Planning a Wedding?

Planning a wedding can be one of the most exhausting tasks you ever have to complete, and it is easy to underestimate. Until you have begun to plan your own wedding, you can never have a true grasp on the number of factors and decisions that go into making the event beautiful and enjoyable. For that reason, it is always helpful to have some sort of checklist  to rely on as you begin the planning and organization process. Here are some particularly worthwhile tips to help get you started.

 

First Move: Your Guest List

Before you make any other decisions regarding the planning, design, and organization of your wedding, you will need to write out a guest list and determine how many guests you will need to accommodate (thus determining your venue options). There are simply too many factors of a wedding that can’t be decided until you have at least a rough idea of who will be attending. This should always be one of your very first steps.

 

Choose A Date & Venue

Once you have a guest list figured out, it is time to choose a date and venue – and it is important to make these decisions together. When you take into account the time of year you want to get married, the weather at that time of year, and the competition you may have with other events while booking venues, it makes a great deal of sense to consider date and location simultaneously. To plan your wedding, you need to choose a time and place that compliment each other and work for the majority of your guests.

 

Devote Time To Rings

While the engagement ring may already be picked out, it is a good idea to begin to educate yourself on wedding rings.  Head to a site like 77Diamonds to look at wedding rings early in the planning process. To begin with, the wedding bands will be very important to you and your spouse, and thus should be chosen before you get into the complex details closer to your wedding. Additionally, knowing what you will spend on rings can help you to plan your budget for the rest of your wedding.

 

Pick Decorative Themes

Instead of choosing specific design aspects for your wedding right off the bat – the flowers, the reception decorations, etc. – try thinking of an overall design theme. This might be a mood, a colour, or a set of colours, and it is usually fairly simple. Still, it can keep you more organized if you pick a theme  before choosing specific decorative elements.

 

Stick To A Budget

As you get into the more specific details of your wedding planning – the ones with price tags – try to stick to a budget. It can be tough to know exactly how much you need to set aside for a wedding, but even having a rough idea can stop you from making unnecessary or extravagant purchases. Needless to say, weddings can get very expensive, and with a budget you can be sure to spend your money on the most important factors first.

With all of this said, the most important thing to do?  Contact a wedding planner who will look out for your best interests (and budget) and keep you grounded every step of the way!

 

Amee and Travis | Mass Horticultural Society / Elm Bank

Planning an Indian Wedding can be somewhat challenging due to the large number of vendors and guests involved, the venue logistics for all of the cultural components and the mix of cuisine, however, Amee and Travis’ wedding was one of the easiest and most beautiful weddings we have had the pleasure to plan in quite some time!   Amee and Travis are a lovely couple and it’s nearly impossible not to immediately be captivated by Amee’s engaging personality, elegance and fun-loving smile!  She and Travis wanted a smaller Indian Wedding – wait, do those words even go together??   After searching most of the unique venues in Boston and beyond, they decided that Massachusetts Horticultural Society / Elm Bank offered the perfect mix of natural beauty, outdoor space and second-to-none photo opportunities!   Beginning the day with Travis’ arrival on horseback, the mandap was set and guests arrived and were ready to celebrate with this amazing couple!  The tent was dripping in elegance and was draped in romantic fabric and chandeliers.  Amee’s gift to Travis was an adorable floral elephant which amused everyone!  LifeFusion Photography captured every moment of this magical day and didn’t miss one of the many details which were so much a part of this beautiful gem of a wedding!  Amee and Travis, it was a delight to work with you both and I truly know that you will live happily ever after ….

 

 

Wedding Planner:  Marrero Weddings and Events

Photographer:  LifeFusion Photography

Venue:  Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Tenting:  Sperry Tents

Catering:  Masala Art and Cuisine Chez Vouz

Florals:  Allison Phalen Floral Design

Wedding Cake:  Cakes for Occasions

Entertainment:  K2 with Chris Cole

Hair and Makeup:  Demiche Beaute

Lighting and Decor:  DesignLight

PUBLISHED! Celia and Jake’s Wedding published in The Knot!

We are thrilled that Celia and Jake’s gorgeous and unique wedding has been published in the 2013 Spring/Summer issue of The Knot Weddings!  Thanks to Celia and Jake for having such an amazing wedding, to Jason Angelini for his amazing photography, and thank you to www.theknot.com for featuring such a fun couple!

Celia and Jake … Part II

Since it’s January, we wanted to revisit some of our very favorite weddings over the past year or so … and what better way to begin than with that of Celia and Jake!  This beautiful couple were married at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and their attention to detail really made for a spectacular wedding!  We hope you enjoy ….

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