wedding planning

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…

Planning Your Morning-After Breakfast on a Budget

Monday, June 8th, 2015 | Filed under: Morning After Breakfast | author: By admin,    

Planning Your Morning After Breakfast on a BudgetIt’s become a new wedding Must to plan a breakfast or brunch for the morning after the wedding, treating guests to another delectable meal and a wonderful start to their travel-home day. In many cases, the family of the bride hosts this get-together, with the groom’s family hosting the rehearsal dinner – and in today’s free and personalized wedding trends, we’re also seeing both families plan this morning-after breakfast together.

While some families welcome the out-of-town wedding guests and the bridal party to their home for a morning-after breakfast, a self-hosted breakfast is not always the most budget-friendly plan. With a larger guest list, you will likely have a list of things to rent, plus the cost of food and drinks, and any décor you wish to arrange. When you choose for your morning-after breakfast to take place at a restaurant or at the guests’ hotel, you simply plan and show up to enjoy the celebration while the venue’s staff provides all necessary items and does all the work. And the cost of a well-planned breakfast or brunch at a dining establishment may not be much more than if you hosted (and worked!) at home.

Here are some ways to plan your morning-after breakfast on a budget: 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…

10 Questions to Ask at your Wedding Menu Tasting

Monday, March 9th, 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…

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…

What to Let Guests Know About Your Wedding Venue

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Favors, wedding ideas, wedding themes | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

What to Let Guests Know About Your Wedding VenueThe more your wedding guests know ahead of time about your NJ wedding venue, the better they’ll be able to enjoy your big day. You already know to include your wedding venue’s URL on your personal wedding website, so that guests can easily get to your wedding site, and on that same page, it’s wise to provide some additional information about your venue, as well as about what your wedding will be like at that location. Read more…

15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Venue’s Grounds

Monday, February 9th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, Wedding Venues | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Venue’s Grounds 15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Venue’s GroundsThe best wedding venues in New Jersey feature beautiful outdoor spaces like wedding gardens in full bloom and stately fountains, as well as an elegant ballroom and refined gathering spaces. You’ll surely want to make the most of everything your wedding venue has to offer, so we suggest planning to experience and capture your wedding venue’s grounds in the following ways for your New Jersey wedding: Read more…

Is it Smart To Use Your Wedding Venue for More Than Just Your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Venues | author: By Lars Johnson,    

Is it Smart To Use Your Wedding Venue for MoreEvery couple inviting their guests to a New Jersey wedding wants to create additional wedding dinners and parties that treat their wedding guests to the best dining in New Jersey, since we’re known for our fine cuisine, in stunning event venues that set the stage for an enjoyable and unforgettable event during the wedding weekend. So for your welcome cocktail party, rehearsal dinner, wedding after-party and even your morning-after breakfast, your wedding venue can be the perfect place for all of those celebrations. Read more…

Should We Use our Wedding Venue’s Recommended Photographer?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends | author: By Kurt Knowles, Director of Corporate Affairs   

Should We Use our Wedding Venue’s Recommended PhotographerThe best wedding venues know the reputations of the top wedding photographers in New Jersey, wedding professionals who have impressed us with their photography styles, talents and professionalism, and in an effort to help our NJ wedding couples plan the perfect wedding day, we offer a list of recommended wedding professionals for our couples to consider. With so many wedding photographers in New Jersey, it’s important to choose a photographer who has a sterling reputation, years of experience, professional association membership and training, and many happy NJ wedding couples pleased with their work. Read more…

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