Miami/South Florida vendor recap

posted 9 years ago in Miami and South Florida
Post # 3
739 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

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

Bridesmaid or Best Man 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
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1990

  • 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!!! ๐Ÿ™ 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.
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man 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
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

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, yay!!!!
  • Photographer: have not decided yet
  • Videographer: family member ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 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
  • Shoes: ballet flats to be comfortable, plus the reception is all outside!  May get a nice pair of sandals from Nordstroms.
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man 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!
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Gifts: pearl earrings from Blue Nile
  • Groomsmen Gifts: money clips from Blue Nile
  • DOC: I got a full package with Lauren Daversa Events so DOC is part of the deal!! 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
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 1990

    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
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    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
    17 posts
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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 Out of Town 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 ๐Ÿ™‚


    can email me at [email protected]

    Post # 10
    16 posts
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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

    Invitations:  Leston

    Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses:  Pat’s Bridal

    Tuxedo: Manny’s Formal

    Favors:  Beautiful Beginnings by Yoko




    Post # 11
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    • Venue: Plantation Preserve Golf and Country Club

    • Caterer: Plantation Preserve Golf and Country Club

    • Photographer: Photog Studios

    • Videographer: N/A

    • DJ: Rock With U

    • Florist: Rena’s Flower’s of Merritt

    • Cake: Edda’s Cakes

    • Officiant: still searching

    • Dress: Alfred Angelo

    • Shoes: found them at Sears (suprisingly enough)

    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Alfred Angelo

    • Hair Stylist: self

    • Make-up Artist: bridesmaid

    • Invitations: self

    • Rings: Whitehall Jewers (but now they are out of business)

    • DOC: none (my florist is going to do my candles)  I still need to find someone to do all my other DIY projects

    Post # 12
    33 posts
    • Wedding: January 2010

    can anyone share who they are using for ceremony musicians???

    Post # 13
    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009
  • Venue/Caterer/Ceremony – The Links Restaurant Key Biscanye

  • Photographer – still working on it

  • DJ – working on it

  • Florist – me & the venue workers ๐Ÿ™‚ from under the bridge by key biscayne lol

  • Cake – edda’s

  • Officiant – working on it

  • Dress – mori lee/filene’s basement (running of the brides)

  • Shoes – nordstrom outlet/ DIY – dyed myself blue ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – only having flower girls –

  • Hair Stylist – working on it

  • Make-up Artist – hopefully MAC

  • Invitations – Leston (highly recommend, most patient man in the world & loves enjoying wine with customers!)

  • Rings – continental jewelers – seybold building downtown

  • DOC – working on it

  • Other – Band (Five Ninez hopefully!) and percussionist ( KingKonga)
  • Linens – Between Ana Paz Design company & ABCovers???? not sure yet!
  • will update soon!

    Post # 14
    33 posts
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Here are mine:

    • Venue: Epic Hotel, Downtown Miami

    • Caterer: Epic Hotel
    • Photographer – Epics – Ashley Colhouer

    • Photographer: Wedding LUX Images

    • Videographer: Focussed on Forever
    • Cremony Musicians – Guitar Duo – Scott Marischen of Marischen Music

    • DJ: Vision DJs

    • Florist: Still working on this one

    • Cake: Not sure yet. Choices are Ana, Edda or Divine Delicacies.

    • Officiant: Rabbi David Young, Temple Sinai

    • Dress: Priscilla of Boston

    • Shoes: Don’t have yet

    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Vineyard Collection

    • Hair Stylist: Amy Palma (pending trial)

    • Make-up Artist: Amy Palma (pending trial)

    • Invitations: Fiance is Designing and Twin Raves Press will Print them Letterpress

    • Rings: Blue Nile

    • DOC: Not sure, looking for recs! 

    Post # 16
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    • Venue- Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, Sunny Isles Beach
    • Caterer- Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
    • Coordinator- Tammy Malamud, Catering Manager at Newport Beachside
    • Photographer- DAJO Photography
    • Videographer- none (yet?)
    • DJ- Jammin’ Express
    • Florist- Beautiful Kreations
    • Cake- either Ana Paz or Cakes by Edda
    • Officiant- Future Brother-In-Law
    • Dress- Maggie Sottero, purchased at Patricia South
    • Shoes- none yet
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- undecided
    • Hair Stylist- undecided
    • Make-up Artist- undecided
    • Invitations- Most likely baumbirdy on etsy
    • Rings- Robbins Bros, Dallas Texas

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