I'm Jeanne Coon-Bogath, the lead planner and owner of Bogath Weddings and Events. We strive to create stress-free events that honor families and tradition. I grew up spending my summers "down the shore," so it was only natural that when it came time to choose a place to live, I chose the place that had always made me happy. I love when my couples tell me that is the same reason they are getting married here! I love family and tradition. Creating events that honor both are what make my job so much fun!
So, congratulations on your engagement! I hope you are enjoying every minute of it. But I know sometimes it can get a little crazy and I want you, your family and all your friends to have so much fun planning your wedding. Every moment should be as stress-free as possible! After all, it's The Shore!
Our goal is to be your sounding board & “go-to” advice giver. We have packages that will help you pull everything you've planned together. Or, we can customize a planning package that will allow you to hand over as much of the planning as you would like. So, if things are getting a little crazy, or if you're not sure what steps to take next, please contact us. We would love to find out how we can help you create the wedding of your dreams and have the time of your life planning it!
I am so glad we have found one another!
The BWE Guide to
Wedding invitation timing
Formal etiquette for wedding invitation timing dictates that invitations should be sent out six to eight weeks before your big day. But in reality, this truly depends on the time of year you're getting married.
One Simple strategy to grow your wedding business
Alex Peterson from Idalia Photography is on the blog with a guest post about growing your wedding business. And, she is sharing some of the most amazing advice for wedding creative professionals!
The BWE Guide to Wedding Venues on Long Beach Island
There are a variety of LBI wedding venues on Long Beach Island, NJ for couples to choose from! I think I might even have trouble narrowing my favorites down to one. But if you are searching for the perfect wedding venue on LBI, here is a great place to start.
"I honestly cannot say enough about how much my husband and I (and our moms) love Jeanne. We came to our initial meeting with a bunch of ideas, and Jeanne took them and ran. Her ideas blew us out of the water and really enhanced the vision we had for our wedding (the tandem bike she suggested we incorporate actually produced some of our favorite photos!)."
"It was a magical day and everything was beyond what I imagined it to be. Jeanne I will forever be thankful for the day I stumbled upon your blog. You were incredible and I would recommend you to EVERY mother of the bride. I enjoyed every single moment of my daughter’s special day because YOU made sure I did and handled everything. I was so present in everything because I didn’t have to worry about any of the day of details. YOU MADE THE DIFFERENCE. Thank you so very much."
I can't say enough amazing things about Jeanne. I had hired her all the way back in 2018 for our original wedding in 2019. Obviously those plans didn't work (hello pandemic) and we were forced to move our date, not once but twice. During this entire exhausting and stressful process, Jeanne was an absolute God send. She handled every little aspect of planning/organizing. From helping us choose great vendors, to organizing meetings, looking over contracts, calling us to discuss all details, and not to mention having to do this multiple times over. She covered everything. Jeanne is incredibly helpful, friendly, and professional. I honestly could not have done any of this without her. She made my day absolutely perfect. Every detail was thought of, and every item was handled without me even having to think of it, and our day went without one single hitch.
If you are debating on to either get a planner or deciding between multiple, Jeanne is honestly the only choice.
BWE takes on a limited number of events each year. This allows us to focus on each and every couple's experience and allows us to provide a high-end service and level of attention that I believe each of our couples and their families deserve. If you would like to find out more. And check our availability, please contact me.