Wedding Planner & Guide 2021 Issue

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LOCAL VENDORS TIMELINES REAL WEDDINGS DESIGN IDEAS CHECKLISTS

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Your LOCAL wedding connection

wedplan.com vendors | design ideas | planning advice timelines + checklists | wedding shows

and New WEDPLAN APP! details at wedplanapp.com


CONTENTS 6 planning

166 catering

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172 cakes & desserts

real weddings

38 fashion

174 dessert gallery

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fashion gallery

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formalwear inspiration

216 rentals & design

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beauty & health

226 floral

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hair inspiration

228 floral gallery

design gallery

70 rings

246 photography

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262 photo booths

wedding scapes

98 invitations

265 videography

100 invitation gallery

268 music

114 gifts

276 transportation

116 ceremony

278 honeymoon & travel

120 reception

281 vendor information

163 guest accommodations

289 worksheets & checklists

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With family and friends traveling half way around the world to attend their festive, fashionable fusion wedding, Molly and Bobby called upon our culinar y team to prepare a pageant of authentic flavors flowing from open-air Rooftop ceremony to bedecked Ballroom dinner. After the groom arrived on a white horse, of course.

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wedplan.com DANA GEE Publisher Sales

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PAUL BRADY Production Assistant Distribution

DAWN EVERT Accounting

ADVERTISE

| The Wedding Planner & Guide offers print and digital advertising options to connect vendors and wedding couples. Paired with our wedding shows, WP&G has proven to be a successful marketing platform.

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| We accept submissions year-round of real weddings, styled shoots, and stunning wedding details to be considered for the publication, website, blog, and our social media platforms.

COMPLIMENTARY COPIES | We offer complimentary copies of the Wedding Planner & Guide to businesses to distribute and share with couples planning a wedding. For advertising information or for free copies: info@wedplan.com | (608) 220-6069 Send photo submissions to weddings@wedplan.com.

The Wedding Planner & Guide © 2021 JOY Publications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the USA. The Wedding Planner & Guide is published annually by JOY Publications, P.O. Box 5252, Madison, Wisconsin 53705. Dana Gee, Publisher. Material in the Wedding Planner & Guide, including artwork, may not be reproduced without written permission of the publisher.

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Bouquet: Simply Glamorous Floral & Event Design Photographer: LK Bridal Studio Chair Rental: Event Essentials Venue: The Lageret

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news! You’re getting married, and I am so happy for you! The Wedding Planner & Guide will help you every step of the way, with questions to ask your vendors, timelines, checklists, ideas, and so many great vendor connections. You’ll also LOVE our website & blog at wedplan.com, our app at wedplanapp.com, and our WP&G wedding shows for even more ideas + inspiration, and to find your dream wedding team! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest. I encourage you to shop locally & support our Wisconsin wedding community. Their experience, creativity, and expertise are priceless! And let’s be honest…with the COVID year we’ve all had, local businesses can use the support. Don’t forget to tell them you found them in the Wedding Planner & Guide or through any of our other local resources. We could not do what we do without them! I hope you love what you find in the following pages, and once you’ve said your “I Dos,” shoot me some pics! I’d love to see all the pretties! Happy planning & a happier ever after!

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Congratulations! This planning guide, along with wedplan.com and our various social media platforms, is full of information and inspiration to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. The worksheets and checklists, later in this guide and online, will help you stay organized and on track for your big day. Happy planning!

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GETTING STARTED SET A DATE! You’re engaged, woohoo! It's time to set the date and get started! The sooner you get going, the more options you will have in ceremony locations, reception venues, and other popular vendors, who often book a year or more in advance. Think about the seasons, weather, holidays, and other area events to assure no surprises later. Consider non-peak months or off-days, if you are looking to save money or just for a fun alternative to the traditional Saturday wedding! VISION & BUDGET Discuss the vision for your wedding, and an estimated budget that could realistically make your vision a reality. • What is most important to you as a couple? • How much will you spend? • Where are you willing to bend? • Who’s paying for what? STAY ORGANIZED Create a binder, digital folder, and inspiration board to keep your ideas and plans organized. • Vendor Contacts • Checklists • Contracts & Receipts • Color Palette • Photos

Budget & Expense sheets can be found in the worksheet section of this publication and online at wedplan.com

WEDDING WEBSITE & EMAIL Create a personalized wedding website, and an email account specifically for wedding correspondence. • A variety of wedding website platforms can be found online. • Check out the new wedplan app for direct local vendor connections. • Things to include on your wedding website: wedding’s location, where to stay and what else to do in town, wedding timeline, photos of you and your partner, preferred wedding attire, and your registry information. WEDPLAN.COM 7


WORK WITH PROFESSIONALS A wedding is probably the largest party you will ever throw. Wedding vendors are there to help you plan and enhance your vision through their expertise, creativity, relationships with other vendors, and their overall knowledge of the wedding industry. Less stress can be priceless, so invest in quality wedding professionals for one of the most important days of your life. COMPARE VENDORS

You can compare vendors in this guide, on wedplan.com, wedplanapp.com, at our wedding shows, their own websites, reviews, and through personal consultations.

• Schedule appointments • Share vision & seek advice • Establish relationships • Get contracts • Consider quality & personality over price WEDDING PLANNERS | EVENT DESIGNERS

The best money ever spent, often claimed by past couples, is the wedding planner! Planners and event designers can help with organizing the details, overall design, or a combination of services. Consider a one-on-one consultation to get you started with initial plans, day-of wedding coordination to see that things run smoothly, or choose to hire someone to help enhance your ideas and fully execute all details and design. A planner will help create a seamless and stunning event. They have the knowledge, expertise, resources, and tools that can save you time, money, and stress in dealing with situations that will arise during the planning process and at the actual event. When you work with a planner, you do not have to give up your creativity. Let them help you to build on those ideas to make your vision a reality.

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Taking the preparations off of your shoulders but never out of your hands. 608-512-8475 | simplyweddingsllc.com | E-mail: triggs@simplyweddingsllc.com

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WEDDING SHOWS ...find the latest details on

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real weddings

full love stories on wedplan.com

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Savana & Sam

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Photographer: The Wedding Flashers | Gown + Bridesmaid Dress: Vera's House of Bridals Men's Attire: Kohl's | Hair + Makeup: AB On Site Beauty | Rings: Kesslers, Middleton Jewelers Floral: Simply Glamorous Floral & Event Design | Cake: Cold Stone Creamery | Caterer: Dickey's Barbecue Pit Paper Goods: LK Bridal Studio | Videographer: Vier Photo & Video 13 Rentals: Event Essentials, Simply Glamorous Rentals & Event Design, Abby Party Rents


Alyssa & Dalton

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Photographer: Madison Snedeker Photography | Ceremony Venue: Yager Farms Reception Venue: Drury Wedding Barn | Gown: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria, Etc. | Bridesmaid Dress: Azazie Men's Attire: Nedrebo's Formal Wear | Hair + Makeup: Bridal Beauty Onsite, beauty.by.mel Rings: Kesslers | Cake: Ashley’s Cakery | Dessert: Susan Yanna Cupcakes, Quality Bakery Caterer: Hoffman’s Catering | Music: DJ John T. Sherman | Transportation: Lamers Bus Service Rentals: Eventfuls Wedding Planning & Rental | Menus + Signs: Jacques Creations 15


Alicia & Dylan

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Photographer: Brittany Eitsert Photography | Venue: Vennebu Hill | Floral: B-Style Floral Day Of Event Coordinator: Vintage Valley Events | Hair: Downtown Designs Makeup: The Posh Beauty Bar | Officiant: Julie Haack | Videographer: Evergreen Film Co. Decor Rental: Vintique Rentals | DJ: Saturns 8 DJ Service 17 Photo Booth: 608 Photo Booth | Catering: Glacier Rock, The Barn, Amber Giddings


Ammie & Eric

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Photographer: Simply Moments Photography | Ceremony Venue: Ferry Bluff Reception Venue: Vintage Brewing Company | Gown: Bridal Discount Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Floral: Simply Glamorous Floral & Event Design Cake: Craig's Cake Shop | Elopement Announcement: LK Bridal Studio Videographer: Madison Finke | Rings: James Allen, Jared

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Kate & Dan

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Photographer: Caynay Photo | Venue: The Fields Reserve | Gown: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria, Etc. Men's Attire: Amazon | Makeup: Alan Koa Salon | Hair: Nicole Brender, Salon KB Floral: Generation Wedding Flowers and Photography Sweets: Bassett Street Brunch Club | Officiant: Colleen Jajewski WEDPLAN.COM 21


Leah & Kyle

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Photographer: Caynay Photo | Wedding Planner: Danielle Oler Wedding Coordination Gown: Premiere Couture | Men's Attire: NL Suits | Hair: Hair By Beth Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Trappers Turn Golf Club Paper Goods: LK Bridal Studio | Floral: The Flower Department | Videographer: SRT Films 23 DJ: Sound By Design | Dessert: Craig's Cake Shop | Caterer: Kalahari


Tiffany & Edgar

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Photographer: Tara Draper Photography | Venue: Private Residence Tent, Lights, Arch + Chairs: Chance Productions LLC Gown: Marah's Elegant Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Brandi's Bridal Galleria, Etc. Makeup: The Posh Beauty Bar | Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse Floral: daffodil*parker | Cake: Gigi's Cupcakes

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Sarah & Ethan

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Photographer: Alder & Root Photography | Venue: Celebrations on the River Bride’s Dress: Che Bella | Floral: Evoke Chancy Floral Baker: Greenbush Bakery, Linda's Bakery | Videographer: Shiloh Rose Photo & Film Music: DJ Brettly, Maygen Lacey, Noah WEDPLAN.COM 27


Daniel & Jonathan

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Photographer: Whitney Wiatt | Venue: Harvest Moon Pond Rings: Zales, Thorsten | Floral: Felly's Flowers Catering, Cake + Desserts: Festival Foods - Madison Videographer: Ben Lodahl | Music: ben.msc WEDPLAN.COM 29


Kailee & Tyler

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Photographer: Sarah Zakula Photography | Bridal Gown: David's Bridal Groom's Attire: Macy's | Rings: Italo Jewelry, Revolution Jewelry Cake + Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Catering: Antioch Pizza Shop WEDPLAN.COM 31


Laura & Sarina

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Photographer: Azena Photography | Bridal Gown: Fair Lady Bridal Shoppe, HLDN Bridesmaid Dress: The Wedding Shoppe | Hair: Brittney Kurutz, Kismet Salon Makeup: Glam on the Go by Heather Nicole | Rings: GV Jewelry, The Diamond Center Floral: Floral Expressions | Cake: Bloom Bake Shop | Paper Goods + Signs: A Day Special 33 Music: Bluewater Kings | Rentals: D&S Party Tents | Caterer: Blue Plate


Alexandra & Dan

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Photographer: Kuffel Photography | Venue: Villa Filomena Gown: David's Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey | Men’s Attire - Generation Tux Floral: Sola Wood Flowers | Paper Goods: Andra Photo and Design Dessert: Classy Girl Cupcakes | Caterer: Charlie’s Catering & Company | Rings: Zales 35


Briana & Brandon


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Photographer: Tara Draper Photography | Venue: The Madison Club | Gown: Lovely Bride Chicago Men's Attire: The Black Tux | Wedding Coordination: Darling Fern | Bridesmaid Dresses: RenzRags Makeup: BELVISO by Ellie & Beth | Floral: daffodil*parker | Rentals: A La Crate Rentals Signage: Details by Sarah Jane | Music: The Student Body 37


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It's your special day, so the look and style of your wedding attire are entirely up to you. Whether you stay traditional or show your own unique, individual style, the options are endless for your wedding day fashions. From a cohesive look throughout the wedding party, mix and match or textures and prints; decide what is right for the look and feel you desire. No matter what you choose, we highly encourage shopping with reputable area shops to assure you get quality products and services, the right fit, and on-time for your wedding affair.

GOWN TIPS Sometimes a gown may not look good on the rack but will look stunning on you! So, have your ideas in mind, but also be open to trusting the advice of the bridal shop professionals as to what could look good on you! Here are some tips to consider:

STYLE CONSIDERATIONS

TIMING

AMPLE WAIST: Consider an empire waistline.

AFTER ENGAGEMENT: Start shopping for wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses.

SHORT WAIST: Consider a princess-style dress. LONG WAIST: Consider a high waistline. GENEROUS HIPS: Try a full, not poufy, skirt. Avoid adding anything to the skirt, like ruffles and bows. PETITE BUST: Dress with jewel, bateau, Sabrina, or square necklines. Accent your chest with gowns that are pleated or ruffled across the bust. Opt for intricate detailing with beads or embroidery along the bustline. Remember to steer clear of dresses that cannot be worn with the type of bra you need, such as a push-up. GENEROUS BUST: Dress in a simple bodice. Stay away from beads, embroidery, lace, and sequins. You have quite a bit of versatility in the type of bustline you wear. Square, strapless, scoop, sweetheart, V-shaped, Queen Anne, and off-the-shoulder all are great, but steer clear of high necklines such as jewel, bateau, portrait, and halter tops. Balance your proportions with an eye-catching skirt. TALL: Dress with horizontal lines to break up your height, such as strapless dresses, sashed waistlines, and various-length skirting layers. Steer clear of long fluid lines, such as sheath style dresses. Halters are very flattering on taller people, especially if you have strong shoulders. FULL ARMS: Try a dress with three-quarter or full-length sleeves. Steer clear of capped sleeves and strapless dresses, which tend to accentuate the arms.

