BRIDES New Jersey: The Best Live Bands for Jersey Weddings

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Sep 232016
 

When it comes to wedding day music, couples are often torn between deciding on a DJ or a live band. The one thing everyone can agree on? Music can make (or break) a party. To make the decision process a bit easier, we've compiled a list of our four favorite New Jersey wedding bands, sure to get your guests on the dance floor "All Night Long" (...see what we did there?).

Brian Kirk & The Jirks
This 9-12 piece band with Jersey Shore origins has been bringing the music to weddings for the past 10 years, and averages over 60 weddings a year. With an unbelievable horn section, talented vocalists, and dynamic party-presence, Brian Kirk and The Jirks are certain to blow you away with their energy. For your big day, they provide a full production of sound and lighting. With a unique "interactive band" mentality, BK&J offer personalized, one-on one attention and communication with all of their couples to ensure they provide them with the music vibes of their wedding dreams. Read real brides' reviews here!

The Nerds
Behind the thick-rimmed glasses and plaid shirts, this New Jersey-born band specializes in soul and classic rock. For over 25 years, The Nerds have brought music, dancing, and fun to weddings and events throughout the state and country. Loosely based on an SNL skit, The Nerds are exclusively booked through S.T.A.R.S. Productions and call themselves "America's Rock and Roll Fun-Omenon." Their celebratory and sometimes silly vibes combined with their musical flair makes the band the perfect wedding entertainment for the couple looking to celebrate, laugh, and dance the whole night through. Read real brides' reviews here!

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The Benjamins
This popular NJ band performs at over 200 live events per year, making them a powerful force in the music industry. The Benjamins combine oldies, classics, pop, rock, swing, and more to bring the party to your party. With a high energy yet sophisticated style, this band brings a one-of-a-kind experience with them as they aim to keep your guests dancing and partying all night long. With mesmerizing stage presence and an impressive vocal range and repertoire, The Benjamins have also won WeddingWire's Couple's Choice Awards for the past three years, and it's no surprise why. Read real brides' reviews here!

Platinum Band Music
With 10 musicians playing together to bring high-energy dance music to your celebration, Platinum Band consists of experienced and skilled musicians ready to share their talents with you and your wedding guests. With performance options spanning across Top 40, Classic 80s, Motown Hits, Standards, and everything in-between, this band is sure to rock your party, in whichever way your hearts desire. Whether you want to rock out all night to hits inspired by Bon Jovi and Springsteen or prefer the likes of Pitbull and Calvin Harris, Platinum Band Music has got you covered. Read real brides' reviews here!

These bands not quite striking a cord with you? We have more to choose from on our Local Vendors page!

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BRIDES New Jersey: Fun Winery Tour Ideas For Your Bachelorette Party

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Sep 152016
 
red grape winery

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Can't decide what to do for your bachelorette party but want to stay local? Why don't you "wine" about it? No, really — unbeknownst to many, New Jersey is home to dozens of beautiful wineries (they don't call it the Garden State just for fun!). What better way to celebrate your fling before the ring than by sampling some of the finest wines the state has to offer. Grab your best girls (and your best wine-tour outfit, of course) and let these New Jersey tour companies take care of the rest.

Tastings & Tours - Cape May
Tastings & Tours offers hassle-free options for your vino-filled day. Allow them to do all the planning and scheduling while you 'sip' back and relax, literally. Select the Cape May package which includes transportation and lunch at an area restaurant as well as visits to three wineries: the Cape May Winery & Vineyard, Jessie Creek Winery, and Natali Vineyards. Bonus: their hassle free system allows each bridesmaid or guest to pay for their own seat, which eliminates any money collection hassles.

New Jersey Wine Tours

After picking from a selection of luxury vehicles, sedans, and limousines, you can relax and hit the road in style for about five hours as you visit 2-3 wineries across New Jersey's "Outer Coastal Plain." This plain consists of over 2-million acres — 20 of which are wineries and vineyards. Perfect for parties of 2-12 people, New Jersey Wine Tours is completely preplanned; enabling you and your party people to unwind and "un-cork" as you enjoy the best wines New Jersey has to offer.

