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Vol. 8, No. 4

Winter 2011

glorious gowns features

wedding planner

4 love notes 6 2012 spring fashion 8 winter wonderland 9 the main event 12 derring-do 15 a keeper 18 family affair

22 bride’s checklist 23 groom’s checklist 24 wedding gown worksheet 24 groom’s attire worksheet 25 ceremony site and music 26 florist worksheet 27 caterer worksheet 28 reception worksheet 29 bakery worksheet 30 reception hall directory

Our mistake! Maggie Routt and Brad Howell, featured in the fall issue of weddings magazine, were married March 11, 2011 in Navarre, Fla. Their wedding reception took place in Navarre, not at Doughy Joey’s Peetza Joint in Cedar Falls. We apologize for the error!

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Choosing the right style can be a hair-raising experience for some brides. Every bride wants to look beautiful and find that perfect hair style to complement her wedding gown. These stylish hair accessories can help do the trick — and are among the season’s hot trends.

feather floral accessory This frothy, feathery and chiffon floral hair accessory can be clipped to the top of your head as a flirty hat or clipped to a birdcage-style veil (theknot.com). Or choose a dramatic white magnolia hair flower with rhinestone jeweled center (haircomesthebride.com.)

headband or tiara A crystal studded headband reinterprets the classic tiara, ideal for a cascade of curls or an elegant twist. Or the couture bridal tiara with rhinestone and pearls.

barrette

hair comb

pearl hairpins

This floral crystal barrette will help the bride finesse her tresses.

Tuck this crystal-clustered comb into your locks to add a bit of bling to your look.

Keep hair from escaping an up-do with these pearl and crystal hairpins.

veil pins Vintage-inspired French tulle birdcage hair clips attached to French tulle netting add a touch of elegance.

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WINTER 2011 Publisher David A. Braton

Project Manager & Advertising Sales Sheila Kerns (319) 291-1448 sheila.kerns@wcfcourier.com

Contributing Writers Karen Heinselman Tina Hinz Holly Hudson

Weddings Editor Melody Parker (319) 291-1429 melody.parker@wcfcourier.com

Weddings Advertising Sales Jackie Nowparvar (319) 291-1527 jackie.nowparvar@wcfcourier.com

Contributing Photographers Rick Chase Brandon Pollock Matthew Putney

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Graphic Designer Emily Smesrud (319) 291-1567 emily.smesrud@wcfcourier.com

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Weddings is published quarterly by Courier Communications. Weddings may be contacted at: 501 Commercial St. P.O. Box 540 Waterloo, IA 50704. Copyright, Weddings, 2011 All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or graphic content without permission is prohibited. A publication of The Courier, Waterloo-Cedar Falls. Find CV Weddings Magazine on Facebook and cvweddings on Twitter.

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a real cupcake! OK, so your blessings don’t include bra size. That doesn’t mean you don’t need a little lift for that strapless gown. Cleavage Cupcakes Gel Bra Inserts provide a tasteful natural bustline boost. Set of two; one size fits all, the knot.com.

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DIY ideas If you’re planning to design and print your own wedding invitations, check out PrintingPress Software for Weddings. It will help give your cards, invitations, announcements and other printed material a professional edge. Print on plain card stock or imprinted cards from a stationery store. Have complete control over the layout of your invites, design your cards with text and graphics, compile a mailing list using its built in Address Book, and manage multiple invitation and announcement projects at once, $22.95, the weddingchannel.com.

tie one on! Say “merci” to all your guests. This luxe satin, double-faced ribbon dresses up favors, flower arrangements and more. It’s made from 100 percent polyester satin and measures 5/8 inches wide. Each role contains 27.3 yards, the weddingchannel.com.

sweet details This cookie favor is icing on the cake — great takehome treats for your wedding or a shower. Choose the cookie that coordinates best with your color scheme (white/green, pink/white, white/silver, white/blue, or solid ivory), and personalize with your names and wedding date, monogram, or a single initial. Each cookie is wrapped in a crisp cellophane bag with a matching satin ribbon — and can be stored for up to three months and stay fresh. Minimum order; available in two sizes, $3.95 and $5.95 each, the weddingchannel.com

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homemade wedding cake topper adds personal touch “There’s nothing you can’t craft for your wedding,” says Darcy Miller, editorial director of “Martha Stewart Weddings” magazine. For starters, craft your own cake topper, and end up with a keepsake. A recent “Martha Stewart Weddings” favorite, for example, was clustering colorful, craft-store butterflies along one side of a fondant cake. Or top the cake with a tea cup, either from grandmother’s inherited china or from your own registered china. Artists can be commissioned to create a topper that reflects the couple’s interests.

