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Wedding Wisdom

DIRECTION/LODGING CARDS “Everyone has a GPS on their phones or in their rental cars,” Finigan says. Instead, put your resources toward a wedding website- a nod to tradition meeting technology- and include information about the venue, accommodations, and day-of parking instructions. Guests can be directed to your website with a quick line on the bottom of your invitation. CUSTOM MAPS Whether included on your save-the-date, wedding website or in with your invitation, including a custom map is all the rage.…

Wedding Tips & Trends

Happy Tips & Trends Tuesday! The photo featured was taken by Eric McCallister Photography. Trend: A Close Relationship With Your Wedding Photographer Great photos come from open conversations between you and your wedding photographer, resulting in evocative, authentic photos. “You definitely get better photos,” says Delamater. “I like it when couples come to me with suggestions about the shots they want.” Trust your instincts and choose a photographer you like since you’ll be spending most of the day with her.…

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: Any ideas for stretching out the fun of our wedding weekend? A: Absolutely! Consider a destination wedding with a twist. As part of an “experiential” wedding, couples might invite guests for a weekend of hiking and “glamping” (glamorous camping), according to Jennifer Williamson of Jenny’s Cakes in Amesbury, MA. “It’s a great way to enjoy more time with your guests,” she says. Chris Weber of The Black Tie Co. based in Portland, ME, says a big trend these days is…

Wedding Tips & Trends

Happy Tips & Trends Tuesday! The photo featured was taken by Mon Petit Studio. Trend: Collaborative, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Weddings Couples want to personalize their weddings by doing some of the work themselves and work hand-in-hand with professionals to get it done right. “They still view us as the experts,” says Renee Habashy, assistant sore manager of Madeleine’s Daughter in Portsmouth, NH. “But they want a say in how the wedding looks.” DIY takes time, however, so make sure you have…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look at a Real Bride’s Planning Process PICKING A THEME I felt bombarded with questions from friends and family about my coming wedding— Who was catering? Where were we having the ceremony? How many people were coming?—until I was asked what colors and theme we were planning on. You can have a theme? Really? Sign me up! I was excited. It was important to me to chose something unique, something that would make our wedding true to who…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look at a Real Bride’s Planning Process FINDING YOUR PERFECT PLACE The venue, it sets the stage for your perfect day. I knew I wanted something rustic, yet different, and with a whole lot of charm. I looked and looked and looked (and then I looked some more). And then I found it, the PERFECT venue! It had everything we were looking for and then some! Stonewall Farm is located in Keene, NH. So we thought it would…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look at a Real Bride’s Planning Process EVERYONE’S INVITED! Now that we had a set budget the next thing to tackle was the guest list. I started here because I needed to know the total number of guests before finding a venue. It is important to me that our venue accommodates everyone on our list, so finalizing this number was a good starting point. I’m not going to lie this part was a headache! Make sure you have…

Should you hire a professional wedding photographer?

Yes. You’ve found your perfect match, the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. You’re in love and engaged to be married! Congratulations! Now it’s time to plan a wedding…it’s going to be so much fun! You’ve picked a date, chosen your colors, then the sticker shock comes in. Whether it’s the venue, food, flowers, or the photographer, weddings are expensive. Nowadays, most couples are paying for their own weddings. Thanks to Pinterest, YouTube and today’s…