Vendor Goodness! Who will you BEE using?

posted 9 years ago in Toronto
Post # 3
Member
29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009
  • Your wedding date – July 25, 2009
  • Ceremony venue – Old Mill Inn and Spa
  • Officiant – Rev. Etta Snow
  • Reception venue – Le Jardin Conference and Event Centre
  • Coordinator – None ( I gave my huge bridal party and family an itinerary for the day)
  • Photographer – Moments In Love
  • Videographer – Moments In Love
  • DJ/Band – Illusions
  • Florist – Westdale Florist
  • Cake – Cake by Sonya
  • Dress – 5 dresses (2 by Maggie Sottero, 1 St. Patrick, and2 cutomized)
  • Shoes – Nine West
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Customized
  • Hair Stylist – Best Fried
  • MUA
  • Invitations – Myself and a friend
  • Rings
  • Other vendors – Linens: Global Events; Transportation: Two of a Kind
  • Post # 4
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our wedding is still a few months away so we’re far from completing this list.  Here are a couple of the major vendors we’ve booked:

  • Your wedding date : June 26, 2010
  • Reception venue :  The Jewel Banquet Centre
  • Photographer : Azure Blue Photography
  • Videographer : Studio 67 (absolutely love their work)
  • DJ/Band : Digital Disc Jockey
  • Dress : Ritche Bridal
  • Rings : Spence
  • Post # 5
    Member
    3 posts
    Wannabee

    • Your wedding date : Sept 12 2009
    • Ceremony venue : St. Mary’s Catholic Church
    • Officiant  :Priest
    • Reception venue: Capitl Events Theatre (AMAZING!!) 
    • Caterer : Centro through Capitol Events(Yonge St. Also AMAZING!!)
    • Photographer : Irina Photography
    • DJ/Band : Adam Turner – DJ , contact through Capitol Event Theatre (amazing job)
    • Florist : Flour Studios – Love them!!!
    • Cake : Sweet Gallery
    • Dress : Bridal & Beyond (one of the few stores that carries Pronovias)
    • Shoes : White, Toronto
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress : Pearl Bridal
    • Hair Stylist : Vidal Sasoon (Yorkville)
    • MUA
    • Invitations : weddingpaperdivas.com  (so nice and so affordable ~ $600 for 200 invitations, invite, RSVP, reception card, thank you cards and envelopes for both invites and thank you cards)
    • Rings : Josephine (Yonge St.)

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    While we live in the GTA we’re getting married in Peterborough… but we are using a few local vendors:

  • Your wedding date: Oct. 24, 09 
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  • Photographer: http://www.jasonhashimoto.com
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  • Cake: Anu at Cake Expectations in Ajax
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  • Dress: Bella’s Brides in North York {they were really helpful, the only one of 20 stores in the area who would not only order my dress in as a sample, but did so in my size!}
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  • Shoes: Naturalizer (no really!)
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  • Jewelry: by me, http://designedbyrj.etsy.com & http://rjcharms.etsy.com
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  • Rings: http://robandlean.etsy.com
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  • Other vendors: http://www.shutterfly.com (guest book, and eventually thank you cards!)
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    Post # 7
    Member
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010
  • Your wedding date – October 23 2010
  • Ceremony venue – Richmond Hill Country Club
  • Officiant – Gordon Kushner
  • Reception venue – Richmond Hill Country Club
  • Caterer – RHCC
  • Coordinator – Myself!
  • Photographer – The Photo Studio (http://www.thephotostudio.ca)
  • Videographer – N/A
  • DJ/Band – Superstars DJ
  • Florist – Designs by Veronica (http://www.designsbyveronica.ca)
  • Cake – Cakes by Robert (http://www.cakesbyrobert.com)
  • Dress – Jai Bridals 9972 from Jealous Bridesmaids
  • Shoes – Sketchers
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Flip Dresses (Fall 2009 Collection) 9020 from Mirella’s Ladies Shop in Burlington
  • Hair Stylist – Salon E Thornhill (Mary)
  • MUA
  • Invitations – DIY
  • Rings – Mark Lash (http://www.marklash.com)
  • Other vendors
  • Post # 8
    Member
    24 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This is what weve got so far!

  • Your wedding date – May 7, 2011
  • Ceremony venue – St. Paschal Baylon Church
  • Officiant – Father Mario
  • Reception venue – The Terrace Banquet Hall
  • Caterer – Terrace
  • Coordinator – Myself!
  • Photographer – RAW Photo Studios
  • Videographer – RAW Photo Studios
  • DJ/Band – DJ Emporium
  • Florist – Dont know yet
  • Cake – Sweet Obsessions
  • Dress – Not bought yet
  • Shoes – ???
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Probably going to be the Two Birds Bridesmaid dress
  • Hair Stylist – Sal – friend
  • MUA
  • Invitations – ???
  • Rings – Exquisite JEwellers
  • Other vendors
  • Post # 9
    Member
    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I wish we could edit our own listings! I was not happy with my photographer…

    Post # 10
    Member
    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    * Your wedding date – August 14, 2010

    * Ceremony venue – The Rosehill (near Yonge & St. Clair)

