERERS

 

Best Impressions Caterers

 

Something Classic Catering

 

Queen City Catering Company

 

La-tea-da’s Catering & Events

 

 

CAKES & SWEETS

 

The Wow Factor Cakes

 

For Goodness Cakes

 

Su√°rez Bakery

 

Sugar. Handmade Gourmet Donuts

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Old South Studios

 

Cheyenne Schultz Photography

 

Lauren Rosenau Photography

 

Emma Loo Photography

 

Allison Kuhn Photography

 

HAIR & MAKEUP

 

Lindsey Regan Thorne

 

Sweet Magnolia Beauties

 

Emerson Joseph

 

Shear Excellence

 

WELCOME GIFTS & OTHER GOODIES

 

Madison Co.

 

moko & co

 

Swoozie’s

 

 

RENTALS

 

Party Reflections

 

Carolinas Luxury Event Rentals

 

There you have it. While we don’t necessarily think a 21st century couple needs to rely solely on Instagram to plan their wedding, you’ve got to admit, ideas, inspiration and contacts at the scroll of your phone is a pretty good thing.