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2012 promises a new crop of gorgeous wedding gowns. Look for these trends: Illusion necklines that cover bare skin with a sheer fabric veil Tiered hemlines Voluminous and frothy shapes “Inside-out” exposing of underlay fabrications on hemlines and bodices

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details Jessica Kelly & Kurt Simon wedding date June 25, 2011

photographer Infinite Image Design

Reception West Liberty Community Center

wedding colors Teal, black-and-white polka dots

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any brides would appreciate the opportunity to work with an event planner. For Jessica Kelly, it meant using her own expertise and experience as an event planner and outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association to plan her own wedding and reception. Jessica and Kurt Simon tied the knot June 25, 2011, at West Liberty First Church United. She knows the importance of paying attention to detail. “I had a lot of fun with wedding plans. I wanted it to be simple and fun and I wanted details that people would remember. It was pretty personal for both of us. We did some craft projects like making centerpieces and ribbon pomanders. I’m a big fan of polka dots — they’re fun and flirty — and they can look classy instead of corny and childish, if done right. We made little buttons with sayings as favors and everyone was wearing them at the reception,” she said. Kurt was her first boyfriend in the sixth-grade, and they crossed paths again at college. Jessica (“Jessi” to her friends) attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, and Kurt was

a student at Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls. He proposed before a Jason Aldean concert. She found her dress at Bride’s Corner in Waterloo, a one-shoulder mermaid-style dress by Allure. “It sparkled, and I loved the one-shoulder and shape of it. It was a little bit different and a style that you don’t see too often.” Her bridesmaids wore black knee-length, halter-top dresses and carried white hydrangeas with teal wire accents. Groomsmen wore teal vests and black ties. Jessica played with her favorite polka dots, dressing her flower girls in black-and-white polka dot dresses. “They’re the only ones who could pull it off,” she said, laughing. The couple worked closely with their pastor on the vows. “We chose something different than traditional vows, It’s the same church my parents were married in, and that was wonderful. We chose all of the verses and had a vocalist sing a special song, ‘To Make You Feel My Love.’ It was perfect for what we were feeling that day.” Kurt agreed. “Looking into Jessi’s eyes and Winter 2011 WEDDINGS


saying the vows was surreal. I was staring at the person I loved and staying in the moment. It was really special.” He is a concrete finisher at Martinson Construction. Friends and family spent the day before the wedding decorating for the reception at the West Liberty Community Center. Jessica’s mom made a polka dot garland for the head table, and instead of a guest book, the couple made a wish board with note cards that guests could write messages on and pin on the board.

“I made a scrapbook of all the note cards for a keepsake,” Jessica explained. The buffet supper included walnut-encrusted chicken and fruit salad. When the time came, the couple cut into a multi-layered, buttercream-iced cake adorned with polka dots. “As an event planner, I knew if we over-prepared a little bit that we could go with the flow. It rained all day on us, and it was still perfect. It went by so fast. I tried to take it all in, to experience all the emotions and it felt good to finally be married,” Jessica said. •

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details Alicia Kuhlmann & Justin Smith wedding date January 1, 2011

wedding location Immaculate Conception Church, Sumner

reception American Legion Hall, Sumner

photographer Catchlight Imaging

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lanning and executing a wedding in just five short weeks takes organization, laserlike focus and a little derring-do. But it can be done. Justin Smith of Sumner returned home Nov. 19, 2010, from advanced U.S. Army training with news for his girlfriend, Alicia Kulhmann. He was deploying to Afghanistan in five weeks. Then he popped the question. The wedding date was set for Jan. 1, 2011. With no time to lose, the couple jumped into wedding plans. Alicia, who works at a Denver pharmacy, almost immediately found her dream dress at An Elegant Affair by Amy in Cedar Falls. “It has a train, and it’s antique ivory with a goldish tint and rosettes all over it, some lace and strapless. It’s really a timeless dress,” she said. She also chose her color theme — red, black and silver. Seven bridesmaids wore long, strapless red dresses with silver beaded belts at their waists. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos WEDDINGS Winter 2011

(Justin in a red vest and tie and his attendants in silver vests and ties) from Milroys. Finding the bridesmaids’ dresses turned out to be a headache. Bridal shops couldn’t guarantee that dresses, if ordered, would arrive in time for the New Year’s Day wedding. Alicia ended up ordering dresses from an online source. “They only had two sizes so the dresses had to be altered for each girl, but they did arrive in plenty of time,” she recalls. There was no time to order formal invitations or print programs, so the couple made their own. The wedding cake was another obstacle. “I started calling places and no one had openings for New Year’s Day or they were closed. I found a girl I’d graduated with who was making cakes on the side and she made me an absolutely gorgeous wedding cake — three-tiered with red frosting and black piping with our monograms in silver and crystal as the topper.” The bride carried a bouquet of white lilies www.wcfcourier.com/bridal

