Wedding Planning: Cordially Invited Guests

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Andrews Catering and Event Management

Welcome Bill Whitcomb Jr, Co-Director of Andrews Catering and Event Management in Huntington Station. Q:  When at the beginning stages of planning a wedding, what should a bride and groom consider in selecting a venue vs. a caterer such as Andrews Catering? A:  Venues and off-premises offer two different worlds. On one end you have […]

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Jennifer Shea Photography

Our guest today is Jennifer Shea Photography based in Great Neck, and which caters to the entire tri-state area. Q:  When choosing a photographer  there are endless options here on Long Island.  How does a couple find one that’s right for them? A:  There are a number of forums and websites devoted to wedding planning […]

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Wayne Edelman, Meurice Garment Care

Today’s guest is Wayne Edelman, president of Meurice Garment Care in Manhasset and NYC, for tips on wedding gown stains and preservation. Q:  Is there anything brides need to be aware of regarding fabric options when selecting a wedding dress? Synthetic materials i.e. polyester, are more forgiving than natural ones i.e. silk. We tend to refer […]

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Simon Sheridan, Exquisite Food

Today’s guest is Simon Sheridan, chef-owner of one of Long Island’s top catering firms, Exquisite Food based in East Hampton. Q:  Can you give us some do’s and don’ts for couples wondering if they should cater vs. rent a full-service venue? A:  It comes down to taste versus money. It is really difficult to personalize […]

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Nicole D'Angio, Master Hair Designer

Today’s expert guest is Nicole D’Angio.  Based in Mount Sinai, she’s a  master hair designer working exclusively with brides for over a decade. Q:  When should a bride start thinking about how she wants her hair for her wedding day? A:  Most brides get a vision the moment they choose the gown.  From then on, […]

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Elaine DeLuca, Exquisite Events

This is the first in a series of Q&A sessions we’ll have with Long Island bridal experts.  Today’s cordially invited guest is highly-regarded wedding planner, Elaine DeLuca of Exquisite Events in Roslyn. Q:  What’s the average  cost of a wedding nationwide, and what is it on Long Island? A:  The national average is about $23,000.  On […]