How to Embrace Your Messy Wedding Day Weather

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Is it true or is it a myth that everyone wants to have picturesque clear blue skies with not a cloud in sight for their wedding day? While it might be brilliantly stunning for such a sight, sometimes it simply doesn’t work out that way. And depending on what time of year it is, you might have to think serious contingency plans if the sun doesn’t manage to shine.But you know what? With you and your partner shining brightly, the sun won’t even be an issue. Here’s how to embrace your me... read more.

  • November 10, 2016
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Fun Ways to Make Your Reception Memorable

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Your wedding day is one of the biggest – if not the biggest – day of your life. You want it to stand out and be awesome and amazing for everyone involved. So what’s the best way to go about it? Today we’re checking out some of the most fun ideas to make your reception memorable.Invite guests for cocktails on the lawn before the receptionEase into your reception by having special cocktails on the lawn before the reception starts. Think cocktails from 4pm until 6pm, and then into the m... read more.

  • October 20, 2016
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8 Beautiful NJ Locations to Take Wedding Photos

By il Tulipano, Posted in New Jersey Weddings

Your wedding photos are the photos that will last for generations to come. You know those old time photos from your ancestors? One day that’ll be your wedding photos, framed in the houses of your descendants.While you will have some beautiful photos from getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception, it has become a tradition that you do a shoot with the wedding party in a beautiful place nearby. The photoshoot in a beautiful New Jersey location will be something that you, your partner, and your love... read more.

  • October 05, 2016
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13 Essentials That Every Bride Must Have on her Wedding Day

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

It’s better to be safe than sorry on your wedding day, as the last thing you want is to have blisters on your feet, a snagged dress, or spinach in your teeth for your photos. Keeping wedding day essentials in your clutch (or asking your bridesmaids to carry them) is key to having a picture-perfect wedding day.Here are 13 essential items you need for your wedding day kit. 1. Mini MirrorA small mirror is absolutely essential to making sure your eyeliner isn’t running, your lipstick’s still o... read more.

  • September 19, 2016
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Outfit Do’s & Don’ts: Wedding Guest Edition

By il Tulipano, Posted in il Tulipano

The average wedding has 120 guests attending, and sooner or later, you’re going to be one of these individuals lining up for your slice of cake and making a move on the dance floor.When it comes to what to wear to a wedding, things have been getting more and more casual over the years. That said, it makes sense to keep some general tips in mind. This will make sense not only for your comfort, but to steer clear of some pretty easy to avoid embarrassing moments. Here are five outfit do’s and don&... read more.

  • September 08, 2016
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Just Engaged? Here are 5 Things You Need to Start Planning Now

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

The average relationship continues for nearly four years before someone pops the question -- though for some couples this length of time will be longer or shorter, depending on a lot of circumstances! Getting engaged is a big step -- but it’s only the first one. Here are five things you need to start planning now that you’re engaged.1) Establish a TimelineThe majority of engagements last for one to two years. During this time, you’ll need to do everything from choosing your vendors to book... read more.

  • September 02, 2016
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Beautiful New Jersey Getaways for Newlyweds

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

So much of wedding planning -- and money -- goes into the big day. An estimated 14% of the average wedding budget, though, actually goes to an event after the wedding -- the honeymoon. While Hawaii, Florida and California may be the three most popular honeymoon destinations, the reality is that tropical locales don’t mesh well with everyone’s budget.The truth is, though, that you don’t need to cash in all 8,000 of your hoarded credit card travel miles in order to have a great honeymoon. In... read more.

  • August 30, 2016
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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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