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#11 JennyK

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    Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:42 AM

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    Hi. I'm from Passaic County...born & raised. We both didn't want a traditional wedding plus the prices out here are outrageous so we didn't want to spend a small fortune on one day of festivities. We went to a DW 2 years ago and immediately fell in love with the whole concept. When we got engaged, we never even considered having a wedding in NJ or NY...it never came up in conversation, we didnt visit any places...it was more like "what country should we get married in?" then we took it from there.
    I always talked about a DW but once we got engaged I got scared of the idea since we have big groups of family and friends. After looking around, we decided that the DW was our best option bc it'd be about making US happy and not our guests lol

    #12 JennyK

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      Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:10 AM

      Any other NJ gals out there? :)

      #13 mmontgo

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        Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:17 AM

        I was originally planning a traditional wedding with 125 guests. We were going to go to The Merion in Cinnaminson. The cost for the Saturday wedding reception would have been $21,000 and a Friday would have been $19,000...how ridiculous. We have sonce decided to go to Riviera Maya Mexico. We will go for 7 days pay for our mom's and our wedding and still pay less then $10,000!!!!! It's outrageous the cost for 1 night in Jersey compared to 7 nights in paradise!!

        #14 JennyK

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          Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:17 AM

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          I was originally planning a traditional wedding with 125 guests. We were going to go to The Merion in Cinnaminson. The cost for the Saturday wedding reception would have been $21,000 and a Friday would have been $19,000...how ridiculous. We have sonce decided to go to Riviera Maya Mexico. We will go for 7 days pay for our mom's and our wedding and still pay less then $10,000!!!!! It's outrageous the cost for 1 night in Jersey compared to 7 nights in paradise!!
          So true.. and we don't have the turquoise water either

          #15 June_Dreams

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            Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:11 PM

            I thought it was possible didnt beleive all my recent bridezilla friends who managed to do it so i started putting numbers together and almost passed out.. NJ is a corrupt state everything is so overpriced here especially weddings... So it was a no brainer off to Cancun!! It didnt help that the list just kept growing and growing if we had a wedding here..

            I am from Jersey City but currently reside in good ol' Hoboken...

            Any ladies from around my way??
            <3 <3 <3 Joanna & Orlando <3 <3 <3

            #16 JennyK

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              Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:13 PM

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              I thought it was possible didnt beleive all my recent bridezilla friends who managed to do it so i started putting numbers together and almost passed out.. NJ is a corrupt state everything is so overpriced here especially weddings... So it was a no brainer off to Cancun!! It didnt help that the list just kept growing and growing if we had a wedding here..

              I am from Jersey City but currently reside in good ol' Hoboken...

              Any ladies from around my way??
              I love Hoboken :) It's like a mini-nyc without the $15 beers lol

              #17 tracy0716

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                Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:17 PM

                I was going to start a new thread about this but did a quick search an found this one. So I'm hoping to resurrect this thread...

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                What made you have a destination wedding? Did you look into weddings here and if so, where? I've noticed theres a lot of us NJians on here and its probably bc we're the only smart ones to go away and not have to spend $60K+ on a decent wedding.


                So lets get to know each other! I'm Jenny and I live in Monmouth County.. Freehold
                My name is Tracy. I'm from Monmouth County- Manalapan moving soon down to Manahawkin in Ocean County. We're having a DW because I could not possibly handle planning a huge wedding at home. Plus a DW is more affordable and fun in my opinion.

                I've noticed in a lot of other threads there are quite a few of us NJ brides. Maybe we can organize a get together like some of the other areas. I'm the only one of my friends and family to attempt a DW and this site has kept my sanity. I am now fully addicted and can't get enough. Looking forward to hearing from some other local ladies.

                #18 cristinimartini

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                  Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:23 AM

                  Hi Tracy! (That's my sister's name, LOL)...

                  I was born in Rahway, grew up in Elizabeth and then moved to the sticks of Hunterdon County for high school. Now I live in Lyndhurst, but work in NY...

                  I'm getting married at Dreams Punta Cana in about 8 weeks! This site has been so helpful (and stressful). We chose a DW after attending a friends DW. It was so simple and easy...no fuss, no arguing...you just show up and POOF! it's your wedding!!

                  After finding this board and seeing how so many girls buy and plan everything I got super nervous. I thought there was NO WAY I was going to be able to do all of this in such a short amount of time. Then I realized that I don't have to do what they do!! I can just show up and POOF! have my wedding LOL...it's my choice to do it that way! While I would LOVE for it to be as gorgeous and perfect as some of these girls are planning, I know that I don't have the time to put into it to make it that way. So I'm having a fabulous photographer fly in to get tons of photos of our family having a great time and not worrying about what fabric my tablecloths will look best in. I figured the WC at the AI is a professional and will make my DW gorgeous...

                  I did have a NJ wedding though. I needed my dying grandfather to be at my wedding, so we did our legal ceremony the end of January in his living room. He passed away March 11 and called me in the room one last time to tell me how special it was for him and what an honor it was to be able to be a part of it. So I think I had the best of both worlds...an impromptu NJ wedding (put together in under 24 hours--complete with a judges order for a marriage license) AND a fun, fabulous DW ceremony...

                  WOOHOOO!!!

                  There are a lot of NJ girls planning right now, so a meet up would be super fun!!

                  #19 jk1101

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                    Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:10 AM

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                    Originally Posted by JennyK
                    What made you have a destination wedding? Did you look into weddings here and if so, where? I've noticed theres a lot of us NJians on here and its probably bc we're the only smart ones to go away and not have to spend $60K+ on a decent wedding.


                    So lets get to know each other! I'm Jenny and I live in Monmouth County.. Freehold
                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by tracy0716
                    I was going to start a new thread about this but did a quick search an found this one. So I'm hoping to resurrect this thread...



                    My name is Tracy. I'm from Monmouth County- Manalapan moving soon down to Manahawkin in Ocean County. We're having a DW because I could not possibly handle planning a huge wedding at home. Plus a DW is more affordable and fun in my opinion.

                    I've noticed in a lot of other threads there are quite a few of us NJ brides. Maybe we can organize a get together like some of the other areas. I'm the only one of my friends and family to attempt a DW and this site has kept my sanity. I am now fully addicted and can't get enough. Looking forward to hearing from some other local ladies.

                    I live in Freehold too - why have I missed this thread till now? i'm happy to see other Jersey Girls on here!

                    We're having a DW because FI and I have both been married before and both had big Jersey weddings the first time and didn't want to spend the $, or invite 200 people that we don't really care about. This way we only had to invite a few people and say "we're only inviting closest family and friends" and not have to worry about planning such a huge event. My parents are making us an AHR when we get back, but even that is only going to be 40ish people - mostly those who couldn't come to the wedding, and a few of their friends.

                    #20 dana

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                      Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:17 AM

                      I live in Hopewell Township. We never even looked at a venue in NJ. The prices are ridiculous in NJ and I've seen ALL my friends do it and had no interest. I wanted to elope, but my mom had a fit about it so this was the best of both worlds!




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