See More: Make Travel Arrangements For All Of Your Wedding Parties With One Of Our Local Vendors

NJ Adventure Tours
The "Three Ways to Wine" package offered by NJ Adventure Tours includes round trip transportation, lunch for each guest, a visit to three wineries, tasting fees, and a souvenir wine glass per guest. With a recommended maximum group size of 10-13 guests for the ideal experience, spend approximately 7 hours in a wine-filled wonderland with upgrade options to include chocolate pairings and private tours. Want more? NJ Adventure tours also offers the "UnWined" Spa and Bliss package that includes round trip transportation, a visit to one winery, lunch, and a spa mani/pedi.

South Jersey Wine Tours
"You do the tasting, we do the rest," is the motto of this wine tour company, and don't mind if we do! Offering both memorable and educational private or public winery tours that range from basic tasting packages to dinner packages, South Jersey Wine Yours plans the day for your party while offering pick up and drop off in one of their luxury vehicles. They also offer bachelorette spa packages, painting, and exotic dancing classes before or after the tour for the *ultimate* bachelorette experience.

Need more winery options for your boozy bachelorette party? Check out our local vendors page!

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Sep 092016
 

Are you a proud NYC bride, but can't stop dreaming of beachfront nuptials for your big day? No worries — New Jersey is home to many beachfront venues not too far (about an hour and fifteen minutes, each) from good ole' Manhattan. For your wedding festivities, leave the skyscrapers, bright lights, and fast paced living behind (for a few days) and think sand, salt water, and ocean breezes as you peruse our favorite New Jersey beachfront venues closest to Manhattan.

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel (Asbury Park)
An Asbury trademark for over 100 years, the newly renovated Berkeley Hotel combines classic beauty, modern luxuries, and Victorian architecture as both a wedding venue and hotel just steps from the boardwalk. Boasting 5 unique ballrooms with outdoor terraces, ocean views, and unique décor specific to each particular ballroom, The Berkeley is an ideal venue for the glamorous and beach-loving bride. Read real brides' reviews here!

McLoone's Pier House (Long Branch)

Offering awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic, McLoone's Pier House is an exceptional oceanfront venue that offers delicious cuisine and high-end service in addition to a variety of wedding packages. Begin your special day with a ceremony on the beach, and continue as your guests enjoy coastal vibes and modern décor as they indulge in a mouthwatering menu while taking in panoramic views of the ocean. Read real brides' reviews here!

See More: Find The Perfect Way To Transport Guests To Your Beach Ceremony With One Of Our Favorite Local Vendors

Windows on the Water (Sea Bright)
If neutral colors, sparkling views of both the ocean AND the river, and beachfront gazebos make you swoon, look no further than Windows on the Water. Surrounded by water on both sides (hence the name!), this 7,000-square-foot venue now is now able to enclose its outdoor decking for fall and winter weddings. Host your dream beachfront wedding amongst their picturesque setting, private entrances, separate cocktail hour space — with delectable bites prepared by Executive Chef Pete Cruz. Read real brides' reviews here!

The Crystal Point Yacht Club (Point Pleasant)

Nestled on the Manasquan River in the storybook beach town of Point Pleasant, the Crystal Point Yacht Club combines nautical charm with chic sophistication throughout both its cocktail rooms and ballrooms. With expansive grounds and lush gardens, options for indoor or outdoor ceremonies, and an extensive menu to choose from, your guests will enjoy waterfront elegance from your ceremony through the after party and then retire at the Crystal Point Inn (just steps away from the venue itself) — making this venue the perfect one-stop-shop for coastal brides looking to make a beach weekend of their big day. Read real brides' reviews here!

Haven't quite found the perfect combination of city and sand? Head to our Local Vendors page for even more venue options!

