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The Best Bridal Party Gifts

Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Filed under: Bridal party, gifts | author: By Keith Sly,    

Perfect Bridal GiftsBridesmaids are an important part of your wedding. From your engagement, dress shopping, and your bridal shower, all the way down the aisle to the moment you say, “I do,” your best gals are there through and through. The wedding planners at The Manor have gathered the best bridal party gifts for bridal parties of all sizes. Whether you choose one perfect gift or include a few smaller options, these gift ideas truly show sincere appreciation and thoughtfulness. Here are our top picks to ensure you will have the ideal gift for each bridesmaid the night of your rehearsal dinner.
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Top Quinceanera Themes for 2015

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: gifts, Guest Books, Quincenera Planning, Quincenera Themes | author: By BLG,    

Top Quincenera Themes for 2015Part of the excitement of planning a quinceanera is choosing a quincenera theme. The girl celebrating a quinceanera will be very involved in choosing the details of her party, and one of the first tasks is deciding on a fun, festive and decorative theme. Read more…

Top Trends in Quinceneras

Monday, November 18th, 2013 | Filed under: gifts, Party Planning, reception planning | author: By BLG,    

A quincenera is the biggest bash in a young girl’s life and a rite of passage that calls for a spectacular celebration, often with hundreds of family and friends invited to share in the festivities, from the quincenera ceremony to the changing of shoes before the first dance. At the top banquet halls in New Jersey, quincenera celebrations are growing more elaborate, more stylish, and trendier as girls and their families key into the top quincenera trends for an unforgettable party. Here are the top ‘quince’ trends to consider for your upcoming celebration: Read more…

Planning a Honeymoon

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 | Filed under: gifts, Honeymoon gifts, Honeymoon ideas | author: By BLG,    
Honeymoon gifts

Honeymoon gifts

The hard work of preparing to relax and enjoy your post-nuptial bliss

As much as we love our brides and grooms and as much as they seem to feel the same for us after their special day at our NJ wedding venue, we still somehow never seem to get invited on their honeymoons.

Not that we mind–we love planning great weddings–that’s what we do. But we also know that after all the work and stress leading up to one’s special day, each couple deserves the chance to get away, just the two of them to relax and enjoy the start of their lives as a married couple.  Once the wedding floral arrangements, wedding table settings, wedding invitations, wedding gowns, wedding favors, and the endless list of other details are settled and the knot has been tied, it’s your time to finally take a breath and savor your hard-earned reward. Read more…

Registering for Wedding Gifts

Friday, April 12th, 2013 | Filed under: gifts, wedding gifts, wedding registry | author: By BLG,    
Register for Wedding Gifts

Wedding Gifts

According to 2013 wedding surveys, brides and grooms create an average of two to three different wedding registries. Guests don’t see this as a greedy grab for presents; they know that couples have different preferences and needs for their home. Perhaps they like the Crate and Barrel glassware and party serving platters, and the Macy’s bedding. Your different gift lists at each of the stores where you register for wedding gifts will show your style, and guests appreciate knowing what you love, so that they can give you presents you’ll adore and use often. Read more…

Proper Etiquette for When to Send Out Your Wedding Thank You Notes

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: gifts, Wedding etiquette, wedding gifts | author: By BLG,    

As a popular New Jersey wedding venue, we’ve received so many gracious thank you notes from our many lovely couples. Some have come quite quickly and others in good time. Regardless of the timing or the manner in which they come, we were are always appreciative, but never expecting to receive these thank yous.  Your wedding guests, particularly those who have given you a wedding gift, however, will most likely be anticipating a thank you in response.  And proper wedding etiquette dictates that sending a timely thank you note is a must.

Because the note writing process falls after the day itself, it is one of the more overlooked parts of your wedding duties.  But it is no less important, because your response is a direct reflection on you (and if you wait too long, you may soon start hearing from your mother or mother-in-law that it is a reflection on them as well).  Good timing also goes a long way to show your guests that you are genuinely appreciative that they were part of your special day. Read more…

Guest Welcome Baskets

Thursday, August 9th, 2012 | Filed under: Bright Ideas, earth friendly weddings, Eco weddings, gifts, Green weddings, Party Planning, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    
Welcome Baskets

Welcome Baskets

When out-of-town guests arrive for your wedding weekend, welcome them with a wonderful basket of treats. Some of the top wedding trends for welcome baskets include:

  • Starting with a stylish gift bag, such as an eco-friendly tote with a print design, one that can be used again and again, instead of paper gift bags.
  • Provide several bottles of water, each encircled with your personalized wedding logo, as well as bottles of iced tea (one sweetened, one unsweetened,) or several sodas. A new wedding trend is choosing a retro soda, such as a root beer or ginger beer, orange soda or other unique taste.
  • Provide a bottle of wine, and have the hotel put wine glasses and a bottle opener in each guest’s room. Read more…

To make an appointment with a banquet manager, please contact us at 973-325-2060.