One of the best ways to make your Maine wedding fabulous is to use lighting and decor! It’s simply the best and easiest way to add ambiance and atmosphere to your wedding. Glamorous draping, a sparkling chandelier, warm cafe lights or even marquee lighting can literally transform a space.Read More
This is a super busy time of year for me. As some of you may know, I founded the Maine Wedding Network and produced my first wedding vendor networking event back in 2013. For those of you who don’t know, as the Maine Wedding Network I gather wedding professionals work in here in Maine together for networking, workshops, discussion groups and social events in the “off-season” (November to April).Read More
Maia and Jake picked one of my favorite coastal Maine wedding venues for their nuptials: Live Well Farm in Harpswell, Maine. Have you seen it? It's #somaine meaning it's human scale, totally charming, loaded with character, and cozy and elegant all at once. And, BONUS, it's less than 1/2 hour from my home in Bath. All good things.
Anyway, back to Maia and JakeRead More
Maine is full of talented wedding vendors! Maine wedding videographers produce some of the most romantic, timeless, heartfelt films you'll ever see. It doesn't hurt that our state is full of amazing backdrops and venues. Think mountains, lakes, seasides, rocky beaches, mansions, rustic barns, meadows, and boats, don't forget the boats! Seriously, we have it all.Read More
If you're having your wedding and you're hiring a catering company which doesn't provide bar services, you're going to need to hire an independent bartending company. Luckily there are a few businesses providing bartending services here in Maine. Check them out:
Things you need to know about hiring an independent bartending company:
Consider hiring a full-service bartending company which will supply you with alcohol and take away the empties (less hassle for you)
If you do use a bartender that requires you to purchase the alcohol (which they will serve), remember that you and the bartender are criminally liable should a minor or a visibly intoxicated person be served
Ask if glassware is included in the price, sometimes it's a separate rental
Some provide the tables, linens, mixers, napkins, straws, garnishes, trash containers, and everything else you can conceive of that they'll need; others do not, so make sure you ask
Sometimes ice is a separate charge
Ask about tips, because tip money can be considered sales which then affects liability
What about returnables? Have a plan and discuss it with your bartenders
And of course, ask if they can make you a signature cocktail!
We all love food trucks! They're fun, festive and unique. People will remember your wedding for the meal on wheels! We're lucky to have so many awesome food trucks here in Maine. If you're looking for delicious wood-fired catering or fresh seafood dinners, you can get it with a mobile food catering company. Casual dining that food trucks allow for works perfectly for rustic Maine barn weddings or farm weddings. You get high quality food with a low-key vibe. Doesn't that sort of describe Maine?!Read More
A huge part of the wedding planning process involves the question of who will cater the affair? If you're not from Maine, or even if you are, you probably want to know about the best caterers in Maine. I'm here to help!
Check out this list of the best catering companies in Maine!
Trillium Caterers Belfast, Maine
Dandelion Catering Portland, Maine
Stone Cove Catering Bristol Mills, Maine
Black Tie Company Portland, Maine
Swan's Way Catering Camden, Maine
Fire and Company Portland, Maine
Blue Elephant Events Saco, Maine
111 Maine Brunswick, Maine
Laura Cabot Catering Waldoboro, Maine
Kitchen Chicks Catering Kennebunk, Maine
Good Food Store Bethel, Maine
Bread and Butter Catering Company Portland, Maine
MANE Catering Gray, Maine
Harvest Moon Waldoboro, Maine
Black Betty Bistro Portland, Maine
Above and Beyond Catering Sanford, Maine
The White Apron Seascoast, New Hampshire
Bar Harbor Catering Company Bar Harbor, Maine
Cafe Miranda Rockland, Maine
Salvage BBQ Portland, Maine
I've either had direct contact with these caterers or they come recommended by vendors I trust. Have you had an excellent experience with a Maine catering company which is not on this list? Leave the name in the comments.
Are you in need of rentals for your Maine wedding? Have no fear, we have lots of wonderful rental companies to choose from. The wedding professionals on the following list have everything you could possibly need from tents, chairs and tables, to unique decor elements and lounge furniture. You can literally rent anything you could possibly think of from a birdcage for your wedding cards, to wine barrels for your cocktail hour and even lanterns and shepherd hooks. It’s so fun perusing their rentals!Read More