(Closed) Who are your vendors? (West Coast Florida style!)

posted 11 years ago in Florida – West Coast Florida
Post # 32
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ll chime in!

  • Venue- Venetian Golf club
  • Caterer – by the venue
  • Coordinator- by the venue
  • Photographer- In True Colors photography
  • DJ- Chill-Will DJ services
  • Florist- probably publix
  • Cake- probably publix
  • Officiant – in works
  • Dress- Sarasota brides
  • Shoes- in works
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Sarasota brides
  • Hair Stylist- friend
  • Make-up Artist- friend
  • Invitations- myself through vista print
  • Rings- we have a friend working at Mayors who got us discount 🙂



Post # 33
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@CJTeacup: let me know how the publix flowers turn out…. i’ve heard they have awesome prices and excellent quality… i am more than likely going to DIY my flowers so publix is on my short list.

Post # 34
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I  will post what I have so far…

  • Venue- Lions Eye Institute Foundation (old cigar factory in Ybor)
  • Caterer – Catering by the Family
  • Coordinator- my sister
  • Photographer- haven’t decided
  • DJ- Nature Coast Professional DJ
  • Florist- DIY and my sister she works for a florist
  • Cake- haven’t decided
  • Officiant – friend of the fasmily
  • Dress- Wendy’s Bridal in Indiana
  • Shoes- looking
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress –  looking
  • Hair Stylist- ?
  • Make-up Artist- ?
  • Invitations- Michaels DIY kit
  • Rings- Diamond Vault & Etsy
  • Post # 35
    28 posts
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Little bit at a time.

    • Venue – beach house, courtesy of our friends SmileSmile
    • Caterer- probably sarasota catering company
    • Coordinator- myself Tongue out
    • Photographer- In True Colors photography
    • DJ- thinking about ipod, but not quet sure yet
    • Florist- have not decided yet
    • Cake- Publx ( more likely)
    • Officiant- have not picked one yet
    • Dress- undecided, have couple in mind
    • Shoes- same
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- i only have 1 bm, she can wear what she wants (with my approval)Wink
    • Hair Stylist- my friend
    • Make-up Artist- my friend
    • Invitations- my friend is a graphic designer, she did all that 🙂
    • Rings- Zales
    • Other


    Post # 36
    34 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011



    Congrats! How was affordable catering? I am getting married in April and are in contact with them right now. Any advice you could give would be great!  Thank you!!

    Post # 37
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    • Venues:Ceremony-Family Friend’s backyard/Reception-American Legion Hall Tampa Post 5
    • Caterer: Family Friend
    • Coordinator: DIY(a.k.a myself!)
    • Photographer: Heather Fonte Photography
    • DJ: Ipod
    • Florist: DIY
    • Cake: Cakes Plus
    • Officiant: Family Friend
    • Dress: Alfred Angelo
    • Shoes: 6pm.com
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Mismatched dresses: Davids Bridal and Vera Wang
    • Hair Stylist: DIY
    • Make-up Artist: DIY
    • Invitations: DIY
    • Rings: James Allen/Etsy
    • Other

    Post # 38
    8 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011
    • Venue: Lange Farm, Dade City
    • Caterer: Catered by Vesh We were skeptical going into the tasting given their prices, but Mark was amazing and even made some personal tweaks just for us. If you’re a fellow foodie I’d set up a meeting with him.
    • Coordinator: Provided by venue, Meghan Murphy
    • Photographer: Erin Woolsey 
    • DJ: Jude @ Grant Hemmond
    • Florist: Bride’s Bouquet  So excited about working with Debbie. I went into the meeting with a set dollar amount I thought was reasonable and was afraid I’d suffer sticker shock. Not only did she quote me a few hundred less than I anticipated but we’re getting far more than I ever expected I could afford. Plus you get to preview the arragements the week of. She’s in the process of redesigning her website, so check her facebook account for lots of pictures, she posts regularly.
    • Cake: Cakes by Nomeda tasting was wonderful and holy amazing pricing, she doesn’t charge any extra for decorating, so if your heart wants sugar flowers but your wallet doesn’t I’d go with her. She has a facebook page as well.
    • Officiant: Glynn @ Sensational Ceremonies
    • Dress: Boca Raton Bridal The only salon I know that carries Modern Trousseau
    • Shoes: Zappos
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Mori Lee #831 I plan on having my girls order them from French Novelty as the prices are cheaper. Any of you ladies have any experience with them?
    • Hair Stylist: Plan on using my current stylist/colorist. Still have to do a trial
    • Make-up Artist: Possibly my stylist’s wife, need to do a trial, otherwise looking for recommendations!
    • Invitations: Anyone looking for custom invites? I’m a Graphic Designer, so of course I’m designing and printing all my paper goods.
    • Ring: Not sure
    • Videographer: Tampa Wonderworks

    Post # 39
    5843 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @BossLady: Debbie is my florist, easily my favorite vendor!

