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Creative “Save The Date” Ideas

Creative “Save The Date” Ideas

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A “Save-the-date” is the introductory letter mailed to your guests announcing your wedding date, but it can be so much more than just a regular invitation! There are so many different ways to break the news with a unique twist on the tradition of sending out these fun invites- & we’re here to highlight some modern favorites!

Magnet Cards

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Magnet cards are a great idea to give your guests a fun way of saving the date! This will also double as a cute reminder for your guests to keep in mind as the date draws closer. You can choose to make handcarved magnets out of wood, or look for one that’s predesigned on popular websites like Etsy. “Puzzle Piece” magnets are also another popular & trending way to commemorate your day ,with each lovers name on seperate pieces that fit together perfectly when assembled on a fridge or cabinet!

Handmade Candle

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What’s more romantic & evocative of being in love then candle light? This is a perfect way for you to set the mood early on, and of course has the advantage of functionality. You can find these custom candle makers online at storefronts like Etsy & customize the perfect design, including your name & special date on the front and a special quote on the back that illuminates when in use!

Photo Collage Invite

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Photo collages are a good idea to include a couple different snapshots of you & your lover in a classic & classy way! This idea is simple & gives the details concisely- while also looking sharp enough to put on display as an attractive reminder in your guests homes.

Passport & Map

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The passport option acts as a great suprise for your guests- it’s uniqueness alone will catch their attention and is great on behalf of travel lovers! You can further personalize the inside pages to include a picture of you & your lover, as well as a map showcasing the location of your wedding venue!

Front Page News

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This eye-catching option is incredibly fun & also a convenient and neat way to display the details of your special day. You can also choose to personalize it further by including your love story in the style of a news column & a cute picture to tie it all together for the perfect front-page Breaking-news!

Bookmark The Date!

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The bookmark invite is a perfect way for you to help build anticipation in a convient & practical way! Book lovers will surely appreciate the functionality & find a special place to display- you can choose to add a color scheme to match your weddings theme along with a special picture and of course, the date. The tassel can also incoporate the theme as well, such as a fancy horseshoe charm for a shed wedding, or a shell charm for a beach theme.

We are so excited for the upcoming Summer season & the huge number of events we have planned to share with you on our Instagram & Facebook pages! Check out our regularly updated instagram: @njweddingpros, & continue to tune into our weekly blog for more inspiration & useful tips!

XOXO,
Lonny Bierk
NJ Wedding Pros
740 River Rd. Suite 240
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
njweddingpros@gmail.com
http://www.njweddingpros.com
732-747-0900

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Our Top 10 Wedding Songs For 2022

Our Top 10 Wedding Songs For 2022

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Your wedding day playlist, maybe the most important one you’ll ever make! We’re here to highlight some classics & new picks that will get your feet moving & heart beating a little faster, when that special day rolls around.


Can’t Take My Eyes Off You


By The Four Seasons

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Your too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off you

An instantly recognizable & lovely tune for dancing close & slow!


Perfect


Ed Sheeran

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But darling, just kiss me slow”

Sheeran’s comforting lyrics & delivery make this tune a wedding playlist must!


Lets Stay Together

Al Green

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Let me be the one you come running too”

A sweet song by Al Green to his friend & lover. Perfect for a romantic slow dance!


God Only Knows

The Beach Boys

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God only knows where I’d be without you”

The Beach Boys catalogue is full of songs for lovers, this song is particularily lovely.


You’re My Best Friend

Queen

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You’re my best friend, that I’ve ever had”

A Queen song can make an occasion that much more epic, this particular tune is fitting for the best of lovers!


More Than Words

Extreme

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More than words is all you have to do to make it real”

This instantly recognizable tune with have everyone passionately dancing & singing along with the chorus!


Faithfully

Journey

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I’m Forever Yours, Faithfully”

Talking about epic, Journey’s music ooze’s love with their signature sound & always makes for great dancing music.


Here & Now

Luther Vandross

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I promise to love, faithfully”

A great song from a legend, Vandross delivers a soulful vocal for the perfect serenade.



