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Welcome To The Port Gamble Blog!

We're not experts, but we've been to a wedding or two. We'd like to help any and all future brides and grooms.

On our blog we talk about anything and everything wedding, we want to help create your perfect day! So grab something to drink or munch on and we'll see you in the blog posts!

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Quick Tip: “Getting Ready” Space

Don’t wait until the day of your wedding to figure out where you and your wedding party will get dressed, put on make up, do your hair, and other primping. Port Gamble has conference rooms that are included with your venue rental with us that work perfectly for your “getting ready” space. Just let us […]

Be Aware: Washington State Wedding Requirement

Planning a wedding, you should be aware of hidden costs, and this falls into that category. But, don’t worry – it’ll only set you back $11. A Banquet Permit is required by the State of Washington for all weddings that will be serving alcohol. The process is extremely simple, but you will definitely want your […]

Planning Your Pacific Northwest Wedding in 5 Months or Less

Even if you just got engaged, don’t worry, you can still have your dream summer wedding! Here at Port Gamble we understand that if you live near Seattle or are planning your wedding in Western Washington, a summer wedding is usually ideal. That’s why we’ve created this checklist for short engagements! Even though summer is […]

Quick Tip: Contact Card

On your wedding day, you will have so much on your mind; but not one of those things should be problem solving related. Day-of, the bride herself should not be fielding questions from relatives or vendors, that is why you have a wedding party and/or planner! You will have put so much into your big […]

Checklist Items You Can Get Done Now

If you’re anxious about starting to plan for your wedding, but you think that the big decisions will require more thought before putting down a deposit, here are some things that you can get done early – even if you’ve only barely started planning! Note: This post is meant to follow our post “The First […]

Forgotten Items

Through the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, there is bound to be a detail here and there that gets missed. Whether that’s a big deal or not depends on your personality and what parts of your wedding are most important to you. Over the years we see the following items get forgotten time and […]

How To Keep Your Guests Warm and Cozy at Your Winter Wedding

Winter weddings can be very romantic! The sun goes down early and leaves plenty of opportunity for dimmed lighting with candles or string lights. Taking shelter in your venue makes even larger weddings feel intimate. Hot cocoa, coffee and cocktails keep hands and tummies warm and happy. Your guests will want to stay longer to […]

The 5 First Steps to Planning Your Wedding

Engaged? Now what? 1. Set a budget and size! Your budget needs to be set before anything else. Make time to sit down with your parents, family members, or just the two of you, figure out who is contributing, how much they can contribute, and what your total budget will be. Then set your guest […]

The Perfect Getaway

Often times, the Bride & Groom’s “getaway car” is an after-thought in the wedding planning process. Make sure that your transportation is set up for leaving the wedding/reception in style. More importantly, if you have a strong theme to your wedding, plan to have your transportation fit the theme. After all, this is often the […]