6-12 MONTHS BEFORE: Order dress, undergarments and accessories. 6-9 MONTHS BEFORE: Order bridesmaids dresses. Select and order mothers dresses. 3 MONTHS BEFORE: Begin alterations process for bride and bridesmaids. 8-12 WEEKS BEFORE: First fitting 6-10 WEEKS BEFORE: Fitting check up 2 WEEKS BEFORE: Final fitting 1-3 DAYS BEFORE: Pick up wedding gown, un-bag gown at home after pickup.

Find more wedding styles and fashion in our online inspiration gallery at wedplan.com

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FORMALWEAR TIPS Formalwear experts are great at pulling styles together when you share your essential vision. They can help to find a look that matches your taste, as well as coordinate with other wedding day apparel. Here are some things to consider in your search for the right look: • Decide who is wearing a suit, tuxedo, or other special wedding attire; don’t forget the ring bearer, special attendants, parents, or grandparents. • What other apparel do you need to coordinate with? • Decide if you want to rent or buy. There are benefits to both options; ask your formalwear specialist. • Decide on the colors and look: informal, semi-formal, formal, ultra-formal. • Don’t forget accessories, undergarments, and shoes. • Designate someone to return rentals the next business day after the wedding.

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TIMING 8-9 MONTHS BEFORE: Register your wedding. 6 MONTHS BEFORE: Confirm your styles; get measured and place orders. 3 MONTHS BEFORE: Give a gentle reminder to those who haven’t yet been measured. 1 MONTH BEFORE: Check that everyone has been measured. 1 DAY BEFORE: Your final fitting and formalwear pick up THE DAY AFTER: Return the formalwear.

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fashion gallery VENUE The Lageret HAIR & MAKEUP Temptd Salon & Spa Natalie Leighton & Brooke Bergeman FASHION COORDINATION Dana Gee & Lindsey Kaney CHAIR RENTAL Event Essentials SUPPORT STAFF Paul Brady, Caitlyn Steiner, & Tracy Stanek

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Experience Our State-Of-The-Art 12,000 sq ft Salon! The Midwest’s Largest Selection Over 600 Bridal Gowns | Over 1000 Bridesmaids Open 7 Days a Week

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7857 Big Sky Drive, Madison, WI

608-833-6006 Visit our website to schedule your appointment!

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Third-generation, family owned business helping brides since 1964! Over 800 bridal gowns in all styles with sizes ranging from 2 to 32 and prices starting at $700.

Voted every year since 2007

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Moments to Cherish Bridals Transforming your wedding dreams into reality. We are a family-owned, local full-service bridal boutique, offering attire and alterations for your entire wedding party. We invite you to visit us and let us help you find the apparel of your dreams.

We work with any budget—Our consultants will help you find your attire with no pressure, while sticking to your budget. We are flexible—We do our best to work with your schedule and accommodate any special needs.

Offering optimum customer service—While we let you pick attire to try on, our consultants will assist you and provide suggestions to help you fulfill your vision. Wedding dress shopping should be a fun, exciting, and a memorable time that you will look back at and cherish. Let us help you create that moment!

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We offer in-house alterations—Helping customize your attire to fit you perfectly! MomentsToCherishBridals.com

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On your wedding day, you want to look and feel beautiful, so consider professional services for hair, makeup, diet, exercise, and overall health! Avoid any last-minute plans or quick weight loss remedies, as you want to look your best, yet be yourself. You also don't want any surprises with the fit of your wedding day attire. Consider wedding party hair, makeup, or spa treatments as gifts, or a day at the spa for a fun wedding shower alternative. Here are some essential health and beauty wedding tips for your wedding fête!

TIMING

BEAUTY TIPS

9-12 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Find out how far in advance you will need to book your pre-trial and wedding day hair & makeup.

Book your hair and makeup salon professional to ensure your preferred date and time. 6 MONTHS BEFORE: Implement diet & exercise program. 3-6 WEEKS BEFORE: Do a trial run with hair and makeup. Not only will you preview the look, but also check for allergies and compatibility.

• Find out how many people the salon can accommodate, or do you want someone on-site? • Ask if they have any samples of their work or ideas based on your gown style. • Be sure to choose a hairstyle and makeup that is comfortable for you and matches your personality. • Don't make any drastic changes right before the wedding.

1-2 WEEKS BEFORE:

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Haircut and coloring appointment for sun-kissed highlights or a clear color glaze to add shine to your natural hair color (two weeks prior for new stylist; one week prior for a hairstylist with whom you have an ongoing relationship) Eyebrow or body waxing should be done so irritations will have plenty of time to subside. 1 DAY BEFORE: Men may consider returning for a final shampoo and hair trim (beard and mustache included). Get a manicure and pedicure. Polish takes three to four hours to dry completely, so don’t schedule the appointment amidst a flurry of lastminute activities. Instead, after your appointment, go home to get ready for the rehearsal dinner.

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Vendor Spotlight BLUE CHIP BARBER CLUB 8025 Excelsior Dr, Suite 106, Madison | 608-836-2222 | bluechipbarberclub.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER:

WHAT SETS YOU APART?

Blue Chip Barber Club provides traditional barbering to the modern man. Barbers are practiced in classic styles, including pompadours, flattops, fades, and straightrazor shaving. Groomsman parties offer a unique way to come together, relax, and celebrate while also attending to details sometimes overlooked before the wedding day. Gentlemen can build their wedding package from a service menu that includes haircuts, shaves, beard trims, and shoe shines.

Barbers at BCBC are true craftsmen and continue to push the envelope while still honoring the traditional techniques of oldschool barbering. Straight-razor shaves and attention to detail are both unique to the Blue Chip experience. The sights, smells, and sounds are reminiscent of a barbershop your grandpa frequented. Blue Chip Barbers know there’s always more to learn, and in the end, it comes back to good hair and good people.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY:

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY?

BCBC strives to be more than an average barbershop. It was founded on tradition and gives men an opportunity to belong to a community. A blue-chip stock is one that never loses its value. Likewise, Blue Chip Barber Club will continue to be a reputable brand offering traditional barbering for the modern man for years to come.

Weddings are about togetherness. Family, friends, community, and love are central to celebrating a couple’s togetherness. BCBC is a community of friends and family built around a passion for traditional barbering. Patrons should feel welcomed when they enter Blue Chip Barber Club because once they’re here, they’re family.

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Wedding Styles • Bridal Makeup • Nail Services Let the Wedding experts at Temptd Salon & Spa help fulfill your vision on your special day.

Available at our salon or on location.

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Going ring shopping? Buying wedding rings is a crazy exciting time and can also be a considerable expense. Whether ready-to-wear or custom designed, there are so many gorgeous options for metals and gemstones to make your wedding rings uniquely yours. Trust a reputable professional to help you find a metal that works well with your lifestyle and occupation, and gemstones that are the cut, color & clarity you desire. Costs will vary depending on the metals and gemstones chosen, so have a budget in mind and a vision, or pin away some photos of your favorite designs you like for inspiration! You can add special touches and personalization with a unique metal, textured finishes, or custom engraving. Following your nuptials, be sure to continue with basic cleanings and have gemstones checked quarterly for loose or broken settings. Here are a few more tips from wedding jewelers for finding your perfect wedding rings.

TIPS

TIMING

• Discuss with your fiancé if you want matching bands or any other type of personalization.

2 MONTHS BEFORE: Shop for and purchase wedding rings, or decide on ring designs, if choosing custom-made.

• Decide if you want custom designed or ready-to-wear rings. • Always work with a reputable jeweler you can trust. • Ask the jeweler for metal recommendations that are suiting to your job and lifestyle.

1 MONTH BEFORE: Approve or make changes to the 3D prototype, if custom rings, followed by final tweaks. 0-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Pick up rings.

• Have the jeweler explain the cut, color & clarity, so you get the quality of gemstone you desire. • Ask your jeweler about conflict free certification on your gem purchase. • Get tips on cleaning and care, & warranties for replacing stones or the entire ring, in case of loss. • Don't forget to continue getting your settings checked regularly. • Check with your insurance agency to get the rings added to your renters or homeowners policy.

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One of Madison’s Largest Selections of Wedding Bands

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Photographer: Temerity Photography | Coordination, Design + Floral: Mod Bloom Venue: The Eloise | Paper Goods + Signs: LK Bridal Studio Cake + Desserts: Carl's Cakes | Rentals: A La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials WEDPLAN.COM 77


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Photographer: Azena Photography | Coordination, Design + Paper Goods: Sugar River Stationers Venue: The Tinsmith | Floral: Garden Laurels | Cake: Creative Confections by Alicia Russell Rentals: A La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials | Lighting: Celebrations Entertainment WEDPLAN.COM 81


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Photographer: Tim Fitch Photography | Coordination, Design, Rentals + Lighting: Event Essentials Venue: The Grounds | Floral: Flora Designs by Jamae Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design | Cake + Desserts: The Looking Glass Bakery WEDPLAN.COM 85


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Invitations set the tone for your wedding, giving your guests the very first impression of your wedding day. Stationers have the expertise to help with design concepts, paper selection, printing techniques, wording, and suggestions for other coordinating paper goods. Ordering all paper goods upfront can help save you money, so be sure to consider save-the-dates, programs, menus, place cards, signs, and thank you notes as well!

WHAT TO KNOW

TIMING

• Date and times

9-12 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Ceremony and reception addresses

Begin save the date design concept and compile guests’ addresses.

• Directions • Hotel accommodations • Meal choices (if applicable)

8-11 MONTHS BEFORE: Mail save the dates.

• Hosts (parents, couple, combination)

5-6 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Do you want template styles or a custom design?

Meet the stationer to determine style and color options, place order, and begin proofing process.

• Special graphics, custom artwork, or personalized wording, if desired

3 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Ideas, mood board, color palette

Address wedding invitations.

• Quantity needed (number of guests does not equal number of invitations, as couples and families count as one)

8 WEEKS BEFORE:

• How much postage will be needed? (This will depend on envelope size, weight, and how bulky your invitation is. Don’t forget to purchase and apply the return postage on rsvp card.) • Who will assemble and address the envelopes? • Are you interested in having your envelopes printed with addresses? • Are calligraphy services desired? • How will you keep track of RSVPs?

Mail invitations so people have enough time to make travel arrangements and plan their schedules accordingly, particularly during a busy summer season. 6-8 WEEKS BEFORE: Decide on programs, menus, escort cards, favors, and any other signage or day-of accessories. 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Finalize orders for programs and day-of wedding accessories. AFTER THE WEDDING:

See the worksheet section in this guide for stationery wording samples and a checklist of stationery items.

Send thank you cards in a timely manner, giving special thanks to those who were special attendants and for those who traveled to celebrate your day.

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REGISTRY

GIFT GIVING

Your guests won't want to arrive at your wedding empty-handed, so setting up a wedding registry is incredibly important during the wedding planning process. That's why we're breaking down traditional and non-traditional wedding registry options you can set up!

Give thoughtful gifts to family and friends who put time, money, and effort into making your wedding special. You can present the gifts at a luncheon, the rehearsal dinner, or in private. Here are a few ideas to consider, but the options are endless and can be personalized for each individual or matching gifts for all involved.

REGISTRY TIPS • The more you register for, the less chance of duplicate items. • You want to give guests plenty of time to purchase gifts, but don’t register too early as some items may go out of stock. • Don’t discard gift receipts, in case you need to return items. • It has become very common to include registry information on the shower invites as well as the wedding invite. Do so tastefully, in a subtle line of information that does not over power the important information and design. • Today’s wedding websites make for an opportunity to give registry information and links. The choice is yours.

REGISTRY OPTIONS LOCAL: Besides helping your local economy, local stores often carry specialty products not found in national chains. NATIONAL: Out-of-town guests appreciate the convenience of shopping at a store nearby or online. Consider registering at more than one store, offering a variety of price points. ALTERNATIVE: If you and your future spouse feel you have everything you need for your home, consider other registry ideas such as wine subscription, meal kit delivery, home building, and honeymoon funds. CHARITY: Ask your guests to donate to your favorite charity in lieu of gifts.

