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Wedding Trends for 2022

As 2021 comes to a close, we are beginning to track trends that will be big for every 2022 wedding. Here is a list of the 2022 wedding trends that are a must-have for your wedding!

Micro Weddings 

As we are slowly coming back to life prior to the start of a global pandemic, there has been a surge in smaller, more intimate ceremonies which have gained the term “Micro Weddings”. Micro Weddings usually consist of a small guest list of around 25-40 guests and allow for the bride and groom to spend more time with all of those who are invited. We expect to see a spike in micro weddings for 2022 as they have remained popular for all of 2021. 

Minimalist Weddings 

Another trend we are tracking as it gained popularity all throughout 2021 is minimalist weddings. From the decor, all the way down to the cake, we are seeing a spike in brides and grooms going the minimalistic route. Slight incorporation of color, along with simple textures and greenery have become some of the most popular ways to make your big day look effortlessly simple. 

Outdoor Weddings

As expected due to the 2021 wedding season still facing covid restrictions, outdoor weddings will continue to be on the rise for 2022. Outdoor weddings not only allow for fewer restrictions and more space, but they also allow for a unique way to personalize your big day. Getting married behind a beautiful outdoor landscape allows you to opt for an environment that fits your personality and to shy away from traditions. 

Customized Neon Signs 

This is one of the biggest decor trends of 2021 and it is for sure going to make its way into 2022. Customized neon signs have become the centerpiece of wedding decor as they add that personal touch for your big day. These neon signs can be customized to the bride and groom’s liking and can be kept as a memorable piece from your big day. 

Honeymoon Locally 

With the unexpected restrictions for travel still being present, we have seen many couples celebrating their marriage by staying in the country. This is the perfect way to not only explore parts of the country you’ve never been to before but also to make a local spot a memorable place you can easily return to!

Looking to book your 2022 wedding? For more information on wedding planning visit us at njweddingpros.com. 

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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With the holiday season in full swing, now is the perfect time to save big on gifts that everyone is sure to love! Items are available for home delivery or pick up at our office.

This is an exclusive holiday offer you won’t want to miss out on!

Here are some of our favorite featured sale items! Visit our website to start shopping!

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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Winter Wedding Trends We Love!

Even though spring and summer are the most popular times for weddings, not every bride wants their big day to be during the busiest wedding season of the year. For the brides-to-be who want a wedding with a wintry vibe- here’s a list of winter wedding trends we are loving! 

Dresses 

Depending on the weather for your winter wedding, you may need to bundle up to stay warm throughout your big day. A long sleeve dress will be your best option to not only keep warm but to look elegant while doing so. There are numerous different styles of long sleeve gowns that fit any style and budget. Here are two of our favorite long sleeve dresses we’re loving this season!

Cakes 

One of the best things about a winter wedding is that you can incorporate the winter elements into your cake! Adding things such as winter greenery and flowers, or even going with a wintry color can make your cake be the center of your cold-weather wedding. 

Decor 

Most people often think that by having a winter wedding, the decor will scream Christmas, however, there are so many ways to make your decor personalized to you! Winter wedding decor is often elegant and simple, paying homage to the cozy winter vibes we love. Having a winter wedding is the perfect opportunity to make your decor go along with the wintry vibe while also making your guests feel warm and welcomed.

Invitations 

The easiest way to set the tone for your winter wedding is with invitations. Creating a winter-inspired color palette that coincides with your decor and theme is a great way to not only get guests excited for what’s to come, but will also help you align your stationery with the rest of the themes for your big day!

Looking to plan your dream winter wedding? Visit us at njweddingpros.com to get a quote! 

Shannon McGavin

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

Having An Outdoor Wedding? You Need A Backup Plan.

A perfect sunny day is always ideal when it comes to your wedding day. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In order to make sure your big day runs as smoothly as possible, you need a backup plan. Here are some ways to make sure you’re prepared in case the weather doesn’t cooperate!

