Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Cakes

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Cakes, Wedding Dinner, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding CakesOur wedding couples have brought into our wedding ballrooms some spectacular cakes over the years, and we must say that the 2015 wedding cakes have been especially superb in design (and taste, judging by our many wedding guests’ rave reviews!)

The huge, towering wedding cakes of the past have been brought down to four or five tiers this year, each spectacular decorated as standout focal points in our wedding ballroom, with specialty lighting illuminating them. So they really are quite breathtaking as part of the initial Wow Factor when guests walk into the room.

We looked ahead at some of the leading wedding cake trends for 2016, and we still see that the four- or five-tier wedding cake is in high demand. Here are some additional wedding cake trends to inspire you: Read more…

Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Drinks

Monday, July 27th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Drinks, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding DrinksLeave the neon drinks to the bars in Hoboken. A top wedding drink trend for 2016 is naturally-hued drinks like the browns and tans of a fine bourbon or a great microbrew beer, plus neutral-colored cocktails that delight the senses. Wedding signature drinks won’t always be a bright color, although spring and summer wedding drink trends will often feature a vibrantly-hued cocktail in addition to a groom’s bourbon or Scotch bar.

Here are some additional top wedding trends 2016 for wedding drinks: Read more…

Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Menus

Monday, July 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Dinner, wedding menu, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding MenusWedding couples know that their guests are savvy foodies with an appreciation of fine cuisine and a sophisticated palate. They also know that wedding guests fully enjoy comfort food, sliders, and short ribs. So the big trend in wedding menus for 2016 is a blend of elevated cuisine like a perfectly-cooked Chateaubriand and chef-elevated comfort foods like mac n cheese (elevated by adding in lobster, goat cheese or the finest truffle oil.) A good rule of thumb for a wedding menu is offering dishes that guests don’t cook for themselves very often, and offering dishes that guests have never seen like this.

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

Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Venue Wishlist

Monday, July 13th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding checklist, Wedding Trends 2016, Wedding Venues, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By admin,    

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 Trends 2016: Wedding Gowns

Monday, July 6th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding dress, wedding ideas, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By admin,    

Wedding Gowns

We’ve seen many beautiful brides walk through our doors wearing their dream wedding gowns, and we’re looking forward to seeing our future brides arrive in these stunning 2016 wedding gown trends seen on the Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week runways: Read more…

Choosing the Best Wedding Venue: Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue’s Chef

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, Wedding Venues, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By admin,    

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue's ChefPart of your search for the best wedding venue in New Jersey is taking a venue tour, and in addition to checking out top wedding venues for their beauty, it’s also very important to gather information about the wedding menu at each venue, as well as any personalized details the venue’s chef can arrange for your big day. So, before you schedule a guided tour of any wedding venue, ask to speak with the venue’s wedding chef. To accommodate the chef’s busy schedule, though, your chat might take place while on your tour, or it might be best to arrange for a phone conversation at a separate time.

Here are some of the top questions to ask a wedding chef: Read more…

Questions to Ask When Touring Wedding Venues

Monday, June 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Touring Wedding Venues, Wedding Trends, Wedding Venues | author: By admin,    

Questions to Ask When Touring Wedding VenuesTouring wedding venues is one of the most exciting tasks in all of wedding planning, especially given the beauty of Northern New Jersey’s foliage and scenery in all seasons. Wedding venues have planned their landscaping and their floor to ceiling windows to provide the most beautiful setting for the most special day of your life, so you will find yourselves in stunning setting as you search for The One, the location of your wedding reception, as well as your wedding ceremony in many cases.

As you embark upon your wedding venue tours, accompanied by your partner and your trusted relatives and friends when they can attend, be sure to ask these important questions: Read more…

Planning Your Morning-After Breakfast on a Budget

Monday, June 8th, 2015 | Filed under: Morning After Breakfast | author: By admin,    

Planning Your Morning After Breakfast on a BudgetIt’s become a new wedding Must to plan a breakfast or brunch for the morning after the wedding, treating guests to another delectable meal and a wonderful start to their travel-home day. In many cases, the family of the bride hosts this get-together, with the groom’s family hosting the rehearsal dinner – and in today’s free and personalized wedding trends, we’re also seeing both families plan this morning-after breakfast together.

While some families welcome the out-of-town wedding guests and the bridal party to their home for a morning-after breakfast, a self-hosted breakfast is not always the most budget-friendly plan. With a larger guest list, you will likely have a list of things to rent, plus the cost of food and drinks, and any décor you wish to arrange. When you choose for your morning-after breakfast to take place at a restaurant or at the guests’ hotel, you simply plan and show up to enjoy the celebration while the venue’s staff provides all necessary items and does all the work. And the cost of a well-planned breakfast or brunch at a dining establishment may not be much more than if you hosted (and worked!) at home.

Here are some ways to plan your morning-after breakfast on a budget: Read more…

Wedding Budget Mistakes to Avoid

Monday, June 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Cost Saving Ideas, Party Planning, Wedding Budget Mistakes | author: By admin,    

Wedding Budget Mistakes to AvoidNo matter who is paying for your wedding – your parents, you, a combination of all of you – it’s very important to avoid making the top wedding budget mistakes that can cause you to over-spend, wind up paying for a wedding item or service twice, and create stress and strife between you, your partner and your parents who are not happy about any wasted money when it comes to your wedding. And one of the biggest wedding mistakes possible is to cut corners too deeply, doing without something you really wanted for your wedding (and regretting that decision forever) or making a low-cost purchase that you’ll really regret.

Budgeting isn’t the most enjoyable process in the world, but when you keep these top budget tips in mind, you’ll know how to avoid the top wedding budget mistakes that can ruin your wedding, and cause you sadness in the future. The top wedding budget mistakes are: Read more…

How to Plan your Wedding Favors on a Budget

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Budget, Wedding Favors, wedding planning | author: By admin,    

How to Plan your Wedding Favors on a BudgetGiving great wedding favors is a big wedding trend in 2015, as more wedding couples love the look of pretty little gifts offered as treats to their wedding guests, and as in-the-moment gratitude gifts for attending their big day. We’re a global society, with more wedding guests traveling from afar to attend a wedding in northern NJ, so there’s a ‘thank you for traveling all this way to be with us’ element of wedding favors now.

Plus, the wedding favors shown on Pinterest and on top wedding blogs are just so lovely! Wedding couples are putting more thought into what their wedding favors will be, and while favors are one of the lowest wedding costs, you’ll still want to make the most of your wedding budget by choosing stylish and trendy wedding favors that look more expensive than they are: Read more…

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