All of Me

John Legend

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“All of Me, Loves all of you”

The chorus says it all, with John Legend’s heartfelt vocal rounding out some great slow-dance worthy keys.


You’re In My Heart

Rod Stewart

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You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul”

Rod Stewarts powerful words & vocals are on full display for this gorgeous ode to a love interest.


We hope you enjoyed our summer wedding 2022 top ten playlist, reminding you of some classic tunes and maybe even discovering a few new ones! We’re so happy to ring in this season with plenty of different event setups- which you can find on our Instagram page @njweddingpros . You can also browse the “Rentals” tabs on our website for more inspiration & be sure to checkout our online store for a special sale! Thanks for reading & check back here again for more updates!

XOXO,
Lonny Bierk
NJ Wedding Pros
740 River Rd. Suite 240
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
njweddingpros@gmail.com
http://www.njweddingpros.com
732-747-0900

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Create a Personalized Wedding Blog

Create a Personalized Wedding Blog

A personalized wedding blog can be a great way to showoff your day in photos, writing & tell your love story. This option is great for folks who enjoy writing & will serve as a unique & perfect modern way to document for the future. We’re here to include some ideas that will inspire your inner story-teller, read on!

Introduction

You can start the wedding day recap with a heart-warming introduction, we recommend a cute story to preface the entire day! Include a story about your the first time you met- or talk a little bit about the first time you “knew they were the one” (how about both!?) You can include pictures from when you first met, and continue to tell a story throughout the blog visually, leading up to the knot-tie!

Venue Grounds Recap


An overall recap of the venue grounds is a beautiful way to keep memories alive & inspire others for their future ceremony. You can photograph the grounds before decoration and after, complete with photos of the wedding decor, music enterainment, and edible arrangements. Get creative with a “before-&-after” recap, and show off your day to it’s fullest, just how you remember it!

Venue & Theme Significance

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You can also write a bit about why you chose the specific venue & theme, and the significance it has on you & your beloved. Talk about some of the arrangements (decor & chosen venue) & what they mean to you. Describe your venue in detail to paint a picture for readers, like how the weather & breeze felt on the beach- or the tall evergreens added to your cozy get-together, surronded by loved ones. Your words will bring back all sorts of memories, and inspire others in their choices.

Emotions

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Include a section talking about your emotions towards the proposal, & some of the feelings you had leading up to the day. This is a great way to help inspire others when it comes to getting married, & can serve as a way to relieve future brides & grooms pressure about absolute-perfection, and put the emphasis back on fun & enjoyment!

The Lead Up To “I Do”

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The morning of a wedding & lead up to final moments are all very exciting. The decor & food setup, hair & makeup, cocktail hour, & anything else you choose to include are all extremely lively events that are worth describing in detail to continue painting the overall picture- leading up to the grand finale- saying “I Do”. Watching the venue finally come together through your hard work & planning can be very satisfying, you may choose to include pictures of everything in place, meticulousy prepared to reflect the perfection of your dream day.

Perspectives…

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Include your guests words and feelings on the special day, to add different perspectives to the overall love story. A wedding is one of the most joyful & exciting times to be in & apart of, bringing out the warmest feeings for everyone involved. You can include your guests writing as well in the blog, relating it to your own feelings about the ceremony. This day is so special to you, friends & family- don’t hold back when it comes to describing all the details that made your day! Your wedding blog will serve as the perfect memorium & inspiration for future readers & lovers when it comes to planning!

Summer is in full bloom & so is the event season! Check out the “rentals tab” on our website to see our special seasonal offerings, as well as our Instagram & Facebook pages to see our most recent setups! We’re here to help you plan every step of the way, with over ten years of experience in event planning & thirty year in the flower shop industry! We are proud to call ourselves Pros, give us a call or email to find out more!

XOXO,
Lonny Bierk
NJ Wedding Pros
740 River Rd. Suite 240
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
njweddingpros@gmail.com
http://www.njweddingpros.com
732-747-0900



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Wedding Time Social Media Musts

Wedding Time Social Media Musts

With all of the different ways you can incorporate social media into your wedding, we wanted to share some of the most popular ways to spread the word digitally! From customized filters to livestreams, there’s no shortage of options! Read on to get in the summer celebratory mood with some of the latest trends.

