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How to Have the Perfect Late Fall Outdoor Wedding

 

When most people think of an outdoor wedding they usually think about the summertime.  However, late fall can be a perfect time to have a rustic wedding outdoors.  With the beauty of the changing season and more comfortable temperatures, fall outdoor weddings can be a truly unique experience for the bride, groom and all of their guests in attendance.

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Warm Beverages and Soft Blankets Can Make Sure Your Guests Are Comfortable

As long as you let your guests know beforehand that the wedding will be taking place outdoors, in a more rustic setting, they will be able to plan accordingly.  Guests can dress for cooler weather, leaving them comfortable throughout the ceremony.

Fall outdoor weddings offer you the opportunity to add even more amenities and comfort for your guests.  Serving hot beverages from the standard coffee and tea to apple cider and hot toddies is sure to keep your wedding guests warm and feeling great.  Another nice touch is to have warm blankets and wraps available for guests to borrow.

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The Perfect Setting for an Outdoor Bonfire

A bonfire can truly set the scene for an outdoor wedding in the fall.  From the opportunity for guests to warm comfortably by the fire to toasting marshmallows and enjoying s’mores, a bonfire is a fall wedding attraction not to be missed.  This can further set the ambiance for a rustic wedding with the surrounding foliage.

All of these added amenities can take some of the chill out of the air, making an outdoor fall wedding one to remember.  The bride and groom can also be more comfortable without the sweltering weather that summer often brings.  Instead crisper temperatures of fall will ensure that everyone is looking great for those wedding photos.

Lippincott Manor is the ideal location for a rustic, fall wedding, with beautiful scenery to hot food and beverage service and the all-important bonfire.  Contact Lippincott Manor at 845-895-2474 for more information.

Getting More RSVPs (Earlier) from Your Wedding Invitation

Little can be more frustrating for a bride and groom than sending out your wedding invitations and hearing nothing back from your guests.  The excitement over the upcoming nuptials may be easily stifled by this lack of responses, not to mention the challenge that goes into planning a rustic or outdoor wedding without an estimated head count.  There are some strategies that can help to get the wedding RSVPs that you need to move on to the planning stages.

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Mail the invitations eight weeks before the wedding.  Sending the invites to your guests with too much time before the big day and you risk it being put aside as the guest feels that they have plenty of time to respond.

Send save the dates.  If your guests will be traveling from out of state for the wedding, send save the date cards six to nine months in advance.  In this scenario, someone who will not be able to attend because of travel will likely tell you so now, narrowing down the RSVPs that you will be expecting.

Be specific.  Don’t hesitate to include a set date in the wedding invitation when attendees need to respond by and make sure that this date is also included on the reply card.

Provide options.  When asking guests to RSVP, offering multiple ways to do so can help.  This may include a phone number to call or text, email and even a wedding web site where guests can RSVP.

Ask for it.  We are all busy and simple things like RSVPs can slip through the cracks.  When you see invited guests that have not yet responded, ask them if they will be able to attend.  Chances are the process of sending in their RSVP has just slipped their mind.

The sooner you can get an accurate count of guests attending your wedding, the easier the final planning stages.

When you plan a rustic, outdoor wedding the staff at Lippincott Manor can help to ensure that your wedding is truly a day of your dreams.  Contact us at 845-895-2474 for availability or to schedule a tour of our facility.

How to Simplify Your Wedding Reception Seating Plan

The seating plan for an upcoming wedding reception can cause a lot of headaches, from trying to fit personalities that will go well together to keeping those that may clash apart.  The pressure is on to design a seating plan that will suit everyone.  At times it may seem like putting together the seating chart is nothing short of rocket science.  However, there are actually some tricks to make this planning a little easier.

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Separating Bride and Groom Sides

One of the first questions that you need to decide is if there will be a well-defined side for the bride and one for the groom.  There are many advantages to keeping the sides separated, as these guests will be those that already know one-another.  This will make for easier, more relaxed conversation.  Of course, there are times when there may be a family riff that should be considered, separating member that may not get along.

