Who Can Perform a Wedding in Massachusetts: Everything you Need to Know.

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I often joke with my couples that getting married in Massachusetts is so easy, it’s a little scary. As someone who started his professional career dealing with professional licensure, I can tell you firsthand all about state government bureaucracy. But this post isn’t about me. It’s about you. The first thing you need to know: the rules and guidelines on …

Contagious Events Planner Named Best Event Planner in Boston

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Top Rated Local has named Contagious Events the best event planner in Boston for 2019. Our clients are to thank – Top Rated Local® is a 5 pillar experience based rating system that analyzes ratings and reviews from hundreds of verified review sites online and then ranks businesses based on their overall Rating Score™. Without the incredible support and amazing …

What are the Top Wedding Dress Trends in 2020?

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While we are still clinging onto 2019, know that 2020 will be here before you know it, and with it, a new set of wedding dress trends. So, if you are planning on getting married in the upcoming year, you will certainly want to arm yourself with the best wedding trends! As we welcome 2020, know that brides everywhere are …

It’s Important to Do Nothing on Your Wedding Day.

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Once the ceremony is over, the party starts – but just because you’re the first ones out of the ceremony, doesn’t mean you need to hightail it to the bar and immediately make the rounds to mingle with your guests. I always ask my clients what their drink of choice is for after the ceremony, and have it waiting for …

How to Incorporate Something Blue Into Your Wedding Ensemble

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Wedding traditions are a brilliant way to incorporate more personality and personal history into your big day! For example, the “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” tradition gives the happy couple many opportunities to be creative. It can turn into a scavenger hunt for items that hold the most meaning to you…how fun! More Reading: The Truth …

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony under Chuppah at The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts

The Wedding Ceremony is My Favorite.

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The moment when the couple is joined together at the altar, just before the ceremony gets under way, is hands down, my favorite wedding moment. It’s the moment where everything is in place – we’ve beat the clock to get all the details set before guests arrive, the ceremony processional has gone off without a hitch, and now my job …

How to Handle Wedding Decision Fatigue

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Decision fatigue is a very real and true side effect of planning a wedding. This is an exact statement I sent to a bride earlier today, and it’s so true. As the wedding date approaches, suddenly the things that you said you weren’t going to worry about become these big tasks that eat up way more time than you’re willing …

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Why Does the Groom Wear a Boutonniere?

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Do you know why the groom wears a boutonniere? The truth is, there are a few theories, all rooted deep in history hundreds of years ago. The first dates back to the egyptians and aztecs, who are believed to have worn flowers of a specific color to designate teams during sporting events. Players on a team would wear the same …

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The Truth About Wedding Favors

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Of all the things people splurge on for their wedding, favors can arguably become one of the most offensive ways to waste your budget dollars. I don’t want to sound rude, but the truth of the matter is, no one wants a tchotchke with your monogram, initials and/or wedding date on it. It might be cute for a day or …

Wedding Ceremonies Are Stressful AF.

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If you’ve had a wedding with me, you’ve probably been witness to the deep sigh of relief that comes out of me once the processional is complete. Wedding ceremonies have such a formality to them that they very easily become these intimidating wedding monsters that make us want to crawl under the bridal train and hide.  But here’s the thing: …