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Press Release: AWGS 2018 Annual Meeting

Posted March 27, 2018

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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SALLY LORENSEN CONANT
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Members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS) met March 1–March 4 in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss marketing strategies with wedding industry experts, tour the plant of Five Star Cleaners and Wedding Gown Specialists owned by AWGS members Richard and Sharlene Thum, and elect officers.  

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Topics: Wedding, Behind-the-Scenes

A Heartfelt Thank You

Posted March 15, 2018


There's nothing kinder than a good thank-you note

Do you know about Real Maine Weddings' annual Wedding of the Year contest? Each year, the magazine awards one lucky couple a fully-financed dream wedding in Maine. It's great for the happy couple, plus it's fun for everyone, because they allow the public to vote on different aspects of the wedding. For example, you can help choose the wedding dress. (And what's more important than that?!) 

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Topics: Wedding, Behind-the-Scenes

The 5 Wedding Trends You Need To Know Now

Posted March 08, 2018



Planning a Wedding? Lucky You!

There's never been a better time to plan a wedding. From colored wedding dresses to themed food bars, your options are unlimited. Brides and grooms are planning customized weddings filled with personality that provide a memorable experience for their guests. But even though weddings are more unique than ever, unmistakable trends are emerging. Incorporate some or all of them to plan your ultimate celebration. Here are the top 5 wedding trends you need to know to plan your wedding ceremony in 2018 and beyond. 

1) Texture

We love textiles and unique fabrics, so the textured wedding trend is making our hearts skip a beat. Texture is showing up all throughout weddings—from amazingly detailed wedding dresses, table cloths, and backdrops, to decorative elements like macrame. A textured wedding dress is a great way to keep a traditional white dress, yet boldly express your personality. For inspiration, check out our Textured Wedding Elements Pinterest board. 

 

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Topics: Fashion and style, Wedding

2017 Real Maine Wedding of the Year

Posted January 26, 2018

 

Have You Dreamed About the Perfect Maine Wedding?

Imagine that dream coming true—without you having to pay for it! That's the real-life magic behind the Real Maine Wedding of the Year contest. Every year, Real Maine Weddings magazine gives one lucky couple a $100,000 dream wedding.  They partner with some of  the best wedding vendors in Maine to help plan and execute the big event, and we're proud  to be one of them. We contribute Wedding Garment Care, including on-site care and wedding dress cleaning and preservation

Winners of the Real Maine Wedding of the Year are chosen by public vote. The public also has the chance to vote on nearly every aspect of the wedding, including the wedding dress, favors, and more. This makes the experience fun and interactive, and lets the winning couple crowdsource the very best planning advice.

As the 2018 contest gets underway, let's take a look back at #RMW2017. 

All images are courtesy of the amazing photographers at Russell Caron Wedding Photography and Kim Chapman Photography

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Topics: Wedding, Behind-the-Scenes

The Ultimate Guide To Fabulous Wedding Photographs

Posted September 29, 2017

How Important is Wedding Photography?

Your wedding photographs are almost more important than your wedding itself. After all, your actual wedding day will fly by for you, but the pictures will last a lifetime. That's why you’re probably budgeting a hefty amount for your wedding photographer. You know it’s money well spent. But you don’t want to go all out and then be disappointed with your wedding images. That’s why we’ve created the Ultimate Guide to Fabulous Wedding Photographs. Follow our tips and you’ll be thrilled with the results.

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Topics: Garment care, How-to, Wedding

5 Gorgeous Wedding Dress Trends for 2018 [Video]

Posted July 14, 2017

There has never been a better time to get married, fashion-wise. Whether you love traditional wedding dress styles or prefer edgier looks (like pants!), bridal fashion for 2018 has something stunning for everyone. 

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Topics: Fashion and style, Wedding

Plan A Bachelorette Party in Portland, Maine

Posted May 19, 2017

Portland is an awesome place to plan a bachelorette party. This city by the sea has everything you need to celebrate a bride's last hurrah, including  party bus limos, fancy lingerie shops (try Aristelle and Etain), and fabulous bars (check out hot spots Top of the East, Grace, and Sonny's). But in addition to partying, Portland offers fun and sophisticated activities and tours that can make your bachelorette party a stand-out event. 

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Topics: Food and wine, In the community, Wedding

What Is Wedding Dress Preservation?

Posted April 13, 2017


Why should you preserve your wedding dress? 

Choosing your wedding dress is a big decision. But you're not done yet! You also have to decide what to do with your wedding dress after your wedding ceremony. One of the most popular options, and the one we recommend to all our brides, is wedding dress preservation

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Topics: Wedding

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Inspiration

Posted March 15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day might be the luckiest day of the year to get married. 

St. Patrick's Day, or the Feast of St. Patrick, is a cultural and religious event that celebrates the Irish culture with music, food, drinks and a whole lot of GREEN.  Thinking of getting married on St. Pat's? We raise a glass to you! From green wedding dresses to green shoes, to lucky horseshoe cake toppers to shamrock suspenders, we searched Pinterest for awesome green inspiration for any wedding style. Because after all...

"There are only two kinds of people in the world—the Irish and people who wish they were."

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Topics: Fashion and style, Wedding

The Best Portland-Based Food Trucks for Your Wedding

Posted March 09, 2017

 

If you're planning a wedding with a laid-back, hipster, or rustic vibe, food trucks are a great way to cater your event.  In lieu of a formal sit-down dinner with a set menu, you can offer something for everyone with a range of cuisines that appeal to your most finicky guests. Does your crowd include both carnivores and vegans? No problem! You can easily accomodate thier tastes with a couple of different trucks. Plus, food trucks get your guests moving and mingling. 

Portland is home to an awesome fleet of food trucks. We've singled our some of our favorite options, serving both savory and sweet fare. All of these food trucks are happy to cater, and will roll up to your event ready to please your guests. 

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Topics: Food and wine, Wedding

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