9 Tricks to Keep the Dance Floor Packed at Your Wedding


Man and boy dancing at a tented weddingMany of us over look how and when to keep the dance floor packed with happy wedding guests. Some of the best moments happen during this part of the celebrations. Brides.com has a great article that addresses this with their “9 tricks to keeping the dance floor packed at your wedding”. Elizabeth gives some solid advice and may generate ideas or solutions you may not have thought of. Also check out the additional links for song list suggestions and the websites of the vendors that were interviewed in each category. You will also find good ideas located there.

Brides

Elizabeth Mitchell

 

There’s no bigger buzz kill at a wedding than an empty dance floor. Ideally, you want your guests to be up and on their feet and grooving to the sound of the music all night long. So how do you get the party started and keep it going then (which is the hard part, of course)? We asked a few wedding insiders to break it down for us.

  1. Listen to your DJ

While asking your guests for song requests and giving your DJ some general guidance is great, please don’t turn him or her into a human iPod by listing out every single jam under the sun you’d like played, says Ashish Patel, owner of Volcanik Entertainment . “An experienced DJ will already have the know how to read the crowd and play the type of music they’re enjoying .” Read the rest of this entry »

How To Rent a Wedding Tent

29-f3c86a66dcYou can’t pick your weather, but you can prepare for it Here is a great article on wedding and event tent rental pros and cons by MegHotchkiss, LVR Events in New York. Meg covers all the bases addressing the why when and how of renting a tent and all the associated equipment that goes inside the tent. We offer a complete solution for all your rental needs so give us a call we are ready to help.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I learned early on in my career as an event planner—you can control a great number of things, but the weather will never be one of them. I know, I know. This isn’t want you want to hear. No one wants to rent a tent for their wedding. They can be expensive, and daunting to think about, and the sky is just so lovely this time of year. But if you have to rent a wedding tent (and don’t kid yourself: outdoor venue, no backup plan, high chance of rain? You may have to), then you’re going to want to make sure you price that in your “affordable and easy” outdoor venue cost early on, and then keep reading. Because there is actually (surprisingly) kind of a lot you need to know: Read the rest of this entry »

The Outdoor Wedding Planning Guide

Birchblaze Sperry Tent 3The seacoast of New Hampshire, Down East Maine, North Shore or the lakes region, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts is tailor made for an outdoor wedding. From the rocky Maine coast to the soft sand beaches of Cranes Beach in Ipswich we provide that outdoor tented wedding you dream about.

It really doesn’t matter where you go the views are breathtaking. We are truly blessed to live in such a diverse part of the world. Within a 2 hour drive we have it all Lakes, Mountain’s, and types of Beaches to choose from. A White Mountain wedding or maybe on a lake front in the Wiers, rocky coast of York and Kennebuck in one of the many Maine & New Hampshire state parks.

By Anja Winikka

There’s something special about an outdoor wedding: the unparalleled beauty of a rocky ocean shore, a romantic botanical garden, the warm familiarity of your own backyard. But as gorgeous as these sites are, there’s also a significant amount of legwork and orchestration that goes into planning an alfresco celebration. From the lighting to the loo, here’s how to pull off a flawless tented reception.
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Having a summer wedding?

The Sperry experience allows you to dream your wildest dreams for that perfect wedding experience. We love to share the success stories from our family of Sperry locations across this great nation. With over 30 years experience on the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine we have been involved in some pretty amazing outdoor events. We are always ready to talk to you about your next outdoor wedding or corporate event so connect with us today.

Our friends over at the knot.com and author Kate Wood have put together another great article. This one is on a timely subject, summer wedding season. The “what’s hot now” is right on the mark. We handle all of the outdoor event rental equipment so are up on these very trends! Our linen is bright and colorful, tables and chairs come in many different styles, tents, lighting, flooring and staging encompass all the latest trends. Give us a call today, the consultation is free!

