if you’re coming to Maine for a destination wedding, you are probably going to need some transportation. Whether it’s a trolley to bring your guests from their hotel to the wedding venue or a limo to escort you and your wedding party, there are many options for wedding day transportation here in Maine. There are classic cars, big busses, even horse-drawn carriages; everything you could possibly need to make sure you and your guests will arrive on time, won’t get lost, don’t have to drink and drive, and will have a blast!Read More
Maine has such a special place in my heart. I grew up in Southern New Hampshire, but every summer my family camped on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. My parents fell in love with the rugged coastline and vowed to one day retire to Maine.
Their dream came true in 2006! That year also happened to be the same summer that my husband and I got married in the backyard of their Maine home.Read More
If you’re getting married in Maine in an outdoor ceremony, no matter what time of year, you’re going to need a Plan B in case of inclement weather. And by inclement weather I mean rain, hail, high winds, spring snow, dense fog, thunderstorms, lightning, floods, and hurricanes. Yes, we get all of that weather here in Maine. With so many possible ways for your outdoor ceremony to get derailed by weather, it’s just so important to have a back-up plan for your wedding ceremony. It shouldn’t take too much extra planning and, I promise you, the effort you put into a well-planned Plan B will be so worth it on wedding day.Read More
Planning a Wedding
Yay, we're engaged! Holy crap, now we have to plan a wedding!
Those two sentiments often go hand in hand, amiright?! You get all excited and swept away with the engagement, and then the reality of planning a huge, fun wedding sets in. And even if you're planning a small, intimate wedding, trust me, there are still a million details to think about. So, you need some help!*
Let me help you by giving you a list of the best online resources for planning your Maine wedding. If you're getting married in Maine, you must check out these great sites. The Maine wedding websites listed here share local information that you won't find on national blogs and websites. So if you're getting married in Maine, make sure to check out these great local resources.
Maine Wedding Planning Resources
Maine.gov Getting Married in Maine
Borrowed and Blue Coastal Maine
A Sweet Start (shameless self-promotion!)
Acadia National Park Weddings
Visit Maine Wedding Planning
WellWed Maine and New Hampshire Weddings
Style Me Pretty Maine Weddings
Did I miss any online resources providing information for couples getting married in Maine? List them in the comments below.
*I always, always, always encourage you to hire a wedding planner, especially if you're having a Maine destination wedding. You might think you can't afford one, but actually, you can't afford not to have one.
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
So, you've had the wedding of your dreams. Everything went as planned and all your guests keep telling you it was the best wedding they've ever been to. You're now a wife or husband and things are starting to settle down after all the craziness leading up to your big day. And let's not kid ourselves, it was cray-cray! You might be struggling with the post wedding blues but overall things are feeling pretty good.Read More
Photo by Henry + Mac PhotograhpyThis post should really be called, "Maine wedding venues that have a kitchen but will let you use your own caterer," but that's just too long. Sometimes it's hard to find venues where you can hire your own caterer but use the onsite kitchen. Recently one of our very own Maine wedding photographers announced she is getting married (!) and asked via a Facebook group I'm part of about Maine wedding venues where she could have her own caterer. The list of suggestions she got was awesome and I want to share it with you in case you're in the same position.
The Barn on Walnut Hill | North Yarmouth
Ocean Gateway | Portland
Darrow's Barn at Round top Farm | Damariscotta
Bailey Island Library | Bailey Island
Clark's Cove Farm | Walpole
Laudholm Farm | Wells
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens | Boothbay
Portland Company | Portland
Kingsley Pines | Raymond
Causeway Club | Southwest Harbor
Knox County Beaver Lodge | Union
Camp Ketcha | Scarborough
Broadturn Farm | Scarborough
Camden Yacht Club | Camden
John Peters Estate | Blue Hill
Belfast Boathouse | Belfast
I'm sure there are many others and I'll keep adding to the list as I find more venues. If you can think of any that I've forgotten, please leave them in the comments below. Thanks!
This is a tough one. Creating the wedding guest list is going to be the hardest thing you do while planning your wedding. It's the least fun part, unless you have a bajillion dollars and you can invite everyone you've ever met. Very few people are in that category, so the rest of us have to painstakingly decide who should be invited and who should be left off.Read More