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BRIDES New York: Brooklyn’s Best Bachelorette Party Spots

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Sep 052016
 
Brooklyn Bachelorette Party Ideas

Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Winery

For NYC ladies planning a bachelorette for your best girl, ask yourself the question, "Where Brooklyn at?" (Sorry, we had to.) While Manhattan has tons of options where you can party til the wee hours of the morning, we can guarantee you won't be disappointed if you and your bridal crew venture out to any of these Brooklyn hotspots for a bachelorette bash.

Brooklyn Winery (Above)
In true Brooklyn fashion, this urban, trendy winery is nestled in the center of Williamsburg and embraces the local culture. Educational tours are available — guests can learn about the creation process of the wines and then experience it for themselves. Cozy up to the beautifully rustic, 1,200-square-foot wine bar designed from reclaimed wood and historic materials light with vintage lighting while sipping some Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. With a tantalizing food menu that's easy for pairing with (lots of) wine, Brooklyn Winery is a picture-perfect venue for a wine-loving bachelorette posse. Read real brides' reviews here!

Beauty Bar
What's better than cocktails and manicures? Pretty much nothing. Beauty Bar, which opened in March 2012 in Park Slope, is a one-of-a-kind venue that pairs beauty with beers within its unique, salon-themed vintage setting. Aside from their $10 special that includes a martini and a manicure, their drink menu also features craft cocktails with fun, beauty-related names. With locations throughout the country, and in Manhattan as well, Beauty Bar is a glittery, girly pub — ideal for your big night on the town.

The Clover Club
If you're looking for delectable bites, cocktails and a relaxing, low-key vibe for your bachelorette, The Clover Club is essential. Established in 2008, this Cobble Hill locale serves up craft libations with classy and elegant vibes. Gather 'round with your girls and lounge on their tufted leather benches, surrounded by exposed brick within the dimly (but gorgeously) lit space. Often featuring live jazz, "The Parlor" room is also available for gatherings of up to 45 people.

See More: Snag Your Bachelorette Party or Wedding Favors from These Local Brooklyn Vendors

The Royal Palms
Shuffleboard, anyone? While shuffleboard may not be synonymous with "bachelorette" — it is a guaranteed good time, especially for the bridal party that is super competitive. This Brooklyn hotspot allows you to reserve courts for a variety of bar packages and includes a cabana for some R&R between play. With special events including DJs and food trucks, the Royal Palms is a captivating bachelorette spot combining drinks, fun, and some friendly competition.

The Artful Bachelorette
Drinking, drawing, and dudes? Nope — not a strip club. The Artful Bachelorette is a unique way to incorporate a bit of art (and eye candy) into your bachelorette shenanigans. With packages that include all materials, instruction, champagne and finger foods, this is a fantastic option for the out-of-the-box bride and crew. Read real brides' reviews here!

Click here to see even more beautiful Brooklyn venues for your bachelorette bash, bridal shower, and even the big day itself

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BRIDES New Jersey: Where to Stock Up on Bachelorette Party Supplies

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Sep 032016
 
NJ Bachelorette Party Supplies

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Looking for some, ahem, interestingly-shaped straws or necklaces to embarrass your bride-to-be bestie? On the hunt for the perfect pink tiara and sash to make sure your engaged BFF stands out from the bar crowd? No need to fret — there are a ton of retailers in the Garden State where Jersey girls can stock up on all the naughty dice and fuzzy handcuffs for the big weekend before the big day.

Party Box
A massive party supply outlet store, Party Box has nearly every product you could ever dream up for any bash. The stores shelves are packed to the gills with everything needed for the basics of entertaining (Need straws, cups, party beads and paper goods in a very specific shade of teal? Party Box has you covered.) What's more, the retailer does custom printing jobs for signage, and delivers dozens of balloons to anywhere in northern New Jersey, ensuring that any locale for your GNO will be decked out.

