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Tell us about your vendors!!!!

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Ceremony
Ceremony Site
Officiant
Ceremony Music

Reception
Reception Site
Caterer
Chair Covers/Linens
Bakery
DJ
Favors
Lighting

Other
Rehearsal Dinner
Limo
Florist
DOC
Miscellaneous equipment

Photography
Photographer
Videographer
Photobooth
Picture Locations
Engagement Pictures

Beauty / Attire
Rings
Wedding dress
Alterations
Tuxes
Bridesmaid Dresses
Hair
Makeup

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Programs/Menus

Anything else I may have forgotten.  Thanks.
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  • gailpetegailpete member
    Knottie Warrior 1000 Comments 25 Love Its Name Dropper
    edited December 2011
    I'll start.  This is for my DDs wedding in July 2011.

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site 
    MSU Alumni Chapel ($675)
    Officiant  Pamela Klusack ($150)
    Ceremony Music  String Theory ($350 for string trio for 2 hours)
    Reception
    Reception Site
      Walnut Hills Country Club ($900)
    Caterer  Walnut Hills Country Club
    Chair Covers/Linens  Ele3 Events tablecloths & napkins
    Chiavari Chairs- Chiavari Chair Rentals in Ann Arbor
    Bakery  A Piece O'Cake (Approx. $900)
    DJ  Push Play DJs ($700)
    Favors  Photobooth- Shutterbooth
    Lighting  TBD
    Music for Cocktail Hour & Dinner- Fred Knapp Trio & Sax ($625 for 2 hours)

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner 
    Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe
    Limo  The Limo Company (trolley and Limo bus $800)
    Florist  ele3 Events
    DOC  ele3 Events  ($700 all day, three coordinators)
    Miscellaneous equipment  TBD

    Photography
    Photographer 
    Dan Johnson Photography ($1950, has a nice Friday discount)
    Videographer  Deep End Films ($1500, 2 videographers)
    Photobooth  Shutterbooth ($900)
    Picture Locations  MSU Campus
    Engagement Pictures  Dan Johnson (included with package)

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings 
    Arendsen Jewelers in Boji Tower
    Wedding dress  Beckers Bridal ($1100)
    Alterations  Hilda at Wedding Bell
    Tuxes  Men's Warehouse or Baryames
    Bridesmaid Dresses  Wedding Bell
    Hair  Douglas J
    Makeup  VixiDust Designs

    Paper
    Save the Dates
      Talented family member & DIY
    Invites  see above
    Programs/Menus   see above
  • msmith1983msmith1983 member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011


    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site
    The Chapel at Hawk Hollow ($1200)
    Officiant Faith Wedding ($450)
    Ceremony Music The Four Season String Quartet ($400)

    Reception
    Reception Site
    Eagle Eye- Hillside Room (up to 200 ppl/ $1000)
    Caterer Eagle Eye
    Chair Covers/Linens Petal &Forrest  ($1300)
    Bakery A Piece O Cake ($1100)
    DJ Millennium Entertainment (Diamond Package $3400)
    Favors Aunt ($400)
    Lighting N/A

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner
    Chammps Sports Bar & Grill (Set Budget/ $1000)
    Limo Perfection Limo ($1000)
    Florist Dawn @ Petal & Forrest ($3800)
    DOC Catherine Kern, Millennium Entertainment (Incl. w/ Diamond Pkg.)
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer
    Millennium Entertainment (Diamond Pkg)
    Videographer Wolverine Media ($700)
    Photobooth Rock the booth ($745)
    Picture Locations The Capital, EE Golf Course
    Engagement Pictures Millennium Entertainment (no cost)

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings
    Kay Jewelers
    Wedding dress Becker's Bridal ($940)
    Alterations Becker's Bridal ($140)
    Tuxes Men's Warehouse ($160)
    Bridesmaid Dresses Lett's Bridal (Alfred Angelo , $150)
    Hair Annie, The Headroom Old Town Lans
    Makeup Angela Noble ($120)

    Paper
    Save the Dates
    Wedding Paper Divas, Rustic Print
    Invites Wedding Paper Divas, Rustic Print
    Programs/Menus TBD
  • emarston1emarston1 member
    5000 Comments Combo Breaker
    edited December 2011
    All Vendors are in the Lansing area unless otherwise noted!  Also, if you want detailed reviews, check out my married bio for more info.

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site:
      MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel - $675 (with a 10% Alumni Association discount) - A
    Officiant:  Fr. Mark Inglot of St. John's Student Parish - $150ish - A for the day of, D for the prewedding communication
    Ceremony Music:  Organized through St. John's - $250 for pianist and cantor. - A

    Reception
    Reception Site:  Kellogg Center - Lincoln Room  $58/pp - A+
    Chair Covers/Linens:  No chair covers and linens are included at the Kellogg Center.  I am also ordering more linens from Linentablecloth.com
    Bakery:  Cake Art by Beth Henderson - $350.50 for 136 slices, a top layer, and delivery fee. - A
    DJ:  Matt from WED - $700 for unlimited hours - A
    Favors:  Candy Buffet - Jars bought from a local knottie as well as the Salvation Army and Michaels.  Candy purchased from Metrocandy.com and ebay.

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner:  Old Chicago in Okemos - A
    Limo:  MSU Department of Transportation (Green Bus) - $255 for 2.5 hours - A
    Florist:  Petal & Forrest - $1,245.50 for 4 bouquets, 6 bouts, 2 corsages, 18 centerpieces, and ceremony decor. - A
    DOC:  Tammara from Grand Jour Events - $300 for 10 hours of DOC and unlimited calls/emails beforehand.  Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Lansing area - A++++++
    Sparty Mascot:  - A for the day of, F- for anything prewedding.
    Honeymooon:  Majestic Elegance - P*nta Cana, Dominican Republic - C

    Photography
    Photographer:  Amy Boeve - $2,250 for unlimited day of photography, engagement session, and full printing permission.  Serves all of Michigan.  No travel fee! - A+
    Picture Locations - MSU Campus
    Engagement Pictures - included with photography package.  Taken on Belle Isle in Detroit.