Rent a Tent

One of the easiest and most common ways to make sure your outdoor venue is covered is to rent a tent. Tents vary in size, color, shape, and are able to fit any theme and budget. The tent can even be used regardless of poor weather as it can serve as a beautiful extension to your venue. 

 Heat Lamps

Depending upon the season, heat lamps are a great way to make sure that the poor weather does not ruin your big day. Heat lamps are easy to move and come in many different styles to match your theme. If you don’t like the look of heat lamps you can opt for fire pits which double as casual guest seating, depending upon the venue. 

Make it fun with umbrellas that match your theme 

No one wants rain on their wedding day but making the most out of it is the most important part because, in the end, you can’t control the weather. Rain on your big day is actually a great way to incorporate umbrellas that match your theme, plus it gives the opportunity for unique and memorable photos. Besides, rain on your wedding day is good luck! 

Research Venue Accommodations 

Doing research on the venue prior to booking is crucial to have a backup plan. Always ask what accommodations the venue can make or if you would be able to make your venue flexible with an indoor and outdoor setting as this will ensure you and your guests can stay warm and dry!

Consider Getting Wedding Insurance 

Predicting the weather is hard, and sometimes even the most elaborate backup plan won’t be able to fix all of your weather-related problems. In this case, consider getting wedding insurance as it will allow for added protection and reduced stress surrounding your big day. 

There are so many ways to make sure you’re prepped and ready in case the weather decides to act up on your big day. For information about how we can accommodate your wedding day backup plan visit us at njweddingpros.com.

Shannon McGavin

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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The Top Wedding Photography Trends of 2021

There is arguably nothing more important at a wedding than the photos. I mean “pics or it didn’t happen” am I right? With this in mind, it is essential for your wedding to be photographed not only to capture all of the important moments throughout the day but to also match your own personal style. Here are the top five trends we are following throughout 2021.  

Documentary Wedding Photography 

This style of photography is for those who want that “raw” photo-type feel. Let the photographer capture those candid and natural moments throughout the course of each event. This will produce beautiful and timeless photos that match any style. 

Drone Wedding Photography 

With the rise in popularity of drone photo and videography in the past few years, it is no surprise that drones are now being implemented into wedding photos. Drone photography will elevate your wedding photos to the next level and allow for nontraditional brides to get unique and timeless photos, as well as capture those moments from angles normal photographers couldn’t get.

First Look Photos 

First look photos are something that will never go out of style. These photos will become some of the most special and memorable shots to showcase the bride and groom seeing eachother for the first time on the big day. First look photos are also versatile, where they can be shot at any location, giving options for backdrops and scenery. 

The Pre-Ceremony Photos 

Pre-ceremony photos allow for the special behind-the-scenes moments to be captured. These photos can range from shots of the bride getting her makeup done to the groom getting ready for the big day. Pre-ceremony photos capture the special little moments and detail that goes into planning your special day. 

Less is More Style Photography 

The biggest trend we’re seeing for this year in the world of wedding photography is simplicity. Ditch the props and busy backdrop for a more simplistic and elegant vibe that will never go out of style. These photos will remain timeless as trends come and go; making your wedding photos even more personal and special. 

Interested in getting a photographer but don’t know where to start? NJ Wedding Pros offers packages starting at $799 for photography and videography services. 

Shannon McGavin

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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Ever Wonder What It’s Like Interning at a Wedding Company?

This year has undoubtedly been the busiest year we have had in quite some time. Possibly ever! With that being said, our team did such an amazing job executing all of the events we had planned, and the teamwork shown was unmatched! We could not have done it without the help of our staff and interns. Every season, we take in interns who are focused in the areas of business, marketing, and event planning. It is an honor to be able to provide our interns with professional experience, help them strengthen their skills and give insight to them about the event industry.

In this very special blog, we asked our summer interns, Hugh & Cece, to share their experience working with us during this busy year. Here is what they had to say!


“This summer, I interned with NJ Wedding Pros to learn about the event planning industry and develop professional skills necessary to succeed in any profession. This internship proved to be a productive learning experience without overwhelming me or impacting my life outside of work.

