A Guide to a Perfect Jersey Shore Wedding

A Guide to a Perfect Jersey Shore Wedding

From popping the question to exchanging I do’s and everything in between, weddings have a number of moving parts, whether you’re the bride and the groom, the maid of honor, or a guest. However, have no fear, with our guide to the perfect Jersey Shore wedding we’ve taken the guesswork out of it all. These Jersey Shore wedding vendors are some of the best in the state!

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We’ve put together the best of the best when it comes to planning the perfect Jersey Shore wedding including:

Cakes and Desserts | Venues | Limousine | Entertainment | Photography | Flowers | Fitness | Salons | Bachelor Party | Shower Gifts | Jewelry | Non-Traditional Wedding Ideas

If you’re looking to interact with several vendors featured here, you can do so at A View for Two, one of the shore’s premier bridal shows, held at the Oyster Point Hotel on January 30th.

It’s just the beginning to your happily ever after…

Cakes and Desserts

The big day wouldn’t be complete without some sweets. At Antoinette Boulangerie (32 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-224-1118), they’ll create a show stopping cake complete with an assortment of gluten free desserts. Who can say no to macarons in your color scheme?

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Rock your Jersey Shore wedding the way only Kimmie Massi of Confections of a Rock$tar (550 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park 732-455-3510) can with her out of this world wedding cakes. If you’re up for a good time, Massi is up for baking an equally rock star cake.

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Make your guests feel extra special by sending them home with some sweet cookie favors from Cups & Cakes (122 East River Road, Rumson 732-842-8080). Rumson’s newest bakery will create customized hand painted sugar cookies that will compliment your flowers and dress perfectly.

Before the big day, the bride must be to be showered with gifts… and desserts of course. In between the “Bride Bingo” and toilet paper wedding dresses, let your guests nibble on some special occasion cake pops from Lil Cutie Pops (16 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-383-5602).

For a picture perfect cake that tastes just as delicious as it looks magnificent, there’s no other place to call than The Vintage Cake (Red Bank 732-784-3340). From exquisite wedding cakes to manly groom’s cakes, The Vintage Cake has your dessert table well taken care of.


For that timeless, old world charm that comes with a view, there’s no other Jersey Shore wedding venue quite like the historic Molly Pitcher Inn (88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank 732-747-2500). With over 9,000 square feet of event space featuring waterfront views, it’s a luxurious setting that’s perfect for any size event.

For a true Jersey Shore wedding, there’s not much closer to you can get to the shore than choosing The Columns (601 Ocean Avenue, Avon-By-The-Sea 732-988-3213) for your venue. A stately Victorian mansion located on Ocean Avenue guarantees they’ll be sand on your toes for the occasion.

The Oyster Point Hotel (146 Bodman Place, Red Bank 732-747-2500) is also home to a venue that is impossible to forget thanks to their knockout contemporary cuisine and serene location.

One of the Jersey Shore’s premier waterfront destinations, the newly remodeled Latitudes On the River (361 East Lacey Road, Forked River 609-242-2648) may be the venue you’ve been dreaming about. Plan your dream wedding and let their knowledgeable staff take care of all the details.

For over 75 years, MJ’s Buttonwood Manor (845 Route 34, Matawan 732-566-6220) has been hosting both grand and intimate parties. Enjoy white glove service that aims to please, panoramic water views of Lake Lefferts, stunning gardens, and mouth-watering cuisine, the perfect compliments to any occasion.

Have you ever thought of saying your “I do’s” in your very own waterfront garden? If that’s a resounding yes, Water’s Edge (125 Bayview Avenue, Bayville 732-269-3000) may be your absolute dream venue. Their one-wedding approach ensures that you receive all the attention you deserve. Enjoy cocktail hour in the Angel Room featuring an expansive aquarium and then exquisite dishes from Chef James Thumart who will make your day a day to remember.

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Limo Service

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Travel to all of your wedding festivities in style with State Shuttle (1-800-427-3207). 2018 will mark their 100th year in business! Providing all your auto needs including private town cars, limousines, and even mini coaches, State Shuttle will pick you up and drop you off anywhere at the Jersey Shore.


Besides the food, the entertainment is the second factor that must be taken care of to throw a memorable Jersey Shore wedding. For a true Jersey Shore tradition, contact the Billy Lawlor Band (Sea Girt 732-449-3071). They’ve been performing all over the northeast and the Shore since the 1970s. With a band ranging from five – nine piece, they’re committed to ensure that every wedding guest leaves knowing that your big day was the best reception they ever attended!