    * Officiant – family friend who’s a judge in BC

    * Reception venue – The Rosehill

    * Caterer – Noble Culinary Creations

    * Coordinator – None

    * Photographer – Emma McIntyre Photography

    * Videographer – None

    * DJ/Band – Katz Entertainment (house DJ @ Rosehill)

    * Florist – Fran Sackler Florals (bouquets), friend (centerpieces)

    * Cake – Cupcakes from Life is Sweet (Beaches)

    * Dress – Dolly Couture

    * Shoes – Nina Paladin

    * Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Alfred Angelo (different styles) ordered through Pearl’s Place

    * Hair Stylist – Aveda Institute Toronto (King/Church area)

    * MUA – just me, but also Aveda Institute

    * Invitations – DIY

    * Rings – Blue Nile

    * Favours – Bobbette & Belle Macarons

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    48 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    • Your wedding date- May 14th, 2011
    • Ceremony venue- Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club
    • Officiant- Dennis O’Conner- Associate Chief Justice of Ontario (My Fiance’s Uncle)
    • Reception venue- Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club
    • Caterer- Catering by Gregory
    • Day of Coordinator- Shima Palma
    • Photographer- Julie Broadbent Photography
    • Videographer- None
    • DJ/Band- Friend of a friend
    • Invitations- Micheals (DIY)
    • Rings- Barry’s

            Still working on the rest 🙂

    Post # 12
    Member
    3 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2011

     

    • Your wedding date- June 23rd 2011

     

    • Ceremony venue- Beth Tzedek

     

    • Caterer- Zucter Berk

     

    • Day of Coordinator- Jennifer Forest Events

     

    • Photographer- Eric Benchimol

     

    • MAKEUP ARTIST – ME [Post moderated for self promotion]

     

    • Videographer- None yet

     

    • DJ/Band- Joe Star Band

     

    • Invitation – none yet

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    3 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Here’s who I’ve booked with and I’m very happy with all my vendors so far!

    • Your wedding date: September 10, 2011

    • Ceremony venue: St. Agnes Catholic Church (www.saintagnestsao.org/parish/pg_scouts.html)

    • Reception venue: The Venetian (www.thevenetian.ca)

    • Caterer: Grand Catering

    • Photographer: GCL Photography (www.gclphotography.com)

    • Videographer: Studio910 (www.studio910.ca)

    • Cake: maddiecakes (www.maddiecakes.ca)

    Post # 14
    Member
    18 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    This is what we have so far:

    • Your wedding date: September 17, 2011
    • Ceremony venue: Argonaut Rowing Club
    • Officiant: Stuart Watson, All Seasons Weddings
    • Reception venue: Argonaut Rowing Club
    • Coordinator: Jessica McAfee
    • Photographer: Wales Wong Photography (http://waleswong.com)
    • Invitations: designed by a friend
    • Rings: The Jewel Case
    • Ceremony Musician: Grenville Pinto, violinist (www.gpinto.com)

    Post # 15
    Member
    3 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @LLauRRa:

    • Your wedding date: October 2010
    • Ceremony venue: Erin Mills United Church
    • Reception venue: Country Heritage Park, Milton (stunning!!!  So much ambiance, and it was like having a movie set for our photographs – every angle was gorgeous.)
    • Caterer: Midknight Catering (A+ on the food – superb quality, fun selections at a good price.  Guests were impressed!)
    • Photographer: Passionate About Pictures (We couldn’t have been happier.  Very professional, kept us organized and moving along on the day-of, made everyone feel at ease, look good, and the pictures are stunning.  Bridesmaids have been in many weddings, and haven’t yet met someone as good.  I can’t wait to recommend him to my friends!)
    • DJ/Band: B.O.S.S. DJ (Very professional and can read a crowd!  We had a great party!  He played what we and our guests wanted, and it showed because everybody was dancing!)
    • Florist: Erin Mills Florist, Mississauga (beautiful work and met my budget)
    • Cake: Swirls Cupcakes, Streetsville (tasty! Is also a nut-free bakery!)
    • Dress: Elizabeth Stewart Bridal, Mississauga (Beautiful dresses you can buy off the rack, $799 or less but don’t look it.  Very friendly staff, never pushy, will find something that flatters.  Stock is always changing – always new selection.)
    • Shoes: Zappos.ca, dyeable.  Rhinestoe shoe clips from Calico Garden (Etsy)
    • Hair Stylist: Dolly Mixtures for Hair, Streetsville
    • Invitations: Myself!  I’m a designer!
    • Rings: Titanium Knights (Etsy) and Ben Moss (Ben Moss is hit or miss…our first sales man was rather pushy and kept telling me I wanted an eternity ring…which I didn’t…my engagement ring is modern and I wanted a simple band to match!  Second sales woman “got it” and understood the look I was going for… she was very helpful, I’m glad she listened.)
    • Other vendors:  Paper-Garden.ca (envelopes and stationary supplies)
    • Live Fiddler: Sandy MacIntyre (talented!)
    • Bartending: Party Tyme Services (Dave was fantastic!  He handled all the licensing, purchasing and returns.  His team runs a tight ship.)

    Post # 16
    Member
    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @pancakeg:

    A friend of mine used him for ceremony and dinner entertainment, he was AMAZING!!

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