wedding trends

Milestone Anniversary Party Trends

Friday, May 13th, 2016 | Filed under: Anniversary Party, Milestone Events, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

Milestone Anniversary Party TrendsNo matter which anniversary you’re on, from first to 60th, your happy marriage is something to celebrate! Hosting an anniversary party gathers your kids, grandkids, relatives, friends, and special neighbors for a celebration of joy and the example of your marriage which can inspire everyone around you.

Here are some of the top trends in milestone anniversary parties:
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New ‘First Look’ Wedding Photo Trends

Friday, January 15th, 2016 | Filed under: wedding photography, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2016, Wedding Videography | author: By BLG,    

New First Look Wedding Photo TrendsOne of the top wedding trends 2016 is an expansion on a top wedding photography trend: First Looks photos. First Looks photos capture that amazing moment when the wedding couple see each other for the first time on the wedding day; the wedding photographer expertly captures the anticipation of turning around to see the bride in her gown or the groom in his tux or suit, then the emotional reactions when they do see one another – and embrace. First Looks photos provide forever a glimpse of those reactions, the teary eyes, the jaw-drop when you are seen, better than imagined.
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Bridal Party Seating

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: Bridal party, Party Planning, Seating Arrangements, wedding planning, Wedding Seating Chart, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

Bridal Party Seating
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.
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What are the Top Fall Wedding Ideas for 2016?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Fall weddings, Outdoor Wedding, wedding ideas, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

Fall Wedding Ideas for 2016
Fall weddings have grown in popularity for NJ wedding couples, since the weather is so comfortable in our region, the fall foliage so beautiful (especially at outdoor wedding venues and on the grounds of scenic wedding venues,) and fall wedding trends including gorgeous décor and food inspirations.

According to the wedding industry survey site The Wedding Report, the most popular months for weddings in New Jersey include September at 14.0%, October at 13% and November at 8%. If that doesn’t sound overly impressive, keep in mind that April weddings in New Jersey are at 7%, May weddings are at 12% and June weddings are at 13% — which makes October weddings equal in popularity to June weddings, and September beats them all as the top month for weddings in New Jersey.

To help inspire your fall wedding plans, here are some of the top new trends for fall weddings in 2016: Read more…

Questions to Ask When Touring Wedding Venues

Monday, June 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Touring Wedding Venues, Wedding Trends, Wedding Venues | author: By BLG,    

Questions to Ask When Touring Wedding VenuesTouring wedding venues is one of the most exciting tasks in all of wedding planning, especially given the beauty of Northern New Jersey’s foliage and scenery in all seasons. Wedding venues have planned their landscaping and their floor to ceiling windows to provide the most beautiful setting for the most special day of your life, so you will find yourselves in stunning setting as you search for The One, the location of your wedding reception, as well as your wedding ceremony in many cases.

As you embark upon your wedding venue tours, accompanied by your partner and your trusted relatives and friends when they can attend, be sure to ask these important questions: Read more…

Trends and Helpful Hints on Sending Wedding Invitations

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

Trends and Helpful Hints on Sending Wedding InvitationsBefore you mail out any of your wedding invitations, keep a few helpful hints in mind to be sure you’re following wedding etiquette to the letter, and sending your invitations out into the world in the best way possible to help avoid any wedding disasters, hurt feelings, and the extra expense of sending invitations a second time. Read more…

New Trends in Wedding Invitations

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Wedding etiquette, Wedding Invitations | author: By BLG,    

NewTrendsInWeddingInvitations(1)The arrival of your wedding invitation shares much more than just the date, time and location of your wedding. When guests see the lovely rustic elegant design of your invitation, or the Old Hollywood flair of your chosen design, they get even more excited about attending your wedding and sharing in your big day. The design of your wedding invitation, from the colors to the shine to textural elements like lace, makes the first big impression of your wedding, and today’s top wedding invitation designers have established fabulous new wedding invitation trends for 2014-2016: Read more…

Trends in Wedding Cake Flavors for 2014 and 2015

Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Filed under: Cutting the Cake, Wedding Cakes | author: By BLG,    

Trends in Wedding Cake Flavors for 2014 and 2015You may know the top wedding cake trends of 2014 related to how the cake looks – ruffled frosting layers, naked wedding cakes, all-white cakes – but do you know the top wedding cake flavors for 2014 and 2015?

A wedding cake has to taste wonderful, as well as being beautiful to look at, and wedding guests have very high standards for wedding cake flavors. They love the classics (a top-quality, moist vanilla cake with not-too-sweet vanilla buttercream, for instance,) but they also love to be surprised by exotic flavors and culinary combinations.

Cake bakers shop at farmer’s markets to acquire the freshest berries and other fruits for their creations, knowing that the all-important cake flavor is what makes or breaks the perfect wedding cake. Read more…

Culinary Trends for Wedding Desserts in 2014 and 2015

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Filed under: reception planning, Wedding Dinner | author: By BLG,    

Culinary Trends for Wedding Desserts in 2014 and 2015The best New Jersey weddings end with spectacular desserts. Guests have feasted on your sumptuous wedding menu throughout the event, but they always make room for desserts, especially with the new top trends in wedding cuisine offering so many tasty options. In fact, some couples love the idea of dessert variety so much that they may skip the grand wedding cake and just offer a dessert buffet or Viennese table covered with sweet indulges that make their wedding unforgettable. Read more…

Wedding Trends 2014: Making Your Wedding Extra-Meaningful

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    

MakingYourWeddingExtraMeaningfulThe best weddings include many personalized touches that share not only the wedding couple’s personalities and favorite things, but also meaningful elements that pay tribute to the couple’s parents and families, beloved relatives and their love stories, the couple’s cultures and religions, and the depth and beauty of love and partnership overall. The wedding trend site TheWedingReport.com says that 66% of wedding couples say that their top wish is to have a Meaningful wedding, and here are some of the top ways that you can fill your wedding day, and your wedding venue, with extra-special meaningful elements:

  • Choose a wedding venue that’s special to you, or to your family. It’s a top trend to choose a wedding location that plays a part in your love story – perhaps you got engaged at the venue’s restaurant, or perhaps you met at a friend’s wedding at that same wedding venue. There’s no longer an unspoken rule that you have to be First to marry in a particular wedding venue, but you certainly could be! Your wedding décor and perhaps time of day can make that top wedding venue look entirely different from past weddings you’ve attended there, and you get the advantage of having experienced a wedding at that wedding ballroom or in those same wedding gardens, so you know the quality of service and the location well.

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