BRIDES New Jersey: How to Keep Your Out-of-Town Guests Entertained Before Your Wedding

Local, NY, NJ and CT, Planning Tips
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Fortunately, all your fave people have decided to travel in for your wedding — that deserves a major 'YAY'! But yikes, how are you going to keep everyone occupied in the days leading up to your wedding? Have no fear, we have the comprehensive guide for keeping your friends and fam busy while you put the finishing touches on those pending last-minute details. (Ahem, we know you have 150 favors to put ribbons on over the next 48 hours.)

Visit Buddy Valastro's bakery
Send guests to Carlo's Bakery, seen on the show "Cake Boss," for some rainbow cookies, cannolis, and cupcakes. Visitors can take photos in front of the television-featured bakery and get their sugar fill all while potentially spotting some cake-world celebs. The line is often long, so make sure to tell your guests to wear comfy shoes!

Take a stroll along the Hoboken waterfront
The view of the Manhattan skyline is world famous for a reason. If the weather is cooperating, encourage your friends and family to take a walk along Frank Sinatra Drive where they can take gorgeous photos with the Freedom Tower in the background and marvel at one of the most iconic views in the world.

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Explore some family history
Have guests that are interested in learning more about their family background? Give them information for ferries to Ellis Island, where not only can they see the Statue of Liberty, but they may be able to find the original passenger records for family members of theirs that entered the U.S. through the famed port.

Embrace the fear

New Jersey is well known for its many spooky sites, and if your nearest and dearest like to be freaked out, you may want to give them directions to the Devil's Tree in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Legend has it that the tree is cursed, with numerous creepy things happening nearby — even in the coldest winter, snow doesn't fall around it! Make sure your guests have a strong tolerance for weirdness and tell them to keep someone updated of their whereabouts if they do decide to go!

Give your regards to Broadway
If your friends and family have never been to a Broadway musical or play in New York City, hook them up with some tickets to one of your favorites. The Lion King and Aladdin are family friendly, while The Book of Mormon will have adults with a raunchier sense of humor laughing for days to come. (Hit up TKTS ticket booths for discount seats to your fave shows!)

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