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Wednesday, 28 October 2020 14:09

Ideas for an Intimate Wedding

Bigger isn’t always better. If you were planning on having a bigger party but are now having a smaller wedding, don’t worry, it will still be special.

“Don’t skip anything. You can have your wedding with the people you love. We’ll rescale your wedding to make it your new size and into a more intimate boutique affair,” said Geriann Eddy, President of Fine Affairs.

Tips for creating an incredible intimate wedding:

Lesser Known Locations - Having fewer guests means that you can consider a more unusual locale that your celebration wouldn’t fit in when it was planned as a larger to-do. Think outdoors, barns, or separate locations for the ceremony and reception. If you’ve already committed to a large space, use draperies to divide it into smaller sections.

Each Area, Amazing! – Welcome the wonder in with a special entrance or unique archway filled with color, natural elements, soft fabrics, and lots of light.

Smaller Tables with Amazing Tablescapes – Small, 4 to 6-person tables leave plenty of room for delightful décor and details. Load up on drama with large candles and rich color schemes featuring deep blues, burgundies, and golds for fall.

Get Your Game On - Move over dancing. Smaller weddings give guests an opportunity to relax with more casual entertainment options. Enjoy the outdoors with games of croquet or cornhole and set up a s’mores station so guests can toast marshmallows while reveling in the warmth of a bonfire. Then, end the night with an awesome firework show.

Resave the Date - When time is not a factor, options abound. Postpone the big party by retaking engagement photos (maybe with the couple wearing masks), then send out another announcement with your new date. Here’s an idea that doubles the fun– have an intimate wedding this year while planning to host a big party next year.

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I have sat down a few times to write this article, well, versions of it anyway. The previous versions were all about the impact of COVID-19 on the wedding industry as well as brides and grooms.

One of the most important choices you will make when planning your wedding is picking the right venue. There are just so many options! A beautiful hotel, a stunning golf course, an Adirondack resort, or maybe a beautiful farm wedding. If you are leaning towards a farm wedding there are a few questions you should ask yourself. 

In Saratoga, NY we’re fortunate to experience all four seasons throughout the year and while the popular wedding seasons tend to be late spring through early fall, winter holds its own share of advantages! Here’s why you should consider a winter wedding in Saratoga: 

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 15:16

I said, yes! Now what?

So you just got engaged?! OMG, how exciting!! I bet you ran out and bought a few wedding magazines, started asking google “how to plan a wedding,” visited some wedding blogs looking over their planning checklists, and budget recommendations. Immediately you developed the sinking feeling that you need to check off all the things, RIGHT NOW!

The winters are known to be the lonely season of the year. Your friends are dreading being single, and the chilly weather is making everyone more and more gloomy. Well, why not give them something to look forward to in the colder months!

When all the crushing responsibilities of your wedding day dawn upon you - you may have no choice but to cry for some help! Thankfully, you can always hire a wedding planner

to help you with the little and big details. At a basic level, wedding planners have the task to keep you on track with your wedding vision, and make sure everything is being done on time. But what happens if the wedding planner isn't efficient at what they do? What if they cause harm instead of contributing?!

Winter weddings are popular because during the holidays there is a spirit of... togetherness. -Geriann Eddy, President of Fine Affairs

An Interview with Geriann Eddy of Fine Affairs

Does the idea of putting together your wedding day just seem like it's monstrously difficult? You're not alone! Many couples have anxiety about things that could go wrong on their big day which is totally natural after all, you have never done this before. Getting all upset in the days before your wedding or even worse, the day of, are completely unacceptable and unnecessary.

When you're trying to plan out the most important day of your life - a wedding planner can make a much bigger difference than you think. Wedding planners make sure your wedding vision is actually executed, and help keep everything on track. Moreover, they'll also save the strain on your wallet by helping you budget everything not to mention they know all the players and all the pros.

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