Social Media Etiquette on Your Big Day

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 | Filed under: Guest Books, Party Planning, Wedding etiquette | author: By Keith Sly,    


Sharing Wedding Photos and practical tips

Wedding Photos

With so many of your guests used to posting every beautiful thing they see on their social media pages, you can expect that most of your friends and family members will be sharing images of your gorgeous wedding dress, wedding cake, wedding venue, even your wedding menu items to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms. Even wedding coordinators are posting images of your wedding venue decorated in its full glory onto their social media pages, and sharing the most spectacular details of their brides’ and grooms’ wedding décor online.

Recently, though, social media etiquette for weddings has become a hot topic, since wedding photographers might miss that first kiss shot when an overzealous wedding guests jumps out into the aisle to capture the moment via an iPad. And the numbers of those aisle-crowding guests started to grow, with guests noisily moving up toward the bride and groom as the wedding ceremony was occurring. 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 Keith Sly,    
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…

Planning a Honeymoon

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 | Filed under: gifts, Honeymoon gifts, Honeymoon ideas | author: By Keith Sly,    
Honeymoon gifts

Honeymoon gifts

The hard work of preparing to relax and enjoy your post-nuptial bliss

As much as we love our brides and grooms and as much as they seem to feel the same for us after their special day at our NJ wedding venue, we still somehow never seem to get invited on their honeymoons.

Not that we mind–we love planning great weddings–that’s what we do. But we also know that after all the work and stress leading up to one’s special day, each couple deserves the chance to get away, just the two of them to relax and enjoy the start of their lives as a married couple.  Once the wedding floral arrangements, wedding table settings, wedding invitations, wedding gowns, wedding favors, and the endless list of other details are settled and the knot has been tied, it’s your time to finally take a breath and savor your hard-earned reward. Read more…

How to Make Your Wedding Guest List

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

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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