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Raised in Wall, NJ, DJ Jersey Joe (732-306-5498) is no stranger to getting the party started. If you’re looking for a night that’s jam-packed with songs that will make it difficult for your guests to get off the dance floor, DJ Jersey Joe is your music man.

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Playing over 200 songs spanning five decades, The Nines of Toms River (902-653-0107), will get everyone up and dancing whether they’re into Motown or the Top 40. The seven-piece band features three male vocalists, one female vocalist, a keyboard player, and even a horn section, which means there’s literally no song they can’t master.

Jersey Shore Wedding Photography

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Dedicated to providing gorgeous pictures that couple’s will love for ever, Love Ever More (2400 Belmar Blvd., Suite B15, Wall Twp. 732-567-1584) is a collaboration of two friends, Frank Scallo and Taj Dickinson, who for 8 years, have made it their mission in life to capture one of the most important days of a couple’s life on film. We love that they don’t hold you to time limits. They charge a flat rate for the entire day, and don’t leave until the DJ/band has finished playing!

Specializing in the art of shooting cinematography, AirCam Productions (484-272-7522) shoots breathtaking wedding video that will create lasting memories for all to share! With their collection of 4k cameras and drones, you’ll be assured your big day is captured from every angle.


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Bouquets to Remember (123 Main Street, Manasquan 732-528-0300) has been translating Jersey Shore bride’s visions into reality for over 25 years. Conveying both easy elegance and sophistication, their floral arrangements and bouquets are sure to be the centerpiece for any Jersey Shore wedding.

Look Your Best!

Feel good and look good on your big day with the help of Kur Wellness Studio (412 Bond Street, Asbury Park 732-361-8956) where you can sweat, relax, and rejuvenate all in one place. Joining one of their “Kur Clubs” for monthly packages of yoga, massages, training, and skincare is the solution to every bulge, blemish, and breakdown.

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Hailing straight from the Big Apple, Perspirology’s (1054 Ocean Avenue, 3rd Floor, Sea Bright 732-530-1112) 60-minute, full-body, industrial strength workout is guaranteed to challenge even the fittest of clients. And true to its name, perspiring is inevitable!

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At UnitedX (2456 Highway 9 South, Howell 732-835-8569) there are no excuses to not look and feel your greatest. Get stronger, faster, and more fit with their energetic trainers and high intensity boot camp workouts. They’ll get you in ship shape just in time for the big day.


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As the bride, or really anyone attending the wedding, you want to put your best face forward and at Salon Cartarae (2571B Highway 35, Manasquan 732-722-7707), they are looking to exceed all your expectations. Choose their Bridal Package that includes an up do, make-up trial, and primping for the big day.

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Both the guys and the gals can get prepped at Hudson & Canal (22 Hudson Avenue, Red Bank 732-212-1990) where they offer everything from hair styling to barbering services, waxing, nails, eyelash extensions, and massages (because working out those kinks in the neck is just as important as taming those kinks in your hair!)


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Bachelor and Bachelorette


Jersey Shore Wedding Shower Gifts

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Not sure what to purchase for that bride-to-be that has it all? Visit Junction Boutique Gift Shop (104A Leonardville Road, Belford 732-884-8918) for unique gifts crafted by local Jersey artists. Your Jersey Shore bride will appreciate the sand and saltwater inspired gifts.

Carrying everything that she needs (under her dress), Sweetest Sin Boutique (11 White Street, Red Bank 732-747-3350) is the solution to any under garment question. In just 700 square feet, a bride can find everything from the perfect bra to shape wear, lingerie, and sportswear, which means wardrobe malfunctions are firmly at bay.


It all starts with the ring and if you want to up your chances that she’ll say yes, visit Goldtinker (24 Broad Street, Red Bank 732-531-8787). Take some cues from owner Joseph Romanowski who will create a piece of luxury that she’ll treasure for years to come.

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Whether you’re looking for a stunning piece of handmade jewelry to compliment your outfit or a gift for your future bride, Poor Cat Designs (69 Broad Street, Red Bank 732-842-3121) is the perfect combination of creativity, craft, and curiosity. A piece of jewelry that goes beyond beauty and captures meaning.


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One way to make your wedding stand out is by serving your guests top-notch food at the venue of your choice. Not sure where to look? Check out our favorite Jersey Shore catering options to create a feast that your guests will be talking long after you celebrate your paper anniversary.

Another great non-traditional wedding venue is the beach! One of our favorite towns for beach weddings is Seaside Heights. They offer ample sand, affordable pricing and one of the best beaches on the Jersey Shore! It makes for the perfect Jersey Shore wedding.