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and red roses down the aisle. Bridesmaids carried white lilies and groomsmen wore red rose boutonnieres. For the sit-down dinner and reception, the couple rented the American Legion Hall in Sumner. With family and friends, the hall was transformed into a memorable setting. A large chandelier was installed and dangled above a round table showing off the wedding cake. Walls were draped with fabric and pillars strung with lights. Tables were decorated with crisp linens, red and black tablerunners, candles and other accessories. Alicia’s aunt had made homemade caramels, wrapped in red and silver foil, as wedding favors. The meal included brisket and ham and side

dishes. Alicia admits her mother took care of many details. “I couldn’t have done it without her. It was a whirlwind and so amazing to see our families come together and be supportive of what we were doing. I was so happy, I wasn’t nervous at all. I was ready to get married, and it turned out to be a beautiful wedding. Nothing went wrong. I wish I could live that day over again and enjoy it because it was such a blur.” In the meantime, Alicia is anxious for Justin’s return in mid-February. They exchange emails, post messages on Facebook pages and talk faceto-face via Skype. “And I like to send him care packages — a little taste of home.” •

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Kayla & Mason Heavin Rolla, Missouri

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details Kayla Steffen & Mason Heavin wedding date June 25, 2011

wedding location St. Patrick’s Church, Rolla, Mo.

photographer Katrina Yelle-Gray of Just Having Fun Photography

Reception Rolla Lions Club Reception Hall

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unkerton native Kayla Steffen knew she had a good man in Mason Heavin. In just nine months of dating, together the couple endured the death of grandparents, a pickup truck rollover and a destructive apartment fire. During the apartment fire emergency, Kayla recalls her then-boyfriend put her safety first. With flames lapping under a door elsewhere in the apartment, Mason opened a window, kicked out the screen and prepared to launch Kayla out the window head first. Mason then decided to adjust his evacuation strategy. “He kind of just turned me around and kind of tossed me out lightly,” Kayla said, laughing. Throughout these and other trials, Kayla, 26, got to observe Mason’s character in situations where it mattered most. She liked what she saw.

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“He is a very kind-hearted person, one of the most kind-hearted people I’ve ever met,” Kayla added. “Just experiencing those made me realize he was a keeper.” Mason, 22, surprised Kayla with an engagement ring last July while picking her up at the airport. The couple wed this summer in Rolla, Mo. Almost 200 family and friends witnessed the ceremony. A student teaching job first brought Kayla, a 2007 graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, to Missouri. After living three years in the state, Kayla decided to hold the wedding at her husband’s stomping grounds, her new home. “And my side of the family loves to travel so it just made sense to have it down here,” Kayla added. Kayla chose sky blue and black for her wedding colors, accented by pink and yellow flowers. “We had some roses and … ,” Kayla’s

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voice trailed off as she struggled to list off the other dominant wedding blossom. Mason supplied the answer without hesitation: Peonies. “Well, he’s kinda a flower guy,” Kayla added. Kayla wore a white, strapless wedding dress with beaded accents on the bodice. Their post-wedding party took place at the Rolla Lions Club reception hall. A Hy-Vee store at the Lake of the Ozarks made the wedding cake. College friends provided music and entertainment. Kayla decorated tables at the reception hall with square mirrors, three different size vases and floating candles. To honor loved ones who had died, Kayla asked her florist to decorate a Willow Tree angel with silk rosebuds. The memento was placed in front of the church and holds a place of honor in the couple’s living room. As she reflected on her wedding day, Kayla said the little emotional moments stand out the most. She recalled a touching moment sitting in a stairwell with her bridesmaids, soaking in the significance of the day. •

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details Kathryn “KayDee” Hockey & Kyle Anglum wedding date June 25, 2011

wedding location Waterloo Center for the Arts

photographer Dan Phillips Photography

cake, flowers, catering Hy-Vee

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athryn “KayDee” Hockey and Kyle Anglum wanted their wedding to be a celebration. They also wanted an intimate, simple and elegant affair. The couple wed June 25 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, attended by 150 guests. “We wanted to celebrate becoming a real family and have our families and friends come together. That was very important to us,” said KayDee. “We were on the river and planned to get married on the patio. It rained earlier in the day, so we moved everything inside. The room was a really nice, big open space and they’d decorated with tulle and twinkle lights. The waterfall in front is a beautiful place to do pictures.” A student at the University of Northern Iowa, KayDee works part time at Park Place Event Centre and Charlies’ Angels Photography. Her husband works for CBE Group. Wedding colors were dark red, black and champagne, reflected in wedding invitations created by a co-worker and featuring pull-out sleeves to hold RSVP cards, printed directions and registry information. KayDee found her wedding gown, an ivory, strapless mermaid dress with beading and ruching. For comfort, she added shoulder straps to the dress. Six bridesmaids wore knee-length champagne dresses with a floral-patterned black overlay. Groomsmen were attired in black tuxedos from Milroys with ivory shirts and red vests. The groom wore a black vest. Other attendants included a junior bride and groom, two flower girls, a ring bearer and two ushers. The couple’s 11-month-old daughter slept through the ceremony, the bride said. www.wcfcourier.com/bridal

