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DIY Wedding Ideas: The Dos and Don’ts of Do-It Yourself

July 25th, 2014

While preparing for your big day, The Knot offers a look at do-it-yourself wedding ideas to truly make your celebration the most special day of your life. Adding a personalized touch to invitations and favors is a great way to save money and flaunt your creative side.  But when it comes to catering, for example, well trained caterers and a supportive staff is the best way to avoid the stress of doing-it-yourself. At Branches we guarantee perfect catered affairs with an incredible atmosphere. Contact Branches for any of your event needs today.

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Some projects are tougher than others, and what you thought would be a 1-2-3 could turn into an undertaking worthy of a world-class planner. To avoid DIY overload, choose wisely.

DIY Dos

Your Favors:  Grab a box of your favorite mix and start baking. Pack them in colorful boxes or cute bags.  Be sure to give guests handwritten cards that say you’ve given in their name.

Your Invitations, Programs, and Save-the-Dates: Head to a local paper store for a DIY kit or choose stock paper in any color and print stylish invites right off of your computer.

Your Makeup: If you do your own makeup, you’ll be in the privacy of your home or hotel room — and you won’t have to book an appointment (or worry about being on time)!

DIY Don’ts

Your Photos:  All of your loved ones may promise to capture every moment, but what happens if they get distracted or have a camera malfunction? If it’s important for you to have high-quality images and hundreds of great shots, hire a pro.

Your Catering: Catering a large-scale party is a huge undertaking, even for a culinary whiz. You’ll be hard-pressed to get enough food together for a hundred people and keep it hot — even if you make the best dish in town. And, once you get it made, you’ll need a reliable staff to serve it. Caterers are trained to make it happen; they have the support staff to serve you and your guests in a timely manner.

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DIY Table Numbers Ideas for Your NJ Wedding

January 30th, 2014

Looking for some inspiration for unique ideas for your upcoming New Jersey wedding? If you love the idea of being hands on or know someone who is crafty, there are some great ideas to make your wedding an original one! Whether you’re looking for something fun or want to keep it elegant at your NJ Wedding Reception, browse through some of these great ideas! Contact us if you’d like information on reserving your NJ Wedding.

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Create Unique Toasting Glasses for Your NJ Wedding

December 5th, 2013

Looking for some inspiration for unique toasting glasses for your upcoming New Jersey wedding? If you love the idea of being hands on or know someone who is crafty, there are some great ideas to make your wedding an original one! Whether you’re looking for something fun or want to keep it elegant at your NJ Wedding Reception, browse through some of these great ideas! Contact us if you’d like information on reserving your NJ Wedding.

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Bridal Show at Branches

November 7th, 2013

Sunday November 10th- 1p.m.

You’re invited to the Bridal Show at Branches.

Come on out and see our beautifully Re-carpeted ballrooms that highlights our modern and sophisticated wedding reception site.

3 rooms of exhibits, food and fun
Fashion Show – Performing DJ’s
Experience a Perfect Catered Affair by Branches Catering

Grand Prize a 8 Day Hawaii Honeymoon Drawing
Register here

Instagram Your Wedding

October 25th, 2013

Creating a #hashtag for your NJ Wedding Ceremony is the perfect way for your guests to share special moments throughout the day. By creating an eye-catching sign and placing simple tent cards on each table, your photos will all be in one place for you and your guests to view! Contact us for more information on making your NJ Beach Ceremony memorable.

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I’m OBSESSED with Instagram – it is by far my favorite of all social media. If you aren’t familiar, Instagram is a camera app (for iPhone and Androids) that allows you to easily create dreamy photos and share them in an instant across multiple social media outlets along with your friends and followers. Naturally some of the guests who attend your wedding will Instagram their favorite pics from the day… and I’m sure you’d like to see them all! Here’s how you can easily encourage your guests in four different ways, to add your wedding #hashtag to their pictures – and just like that all the pictures Instagramed at your wedding will be in one place!

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