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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How to Know If You Need a Wedding Planner

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Did you know that brides will frequently spend at least 36 days planning out their wedding? There’s a number of reasons you might decide that a wedding planner is a good investment for your wedding. Not everyone ends up needing one, of course. Deciding on this needs to be one of your first planning decisions -- otherwise, you’ll be paying a wedding planner after you’ve already gotten together many of the major details yourself! So -- is one right for you? Here’s some questions y... read more.

  • June 09, 2016
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How to Find the Best NJ Wedding Venue

By il Tulipano, Posted in Wedding Planning

Finding a NJ wedding venue that matches your style can be a long process of researching online, reading reviews, and visiting venues. So — here’s some of the main review lists for top wedding venues in NJ, and some of the top choices we’d recommend checking out off each list.Ambient DJWe like this list because it comes from a vendor — someone with the unique experience of having attended dozens, possibly hundreds, of local weddings. They explain the five-point rubric for their l... read more.

  • June 07, 2016
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5 Wedding Reception Ideas You'll Love

By il Tulipano, Posted in New Jersey Weddings

Did you know that Puritans actually banned wedding rings because they thought they were frivolous? Unlike the Puritans, you’re likely looking for ways to bring fun to your wedding -- and that often begins with the reception. While all your friends and family are, of course, gathered to watch you promise your love to each other, what people remember about a wedding best is often the reception -- this is when they get to talk to other guests. as well as you and your fiance. This is when they get to eat,... read more.

  • May 27, 2016
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