Posts Tagged‘blue elephant events & catering’

Winter Weddings

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Six Reasons Winter is the Perfect Wedding Season If you’re like most New England brides, you’re thinking of getting married in June. It’s the most popular month to be married, followed by August, September, and October. But why should summer and fall receive all the attention? There’s a lot to love about a winter wedding. There’s less competition for venues and guests’ schedules are more flexible. Plus, New England winters offer a romantic backdrop, from frozen lakes to snowy peaks, for all kinds of weddings. “People are so maxed out with summer and fall weddings,” says wedding photographer Geneve Hoffman…

Budget for Your Big Day

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Every couple faces tough choices about the details of their wedding day Especially when it comes to their budget. We asked some of the seacoast’s top wedding experts where couples can save, and where they should splurge, on their big event. Save: If you’re looking for that perfect dress but working with a limited budget, Malinda Macari of Dream: A Bridal Boutique recommends using a seamstress, not the production place of the gown, for any small alterations you may need. Looking for special wedding day jewelry? Ask family and friends if they have unique pieces that complement your dress. Splurge:…

Tips & Trends

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Lighting, photography, style and other tips and trends from our experts TIP: Create a Reception Timeline When’s the right time to leave your wedding reception? Don’t leave the decision up to guests. Create a timeline that ensures people have enough time to socialize, eat and shake it on the dance floor, but closes down the party before eyelids start to droop. Five hours is a standard length for a reception, says Fausto Pifferrer of Blue Elephant Events & Catering in Saco, ME. This allows one hour for cocktails, one for dinner, and three for dancing. To make sure things run…