Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, wedding planning, Wedding Rehearsal, Wedding Rehearsals | author: By Paul Keenan,
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,
You’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 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.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | Filed under: Holiday Weekend Wedding, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Entertainment, wedding planning, Wedding Venues | author: By Paul Keenan,
No 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:
Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Signs | author: By BLG,
If you plan your wedding to take place during a holiday weekend, you’ll need to incorporate some smart wedding planning tips into your preparations. The top NJ wedding planners are well-skilled at preparing couples for a holiday weekend wedding, foreseeing the greatest challenges and making the most of your wedding weekend plans.
If you haven’t yet booked your wedding venue, nor your wedding vendors, be aware that holiday weekend wedding dates are in-demand, so availability may be scarce in the short-term. Always prepare and book well ahead of a holiday weekend wedding, to give yourselves the chance to get your dream wedding venue and the best NJ wedding experts.
Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | Filed under: thank you notes, Wedding etiquette, wedding gifts, wedding planning, Wedding Venues | author: By BLG,
Wedding signs add a personal touch to your NJ wedding, welcoming your guests to your big day, directing them to the events of your ceremony and reception, sharing your wedding menu and drink offerings, and – most importantly – adding your voice and your personalities to the day. Wedding signs have become a top wedding trend for 2016, and many couples design their wedding signs so that they can take them home from their wedding venue after the celebration to display them in their homes.
You’ve likely seen plenty of wedding signs on Pinterest, Instagram and on top wedding blogs, so you’re already inspired by some of the most cleverly-worded wedding signs, romantic wedding signs, and enticing signature drink signs. You can make these as wedding DIY projects, order them from talented Etsy wedding artists, or even borrow signs from your recently married friends as valuable wedding freebies. However you plan to acquire and display your wedding signs, we have some ideas on where and how to display them at your wedding:
Friday, February 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Morning After Breakfast, Party Planning, Wedding Breakfast, Wedding checklist, wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By BLG,
When your wedding is over, your wedding planning tasks are most definitely not over. There are still some important wedding To-Do’s to complete. Many come from the world of wedding etiquette, and some begin your happily ever after with smart, protective steps to help ensure your peace of mind and financial health.
Here are the top 10 essential post-wedding tasks:
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 | Filed under: Parents and wedding planning, wedding menu, wedding planning, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By BLG,
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…
Monday, January 25th, 2016 | Filed under: Wedding guests, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,
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, January 20th, 2016 | Filed under: Engagement party, Events Venue, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,
In the world of wedding traditions, some old-school rituals are making a comeback, with the receiving line being among them. In decades past, the wedding couple would stand at the exit of their ceremony just moments after saying ‘I Do,’ to greet, hug and handshake all of their guests. It was a chance to welcome those congratulations and spend a moment with each loved one before heading out to take their post-ceremony photos.
Soon, the receiving line tradition faded away, with wedding couples opting to just sprint to their awaiting car and head right to their reception venue. At their reception, they would make it a point to visit each guest table for those personal greetings.
While visiting each guest table during the reception is still very much a Must, with or without a receiving line, more couples welcome the chance to usher in a bit of old-world wedding traditions [call it an ‘heirloom wedding choice’ if you will] by remaining at their ceremony exit for well-wishes as their guests exit.
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: Bridal party, Party Planning, Seating Arrangements, wedding planning, Wedding Seating Chart, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,
Engagement parties have become bigger, more lavish, décor masterpieces – almost like mini-weddings. We’re seeing a return to celebrating in style here at our NJ event venues, with engagement parties rising in popularity once again – as more engagement party hosts wish to host this event out at a top NJ restaurant or award-winning event venue rather than as an at-home party. With larger guest lists for engagement parties, a wish for stylish, scenic settings and top-notch catering (with stellar staff members doing all the work, so that you can enjoy your party!) engagement party hosts are treating the guests of honor and guests to the top engagement party trends fulfilled by the best event venues.
Here are some of the top trends in engagement parties: Read more…
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.