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She describes the wedding flowers as “simply beautiful.” Her bouquet and other flower arrangements were created by Crossroads Hy-Vee florists, and were built around ivory and red roses, lilies and hydrangeas. The reception and dance took place at the same location. Rose petals were scattered across long tables covered in black linen tablecloths and appointed with hurricane glass lanterns and votive candles. Hy-Vee catered the meal, including Parmesan chicken and roast beef. The two-tier wedding cake was white with buttercream frosting and decorated with roses. As favors, Anglum’s mother, Dorothy, made Oreo balls that were wrapped in red tulle and tied with black ribbon, and the bride’s aunt made mints. Ultimate Entertainment provided the music. “We’ve gotten so many compliments from people that it was the most fun they’d had at a wedding, which we thought was great. I’m glad people could have a good time,” she said. “For us, the wedding meant finally becoming a family. We dated for four years and were engaged for almost two months when we found out we were having a daughter. This means so much to us.” •

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the bride’s checklist SIX TO 12 MONTHS

❑ Announce your engagement. ❑ Decide on wedding details, such as style, time of day and location. ❑ Pick a date. Do this as soon as possible so bridal party and family members can make plans and reservations can be made for wedding location, rehearsal and reception locations, etc. ❑ Set a budget. ❑ Select the bridal party. ❑ Choose your colors. Your flowers, attire, linens and cake will reflect your choice. ❑ Choose and order the bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ gowns and accessories. ❑ Start planning the honeymoon with groom. ❑ Begin your bridal registry. ❑ Select the caterer, photographer, florist and musicians. ❑ Start planning the reception. Reserve a hall, hotel or facility. ❑ Schedule premarital counseling. Some churches require this for a marriage. ❑ Choose and order the wedding rings. ❑ Order the wedding cake. ❑ Select and order the invitations. THREE MONTHS

❑ Complete the guest list. ❑ Plan to have both mothers select their dresses. It’s customary for the groom’s mother to wait until the bride’s mother has selected her dress. ❑ Finalize reception plans. ❑ If reservations haven’t been made for the honeymoon, do it now. ❑ Confirm dates and times with the florist, caterer, photographer, musicians and church. ❑ Discuss transportation to and from the wedding and reception sites. ❑ Choose and order the tuxes. ❑ Schedule bridesmaids’ dresses for fittings. ❑ Choose and dye shoes if necessary.

❑ Purchase gifts for the bridal party. Brides often buy inexpensive earrings or necklaces for the bridesmaids to wear at the wedding. Popular choices for groomsmen are money clips, key chains or ball caps. ❑ Schedule final fittings for bride and bridesmaids. ❑ Schedule appointments at beauty salons for attendants, if needed. ❑ Hold the bridesmaids’ luncheon. ❑ Purchase a guest book and decide where it will go, either at the wedding or reception. TWO WEEKS

❑ Finalize wedding day transportation. ❑ Arrange to have names changed on driver’s license, Social Security card, etc. ONE WEEK

❑ Start packing for the honeymoon. ❑ Finalize the number of guests with caterer if not already done. ❑ Plan seating arrangements for guests. ❑ Have a hairdresser practice fixing your hair. You may want to practice applying your makeup. ❑ Make sure wedding rings are picked up and fit. WEDDING DAY

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❑ Mail the invitations. ❑ Get the marriage license. ❑ Finalize the honeymoon plans. ONE MONTH

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❑ Decide what you and your groomsmen will wear. Go tux shopping or reserve rentals for you and your posse. Catchlight Imaging

One month before

❑ If you’re buying a tux, make sure alterations are finished and go in for a final fitting. If the tux still doesn’t fit quite right, the shop will still have time to make final alterations. One week before

❑ Get a haircut! ❑ Get a manicure (no polish — just clean, buffed nails). ❑ Buy new boxers for the big day. Surprise your bride with something stylish. One day before

❑ If you’re renting, pick up your tux. Make sure your groomsmen, your father and the ring bearer get their tuxes, too. ❑ If you’re renting or buying, double check that all the elements are included in the correct size: jacket, trousers, shirt, tie, vest or cummerbund, shoes, cuff links and dress socks.

❑ If you will be dressing somewhere other than at home, pack up your outfit and grooming products today. You should gather: Hair products, deodorant, tie, cummerbund or belt, vest, coat or jacket, cuff links and studs, dress shirt, watch, trousers, undershirt, underwear, socks, shoes and last, but definitely not least, the wedding rings. Wedding Day

Get a close shave. Take a hot shower. Remember your deodorant! This might be a high-sweat day. Remember the rings. Place them in your pocket to entrust to your best man sometime before the ceremony. ❑ If possible, ask your mother to pin on your boutonniere. This mother/son moment will bring a tear to her eye. ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

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wedding attire worksheet

wedding attire your wedding gown Locations to try on wedding gowns 1. 2. 3. Gown style/name/designer Store name Address Phone Website Consultant Cost Deposit Refund Policy Dress Size Color Description

Fitting Date Veil/headpiece Cost

Dress pick-up date

Acccessories Shoes Size Color Style/manufacturer Store Cost Purse Cost Jewelry checklist Engagement ring Earrings Necklace Bracelet Hair accessories

