(Closed) Seeking Women and Minority Owned Venors in Massachusetts

posted 9 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Can you be a little more specific with what you mean by “minority”? 

Are you looking for a racial minority?  An ethnic minority?  A religious minority?  Someone who is a minority because of their sexual orientation?  Somebody who is a minority because of their socioeconomic “status”?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

if you are looking for AA vendors, I would try the AA board here or maybe do a google search. I think black bride and african american bride both have websites that have location specific vendors.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m also getting married on Cape Cod, and I know that at least two of the catering companies we are considering are women-owned.  I’m not sure about their ethnicities (haven’t actually met with them yet), but they are Crazy Chefs and the Casual Gourmet. 

I’ve also heard of a place down the Cape that does Jamaican-fusion food (Island Merchant in Hyannis).  I don’t know if they are actually Jamaican, but you might want to check it out just in case.  The Cape has a pretty big (relatively) Brazilian and Cape Verdean populations, so you might want to check out places that advertise as Portuguese (as they are usually Cape Verdean). 

I’m not sure if you consider Arab/Armenian to be ethinic minorities, but if so, there are caterering companies that specialize in that.  I’m Armenian, and if we weren’t limited in our choices by our venue we would be going with one of those. 

Where are you getting married (and good luck!!)

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@ladybug:i love AAB and black bride… also vendors may be willing to travel.. i probably wouldn’t trust my hair to anyone but my stylist… are you able to fly her in with you? also there may be mac counters there and they are phenomenal with makeup and can probably refer you to a good stylist in the area… can you call the local radio station and ask for a dj?  they also may be able to give you a list of hair salons in the area…

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m getting married at the Heritage Museums in Sandwich, and I haven’t even started looking for a DJ, etc yet!  My parents want an Armenian band (we are thinking DJ), so that still needs to be worked out before we can make any decisions.

Luckily, I am a photographer (a photojournalist), so the photography is taken care of.  I’m having all of my photog friends sign up for an hour each.  That way we get all different styles of photography (from our favorite photographers), and our friends still get to enjoy most of the party. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Let me ask around.  My cousin is in MA and used to do weddings (very well).  If she has stopped, she will definately know who the best folks are.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@ladybug: if you want to bounce more ideas off of me let me know, it’s my job actually :D… lol!! i am really creative.. you may also want to contact event coordinators in the area… and tell them what you’re looking for…. are you going there beforehand? if so a coordinator may be able to set up a meet and greet day with you and several professionals so that you can interview them, etc.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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