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15 Wedding Trends That Are In For 2019

Here’s an article in Shefinds Magazine by Linda DiProperzio on upcoming wedding trends for 2019.

For brides getting married in 2019, the wedding planning fun is just beginning. Planners and vendors are already seeing a crop of new trends popping up as they start to look towards the coming year. From food and flowers to attire and decor, here are 15 trends that are sure to be super hot in 2019.

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Rustic Wedding at the Exeter Inn

Rustic is in! Our gorgeous farm tables and walnut cross back chairs are certainly the focal point of this style; the simple wedding white dishware delicately complement the floral centerpiece without distracting the eye.  A sailcloth tent is the perfect setting to house this look.

Seaside Wedding in Cape Neddick, Maine

Cape Neddick plays a lovely host for this seaside wedding. The couple stands under a driftwood arbor, with the ocean behind, as guests in natural wood garden chairs witness the union. The reception utilizes our clear frame tent, to allow for full appreciation of the seaside view. Here we see rustic farm tables paired with white wash cross back chairs, and navy blue napkins to enhance this simple nautical theme.

Where To Splurge And Where To Save Money On Your Wedding

Brides

Hannah Baker

When you first begin the planning process, without a doubt one of the first things you address with your partner is a wedding budget. It’s essential to know exactly how much money you have to allocate to the things you find the most important for your big day, and dictates pretty much all of your decisions going forward in the planning process. So what areas should you splurge on, and on what areas should you save? We chatted with Julie Guinta, the design director at one of our favorite event design companies, Rye Workshop, for her top tips on where to splurge and where to save money on your wedding!

Where to splurge

Hire an event designer

“I have to say it, hire an Event Designer! If you want your wedding to have a design edge, having someone help you with your vision, guide your decisions, manage your budget and just be your advocate leading up to your big day takes a huge load of you so that you can enjoy being engaged.”

Installations

“Spring for one (or two!) large installs for your reception — over the bar, dance floor, entry to your reception space. Wow your guests with an awesome, memorable, and, yes, Instagram-friendly install! This adds so much to space and allows for you to be conservative on your tablescapes.”

Lighting

“Either a layer of candlelight, bistro lights, pin spots or disco balls! It is a great way to highlight the work that has been done to your space and create a mood. Everyone looks really good with some soft candlelight!”

“Know when to splurge on florals. Yes, peonies are absolutely gorgeous but having them absolutely everywhere can drive up your floral budget exponentially. Go ahead and splurge, but use these stunners sparingly and where your guests can admire them up close.”

Where to save

Paper goods

“Save on paper goods — ie. programs, welcome booklets, menus, etc. Most guests will not read these and the cost adds up. And you save trees! Have an awesome website that your guests can access from their phone and beautiful signage with calligraphy sharing your event details.”

Cocktail hour

“It’s an hour long and people are busy catching up and getting cocktails. Have an awesome bar arrangement and use your money where your guests are for the most amount of time, the reception.”

Welcome bags and bathroom baskets

“I have seen so many clients spend a good amount of their budget supplying their guests with bottles of water, small snacks, wedding-centric first aid kits, and items branded with their wedding logo. Most of your guests come prepared for the weekend. No need to supply things that they probably already have in their luggage. If you’re set on having a branded gift, think of a cute phrase instead of your initials that will live past the weekend.”

“Opt for mix-and-match table decor. A vintage wine glass, colorful dessert plate, beautiful napkin or cool table number can add color, design, and texture to your table, and you don’t have to find all one type of glass—just work within your color pallet. Facebook Marketplace is a go-to option for finding great treasures in your local area for less. And you can sell those things back on Marketplace after the event to add a little extra money back into your budget.”

18 Insider Wedding Tips For A Stress-Free Day, From Invites To The Open Bar

Here is a general set of tips we found by Debbie Carlson that can make the big day be as problem free as possible. Everything is covered except the wedding tent, tables and chairs. That is where we come into play. Give us a call we would love to be apart of your big day. We service Maine, New Hampshire, and North Shore of Massachusetts.

By Debbie Carlson of the Chicago Tribune

Planning your wedding should be fun and fabulous, but for many people, it’s one of the most stressful things they’ve done. Don’t get frazzled — we’re here for you. We rounded up some top wedding specialists to give you insider tips that are on trend, with real advice to help you decide what to do and what not to worry about, so you can focus on a wedding that will be the talk of the town for years to come.

THE DRESS

White is no longer mandatory. Subtle colors like blush and champagne are trending and give gowns a vintage feel, said Lori Conley, senior vice president of merchandising, product development and design for David’s Bridal. The minimalist bride may choose a gown whose silhouette, draping and unique details are the stars. Necklines are changing this season to show more shoulder. Nontraditional brides are choosing short dresses and jumpsuits, Conley said.

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Clear Tent Wedding At Hamilton House, Berwick, Maine

Our clear sided sailcloth tent leaves nothing to the imagination, boasting an elegant white wedding style reception. The walnut cross back chairs and silver matte satin runners add to the classic charm of the table, while our etage flatware frame the wedding white dinner plates neatly.