Friends and other invitees should be assigned seating based on how they know the couple or the bride and groom individually.  For example, college friends should sit together since they most often are already acquainted.  Taking the time to think this through and plan to seat guests together that already know one another can make the event much more comfortable for everyone.

Assigning Seats or Tables

It can be tempting to allow guests to seat themselves at the wedding reception.  This tactic can easily backfire, with stray seats at a table and groups that are not able to sit together.  For a larger reception, over 75 guests, assigned seating will take a lot of the hassle out of settling everyone during dinner.  And let’s be honest, it isn’t unusual for a guest to discreetly swap a seat at a table to sit next to a friend.  This is to be expected and can actually be beneficial for everyone.

Taking the time during the wedding planning to put some thought into the seating can ensure that the reception is a great event not only for the bride and groom, but for their guests as well.

Ready to book the wedding venue so that you can move on to the seating plan?  Schedule a tour of Lippincott Manor or check availability by calling 845-895-2474.

What to Look for in an
Outdoor Wedding Venue

Couples planning their wedding may be overwhelmed with the many decisions that go along with putting together the big day.  One of the most critical decisions is choosing a wedding venue.  Many couples are drawn to a location that offers a picturesque outdoor setting, making their wedding one to remember.

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Consider Scenery and Location When Choosing an Outdoor Wedding Venue

The venue that you choose for your outdoor wedding should offer not only wonderful facilities, but also picturesque scenery.  Whether you are planning a rustic wedding or country chic, the location can set the tone for the entire wedding.  Lippincott Manor offers the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding, nestled in the Hudson Valley, with views of the Wallkill River and Shawangunk Mountains.  Combined with one-of-a-kind décor in this picturesque setting, the outdoor wedding of your dreams can become a reality.

Amenities, From Catering to All-Inclusive Packages Are an Important Consideration

While location is a big factor in choosing a wedding venue, equally important are the amenities that the facility has to offer.  Couples searching for the ideal venue should look at catering packages offered by the facility, ensuring that this meets their expectations for the wedding.  This may be a buffet dinner or butler passed hors d’oeuvres during a cocktail hour.

Some venues also offer all-inclusive wedding packages, which include the venue, food, entertainment, florist and photographer.  This option often offers a more affordable approach to wedding planning for the couple.  At Lippincott Manor we pride ourselves on making sure your big day is a success.  This includes a full selection of meal and catering options, as well as all-inclusive packages to choose from.

The venue that you ultimately select will be a big factor in making the wedding of your dreams become a reality.  To check availability or for a tour of the grounds, contact Lippincott Manor at 845-895-2474.

What to Look for in an Outdoor Wedding Venue

Couples planning their wedding may be overwhelmed with the many decisions that go along with putting together the big day.  One of the most critical decisions is choosing a wedding venue.  Many couples are drawn to a location that offers a picturesque outdoor setting, making their wedding one to remember.

Consider Scenery and Location When Choosing an Outdoor Wedding Venue

The venue that you choose for your outdoor wedding should offer not only wonderful facilities, but also picturesque scenery.  Whether you are planning a rustic wedding or country chic, the location can set the tone for the entire wedding.  Lippincott Manor offers the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding, nestled in the Hudson Valley, with views of the Wallkill River and Shawangunk Mountains.  Combined with one-of-a-kind décor in this picturesque setting, the outdoor wedding of your dreams can become a reality.

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Amenities, From Catering to All-Inclusive Packages Are an Important Consideration

While location is a big factor in choosing a wedding venue, equally important are the amenities that the facility has to offer.  Couples searching for the ideal venue should look at catering packages offered by the facility, ensuring that this meets their expectations for the wedding.  This may be a buffet dinner or butler passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour.

