A Bride’s Guide to Honoring a Wedding Party in New England

When you ask your friends, siblings, or cousins to be a part of your special day, it is an honor that many are very happy to accept. Most people want to support you when you announce that you are getting married and are excited to be a part of the ceremony. While most couples will thank bridesmaids and groomsmen with a little token gift on the wedding day, there are other ways to be kind and thank them for putting up with all of the stress and cost associated with being a part of your wedding party in New England. When choosing Boston area wedding venues, make sure to pick a spot that has an option for a bridal suite to be included. This will give you and your “team” a private space to fix their makeup, change clothes, kick off their shoes, and relax.

Reception Locations in Milford, MA

The Crystal Room premier wedding venue in Milford, Massachusetts, has earned a solid reputation for providing a beautiful location and professional amenities. Whether you wish to plan an elegant wedding reception or want something more casual and modern, we can accommodate your wishes and help you have the celebration of your dreams. In addition to our ballroom space, we can set up a separate area for you and your wedding party in New England. You can host your wedding reception in The Crystal Room and reserve The Murano Room as a private suite with a full-length mirror, chaise lounge, and separate bathroom for hair and make-up, touch-ups, and relaxation.

We offer a wide range of services in our Custom Wedding Package, plus we also offer additional opportunities that can be added, depending on your needs. Increased length of time for the use of the facility, open bar services – based on consumption, a multi-tiered flowing beverage fountain, ambient uplighting, and professional services, are just some of the options that we can provide.

In addition to the extra services and opportunities that you include for your wedding party and guests, make sure to take time to do other things to say thank-you to this team of special people. While the rehearsal dinner is often planned by the groom’s family, you can also set aside some time to have a wedding party celebration either before or after the other festivities. This will give you a chance to spend time with these individuals and their families before you get so busy adjusting to married life that you neglect to show your appreciation. Speak with the venue about reserving an evening for a special dinner or host a party at your home. Just make sure to focus on all of the lovely people who make your elegant wedding reception plans possible.

Choosing Wedding Attire

Another area where many couples don’t stop and think about how the wedding party will feel about the decisions being made is with the attire. There are lots of jokes about how bad some of the bridesmaids’ dresses can be – especially when the couple is hosting a theme wedding. Try on the dresses yourself and see how they make you feel. A lot of effort goes into the bridal gown and how it compliments your figure and skin tone. Consider offering multiple options for bridesmaids to choose from in a single or ombre color scheme that reflects your wedding colors. Full-length, tea-length, and shorter skirt options along with strapless, spaghetti strap, or sleeved dresses would be a nice mix to allow bridesmaids to try on and choose from, so they can feel good about how they look.

For the men, consider a similar option for accessories. While the standard suit or tux might be the same for everyone, allow options for ties to include traditional and bow-tie selections, the choice of wearing a cummerbund or not, and other trends like suspenders, vests, or anything else that might go with the look. You don’t have to sacrifice the aesthetic plans that you have for your wedding party, but when you make an effort to allow your friends and family to dress in a way that makes them feel comfortable, you show them how much you care. One way to showcase the options would be to create a document that has all of the information about the suits or tuxedos, along with a list of acceptable accessories. This will maintain the general look and feel that you want for your wedding while making sure everyone knows how they can customize their choices.

Contact The Crystal Room Wedding Venue

If you have been shopping around for Greater Boston area wedding venues and have not found a place that speaks to you and your needs, consider The Crystal Room in Milford, MA. We are conveniently located just a minute off the I-495, making our venue accessible to guests coming from all over the northeastern region. Call our team at 508-478-7800 to discuss your ideas or to start making plans for your wedding party in New England at our Milford venue.