Romantic Depot
Whether you're on the hunt for a bride-to-be garter belt, or a phallic-shaped cake pan (yes, really) Romantic Depot is an easy stop when you want your party to be a bit more Rated R than PG-13. Though the adult party store, which has three locations in New Jersey, specializes in more grown-up fare like vibrators and sex toys, the company also has glow sticks, shot glass necklaces and bachelorette party "caution" tape for your fête. Grab a blow up hunk, a pack of pecker whistles and some inappropriately shaped candy for gift bags, and while you're at it, pick up something for yourself. (We won't tell — and you have to deal with the stress of being a bridesmaid somehow, girl.)

See More: Need a Limo to Get You to the Party Spot? These Are New Jersey's Top Transportation Companies

Fantasy Gifts NJ
Fantasy Gifts is an excellent place to shop if you're looking for more than just the classic bachelorette party staples — though the store has those, too. There are only so many places where you can get a penis-shaped piñata — and Fantasy Gifts is one of them. (And really, there are only so many times when buying one is acceptable.) If you're looking for games that are slightly more Instagram-friendly, at the company's two New Jersey locations, you can also find a bachelorette party charades kit, complete with a sand timer and dares to get the party started.

My Pure Pleasure
This isn't your mama's Tupperware party. My Pure Pleasure allows you to host a "pleasure party" right in your home, where a company representative will walk you through any questions you may have about the countless number of vibes and other sex toys the company sells. Work with your consultant before the bachelorette bash to buy all the name tags, sashes and gift sets you need to make sure your engaged friend is tickled pink at her party, or scratch the bar brawl and just have an in-house bash where the entire guest list can shop for exactly what they want instead!

For slightly more grandma-approved favors for your Garden State "I do's," check out the local vendors on our New Jersey Favors page

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BRIDES New Jersey: The 4 Best NJ Boutiques for Stylish Honeymoon Attire

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Aug 292016
 
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As much as you're anticipating the big day, the big honeymoon trip is just as exciting — and you'll need some new clothes and accessories (or an entire new wardrobe!) for your big trip, regardless of where you're headed. Check out our favorite NJ boutiques for some honeymoon shopping galore and then head out for some New Jersey-style shopping. We promise the planning will be there when you get back!

Alicia Di Michele
Owned and operated by VH1 star Alicia Di Michele, this boutique has something for everyone. From fitted rompers to flowy bohemian frocks and an array of trendy typography tees, tanks, and flannels — you'll find an abundance of hip items perfect for your one-of-a-kind vacation. As every bride knows, no ensemble is complete without accessories. To complete your getaway look, Alicia Di Michele also curates an array of jewelry, handbags, and accessory bags.

Town House Shops
With both a Hoboken, NJ location and a spot in NYC, Town House Shops is a treasure trove for globe-trotting (and local) brides basking in newlywed bliss. Regardless of shopping season, Town House consistently stocks the latest trends, seasonal colors and festive patterns to ensure you're the belle of the trip, after being the belle of your ball. Scroll through the endless racks of lacey bralettes, sophisticated scarves, shimmering baubles, and cut out dresses as you stock up for the trip of a lifetime.

See More: Every Wedding Vendor You Could Possibly Need Is On Our Local Vendors Page

Gypsy Warrior
For the edgy, trendy bride, be sure to shop at Gypsy Warrior in Ridgewood. This shop embodies individuality by combining "gypsy" and "warrior" styles in their unique hot shop. Founders (and best friends) Nicla DiCosmo & Michel Bezoza called on rock 'n roll vibes, high fashion, tattoo culture, and more creating a shop where you can items ranging from striped midi shirts to leather jackets. Among the affordable racks of GW are floral and lace dresses, chic black minis, leather moto boots, and gladiator sandals — so you know that regardless of your dreamy destination and honeymoon style, you'll find the perfect outfits.

