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8 Wedding Etiquette Rules You Can’t Break—Period

Reader’s Digest

Fiona Tapp

ALWAYS RETURN YOUR RSVP

It’s alarming how many guests simply don’t return an RSVP card. Couples base the entire day on their guest count so it really is unacceptable to turn up without notice. ‘Send your RSVP in as soon as possible,’ advises Larissa Banting, wedding specialist and creator of The Lazy Bride Blog. ‘Nothing is more frustrating to a couple than having a number of guests MIA. Once you commit, you have to show up, short of being on death’s door. And don’t forget to write your name on the RSVP card! It’s amazing how many blank cards couples receive and they have no idea who just RSVP’d!’ Ivy Jacobson, planning editor from The Knot warns, ‘Don’t be one of the five percent of guests that sends in their RSVP one week or less before the big day.’ (Find out the etiquette rules every bridesmaid should follow.) Continue reading

A Wedding Registry Specialist Shares Her Expert Advice

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Lauren Schwartzberg

In our Ask the Experts series, New York Weddings gets tips and advice from professionals in disciplines from dress design to elopement planning

Shan-Lyn Ma

CEO and founder of Zola

Zola started as an online registry, but you added some new services this year. Why the expansion?

We noticed people were using six to eight different apps for wedding-planning tasks; we wanted to put them all in one place so you just need one service. We created over 30 wedding website templates that couples can choose from, a guest-list management tool where you can keep track of RSVPs and people’s addresses, and a customizable to-do checklist where you answer a few questions about yourself and then we generate a list of what you need to get done and when. Continue reading

On The Road With Sperry Tents Gloucester, Massachusetts

Sperry Tents Seacoast was on the road again last week meeting with clients for 2018 weddings. Here is a stunning late fall photo of an exquisite Oceanside backyard on Dolivers Neck Road in Gloucester Massachusetts. We would install custom anchors to install our 46×105 Sperry Sailcloth Tent.   We are only limited by our imagination!

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

Why Do Brides Need To Have Something Old, New, Borrowed, And Blue?

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Reader’s Digest

Claire Nowak4/18/2017

The traditional wedding rhyme goes: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe.

It describes the four (technically five) objects a bride should have with her on her wedding day for good luck, and brides have been following this custom for centuries. But why?

The mantra started as a Victorian-era rhyme that came out of the English country Lancashire. In that time, the ‘something blue’ was usually a garter, and the blue and old items protected the bride against the Evil Eye, a curse passed through a malicious glare that could make the bride infertile. ‘Something borrowed’ was preferably the undergarment of a woman who already had children. Legend says that wearing this would confuse the Evil Eye into thinking the bride was already fertile, and the curse would be thwarted. (Find out where the bouquet toss comes from.)

These special items have taken on slightly different meanings today, but their symbolism is still important for brides on their special day. According to The Knot, ‘something old’ stands for continuity; ‘something new’ shows optimism for the future; ‘something borrowed’ symbolizes borrowed happiness; and ‘something blue’ represents purity, love, and fidelity.

And if a non-British bride is so lucky to find a sixpence to put in her shoe, she uses it as a wish for good fortune and prosperity. With all that settled, here’s why bridesmaids all wear the same color.

8 Things Every Bride Should Know, According To Rachel Zoe

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Rachel Zoe has been a bride once – and a bridal stylist

too many times to count – so she knows what it takes to make sure the big day goes off without a hitch. Here are her eight pro tips for a flawless wedding day.

  1. Make sure to carry a snack.

“Definitely keep a little snack in your bag, along with gum and mints. You’re going to be talking to 700 people that night, and you’re not going to eat for many, many, many hours.” Continue reading

Sperry Tents of The Seacoast & The Groton Inn In Iconic Groton Mass.

Today I was invited to meet with Holly Varney of The Groton Inn.  This beautiful facility located in iconic Groton Mass. burnt to the ground in 2011. It took years of effort to gain approvals to rebuild the inn.

Today’s visit was remarkable. The architecture and workmanship in the new facility is a site to be seen.  They are creating a specific area for tented weddings. The site rivals any tent venue in Northern New England. It has rolling hills and beautiful trees with hundreds of cattle grazing in the backdrop.  It is right out of a movie!

I strongly recommend that clients call Holly at the Inn for a wedding package.

 

 

 

Sperry Tents On The Water In York Maine

This fantastic photo was created by the amazing  Ashley Jardim of She of the Woods Photography.  We worked together on the August 22, 2017 wedding. The venue is The Viewpoint Hotel in York Maine.  The Photo is of a 46×85 Sperry Sailcloth Tent.

 

 

 

 

Sperry Tents Seacoast and The Inn At Cape Neddick.

We installed this 32×50 Sperry Tent today for an event with The Cape Neddick Inn in York Maine.   Danielle and Justin Walker recently purchased the Inn.  We are doing a photoshoot with Danielle at another venue in York Harbor Maine. So you will also see us around York Harbor next summer.

15 Dead Giveaways You’re About To Get A Marriage Proposal

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Best Life

Julia Malacoff 8/25/2017

There are two types of marriage proposal: the total shocker, and the one you can see coming from miles away, as if it’s traveling on a Goodyear blimp. Depending on how long you’ve been dating—and how much you’ve talked about marriage with your partner—you can probably guess which type of proposal awaits you.

Regardless, even if you can sense that the big question is imminent, it’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly when it’s going down. So unless your fiancé-to-be is a total master at the art of surprise, here are all of the surefire signs you’re about to get a view of him on one knee—so you can prepare accordingly.  Continue reading