August 9, 2012 by jcoppock
What could be worse than losing the backs of the perfect earrings you are going to wear to your dream wedding in less than twenty-minutes? Maybe finding a tear in your hem or losing that crucial bobby-pin? These crises can be averted with a simple fix. Be prepared.
One thing that NJ brides seem to forget about is being prepared for minor issues that could lead to total emotional chaos, like those situations mentioned above. Keeping all the things that could go wrong in mind, we’ve compiled a list of things that should be included in your “Bridal Survival Kit” on your big day at your central NJ wedding venue.
Folding brush with mirror: for those last minute touches in the limo.
Hair spray: for a touch-up to tame escaped tendrils after taking your wedding photos outside (in the unpredictable New Jersey weather).
Tissues: to dab your eyes or to offer to your mother at your wedding reception and ceremony.
Safety pins: just in case the zipper or clasp on your gown decides to be difficult, or one of your bridesmaids didn’t wear the heels she promised she would and her dress is now too long. (Hem tape can help too!)
Mending kit: for situations that a safety pin can’t fix. (Make sure your colors match the thread!)
Super glue: the crystal adhesives that were supposed to decorate your veil are falling off and they need to be reattached, quick!
Static remover: no stand up hair, or stuck-to-your-face veil.
Pain reliever: for that terrible night sleep you got, for the stress you are putting yourself through, and for the member of your bridal party who has a hangover and needs to perk up.
Breath freshener: no groom wants to kiss a bride with bad breath.
Band-aids: standing for pictures and at the altar all day may result in some really attractive blisters.
Bobby-pins: in case your up-do starts to fall!
Stain remover: that little chocolate strawberry that your mom gave you may not just end up in your mouth.
Waterproof mascara: black tracks down your face are not what you want in your wedding photos.
Nail file and nail polish remover: in case the manicurist missed a spot or you nicked your nail on something.
Earring backs: these things go missing all the time, lost in the carpet, the grass, or just disappear.
Straws: so you can stay hydrated without ruining your make-up!
Clear nail polish: in case you have runs in your stockings or pantyhose.
Flat shoes: for the ceremony, as hours upon hours in heels do not look kindly upon feet.
Lint brush: get all the fuzz off your dress, and off your bridesmaids and the ring-bearer who spent the morning crawling under the beds looking for an escape.
Antacid and upset stomach medicine: nerves can sometimes get the best of us.
And just in case, request one of your bridesmaids to carry a back up “Bridal Emergency Kit” because you just never know.
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April 16, 2012 by jcoppock
Looking to hold a corporate event in central NJ this summer and want a great deal? Look no further than the National Conference Center (NCC) located inside the Holiday Inn of East Windsor, NJ. The National Conference Center is known for its flexibility, convenience, and expertise. It offers conference facilities, professional catering, complete A/V services, and premier hotel rooms, all under one roof. To see pictures of our New Jersey facility and for more information on what the National Conference Center offers, visit the NCC website.
The National Conference Center is offering an unbelievable deal this summer that can’t be missed. All meetings held in the month of June will receive 15% off. All meetings held in the months of July and August will receive 20% off. Plus get 50% off A/V rentals. Book by April 30, 2012. The meeting must be scheduled to take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2012 in order to receive the discount. For more information see our flyer or call 609-443-8000 x604.
The National Conference Center is best known for its convenient location – right off Exit 8 of the New Jersey Turnpike – and for its tiered auditorium and amphitheatre, which sets it apart from other Mercer County conference centers in Princeton and Trenton. In addition, the conference center is completing a major renovation. More details will be released soon, but we encourage you to book your personal tour of the NCC today to see what’s new. Hope to see you this summer!
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April 9, 2012 by jcoppock
Here at Hotels Unlimited we recently received photos from Abella Studios, and we couldn’t help but share the magnificent pictures of two weddings that took place at the Crystal Ballroom located inside the Radisson of Freehold, NJ and the Versailles Ballroom at the Ramada of Toms River. These central New Jersey wedding halls offer luxurious chandeliers and splendorous beauty. Both weddings had their own unique color patterns, flowers, and up lighting. So whether you are looking for a deep purple and blue reception or traditional white with a hint of blue, the Crystal Ballroom and the Versailles Ballroom in Central NJ will accommodate your every need.
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April 6, 2012 by jcoppock
With Mother’s Day 2012 right around the corner, thoughts of how to celebrate this special day with the person you love are running through your mind. Simply picture it, mom pulls a warm tray of cookies out of the oven made with love and devotion. She takes the time to meticulously prepare the cookies and care for you, and now today is your day to return the favor. When looking to share the love and care that mom did for you, look to the Radisson of Freehold or the Ramada of Toms River to ensure that Mother’s day brunch is just as wonderful as Mom.
