Wedding Tips & Trends

outdoor wedding dinner at night with bar lightbulb lighting

Happy Tips & Trends Tuesday! The featured photo was taken by Emily Delamater Photography.

Tip: Wedding Insurance

What happens if your wedding photographer is a no-show? Or the caterer goes out of business after you’ve paid the deposit, or the tent malfunctions? Consider insurance. If you’re getting married at a friend or relative’s home, you can extend your renters’ or homeowners’ insurance to cover your event. There are also online wedding insurance packages. Aileen Dugan of State Farm in Portsmouth, NH, notes, “Make sure you read the fine print of these policies as well as any online reviews. Know how long it takes to be reimbursed, what’s covered, how to complete claims and what your deductible is.”

Trend: Small Is Beautiful

Whether it’s a ceremony on top of a mountain or eloping on the sly, small weddings are on the rise. “I’ve seen couples pare down their guest lists so they really make the event special for themselves and their guests,” says Emily Delamater. Consider what’s most important to you. Getting married at a special location accessed only by a small group of people? What’s your wedding budget? Will a smaller wedding allow you to create a special environment for your friends and family? Caterers can provide a higher level of service at smaller celebrations, says Chris Weber. “If we’re doing a wedding for 50 people or less, we can really attend to more details,” she says.