wedding dresses

Tips and Trends For How To Split Wedding Costs

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | Filed under: Cost Saving Ideas, Wedding Budget, wedding planning, Wedding Trends | author: By Keith Sly,    

Splitting Wedding CostsNo matter how excited your approaching wedding day can be, there is still gripping anxiety each couple has regarding wedding costs. From floral arrangements, venue and your number of guests to the wedding cake and musical entertainment, a wedding can quickly gain momentum and rack up high price tags.

But who is left to pay the price? The Manor has prepared a guide for how to address, handle and split wedding costs for your big day. Before you plan your wedding budget, take a deep breath, establish open communication with your fiancé, then each soon to be family and family-in-law, and incorporate and share these helpful guidelines.
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Unveiling Wedding Day Myths and Superstitions

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Filed under: wedding dress, wedding myths, wedding planning | author: By Paul Keenan,    

Wedding Day Myths and SuperstitionsThis is the day you’ve been planning since you were a little girl; your wedding day has finally arrived. As a bride, you’ve put forth a valiant effort into planning your seating arrangements, menu and your guest list. The last thing you need to be concerned with is hearsay and silly folklore to put a damper on your big day. The Manor brings you the truth behind these superstitions to ensure you enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.
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New Trends in Wedding Dresses 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014 | Filed under: wedding dress, wedding themes | author: By BLG,    

New Trends in Wedding DressesThe new trends in wedding dresses for 2014 are described as being timeless, classic, elegant, and romantic. At our NJ wedding venue, we see so many brides arrive looking like they just stepped out of a bridal magazine’s photo shoot, or right out of Downton Abbey. Each bride is a vision, wearing the top 2014 wedding gown trends beautifully. Here are some of the leading trends to keep in mind as you search for your perfect wedding gown:

  • Lace wedding dresses. Inspired by Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge), at her royal wedding, brides love the look of a full lace dress with a high lace neck and long or three-quarter lace sleeves to make the most of this timeless and elegant wedding dress trend. Brides at our wedding venue in New Jersey often arrive wearing gowns with an heirloom lace feel, or modern lace designs that the top bridal fashion designers are using in their 2014 wedding gown collections.

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How to Choose Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 | Filed under: Style Alert, Wedding Fashions | author: By BLG,    
Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses

Bridesmaids Dresses

Today’s bridesmaids have a lot more say in the dresses they’ll wear on the wedding day. We’re no longer in the era where bridesmaids had to wear matching dresses; now, bridesmaids can choose the type of top and skirt that best flatters them. They can go strapless if they’re comfortable with that style, or choose straps or even trendy one-shouldered dresses if that style is more their style. Read more…

How to Manage Dress Spills

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 | Filed under: Style Alert | author: By BLG,    

By Roman Bienkiewicz, Banquet Manager, The Manor

The unthinkable has happened – no, your groom didn’t get cold feet. But you think this is almost as bad. You – or a now mortified guest – has spilled something on your wedding dress. The first rule of spills: Don’t panic. Making a scene won’t help. But there are a few simple steps that can. First of all, realize that you probably won’t get the stain out during the reception, but you can treat it so that it won’t set permanently. Chalk is great for covering stains on a wedding dress. For example, the bride traditionally takes photos outside, and sometimes nature leaves its mark on her dress. That’s the kind of fabric blemish simple white chalk can fix. Make sure you or one of your bride’s maids has some ready just in case. Red wine, lipstick and ink can also end up on a wedding dress. Here’s how to deal with each:

Red Wine: The chances of a red wine stain happening are quite high, so remember these basic steps. Dab the stain with a clean cloth. Club soda (or water in a pinch) can be poured generously on the stain. Dab again, but don’t rub vigorously.

Lipstick: Kissing is common at weddings. And some mothers-in-law wear more lipstick than others. If for some reason you get lipstick on your dress, ask the maitre d’ or your bridal assistant to get some baking soda from the kitchen. Apply it generously to cover the stain. It will mask the stain until your dry cleaner can carefully get it out.

Ink Stain: Though less likely than the lipstick or red wine stains, ink stains are possible nonetheless. Good news – the solution should be readily available in the bathroom! Hairspray does the trick. First test the hairspray on a nondescript part of your dress to make sure it doesn’t stain (some hairsprays don’t work well with certain fabrics). Then put a clean cloth behind the fabric where the stain is and spray the ink stain carefully. Wait a few minutes then dab gently with a damp cloth.

Thanks!

Roman

Putting Dash in the Sash – adding a second color in your wedding dress

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 | Filed under: Style Alert | author: By BLG,    

By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Château
Bill Idol was right – it is a nice day for a white wedding. But the solid white wedding gown is seeing some competition these days. In an effort to challenge conventional wisdom – and longstanding tradition – some brides are adding a splash of color in their gown’s sash. It doesn’t mean the bride is rebellious or out to topple the establishment. It’s just a simple way to express a little individuality. I’ve seen more of this trend at the Pleasantdale Château, and from talking to my colleagues at our other Knowles restaurants – The Manor and Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, New Jersey and the Ram’s Head Inn in Galloway , just west of Atlantic City, I know they are noticing this, too.

We like the idea of the colored sash and think it’s perfectly acceptable – as long as you pay attention to a couple of caveats. First, make sure the color is appropriate for the season – for example, reds, oranges and yellows in fall, and greens and lavenders in the spring. And keep the colors muted, not glaringly obvious. A little bit of color goes a long way against the background of a white wedding dress. And it’s a fine way to add a fresh tone to a bridal wardrobe.

Have a great day!

Laura

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