Venue: Hamilton House

Photographer: Mat and Ash (mat-and-ash.com)

Wedding planning by: She Luxe Wedding and Design

Items used:

Sailcloth tent with clear sides

Walnut cross back chairs with white cushions

Banquet tables

White poly linens

Silver matte satin table runner

White poly linen table cloths

White poly napkins

Etage flatware

Wedding white dinner plates

Classic water goblet

Classic wine glass

Classic champagne flute

10 MAINE BARN WEDDING VENUES

HARDY FARM – FRYEBURG, ME

This fabulous venue brings details of modern elegance to barn weddings. With white wash walls and classic chandeliers Hardy Farm’s Barn offers a perfect background for any color scheme or style. The barn also has a unique upper level balcony where your guests can mingle for an intimate cocktail hour.

BEECH HILL BARN – PITTSTON, ME

The magnificent Event Barn can accommodate 240 standing room and 140 for a seated dinner. The Country House can accommodate up to 14 guests and there are local amenities in the near-by village of Wiscasset and the cities of Gardiner, Hallowell, and Augusta. Some of the additional property features include a pool with a sculpted breath-taking view, a retro-modern stone fire pit, and of course, the panorama view of Maine countryside. Be sure to check out this Maine Wedding Barn!

MARIANMADE FARM – WISCASSET, ME

A working lavender and flower farm on the banks of Sheepscot River, Marianmade Farm offers much more than just a venue with on-site floral design work. From a waterfront ceremony site to timber frame event barn, the farm incorporates all the beautiful aspects of Maine. It feels charmingly rustic but has all of the modern amenities that your guests could want

LAUDHOLM FARM – WELLS, ME

Known for it’s historic restored barn, Laudholm Farm is the perfect location for a secluded rustic wedding. Surrounded by astounding views and just a short walk to the rocky Maine coast, this venue provides a simple & romantic backdrop for your dream day. Its sunny-colored, comfortable farmhouse makes having your wedding here feel like coming home.

THE BARN AT FLANAGAN FARM  – BUXTON, ME

Overlooking views of a six-acre cleared pastured, this beautifully restored barn has all you can need and more! Features include a bluestone patio for outdoor cocktail reception, gentlemen’s hayloft lounge, and an attached bar. This three story barn has 2,400 square feet of entertaining space — not to mention the gorgeous attached farmhouse available for you and your entire wedding party! Details such as the whimsical and sophisticated chandeliers make this barn venue the perfect combination of rustic & chic.

GRANITE RIDGE ESTATE & BARN – NORWAY, ME

Are you deciding between a mountain-side ceremony and a rustic barn reception? With Granite Ridge Estate & Barn, you don’t have to choose! This spacious barn is equipped with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a jaw-dropping panoramic view that truly showcases Maine’s beauty at it’s finest. Located in Norway, Maine, Granite Ridge is the perfect getaway to ensure a relaxed and peaceful wedding day.

LIVE WELL FARM – HARPSWELL, ME

Although built in the 1840’s, Live Well Farm is newly renovated and is one of the up-and-coming barn & farm venues in Maine. With it’s original post and beam structure in tact, this charming barn will provide the perfect atmosphere for a rustic wedding with a farm to table feel.

THE BARN ON WALNUT HILL – NORTH YARMOUTH, ME 

Designed to fit a variety of guest list sizes, this venue’s authentic charm and gorgeous lighting is the definition of elegance. With a classic Maine farmhouse attached, this rustic barn is going to be one of the top on your list.

STONE MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER – BROWNFIELD, ME

The Stone Mountain Arts Center offers not one but two beautiful timber frame barns to host your wedding all year round. Back dropped by a beautiful stand of windows and raised stage, this location provides the ultimate setting for your ceremony and reception. If you are thinking of doing a buffet style dinner, the buffet porch located off the Main Hall has two entrances so you can feed your guests in a matter of minutes without having the food be part of your picture. Eye catching and convenient, this venue is perfect for your rustic country wedding.

1812 FARM – BRISTOL, ME 

Known for it’s traditional historical elegance, the 1812 Farm is the perfect location for an inside or outside wedding. With beautiful lawns, pond, and fountain along with an 18th century restored barn this location has it all. If you are looking for a classical charm to woo your guests, this barn venue is perfect for you.

MOUNTAIN HOUSE ON SUNDAY RIVER – NEWRY, ME

Located on the Western Maine Mountains, this is an ideal location for the adventurous and outdoorsy couple. Make your wedding a weekend event with just minutes away from Sunday River’s Ski Resort. Their gorgeous open deck patio is perfect for cocktail hour or dancing the night away.

LINNELL FARM – OTISFIELD, ME

Located on the Otisfield, this property has beautiful views of the Mahoosuc mountain range. The history of Linnell Farm has always been a gathering place for life’s big events. Enjoy it’s rustic nature and extreme hospitality of it’s owners Tammy and Steve.

