WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: Apr 12, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Danielle Koscik
  • Category: Planning Tips   
Weddings are the chance for you to bring everyone you love together in one place to celebrate, but what about the furry friends we keep at home who love us the most? We are talking about your dogs and cats! There are many adorable ways to include your pets in your wedding. We have a few tips on how to make your pet feel like a member of the family on your wedding day. However, remember to always check with your venue and their COVID-19 restrictions to find out if they allow pets.
 
A Pet is Man’s Best Ring Bearer
 
An idea that is trendy for well-behaved and obedient pets is making them the ring bearer or flower girl. This is the perfect chance to dress up your cat or dog in an adorable little tuxedo. Then you could attach the rings to a pillow on their back. For your flower girl pet, you can put her in a dress or even a simple collar with flowers. If your pet comes to you on command, they can walk down the aisle to you all on their own. Otherwise, you can have a traditional ring bearer and flower girl walk your pet on a leash to you.
 
Pets are the Star of the Wedding
 
Your obedient pet can also be present in your wedding ceremony by standing with you at the altar. Having your pet front and center during your ceremony gives your guests an even more adorable view. He or she can also be a great visual representation of your union as a couple. Especially when your dog or cat is one that you share with your partner. Make sure you have someone there who can care of your pet in case things don’t go as planned. Preferably this person should be a pet sitter and not one of your guests.
 
Pampered Pet
 
If you do not want the stress of looking after your pet during your ceremony and reception, we have an idea for you too. A great way to spend time with your dog or cat on your wedding day is by inviting them to the getting ready suite. By doing this you can keep a careful eye on them while also getting ready. This is also a great chance for some adorable photos. As well as a very special way to share a moment with your pet.
 
Picture Perfect Pet
 
Another way to incorporate your four-legged friend is by including them in your wedding portraits. Bring them along with you and the photographer when you take pictures after the ceremony. There are simple ways to take pictures as a new couple and have your pet there as well. If your pet can't be there on the day of your wedding, you can always include them in your engagement photos instead.
 
Pet Inspired Treats
 
Although it is fun to have your furry friend at your wedding sometimes it is not possible. There are still creative ways your pet can be included in your wedding. One way is to create a signature drink for your wedding, and what better way to honor your pet than naming it after them. For example, “Marley’s Margarita” or “Bella’s Brew.”
 
You also can include them in your cake décor by adding a cake topper that resembles them. Additionally, you could hire a baker to make cookies with your pet's face on them. You can serve these with dessert or send them home with guests as a favor. Lastly, in lieu of favors you could make a donation in your guests honor to a local animal shelter. 
 
Things to Remember
 
Bringing a pet to your wedding is a big commitment, make sure you, your guests and your pet are prepared beforehand. To avoid issues with guests that may have allergies to pets, let them know on the save the date and invitation that an animal will be at the wedding. You can make your pet more comfortable by bringing them to the venue and letting them sniff around a few times before your special day. Pets can be very unpredictable so it is best to prepare well and put as little stress as possible on them on the day of.
 
Your pet is a big part of your life, so it only makes sense to have them be a part of your big day. These are just a few tips, but there are numerous creative ways to include your pet in your wedding.

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Weddings are the chance for you to bring everyone you love together in one place to celebrate, but what about the furry friends we keep at home who love us the most? We are talking about your dogs and cats! There are many adorable ways to include your pets in your wedding. We have a few tips on how to make your pet feel like a member of the family on your wedding day. However, remember to always check with your venue and their COVID-19 restrictions to find out if they allow pets.
 
A Pet is Man’s Best Ring Bearer
 
An idea that is trendy for well-behaved and obedient pets is making them the ring bearer or flower girl. This is the perfect chance to dress up your cat or dog in an adorable little tuxedo. Then you could attach the rings to a pillow on their back. For your flower girl pet, you can put her in a dress or even a simple collar with flowers. If your pet comes to you on command, they can walk down the aisle to you all on their own. Otherwise, you can have a traditional ring bearer and flower girl walk your pet on a leash to you.
 
Pets are the Star of the Wedding
 
Your obedient pet can also be present in your wedding ceremony by standing with you at the altar. Having your pet front and center during your ceremony gives your guests an even more adorable view. He or she can also be a great visual representation of your union as a couple. Especially when your dog or cat is one that you share with your partner. Make sure you have someone there who can take care of your pet in case things don’t go as planned. Preferably this person should be a pet sitter and not one of your guests.
 
