reception planning

Best of Wedding Music

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: reception planning, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, Wedding Trends | author: By James Levinsky,    

Best of Wedding MusicAfter you make your commitment to that special someone, planning a wedding is the next string of decisions you will make together as a couple. Picking the right music to set the right tone for your wedding is important. From your walk down the aisle, dinner hour music, song dedications, to revving up the dance floor, we’ve complied our Best of Wedding Music blog from our most popular blogs to date, to make sure that years from now, talk of your wedding day will be sweet music to your ears.
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15 Essential Signs to Have at your Wedding

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Signs | author: By BLG,    

15 Essential Signs to Have at your WeddingWedding 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:
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Wedding Reception Décor: How to Pick Pictures for your Family Photo Table

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding photography | author: By BLG,    

How to Pick Pictures for your Family Photo TableOne area where wedding décor has evolved into an even more personalized and creative feature is the table of family photos. In years past, wedding couples set framed photos from their parents, grandparents’ and siblings’ weddings, as a tribute to the inspiring married couples in their lives, perhaps a tradition of long-lasting unions that warms the heart of all wedding guests and means so much to the family members shown in the photos.

Now, the family photos table might not have wedding photos at all. The couple may decide to skip those wedding portraits, especially if one or both sets of parents, or several siblings, are divorced or widowed. If it hasn’t been too long since your parents’ divorce, for instance, your mother might be saddened to see every other relative’s wedding day portraits and she doesn’t have a presence on the photo table at all. Read more…

Culinary Trends for Wedding Desserts in 2014 and 2015

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Filed under: reception planning, Wedding Dinner | author: By BLG,    

Culinary Trends for Wedding Desserts in 2014 and 2015The best New Jersey weddings end with spectacular desserts. Guests have feasted on your sumptuous wedding menu throughout the event, but they always make room for desserts, especially with the new top trends in wedding cuisine offering so many tasty options. In fact, some couples love the idea of dessert variety so much that they may skip the grand wedding cake and just offer a dessert buffet or Viennese table covered with sweet indulges that make their wedding unforgettable. Read more…

Advantages of Evening Weddings

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, reception planning, Wedding Dinner, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    

When you first start looking for the best wedding venue in NJ, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is: ‘will you have a daytime or evening wedding?’ In addition to availabilities and price, there are important factors regarding the look and feel of your wedding to consider:

To help you make your decision, we share some of the top advantages of evening weddings: Read more…

When to Cut the Wedding Cake During Your Reception

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Cutting the Cake, reception planning, wedding ceremony | author: By BLG,    

For many years, weddings held in the top event venues stuck to a well-worn timeline, including the plan to stop the dancing music abruptly when it was time to wheel out the wedding cake. Guests cleared the dance floor and encircled the bride and groom for the cake-cutting ritual, and after the wedding couple exchanged bites of cake – or smashed cake in each other’s faces – the deejay or wedding band began the music again, hoping to regain and surpass the Fun Factor momentum he or she had built at the reception. The interruption in the dancing hours of the night very often brought the celebration to a screeching halt, the energy level plummeted, the dance floor never filled back up again, and guests began departing early…thinking that cutting the cake was a signal saying ‘this party is over.’ Read more…

Signature Stations: Personalizing Your Cocktail Party Stations

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, Party Planning, reception planning, Wedding Cocktail Party | author: By BLG,    

 

Carving Station Trends

Carving Station

Without question, the food at a wedding is a highlight of the celebration, and a tasty collection of diverse food stations lets guests enjoy the celebration more when they have so many different menu options to choose from, according to their dietary programs such as vegan, gluten-free, no dairy, kosher, etc. Guests with allergies, which is becoming more common now, also like having a wide range of foods that they can eat, since they know from the food ID cards at each station what’s in each dish. Many brides and grooms are adding to their station signs allergy-thoughtful notes such as ‘may include nuts,’ or ‘gluten-free.’ 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…

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…

How Long Does It Take to Plan a Wedding?

Monday, February 25th, 2013 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    


With so many steps to take in planning your dream wedding, including touring the best wedding venues in the state, finding unique venues, searching for the best wedding vendors and of course finding your ideal wedding dress and wedding rings, you’re likely wondering how long it takes to plan a wedding. According to the wedding industry survey company TheWeddingReport.com, the average couple spends 14 months planning their Big Day.

That survey reveals that couples are tackling the biggest, most important tasks of their wedding plans very soon after their engagement, starting their research right away via talking to other engaged wedding couples about their favorite outdoor garden wedding venues, elegant wedding venues, wedding professionals and wedding details. They’re also searching Pinterest and top wedding blogs to get inspiration for their wedding day vision. Read more…

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