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Secret Sneaky Ways To Save Money As A Wedding Guest

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Natalie Gontcharova

A couple of years back, I flew to Paris for the wedding of a dear friend. I spent untold amounts on plane tickets, staying in a little boutique hotel in the Marais, and all the obligatory gallivanting, eating, and drinking this type of trip inspires. We danced until 7 a.m. and watched the sunrise over the Seine. Emotionally, it was extremely worth it; financially, not so much. A freelancer at the time, I came home to a bright-red negative number in my bank account and immediately started hustling for gigs, any gigs.

Why am I telling this story? Because I’ve since learned that weddings — even ones where you have to fly to Paris — don’t have to be a financial burden on the guest. There’s an oft-cited survey from The Knot that found guests spending an average of $118 on a gift, $321 on travel, $322 on accommodations, and $81 on attire, with a grand total of over $800 spent per guest on each occasion. If you analyze these costs, you’ll find many avoidable expenses. Continue reading

A Wedding Registry Specialist Shares Her Expert Advice

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Lauren Schwartzberg

In our Ask the Experts series, New York Weddings gets tips and advice from professionals in disciplines from dress design to elopement planning

Shan-Lyn Ma

CEO and founder of Zola

Zola started as an online registry, but you added some new services this year. Why the expansion?

We noticed people were using six to eight different apps for wedding-planning tasks; we wanted to put them all in one place so you just need one service. We created over 30 wedding website templates that couples can choose from, a guest-list management tool where you can keep track of RSVPs and people’s addresses, and a customizable to-do checklist where you answer a few questions about yourself and then we generate a list of what you need to get done and when. Continue reading

How To Plan A Wedding In Six Weeks

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Alexis Cheung

Tips for pulling off a very brief engagement.

The wedding of:  Daniela Lazo-Cedré and Alfred Matérn, plus 50 guests.

Where: The Gramercy Park Hotel.

Why six weeks: “We didn’t want to linger and drive ourselves crazy with details. Plus, Alfred is from Sweden, and his visa was going to expire.”

What they did first: “We picked the date — January 7 — because it gave us time to file our marriage license but was late enough after the holidays that our families’ airfare wasn’t insane. We knew we didn’t want to do City Hall, so we looked for simple ceremonious venues next and landed on the Gramercy Hotel.”

Why the Gramercy Hotel: “We were just lucky. The terrace wasn’t booked, and they even upgraded us to the larger garden space. Plus, after considering catering and chair rentals, it didn’t cost as much time or money as other event spaces. The hotel takes care of a lot of details.”

Who came in handy: “We took up a lot of offers from family and friends who wanted to help. My mom constantly followed up with the hotel and scouted our photographer; my sister found my velvet pumps from Jimmy Choo; my best friend is a florist and event planner and did the arrangements. I wanted some kind of white, aromatic flower, like gardenias or jasmine, but they’re so expensive. She helped me pick a mixture of lilies and green foliage, which is actually really inexpensive. Alfred made a wedding playlist, but his friend also sang for the ceremony.”

How they invited guests: “Until two weeks before, it was a word-of-mouth wedding. We told everyone the date and updated them sporadically; then, once we secured the venue, we sent a Paperless Post.”

How she found her dress“My mom found a minimalist silk dress by Halston online. I was working late, so my sister, who is a similar size, tried it on in their shop on Greene Street. She knew it was the one but set aside other options just in case.” Continue reading

10 Things We Know About Harry And Meghan’s Wedding—From An Insider

The engagement was just announced, but royal wedding fever is already here.

By DIANE CLEHANE

No one does pomp and circumstance like the Brits, and when it comes to royal weddings, they rule. I’m one of those people who set the alarm for 5am so I could get up and watch Lady Diana arrive at St. Paul’s Cathedral in a gold, horse-drawn carriage to marry Prince Charles. Ever since, I’ve made it my personal mission to know everything there is to know about the fascinating family at the center of the world’s longest running soap opera.

