Wedding Seating Chart Trends

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding guests, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Seating Chart | author: By BLG,    

Trends for your Wedding Seating Chart
Wedding couples often struggle to create their reception seating chart. Many wedding surveys report that this is one of the most stressful wedding planning tasks, since so many people’s feelings and requests have to be taken into account, other people’s relationships factor into your big day (such as seating exes far apart,) and making sure that divorced parents are seated comfortably if one or both take a date to your wedding. The ‘family issues’ and diplomacy angle of creating a seating chart also joins up with the desire to make sure that groups of friends and family members can sit together and enjoy themselves more.

The question of ‘how do I make a wedding seating chart?’ gets solved much more easily due to the trend of planning your ballroom layout with different sizes of tables, such as some 14-seaters and some 8-seaters. There’s no rule saying that all of your guest tables have to be the same size, and in fact, it’s far more on-trend to have different sizes, shapes and even heights of guest tables at a wedding. Read more…

What are the Most Popular Menu Ideas for Corporate Holiday Parties?

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 | Filed under: Corporate Events, Corporate Holiday Party, Party Planning, Popular Menu Ideas | author: By BLG,    

Most Popular Menu Ideas for Corporate Holiday Parties
If your corporate group has always planned the same holiday party year after year, with the same menu year after year, it’s time to make a change. The best holiday gift you can give to your company’s employees and guests is a fresh, new holiday party with a showstopping new menu. Think about what your group has always served – perhaps lemon chicken, baked ziti, eggplant rollatini, and other top NJ catering staples. Then talk to your event venue’s chef to dream up an entirely new menu that may still fit within your holiday party budget. Top venue chefs can work magic with a chicken dish, and present you with options to serve pleasing seafood dishes, garden-fresh options, and new twists on the usual chicken, beef, pork and lamb dishes.

Some of the most popular menu ideas for corporate holiday parties that we’ve planned in our venues include: Read more…

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…

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