Now that you’re married, you might feel like all the romance of the day is over. Well, I have a great idea of a super romantic gesture you can make to your new spouse: purchase life insurance. Ok, ok, you’re probably thinking I’m crazy and that life insurance isn’t romantic, but hear me out.Read More
In order to achieve the fun and festive atmosphere you want at your wedding, there are a few things that you should never do. Actually, these are things that should never be done by anyone on wedding day, not your wedding vendors, wedding party, family members or anyone. In the past, I’ve talked about how to create a calm, relaxed environment on wedding day and how to calm your nerves on wedding day, but today I’m talking about three things to definitely avoid doing.Read More
My friend and fellow wedding professional, Jessika Brooks Brewer came up with this list of seven things that happen on wedding day. Jessika is the owner of the glorious wedding venue French’s Point and has been involved with weddings since 2001, so she knows a thing or two about what happens on wedding day. I’ve been officiating weddings since 2011, so together she and I have your covered.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
Visit Maine Wedding Planning
A Sweet Start (shameless self-promotion!)
Acadia National Park Weddings
*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.
See if this sounds familiar, you got engaged and immediately started wedding planning. Heck, you've been thinking about your wedding for years now and knew just where you wanted it to take place. You secured the wedding venue, hired the caterer, photographer, florist, and officiant, maybe even started wedding dress shopping. You were feeling really good about yourself. Look how much you already accomplished is such a short time! You even thought, "i don't understand why people say wedding planning is so hard, it's really not that bad."Read More