Our wedding was the best day of our lives! New Jersey can be an expensive place to get married but we found some really good vendors for reasonable prices. We also got a great deal on a reception venue by booking only 6 months ahead of time instead of the normal 12 months ahead that most people seem to book. Planning 6 months ahead can be a little crazy but you can get some great last minute deals!
Joe from DJs Available was amazing at my reception. Lots of my guests commented on how great the DJ was and how much fun they had dancing the night away. I don't think we had anybody leave the reception early! I liked working with him as he was very organized and knew exactly how we wanted the events of the reception to go. He played an excellent variety of music, keeping young and old on the dance floor all night!
I used In Full Bloom for my bouquets, boutonnieres, and flowers on my cake. I enjoyed working with Janene as she is very organized and had beautiful photos of flower arrangements and bouquets to inspire me. As I was planning from out of state, I was only able to meet in person once before the wedding. I would recommend trying to meet once more before the wedding to get a better idea of what your flowers will actually look like. I was a little surprised at the colors of my flowers as I imagined them to be more vibrant/less pastel when I originally booked. They still came out looking beautiful. My only other complaint is that it was quite expensive.
It was so easy to use this site for my invitations. Hundreds of designs to choose from, easy to search through them, reasonable prices, and you can choose from samples of wordings or create your own. You can choose to have the addresses printed on the envelopes if you want as well. I ordered a bunch of samples first, picked the one I wanted to use and my invitations arrived pretty quickly looking beautiful. Gold embossing on my own would have taken days to do. I'm so happy I chose this site.
I searched for days and days and called about 20 different limo companies without a whole lot of luck because my wedding was during highschool prom season and I was booking a bit later than I should have been. One person actually laughed at me when I told them that I needed a limo bus in 2 months. When I called J&J the person I talked to couldn't have been nicer and helped me book what I needed in the most cost effective way. On the wedding day the limo bus arrived 30 minutes early and we had no problems getting to our 3 different stops on time. The bus was so fun with limo style seating, champagne, and cd player access. Great experience, would use them again.
I bought my dress here and absolutely ADORE my dress. However, if I had to do it again I would have bought the same dress elsewhere. There is an unfriendly/unwelcoming feel here and I was extremely unhappy with the cost of alterations. I hardly had any alterations done and was charged about $350. Maybe this is the going rate in the wedding industry but it seemed ridiculous to me.
I grew up attending this church so of course it was the perfect place for me to have my wedding. The church is beautiful and has so much history being hundreds of years old. I would be cautious if you have a wedding in June-August as it does not have air conditioning. My wedding was mid-June and it was on the verge of being too warm in the church, but my ceremony was short so it wasn't a problem at all.
Excellent venue for wedding reception. They take care of everything on site! Tables,chairs,linens,catering,cake, etc. They have 4 beautiful ballrooms to choose from, a gorgeous staircase in the entrance for photos, and a pretty outdoor spot with waterfalls for photos.
I had a great experience working with Sheri at this hotel to create a block of rooms for my guests. They created a website where I could log in and check which of my guests had booked their rooms and request that certain guests were put in rooms close to each other (or apart). They had a pretty decent complimentary breakfast including hot foods like eggs. We had the nice surprise of champagne waiting in our room for us the night of the wedding. Maybe the only downside is that the hotel is on the smaller side so there is no bar or restaurant attached (a lot of my guests did not have cars bc they flew in). I also wish they had a shuttle to the airport but they are more than a 10 min ride away so I guess that's understandable. Overall very happy with them.
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