(Closed) Who are your vendors?

posted 10 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m still in the market for vendors as well and I’m less then 7 months out!  Eeek!

Wedding: June 13 2009

Where: The Popponesset Inn in Mashpee, MA (so technically I’m not a Boston bride?) both ceremony and reception, Grand Station Reception

Photographers: Studio Nouveau-Lara and Kate are so fun and amazing!  They also did a Lovebird E shoot for us

DJ: DJ Sonny Jr (Sonny’s son) http://www.bostonweddingdj.com

Dress: I live in So Cal so I bought my dress out here.  It’s Pronovias Daegan from La Soie Bridal in Tustin

Save the Date: I designed and gocco’d

Rehearsal Dinner: Future In Laws are throwing a clambake at their rented home in Falmouth

Still need florist, hair & makeup and officant. 

Post # 4
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Here you go! 

Dress: Filene’s Basement

Alterations: Sienna at Bridal Fashions & Alterations in Wayland

Bridesmaids Dresses – Ann Taylor Celebrations

Veil, Hair Clip, jewelry – Etsy.com  Best site!

Wedding Day photography: Tirado Photography

Engagement pics – John LoConte (found here on Wedding Bee and the pics are awesome!!)  http://www.johnlophoto.com

Special Cakes by Sandy

DJ Aaron Topfer

Save-The-Date Cards from VistaPrint

Florist – Designing Images

Rehearsal Dinner: We’re having a pizza party at the hotel we’re blocked at.

Hair/Makeup was going to be with Caitlin Murphy (she’s awesome, if you’re still looking!), but then a friend of the family offered to do it for free, so I’m taking her up on it.  That saves a few hundred, easily!

Honeymoon – Costco Travel

Hope that helps!

Post # 6
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

If you are still looking for a florist, we used The Tangled Web, Jennifer is the owner and she was so great and I thought reasonably priced.  We had a lot of stuff for under $2000….I want to say $1600?  As for hair and makeup, we used Wedding Tresses, because they come to you.  That is by far one of the best things to do.  We all looked great, if I do say so myself, and when in my friends wedding we also had them. 

Post # 7
36 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Dress – I got my dress at Marry & Tux in Nashua, New Husband. They are great!

DJ – Locomotion (http://www.locomotiondj.com/) Ernie is fabulous. I’ve seen him at another wedding and he is very personable, kind and helpful.

Flowers – Still looking. We’ve checked out Belvedere in Lowell, MA, but weren’t completely thrilled. Loved Feeney in Chelmsford, but they only have FTD pictures to look at and I’m a little afraid they won’t come out the way that I want them to. We’ve got two others on our short list and I’m putting them off and off…

Engagement/Wedding rings – I used to sell jewelry so I know my diamonds. Fiance had a list of "approved stores" where he could go, but I think we both knew we wanted to use Hannoush. My ring is grogeous and was VERY reasonable. I found the perfect band to go with it (not an easy feat as I wanted it to fit perfectly) and they were very patient with FI’s requests for a custom band. 

Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse. I wasn’t all that thrilled with the service or the selection, but it was nationwide and they matched the bridesmaids’ dresses. 

Bridesmaid’s dresses – I was going to to go Marry & Tux, but I ended up winning a $500 gift certificate to David’s Bridal so I contributed that to the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and they ended up spending next-to-nothing.

Shoes – I found the perfect pair of gorgeous red shoes that I saw in a magazine 3 years ago on ebay for $10! 

Bridesmaid or Best Man shoes – David’s Bridal. The maids tried them on with the dresses and they were a hit. 

Photography – We’re using Erik from A Thousand Moments. The pics on his site are GREAT!

Still in progress on everything else!

Post # 8
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My wedding is next summer on the south shore.  I’d prefer not to say exaclty when and where….Hope that’s cool ๐Ÿ™‚

I still have to get wedding bands, shoes (is there a such thin as comfortable shoes!), figure out makeup, make a chuppah, invitations, design our cake (we have the baker), do programs and escort cards….

Post # 9
44 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

Yay, fun post!

Date: May 2009

Location: Commander’s Mansion in Watertown

Caterer: Tastings Caterers (they’re my fave vendor so far!) 

Photographer: Mollie Filmore

DJ: Mike Mierjeski, Spintown Tunes

Dress: David’s Bridal, Framingham (go on a week day – they’ll treat you like royalty)

Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses: Houseofbrides.com

Save-The-Date Cards: Vistaprint magnets (free with promo code)

Florist: still looking… suggestions are welcome! I’m looking for someone willing to let me spend as little as possible

Honeymoon: still looking here, too


Post # 10
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wedding Date: July 5, 2008

Ceremony Location: Boston Public Garden

Reception Location: Hei La Moon (Chinatown)

Bridal Dress/veil/tiara/necklace/bracelet/crinoline/bra: David’s Bridal

Qi pao (2nd Dress): Custom made – Van’s Fabrics (Chinatown)

Evening Dress (3rd Dress): Macy’s

Shoes: Bridal shoes – Zappos, but they were Guess. I later changed into different pair of shoes that I got at Nordstroms.  

