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

Alix & Ben {6.25.16}

Alix and Ben got married on a gorgeous summer day at A Private Estate in Germantown, NY.

A few highlights:

  • Alix is an equine therapist, so they had an adorable mini horse walk down the aisle
  • They used a wire model of their house as their card box
  • A butterfly release during the ceremony in memory of lost loved ones
  • A bluegrass band played during cocktail hour

 

Congratulations Alix & Ben!

-Danielle, Kayla, & Matt

 

Venue: A Private Estate

Photographer: Jacquelyne Pierson

Catering: Flatiron Restaurant

Florist: Flower Market

DJ: Morgan Hill Sound

Band: Grass Fed Bluegrass

Rentals: Events Unlimited

Event 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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Ben and Katie {5.21.16}

Ben and Katie got married on May 21st at Indian Ridge, in Highland, NY. The couple have been very close friends of ours for years, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to be a part of their big day! They hired an amazing team of professionals, and incorporated so many unique and quirky touches into their day; it truly was a fantastic celebration!

Fun touches:

  • Ben and Katie have 5 dogs- all 5 got to be a part of their bridal party, complete with special “corsages” for their collars
  • In lieu of favors the couple made a donation in each guests name to ‘The Farm Fund‘, a resource for pets in need of critical care
  • They both adore the color purple and New Balance sneakers, so each had custom New Balances made with ‘Just Married” on the heel
  • Potted plants with popsicle sticks inside were used as their place cards
  • Being huge fans of the band Phish, the couple named their tables after shows they had seen
  • Last but not least- they even had a self-serve bourbon fountain!

 

Ben and Katie- congratulations, and we love you!!

-Danielle, Matt, & Kayla

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Venue: Indian Ridge

Photographer: Dave Shay

Catering: Terrapin

Florist: Floral Fantasies By Sara

DJ: JTD Productions

Photo Booth: Action Photo Booth

Rentals: Events Unlimited

Transportation: Njoy The Ride

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

Megan & Bryan {5.16.16}

Megan and Bryan got married on a beautiful May day at the Elm Rock Inn, in Stone Ridge, NY. With wonderful food, an incredible photographer (his blog post here), gorgeous flowers, and an amazing DJ, (not to mention the delicious gluten-free cupcakes for dessert!), we don’t think the day could have been any more perfect!

Megan and Bryan incorporated so many fun details into their special day. We loved that they used a framed “theater poster” of the two of them as their guestbook for friends and family to sign (they met on the set of a play). There was also a “message in a bottle” station where guests could leave funny notes or helpful advice for Megan and Bryan to open and read on their first anniversary. The couple also took the time to hand-paint all of the mason jars that were used in their centerpieces, and they looked fantastic!

Some other fun details:

  • Burlap pinwheels lining the aisle (also made by Megan)
  • A remembrance table in memory of people very close to the couples hearts
  • Kazoos for after the ceremony
  • An after-party bonfire, complete with smores!

It was a very special day for a very special couple; Congratulations Megan and Bryan!

-Danielle, Kayla, & Matt

 

 

Venue: Elm Rock Inn

Photographer: Keith Ferris Photo

Florist: Floral Fantasies

Caterer: Harvest RealFood Catering

Music: DJ Bri

Cupcakes: Hudson Valley Dessert Company

Rentals: Rhinebeck Rentals

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

Emily & Scott {7.11.15}

Emily and Scott got married at a beautiful house in Rhinebeck, NY on a perfect day in July. We loved their idea to create a photo collage that they displayed during cocktail hour! They also provided guests with an assortment of sunglasses to wear, and used window panes in place of escort cards; what fun touches!

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Venue: Private House

Photographer: China Jorrin

Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara

Caterer: Gourmet to Go

Rentals: Classic Tent Rentals

DJ: JTD Productions

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

Molly and Nat

The Hill July 4th, 2016 The skies cleared to a perfect summer evening; on what felt like the top of the world. Molly and Nat had a incredible ceremony over looking the Hudson Valley. Fireworks were visible throughout the surrounding … Continue reading

Merry & Tim

June 13th, 2015

A Private Estate

Germantown, NY

Merry and Tim; what an amazing couple. They really spiced up their wedding with bright colors and so many great details!

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Dad’s first look

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The Kiss!!!

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Now it’s legal

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Personal Touches Everywhere!

Congratulations Merry and Tim

Wedding Professionals:

Wedding Planner: Every Little Detail Venue: A Private Estate Caterer: Flatiron Steak House DJ: DJ Gio Cocktail Hour Band: Carolina Gents Photographer: Alen Fetchi and Jennifer Johnson-Saunders Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara Rentals: Cantelle Rentals Make Up and Hair: La Tua Bella Beauty Bar Photobooth Digital Weddings Officiant: Judge Jonah Trebweisser Golf Carts: W&B Golf Carts

Fall Favor Ideas

I am a firm believer in providing your guests with a little favor or gift. After all, they did take off the weekend to travel and come be a part of your big day, but they also of course brought a present; and even may have attended the bridal shower, engagement parties and bachlorette party. My feeling though is give them something they can enjoy or use in the future.

There is of course the common Jordan almond pack or a trinket with your names and dates on them, but what about thinking out of the box? Who eats Jordan almonds anyways?

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Everyone loves chocolate what about a personalized candy bar with a cute saying on it?  They can even enjoy it on the way back to the hotel.

Smore kits and hot cider kits are great for a cold winter night at home.

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We all remember caramel apples from when we were kids, but when was the last time you had one? These also represent the Hudson Valley area and gives your guests a little taste of the region.

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You can still add your names and date of your wedding to this little trinket but your guests can use this cool book mark and remember the great time they had at your wedding.

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Honey and maple syrup are a great gift to take home that your guests can always use. Another great gift from the Hudson Valley region!

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Pumpkins can always be used to decorate for the fall. And who doesn’t love a pumpkin!

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Apple cider donuts are a classic fall treat. Why not create a dessert buffet with to go boxes for guests to take some treats home with them? I know I’m stuffed after a wedding and would love a treat for the car ride home or even the next day.

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A great new trend right now Cake Pops! You can have them designed any way you want. I love these acorn pops for guests to walk around and enjoy or even take them for the road.

I think as a rule of thumb give your guests a gift they can either enjoy, like a treat, or something they can use!

Happy Planning