After two books and countless conversations with royal insiders (including Diana’s brother, Charles), I’ve gained plenty of insight on how things work within “The Firm.” Although they only just announced their engagement yesterday, plans for Harry and Meghan’s wedding are well under way. Here’s what we know so far. And for more royal engagement coverage, here are 10 Secrets the Palace Doesn’t Want Meghan Markle to Know. Continue reading

A Clear Tent Wedding At Hidden Pond Resort In Kennebunkport, Maine

There’s something really spectacular about the way our clear frame tents look on the patio of the barn at Hidden Pond Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine. This couple opted to extend their tent to a 40’x45’ in order to accommodate their full seated reception underneath. The family style rows of dark wood farm tables with our fruitwood chivari chairs made for a great conversational layout! Simple touches of greenery complemented the wedding white dishware and elegant glassware settings on the table so perfectly!

Vendors: Venue- Hidden Pond Resort, Tent and Rentals- Exeter Event’s & Tents, Photographer- Rachel Buckley Weddings, Coordination/event design: Seacoast Harbor Events, Florals: Watershed Floral

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Two Bayview Frame Tents were installed to host to an intimate wedding of 130 guests at a private home in Ogunquit Maine. Guests enjoyed dinner and dancing with breathtaking views of the ocean shore. Café lights were strung throughout the tent providing a romantic glow during the evening celebration. The night was magical!

Location:

Ogunquit, ME

Vendors:

Seacoast Harbor Events

Items Rented:

20×75 Bayview Frame

30×45 Bayview Frame

Café lights

Chestnut Farm Tables

White Wash Crossback Chairs

Natural Wood Garden Chairs

Dancefloor

Wine Barrels

Dark Wood Farm Tables

Dishes, Linens, Glassware

Cocktail Tables

Wine Barrel Bar

Exeter Events Wedding In Rollinsford Maine

There is something so classic about the blend of neutral tones with a touch of rustic. Dark farm tables accompanied by walnut crossback chairs provide a timeless look and feel and can really be used in any setting. The blush goblets along with the pink and white flower arrangement add a beautiful pop of color to tie the look together. The celery panama napkins add the perfect amount of texture and the ivory plates with Etage flatware keeps the look clean.

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Wedding Made Beautiful With Exeter Events.

 

What better way to compliment our rustic farm tables and cross back chairs than to pair them with the always amazing Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, ME?! The warm gold touches from our brushed gold flatware and gold rim dishware went perfectly with this couples fall wedding. We just love the way they used our chestnut benches for their ceremony!

Rentals: chestnut benches, dark wood farm tables, walnut crossback chairs, brushed gold flatware, gold rim dishware, prima glassware.

Hidden Pond Resort, Kennebunkport, ME

“Breathtaking” just doesn’t cut it for this wedding set-up at Hidden Pond Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine. With a spin on the current “glamping” trend, Hidden Pond makes you feel like you’re out amid nature, all while offering a beautiful cozy feel with their pools, spa, and amazing restaurant, Earth. The clear frame tent pictured, allows for no obstruction of the surrounding landscape and at night, the stars illuminate the night! The café lighting and chandeliers add the touch of glow needed for the dark of night, and add just the right amount of warmth. The walnut cross back chairs match the rustic theme embodied at Hidden Pond. There is no denying the beauty, love, and attention to detail surrounding this wedding and its décor.

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Private Property Wedding In Epping, NH

There’s a certain indescribable presence our sailcloth tents have, and this private property in Epping New Hampshire allowed for it to be captured in all its glory. This beautiful 40 acre industrial property was the perfect setting for our 51’x111’ tidewater sailcloth tent. The translucent top allows for the festive glow of up-lighting to shine through, and the clear sidewalls give you a sneak peak of the party going on underneath. Can you imagine how full that white dance floor must have been?!

 

Photographer- Maine Tinker Photography

Tent and Rentals- Exeter Events and Tents

DJ and Uplighting- Get Down Tonight, Jeremy

Catering- Hart’s Turkey Farm

Coordination- Nicole Mower Weddings and Events

Venue- Private Property

 

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