What to Include In Your Gift Registry

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Thinking about the gift registry for your wedding can fill you with conflicting feelings of both excitement and dread. On the one hand, after crafting the budget for your wedding there’s not a lot left over for new pots and pans -- hence the registry coming in handy to fill in the gaps in your new household. On the other hand, many couples are wary of coming across as rude by specifying their desire for gifts.Don’t worry -- everyone is expecting you to create a wedding registry. In fact, many gu... read more.

  • July 21, 2016
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Planning Your Wedding Around the Holidays

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

It’s not surprising that many people intentionally plan their weddings around the holidays. Sometimes, it’s a favorite holiday -- but more often, it’s an easy way to assure that many of the people you’d like to have at your wedding are at the same place, at the same time. For couples who may have friends and family located all across the country, this can be especially convenient.Having your wedding around the holidays, though, will take a bit of special consideration and extra plann... read more.

  • July 12, 2016
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Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Wedding

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

Over the past several years, we’ve noticed increased interest in having an outdoor wedding. Not only are more people requesting this, but more people are also interested in splitting things up -- having the wedding outside but the reception inside, or visa versa depending on location. Approximately 35% of weddings now take place outside.Part of the charm of having an outdoor wedding is that it opens up so many new possibilities. What can you do to make sure your outside nuptials are truly one of a kin... read more.

  • June 29, 2016
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How to Know If You Need a Wedding Planner

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Did you know that brides will frequently spend at least 36 days planning out their wedding? There’s a number of reasons you might decide that a wedding planner is a good investment for your wedding. Not everyone ends up needing one, of course. Deciding on this needs to be one of your first planning decisions -- otherwise, you’ll be paying a wedding planner after you’ve already gotten together many of the major details yourself! So -- is one right for you? Here’s some questions y... read more.

  • June 09, 2016
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How to Find the Best NJ Wedding Venue

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Finding a NJ wedding venue that matches your style can be a long process of researching online, reading reviews, and visiting venues. So — here’s some of the main review lists for top wedding venues in NJ, and some of the top choices we’d recommend checking out off each list.Ambient DJWe like this list because it comes from a vendor — someone with the unique experience of having attended dozens, possibly hundreds, of local weddings. They explain the five-point rubric for their l... read more.

  • June 07, 2016
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5 Wedding Reception Ideas You'll Love

By il Tulipano, Posted in New Jersey Weddings

Did you know that Puritans actually banned wedding rings because they thought they were frivolous? Unlike the Puritans, you’re likely looking for ways to bring fun to your wedding -- and that often begins with the reception. While all your friends and family are, of course, gathered to watch you promise your love to each other, what people remember about a wedding best is often the reception -- this is when they get to talk to other guests. as well as you and your fiance. This is when they get to eat,... read more.

  • May 27, 2016
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How To Incorporate Social Media Into Your Special Day

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

You’re getting married -- #Congratulations! As social media has become increasingly integrated in our daily lives, not surprisingly, this has been true of weddings and other important life gatherings as well. So -- what’s the secret to successfully incorporating social media into your big day, while still practicing good “social media etiquette”? Let’s review.The AnnouncementA proposal has taken place, and a date has been set. You’ll immediately want to let everyone know.... read more.

  • April 28, 2016
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How to Handle Rain on Your Wedding Day

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

In one of Alanis Morissette’s most well known songs -- Ironic -- she laments the instance of “rain, on your wedding day.” For many brides, rain is real and present threat. You’re planning this event so far in advance that no weather app is going to be able to accurately predict whether you’ll have blue skies or stormy winds.April is a popular month for weddings, but with it comes April showers. What can you do to beat the rainy day blues if it rains during your wedding? Here ar... read more.

  • April 13, 2016
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10 Little Ways to Customize Your NJ Wedding

By il Tulipano, Posted in New Jersey Weddings

“Weddings are important because they celebrate life and possibility,” actress Anne Hathaway once said. What will your wedding be a celebration of? Many couples don’t want to have what some might call a “generic” sort of wedding -- beautiful as it may be, it just doesn’t describe the type of people they are, and the life they hope to have. If you’re celebrating your special day at a wedding venue in NJ, you may want tribute to your Jersey roots with custom touches. I... read more.

  • April 07, 2016
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How to Find the Best Wedding Venues in NJ

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Search for “wedding venues in NJ,” and nearly half a million results will pop up. Not exactly helpful when you’re trying to narrow down the list to find your dream venue! With so many NJ wedding venues to choose from, how can you pick the best location for your day?Every venue has unique benefits and services. Here’s a few things you should keep in mind while you’re planning your big day: Important Questions to Ask Yourself While Choosing a NJ Wedding VenueNo matter your b... read more.

  • March 21, 2016
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