Bright Ideas for your wedding

How To Have The Best New Year’s Eve Wedding

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Holiday Party, New Year's Eve weddings, Wedding Drinks, Wedding Invitations, wedding themes, winter weddings | author: By Keith Sly,    

NYE WeddingThere’s no bigger, bolder and glitterier time of the year to gather together with friends, family and a significant other to celebrate than at New Year’s Eve.  With everyone already in the celebratory spirit of ringing in the new year, December 31st is the ideal time to chime in on the exuberant energy and choose this day to be get married. Still not convinced? Most people assume that a New Years wedding would be more expensive since it’s a holiday; but it’s a holiday in winter, which is still considered “off-season” for weddings.

The Manor has taken the most brilliant New Year’s Eve Wedding ideas, polished them all up until they sparkled and now we happily get to share with our readers how to have the best New Year’s Eve Wedding.
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Top Wedding Rental Trends

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    

Top Wedding Rental TrendsWhen you book your wedding at a top wedding venue, you enjoy many wedding perks, including having access to your wedding venue’s supply of china, stemware, tables and chairs, table linens – often in a variety of beautiful, designer styles and colors. Top wedding venues’ wedding packages will let you pick from a sizeable menu of tabletop choices and other wedding reception essentials, without needing to spend any extra money from your wedding budget on these particular items. 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…

Special Wedding Décor Trends 2014

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, Green weddings, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

Each wedding season, the bridal industry shows off the newest trends in wedding décor, and at our top wedding venues in New Jersey, we see them all shown off in splendor. Brides look to celebrity weddings, the top bridal magazines, wedding blogs and top wedding pins on Pinterest for inspiration, and the best wedding designers in NJ bring the latest décor trends to life. Read more…

Dealing with Bad Weather

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Party Planning, reception planning, wedding ceremony | author: By BLG,    

We’ve had our share of dramatic storms here in New Jersey, and especially when those storms create travel havoc and power outages, brides and grooms can go into a panic about their wedding day. So the best way to help keep Mother Nature from ruining your wedding is to choose a wedding venue that offers both outdoor gardens and celebration spaces and indoor reception ballrooms that can allow your experienced venue staff to move your outdoor ceremony into a gorgeous indoor space, and also provide you with a sensational cocktail party room to precede your reception. So no matter what the weather does on your wedding day, you know that all of your wedding settings will be stunning and perfectly arranged and decorated without your guests ever knowing there was a different Plan A before your wedding Plan B. Read more…

Using Pinterest as a Wedding Planning Tool

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas, Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, For the Bride, Honeymoon ideas, Party Planning, Style Alert, wedding ceremony, Wedding Décor, Wedding Fashions, wedding ideas, wedding menu, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By BLG,    

Pinterest is so much more than a collection of pretty pictures; for brides, Pinterest provides a look at the top wedding trends (so that they can decide if they’d like to follow the trends or avoid them!) in every wedding planning category from wedding gowns to wedding flowers, décor, photography, rings, and especially wedding locations and wedding food and drinks.

When you’re researching and booking wedding vendors and sites, it’s important for your wedding experts and wedding site managers to get a crystal-clear understanding of what you want for your wedding day. And as they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When you can present to your wedding experts and wedding site team a collection of images of what you want, and what you don’t want, the experts to whom you entrust your wedding vision get that clear picture of what you both would like, and they can then start creating it for you, right down to the garnish on the appetizers you call a Must. Read more…

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…

How to Choose a Wedding Theme

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, wedding ceremony, Wedding Décor, wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    
 Wedding Theme

Wedding Theme Photos

The first thing to know about selecting a theme for your wedding is that you don’t have to. Many brides are happy to simply decide on a general color palette and then base their decisions about wedding floral arrangements, reception table settings, wedding invitations, and all of the other details on their preferred color scheme.  At our NJ wedding venue, we found this can make choices both easier and more difficult.  The range of options available to you makes it simpler to get what you want and at a cost that is more reasonable, but at the same time, an endless amount of choices can make it difficult to narrow down what you want and keep a cohesive design together. 

When considering a wedding theme, many brides simply start with a basic seasonal concept and go from there–whether it’s a spring wedding theme, summer wedding theme, fall wedding theme, or winter wedding theme. From there we’ve seen brides narrow it even further.  For example, if it’s a spring wedding, they may choose to base their theme on cherry blossoms, incorporating actual cherry blossom branches into their centerpieces, taking wedding photographs with cherry trees as a backdrop, and working with the pink and white cherry blossom colors and images as part of their wedding décor, invitations, wedding favors, wedding cake, and so on.  You can almost picture exactly what the execution of this theme would look like.  Within a seasonal wedding theme, the options are many — from a summer picnic theme to a winter wonderland, and so much more.  Read more…

Bringing Vintage Style Into Your Special Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Wedding Décor, Wedding Fashions, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, wedding themes | author: By BLG,    
Vintage Wedding Photo and wedding trends

Vintage Wedding Photo

All brides have something old and something new on their wedding day, but more and more, we’ve seen a trend toward more fully incorporating retro and vintage-inspired elements into our NJ wedding couples’ celebrations. Whether it’s Gatsby glamour or 50s finery, brides are putting a touch of classic elegance back into their unique NJ weddings and receptions.

Whether you want a top to bottom vintage theme or just want to bring a bit of yesterday’s style into a modern wedding, here are a few tips we’ve noticed might be helpful to get you started. Read more…

Tips for Setting Up a Wedding-Friendly Pinterest Page

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, Party Planning, wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By BLG,    


For those who already use Pinterest, the image-oriented social media platform, you know how addictive it can be–for brides especially. By giving users a way to easily catalog their interests by “pinning” ideas, information, photos, and more found across the web or uploaded on your own to a virtual pinboard–or even “re-pinning” favorites from other users–the site has opened up a new universe where creativity and new ideas can be discovered and shared. Read more…

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