Groomsman Name Tux size Color Vest Fitting date Pick-up date Deposit Balance due Groomsman Name Tux size Color Vest Fitting date Pick-up date Deposit Balance due Groomsman Name Tux size Color Vest Fitting date Pick-up date Deposit Balance due Groomsman Name Tux size Color Vest Fitting date Pick-up date Deposit Balance due Usher Name Tux size Color Vest Fitting date Pick-up date Deposit Balance due

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Location Address Contact Phone E-mail Web address Denomination Officiant Personal vows OK Seating for guests Available dates & times Cost Earliest arrival time on wedding date Floral arrangements/set-up What is not allowed (rice throwing/pew decorating, etc.) Rehearsal time Photographer set-up time Available amenities Altar Arch Chairs Candelabra Candles Aisle stanchions Kneeling bench Dressing room Organist Soloist Audio/video equipment Coatroom Handicap accessibility Parking

ceremony worksheet

ceremony site

ceremony

ceremony music Pianist/organist Phone Soloist(s) 1. Phone 2. Phone Instrumentalist(s) 1. Phone 2. Phone Readers Scripture/poetry/literature readings

Fee Fee Fee Fee Fee Phone

Prelude songs

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Processional

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flower worksheet

your flowers How Many

Description (flower/style)

Location/delivery

BRIDE Bouquet Toss Bouquet BRidal party Maid/matron of honor Bridesmaids Flower girl(s) Ring bearer(s) family Mother of bride Mother of groom Father of bride Father of groom Grandparents others Guest book/attendant Officiant Soloists Musicians Wedding planner Personal attendant ceremony Alter/arch/canopy Candelabrum Pews Aisles Other Reception Bride’s table Table arrangements Cake Cake table Gift table Champagne/punch table Other TOTAL COSTS Deposit Due date Balance due Due date Who delivers bridal party flowers Time & Date Who delivers flowers to ceremony site Time & Date Who delivers flowers to reception site Time & Date Who returns rental equipment to florist/rental company Who takes care of preserving bridal bouquet

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caterer worksheet

hiring a caterer option 1

option 2

Caterer Address Phone Contact/manager E-mail & Web address Hours Samples (Yes No) Date for sampling

Caterer Address Phone Contact/manager E-mail & Web address Hours Samples (Yes No) Date for sampling

FOOD Type service: Appetizers/hors d’oeuvres Buffet Sit-down Menu choices (appetizers/meat/side dishes

FOOD Type service: Appetizers/hors d’oeuvres Buffet Sit-down Menu choices (appetizers/meat/side dishes

Samples? Observe an event catered by the caterer? What is the ratio of servers to guests? Multiple food stations? Price per person Wedding cake included? Cake cutting fee? Leftovers / cleanup

Samples? Observe an event catered by the caterer? What is the ratio of servers to guests? Multiple food stations? Price per person Wedding cake included? Cake cutting fee? Leftovers / cleanup

EQUIPMENT How will food be displayed or served? Tables/chairs provided? Table linens/napkins provided? How will servers be dressed?

EQUIPMENT How will food be displayed or served? Tables/chairs provided? Table linens/napkins provided? How will servers be dressed?

BEVERAGES Will caterer serve alcohol? Choices of beverage Alcohol cost Champagne/wine cost

BEVERAGES Will caterer serve alcohol? Choices of beverage Alcohol cost Champagne/wine cost

OVERALL COST Sales tax included in quoted price? Gratuities included? Cancellation policy Overtime charge Total cost Deposit Balance

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reception worksheet

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Location Address Phone E-mail Web address Contact person Dates/times available Minumum/maximum number of guests Band stage/dance floor | Yes No Bar facilities | Yes No Bartenders | Yes No Tables & chairs Linens | Yes No Kitchen facilities | Yes No Service (Hors d’oeurves, buffet, sit-down) Outside caterers allowed | Yes No Fees for linens, tables, chairs, etc. Floral/candles/other decorations allowed Tent Parking Valet | Yes No Cancellation policy Deposit Balance Due Total cost

Location Address Phone E-mail Web address Contact person Dates/times available Minumum/maximum number of guests Band stage/dance floor | Yes No Bar facilities | Yes No Bartenders | Yes No Tables & chairs Linens | Yes No Kitchen facilities | Yes No Service (Hors d’oeurves, buffet, sit-down) Outside caterers allowed | Yes No Fees for linens, tables, chairs, etc. Floral/candles/other decorations allowed Tent Parking Valet | Yes No Cancellation policy Deposit Balance Due Total cost

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Location Address Phone E-mail Web address Contact person Dates/times available Minumum/maximum number of guests Band stage/dance floor | Yes No Bar facilities | Yes No Bartenders | Yes No Tables & chairs Linens | Yes No Kitchen facilities | Yes No Service (Hors d’oeurves, buffet, sit-down) Outside caterers allowed | Yes No Fees for linens, tables, chairs, etc. Floral/candles/other decorations allowed Tent Parking Valet | Yes No Cancellation policy Deposit Balance Due Total cost

