Wedding Trends 2016

Best Blogs of 2016

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, Milestone Events, Pre-wedding, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Best of 2016As 2016 comes to and end, The Manor would like to reflect on another successful year of wonderful matrimony for our lovely couples and all the memorable event celebrations for those who had milestone celebrations, birthday parties, corporate events and more with us. We are happy and cherish fond memories of all our celebrations that we have the honor of planning this year. In these moments before we begin 2017, we would like to share with you our top 10 blogs of 2016 that our readers have chosen.
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Is the Wedding Receiving Line Making a Comeback?

Monday, January 25th, 2016 | Filed under: Wedding guests, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Is the Wedding Receiving Line Making a ComebackIn the world of wedding traditions, some old-school rituals are making a comeback, with the receiving line being among them. In decades past, the wedding couple would stand at the exit of their ceremony just moments after saying ‘I Do,’ to greet, hug and handshake all of their guests. It was a chance to welcome those congratulations and spend a moment with each loved one before heading out to take their post-ceremony photos.

Soon, the receiving line tradition faded away, with wedding couples opting to just sprint to their awaiting car and head right to their reception venue. At their reception, they would make it a point to visit each guest table for those personal greetings.

While visiting each guest table during the reception is still very much a Must, with or without a receiving line, more couples welcome the chance to usher in a bit of old-world wedding traditions [call it an ‘heirloom wedding choice’ if you will] by remaining at their ceremony exit for well-wishes as their guests exit.
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Engagement Party Trends 2016

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 | Filed under: Engagement party, Events Venue, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Engagement Party Trends 2016Engagement parties have become bigger, more lavish, décor masterpieces – almost like mini-weddings. We’re seeing a return to celebrating in style here at our NJ event venues, with engagement parties rising in popularity once again – as more engagement party hosts wish to host this event out at a top NJ restaurant or award-winning event venue rather than as an at-home party. With larger guest lists for engagement parties, a wish for stylish, scenic settings and top-notch catering (with stellar staff members doing all the work, so that you can enjoy your party!) engagement party hosts are treating the guests of honor and guests to the top engagement party trends fulfilled by the best event venues.

Here are some of the top trends in engagement parties: Read more…

New ‘First Look’ Wedding Photo Trends

Friday, January 15th, 2016 | Filed under: wedding photography, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2016, Wedding Videography | author: By BLG,    

New First Look Wedding Photo TrendsOne of the top wedding trends 2016 is an expansion on a top wedding photography trend: First Looks photos. First Looks photos capture that amazing moment when the wedding couple see each other for the first time on the wedding day; the wedding photographer expertly captures the anticipation of turning around to see the bride in her gown or the groom in his tux or suit, then the emotional reactions when they do see one another – and embrace. First Looks photos provide forever a glimpse of those reactions, the teary eyes, the jaw-drop when you are seen, better than imagined.
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Wedding Dessert Trends for 2016

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding menu, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Wedding DessertYou’ve seen those scrumptious-looking wedding dessert bars on Pinterest and Instagram wedding accounts, and you’re likely inspired by the tremendous collection of new wedding dessert trends. As much as guests are enthralled by your gorgeous wedding cake, they’re looking forward just as much to your dessert hour, especially when your NJ wedding venue displays those mini pastries, mousses and cultural desserts so beautifully.

To further help inspire your wedding’s showstopping dessert hour, we’ve collected the top dessert trends for 2016 weddings: Read more…

Wedding Entertainment Trends for 2016

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: First Dance Song, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Wedding Entertainment
From live musicians performing at the wedding ceremony, setting a tone of formality and celebrating the heart of the wedding day itself, to a spectacular-talented live band or deejay filling the dance floor at the reception, your wedding entertainment is an essential part of your wedding planning, so we’ve collected some of the top trends in wedding entertainment for 2016: Read more…

Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Venue Wishlist

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding checklist, Wedding Trends 2016, Wedding Venue’s Chef, Wedding Venues | author: By BLG,    

Wedding Venue WishlistWhen looking for the best wedding venue in NJ, wedding couples have a few favorite features in mind, and we share the top wedding trends of 2016 for wedding venue details:

  • Big windows. Those floor-to-ceiling windows add elegance to a wedding ballroom or the outside areas of a wedding venue. During the daytime, they let in plenty of natural light, and during an evening wedding, they add intimacy to the wedding via the dark of night. Or they may show off the beautiful lighting of the venue’s gardens and grounds. Oversized windows are also a choice location for taking wedding portraits, with that perfect natural lighting making you look more radiant, and they’re also a prime location for First Looks photos. According to the wedding survey site The Wedding Report, 40.5% of wedding couples prefer wedding venues with oversized windows.
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Wedding Photography Trends for 2016

Monday, September 7th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Wedding photography
Your wedding photos are of so much importance. It’s important to hire one of the best wedding photographers in NJ, one whose work delights you and whose eye for detail and ability to be everywhere on your wedding day captures so many of the special moments you may miss during your reception. Top wedding photographers’ work will create masterpiece memory captures of your day that you’ll surely frame, and that will take you back to your wedding all the days in your future. And the best wedding photographers’ images go a long way to getting your wedding published in bridal magazines, if you wish to see your wedding in print or on bridal websites.

Here are the top trends in wedding photography for 2016: Read more…

Wedding Invitation Trends for 2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Wedding invitationsWedding invitations have never been more gorgeous, as top wedding invitation designers are offering lovely, detailed designs on luxury papers, turning each invitation into a work of art. (In fact, many of our NJ wedding couples have their wedding invitations professionally-framed to display in their homes! So they truly are designing invitations with Forever appeal in mind.)

To help inspire your wedding invitation design, we’ve collected the top wedding invitation trends for 2016: Read more…

Wedding Transportation Trends for 2016

Monday, August 17th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Day Transportation, wedding ideas, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Wedding TransportationWhile the classic limousine arrival and departure is part of most NJ wedding couple’s dream transportation, and continues to be a top 2016 wedding trend with the choice of a regular or stretch limousine and white or black cars completing the wedding vision, a variety of transportation options have emerged as choice picks for VIP-style grand entrances and exits. We’ve collected some of the top trends in wedding transportation: Read more…

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