wedding coordination

Are you planning a nautical theme wedding?

Photo from company website

Photo from company website

This past month we had the pleasure of touring 4 amazing venues located in Beaufort, NC and New Bern, NC. From spectacular views of the water to the hardwood floors and chandeliers, I'm sure one will fit your wedding day vision.  We all know the second decision you make for your wedding is the wedding and reception venue, you know after you've hired your wedding planner first of course. So today we will be blogging on The Boathouse at Front Street Village.

We had the pleasure of touring this amazing waterfront venue with Annette Jacocks. This venue offers a panoramic view of Shackleford Banks for your guest to enjoy when arriving for your wedding. It also offers the convenience of have the wedding ceremony and reception at the same place because they have an amazing chef and staff to prepare the menu of your choice. They also have a covered deck on the second floor in case it rains so no need to reserve a tent for your Plan B. Oh, we forgot to mention they also include nautical decorations if you would like to use. From golf carts to trolleys to transport guest, you can't go wrong with this venue. For more information visit their website at or contact Annette Jacocks at 252-838-1524.

Stay tuned for our next venue blog post!

Who Pays? The Bride's Family or the Groom's Family?

In today's society more couples are choosing to pay for their own wedding. Not that they don't want any help from there parents but some couples want to make sure they get what the want for their wedding, some couples are a little older, or it may be the second time around. However, ever now and again, we get a bride who asks, "Who pays for what? His family or mine?"

So here is the TRADITlONAL breakdown of who pays for what when planning a wedding:


  • Groom's wedding ring
  • Gift for the groom on wedding day
  • Bridesmaids gifts and hostesses


  • Bride's engagement ring and wedding rings
  • Gift for bride
  • Fee for the marriage license
  • Bride's Bouquet
  • Corsages for the groom's and bride's mom
  • Boutonnieres for the groomsmen
  • Gifts for the best man, groomsmen, and ushers
  • Honeymoon
  • Officiant(fee)
  • Your wedding attire

Groomsmen and Bridesmaids:

  • Your own wedding attire
  • Your own travel expenses
  • Wedding gift for the couple
  • Bachelor and Bachelorette Party/getaway

Bride's Parents:

  • Bridesmaids bouquets
  • Bride's wedding dress and veil
  • Ceremony Venue and Reception Venue
  • Flowers and decorations for the ceremony and reception venue
  • Food and Beverage for the reception
  • Gift for the couple
  • Wedding invitations and announcements including postage
  • Musicians
  • Photographer and/or videographer
  • Services for the wedding planner/coordinator
  • Tent if its on outdoor wedding or reception
  • Wedding Cake
  • Your own wedding attire

Grooms Parents:

  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Gifts for the couple
  • Your own wedding attire