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I am a wedding planner, and this is why I charge what I charge…

As a small business owner, in the wedding industry, I’m often pondering my rates..are they too high…are they too low? I often ponder this because I get lots of haggling and a lot of people who don’t understand the value of a wedding planner…or at least a ‘day of’ manager…and usually only do after the… Continue reading I am a wedding planner, and this is why I charge what I charge…

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Warfield House Wedding – Julia & Stewart

I met this bride and her mom through my workshops, and we had a great connection from the start. The couple was looking for a classic style with simple greenery and white flowers. It’s a very elegant look and suited the couple perfectly. Their ceremony and reception took place at the picturesque Warfield House in… Continue reading Warfield House Wedding – Julia & Stewart

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Engage Workshops by Tanya Costigan Events

Gosh…I cannot be any happier with how the most recent Engage Workshop went. It was jam packed with fun information and hands on learning for brides-to-be and their guests. I’m still kind of jumping up and down about it. Jerome’s Party Plus in Westfield MA was the hosting location for this workshop and it was… Continue reading Engage Workshops by Tanya Costigan Events

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How to Properly Power a Tent Wedding

Tanya Costigan Events has quite a niche in tent weddings, and I have lots to share with you about how to properly power a tent wedding to avoid outages. When considering a tent wedding, you need to be sure you are thinking of every little thing that requires power, and how many amps each of… Continue reading How to Properly Power a Tent Wedding

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Colony Club Wedding for Megan and Jonathan

Finally taking a moment to share this wedding for my clients, Megan and Jonathan, with photos from the talented Dani Fine Photography. Megan was a super organized bride and gave nods to Minnie Mouse in her wedding shoes. (How cute is that!?) They are a super sweet couple and I was so honored to care… Continue reading Colony Club Wedding for Megan and Jonathan

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Industrial Wedding Venues in Massachusetts: The Boylston Room

As luck would have it, I know the owner of the newest, and certainly pretty, Boylston Room in Easthampton Massachusetts! The venue is slated to be ready to host weddings by the end of summer 2016, and they are already accepting bookings for weddings and events now. When Erin (the owner) asked if I would… Continue reading Industrial Wedding Venues in Massachusetts: The Boylston Room

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Vintage Wedding for Megan & Ben

Oh, June weddings, you are so lovely. So were my clients, Ben and Megan. Lovely couple with a lovely vintage vision for their wedding. Their friends and family were all close knit and fun, and I saw just how much this couple was loved by them. Here’s proof! The Dads were excited about learning how… Continue reading Vintage Wedding for Megan & Ben

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Wedding at the Society Room, Hartford CT

It’s really special to be able to share this wedding with you, today. Bride, Emilie, is one of my assistants here at Tanya Costigan Events, and I love her to pieces. She is classy and kind, and she and the Groom, Torry, are in complete love with each other. It’s so sweet! The Society Room,… Continue reading Wedding at the Society Room, Hartford CT

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What Should I Tip My Wedding Vendors?

Tipping is the one question I get a lot. It seems like there are so many sources that give all different advice when it comes to gratuities. … Today, I share with you my professional opinion on gratuities: … Bartenders: If the gratuity is not already figured into your venue/catering pricing, 10% of the total… Continue reading What Should I Tip My Wedding Vendors?

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How Do I Change My Name in Massachusetts After I Get Married?

For those of you who will be opting to change your last name, either altogether, or by hyphenating it, here is what you need to know. If you are changing your name after marriage in Massachusetts, here is what you do: Be sure your officiant gets the marriage license from you on rehearsal day, or… Continue reading How Do I Change My Name in Massachusetts After I Get Married?