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If you are planning a wedding in the state of New Jersey, whether you are a resident or are planning a destination wedding, there are some things you need to consider right off the get go.  First of all, you will need a marriage license or a civil union license if you are a same sex couple.  These can be obtained from the registrars office in the county you will be getting married in.  

After gathering all the information needed to obtain your license, you must then find the perfect location for your wedding.  Even though New Jersey is the 4th least extensive state in the US, there are many beautiful locations throughout the state that will suit just about any style of wedding imaginable.  

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If you are planning a traditional wedding in North Jersey, you may want to consider Skylands Manor in Ridgewood.  It is an American castle that is surrounded by an enchanted forest and sits on a 100 acre estate.  The estate is home to the New Jersey Botanical Gardens and can accommodate up to 300 guests.  

For couples planning a more contemporary wedding in central New Jersey, you may want to consider the Imperia in Somerset.  The Imperia has two ballrooms, a patio garden, a terraced waterfall garden and a double spiral grand staircase in the lobby.  They also have on-site event coordinators and culinary staff and can accommodate up to 500 guests.  

There is plenty to do in New Jersey.  You can visit one of the many museums or spend the day at one of the Six Flags Amusements parks or Mountain Creek Waterpark.  Of course, you can't forget about the Jersey Shore which includes Seaside Heights, Asbury Park and Long Beach Island.  There is also Atlantic City which is known for its gambling, fine dining and shopping.  Atlantic City is the inspiration behind the popular board game Monopoly.  

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