Sparklers?

Sparklers or no sparklers?  They do look amazing when the planning/light/lighting of the sparklers and timing comes together perfectly for that amazing photo. What are your thoughts, is it worth the anticipation?

1 month out….

With less than a month before the first event of the season, I wanted to share with you a list of the top items that you should be sure that you have thought through. 1. Schedule:  If you do not have a planner, please take the time to put together an outline of the day.  This ...

Wear Your Shoes

If you are attending an event this summer, it could be your wedding, a party, a gala or a graduation, and you have purchased new shoes for the occasion, please wear them around the house a few times while you are cooking dinner or just hanging out. You might think it is a little silly, ...

Determining Your Photography Budget with emilie inc, Part Two

Cairn Events is so excited to welcome Emilie of emilie inc as a guest blogger for a three part blog series featuring tips on selecting your wedding photographer! Emilie's second post (below) discusses budgeting for your wedding photographer, and how to make sure you know what you're getting, and getting what you pay for! Once engaged, the ...

Communicating with Guests Before the Wedding

Communication is key. I had always known how important it was, but not until I was working in NH as Dir. of Operations and Scheduling did I realize how much communication is a give and take, but also a lot of hunting for the information that you need. Which brings me to today. I now work with ...

Seating Charts: Yes or No?

A few thoughts assigned seating…. It is one of the decisions that will come up through out the planning process. This is true for weddings, non profit or corporate events. Should I assign tables or seats? My advice is typically, yes. At the end of the day- look at it as an adventure. Seating friends or colleagues from ...

Changing Your Name…A Personal Decision

It is 2015 and many of us are getting married at a later point in our lives. I was married the summer I turned 29, and at that point in time I had been working in politics for 8 years and everyone knew me as Heather Quinn or simply “Quinn”. It was never much of ...

Top Five Maine Wedding Venues

Wentworth Lodge photographed by emilie inc Choosing a wedding venue from amongst Maine's many amazing options is no easy task. From seaside cottages to rustic barns and luxurious hotel ballrooms, it seems Maine has every option one could possibly desire! It's no wonder we are such a popular state for destination weddings! In an effort to ...

Choosing Vendors: Your Bridal Gown Seamstress

emilie inc As you've probably recently discovered, most people do not buy a wedding dress off the rack that fits them perfectly. Alterations are usually essential, whether for a simple bustle or altering the neckline of your gown. Choosing a seamstress who knows what they are doing is of vital importance! After all, we are talking ...

Top Five Maine Rehearsal Dinner Venues

emilie inc Maine is full of amazing restaurants (just look at how many of our chefs are up for James Beard Awards this year!) and venues to host your Rehearsal Dinner, so narrowing it down to just one can be tough! We've been lucky enough to organize rehearsal dinners at many locations over the years, and ...

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