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"Destination Weddings" at the....
Bold Colorful Life Estate

    
 

Wedding Checklist:
 

 

 

Bold Colorful Life Estate
Destination Wedding Check List

 Here's a list to help you be sure you've thought of every service you'll need to make your special day
 a totally delightful and memorable one.

A. Officiant: the person who conducts the wedding. In Maine, that's the Notary Public. The Bold Colorful Life Owner, Melissa Thornton, is a wedding Officiant and there are dozens of others in the area.

B. Photographers: you will want to choose one or more photographers whose style matches yours and that of your wedding. Here are some local ideas. 
 

C. Musicians: the same holds true of your musicians
 

D. Flowers: add wonderful color to your festivities. There are several florists in the Boothbay region. See our preferred provider list here
 

E.  Caterers, Groceries, Fresh Food Sources: The food is the hub of the wedding reception- choose from these providers, or find your own. The peninsula has caterers who offer provisions from simple to elegant and organic to cuisine. Please keep in mind that the caterers must clean up off-site and take all food-related garbage with them. 
 

F. Tents and Rentals: The Great Room is wonderful for small (25-50 guest) inside weddings; the barn for slightly larger (up to 75) inside weddings; and the reception deck holds up to 125 guests. But Mother Nature rules the weather and it's always a good idea to have a backup plan in case of rain. Tents and tables and chairs and linens are all available from local providers. Please be sure they will pick them up before the end of your contract on the estate.


G.  Porta-Johns: Portable toilets also range from rustic to elegant. Here are some thoughts. You will need one toilet per 20 people above and beyond those who are residing in the two buildings on the site. Please be sure these, also, are removed from the site before the end of your contract.
 

H. Hair Salons: some wedding hair/nail/make-up stylists come to the site, some prefer you to go to their salon. Here are some ideas.
 

I. Massage Therapists: a wonderful idea for the whole wedding party....add some relaxation to the event preparation.
 

J. Trolleys, Cab, Buses, Transportation. If you are having more guests than the 20 guests who reside on the property during your wedding events, you will need to arrange transportation to and from the event(s), as there is no parking along the Back River Road. Depending on if/where your tent is placed, there are up to 15 parking spots on the site and another 10-12 across the street on the parking flat. Wedding planners have successfully arranged for pickup from local inns/m/hotels or from certain 'hubs' like the playground at the end of Back River Rd. Please check with the Town Hall, for their blessing on your parking hub choice.
 

K. Lodging for additional Guests: There are several inns, B&Bs and motels nearby Boothbay. Here's the Boothbay Chamber website, and the Boothbay Harbor Chamber website. The two closest, geographically, are Boothbay Resort and Hodgdon Island Inn.
 

J. All Other Wedding-related Services: Here's a link to 'realsimple.com' with their 'ultimate' wedding check list....it's the best list, with timing suggestions, we've ever seen.
 

 Here's our checklist as a file you can easily download....

 


 

 

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