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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5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Date

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

What’s the first question you’ll be asked after you announce your engagement? Once the congratulations are over, a lot of people are going to want to know: have you set a date?Setting a date for your wedding is important for several reasons. Not only does it give you time to emotionally prepare, but you’ll be able to start contacting vendors as well. While some couples may have a general season in mind, having a potential 365 different days to choose from can feel overwhelming at first.Luc... read more.

  • December 08, 2015
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The Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Wedding Guest List

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

What’s the most difficult part of planning your wedding? For some couples, the answer will be: making the wedding guest list. A seemingly easy task can quickly become complicated, as brides and grooms must weigh cherished relationships against real world factors like cost and capacity.Planning a wedding guest list the right way can help set a good vibe for the entirety of your wedding planning experience. For that reason, we’ve compiled the comprehensive guide to making your wedding guest list.C... read more.

  • December 02, 2015
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5 Tips for Creating a Workable Wedding Budget

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

This September, the news hit: the most expensive wedding cake ever had been created, to the affordable tune of $106 million -- most of the cost was due to the 4,000 diamonds encrusting it. Luckily, you can get a cake that’s a lot more affordable -- and a lot less likely to break your molars.It’s no secret that weddings can be expensive, though, and the first step in planning your wedding is planning your budget. This will help you determine the difference between expenses that are a modest ind... read more.

  • November 19, 2015
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