You’re engaged. Now what?

Planning a wedding starts the moment you say ‘I do.’ So what should be your first task? Where do you start? There are so many questions to answer; so many things to plan and so little time. It may feel a bit overwhelming when you sit down and look at everything you need to have the wedding you’ve always wanted.

But there’s nothing to fear! With good planning and organization (and a bit of hired help) – there is nothing that can’t be put together in time for your big day.


Here are a few tips to make sure everything goes smoothly:

Start by setting a date. Once you agree on a date, you will be able to plan and arrange everything around it. Is it going to be a spring, fall, summer or

winter wedding? The date will pretty much determine everything else – from venue choice to the model of your dress, decorations and even theme of the wedding. After knowing your date, you can start approaching the venues you like to check their availability and go from there in deciding where the reception and the party after that will be held.

Consider hiring a wedding planner. Professional help is a great way to take off your hands the tasks that are too time-consuming or you don’t feel like

You will also want to start putting some money on the side as soon as you become engaged. Remember that even a simple, small wedding costs money (and sometimes a lot more money than you would ever imagine depending on the location, time of booking, type of venue and reception, decorations, etc.). A wedding savings account is an easy way to keep cash accumulating for the big day.

Give your guest list some thought as it will also impact the cost of your wedding. Couples often go back and forth in deciding who to invite to their Big Day and people’s availability changes, so expect to go through several revisions of the list before its final version.

With these tips in mind, planning your wedding will be much easier and you will get the results you have always hoped for.



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Fisherman’s Dock Friday August 17th

Live Music Friday August 17th in the Pub!

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‘Gades Open at Links at Union Vale

Join us for the Hudson Valley Renegades golf outing on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, for their golf outing ‘Gades Open at The Links at Union Vale(luvgolf.com).  Registration is 10:30 with brunch at 10:45 am.  Shot Gun start at noon.   There are fun and games, a GIANT raffle, 50/50, a sports memorabilia auction and much more!  Join us afterward in the Harp & Eagle Pub for a selection of craft beers, great food, and fun!

The Links at Union Vale (luvgolf.com) is an 18-hole Hudson Valley premier golf course conveniently located between NYC, Westchester, CT & the Hudson Valley. The Links at Union Vale was named One of the “Top 15 New York Courses to Play” for 2014 & 2015!   Make sure to check out The Links at Union Vale calendar for all upcoming events. Course and Pro Shop are open every day till dusk! Please click here to go to our Facebook for specials and any weather-related announcements.  Please call the Pro Shop Direct Line at 845-223-1000 to reserve a tee time.

The Hudson Valley Renegades are the 2017 New York Penn League Champions. The Renegades play at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, New York. The team was founded as the Erie Sailors and was originally affiliated with the Texas Rangers. They moved to the Hudson Valley in 1994 and became part of the Tampa Bay organization in 1996.  The Renegades have won three New York–Penn League championships, in 1999, 2012 and 2017.

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The Harp & Eagle Pub opens every day at 11 am during the summer season. Sit on the patio and enjoy the great view of the golf course and mountains.  Make sure to check out our Facebook page for specials. Facebook.com/harpandeaglepub


Register today for Hudson Valley Renegades Open at The Links at Union Vale