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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5 Best Frugal But Romantic Wedding Dates of the Year

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

$26,444. That’s the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. right now. While some couples may see this as a “doable” figure, for others, that’s the money they’d rather spend on a down payment for a new house.There are numerous ways you can cut costs on your wedding without cutting quality, and the first way to start is with the date. If your heart isn’t set on a summer wedding, avoid August and September; these are, traditionally, the busiest (and therefore the priciest) mo... read more.

  • November 12, 2015
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Top 5 Fall Wedding Photo Locations in NJ

By il Tulipano, Posted in New Jersey Weddings

Twenty years from now, when you look back at your wedding, what will you be looking at? For most people, the answer is “photographs” – and you’ll likely have several hundred of them.There are plenty of locations in New Jersey that can be the perfect backdrop to the photos you’re going to be looking at for years to come, including parks, historical landmarks, and underappreciated gems.Here are 5 suggestions on where to go.1. Ken Lockwood Gorge (High Bridge) Golds, oranges an... read more.

  • November 04, 2015
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The Perfect Playlist for Your Fall Wedding

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Dum, dum da dum…Music is, inevitably, an important part of any wedding. And unlike preparing for the wine and cheese party you threw a few months ago, you can’t just add a few favorites to your Spotify playlist and call it a day. Finding the right music requires careful consideration of the mood you want to set -- as well as the available time you have.From fantastic fall wedding colors to stunning fall makeup, a fall wedding is already a fairly romantic setting: deep blue skies, vibrant trees,... read more.

  • October 27, 2015
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5 Tips for Putting the Hocus Pocus in Your Halloween Wedding

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

For most people, Halloween means a variety of traditions: trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, costume contests, etc. For a small percentage of engaged couples each year, Halloween becomes a celebration of the ultimate tradition: a wedding.While the first reaction many people may have to a Halloween wedding is, “Say that again?!” it can actually be a great and unique choice for couples already searching for something less traditional (and not to mention inexpensive!). If you’re not worried... read more.

  • October 15, 2015
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Recently Engaged? Here's Your Five Step Guide to Planning Your Wedding

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

“Falling in love was the easy part; planning a wedding -- yikes!” Actress Niecy Nash once said.If you’ve just gotten engaged, you know it’s true: everyone wants the unforgettable, beautiful, viral photo-worthy wedding. But unforgettable, weddings aren’t just something you can add to your one-click online shopping cart -- weddings take a LOT of planning.If you just said “yes” and you’re moving on to the nitty-gritty wedding planning stage that precedes “... read more.

  • October 05, 2015
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Which Wedding Season is Right for You?

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Once the question is popped - and right after you say yes! – you and your groom will have to decide on a wedding date. Some brides already know the exact day they want to get married, others may have to think on it for a minute. Should it be a summer wedding at the beach? What about a beautiful country wedding in the fall with a dress to match the changing leaves?Each potential date for your wedding brings with it a lot of questions, but narrowing down which season is right for your ceremony can... read more.

  • September 21, 2015
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I Just Got Engaged! Now What?

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

He popped the question - and you said yes! Congratulations! Now that you are engaged, there are a few steps to take before you start planning your wedding and walking down the aisle.Engagements are the perfect time to share your happy news with friends and family, ask for advice and tips for planning your wedding, and to start checking out venues and caterers to get your special day started off without a hitch.These few tips will get you started so that you can start planning the wedding of your dreams.Firs... read more.

  • September 04, 2015
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