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Weddings

Paper Bouquet

The Best Trends for Creative Bridal Bouquets

If you’ve ever fantasized about your wedding day, you probably always imagined yourself walking down the aisle carrying a rose or calla lily floral bouquet. But, in today’s age of Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, brides-to-be have far more options on their big day. “A bouquet made of paper flowers, feathers or pearls is truly a […]

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Ways to Recycle Your Bridesmaid Gown

5 Ways to Recycle Your Bridesmaid Dress

We’ve all been there: Your newly engaged friend has asked you to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. Of course, you say yes. Why wouldn’t you? At first, you’re ecstatic…that is, until you see the poufy-sleeved, pink bridesmaid dress she’s chosen for you to wear on her big day. Okay, so there has been some […]

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Beach Wedding Favor

The Best Tips for Planning a Beach Wedding

If you want to make a splash on your big day, a romantic beach wedding may be the perfect way to tie the knot in front of your friends and family. New Jersey is home to countless beautiful beaches, so pitching a white tent or renting a private home with an oceanfront view might provide […]

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Love Ink Hero

The 5 Best Tips for Writing Your Own Vows

Long gone are the days of scripted wedding ceremonies. Today, more and more couples are opting to write their own vows. “Vows are the most important part of the ceremony because it’s the one part where you get to declare your feelings,” says Charanna Alexander, founder of Love Ink, a special occasion writing company in […]

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Wedding on a Budget

The 6 Best Tips for a Dream Wedding on a Budget

Every little girl dreams about her fantasy wedding growing up. But after the proposal, most brides-to-be quickly realize that planning a fairy tale dream wedding isn’t quite as simple as it first appears in perfectly staged bridal magazines. “Most brides love the over-the-top weddings they see in magazines,” says Jennifer Orsini, owner of Jenny Orsini […]

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Etiquette Hero

The 5 Best Tips for Making Nice With Your In-Laws

What bride hasn’t had her fair share of run-ins with her in-laws while planning a wedding? Still, regardless of whether your mother-in-law thinks the deejay is terrible, or your groom’s sister hates your dress, it’s important to remember that your fiance’s loved ones are about to become your loved ones too. “The key to a […]

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Rusty Nail

Best Places in NJ for Your Honeymoon

You’ve spent the last year planning every detail of your big day — from the seating charts to the music to the bridesmaid dresses. You’ve devoted countless hours to choosing wedding favors and centerpieces and writing heartfelt wedding vows. Now that you’ve finally traded, “I do’s,” with your new husband or wife, it’s time to […]

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Park Chateau

NJ’s Newest Wedding Venue May Be the Best Yet

New Jersey’s newest premier wedding venue is now booking for 2017. Following Nanina’s in the Park and The Park Savoy Estate, Park Chateau Estate & Gardens is the third wedding facility opened by long-time business partners Barry Maurillo, Joe Maurillo, and Vito Cucci, who have a history of creating outstanding venues. With over two decades […]

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5 Tips to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding

5 Tips to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding

Do you compost your own kitchen waste? Take joy rides in your electric car? Collect aluminum cans from your friends and family? If you answered yes to any of these questions, odds are that your dream wedding is probably far more hippie chic than haute couture. But, regardless of whether or not you’ve already gone […]

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How to Throw a St. Patrick's Day Wedding

5 Tips for Throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Wedding

Spring is almost here, which means St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Although it’s highly unlikely that you’ll find a four-leaf clover or that a leprechaun will lead you to a pot of gold on March 17, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than with […]

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