wedding ceremony

Tips For Having A Flower Girl and Ring Bearer In Your Wedding

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 | Filed under: wedding ceremony, Wedding Trends | author: By Keith Sly,    


One of the most adorable parts of any wedding is the charming duo of a flower girl and ring bearer. Typically the age range most appropriate for a ring bearer or flower girl falls between ages 4 to 10 years old. However, weddings today showcase toddlers and even infants in these distinguished roles.

Having a flower girl and a ring bearer in your wedding includes planning, specifically deciding what outfits the little ones will wear, what they will carry, and any accompaniment to ensure children successfully make the trip down the aisle. The Manor has sound advice for how to make the walk down the aisle be a highlight of your wedding. Here are some tips and trends to best prepare the flower girl and ring bearer at your wedding for any given age.
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Best of Wedding Seating

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Filed under: Bridal party, wedding ceremony, Wedding Seating Chart | author: By Christopher Gellings,    

Best of Wedding Seating
If there is one daunting task every couple must take on, it’s probably deciding the seating arrangement for their wedding. Fear not, we can help to ensure your seating chart will look less like a rubix cube and fit together more easily like a kids’ puzzle. From the types of elegant seating for your ceremony, to determining where or where not to seat guests at your reception, Manor blog readers, our Best of- Wedding Seating, you’ll want to read comfortably sitting down, with your feet up.
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Best-Of Our Wedding Ceremony Tips

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, Outdoor Wedding, wedding ceremony, Wedding Décor, wedding ideas, Wedding Signs | author: By Roman Bienkiewicz,    

Best-Of Our Wedding Ceremony TipsYour wedding ceremony is the center and the heart of your wedding day, filled with the promises you make to one another, expressions for your love of and commitment to one another, tributes to your families and expressions of your faith. A beautiful wedding ceremony gathers your loved ones around you to bear witness to one of the most momentous experiences of your life, and not just celebrate with you but support your married life through their own presence on your big day, as well as all the days of your future together.

As you plan your wedding ceremony, you’ll start with choosing the best wedding ceremony location for you, whether an outdoor wedding ceremony or an indoor wedding ceremony, and begin designing the style of ceremony site you want, as well as write your wedding vows, choose wedding ceremony music, select the people who will participate in your wedding ceremony, and add your own personal touches to this unforgettable wedding day event.

We’re very pleased to invite you to read our Best-Of wedding ceremony tips from our top-viewed blog posts, to help you design your perfect wedding ceremony. Visit these posts now:
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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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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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How to Plan Your Wedding Day Transportation on a Budget

Monday, May 11th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Budget, wedding ceremony, Wedding Day Transportation | author: By BLG,    

How to Plan Your Wedding Day Transportation on a BudgetGliding up to your wedding venue in a spectacular stretch limousine, and getting those Just Married kiss shots in the back of a Rolls Royce can be part of your wedding dream, and you can arrange wedding day transportation on a budget to make that dream come true:

  • If you’ll have your wedding ceremony and wedding reception take place at the same wedding venue, a top wedding site in NJ that offers both beautiful wedding gardens and an elegant wedding ballroom, you won’t need to hire a limo or classic car to transport you between two locations on your wedding day. You might, then, just hire a car to whisk you both away from your reception at the end of the night, cutting your wedding transportation costs lower. Read more…

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…

Wedding Trends 2014: Making Your Wedding Extra-Meaningful

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    

MakingYourWeddingExtraMeaningfulThe best weddings include many personalized touches that share not only the wedding couple’s personalities and favorite things, but also meaningful elements that pay tribute to the couple’s parents and families, beloved relatives and their love stories, the couple’s cultures and religions, and the depth and beauty of love and partnership overall. The wedding trend site TheWedingReport.com says that 66% of wedding couples say that their top wish is to have a Meaningful wedding, and here are some of the top ways that you can fill your wedding day, and your wedding venue, with extra-special meaningful elements:

  • Choose a wedding venue that’s special to you, or to your family. It’s a top trend to choose a wedding location that plays a part in your love story – perhaps you got engaged at the venue’s restaurant, or perhaps you met at a friend’s wedding at that same wedding venue. There’s no longer an unspoken rule that you have to be First to marry in a particular wedding venue, but you certainly could be! Your wedding décor and perhaps time of day can make that top wedding venue look entirely different from past weddings you’ve attended there, and you get the advantage of having experienced a wedding at that wedding ballroom or in those same wedding gardens, so you know the quality of service and the location well.

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Wedding Personalization: Ways to Honor Parents

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 | Filed under: reception planning, Wedding Cocktail Party, wedding ideas, wedding receptions, wedding songs | author: By BLG,    
Honor Parents

Honoring Parents

In the past, parents were seen as the hosts of the wedding, based on their names being featured on the wedding invitation. They may have participated in the ceremony, and stood in the receiving line, and the father danced with the bride.

Now, according to top wedding trends, there are even more ways to honor your parents, and their lifetime of love and support, at your wedding celebrations, regardless of how much they may be paying for the wedding itself. Today’s bride and groom are more likely to pay for much of the wedding themselves, but they still want to pay lovely tribute to their parents and step-parents, as the case may be. Read more…

Wedding Ceremony Seating Trends

Monday, October 10th, 2011 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    

When a bride and groom has a complicated family situation — such as separated, divorced or re-married parents – or has a large circle of beloved parents, grandparents, godparents, and siblings, the issue of wedding ceremony seating arises rather quickly. Who gets to sit in the front row? Where do the parents’ new significant others sit? What happens if parents are experiencing separation or divorce dramas and do not wish to sit near each other?

Sadly, many brides and grooms do face these types of diplomacy challenges as they plan their ceremony seating plans for their ballroom’s or garden wedding venue’s set-up. When our New Jersey wedding couples come to us with their ceremony seating chart dilemmas, we may suggest the following hot trend in wedding ceremony seating: have three seating sections instead of a Bride’s Side and a Groom’s Side.

Twisting the traditional wedding ceremony seating arrangement allows for the groom’s parents to sit in the front row of their section, the bride’s mother and her new husband to sit in the front row of their center section, and the bride’s father and his girlfriend to sit in the front row of their own section. Grandparents, godparents and other honored guests then take their assigned seats – designated by their pretty, printed row-assignment cards (or ‘pew cards’ if you’ll marry in a church) – pleasing them with second-row status and not a far-back seating arrangement that makes it hard for them to see or hear the wedding ceremony.

Having a garden wedding ceremony or marrying in one of our elegant dining rooms allows you this type of freedom to customize your setting to suit your family’s particular diplomacy needs, and we’re able to arrange your ceremony chairs in these three sections – or in four sections, if that’s your request.

To give all guests a better view of you and your gown, we suggest that you conduct your processional down one aisle, and then after your ceremony is complete, walk down the other aisle for the recessional. We’ve found that our New Jersey wedding couples breathe a big sigh of relief when we suggest this type of unique ceremony seating arrangement, since they no longer have to worry about which parent gets the perceived ‘higher ranking’ in ceremony seating arrangements.

Best,

Michael Mahle, Director of Communications, Pleasantdale Château

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