PARENTS: Wine club membership, Bed & Breakfast stay, restaurant gift cards, collection of photos from the wedding, or a framed print. MAID OF HONOR: The gift you give your maid of honor should reflect the starring role she's played in your life. If you decide on a wedding classic like jewelry or a silver compact, personalize the gift with her name or perhaps a phrase or joke meaningful to your relationship. BEST MAN: Dream up something creative like a day at the golf course, or consider a tried-and-true gift, like a personalized pocket watch or pen. WEDDING PARTY: Jewelry, cuff links, spa treatments, flasks or mugs, clutch purses, a round of golf, cigars, microbrew of the month, specialty soaps, travel bag, tickets to game or event, wristwatch, smart gadgets, themed gift basket, or personalized photo book chronicling your friendship. SHOWER HOSTS: Flower arrangement, potted plant, a box of chocolates, jewelry, specialty soaps, a bottle of wine, a box of cookies or cupcakes. CLOSE FRIENDS AND WEDDING HELPERS: Candlelighters, readers and guest book attendants tend to either be close friends (that aren't in your wedding party) or younger cousins, nieces or nephews. If you're close to your officiant, or you have a friend playing guitar for the ceremony, get something for them as well. A book, nice bottle of wine or a small piece of jewelry are all viable choices for anyone who's playing a special part in your day.

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It's ceremony planning time! A.K.A. the very beginning moment of your newly married life. Whether you choose a house of worship or an outdoor setting, from the backyard to the beach, there are a wide variety of venues in this area and beyond. Make this union uniquely you, whether you choose the traditions and formalities of your religion or culture or add in your style, beliefs, and any desired personal touches that speak to who you are as a couple. Let your personalities shine!

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Capacity? • Rental fee and what’s included? • Who sets up the chairs? • Are changing areas available? • How many weddings do they schedule per day? • Do they have pictures of other weddings set up? • Any restrictions, such as decor, vows & readings, photos & videos? • Any expected remodels or renovations before the wedding?

Consider an Unplugged Wedding, where you can creatively post a request for friends and family to turn off cell phones and cameras, and live in the moment and enjoy your ceremony.

• On-site coordinator present day-of? • Space and electrical outlets for musicians or sound system for recorded music? • Is a sound system and microphones on-site or is an outside company needed? Fees? • Who controls the sound system? • Parking and handicap accessibility? • Restrooms? • Alternate options for outdoor weddings, in case of bad weather? • Insect population if outdoors, and suggestions for control? • Any rentals needed or outside sources?

TIMING 6-18 MONTHS BEFORE: Tour and book your venue. 1 MONTH BEFORE: Have final appointment with site coordinator to solidify final plans. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check in to inform of any last minute details.

THE OPTIONS VOWS: These can be traditional or personally written by the couple, depending on your wishes and any restrictions the officiant may have. READINGS: These can be Bible verses, poems, stories, or something personally written. Check with your officiant on any restrictions; otherwise, personalize as you wish. UNITY: Candle lighting, sand mixing, tree planting, canvas painting, knot tying, puzzle pieces — there are so many cute ideas out there. Make it unique and personal for you as a couple or your new family. IN MEMORY: Many couples think of ways to honor those who have passed, with such ideas as an empty chair with a photo or signage, pictures, candle lighting, a memento added to the bouquet, special flowers, or add anything personal to your story. WEDPLAN.COM 117


OFFICIANTS

THE MARRIAGE LICENSE

Planning the wedding ceremony and reception details are large parts and the most fun, of course. Still, one of the other essential tasks, as well, is to make your union legal with both a marriage license and a marriage certificate. Deciding who will officiate your ceremony is another critical decision. An experienced officiant can help you with the planning, the personalization, and setting the tone for the entire ceremony. If you are thinking of not having an officiant or having a friend or family member do the honors, be sure to check state laws and the county clerk's office for rules or guidelines.

WHEN TO APPLY:

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • How much do they charge and what is included in the fee? • How many weddings do they do in a day? • What does the officiant wear at the ceremony? • Do they have a specific ceremony structure or any restrictions? • How can you incorporate cultural traditions, or how open are they to your ideas? • Do they have any requirements for pre-marital counseling sessions or religious classes? • Is there a backup officiant in case of emergency?

TIMING AFTER THE VENUE IS SCHEDULED: Book officiant. 3-6 MONTHS BEFORE: Discuss the type of ceremony desired. 1-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Apply for the marriage license. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check-in with officiant to verify dates, times, etc. DAY OF: Bring license. 118 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

One or both of the parties must reside at least 30 days in the county of application. The license may be used in any of the 72 Wisconsin counties. Out-of-state residents must apply for a license in the county where the ceremony will take place. Apply at least six calendar days before you need the license issued. Once issued, the license is valid for 30 days.

WHERE TO APPLY: County Clerk's Office

REQUIREMENTS:
 Over 18 years of age—unless with written consent from guardians Both parties must apply in person at the same time Proof of residency (driver’s license, lease, utility bills, a letter with 
postmark over 30 days old) Certified copy of birth certificate (hospital certificate is not a legal document and is not accepted) Photo ID
 and social security number Copy of divorce judgment, marriage annulment, or death certificate from most recent marriage Location and date of marriage Officiant name, title, address & phone number Names, with correct spelling for both parents, including middle names and mother’s maiden name A third person to interpret if one or both of the applicants do not speak English License fees vary from county to county, refer to the county clerk's website for most current information

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Bring the marriage license to the ceremony. Your officiant fills out the license, the witnesses will sign it, and then the officiant sends it to the Register of Deeds in the county where you were married. The marriage license is processed and becomes the marriage certificate.


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The party of your lifetime, where do you begin? You'll want to have date options in mind and consider your budget, style, and the size of the reception, to help you narrow down the venue choices. From a rustic barn, an elegant tent, your favorite restaurant, or winery to a sparkling lakefront or a glam ballroom, decide what ambiance you desire on your wedding day! Here are some tips, a timeline, and questions to ask during your first venue tours before deciding on the final space of your choice.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Know your vision for the reception: venue type, photo inspiration, and ideas. • Know date options, and if any other events are happening locally, that may affect that choice. • Know your estimated guest count.

• Consider special seating for the couple, wedding party & their spouses, parents, and guests. (Sweetheart table, head table, king’s table, unique table patterns throughout) • Do they have a suggested timeline? (Cocktails, dinner, toasts, dance)

• Have an approximate budget in mind. Be sure it is realistic based on your venue choice, menu options, and guest count.

• Is any transportation needed, especially for elderly or disabled, if there is a distance from ceremony area to reception area?

• Can you get a tour of the venue? Bring those who are part of the decision making.

• Are guest rooms on-site or nearby, and is a shuttle service available?

• Capacity?

• Any expected remodels or renovations before the wedding?

• Rental fee and what’s included?

• On-site coordinator present day-of?

• Is there a charge for any extra services such as cake cutting, or alcohol service?

• Space and electrical outlets for musicians, lighting, or extra reception entertainment?

• Any restrictions, like outside catering, use of candles or other decorations, or what can and cannot be brought on-premises?

• Is there an in-house sound system or other AV services, microphone for speeches?

• Do they offer any discounts for off-season or off-days?

• Restrooms?

• Is catering and bar service on-site or are outside vendors needed? • What is wait staff attire? • Are changing areas available or private place to freshen up? • How many weddings do they schedule per day? • Is heating, air conditioning or fans available for barn weddings or tented events? • Do they have pictures of other receptions set up? • What is your vision for table shapes, sizes, and set-ups? • Do they provide the floor plan to plan seating arrangements? • What time can you set up, and when do you need to tear down?

• Parking and handicap accessibility? • Alternate options for outdoor weddings, in case of bad weather? • Insect population, if outdoors, and suggestions for control? • Any rentals needed or outside sources, such as tables, chairs, linens, table settings, dance floor, lighting?

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RECEPTION FOOD OPTIONS

PRE-DANCE RECEPTION TIMELINE

Trust your reception fare to the venue or a professional caterer, as they will have the expertise to know how much food to prepare and will have the proper equipment. You don’t want any added stress for the couple, friends or family members who may try to volunteer for this vast undertaking.

COCKTAILS - 1 HOUR: Depending on the logistics of your wedding, cocktail hour begins immediately following the ceremony if your event is at the same venue, or add the travel time needed to reach the reception.

PLATED: The most formal reception choice, guests are seated, typically at a designated table, and served a plated meal. Entrée options are provided on the response card. Menu cards are often part of the table décor.

GRAND ENTRANCE - 10 MINUTES: The newlyweds are formally introduced to wedding guests. Some couples opt to precede their entrance with an introduction of wedding party members.

BUFFET: Guests can choose their seats and make their way through a buffet line when their table is called. Compare options to decide what is best for your budget and the ambiance of your event.

FIRST DANCE - 5 MINUTES: Keep the energy high by transitioning straight into your first dance with your bride or groom. You can choose to dance for a full song or ask your band or DJ to fade out about two minutes in.

FAMILY-STYLE: Table arrangements can be designated in advance, or guests can choose seats upon their arrival. Food is placed on the table in large serving dishes for the guests to serve themselves.

WELCOME TOASTS - 5 MINUTES: A family member, often the parents of the couple, typically offer a wedding reception welcome toast, thanking guests and inviting everyone to enjoy the meal.

COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES: This can be elegant and trendy. It's best to add this to the evening festivities before the main meal. Choosing this offers an opportunity to mingle with your guests, or it can keep guests busy while the couple is off taking photos. If you choose to only offer hors d'oeuvres without a full meal, be sure to make it clear on your invitation so guests know what to expect. 122 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

INVITATION TO DINNER - 15 MINUTES: Guests are invited to take their seats for dinner.

DINNER - 45 MINUTES: Typically dinner will last about 45 minutes, depending on the meal-service style you choose. WEDDING PARTY TOASTS - 10 MINUTES: In between courses, wedding-party members are usually invited to say a few words. CAKE CUTTING - 10 MINUTES: This tasty event can be after the first dance if the cake needs to be plated for your guests, or shortly after dinner if it is a self-serve station. PHOTO: TWIG & OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY


FESTIVITIES BEYOND THE 'I DO' The celebration begins long before the wedding itself, with a variety of gatherings with family and friends. You can stick with tradition or add your own twists with these preand post-wedding day parties. For the wedding itself, if a day is not enough to spend with those you love, consider creating an agenda of wedding-weekend festivities. ENGAGEMENT PARTY: Whether hosted by parents or the couple, it’s a great way to meet or get reacquainted with new family members before the big day. If you have a wedding party, it is an opportunity for them to get to know each other, and of course to celebrate your engagement! SHOWERS: Family and friends usually host showers, so it is good to discuss with them if you want to go solo or if you both want to be the guests of honor. Wedding showers for the couple are more common than ever before. From themed parties to fun outings, ideas are endless. You can create a gift and alternative wedding registries. LUNCHEONS: This casual gathering can be enjoyed with close friends and family, but is often enjoyed with members of the wedding party, following the fitting of dresses or formalwear. It is also an opportunity to give any gifts to those with a special role in the wedding. BACHELOR/ETTE FESTIVITIES: A fun and casual outing with close friends and family, a bachelor or bachelorette party can be as simple as celebrating at home or local establishment to an exciting weekend destination. You can combine festivities with your soon-to-be spouse or have separate celebrations. WEDDING BREAKFAST: This can be hosted by the couple, friend, or a family member at home or at the hotel where guests are staying. It’s another opportunity to spend time with those dear to you, or for guests who have traveled a distance to celebrate with you. It’s also a great time to go over the day’s agenda.

REHEARSAL DINNER: This meal is held after the ceremony rehearsal and can be as simple as a backyard barbeque or as elaborate as the host wishes. Traditionally this has been hosted by the groom’s parents, but can, of course, be paid for by the couple themselves or someone else close to them. This party usually includes the couple, immediate family, attendants, ceremony officiant (& spouse), special out-of-town guests, or other family or friends that the host chooses to invite. A HIP AFTER PARTY: A casual affair in the hotel bar, a specially created lounge, or at a nearby establishment ensures a little celebration and relaxation with those nearest and dearest, following the reception dinner and dance. BRUNCH: Before your out-of-town guests return home, a post-wedding day brunch is a perfect opportunity for one last gathering, to share your appreciation and say your good-byes. GIFT OPENING: Gifts are usually opened the day after the wedding. Close family and friends enjoy gathering around, visiting once again, and seeing what the couple received. Some couples choose to do their gift opening in private and sometimes even wait until they return from their honeymoon. The choice is yours.

GRATUITIES Your wedding vendors always appreciate tips. Some include gratuity in their bill as a service fee, while others do not.

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MOSQUITO CONTROL FOR OUTDOOR WEDDINGS Outdoor weddings are popular and can make for a picture-perfect event. Just remember, as the sun goes down, the mosquitoes come out, so you need to be prepared. Here are steps you can take and tips to consider. Start by talking with your venue. Tour the land and find out about hot spots, such as tall grasses, thicker foliage, and still water. Plan your festivities accordingly. Also, ask if they have any measures they take or have found successful at their venue. Ask if they will have someone spray the property before your event or if that is your responsibility. If this is your responsibility, check with the mosquito control company in advance to better understand the process and how many applications it will take before your event. You'll want to have them coordinate that schedule with the venue, so the timing is right for both parties. This step is typically the wedding couple's responsibility, but the investment is worth it to keep the pesky mosquito population down for your special event. OPTIONS TO CONSIDER: • Hire a professional to spray the grounds in advance. • Talk to your florist about options in flowers that are known to repel mosquitoes, and incorporate them into your décor. • Buy or design your own citronella candles or have paths of tiki torches around the grounds where guests will be present throughout the evening. • Oscillating fans can also help keep the mosquitoes away and cool your guests on a hot day. • Create baskets with bug sprays to set around the reception area in the evening. Have several different bottles (deet and natural) to allow your guests to choose what type of spray they want to apply. Make sure to assign someone to set those out.

