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15 Wedding Trends That Are In For 2019

Here’s an article in Shefinds Magazine by Linda DiProperzio on upcoming wedding trends for 2019.

For brides getting married in 2019, the wedding planning fun is just beginning. Planners and vendors are already seeing a crop of new trends popping up as they start to look towards the coming year. From food and flowers to attire and decor, here are 15 trends that are sure to be super hot in 2019.

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Cheat Sheet for Tipping Wedding Vendors

Here’s a good article on tipping suggestions by Alison Silber, founder and creative director for Engaged And Inspired wedding publication and guest blogger for Bridal Guide Magazine.

Tipping is supposed to act as a reward, so you don’t need to consider it a mandatory expense. Tips are meant to be given for excellent service or for vendors who go above and beyond their contracted duties. Before dishing out gratuity, check your contracts. Some vendors, especially venues and catering companies, will include it in their contract to help eliminate confusion.

Here is a complete guide to which vendors you should tip (and how much!) on your wedding day.

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Demilos Yacht Sales Event House Island in Casco Bay, Portland, ME

Sperry Tents Seacoast was island bound again today!     These are pictures of our 66×106  Sperry Tent set on House Island in Casco Bay,  Portland Maine.

We were honored to work for Demilos Yacht Sales of Portland Maine.   Lani Toscano Designs masterminded this wonderful event.  They  are the dealer for Bertram Yachts and are hosting their clients for the weekend.

 

Wedding Gifts for Grooms: A Tradition Brides Shouldn’t Ignore

Here is a good article on gifts for the groom from NewsUSA.

The answer is: Yes, it’s expected.

But it’s also a chance for all you brides out there to truly show you know that not everything is about you on your wedding day. That there really is another person involved (that would be the groom) who deserves a bit of recognition, too.

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Five Locations – Jobs Well Done By Sperry Tents Seacoast Crew

 

 

What a busy weekend! 5 different events at 5 stunning locations, all featuring a job well done by the Sperry crews. We start with simple lighting lit up the café garden at Josiah’s Farm in York, Maine this past weekend creating such a beautiful feel. Our convenient portable restroom was also put to use on the farm. Our next job was at Prout’s Neck in Scarborough, Maine overlooking Saco Bay. Another stop brought us to Kennebunkport at the Nonantum Resort and the Breakwater Inn & Spa. Last but not least; The Wentworth By the Sea Country Club in Rye, NH.

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

Prestigious Wedding on Chebeague Island Yarmouth, Maine

This is the fantastic view our tent installers had this morning!    You have to love the view!

We were aboard the Lionel Plante on our way to Chebeague Island in Yarmouth on Casco Bay Maine.  Our team was on its away to install our proprietary coastal clear tent  wedding tent  at the Chebeague Island Inn.

This prestigious wedding is planned by Brigid Amendo of Landfall Designs.

Where To Splurge And Where To Save Money On Your Wedding

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Hannah Baker

When you first begin the planning process, without a doubt one of the first things you address with your partner is a wedding budget. It’s essential to know exactly how much money you have to allocate to the things you find the most important for your big day, and dictates pretty much all of your decisions going forward in the planning process. So what areas should you splurge on, and on what areas should you save? We chatted with Julie Guinta, the design director at one of our favorite event design companies, Rye Workshop, for her top tips on where to splurge and where to save money on your wedding!

Where to splurge

Hire an event designer

“I have to say it, hire an Event Designer! If you want your wedding to have a design edge, having someone help you with your vision, guide your decisions, manage your budget and just be your advocate leading up to your big day takes a huge load of you so that you can enjoy being engaged.”

Installations

“Spring for one (or two!) large installs for your reception — over the bar, dance floor, entry to your reception space. Wow your guests with an awesome, memorable, and, yes, Instagram-friendly install! This adds so much to space and allows for you to be conservative on your tablescapes.”

Lighting

“Either a layer of candlelight, bistro lights, pin spots or disco balls! It is a great way to highlight the work that has been done to your space and create a mood. Everyone looks really good with some soft candlelight!”

“Know when to splurge on florals. Yes, peonies are absolutely gorgeous but having them absolutely everywhere can drive up your floral budget exponentially. Go ahead and splurge, but use these stunners sparingly and where your guests can admire them up close.”

Where to save

Paper goods

“Save on paper goods — ie. programs, welcome booklets, menus, etc. Most guests will not read these and the cost adds up. And you save trees! Have an awesome website that your guests can access from their phone and beautiful signage with calligraphy sharing your event details.”

Cocktail hour

“It’s an hour long and people are busy catching up and getting cocktails. Have an awesome bar arrangement and use your money where your guests are for the most amount of time, the reception.”

Welcome bags and bathroom baskets

“I have seen so many clients spend a good amount of their budget supplying their guests with bottles of water, small snacks, wedding-centric first aid kits, and items branded with their wedding logo. Most of your guests come prepared for the weekend. No need to supply things that they probably already have in their luggage. If you’re set on having a branded gift, think of a cute phrase instead of your initials that will live past the weekend.”

“Opt for mix-and-match table decor. A vintage wine glass, colorful dessert plate, beautiful napkin or cool table number can add color, design, and texture to your table, and you don’t have to find all one type of glass—just work within your color pallet. Facebook Marketplace is a go-to option for finding great treasures in your local area for less. And you can sell those things back on Marketplace after the event to add a little extra money back into your budget.”

Testimonials From Kittery Point Wedding

The wedding took place at beautiful Kittery Point in Maine. Our clients love us as much as we love them.  Here are thank you letters from the Bride and Groom and parents of the Bride along with our response:

“We are so happy you were happy! Here’s to a lifetime of happiness 💕”