Tip: Pick a Point Person. Make your wedding day one to remember: designate someone other than yourself to be the point person for the day’s details and schedule. “Be a guest at your own wedding, not the maestro,” says Samantha Finigan.
Wedding planners are used to managing details, unobtrusively and tactfully, but you can also designate a trusted friend or family member. Finigan recommends hiring a planner. “They’re the best advocates to get the quality of service you want and they’re used to handling any problems that come up,” she says.
Trend: Shine On. Metallics and mixed metals like gold, rose gold, and silver add glitz to wedding cakes and décor. “I’m doing a lot of silver and gold in cakes, independently and together,” says Jennifer Williamson of Jenny’s Cakes in Amesbury, MA. Mixing and matching gold, rose gold, and platinum place settings is also on trend.
“I really like a gold charger with a platinum plate,” says Kara Marshall, director of marketing for Marshall Tent and Event Rental in Kittery, ME.
Written by Debbie Kane
Photography by Chris Keeley