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This beautiful, private, wooded 20-acre setting provides a unique blend of rustic elegance and modern amenities for the perfect wedding experience. The Reception Barn features 300-person capacity, and separate indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces provide two visually stunning options to make your wedding an unforgettable event at one location. • Heat And Air Conditioning • Indoor Restrooms • Bridal Suites • Indoor (Ceremony Barn) and Outdoor (Woods) Ceremony Options • Modern Technology • Beautiful Decorations Included • Full Staffing for Events

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Venue Profile THE WILDERNESS RESORT 511 E. Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells | 608-253-9729 | www.wildernessresort.com Number of event spaces: 3 | Minimum Capacity: Ask for Details | Maximum Capacity: 700 Catering: On-site | Parking: Ample Complimentary Available On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, and Barware Special Features: The Glacier Canyon Conference Center Ballroom rental includes a dressing suite, a gift opening room for the day after the wedding, and a hotel room for the newlyweds on the wedding night. With over 20 years of experience, and spanning over 600 acres in Wisconsin Dells, the Wilderness Resort is the wedding destination of the Midwest. You and your guests will have everything you need to enjoy a wedding day or weekend getaway. The resort is home to Wild Rock Golf Club, Sundara Spa, Glacier Canyon Conference Center, and three different hotels (Wilderness Hotel, Glacier Canyon Lodge, and Wilderness on the Lake). There are restaurants for rehearsal dinners, spa services to calm your nerves, a championship golf course to entertain your guests, lodging, and family-focused amenities and attractions including eight spectacular waterparks. Bringing loved ones together is what Wilderness Resort does best, making it an ideal location to celebrate the joining of two families.



Venue Profile MILFORD HILLS W5670 French Road, Johnson Creek | 920-699-2249 | www.milfordhills.com Total square footage: 4,000 | Number of event spaces: 2 Capacity: 25-225 | Catering: On-site | Parking: On-site Paved Parking Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, Barware Special Features: Dressing rooms, cake cutting service, newly updated audio/visual for slideshows, two ceremony sites, acre pond with wooden bridge and waterfall, on-site lodging, all-inclusive wedding packages, and countryside views. Your happily ever after begins at Milford Hills. Located between Madison and Milwaukee, Milford Hills is a short drive through the countryside, just 10 minutes off the interstate. This beautiful venue is situated on 500 acres, with stunning, picturesque views of gentle rolling hills covered in feathered switchgrass, grain sorghum, and corn. Upon entering the Clubhouse, you are greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere of elegant rustic dĂŠcor. Exposed pine timbers and beams, half log siding, authentic elkhorn, vintage chandeliers, and fieldstone fireplaces that embrace the ambiance of the Wisconsin Northwoods. With floor to ceiling windows, breathtaking views await you on the north side of the Clubhouse. Step outside onto the wrap-around deck and follow the stamped concrete path to the wooden arbor, their primary ceremony site, to immerse yourself in the entire scenery of the property.

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Beautiful Beginnings at Bishops Bay

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Weddings at the Winery At Cambridge Winery, our staff is dedicated to helping you and your family create unforgettable memories in extraordinary spaces, a true Wisconsin winery wedding experience.

Seating for up to 300 guests . Vineyard ceremony location with gazebo Indoor reception location (also used as back up for ceremony) Onsite Day of Coordinator . All tables and chairs for reception In-house executive catering options . Full-Bar options All amenities included! Reception location that is modern, flexible & spacious On-site complimentary parking

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HOST YOUR WEDDING WITH US AND HAVE THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME!

The Sheraton Madison will help you create and define an unforgettable signature event for up to 350 guests. Our team is committed to providing a unique experience with an emphasis on hospitality and cuisine.

Mention this ad and receive a complimentary toast for your reception. 608-251-8399 weddings@sheratonmadison.com 706 John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53713

Offer valid on events reserved by December 31, 2021, and will take place on or before December 31, 2022. Additional restrictions may apply. Pricing is based on availability and subject to change. Must mention this ad at the time of booking and be noted in the contract. New bookings only.


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Our banquet facility seats up to 400 and boasts an extensive banquet menu and full-service bar. The outdoor patio and wedding gazebo overlook our beautiful golf course. Our 62 room hotel offers nicely appointed suites and an indoor waterpark.

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Choosing The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club as your wedding venue ensures that you and your guests will be taken care of throughout your wedding celebration - from check-in to check-out. With over 370 guest rooms, 27,000 square feet of event space, private dining options, and an in-house culinary team, our hotel has everything you need for the wedding of your dreams (including cozy beds to dream in). Say "yes!" to no stress. Our expert wedding team is here to help you craft the perfect proposal for your big day.

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Wisconsin Masonic Center 950 seat auditorium | 450 seat ballroom

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Conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Madison in historic Columbus, our meticulously maintained golf course provides the perfect backdrop for your most memorable day. Our elegant dining room is adorned with champagne Chiavari chairs and seating for up to 250 guests. Our experienced culinary team and wedding coordinators will handle the details, and make it easy for you to enjoy your day with family and friends. Contact us to set up your tour today!

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The Loft At 132 is a gorgeous wedding and event space located in downtown Sun Prairie, just minutes away from Madison. It has been designed to bring big dreams & bold imaginations to life. Large or small, elegant or casual, indoor or outdoor, The Loft At 132 has the ability to transform itself into the perfect space to accommodate any style and need. Beautiful Outdoor Rooftop Bar Bartending service provided Maximum capacity is 300 Maison Meridith Photography

132 Market Street, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590 hello @ theloftat132.com 608.235.9506

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The reputable Madison Marriott West is a full-service, ten story atrium hotel, featuring a cascading waterfall that offers our guests a relaxed atmosphere combined with the highest level of customer service. Whether a grand, lavish wedding or an intimate affair, the Madison Marriott West has flexible spaces, world-class amenities, and expert planners to bring any wedding to life seamlessly.

MARRIOTT MADISON WEST @MADISONMARRIOTT

1313 John Q Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI | Marriott.com/msnwe |

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MAKE YOUR WEDDING

From architectural elegance to rustic charm, our venues reflect a legacy of style and taste – more than a century in the making.

Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters, Downtown Madison

Wade House, Greenbush

Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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to the new DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East! We vow to provide you and your guests with the utmost care and support during your special events. From wedding venue to rehearsal dinner, bridal showers or a block of guestrooms, we’re at your service. 9,563 square feet of event space for up to 225 seated guests Space is easily configured to accommodate groups of all sizes Premier catering service with packages to fit every budget On-site accommodations for you and your guests Hilton EventReady with CleanStay

doubletreemadisoneast.com DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East 4402 East Washington Ave | Madison, WI 53704 Tel: (608) 244-4703 | DoubleTreeEvents@ncghotels.com


12815 River Drive, Viola, WI

Chapters Horizon

Book a tour!

608-553-0556

A beautiful, private 95-acre event venue located in the heart of Viola, offering the complete experience for your special day. Multiple on-site ceremony options, including a beautiful landscaped pond with beach and a four seasons facility, newly updated. Heating & Air Conditioning | Catering Prep Area | Handicap Accessibility | WIFI Full Service Bar on Main Level | Upstairs Lounge Bar | Small Apple Orchard Outside Deck with Sectional Seating & Gas Fire Pits | Large Lighted Parking Lot

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Historic settings and flourishing gardens amidst an English-style country estate

Oshkosh, Wisconsin www.thepaine.org

Photographs by Essence Wedding Dresses, Weston Imaging Group, Hillary Quella Photography and Scott Shigley


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Modern | Elegant | Romantic | Breathtaking Step outside of the city to enjoy the tranquility and romance of the country. Nestled into the countryside, The Eloise sits along a picturesque forest and is the ideal landscape for outdoor ceremonies and pictures. The Eloise’s blank canvas and simple elegance allow for your unique style to shine through on your wedding day. Inside, white walls, gold accents, and large windows bring in a ton of natural light. I N DOO R + OUTDOO R CER EMO NY O PTIO NS R ECEPTIO N SPACE FO R 250 I N - HOUSE BAR SERVICE TWO GETTI NG R EADY SU ITES

Mount Horeb | 6O8- 33 8- 3 6 1 O theeloiseevents.com | info@theeloiseevents.com

the perfect mix of vintage and modern style N3677 Roche Road, Columbus

farminbettys.com

(414) 899-5311

info@farminbettys.com

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THE MADISON C LU B Just blocks from the Capitol, surrounded by downtown hotels and overlooking Lake Monona, the Madison Club offers an elegant and timeless location for your wedding. From award-winning cuisine and historic architecture with modern flair to full service customized offerings, their mission is to create beautiful one of a kind wedding stories. The Madison Club offers packages which include membership for intimate weddings with 50 or less guests to standard weddings with space up to 240. Contact us to find out why we’re rated as one of the best wedding venues in Madison. 5 E. WILSON ST. MADISON, WI | MADISONCLUB.ORG | 608.255.4653 | SALES@MADISONCLUB.ORG

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eddings 600 WATER ST. SAUK CITY, WI | 608.370.7977 |

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alk down a lush natural aisle by a cascading fountain, exchange vows under the shade of a majestic oak and celebrate the most important day of your life in the rustic elegance of the Barn at Sugarland.

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Once in a lifetime to happily ever after... Receptions • Rehearsals • Parties • Showers • Ceremonies ■ ■ ■

Seating for up to 220 On-site event coordinator In-house catering

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157 Elegant guest rooms Full customized bar service Dedicated staff

1109 Fourier Dr., Madison | 608-826-0500 | kkjome@wiscohotels.com | wiscohotels.com

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Leaning Tree Photography

Beautiful building in park setting

Receptions, Rehearsal Food catered Dinners, Showers & More! or bring your own

Flexible arrangements

333 South Madison Street, Waunakee | 608-850-5992 www.waunakee.com/villagecenter

It’s your time to Celebrate! •Seating for up to 250 •Onsite Catering •Day of Event Coordinator •Hilton EventReady with CleanStay

1801 Deming Way | In Greenway Station Judy Zeman | (608) 831-2220 JZeman@ncghotels.com ncghotels.com/hgiweddings

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Iron Amethyst Inn Relax. Reconnect. Indulge.

visit www.ironamethyst.com

Ceremony | Reception | Dinner Party | Bridal Shower | Bachelor or Bachelorette Gatherings The Gardens & Pergola | Carriage House Room | Speakeasy | Up to 200 guests under the Pergola Wedding Night or Mini-Moon | B&B Guest Rooms | Outside Catering Allowed | In House Bar Services

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Because in your dreams, every detail matters

• Beautiful ballroom with seating for up to 300 guests • Five scenic, wooded acres with large outdoor patio • Private catering & beverage service allowed • Bridal suite with private restroom

• Option to book entire weekend for nominal fee

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Minutes from Madison, Lake Windsor Country Club is the ideal setting for your wedding, corporate, or social events. With stunning views of the championship golf course and secluded location, your guests will delight in a private club experience. Elegant yet understated decor throughout, you’ll find that little else is needed to set the stage for an unforgettable event.

Maximum Seating 400 | Award Winning Venue 4628 Golf Drive, Windsor, Wisconsin 53598 608.846.4711 | lakewindsor.com

The Angel’s Den Reception Hall

(part of the Chapel of the Archangels complex)

Double “J” Photography

• Modern Reception facility directly below the amazing sanctuary • Seating for 235 guests • Full bar and dance floor • Choose any caterer or have a potluck! • Choose any DJ! • Affordable rates with no minimums See more information about Chapel of the Archangels Ceremony Site under the Ceremony Sites section.

839 Madison St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916 • (920)356-1900 • info@chapelofthearchangels.com www.chapelofthearchangels.com

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Beautiful Spaces PHOTO: DUTCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

for you and your guests Treat your loved ones to our beautiful, natural light-filled rooms and spaces in two modern/industrial buildings — Ironworks and Brassworks. Both buildings showcase their industrial histories with unique interiors. On-site catering and beverage service available.

goodmancenter.org/rooms 214 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704

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NEW GLARUS

A Natural Setting

Natural Intuition Photography

www.thegroundsnewglarus.com | info@thegroundsnewglarus.com

HOLIDAY INN AT THE AMERICAN CENTER 5109 West Terrace Drive, Madison, WI 608-249-4220 | holidayinn.com/madisonwi Includes: 2500 Sq. Ft. Ballroom, Event Manager, Tables, Chairs, China, Glassware, Dancefloor, White Table Linens, Napkins, Complimentary Centerpieces, LCD Projector and Screen. Special Features: Easy access off I-90/94, discounted hotel rooms, pre-function area for cocktail reception with floor to ceiling windows, outdoor patio, and chandelier-lit ballroom. Let the professionals at the Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center help you celebrate your special day! Specializing in elegant events for up to 200 guests in their chandelier-lit ballroom, their attention to detail will assure that all your expectations are exceeded. You and your guests can relax in one of their deluxe guestrooms, enjoy the indoor pool or gather in Geier’s Grill and Lounge. Allow them to take care of the details while you enjoy your wedding day! They offer ample complimentary parking, luxurious guest rooms with a restaurant and bar on-site.

