5 Wedding Details That Will Take Your Big Day to the Next Level

Cristen Faherty is the Owner & Creative Director of Cristen & Co., with a studio based in the quaint seaside town of Cohasset, Massachusetts. As the owner and creative designer of Cristen & Co., Cristen has been featured on the cover of Rhode Island Monthly's Engaged magazine along with several features in Style Me Pretty, Glamour magazine, Brit + Co, Wedding Chicks, Loverly, and Bridal Guide to name a few.  Most notably, Cristen & Co. was named by My Wedding New England as one of their “Top 10 Favorite Wedding Planners.” Here, she shares 5 tips for making your big day special.

Unique Caterers

There are some really amazing caterers out there but then there are some that definitely not the norm. Think farm to table dinner reception that is cooked over open flames, vintage trucks with stone fire ovens on them creating a unique dining experience. With an interactive caterer that serving and cooking methods are different than others it creates another dynamic to the wedding that guests won’t forget.

Specialty Cocktails and Bartenders

We create speciality cocktails for each of our clients that are not the standard drink - they not only cater to the taste preferences of the client but they are cohesive to the wedding design and vibe. If we are going with a vintage style wedding there are bartending companies we can hire like HIVE that bring in an eclectic airstream bar.

Dessert Trucks and Carts

Instead of the typical wedding cake or dessert bar why not bring in a dessert food truck or cart! There are so many unique cart options if your venue can’t accommodate a truck. We have worked with Ellie’s Bakery’s Macaron Millie - french macaron ice cream sandwiches and a s’mores cart from Portland, Maine.

Wedding Day Lounge

Specialty rentals have been all the rage lately and we know why! Having lounge area at your wedding reception keeps guests socializing while still be a part of the party by strategically placing lounges around the dancefloor. Guests won’t always have to grab a seat at the tables if you have a lounge area and maybe even some high cocktail tables with bar stools. Creating almost a club atmosphere will keep the party going late!

Specialty Lighting

Specialty lighting can drastically change a space or a tent and I’m not just talking about uplighting. There are so many unique lighting and production companies out there that can install speciality chandeliers, globe lighting, pinspotting, textured projections, dance floor lighting and more. Lighting can truly bring an event to life creating a stunning vibe within a space.