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings:  Tiffanys - mine and Jared - his - A for both
    Wedding dress: La Sposa "Fanal" - purchased in Minnesota - A-
    Alterations:  Michelle @ The Wedding Shoppe (Berkeley)  $350 for hem, taking in the sides, low french bustle, and cleaning/pressing. - A
    Tuxes:  Baryames - Okemos Location - A
    Bridesmaid Dresses:  After Six #6574 - purchased from a store in Minnesota - A
    Hair:  Daneille Gauna from Stillman's.  $300 for bride and 3 bridesmaids - A+
    Makeup:  Aleksandra Adams from I Make You Up (based out of Novi).  $280 for airbrush for bride, and 3 bridesmaids.  $40 trial - A
    **It was supposed to be Aleksandra but she was in a car accident the week of my wedding.  She sent her assistant, Katrina, instead and she did a great job.  I actually liked my make up better when Katrina did it than at my trial.

    Paper
    Save the Dates
    :  Bought a template from Etsy and then printed them using Vistaprint
    Invites:  DIY
    Programs/Menus:  DIY
  • kmwingluvrkmwingluvr member
    500 Comments
    edited December 2011
    Updated 1-7-11
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site
    MSU Alumni Chapel (honestly can't remember what I paid...$700ish? I'd have to look it up)
    Officiant Pam Klusack
    Ceremony Music CD's

    Reception
    Reception Site
    Hawk Hollow Lakeview Room $850
    Caterer Hawk Hollow
    Chair Covers/Linens not doing chair covers, linens provided by H.H.
    Bakery Cake Art $2.35/serving
    DJ Tunes by T
    Favors  camdy buffet
    Lighting DJ is providing lights for dance floor

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner
    TBD
    Limo Perfection Limo
    Florist a friend
    DOC a friend
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer
    Looking Glass Photography $1500 for 8 hours, 100 an hour after that if we want
    Videographer probably not doing
    Photobooth N/A
    Picture Locations downtown
    Engagement Pictures Just had them done by a friend. They turned out great! We went to several spots on campus, including Beaumont Tower and the rose gardens.

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings
    Fred Meyer
    Wedding dress Beckers
    Alterations TBD
    Tuxes Baryames in Okemos
    Bridesmaid Dresses probably David's Bridal 
    Hair Possibly Panopoulos Salon, or Bridge Street Hair in DeWitt. I haven't looked into it too much yet, I've read good reviews on a couple other places too.
    Makeup a friend

    Paper
    Save the Dates
    Magnet from Vistaprint
    Invites invitation kits from Michaels $40 a box but had 40-50% off coupons
    Programs/Menus DIY but style TBD
    Wedding Countdown Ticker
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site: Owosso Church of Christ - Owosso, MI (No fee because my parents are deacons and Sunday school teachers.
    Officiant: Minister Steve Lockwood (Again, no fee.)
    Ceremony music: CD's

    Reception site and caterer: Knights of Columbus - Owosso, MI (There was no site fee just the per plate fee which was $13.50/person. This included the food, set up, clean up, table clothes, dishes, silverware, staff, cake cutting, etc.)  The food was absolutely amazing! All of our guests told us that they have never had such good wedding food!

    Bakery: My grandma makes wedding cakes so she made ours for us free of charge. It was delicious and beautiful!

    DJ: Atomic Sounds. I cannot say enough good things about Atomic Sounds.  The dj was very helpful and made sure everything was done exactly the way we wanted it.  I have never seen so many people on the dance floor at a wedding! We had to move tables and chairs out of the way to make the dance floor bigger. This dj service pretty much made our reception as enjoyable as it was (We had unlimited $795 for an unlimited amount of time.)

    Limo: Blue Drive City Club - Clio, MI  We got a party bus for the whole day and it was amazing! The driver drove all the girls around to get our hair and make-up done and when we wanted to make extra stops for coffee, snacks, etc, we didn't have to give him directions, he knew exactly where he was going.  The driver was very polite and even jumped in to help when my sugar was low and I almost passed out. I highly recommend this limo service. (We paid $1500 for 10 hours of service; this included champagne on the bus and our names on the outside of them bus.)

    Florist: Delta Flowers - Lansing, MI  My flowers were gorgeous. I didn't order a lot and I didn't order high end flowers because I was on a tight budget, but Laura made them look incredible! (I ended paying about $1000 altogether.)

    Photography: Amy Boeve Photography - Grand Rapids, MI  Amy is absolutely amazing.  I could not have asked for a more perfect photographer. My husband and I don't consider ourselves to be very photogenic people, but she made us look amazing!  I am absolutely going to be using Amy for any future photography needs I have! (Our package included an engagement shoot and all day wedding photography and it was $1800.)

    Dress: Pierre's Bridal - Lansing, MI  The people at Pierre's honestly care about their clients. They made sure that I looked the best that I could on my wedding day and did everything in a very timely manner. After the horror stories I have heard about certain other bridal shops, I am so glad I went with Pierre's.  (I got my dress from them during one of their clearnance sales so after alterataions my dress was about $500.)


    I can honestly say I had the perfect wedding day! Nothing went wrong and all of our vendors were amazing!  I highly recommend Atomic Sounds, Amy Boeve Photography, and Blue Drive City Club!
    imageAnniversary
  • edited December 2011
    My wedding will be held on 6/4/11 in East Lansing. 

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site
    MSU Alumni Chapel
    Officiant  Pam Klusack
    Ceremony Music  John Horak

    Reception
    Reception Site 
    Kellogg Center
    Caterer  Kellogg Center
    Chair Covers/Linens  Petal & Forrest
    Bakery  A Piece O' Cake
    DJ  Tunes by T
    Favors  TBD
    Lighting  Petal & Forrest

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner 
    Champp's
    Limo  Dreamkeepers
    Florist  Petal & Forrest
    DOC  W.E.D
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer
      Loon Lake Photography
    Videographer  Owen Video
    Photobooth  Loon Lake Photography
    Picture Locations  MSU Gardens/Campus/Sparty
    Engagement Pictures  Loon Lake Photography

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings 
    Jared, Tampa, FL
    Wedding dress  Jon's Bridal, Tampa, FL
    Alterations  Shear Elegance, Tampa, FL
    Tuxes  Men's Warehouse
    Bridesmaid Dresses  David's Bridal
    Hair  Douglas J. Salon & Spa
    Makeup  Angela Noble - VixiDust Designs

    Paper
    Save the Dates 
    Weddingpaperdivas.com
    Invites  Not From A Box, St. Petersburg, FL
    Programs/Menus  TBD
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding is June 18, 2011