Pampered Pet
 
If you do not want the stress of looking after your pet during your ceremony and reception, we have an idea for you too. A great way to spend time with your dog or cat on your wedding day is by inviting them to the getting ready suite. By doing this you can keep a careful eye on them while also getting ready. This is also a great chance for some adorable photos. As well as a very special way to share a moment with your pet.
 
Picture Perfect Pet
 
Another way to incorporate your four-legged friend is by including them in your wedding portraits. Bring them along with you and the photographer when you take pictures after the ceremony. There are simple ways to take pictures as a new couple and have your pet there as well. If your pet can't be there on the day of your wedding, you can always include them in your engagement photos instead.
 
Pet Inspired Treats
 
Although it is fun to have your furry friend at your wedding sometimes it is not possible. There are still creative ways your pet can be included in your wedding. One way is to create a signature drink for your wedding, and what better way to honor your pet than naming it after them. For example, “Marley’s Margarita” or “Bella’s Brew.”
 
You also can include them in your cake décor by adding a cake topper that resembles them. Additionally, you could hire a baker to make cookies with your pet's face on them. You can serve these with dessert or send them home with guests as a favor. Lastly, in lieu of favors you could make a donation in your guests honor to a local animal shelter. 
 
Things to Remember
 
Bringing a pet to your wedding is a big commitment, make sure you, your guests and your pet are prepared beforehand. To avoid issues with guests that may have allergies to pets, let them know on the save the date and invitation that an animal will be at the wedding. You can make your pet more comfortable by bringing them to the venue and letting them sniff around a few times before your special day. Pets can be very unpredictable so it is best to prepare well and put as little stress as possible on them on the day of.
 
Your pet is a big part of your life, so it only makes sense to have them be a part of your big day. These are just a few tips, but there are numerous creative ways to include your pet in your wedding.

  • Date: Mar 03, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Natalie Khait
  • Category: Planning Tips   

Bells are in the air for Long Island couples currently planning a micro wedding...New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the updated guidelines for planning a Covid wedding in New York State: As of March 15th, couples can host a 150-person wedding reception. This news has couples and wedding vendors popping bottles. But halt your excitement as there are still restrictions regarding the planning and execution of this cheerful event. Below are some guidelines and tips for Planning a New York Covid Wedding.

Wedding Guidelines as of May 3, 2021:
Click here for the updated wedding guidelines released by Governor Cuomo as of May 3, 2021:

· May 3rd, Dancing in squares will no longer be required.

· Effective May 17th, curfew is lifted for events with testing.

· On May 19th, Indoor Catered Events can have 250 guests without testing.

· Curfew will be completely lifted for all events as of May 31st.

Wedding Guidelines as of March 3, 2021:

For more information, click here  for the latest wedding guidelines regarding Social Gathering Limits per Governor Cuomo's press conference.

Wedding Guidelines as of February 24, 2021:

·    Curfew for catered events will be 12:00 AM (midnight) as of March 15th

·    Testing / Vaccine: Negative Rapid Test within 6 hours of the event, a PCR Test within 72 hours of the event or Proof of vaccination series completed 14 days before the event. 

·    Dancing (with masks) will be allowed in small groups, which will consist of whoever is sitting at your dining table in socially distanced designated dancing areas. Guests cannot move between dance areas. Ceremonial dances will be allowed as well.

·    Cocktail Hour - Guests must wear masks at all times except when seated to eat.

·    Gatherings Indoors at 50% capacity up to 150 Guests as of March 15th 

Click here to view the updated guidelines in greater detail for “In-Person and Catered Events” on Page 7.

Covid Wedding Size Restrictions

The guest count at the wedding is limited and at this time the restrictions are up to 150 people or 50 percent of the venue's capacity, whichever one is smaller. Not to mention, Governor Cuomo said that wedding guests should be friends and family in your small circle. For this reason, weddings come with a safety bonus because your friends and family want to keep one another safe. Also, when finalizing the guest list, make sure to choose the people who are closest to you and who will follow all the necessary safety precautions.

Everyone At The Event Must Get Tested

Finally, all attending the event including wedding vendors must receive a negative test result prior to the event.  In fact, some companies might be offering on-site testing however this may come with a more expensive price tag. 

