Best of Wedding Music

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: reception planning, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, Wedding Trends | author: By James Levinsky,    

Best of Wedding MusicAfter you make your commitment to that special someone, planning a wedding is the next string of decisions you will make together as a couple. Picking the right music to set the right tone for your wedding is important. From your walk down the aisle, dinner hour music, song dedications, to revving up the dance floor, we’ve complied our Best of Wedding Music blog from our most popular blogs to date, to make sure that years from now, talk of your wedding day will be sweet music to your ears.
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Best of Wedding Photography

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, wedding photo booth, wedding photography | author: By Rolf Shick,    

Best of Wedding PhotographyA picture is worth a thousand words, especially your wedding day photos. When it comes to your big day, these precious moments need to be captured, so they can be treasured with family and friends for years to come. We’ve created a list highlighting our most popular photography blogs, including just some of the best ideas and trends for your wedding photography. From getting both bridal parties ready to the ceremony to the reception, our Best of Wedding Photography blog will make planning your blissful day a day to look back at and smile. Read more…

Best-Of Wedding Cocktail Party Tips

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Drinks, wedding menu | author: By Iwan Stoev,    

Best-Of Wedding Cocktail Party TipsMany wedding guests look forward to the wedding cocktail party most, given the wide range of fabulous catering options in those spectacular stations and buffet dishes, as well as the many passed hors d’oeuvres that circulate around the party space, thrilling guests with the delectable menu options and gorgeous food presentation. Add in signature drinks and top-shelf drink at the bar, and guests are ready for enjoying and mingling in this relaxed pre-reception portion of your wedding celebration. At our weddings, we take great pleasure in helping our NJ wedding couples select each option of their cocktail party menus, and pairing many dishes with the perfect drink options. There has been a return to indulging wedding guests, giving them a great variety of menu choices so that everyone in attendance can enjoy the entirety of the cuisine offerings. We know that wedding guests often have special dietary restrictions and preferences, so our chefs work endlessly to develop menu options to suit all dietary needs.

To help you plan your standout cocktail party, we offer some of our top-viewed, Best-Of blog posts all about the cocktail party details:
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Best-Of Our Wedding Rehearsal Tips

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, wedding planning, Wedding Rehearsal, Wedding Rehearsals | author: By Paul Keenan,    

Best-Of Our Wedding Rehearsal TipsYou’ll gather your bridal party members, officiant, and other important participants in your wedding ceremony for your rehearsal, which is usually held the day or night before the wedding, giving everyone the chance to walk through all of the steps of the ceremony so that everyone is familiar and comfortable with the proceedings during the actual ceremony. Your wedding coordinator may lead the lessons, or you may ask a trusted friend or relative to assist, for a few run-throughs. If you have any questions about who should attend the rehearsal, and especially how to help child bridal party members learn their roles, we’ve collected some of our Best-Of blog posts about what goes on at the rehearsal and how to manage yours the best ways possible:

Wedding Rehearsal

Wedding Rehearsal Planning provides start-to-finish guidance on planning your wedding rehearsal, including who gets invited to the rehearsal, who runs the wedding rehearsal, and how a rehearsal is organized so that you and everyone in your wedding party is comfortable with each step of your ceremony.

Who Attends the Wedding Rehearsal? We help answer this important question with guidelines on who to invite to your rehearsal, from bridal party members to the people who will do readings during your ceremony, and especially child bridal party members and their parents, who can help motivate the little ones to listen and practice their steps and the tossing of flower petals.

Kids at the Wedding Rehearsal helps you guide the littlest members of your bridal party with their roles, and we also provide some smart tips to help prevent tantrums (note: make sure their outfits and hair décor are comfy!) We help the smallest stars of your bridal party shine on the big day.

Requesting Changes at the Wedding Rehearsal The practice run-though of your wedding ceremony is important also to bring to your attention any detail that needs changing, such as how to pair up your bridal party members, how to group odd numbers of bridal party members, timing the ceremony steps, and positioning where people will stand. You may think you know exactly how your ceremony will go, but in this rehearsal, you and your wedding planner or wedding venue site manager can spot essential changes to be made for the betterment of your perfect wedding ceremony.