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site:  St. Joseph Catholic Church Owosso, MI ($500)
    Officiant:  TBD
    Ceremony Music:  String Theory

    Reception
    Reception Site:  Lakeview Banquet & Event Center ($800) (Bar $12/pp open bar for 5.5 hours)
    Caterer: Morton's Fine Catering (19$/pp with plated service)
    Chair Covers/Linens:  Affairs to Remember includes table linens, napkins, chair covers and sash ($5/pp)
    Bakery:  Tasty Layers ($3.50/pp)
    DJ:  Matt from WED unlimited hours ($500)
    Favors:  Candy Buffet
    Photobooth: Rock the Booth includes scrapbook, 6 hrs, and no travel fee ($700)

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner:  TBD
    Limo:  Indian Trails - $900 for 30 person bus, 28 hours and multiple trips to/from reception hall to serve as safe ride for guest as well
    Florist:  Ele`3 Events
    DOC:  Lynn from WED includes four meetings prior, unlimited communication prior, vendor recs, rehersal organization, timeline, unlimited hours day of event ($500)
    Miscellaneous equipment:  TBD

    Photography
    Photographer:  Jeffrey Simms - $3,600 for unlimited day of photography, engagement session, two photographers and full printing permission.
    Picture Locations - TBD
    Engagement Pictures - included with photography package. 

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings:  Jared
    Wedding dress:  Becker's Bridal - Maggie Doreen - it is AMAZING!
    Alterations:  Becker's Bridal
    Tuxes:  Men's Warehouse
    Bridesmaid Dresses:  Misc and David's Bridal - all I ask is black cocktail dresses
    Hair:  TBD
    Makeup:  Allison Bower www.allisonbower.com

    Paper
    Save the Dates
    : VistaPrint - super cute, easy and affordable
    Invites:  DIY
    Programs/Menus:  DIY
  • sarcole530sarcole530 member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    This is a popular post on other boards, so let's give it a try.  Tell us who your vendors are, any reviews you may have and a ballpark cost (if you are comfortable with that, if not, just don't include it).

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site-
    Redeemer United Methodist Church (DeWitt - $700)
    Officiant- Pastor Rod Kalajainen
    Ceremony Music- Traditional

    Reception
    Reception Site
    - Eagle Eye Golf Course - Grand Garden Room ($1700)
    Caterer- Eagle Eye Golf Course (about $10,000 including bar)
    Chair Covers/Linens- Event Depot
    Bakery- Cake Art
    DJ- Complete Music
    Favors- Made our own
    Lighting- N/A

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner
    - Eagle Eye Golf Course (about $500 for food and bar)
    Limo- Lakeside Charter ($900)
    Florist- Family friend

    Photography
    Photographer
    - WeCamps Photography ($600)
    Videographer- Family friend
    Photobooth- N/A
    Picture Locations-
    Eagle Eye Golf Course
    Engagement Pictures- JCPenney Portrait Studio

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings
    - JBR ($12,000)
    Wedding dress- Fantastic Finds ($1200)
    Alterations- Fantastic Finds
    Tuxes- Fantastic Finds
    Bridesmaid Dresses- Fantastic Finds ($140 each)
    Hair- Corner Carousel
    Makeup- Family Friend

    Paper
    Save the Dates
    Invites-
    www.princessinvitations.com
    Programs/Menus-  
  • kate51485kate51485 member
    Eighth Anniversary 2500 Comments
    edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site   
    MSU Alumni Chapel
    Officiant    Pam Klusack
    Ceremony Music    Brass quintet found through MSU's Gigline (http://www.music.msu.edu/gigline/gigline.php)

    Reception
    Reception Site  
    Kellogg Center, Lincoln Room
    Caterer    Kellogg Center
    Chair Covers/Linens    Not doing covers, but KC does the rest
    Bakery    A Piece O'Cake
    DJ    W.E.D.
    Favors    Macarons from A Piece O'Cake/Le Bon Macaron

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner
        The State Room at Kellogg Center
    Limo    MSU's big green bus!
    Florist    Petal and Forrest

    Photography
    Photographer   
    Two Ring Photography
    Photobooth     The Traveling Photobooth (out of Detroit, http://www.thetravelingphotobooth.com/detroit-mi.html)
    Picture Locations    Around East Lansing and MSU
    Engagement Pictures    Two Ring Photography

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings   
    E-ring: from a small shop in Texas.  My band: Blue Nile.  His band: Overstock.com
    Wedding dress    Pronovias, from The Wedding Bell
    Alterations    Hilda at The Wedding Bell
    Tuxes    Black suits the GM already own, bought FI's suit new at Men's Wearhouse
    Bridesmaid Dresses    Alfred Angelo,  through the Wedding Bell
    Hair    The Douglas J Aveda Institute
    Makeup    The Douglas J Aveda Institute
    Jewelry    Love|Salt (http://www.lovesaltjewelry.com/)

    Paper
    Invitations    Delight Stationery Boutique (http://www.etsy.com/shop/delightboutique)
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site -
    St. Thomas Aquinas in EL
    Officiant -
    Fr. Joe Krupp (AWE.SOME.)
    Ceremony Music -
    Provided by the church

    Reception
    Reception Site -
    House in the Woods in DeWitt
    Caterer -
    House in the Woods
    Chair Covers/Linens -
    Ele3 Events
    Bakery -
    Friend
    DJ -
    Geoff Hamilton - www.tobookus.com
    Favors -
    None
    Lighting -
    None

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner -
    TBD
    Limo -
    MSU Department of Transportation Big Green Sparty Bus
    Florist -
    Florist friends in the wedding party
    DOC -
    Ele3 Events
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer - 
    Brett Maxwell!!!
    Videographer -
    None
    Photobooth -
    None
    Picture Locations -
    MSU Campus


    Beauty / Attire
    Rings -
    USAA
    Wedding dress -
    Fantastic Finds
    Alterations -
    Silver Thread Tailor Shoppe
    Tuxes -
    TBD
    Bridesmaid Dresses -
    David's Bridal
    Hair -
    Friend
    Makeup -
    Vixidust Designs

    Paper
    Save the Dates -
    VistaPrint
    Invites -
    Michales
    Programs/Menus -
    VistaPrint
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site   
    Lakeview Banquet Center  $250 (Beautiful! They've built a lovely new brick path to a brick circle by the water for outdoor ceremonies and the willow tree there is just stunning and made for great pictures!)
    Officiant    Ronda Yarsevich   $290  (She was a really nice lady but stumbled a bit through our ceremony then pronounced our last name wrong when she introduced us as husband and wife)
    Ceremony Music    Jon Hermann with Real Deal DJ's   $50   (Jon did an awesome job for our ceremony music. He did a great job with looping and timing and the volume was perfect!)

