wedding planning

Planning An Outdoor Wedding

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | Filed under: Outdoor Venue, Outdoor Wedding, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

Beauty in nature is found everywhere. With bright blue skies, romantic breezes and picturesque sunsets. When planning an outdoor wedding, it’s important to consider various aspects to ensure that the wedding is perfectly captures nature’s beauty. At the Manor, we offer 20 acres of manicured landscape, and a beautiful selection of formal gardens with trellises and an open-air gloriettes. Our wedding planners have gathered ideas and advice to ensure your outdoor wedding is stunning!
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Wedding Trends: Musical Entertainment Styles

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | Filed under: Wedding band, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding Music EntertainmentWhen it comes to selecting music for a wedding, couples have endless options. The style of musical entertainment chosen creates a unique experience and sets the tone from dinner hour, bridal party introduction, to the last song of the evening. A good starting point is reflecting on previous weddings you have attended and the wedding entertainment that was provided. It is important to be mindful of your guest list, wedding theme and personal preferences when browsing through wedding entertainment ideas. While the bride and groom may unite as one, their tastes in music may still clash. Rest assure, the wedding planners at The Manor have compiled suggestions of musical entertainment styles for your upcoming wedding that are sure to be music to your ears. Read more…

Wedding Planning Countdown

Friday, March 10th, 2017 | Filed under: Parents and wedding planning, Party Planning, Pre-wedding, wedding planning, Wedding Venues | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding Planning TimelineThe wedding date is officially set, let the countdown begin! As the excitement builds, ideas flood, and tasks quickly pile on, it is completely normal for brides to start to feel overwhelmed and anxious when planning their dream wedding. Rest assure, the wedding planners at the Manor have created this wedding timeline to serve as a guideline and ensure that the wedding planning process leading up to your big day, is enjoyable. Our wedding planners offer relief to some of the biggest planning decisions and burdens that surround your wedding day. Here are our helpful insights to best prepare couples for your upcoming special day.
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Wedding Trends: 2017 Bachelorette Party Destinations

Monday, February 13th, 2017 | Filed under: Bachelorette Party ideas, wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Nothing celebrates your engagement better than some good ole-fashioned fun with your best friends in an amazing city. Whether you are looking to stay out all night, plan a gourmet dinner, ride a bucking bronco or kick back with a well-deserved R&R trip with your best friends, the Manor has pinpointed the top party cities in the nation for your big last weekend as a single lady. So start packing your suitcase because these 2017 North American weekend getaways are perfect for your Bachelorette party. Read more…

Tips and Trends For How To Split Wedding Costs

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | Filed under: Cost Saving Ideas, Wedding Budget, wedding planning, Wedding Trends | author: By Keith Sly,    

Splitting Wedding CostsNo matter how excited your approaching wedding day can be, there is still gripping anxiety each couple has regarding wedding costs. From floral arrangements, venue and your number of guests to the wedding cake and musical entertainment, a wedding can quickly gain momentum and rack up high price tags.

But who is left to pay the price? The Manor has prepared a guide for how to address, handle and split wedding costs for your big day. Before you plan your wedding budget, take a deep breath, establish open communication with your fiancé, then each soon to be family and family-in-law, and incorporate and share these helpful guidelines.
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Wedding DIY Table Settings

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 | Filed under: Wedding Décor, Wedding Dinner, Wedding DIY Tips, wedding planning, Wedding Trends | author: By Keith Sly,    

DIY Wedding Table SettingsMost people planning a wedding know that weddings can become expensive quite easily and quickly. But if you are looking for a way to cut costs, or simply craving to express some crafty creativity, then consider incorporating some DIY for when you tie the knot. Tired of tableware that looks like a million bucks and easily could be? Whether for your wedding reception dinner or your rehearsal dinner, show guests your decorative talent by incorporating a heartfelt and personal touch to each place setting and creatively bring your design theme together. The Manor has crafted the best DIY ideas to make your wedding truly one of a kind. Get your hot glue gun and scissors ready, as we bring you our Wedding DIY Table Settings blog!
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Unveiling Wedding Day Myths and Superstitions

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Filed under: wedding dress, wedding myths, wedding planning | author: By Paul Keenan,    

