September 14, 2012 by jcoppock
Looking for the perfect hair style to suit your big day? No worries, this Central NJ Wedding venue has some tips on how to make your hair fabulous for your wedding.
One of the ways to choose a hairstyle is to determine the shape of your face. The Knot suggests that there are four main shapes to a face that people can work with. The easiest way to determine the shape of your face is to look in a mirror and trace your facial outline using a lip pencil from chin to forehead hairline.
The Heart Shape- The heart shape face should consider an up-do at the top of the head to balance the chin and to accent the eyes. (Ex: Resse Witherspoon)
The Oval Shape- An oval face should consider layering, waves or curls to bring out fullness. (Ex: Drew Barrymore)
The Square Shape- With a square shaped face, allow for it to all hang loose. Off-set parts usually complement this shape. (Ex: Jessica Biel)
The Round Shape- With a round face, elongation is key: a neat up-do at the top of the head, or long hair past the shoulders. (Ex: Selena Gomez)
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August 24, 2012 by jcoppock
Hey Central NJ wedding couples, when you are looking for your Jersey Shore wedding venue or picking your event theme this year, the editing staff at Hotels Unlimited needs to issue this 2012 wedding trend alert; Beware of the Proud Peacock. The peacock has a symbolic meaning for immortality which is only appropriate when getting married to the love of your life.
Many of our 2012 NJ brides have chosen this lovely animal for its blue, green, teal, aquamarine, and purple hues. This color combination looks great on many people and also looks fantastic with our matching ballroom Hollywood uplighting! The variety of exotic colors for bridesmaid’s dresses and peacock feathers make a great decorative enhancer. Particularly, we have seen peacock feathers everywhere from stationary, in bouquets, table centerpieces , and hair pieces.
Insider Tips & Staff Favorites: If any bride looking for a wedding venue in Central NJ would like to execute a peacock theme into their event, the Hotels Unlimited staff is here to help. Here are three quick tips on how to make the Proud Peacock pop at your event.
Tip #1: When booking your event at any Hotels Unlimited venue, guests can have their choice of napkin and chair bow colors. These small accents truly pop when setting the table and can pull the room together when taking photos.
Tip #2: Lighting. When taking photos, lighting is everything. It really accents the entire room and wedding venue. Lighting can change the ambiance and the mood of the event and leave lasting impressions in the photos. Although we have in house lighting, some of our brides also take advantage of lighting packages provided by our DJ partners at SCE event group.
Tip #3: The Cake: The cake can be decorated with fondant striping to match peacock feathers. The feathers are a unique, versatile bold statement that can go with many different facets of your day.
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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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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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February 17, 2012 by jcoppock
Did you ever think about getting married? Of course, we all have! But now imagine that you are standing at the altar completely 100% naked! This is something not many people envision on their wedding day. Although there were nine couples who decided to do just that in Jamaica on Valentine’s Day. According to an article in USA Today, these couples got married under the hot Jamaica sun in their birthday suits.
Personally, I do not think I would ever be able to do that, but I respect them for doing something they believe in. What is your opinion? Would you ever marry the love of your life completely nude? If your answer is no then you need to start looking for a venue! Look no further than the banquet halls of Hotels Unlimited in Central NJ, including The Sterling Ballroom, The Windsor Ballroom, The Versailles Ballroom, The Crystal Ballroom and The Atlantis Ballroom.
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January 27, 2012 by jcoppock
By: Tara Dalrymple
When it comes to selecting your perfect Central NJ wedding destination, one has to consider their options, and plan out all the details. Today, Hotels Unlimited decided to share our insight for the hottest 2012 wedding shoe trends.
Shoes, one word that makes almost every woman smile. So why not take the time to pick out the perfect pair of shoes to match the wedding dress? There are plenty of styles to choose from, whether it’s flats, low-heels, high-heels, open-toe or closed-toe, a perfect wedding shoe can be found for every bride. So don’t just settle for a shoe that makes you content, find the shoe that will look perfect with your dress and makes you happy!
One hot 2012 wedding shoe trend that seems to be taking off quickly is colored bridal shoes. According to an article on HubPages.com, many brides are choosing colors such as red, green, blue, orange, and bright pink for their shoes. Usually, the color of the bride’s shoes will either match the bridesmaids’ dresses or the colors of the wedding. Some brides have also paired a colored shoe with a black bridesmaid’s dress.
So brides, why not take the chance with a colored shoe? Stand out, it is your day!
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January 20, 2012 by jcoppock
After corresponding with our friends at Eastern European Photography, we at Hotels Unlimited had to share some of these wonderful pictures of this couple who was married at the Atlantis Ballroom located inside of the Holiday Inn of Toms River. This Central NJ wedding banquet hall had a taste of an edgier style bride that chose a black, white, and red color palette. Featuring the beautiful courtyards at Monmouth University, and the reception at the Atlantis Ballroom this NJ wedding couple dares to push the envelope that much further with these fun and bold wedding photos.
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January 11, 2012 by jcoppock
In a down economy, it is no surprise that people are turning to new alternatives to subdue the cost of their Central NJ wedding. After all, with all the components to a wedding the average cost is around $40,000 in New Jersey. This is why many wedding experts have projected 2012 to be yet another popular year for do-it-yourself projects (see our post for hot 2012 wedding trends.)
According to a new article featured in the New York Times, this trend is only going to increase as 2012 progresses. People are now looking into making their own wedding ring as both a sentimental symbol of their love and a unique mark of this major lifetime milestone. Although making a wedding ring isn’t a walk in the park, some welding shops such as The Wedding Ring Experience will guide couples along their journey to make their own personalized wedding rings using gold or platinum. Some couples can bring their own precious metals and materials or the shop can purchase the raw materials needed at the current exchange rate.
This can also make an excellent idea for a NJ engagement ring, because what woman wouldn’t want a custom piece to call her own?
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January 6, 2012 by jcoppock
by: One Wed
It’s inevitable. Couples can annoy each other from time to time. And this can be especially true when it comes to wedding planning. Here are the top five ways brides can annoy their grooms—and how to avoid them.
1. Talking “wedding” 24/7. Of course, your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it completely consume your life, day in and day out, between your engagement and the big day. Schedule some non-wedding time with your fiancé to keep some sense of sanity alive—for both of you.
2. Wavering on every single decision. When it comes to decision-making, most guys don’t like to mess around. If you waffle on every wedding related decision, he’s sure to get annoyed. And if you ask your groom for his opinion and still end up waffling, good luck. Instead, make an educated decision, based on both of your input, and stick to it. Then move on with the next item on your list. Otherwise, it will be tough to accomplish anything and you’ll end up stressing out yourself—and your groom.
3. Crying—over everything. Trust me, I get it. Weddings are emotional. But try not to get so caught up in the emotional rollercoaster that you burst into tears at the drop of a hat, say when your fiancé’s mom asks if she can invite her third cousin to the wedding or your maid of honor wants to wear a dress in your not-so-favorite color. Try handling everything in a calm, collected fashion, whenever possible, to prevent letting emotions cloud your judgment—and escalate into an unnecessary blow-out.
4. Insulting his mother. You and your future mother-in-law may not see eye-to-eye on everything, but that doesn’t mean he wants to hear about it each and every time an issue comes up between the two of you. After all, she’s his mother, and she can likely do no harm. Pick your battles here.
5. Acting helpless. Let’s face it. You’re perfectly capable of doing many, many things—without his help. While screaming and crying to get him to kill a spider may get some results, screaming and crying for his help with every detail of your wedding plans likely won’t. Instead, create a plan to split up the wedding planning duties between the two of you and then work on knocking them out—together.
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