Vendor Advice

posted 3 years ago in Kentucky
Post # 3
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8 posts
Newbee

@AngE0522:  We had Kingsleys Catering for our wedding. Excellent offerings, quality and service. Masterson’s and the Louisville Catering Company are right up there as well. Knowledgable, friendly employees and great offerings/service for their asking price.

IMHO, you would be well off with any one of the three listed.

Post # 5
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8 posts
Newbee

@AngE0522:  It’s been a couple years, and my wife recalls that they changed the menu significantly after our wedding. Her sister used Kingsleys a year later (and that’s how we knew it had changed). They were able to provide a great spread for the price, I just can’t recall specifically what we had. Sorry!

Post # 6
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@AngE0522:  I’m not from your area but I would recommend going to bridal shows. A lot of times you can find different photographers who can offer special discounts for signing with them day of. But do your research as far as who will be there so you can browse through their website first!

Post # 12
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1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I am going with LadyFingers for catering…so is my cousin who is getting married in June of next year. My venue requires a caterer from their preferred list. I saw them at a bridal show and their sample food was delicious. Plus they are resonably priced. They are having a free tasting in September that I am going. I haven’t decide upon a photographer yet. I have a few in mind. One being B&B portraits. They are based in Tennessee but have Kentucky photographers. I was in discussions with them but my date is not finalized until I finalize ceremony venue. Their prices for both photographer and videographer is $1875. So less than a $1000 for both. I also like Bent Studio, Caillouet Photography, and Megan Coleman photography. Its a hard decision to make. But I have my top choices just trying to narrow things down.

Post # 14
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1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

@AngE0522:  Reception venue is the KY Center for the Performing Arts. Ceremony location currently undecided so there is a hold-up on finalizations. 

Where have you choosen to get married/recpetion venue?

Post # 16
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1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

@AngE0522:  Tom-Sawyer Hayes from what I researched was really pretty. And it has open catering. That’s a plus. Kentucky Center of the Arts is priced great (Todd Clark Hall and KY East Bar/Room) but they do get you with the bar. It took Kelly maybe like two weeks to return a email because somehow my first email got lost in her junk mail or something like that. But when we finally did make contact she was really helpful and willing to work with me.

Below is the Bar Manager’e email address. But she contacted me in response to the Kelly, the Event Service Coordinator asking her to provide info to me.

Becky Grider [bgrider@kentuckycenter.org]

 

I gave the bar manager a guest count of 170 people. Asked her to give me a quote for only a glass of wine for everyone to toast to and she sent back a quote of $1500! This includes one drink per guest, the service fees and taxes. We can’t really afford that. So there will be no open bar and no alcoholic drinks to toast with lol. I think we will have a cash bar…however, it is still going to cost us. Because the service fees and taxes are the responsibility of the host regardless of the type. So basicially we will be paying around $500 for a cash bar. I think I might allow the members of the wedding party to have a small tab. I guess its better than $1500. This to me is expensive when both of us rarely drink alcohol. I really should do without a bar period because of my parents and I can totally have a ball without alcohol being involved. However, I keep reading that a cash bar is better than no bar b/c it gives the guests the option to purchase if they really want it. I am sure many people will be pissed about it when the time comes. But there are a few family members on both sides that are big drinkers. I refuse to purchase alcohol for them when they will come empty handed anyways…not that we are worried about gifts (we already have a house, etc). But you get the picture. We have a couple months to decide.

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