In retrospect, it was just a year ago that everything started to shut down, and now as of March 15th, things are starting to look better than they did 365 days ago. With that, weddings making a return, we can only hope that life is slowly going back to normal. Whether or not everyone you want to be there to celebrate your big day is present is insignificant to the vow you and your partner are about to make to go from two to one (plus there is always Zoom!).

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Bells are in the air for Long Island couples currently planning a micro wedding...New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the updated guidelines for planning a Covid wedding in New York State: As of March 15th, couples can host a 150-person wedding reception. This news has couples and wedding vendors popping bottles. But halt your excitement as there are still restrictions regarding the planning and execution of this cheerful event. Below are some guidelines and tips for Planning a New York Covid Wedding.

Wedding Guidelines as of May 3, 2021:
Click here for the updated wedding guidelines released by Governor Cuomo as of May 3, 2021:

· May 3rd, Dancing in squares will no longer be required.

· Effective May 17th, curfew is lifted for events with testing.

· On May 19th, Indoor Catered Events can have 250 guests without testing.

· Curfew will be completely lifted for all events as of May 31st.

Wedding Guidelines as of March 3, 2021:

For more information, click here for the latest wedding guidelines regarding Social Gathering Limits per Governor Cuomo's press conference.

Wedding Guidelines as of February 24, 2021:

·    Curfew for catered events will be 12:00 AM (midnight) as of March 15th

·    Testing / Vaccine: Negative Rapid Test within 6 hours of the event, a PCR Test within 72 hours of the event or Proof of vaccination series completed 14 days before the event. 

·    Dancing (with masks) will be allowed in small groups, which will consist of whoever is sitting at your dining table in socially distanced designated dancing areas. Guests cannot move between dance areas. Ceremonial dances will be allowed as well.

·    Cocktail Hour - Guests must wear masks at all times except when seated to eat.

·    Gatherings Indoors at 50% capacity up to 150 Guests as of March 15th 

Click here to view the updated guidelines in greater detail for “In-Person and Catered Events” on Page 7.

Covid Wedding Size Restrictions

The guest count at the wedding is limited and at this time the restrictions are up to 150 people or 50 percent of the venue's capacity, whichever one is smaller. Not to mention, Governor Cuomo said that wedding guests should be friends and family in your small circle. For this reason, weddings come with a safety bonus because your friends and family want to keep one another safe. Also, when finalizing the guest list, make sure to choose the people who are closest to you and who will follow all the necessary safety precautions.

Everyone At The Event Must Get Tested

Finally, all attending the event including wedding vendors must receive a negative test result prior to the event.  In fact, some companies might be offering on-site testing however this may come with a more expensive price tag. 

In retrospect, it was just a year ago that everything started to shut down, and now as of March 15th, things are starting to look better than they did 365 days ago. With that, weddings making a return, we can only hope that life is slowly going back to normal. Whether or not everyone you want to be there to celebrate your big day is present is insignificant to the vow you and your partner are about to make to go from two to one (plus there is always Zoom!).

  • Date: Mar 01, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Madeline Merinuk
  • Category: Planning Tips   
Bachelorette parties are a great excuse for the bride and her bridesmaids to let loose and celebrate before the big day. Unfortunately, now that we’re stuck in a pandemic, there are a lot of safety factors to consider. If there’s one skill that people generally have adopted throughout the pandemic, it’s learning how to get creative with event planning while keeping everyone’s health and safety in mind. Stuck on how to keep your bachelorette party COVID-free? Don't worry! It's not impossible to host a bachelorette party during covid. We've compiled a guide to help you keep yours safe and COVID-free.
 
Host a Virtual Bachelorette Party
 
Think about the activities people typically do during a bachelorette party: drinking, dancing, playing fun bridal games. What’s something all of these things have in common? You can do them anywhere.
 
By hosting a virtual bachelorette party, you’re saving yourself a lot of COVID-related stress. Luckily, it’s very easy to make your virtual bachelorette party entertaining for all of your guests. There are many different ways to take your virtual bachelorette party to the next level, and we’ve introduced some of them below.
 
-Send your attendees a “party pack” beforehand. This could include a t-shirt, matching wine glasses, a bottle of champagne and other fun goodies for your bridesmaids.
-Implement a dress code for all attendees (for example, a monochromatic color scheme.)
-Introduce games or competitions. Some ideas include a household scavenger hunt, a cooking competition, karaoke sing-off or a trivia game centered around the bride.
 