    Reception
    Reception Site   
    Lakeview Banquet Center  (The space is absolutely beautiful, and the staff was so incredibly nice. I can't say enough good things about this place and all the staff!!!!)
    Caterer    Mortons Fine Catering (partnered with Lakeview)   around $4100 for full bar and 98 guests $19/person for dinner and $12.50/person for full bar   (The food was so good, and they worked with us to give us the menu of barbecue foods we wanted. The bartending staff was incredibly friendly and served the strawberry daquiries all night even though they were only supposed to be served during the cocktail hour!)
    Chair Covers/Linens    Chair covers $2.50 each
    Bakery    A Peice O' Cake   $461   (Our cake was absolutely beautiful! She did an amazing job with the details, and it was delicious!)
    DJ    Jon Hermann with Real Deal DJ's    $500   (Jon was so awesome to work with! He was happy to use the playlist I wanted, went out of his way to find songs for me that he didn't have in his library, shortened all the special dances songs that I wanted so we wouldn't have to dance for 6 minutes each, and didn't play the songs on my do not play list! I HIGHLY recommend him!!)

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner   
    We rented the pavilion at Sharp park and ordered pizzas from Jet's Pizza and catering subs from Subway.   $40 for pavilion rental, $40 for 3 pizzas, and $70 for 2 sub platters. Also $12 for soda and $40 for beer and wine. About $200 total.   (The pavilion was great. We had about 35 people there, but it would have fit over 60. We were able to get an alchohol permit for free, just had to fill out a form. It was pretty and peaceful and everyone really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and casual food)
    Florist   DIY'd my own flowers, bouquets, bouts, etc. with silk flowers. Probably spent about $100 total on all the flowers for the whole wedding

    Photography
    Photographer   
    Double Vision Photography   $1000 for pre wedding photo session (did boudoir photos), two photographers for full wedding day, 11X14 gallery wrap print, 2 8x10's, 4 5x7's, 3 4x6's (requested instead of wallets) and hi-res disc of all photos with printing rights.   (Jena and Kim were great! It was so awesome having 2 photographers, and they did great with details and capturing moments! Our pictures are stunning and I'm so happy with them!)
    Videographer    Weren't planning to have video but the night before the wedding my bridemaid's boyfriend offered to do it for free! Not the greatest quality but better than nothing! Score!

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings   
    Kay Jewelers    $160 for both wedding bands
    Wedding dress    Davids Bridal   $600 for dress and veil
    Alterations    David's Bridal   about $150 for bustle and to have it taken in and shortened
    Tuxes    Men's Wearhouse   about $100 per guy
    Bridesmaid Dresses    Bridesmaids picked out their own dresses, all 3 ended up getting dresses at Deb for under $40
    Hair    BridgeWater Salon and Spa    $45/updo   (I work at this salon as a Massage Therapist, so all the stylists are friends of mine, but I can honestly say that they are some of the nicest, most talented girls I've come across! Our bridal specialist, Sarah, keeps the girls booked with bridal parties almost every weekend!)

    Paper
    Invites   
    DIY'ed with the help of www.Postcards.com around $250 total with RSVP cards and stamps   (I loved the designs that Postcards.com had and how easy it was to design my invitations with them. The prices were great, and I had a lot of fun making them!)
    Programs/Menus    My bridesmaid, Jamie, designed my programs for me and I got them printed at Kinkos with a sweet discount from a friend who I am extremely grateful to!   $15
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding is April 30, 2011

    Still lots left to do, but for not being engaged for even a month yet I am feeling pretty good. 

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site: Eagle Park South Softball Field (if you knew FI-you would understand)
    Officiant: Pamela Klusack
    Ceremony Music: H&J Entertainment
    Reception
    Reception Site: Eagle Park Reception Hall ($900-seats 334 people)
    Caterer: Family
    Chair Covers/Linens:
    Bakery: Family-we are having cheesecake and a toppings station
    DJ: H & J Entertainment ($700 for 6 hours)
    Favors: Heart cookie cutters with a recipe-personalized with our name and the date
    Lighting: H & J Entertainment

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner: Cugino's
    Limo
    Florist: Family Friend
    DOC
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer: Mariposa Photography ($900-we keep the disk)
    Videographer: None
    Photobooth: None
    Picture Locations: Not sure yet
    Engagement Pictures: Mariposa Photography 8/29/10 Grand Ledge at the Island and Opera House ($75 we keep the disk)

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings: My ring is from Harr's in St. John's
    Wedding dress: David's Bridal ($300)
    Alterations: David's Bridal
    Tuxes
    Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal ($115)
    Hair: Jennifer at Brad's Hair Studio
    Makeup

    Paper
    Save the Dates: Vista Print
    Invites: Family Friend
    Programs/Menus: Family Friend
    Wedding Countdown Ticker Stacy Ann
  • mwohlfertmwohlfert member
    100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site - Westphalia
    Officiant - Fr. James Conlon
    Ceremony Music - Friends of mine, Andrea & Kelsie

    Reception
    Reception Site - Westphalia
    Caterer - Family
    Chair Covers/Linens - Wedding's by Nicole - she has been awesome to deal with, and i love her selection, if I had more money I would have paid her to decorate everything!
    Bakery - Caroline Weber
    DJ - Smooth Sound DJ (fantastic people but they are out of business)
    Favors - Walmart

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner - Charlie's in Westphalia
    Limo - Affordable Limo in GR - great people to deal with, can't wait for our 35 passenger party bus!
    Florist - Plannedscapes - She is AWESOME, so helpful and I know she does great work


    Photography
    Photographer - Holli Ann Studios ($1600) - she takes awesome pictures and is so sweet
    Videographer - Martin Video


