Tulsa bees! I need your suggestions for these vendors:

posted 3 years ago in Oklahoma
Post # 3
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

  • A place for a rehearsal dinner – I’m hoping to find a place that does family-style meals.

Are you wanting a restaurant or some sort of banquet hall? What kind of food? There are a lot of mexican and italian places, and a lot of nicer restaurants have a large room you can rent out.

  • Catering (ideally hoping to keep it below $10/person – I am considering anything from buffets to “grazing stations” to heavy hors d’oeuvres to renting a food truck)

I went to a wedding show where Peachtree Catering had a booth. Her cupcakes were delicious, and very reasonable.

  • Table and chair rentals
  • Linens
  • DJ

We used Edge Sight and Sound for an office party. One of our party planners knows him so we got a great deal; I couldn’t tell you what his regular rate is but he did a good job.

  • Lighting
  • Hairdressers and nail salons

Afraid I can’t help with hairdressers; a friend of mine does mine. He’s in school to be a cosmetology student and as he says “I need someone to take care of me”

As for nails, I go to La Fleur for pedicures & love them. They’re inside Promenade Mall http://www.tulsapromenade.com/store/la-fleur-nails-and-day-spa/2137038847/2138811972

  • Anyone who does “day-of coordination”
  • The best/most affordable hotels to get blocks of rooms (or any you would NOT recommend)

Doubletree Downtown http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/oklahoma/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-tulsa-downtown-TULSDDT/index.html is pretty nice, and has the best cookies. We’d go in just to get one.

Most of the ones located downtown are pretty nice ones. “Downtown” is the northwest corner of Tulsa, that’s boxed in by highways (244, 51, 75, 412, etc)

  • Bartenders for hire (we might try and get friends for this but suggestions are welcome)
  • Childcare for hire (might also try and get friends, but again, suggestions are welcome)

Check out weddingsoftulsa.com. It’s a one stop shopping for wedding planning. They’re set up similar to wedding shows; each business has a booth where you can get information, and about once a month they do open houses where vendors come in with samples. But since it’s a stand alone store you can also go in any time and talk to the workers who will help you find vendors. I’ve been to a couple of their events and they’re usually pretty fun, especially since they’re free.
 
I’ll add more if I think of them. But if you find a business you’re interested in, let me know & I’ll try to do some local research.

Post # 4
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

  • Catering (ideally hoping to keep it below $10/person – I am considering anything from buffets to “grazing stations” to heavy hors d’oeuvres to renting a food truck)

We are looking into heavy hors d’ouvres from Lucky’s. They are each $1.5-3pp, with a lot of mix and match options.

  • DJ

I’ve heard good things about DJ Connection, but they are expensive. I am still working on this aspect.

  • Hairdressers and nail salons

The Spa at the Campbell Hotel is kind of a fun place to do that kind of stuff. Haven’t been yet, but have toured there. Might take my BMs!

  • Bartenders for hire (we might try and get friends for this but suggestions are welcome)

Blue Label Bartending school is here in Tulsa, they have people they can refer you to.

Also a new site I found is tulsabridetobe.com for a vendor list!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The only thing I CAN help with is hair/makeup 🙂 Everything else is in OKC.

 

 

 

April Mary, owner of Faccia Bella in Tulsa, will be doing my makeup and her mother, who works with her, is doing my hair. I had a trial run and I LOVED it. Both are super talented and super sweet. I chose an updo and have pictures if you’re interested! 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@GVivster:  Here’s a picture of the updo which I love because it’s so soft looking 

 

and here is the site with her rates…she’s really reasonable and does great work. I know a couple of girls who used her for their weddings and all looked gorgeous ! 

http://facciabella.biz/index.php/rates

 

 

Post # 8
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Italian restaurants in Tulsa:

Zio’s: There are two I think, & my fiance & I go to the one on 71st fairly often. Menu items tend to run about $15. I’m not sure they have a banquet room, you’d have to call. I do know they have take out catering, which is what I’m leaning towards doing for our wedding. zios.com

 

Ti Amo: Never been, it’s a little pricey for us & besides we like Zio’s so why mess with something that works? A co-worker loves it & says it’s delicious. They have several banquet rooms, & each has a different minimum. For up to 14 the minimum is $350; for 15-35 is $400. Umbria room is  $759 for up to 30, or $1000 for up to 50. You can also have a portable bar brought in, sound, dance floor. tiamotulsa.com

 

Spaghetti Warehouse: My personal favorite for lunch, though their food isn’t as good as Zio’s. Our office had a christmas party there one year, & fit 70 somewhat tightly. I can’t remember how much it was, but seems like less than $1000 (of course this was years ago). It’s a very relaxed atmosphere, so if you’re wanting something formal I wouldn’t use it. I love the decor though, lots of old signs and memoriabilia, plus an old trolley car that’s been converted into dining space. https://www.facebook.com/SWTulsa

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