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Rustic meets elegance at the Landing, the Lone Girl’s beautiful new event space, seating 120 people with rooftop access and private bar. 114 E. Main Street, Waunakee, WI | (608) 850-7175 www.thelonegirl.com | party@thelonegirl.com

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Fully renovated, historic building Year-round use: riverfront patio or theater River-level reception hall and vintage bowling lanes Lovely dining rooms and two kitchens

The perfect space for your next event. Book today: events.doxamadison.com (808) 280-7880

211 S. Water Street East, Fort Atkinson, WI 920-568-1720 | www.fortatkinsonclub.org FortAtkinsonClub

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

A distinguished and unique venue to remember Intimate historic house weddings Elegant garden weddings and receptions

photo courtesy of Kassie Ana Photograp hy

(608) 987-3292 www.ShakeRagAlley.org 18 Shake Rag Street, Mineral Point

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If you're planning to have family and friends who will be traveling from out of town to celebrate with you on your beautiful wedding day, you will want to be sure to make them feel welcome and special throughout their entire stay. Blocks of hotel rooms are necessary for their overnight accommodations, and possibly even for local guests who want to be a part of the weekend festivities. Providing special welcome baskets or goodie bags from local merchandise, a guidebook with points of interest, weekend itineraries, gift cards, and a personal thank you note are a perfect touch to make your guests feel extra loved and welcome. We've rounded up several tips below on planning your wedding guest accommodations.

PLANNING FOR GUESTS • To help your guests make plans far enough in advance, start with a save the-date card, or a unique photo or video post. • Help guests get informed and stay connected regarding the wedding details by including relevant information in the invitation ensemble, as well as on your own personal wedding website. • Area hotels offer special group rates, but beware of peak seasons and other local events that may hinder availability. • Consider offering a few different hotel options at various price points; however, if you want guests close throughout the weekend, be sure to mention where you will be staying. • Ask the hotel about discounts and incentives regarding a suite for your wedding night, blocks of rooms for your guests, shuttle service, and hospitality areas for a welcome reception, post wedding brunch, or gift opening party. • Ask the hotel about their hold policies, regarding maximums or minimums, and when they will be released if not reserved. • Are there any special guests that you want to cover the costs of their hotel stay? • Is there a fee for parking? • Consider including some of your out-of town guests in additional gatherings. • In a formal reception, with planned seating arrangements, place guests in comfortable situations. 164 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

• Don’t forget special arrangements, menus, or activities if children are attending. • Consider additional options such as a photo booth, caricature artist, live entertainment, or other added fun to keep your guests entertained between the ceremony and reception. • Consider “emergency essentials” baskets in reception restrooms for your guests’ convenience. • Be aware and attempt to accommodate those with special dietary needs. • Handwritten thank you notes following the wedding day are still proper etiquette and should be sent in a timely manner.

TIMING 12 MONTHS BEFORE: Book block of rooms. 8 MONTHS BEFORE: Include block information on save-thedates or wedding website. 3-4 MONTHS BEFORE: Start monitoring the hotel block on a weekly or monthly basis so you can adjust the number and type of rooms set aside if necessary. 1-2 DAYS BEFORE: Drop off guest welcome bags for the hotel to distribute.


CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON MADISON’S E AST SIDE

Shuttle Service Packages | Discounted Group Wedding Blocks Personalized online booking link | Rehearsal Dinner or Gift Opening event space Fairfield Inn & Hampton Inn Complimentary Breakfast | Courtyard Bistro Café & Lounge One Group Wedding Coordinator for all three properties

Contact Mandy Bublitz, Group Sales Manager | mbublitz@banyan-ig.com | 608-661-8100


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Food and drinks will be the highlight of the celebration and will be the most significant investment for your wedding. There are plenty of tasty options, from traditional familystyle meals, plated sit-down dinners and buffets, to unique food trucks and interactive themed stations. Couples are looking to provide that ultimate guest experience through a variety of culinary options and cocktails. Frosé, or wine tasting bar, anyone? Cultural delicacies, family recipes, signature cocktails, chef-attended food stations, pig roasts, and late-night snacks are just a few options when planning to hire your wedding caterer!

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• You will want to know your date, venue, number of guests, budget, menu ideas special recipe requests, or options for kids, vegans, or gluten-free.

1 YEAR OR MORE BEFORE: Initial consultation

• Will everything be in one meal or do you need any food for the couple and wedding party before the wedding, hors d'oeuvres for cocktail hour, or any late-night snacks? • Is the caterer in-house, or do you hire your own? • Is there a tasting, and if so, how many people can attend? • Who provides drinks, bar, and bartenders? • Will you have an open bar, limited bar, or any signature cocktails? • Any restrictions on what is brought on site?

SHORTLY AFTER CONSULTATION: Sampling appointment 4 MONTHS OR MORE BEFORE: Book caterer. 3 MONTHS BEFORE: Determine event prices with your caterer. 2 MONTHS BEFORE: Verify cost, taking into account updates in availability and seasonal fluctuations. 1-2 WEEKS BEFORE: Turn in absolute final guest count. 2-7 DAYS BEFORE: Make the final payment.

• What are the pricing options, service charges, gratuities, and payment terms? • What is included, and are there any extra charges for delivery, tables, chairs, tableware, cake cutting, or alcohol service? • Will there be a water or coffee station available? • What staff will be present, and what is their attire? • Who will be the point person at the event itself? • Which wedding vendors will be present during the meal and will need to be included in the guest count? • Who takes care of set-up, busing tables, and clean-up? Is this included in the service charge or an additional cost? WEDPLAN.COM 167


UNIQUE FOOD IDEAS PICNIC OR RELAXED COOKOUT: Perfect for a casual wedding, consider picnic fare, cookout, or a pig roast. If served outdoors, don’t forget to consider ways to keep critters from enjoying your food as well. FOOD STATIONS: Food stations are minibuffets, with each offering something special, such as a meat carving station, pasta or potato bar, dessert station, or an ethnic or themed station. These are fun alternatives that can cater to your tastes, and offer a variety of options for your guests! FOOD CARTS & TRUCKS: Food carts and trucks are relatively new to the wedding scene and can add some fun to your event. You may consider sliders, cheese curds, or popcorn, to name a few. Just be sure to know what your venue will allow on-site, and that there is space available. You can provide a variety of options to make it a meal or have late-night snacks available during the dance.

GRAZING BOARDS: Grazing tables are ideal if you’re looking for buffet-style vibes with a more decadent alternative to a buffet, using high-quality ingredients and striking styling to create a delectable dining experience for guests. This option is a great catering route since you can mix, match, and customize the tables to your heart’s content. Think platters of meats, veggies, fruits, crackers, and fermented foods arranged in a casual yet thoughtful way.

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SIGNATURE COCKTAILS: Consider adding something extra unique and fun to your affair with your own signature cocktails. Signature wedding cocktails can take some heat off of the bar and waitstaff because they can be premade in batches, which will also cut down on long bar lines. Plus, they are delicious!

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REFRESHING BEVERAGE STATION: Why not keep the refreshments flowing, especially if your wedding is outside and during one of the warm months? While the ceremony might not be the first setting that comes to mind when you think of ‘wedding catering,’ it’s a thoughtful addition that’ll leave your guests pleasantly surprised—and hydrated. To make them unique, you could tailor your beverages to your culture, hometown, or childhood favorites, but aim for light and refreshing.

A NOD TO YOUR HERITAGE: Honoring your city, region, or family heritage in your menu creation can be a fun and interesting experience for your guests. Whether you are celebrating Chinese traditions or southern customs, it’s easy to marry cultures on your menu. This can be as involved as crafting the entire menu or selecting a few key elements such as appetizers or a cultural dessert.


Vendor Spotlight THE INTERNATIONAL CATERING COLLECTIVE 709 Atlas Ave., Madison | 608-222-1267 meltedmadison.com | tacolocal.com | international-madison.com | gaylordcatering.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: Our services for weddings range from high end catering through The International Catering Company to classic catering with Gaylord Catering, all the way to casual catering with our food truck companies Melted and Taco Local. We have all the resources to make your day truly anything you desire, with chefdesigned menus and options for every style and budget. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHERS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? With 60 years of serving Madison with Gaylord and our newer catering companies’ fresh perspective, we can offer something many companies don’t have; experience with a new and modern twist. We are here to help with every facet of your wedding day and give

advice, referrals, and even help with color schemes. Whether you want culturally diverse food stations, a classic wedding buffet, or a specially designed late night snack, we are here to make it happen. We want your wedding to be everything you imagined, right down to the detailing of the hor d’oeuvres. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY? It’s truly an honor to be a part of a day designed to celebrate the love two people share. We get just as excited about our bride’s and groom’s days as their families, and we love seeing the result of the months of planning as their days finally unfold. The joy we get to experience being on the sidelines and watching as people come together to celebrate makes all the work put into the meals worth every second.

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THE LOOKING GLASS BAKERY


Wedding cakes can be an artistic masterpiece with different shapes, sizes, accents, and of course, decadent cake flavors and icing options! Today's couples are also creating dessert stations by adding in other sweets & treats, while still allowing for the wedding cake to be a gorgeous focal point. When choosing the looks and tastes of your wedding desserts, have some fun by playing off a particular hobby or passion; or you can be creative by considering the season, the theme or mood, your color palette, and of course, your taste buds!

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• Make sure your baker is licensed.

6-9 MONTHS BEFORE: Book your baker - book on the earlier side if your wedding is during a peak time.

• Does the baker offer a tasting, and how many guests can attend? • Do they have pictures of their creations? • How many weddings do they book on a weekend?

6 MONTHS BEFORE: Visit your baker for a design consultation.

• How far in advance do they make the cake, and how does that affect the taste?

2 WEEKS BEFORE: Give the final guest count to your baker and verify all details.

• Do they offer vegan or gluten-free options?

OPTIONS

• How large is a serving size? • How big of a cake or how many dessert pieces will you need? • Who provides the cake knives? • Decide who will be cutting the cake and if you want to do the traditional cutting of the first piece. • Will flowers or other decorative pieces be added to the cake or dessert display, and by whom? • Do you need cake stands, decorative dessert trays, display table or buffet? • Is there an additional fee for delivery and set up?

SIZE Cake and desserts are priced per serving, so know how many you need to serve. SHAPE Come with ideas in mind or let your cake designer be creative with an edible masterpiece. FLAVORS & FILLINGS Visit bakers for tastings to help you decide on something you love or that may be popular with your guests. FROSTING Buttercream, whipped cream, rolled fondant...explore your options.

• Is there anything that needs to be returned, and when?

DECORATIONS Additional accents such as flowers, cake jewelry, ribbon, hand-paintings, geodes, a special cake topper, or any additional decor for the entire display?

• Do you plan to freeze the top cake layer for your anniversary? Discuss with the baker, as some give suggestions while others will make a fresh cake later.

STANDS Consider buying or renting a cake stand or dessert trays to add elegance or uniqueness to your display.

• Ask about pricing, deposit, or payment schedule.

