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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Plan a Fashion Forward Wedding with the Pantone Colors of the Year

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

For the first time ever, Pantone has chosen two colors -- rose quartz ( a soft rose) and serenity (a light cornflower blue) as their “colors of the year.” The color of the year choice is supposed to reflect ascending color trends and tie into broader cultural influences. By choosing the pantone shades as your wedding color scheme, you can be sure to have an eye-catching theme that evokes the feeling of a dreamy, romantic world.How can you incorporate these two shades into your 2016 wedding? Here... read more.

  • March 09, 2016
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Saving for Your Wedding? Check Out These Fun & Frugal Date Ideas in NJ

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

You’ve gotten engaged and it’s the best feeling in the world -- finally, you’re planning a wedding! And then it sets in -- you’re planning a wedding, and it’s going to be one of the most expensive “parties” you ever throw!These days, most couples can’t rely on their parents financing all -- or even some -- of the wedding planning. So for the next several months, you’re going to want to save as much money as you can as you budget for your big day.As a res... read more.

  • February 19, 2016
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5 Reasons to Warm Up to a Winter Wedding in NJ

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

Why get married in the winter? While many people may think of this as a chilly time of the year to get hitched, there are arguably numerous reasons this season might be the one for you. Here are five reasons to warm up to a winter wedding in NJ.More AffordableWhile many of us think of the holidays as a time when we spend more money, in actuality, winter can be a great time to save money if you’re planning a wedding. Why? Late spring and summer are traditionally the most popular times of the year for w... read more.

  • February 11, 2016
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5 Tips for Finding and Choosing Your Wedding Vendors

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

If you’re beginning to prep for your wedding, there is one thing you will realize quite quickly: vendors matter, and booking them earlier on is ideal. But when there are so many choices available, how do you choose? Here are 5 tips for finding and choosing your wedding vendors.Where Do You Start?There’s more than one way to find a vendor. If you live in a small town, your options may be limited to a handful of vendors for each service. In larger cities, though, options abound. If you do a Google... read more.

  • January 28, 2016
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5 Tips for Having a Frugal Off-Season Wedding

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

“It is such a happiness when good people get together -- and they always do,” Jane Austen once wrote. If you’re planning your wedding, you want to get a lot of good people together to enjoy it -- but guests, and weddings in general, come with a price tag.If you’re trying to have the wedding of your dreams without simultaneously gaining the budget of your nightmares, one thing to consider is having your wedding on an “off season” month. If you don’t mind saying goodb... read more.

  • January 14, 2016
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Your Wedding Planning Must-Do’s: The Month-by-Month Guide

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Did you know that the most popular month for getting engaged is December? That means there are a lot of newly engaged couples who are wondering what, exactly, they need to do to get the train on the tracks for their future wedding day.In case you were wondering: if you want to have a summer wedding (it’s the most popular season for weddings, after all), you’ll have to make a lot of compromises to make the 6-month timeline work -- you may have to settle for your third choice of caterer, or an out... read more.

  • December 29, 2015
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Choosing Your Wedding Photographer: A Step-by-Step Guide

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

In twenty years, your wedding dress will be donated, or sitting in a closet; your cake will be a distant memory; and you’ll be lucky if you remember exactly what the table center pieces looked like. Your wedding’s photographs, however, will continue to have a life of their own as you bring them out to relive the moment.Choosing a wedding photographer is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, and it isn’t the right project to hand off to your friend who dabbled with ph... read more.

  • December 17, 2015
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