(Closed) Calling Wisconsin Brides

posted 5 years ago in Wisconsin
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Im in madison! My wedding will be january 4 2014! Ive been here 6 months and i love it so far. Im probably in the minority here but i love the weather! 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was born and raised in Madison, and moved away for several years for college/post college but have been back in the area for about 8 years.

My wedding is Sept, 28 2013 in Madison.  I have only been engaged about a month and a half but have been really busy booking vendors and found my dress last week (after visitng almost all the dress stores within an hours drive of Madison).  This weekend we are going cake tasting-  because I thought that sounded alot more fun than most of the other stuff I have had to do recently…and for this my fiancee will happily participate!

What I love most about Wisconsin is the friendly people!  After living in 2 other states I can say that the people of Wisconsin are incredibly nice!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mkelove:  my wedding will be in Madison at the overture center! I can not wait. 

@madtownbee:  i cant wait to do cake tasting! what bakery are you going with? i have not looked into any yet and could use some recommendations. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m from Milwaukee! I’m getting married in August at the War Memorial Center.   I love football and baseball season, the festivals and the lake front views. 

@lightmist: I booked aggies cakes & pastries.  Very good and prices were reasonable

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This weekend we are tasting at gigis cupcakes By hilldale.  I dont think i want cupcakes but they have a gluten free option (i dont eat gluten although the main cake will have gluten in it)…and i guess they can make small cakes as well so i am going to consider them.  I am leaning towards Carls cakes (now located in the market street diner). My sister got her wedding cake there and it is delicious and very reasonably priced.  The only downfall is that they arent as decoratively pretty (so i was thinking of putting fresh flowers on the cake) and they dont have a gluten free option so i would need to get a mini cake somewhere else for me and another friend who is a celiac (I would prob get the mini cake at bloom bake shop which is good for gluten free but otherwise sorta expensive).  I have also heard good things about Craigs cakesout of verona…they have alot of filling and white chocolate shavings.  For “pretty cakes” i heard creative confections is good.  If you need other vendor suggestions let me know i have a few friends who used to be wedding planners!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I live in Chicago now, but am getting married in Green Bay!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m in Milwaukee!(born and raised)  We love this city so much we’re actually incorporating it into our decor/theme.

We’re getting married 10/12/13 at the Cathedral downtown, and the reception will be at the historical society.

My favorite part about the city is the vibrant arts community- and the festivals, of course! 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I live in Central Wisco, and that is where I am getting married next Jan. However I also got to UWMadison for my masters.

 

What do I love about WI? Cheese.

 

Any dress shop recommendations for Madison?

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Born and raised just outside of Milwaukee. We are getting married 4/26/14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum. What I love about WI? The people! There are some amazing awesome and nice people from here!  

Post # 14
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Dress shop recommendations for the madison area.

veras- worth going to for sure.  This was the first place I visited and after some inquiry my sales associate mentioned if I bought that day they would give me 10% off…since it was my first day looking i didnt buy but i found a few dresses i liked.  Sales associate was bery knowledgable but pushy…went back a second time to look at dresses and happened to get the manager who was really nice/ not pushy.  There sales consultants bring out dresses for you although the second time i was there they took me back to the stockroom to make sure i had seen all the dresses i was interested in.

moments to cherish- fitchburg.  They had a few pretty dresses but not as much selection as most stores.  May be worth stopping by if you are near by but wouldnt make a special trip.  You can look at dresses and pick out.  They also squeezed me in with no appointment which was nice.

Other surrounding area stores…

Brides in Belles in Reedsburg.  This is about an hour drive from madison and had my front runner dress for a long time.  The sales associate i had was pretty clueless but i was seriously considering getting my dress there because i loved it…store is nice/ new.  Sales consultant brings out dresses.

specially hers in baraboo…45 minute drive…i wouldnt recommend this store compared t. The other i visited.

sandy lee bridal near johnson creek.  This place was a big waste of time.  They claimed they had 100 samples in my size to try on.  They neglected to mentioned 80 of them were from the 1980s.

premiere couture-  cambridge.  I didnt visit here because they didnt have anything in my size but i have heard it is a goodplace to go if you want a higher end dress.

mahins bridal- monroe- hour drive.  This place was also a bit of a waste of time compared to the other places i liked.  I worked witht the owner who was very nice until she told me i was trying on a silk organza gown with very nice fabric (at 900 price i was surprised)…i looked at the tag and it said 100 percent polyester…not sure if it was an honest mistake but i found it interesting.  They didnt have any gowns i didnt see at other places.  Sales consultant brings out dresses.

marahs bridal- mt horeb.  25 minute drive.  This place gets top rankings on bridal sites and i can see why.  The two main people who work there are the owner and her younger sister marisa…they are both really sweet/ helpful/ not pushy.  there were a few dresses i tried that were contendors but in the end i found a different dress liked  more somewhere else.  this was my favorite store and they had alot of really pretty dresses…just unfortunately not my dress.  You can see all dresses and pick what you like.

Brandis bridal In new glarus-  45 minute drive.  I found my dress here.  i also went to two additional stores in chicago so by the time i made it to brandis so i was feeling like it was time to make a decision.  Brandis also offers 10 percent off if you buy on the first visit so i suggest waiting until you know what you like to go there.  My sales consultant was a college student…not as knowledgable as some i have worked with but very nice/ not pushy and was able to ask her manager any questions she didnt know.  The store is brand new and they let you see all the dresses and you get to pick what you want to try on.  They also had a nice selection of higher end dresses.  definitely worth checking out.  They limit your appointment time to 1 hr 45 minutes which i was not crazy about…that was enough time for me but they have lots of dresses so it is possible you might not be able to try on everything you like in the time allotted.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@mkelove:  Where in Franklin are you getting married, if you don’t mind me asking?  I got married at the Polish Center in August 2011, which is why I’m being nosey 🙂  Woot Wisconsin!!!

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