Some venues also offer all-inclusive wedding packages, which include the venue, food, entertainment, florist and photographer.  This option often offers a more affordable approach to wedding planning for the couple.  At Lippincott Manor we pride ourselves on making sure your big day is a success.  This includes a full selection of meal and catering options, as well as all-inclusive packages to choose from.

The venue that you ultimately select will be a big factor in making the wedding of your dreams become a reality.  To check availability or for a tour of the grounds, contact Lippincott Manor at 845-895-2474.

Fall In Love

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons for a wedding.  Fall comes along with gorgeous weather, and spectacular scenery.  The color of the leaves changing in the trees, the delicious breezes that make the leaves fall in dazzling shades of red, brown, yellow, orange and green.  If planning a fall wedding, take advantage of the amazing photo opportunities in the outdoors that nature will provide for you.  Do not be afraid to embrace natures backdrop.  Imagine the leaves falling all around you, the subtle wind whisping through your hair as your photographer snaps memories to last a life time on your big day.

Prepare prepare prepare! During the chillier days in the season there can be unpredictable weather.  It is important to make sure you have all your bases covered, especially when it comes to photos.  Remember that your photos are memories some candid, some posed, but all so beautiful and that you get to cherish for the rest of your lives.  So needless to say, photos are crucial on your big  day

Consider fall patterned coverups for you and your bridesmaids, for example shawls to wrap around your shoulders to make for cute photos and to keep you from being chilly if the air is crisp that day.  This can also double as a gift for your wedding party.  During this time you should consider comfortable footwear to change into as you may be trapsing through slippery wet leaves and grass.  I recommend designating one person from your wedding party to stash umbrellas somewhere in case of a change in weather.  Again preparation is key ladies!

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Choose fall themed games that can be played inside or outdoors depending on weather, such as pumpkin tic tac toe, pumpkin chess and even pumpkin bowling!  These can keep guests entertained perhaps during cocktail hour or while taking a break from the dance floor ALL while embracing the fall season!

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Finally let’s talk about the absolutely gorgeous flowers that are available to us in autumn,  Two of my personal favorites the ever so elegant but classic Sunflowers and Roses.  Followed by Carnations, Freesia, Juniper, Marigold, Salvia, Aster, Dahlia, Zinnia and Chrysanthemums.  Luckily for us we are given an array of beautiful flowers in season to choose from to make any bouqet or arrangement fall color themed and brilliant!

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Say goodbye to spring fling, hello spring wedding!

The spring seasons natural beauty is so romantic with spring associated flora’ls and pastels. Romantic pops of color that nature offers this time of year and the warmth of the season enhance the beginning of wedding season. They say April showers bring May flowers, which are so welcomed and appreciated after a long cold winter.

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Magnolias a late spring blooming flower signify love of nature and signifies marital happiness.
Calla lily means magnificent beauty and here at Lippincott Manor that is what we see in all our brides.
Freesias symbolize innocence like every father sees in his daughter right before he gives her away.
Hydrangeas symbolize understanding something that is extremely important to sustain a long lasting marriage.

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When I think of a spring wedding, I envision pops of soft color everywhere from baby pinks to light teal blues and yellows.  Lets talk FLOWERS!  Flowers in your hair, in the aisle, on your tables, and surely on your wedding cake. If you have envisioned a rich floral wedding day all of your life, spring is the time to do it! Let your feminine side run free. If you are planning a spring wedding, go for soft and calm colors, and let mother nature take part in your selection as much as you can.  Common pieces such as birds, butterflies, and eggs have the ability to prim up the beautiful season of spring, no matter what your theme, this is your time to shine!

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Spring is one of the most popular seasons to have a wedding. The weather is perfect (not too hot, not too cold), your flower options for your bridal bouquet and centerpieces are ostensibly boundless, and you are not obligated to have an indoor-only venue experience on your big day!

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To experience all of the beauty the spring season has to offer you must be able to embrace the freshness of earth when the sunshine and breezes meet in spring, making it most exhilarating. Love is alive with promise and celebration. Let the spring wedding season begin here at Lippincott Manor!