Are you having your wedding during the warmer months in Maine? Are you looking at Memorial Day or Independence day.. or even a Saturday in the middle of August or beginning of September? That’s fantastic! It’s definitely an amazing feeling to have the biggest day of your life set in the warmest months of the year. The photos you can capture overlooking the water, on beaches, on rustic bridges, and inside old barns will definitely add character and charm that cannot be achieved in any other way!
Your wedding is all about you and second in line would be your guests and bridal party, right? This is a natural chain of concern and there is no reason to ever deviate from that! This is YOUR day! When you’re doing your planning and getting ready you’re looking at what you need, your bridal party may need, what your guests could need and then the planning has stopped. If you are planning to be on the lake in a wooded area you’ve already thought of bug spray, maybe some citronella candles, or even having a fire somewhere as it is said the smoke can help keep the bugs at bay.
Once you feel like everything is situated and you have planned the big day, the weeks, months, and days pass until you it comes… You’re getting married! The excitement is unreal, you’re caught up in getting your hair done, make-up finished, and dealing with the normal nerves of getting hitched! What you didn’t plan on was how excruciatingly hot & humid it is…
You’re getting ready, as are the groom and groomsmen, and you ask someone who is there to go get some water because you are just SO HOT. Your vendors are outside doing all the prep for your ceremony and reception and probably a Photo Booth … in the middle of the 90 degree humid day. Now, if they’re as prepared as you think they are… they have brought water and food with them as it is a necessity in the middle of the summer, right?
We will always have what we need with us! This is just like going to work…. you don’t show up to your job without your uniform and as a vendor you don’t show up with the necessities that you need to do your job. It is not your responsibility as a bride to worry about taking care of your vendors. I mean, as I said… we come prepared! ‘Usually we check in with coordinators, event staff, and other employees at your venue.
Should your venue not have a staff, and you’re left in charge, having someone who isn’t nearly as busy as you check in with the vendors to see if they need anything is a simple way to show thanks for the hard work they’re putting into your wedding day. It is the little things that go a long way!
Featured Image Courtesy of Kate & Keith Photography. Permissions, with Watermark, Granted on June 8, 2016.