My fiance and are are getting married on June 18, 2011. We're wanting to have the reception in the South Haven, Michigan area. Unfortunately, this site is pigeon holed into Grand Rapids or other parts of Michigan, which aren't at all close enough to have vendors we'd actually use. My fiance is active duty military and is currently deployed. We live out of state, and we're going to be making a trip up to the area in october to meet with vendors and hopefully narrow some things down. The problem is, we have NOTHING to go on. All my searches are turning up places that are too far away or too big. Our reception is only going to be about 100 people, if that. Most of these halls are 250 to 300, and it's silly to pay for a building that big and not use the space.
If anyone is in the southwest Michigan/South Haven area and knows of vendors they can recommend, PLEASE post! We need a reception site (already have a ceremony site selected), DJ (must be karaoke), caterer, cake bakery, photographer, and videographer. Also, depending on the reception site, we may need a rental place for tables, chairs, linens, etc. I only have a few weeks to set up all these appointments to meet with vendors. Please please please help!