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Tips & Trends: Quality Is Always a Classic and Not Your Mother’s Wedding

Tip: Quality Is Always a Classic. Whether it’s the service you expect or the meal you share with guests on your wedding day, quality is always appreciated. Chef Jay Curcio, owner of The White Apron, says he remains dedicated to preparing classic food that is well crafted from fresh, quality ingredients. “Our clients want that standard elegance that never goes out of style. Your wedding is an indulgent event—it’s an imprinted memory for the rest of your lives—so all those ancillary details, like how the platters work on your tablescape, are very important.” Dionna Porcello of The View at Pepperrell…

Tips & Trends: Focus on the Groom and Dressed to Thrill!

Tip: Focus on the Groom. Want to keep your groomsmen from feeling short-changed when it comes to the wedding festivities? Then consider booking a groom concierge to guide the guys through some fun in the days leading up to your wedding. “Giving the groom his moment is exactly what I’d love to see more of,” says Sorrell Downing. That, she says, might include letting the groom concierge plan your bachelor party, arrange a bachelor weekend of golf or deep-sea fishing, make restaurant reservations, or any of the other myriad small and large tasks that fall to the groom. A groom…

Tips & Trends: Take a Seat! and Crushing It with Color

Tip: Take a Seat! Weddings are joyous occasions, but they also can present some unique challenges. Case in point, those divorced parents of the bride or groom who can’t stand to be in the same room together. What to do? “A wedding planner can be essential in these situations,” says Sorrell Downing, owner of Events by Sorrell. “By thoughtfully assigning seats for both the ceremony and reception, we can proactively minimize potential conflicts. And when it comes to coordinating wedding photos, we can collaborate closely with the photographer and curate a comprehensive shot list, specifying each person’s involvement. This allows us…

Tips & Trends: Reframe Your Wedding Day Photography and Bringing Back Baroque

Tip: Reframe Your Wedding Day Photography. You’ve planned the perfect wedding day, with guests arriving from near and far, and of course you want to spend as much time with them as possible. To that end, photographer Kate Preftakes has some creative suggestions for how not to feel captive to your wedding-day photos. “I’m seeing less focus on a photocentric wedding,” she says. Instead, Kate encourages brides to have their formal portraits done before the hecticness of the wedding day, when they’re more relaxed. She also suggests rehearsal-dinner coverage in lieu of an engagement photo session. “It’s a really nice…