    Beauty / Attire
    Rings - Mine- Whitehalls - FI's - Harrs
    Wedding dress - Beckers Bridal
    Tuxes - Rehmanns in St. Johns
    Bridesmaid Dresses - Beckers Bridal
    Hair - Friend
    Makeup  - The Next Level Salon

    Paper
    Invites/Programs - Michaels! They have a really awesome selection and they are super cheap! Love the ones that I chose and they are really easy to print!
  • RRPerryRRPerry member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011

    Wedding is May 28th 2011

    Ceremony- Haven't picked on yet, looking into the Methodist Church downtown
         Lansing, cost about $1000 for everything

    Reception- Eagle Eye (Hawk Hollow) - seating is about 300 to 350 - looking  at a                total of about $10,000 including food, open bar, table settings

    Florist- Belen's Flowers - I have 8 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, and 1 trainbearer -
                  Looking at a cost of about $1,700

    Dresses- all from David's Bridal - got my dress for $500 it was origanally $900


    Invitations- My fiances mom is starting a graphic design/ computer tech bussiness
                  and is taking care of that :)


    I'm still looking for a DJ (I'm white & fiance is black so we need a good mix of music ;) lol), Limo service, hair & make up, and a photographer... and good recommendations? We want to get this stuff taken care of quick! But we don't want anything to costly, since most of our budget is going to the reception because our wedding is going to be fairly large! HELP! Tongue out

  • kmwingluvrkmwingluvr member
    500 Comments
    edited December 2011

    RRPerry - I highly recommend Tunes by T for your DJ. T himself is going to be our DJ, but I think the cost is slightly lower if you go with a different DJ. I'm not positive about that though. Also on his facebook page there is a promo if you mention it you get 10% off. I was worried about the same thing as you, finding a good mix of music for everyone at the reception for the same reason. I have not heard one bad thing about Tunes by T, and also one of my bm's knows him and was at a reception he did recently and said he was awesome. It was nice to have someone tell me that who I actually know, not just from reviews on the internet.

    Check out Kelly at Looking Glass Photography too.

    http://lookingglassphotography.biz/

    She has very reasonable prices and does great work. She's super nice, and the pictures and albums she brought to our meeting were even better then what was online. She has pictures from recent weddings on her blog too.

    HTH!

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  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site   
    The Chapel at Hawk Hollow
    Officiant    Rev. Pamela Klusack (Matrimony & More)
    Ceremony Music    Real Deal DJ's (Jon) & a vocal piece from a friend
    Pew/Altar Decor    All Grand Events

    Reception
    Reception Site   
    Eagle Eye Lakepoint Room
    Caterer    HH/EE
    Chair Covers/Linens    All Grand Events
    Bakery    Cake Art (Beth Henderson)
    DJ    Jon Hermann with Real Deal DJ's

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner   
    Looking at Dublin Square or Jimmy's Pub
    Florist   All Grand Events
    Transportation    Using golf carts from HH/EE

    Photography
    Photographer   
    Save the Moments/Town Square Photo
    Videographer    Take Two Media will edit video coverage that we supply to them
    PhotoBooth/Favors     ShutterBooth

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings   
    Rogers & Hollands
    Wedding dress    David's Bridal
    Alterations    Family friend
    Tuxes    No decision made yet
    Bridesmaid Dresses    Becker's Bridal
    Hair    No decision made yet

    Paper
    Invites   
    I'm a graphic designer - doing them myself
    Programs/Menus    Same - DIY
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  • edited December 2011
    I got married in East Lansing in April 2009, so this is super late, but might be worthwhile information for some.  Congrats brides-to-be!

    I would also like to add that I LOVED all of my vendors.  They were reliable, reasonable in price and really made our day.  The only issue I had was that Douglas J Ex was running behind and made us a little nervous that day.  And there was some miscommunication about the price of my makeup.

    Please feel free to PM if you have any questions or need information, as I'm no longer a regular poster on this board.

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site
      MSU Alumni Chapel
    Officiant  Pastor John Folkers
    Ceremony Music  Pianist - Molly Bacon

    Reception
    Reception Site
      Hawk Hollow
    Caterer  Hawk Hollow
    Chair Covers/Linens  Hawk Hollow
    Bakery  Beth Henderson
    DJ   Tunes by T
    Favors  N/A
    Lighting  Tunes by T

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner -
    My Mom's house
    Limo   N/A
    Florist   Lois Snover (works out of her home)
    DOC  N/A
    Miscellaneous equipment N/A

    Photography
    Photographer 
    Imaginz, Inc.
    Videographer 
    Photobooth
    Picture Locations 
    MSU's campus (chapel, Sparty) and outside at Hawk Hollow
    Engagement Pictures 

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings 
    Mine - Becky Beauchine Kulka, His - Haris Gems (Royal Oak)
    Wedding dress  Fantastic Finds
    Alterations  Fantastic Finds
    Tuxes  Men's Warehouse
    Bridesmaid Dresses  David's Bridal
    Hair  Douglas J Ex
    Makeup  Douglas J Ex

    Paper
    Save the Dates
      Did ourselves
    Invites Did ourselves
    Programs/Menus  Did ourselves
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  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site: The Wheatfield Inn - www.wheatfieldinn.com
    Officiant
    Ceremony Music -  United Productions - www.upcevents.com

    Reception
    Reception Site The Wheatfield Inn, Williamston, MI www.wheatfieldinn.com
    Caterer
    Chair Covers/Linens
    Bakery
    DJ  -  United Productions - www.upcevents.com
    Favors
    Lighting

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner
    Limo  -  United Productions - www.upcevents.com
    Florist
    DOC
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer  United Productions - www.upcevents.com
    Videographer
    Photobooth
    Picture Locations
    Engagement Pictures  United Productions - www.upcevents.com

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings
    Wedding dress - David's
    Alterations
    Tuxes
    Bridesmaid Dresses -  David's
    Hair
    Makeup

    Paper
    Save the Dates - VistaPrint.com
    Invites
    Programs/Menus 
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site: St. Thomas Aquinas
    Officiant: Father Mark
    Ceremony Music: TBD

    Reception
    Reception Site: Kellogg Center
    Caterer: Kellogg Center
    Chair Covers/Linens: Doves in Flight of Lansing
    Bakery: Family Member
    DJ: Moonlighting
    Favors: Glass cup coasters
    Lighting: NA