JAX Boutique
Opened just a few years ago in downtown Haddonfield, JAX boutique boasts a variety of well-known brands including BB Dakota, Kings of Cole, Eight Sixty, and much much more. Shop 'til you drop for clothing, accessories, and lingerie before you jet-set off with your new spouse. Grab some must-have Hanky Panky undies, much needed comfy Havianas flip flops (especially for beach-bound brides!), and PJ Salvage lingerie to wear when you're not sporting one of their many head-turning dresses or rompers.

Still not quite sure where to jet off to after your wedding? Talk to one of our favorite local travel agents!

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BRIDES New Jersey: Destress from Wedding Planning at These Spas Just Outside NYC

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Aug 212016
 
couple getting massage

Photo: Courtesy of Hoboken Wellness Spa

Pulling out your hair due to your budget? Seating chart giving you hives? Mother-in-law driving you cuckoo with her guest list adds? Then, girl, you've earned yourself a spa day. (Even if the only thing stressing you out is trying to organize your many, many Pinterest boards, then you still deserve one. It's a bridal right.) Check out these northern New Jersey locales that provide the absolute best in pre-wedding relaxation — only a hop, skip, and a jump from NYC.

Massage Envy

With locales all throughout the state and appointments until late in the evening, Massage Envy has the convenient relaxation thing down pat. Though not necessarily conducive to an all day spa day, Massage Envy provides massages, reflexology and trigger point therapy at prices so affordable you can work them into your monthly routine. Relax and grab some water and a snack in any of the locales' waiting areas to start your decompression early. Massage Envy's quiet music and attentive staff will make sure that by the time you leave your spa session, you'll hardly remember that you have 200 favor boxes to put together.

Hoboken Wellness Spa
For ladies looking for a more spiritual recovery, Hoboken Wellness Spa is the place for you. The salon, which offers traditional services like massages and facials, also provides Reiki sessions that are meant to rebalance energy. With minimal décor in a pleasing pastel color scheme and a focus on Ayurvedic philosophies, Hoboken Wellness Spa will ensure that mind, body and spirit are in tune before you walk out the door.

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Bliss
The beauty giant has been so successful for a reason: it knows what it's doing. The company's locations seem like the fun younger sister of stodgy, older spas — with a fun vibe that is still quiet enough to not be disruptive. Book an appointment to sit alongside your bestie for a mani-pedi before you go your separate ways for a massage or body treatment chosen off the company's expansive services menu. (Seriously, there are dozens of options available!) Make sure to stop by Bliss' massive store before check out to stock up on its proprietary line of beauty and personal care products so you can recreate the experience at home!

The Fountain Spa
The day spa is all about luxury — the company has boasted of providing a "resort spa experience close to home" for more than 20 years. The brides special day package includes some alone time in a private whirlpool bath before throwing on your complimentary slippers and robe and heading to a body scrub, a relaxing massage and a stress relieving pedicure. Wrap the day up with a bite at the spa's Tranquility Room where you can nosh on complimentary cookies and snacks. (Want to share some relaxation time with your fiancé? The Fountain also offers couples packages that include a whirlpool bath for two and side by side massages.) The no-cell phones policy, quiet atmosphere and ubiquitous fountains all contribute to the feeling that you're a million miles away. Read real brides' reviews here!

Cortiva Institute
Need someone to work out the knots in your shoulders but don't want to break the bank? If you're just looking for a basic service without too much emphasis on ambiance, consider heading over to Cortiva's massage therapy center in Hoboken, New Jersey. At the location, therapy students get the opportunity to work on clients at prices way below those of other spas. All the students have completed a good chunk of instruction already, and work under the supervision of a licensed massage practitioner, so you're in good hands at nearly half the rate of a traditional health club.

Still looking for that perfect bridal glam squad? Check out some of our favorite Local Beauty Vendors!

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BRIDES New Jersey: How to Keep Your Out-of-Town Guests Entertained Before Your Wedding

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Aug 172016
 
carlos bakery

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Fortunately, all your fave people have decided to travel in for your wedding — that deserves a major 'YAY'! But yikes, how are you going to keep everyone occupied in the days leading up to your wedding? Have no fear, we have the comprehensive guide for keeping your friends and fam busy while you put the finishing touches on those pending last-minute details. (Ahem, we know you have 150 favors to put ribbons on over the next 48 hours.)