If You Want to Have an In-Person Bachelorette Party
 
The most important thing you’ll have to address is making sure you’re following safety guidelines. In New York specifically, the number of people allowed is large enough that you could still safely host a bachelorette party. Just make sure you check your state’s guidelines for up-to-date information about indoor gatherings. 
 
If you wanted to keep your party in-person but provide your guests a safer alternative to an indoor party, you could host your party outdoors. Depending on the weather, this could be challenging. Nonetheless, you still can engage in all of the same fun activities you would if you were indoors. You could book an outdoor space for this occasion, or even have it in the comfort of your backyard. If you host the big night in your backyard, you can do it up with some string lights, a tent, or whatever best suits your vibe for the occasion. 
 
However, if you really wanted to go all-out, you could plan a COVID-safe retreat with your bridal party somewhere secluded. This could include something like a spa retreat or an Airbnb rental. Just ensure that your bridal party gets tested beforehand and they stay safe throughout the trip to prevent any unnecessary health scares.
 
Don't Let COVID-19 Ruin Your Big Day
 
You don't want to miss out on the fun tradition of having a bachelorette party, especially because of a pandemic that’s out of your control. Luckily, you can take back the control by being informed about any necessary safety precautions, and then adjusting your plans accordingly. It'll take some brainpower, as well as getting your creative juices flowing, but the hard work will be worth it. Even in a global pandemic, you deserve to celebrate your big day.

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Bachelorette parties are a great excuse for the bride and her bridesmaids to let loose and celebrate before the big day. Unfortunately, now that we’re stuck in a pandemic, there are a lot of safety factors to consider. If there’s one skill that people generally have adopted throughout the pandemic, it’s learning how to get creative with event planning while keeping everyone’s health and safety in mind. Stuck on how to keep your bachelorette party COVID-free? Don't worry! It's not impossible to host a bachelorette party during covid. We've compiled a guide to help you keep yours safe and COVID-free.
 
Host a Virtual Bachelorette Party
 
Think about the activities people typically do during a bachelorette party: drinking, dancing, playing fun bridal games. What’s something all of these things have in common? You can do them anywhere.
 
By hosting a virtual bachelorette party, you’re saving yourself a lot of COVID-related stress. Luckily, it’s very easy to make your virtual bachelorette party entertaining for all of your guests. There are many different ways to take your virtual bachelorette party to the next level, and we’ve introduced some of them below.
 
-Send your attendees a “party pack” beforehand. This could include a t-shirt, matching wine glasses, a bottle of champagne and other fun goodies for your bridesmaids.
-Implement a dress code for all attendees (for example, a monochromatic color scheme.)
-Introduce games or competitions. Some ideas include a household scavenger hunt, a cooking competition, karaoke sing-off or a trivia game centered around the bride.
 
If You Want to Have an In-Person Bachelorette Party
 
The most important thing you’ll have to address is making sure you’re following safety guidelines. In New York specifically, the number of people allowed is large enough that you could still safely host a bachelorette party. Just make sure you check your state’s guidelines for up-to-date information about indoor gatherings. 
 
If you wanted to keep your party in-person but provide your guests a safer alternative to an indoor party, you could host your party outdoors. Depending on the weather, this could be challenging. Nonetheless, you still can engage in all of the same fun activities you would if you were indoors. You could book an outdoor space for this occasion, or even have it in the comfort of your backyard. If you host the big night in your backyard, you can do it up with some string lights, a tent, or whatever best suits your vibe for the occasion. 
 
However, if you really wanted to go all-out, you could plan a COVID-safe retreat with your bridal party somewhere secluded. This could include something like a spa retreat or an Airbnb rental. Just ensure that your bridal party gets tested beforehand and they stay safe throughout the trip to prevent any unnecessary health scares.
 
Don't Let COVID-19 Ruin Your Big Day
 
You don't want to miss out on the fun tradition of having a bachelorette party, especially because of a pandemic that’s out of your control. Luckily, you can take back the control by being informed about any necessary safety precautions, and then adjusting your plans accordingly. It'll take some brainpower, as well as getting your creative juices flowing, but the hard work will be worth it. Even in a global pandemic, you deserve to celebrate your big day.

