The Wedding Blog

How to Dress Your Groomsmen

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Maureen Woodman, a wedding planner at The Essex Room, discusses the history and recent trends of how to dress your groomsmen, including classic and modern styles, including whether to match your bridal party, tie trends, and colors. John: Hi I'm John Maher. I'm here today with Maureen Woodman, a wedding planner ...

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Drone Wedding Photography

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Maureen Woodman, a wedding planner at The Essex Room, discusses the recent trend of having a drone take pictures and videos at your wedding, and some of the pros and cons of this unique form of wedding photography. John: Hi, I'm John Maher. I'm here today with Maureen Woodmen, a wedding ...

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Weddings: Live Bands vs. DJs

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Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime moment where you and your spouse join together in matrimony. Your reception, however, is an incredible opportunity to celebrate this momentous occasion with the people you hold most near and dear. Music is an important part of the overall feel of a wedding, both during the ...

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Seasonal Wedding Flowers

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There’s a lot of thought that goes into planning your wedding. Of course, you have to find the perfect dress, and you want a venue that speaks to your own unique sense of style as a couple. After you have these items nailed down, the rest of the day comes ...

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Are Wedding Cakes Making a Comeback?

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Maureen Woodman, a wedding planner for The Essex Room, discusses the recent trend of brides and grooms forgoing the traditional wedding cake in favor of cupcakes and dessert bars, and why wedding cakes may now be making a comeback.20 John Maher: Hi, I’m John Maher. I’m here with Maureen Woodman, a ...

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6 Ideas for Creative Wedding Reception Lighting

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  The right lighting is a critical part of creating ambiance at your wedding venue. Wedding reception lighting highlights your tablescapes, sets the mood, and adds fun to the dance floor.  While deciding on lighting for your venue, keep these tips in mind. 1. Light Up the Chandeliers When planning wedding reception lighting, ...

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How to Choose Your Wedding Venue Color Scheme

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  Wedding planning involves making countless decisions, both big and small, and one critical point you need to have nailed down to get started with decor is your wedding venue color scheme. The right colors set the tone during the ceremony and create ambiance through the reception that showcases your unique ...

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How to Decorate Your Wedding Venue

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  Being engaged is an exciting time in your life, transitioning you from singlehood to married bliss. But as soon as a ring goes on that finger, the clock starts ticking toward the big day, which means that much needs to be done. When you have to worry about everything from ...

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How to Deal with Difficult Friends & Family When Wedding Planning

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Getting married is such an amazing time of your life. This celebration of your love is a public declaration of your commitment to your spouse, but it's also when two families become one. You're probably aware of the saying, “when you marry your spouse, you marry their family too.” This ...

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7 Wedding Planning Tips for Grooms

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When you think about the wedding planning process, you may picture popular TV shows where the bride seems to be controlling every detail of the wedding. However, in reality, many grooms are also active in the wedding planning process. Here are 7 wedding planning tips just for grooms. 1. Divide and ...

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