Facebook Livestream

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Live Streaming your wedding is a great way to connect with everyone who didn’t get the chance to attend in-person, & also doubles as the perfect high-definition wedding tape. Friends on Facebook will be able to comment as well, and drop in throughout the day for a pleasant surprise! While this option is great & free, make sure to brush up on the rules with livestreaming or consider looking into a service that ensures the process runs smoothly with live tech support- the whole way through. This option is great for especially if you choose to have a destination wedding with a small guest list, all of your friends can be included!

Snapchat Filters

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Snapchat offers customizable templates in the mobile app (go to settings & look for “on-demand geofilters”.) which are a quick and convenient way to create filters that can be attached to any pictures taken in the same premise as the wedding. You can include the date, time, and name of the couple, which can act as a fun & nice touch for pictures taken. The Snapchat Desktop app offers even more customizable options in the “Geofilter Studio” where you have access to different color palettes and fonts. Make sure to ask your guests to save the photos into their phone, this option gives everyone the chance to become a wedding photographer for a day!

Personalized Wedding Hashtags

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A simple & fun way to get creative with your day, making a personalized hashtag is a must. You can opt for a classic hashtag including the newlyweds last name & year (#SmithWedding2022) & continue to add other hashtags including the venue name or location. Puns are also welcome here, let your sense of humor shine through & try combining your names (Brangelina, anyone?) & create something that’s unique and memorable. 

Pinterest

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Pinterest is a great place to gather inspiration for any special events, pictures are organized into a vision board that can tell a story through a myriad of ways. You can gain inspiration for your own upcoming wedding & as well as uploading a “wedding boards” featuring your special day-summarized. Themes, dining ideas, & attire are all on display to showcase wedding days from all over, offering a lot of visuals to help prepare. Uploading your own pictures helps others in their planning as well, keeping the most recent trends on display with endless inspiration to boot.

As summertime continues to warm up, event season is in full bloom with proposals, weddings, and other outside special happenings. You can visit our website & Instagram to see the most recent events we’ve had the pleasure of working on, with our beautiful & picturesque setups on display to bring everything together. Check out our newest promotion on our promo page under the “About” tabs for more info (-; !

XOXO,
Lonny Bierk
NJ Wedding Pros
740 River Rd. Suite 240
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
njweddingpros@gmail.com
http://www.njweddingpros.com
732-747-0900

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Hottest 2022 Summer Wedding Trends

Hottest 2022 Summer Wedding Trends

Summertime is here, bringing in new seasonal wedding trends for 2022! There’s no shortage of fresh & unique ideas, so we’ve decided to put together a list of our favorites to help give you some inspiration. From setting & decor to color schemes & more, read on for some new summertime loving ideas!

Garden Style Weddings

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This particular setting is a trending this year for good reason, enchanted gardens can bring a magic, almost fairy tale-like- feel to your day. The greenery serves as the perfect backdrop to highlight your guests against colorful & vibrant flowers, resulting in captivating pictures that are the definition of “eye-catching”! The best part about garden style weddings-maybe that we are located in the Garden State! With over hundreds of venues tucked away in the scenic NJ landscape, there’s no shortage of beautiful places to hold a ceremony! Check out our previous “Top Ten Scenic NJ Venues” blog post at the “Blog” tab to the left for a detailed look at some local favorites!

Colorful-Decor

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One of 2022’s hottest wedding trends is having a varied color & themed scheme.We’ve mentioned the vast array of different schemes you can choose in a previous blog (check them out!), and there’s so many great options that you can choose to include. A rustic scheme may fit with the theme of a shed or ranch styled wedding, or perhaps lighter and softer colors to match a Jersey Shore ceremony. The theme of your day is important, as it sets the mood for the occasion- Check our Instagram & facebook more pictures featuring our work in some of NJ’s finest locations.

