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Being honest about finances can actually be kind of sexy.

40x80TensionTentSpring is here time to start booking those outdoor venues for your tented wedding. New England is the absolute best place to enjoy the beautiful environment on that special day. We are affiliated with almost all of the venues available and could help you find that special location that speaks just to you. Visit our website for some great pictures and information. Remember we are just a phone call away.

Here is a good article on relationship finances and what to do from our friends at self.com. Check it out it is very insightful.

 

It’s no surprise that money is one of the biggest reasons couples fight, given that it’s a huge factor in determining your stress, happiness, and the kind of life you live in general. But it’s also extremely personal, and sometimes talking to someone about finances can feel almost as intimate as standing in front of them completely naked. But when you’re in a relationship, pushing money talks under the rug is a guaranteed way to stumble over them later, probably at the most inconvenient time. Here, 11 money-related chats every couple needs to have in order to be as blissed out as possible. Continue reading

2016 WEDDING RECEPTION TRENDS

phoca_thumb_m_z058Written by Anyonita Green  

Let’s take a look at what is hot from “across the pond”. The use of electronics and social media has always been ahead of the US over in Europe and this article highlights so great ideas for the reception involving selfies, aerial photography and social media posting. Our beautiful tented outdoor weddings can be showcased using these ideas, so have at it and enjoy the information.

From the rise of selfie sticks, to aerial wedding photography, keep a look out for these 2016 wedding reception trends!

Aerial Wedding Photography & Videography

Reliving your big day from the point of view of your guests is one thing, but seeing it from a bird’s eye view is completely different! Ever since the popularity of drones (flying, remote controlled cameras), people have been coming up with new and ingenious ways to incorporate them into everyday life. Cue the wedding drone. Continue reading

27 Wedding Trends We Have to Look Forward to In 20

edit_004Story By Kim Fusaro December 17, 2015

If you’re getting married in 2016, your wedding planning is probably well under way. So many of the wedding trends that will pop up over the next 12 months are already in the works. Which means the vendors making them happen can tell us what to expect from 2016 weddings. Sometimes their trend prediction differ—Will weddings be bright? Or muted?—but we’re excited to see who’s right. Of course we would love to see these trends under our beautiful wedding tents.
Prediction: Boho Brides Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses
cream- and blush-color wedding dress. Continue reading

6 Tips to Not Be an Annoying Couple on Social Media

Robin1We spend a good amount of our free time scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, and at least once a day we look at a post that makes us say “Oh god, why?” Everyone knows “that couple,” and you, my friend, are one beautiful new relationship away from sliding down the slippery slope into Annoyingville. (Population: You two.) Before you post, please abide by these rules for sharing your joy without ruining ours.

#1 We’re following you, not both of you.

Although this may seem impossible, some people want to keep up with the happenings of one member of the couple and not the other. It’s awesome that your boo is working sohard toward his goal of running a 5k, but we’d follow him if we wanted the full play-by-play. (We don’t.) Your ‘gram, your life. This is also a good time to note that “joint couple Instagrams” should be tried as a felony. Continue reading

8 Things You Didn’t Realize Annoy Your Bridesmaids

Wedding NHAnnie Gabillet

Bridezilla? Who? Me? Of course, most brides want to avoid being high-maintenance. But with all the pressure of planning a wedding, you’re bound to take some of it out on your bridesmaids or simply let things fall through the cracks. In order to be the best bride and friend you can be, we asked former bridesmaids to share their subtle – and sometimes obvious – wedding pet peeves. Here are eight things you didn’t realize were annoying your bridesmaids, plus practical tips for avoiding these mistakes. Continue reading

5 Things to Expect Your First Week of Being a Fiancé

Leatherwood Photography - 2Jen Glantz

The question has been popped and so has a bottle of champagne! You’re engaged and your excitement level is knocking on the ceiling as you celebrate with family and friends. You start deciding when and where you’d like to get married, and process all the other small details that come along with your journey through the wedding adventure.

But know that you’re not alone through it all! To get you started, here are five things you can expect during your first week of being engaged. Continue reading

The Latest Travel Trends for Couples


From familymoons and mini-moons to Jack ‘n Jills – the newest getaway trends.