Visit Buddy Valastro's bakery
Send guests to Carlo's Bakery, seen on the show "Cake Boss," for some rainbow cookies, cannolis, and cupcakes. Visitors can take photos in front of the television-featured bakery and get their sugar fill all while potentially spotting some cake-world celebs. The line is often long, so make sure to tell your guests to wear comfy shoes!

Take a stroll along the Hoboken waterfront
The view of the Manhattan skyline is world famous for a reason. If the weather is cooperating, encourage your friends and family to take a walk along Frank Sinatra Drive where they can take gorgeous photos with the Freedom Tower in the background and marvel at one of the most iconic views in the world.

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Explore some family history
Have guests that are interested in learning more about their family background? Give them information for ferries to Ellis Island, where not only can they see the Statue of Liberty, but they may be able to find the original passenger records for family members of theirs that entered the U.S. through the famed port.

Embrace the fear

New Jersey is well known for its many spooky sites, and if your nearest and dearest like to be freaked out, you may want to give them directions to the Devil's Tree in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Legend has it that the tree is cursed, with numerous creepy things happening nearby — even in the coldest winter, snow doesn't fall around it! Make sure your guests have a strong tolerance for weirdness and tell them to keep someone updated of their whereabouts if they do decide to go!

Give your regards to Broadway
If your friends and family have never been to a Broadway musical or play in New York City, hook them up with some tickets to one of your favorites. The Lion King and Aladdin are family friendly, while The Book of Mormon will have adults with a raunchier sense of humor laughing for days to come. (Hit up TKTS ticket booths for discount seats to your fave shows!)

Still not quite sure how to entertain your guests? Check out more of our favorite Local Vendors here!

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BRIDES New Jersey: The Garden State’s Newest Wedding Venues

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Aug 142016
 
The Grove Wedding Venue

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The venue hunt can be equal parts exciting and exhausting. Have you been to your fair share of NJ weddings, but no venue has really caught your eye as being "the one" for your own big day? Do you believe in "the newer, the better?" With visions of weddings past swirling around in your head, maybe you need to set your sights on something new. Check out New Jersey's three newest wedding venues.

The Grove (Cedar Grove) Above
As one of New Jersey's newest venues, The Grove embodies classical elegance with modern accents — culminating in a glamorous and lavish venue that can accommodate up to 700 guests. Offering a variety of packages on their historic grounds (which consists of a charming brownstone home from the late 1700s) that have been restored and preserved to enchant wedding guests throughout all celebrations that call this venue home. Nestled amongst awe-inspiring gardens and patios, you can say, "I do" in an outdoor ceremony or indoors, too. When it's time to party, the ballroom shines courtesy of the plethora of crystal chandeliers, palladium windows, a dramatic staircase — all surrounding a wooden dance floor. With luxuriously appointed dressing suites, you will be sure to have a day to remember from start to finish at this northern NJ venue. Read real brides' reviews here!

Park Chateau Wedding Venue

Photo: Courtesy of The Park Chateau Estate & Gardens via Facebook

The Park Chateau Estate & Garden (East Brunswick)
Now booking for 2017 affairs, The Park Chateau will be one of New Jersey's most elegant venues. As guests arrive to your event, they will travel through a beautifully landscaped path, leading to a courtyard and greeted with champagne from white-gloved servers. The sophistication only begins there. With indoor and outdoor space, guests will enjoy views of the glistening pond in the Versailles Garden, take in French antiques decorating the interior space, and design meant to reflect a French countryside ambiance. The Grand Ballroom features silver place settings, crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings, and breathtaking high ceilings — serving as the perfect backdrop to your party. Designed by the partners who also currently own both gorgeous venues Nanina's In The Park and The Park Savoy, it's evident this venue will be the talk of the town.

