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  • We both live in WI (born and raised), but are moving to TN the week after our wedding so that I can start my fellowship. My FI will stay in WI for a few months until his job transfers. We knew that we'd be moving once I finished graduate school, b…
  • I'm using Sondra Ralston in January and got a 7 hour package for less than $1000 including rights to the photos. Also... I bet she'll be able to find quite a few that are in her price range and open on her date.  We just started planning at the end…
  • We actually bought my FI's suit (grey) at Jos A. Banks. They are pricey but they run deals a lot- sometimes but 2 suits get 3 free. His suit including tailoring was only $200 on sale but it's normally $900. We figured it was worth the investment…
  • We're getting married in January and will hopefully get nice pics in the snow.... But if it's crazy cold out, we'll just stay inside!
  • Check out Vitamin String Quartet (just search youtube).  They do a lot of string covers of popular music that are quite beautiful.  I think that I am going to walk down the aisle to their version of "Take My Breath Away."   You can buy all of their …
  • I am just having my man of honor wear what the guys are wearing- gray pants and a white dress shirt.  We are buying their ties so those match.  We chose this attire because we know that many of our guys (on both sides) already own this outfit and mo…
  • We are using Jeff Kohl from Parkside Wedding Chapel. We really enjoyed our meeting with him and the Boerner Botanical Gardens reccommended him to us as their 'favorite' officiant.
  • My sister made bouquets out of white/ivory beads and crystals. They were super cheap but a pain to assemble. I am having my BMs carry lanterns for a winter wedding and I am not planning on carrying anything. That way my Man of Honor doesn't have …
  • Mine are being sent to my sister's house since we are in the process of moving and didn't want them lost in the mail. It's kind of a bummer because I'm super anxious to see who is coming! We had 145 invites (307 people) and my sister said that she…
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  • Ours were sent to my sister because we are in the middle of a move and she offered to keep track of the guest list. We converted my guest list spreadsheet to a google docs spreadsheet so that we can both access it and edit it in real time. It wor…
  • Does Bunzels have any suggestions? I know they have a list of places that they cater often on their website. The places I know of are too small for you (200 max)- Wauwatosa women's club and Black Swan. I think one of the Elks lodges in Milwaukee…
  • My sister had her wedding at KC 524 and it was wonderful!! Maybe try High Tide Banquet Hall in Muskego.  No rental fee if you spend $300 on food/drink.  (Yes, that is three hundred... I didn't make a typo!).  They can seat up to 400, I believe.
  • We are doing this in January... Immediate family for an afternoon ceremony (20 guests) and then a large reception with extended family and friends (300 invited). Just keep in mind that only guests invited to the ceremony can be invited to any pr…
  • I am also a PhD student and know many married female professors.  Several have taken their husband's name and just list their maiden name on their CV.  Others keep their own name for the sake of publication. There is also a third scenario which I …
  • I'm not sure what the rental fee is, but the Wherehouse in Milwaukee (5th ward) does Friday night rentals and has a really cool interior.  You can bring in your own caterer but have to use their bar service.  If you are looking for MKE caterers o…
  • If you scroll down toward the bottom of the WI page there was a thread on budget photography about a month ago that has a lot of great suggestions Good luck!
  • My family really really wanted to throw me a shower, but since we are having a small ceremony (20 people), I insisted that we did NOT have one as it would be against etiquette. We ended up doing a "girls night out dinner" at a restaurant instead an…
  • Thanks for the great info!! I'm definitely going to check them out!
  • We thought about making our own but found a groupon- $250 for 2 hours. It doesn't include photos printed on-site but I get all rights to the photos on a USB. I plan to print photos and send them in thank you cards!
  • We had the same dilema for our reception.  We tried to estimate how much our guests would drink and what that would cost us vs open bar.  The open bar price ended up being right in the middle of our high and low estimates, so we just went with open …