Planning a cottage wedding: The neighbours

Cottagers are generally easygoing folk, but don’t push your luck by surprising your neighbours with cars parked on a shared road or a party blasting tunes all night long.

Wedding planner Cori Bullock suggests speaking with nearby residents even before invitations are mailed, to inform them of plans and find solutions to any concerns.

Invite the neighbours
As a courtesy, caterer Sandra Morandin recommends inviting them to the party, if only for after-dinner dancing. “You may end up having to impose on these people for parking or use of a dock,” she says. “Inviting them is the least you can do.”