See More: Have Your Bridal Party Travel in Style with These New Jersey Wedding Transportation Options

The Marigold Wedding Venue

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The Marigold (Somerset)
Whether you're looking to book a traditional, kosher, or Indian celebration, The Marigold can provide a brand new, exceptional venue to meet your every need. Amongst meticulously landscaped lawns scattered with gazebos, florals and spectacular views, the external beauty of this venue pales in comparison to the interior. With attention to detail evident at every turn, the inside space boasts sparkling chandeliers, marble floors, grandiose staircases and classic décor, with the expansive, grandiose ballroom as the cherry on top. With world-class chefs able to provide catering for cultural receptions as well as traditional, The Marigold offers over 17,000 square feet of space for your celebration, including separate outdoor photo area, and private, elegant bridal suites for day-of pampering.

Want to check out some other stunning big day locales? Head to our New Jersey Venues page to see more!

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BRIDES New Jersey: 5 Boutiques to Find Adorable Flower Girl Dresses

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Aug 072016
 
NJ Flower Girl Dresses

Photo: Kristyn Hogan

While all eyes are certain to be on you as you make your way down the aisle on your big dal, the special little girl in your life has big shoes to fill, too. She will also never forget having a part in your big day, and it's important to make her feel as special and beautiful as you hope she does. Finding the right dress for your little love can be one of the most fun tasks of wedding planning, so grab her little hand and shop until you both drop at our favorite NJ children's boutiques for flower girl dresses.

Dress 2 Impress (Linwood)
Whether you're looking for a mini-ball gown or a sleek and refined silhouette for your flower girl, Dress to Impress boasts a slew of styles — perfect for the cutest little member of your bridal party. Designer Jessica Lynn has over 150 styles of dresses to choose from to ensure your flower girl and/or junior bridesmaids look and feel like the little princesses they are. Read real brides' reviews here!

Ragamuffins (Cherry Hill)
Ragamuffin's children's boutique has been helping families dress their kids for all of life's special occasions for over 25 years. With an impressive collection of Joan Calabrese flower girl dresses available, whether you're looking for lace, embellishments, a hint of color or a traditional gown you'll be able to dress your mini-me in the perfect dress for her while creating meaningful memories together that will last a lifetime.

Nene's Lullaby Boutique (Turnersville)
Looking to knock off two to-do list tasks — finding the oufits for both your flower girl AND ring bearer? You can do so at the adorable Nene's Lullaby Boutique in Turnersville, New Jersey. With a broad selection of boys formalwear and suits and flower girl dresses by designers including Christie Helene, Sweetie Collection, and Macis Designs, Nene's specializes in upscale children's apparel. Dressing little ones for their special occasions for 20 years, Nene's offers heirloom quality items to be cherished long after the big day.

See More: Get a Sweet Treat Your Flower Girl (and the Rest of Your Guests!) Will Love at These New Jersey Wedding Bakeries

Jefre Bridals (Greenbrook)
Aside from being a one-stop shop for brides-to-be and their own ensembles for the big day, Jefre Bridals also offers an extensive selection of flower girl ensembles. Whether you're looking for traditional, modern, or trendy styles the consultants at Jefre can help you find the dress you dream of in the fabric, texture, and color you're looking for. With designers including Rosebud and US Angels, this boutique can also get any dress you desire, from any manufacturer — just ask! Read real brides' reviews here!

Angel's Gowns (Red Bank)
Flower girl dresses, handbags, baskets and headwear are all available at Angel's Gowns in Red Bank. Specialty children's clothing items is Angel's specialty, and this boutique can outfit the tiniest of toddlers through older children's sizing as well. With designers including Joan Calabrese and Sweetie Pie, you can be sure to find a flower girl dress to please any vision you may have had for the littlest bridal party member on your big day.

Dress the rest of your bridal party in fabulous frocks from these other New Jersey bridal boutiques!

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