wedding trends

Wedding Trends: Millennial Weddings

Monday, March 6th, 2017 | Filed under: Millennial Weddings, Wedding Décor, Wedding DIY Tips, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Millennial Wedding TrendsGrowing up in a “digital world” and embracing change has allowed Millennials to shape the way modern weddings are now planned. From scrapping the white dress and incorporating out-of-the-box ideas, to posting every detail about the wedding planning process on social media, Millennials have truly transformed the traditional wedding into a memorable and personalized experience, all of which lead up to one big day.

Millennials are within the 16-34 age group; therefore wedding planning is an entirely different social experience than previous generations. Since this particular Generation’s self-expression and innovation have truly shaped the future of weddings, the wedding planners at the Manor will tell you how to best provide you and your guests with an extra memorable wedding experience for Millennials.
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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…

Wedding Tips and Trends: The Most Romantic Winter Proposal Locations

Friday, January 27th, 2017 | Filed under: Wedding Proposal, Wedding Trends, winter weddings | author: By Keith Sly,    

Winter ProposalsWinter is considered peak season for proposals, between the holidays and gathering with loved ones, this time of the year where the most romantic proposals happen. In fact 31% of couples get engaged on Christmas Eve, followed by 22% on Valentine’s Day. The Manor has scoured romantic cities worldwide on a quest for the most romantic winter proposal locations including creative marriage proposal ideas, that are sure to melt your heart. With a chill in the air, cuddle up beside your lover and read our latest blog.
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Fall Wedding Guest Favor Ideas

Monday, October 31st, 2016 | Filed under: Fall weddings, Wedding Favors, Wedding guests, wedding ideas | author: By Keith Sly,    

Fall Wedding FavorsWedding favors are small, charming, take-home gifts, which couples offer at the end of their wedding. This token of gratitude is given heartfelt consideration and, with a plethora of ideas from websites such as Etsy and Pinterest, its no wonder the selection can become overwhelming. Rest assured, we at The Manor have narrowed down the best of the best fall wedding guest favors for our loyal readers. The ideas below are sophisticated, creative and inexpensive ways to say, “Thank You” to all your guests.
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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…

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