hi! I am a LI bride and have pretty much everything planned so if you have any specific questions feel free to ask!
we are getting married at the watermill. I looked at a few locations including Atlantis aquarium in river head, chateau conidre (spelling may not be correct), windows on the lake in ronkonkoma and Carlyle on the green in Melville. I fell in love with the watermill the moment I stepped up the stairs. windows on the lake was a backup, very pretty reception area. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the fact that we needed the ceremony to be on location as well and at WOTL and the other locations we looked at, the hall utilized the reception room as your ceremony room and during cocktail hour the staff would scramble everything into place for later. I didn’t like that concept and the watermill was the only place we saw that had its own separate ceremony room with chapel and everything.
The pricing is also phenomenal, which a big part of that being because our wedding is a winter wedding so we were able to book at a much more reasonable pricing. The only downside is they don’t offer an official package price for vendors like most of the other places did, but they have a recommended vendor list that gives you all the businesses they work with. Which is great because it allows you to pick and choose and has the potential of saving a lot of money.
The florist we are using is jack and rose florist based in Woodbury in Nassau county. I DO NOT RECOMMEND USING THEM!!!! the only reason we went with them is because I am not crazy picky and we were on a major budget. Their prices will definitely blow any other florist out of the water, but their customer service is pure SHIT. HORRIBLE. but I’ve only had to deal with them on the general basis so for me personally I’ve been able to handle it.
For photography we went with Jeffrey studios based in smithtown. the main photographer reminds me a lot of my uncle so I really connected with him.
For DJ we went with In the mood based in smithtown. The main MC was awesome and sold me immediately on our first meeting. He had a great personality and actually got me really excited about all the music and everything.
For makeup I am using a girl who does it part time, she was pretty awesome and her prices seem reasonable as far as I know.
I am still half and half on hair stylist. But the person I am considering is just a side business kind of thing who does my moms hair regularly.
I can’t remember who we chose for a limo, elegant limos? Somethig like that. But again it was good pricing and the main driver had a really great personality.
Most of these vendors were also recommended people from the watermill, so I know it will all be smooth sailing the day of because they’ve done many weddings at the watermill
this is all I can think of right now. If you want more specifics I’m more than happy to help!