Pinterest - who doesn't love it? The ideas and inspirations that we see from fellow viewers is really nothing short of amazing. As related to your wedding day, it can have so many benefits as you try to envision each aspect of your wedding; the hair, the gown, the colors, the venue, the ceremony, reception tables, etc. As wonderful as Pinterest is - face it - it has some pros and some cons as well.
The Farm Blog will be the place to get great information, new ideas, and the "Best of the Best" sort of pictures. We have a new blog contributor, Emily Phillips, who will be posting once a month - information from a brides perspective. I will be also sharing tidbits and photos from our weddings that might give you ideas and suggestions that will help you in your planning process....like my next blog will be about Pinterest Pictures - coming soon.
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I thought it might be interesting and helpful to have some posts submitted by my good friend Emily Phillips who herself was a bride here at the farm back in 2014. Emily is not only a friend and a past HPF bride but she has extensive experience already in event planning. She has agreed to submit a few articles on various subjects with a broad title of "How to Enjoy Your Wedding to the Fullest."
The barn wedding venue has become the norm - the latest "craze" and is no longer the "outside the box" wedding option. But it wasn't that way and not so many years ago. In fact, my daughter Jill, who got married here at the farm 14 years ago was certainly more of a trailblazer as she announced her wedding plans. I am sure that she was not the first "farm wedding" but it was virtually unheard of. The internet was around back then but you had to scrounge around to find any sort of picture. The only pictures that we ever saw were where they used a small barn more as a backdrop or prop rather than a ceremony or reception area. Jill's reasoning was to have her wedding in a way asto reflect her and her upbringing. Anybody who knew Jill knew that she was a farm girl - a country girl who loved the land. Beyond that, she envisioned ways to make the logistics work and I give her great credit for her "out of the box" ideas.
There is often a debate about whether to serve beer and wine at your wedding. Some think it isn't a wedding without serving alcohol of some sort. Some realize the expense and complication of it or are trying to be respectful to a family member or guests. Here are a few things to consider while pondering this choice.