The Must-Read Bride's Guide to Creating a Wedding Day Timeline

By il Tulipano, Posted in New Jersey Weddings

Every bride wants her wedding day to be a magical event full of love and beauty. One thing brides do not want on their wedding day is to feel stressed out, rushed or to be bombarded with last minute questions about what needs to be done and when. Creating a detailed wedding timeline and distributing it to all who are participating in your wedding is an excellent way to ensure that your day runs as smoothly as possible. General TipsAn ideal wedding day timeline contains the responsibilities of every person i... read more.

  • September 23, 2014
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Fantastic Fall Wedding Schemes

By il Tulipano, Posted in il Tulipano

When planning your wedding, one of the first things people ask is what your wedding colors are going to be. Some brides choose an overall theme for the wedding and develop a color palette that fits the theme, while other brides select a few colors and use a more general theme such as romance or love. Whether you prefer the traditional fall color selections or you are drawn to something a bit more unexpected, there is a fall color scheme you are sure to say "I do" to.Traditional Fall Color SchemesSurround yo... read more.

  • September 10, 2014
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It's Your Party: Creative Bar/Bat Mitzvah Themes

By il Tulipano, Posted in il Tulipano

Bar/bat mitzvah gatherings signify the coming of age for Jewish boys and girls. Traditionally, boys celebrate this rite of passage at the age of 13 while girls can celebrate at age 12 for Conservative or Orthodox Jews, or 13 for those that observe Reform Judaism. The bar/bat mitzvah is held on the first Shabbat (day of rest) following either the 12th (for boys) or 13th (for girls) birthday. A bar/bat mitzvah coincides with the arrival of physical puberty and is a time for families, friends and the reli... read more.

  • August 27, 2014
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Finding the Right Wedding Planner

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

You just got engaged so naturally you are sent into a frenzy of browsing magazines and wedding websites to get all of your ideas together for the wedding of your dreams. It is exciting and intoxicating in the beginning, but suddenly you are overwhelmed by a mound of decisions that you can't seem to begin to make. That's when you may decide to hire a wedding planner to help you put your wedding details together.A good wedding planner can help you pick out a location, hire vendors, negotiate contracts, and co... read more.

  • August 20, 2014
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The Blissful Bride: How to Avoid Stress During Wedding Planning

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

Chances are, if you are planning a wedding, you are at least somewhat stressed out. Between coordinating the wedding venue, choosing dresses, deciding on flowers and trying to bring two whole families together at one time, planning a wedding is enough to make even the calmest and sanest of people start to go crazy.It is nearly impossible to completely avoid stress during wedding planning. However, there are definitely steps those planning a wedding can take to alleviate some of the stress.The most important... read more.

  • August 15, 2014
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Picture Perfect:  5 Must-Read Tips for Your Wedding Photos

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

After spending months planning the perfect wedding, you want your wedding photos to reflect just how beautiful and precious the day was. Because your wedding photos are so meaningful, you want to be sure that you end up with the absolute best pictures possible. Here are five tips to help you take wedding photos that you are sure to love. Do Your ResearchThe key to magnificent wedding photos is a photographer who can capture the essence of who you are as a couple. Meet in person with potential photographers... read more.

  • August 12, 2014
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What Summer Brides Need to Know About Makeup for the Big Day

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

Every bride wants to look and feel gorgeous on her wedding day. Summer brides have to do a little extra planning in order to create a makeup look that can stand up to the heat and humidity of summer. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind when creating your summer wedding makeup look.  Face All brides, not just those marrying in the summer, should begin with a clean, freshly moisturized face. Oil-free moisturizer is a great choice for brides with normal, combination or oily skin. Those with very dry... read more.

  • July 18, 2014
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Il Tulipano Wedding Reviews, 2014

By il Tulipano, Posted in New Jersey Weddings

In Cedar Grove New Jersey there lies a hidden gem-a place where ordinary nights become cherished memories and where two loving counterparts celebrate their unity with family and friends. OK, so we're talking about ourselves. But it's only because of the amazing feedback we've received from brides, grooms, families and friends! It's our mission to create the most flawless wedding experiences, including everything from our hand-picked cuisine options to photographer, DJ, and florist recommendations.Don't take... read more.

  • July 10, 2014
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Handling Bad Weather on Your Wedding Day

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

As a bride, you would like to have complete control over every aspect of your wedding. Unfortunately, controlling the weather isn't possible. So, what's a bride to do when the weather forecast predicts bad weather on your big day? Have a Plan B: When you're checking out outdoor wedding venues, make sure to ask what the rain plan is. Rain isn't unheard of on the day of a wedding, so trust your vendors. They understand the venue, their craft, and have dealt with all kinds of weather issues. Your vendors... read more.

  • July 01, 2014
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Do's and Don'ts for a Fabulous Summer Wedding

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Inspiration

Do Set an Appropriate TimeWhen planning a summer wedding, it is important to be mindful of the time of day during which the ceremony is to be held. While the natural light of an afternoon ceremony may appear beautiful in pictures, guests may not appreciate having to sit in the height of the afternoon sun. Discuss the lighting and time of day with your photographer to make sure that the bridal party is not busy shielding their eyes from the sun during the ceremony. Schedule your ceremony for a time when you,... read more.

  • June 27, 2014
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