The Berkshires Blog

Being a Berkshire Bride – On the Road With Michelle

The Berkshires has become a true wedding destination for any budget. We have digs for all newly wedded couples: whether they are seeking simple to stately. You can have anything from little jars of homemade jams as favors to gilded edible orchids draped over your wedding cake. These and everything in between. Our Berkshire wedding vendors are seasoned professionals with keen detail-orientation and this entry pays homage to these businesses!

As for us…The dust has settled. The Thank Yous are out. The memories are forever! I was a Berkshire Bride on August 8, 2015. Our wedding was on the simpler end of this spectrum, but we did end up going bigger and spending more for some key elements. That right there is an example of the flexibility for a Berkshire wedding couple!

What I do recommend, if you know of someone getting married in the Berkshires…
Start early. Book in advance (I suggest 1 year in advance). Make sure you snag the date you want and line up your vendors immediately afterwards. Our Berkshire area vendors are on high demand – get ‘em set with deposits and keep everyone in the loop as the year moves forward.

Stay as local as possible. Think about all elements of your wedding down to the minor details. Shop local, buy local, and keep business #intheberkshires as much as possible. You’ll be helping out the local economy, but you’ll also be building key personal relationships.

And finally: Share! Share your wedding on social media. Visit review platforms and leave positive reviews for vendors who went above and beyond their services. (You know you look up reviews when booking vendors!) Leave helpful advice for people in your shoes for their upcoming wedding.

Berkshire Wedding Vendors we used: Bradley Farm, Classical Tents and Party Goods, Crissey Farm, DJ Chris Plankey, Justice of the Peace Amy Lindner-Lesser, Tricia McCormack Photography, The Trustees of Reservations: Naumkeag, and Wildflowers Florist.

Most days you can find Michelle Murphy, BVB Communications Associate, on the road visiting Members. Her visits help to keep the BVB staff updated on what’s new and offer’s Members a chance to share images and information through our various social media channels. Site visits usually last about 30-45 minutes and it is a great opportunity to educate the BVB staff so that they can inspire visitors to come and see you as well! To schedule a visit from Michelle, please email at [email protected] or call 413.743.4500, ext. 133.