Mary Jacobs Events

     Whovian, Wedding Planner, Star Wars Aficionado, Hugger, Catering Consultant


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Erin & Chris Are Married!

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

What a beautiful wedding for Erin & Chris at The Lodge On Echo Lake in Warrensburg, NY!  We were absolutely honored to be part of your big day!

Here is a sneak peak from Dyan Holt Photography

What do we serve for dinner?

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Oh the timeless question of "What do we serve for dinner?"  The truth is that the unending options are mind boggling and can overwhelm even a seasoned vet.  So where do you start? are my top 5 tips for picking an appropriate menu:

  1. Mind your own budget!  Keep in mind that Off Premise catering is always more expensive (so if you are getting married in a tent or venue that does not offer catering on site).  So before you start thinking food, make sure the venue you choose allots for enough money to feed everyone.  Keep in mind that the bar accounts for 25%-40% of your per person price, so before you add that top shelf open bar make sure it doesn't force you to serve pizza and wings.

  2. What kind of feeling is your event?  So for instance, if you are getting married in a formal ballroom...a BBQ buffet where guests are eating ribs with their hands is really not appropriate.  Match the level of formality of your menu to the level of formality of the venue.

  3. Food Counts are going to drive you nuts.  If you decide to give your guests choices (your remember from every wedding in the world...beef, chicken, fish...ugh), remember that you will be responsible for not only getting all your RSVP's together, but also getting the exact number of each food selection to provide to your caterer.  Now of course, a great wedding planner will take care of that for you...but overall it's annoying and not to mention do you think your guests really want to decide what they want for dinner 2 months before they eat it?  If you really have your heart set on a "Plated" option...go with a Duet'll thank me later!

  4. Food Stations are super fun and SUPER pricey.  Stations Style weddings can be an absolutely great way to blend different cultures, tell the story of your relationship or just keep the night more relaxed and fun.  They can also bust your budget wide open.  Get all the details of pricing from your caterer before you set your heart this type of service.  Buffets can do a lot of the same things at a much lower price.  Be sure you work with your venue and caterer TOGETHER.  Just because you want stations, doesn't mean they will fit in your room with your guest count, bars, memory tables, photo booth etc.

  5. Finally...Mary what is your favorite type of service????  Hands down, Family Style Dining is my absolute favorite for weddings.  In this type of service, each table gets serving platters/bowls of multiple items to pass, share and enjoy.  You get all the benefits of a buffet, in a more formal manner.  This is a great way to get guests at tables to talk and engage each other and you still don't have to deal with specific food, win!

Erin & Chris are ready to go!

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Our team is so excited as today marks the beginning of Erin and Chris' Wedding Weekend!!  Stay tuned for all the fun details after their big day on Saturday.

Krystal and Don's Wedding

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This couple truly had our hearts from day one.  Two active duty military members, with the biggest hearts in the world.  This beautiful wedding was planned while both the bride and groom were deployed so we worked late nights and super early mornings from half way around the world to pull this one off seamlessly.  Thank you both for trusting us with your big day and we wish you all the happiness in the world!  

Shelby and Stephen!

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations and welcome to Shelby and Stephen!  We are so very excited to be planning a stunner at Shelby's family farm this fall.  Stay tuned for this one folks, the details are going to be epic!!

Karey & Anthony

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

What a beautiful wedding day for such a wonderful couple!  Thank you again for choosing Mary Jacobs Events and welcome to the family!

Bride Morning-Of Location/Formal Portraits:  Park Manor Hotel in Clifton Park, NY

Hair:  Ashley Smith

Makeup:  Liz Duclos

Photo:  Dyan Holt Photography

DJ:  Total Entertainment (Mark Brenneisen)

Caterer:  UR Catering

Venue:  Lakeside Farms in Ballston Lake, NY

Cake:  Villa Italia

Florals:  Mary Jacobs Events

Vinatage Rentals:  Gathering Vintage

Karey and Anthony

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations and welcome to Karey and Anthony (and little Tyler) who will be married July 7th at Lakeside Farms!  We have been working with this couple since last Spring and are getting so pumped about their big day, which is right around the corner.  Updates to follow, this is going to be amazing!!!

Update: Dani and Shawn

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Engagement Photo by Dyan Holt Photography

The last several weeks have been so very exciting for our MJWE coordinator Danielle and her fiance Shawn.  They have lined up some great event professionals and are preparing for their engagement party.  Here's what they have so far:

Venue (ceremony/reception):  Anne's Washington Inn (Saratoga Springs)

Officiate:  Joy Burke

DJ:  Paul Maolo

Photographer:  Dyan Ivy Holt

Caterer:  Panza's Restaurant and Catering

Bridal Attire:  Jocelyn's (Clifton Park)

Sunday, Dani went to seek out her gown and was able to say yes to the dress in less than an hour!  The gown is absolutely stunning and now it's on to working with her dress maker on custom alterations and additions.

Stay tuned for all the latest and don't forget to contact us for your free initial consult!

Dani & Shawn!

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to MJWE coordinator and my best friend fo the last 20 years Dani and her new fiance Shawn!  I am so honored to get to serve as Matron of Honor and promise to keep everyone updated on all the fun progress over the next year!

Summer 2018 here we come!

Nicole & Richie are Married!

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

An amazing day at the Hales Mils Country Club in Fulton County.  Even the blazing heat, thunder, lightning and sheets of rain couldn't dampen the day of this couple.  How incredible it was to watch such a loving bride and groom tie the knot in front of their friends and family.  We couldn't be happier for you both!  Check back soon for the full photo album!