Weddings on Cape Cod - Photographers and Videographers

The must-ask question for wedding vendors that's (almost) always forgotten

A bride recently asked me, “How well do you get along with the photographer?”

This is a must-ask question for videographers and photographers during your booking process because it has an enormous impact on your entire wedding day. However, it's a question that's often missed during the vetting process. 

Photo credit: Kelly Dillon Photography

Lets Get Personal About Your Flowers

Your personal flowers that is! What are personal flowers? Personals are bouquets for you and your bridesmaids, boutonnieres for the guys and flowers for special guests like parents, grandparents, ushers and readers.  Depending on the style and size of your wedding you may have some, none or all of these - so today we review your options and how you can even reuse them if possible!

Tracie and Nellie - Cape Cod Wedding, Love Me Do Photography

Dream Cape Cod Weddings: Three couples share their big day

Gorgeous beaches. Seaside charm. Unique venues. A childhood connection. There are many reasons why thousands of people each year choose to exchange their wedding vows on Cape Cod. And there are just as many options for celebrating your special day, whether it be inside an elegant resort, amidst a sea of hydrangeas, at a historic monument, or under a tent with the sand between your toes.

Heritage Museums and Gardens - Photography by KLC

Wedding Warm-up: 11 Rehearsal Dinner Ideas on Cape Cod

Everyone knows the wedding is the big day, but rehearsal dinners set the mood for what’s to come. Choosing Cape Cod as your wedding destination opens up plenty of options for the pre-wedding bash.

 Photo credit: Katie Noble Photography

RSVPs for Your Cape Cod Wedding

It's invitation time!  This time of year, stationers are busy working on invitation suites for Cape Cod weddings.  Designing invites is fun and can really set the look, feel and mood for your wedding.

Credit Hike Photography

Plated Meal - Duet Entree or Choice?

So many options when planning your wedding - and we have one more for you!  Just when you thought you had decided on plated vs buffet for your wedding meal, you have one other decision to make - duet entree or choice?  There are benefits of each and below we outline the pros and cons to help you make your decision.

Credit KML Photography

Accommodating Dietary Restrictions at Your Cape Cod Wedding

Come to find out, dietary restrictions are a big deal now-a-days.  We hardly ever work a wedding where we don't have someone that has a special restriction to their meal.  So how do you accommodate everyone with one or two meals?  Thankfully, caterers and venues have made it easier for couples to manage and we have broken down some of the ways you can handle it with your guests.

Where to sit at your Cape Cod Wedding

Where to sit at your Cape Cod Wedding

When designing your floor plan for your wedding you will be asked where you and your groom (or bride) will be sitting at the reception.  In the grand scheme of things, you really only have a couple of choices, but we thought we would take a moment to review your options so that you can make the best choice for you and your fiancé for your wedding.

Photo by Person + Killian

Helpful Signage for your Cape Cod Wedding

There can be hundreds of details for your wedding, from toasting glasses and escort cards to flowers and favors, but one that has been popular lately is fun wedding signage.  This can range from anything to letting people know where all of the events

Cape Cod Wedding - KML Photography

See it to Believe it: Viewing Wedding Vendors in Action Before you Book

Ever wondered what the band would sound like or what your hair would look like or what the cake would taste like while planning your wedding?  Well we definitely recommend trying vendors out before booking when you can and here is a list of those that are available for a trial before your wedding day!

Band

Photo by ghkim.com

Let's talk about getting married

You are newly engaged! You have a new accessory that you cannot stop staring at. You’ve told your family, friends, Facebook… you are on cloud nine! This is one of the most exciting times of your life. You are taking the next steps with that person who’s the one.

Now what’s on your checklist? First step, picking a date, booking your venue, then booking your wedding planner :)

Cape Cod Tented Wedding - KML Photography

To Tent or Not to Tent Your Outdoor Cape Cod Wedding

One of the best things about planning a wedding is putting together an event that really reflects you and your soon-to-be other half! A tented wedding can be the perfect way to show off your style and tailor the details of your big day to you and your beau.

