Friday, February 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Morning After Breakfast, Party Planning, Wedding Breakfast, Wedding checklist, wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By Rolf Shick,
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 | Filed under: Parents and wedding planning, wedding menu, wedding planning, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn
When you first start planning your wedding, browsing Pinterest wedding pins, top wedding blogs, and wedding magazine websites for inspiration, you’ll undoubtedly collect far more wedding ideas than you can possibly use at your wedding ceremony and reception. Your excellent wedding idea searches and your own personalized wedding ideas become a treasure trove of details that can soon lead to wedding stress. Too many wedding ideas can lead to overwhelm, as many couples report in wedding surveys.
We’re happy to tell you that you can use all of your wedding ideas! Any wedding trends and wedding inspirations you gathered can be included in your wedding season, from engagement parties all the way through to parties you’ll host long after you’re married! While you may not have been able to use your formal wedding, informal wedding, DIY wedding details, menu wishes, signature drinks, cakes and desserts, and even your wardrobe wishes on the one day of your wedding, each event in your lineup of pre-wedding parties and post-wedding celebrations can have its own theme, its own formality, its own look and feel. Which means all of these wedding ideas you’re collecting turn into many fabulous events!
Here are the wedding season events where you can use your ‘2nd-choice’ wedding inspirations and party ideas: Read more…
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: Bridal party, Party Planning, Seating Arrangements, wedding planning, Wedding Seating Chart, Wedding Trends | author: By admin,
Planning your wedding menu with the help of your NJ wedding catering team is one of the most enjoyable wedding planning tasks, as you create your list of delectable wedding menu items from your wedding chef’s list of possibilities and select a personalized wedding menu perfect for your day. They say the food makes the wedding, standing out as a remarkable and memorable foodie experience for all of your guests. A wedding featuring the top wedding menu trends and farm-fresh ingredients, plus your wedding catering venue’s expertise and magic with food preparation and presentation is sure to make your day even more amazing.
Long before your big day, you’ll meet with your wedding venue’s banquet manager to choose the dishes for your wedding cocktail party menu, reception menu and dessert choices, at a meeting of the minds (and palates) that begins to turn your wedding menu wishes into reality. And many of our NJ wedding couples opt to bring their parents to the meeting, for their input and as a much-appreciated chance to share in the excitement of this important part of wedding planning.
Involving parents in wedding menu selection has become a big wedding trend for 2016, and we’re always happy to welcome wedding couples along with their parents for a menu adventure and the creation of the best wedding menu plan possible. Here are some tips for including your parents in the wedding menu planning process:
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | Filed under: Kids' Table, Wedding guests, wedding planning, Wedding Seating Chart | author: By admin,
Where will you seat your bridal party members in your wedding ballroom? At our NJ event venues, we’re seeing a variety of bridal party seating options, including a return to yesteryear with a long table where the wedding couple sit with their bridal party members in one long row. This is a seating arrangement plan you might associate with weddings from long ago, making a comeback in wedding style, and creating wonderful opportunities for wedding photos.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding menu, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,
If your answer to “Should we allow guest to bring their kids to our wedding?” is Yes, you’ll then have to answer the question of where to seat kids at the wedding. Making a wedding seating chart is often a challenge, so it’s important to decide on your seating plan for kids at a wedding.
We have some tips to help you out:
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Venues | author: By Andrew Kronengold,
You’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…
Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, Wedding Venues, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By admin,
When 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…
Monday, June 8th, 2015 | Filed under: Morning After Breakfast | author: By admin,
Part 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…
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Budget, Wedding Favors, wedding planning | author: By admin,
It’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…
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding themes, Wedding Venues | author: By Rschick, Private Dining Manager, The Manor
Giving 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…
One 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…