  • Date: Feb 26, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Danielle Koscik
  • Category: Planning Tips   
Many people spend their lives dreaming of their wedding day. However, it is likely those dreams did not involve a global pandemic. New York state has certain restrictions on weddings, but that does not mean your wedding cannot be everything you've dreamed of. A big part of any wedding is your family traditions. Even with Covid-19 restrictions considered all of these traditions are still possible. Here are some great tips on how to keep family wedding traditions during a pandemic. 
 
Traditional Family Speeches

Some older family members may not be able to attend your wedding because they are quarantining. To make them feel included you can have someone record a video of them sharing their love to you. This video can then be broadcast at the wedding, maybe while they are on FaceTime to watch your reaction. They could even use Zoom to make their speech live. This twist on a typical tradition can be used to include anyone who is not able to attend your wedding.
 
"Something Borrowed" Family Wedding Tradition

If you are having a traditional wedding, you are probably already looking for “something borrowed” to wear on your big day. This is the perfect chance to incorporate something from a loved one who is not able to come to your wedding because of Covid-19 restrictions. One beautiful way to do this is by adding a little picture of them on your bouquet. This could be used to honor someone you have lost or who is not able to be present. For grooms, you could borrow a tie, watch or cuff links from a prominent male figure in your life. Therefore, including a little part of them in your even if they can’t be there.
 
Show your Love
 
Another excellent way of representing your loved one is by sending them an invitation even if you know they cannot attend. In the invitation, you can let them know that if they are not comfortable being present on the day you will reserve a seat for them. Then you can keep that seat empty in their honor. 

Unique Ideas for Bouquet Toss
 
Along the same lines, the bouquet toss is also usually a cause for crowds to form. You could do a couple of these with multiple bouquets and split the groups by age. If you have children at your wedding, you could have one with the little girls. Then gather a group of older single women for the second toss. This is also a fun way to include the kids in your life and make them feel special.
 
Traditional Family Style Dinner
 
Many couples have their heart set on a buffet at their wedding and were looking forward to including some traditional family meals. This may still be an option for you. Our advice is to check with your venue and see if they are still doing buffet-style catering. Then ask if it would be possible to incorporate some home-cooked meals. If this isn't possible you could also try to book caterers that have similar styled food to your traditional family meals.
 
Send-off Alternative
 
To signal the night has come to an end many couples decide to do a traditional send-off. This is where guests throw rice or flowers and wish the bride and groom a happy honeymoon. To keep this socially distant some couples have opted to do this wedding tradition tailgate style. This family wedding tradition can be done while obeying the restrictions by having guests park their cars a safe distance apart down a line in the parking lot of the venue. Then you and your new spouse will walk through the rows as you exit for the night and say goodbye to everyone safely. 
 
We just touched on a few options. However, remember to keep in mind this is your wedding day and you can decide whether these ideas fit your desires. We hope we gave you a few helpful choices on how to keep your family wedding traditions in a Pandemic safe wedding.

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Many people spend their lives dreaming of their wedding day. However, it is likely those dreams did not involve a global pandemic. New York state has certain restrictions on weddings, but that does not mean your wedding cannot be everything you've dreamed of. A big part of any wedding is your family traditions. Even with Covid-19 restrictions considered all of these traditions are still possible. Here are some great tips on how to keep family wedding traditions during a pandemic. 
 
Traditional Family Speeches

Some older family members may not be able to attend your wedding because they are quarantining. To make them feel included you can have someone record a video of them sharing their love to you. This video can then be broadcast at the wedding, maybe while they are on FaceTime to watch your reaction. They could even use Zoom to make their speech live. This twist on a typical tradition can be used to include anyone who is not able to attend your wedding.
 
"Something Borrowed" Family Wedding Tradition

If you are having a traditional wedding, you are probably already looking for “something borrowed” to wear on your big day. This is the perfect chance to incorporate something from a loved one who is not able to come to your wedding because of Covid-19 restrictions. One beautiful way to do this is by adding a little picture of them on your bouquet. This could be used to honor someone you have lost or who is not able to be present. For grooms, you could borrow a tie, watch or cuff links from a prominent male figure in your life. Therefore, including a little part of them in your wedding, even if they can’t be there.
 
Show your Love
 
Another excellent way of representing your loved one is by sending them an invitation even if you know they cannot attend. In the invitation, you can let them know that if they are not comfortable being present on the day you will reserve a seat for them. Then you can keep that seat empty in their honor. 

