3 Reasons Why You Should Create The Perfect Vendor List

vendorlistWeddings are one of your most special events, filled with decisions, an ever increasing guest list and numerous references and referrals. Creating the perfect wedding team of professional vendors will undoubtedly help you confidently walk toward the perfectly planned wedding we aspire for, while still keeping your sanity firmly intact and enjoying every minute of the wedding process.

1) Rely on Recommendations

In our present day it is almost impossible not to read, hear and see testimonials or recommendations about anything from the local restaurant to the popular venue to say, “I Do”. Within your network of friends and family, someone is bound to have experienced planning or attended a wedding. Start your quest for the perfect wedding vendor list by culling recommendations from friends, family, colleagues and the community

Venues, such as Danversport, have worked with thousands of vendors over the years and can be a gold mine of information that can help match your style with the perfect wedding team. While gathering your vendor endorsements, ensure that the ratings of previous clients’ events complement your wedding style. That is, a caterer who got an A+ for their execution of a Southern-style backyard buffet may not be the best choice for a four-course gourmet wedding dinner. Look for reviews from clients who had celebrations similar in scale, setting, and theme to yours in order to build a more reliable list.

2) Book Far in Advance

Great vendors fill their calendars well in advance of the busy wedding season. Professionals recommend booking your vendors 12-14 months from the date of your event so you can ensure that your favorites are available on that date.

3) Keep Everyone in the Loop

On the day of the wedding or event, your mind is going to be filled with excitement along with the overwhelming emotions of the amazing experience. Designate a point person that you trust who will handle any unplanned emergencies or questions. Provide your list of vendors (or better yet, a booklet containing contracts, contact names and numbers, and backup plans) to your venue’s point person. At Danversport, each wedding has an Event Coordinator that oversees the entire wedding from the ceremony to the end of evening sweets. They will be your point person to ensure the day runs as planned so you can enjoy your dream day!
Every event and especially a wedding, involves numerous moving parts that make the day truly a memory.

For more information on how to help your vendors be at their very best or for details on the vendors trusted by the team at Danversport, reach out to our wedding experts.

Spring Events & Ideas

Here at the Danversport Yacht Club, we always incorporate some of the best event ideas for the seasons! Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with bright beautiful flowers or having your event outside on the waterfront.

Here are some fun Spring tips for people planning events this time of the year. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

“Ceremony”

Ceremony

Colorful flowers can give your ceremony that spring feel.

 “Wedding Program Fan”

Wedding Program Fan

The warmer weather also brings out door ceremonies. These program fans can help keep your guests cool while telling them about your bridal party.

“Outdoor Furniture”

Outdoor Furniture

Couches and other furniture can give you that homey feeling with a beautiful outdoor space.

“Place card Holders”

Placecard Holders

Fun stands can be used to keep those reception cards in place outdoors.

“Seed Favors”

Seed Favors

Flowers and seeds can be a favor that can give your friends and family that spring feeling.

“Spring Candy Buffet”

Spring Candy Buffet

Colorful candy can be a fun way to bring in some spring colors.

“Spring Centerpiece, Spring Wedding Centerpiece and Watering Can Centerpiece”

Watering Can Centerpiece

Spring Wedding Centerpiece

Spring Centerpiece

A couple examples of some spring centerpieces that can enhance your guest tables.

The Danversport Yacht Club offers some of the best waterfront weddings on the North Shore! For information to book your wedding or event at the Danversport Yacht Club, click here.

What’s Hot for 2015 Weddings & Event Food Trends

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Cheers! Champagne is back in a big way along with wedding couples choosing a signature cocktail for their big day.

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Another big trend that we are noticing is in food, Farm to Table. Brides and grooms are looking for simple, locally sourced foods that are fresh, seasonal and organic.

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For a more relaxed and social atmosphere, family style and food stations are becoming increasingly popular.

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Late nifood trends 3ght food options after dinner and dancing is also a trend and fun option for any wedding!  Comfort foods, mini burger bites, mac and cheese bites, make your own tacos, smores, and even food trucks outside the venue are good ideas that compliment a fun and trendy wedding!

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cake trendsHave you evener been to a wedding with an unfrosted wedding cake? That is also a new style that we have seen recently!

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Tell us what you think of these trends in the comment below.

The Danversport Yacht Club offers some of the best waterfront weddings on the North Shore! For information to book your wedding at the Danversport Yacht Club, click here.

Winter Wedding Trends

Warm up your guests with a Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar, to really warm them up try adding some Bailey’s and other Cordials

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Make sure to include a fun sign because “Baby It’s Cold Outside”!

Winter PlacecardsEmbellish your place cards with a snowflake

centerpeice Hints of natural white and blue hues in the centerpieces
(All of these from Saturday’s Valentine Wedding at Danversport Yacht Club)

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Guests were sure to take home this Hot Chocolate Favor

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Pine Cones and Greens, Bright Red Berries, Sprigs of Holly for your bouquet

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Wedding Cakes with some metallic and silver bead accents

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Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses with Faux Fur Capes

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Outside Photos with falling snow

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Carve your names into the snow for a great save the date!

 

The Danversport Yacht Club offers some of the best waterfront weddings on the North Shore! For information to book your wedding at the Danversport Yacht Club, click here.

Danversport Yacht Club Nominated for BONS 2015 by Northshore Magazine

Northshore Magazine Best of North Shore Awards

The Danversport Yacht Cub has been nominated by Northshore Magazine’s “Best of Northshore” for 2015 in several categories! The categories include Alfresco, Clam Chowder, General Excellence, Lobster Roll, Waterfront Restaurant, and Marina. Every year, Northshore Magazine holds this contest to determine the best restaurants, companies, and services that are voted on by the public. The Danversport Yacht Club brings several decades of experience in serving the best seafood north of Boston. Voting goes from February 1 through May 1 and the winners will be announced in Northshore Magazine’s August issue due out in late July. Thank you from all of us at the Danversport Yacht Club for your votes and continued support over all these years!