Post # 1
I just want to have an updated post on local milwaukee vendors! it’s important for all of us to keep each other updated! Give us some ideas about your vendors and themes!
Here some info on mine!
Let us know about yours! And check out these vendors! Also visit the Wyndham Wedding show, they have the best vendors there…and it’s free!!
Post # 3
I see there are not many Milwaukee Brides. I am actually getting married in Waukesha which is a sub of Milwakee.
Post # 5
Date: October 24, 2009
Ceremony: Grace Lutheran Church
Reception: Wyndham Milwaukee Airport! I’ll let you know how it goes…!
Cater: Wyndham Milwaukee Airport
DJ: Midwest Sound and Light (http://www.midwestsoundwi.com/)
Cake: I don’t know yet!
Photo: Photography by Danielle (http://www.photosbydanielle.net/main.php)
Rentals: Oooh haven’t even thought about this…
Officiant: Pastor Thomas Kneser
Flowers: Another thing I need to work on! I’m curious about using Costco, I didn’t even know there was one around here…
Wedding Dress: Eva’s Bridal (http://www.evasbridalcenter.com/)
Post # 6
@kenzing10, how is photography by danielle? I was look at the website a few months ago and this is one of the top picks.
Post # 7
@kenzing there is a costco in grafton. a little north of the city, but they also deliver flowers. i’ve heard great things about them. and they are very reasonaibily priced.
do let me know how the your wyndham wedding goes!
Post # 8
Hi everyone! My wedding isn’t until July 24th 2010, so I loved hearing everyone’s details! I have been engaged one month now and we just found our reception site this past weekend after searching for a couple of weeks. So far the details I have are:
- Date: July 24th, 2010
- Ceremony: St Mary’s, Elm Grove
- Reception: Coast Resturant
- Cater: Coast
- DJ: My fiance has about ten friends that are in various local bands, so we’re starting the night with an iPod mix and then having any of his friends who want to play roughly 3 song sets each.
- Cake: Have not started looking!
- Photo: Possibly Debbie Metzfield who did my brother’s wedding 3 yrs ago, but am still open
- Rentals: Will not need chair covers, and haven’t thought of anything else yet!
- Officiant: Undergoing a change in priests at my church, so unknown at the moment also
- Flowers: Have not begun looking, but do not want to spend an arm and a leg, although I want them to look nice:)
- Dress: I work in retail, so I want a very fashion forward dress and something truly unique. I am in love with the Melissa Sweet Billie dress (but not the price tag!) so I am looking to have it made….and of course I fell in love with Christian Louboutin Madeleine pink satin slides, but have yet to find a less expensive version I love as much….always my luck! Any advice for tea length dresses or very high heeled bridal shoes (in a pale pink) would be greatly appreciated!
I will try to fill in more details as I figure ervything out in the months to come! I am curious if anyone went to any bridal shows in the area to get info. And what salon you are going to for hair and make-up? And which hair style did you decide on?
Post # 9
Hey, just thought I’d throw in my .02 on doing flowers inexpensively. We figured they’d just die in a few days anyway, so we didn’t want to spend thousands on them.
When i got married, I used an online wholesaler for flowers. I got all my flowers for just a few hundred dollars, and they were fresh, gorgeous, and absolutely perfect. (But warning, it’s not for the faint of heart. The flowers are delivered two days before the wedding!)
My girls helped me strip the leaves and bundle them the day before the wedding. The day of, we arranged and wrapped the bouquets. I’d probably choose to have the boutonnieres done professionally if I were to do it again (we did them ourselves) but otherwise it was a great experience!
We used http://www.flowersandfreshness.com. Loved them!
Post # 10
Hi all! I’m new to these boards. I live in the DC area but am getting married in Milwaukee this summer. My fiance’s family is there. We’re actually having a wedding of only 25 guests and no bridal party so some of my planning has been a little different than most brides. Here’s my info!
Ceremony: The Urban Ecology Center
Reception: Joey Buona’s Italian Restaurant
DJ: We’re doing our wedding via IPod!!
Cake: Sweetness by Alice (yummm!)
Photographer: Emily Johnson Photography
Officant: Rev. Roger Hyttinen
Flowers: We ordered origami flowers from an Etsy artist in Cork, Ireland
Wedding Dress: Purchased from a shop in my hometown of Baltimore (I’m actually stressing over whether to ship it or take it on the plane to MKE, sigh)
Guest Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott downtown
Wedding night hotel for us: Hotel Metro
Invitations: I crafted them myself in Adobe Illustrator using cardstock from Paperandmore.com
We’re actually looking for a fun place to take our friends for drinks after our dinner reception is over, something in the Third Ward perhaps so if anyone has any fun suggestions, let me know!
Post # 11
So just wanted to update some on my vendors… our photographer booked our date (so upset)… but let by gones be by gones and i found the most amazing guys out of Oshkosh called two guys and some cameras. I’m looking forward to meeting with them!
Post # 12
I am new to the boards, and don’t have a lot of planning done yet, but am interested in hearing reviews/idea’s from the area!
Ceremony: St. Matthias Church
Reception: Silver Spring Country Club
everything else is up in the air! Will update when I get closer.
Post # 13
Hi Milwaukee Brides! Our wedding isn’t until October 2010, but we are chugging along with vendors. Here’s what we have so far:
Ceremony: Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist
Reception Venue: The Grain Exchange
Photographer: Sarah Immel Photography
And we are thisclose to booking our DJ, too!
Post # 14
Hey, if you guys are looking for a great DJ, my cousin and I both used Eric Fischer of Milwaukee/Madison Sound and Light DJ for our weddings. They were amazing, and had great planning tools online so they could give us top-notch service. I’m a photographer and I see a lot of weddings, so they are definitely some of my favorite DJ’s… they even have a great lighting system! Highly recommended….
Post # 15
Anyone have photos of weddings at the Elm Grove Women’s club? I’m traveling to photograph a wedding there next month, and I’d like to have some idea what I’ll have to work with. Thanks!
Post # 16
I had my wedding there on 4/16! There are a few pics on their website as well as a floorplan. Gorgeous chandelliers, pale walls, simple and elegant.