Unique Ideas for Bouquet Toss
 
Along the same lines, the bouquet toss is also usually a cause for crowds to form. You could do a couple of these with multiple bouquets and split the groups by age. If you have children at your wedding, you could have one with the little girls. Then gather a group of older single women for the second toss. This is also a fun way to include the kids in your life and make them feel special.
 
Traditional Family Style Dinner
 
Many couples have their heart set on a buffet at their wedding and were looking forward to including some traditional family meals. This may still be an option for you. Our advice is to check with your venue and see if they are still doing buffet-style catering. Then ask if it would be possible to incorporate some home-cooked meals. If this isn't possible you could also try to book caterers that have similar styled food to your traditional family meals.
 
Send-off Alternative
 
To signal the night has come to an end many couples decide to do a traditional send-off. This is where guests throw rice or flowers and wish the bride and groom a happy honeymoon. To keep this socially distant some couples have opted to do this wedding tradition tailgate style. This family wedding tradition can be done while obeying the restrictions by having guests park their cars a safe distance apart down a line in the parking lot of the venue. Then you and your new spouse will walk through the rows as you exit for the night and say goodbye to everyone safely. 
 
We just touched on a few options. However, remember to keep in mind this is your wedding day and you can decide whether these ideas fit your desires. We hope we gave you a few helpful choices on how to keep your family wedding traditions in a Pandemic safe wedding.

  • Date: Nov 16, 2020
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Lauren Brill
  • Category: Planning Tips   
During these times, couples are having to get creative with their wedding planning. As a result, many couples are deciding to have a micro wedding in order to get married and celebrate, but under the new circumstances put into place in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A micro wedding has all of the usual aspects of a wedding, however, it has 50 or fewer guests. Here are some examples for planning a micro wedding on Long Island during a pandemic.

Picking the right micro wedding venue
The first step to planning your special day is finding the venue of your dreams. When selecting the setting for your micro wedding, try to find a place that will accommodate a smaller group. Since many couples are re-scheduling their weddings to a later date there are many options at various venues that would fit what you are searching for. 

Outdoor weddings are popular right now, however, be mindful of what season you are getting married in. If the weather is colder, you might have to consider looking into indoor venues. Another way to celebrate a micro wedding is in your backyard, but catered by all of your vendors. For instance, renting a tent and working with your florist to decorate the backyard is a great way to personalize your traditional wedding on a smaller scale.  

Make it a sweet experience
Every great wedding includes great food, but there’s always room for dessert. When it comes to your wedding cake, you can speak to your baker in order to customize your desserts. A popular idea is supplementing your cake with cupcakes.

Capture the intimate moments 
Even with a small number of guests, you will want to have memories of this day with family and friends. One way is to hire a photographer and videographer to capture the day’s events. 

Although your affair is on a smaller scale this does not mean that you have to compromise having the wedding of your dreams. There are many ways you can plan your micro wedding to make it unique and enjoyable, but still Covid friendly.
 
Click here to view Long Island's finest wedding professionals for more inspiration.



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During these times, couples are having to get creative with their wedding planning. As a result, many couples are deciding to have a micro wedding in order to get married and celebrate, but under the new circumstances put into place in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A micro wedding has all of the usual aspects of a wedding, however, it has 50 or fewer guests. Here are some examples for planning a micro wedding on Long Island during a pandemic.

Picking the right micro wedding venue
The first step to planning your special day is finding the venue of your dreams. When selecting the setting for your micro wedding, try to find a place that will accommodate a smaller group. Since many couples are re-scheduling their weddings to a later date there are many options at various venues that would fit what you are searching for. 

Outdoor weddings are popular right now, however, be mindful of what season you are getting married in. If the weather is colder, you might have to consider looking into indoor venues. Another way to celebrate a micro wedding is in your backyard, but catered by all of your vendors. For instance, renting a tent and working with your florist to decorate the backyard is a great way to personalize your traditional wedding on a smaller scale.  

Make it a sweet experience
Every great wedding includes great food, but there’s always room for dessert. When it comes to your wedding cake, you can speak to your baker in order to customize your desserts. A popular idea is supplementing your cake with cupcakes.

Capture the intimate moments 
Even with a small number of guests, you will want to have memories of this day with family and friends. One way is to hire a photographer and videographer to capture the day’s events. 

