wedding ceremony

Tips For Having A Flower Girl and Ring Bearer In Your Wedding

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 | Filed under: wedding ceremony, Wedding Trends | author: By Keith Sly,    


One of the most adorable parts of any wedding is the charming duo of a flower girl and ring bearer. Typically the age range most appropriate for a ring bearer or flower girl falls between ages 4 to 10 years old. However, weddings today showcase toddlers and even infants in these distinguished roles.

Having a flower girl and a ring bearer in your wedding includes planning, specifically deciding what outfits the little ones will wear, what they will carry, and any accompaniment to ensure children successfully make the trip down the aisle. The Manor has sound advice for how to make the walk down the aisle be a highlight of your wedding. Here are some tips and trends to best prepare the flower girl and ring bearer at your wedding for any given age.
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Weddings Around the World

Friday, February 17th, 2017 | Filed under: wedding ceremony, Wedding Cultures, Wedding Day, Weddings Around the World | author: By Keith Sly,    

Weddings around the WorldIn a world full of culture, no two weddings are alike and there is no better way to show homage to one’s heritage than by incorporating old world traditions in your wedding. The Manor has already united Polish, Greek, Chinese, Jewish and Indian wedding traditions, but there is a whole world to still explore. So grab your plane ticket as The Manor presents to you wedding rituals and traditions from Germany, Spain, Turkey, Russia and the Philippines.
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Best of Wedding Seating

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Filed under: Bridal party, wedding ceremony, Wedding Seating Chart | author: By Christopher Gellings,    

Best of Wedding Seating
If there is one daunting task every couple must take on, it’s probably deciding the seating arrangement for their wedding. Fear not, we can help to ensure your seating chart will look less like a rubix cube and fit together more easily like a kids’ puzzle. From the types of elegant seating for your ceremony, to determining where or where not to seat guests at your reception, Manor blog readers, our Best of- Wedding Seating, you’ll want to read comfortably sitting down, with your feet up.
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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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How to Plan Your Wedding Day Transportation on a Budget

Monday, May 11th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Budget, wedding ceremony, Wedding Day Transportation | author: By BLG,    

How to Plan Your Wedding Day Transportation on a BudgetGliding up to your wedding venue in a spectacular stretch limousine, and getting those Just Married kiss shots in the back of a Rolls Royce can be part of your wedding dream, and you can arrange wedding day transportation on a budget to make that dream come true:

  • If you’ll have your wedding ceremony and wedding reception take place at the same wedding venue, a top wedding site in NJ that offers both beautiful wedding gardens and an elegant wedding ballroom, you won’t need to hire a limo or classic car to transport you between two locations on your wedding day. You might, then, just hire a car to whisk you both away from your reception at the end of the night, cutting your wedding transportation costs lower. Read more…

Top Wedding Rental Trends

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    

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…

When to Cut the Wedding Cake During Your Reception

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

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…

Most Popular Wedding Songs for The Father-Daughter Dance

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 | Filed under: Father/Daughter Dance, wedding ceremony, wedding songs | author: By BLG,    

The father-daughter dance at a wedding is one of the most sentimental moments of the event, filling the best wedding venues with emotion and smiles (and perhaps some tears) when this spotlight dance pays tribute to the lifetime of love between the bride and her father or stepfather. Their wonderful relationship is honored with a few turns on the dance floor and the spotlight on them, as they dance to the perfect song.

Here are some of the songs that appear on many ‘best songs for the Father Daughter Dance’ lists:

  • “The Way You Look Tonight,” by Frank Sinatra (A version of this song was playing in the Steve Martin remake of ‘Father of the Bride’ as he gazed across the tent as his daughter, new bride Annie. Brides fell in love with that wedding music moment.)

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Dealing with Bad Weather

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Party Planning, reception planning, wedding ceremony | author: By BLG,    

We’ve had our share of dramatic storms here in New Jersey, and especially when those storms create travel havoc and power outages, brides and grooms can go into a panic about their wedding day. So the best way to help keep Mother Nature from ruining your wedding is to choose a wedding venue that offers both outdoor gardens and celebration spaces and indoor reception ballrooms that can allow your experienced venue staff to move your outdoor ceremony into a gorgeous indoor space, and also provide you with a sensational cocktail party room to precede your reception. So no matter what the weather does on your wedding day, you know that all of your wedding settings will be stunning and perfectly arranged and decorated without your guests ever knowing there was a different Plan A before your wedding Plan B. Read more…

Picking the Right Jewelry for Your Wedding Day

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: For the Bride, Style Alert, wedding ceremony | author: By BLG,    
Picking the Right Jewelry for Your Wedding Day

Picking the Right Jewelry for Your Wedding Day

Enhancing the beauty of your wedding gown with the ideal accessories

As a popular New Jersey wedding venue, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting countless brides, each with their own unique style, which has extended to the choice of jewelry they wore on their wedding day as well.  Some have been extravagantly embellished; others have taken a completely natural approach and worn no jewelry at all.

At the end of the day, your personal style will ultimately be the best guide for selecting what jewelry feels right for you; after all, it’s your big day, so why not celebrate who you are?  That said, as the center of attention you’ll still want to make the best choices within your general aesthetic to make sure your beauty can shine through and is not upstaged by your ornamentation. Read more…

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