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Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: What should I include in my wedding day schedule? A: Your celebration should include time to simply appreciate the moment. Kate Malloy of Malloy Events in Rye, NH, know this firsthand: she’s a wedding planner who recently planned her own nuptials to another event planner, Chris Malloy. “Everyone says it but it’s true – pause a moment in your day to appreciate the significance of getting married,” she says. Talk to your photographer and event planner (if you have one).…

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.…

DJ Ryan Parker

You’ve been to those weddings with the horrible DJ. We get it, and we are not them. We aren’t cheesy. We don’t wear tuxedo shirts. We don’t teach line-dances. We don’t have a disco ball. We know music and we know how to make your feet ache. Period. DJ Ryan Parker 18 Birch Drive, Dover, NH djryanparker.com 603.661.6930

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…

Outdoor Pride of Rye Garden Gift and Flower Shop

At Outdoor Pride of Rye you will feel welcomed as our dedicated design staff thoughtfully collaborates with you to create your personalized competitive pricing allows us to capture your signature style and work within your budget. Consultations by appointment. Outdoor Pride of Rye Garden Gift and Flower Shop 261 Central Road, Rye, NH outdoorprideofrye.com 603.964.3002  

Liberty Lane Catering

A full service caterer, Liberty Lane Catering offers complete wedding, social, and corporate services, and can accommodate off-premises events of any size. Liberty Lane Catering has been the Seacoast’s premier caterer for over two decades, and was formerly known as Galley Hatch Catering. Liberty Lane Catering P.O. Box 1113, Hampton, NH libertylanecatering.com 603.926.1545