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner: ?
    Limo: TBD -- help!!
    Florist: Delta Floral
    DOC
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer: Bak Photography
    Videographer:  NA
    Photobooth: NA
    Picture Locations: MSU Campus / Olivet Campus
    Engagement Pictures: Outdoor park

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings: Zales
    Wedding dress: Fantastic Finds - Designer Christina Wu
    Alterations
    Tuxes: TBD
    Bridesmaid Dresses: White House Black Market dresses
    Hair: TBD
    Makeup: TBD

    Paper
    Save the Dates: NA
    Invites: TBD
    Programs/Menus : TBD

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  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site: Yarrow Golf and Conference Center $750 includes use of the deck, overlooking the 18th green. Tent over the deck, optional arched window sides, pedistals, white wooden chairs, and arch that you can decorate 
    Officiant: Friend, Adam Kragt, $200
    Ceremony Music: My brother (guitar) and Cousin (Piano)

    Reception
    Reception Site: Yarrow Golf and Conference Center,  $1750, includes round 10 top tables for our use for the guest seating, white linens and napkins, Hurricane lamps with silver or gold base, Centerpiece Mirrors, china, set up and clean up, there is a fee for the dance floor of $225.
    Caterer: Yarrow, Dishes range from $25 to $35/per person
    Chair Covers/Linens: Included at Yarrow
    Bakery: Family Friend is doing cake for the wedding
    DJ: Pro DJ's out of Battle Creek, Booked at bridal show for $550
    Favors: M&M's in small containers
    Lighting: N/A

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner: Yarrow, room rental $50 and dinner is $25/person
    Limo: None
    Florist: Harvester, price $650
    DOC: None
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer: Sara Collin's Photography, $1500 for engagement photo's, engagement prints, a DVD with photo's from the ceremony to music from our ceremony and reseption, Guest Book, 11x14 Book of wedding photo's, 2 photographers for 6 hours, all rights to the photos, and many others!
    Videographer: None
    Photobooth: None
    Picture Locations: Engagement's were done downtown BC/Wedding will be done at Yarrow
    Engagement Pictures: included in wedding

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings: Rogers and Hollands
    Wedding dress: Bellisima Bridal in Albion, they are AMAZING ($900 dress for $549, $80 veil for $13)
    Alterations: Linda's Alterations
    Tuxes: Bellisima Bridal in Albion
    Bridesmaid Dresses: Bellisima Bridal in Albion
    Hair: Turning point Salon
    Makeup: Turning Point Salon

    Paper
    Save the Dates: www.magnetstreet.com
    Invites: DIY, we made them because I couldn't find anything I loved else where
    Programs/Menus : DIY

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  • edited December 2011
    Hello everyone! My wedding is July 30, 2011. Finally am getting everything organized, so I thought I'd share my progress: UPDATE 8/8/11 - Posted reviews for my vendors! Everything went great, so I only have positive feedback to report! :)

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site:
    MSU Alumni Chapel - A+ The rehearsal and day-of went smoothly. The people at the chapel are really friendly and easy to work with. I especially love that they provide you with someone to cue the ceremony (music cues, the timing of bridal party down the aisle, etc) - free of charge!
    Officiant :Pam Klusak - A+  I can't say enough good things about Pam! She delivered our ceremony with such enthusiasm and passion, and everyone loved her. Highly highly recommend.
    Ceremony Music: Friend will be playing the piano

    Reception
    Reception Site:
    MSU Union - A+  Easy to work with - the set up was exactly as described, the ballroom was beautiful, and the food was AMAZING!  I also loved how they set up everything for us, we didn't have to do any set-up or clean up. Just perfect.
    Caterer: Spartan Signature Catering A+ Delicious! We did the Spartan Signature Buffet and it was a huge hit!
    Chair Covers/Linens: Weddings by Nicole A+ great prices on chair covers, they were exactly as described and well worth the price!
    Bakery: The Cakery - A+ Cake was soooooooo good!
    DJ: Matt from W.E.D. - A+ Very professional and everything went smoothly. He really listened to what we wanted to be played and what we didn't. The dance floor was packed all night!


    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner:
    Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe - A+ great food and beautiful banquet room
    Limo: Dreamkeepers - A+ they were right on time and very professional. Didn't have any problems at all!
    Florist: Petal & Forrest - A+ Bouquets were GORGEOUS!!
    DOC: None

    Photography
    Photographer:
    Brett Maxwell Photography A++ Simply the best Lansing photographer around. He is well worth the price - you will get so many unique and beautiful shots from him. He is also so great to work with, friendly and smiling throughout the whole day and night! I knew it would be worth it to splurge on photography, and I was right! Brett is the best.
  • npricelovenpricelove member
    100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    My reviews are in my siggy!

    Thanks!
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site: 
    Bridge Street Chapel in Grand Ledge
    Ceremony Music: I will provide a CD that I'm burning and the chapel owners will play it for us

    Reception
    Reception Site: 
    Ingham County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall
    Caterer: Merindorfs meat & kitchen ladies from public schools
    Bakery: Woman named Rhoda that I work with makes amazing wedding cakes
    DJ: W.E.D.
    Favors: Photo Coasters
    Lighting: Probably won't do any special lighting. 

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner:
     TBD
    Limo: Undetermined
    Florist: My Godmother
    DOC: None

    Photography
    Photographer: 
    Photo in Motion
    Videographer: None
    Photobooth: None
    Picture Locations: Bridge Street Chappel, the rest are TBD
    Engagement Pictures: None

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings: 
    Medawar Jewlers
    Wedding dress: David's Bridal
    Alterations: David's Bridal
    Tuxes: TBD
    Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
    Hair & Makeup: Make-up is being done by Danielle Dearman aka Chroma Make-up, she is awesome. http://chromamakeup.com/

    Paper
    Save the Dates
    None
    Invites: Vista Print
    Programs/Menus : Vista Print
  • wilso4jrwilso4jr member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    My Wedding is June 23, 2012

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site: Timber Ridge Golf Course ($250)
    Officiant: Pam Klusak ($200)
    Ceremony Music: Undecided, the DJ is doing a mini set-up outside

