(Closed) Out of Town Bags North Jersey Style

posted 7 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Tylenol or Motrin, Salt Water Taffy?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am having my wedding in central Jersey and am struggling with the same thing. I will include a water bottle, snack, and info on the local mall, but I can’t think of any local flavor. Bruce Springsteen’s Greatest Hits CD? I have no ideas. I will add some on here if I get inspiration. 

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am getting married at the Tides as well! Our guests are staying at the Residence Inn in Wayne. I have just started to think of the Out of Town Bags as well!

We were going to be putting in some general necessities (water, aspirin, etc) but then we were going to put in some of our FAVORITE things, both individually and if you shared something you like as a couple.  I am going to write Fiance Favorite things and so far he want sour patch kids and Cheez-its and then do the same for me!

Excited to hear find someone else with the same venue! Is your reception up or down, ours is downstairs, we didnt have enough people for upstairs and we our ceremony is there as well! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My wedding is at The Tides as well. Like you, we are having our ceremony upstairs (outside if by some chance we have warmer weather) and the reception downstairs. My guests will also be staying at the Hyatt in Fairlawn.

As of now, I am thinking of bottled water, Cliffs Bars (for the guy and I are having a cycling theme) and bagel or pita chips for our NY/NJ kinda treat.

I love the tea biscotti idea and would, like you, like some more ideas.

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I’m in S.Jersey, but the Out of Town gifts we got had nothing to do with the area per se, since everyone was from here anyway. The venue was just an hour away at the beach.

 What we put in ours was a variety of useful things…bottled water, both sweet and salty snack packs, small pack of Tylenol, small sunscreen, fresh muffins for the next morning, pack of gum & tictacs,directions for morning after brunch, and a small inflatable beach ball. The bags we used were also inexpensive floral ones from Oriental Trading.

http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?demandPrefix=12&sku=34/737&prodCatId=388632&mode=Browsing&erec=1&sp=true&categoryFromSearch=true&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&tabId=1&Ne=90000&rd=tote%20bags&sd=Large+Hibiscus+Tote+Bags#RL1

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

You could do NJ state lotto tickets.  NJ has the best diners anywhere, what about some desserts they have in diners … pastries?  Or some postcards of the pretty scenery around the area.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi again! I love the luggage tag idea! That would be awesome about posting pics. I cant wait to hear how it all goes! So exciting!lol. So far our experience with the Tides has been great. We go for our tastings next month which I cant wait for! I would love to hear all your details and how your experience has been thus far for both of the TIdes brides!

My colors are pink and green. I am going for a summer in the park kind of feel. We are using mason jars for flowers, votives and to hold pictures. My mom is making my bouquet out of vintage broochs! River rocks are being used for guests to write their name on for the guest book, we are thinking of doing the masonjar mugs as favors filled with pink lemonade mix and a cute straw. Most of these ideas were from here on Wedding Bee.

Who are you ladies using for photographer, florist etc.

Looking forward to hearing all your details!

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@weecanshop:

Florist, Morningside Greenhouse

Photographer, D. Becker, who is out of Butler

Videographer, Unique VP

Music, Premier Entertainment

We went for a tasting two weeks ago, and I thought my guy was going to cry because he enjoyed the food so much.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Luggage tags sounds like a great idea!  Have to admit, I was racking my brain for North Jersey-themed items (I’m originally from Ridgewood) and couldn’t come up with anything except big cans of Aquanet from my misspent youth at the Paramus Park Mall. 😉

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Same issue. We live in NYC but I’m originally from the shore and he’s from NY so I went back and forth until just deciding to put in things we like and not stressing the where, when and why. But along the way I did learn that NJ is known for honey and there’s a number of places to buy it locally- here’s one http://www.tassotapiaries.com/products/honey.htm  Maybe you can put in honey with tea bags or some sort of scones so that your guests wake up to breakfast and something to settle a hung over stomach 🙂  At one point I even searched for tomatoe themed items and found a Japanesse tomatoe candy. If you are willing to go the shore route (and you could pull this off as a fair theme as well. I remember there being a ton when I was a kid) you could do candy apples and carmel apples, chocolate covered crackers, compacted cotton candy in a bag (check an old school candy store like economy candy on the Lower East Side or online) etc. Instead of using pastries that need refrigeration you can get lemon meringue candy or lemon heads, chocolate cake candy or some sort of fudge, the little ice cones they make out of sugar. If you really want to be more location specific you can write a thank you note to your guests on post cards from the area where your wedding is being held. It would be personal and a reminder as to where they are. Hope some of that is useful. Congrats!

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