Earrings: Macy’s

DJ: Jenny and Gordon Wan (Chinese/American DJs)

Florist: RCH Designs (http://www.rchweddingdesign.com/)

Photographer: Yun Gen Yang (http://www.yangphoto.com

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid or Best Man Gifts: Bags from Le Sport Sac, Jewelry from Macy’s, flip flops from Old Navy

Groomsmen Tuxes: Tuxedo Time

Groomsmen Gifts: Boot Mugs from Spencer Gifts, Hubby also designed individual t-shirts for each guy/uploaded the image on cafepress/and bought the t-shirts there. 

STDs/Wedding Invitations: Wanart (http://www.wanart.com) This is my sister’s company.  She doesn’t actually do wedding stuff at the moment, but check out all her other cool stuff! 

Cake: Mei Sum Bakery (Chinatown) – Hubby is related to the owner, so our cake was FREE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Alcohol: Costco 

Holders for my DIY Table Cards: Webstaurant (http://www.webstaurantstore.com/)

Paper/ribbon for DIY ceremony programs, menus, escort cards:  Paper Source

Bridal Party/Family transportation: Old Town Trolley (http://www.trolleytours.com/boston/)

Rehearsal LUNCH: Union Oyster House (http://www.unionoysterhouse.com/)

Officiant Gift and gift for his wife (close friends of mine): personalized cufflinks (http://www.cufflinks.com/) and personalized pocket mirror (http://redenvelope.com/)

Ushers/Reader Gifts: Personalized pilsner glasses (http://www.lnt.com)

Ceremony musicians: Cellist and Violinist from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge

Make-up artist/DOC: Helen Fong of Makeovers by Helen (http://makeoversbyhelen.com/)

Hair Stylist: Renee Russo (http://www.hctbonline.com/)

Favors: organza bags – Ebay and chocolate covered cranberries (http://www.nutsonline.com)

Post # 11
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

July 24, 2010!

Church: St. Florences in Wakefield, MA

Reception: Andover Country Club in Andover, MA

Photographer: Daniel Doke Photography

Videographer: Well Spun Weddings

DJ: Joe Mazza and JJ Productions


Thats all we have so far!! 



Post # 12
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Date: July 11, 2009

Ceremony: Old State House, Boston

Reception: Prudential Building Skywalk

Photographer: Anna Walsh and Dana Tarr: http://www.danatarr.net/weddings/

DJ: http://www.djraffi.com/

Dress: From La Reine Bridal in Waltham

Florist: Louis Barry

Invites: Probably Papersource, but still undecided

Post # 13
37 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re still working on cake, flowers, gifts, hair & makeup etc…but so far:

Wedding Date: Sept 5, 2009

Ceremony & Reception Location: Butternut Farm Golf Club in Stow, MA

Bridal Gown & Veil: Maggie Sottero purchased from The Bridal Shoppe & Flowers in Warwick, RI (owned by my aunt!)

Shoes: BridalShoes.com

DJ: DJ Michael O’Neill from MCO Productions

Photographer: Erin Chapman from EC Imagery

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses: Alfred Angelo from The Bridal Shoppe & Flowers, Warwick, RI

Groomsmen Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

Save-The-Date Cards:Photobooth magnets from MagnetStreet.com

Wedding Invitations: Etsy seller PaintingsbyShanon

Rehearsal Dinner: Romaine’s in Northborough, MA

Hotel – Embassy Suites in Marlborough, MA

Post # 14
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

A few updates to mine!

Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse.  Not entirely thrilled with them so far, but groomsmen are around the country, so didn’t really have other options.  Still unsure about the ivory or white shirt – my dress is ivory and they were insisting the shirts should be too. But to me, they looked yellow.

Dress #2 – Marry & Tux, New Husband.  So far had a great experience there, but still waiting a few more months for my dress to come in!  I’m cutting it very close!

Alterations – No longer using Sienna in Wayland.  I had a less than stellar experience with her and think she did a not so great job on my first dress, and part of the reason why I bought a second dress.  Need a new seamstress now!

Invitations – Finally ordered invitations from Discount Invitations USA. 

Hair and Makeup change too.  I just couldn’t seem to get the hairstyle I wanted from Caitlin.  Although she’s super sweet, I couldn’t commit to her.  Makeup will be by Brea Cherne – http://www.makeupbybrea.com  and Hair with Heather at Visions Salon in Canton.

Things are coming along!!  Happy planning!

Post # 16
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

Date: Oct. 25, 2008

Ceremony: Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford, MA

Reception: The Georgetown Club (so nice to work with)

Limo: Black Tie (Our limo driver was one of my favorite parts of the evening)

Photographer: The Perfect Image (Middleton)

Florist: Evans Flowers (Peabody) — I couldn’t recommend them more!!! They were    amazing to work with.  They can work with any budget and design around your needs.  Super nice people, too!

Cake: Cakes for Occasions (Danvers) — I can’t say enough about them!  They’re absolutely fabulous!!!

Dress/alterations/bridesmaid: David’s Bridal (loved my dress, but not thrilled about the alterations dept)

Shoes: J. Crew

DJ: Keith Sherman of Last Call Productions (http://www.linkedin.com/in/lastcall)

Invitations: DIY with a little letterpress help from Phyllis (of sweet paper studio) and Don’t Press Me letterpress studio



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