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dessertgallery RENTALS A La Crate Rentals Event Essentials VENUE The Lageret

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CARL'S CAKES


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CARL'S CAKES


GIGI'S CUPCAKES

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Winner or Finalist for WI Bride Magazine’s ‘Best Cakes’ from 2010-2020

Schedule a private tasting for up to 4 people

CRAIG’S cake shop

604 W. Verona Ave. Verona, Wisconsin craigscakeshop.com 608.848.6331

All Buttercream Custom Designs Cakes, cupcakes, and other small desserts


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Hilldale Mall • 554 N. Midvale Blvd • Madison, WI 608-661-PINK (7465) • cupcakes@gigismadison.com

Madison (West) 7414 Mineral Point Rd Madison, WI 53717 (608) 949-9370 NothingBundtCakes.com 12/31/2021

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Coordination + Photography: Zelora Images Photography | Venue: Lake Windsor Country Club Floral: Blooms by Brandi | Cake: Craig's Cake Shop | Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design Gown: Vera's House of Bridals | Hair + Makeup: AB On Site Beauty Rentals: A La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials | Model: Brittani Baynard WEDPLAN.COM 193


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Photographer: Blu Moose Photography | Venue: The Octagon Barn Coordination: Simply Unveiled Weddings and Events | Floral: Sunborn Gardens Rentals: Event Essentials | Hair: Be Inspired Salon | Models: Natalie & Carter Klass WEDPLAN.COM 195


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Photography + Videography: Larissa Marie Photography | Venue: Tyrol Basin Coordination: Vintage Valley Events | Floral: Sunborn Gardens Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design | Hair + Makeup: Lovely Elegance Hair and Makeup Sweets: The Looking Glass Bakery | Rentals: A La Crate Rentals

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Photographer: Larissa Marie | Coordinator: Copper Feather Events | Table Design: Michael Ferguson Venue: The Tinsmith | Floral: Flora Designs by Jamae | Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes Catering: International/Taco Local | Rentals: Chance Productions, A La Crate Rentals Lighting: Chance Productions | Officiant: Koru Ceremony | Men's Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Ladies Attire: Foote Studio | Hair: Wildflower Hair Studio | Signs + Lettering: A Bushel + a Peck


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Design, Planning + Coordination: HUE by Sarah Davidson | Venue: Harvest Moon Pond Photographer: Tim Fitch Photography | Videography: Paul Gero | Floral: daffodil*parker Arch + Rentals: Chance Productions | Rentals: A La Crate Rentals | Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design Catering: Salvatore's Tomato Pies-Sun Prairie | Silent Disco: Celebrations Entertainment 201 Attire: Moments to Cherish Bridals | Models: Carrie Brick + Noah Hockett


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Photographer: Brittany Eitsert Photography | Styling, Coordination + Florals: Evoke Chancy Floral Venue: B's Place LLC | Makeup: Makeup by Amber Rae | Hair: Salon on George Videographer: Alpha Digital Pro | Gown + Men's Suits: Charlotte's Bridal + Formal Wear Cake: Laura's Baking Delights | Rentals: Resource Vintage Rental Paper Goods: Unmeasured Events | Longhorn Design: WanderlustWEDPLAN.COM Skulls 203


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Photographer: Westrum Photographs | Coordinator: Olive Branch Events Co. | Venue: The Eloise Florals: Sunborn Gardens | Rentals: Velvet Rentals | Cake: The Baked Lab Gown: Marah’s Elegant Bridal | Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse Hair + Makeup: Lovely Elegance Hair and Makeup | Earrings: Loop Earring Co. Caterer: Blue Bowl Recipes | Signage: The Crafty Peach WEDPLAN.COM 205


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Photographer: Generations | Coordination: Midwestern Bride | Venue: The Tinsmith Gowns: Alyssa Kristin | Hair + Makeup: Lovely Elegance | Rings: SOHA Diamond Co. Floral: Generations | Rentals: Chance Productions | Linens + Chargers: BBJ Linen 207 Caterer: Blue Plate Catering | Sweets: The Missing Pastry | Artist: IvyWEDPLAN.COM Illustrates


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Photographer: Natural Intuition Photography | Venue: The Grounds Picnic For Two: Fromagination | Furniture + Styling: A La Crate Rentals Glamping Tents: Event Essentials WEDPLAN.COM 209


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Photographer: Phoenix & Rose Photography Co. | Venue: Memorial Union Stardust Dress: Natalie Wynn | Floral: Mod Bloom Hair + Makeup: Glam on the Go by Heather Nicole Models: Julia Schiller and Francisco Jose Almenara-Dumur

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Photographer: Janelle Rose Photography | Venue: Ellsworth Block | Styling: Elevate Events Rentals: Event Essentials | Linens: BBJ Linen | Gown: Strike Bridal Bar Veil: Brandi's Bridal Galleria, Etc. | Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design | Rings: Soha Diamond Co. Floral: daffodil*parker | Hair + Makeup: Arch Apothecary | Model: The Rock Agency WEDPLAN.COM 213


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Photography, Planning + Coordinating: Copper Antler Photography Venue, Planning + Coordinating: The Octagon Barn | Rentals: Velvet Rentals | Floral: B-Style Floral Dessert: The Looking Glass Bakery | Jewelry: Victoria Sterling | Plates: Wilson Creek Pottery Gown: Rooted & Revived | Hair + Makeup: The Posh Beauty Bar | Paper Goods: A Bushel + A Peck WEDPLAN.COM 215 Men's Attire: Amazon | Models: Ashley + Andy Straka


rentals & design

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From pretty tables, linens, and dinnerware to the special touches of signage, lounge furniture and specialty lighting, area rental companies and event designers have what you need. They can help create the look you desire that is truly your own. Whether you’re starting with a blank canvas and need a canopy or a tent for an outdoor affair or want to curate your own unique spaces within your reception space with chic draping, you can mix it up, express your style, and be creative, giving your guests the ultimate experience! From classic or modern to rustic, industrial, or boho, the options abound!

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Know what your ceremony & reception venues already provide. • What are your essential rental needs, and what extra design elements do you wish to incorporate? • Have a mood board & color palette to express the overall vision, and look to your event designer for advice on how you can enhance this vision or how to revise it to stay within budget. • Compare your wants and needs to your budget and decide what is most important.

THE OPTIONS Arches

Draping

Audio/visual

Flatware

Candelabras

Food service

Cardholders

Furniture

Centerpieces

Lighting

Chair covers

Linens

Chairs

Napkins

Dance floor

Restrooms

Decor

Signage

Dinnerware

Tables

Drinkware

Tents

• Have a guest count for ordering tables, chairs, and dinnerware. • Who will deliver, set up, decorate, tear down, & return items; what additional fees would be involved? • Be sure to order extra pieces when it comes to dinnerware or glassware to be sure you have enough and in case of accidents. • Find out the fee for broken or missing items. CREATIVE LOOKS STUDIO

TIMING 9-12 MONTHS BEFORE: Book a reservation and pick out chairs, tent size, and some of the larger, sought after products.

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6 MONTHS BEFORE: Make the final order. 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Make final tweaks.

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Vendor Spotlight EVENT ESSENTIALS 6485 Blanchar’s Crossing, Windsor | 608-846-5004 | www.eventessentials.com

TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: At Event Essentials, we are an event rental company equipped with almost anything you need to host your celebration, big or small! From our humble start in 1954 renting general tools and other equipment as a division of AtoZrentals, the business has grown to serve the needs of weddings, event planners, corporate and community events, galas, graduations, and a variety of other events. Our family-owned business prides ourselves on honesty, liability, and the ability to help our clients produce the event experience they’ve always dreamed of! We are dedicated to being the #1 provider of event rentals and services for the Madison area and beyond. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHERS WITHIN YOUR INDUSTRY: We have an extensive inventory spanning from tents and flooring to tables and chairs, linens,

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tableware, catering equipment, furniture, draping, and so much more. Our wide variety of equipment fulfills any need to produce an event no matter the style or size! At Event Essentials, we strive to provide creative, expert planning, reliable turnkey service, along with trendsetting, high-quality products. It is an honor for us to be entrusted with details of such a special event for our couples. No matter how involved or uninvolved we are with each event, it’s a pleasure to contribute to each experience in a way that is best suited for our individual couples! ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? We’re excited to learn more about your upcoming wedding and how Event Essentials may be able to serve you and your partner best.


Let us help you set the bar for your wedding! www.simplyglamorousrentals.com | (608) 909-1489 Š Twig & Olive Photography






608-643-3321

SAUK CITY, WISCONSIN

Paisley Blue Photography

TENTS

TABLES

CHAIRS

LINENS

DANCE FLOORS

SO MUCH MORE

Any Indoor or Outdoor Activity! Portable Restroom Services

Weddings Graduations Anniversaries and Parties

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$10 OFF

ANY ORDER OF $100 OR MORE

Pierson Creative

(608) 556-4432 | rusticaccentsrentals.com | email: rusticaccentsrentals@gmail.com

Rustic Rentals • Tents • Decorative Lighting • Dance Floors • Portable Restrooms and Sinks French Window Sidewalls • Tables and Linens • White Folding Chairs • Wedding Arches and More! Decoration Specialist and Wedding Planner on staff.

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Gorgeous blooms can make the look of your wedding day when you work with a floral designer that understands your vision and helps you to enhance it! Schedule a consult and come with your ideas and color palette in mind, but be open to the advice and creativity of the floral expert. They can help you with bloom selections and suggest other rental décor items to help with ceremony and reception designs that stay within your budget. We know today's wedding couples want a unique experience and atmosphere for their guests, so feel free to think outside the box and create an event that is truly you.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• Is there a fee for a consultation? This can be well worth it for their time in consulting, brainstorming, and creating an estimate.

12–18 MONTHS BEFORE: Schedule an initial consultation, as florists book over a year in advance for specific dates.

• Know your general vision and color palette. • Bring photos to your consultation of other wedding elements such as venues, attire, stationery, or any decorative pieces, to help match a certain look or style. • Does the season affect the flower options you are considering? • Know for whom you need floral for: the couple, parents, attendants, and special guests. There is a basic checklist in the worksheets section of this publication. • Know where you may want flowers for the ceremony and reception. • Ask the florist if he or she has any suggestions to achieve the look you are going for while staying within your budget. Decide if you are willing to go above your budget to get what you want. • Ask if they do all the delivery, set up, pinning on of boutonnieres, moving items between locations, and what needs to be picked up or returned. Discuss set up and tear down times, return policy, and all fees involved. • Do they offer any rental items that could add special touches to the event? • Discuss substitutions and pricing differences for any flowers that may be out of season or become unavailable through the wholesaler.

6–8 WEEKS BEFORE: Schedule a follow-up meeting to tie up loose ends before the flowers are ordered. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check-in with any final details and to verify your order.

POPULAR BLOOMS Peonies Garden Roses Ranunculus Roses Lisianthus Dahlias Hydrangeas Astilbe Proteas Anemones

POPULAR GREENERY Seeded Eucalyptus Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Monstera Leaves Olive Branches Succulents Ivy Fern Air Plant Dusty Miller Lacy Jasmine Vine

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RENTALS A La Crate Rentals Event Essentials VENUE The Lageret

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Simply Moments Photography


www.simplyglamorousdesigns.com | (608) 909-1489 Wedding & Event ~ Floral & Rentals


reliably unexpected, thoughtfully curated event design www.evokechancyfloral.com

Rachel Traxler Photography


(608) 845 - 6952 ga rd e n l a u re l s . co m d o n n a sa ge rg l @td s . n et

Mount Horeb, WI 608-509-2261 www.victoriasgardenmh.com

victoriasgardenmthoreb@gmail.com Local, organic f lowers supplied by Blossom and Bee Flower Farm. Thanks Opia Photo Company for the gorgeous picture.

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Event s and Floral

Dave Stremikis Photography

608.845.7888

1001 Solar Court, Verona | www.surroundingsEF.com

@surroundingsEF.com

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Rachel Heidorn 3801 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 1391foodsvcmgr@hy-vee.com • (608) 244-4696 Cassie Coria 675 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 1392cateringmgr @ hy-vee.com • (608) 277-6735 Scot t Ellingboe A IFD,CFD 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719 1184Floralmgr@hy-vee.com • 608-273-5121

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205 S. Main St., Verona, WI

608 . 290 . 5138 modbloom.net Janesville, Wisconsin

Events | Floral | Planning

Becky Stephens of Rivka Photography

Caynay Photo

608-497-3277 www.bloomsverona.com

Fun | Experienced | Local 608.795.9824 bstylefloralevents.com

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photography

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Your photographs will be your most valued wedding heirloom that you'll look back on years from now, reminiscing about your favorite wedding day moments. There is nothing like the work of a photographer who is a true artist; so, do not leave your wedding day photography to an amateur. Find a wedding photographer with the right style and personality that matches you as a couple.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • What photography style do you desire?

• Know the timeline of your day.

• Have a budget in mind; however, this is an important time to consider quality and personality over price, as they will be with you throughout the celebration, and you want to be elated with the end results.

• Discuss ahead of time what you want shot and any special requests.

• Understand what is included, such as time, number of photographers, length of coverage, equipment, photo rights, amount of editing, and end products. This will help you compare fees as well. • Does the photographer have samples of photography they’ve done at your venue? • Are there any shoot locations you have in mind, or any the photographer would like to suggest? • Do you want digital images, prints, albums, or a combination? Ask about a la carte or package options. • Know what is included in your package, the number of shooters, what events will be covered, cancellation policies, overtime fees, etc. • Does your photographer have a backup plan in case an emergency arises, and they cannot make it on your wedding day? • Will you have rights to the digital files? When you pay for a photographer, you pay for the creation of photography, not always the copyrights. • Do they have errors and omissions insurance as well as comprehensive liability insurance to cover any problems with your photos? • How long will it take to get your proofs, edited files, and final prints?

• Does the photographer do pre- or post-wedding shots with the couple to allow more time at the actual event to enjoy the guests and festivities? • Are there any family dynamics the photographer should be aware of? • Do you want an unplugged ceremony? If so, make it known by sign or announcement that you prefer your guests sit back and enjoy the ceremony. This leaves the photography to the professional and is less distracting to the couple and other guests. • For wedding day snapshots, do you want social media hashtags, filters, a wedding app, or other certain places you want them shared?

TIMING IMMEDIATELY AFTER ENGAGEMENT: Book photography services & engagement photo session with enough time to use photos in save the dates, wedding websites, and announcements. 1 MONTH BEFORE: Contact photographer to go over timeline and any new details, discuss how family portraits and other group shots will be handled, verify date, time, and location particulars. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Final check-in to confirm all information and trade emergency phone numbers.

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PHOTOGRAPHY STYLES

DIGITAL OR FILM

FINE ART - This photography has a beautiful artistic approach with a distinct style. This type of photographer uses somewhat of a traditional element with some of the shots, but also captures candid, raw moments in natural lighting, closer to dusk. These photos tend to be stunning unique pieces of art that could be seen hanging in a gallery or wall art for your home.

