Dream Day Memories
Eight couples share their wedding story and give tips to help you plan for your own picture-perfect day.
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The Couple: Erika & Christopher Conefry
The Date: September 17
The Scene: Christopher's parent's home in Westhampton Beach, NY
"We got married on the grounds of the groom’s parents’ home in Westhampton, New York, and had a strong idea of what we wanted. I’m pleased to say that the vast majority of our guest's raves and compliments during and after the wedding were about the very things—our things—that we decided were the most important. Even though there were a million other details! It goes to show you that people have the most fun when the event reflects the couple and their tastes."
Know your must-haves.
"As a bride with a vision, it’s hard not to get caught up in details like which chairs to rent, etc. Take some time at the beginning to decide together the five or six KEY things you MUST have at the wedding. For us, it was 1) lounge, 2) champagne bar, 3) amazing food, 4) Peking duck, 5) chocolate fountain, and 6) avoid formal seated dinner. I was able to interview all our vendors and make decisions with these things in mind."
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