Although your affair is on a smaller scale this does not mean that you have to compromise having the wedding of your dreams. There are many ways you can plan your micro wedding to make it unique and enjoyable, but still Covid friendly.
 
Click here to view Long Island's finest wedding professionals for more inspiration.



Want to plan your wedding colors based on the season you’re getting married in? If so, check out some popular wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas for 2020-2021 that are sure to make your special day the event of the season!
 
Fall In Love 
 
If you’re planning a fall-themed wedding, you’re in luck! Autumn allows for tons of gorgeous wedding color ideas, especially with the beautiful fall foliage. Trending colors include fired brick, maroon, pumpkin spice, or rust. These colors are also perfect to add into your bouquet with lots of sunflowers, peonies, roses, or other wildflowers. Additionally, fall foliage alone can make a visually appealing case for your bouquet or backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Even your bridesmaid dresses or venue decorations can combine these colors; a beautiful maroon or burnt orange would tie everything together and have your guests falling in love. 
 
 Autumn wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas
 
Winter Wonderland Colors
 
Is there anything quite as magical as a winter wedding? Deck the halls with these winter wedding ideas that are bound to make you and your guests as merry as can be. We all know that winter can be pretty chilly, but if you’re set on wearing a short-sleeved or strapless wedding gown, how about adding a faux fur coat? As for color scheming, you can select the traditional classic red and green color palette with variations of evergreen, crimson, and burgundy. However, if you want to create more of a winter wonderland, the icy snowfall and midnight blues, sparkling silvers, or the all winter whites will fully embrace the magical scenery. Finally, adding a little bit of winter décor evergreen trees, snowflakes, or holly) would be the perfect addition to create that winter wonderland. 
 
 Winter wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas
 
“I Do” to Spring Wedding Colors
 
As spring comes into full bloom, the best way to go about planning your wedding colors is to fully embrace the season! For example, with its pastel and lighter palettes, some wedding colors could include dusty rose, sky blue, mint, petal pink, lilac, and seafoam green. Between bridesmaid dresses, wedding décor, or your bouquet, these colors can be incorporated into all aspects of the wedding. Additionally, speaking of bouquets and floral arrangements, you can embrace springtime to the fullest with the season’s beautiful, vibrant flowers (like tulips, garden roses, and hyacinths) as a way to create the wedding of your dreams.
 
Spring wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas 
 
Fun in the Summer
 
With its sunny skies and warm weather, summer is the most popular season for weddings. Therefore, some décor ideas to capture your guests’ attention may include gorgeous lush greenery and bright, colorful flowers cascading along the altar or seating. As for wedding colors, bright, jeweled-tones like royal blue, amethyst, magenta, or marigold are perfect to make your wedding pop. However, if you’re looking for more of a beach-themed wedding, think of using ocean-inspired colors like Tiffany-blue or mint green. Pairing these colors alongside white or light blue flowers is the perfect way to go.
 
Summer wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas 
 
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Want to plan your wedding colors based on the season you’re getting married in? If so, check out some popular wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas for 2020-2021 that are sure to make your special day the event of the season!
 
Fall In Love 
 
If you’re planning a fall-themed wedding, you’re in luck! Autumn allows for tons of gorgeous wedding color ideas, especially with the beautiful fall foliage. Trending colors include fired brick, maroon, pumpkin spice, or rust. These colors are also perfect to add into your bouquet with lots of sunflowers, peonies, roses, or other wildflowers. Additionally, fall foliage alone can make a visually appealing case for your bouquet or backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Even your bridesmaid dresses or venue decorations can combine these colors; a beautiful maroon or burnt orange would tie everything together and have your guests falling in love. 
 
 Autumn wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas
 
Winter Wonderland Colors
 
Is there anything quite as magical as a winter wedding? Deck the halls with these winter wedding ideas that are bound to make you and your guests as merry as can be. We all know that winter can be pretty chilly, but if you’re set on wearing a short-sleeved or strapless wedding gown, how about adding a faux fur coat? As for color scheming, you can select the traditional classic red and green color palette with variations of evergreen, crimson, and burgundy. However, if you want to create more of a winter wonderland, the icy snowfall and midnight blues, sparkling silvers, or the all winter whites will fully embrace the magical scenery. Finally, adding a little bit of winter décor (like evergreen trees, snowflakes, or holly) would be the perfect addition to create that winter wonderland. 
 
