Wedding Planning: Ask Jody

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ask Jody: Bachelorette Party in Eastern Long Island

Elizabeth, Long Island Q:  Hi, I am planning my cousin’s bachelorette weekend for this coming May or June 2014.  She was thinking we could rent a house and then go to a vineyard. I was wondering if you could give me any good suggestions of places to stay and go.  Maybe we can do a vineyard […]

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Body Bling for Your Wedding or Honeymoon JEWELRY

Ladies, are you planning to get married on a Long Island beach or park?  Are you going to a warm, sunny locale for your honeymoon?  Then consider taking along one of these hand-crafted body, foot and hand jewelry pieces from the debut collection of NEARLY NAKED.   Romantic, feminine with just the right amount of sexy […]

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Ask Jody: Long distance wedding-planning

Jane, Ohio Q:  I have a question that I hope you can help me with. My fiance and I are hoping to hold a winter wedding next December (2014). We are looking for a venue and any other advice that can accommodate our budget and guest list. First, since we are both originally from Long […]

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Ask Jody: Fake Flowers?

Danielle, Holbrook Q:  Hi, Jody!   What do you think about using fake flowers for our centerpieces?  Or is that tacky? A:  There are many ways you can design a tasteful centerpiece by using artificial flowers. The best scenario would be to use silk flowers, which are the best quality and look the most realistic.  But […]

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Ask Jody: Upcoming Bridal Fashion Trends

Melissa, East Hampton Q:  Hi. Can you tell me what are some of the new trends in wedding gowns for the spring/summer?  Starting to shop around.  Thanks! A: Hi Melissa.  Thanks for writing! Here are some of the top trends from bridal fashion week: Ruffles with simple necklines Illusion necklines with lace appliques Versatile dresses; […]

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Ask Jody: Just $5000 For Venue

 Sherley, Roosevelt Q:  Hi. I’m looking for a venue that accommodates a small intimate wedding (guest list 50-70 guests).  I have a very small budget of $10,000 for my whole wedding.  I guess I’m looking to spend $5,000 on the venue since I have not yet purchased a gown or booked a photographer. I am […]

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Ask Jody: Hall Decoration

Zina, Mastic Beach   Q:  I was wondering if there is any way I may find someone to decorate a hall I would like to rent for my reception and a decent caterer that won’t break my bank.   A:  Hi Zina.  Thanks for writing!  Yes, there are many event planners or event designers that […]

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Ask Jody: Outdoor Wedding on a Budget

Karina, New York City Q:  My fiance and I came across your amazing site and were wondering if you could help us….We are looking for a place to have a wedding and ideally outside- somewhere with flowers and perhaps a little water, but somewhere perhaps with a garden and a nice hall for reception? Even […]

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Ask Jody: Original Wedding Favors

Amanda, Woodbury Q:  I’m looking for some original wedding favors but everything is same old, same old.  Any ideas?  A:  Hi Amanda.  Thanks for writing! In my experience, the best wedding favors are either edible, or meaningful. Try to choose something that reflects you as a couple – do you love to go wine tasting […]

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Posting on Our Ask Jody Page…

To all of our readers — Long Island brides and grooms: We love hearing from you on our Ask Jody page!  Thanks for posting your wedding planning questions.  A few words though – We receive tons of questions from couples seeking advice on wedding venues here on Long Island, but many of them are too […]