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Vendor Spreadsheet

This board is really quiet...but I still think it would be helpful to start a new vendor spreadsheet! (this is why we need mods to help start and sticky things like this :)


Please post below who you are using for:

Ceremony Venue
Reception Venue
Ceremony Music (if outside the church)
Reception Music
Photograher
Videographer
Florist
Linens/Lighting/Rentals
Entertainment (Photobooth, etc)
Wedding Coordinator
Makeup
Hair
Dress Shops (both bride and bridesmaid)
Accessories (Veil/shoes/hair pieces, etc)
Alterations
Cleaning/Preservation
Tux/Suits
Invitations
Calligraphy
Bakery
Caterers
Transportation
Hotel Block
Rehearsal Dinner
Favors
Bridal Party gifts

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Re: Vendor Spreadsheet

  • bellaluna290bellaluna290
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    edited June 2014
    Ceremony Venue Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro
    Reception Venue  Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro
    Reception Music Windy City Mix
    Photographer Matushek Photography
    Videographer n/a
    Florist Forget Me Knodt
    Linens/Lighting/Rentals n/a
    Entertainment (Photobooth, etc) n/a
    Wedding Coordinator n/a
    Officiant A Perfect Fit Rev
    Makeup Crystal Eyez
    Hair Noel Rose Hair Studio
    Dress Shops (both bride and bridesmaid) Dimitria Designs, Greenville, SC and JCrew
    Accessories (Veil/shoes/hair pieces, etc) Etsy (lace and grace veils)
    Alterations Julia Needlman
    Cleaning/Preservation TBD
    Tux/Suits Men's Wearhouse
    Invitations CatPrint
    Save the dates Minted
    Calligraphy N/A
    Bakery Sweet Sensations
    Caterers N/A
    Transportation W-Limo
    Hotel Block Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago O'Hare Rosemont
    Rehearsal Dinner Mia Francesca
    Favors Amy's Candy Bar
    Bridal Party Gifts Coach

    All of our vendors receive 5/5!
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  • We're getting married In June so I can't leave a comprehensive review on everything-will try to update after the wedding!

    Ceremony Venue- Immanuel Lutheran Church (Downers Grove, IL)
    Reception Venue- Chateau Orleans (Darien, IL)
    Ceremony Music (if outside the church) N/A
    Reception Music- DJ Anthony Malloy
    Photograher/ RRG Photography
    Videographer
    Florist- afloral.com
    Linens/Lighting/Rentals- Being done by venue
    Entertainment (Photobooth, etc)- Doing ourselves
    Wedding Coordinator- Us
    Makeup- Mario Tricoci Naperville
    Hair- Mario Tricoci Naperville
    Dress Shops (both bride and bridesmaid) David's bridal lombard, cannot recommend them enough, the customer service was excellent
    Accessories (Veil/shoes/hair pieces, etc)- Shoes purchased at David's, veil off of etsy
    Alterations- David's bridal Lombard, again cannot recommend enough 5/5
    Cleaning/Preservation
    Tux/Suits- Men's Wearhouse Willowbrook
    Invitations- Magnet Street 5/5
    Calligraphy- N/A
    Bakery- La Petite Sweet, Westmont
    Caterers- Venue does it's own food and it tastes excellent
    Transportation- N/A
    Hotel Block- Marriott Southwest
    Rehearsal Dinner- Giordanos Oak Brook
    Favors N/A, donating money to favorite charity
    Bridal Party gifts- Giving gift cards for dinner date night without kids
  • @SSCC2925@yahoo.com ...Definitely update with reviews after your wedding! I'm getting married in the same area as you (same church actually and same town for reception), but in June 2015 so I have my main vendors, but am holding off on the others. I'd especially love to hear about the bakery and your hair/make-up.  

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  • @KnotPorscha, could we get this added as a sticky to the top of this forum? It would be a really great resource to future brides.
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  • Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum. We are getting married in October 2015. So far I have listed the vendors that I have booked.

    Ceremony Venue- St. Philips the Apostle Church (Addison)
    Reception Venue-Mirage Four Points (Schiller Park)
    Reception Music-family friend who's a professional dj
    Photographer-Alishia Danielle Photography
    Videographer-Digital Spectrum Video
    Florist-
    Wedding Coordinator-Me ha ha
    Tux/Suits-Men's Warehouse
    Invitations-DIY printable invitation kits from Michael's Crafts
    Transportation-Emperior Limo
    Hotel Block-Mirage Four Points

    Favors
    Bridal Party gifts
  • thisismynickname2thisismynickname2 City By The Lake
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    edited January 2015
    I did DIY on quite a bit but here's what I had....


    Ceremony and Reception: signature room (wonderful!!)
    DJ: Back third Entertainment (wonderful!)
    Photog: not mentioning, not wonderful.
    Dress: Nordstrom, a Sue Wong dress
    Hair: Colin of London (wonderful!)
    Officiant: Rev. Ron Crowley-Koch (wonderful! Married Catholic Priest, perfect for what I call "Catholic light" and not having the Sacrament in a Church)
    Programs: Vistaprint
    STDs: Snapfish
    BM dresses: White House Black Market
    Cake: Alliance Bakery (wonderful!)
    I can't think of anything else. Signature Room included so much, which is awesome if you need low-stress arrangements.

    ETA: favors: Franco Mints
    Bridal party gifts: Kate Spade accessories
    Menswear: suits they owned plus Burberry accessories purchased for them by DH
    Hotel block: Residence Inn Marriott (thumbs up)
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  • KayDeeeKayDeee
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    edited January 2015
    Vendor reviews
    Ceremony Venue - Lightology's rooftop garden. Only a handful of weddings a year there, so it's a very unique setting if you can gamble the Chicago weather. Wonderful experience and  our photos are amazing.

