(Closed) Which vendors did you NOT have?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Vendors
    videographer : (43 votes)
    25 %
    wedding planner or DOC : (35 votes)
    20 %
    florist : (14 votes)
    8 %
    DJ : (14 votes)
    8 %
    photographer : (0 votes)
    makeup artist : (19 votes)
    11 %
    hair stylist : (7 votes)
    4 %
    limo or car service : (38 votes)
    22 %
    other...listed below : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    we skipped on a videographer, trasnportation, and florist. we also skipped on cake.

    Post # 4
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i am skipping a DOC, videographer, florist, dj, and limo… so lots! we’re DIY-ing the flowers and having a restaurant reception with ipod music, and we just didn’t feel the need for the other things!

    Post # 5
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    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We’re doing everything else, but just not the videographer.  We’re just going to have a friend video the ceremony.  I don’t really need video of the reception and I’m just not into the whole “say hi to the bride and groom” thing.

    Everything else we’re doing though.

    Post # 6
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We skipped videographer and car service.  We also technically didn’t have a florist since I just ordered flowers from Sam’s Club.

    Post # 7
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We skipped the videographer, DJ and a car service. But we skipped fancy transportation because our ceremony and reception venue was all in one location.

    I don’t at all regret not hiring a videographer, but I DO wish we had asked someone to record the key parts of our wedding with our digital recorder. We planned on doing that and just completely forgot the day-of.

    We didn’t miss having a DJ at all. Our MacBook worked perfectly, and we saved about $500. Score!

    Post # 8
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    1756 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re having our ceremony and reception at the same venue, which is a B&B that we’ve rented out for the entire weekend. I don’t see the need for a limo service, but my fiance is trying to tell me that we should have something arranged, just in case we need it. We also don’t have a DOC, but we’re deliberating whether we should try to find one. And I’m waffling about having my makeup done, but I suspect I’ll end up paying someone because I never wear makeup and don’t know what I’m doing.

    Post # 9
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    haha apparently we’re skipping everything almost… 🙂

    No videographer, dj, florist, car service, makeup artist, or DOC

    Post # 10
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We skipped a lot of vendors and I’m so glad we did. Less stress! No videographer, make-up/hair people, florist (well, we had a florist to craft our silk bouquets, but we got them 3 months before the wedding) and no car service either.

    Post # 11
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    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

    I skipped videographer, car service, and a DOC – but I really, really, really wish I HAD hired a DOC! 🙁

    Post # 12
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    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We aren’t doing videographer, DOC or car service. The FH’s grandpa has a huge tour bus/RV thing that we will use for transportation of the wedding party after the ceremony, and before, we will just pile into cars.  I don’t need a video of my wedding, it would never get watched.  I think a DOC is a good idea, but my BM’s and GM’s will help be the DOC.

    Post # 13
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We skipped a videographer (my brother offered to film it and it turned out great), limo, and wedding planner/DOC.

    Post # 14
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    4023 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I forgot to mark some! We are having ‘friendors’ for the DJ, coordinator, florist (diy), hair, makeup. We also are skipping: videographer, possibly cake.. i think thats it! A friend might do our pics (she does them as a hobby and would only charge us $50!)

    Post # 15
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    4023 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    oh! We are going to do our own invites and STD’s too!

    Post # 16
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Wow!  I didn’t realize quite how many Friendors we used!  We skipped all but the photographer.  Videographer – gave a friend in the business $100, DOC – me? hah, Florist – my mom, DJ – cousin ran iTunes, hair/makeup – bridesmaids, transportation – we rented a school bus and van to shuttle guests from the hotel but otherwise everything was in one place, caterer – family friend, my dress – used from bravobride…

    Vendors we DID use: Tent & table rentals, photographer, cakes & pies, Port-a-potties… I think that’s it!  Crazy!  That said, a DOC would have been nice.  🙂

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