On May 13, 2012 the Radisson will be offering a Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch inside the beautiful Crystal Ballroom. A buffet brunch will be served at either 11:00 am or 1:30 pm. There will be a spectacle of food including herb roasted beef, western-style scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, mimosa poached salmon, fresh fruit and cheese displays, an assortment of salads, and much more. To book your reservations please call 732-780-3400 x6108. For more information on pricing, food, and the address of the hotel please see our Mother’s Day Menu Flyer.
The Ramada of Toms River will also be holding a Mother’s Day Brunch on May 13, 2012 in the Versailles Ballroom. Seating will be at either 11:00 am or 1:30 pm. Some of the brunch items include: steamship of beef, oven roasted turkey, fresh scrambled eggs, waffles with sliced bananas & nutella glaze, and much more. To book your reservations please call 732-905-2626 x154. For more information on pricing, food, and the address of the hotel please see our Mother’s Day Menu Flyer.
So, come celebrate Mother’s Day Brunch 2012 with delicious food and great people in the Central New Jersey area. The Radisson Hotel of Freehold and the Ramada of Toms River can’t wait to celebrate this special holiday with you and your family. See you on Mother’s Day!
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March 26, 2012 by jcoppock
April Fools – The best joke that’s not a joke at all
April is approaching quickly and with it comes great Central New Jersey wedding deals! During the whole month of April 2012, Hotels Unlimited will be offering the same deal as our March One Day Wedding Sale! Our five Central New Jersey banquet halls, the Sterling Ballroom, the Crystal Ballroom, the Windsor Ballroom, the Versailles Ballroom, and the Atlantis Ballroom will all be offering their same value packed deals so couples can enjoy their unique wedding, without breaking the bank.
Our Central New Jersey Wedding Reception Sites
The Sterling Ballroom located inside the DoubleTree of Tinton Falls-Eatontown, NJ offers sleek, modern décor and a huge dance floor that will certainly allow your guests to have a great experience.
The Crystal Ballroom located inside the Radisson Hotel of Freehold, NJ offers luxurious chandeliers and beauty for any elegant affair with close proximity to the beach.
The Windsor Ballroom located inside the Holiday Inn of East Windsor, NJ focuses on providing customers with a one of a kind experience by offering an amazing event planner and catering professionals.
The Versailles Ballroom located inside the Ramada of Toms River, NJ is known for its high ceilings, huge dance floor, stunning crystal chandeliers and positioning with easy access to the beach.
The Atlantis Ballroom located inside the Holiday Inn of Toms River, NJ offers an indoor or outdoor ceremony space, along with a stunning reception space. This ballroom is just minutes away from the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Barnegat Bay, and beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches.
To take advantage of this great offer, couples can choose any date from now until March 31, 2013 to have their New Jersey wedding. The price per head will range from $45-$59 depending on the ballroom. Also, if couples tag our ballroom on Facebook they will receive free Hollywood lighting! This is an offer you do not want to miss! For more information please see our April Fools Flyer and be sure to visit our ballrooms’ Facebook pages.
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March 21, 2012 by jcoppock
Join the Ramada of Toms River or the Radisson Hotel of Freehold for an Easter Sunday Brunch on April 8, 2012. The Ramada of Toms River, Ocean County NJ will be offering a buffet at both 11:00am and 1:30pm in the Versailles Ballroom. The buffet will include dishes such as roasted turkey, scrambled eggs, bacon, salmon, prime rib, fresh fruit, assorted salads and much more. To book your reservations please call 732-905-2626 x154. For more information on pricing, food, and the address of the hotel please see our flyer.
The Radisson Hotel of Freehold, Monmouth County NJ will be offering a buffet at both 12:00pm and 2:00pm in the Crystal Ballroom. The buffet will include dishes such as glazed ham, scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast, NY strip steak, fresh fruit and cheese, assorted salads and much more. To book your reservations please call 732-780-3400 x6108. For more information on pricing, food, and the address of the hotel please see our flyer.
Come celebrate Easter Sunday 2012 with delicious food and great people in the Central New Jersey area. The Ramada of Toms River and Radisson Hotel of Freehold can’t wait to celebrate this special holiday with you and your family. See you for Easter Sunday Brunch!
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March 16, 2012 by jcoppock
As the spring 2012 season approaches so quickly, the deals at Hotels Unlimited continue to grow as the flowers bloom. During April 2012, Hotels Unlimited is proud to announce its Central NJ Bridal and Baby Shower deal. Throughout the month of April, brides and mothers to be can take advantage of 15% off with our April Showers deal. (Hopefully rain boots are not required.) Parties who book can take advantage of our available dates throughout 2012.