Weekday Weddings

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With covid related issues starting to subside, gatherings are becoming more commonplace again. Weekday weddings are emerging directly as a result of postponements & the massive influx of potential overbookings for weekends & other popular holidays for wedding days. While you may have felt the need to save the date for a special weekend, you no longer have to worry- in light of one of this summer’s hottest trends! We specialize in helping you plan every step of your special day, browse our “rental” tabs over to the left to get started on potential plans!

Beach Weddings

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Another hot 2022 trend, beach weddings are an increasingly popular option (especially during the Summer NJ days). The temperature is just perfect, with the breeze blowing & the coziness that NJ beachtowns are famous for. Some beach venues feature luxurious yacht club stylings, while others sport a classic victorian look. Check out more of our NJ beach venue picks in the “Top Ten Scenic NJ Venues” blog, under the “Blog” tab over to the left, where we go more in depth on specific locations in NJ (featuring venues we’ve worked with personally)!

Live Painter

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A live painter is another increasingly popular way to add to the mood of your day. Not only is watching the artist relaxing- a live painter will capture the scene in a unique & striking way that can stir up feelings of your special day through meticulous detail and rich coloring. The painting can bring elegance to any room where it’s displayed, as illustrated above. The painting will also serve as a great conversational point for having guests over to the house in the future! We can’t recommend this option enough to capture the specialness of your day!

We hope to have brought a little summertime excitement to your day with some of our favorite modern wedding trends! We are always a email or phone call away to help you plan your dream day – check out the tabs on the left for more info on our services & our Instagram to see why were considered “Pros” by so many! Thanks for reading & be sure to tune in next week for more fun tips & ideas!

XOXO,
Lonny Bierk
NJ Wedding Pros
740 River Rd. Suite 240
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
njweddingpros@gmail.com
http://www.njweddingpros.com
732-747-0900

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Summer Event Cocktail Ideas

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We’ve prepared a list of some popular drinks for the warmer weather this weekend (or your next get together!) Below you will find some tasty ideas that will complement the party mood & bring you closer together with friends & loved ones! Scroll down for some inspiration!

Berry Rose Mojito

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The Berry Rosé Mojito is a colorful mix of bright fruit, herbs, & Rose that make for a cool and refreshing burst during the hot summer days and nights! Sparkling rosé is the star of the show here, with strawberries, lime & sugar for a fruity kick & mint for the clean, refreshing finish. The combination of colors makes for the perfect complement to a sunny day outside & the fruity-mint flavor helps cool down & relax.

Pretty In Pink Mimosa

Pretty in Pink Mimosas are a perfect eye-catching drink to brighten up any occasion! These colorful cocktails are made up of orange juice & champagne with the addition of rose flavored syrup. All of these ingredients come together for bubbly mixture that goes down with a crisp and mouth-watering bite!

Bourbon Ginger Grapefruit

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon is another cocktail idea that has the warm weather look & taste to match. This drink idea is easy to make with only three ingredients & features another complementary color scheme for a warm, special day. Combine lime & grapefruit juice, with ginger syrup & stir! Add fresh cuts of Grapefruit to the glass for extra flair (and get creative with your own complementing ingredients!)

Purple Rain Cocktail

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The Purple Rain Cocktail is named after a favorite album by soul singer Prince, and is a tad darker than the other summertime drinks we’ve listed! This purple cocktail is perfect for a get together (and for Prince fans of course!) Que up some classics on the speakers and gather your ingredients! You’ll need vodka, blue curacao, grenadine, pineapple juice & a lime for the finish. This drink will go down easy & is simply fun to prepare, regardless of who your favorite singer is!

With plenty of drinks to celebrate, we hope you have a happy & safe Memorial Day! We’re here all weekend if you have any questions or inquires about our services, just give us a call or email for more information on how we can help bring your dream event to life!

*Also check out our 10% off all rental deals for the remaining days of May! (Until May 31st)

XOXO,
Lonny Bierk
NJ Wedding Pros
740 River Rd. Suite 240
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
njweddingpros@gmail.com
http://www.njweddingpros.com
732-747-0900