Wedding Planning: Ask Jody

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Ask Jody: Limited Budget, Huge Guest List

Nichole and Brian, Hampton Bays Q:  Hi, me and my fiance are looking for a reception hall on Long Island.  We don’t have a huge amount of money to spend and we do have almost 250 guests. Could you maybe tell me where we should start looking at halls? A:  Hi Nichole and Brian.  Congratulations […]

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Ask Jody: House Rentals for a Large Long Island Wedding

Caesar, Valley Stream Q:  Hey Jody.  I want to get married in Long Island. Besides the bride and myself our entire family is coming from Canada or Florida. What I would like to do is rent a huge house and have a wedding slash family bonding type of event. I’ve seen the movie American Wedding […]

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Ask Jody: A Vintage Wedding Venue on Long Island

Jazzy, Riverhead Q:  What are some inexpensive venues on Long Island that fit a vintage theme?  A:  Congratulations!  ‘Vintage Style’ is viewed in many different ways. There is the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, which has a fabulous ballroom, vintage-style cocktail hour rooms and a patio and lawn for the ceremony. The decor is historical, and […]

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Ask Jody: Outdoor, Garden Ceremony

Katie, Medford Q:  Hi.  I’m looking to get married in June 2014.  I’m not sure if I want both a ceremony and reception, but I do know I want an outdoor ceremony with a butterfly garden type of feel.  I live in Suffolk, so the closer the better but I will travel for the perfect […]

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Ask Jody: Casual Wedding, Low Budget

Alana, Middle Village Q:  I have looked through the site already at similar posts to mine and found some great suggestions, but still not exactly what I’m looking for.   I’m on a budget- (of course).  Planning for 100-125 guests for Fall 2014.  I love the idea of a more casual/rustic wedding.  I was looking at […]

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Ask Jody: Inviting Many Children to a Wedding

Sherly, Valley Stream Q:  Hi Jody!! I need your help.  My wedding will be on September 2014. I know I have a good amount of time but i feel lost. I have a big family so my wedding will have approximately 200 guests. A lot of this guests are children which I rather not have […]

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Randy Fenoli on the Today Show FASHION FRONT

The Today Show on NBC got Randy Fenoli to dish about bridal fashion and the red carpet. Take a look and tell me if Randy couldn’t be Stefon’s (SNL) uncle? Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy And for their “Registries Gone Wild” segment that aired today, click here.

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Ask Jody: Long Island Wedding for Just $10-12,000?

Cait, Smithtown   Q:  Hi Jody,  I got engaged over the holidays and started looking into potential venues on Long Island.  I was completely taken aback by the prices!  However, I think what made me even more upset was how over the top everything was.  Ideally, we are looking for a laid back place that […]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Ask Jody: Looking for Unique Wedding Space

Vivian, NYC Q:  I’m looking for a wedding reception venue that resembles this near Queens NY.  The vineyards in Long Island are too far and I would prefer to avoid the city… A:  Hi Vivian.  I immediately think of The Foundry in Long Island City when I see this photo! It is clear that you are […]

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Ask Jody: Small, Intimate Wedding on Long Island

Marisol, Deer Park Q:  I am so stuck!  I am looking to have a small intimate wedding with no more that 60 people attending. I am on an extremely low budget. I am trying to included my family and friends in the ceremony (we were going to go to Town Hall) but having my family there […]