By: Jenna Mahoney40x80TensionTent

In the days of yore the traditional American honeymoon meant about a week spent on a mountain or a beach vacation secreted away in the boom boom room. More globally, it was a time for the couple to set up their home and to get to know each other. In Jane Austen’s era, well-to-do newlyweds used that time to travel to see relatives who were unable to attend the ceremony. These days, the honeymoon is still a time to connect with each other — but in a variety of ways — and it (as with all wedding-related travel) has morphed to reflect a language all its own. Here we dissect the latest terms in the nuptial travel realm.

Mini-Moon
This is a great solution for those who don’t have enough vacation days, are hosting a destination wedding or are choosing to wed somewhere that isn’t home and still want a romantic getaway after the nuptial celebration. This quickie vacation is two to three nights and doesn’t preclude you from taking a longer, more formal honeymoon later. Get destination ideas here ►  Continue reading

At-Home Wedding Reception Planning Secrets

edit_098Sentimental? Yes. Simple? Not always. Here’s what you may not know about planning a backyard wedding celebration.

When it comes to weddings, there really is no place like home. Maybe your parents have an amazing lakeside house, or Grandma has that perfect country cottage. But odds are your childhood homestead isn’t quite prepared for 150 wedding guests, 75 cars, 20 waiters, 15 tables, and 1 happy couple. Although it may be more work (and more expensive) than you anticipated, you won’t regret saying your vows in the place that means the most to you. It’s all about being prepared for what it takes to throw a wedding in your very own backyard.

You Need Room to Say “I do”

Does your setup have enough space for all your guests? If not, you’ll have to start trimming the list. Don’t mistake overcrowded for cozy. If you plan to use a combination of indoor and outdoor space, know that if the weather takes a turn for the worst, everyone will need to fit indoors. Will there be enough space in, say, the living room, to set up white folding chairs with a wide enough aisle? The general rule is six to ten square-feet of floor space per guest for row-seating. Continue reading

The New Rules of Wedding Etiquette

Shap2In the world of wedding hashtags, up-to-the-minute status updates and tweets, we bring you the most common social-media-related wedding faux pas—and discuss what to do instead. (You’re welcome.)

By Simone Hill

 

If You’re Planning Your Wedding

Call your parents before pressing “post” or “tweet” to announce your engagement.
Your close friends and family will want to hear it straight from you first.
A Facebook status or tweet might be the most efficient way to get the news out, but it’s not the most personal. You know which friends and family members would appreciate to hear the news directly from you. Plus, it’s likely that older family members (like your grandparents) don’t have Facebook or Snapchat accounts and could miss the message altogether. Continue reading

Winter Wedding Cakes 5 ways to give your wedding cake some winter shimmer.

 

1887GannonBy Anja Winikka

Wedding Cake Flavor

For your winter wedding, pick a cake that tastes like winter. What does winter taste like, exactly? Think rich flavors — and don’t be afraid to stray from the traditional white cake. Consider a caramel spice cake filled with caramel and a buttercream frosting, or an orange chocolate cake with dark chocolate filling and decorated with flecks of orange. For a lighter cake with a taste that still reflects the season, go for a white cake with cranberry buttercream frosting and filling.

Wedding Cake Color

Color counts for every wedding cake, and nothing says “winter” better than a palette of whites, icy blues, and deep reds or rustic greens mixed with brown. Add a hint of winter color with a simple chocolate ganache-covered cake trimmed in light blue, or an ivory buttercream cake trimmed in red. Or let the winter colors pop with an ivory cake covered in red sugarberries and green sugar holly leaves. See what real brides chose as their winter wedding colors.

Wedding Cake Flowers

Match your wedding cake to your bridal bouquet by asking your baker to create sugar versions of your flowers. For a modern wedding, ask your baker to make a few large graphic sugar calla lilies for your cake tiers. If you’re going for a more classic look, find out whether your baker can “paint” small stephanotis flowers along your cake using an edible dye. Find your winter wedding flowers.

Wedding Cake Shapes and Add-ons

When it comes to a winter wedding cake, snowflakes, pinecones, and other winter elements made out of chocolate, sugar, or gum paste are an obvious choice. But you don’t have to go overboard with these add-ons to get a wintery look. Instead, you can order a white cake with subtle white sugar snowflakes. The tone-on-tone look will up the elegant factor and still give you the same seasonal effect. See more winter wedding ideas.

Wedding Cake Sides

Whether you’re already set on a wedding cake design or you’ve decided to take your wedding cake in a not-so-seasonal direction, consider serving a winter-inspired side with your wedding cake. Serve cake a la mode with black walnut ice cream; add a handful of starlight mints to each plate; or indulge comfort-food lovers with warm chocolate pudding.