10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A TENT AT YOUR EVENT

Here are 10 good reasons to have tented weddings.

Exeter Events and Tents offers The elegant Sailcloth tent, or a clear tent for your reception under the stars. We service New Hampshire, Maine and North Shore of Massachusetts. Give us a call and find out how the Sperry experience will make your outdoor tent rental carefree, so you can concentrate on enjoying your big day.

Whether you are producing a small event or a big event, having a tent will always come in handy. Here are 10 of the best reasons why.

  1. Weather. As we all know, weather can be so unpredictable. If you are planning for an event in advance it’s impossible to know what the weather will be like the day of. Having a tent can save you and your guests from the rain and give you shade from the bright sun.
  2. Food. Having a tent can help to create a space and protect your food from outdoor temperatures.
  3. Customize. Having an event with a tent means that you can customize the layout of your event space. Need multiple levels? No problem. Need several rooms inside one giant space? Sure, why not. Do you want clear walls and ceilings so that your indoor event will look and feel as if it were outdoors? Sounds good to me.
  4. Atmosphere. Think of a tent as a blank canvas. With the right décor, it will allow you to create any mood you want your event to have whether you want it to be elegant, dramatic, or even casual and relaxed. Whatever the mood, it all starts with the tent.
  5. Location. One of the best qualities of a tent is that you can reasonably place it anywhere you need to. No need to limit yourself, dream big.
  6. Bugs. Everyone hates mosquitoes. We all know you’re lying if you say you don’t. A tent with walls will keep those pesky bugs away, saving your guests from a weeks worth of itchiness.
  7. VIP. Certain events require a separate place for VIP guests to gather and be entertained. A tent can definitely provide this place if there isn’t one available.
  8. Size. The beauty about tents is that they come in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t matter how many guests you have because there will always be a tent size that can accommodate it.
  9. Sound. Tents can act as sound barriers making the sound inside much more lively and controlled within the structure.
  10.  Experience. All of the reasons above can ensure that your guests have a once in a lifetime experience.

5 WEDDING TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2018

Here is a great article on 2018 Wedding trends by Mindy Weiss. She is worth the follow if you are involved in planning a wedding.

Exeter Events And Tents offers The elegant Sailcloth tent, or a coastal clear tent for your wedding or event. We service New Hampshire, Maine and North Shore of Massachusetts. Give us a call and find out how the Sperry experience will make your outdoor tent rental carefree, so you can concentrate on enjoying your big day.

MINDY WEISS/ PLANNING ADVICEINSPIRATION

Hi friends! Can’t believe we’re already well into 2018! Time sure is flying. As I do every year, I love to predict what trends will be big in the wedding world for the upcoming year. I take inspiration from the runway, home décor trends and, of course, what my current clients are asking for. With that in mind, here’s what I think will be a few of the biggest wedding trends in 2018:

  • Gift lounges for destination weddings. Rather than favors, many couples doing luxury destination weddings are opting for a gifting lounge – a small, styled area with a variety of small gifts and snacks for guests to choose from. It’s such a memorable and thoughtful experience for guests.
  • Colored Candles.Candles will always add such a cozy ambience to any wedding. But this year, instead of the standard white and ivory candles, I think couples will add a splash of color to their décor accents. Candles in striking colors on your tablescapes or peppered throughout the event space are such an easy way to add something unexpected to your décor.
  • Italian Inspiration.I predict couples adding a touch of Italy to their weddings over the next year. Italian linen tablecloths and napkins in a variety of colors will make things feel more luxe. I also think Italy will be a popular pick for destination weddings this year. While beach and island locales are always popular, a destination wedding in Italy is a great European getaway for family and friends.
  • Amaranthus –It’s baaack! Just another example of how trends can come back around. So many couples are asking to incorporate Amaranthus in their décor. The cascading plant gives floral pieces a lush feel and the bold color adds some interest.
  • Greenery –Clear tents with greenery installations instead of fabric treatments will be a huge hit for outdoor events next year. Using greenery adds that natural element and makes things feel so organic and crispy. Perfect for spring and summer weddings!

 What wedding trends are you most excited for in 2018?

xox,

Mindy

14 Wedding Party Favors For Every Budget And Style

Planning a wedding in 2018-2019? We can help make your special day an event to remember. Exeter Events is ready when you are so give us a call today.

Brides

Blair Donovan

What’s not to love about weddings from a guest perspective!? Dancing, great food, open bars, being surrounded by loved ones…the list could go on. But wedding party favors really seal the deal when it comes to leaving a memorable impression on your guests. Your nearest and dearest will fondly remember how much they loved the tunes at the reception or how beautiful you looked in your wedding dress, but take-home wedding favors for guests to pick up on their way out serve as their very last physical reminder of your nuptials (besides your future wedding Instagrams, of course). Plus, these gifts go way beyond a thank-you card in showing your friends and family how grateful you are that they attended your wedding. Moral of the story: make your favors count (and reusable!). Continue reading