Post # 1
I have seen a few people coming on here asking for a vendor or two, so as the South Florida board hostess, I thought it would be great to do a full vendor recap. This way, when other brides to be visit the South Florida board, they’ll have an array of vendors to choose from.
Please post which vendors you’re using for the following:
- BM Dress
- Hair Stylist
- Make-up Artist
I am getting married in just a few days, so I’ll be back after my wedding to do a vendor recap, including a full review!!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
@BeachBrideT: Best wishes on your special day! :o)
My wedding is only 5 weeks away! Here are the vendors that I’m using. So far, everything’s been GREAT. I’ll definitely post reviews afterward. In the meantime, if anyone has questions, feel free to PM me! :o)
Post # 4
Venue: Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina
Caterer: Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina
Photographer: MayFly Photography
DJ: Ubi’s music
Florist: Touch of Paradise
Cake: Susie’s Scrumptious Sweet
Officiant: Co-worker of ours
Dress: Daisy Tarsi
Shoes: David’s Bridal
BM Dress: Daisy Tarsi (Jim Helm occasions)
Hair Stylist: my hairdresser
Make-Up artist: Kenbo counter
Invitations: The Paper-Mint
Rings: New York-Miami Jewlers in the Seybold building (custom made!)
Post # 5
- Venue: The Rusty Pelican
- Caterer: The Rusty Pelican
- Photographer: Party Time
- DJ & Lighting Decor: Party Time
- Videography: Party Time
- Florist: I’ll find out on Monday! Looking at Flowers by Tony and Anne Nouvelle
- Linens: Either Panache, Over the Top, or ABCovers. Going on Monday.
- Cake: Not doing a tasting until August
- Officiant: I don’t know!!! 🙁 haven’t looked, not many resources for non-religious officiants.
- Dress: David’s Bridal I think, final decision in July.
- Shoes: Don’t know yet, there used to be a dyeable shoe place on Sunrise and University in Plantation, if it is still there I’m going to check it out, they were great for my sister’s wedding in 2005. I plan on embellishing some satin peep toes myself with rhinestone pins/vintage brooches.
- Jewelry: Designing my own- classes & some supplies from Bead Need in Davie.
- BM Dress: David’s Bridal
- Hair Stylist: Don’t know yet, I have two I like but their trials are so expensive.
- Make-Up artist: Don’t know yet, I have a couple of people.
- Invitations: Design by me, printing not decided yet. Will probably not print locally, there is not many options outside of gang run digital printing.
- Rings: Hertz Jewelers in Coral Springs
Some other places to check out for DIY people: Pearls in Ft. Lauderdale and The Container Store in Miami.
I LOVE all my vendors so far, especially Party Time, Bead Need, and The Rusty Pelican. I’m nervous about flowers and linens, I hope I feel better on Monday!
Post # 6
I am incredibly indecisive and I procrastinate. Just setting the date was difficult enough. I have to really get to work with some of my vendors.
Venue: My rent’s house
Coordinator: Lauren Daversa Events http://www.laurendaversa.com, yay!!!!
Photographer: have not decided yet
Videographer: family member 🙂
DJ: Almost positive it is going to be Kenny Mondo
Florist: still searching, I am thinking about DIY to save $$$ very simple arrangements.
Cake: Publix, yay!!!
Officiant: my godfather, awww.
Dress: Monique Lhuillier or Pronovias (have not decide yet) from http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com
Shoes: ballet flats to be comfortable, plus the reception is all outside! May get a nice pair of sandals from Nordstroms.
BM Dress: can’t make the final decision until I pick my dress!!!!! but they will be from David’s Bridal.
Hair Stylist: have not decided yet
Make-up Artist: I think I am going to go to Chanel at the Garends Mall
Invitations: I made them myself!!!!
Rings: both our bands are from Tiffany’s, my e-ring is from Blue Nile! www.bluenile.com
BM Gifts: pearl earrings from Blue Nile http://www.bluenile.com
GM Gifts: money clips from Blue Nile http://www.bluenile.com
DOC: I got a full package with Lauren Daversa Events so DOC is part of the deal!! http://www.laurendaversa.com Highly rec her!
Other: I think I’m going to order chocolates for favors but again I have not decided yet . I was also thinking of making CDs with out favorite music on them as favors There are a lot of things I have not decided on yet, and time just keeps ticking away. Anyone else suffering from this? Also, I keep changing my mind. Think I’m driving everyone nuts.
Post # 7
I have a new vendor to add to my list! I have to absolutely rave about ABCovers in Miami. The woman who helped us was AMAZING. She came up with an absolutely gorgeous design for us and her prices were half what we priced at Panache. I would recommend ABCovers to absolutely anyone getting married in Miami.
Post # 8
I highly recommend photographer: heather funk
she’s based in s. florida, we hired her to shoot our n.fl wedding. and i’ve been to two other weddings she shot- really really lovely work. I have a more extensive review in a seperate post too.
Post # 9
Bridal Beach Bride T:
I just recently got engaged and planning on wedding in Islamorada/Marthon or even Key Largo. We are hoping to get married next year May 8. Since it is so close to the weddin you are having we were wondering how was the weather and if the prices are better hotel wise during that time. We have a lot of OOT visitors and want to be conscious of their budget (as well as ours!). Any help and vendor info would be sooo helpful. Also since we’re in the beginning stages of planning would love to know how much it extra it cost to have vendors/stylists/phtographers come from miami down to the keys.
I’m a newbie on this website and would love some help from you or anyone else 🙂
can email me at [email protected]
Post # 10
Venue: Biltmore Hotel (The Alhambra Ballroom)
Photographer: Roy Llera Photography
Video: Broadway Video
DJ & Lighting: Ubi Music Productions
Florist: Avant Gardens
Cake: Elegant Temptations
Officiant: Father Rios (St. Frances de Sales – Miami Beach)
Dress: Paloma Blanca
Hair & Makeup: Tatjana & team
BM Dresses: Pat’s Bridal
Tuxedo: Manny’s Formal
Favors: Beautiful Beginnings by Yoko
Post # 12
can anyone share who they are using for ceremony musicians???
Post # 15
Got some new vendors!!!!!
Photographer – Alijca Colon http://www.miamitaken.com
Linens – Sarah Paz, http://www.gableslinens.com , very affordable linens – I even got my chargers in budget!!!!!