reception planning

Creating a Flawless Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Seating Chart | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding Reception SeatingMany wedding surveys report that seating chart creation ranks among the most stressful wedding planning task. It can be daunting for newly engaged couples to choose where their guests will sit and whom they will sit with, especially for those with large complicated families. The happy couple considers many people’s feelings and requests, and other people’s relationships play a factor (such as seating ex’s far apart) and making sure that divorced parents sit comfortably if one or both take a date to the wedding. The ‘family issues’ and diplomacy angle of creating a seating chart also joins up with the desire to make sure that groups of friends and family members can sit together and enjoy themselves more. But this ever-so-stressful task can be simpler with a few tricks from the wedding experts at The Manor.
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Guide to Wedding Menus

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding menu | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding MenuWith so many options, deciding on a wedding menu can be extremely stressful, but it is also something that many couples look forward to when planning their big day. From cocktail hors-d’oeuvres to delectable desserts, planning a standout menu takes effort. Luckily, the wedding planners at The Manor are ready to help create menus to satisfy every couple’s appetite.
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Best of Wedding Music

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 | 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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15 Essential Signs to Have at your Wedding

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Signs | author: By Keith Sly,    

15 Essential Signs to Have at your WeddingWedding signs add a personal touch to your NJ wedding, welcoming your guests to your big day, directing them to the events of your ceremony and reception, sharing your wedding menu and drink offerings, and – most importantly – adding your voice and your personalities to the day. Wedding signs have become a top wedding trend for 2016, and many couples design their wedding signs so that they can take them home from their wedding venue after the celebration to display them in their homes.

You’ve likely seen plenty of wedding signs on Pinterest, Instagram and on top wedding blogs, so you’re already inspired by some of the most cleverly-worded wedding signs, romantic wedding signs, and enticing signature drink signs. You can make these as wedding DIY projects, order them from talented Etsy wedding artists, or even borrow signs from your recently married friends as valuable wedding freebies. However you plan to acquire and display your wedding signs, we have some ideas on where and how to display them at your wedding:
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Wedding Reception Décor: How to Pick Pictures for your Family Photo Table

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding photography | author: By Keith Sly,    

How to Pick Pictures for your Family Photo TableOne area where wedding décor has evolved into an even more personalized and creative feature is the table of family photos. In years past, wedding couples set framed photos from their parents, grandparents’ and siblings’ weddings, as a tribute to the inspiring married couples in their lives, perhaps a tradition of long-lasting unions that warms the heart of all wedding guests and means so much to the family members shown in the photos.

Now, the family photos table might not have wedding photos at all. The couple may decide to skip those wedding portraits, especially if one or both sets of parents, or several siblings, are divorced or widowed. If it hasn’t been too long since your parents’ divorce, for instance, your mother might be saddened to see every other relative’s wedding day portraits and she doesn’t have a presence on the photo table at all. Read more…

Culinary Trends for Wedding Desserts in 2014 and 2015

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Filed under: reception planning, Wedding Dinner | author: By Keith Sly,    

Culinary Trends for Wedding Desserts in 2014 and 2015The best New Jersey weddings end with spectacular desserts. Guests have feasted on your sumptuous wedding menu throughout the event, but they always make room for desserts, especially with the new top trends in wedding cuisine offering so many tasty options. In fact, some couples love the idea of dessert variety so much that they may skip the grand wedding cake and just offer a dessert buffet or Viennese table covered with sweet indulges that make their wedding unforgettable. Read more…

Advantages of Evening Weddings

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

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…

When to Cut the Wedding Cake During Your Reception

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Cutting the Cake, reception planning, wedding ceremony | author: By Keith Sly,    

For many years, weddings held in the top event venues stuck to a well-worn timeline, including the plan to stop the dancing music abruptly when it was time to wheel out the wedding cake. Guests cleared the dance floor and encircled the bride and groom for the cake-cutting ritual, and after the wedding couple exchanged bites of cake – or smashed cake in each other’s faces – the deejay or wedding band began the music again, hoping to regain and surpass the Fun Factor momentum he or she had built at the reception. The interruption in the dancing hours of the night very often brought the celebration to a screeching halt, the energy level plummeted, the dance floor never filled back up again, and guests began departing early…thinking that cutting the cake was a signal saying ‘this party is over.’ 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 Keith Sly,    

 

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…

Top Trends in Quinceneras

Monday, November 18th, 2013 | Filed under: gifts, Party Planning, reception planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

A quincenera is the biggest bash in a young girl’s life and a rite of passage that calls for a spectacular celebration, often with hundreds of family and friends invited to share in the festivities, from the quincenera ceremony to the changing of shoes before the first dance. At the top banquet halls in New Jersey, quincenera celebrations are growing more elaborate, more stylish, and trendier as girls and their families key into the top quincenera trends for an unforgettable party. Here are the top ‘quince’ trends to consider for your upcoming celebration: Read more…

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