Another decision you’ll need to make is whether to go with digital or film. Or a mix of both, which some photographers will do. Digital is the most common way of shooting as it allows shooting in any lighting and many different angles. Film provides a more soft, organic style, but tends to be more expensive with rolls of film and the cost of processing them.

TRADITIONAL - This style leans towards posed photos with artificial lighting that needs to be setup, with focus on portraits and wedding day moments such as first kiss, first dance, cake cutting, and family portrait shots. PHOTOJOURNALISM - This style strives to document the day as it unfolds, to tell a story with unscripted and candid photos that have more of a modern look than traditional wedding photography. Some documentary photographers won't set up portraits at all, while others are more flexible. Find out the possibilities, and also ask if they would be willing to work from a shot list or not. 248 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

SHOULD YOU PLAN A FIRST LOOK? Some couples like to stick to the tradition of seeing each other for the first time during the walk down the aisle. Others are choosing to experience the first look before the ceremony, enjoying an intimate moment together before the wedding. It allows them to settle each other's nerves, prevent crying in front of a room full of guests, getting some emotional shots, and the opportunity to get some wedding party and family photos out of the way. A first look also allows more time later for celebrating with family and friends. PHOTO: DAVE STREMIKIS PHOTOGRAPHY


Vendor Spotlight PHOENIX & ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY CO. phoenixandrosephotography.com | phoenixandrosephoto@gmail.com | 608-438-3725

TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: We are Brittany & Jordan Post, a married photography duo. We are so fortunate to capture many love stories while being by each other’s side. We love working with ambient light to set the mood of our photography while encouraging our clients’ personalities to come alive with lots of laughter and fun behind the scenes. We adore being outdoors and adventuring into locations close to the heart of the couples we photograph. TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY AND THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME: We started Phoenix & Rose Photography Co. in 2018, after years of friends and family asking us to do photos for them for all their life events. When we started offering our services professionally, we quickly fell in love with wedding & engagement photography. We wanted a name that held love and meaning; Phoenix is our oldest son, & Rose comes from Brittany’s great-grandmother.

WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? Our love of color is one of the first things our clients notice about our work. We love to represent the true color in the world and give it a cinematic flair. Jordan has been a commercial cinematographer for the last decade, and we strive for each photograph to look like a still from a movie. Brittany also has a knack for wedding planning. She loves to be involved in creating timelines and finalizing all the little details. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY? It’s so fun to have our workday be our clients’ best day ever. We laugh and cry along with our clients and capture many candids of guests to keep all the memories of that day alive and well for our clients for the rest of their lives. It’s an honor for us to know our photographs will forever be on display in our clients’ homes.

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timeless. vibrant. authentic We become invested in our couples and their stories. We are honored when given the chance to capture such a significant day. Every couple is so unique, and we love seeing all their hard work finally come together. Our favorite moments are the ones family and friends don’t always get to see... the laughter, tears, and the stolen moments where the couple takes everything in. We are there to document the wedding day through their eyes.

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BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY Boudoir is a life-changing experience. It's stepping out of your comfort zone while having butterflies in your stomach. The experience allows you to finally see yourself as the beautiful, self-assured, and sexy woman your fiancĂŠ fell in love with. Leave the session feeling more confident, with a radiance shining through, and a secret surprise to share. Your new spouse will love this beautifully intimate and personal gift. Consider sharing the photos on your wedding night, honeymoon, or as a first-anniversary surprise.

BOUDOIR GIFT IDEAS DESIGNER ALBUMS: Tailor-made albums with your gorgeous photographs! Most albums will begin with 20 pages and can be upgraded to include all of your gorgeous images.

Lashes & Kurls Boudoir Photography

lashesnkurls.com • 608.768.0092

BOUDOIR BOXES: Your favorite photos in an heirloom, keepsake box. A similar idea as an album, without the binding. This gives you the ability to pull single photos out for display and change it up for variety. PIN-UP CALENDAR: The calendar that will keep things spicy all year long. Some calendars can even start on a month of your choosing, allowing the first page to correspond with your wedding! INDIVIDUAL ART: A daily reminder how beautiful you are, in the privacy of your own bedroom, bath or walk-in closet. There is an array of materials that can showcase your images, such as photo prints, canvas, metal, and even wood. 260 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

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There are so many fun ways to use a photo booth to entertain your wedding guests and also capture those behind-the-scenes moments. Everyone loves getting into the action, plotting their poses, and picking out props. You and your guests can keep copies of the prints, and you can have them share their favorites in a guest book with their personalized notes to you and your love. Or, how about a social photo kiosk that can send directly to email with options to go social? From traditional to techy and fun to simply stunning, the photo booth industry has exploded with possibilities. OPTIONS Whether you prefer the classic photo booth or a twist on tradition, there are so many options in the look of equipment, functions, backdrops, and whether an attendant is needed or self-service. From a traditional booth to a social kiosk or fun mirror, to a refurbished mobile cart, camper or vintage Volkswagen van—whatever you choose, a photo booth will indeed keep your guests entertained! GIFS, BOOMERANGS, SLO MO VIDEOS Gotta love technology, and your guests will love the fun! In addition to prints and standard digital images, there are also photo and video booth options that will take a series of photos or a video and change them to GIFs, boomerangs, and hilarious slo mo videos—the perfect chance to share on social and maybe go viral! BACK DROPS Chalkboard Wall • Picture or Door Frames • Faux Frame Wall • Rustic Door Backdrop Elegant Drapery • Custom Walls • Floral Walls • Step & Repeat • Beauty of Nature

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

CREATE A SNAPCHAT FILTER!

• How long have you been in business and do you have references?

Anyone can make their own Snapchat filter for any event right in the Snapchat app. You could have one custom filter for your engagement party, another for the shower and bachelor/ette, and another for your wedding weekend. You can create, buy, and make Snapchat wedding filters available for guests to use. The app even allows you to set a radius access around your event and timeframe, so you only pay for the coverage you need. Once you've created and purchased your filters, it works the same as any other Snapchat filter: Snap a photo and swipe until you see your unique design. Then send!

• Where are you located, and how far do you travel? • Package options, & what is included? • Any additional fees, like delivery, setup or attendant? • What does the system look like, functions, backdrops? • Are you licensed and insured? • Do you have a contract? • Can I see a sample of the end product?

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PhotoBooths

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Considering hiring a wedding videographer? DO IT! A wedding video captures aspects and depth of the day that photos can't quite do. The day passes by in a blink of an eye. You will want to watch as a couple, share with your children, and keep these live recorded memories of those who grow-up, and unfortunately, some who will pass. You'll be able to re-watch your video for years (while shedding a few tears because it's a pull-at-yourheartstrings kind of video). The most common regret we hear couples say is that they wish they would have hired a videographer. A professional videographer has the creative talent to capture, edit, and add emotion to make this a true masterpiece reflection of your wedding memories. So settle in, and check out our top tips of what to know and ask when it comes to hiring a pro wedding videographer.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• What style of videography do you like?

UP TO 18 MONTHS BEFORE: Reserve your wedding date, send in the contract, as well as the reservation fee.

• How interactive do you want them to be with you and your guests? • Are you interested in raw footage or an artistically edited video? • Special effects that you like or don’t like? • Do they have samples of their work and anything filmed at your venue? • What formats do they offer? • Discuss the timeline of your day.

3 MONTHS BEFORE: Give the videographer your timeline and any other pertinent information they need to know. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Contact the videographer to verify all details and confirm the plan.

• Discuss ahead of time what you want recorded and any special requests. • Are there any family dynamics the videographer should be aware of? • Know what is included in your package, the number of cameras, mics, what events of the day will be covered, emergency back-up plan, cancellation policies, overtime fees, etc. • Are there any videos or photo montages you want created before the wedding as an engagement announcement, save the date option, or something to show at the reception? • Do you want live streaming for any guests who want to see it but unable to travel the distance? • When will the final product be received? • Do you want your rehearsal dinner filmed? If so, find out any additional costs for extra hours not included in the package. • Is a wedding highlight video included with the wedding film? • Do you want special messages or well wishes from your family & friends filmed? WEDPLAN.COM 266



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A '90s get down dance party, live band, dueling pianos? These all sound like a fabulous time to us! The music creates the mood for your ceremony and reception. From the beautiful prelude at the ceremony to the last dance of the evening, choosing the right musicians, DJs, entertainment company, or a combination of both, is an important decision to make. See more of our tips, what to know, and timing below for planning your wedding affair.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• What musicians, music selections, and at what points do you want them played at your ceremony?

9-15 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Do you want musicians, live band, DJ, or a combination for cocktail hour and reception?

6 WEEKS BEFORE:

• What is included in the package, back-up plans in case of emergency regarding DJ or equipment, and cancellation policy?

Book your musicians/DJ.

Finalize music selections. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check in to finalize and verify details.

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS

• Do they offer any additional rentals for other reception entertainment or lighting accents?

• Help set the timeline

• Does the venue have a sound system or what can your entertainment company supply?

• Play the right songs at the right times

• Don’t forget to check on electrical needs; is there enough available and suitable access to outlets? • How long do you want music played, and at what times do you want special dances, if any? • What advice do they have for your playlist? Songs not to miss, or songs to skip? • Have you met the professional who will be performing at your wedding? How will they dress, and is his or her personality matching your wishes for the festivities?

• Provide quality sound and lighting

• Serve as an emcee • Create song cuts or mashups for special dances • Help things run smoothly throughout the night

MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES • Getting ready • Ceremony • Guest arrival • Wedding party processional • Main processional • Recessional • Reception

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Vendor Spotlight MIDWEST SOUND DJ ENTERTAINMENT 262-751-2900 | info@MidwestSoundWI.com | www.midwestsoundwi.com

TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: We are Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment, and we are a full-time, full-service provider of mobile DJ services for weddings. We have worked hard to keep our core focus on being a true service above all else. Over the decades, we have been pioneers in offering decorative uplighting. We’ve added options for our clients to include other wonderful elements like ceremony music, photobooth, projected monogram, and more. SHARE YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY: When the company was founded, it was at the time when disco ruled pop culture. The original name of the company was, in fact, Midwest Disco. Around this time, a handful of companies in the country were testing the idea of bringing the disco to the people. We were born of that pioneering spirit and are proud to be still bringing music to the people 44 years later!

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WHAT SETS YOUR COMPANY APART FROM OTHERS WITHIN YOUR INDUSTRY: We truly believe that a DJ plays a significant role in an event’s overall success. If a DJ does their job well, the guests will be more likely to enjoy the event, more likely to participate, and more likely to stay longer. We are committed to taking the time to find out more about what our clients want, how they want it delivered, and who they and their guests are…so we can deliver their version of a great time. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY: We have the honor of working in an inherently positive, inherently fun industry, rooted in that magic moment where we help couples celebrate both the history that brought them together AND the excitement of beginning their ‘happily ever after.’


Your Music. Your Events. Your Way. Award Winning Wedding Entertainment Full-Time, Full Service Professionals

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DJs/Emcees String Quartet Jazz Trio Ceremony Audio Uplighting Gobo Logos

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DJ • PHOTOGRAPHY

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Quartessence Strings Stylish sound design for your wedding, timeless classics to current hits. 608-712-3548 | capitalsounddjs.com | kevin@capitalsounddjs.com

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transportation

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Ride in style for pre-wedding parties and for the wedding day itself. Your mode of wedding transportation can reflect the feel of the wedding and your personalities, or simply be a convenience for you and your guests to and from the airport, hotel, ceremony, photo ops, reception, or any other wedding-related events. Not to mention, it's a safe ride at the end of an evening of cocktails and friendly accommodation to offer to your guests.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • What type of transportation do you want, for whom, and when? • What is the backup plan if the vehicle breaks down, and what are the refund and cancellation policies? • Does the driver have a GPS? • Is it an hourly rate, and do the hours need to be consecutive or can they come back at various times to shuttle guests. Ask about overtime fees, tipping, and what’s included for amenities. • What types of licenses and insurance do they have? • Be sure the driver knows the timeline and who to expect as passengers, with contact names and numbers, so no one is left behind and in case of emergencies.

• If the couple has special transportation at the end of the evening, make plans for transporting the gifts. • Don’t forget the honeymoon; how will you get to and from the airport?

TIMING Make transportation arrangements soon after the engagement, especially if your wedding falls around a peak time such as prom, homecoming, or graduation.

RIDE CONSIDERATIONS • To the Ceremony • Between Ceremony & Reception • To the Reception • To the Hotel • Safe Ride Options • Airport Transportation

Let us help with the finishing touches to one of the most important days of your life! Bride & Groom or the entire wedding party, we will provide your wedding day transportation.

