Trends and Helpful Hints on Sending Wedding Invitations

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Trends | author: By Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor   

Trends and Helpful Hints on Sending Wedding InvitationsBefore you mail out any of your wedding invitations, keep a few helpful hints in mind to be sure you’re following wedding etiquette to the letter, and sending your invitations out into the world in the best way possible to help avoid any wedding disasters, hurt feelings, and the extra expense of sending invitations a second time. Read more…

Ways to Make Cutting Your Wedding Cake a Special Moment

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Cutting the Cake, Wedding Cakes, wedding ideas | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   

Ways to Make Cutting Your Wedding Cake a Special Moment(1)It’s the big moment at a wedding – the cutting of the cake.

With weddings being so personalized now, and so many top wedding traditions given modern spins, it’s only natural that the cake-cutting ritual also gets a personalized and modern spin. This is a moment, after all, when every guest in your wedding ballroom is looking at the two of you, ready to cut your beautiful wedding cake and feed the first bites to one another Read more…

Specialty Cocktails to go with your Wedding Theme

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, Wedding Cocktail Party, wedding receptions | author: By Chef Robert Albers, Executive Chef, Pleasantdale Chateau   

SpecialtyCocktailToGoWithYourWeddingThemeYou’ve planned your wedding theme to reflect your favorite style or season, and in addition to planning themed wedding décor throughout your wedding venue, it’s now a big trend to reflect your theme in your signature wedding cocktails. Read more…

Top Wedding Rental Trends

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding planning | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

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…

New Trends in Wedding Invitations

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Wedding etiquette, Wedding Invitations | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

NewTrendsInWeddingInvitations(1)The arrival of your wedding invitation shares much more than just the date, time and location of your wedding. When guests see the lovely rustic elegant design of your invitation, or the Old Hollywood flair of your chosen design, they get even more excited about attending your wedding and sharing in your big day. The design of your wedding invitation, from the colors to the shine to textural elements like lace, makes the first big impression of your wedding, and today’s top wedding invitation designers have established fabulous new wedding invitation trends for 2014-2016: Read more…

Tips and Ideas for your Wedding Placecard Table

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Style Alert, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   

Your wedding guests enjoy being handed a cocktail or champagne flute when they first enter your wedding venue, but one thing they’re looking for is their placecard telling them which table they’ve been assigned to.

In the past, guest placecards were quite basic, names written on tented papers, set up on one big table. That often caused a logjam of guests looking for their names, turning this early moment of your wedding into a bit of a stressful experience, and not much of an impressive one. But now, wedding designersTips and Ideas for your Wedding Placecard Table have turned the guest placecard arrangement into an art form, creating a stunning display as well as making the process easier for guests.
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Top Trends in Personalized Groom’s Cakes

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 | Filed under: Wedding Cakes, Wedding Dinner | author: By Chef Robert Albers, Executive Chef, Pleasantdale Chateau   

Top Trends in Personalized Grooms CakesIn addition to designing your beautiful, custom wedding cake, you may also choose to design a second, special cake. The groom’s cake tradition has been around for years, and today’s wedding couples have kept it as a top wedding idea, since it is a fun and delicious way to further personalize their wedding day.
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Ways to Make Your ‘First Looks’ More Special

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Wedding Fashions, Wedding Shoes | author: By Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor   

Ways to Make Your First Looks More SpecialA top wedding trend is for the bride and groom to forget about that old wedding superstition that it’s bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony. Now more couples love the idea of setting up a ‘First Looks’ moment in which the bride and groom appear before one another in a private meeting that is captured by the wedding photographer, and also the wedding videographer. You’ll get that amazing first look at each other, in a spectacular wedding setting, and capture the expressions on your faces when you see each other in your wedding attire for the very first time.
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How to Organize your Wedding Guest Seating Arrangements

Friday, September 12th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

How to Organize your Wedding Guest Seating ArrangementsCreating a wedding seating chart causes many couples a great deal of wedding stress. You’ll want your guests to have a great time at their tables and enjoy the company of the people they’re sitting with, you’ll Want your guests to be comfortable and have easy access to the buffet, bar, and dance floor, and – this is where wedding stress often arises – you may have to tackle some tricky family dynamics such as seating divorced parents and keeping feuding relatives apart.
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The Most Popular Flowers for Wedding Décor in 2014-2015

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Green weddings, Wedding Décor, wedding flowers | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

The Most Popular Flowers for Wedding DécorThe top wedding venues in New Jersey are often brought to even greater beauty when wedding couples draw from the top wedding flower trends and then give those trends their own personalized twists. So not only are wedding flowers breathtakingly beautiful, they also hold great significance to the wedding couple and to their families. For instance, a bride might choose to incorporate into her wedding day flower choices the same types of flowers that her mother, grandmother and perhaps even great-grandmother used in their own wedding décor details, and of course floral inspiration can be taken from the groom’s parents’ and grandparents’ weddings as well.
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