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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Best-Of Our Wedding Budget Tips

Monday, July 11th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, Wedding Budget, Wedding Budget Mistakes, Wedding Décor, wedding flowers, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning | author: By Rolf Shick,    

Best-Of Our Wedding Budget TipsNo matter what your wedding budget, you’re likely interested in getting the most wedding from your money, using your wedding funds wisely to bring each of your wedding wishes to life for your ultimate dream wedding impressions and experience. We’ve worked with NJ wedding couples on every type of budget you can imagine, and we’re always impressed when our couples and their NJ wedding coordinators make magic from the wedding budget in so many areas of the plans. The best wedding budget-saving tips help you create the details you’ve always wished for, without any savings showing. Your guests will never be able to tell that a particular wedding menu decision, or wedding décor choice, was made with savings in mind. The grand effect of your big day is one of opulence and the best wedding catering in NJ, a fine dining experience for all of your guests in a beautifully-designed ballroom or wedding gardens, with the best champagne flowing, and elegance in every detail.

We invite you to check out our top-viewed, Best-Of wedding blog posts on the following wedding budget topics:
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Best-Of Our Green Wedding Trends

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, Eco weddings, Going Green, Green weddings | author: By James Levinsky,    

Best-Of Our Green Wedding Trends
We’re so pleased to bring you our Best-Of green wedding trends, specially-selected from our blog archives to help you plan your NJ wedding with eco-friendly choices and sources for your dream wedding that fits with your sustainability values. A great many of our NJ wedding couples come to us with their eco-friendly wedding plans in décor, menu, invitation and other wedding planning categories, and top NJ wedding planners also help bring green wedding wishes to life in fabulous ways.

We’ve long been co-creators of beautiful green weddings at our NJ wedding venues, so we’re right there with you in your wishes to have your big day fulfill your green wedding goals.

We invite you to check out our top-viewed wedding blog posts on the following eco-friendly wedding topics:

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Corporate Dinner Etiquette

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: Corporate Events, Party Planning, Seating Arrangements | author: By Iwan Stoev,    

Corporate Dinner EtiquetteNorthern New Jersey is home to many Fortune 500 companies, as well as large and small businesses alike, and our top event venues have been home to many of their corporate dinners. In the world of corporate dinner planning, there is as much focus on proper corporate dinner etiquette as there is on event design and menus. A properly-planned event impresses employees, their families and clients, which is why it’s important to keep good corporate event etiquette in mind.

Here are some of the top corporate dinner etiquette rules, for planners and well as for guests.
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Holiday Weekend Wedding Tips

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | Filed under: Holiday Weekend Wedding, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Entertainment, wedding planning, Wedding Venues | author: By Paul Keenan,    

Holiday Weekend Wedding TipsIf you plan your wedding to take place during a holiday weekend, you’ll need to incorporate some smart wedding planning tips into your preparations. The top NJ wedding planners are well-skilled at preparing couples for a holiday weekend wedding, foreseeing the greatest challenges and making the most of your wedding weekend plans.

If you haven’t yet booked your wedding venue, nor your wedding vendors, be aware that holiday weekend wedding dates are in-demand, so availability may be scarce in the short-term. Always prepare and book well ahead of a holiday weekend wedding, to give yourselves the chance to get your dream wedding venue and the best NJ wedding experts.
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Social Media Sharing Rules for Weddings and Parties

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 | Filed under: Party Planning, Social Media, Wedding etiquette, Wedding guests, wedding photography | author: By Roman Bienkiewicz,    

Social Media Sharing Rules for Weddings and Parties
Wedding and party etiquette has changed a bit in recent years, with some age-old etiquette rules bending to adjust to modern methods, and there is a new hot topic in etiquette with regard to weddings and parties: social media sharing etiquette.
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