wedding planning

10 Questions to Ask at your Wedding Menu Tasting

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Venues | author: By Andrew Kronengold,    

10 Questions to Ask at your Wedding Menu TastingWhen you meet with your wedding venue’s chef to create your sumptuous wedding menu, you get the advantage of the chef’s many years of culinary expertise, plus your wedding chef’s best advice on how to please all of your wedding guests with a cocktail party menu and reception dinner menu featuring the best foods of the season, and the top trends in wedding catering. Read more…

Wedding Entertainment Trends for 2016

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: First Dance Song, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding Entertainment
From live musicians performing at the wedding ceremony, setting a tone of formality and celebrating the heart of the wedding day itself, to a spectacular-talented live band or deejay filling the dance floor at the reception, your wedding entertainment is an essential part of your wedding planning, so we’ve collected some of the top trends in wedding entertainment for 2016: Read more…

Wedding Seating Chart Trends

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding guests, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Seating Chart | author: By admin,    

Trends for your Wedding Seating Chart
Wedding couples often struggle to create their reception seating chart. Many wedding surveys report that this is one of the most stressful wedding planning tasks, since so many people’s feelings and requests have to be taken into account, other people’s relationships factor into your big day (such as seating exes far apart,) and making sure that divorced parents are seated comfortably if one or both take a date to your wedding. The ‘family issues’ and diplomacy angle of creating a seating chart also joins up with the desire to make sure that groups of friends and family members can sit together and enjoy themselves more.

The question of ‘how do I make a wedding seating chart?’ gets solved much more easily due to the trend of planning your ballroom layout with different sizes of tables, such as some 14-seaters and some 8-seaters. There’s no rule saying that all of your guest tables have to be the same size, and in fact, it’s far more on-trend to have different sizes, shapes and even heights of guest tables at a wedding. Read more…

Wedding Photography Trends for 2016

Monday, September 7th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding photography
Your wedding photos are of so much importance. It’s important to hire one of the best wedding photographers in NJ, one whose work delights you and whose eye for detail and ability to be everywhere on your wedding day captures so many of the special moments you may miss during your reception. Top wedding photographers’ work will create masterpiece memory captures of your day that you’ll surely frame, and that will take you back to your wedding all the days in your future. And the best wedding photographers’ images go a long way to getting your wedding published in bridal magazines, if you wish to see your wedding in print or on bridal websites.

Here are the top trends in wedding photography for 2016: Read more…

Wedding Invitation Trends for 2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding invitationsWedding invitations have never been more gorgeous, as top wedding invitation designers are offering lovely, detailed designs on luxury papers, turning each invitation into a work of art. (In fact, many of our NJ wedding couples have their wedding invitations professionally-framed to display in their homes! So they truly are designing invitations with Forever appeal in mind.)

To help inspire your wedding invitation design, we’ve collected the top wedding invitation trends for 2016: Read more…

Wedding Transportation Trends for 2016

Monday, August 17th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Day Transportation, wedding ideas, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding TransportationWhile the classic limousine arrival and departure is part of most NJ wedding couple’s dream transportation, and continues to be a top 2016 wedding trend with the choice of a regular or stretch limousine and white or black cars completing the wedding vision, a variety of transportation options have emerged as choice picks for VIP-style grand entrances and exits. We’ve collected some of the top trends in wedding transportation: Read more…

Wedding Dessert Trends for 2016

Monday, August 10th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding menu, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding DessertYou’ve seen those scrumptious-looking wedding dessert bars on Pinterest and Instagram wedding accounts, and you’re likely inspired by the tremendous collection of new wedding dessert trends. As much as guests are enthralled by your gorgeous wedding cake, they’re looking forward just as much to your dessert hour, especially when your NJ wedding venue displays those mini pastries, mousses and cultural desserts so beautifully.

To further help inspire your wedding’s showstopping dessert hour, we’ve collected the top dessert trends for 2016 weddings: Read more…

Choosing the Best Wedding Venue: Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue’s Chef

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, Wedding Venues, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By admin,    

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue's ChefPart of your search for the best wedding venue in New Jersey is taking a venue tour, and in addition to checking out top wedding venues for their beauty, it’s also very important to gather information about the wedding menu at each venue, as well as any personalized details the venue’s chef can arrange for your big day. So, before you schedule a guided tour of any wedding venue, ask to speak with the venue’s wedding chef. To accommodate the chef’s busy schedule, though, your chat might take place while on your tour, or it might be best to arrange for a phone conversation at a separate time.

Here are some of the top questions to ask a wedding chef: Read more…

How to Plan your Wedding Favors on a Budget

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Budget, Wedding Favors, wedding planning | author: By admin,    

How to Plan your Wedding Favors on a BudgetGiving great wedding favors is a big wedding trend in 2015, as more wedding couples love the look of pretty little gifts offered as treats to their wedding guests, and as in-the-moment gratitude gifts for attending their big day. We’re a global society, with more wedding guests traveling from afar to attend a wedding in northern NJ, so there’s a ‘thank you for traveling all this way to be with us’ element of wedding favors now.

Plus, the wedding favors shown on Pinterest and on top wedding blogs are just so lovely! Wedding couples are putting more thought into what their wedding favors will be, and while favors are one of the lowest wedding costs, you’ll still want to make the most of your wedding budget by choosing stylish and trendy wedding favors that look more expensive than they are: Read more…

Top Wedding Cake Trends for 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding themes, Wedding Venues | author: By Rschick, Private Dining Manager, The Manor   

Top Wedding Cake Trends for 2015One of the main focal points of any wedding ballroom is the beautifully-lit wedding cake, designed to your vision and promising guests a delicious experience during the wedding dessert hour. Your wedding guests will marvel at your wedding cake’s design and you too will be in awe of what your cake designer has created, your cake wishes come to life in full and resplendent glory – just waiting for that big moment when the two of you cut the first piece of wedding cake and feed it to one another in one of the most symbolic wedding rituals of all time. Read more…

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