8 Hot Summer Wedding Trends

Summer is a popular time for weddings, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the summer wedding tradition standbys. Read on for eight new ideas for your summer celebration.
By Kate Wood
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Location location location

If you are planning an outdoor event in The Seacoast of New Hampshire, Massachusetts or Maine this article is relevant to you. You will get to see the event from the event tent rental company’s side. And by seeing the professionalism, skill level and attention to detail expressed in this article you will understand why an outdoor event, properly run, has no equal. With over 30 years of “Tenting the Seacoast” we have seen and overcome it all. Jake Kuliu is a free-lance writer from Minneapolis Minnesota who published in InTents Magazine online, a great article on the subject. If you or someone you know is look to have any type of outdoor event we would love to help you achieve your dreams. Just give us a call.

Tent rental companies share the unique considerations they give to regional festivals.

InTents | April 2015
By Jake Kulju

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Happy National Reconciliation Day!

April is known for some pretty crazy celebrations. So guess what the celebrating is all about Today!!! I love the Biography channel and visit their webpage all the time. I find interesting stories just like this one. I never even knew that some of these couples were ever broken up. I hope you enjoy the story as much as we did.

Biography
Carrie Borzillo

National Reconciliation Day, held April 2nd every year, is a time to mend fences, reunite with estranged loved ones, and remember Gandhi’s wise words: “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” In honor of the day, we’re taking a look at 10 memorable celebrity reconciliations, from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton‘s two trips to the altar to Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s romantic bounce-back after being found guilty of felony assault charges on the pop princess.

Natalie Wood & Robert Wagner (married 1957-1962 and 1972-1981)


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When Natalie Wood (Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, West Side Story) was just 10-years-old, she told her mother that she was going to marry Robert Wagner, best known later on for his starring role in the TV series Hart to Hart. Well her wish came true not once, but twice. The pair went on a first date set up by the studio and married in 1957 amidst protest from her mother. After divorcing in 1962, she married film producer Richard Gregson before giving Wagner a second chance. Wood and Wagner remarried in 1972 and were together until her mysterious drowning while on a boat trip to Catalina Island in 1981. Many theorized that Wagner was involved with her death because the spouses were passionately arguing before she disappeared and she was found with bruises on her body.

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Cool Online Tools That Will Simplify Your Wedding Planning

So you’re getting married now it’s time to plan and manage the wedding. With all the new opportunities to manage it online we thought we would take a look at some of the options currently available. We like http://www.google.com/weddings/ because it covers everything you need on one dashboard. But let’s see what Elizabeth Mitchel a writer for Brides Magazine has to offer.

by Elizabeth Mitchell

We’re all for anything that helps streamline the wedding planning process. From tracking down the perfect bridesmaid dress to calculating how much to spend on what, say, “I do” to these cool online tools that put the fun back into prepping for your big day.
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Six Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid

In The Emily Post Institute’s latest book, Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette: 6th Edition, Emily’s great-great-granddaughters Anna and Lizzie Post tackle modern-day wedding questions that the original etiquette expert never could’ve dreamed about, from how to use (wisely) use technology, the rules for same-sex weddings, and much more. Here, the fourth generation of Posts tackle the biggest wedding invitation mistakes.

Before you okay your proofs or send your invitations to the printer, review them for the following:

Check, double-check, and then have others check the wording. Be particularly attentive to spelling, the correct names and addresses of ceremony and reception sites, and the correct date and time.
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Castle in the Clouds

A spectacular wedding venue is Castle in the Clouds. It showcases one of a kind views of Lake Winnipesaukee while being amidst the mountains in the picturesque lakes region of New Hampshire. This is the perfect stage to bring Sperry Tents. The natural beauty of the lakes region, blended with the simple elegance of Sperry Tents provide the perfect elements for your masterpiece wedding.
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The Value of a Wedding Planner

There are many blogs and articles out there about the virtues and benefits of hiring a wedding planner. Not surprisingly, most of these are written by wedding planners or wedding planning companies, but the best, and most honest, are written by couples who wish that they had hired a planner or scrambled to hire one at the eleventh hour.

We have to agree that there really is an immense value in hiring a wedding planner/coordinator/designer for a tented wedding. We applaud those that do the whole process without hiring one and have seen many people successfully do so. We have also seen the unsuccessful side of things where 2 months out from the event, the nerves set in, and everything that seemed like it would be so much fun now seems like a scary proposition.
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