Alcohol or no alcohol?
It got ugly fast. You will quickly understand why you need alcohol wedding guidelines at your wedding. Uncle Charlie liked his liquor. And it flowed at his niece’s wedding reception. Charlie felt as if he had entered the land of milk and honey. (That’s a biblical metaphor for what our culture would call a ‘land…Read More
Bands vs. DJs
Okay … you’re planning your Maine wedding reception, and you are a bride on a budget. As we’ve written in a previous blogpost [“How much to spend on wedding entertainment”], entertainment makes the event. The question is, what type of entertainment is right for you? Every event needs music. DJ entertainment and bands each have…Read More
The definitive guide to babies at weddings
Get ready for controversy: babies at weddings. Your friendships are about to be tested. If you’re prepared, you can minimize the damage. I refer, of course, to that timeless issue of whether or not to let your friends bring their babies to your Maine wedding. You face two scenarios when it comes to babies at…Read More
How much interaction do you want?
What single factor will determine the success of your Maine wedding? Packed dance floors. If you’re like the typical bridal couple, success is defined by the dance floor, If it is empty, the wedding is considered a failure, but if it is packed, it is considered a success. And if it is packed all night…Read More
Ugly, ugly bridesmaid dresses in movies and TV
How many women groan when asked to be a bridesmaid? Their minds go something like this: “I know she’s going to make me wear an ugly bridesmaid dress that costs me a fortune. How can I possibly get out of this? Please, God, do something! I need help!” In order to counter the stigma associated…Read More
Top Ten Classic Songs for Your First Dance
Two singular moments define your wedding day: your vows and your first dance. Here’s our top ten songs for your first dance. Your first dance is a magical moment in your life. You’ll never forget it. The song you select for us to play should be personal, meaningful, and nice and slow. Song lyrics are…Read More
“Love is patient.” Really?!
St. Paul’s much-quoted scripture passage is timeless: “Love is patient, love is kind…” On the other hand, if you ever saw the classic 1989 date flick, “When Harry Met Sally,” Harry (Billy Crystal) isn’t so patient, as expressed in the meme above. Can you blame him? Love IS wonderful. So is marriage. The couples we work with…Read More
How much to spend on wedding entertainment
Memorize this: no price is a good price IF you aren’t happy with your reception. Price is meaningless. Dreams are everything when it comes to your Maine or New Hampshire wedding. If you cut corners on your wedding entertainment budget, you may pay a very big price. Okay, now let’s deal with reality. I’m guessing…Read More
Read this only if you’re terrified of your first dance
Do you have two left feet? Here’s some sensible first dance advice. Does the thought of getting up in front of the world and dancing your first dance as man and wife terrify you? Here’s some first dance advice that will relieve your worries. You’re not alone, you know. Millions of Americans are afflicted with…Read More
How to break the ice at a pre-wedding luncheon
The scene is tense. Families come together for a pre-wedding luncheon. An old girl friend of the groom is there. Yikes! This could get pretty uncomfortable. Fast. What to do? Why it is simple: break into song! I post above for your viewing pleasure that memorable scene from “My Best Friend’s Wedding” when Rupert Everett…Read More