Wedding Day Myths and SuperstitionsThis is the day you’ve been planning since you were a little girl; your wedding day has finally arrived. As a bride, you’ve put forth a valiant effort into planning your seating arrangements, menu and your guest list. The last thing you need to be concerned with is hearsay and silly folklore to put a damper on your big day. The Manor brings you the truth behind these superstitions to ensure you enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.
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Wedding Checklist: Bridal Gown Shopping

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Pre-wedding, Wedding checklist, wedding dress, wedding planning | author: By James Levinsky,    

Wedding Checklist Bridal Gown Shopping
Ah yes, wedding dress shopping. This is surely the most sophisticated game of dress up and definitely one of the most anticipated pre-wedding moments for every bride-to-be. Along with her mother, sisters, grandmother, aunts, cousins and nearly every woman remotely close to the bride there is such excitement wrapped around this monumental shopping trip. The Manor has taken into consideration opinions from wedding experts, bridal fashion leaders and past brides, to create a perfectly tailored bridal gown shopping checklist just for you!
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Best-Of Our Wedding Rehearsal Tips

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, wedding planning, Wedding Rehearsal, Wedding Rehearsals | author: By Paul Keenan,    

Best-Of Our Wedding Rehearsal TipsYou’ll gather your bridal party members, officiant, and other important participants in your wedding ceremony for your rehearsal, which is usually held the day or night before the wedding, giving everyone the chance to walk through all of the steps of the ceremony so that everyone is familiar and comfortable with the proceedings during the actual ceremony. Your wedding coordinator may lead the lessons, or you may ask a trusted friend or relative to assist, for a few run-throughs. If you have any questions about who should attend the rehearsal, and especially how to help child bridal party members learn their roles, we’ve collected some of our Best-Of blog posts about what goes on at the rehearsal and how to manage yours the best ways possible:

Wedding Rehearsal

Wedding Rehearsal Planning provides start-to-finish guidance on planning your wedding rehearsal, including who gets invited to the rehearsal, who runs the wedding rehearsal, and how a rehearsal is organized so that you and everyone in your wedding party is comfortable with each step of your ceremony.

Who Attends the Wedding Rehearsal? We help answer this important question with guidelines on who to invite to your rehearsal, from bridal party members to the people who will do readings during your ceremony, and especially child bridal party members and their parents, who can help motivate the little ones to listen and practice their steps and the tossing of flower petals.

Kids at the Wedding Rehearsal helps you guide the littlest members of your bridal party with their roles, and we also provide some smart tips to help prevent tantrums (note: make sure their outfits and hair décor are comfy!) We help the smallest stars of your bridal party shine on the big day.

Requesting Changes at the Wedding Rehearsal The practice run-though of your wedding ceremony is important also to bring to your attention any detail that needs changing, such as how to pair up your bridal party members, how to group odd numbers of bridal party members, timing the ceremony steps, and positioning where people will stand. You may think you know exactly how your ceremony will go, but in this rehearsal, you and your wedding planner or wedding venue site manager can spot essential changes to be made for the betterment of your perfect wedding ceremony.

Best-Of Our Wedding Budget Tips

Monday, July 11th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, Wedding Budget, Wedding Budget Mistakes, Wedding Décor, wedding flowers, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning | author: By Rolf Shick,    

Best-Of Our Wedding Budget TipsNo matter what your wedding budget, you’re likely interested in getting the most wedding from your money, using your wedding funds wisely to bring each of your wedding wishes to life for your ultimate dream wedding impressions and experience. We’ve worked with NJ wedding couples on every type of budget you can imagine, and we’re always impressed when our couples and their NJ wedding coordinators make magic from the wedding budget in so many areas of the plans. The best wedding budget-saving tips help you create the details you’ve always wished for, without any savings showing. Your guests will never be able to tell that a particular wedding menu decision, or wedding décor choice, was made with savings in mind. The grand effect of your big day is one of opulence and the best wedding catering in NJ, a fine dining experience for all of your guests in a beautifully-designed ballroom or wedding gardens, with the best champagne flowing, and elegance in every detail.

We invite you to check out our top-viewed, Best-Of wedding blog posts on the following wedding budget topics:
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