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May 23rd, 2017

How to plan a successful Nantucket wedding

Contrary to belief, having a beach based wedding comes with more perks then having an alluring backdrop for photos. If you decide to plan your wedding along the shoreline or the famed cobblestone streets of Nantucket Island, know that the nearby attractions will entertain your guests more than you’ll ever anticipate.

How do I start planning my wedding?

Let David M. Handy Events take off the stress! Their team of professionals will sift through venues and seek out the top florists and caterers in the area that will match your desires. They have executed only the most idyllic weddings which have ranged from romantic, intimate, to elegant themed. They are masters, wedding chameleons, who know their client’s tastes almost intuitively and can channel it flawlessly into any function.

For inspiration, take a look at their online portfolio.

How would we get there?

The Hyline Ferry service is a fan favorite. In the past, many couples who have planned their wedding in Nantucket have boarded this high speed ferry from Hyannis, MA because it brings them to the island in approximately an hour. If you are looking for a cheaper option, consider embarking The Steamship Authority ferry. Although this trip would take 2 hours and 15 minutes, you and your guests would be allowed to bring vehicles on the island if you all so desired.

Where would we stay?

Rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor and #1 of the 14 hotels in Nantucket, The Nantucket Hotel and Resort is notable for its nautical charm as well as being extremely accommodating. Complimentary amenities include a shuttle transportation that takes you around the island as well as yoga and fitness classes. If you are planning to hold your wedding here, know that the hotel keep its promise for delivering a luxurious and timeless taste.

BKB & CO. will travel with you to Nantucket to film or photograph your wedding. Check out a video we’ve already captured at this hotel.

What would we do when we get there?

1. Sightseeing is the best way for you and your guests to familiarize yourselves with the island before the big ceremony.

2. Take a bike tour to see the historic lighthouses such as Sankaty Head Light or landmarks like The Old Mill, which is the oldest operating windmill in the U.S!

3. In need of a quick break? Head to Cisco Brewers where you can order a glass of wine, sit back, and listen to live music. The brewery also allows visitors to tour the vicinity and get a behind the scenes look at how specific spirits and beer are created.

4. Want to indulge in the history of whaling? Venture to The Whaling Museum where a 14 meter skeletal sperm whale—suspended from a ceiling—will greet you upon entry.

5. Does catching striped bass, fluke, and bluefish appeal to you? Then go to Albacore Charters, where the guides will take you to prime fishing spots that guarantee a catch every trip. Additionally, the guides will clean your fish afterwards so you can cook them for the next meal.

6. End your day at the Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center to see a movie or enjoy an evening of standup. 

A Nantucket wedding is always unforgettable, but to make sure it is truly unique, explore beyond the windswept beaches and of course, don’t forget to take advantage of all the photo opportunities. Good luck!

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