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WEDDING TIPS


2000 Weddings and Counting!

With over 30 years of event planning experience in Newport, Phil Pelletier has overseen more than 2,000 weddings. He's seen trends and styles evolve through the years, and has some valuable tips for planning your own special day.


Arrivals

Do something that makes you comfortable and that will make you feel good. Let the arrival set the theme for the entire day.  This is your grand entrance moment.

Cakes

Cakes are still an important part of the day but we see smaller cakes trending. Dessert tables are now more common, with several small desserts. Another popular option is ice cream sundae stations. 


Outfit Changes

There are three things to consider with wardrobe changes.  

1.  Decide how many outfits.

2.  Consider the flow of the evening to make sure you don’t delay the party. 

3.  Your venue should have a changing room.


Lighting

Put some serious thought into how lighting can transform your venue.  Don't overdo it.  Pick up architectural elements of the room.  Consider exterior uplighting as well.

Music

I see a lot of DJs and bands, and either choice works for a great reception. 

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