During my time at NJ Wedding Pros, I developed the professional skills that are not usually taught in a classroom but necessary to succeed at any company. Such skills include managing a company’s social media accounts in a manner that attracts clients, networking with vendors to meet business needs, and utilizing programs such as Canva and WordPress to create engaging digital content. Given that I am an English major, I maximized my strength in business writing during this internship, and I feel much more confident in writing for a brand.

Throughout my internship, I wrote about wedding trends on our company blog. This responsibility proved very different from the academic writing I know from college courses. The content of business writing should, at the very least, encourage potential clients to inquire about the company’s provided services. However, unlike academic writing, which usually has a rigid prompt and later evaluated by an instructor for a numerical value, I had the free range to write about anything wedding or event-related so long as I thought that it would attract clients. My content drove results, as clients accepted their outstanding quotes after I published certain blogs. 

An integral part of my internship, albeit the most exciting, was attending weddings, engagements, graduation parties, and sweet sixteens to help coordinate these events. These events allowed me to witness the end-results of NJ Wedding Pros’s day-to-day operations and understand how special these events mean to the clients. These hands-on opportunities also afforded me a break from the office environment and allowed me to visit several beautiful and interesting places throughout the state, gaining a better understanding of clients’ interests and the event planning industry in general. As several events were held outdoors, I learned the importance of factoring weather into planning an outdoor event. For clients who wish to hold their event outdoors, I advise that your venue has some sort of indoor area, as weather conditions can impact a vendor’s ability to execute your desired services.

Interning with NJ Wedding Pros proved to be a valuable experience. I sharpened professional skills, expanded my network, and gained a sense of personal and professional fulfillment. I could not recommend this company enough to other college students, recent graduates, or anyone looking for a new professional opportunity.” – Hugh



“This summer, I had the pleasure of interning at NJ Wedding Pros here in Fair Haven, New Jersey. As a local to the area I was immediately attracted to this in-person internship posting, and further enticed by the opportunity to work in wedding and event planning. I am a rising senior at Penn State University where I study advertising and graphic design, and while this internship was posted as a marketing intern position, my time here has proved to be much more valuable than experience in marketing and advertising alone. 

             Throughout the summer, I have been responsible for upholding the company’s social media presence, as well as creating blog posts and internet content to further the company’s brand awareness. This experience has been incredibly valuable in teaching me the importance of consistency and the many ways in which social media can drive business. I have been able to apply my background in graphic design and advertising concepts through social media posts, as well with more hands-on tasks such as creating table number place cards for events. I have also had the pleasure of going onsite to set up weddings and events, where I have been able to work with clients and experience firsthand the unique intricacies that vendors, decoration and planning provide. As someone who values fast paced, dynamic jobs that provide a new experience every day, I thoroughly enjoyed having an internship where office work is just as important as working on site at event locations. 

In the past few months I have also been able to experience the many ways in which creativity is integrated into event planning. Sometimes creativity is shown clearly in elements such as breathtaking flower arrangements, centerpiece décor or color integration, but it is even more useful when creativity is used to solve the many unexpected problems that come with event planning.  As an intern, I feel very lucky to have worked in an environment that not only encourages creativity, but relies on it to provide the most unique, special experiences for their clients. It has been inspiring to watch this company make their client’s vision a reality, and encouraging for myself as a prospective creative professional to see the potential of creativity in a future career.  

Interning at NJ Wedding Pros has provided me with experiences and skills that will assist me in launching my professional career in advertising and graphic design (and maybe even event planning!), and has given me the confidence to keep an open mind about any professional opportunity that comes my way. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful experiences this company will continue to provide for both their clients and interns, and sincerely recommend this position to anyone looking to gain valuable experience in their prospective career.” – Cece

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Both Hugh and Cece have been such an asset to our team and we would not have gotten through this summer without them! We are truly so happy to have gotten to know both of them and are so happy they enjoyed their time here with us. It’s always bittersweet saying goodbye, but also heartwarming to know the future looks so bright with these ambitious future grads out there!

If you are interested in interning with our company this fall, please e-mail us with your resume!

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