Location Address Phone E-mail Web address Contact person Dates/times available Minumum/maximum number of guests Band stage/dance floor | Yes No Bar facilities | Yes No Bartenders | Yes No Tables & chairs Linens | Yes No Kitchen facilities | Yes No Service (Hors d’oeurves, buffet, sit-down) Outside caterers allowed | Yes No Fees for linens, tables, chairs, etc. Floral/candles/other decorations allowed Tent Parking Valet | Yes No Cancellation policy Deposit Balance Due Total cost

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reception hall directory H is proposal was music to your ears. Now it’s time to put your florist, cake baker and caterer on speed-dial. When choosing a reception site, check out its size and determine whether it will fit your style of reception and number of guests expected to attend. Find out what services are provided. Will you have to bring your own frills to make it a pretty backdrop for wedding photography? Think budget and remember to read each contract before signing on the dotted line. Ask about cancellation policies, deposit amounts and when the balance is due. To assist our readers, here’s a listing of metro area reception halls:

American Legion Post 138, 619 Franklin St., Waterloo, 234-8511 Details: Open to public, accommodates 100-150; book early; $250 per floor, $50 deposit; kitchen, bartender costs extra; no on-site catering; tables, chairs included, linens not; decorating one to two hours before; dance floor. Beaver Hills Country Club, 8230 Beaver Hills Drive, Cedar Falls, 266-1975, www.beaverhills.com Details: Open to public, booking upon availability; accommodates up to 250; $500 for room; set up, clean up included; on-site buffet or sit-down style catering, about $15 per person; tables, chairs, linens provided; bar; decorating early depends on availability; dance floor. Cedar Falls Womans Club, Third and Clay Streets, Cedar Falls, 266-1431 Details: Beautifully restored 1860s home with ballroom, parlor and boardroom. Catering available. Call for booking details and services. Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, 1927 E. Orange Road. East of Hawkeye Community College. www. cedarvalleyarboretum.org., 226-4966 Details: A variety of garden settings will accommodate 200 guests. $300 for six hour period. $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve date a minimum of 60 days in advance; $200 balance and damage deposit due one week prior which will be refunded in case of rain. On site dressing room; restrooms and limited electrical access to the gardens. Gardens remain open to the public. Smoking and alcohol prohibited. No rice, bird seed, confetti, rose petals or balloons. Centennial Oaks Golf Club, Eagle Ridge Drive, Waverly, 483-1765, ask for Lisa Details: Accommodates intimate gatherings to large receptions up to 400 guests; on-site catering and bar services; customized menus; chairs, tables, linens provided; outside ceremony site, on-site event coordinator, professional wait staff, dance floor, complimentary set-up and tear-down.

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Center Inn Banquet Facilities, 209 Main St., Readlyn, 279-3839, www. centerinn.com Details: Dining room accommodates up to 75, ballroom accommodates up to 400; banquet room rental Sunday-Thursday, $150, Friday and Saturday, $300; dining room rental Monday-Sunday, $75; basement rental $50; deposit and credit billing $100, required to confirm all bookings, non-refundable; post-event clean up, $100. The Centre Hall, 1211 4th St., SW, Waverly, 352-1386, www.thecentrehall. com Details: Accommodates up to 600 guest; day prior to event setup $175; day after cleanup $175; event date, 250 chairs & 30 tables $400, each additional 50 chairs and 5 tables $100; kitchen access $40. Electric Park Ballroom, 310 W. Conger St., Waterloo, 233-3050, www. nationalcattlecongress.com Details: Accommodates 600 banquet style, fire code allows 1,200; book at least six months in advance; $660 for facility, $250 deposit; on-site catering only, buffet and sit-down; $9 cold meat buffet, $13.75 two-meat buffet, $13 to $18 per plate; set up, clean up, two bartenders included; tables, chairs provided, linens rented at $4 each; smoking permitted; decorating day before depends on availability; no decorations from ceiling or light fixtures; wood floor, stage.

bookings one month in advance; room rental $900 with $250 deposit (nonrefundable/applied toward rental), includes setup, cleanup and bar, dance floor; additional charges for linens and place settings. Catering available on-site, $18.95 per person buffet-style, no room rental fee if club does the catering (linens included); decorating at noon the day before wedding.

Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa campus, Cedar Falls, 273-3660, www. gbpac.com Details: Lobby hall accommodates up to 120 banquet style, 300 standing; book six months to a year in advance; $600, $300 deposit; on-site catering only by UNI catering; tables, chairs, linens provided; balcony, grand central staircase; decorating day before event; dance floor. Grout Museum District, 503 South St, Waterloo, 234-6357, www.gmdistrict.org Details: Main building accommodates up to 300, $300-$700 for facility, $100 damage deposit. Tables, chairs, linens, set-up and cleanup included. Cash or open bar available. No on-site catering. Kitchen and dance floor available. Snowden House accommodates up to 150, $50 an hour; $100 damage deposit. Tables, chairs, set-up and cleanup included. No on-site catering. Kitchen available. No dancing at Snowden House. Hartman Reserve Nature Center, 657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls, 277-2187, www.hartmanreserve.org Details: Accommodates up to 100; booking at least six months in advance; weekends $45 per hour, weekdays $40 per hour; $200 deposit, more to bring in alcohol; no on-site catering; kitchen access, tables, chairs included; PA system; non-smoking; decks with scenic overview, bridge, outside amphitheater seats up to 100, fireplace; decorating early requires rental; no dance floor.

Hickory Hills Park, 3338 Hickory Hills Road, La Porte City, 266-6813, www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/depts/conservation Details: Accommodates 125; book up to two years in advance; pricing varies, two-day wedding packages available; $100 deposit, more if bringing in beer keg; no on-site catering; restrooms, kitchen facilities (pots/pans not provided); tables, chairs for 125 are provided, additional seating allowed; beer, wine coolers allowed; lakefront view; decorating early requires rental; outlets for DJ; cement floor; attached deck, air-conditioning.

Clarion Inn, 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls, 277-2239, ext. 324, www. kinseth.com Details: Enjoy the convenience of your reception and hotel accommodations under one roof; mezzanine and plaza seat up to 350, banquet hall seats up to 300; full service catering, $16.95 to $22.95 per plate; free honeymoon suite with whirlpool for bride and groom; special overnight rates for wedding guests; rehearsal dinner, gift opening, bridal shower available; tables, chairs, linens, skirting, security, bar, bartender provided; some decorations provided, decorating 8 a.m. day of event; dance floor, table for disc jockey. Janesville Riviera Roose Community Center, 307 Maple St., Janesville (319) 987-3512 or (319) 231-7660. The center is a modern, fully accessible facility managed by the Janesville Community Center Board of Directors. Its small town location on approximately 10 acres of land near the Cedar River provides an ideal setting for weddings and receptions, as well as reunions, anniversaries, retreats and business meetings. The center features a large hall with banquet seating for 350, a wood dance floor, commercial kitchen, bar and a large outdoor patio. Parking is adjacent to the building. For more details, visit www.jvrrcc.com.

Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, W. Fourth Street and Commercial, Waterloo, 233-7560 Details: Accommodates 100 to 1,100; book up to 18 months in advance; $600 for facility, $600 deposit; full setup, cleanup, bar included; draped, skirted head table on risers with microphone; on-site catering only; dinner or hors d’oeuvres buffet, sit-down dinner, $15.95 to $23.95 per person; can bring wedding cake; round tables, cake table, chairs, white linens provided; dance floor. Fox Ridge Golf Club, Highway 20, Dike, 989-2213, www.golffoxridge.com Details: Accommodates 320 people;

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Park Place Event Centre, 1521 Technology Parkway, Suite B, Cedar Falls, 277-1255, www.barmuda.com/ park_Park Place Event Centre, 1521 Technology Parkway, Suite B, Cedar Falls, 277-1255, www.barmuda. com/park_ place/weddings.php Details: Intimate gatherings to grand receptions accommodating up to 500 people (seated). Services range from customized menus and personalized favors, and event coordinators can coordinate the entire wedding. For customized prices, packages and deposits, call Park Place. Pepsi Pavilion, National Cattle Congress grounds, 232-5801, www.nationalcattlecongress.com Details: Accommodates 100-500; $550, $250 deposit; on-site buffet-style catering only, starts at $11.50 per plate; tables, chairs included; linens rented for $3 each, 50 cents per napkin; full bar; smoking permitted; decorating afternoon before depends on availability; dance floor. Riverview Conference Center, 439 N. Division St., Cedar Falls, 268-0787, www.riverviewconferencecenter.com Details: Accommodates 200; recommended booking six months before; per person fee $1.25 for groups 150 or fewer, $1 for more than 150; $80 minimum, $50 deposit; on-site catering only, $5 to $6 per plate; no alcohol allowed; tables, chairs included, linens not; non-smoking; decorating day before depends on availability; patio block floor, stage. Riviera-Roose Community Center, 307 Maple St., Janesville, (319) 987-3512. Recently remodeled, the community center features a well-lit, wide open space with easy access to an outdoor grassy area. Rotary Reserve, 5932 N. Union Road, Cedar Falls, 266-6813, www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/depts/conservation Details: Accommodates 300; book up to two years in advance; $650 for all day Saturday; package deals include $800 for both Friday and Saturday night, $925 for all day Friday and Saturday, $650 for Thursday night and all day Friday; weekday times range from $195 to $275, $100 increase on holidays; $200 deposit two weeks prior to event; no on-site catering; kitchen, restrooms; tables, chairs provided for 300 guests; linens, cooking utensils not provided; beer, wine, champagne only; uniformed security officer required if serving alcohol; non-smoking; remote location on banks of Cedar River, deck, gazebo, fireplace, PA system, concrete floor, airconditioned/heated; changing rooms for both men and women available.

