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New England Destination Weddings Tips

May 6th, 2010  |  Published in Featured, Style  |  2 Comments

Many New England couples are thinking locally when choosing a destination for their wedding away from home. Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as coastal Maine, Newport, and the green mountains of Vermont are great getaways that are close enough to visit in the planning stages of your wedding, yet offer a unique and special twist to your destination wedding.

To ensure your wedding day is just as you dreamt, here are some suggestions from Nicole Whelden, Owner of Unique Nantucket Events.

Planning destination weddings are often stressful, so to make sure it all turns out the way you hoped, remember to establish a budget and what you would like to see at your wedding first. Once that is done it will be easier to choose locations, caterers, photographers and florists. If you do not have a wedding coordinator you should visit the destination and scout out venues for your wedding, the biggest mistake couples make is booking a location sight unseen. If you cannot make it to the location, having someone you trust to look at sites is the best way to get what you want for your destination wedding. Also meeting with your vendors is important, you want their personalities and visions to match yours for the big day, be sure to put your own style into the event. Nicole recommends a visit to the destination at least 4 to 7 days in advance so that you can get comfortable with your surroundings and enjoy your time locally. It is important to remember that all destination weddings should be planned 6 months to a year in advance to ensure your guests get the best accommodations and travel to the location is established. The biggest advice Nicole can give is “Don’t stress if you’re not having fun seek the help of a friend, family member or wedding planner to ensure that the entire event runs smoothly; Remember it is your day!”


~ Zofia

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Zofia is a Nantucket Wedding Photographer who combines style, love and art in everything she creates. She wants to be the girl with the most cake.



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    Your workshops look so informative and fun I would love a list of future workshops and info on how I might become involved. Thank you in advance. Dawn

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