Lyn & Paul {10.15.16}

Lyn and Paul were married on October 15th at the gorgeous Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck, NY. One of our favorite moments from the day was seeing Lyn process off of the porch; it was timed perfectly so that she reached the bottom exactly during the crescendo of her song, and was a truly breathtaking moment.

Here are some of our other favorite details:

-Lyn’s shoes, which were a beautiful blue with white lace details
-The little wood rounds that held up seating cards
-The tickets which were handed out to guests so they could tour the mansion during cocktail hour
-Their cake topper- adorable!
-Desserts served in little beakers, courtesy of Jeff Loshinsky catering
-The stunning florals, courtesy of Floral Fantasies
-The cameras they rented; guests could take photo or video throughout the day and night, and then they are shipped back to the company, who gives the bride and groom all of the footage.

Congratulations Lyn & Paul!

-Danielle, Kayla, & Matt

Venue: Wilderstein Historic Site
Photographer: Keith Ferris
Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara
Caterer: Jeff Loshinsky Catering
DJ: HVE Associates
Bakery: Calico
Rentals: Events Unlimited
Wedding Planning: Every Little Detail

Mary Beth & Michael {10.8.16}

Mary Beth and Michael got married on a gorgeous fall day at St. Mary’s church, and held their reception at the Basilica, both in Hudson, NY.

Here are some of the details we loved:

  • The industrial feel to their venue; what a great space!
  • Their welcome bags printed with the state of NY and a heart over Hudson
  • The gorgeous dessert display by Gracie’s– not to mention how tasty they all were!
  • The favors- Mary Beth and Mike hired sketch artists who drew everything from posed portraits to candid moments; at the end of the night guests got to take them home!
  • And of course- the stunning photos taken by Shannon for Amber Gress Photography, which can be found below!

Congratulations Mary Beth and Mike!

-Danielle, Kayla, & Matt

 

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Venue: Basilica Hudson
Church: St Mary’s
Photographer: Shannon for Amber Gress Photography
Florist: Flower Scout
Caterer: New World
DJ: Julie Jakolat
Bakery: Gracie’s
Photobooth: Smile Photo Lounge
Rentals: Events Unlimited
Wedding Planning: Every Little Detail

Cost Saving Tips

Hello everyone! Today we bring you some of the best cost-saving tips and tricks we know of. Weddings can get expensive quickly, and staying within budget can begin to seem impossible. Read on for some simple ways to cut back without compromising your vision!

Whittle Down The Guest List

This is one of the absolute best ways to cut down on costs- not only will you save on the price per head for dinner, but also on the alcohol, chairs, silverware, glasses, plates, favors, and much more. Feeling like you will hurt peoples feelings, or even worse offend them? Try cutting out certain groups completely. For instance- children, coworkers, or the “plus one” option for singles.

DIY Favors

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DIY favors are a fantastic way to save money and help cut costs. Candles, baked goods, and  soaps are all great options! See here for more ideas. Don’t think you will have the time to assemble them all? Enlist friends and family members to help and make it a party!

Two-In-One Seating Cards and Favors

Another great way to save is to have your favors also double as seating cards. Try using mini potted plants, mini champagne bottles, mason jars or another personalized glass, or anything else you can dream up. Attach a name card or sticker and you’re done!

Skip Printed Programs and Menus

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Both of these usually get glanced at and then thrown away. Try using a large chalkboard on an easel to display your ceremony program, or a small chalkboard or framed picture of your menu on the table.

Save On Centerpieces

Another great way to to save money is to cut back on flowers; these are usually quite expensive, and get thrown out at the end of the night as well. An easy alternative is to DIY them, (use small potted flowers or even a small window box). You can also visit a local pick-your-own flower market, or order them in bulk from a wholesaler. Purchase bud vases, and put a few stems in each; simple, chic, and cost effective.

Dessert Buffet vs. Traditional Cake

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Having a dessert buffet instead of a traditional tiered wedding cake is another easy way to save. Pies, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream sundae bars are just a few of the items you could choose. If you still want a traditional cake to cut, you can get a small, simple, one tiered cake. This will give you the moment you want, your guests options for dessert, and will save you money.

Search For “Recycled” Items From Other Brides

Websites like wedding-recycle.com, bridalgaragesales.com, and tradesy.com are amazing resources! Find centerpieces, candles, linens, lighting, and just about anything else you can imagine for bargain prices! Bonus- consider selling items you have leftover from your wedding; after all, what are you going to do with 200 votives?

 

We hope this has given you a few helpful and easy tips to manage your costs! If you’re still feeling overwhelmed by your budget and could use more advice, you can contact us at info@everylittledetails.com to schedule a consult. Happy Planning!

-Danielle, Kayla, & Matt

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