Who gets invited to the rehearsal dinner?

Being that the rehearsal dinner is a significantly smaller event compared to everything else, your guest list will also be significantly smaller. The only people you should definitely invite are the bridal party (maybe their dates), the parents of your ring barer/flower girl, and immediate family. It would be nice to extend the invitation to … Continue reading Who gets invited to the rehearsal dinner?

Do I have to open gifts at my bridal shower?

Choosing to avoid the gift opening portion of the bridal shower has become increasingly popular nowadays. While it is nice to acknowledge each persons' gift to you so they can witness your reaction, you don't have to. Not many people even want to sit through two hours of you tearing at boxes and gift bags. … Continue reading Do I have to open gifts at my bridal shower?

When should I send out my big day invitations?

In order to provide your venue with a headcount at a reasonable time, we suggest you send them out four months before your wedding. You'll want to ask that they RSVP at least one month before the actual wedding day. Plus, there will be some leeway for the 50 people you have to call and … Continue reading When should I send out my big day invitations?

Do I have to send out Save the Dates?

Save the dates tend to be one of those annoying extra costs that you feel like are totally unnecessary, but they are. Contrary to popular belief, they actually serve a purpose besides sitting on the fridge until the invitation comes. It is important to send them out in order for your traveling guests to be able … Continue reading Do I have to send out Save the Dates?

Do we need to invite plus ones?

Well, it would be a nice gesture given your venue capacity and budget allow for it, but do not feel obligated to! Imagine inviting a handful of high school friends and their plus ones, then getting stuck with an extra 40 plates to pay for? If you have a big family and a tight budget, … Continue reading Do we need to invite plus ones?

Do I need to include dress code on my invitations?

Let's keep this short and sweet. YES, you absolutely do need to include the dress code! It doesn't matter what event it may be, either. Engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, wedding–every single event needs to be specified. The last thing you want is texts or calls from fifty people asking what they should wear, … Continue reading Do I need to include dress code on my invitations?

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Calling all Jersey brides to be! With as many options as Jennifer Tolento Events offers, you cannot be disappointed. She is a full service wedding specialist that offers wedding planning, coordination and design services in both NJ and NY. She and her team are ready to fulfill all of your needs on your big day, or even every … Continue reading Jennifer Tolento Events

Alternatives on a Budget

I remember once hearing that the wedding industry makes an estimate of $53.4 billion per year, and my lungs practically collapsed. When we hear the word wedding, we are blinded by the fantasies we have walking into our dream venue in our breathtaking white gown. But do we ever think of how much money we spend? … Continue reading Alternatives on a Budget