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Tips & Trends: Role Playing and Floral Installations

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Tip: Role Playing. Mother of the groom may be the least understood role among those in the wedding party. “She’s often overlooked, but she deserves care and attention like any other member of the wedding party,” notes Renée Habashy of Madeleine’s Daughter. “Many people joke that the MOG ought to ‘wear beige and keep her mouth shut.’ But really, she should be the guest who stands out the most—dressed only a little less formal than the mother of the bride, and definitely more formal than any other guest.” She suggests that instead of searching for the perfect shade of “Shut-Up…

Tips & Trends: Go Big with the Details and Tiny Treats in Perfect Packaging

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Tip: Go Big with the Details. Our Editorial Advisory Panel is unanimous—brides are opting for more extravagant, over-the-top details than ever before, often spending more money on fewer guests. “This means quality over quantity, and everything matching,” says Jaime Melfi of Autumn Nomad, “from drinks to décor to the cake.” Look for extreme lighting, a flair in the food offerings, vintage furniture brought in for receptions—chaise lounges, upholstered chairs, etc.—even luxurious linens flown in from Italy. “At the Custom House Maritime Museum, you can arrive at your wedding by your own boat or a charter craft,” says Pat Cannon. Then…

Tips & Trends: Get Lit! and Custom Couture

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Tip: Get Lit! Creative cocktails are all the rage, and that includes the containers they come in. “We love the idea of mini cocktails that can be passed on trays like hors d’oeuvres,” says Reuben Bell. He says they’ve done specialty cocktails in perfume bottles and even light bulbs (not real ones!)—giving a whole new meaning to “get lit!” Pat Cannon of CAtCH Events and Custom House Maritime Museum loves the experience created by the vintage Italian “piaggio appe” operated by Runaway Bar. This mobile tap truck has “taptenders,” and Pat says, “They always bring a unique, chic experience. It’s…

Tips & Trends: Look to Your Own Back Yard and Bye-Bye Buffet

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Tip: Look to Your Own Back Yard. Sourcing locally for flowers and food has become something of a mantra in recent years, especially in this time of supply-chain issues. “Local farmers and growers were essential to the flower industry this year,” says Julie DeStafano, owner of Viola & Moss Floral Artistry. “Flowers were very hard to source (through normal channels), but local farmers had beautiful product that pushed our florals to a new level. I also saw local farmers who cultivate their own oysters, like Laura Brown from Fox Point Oysters and Swell Oyster Co., both out of New Hampshire.…