 Winter wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas
 
“I Do” to Spring Wedding Colors
 
As spring comes into full bloom, the best way to go about planning your wedding colors is to fully embrace the season! For example, with its pastel and lighter palettes, some wedding colors could include dusty rose, sky blue, mint, petal pink, lilac, and seafoam green. Between bridesmaid dresses, wedding décor, or your bouquet, these colors can be incorporated into all aspects of the wedding. Additionally, speaking of bouquets and floral arrangements, you can embrace springtime to the fullest with the season’s beautiful, vibrant flowers (like tulips, garden roses, and hyacinths) as a way to create the wedding of your dreams.
 
Spring wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas 
 
Fun in the Summer
 
With its sunny skies and warm weather, summer is the most popular season for weddings. Therefore, some décor ideas to capture your guests’ attention may include gorgeous lush greenery and bright, colorful flowers cascading along the altar or seating. As for wedding colors, bright, jeweled-tones like royal blue, amethyst, magenta, or marigold are perfect to make your wedding pop. However, if you’re looking for more of a beach-themed wedding, think of using ocean-inspired colors like Tiffany-blue or mint green. Pairing these colors alongside white or light blue flowers is the perfect way to go.
 
Summer wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas 
 
All photos courtesy of the following photographers. View more from each studio here.

Cassarino Studios

Déjà vu Studios

Jakub Redziniak Photography

Janelle Brooke Photography

One Fine Day Photographers

Silverfox Photography

Tino Photography

Tony Lante Photography


  • Date: Sep 21, 2020
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Lauren Brill
  • Category: Planning Tips   
Small, casual ceremonies are growing in popularity during these times. An informal setting for your wedding may urge you to go for a laid-back look. Here are nine styles brides can pick to stand out on their big day.

Short dresses are a great casual style that still gives you the feel of a wedding dress. Oscar de la Renta’s fall collection features a tiered layered dress and a Saffron bubble dress that put a spin on the classic wedding dress. If you are looking for a simple dress, Reem Acra features a strapless lace dress with a fishtail train. For a more casual look, you the strapless body con dress with a triangle-shaped sweetheart neckline. 

If you’re looking for a tea-length dress, Justin Alexander’s Lillian West collection includes a dress with a tulle skirt. The venice lace and trim give the dress a boho look perfect for an outdoor wedding. 

Halfpenny London’s Songbird collection includes a layered high-low skirt paired with a simple cami and a puff sleeve top.  
 
 
 
For a completely different look, switch it up with a pair of trousers. The Songbird collection from Halfpenny London features Henson Trousers which are paired with the Oliver Corset and the Campagne Cape, which still gives you the flow of a wedding dress. You can also pair the trousers with a blazer and blouse. Galia Lahav showcases another way to style trousers by including a satin overskirt paired with a sheer corset and a metallic belt.

No matter what your style is, you can still find the perfect attire for your wedding day.
 
 
 

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Small, casual ceremonies are growing in popularity during these times. An informal setting for your wedding may urge you to go for a laid-back look. Here are nine styles brides can pick to stand out on their big day.

Short dresses are a great casual style that still gives you the feel of a wedding dress. Oscar de la Renta’s fall collection features a tiered layered dress and a Saffron bubble dress that put a spin on the classic wedding dress. If you are looking for a simple dress, Reem Acra features a strapless lace dress with a fishtail train. For a more casual look, you the strapless body con dress with a triangle-shaped sweetheart neckline. 

If you’re looking for a tea-length dress, Justin Alexander’s Lillian West collection includes a dress with a tulle skirt. The venice lace and trim give the dress a boho look perfect for an outdoor wedding. 

Halfpenny London’s Songbird collection includes a layered high-low skirt paired with a simple cami and a puff sleeve top.  
 
 
 
For a completely different look, switch it up with a pair of trousers. The Songbird collection from Halfpenny London features Henson Trousers which are paired with the Oliver Corset and the Campagne Cape, which still gives you the flow of a wedding dress. You can also pair the trousers with a blazer and blouse. Galia Lahav showcases another way to style trousers by including a satin overskirt paired with a sheer corset and a metallic belt.

No matter what your style is, you can still find the perfect attire for your wedding day.
 
 
 

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  • Date: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Planning Tips   

 

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