Thank you, ACW. I haven't even thought of using a travel agent. I have found a vendor who will supply most of what we need (tents, heaters, tables, etc.). I am going to look at the 4 venues in late April. I sort of have my heart set on one. Three women in the wedding party are very good cooks, and i'm no slouch, so I will hope to do the advance food myself. I will need a cake, a photographer -- I have already seen one who does Maine and does a lovely job. I haven't really been thrilled with the menus provided by two of the venues, so I am hoping to provide my own food, and have a menu worked out. I want to hire a chef who works with local meats, fish and shellfish. My one bridesmaid and I are very crafty, so we are looking at a lot of ideas that fit in with my theme. I hope to do as much of the DIY as I can. I will need an organic florist, too, and have been looking through the Maine organic farm site. Flowers are one thing I cannot do! And I think I should get a day-of-planner.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to Maine. I'd love to spend time there in the winter, but my cottage is only equipped for the summer.