Tip: Be Yourself. Elizabeth Dirom, owner of Madeleine’s Daughter Bridal in Portsmouth, NH, reminds brides to remain true to their own unique style for their big day. “Your wedding day is all about who you are, and your dress should reflect that,” she notes. “This goes for hair and makeup as well. If you are someone who likes a glamorous day-to-day look, then have your hair and makeup reflect that style!”
Trend: Seeing Clearly. Want to feel like you’re dining under the stars at your reception? Then consider renting a clear sailcloth tent. “They’re gorgeous, and you really feel like you’re under the stars,” says Edgerly. However, Kara Patten of Marshall Tent and Event Rentals in Kittery, ME, cautions couples against using them for July, August, and early September weddings. “They act like a greenhouse and can get uncomfortably warm,” she says. “But for a spring or fall wedding, these tents are perfect.” Tip: Make sure your photographer knows that additional external lighting will be necessary!
Written by Amanda Easter and Pat Chaudoin
Photography by Jamie Mercurio