Parties who book can also take advantage of our referral discount and receive an additional 5% off their baby or bridal shower for each friend who books at The Versailles Ballroom, The Atlantis Ballroom, The Sterling Ballroom, The Windsor Ballroom, and The Crystal Ballroom. Each of these Central NJ ballrooms provide a great variety of banquet spaces for any social affair. Each ballroom located in Mercer County, Monmouth County, and Ocean County can give their shower a unique flair while providing the utmost care to service to the event. For more information, please see our flyer.
April Showers Promo Flyer
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March 5, 2012 by jcoppock
Please join the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce at the National Conference Center for March’s Business After Business Reception. Build your Mercer County NJ networking and business development skills with all the professionals there while enjoying a glass of wine and hors d’oeurves. This corporate event will also feature a sneak peek of the renovations currently taking place at the National Conference Center.
The National Conference Center is a great place to hold many different events. It has a total of 13 conference rooms that can range from 6 to 300 people in the auditorium. These rooms offer flexible set-ups, along with technological amenities such as projection and Wi-Fi. To find out more about the National Conference Center please visit our website.
The Business After Business event will take place on Wednesday March 7, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The National Conference Center is located in the Holiday Inn of East Windsor at 399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ. Early sign-ups will be entered to win a special door prize, and First Choice Bank is giving away a free Nook. To register for this event please visit the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce website. If you have any questions please contact Kate Stevens, the NCC Sales Director, at (609) 443-8000 x.604 or at email@example.com.
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February 29, 2012 by jcoppock
Since leap year only comes around once every four years, there has to be some sort of special rule for that day, right? Well there is… for women. February 29 is said to be the only day that it is appropriate for a woman to propose to a man.
According to an article on mentalfloss.com, this legend dates back to 5th century Ireland. It is said that St. Bridget of Ireland was frustrated that she had to wait around for a proposal, which may never even come at all. So she complained to St. Patrick who ultimately decided that women could be allowed to propose to a man only once every four years on leap day. This became known as “The Ladies’ Privilege.”
So would you propose to your man, whether on leap day or any other day? If so, how would you stage your perfect NJ engagement? You’d be surprised by some of the women who have proposed to their man.
Some famous women in the past and present are known to have been the person who proposed. In 1839 Queen Victoria proposed to Albert by summoning him to her room and asking him to if he would consent to what she wished for (marriage). Recently, celebrities such as Halle Berry, Pink, and Jennifer Hudson are known to have proposed to their husbands.
So do men want to be proposed to? According to the article, only 56% of men in a relationship would say yes to a proposal if asked today. Make sure if you are proposing that your man is in that 56%. Good luck ladies! If he says yes check out our Central NJ wedding venues.
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February 28, 2012 by jcoppock
A wedding is a once in a lifetime event, and with it comes a MOTHER IN LAW monster lurking in the shadows…. Ok, although the reality is not all mothers- in- law and mothers- of brides are terrors. Some moms are quite nothing short of angelic guardians who guide us all through the process of life through their infinite wisdom and unrequited love. (I love you mom!)
As we all know in New Jersey weddings, family is family and no one should be disrespectin’ nobody’s mom and brides are no exception. (So put down the claws Bridezilla). After all, part of the whole marriage process is a joining of two families and our central New Jersey wedding venues celebrate this unity of family by treating our brides as family of our own.
After seeing an article posted by OneWed featuring the What Not to Wear for MOBs and MOGs, Hotels Unlimited decided to take a crack at this (with of course a bit of sensible tongue in cheek and a drawing ability of a fifth grader, since that is how we roll here in Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean County, NJ)
How does the bride then ask the mother in law about her attire for the big day?
After deciding on a color palette and a theme, it is time to do some dress shopping. Why not make a day of it and enjoy it? Take the mom(s) out to lunch, order a few drinks, and have a fun day of shopping together. Get to know the woman you are intending to dress and imagine what her wedding dress was once like, because she too was once in your shoes.
Some tactful ways to approach this can be covered in conversation and in the right questions:what style of dress mom wore to her wedding?, what were her wedding colors?, who was her favorite fashionista-type celebrities? Somewhere behind that mother -in-law -death- glare- of- love is a woman.
WHAT IF MY MOM…. Says she likes 80s grunge and would like to be dressed out of a combination of a dumpster and Lady Gaga? (and please, no meat dress at my wedding!!)
Although that is a tough combo to salvage, even Lady Gaga has had her classy moments that could make any woman beautiful. Show mom the Lady Gaga-esque styles that you would like and see what she thinks. Fortunately, there are enough styles and variety that it can loosely tie into the bridal theme without making the mother-monster miserable. (yes, pun was intended.)
When all else fails, at least the bride can say she tried. Although a NJ wedding is one of the biggest milestones, one has to ask the important questions of what truly matters: family. After all, remember that the family will still exist long after the wedding is over so it is best not to burn any bridges since you will be with them until death do you part.
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