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The Hottest Winter Wedding Ideas And Trends

Here’s an article on Winter Wedding ideas by Sophie Ross of the Knot.

Having a winter wedding? Incorporate these details into your celebration.

Winter is coming! And whether you’re having a winter wedding or not, you can still appreciate some of the hottest trends that are about to be everywhere this season. Between cakes, flowers, dresses and decorations, we’ve covered it all in preparation for the cold-weather celebrations to come. Check out our list of the best winter wedding ideas, trends and inspiration, below.

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THE BRIDAL INDUSTRY IS SLOWLY MAKING STRIDES IN SIZE INCLUSIVITY

Fashionista Magazine has an encouraging article by Fawnia Soo Hoo.

The Fall 2018 Bridal Week runways showed support for body-positivity, which will hopefully make for a more size-diverse wedding dress shopping experience.

On the heels of the Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week runways making significant progress in support of body-inclusivity, Bridal Week designers are slowly, but surely, embracing size-diversity, too.

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6 Traditional Wedding Dress Fabrics & Why They’re Popular

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Here’s a good article on traditional wedding dress fabrics by Jolene M. Bouchon from Brides Magazine.

Not all wedding dress fabrics are created equally. Some fabrics are better suited for structured designs, others are great for flowing, light looks, and others for larger-than-life ballgowns. Before you jump into wedding dress shopping, learn what to expect when it comes to fabric. We talked to Terry Hall, fashion director at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, about the six fabrics most often used to create wedding dresses and why they work. Read on to learn more about these gorgeous fabrics and why they each make an excellent choice for gowns. Continue reading

Annual Member Guest Tournament At Abenaqui Country Club

Our newest foreman Ryan Manning set this stunning  46×65 Sperry Tent at the Abenaqui Country Club in Rye New Hampshire.

This sailcloth wedding tent will be there all week for the annual member guest tournament.

10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A TENT AT YOUR EVENT

Here are 10 good reasons to have tented weddings. Sperry Tents of the Seacoast offers The elegant Sailcloth tent, or a coastal 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.

Everything You Need to Consider When Choosing A Tent For Your Reception

Here is another great article on the advantages of tented weddings. Sperry Tents of the Seacoast offers The elegant Sailcloth tent, or a coastal 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.

One of the more popular venues for bride and grooms who want to be outdoors but don’t want to fall subject to the weather are tented receptions. The best part of throwing your party inside a tent is that it’s totally customizable — unlike the landscaping or layout of a garden or the interior of a hall or estate. If you want to pitch the biggest party of your life in a tent, here’s what you need to consider beforehand. *

Tents are whatever you want to make them. From size to flooring and even climate control (need heat or extra AC? No problem!) the options are endless when choosing a tent. There are, however, a lot of things to keep in mind when shopping for the place you’ll party as Mr. and Mrs. First, unless you’re hosting a reception in a private backyard, you must ask your venue’s location if a tent is allowed and where they recommend it’s set-up. If the venue confirms that it is allowed, then ask if they work with a particular tent vendor or have a few recommendations — tent prices can vary and you’ll want to ensure you find a reputable dealer. Most of all, don’t forget that everything added on to a tent — whether its bathrooms, sound systems, generators, ground cover, dance floor, permits, etc — will come at an extra cost, so be sure to accommodate the necessities in your budget and compare prices across companies. Lastly you better go see the tent before you order it! No one needs a hidden surprise on the day of their wedding.

Sperry Tents Getting Ready For A Busy Summer Wedding Tent Season

Our team has been getting ready for this summer’s weddings.  The staff takes pride in producing high end weddings for our clients.

Tom Roberts our production manger is orchestrating the work flow in the warehouse

Below you will find photos of Andrew building custom side poles for Owls Nest Resort in Campton New Hampshire.

Ryan and Jerry are staining new flooring for The Big House in Kennebunk Maine.

Donovan is sewing custom sidewall for The Wentworth in Rye NH.

Bobby is working on the exit signs ready for a job at Harbor Pace in Portsmouth New Hampshire. 

Camie  is working with a bride on her tent layout at the Nonantum in Kennebunkport Maine

Where Is The Best Place To Get Married?

A great article by Kasey Salvetti, check out his blog below. If that great place is an outdoor dream location, give us a call. Elegant Sailcloth and Coastal Clear Tents and just for you.

Luxury Restroom Trailers by Kasey Salvetti | Jun 29, 2016 | uncategorized, wedding costs, wedding planning, weddings | 1 comment

When searching for my ideal wedding venue, I visited all the typical “Best Wedding Venues” within a couple of hours from Portland. The options and amenities varied depending on whether I was looking at a hotel ballroom or a local community grange. For me, it was a bit overwhelming putting a sizable chunk of my budget into the space – because I still needed furniture, lights, flowers, food, the works! In a moment of budgetary panic and an impending schedule, we chose our friends backyard over a swanky “all inclusive” venue. It may have been a bit more work, but it turned out even more beautiful than I could have imagined! Continue reading

September Wedding In Woodstock, Vermont

We were hired by Lani Toscano Design of Portland Maine to travel with her to Woodstock Vermont for this beautiful Sept 9 wedding. This is a fully floored 32×90 Sperry Tent   Wow! We also supplied Onion Lights on the center poles with draped Bistro Lighting. What a great event working with awesome people. Thank you Lani for the kind words written below.

Good morning,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your energy, dedication and commitment to your craft.  This weekend was filled with much joy and love and it all came together because of each one of you and your teams.  We all know what these events take and the months and hours that go into them and I am very grateful for everyone’s insight – time and contribution.

May the rest of your wedding/ event/ fall season bring YOU joy.

Thanks for making that gorgeous little corner of Vermont even just a bit more extra special this weekend.

All the best,

Lani

Why Are The Bride’s Parents Still Paying For Most Of The Wedding?

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Natalie Gontcharova9/5/2017

While many aspects of weddings have become less traditional and cookie-cutter over the years, one convention stubbornly remains: In heterosexual unions, the bride’s parents are still writing the majority of the checks. Is this because the parents of females are somehow magically wealthier? Of course not. It’s because many years ago, before women could own property, they were “given away” into marriage with a dowry, which was essentially a way to pay the groom’s family for taking their daughter off their hands. Continue reading