The Dos and Do Nots of Enjoying an Epic, but Responsible Bachelorette Party

Your bachelorette party is your last chance to kick it with your ladies as a single woman. P-A-R-T-Y! Slow your roll, girlfriend. You can have an epic night with your besties without doing something you’ll regret, like waking up with a devastating hangover, or spending more than you should on a weekend’s worth of festivities. To help you have an outstanding and memorable evening with no regrets, we’ve compiled a list of dos and do nots for your bachelorette party weekend.

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Four New Jersey Hot Spots Where You Can Host a Destination Wedding from Home

At RSVP to me, we are New Jersey born-and-raised. We love working with happy couples from across the country to plan stationery for their special day, but we will always hold a special place in our hearts for our home in the Garden State. With COVID-19 still making wedding planning logistics complicated, and travel impossible for some, we’re bringing local New Jersey brides four location ideas for where they can host what will feel like a “destination wedding” without leaving our beautiful seaside state.

1. The Jersey Shore

The famed Jersey Shore must top our list. There is a reason why brides and grooms flock to the ocean to say their I Dos. The sun, the sand, the setting sun, and the coastal tones make for the perfect wedding day color pallet. With just about 141 miles of Atlantic coastline and hotels and casinos ready to host your reception, no couple can go wrong choosing the Jersey Shore for their beach wedding getaway.

2. Pleasantdale Chateau

Step inside this luxurious hotel, and you will feel like you’ve stepped into a castle in the English countryside. Both Time.com and Money Magazine have recognized this outstanding venue as one of the top nine wedding venues in the entire United States—and yet it’s located right in the cozy yet upscale community of West Orange. The Pleasantdale Chateau promises its couples a fairytale wedding, and it doesn’t disappoint. The historic chateau provides a grand yet intimate estate for a sophisticated wedding, whether you plan for a summertime celebration or an indoor fall or winter event.

3. The Estate at Florentine Gardens

Traveling to Italy might not be possible right now, but you can feel like you are a goddess walking down the aisle to greet your groom at this gorgeous venue. The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers everything you’d want in a European destination wedding, including a palatial space, grand windows, twinkling garden lights, and a ballroom big enough to host the royal family. The Knot is just one of many publications that have recognized The Estate at Florentine Gardens for its outstanding commitment to entertaining excellence.

The Park Savoy Estate

Southern Charm meets time-honored tradition at The Park Savoy Estate. This New Jersey landmark will bring you and your guests back in time, leaving you wondering if Gatsby and Daisy might make an unexpected appearance at your wedding reception. The lavish, Monet-inspired gardens are ideal for mingling and photo-taking, and you can even say your I Dos in the estate’s brand new wedding chapel—a space fit for a couple whose love is bound to last a lifetime.

We love everything about our great state of New Jersey, from the taffy that is spun on the boardwalk to its proximity to the greatest and grandest city in the United States. If you have dreamed of a destination wedding, look no further than your own back yard. Elegance, timelessness, and grandeur are right around the corner—no boarding pass required.

Flower Girl Dress Ideas that Will Make You Squeal

On a wedding day, we cannot wait to see the dress. No, not that one, the flower girl’s dress! We know that the bride will be outstandingly gorgeous and one-hundred percent Insta-worthy.  What we want to see is the flower girl with her little tiny feet wrapped up in patent leather shoes frolicking down the aisle, dropping rose petals in preparation for the bride’s big entrance. Can we all please pause to remember Princess Charlotte and her crown of white roses walking down the aisle during Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle’s wedding?

*wipes tear from eye*

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The Five Most Creative Wedding Themes We Expect to See in 2021

We love a traditional white wedding—the lace, the bow ties, the roses. Yes, we know that conventional just doesn’t work for everyone. For those couples whose tastes are as unique as their love, they want their wedding to reflect what brought them together and what keeps them together, including their passions, hobbies, favorite things, and favorite places. If you’re thinking about planning a themed wedding, get inspired by these five popular trends that we expect to see once COVID-19 is fully in our rearview mirror and wedding plans once gain have no limitations.

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What to Do if You Have a Blowout With Your Bridesmaid Before Your Wedding

As a bride, you’ll need to consider many factors when choosing your wedding party. Often, women select their best friends, siblings, cousins, and women who have played a critical role in their lives at different points in life. They may be roommates from college, childhood friends, or current colleagues. If your bridal party includes your best friends and family, then nothing could go wrong, right? What happens if something comes between you and one of your besties in the months, weeks, or days before your wedding, and you end up having a total blow out? Don’t stress. Emotions are high during life’s transition moments, even for friends and family. Remember that the women in your bridal party love you and you can repair most misunderstandings. Here is what to do if you find yourself at odds with a member of your girl squad before your wedding.

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Your Go-To Wedding Table Setting Checklist

Real talk confession: When you’re seated at a formal dinner table, can you remember which fork to use first, and which water glass is yours? We get it. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all the options at a formal table setting, just like the feeling of understanding every single piece of cutlery, stationery, gifts, and favors that you will need to include on your wedding reception tables. To help you and your stationer account for every necessary element, we’ve compiled the following go-to checklist.

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Five Wedding Payment Planning Tips Every Engaged Couple Needs to Know

Planning for your wedding is a thrill of limitless possibilities and romantic creativity. Paying for your wedding, for most people, is a point of stress and uncertainty. To help ease some of the burden of this formidable task, and ensure you are staying within your budget and not going into debt for your big day, create a schedule for when your payments will be due. Not only do couples need to know how much they need to pay, but when they need to remit payment. Having a plan will also help you to pay vendors timely and help you minimize credit card debt.

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Five HOT Stationery Trends Heating Up This Summer

At RSVP to me, every invitation, announcement, and thank you note that we create is unique and custom-designed. Still, we keep our finger on the pulse of the trends lighting up the stationery industry to ensure we are bringing our clients inspired influence, modern materials, and insightful guidance. What follows are five trends we’ve been watching on the horizon that have finally dropped.

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Nine Creative Wedding Ceremony Seating Ideas

COVID-19 is challenging brides and their wedding planners to host their friends and family while maintaining a safe social distance. This safety need poses a unique challenge for during the ceremony when guests want to pack in together to experience those precious moments when you and your partner say I Do. If you’re not going to be married in a place of worship, and are taking a precautious approach to your upcoming nuptials, we’ve got nine ideas for creative seating arrangements. These layouts will give you some flexibility in separating guests and be one more unique aspect of your once-in-a-lifetime event.

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