University of Northern Iowa Slife Ballroom and Georgian Lounge, 1227 W. 27th St., Cedar Falls, 273-2333, www.uni.edu/dor/dining/catering Details: Ballroom seats up to 220; reservations accepted up to two years in advance; $500 for ballroom, $200 for neighboring lounge; half of estimated cost paid in advance, remainder due at event; set up, clean up included; on-site catering only, dinner $15.55 to $22 per person, buffet, sit down or cocktail reception available; will cut and serve cake; tables, chairs, linens provided; bar; non-smoking; no open flames, nails or excessive glitter; can provide centerpieces, bouquets, card basket; patio attached to lounge; sound system in ballroom; portable risers for band, DJ, head table; wood dance floor. University of Northern Iowa Maucker Union Ballroom, 1227 W. 27th St., Cedar Falls, 273-2256, www.uni.edu/maucker Details: Ballroom features flexible options that can accommodate groups as small as 50 to as large as 480; reservations accepted up to two years in advance; $300700; deposit half of rental; linens, tables, chairs, risers, microphone, set up, clean up, included; additional A/V equipment available; bar, on-site catering provided by UNI Catering; decorating day before depending on availability; dance floor included. Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, 352-8453, ask for Margaret, www.wartburg.edu/studentcenter/conferences.html Details: Open to public; accommodates up to 400 banquet style; booking depends on availability, usually book during summer or student breaks; mobile partitions divide three rooms, $100 for each room, half of estimated total paid ahead; on-site sit-down or buffet-style catering only by Wartburg food service, $11 to $18 per person, appetizer reception $1.90 to $3 per person; tables, chairs, linens provided; bar serves wine, beer only; decorating day ahead costs extra; can provide centerpieces; staging for head table provided for extra fee; DVD, Power Point, video, sound equipment; dance floor can be rented. Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, 291-4490, www.waterloocenterforthearts.org Details: Accommodates up to 250; book as far in advance as desired; $350 to $485; $200 non-refundable deposit; no on-site catering; kitchen available; set up, clean up included, kitchen clean up not; round or square tables, chairs provided; additional charge for alcohol, beer, wine, champagne can be purchased prior to or with a cash bar; water fountain in front of building for photos; decorating day before costs extra; stage, microphones, sound system available; dance floor.

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Waterloo Elks Lodge, 407 E. Park Ave., Waterloo, 234-7568, Randi Leuenhagen randi290@qwestoffice. net Details: Room rental with member sponsor; $600 guest fee; accommodates up to 375; on-site catering only, $15 to $25 per person plus tax and gratuity; tables, chairs included; fee for bartender, linens; decorating day before depends on availability; luxurious atmosphere, stage for bands or DJ, dance floor; plenty of on-site parking.

Sunnyside Country Club, 1600 Olympic Drive, Waterloo, 234-1707, www.sunnysidecountryclub.com Details: Members only; ballroom seats 270; booking depends on availability; no rental fee for members; onsite sit-down or buffet-style catering only, average $23 per plate; tables, chairs, linens provided; bar; decorating early allowed; dance floor.

Waverly Golf and Country Club, 705 Eighth St. SW, Waverly, 352-3855, www.waverlycountryclub.com Details: Open to public for rental; accommodates 3500; book about a year in advance; $600, $100 deposit; on-site sit down or buffet-style catering only; one-meat buffet $12.95, two-meat $14.95, three-meat $16.95 per person, call for sit-down meal prices; can bring in wedding cake; tables, chairs, bartender, waitresses, linens $1 per person; decorating night before depends on availability; dance floor.

The Supervisors’ Club, 3265 Dewitt Road, Waterloo, 233-6069, ask for Donna or Casie Details: Accommodates up to 400 in a non-smoking

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Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St., Cedar Falls, 277-5283, www.cedarnet.org/regent Details: Accommodates 80-100; book early; $175, $50 deposit; no on-site catering; can serve own alcohol but cannot sell to guests; kitchen with serving area, sink, refrigerator, microwave; tables, chairs provided for 100; linens rented for $3 each; room overlooks Cedar River; decorating day before depends on availability; hardwood dance floor.

environment; $900 rental includes bartenders, chairs, tables and cleaning; linens extra; full bar and food capabilities; option of appetizers, sandwiches, two-meat buffet or served, sit-down dinner; DJ or band stage and dance floor; handicapped accessible; close parking; located off of Ridgeway Avenue between Waterloo and Cedar Falls.

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Knights of Columbus, 1955 Locke Ave., Waterloo, 234-6908, ask for Jim Details: Accommodates up to 264 guests; rental fee includes bartender, chairs, tables, paper tablecloths, set up and clean up; food options include buffet dinners, sandwiches and/or appetizers; hall includes dance floor with stage for band or DJ; handicapped accessible; private parking lot; located near Crossroads Shopping Center and numerous hotels.

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