    Reception Venue - Zed451  Brunch reception, all guests raved about the food and service. Very affordable option for a Saturday wedding.

    Ceremony Music (if outside the church) - SimpleAV they ran our playlist and provided the mics and music amplification. B+ 

    Photograher - Markitphotography A+ loved all our photos, the photographer is very easy to work, totally professional and fun and and really pays attention to the details.

    Florist - Bunches in Lincoln Park A+ great for small and large budgets

    Linens/Lighting/Rentals - Tablescapes For ceremony chair rentals - A+

    Hair & Makeup - Salon Moxie Ann is super A++ 

    Accessories (Veil/shoes/hair pieces, etc) Etsy

    Tux/Suits - Monitor Formal Wear  Solid B

    Invitations - Pear Tree Greetings  Very affordable and easy to use.

    Transportation - Uber black car service (seriously, we only needed to go a few blocks to a few places)

    Hotel Block - Aloft City Center and The Godfrey Both great to work with. Our first look photos from the Godfrey terrace are unique and wonderful.

    Rehearsal Dinner - Connie's Pizza Gold Coast - Very nice private room, service was great. Also very affordable packages. 

    Favors - Busy Beaver Buttons (support your local shops A+)

  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs
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    I did DIY on quite a bit but here's what I had.... Ceremony and Reception: signature room (wonderful!!) DJ: Back third Entertainment (wonderful!) Photog: not mentioning, not wonderful. Dress: Nordstrom, a Sue Wong dress Hair: Colin of London (wonderful!) Officiant: Rev. Ron Crowley-Koch (wonderful! Married Catholic Priest, perfect for what I call "Catholic light" and not having the Sacrament in a Church) Programs: Vistaprint STDs: Snapfish BM dresses: White House Black Market Cake: Alliance Bakery (wonderful!) I can't think of anything else. Signature Room included so much, which is awesome if you need low-stress arrangements. ETA: favors: Franco Mints Bridal party gifts: Kate Spade accessories Menswear: suits they owned plus Burberry accessories purchased for them by DH Hotel block: Residence Inn Marriott (thumbs up)
    I realize you are offering reviews, but your comment regarding your officiant is a bit misleading.  There is NO such thing as a married Catholic priest.  There was NOTHING Catholic about your ceremony.  Your ceremony is NOT valid in the eyes of the Catholic church.

    I say this only because I do not want anyone reading this to think they can have a ceremony anywhere other than in a Catholic church and be recognized by the Catholic church.
  • thisismynickname2thisismynickname2 City By The Lake
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    edited February 2015
    MobKaz said:
    I did DIY on quite a bit but here's what I had.... Ceremony and Reception: signature room (wonderful!!) DJ: Back third Entertainment (wonderful!) Photog: not mentioning, not wonderful. Dress: Nordstrom, a Sue Wong dress Hair: Colin of London (wonderful!) Officiant: Rev. Ron Crowley-Koch (wonderful! Married Catholic Priest, perfect for what I call "Catholic light" and not having the Sacrament in a Church) Programs: Vistaprint STDs: Snapfish BM dresses: White House Black Market Cake: Alliance Bakery (wonderful!) I can't think of anything else. Signature Room included so much, which is awesome if you need low-stress arrangements. ETA: favors: Franco Mints Bridal party gifts: Kate Spade accessories Menswear: suits they owned plus Burberry accessories purchased for them by DH Hotel block: Residence Inn Marriott (thumbs up)
    I realize you are offering reviews, but your comment regarding your officiant is a bit misleading.  There is NO such thing as a married Catholic priest.  There was NOTHING Catholic about your ceremony.  Your ceremony is NOT valid in the eyes of the Catholic church.

    I say this only because I do not want anyone reading this to think they can have a ceremony anywhere other than in a Catholic church and be recognized by the Catholic church.
    Correct, it is not the sacrament, and no, it wouldn't be recognized by the Catholic church. That was a choice we made. My husband was previously married in the Catholic church, divorced, and has his marriage annulled. Though he could have remarried in the Church, it felt weird to me. I'm not saying this in a snarky way, but the Church does not have a monopoly on worship and prayer, so having the Crowley-Kochs officiate and lead everyone through prayers and blessings was perfect for us. 

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  • We got married this past weekend:

    Ceremony Venue St. Matthias (Chicago)
    Reception Venue European Crystal (Arlington Heights AMAZING!!!!)
    Reception Music Remix Entertainment (Outstanding!)
    Photographer Concept One (haven't seen our photos yet, but excellent service)
    Florist Aberdeen's (wouldn't use them or suggest them)
    Linens/Lighting/Rentals - everything was at our venue
    Entertainment (Photobooth, etc) our photo package included a photo booth for 4 hours
    Wedding Coordinator - Venue provided - Anna
    Makeup - Mimi's unisex - small salon near where I grew up
    Hair - Mimi's Unisex
    Dress Shops (both bride and bridesmaid) -Bride - David's BMs - Reddington in Park Ridge
    Accessories (Veil/shoes/hair pieces, etc) I made my veil, shoes at DSW
    Alterations Teresa's (Chicago)
    Cleaning/Preservation Haven't done this yet
    Tux/Suits GQ Formalwear (Streets of Woodfield)
    Invitations Wedding Paper Divas. I made all the inserts though
    Bakery - none, venue has their own pastry chef
    Transportation - Signature Transportation
    Hotel Block - Courtyard Merritt South
    Rehearsal Dinner - Gulliver's
    Favors - De La Rosa candies and a "bookmark" with a thank you on one side and some meaningful quotes on back (made the favors too)
    Bridal Party gifts - BM's sweats with their names, tote with their initial, and a day of survival kit. GM's - beer mug with names engraved, bomber of craft beer and 4 small liquors.
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