Post # 1
I was wondering who your major vendors are that you’re using for your wedding.
Venue: Magnolia Hall at Piedmont Park for both ceremony and reception
Caterer: Affairs to Remember
Photographer: My Life Photography
DJ: Ted Crowder from Atlanta DJ’s
Cake: Working on it and potentially going to forego this for a dessert table
Invites and paper: My Fiance is designing all our paper.
Who all are you using??
Post # 3
@caits615: We’re having an Indian wedding, so we have to use some speciality vendors. I LOVE Magnolia Hall. I really wanted to make Greystone work, but our wedding was just slightly too large.
Venue: Ventanas for ceremoy and reception
Florist: Utopian Events – we’re using them for florals and decor
Caterer: Bold American and they are contracting an Indian restaurant (Bhojanic) for the food while they provide the service.
Photographer: Drew Newman
DJ: About to start working on it.
Cake: NO idea!
Invites and paper: I think we’re going through an Etsy vendor, but not sure
Post # 4
We’re now 14 months away from our wedding date so not everything is squared away…
Venue: Georgian Ballroom @ The Biltmore for both ceremony and reception
Florist: Tulip or Amy Osaba
Caterer: Sun in My Belly
DJ: Don’t know yet
Invites and paper: Don’t know yet, possibly Bumblebee Press
Coordinator: Amy DiLoreti @ A Flawless Event
Gown: Kelly’s Closet
Bridesmaids Dresses: Don’t know yet
Tuxedo: Don’t know yet
Hair: Barron’s London Salon
Makeup: Don’t know yet
Post # 5
Venue, Marriott stone mountain
Rich the dj and his wife natalya the photographer.
Wedding dress, aformal occasion in kennesaw
Bridesmaid alfred angelo at perimeter
Flower girl dress, dillards
Cake, sugar kneads loganville
Invites, handmade (michaels and avery!)
Hair, chastain and co salon in stone mountain
Florist, sams club
Post # 6
venue: primrose cottage (includes food and cake)
dress: impressions bridal
dj: tc show
flowers: Maid/Matron of Honor
Post # 7
@atlbride2013: Ahhhhh! You guys are going with Altmix? I LOVED them. We didn’t end up going with them, but I really really liked them. Their pics are so fun. Are you guys doing a photobooth with them?
Post # 8
@Osgirl: Yeah, they were awesome! I’m excited to work with them, I think they’ll really be able to capture the look we are going for, the Fiance and I are huge fans of the photojournalism look. We are doing the photobooth.
Post # 9
@caits615: I noticed you’re using Tulip, we are considering them. I hope you don’t mind sharing, but what’s your floral budget?
Post # 10
@atlbride2013: Have you met with Heather or Eva? I met with Heather and I really liked how they quoted me. We sat and talked for nearly 2 hours about our vision and I gave bouquet examples and Heather had some AMAZING ideas that I would’ve never thought of on my own. So they quoted me with every single thing we discussed and I think it came out to around $3800~. So after looking at the quote we spoke and discussed things in further detail and I said I wanted to keep it beneath $3000. The final quote was just below, but we’re aware by the end, when everything’s said and done, it may creep above. They’ve been amazing to work with!
We’re meeting with Celsos next weekend, I think. We’ve done one tasting, with another cake place, and weren’t too impressed so I’m ready to try something else and I’ve heard great things about him.
Post # 11
@Osgirl: I can’t wait to see your wedding photos! Indian weddings are always so gorgeous and yours will be especially amazing since you’re getting married on my birthday 😉
Post # 12
@caits615: I met with Eva. I haven’t given her much to work with aside from some photos and they just sent me a quote a little above 5K. I was hoping to keep it at 4K. It sounds like they can work with a budget though so I’ll just have to let her know and ask about substitutions. I loved their studio when I met with them and I thought Eva was super cool.
Honestly meeting with Celsos was the best vendor meeting ever. Free delicious cake and he helped us narrow down our vision quickly. He really sounded so professional, we were highly impressed and ended up signing a contract during our tasting.
Post # 13
@caits615: Our wedding planner suggested Ted Crowder along with a lot of other DJs. How did you end up choosing him? It’s hard to pick a DJ because it’s not like you can see a portfolio or anything like with a photographer!
Post # 14
@Osgirl: Girl, I’m sorry, I totally just saw this!!
I think picking a DJ is super hard because unlike photographers and florists it’s hard to really see their work. Fortunately, Ted DJ’ed my sisters wedding back in 2001 and was AMAZING!! He, in my opinion, was the perfect DJ that every bride wants- he was on top of everything and made a big deal of the cake cutting, the first dance, etc. People were up and partying the entire night. I’ve been to a ton of weddings where the bride and groom are cutting the cake and people have no clue, because the DJ didn’t announce it- whereas Ted not only announces it but coralles people.
I would highly HIGHLY recommend Ted and all of my vendors, when they ask who we’re using and I tell them, they reply, “Oh I love Ted!!”
Post # 15
@atlbride2013: Isn’t their studio beautiful?? I loved it. I definitely think they can work with a budget if you make it clear what you want to spend.
We actually went on a handful of cake tastings and decided to not do a cake. We don’t like cake and after going on a few disappointing tastings (I guess we were hoping we could find something super spectacular?) we looked at one another and said, “Why spend all this money on a cake when we don’t even enjoy cake??” So the plan is to have a dessert table put out by Affairs of our favorite desserts and then to have King of Pops come closer to the end of the evening and hand out popsicles to guests.
Post # 16
Venue: The Mary Gay House
Dress: Bravura in Snellville
Bridesmaid or Best Man: dont know
Groomsmen: Hopefully suits from Menswearhouse
Planner: Aflawless Event
Music: Still looking
Hair and Make-up: Still looking