    Reception
    Reception Site: Timber Ridge Golf Course ($750 for room rental)
    Caterer: Timber Ridge (Will be about $20/head)
    Chair Covers/Linens: No chair covers, linens provided by Timber Ridge
    Bakery: Grooms Aunt- need to find a talented baker for the groom cake
    DJ: Matt with W.E.D. ($700/unlimited hours)
    Favors: Personalized Chocolates (DIY, about $100 for 1500 chocolates)
    Lighting: Provided by Timber Ridge and the DJ

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner: At groom's parents' house
    Limo: None
    Florist: DIY by bride, aunt, and many other helpers
    DOC: none
    Miscellaneous equipment: none yet

    Photography
    Photographer: Stonekast Studios out of Mt. Pleasant
    Videographer: family friend
    Photobooth: Still narrowing it down
    Picture Locations: Timber Ridge Golf Course
    Engagement Pictures: a friend is taking them

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings: Kay Jewelers
    Wedding dress: David's Bridal ($550)
    Alterations: Not done yet
    Tuxes: Probably Men's Warehouse
    Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
    Hair: Undecided
    Makeup: Undecided

    Paper
    Save the Dates: DIY ($30 + $100 postage)
    Invites: DIY ($70 + $200 postage)
    Programs/Menu: DIY (don't know cost yet)
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site Grand Ledge Opera House--good employee who helped us a lot day of and day before but otherwise somewhat unreliable and confusing.  
    Officiant- Pam Klusak of Matrimony and More--excellent and helped us write our entire ceremony and reviewed our vows, made suggestions and kept them secret!
    Ceremony Music- W.E.D- we used Matt & Lynn, Matt DJs and Lynn does decor and planning.  Great and very reasonable.  Best hire we did for our wedding were Matt & Lynn.

    Reception
    Reception Site- GLOH again, okay but somewhat unreliable
    Caterer- Adeline Leigh- good prices (12.50 pp) but not great quality of food at ALL.
    Chair Covers/Linens- Decorate the Occasion- DO NOT recommend. For the price, many things got screwed up and no reply to e-mails or phone calls afterwards.  
    Bakery- Cakes by Sue- pretty but very dry cake. Promised ~150 servings and got less than 100 because cake was incredibly dry and fell apart, also was delivered at 8:30 a.m. which leads me to believe it was made night before or so.  I worked in a bakery--this is a big no no.  Otherwise, it was okay.  Reasonable price and if I did it again, I'd honestly just do my own cake.
    DJ- W.E.D.- see above, excellent
    Favors- Donation to American Heart Association, Marge was amazing
    Lighting

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner- Gilbert & Blake's Okemos, MI.  Everything was PERFECT and delicious!
    Limo- NA
    Florist- Flowers by Mary- Good, reasonable price, does not reply to e-mails though
    DOC- W.E.D.- AMAZING.  Please do consider Lynn as your DOC.  I have no idea how things would have gone perfectly without her.  Incredibly organized, FRIENDLY and very caring.  
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer- Looking Glass- will update review once we get the final pictures.  Weren't pleased with engagement photographs but we really think that wedding ones will make up for it.
    Videographer- Timeless Media Productions- Samantha and Mark were SO incredibly nice and organized.  Haven't gotten final product yet but anticipate great product.  Very reasonable and want to please client!
    Photobooth- NA
    Picture Locations- GLOH
    Engagement Pictures- MSU campus/Alumni Chapel/ Beaumont Tower

    Beauty / Attire
    Wedding dress- Demetrios of Troy and then Dallas- pain the butt but gorgeous dress!
    Alterations- Dem of Dallas- amazing job! 
    Tuxes- Men's Wearhouse of Allen, TX and Lansing, MI.  Recommend Lansing, MI mall one, do not recommend Allen, TX. 
    Bridesmaid Dresses- David's Bridal- excellent dresses
    Hair- Panopoulis Salon- Great job and very reasonable
    Makeup- myself

    Paper
    Save the Dates- Vistaprint- good, but difficult to find best promo!
    Invites- Vistaprint
    Programs/Menus- Vistaprint 
  • edited March 2012
    Wedding Date  August 13th, 2011

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Patio, and was actually held in Kellogg's auditorium due to rain.  All Grand Events did the decor and did an efficient job of moving everything from the patio indoors when it rained at the last minute.
    Officiant My sister's pastor, Rev. John Metcalf
    Ceremony Music Rusch Entertainment - Violinist performing from Flint, and played beautifully.
    Bouquets and boutonniers - All Grand Events

    Reception
    Reception Site  Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Lincoln Room
    Caterer  Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center  - food was delicious and they met all our needs.
    Chair Covers/Linens  All Grand Events to be providing chair covers with dark purple bows and dark purple tablecloths.  All Grand Events also provided the centerpieces on the tables of hydrangeas inside floating candle vases; decorations of rose petals and votive candles on the cake table; twinkle lights hanging from head table; and swag and lights above the dance floor.  They did an excellent job and it took out breath away.
    Bakery  Wedding cake baker, Toni James - it was exactly what we wanted!
    DJ  TJ Photography/DJing
    Favors TBD - M & M's 
    Lighting  Candles and dim lights

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner TBD - Reno's East banquet room, we chose a pasta bar and it was just okay, but they were great for service.
    Limo  None
    Florist  All Grand Events - did an exceptional job, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.  It was truly our dream wedding, and they played a role in making it that when it came to the decorations and their services provided.
    DOC  None
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer  TJ Photography
    Videographer None
    Photobooth  None 
    Picture Locations  TBD - in Kellogg's Auditorium after the ceremony
    Engagement Pictures  TJ Photography

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings Rogers & Hollands
    Wedding dress David's Bridal
    Alterations  David's Bridal
    Tuxes  Men's Warehouse
    Bridesmaid Dresses David's Bridal
    Hair& Makeup Beth Palmer from It's Your Hair

    Paper
    Save the Dates
      Snapfish
    Invites  Invitations by Dawn
    Programs/Menus  TBD - None

    Anniversary
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date is Friday, August 17, 2012


    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site -
    Grand Ledge Opera House
    Officiant - Pam Klusak (already very impressed by her) $200
    Ceremony Music -
    Real Deal DJ

    Reception
    Reception Site -
    Grand Ledge Opera House $750 for Terrace Level (includes ceremony)
    Caterer - haven't picked yet
    Chair Covers/Linens -
    buying chair sashes through www.tableclothsfactory.com, still working on linens for tables
    Bakery - talking with Beth Anderson from Cake Art - $2.45 per slice/per
    DJ - Jon from Real Deal DJ's $600 all day, includes ceremony
    Favors - DIY
    Lighting

