Enter to Win A Day-Of Wedding Package!

Enter our Sweepstakes on (201) Bride online for your chance to win a Day-Of wedding planning package!

The contest is open to residents of Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Morris and Hudson counties and runs until June 1, 2011 – so be sure to enter today!

Click here to enter the Sweepstakes for your chance to win!

Join Us for a Deborah Lynch Country Club Bride and Groom Wedding Showcase

Join us on Sunday, April 3, 2011 for a Deborah Lynch Country Club Bride and Groom Wedding Showcase! Walk through exquisitely themed rooms in the mansion of Jasna Polana where their preferred professional vendors will showcase their products and services. This is an especially exciting opportunity as this will be the first time Jasna Polana will open its doors to non-members to host the country’s most memorable weddings and events. The Finishing Touch is honored to be a part of this amazing event as a preferred professional. Meet with top designers Jean Ralph Thurin and Project Runway’s Malan Breton , cake designer Sylvia Weinstock, and of course The Finishing Touch!

Register today to be a part of a new experience in Bridal shows and meet the top professionals that will make saying YES flawless.

Date:    April 3, 2011
Time:    11:00AM – 4:00PM
Venue:    Jasna Polana Country Club
RT 206 to Province Line Road (entrance)
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Cost:    $35.00 -Includes admission for you and your guest as well as a fabulous gift bag featuring the first issue of the Preferred Professional Network Book YES and plenty of must haves.

Click here for more information and to register!

Say Yes to the Best!

Attention Brides! Join us for the Second Annual ‘Say Yes to the Best’ – a premier bridal experience. The event will be held at The Castle at Skylands Manor in Ringwood, NJ on March 9, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM so be sure to mark your calendars. Meet with top wedding professionals, enjoy some champagne and award winning hors d’oeuvres, and start planning your big day! The first 50 brides to register will receive a VIP gift bag – so register today!

Click here to register now!

Fab Find: Exclusive offer from Minerva’s by the Sea in LBI


Over Memorial Day weekend, we took our six month old daughters on their first trip to the beach.  We decided to visit Barnegat Light Long Beach Island, NJ and stayed at the very accommodating Minerva's by the Sea.  Owned by the friendly and gracious Emma, this great bed and breakfast is just steps away from the water and has great views.  Within walking distance, there are also good places to have lunch and dinner.


Breakfast, however, is included in your stay….and ours was delicious.  In the quaint kitchen, we watched Emma whip up a delicious Brie cheese omelet served with toast and avocado on the side.

One of the things we loved about our stay was that Emma provided us with two pack and plays for the girls.  Our room was spacious with a living room area and full kitchen.  Minerva's also has a library of books with a variety of titles, which includes a little play area for children.  It is very family friendly, and is also great for corporate events and special occasions.

It is also an ideal place for couples to have a romantic getaway, as there is lots of privacy, and you will barely know anyone else is also visiting during your stay.

We are super excited to let you all know that now through the end of this year exclusively for our FT brides and friends, while you are scouting out LBI for your wedding venue, stay at Minerva's by the Sea and get a 20% discount on any room when you mention this blog.

Happy Planning,