wedding receptions

To Have an Open Bar or Cash Bar For Your Wedding

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 | Filed under: Wedding Drinks, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By Keith Sly,    

Open vs Cash BarIts time to raise a glass to bride and groom’s happiness! But wait, how are the guests going to end up with that drink? This is one of the many questions that lead to the inevitable discussion between you and your betrothed: open bar or cash bar? While your guests will love the open bar, you will likely be looking for a place to make budget cuts, and that’s where the cash bar comes in. Read on further for the merits of both a cash bar and an open bar, so you can decide which is right for your wedding.
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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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How To Select Your Wedding Floral Centerpieces

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Filed under: wedding floral designers, wedding flowers, wedding receptions | author: By Keith Sly,    


From upscale lavish rose arrangements in gold painted vases to a simple cloud of baby’s breath nestled in a clear cylinder on tables, wedding the floral centerpieces set the tone for your wedding reception décor. There is a fine line between being a nuance and obstructing the view during a toast to being too mediocre. Floral centerpieces catch the guests’ attention and unite all flower arrangements no matter the style or placement. Gorgeous floral centerpieces sitting on top each table are an important design element and wedding planners at The Manor’s can help inspire you to have an unbelievable and visually appealing wedding day. Read more…

How To Spot A Wedding Crasher

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | Filed under: wedding crashers, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By Keith Sly,    

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get dressed up and spend the night dancing eating and drinking with complete strangers-posing as just another wedding guest? The idea of showing up to a wedding uninvited became popular after the movie “Wedding Crashers”. Wedding crashing is the act of attending a wedding celebration without an invitation.

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Photo Booth Trends and Tips for Weddings and Parties

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 | Filed under: Party Planning, Wedding Fun, wedding photo booth, wedding photography, wedding receptions | author: By Keith Sly,    

Photo Booth Trends
Wedding and party guests love discovering a photo booth at a celebration, since this creates such wonderful opportunities for fun and guest interaction, plus fabulous photos from your event. Photo booths themselves have been around for a long time, but as with most things in the entertaining sphere, they have evolved into far more festive appearances, and innovations in technology have also given them new life.

Here are the top new trends in photo booths for weddings and parties:
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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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Is the Wedding Receiving Line Making a Comeback?

Monday, January 25th, 2016 | Filed under: Wedding guests, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Is the Wedding Receiving Line Making a ComebackIn the world of wedding traditions, some old-school rituals are making a comeback, with the receiving line being among them. In decades past, the wedding couple would stand at the exit of their ceremony just moments after saying ‘I Do,’ to greet, hug and handshake all of their guests. It was a chance to welcome those congratulations and spend a moment with each loved one before heading out to take their post-ceremony photos.

Soon, the receiving line tradition faded away, with wedding couples opting to just sprint to their awaiting car and head right to their reception venue. At their reception, they would make it a point to visit each guest table for those personal greetings.

While visiting each guest table during the reception is still very much a Must, with or without a receiving line, more couples welcome the chance to usher in a bit of old-world wedding traditions [call it an ‘heirloom wedding choice’ if you will] by remaining at their ceremony exit for well-wishes as their guests exit.
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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 Seating Chart Trends

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding guests, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Seating Chart | author: By Keith Sly,    

Trends for your Wedding Seating Chart
Wedding couples often struggle to create their reception seating chart. Many wedding surveys report that this is one of the most stressful wedding planning tasks, since so many people’s feelings and requests have to be taken into account, other people’s relationships factor into your big day (such as seating exes far apart,) and making sure that divorced parents are seated comfortably if one or both take a date to your 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.

The question of ‘how do I make a wedding seating chart?’ gets solved much more easily due to the trend of planning your ballroom layout with different sizes of tables, such as some 14-seaters and some 8-seaters. There’s no rule saying that all of your guest tables have to be the same size, and in fact, it’s far more on-trend to have different sizes, shapes and even heights of guest tables at a wedding. Read more…

Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Drinks

Monday, July 27th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Drinks, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding DrinksLeave the neon drinks to the bars in Hoboken. A top wedding drink trend for 2016 is naturally-hued drinks like the browns and tans of a fine bourbon or a great microbrew beer, plus neutral-colored cocktails that delight the senses. Wedding signature drinks won’t always be a bright color, although spring and summer wedding drink trends will often feature a vibrantly-hued cocktail in addition to a groom’s bourbon or Scotch bar.

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