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How to Plan a Destination Wedding

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 | Filed under: Destination Wedding, dream wedding, Honeymoon ideas, wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

Destination WeddingToday couples have more wedding venue and ceremony options outside the traditional chapel. Destination weddings allow couples to pack their bags, and get married in a dream location.  From tying the knot in the warm sand, whisked away in the mountains, historical landmark, or in the heart of a big city, a destination wedding can feel like the ultimate bliss as well as a honeymoon in one. With the many exotic options to choose from, every couple will find a destination that best suits their taste. To plan a dream wedding in a getaway location, couples should consider important logistics to ensure your big day will be everything you hoped for. Sit back and grab your plane ticket, the Manor has gathered advice from far and wide to advise you how to plan a destination wedding. Read more…

Wedding Budget Tips: Wedding Photography

Monday, April 27th, 2015 | Filed under: dream wedding, Wedding Budget, wedding photography | author: By BLG,    

Wedding Budget Tips Wedding PhotographyWedding photography is one of the most important aspects of your wedding plans, since you’ll want top-notch photos from your wedding day. This is not an area to skimp on, so hiring the cheapest wedding photographer in NJ is not in your best interest. Yes, quality wedding photography is expensive, but it’s well worth the investment to have a skilled and experienced wedding photographer capturing those golden moments of your big day in perfect lighting, and delivering expertly-edited wedding photos to you in a timely manner.watch movie T2 Trainspotting now

That said, there are ways to get wedding discounts on your photography, even from those top-tier wedding photographers in New Jersey: 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 BLG,    

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…

New Jersey Wedding Venue Trends: Amazing Architecture

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, Wedding Venues | author: By BLG,    

Amazing ArchitectureWhen searching for your perfect wedding venue from among the top wedding venues in New Jersey, you likely have a wishlist of the features that your wedding location will offer, perhaps a wedding garden, a pond, fountains, only hosting one wedding at a time. But there is another category that’s become a big trend among New Jersey wedding couples: architecture.

Having seen breathtaking wedding photos on Pinterest and on the top wedding blogs, wedding couples want to have those same images of themselves standing in front of a dramatic floor-to-ceiling window, and they want the same manor or castle feel on their wedding day. So they’re looking at wedding venues that are sights to behold, with architectural details that resemble a royal wedding setting. Read more…

Top New Wedding Trends 2014: Wedding Menus

Friday, June 27th, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding dinner party, wedding menu | author: By BLG,    

weddingmenusBrides and grooms put a very high priority on their wedding menus, wanting their guests to enjoy delicious foods in a great variety, but they also want their wedding menus to be personalized, themed, and, especially, fun.

The top trends in wedding menus at the top wedding venues in New Jersey include:

  • Interactive stations. Delectable gourmet foods become even more exciting to wedding guests when a chef or server stands behind the station, preparing foods to order or serving guests’ choices of plated hot or cold hors d’oeuvres. Guests who consider themselves to be foodies, or who are fans of shows like Top Chef, find it very enticing to watch the chef in action, putting on a show, and making their food choices an experience.

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A Groom’s Guide: Quick Tips for The Man’s Role in Wedding Planning

Friday, May 16th, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding planning, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

groomsguideIn helping our couples plan their weddings and receptions at our New Jersey wedding venue, we’ve noticed that the grooms have started taking an increased interest, if not an increased role, in the details of planning their weddings. This for us has been a good sign. Taking an active part in the preparations for your special day with your significant other shows the importance you place on your wedding and also improves communication, lightens the workload for the other partner, and makes for a celebration that both the bride and groom will enjoy

While it may be easy for the groom to simply say “I want her to get whatever she wants” and take a hands-off approach by thinking he just doesn’t know or care about wedding details, and he won’t want to get in the way, the truth is that once a groom does participate, he often finds at least a few things that are of interest to him and on which he can actually offer some valuable input. And even if not, it’s always a positive to at least make the effort rather than to make the excuse. Read more…

Advantages of Evening Weddings

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, reception planning, Wedding Dinner, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    

When you first start looking for the best wedding venue in NJ, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is: ‘will you have a daytime or evening wedding?’ In addition to availabilities and price, there are important factors regarding the look and feel of your wedding to consider:

To help you make your decision, we share some of the top advantages of evening weddings: Read more…

Special Wedding Décor Trends 2014

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, Green weddings, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

Each wedding season, the bridal industry shows off the newest trends in wedding décor, and at our top wedding venues in New Jersey, we see them all shown off in splendor. Brides look to celebrity weddings, the top bridal magazines, wedding blogs and top wedding pins on Pinterest for inspiration, and the best wedding designers in NJ bring the latest décor trends to life. Read more…

Signature Stations: Personalizing Your Cocktail Party Stations

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, Party Planning, reception planning, Wedding Cocktail Party | author: By BLG,    

 

Carving Station Trends

Carving Station

Without question, the food at a wedding is a highlight of the celebration, and a tasty collection of diverse food stations lets guests enjoy the celebration more when they have so many different menu options to choose from, according to their dietary programs such as vegan, gluten-free, no dairy, kosher, etc. Guests with allergies, which is becoming more common now, also like having a wide range of foods that they can eat, since they know from the food ID cards at each station what’s in each dish. Many brides and grooms are adding to their station signs allergy-thoughtful notes such as ‘may include nuts,’ or ‘gluten-free.’ Read more…

How to Make Your Wedding Guest List

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, Party Planning, Wedding etiquette | author: By BLG,    

Simple ideas for deciding who to invite to your wedding

Guest List. These can be two of the most dreaded words in the wedding planning process.  When you start to seriously consider all the variables and people (along with their feelings and personalities) that creating a wedding guest list will involve, the entire exercise can be daunting.  There is no way to avoid the hard decisions you may have to make, but if you approach the process with a plan in mind, then you’ll have a better chance of simplifying the process and avoiding any hurt feelings along the way.

At our New Jersey wedding venue, we can help you make the most of your wedding budget and of the reception space you’ve chosen, but the hard work of putting names to the seats available will come down to careful planning. 

It may not be the first thing on your mind after getting engaged, but preparing for a less stressful guest list begins right then.  You likely won’t have a true idea of how many people you’ll need to–or be able to–invite to your wedding at that point, but keep in mind that managing expectations is crucial for avoiding complications.  Read more…

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