Wedding Tips & Trends

Check out these solutions to make your big day the best ever.

Tip: Put a Pin In It.

Pinterest is great for collecting ideas and sharing them with vendors, friends and family but when is enough enough?  “Pinterest is a love-hate for anyone who does design work,” says Heidi Hamblett of Flowers by Leslie in Portsmouth, NH. “It helps me figure out what clients want. But once you’ve made a decision, stick with it!” Caterer Peggy Liversidge of Kitchen Chicks Catering in Kennebunk, ME, agrees. “Clients often don’t realize their vision doesn’t match their budget,” she says and works with clients to make sure their expectations are realistic. The takeaway? Use Pinterest as a guide to show vendors what you want, then let them take it from there. Christian Pendergraft of Christian Pendergraft Photography in Portsmouth, NH, learns his clients’ style through their Pinterest boards but won’t copy another photographer’s work. “Do you really want to mimic a Pinterest photo (that’s probably staged) at the expense of me capturing your own magical moment?” he says. “You could have the shot on Pinterest that others want to copy.”

Trend: Up in the Air.

Drones­—high-flying cameras that enable you to capture unique viewpoints of common subjects—are a whole new way to document your nuptials. But there are limitations. “They’re okay for landscape shots but there are safety issues using them near tents or close to people,” says Kim Chapman of Kim Chapman Photography, Gorham, ME. Make sure your drone photographer is licensed through the Federal Aviation Administration, has an established safety plan, insurance, and extensive knowledge of how to operate the drone. He should also coordinate with you or your planner as well as venue managers, and other wedding photographers to ensure safety.

By Debbie Kane

Photography: Eric McCallister Photography