Integrating Two Religions Into One Wedding Ceremony

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas, Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    


If you’re planning an interfaith wedding ceremony, you’ll likely want to incorporate elements of both of your religions into your wedding ceremony. This is most often accomplished, and very beautifully, by inviting religious officiants from both of your faiths to officiate at your ceremony, or by selecting an interfaith wedding minister to help you create your personalized ceremony including all of the meaningful sentiments and rituals you desire.

If you’ll invite two different religious officiants to perform your wedding, you’ll make an appointment with each as far prior to your wedding as possible, to discuss the requirements of performing a wedding ceremony at your choice of wedding venue, such as at outdoor wedding gardens, and then delve into the details that will be included in your personalized wedding ceremony. An early meeting is also advised with a single interfaith officiant so that he or she too can assess your wedding venue and wedding wishes before working with you on your wedding ceremony elements. Read more…

Wedding Receptions: Formal Sit-Down Dinner vs. a Buffet

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Filed under: Party Planning, Style Alert, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Dinner, wedding dinner party, wedding menu, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    
Wedding Dinner

Fine dining in the Terrace Lounge

The question, “Which is better for a wedding reception, a sit-down wedding dinner or a buffet” can only be answered by you. The two styles are different, but each offers elements of indulging your wedding guests with the finest wedding menu items. Your personal decision on which style of wedding dinner serving style depends only on how you’d like your guests to delve into their delicious wedding fare.

A sit-down wedding dinner, of course, consists of several plated courses served to your seated wedding guests. You select from a first course, perhaps a soup, salad, entrée, perhaps an intermezzo, and each course is brought to your guests’ tables, with friendly, experienced wedding servers bringing guests the entrees they desire. Read more…

Creative Marriage Proposal Ideas

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas, dream wedding, Style Alert, wedding ideas, Wedding Proposal | author: By BLG,    

Every one of our New Jersey and New York City wedding couples has a marvelous, creative marriage proposal story, and we’re impressed at the lengths to which grooms are going to pop the question in the most imaginative and personalized ways. Here are just some of the marriage proposal ideas we’d like to share to inspire you or someone you know: Read more…

Hair and Makeup Tips for the Bride

Thursday, July 4th, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, For the Bride, Style Alert, wedding ceremony, Wedding Fashions | author: By BLG,    


Every bride wants to look stunning for her wedding celebration, and truly enjoys the pre-wedding preparations that include planning her wedding day beauty look. To design your perfect wedding day hair and makeup styles, it’s important to remember that wedding hair trends and wedding makeup trends are only guides to helping you choose the loveliest styles for your unique look. Your skin tone, hair personality and condition, and comfort with more dramatic wedding makeup and elaborate wedding up-do’s will greatly determine what your wedding look will be.

As the well-known wedding beauty adage goes, “You’ll look like you, only better.”

The first step in determining your wedding hair and makeup styles, you’ll first consider the style and location of your wedding. If you’ll have a formal outdoor wedding, your hair might be swept up in an elegant fashion or left loose and flowing in a romantic style. A daytime wedding calls for more natural makeup, while a nighttime wedding that’s more formal calls for dramatic makeup. According to top wedding makeup trends, bold, red lips can be worn in any wedding style, since it is a signature style of today’s weddings. Read more…

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