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4 Reminders For Your Fall Wedding

Grooms – work with an expert on your suit.

There is nothing worse than seeing a groom with an ill-fitting suit. 9 Tailors is an award-winning, custom clothing company who specializes in suits and dress shirts that are a culmination of old-world tradition and modern elegance. In addition to quality craftsmanship, the tailored products reflect sophistication, style and function. With the guidance of their expert style consultants, the groom will peruse curated fabrics and well-edited design options.

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Have a Plan B.

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of year to get married in New England, but the weather can often be unpredictable. If you’re about to say “I do”, you should have a plan for all weather scenarios, advises Brilliant Event Planning.  If you are having an outdoor wedding, it’s a must to have a rain tent on hold! Many tent vendors will allow you to pay a small deposit for the tent up front – you only pay the remaining balance if bad weather becomes a reality. Brilliant Event Planning also recommends consulting with your venue on portable heating options or considering incorporating pashminas into your decor to keep guests warm. If your wedding is on the calendar for next fall and you’re just beginning to find your vendors, Brilliant Event Planning strongly suggests including a force majeure clause in each of your contracts. This clause includes provisions for what happens if there is inclement weather that cancels or delays your wedding.

Make sure the food is memorable (and delicious!)

Founded by Chef Ben Elliott and winner of Best of Boston 2016, Saltbox Kitchen Catering offers clients unique farm-inspired menus paired with impeccable service for weddings and rehearsal dinners of all sizes. In the fall, they are inspired by the beautiful range of colors seen in nature, the crisp cool air and the incredible produce that is available this time of year. For their seasonal menus, they source as many of their ingredients as possible, including vegetables, herbs, eggs and lamb, from Ben’s 10-acre family farm in Concord, MA which utilizes only organic growing practices. Couples can also rent Saltbox Farm, a quintessential New England farm, for their event.

To capture the fall season, Saltbox recommends their clients offer a cider-based cocktail when guests arrive. Decorate tables with not just flowers, but seasonal fruits and vegetables like apples or squash. Add warm fuzzy blankets to the décor for guests to use. Saltbox creates its fall menus by focusing on cozy, comfort foods like braised short ribs or lamb shanks.

Make sure your cocktail hour makes guests wanting more.

Cocktail hour at a wedding usually is everyone’s favorite part of the festivities. A signature cocktail is the best way to wow your guests. By creating something special is shows your guests you added a personal touch and made this time special for them. When creating a signature cocktail think about what’s available and or what’s in season. For the fall, our favorite ingredient is apples! Whether you and your groom picked them yourself or you visited a local farm, your guests will be wowed when you add apple cider to Chloe Prosecco and make a fall mimosa. Use caramel sauce to rim the glass with cinnamon sugar and then garnish the glass with a slice from one of the apples you picked. Add Fall Cheers to your special day!