Wedding Planning: Ask Jody

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Ask Jody: Budget Woes for Long Island Wedding

Leigh and Jaime, Long Island Q:  Hi, my fiance and I have been together seven years. The moment we met we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together but being students and lacking funds have prevented us from getting married.  He proposed two years ago and we can’t seem to find […]

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Ask Jody: Small Long Island Restaurant for Rehearsal

Tom, Lindenhurst Q: I was told to send you a email and see if you have any helpful suggestions.  I’m looking to throw my rehearsal dinner for my wedding.   We want to keep it on Long Island  we live in Lindenhurst so somewhere not to far off.  All out guests will be staying at […]

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Ask Jody: BBQ & Luau Style Long Island Wedding

Chris, WantaghQ:  I am so happy and lucky I found you and this site!! My fiance and I want to have a very nice outdoor BBQ Luau type reception. Our budget is small but has the hope of really having something that people will be entertained at. Hula dancers maybe etc… We are really not […]

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Ask Jody: Hamptons Hosue Rental for Wedding

Evelyn, Floral Park Q: We want to have a non-traditional wedding by renting a house in the Hamptons or somewhere on Long Island and have our ceremony and somewhat relaxed afterparty at the pool and beach.  Any suggestions? A: Hi Evelyn.  Oceanbleu in Westhampton may be the perfect venue for you! Oceanbleu is located on […]

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Ask Jody: Low Budget Long Island Wedding

Elizabeth, Copiague Q: I’m getting married but my budget is not too much for the hall — around $3000-5000. Do you think you can help me? A: Hi Elizabeth — No matter what your budget, your wedding day will be special! I would suggest looking into event rooms at restaurants. There are many restaurants that […]

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Ask Jody: Small Wedding in East End Long Island

Jessica, Holbrook Q:  My fiance and I are pretty simple and wish to not have a big flashy wedding, and since we just inherited an old broken down house we need all the money we can get. Is there any romantic restaurant out on the east end that has a private room for a dinner […]

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Ask Jody: Cheapest Month for Wedding on Long Island

Vanessa, Bay Shore Q:  I need help finding out what month is the cheapest to get married on? I’m thinking of Oct, Nov, Dec 2014, open bar, 150 guests; budget of 15,000 on hall alone. A:  Hi Vanessa.  Thanks for writing! The KNOT.com has a budget calculator that can help you determine how to spend your […]

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Ask Jody: Pakistani Wedding Cuisine

Ammara, Brooklyn Q:  Hi. We need a place that will accommodate up to 300 people. It’s a Pakistani wedding so the food needs to be halal but I need a venue that won’t kill my our bank account and serve halal food or allow outside catering A:  Hi Ammara.  Some hotels on Long Island, such […]

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Ask Jody: Bargain Venue on Long Island

Adam, Bellmore Q:  Hi Jody. Just got engaged, and not sure where to start. We should have around 150 guests, and we are looking for a beautiful setting (vineyard, barn, old mansion). For price range we are looking for a great bargain for venue, a venue where we see and expect it to be much […]

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Ask Jody: All Inclusive Wedding Packages on Long Island

Katie, Medford Q:  Hi Jody! I wanted to ask if there was an easy way to find out the venues that offer all inclusive packages.  I’ve seen a few under 10,000 & wanted to find the best place that matches the look I’m going for the best price A:  Hi Katie, Congratulations! Not sure what […]