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner
    - not booked yet, thinking about Pizza House in East Lansing (fiance used to work there during college :)
    Limo - N/A
    Florist
    - Weddings by Nicole??
    DOC - Weddings by Nicole??
    Miscellaneous equipment

    Photography
    Photographer
    - J. Mill Photography $700 all day coverage, unlimited hours
    Videographer - not using
    Photobooth
    Picture Locations
    Engagement Pictures -
    locally here in Texas by a photographer

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings
    - Blue Nile (Bride's ring) and Kay Jeweler's (Grooms ring)
    Wedding Dress - Group USA $499.00
    Tuxes - Baryames Tuxedos (haven't ordered yet)
    Bridesmaid Dresses - still searching
    Hair - haven't booked yet
    Makeup -
    Danielle from Chroma Makeup, really like her!

    Paper
    Save the Dates
    - N/A
    Invites - Janee's Elite Designs - love them!!
    Programs/Menus - DIY Fan Program Kits, work with Janee!

    I will update everyone as I make more choices!!  So far, happy!
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Lakeview Banquet & Event Center- They were fabulous. Everything was taken care of.
    Officiant - Carmen Boak, Ceremonies by Carmen (ceremoniesbycarmen.com) Ceremony was just what we wanted, we wrote our own vows and she did a wonderful job. Highly recommend.
    Ceremony Music- Friend

    Reception
    Lakeview Banquet Center- Again the waitstaff was amazing, they run a very efficient reception site. No complaints at all. Highly reccommend
    Caterer- Morton's fine Catering, the food was GREAT!
    Bakery - Roberto's Bakery, Taylor, MI. This cake is amazing and well priced.
    DJ - Zack's Tunes, he is very energetic and gets the party going.
    Favors - candy buffet


    Photography
    Photographer - becky Shink Photography. We had two photographers, Becky and Jeremy and we LOVED them. They are amazing, get the pictures you want and are very creative.  Highly recommend.


    Beauty / Attire
    Rings - Wheat Jeweleres
    Wedding dress - Fantastic Finds
    Alterations _ Loi Luong
    Tuxes
    Bridesmaid Dresses - The Limited
    Hair- Salon Meridian
    Makeup - Salon Meridian

    Paper
    Invites -DIY
    Programs/Menus- DIY
  • michgreenemichgreene member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011

    OK now that I can finally fill most of these out I will post!! Laughing We live in the Detroit area, so some vendors are not in Lansing – wedding is October 8, 2011.

    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site – St. John Catholic Church 
     

    Reception
    Reception Site – East Lansing Marriott at University Place
    Caterer – Marriott
    Chair Covers/Linens – Weddings by Nicole
    Bakery – Cupcake Station – Birmingham
    DJ – Uptown DJs
    Favors - DIY
    Lighting – Weddings by Nicole

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner – Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe
    Limo - Dreamkeepers
    Florist – Delta Flowers
    DOC – N/A

    Photography
    Photographer - Lovella
    Videographer – N/A
    Photobooth – N/A
    Picture Locations – MSU Campus
    Engagement Pictures – Downtown Detroit

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings – Reaver Diamond
    Wedding dress  - Brides by Demetrios, Troy
    Alterations – The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley
    Tuxes – Mens Warehouse
    Bridesmaid Dresses – Konja’s, Berkley
    Hair – Bridge Street Hair Company
    Makeup - Bridge Street Hair Company

    Paper
    Save the Dates – Vista Print
    Invites – Friend is Graphic Designer
    Programs/Menus – Vista Print


  • kovitvonkovitvon member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Ceremony
    Ceremony Site - MSU Alumni Chapel - very helpful staff, beautiful location. Books up super early!

    Officiant  - Pam Klusack, great - gave lots of sample ceremonies to help us build our own. Very busy, very friendly :)

    Ceremony Music - Molly Bacon - awesome! learned new music a few days before the ceremony, did a great job!

    Reception
    Reception Site - Country Club of Lansing - Rachel Pullman was an amazing coordinator, so helpful! The food is SO GOOD!

    Bakery - Batterbee Cakes - Naomi Batterbee's cakes are so delicious. The tasting is great, you get to try so many flavors and they're all so good! Some cakes make look fancier, but her cake tastes the best and that's what everyone will remember! Our guests are still talking about it!

    Favors - Got chocolate covered MI cherries from Cherry Republic (dark chocolate are better than the Imperial), and also chrome luggage tags from Myron.com. Cheap, no imprint, and high quality! 

    Other
    Rehearsal Dinner - English Inn - Great food :) Great service!
    Limo - Perfection Limo - Driver was super nice and helpful, and the limo bus was awesome! Very fancy, clean, and very roomy!

    Florist - Down to Earth Flowers - Christine Freeman was great, our flowers looked absolutely gorgeous!

    Photography
    Photographer - Danielle Murphy - Danielle and Ian were great, the photos look so good!

    Picture Locations - MSU Campus

    Engagement Pictures - Danielle Murphy did an awesome job with these also!

    Beauty / Attire
    Rings - got our wedding bands from e-weddingbands.com, shipped fast, exactly what we wanted, have great prices and a great guarantee. Order the free sizers, we also got a 10% off coupon to use on the rings!

    Wedding dress - Dimitras Bridal in Chicago

    Alterations - Hilda Schmidt - She did a perfect job, even handmade a flower for my hip out of the extra fabric!

    Tuxes - Men's Warehouse - no problems, helpful staff, free grooms tux

    Bridesmaid Dresses - J. Crew, note: the silk chiffon is hard to alter

    Hair - Michelle Evans - came to the Country Club of Lansing to do all of the bridesmaids hair, did a great job, only $30 per person

    Makeup - Jennifer Klann - also came to the Country Club of Lansing to do all of our makeup, did an awesome job, and did false lashes also!

    Paper
    Save the Dates - Made my own and printed using Vistaprint - free 100 postcards - only paid $20!!!

    Invites - Janee's Elite Designs - Awesome invitations, loved the design! Also very good about making changes, very responsive, and very nice :)

    Programs/Menus - Printed myself on stardust paper ordered from paperandmore.com, and bought the outer part from Michaels - turned out beautiful!
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