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Tips, Trends & Our Thoughts on Weddings & Special Events

The Best Wedding Dates for 2023

The Best Wedding Dates for 2023

What exactly makes a specific wedding date better than any other day on the calendar? Weddings are one of the few milestone events that we can actually control the date of. We have no say in the timing of our birthdays, graduations, promotions, etc., so it’s thrilling...

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10 Healthy, Delicious Catering Ideas for Your Next Event

10 Healthy, Delicious Catering Ideas for Your Next Event

Whether you’re planning a wedding, work party, or baby shower, choosing the menu for your event is no easy feat. Good catering can enhance the experience of your event… or could be the only thing people remember— and not in the way you want them to! It might seem...

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How to Get a Marriage License in New York State

How to Get a Marriage License in New York State

Don’t forget this step in your wedding planning! You must have a license to legally get married in NYS. Not sure how to navigate the process? Oaks Manor can help. Here, we have outlined the basics of obtaining your marriage license. Obtaining Your Marriage License You...

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6 Delectable Alternatives to Wedding Cake

6 Delectable Alternatives to Wedding Cake

As you and your fiancée are checking things off your wedding planning list, do you get stuck at the wedding cake? If one or both of you aren’t fans of cake, do you have to serve it at your wedding? In short, the answer is no. Oaks Manor has some suggestions for great...

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What’s Included in Your Wedding Invitation Suite?

What’s Included in Your Wedding Invitation Suite?

A wedding invitation suite includes all of the paper goods that are sent with your invitation. You should be shopping for these items and ordering them about six to nine months before your wedding. What belongs in your invitation suite? Let’s take a look. Traditional...

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38 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

38 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

38 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make during your wedding planning is about your venue. There are tons of choices! How do you pick the right one for you? Oaks Manor has put together this list of questions for...

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How to NOT Be a Bridezilla

How to NOT Be a Bridezilla

Dictionary.com defines bridezilla as a soon-to-be bride who is overly involved with the details of her wedding and becomes extremely self-centered, demanding, or otherwise difficult to tolerate. Planning a wedding can be quite stressful, and stress doesn’t always...

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Anniversary Gifts by Year

Anniversary Gifts by Year

Beginning in the Middle Ages, couples have celebrated the number of years they’ve been married with specific gifts. They start off simple, and as the relationship grows and becomes stronger, the gifts increase in substance and significance. Here, we present...

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Do You Need a Wedding Planner?

Do You Need a Wedding Planner?

Fortunately, states are beginning to open up wedding and reception venues with restrictions. Have you begun preparing for your wedding? Do you need some help? Oaks Manor takes a look at what wedding planners do and if one is right for you. What Is a Wedding Planner? A...

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How to Choose Dresses Your Bridesmaids Will Love

How to Choose Dresses Your Bridesmaids Will Love

Let’s make what could be an aggravating part of your wedding planning into a pleasure. It’s not easy choosing dresses for your bridesmaids that fit and flatter each person, but with a few tips from Oaks Manor, it might just be a pleasurable experience (or at least...

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10 Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Day

10 Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Day

You’ve probably heard that your wedding day is bound to be stressful. We’re here to tell you that’s not true! With a little preparation, your day will go smoothly, and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy it. Get ready with our 10 tips for a stress-free wedding day! 1....

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