Cape Cod Wedding

The First Dance

Some couples look forward to it, and some couples just want it to be over, but the first dance is a really beautiful moment for the couple and for the guests at any wedding. When it comes to planning your first dance we have a couple of recommendations to get it done and get it done right, even if you are deathly afraid of dancing in front of a crowd!
Nauset Disposal - Cape Cod Weddings

Bathrooms for Your Outdoor Wedding

Everyone loves an outdoor wedding at a private home or rental home on Cape Cod, but one thing that can sometimes be overlooked or just avoided is the bathroom situation.  If you are hosting a large wedding or event at your home or a rental home, you will most likely need to bring in bathrooms for your guests.  Typically I recommend doing it for any event with more than 50 people.

Grazier Photography

Cape Cod Wedding Favors

A lot of my clients get hung up on favor ideas, so I thought I would share with you some ideas that I typically share with my clients.  Now there are a ton more ideas out there that you can definitely consider, but the following suggestions are ones that I know have gone over well at weddings.

Person + Killian Photography

Music Selections for your Wedding

Let’s be honest.  Everyone knows that the wedding night is all about being on the dance floor and having a blast with your friends and family.  And one of the hard parts of planning for this portion of the evening is giving your band or DJ the song choices you want to hear that night.  Here are a couple of things to keep in mind and help you through the process of selecting your songs.

Gifts for your Wedding Party

Picking your wedding party is a big deal. Finding the right people to stand next to you while you marry the person of your dreams can be a stressful task.

Person + Killian Photography

Father of the Bride: What is your wedding role?

As the Father of the Bride, you have one of the most important roles at your daughter’s wedding, but you may feel left out throughout the planning process as the bride tends to do most of the planning with her mom.

Your Wedding Emergency Kit

The last thing you want to think about is an emergency on your wedding day, but you never know what could possibly happen.  I have had bridesmaids' zippers get stuck and tear, and I had to literally sew her into her dress.  Stains on dresses or even guests, clothing, headaches, hair issues, stinky breath...you name it, it can happen!

 -

Rain or Shine, the Wedding is on!

If you didn't know already, the only thing that you cannot control at your wedding is the weather.  Everything else can be timed out and planned to a T, but the rain or sun or snow or hurricane is something you will not know until about 3 days before, if not even the day of.  That is why we recommend taking the following actions to be as best prepared for any type of weather that may come your

 - Shoreshotz Photography

Fun Wedding Add Ons!

When you get into the last couple of months of your planning process and you have some extra wiggle room in the budget, it is a good time to look into fun wedding add ons to your party.  There are so many new ideas out there, way more than I can list here, but we have come up with a list of great wedding add ons that would work well at any Cape Cod wedding.

 - Photo by Amy Dykens

Renovations at Wequassett

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Wequassett to get a first hand look on their new renovations, and boy was I blown away!

 -

Wedding Pintervention!

Most brides nowadays are taking advantage of the brilliant website Pinterest to collect ideas and find their colors, flowers, cakes, photo ideas, invitations, you name it.  I mean, let’s be honest, it is a wonderful tool that allows you to collect inspiring ideas all in one place.  But after a certain point in your planning process you will need to cave to the Pintervention. 

 - Grazier Photography

Wedding Paper: Save the Dates, Invites & Menus, Oh My!

When it comes to your wedding, there can be a lot of different types of paper products you may need to get your guests the details they need and make sure everything goes smoothly.  From the save the dates and invitations to the escort cards and thank you notes, the options are endless.  If you are a paper and design person like myself, it can be even harder to make your selections and pick you

 - Credit Ralph Alswang Photography

Choosing Your Menu

You have found the venue, you have found the dress.  All of the details are coming together, but now you have to figure out what the heck to feed your guests!  From a laid back BBQ to a 4 course lobster dinner, here are some things to consider when choosing your Cape Cod wedding menu.

Cocktail Hour

 - Channing Johnson Photography

Seating the Guests

One of the most dreaded planning components of any wedding is where and how to seat the guests.  Long tables or rounds? Assigned seating or open seating?  Can Aunt Martha sit at the same table with Uncle Bob?  There is not really any easy way to figure it all out, but we can provide you with some ideas to help to make the decision on how the seating will work best at your wedding.

 - Credit Channing Johnson

Toasting the Happy Couple

Who? What? Where? When? Always big questions come up when figuring out who will toast the happy couple the weekend of their wedding.  Here are some key ideas to help scheduling your toasting throughout your wedding festivities.

Who: Father of the Bride (Mother of the Bride could also do this with the FOB)

Accommodations

Dining

Attractions

Transportation