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Tips & Trends: Go Local and Get Creative

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Tip: Go Local. Sourcing locally is not only a great way to introduce out-of-town guests to the local landscape but it also helps the local economy. “At Beach Plum Flowers, we grow our own flowers with a local grower, Singing Brook Farms. They are gorgeous, unique and help our local ecosystem,” says Pat Cannon. There are many ways to bring local flair to your event—talk to your caterer and baker about using in-season locally grown foods; find a local artist to create one-of-a-kind keepsake wedding invitations; or bring in a local brewery or distillery. “When you share with your vendor…

Tips & Trends: The Livestream Event and Microweddings

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Tip: The Livestream Event. It may be a while before people are ready to travel or gather in large groups. Thanks to technology, there is a way to still have your nearest and dearest be a part of your wedding—livestream it! You can hire a professional to be in charge of the equipment, setup and “day of” execution. “Check in with your photographer to find out what the options might be to work with them. They might be able to offer a second or third shooter for a short amount of time,” says Paula Cano. Want to do-it-yourself? Make sure…

Tips & Trends: Collaborate and Love Wins

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Tip: Collaborate. So many details go into planning a wedding, regardless of the size of the event, but if you leverage the collective experience of the vendors you’ve gathered, it can be a lot easier. “You can have 20+ years of experience in the wedding industry between all of your vendors,” says Jim Barbere of Jim Barbere Photography. They’ve likely seen it all, and can work with you to come up with creative solutions and offer sound, practical advice. “It’s so important to build on the relationships you have with your vendor team; we’re all in this together and open…

Tips & Trends: It’s All In The Details and Wow Them With The Dress

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Tip: It’s all in the details. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared for change. One thing that couples may not be as savvy about is reading and understanding the vendor contracts that they are signing. “Couples need education on contracts and what they mean. They need to know the difference between initial payments and deposits. Helping couples understand contracts is an important part of my job now,” says Tiffany Learned, owner of Barn at Bradstreet Farm. “Each vendor is different and spends a lot of time planning to make sure your day…