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How to Choose a Wedding Vendor

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  Selecting vendors for your wedding can feel overwhelming with so many different options available. This can be exacerbated if you’re having a large wedding and need to choose many different vendors for a variety of things like catering, flowers and decorations, the wedding venue, your wedding cake, and more. Here’s ...

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First Look Wedding Photos

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Norman Lemcke, Social Media Director of the Essex Room, discusses first look wedding photos and how to capture that special first moment between you and your partner before the wedding ceremony. John Maher: Hi I’m John Maher, I’m here with Norman Lemcke, Social Media Director at the Essex Room, a wedding ...

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Dessert Stations vs. Wedding Cakes

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Brides-to-be are always looking for that one feature that will make their wedding most memorable to their guests, and yet are conflicted to stray away from traditional aspects. For instance, the wedding cake; when dreaming of their wedding, many brides picture the 5 tiered, butter creamed, and fondant flower adorned ...

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Wedding DJ and Entertainment Tips

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The entertainment you have at your wedding reception is something you and your guests will certainly remember. Learn about hiring a wedding DJ and get entertainment tips that will help make your wedding night unique and memorable.   John Maher: Hi, I'm John Maher. Welcome to our series of podcasts with wedding ...

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How to Organize a First Communion Party

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  A first communion is a special time for a family. Learn how to organize a memorable first communion party in this podcast with Maureen Woodman, event planner and coordinator at the Essex Room in Essex, MA. John Maher: Hi, I’m John Maher. I'm here today with Maureen Woodman an event planner ...

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How to Organize a Christening Party

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  A christening is a special event in your family’s life and celebrating with a christening party can be a lot of fun. Learn how to organize a christening party that is memorable in this podcast with Maureen Woodman, event planner with the Essex Room in Essex, MA. John: Hi, I'm John ...

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Wedding Trends and Working with your Wedding Planner

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Donna Roy, an event and wedding planner at The Essex Room, discusses wedding trends, and how working with your wedding planner can help ensure that you take the latest trends and incorporate them into your own wedding style for your special day. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: ...

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How to Organize a Baby Shower

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  A baby shower is a monumental occasion for an expecting mother and her family. A shower isn’t just about the gifts received, it’s also about the fun and excitement with friends and loved ones. Here’s how to organize a baby shower that everyone enjoys and remembers. John Maher: Hi, I'm John ...

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Wedding Food Trends

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Chef Ned Grieg talks about wedding food trends, including mixing food from different cultures and serving food that you would eat at home, as well as being sensitive to the needs and wants of your guests. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, ...

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Wedding Food and Allergies

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Chef Ned Grieg talks about wedding food and allergies, including how prevalent food allergies have become, and he explains how he handles working on weddings where allergies are an issue, including creating food that is gluten-free and celiac-safe. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } ...

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