• Keith

Is your summer wedding going to have Fall Foliage? Are you considering pushing it off to 2021 entirely? We can help.

First, we have a page on our website addressing all the legalities of moving your contract. Essentially our goal is to keep the existing contract exactly as is and simply move the date.

When choosing a new date please be sure to communicate with us to ensure someone on our staff is available for the new date. Our extended team will always be able to service any date you choose, but it's a whole lot easier when we're communicating.

Some couples are choosing to have their ceremony on the original date with very close family (according to CDC recommendations) but push the reception off to another date. In such a case, we will honor both days at no additional charge by covering the ceremony on the original date PLUS move the contract to the new date.

For those moving to 2021, we will not be assigning the photographer until 2021.

Something important to keep is mind is the timing of the day and sunset. If you had a late spring or early summer wedding that's moving to the fall you may find a 8pm sunset is now a 5pm sunset. This could throw off the ceremony time and when we do pictures. You may have to either push the ceremony up earlier in the day or consider a first-look to do formal pictures before the ceremony.

Remember - your guests get it. If you have spring colors in the fall, they get it. If you had favors or signs or even invitations and save-the-dates with the original date, they get it. Don't go out spending thousands to re-do all that. It's a waste of money and anyone at your wedding that would think otherwise shouldn't be there.

With the extra time comes extra time to plan and extra time to save. If you wanted the Photo Booth but it wasn't in the original budget, add the dang Photo Booth. If you wanted to videographer but it wasn't in the budget, add the Videographer. Same goes for late-night stations, dessert bar, open bar - whatever. You have so much extra time to make it exactly how you want it.

In the end, remember, it's all about your relationship, your love and your future. Keep the love strong and try not to let the delay also delay your life. If you want to still get legally married during quarantine and start on your family plans, you absolutely should. No one is going to judge you. Your lives are too important to be ruled by this inconvenience. Live it the best way you can.

  • Keith

While planning your wedding, be cautious of falling into seasonal patterns that all other couples are aligned to as well. Get ahead of the wave. If you're planning 6, 12, 18 or even 24 months out, there are still others planning for the same day. Getting your dream venue and the best vendors will be tough if you wait too long. These three should be hired as soon as possible.

The "Bumps" in the calendar are typically these: 1. New Years: People planning for this new year are all in the same boat thinking they could hold off on wedding planning during the holiday season and attach it as soon as the New Year hits. Everyone freaks out thinking "Ahhh, it's THIS YEAR!!!" and the emails flood in on January 1st as well as the first Monday of January. Don't let this be you - get ahead of it and book your venue and vendors before and/or during the holidays if you can.

2. September: Everyone wants to enjoy the summer, then with September comes the "OK, summer's over, let me buckle down and plan this wedding" vibe. Almost like a back-to-school and back-to-work mood and dates start booking quickly. Also this can lead into the next bump with it being the fall. Literally 40% of our weddings happen between September and November. It's by-far the most popular time of year in New England for weddings.

3. Your Negative-One-Year Date: As soon as your planned date is one year away everyone else with that date starts freaking out and a flurry of bookings occur. Get ahead of that and be aware of it.

By being aware of these trends you can stay ahead of the wave and get the best venue and best professionals before they book up.

If you have any other questions about planning definitely reach out to us. We'd love to help.

  • Keith

Probably the first time in your life you'll have something of such quality and personal value to place on your walls. Whether you're in a rented studio apartment or in your "Forever" home, having Wall Art from your engagement session or wedding on the walls acts as an emotional anchor to your newly formed family.

All our Wall Art is custom designed and created in Venice Italy. It's of the highest quality to properly honor you and your relationship.

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