    Post # 41
    11 posts
    • Wedding: November 2011

    • Venue – floating chapel for the ceremony and lido beach resord for reception
    • Caterer – provided by the reception
    • Coordinator – Jill from lido beach resort
    • Photographer Marina with http://www.intruecolors.com
    • DJ – none
    • Florist – have not picked one yet
    • Cakes – slice of heaven
    • Officiant – provided by the chapel
    • Dress – something blue
    • Shoes – still looking
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – still working on it
    • Hair Stylist – friend
    • Make-up Artist – my own
    • Invitations- vista print
    • Rings- zales

    Post # 42
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @LandM2011: We’re date twins!


    I can play too!

    • Venue – Florida Aquarium in Tampa
    • Caterer – provided by the Aquarium
    • Coordinator – Ashley at the Aquarium is doing DOC, it’s me for the rest.
    • Photographer- Life Long Studios- Amy is our photographer
    • DJ – A Premier Entertainment
    • Florist – I think that’ll be Future Mother-In-Law
    • Cakes – Raphsodic Cooperative Company (it’s a vegan cake)
    • Officiant – my brother
    • Dress – Blush Bridal (in Washington, DC)
    • Shoes – not sure yet
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Alfred Angelo
    • Hair Stylist – not sure
    • Make-up Artist – not sure
    • Invitations- http://www.123print.com (highly recommended!)
    • Rings- Washington Diamond (in Falls Church, VA)

    Post # 43
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Palma Sola Botanical Park

    Just wanted to chime in here…

    • Venue: Palma Sola Botanical Park, Bradenton
    • Caterer: Nellie’s Deli, Sarasota
    • Coordinator: Nellie’s Deli, Sarasota
    • Photographer: Hillary Shorts, Short’s Shots, Lutz 
    • DJ: Scott Kemp, Bradenton (side gig, friend of a friend)
    • Florist: Fishhawk Weddings, Lithia
    • Cake: Pastries by Design, Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton)
    • Officiant: The Rev. Charles Shook, Anna Maria Island
    • Dress: Alfred Angelo, Tampa
    • Shoes: Dillard’s (ordered online)
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Brides by Demetrios, Tampa (Bill Levkoff)
    • Hair Stylist: Erica with KyleLynn Weddings, Tampa
    • Make-up Artist: Erica with KyleLynn, Tampa
    • Invitations: A friend designed ours
    • Rings: Kay Jeweler, St. Pete, Tyrone Square Mall
    • Alterations: Daisy, Brandon (not sure her last name, but she’s awesome and affordable and if you need her number, just send me a private message) 🙂

    Post # 44
    17 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Yay Here I go:


    Venue: Clearwater Beach/ Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

    Coordinator: Staci at Unique Event Design

    Photographer: mandy and me photography

    Dress: Priscilla of Boston


    That’s what I got so far 


    Post # 48
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    • Venue- Bayshore gardens banquet hall/marina
    • Caterer- my grandma offered along with some family friends
    • Coordinator- my best friends mother and she is wonderful!
    • Photographer– Dick Peterson
    • DJ- a friend of my coordinator
    • Florist- Beneva Flowers
    • Cake- a tenant at the apartment my FH Manages she has 20+yrs experience
    • Officiant- another Tenant/friend
    • Dress- Lamariee Bridal Boutique Kara is amazing go see her!!!!
    • Shoes- undecided
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- buying there own so a mix
    • Hair Stylist- a family friend
    • Make-up Artist- a team of friends that are all graduated beauticians
    • Invitations- Brides brand from Michaels on sale!!!
    • Rings- Jess Jewelers Hearts on fire!
    • Other- Saveoncrafts.com is amazing for decor

    Post # 49
    1 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013


    • Coordinator
    • Photographer
    • DJ IPOD
    • Florist 
    • Cake PUBLIX
    • Officiant
    • Dress DAVID’S BRIDAL 
    • Shoes
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress
    • Hair Stylist FRIEND
    • Make-up Artist FRIEND
    • Invitations DIY
    • Rings JAREDS


    So far this is what I know we will be having. I am interested in anyone who’shushed this venue to give me an idea of how it was. 

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