Thursday, September 26, 2013

How To Plan The Perfect Fall Wedding On The East Coast

Planning a wedding is by no means a small task. In fact, planning the perfect wedding might just seem unobtainable, except that fall is here and the timing just does not get much better for a wedding on the east coast. The leaves are changing colors, and the weather is cooling off—it is a perfect time to get married. So, whether you want to get hitched in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or somewhere in between, here are some useful tips on how to plan the perfect fall wedding. 

Go With The Season 

From your table centerpieces, to the bouquet, weddings in the fall are not meant to have themes from the spring, or any other season for that matter. In other words, you want the colors at your wedding to coincide with the colors of fall. Shades of brown, orange, yellow, and maybe even purple, will go great in your fall wedding. You may even think about incorporating other subtle fall elements, like pumpkin or squash. 

Plan For The Inevitable  

Regardless of whether your wedding is in urban New York, or rural Pennsylvania, on even the warmest fall day you will want to have heating lamps and candles as your reception goes on into the evening. Some event staff, or even caterers will naturally take this precaution, but it is always a good idea to make sure your guests stay warm once the sun goes down. 

Plan For The Unpredictable 

As lovely as the fall season is, the weather is still quite unpredictable, and at the very least colder. For such reason, it is best to pick a date for your fall wedding that has proven historically to have the best weather of the season. While this method is by no means foolproof, it does however, present you with the best possible chance of avoiding rain and other unfavorable wedding weather. All you have to do is pick a given date in the past with the best record of clear skies, and then hope history repeats itself.   

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

Nothing enhances the specialness of your wedding day better than finding the perfect wedding dress. It is a visual statement of your beauty and personality and it remains as an enduring symbol for one of the happiest moments in your life.
That's one reason why so many women spare no effort in choosing a wedding dress that fits what they envisioned for their weddings. Choosing the right dress starts with knowing what you want and knowing how to find it.
The first step is deciding what type of dress fits your style and personality. You want a gown that matches the type of wedding you are planning. This will help you decide on formal, informal, romantic or modern designs. Shop with an open mind so you will be open to gowns not originally on your wish list.

When you can visualize how the gown should look, it's time to go shopping. Try on enough dresses so you
can find the one that flatters your body and matches your personal style. You can take along a mother, sister or best friend to offer advice on each gown. Still, don't select a dress based on their tastes. You are the one who needs to feel happy with it.  
Be careful to not go overboard. Modeling every wedding gown in the store will wear down your patience and make it tough to narrow it down to a final selection. You can get an excellent idea of what you really want after testing out a few dresses.  
Consider dresses that fit best with your wedding budget. You can make adjustments on how much you spend if a better gown is available at a slightly higher price, but don't break the bank. Give yourself plenty of time to make a good decision. It can take a few months to find a dress, have alterations made and buy it.  
Once you've chosen your wedding gown, Ultimate Caterer can help you take care of your wedding day catering needs. As the leading wedding caterers in New Jersey, we work to get every detail right for your special day.