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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 every trend and style change over the years, and has some valuable tips for planning your own special day.


Arrivals


Do something that you are comfortable with and you feel good arriving in.  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 real thought into how lighting can transform your venue.  Don't overdo it.  Pick up architectural elements of the room.  Consider outside uplighting as well.

Music


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

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