wedding ideas

Planning a Harry Potter Themed Wedding

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Filed under: Themed Wedding, wedding ideas, wedding themes | author: By Keith Sly,    

Harry Potter WeddingMemorable and heartfelt weddings tend to lean towards a theme, something both members of the couple are highly invested in. Wedding themes are nothing new, couples commonly revolve their weddings around a time period like the eighties, or a location like the beach or a city, but more and more people are having wedding themes based off of something else, something out-of-the –box: franchises. Now, adorkable couples are using a particular book or movie series, like Harry Potter, as their theme. People are waving their wands during ceremonies, dancing like it’s the Yule Ball, and downing potion-inspired cocktails at the open bar. By incorporating these aspects of the Wizarding World into your big day, you can take a beloved franchise and turn it into something more while creating memories that will last a lifetime. If you want Potter wedding, the wedding planners at The Manor are here to integrate your ideas and make them a reality.
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Including Tweens In Your Wedding Party

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 | Filed under: Bridesmaids, wedding ideas, wedding party, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

Tweens In Your Wedding Having young teenagers (or tweens) in your wedding is very exciting for the junior members, but can become challenging for brides and grooms alike. It can be particularly difficult to exclude eleven through sixteen-year-old if they are close family members or the child of an important friend. Certain couples may feel tweens may lack the maturity necessary to fulfill the role of the bridal party, but that children are too old to be a traditional ring bearer or flower girl.

Wedding planners at The Manor can include youngsters into your wedding to make for the most memorable, enthusiastic and energized attendees. By entrusting preteens with unique roles, couples give them a chance to help you shine in the center spotlight.
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What to Do with your 2nd-Choice Wedding Planning Ideas

Friday, February 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Morning After Breakfast, Party Planning, Wedding Breakfast, Wedding checklist, wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

What to Do with your 2nd-Choice Wedding Planning IdeasWhen you first start planning your wedding, browsing Pinterest wedding pins, top wedding blogs, and wedding magazine websites for inspiration, you’ll undoubtedly collect far more wedding ideas than you can possibly use at your wedding ceremony and reception. Your excellent wedding idea searches and your own personalized wedding ideas become a treasure trove of details that can soon lead to wedding stress. Too many wedding ideas can lead to overwhelm, as many couples report in wedding surveys.

We’re happy to tell you that you can use all of your wedding ideas! Any wedding trends and wedding inspirations you gathered can be included in your wedding season, from engagement parties all the way through to parties you’ll host long after you’re married! While you may not have been able to use your formal wedding, informal wedding, DIY wedding details, menu wishes, signature drinks, cakes and desserts, and even your wardrobe wishes on the one day of your wedding, each event in your lineup of pre-wedding parties and post-wedding celebrations can have its own theme, its own formality, its own look and feel. Which means all of these wedding ideas you’re collecting turn into many fabulous events!

Here are the wedding season events where you can use your ‘2nd-choice’ wedding inspirations and party ideas: Read more…

10 Questions to Ask at your Wedding Menu Tasting

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Venues | author: By Keith Sly,    

10 Questions to Ask at your Wedding Menu TastingWhen you meet with your wedding venue’s chef to create your sumptuous wedding menu, you get the advantage of the chef’s many years of culinary expertise, plus your wedding chef’s best advice on how to please all of your wedding guests with a cocktail party menu and reception dinner menu featuring the best foods of the season, and the top trends in wedding catering. Read more…

Wedding Entertainment Trends for 2016

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: First Dance Song, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding Entertainment
From live musicians performing at the wedding ceremony, setting a tone of formality and celebrating the heart of the wedding day itself, to a spectacular-talented live band or deejay filling the dance floor at the reception, your wedding entertainment is an essential part of your wedding planning, so we’ve collected some of the top trends in wedding entertainment for 2016: Read more…

What are the Top Fall Wedding Ideas for 2016?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Fall weddings, Outdoor Wedding, wedding ideas, Wedding Trends | author: By Keith Sly,    

Fall Wedding Ideas for 2016
Fall weddings have grown in popularity for NJ wedding couples, since the weather is so comfortable in our region, the fall foliage so beautiful (especially at outdoor wedding venues and on the grounds of scenic wedding venues,) and fall wedding trends including gorgeous décor and food inspirations.

According to the wedding industry survey site The Wedding Report, the most popular months for weddings in New Jersey include September at 14.0%, October at 13% and November at 8%. If that doesn’t sound overly impressive, keep in mind that April weddings in New Jersey are at 7%, May weddings are at 12% and June weddings are at 13% — which makes October weddings equal in popularity to June weddings, and September beats them all as the top month for weddings in New Jersey.

To help inspire your fall wedding plans, here are some of the top new trends for fall weddings in 2016: Read more…

Wedding Photography Trends for 2016

Monday, September 7th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding photography
Your wedding photos are of so much importance. It’s important to hire one of the best wedding photographers in NJ, one whose work delights you and whose eye for detail and ability to be everywhere on your wedding day captures so many of the special moments you may miss during your reception. Top wedding photographers’ work will create masterpiece memory captures of your day that you’ll surely frame, and that will take you back to your wedding all the days in your future. And the best wedding photographers’ images go a long way to getting your wedding published in bridal magazines, if you wish to see your wedding in print or on bridal websites.

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

Wedding Invitation Trends for 2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding invitationsWedding invitations have never been more gorgeous, as top wedding invitation designers are offering lovely, detailed designs on luxury papers, turning each invitation into a work of art. (In fact, many of our NJ wedding couples have their wedding invitations professionally-framed to display in their homes! So they truly are designing invitations with Forever appeal in mind.)

To help inspire your wedding invitation design, we’ve collected the top wedding invitation trends for 2016: Read more…

Wedding Transportation Trends for 2016

Monday, August 17th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Day Transportation, wedding ideas, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding TransportationWhile the classic limousine arrival and departure is part of most NJ wedding couple’s dream transportation, and continues to be a top 2016 wedding trend with the choice of a regular or stretch limousine and white or black cars completing the wedding vision, a variety of transportation options have emerged as choice picks for VIP-style grand entrances and exits. We’ve collected some of the top trends in wedding transportation: Read more…

Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Gowns

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

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…

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