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It's time to relax, enjoy each other, and bond as a newly married couple. Although it might be tempting to put off a honeymoon until a "better time," the weeks following the wedding are perfect for some relaxation, or for those who have a sense of wanderlust, a new adventure to go explore across the globe with the love of your life. Of course, if you are planning a destination wedding, you can extend your stay for more time and activities with your guests and then switch to honeymoon mode directly following the reception. Regardless of your travel choices — a stay-cation, a nearby destination, or a trip across the sea —embrace this time as newlyweds.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

TIMING

A destination wedding is a wedding that is held in a setting away from your hometown. Often a destination wedding and the subsequent honeymoon are celebrated at the same resort venue. Destination weddings are a great way to have a memorable, exotic wedding. Talk to a travel agent specializing in destination weddings to help you navigate the ins and outs of resort wedding packages. They will coordinate the trip for your guests and get passports, visas, and other paperwork in order. Because most family and friends may not be able to travel so far to join in your celebration, remember to host a reception at home so everyone can share in your joy!

12-14 MONTHS BEFORE: Contact an agent to plan a destination wedding.

Where to Have a Destination Wedding? The short answer: Anywhere you want. The longer answer: If you're going to get legally married outside of the country, you'll need to abide by that nation's wedding requirements and bring all the necessary documents. A waiting period, even proof of immunizations, may be required. Stateside destination wedding locations offer more than enough variety in climate and culture to satisfy any couple looking for wedding inspiration. Meanwhile, the Caribbean and Mexico offer ever-popular wedding locations, beautiful year-round, yet still relatively close to home. Couples willing to travel a bit farther often end up in Europe, planning weddings in Italy, France, and Ireland. Far-flung destinations could include the beaches of Thailand or the shores of Tahiti, New Zealand's fantasy novel landscapes, or Australia's dramatic Gold Coast. When planning, choose accessible locations for your guests (both physical and financial) and be mindful of giving everyone ample time to make travel preparations.

9-11 MONTHS BEFORE: Contact an agent to plan your honeymoon. Put down deposit. Begin passport process. 1-2 MONTHS BEFORE: Make final payment. 2-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Receive travel documents.

HONEYMOON PLANS • Seek out a travel agent; they have connections for discounts, experiences to share, expertise to help with ideas, execution of the plans, and deal with any troubles that may arise. • Find out if an agent fee is involved. The cost is typically worth the hours you will spend on the internet or any unforeseen circumstances you may encounter with an online deal. • Know preferred travel dates, length of stay, and potential destinations. • If travel plans are outside the country, allow enough time for passports or any additional paperwork needed. • Share ideas with your agent on your budget, what activities you like, and foods you enjoy, to help them provide you with travel recommendations. • To save money, consider travel dates away from holidays or spring break. • Ask about travel insurance, which often covers cancellations, sickness, or other unforeseen circumstances. • Ask the travel agent if they offer a honeymoon registry. This is a great alternative to traditional gifts, and more appropriate than requesting cash. WEDPLAN.COM 279


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AB ON SITE BEAUTY

7475 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 574-5411 www.abonsitebeauty.com 189 e-mail: abonsitebeauty@gmail.com 2275 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 833-2898 www.aniuonline.com e-mail: events@aniuonline.com 190

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4102 Lien Road, Suite B, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-1966 www.escapadesalon.com e-mail: mail@escapadesalon.com

190 COWBOY DAVID'S BAKERY E11761 County Road P, La Farge, WI 54639 (608) 625-6222 www.cowboydavidsbakery.com e-mail: cowboyjoe@kvranch.com

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NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

7414 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 949-9370 www.nothingbundtcakes.com e-mail: madison-west@nothingbundtcakes.com

BARTENDER 608 INTOXICOLOGISTS & COCKTAIL CATERERS, LLC.

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CHEF SCOTTY CATERING

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THE INTERNATIONAL CATERING COLLECTIVE

Madison, WI 866-66CATER (2837) M: (949) 235-1697 www.chefscotty.com e-mail: scotty@chefscotty.com

709 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI 53714 (608) 222-1267 www.meltedmadison.com www.tacolocal.com www.international-madison.com www.gaylordcatering.com e-mail: meltedgrilledcheese@gmail.com

CEREMONY ALSO SEE VENUES

189 CREATIVE CONFECTIONS 4282 Old Stage Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521 (608) 455-1448 www.creativeconfections.net e-mail: creativeconfectionsbyalicia@gmail.com

THE LOOKING GLASS BAKERY

6516 Monona Dr., Suite 133, Madison, WI 53716 (608) 622-7608 www.Bartender608.com e-mail: drink@bartender608.com

188 CRAIG’S CAKE SHOP 604 W. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 848-6331 www.craigscakeshop.com e-mail: info@craigscakeshop.com

BY ALICIA RUSSELL

THE KNOCK SHOPPE'S COUNTRY CAKES

CATERING

CAKES & DESSERTS 187 CARL’S CAKES 110 Market Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-3377 shop.marketstreetdiner.com/wedding e-mail: bakery@foodfightinc.com

554 N. Midvale Boulevard, Madison, WI 53705 (608) 661-7465 www.gigiscupcakesusa.com e-mail: cupcakes@gigismadison.com

(608) 640-9615 www.thelookingglassbakery.com e-mail: thelookingglassbakerymadison@ gmail.com

ESCAPADE SALON

66 TEMPTD SALON & SPA 6316 Monona Drive, Monona, WI 53716 (608) 819-6400 www.temptdsalon.com e-mail: Temptdsalon.bridal@gmail.com

GIGI’S CUPCAKES

W4743 10th Road, Westfield, WI 53964 (608) 296-2300 • (608) 369-1314 www.TheKnockShoppe.com www.CountryCakesCatering.com e-mail: info@theknockshoppe.com

ANIU SALON & SPA

64 BLUE CHIP BARBER CLUB 8025 Excelsior Drive, Suite 106, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 836-2222 www.bluechipbarberclub.com e-mail: info@bluechipbarberclub.com 67

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CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS

839 Madison Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1900 www.chapelofthearchangels.com e-mail: info@chapelofthearchangels.com WEDPLAN.COM 281


119 COLD WATER CANYON/DELLS BOATS PO Box 630, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-8555 www.dellsboats.com e-mail: groups@dellsboats.com

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BRANDI’S BRIDAL GALLERIA, ETC. 12 14th Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574 (608) 527-4436 www.brandisbridal.com e-mail: bride@brandisbridal.com

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BRIDES N' BELLES 140 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 524-8133 www.bridesnbells.com e-mail: brides@rucls.net

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JULIE'S BRIDAL GALLERY 2404 11th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566 (608) 325-4553 www.juliesbridalgallery.com e-mail: jbg@juliesbridalgallery.com

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MARAH’S ELEGANT BRIDAL 101 E. Main Street, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 437-6107 www.marahselegantbridal.com e-mail: gowns@marahselegantbridal.com

60 MOMENTS TO CHERISH BRIDALS 303 E. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 848-LOVE www.momentstocherishbridals.com e-mail: momentstocherishbridals@gmail.com 61

PREMIERE COUTURE 145 W. Main Street, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 423-2272 www.premierecouture.com e-mail: shop@premierecouture.com

60 SISTERS ON MAIN ALTERATIONS Cross Plains, WI (608) 798-2323 www.sistersonmain.com e-mail: sistersonmain@hotmail.com 58 VERA’S HOUSE OF BRIDALS BC 7857 Big Sky Drive, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 833-6006 www.verasbridals.com e-mail: info@verasbridals.com

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FLORAL 245 BLOOMS BY BRANDI 205 S. Main Street, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 497-3277 www.bloomsverona.com e-mail: brandi@bloomsbybrandi.com 245 B-STYLE FLORAL & GIFTS 10363 Hudson Road, Mazomanie, WI 53560 (608) 795-9824 www.bstylefloralevents.com e-mail: bstylefloralgifts@gmail.com 242 EVOKE CHANCY FLORAL 1312 W. Circle Drive, Sparta, WI 54656 (608) 792-2902 www.evokechancyfloral.com e-mail: evokechancyfloral@outlook.com 245 FLORA DESIGNS BY JAMAE 515 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 921-6400 www.florabyjamae.com e-mail: jamae@florabyjamae.com 243 GARDEN LAURELS 7800 Dairy Ridge Road, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 845-6952 www.gardenlaurels.com e-mail: donnasagergl@tds.net 244 HY-VEE Fitchburg: 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719 (608) 273-5120 East: 3801 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 244-4696 West: 675 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 277-6735 www.hy-vee.com 245 MOD BLOOM Janesville, WI (608) 290-5138 www.modbloom.net e-mail: Heidi@modbloom.net 240 SIMPLY GLAMOROUS FLORAL

& EVENT DESIGN

(608) 909-1489 www.simplyglamorousdesigns.com e-mail: simplyglamorousdesigns@live.com 244 SURROUNDINGS EVENTS & FLORAL 1001 Solar Court #100, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 845-7888 www.surroundingsef.com e-mail: surroundings@surroundingsef.com 243 VICTORIA'S GARDEN Mount Horeb, WI (608) 509-2261 www.victoriasgardenmh.com e-mail: victoriasgardenmthoreb@gmail.com


GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS ALSO SEE VENUES

165 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

MADISON EAST

2502 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 661-8100 www.marriott.com/msncy e-mail: mb@banyan-ig.com 165 FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES BY

MARRIOTT MADISON EAST

2702 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 661-2700 www.Marriott.com/msnme e-mail: mb@banyan-ig.com 165 HAMPTON INN MADISON EAST 4820 Hayes Road, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 244-9400 www.hilton.com/en/hotels/msneahx e-mail: mb@banyan-ig.com

INVITATIONS 113 FLYING RABBIT PRESS 312 N. Third Street, Studio 3, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 628-0080 www.flyingrabbitpress.com e-mail: printit@flyingrabbitpress.com 112

LK BRIDAL STUDIO

170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lkbridalstudio.com e-mail: lindsey@lkbridalstudio.com

113 PAPER PIPER DESIGNS (608) 576-2842 www.paperpiper.com e-mail: paperpiperdesigns@gmail.com 112

SUGAR PEAR DESIGN

(608) 288-8976 www.sugarpeardesign.com e-mail: info@sugarpeardesign.com

113 SUGAR RIVER STATIONERS (608) 438-7770 www.sugarriverstationers.com e-mail: info@sugarriverstationers.com

MOSQUITO CONTROL 124 MOSQUITO SQUAD (877) MO-SQUAD www.mosquitosquad.com e-mail: madison@mosquitosquad.com

MUSIC & DJS 273 608 WEDDINGS-THE WEDDING DJAY (800) 901-1007 www.608weddings.com 275 CAMERATA STRING QUARTET Madison, WI (608) 516-1339 www.cameratastrings.com e-mail: cameratastringquartet@gmail.com 275 CAPITAL SOUND DJS Madison, WI (608) 712-3548 www.capitalsounddjs.com e-mail: kevin@capitalsounddjs.com 275 CELEBRATIONS ENTERTAINMENT 3009 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 233-5822 www.celebrationsentertainment.com e-mail: info@celebrationsentertainment.com 274 COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS 917 S. 73rd Street, West Allis, WI 53214 (414) 751-6886 www.completemilwaukee.com e-mail: events@completemilwaukee.com 272 DJ MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT-

MADISON’S BEST DJ

3902 Milwaukee Street, PO Box 8834, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 320-3554 www.madisonsbestdj.com e-mail: sales@discjockeymagic.com 272 JUKE BOX BANDSTAND P.O. Box 2291, Madison, WI 53701 (608) 249-2900 www.jukeboxbandstand.com e-mail: sales@jukeboxbandstand.com 273 MADISON MOBILE DJ SERVICE (608) 770-6106 www.madtowndj.com e-mail: madisonmobiledj@yahoo.com 270 MIDWEST SOUND DJ

ENTERTAINMENT

N15W22180 Watertown Road, Suite 12, Waukesha, WI 53186 (262) 751-2900 www.MidwestSoundWI.com e-mail: info@midwestsoundwi.com 275 QUARTESSENCE STRINGS (608) 577-4855 www.quartessence.com e-mail: info@quartessence.com WEDPLAN.COM 283


274 SATURN’S 8 ENTERTAINMENT CO. Madison, WI (608) 443-8312 www.saturns8.com e-mail: saturns8dj@gmail.com

PHOTO BOOTHS

260 LASHES & KURLS

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lashesnkurls.com e-mail: hello@lashesnkurls.com 259 PEARL AND OPAL PHOTOGRAPHY Waterloo, WI (608) 695-4469 www.pearlandopal.com e-mail: hello@pearlandopal.com

264 CELEBRATIONS ENTERTAINMENT 3009 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 233-5822 249 PHOENIX & ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY CO. www.celebrationsentertainment.com e-mail: info@celebrationsentertainment.com (608) 438-3725 www.phoenixandrosephotography.com 264 THE PHOTOBOOTH e-mail: phoenixandrosephoto@gmail.com (800) 901-1007 www.608photobooth.com 259 TEMERITY PHOTOGRAPHY (978) 435-1112 www.temerityphotography.com e-mail: info@temerityphotography.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

258 ATLAS & PINE PHOTOGRAPHY Marshfield, WI (608) 697-9356 www.atlasandpine.com e-mail: atlasandpinephoto@gmail.com

250 THRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS 5854 Lochinvars Trail, Marshall, WI 53559 (608) 438-5170 www.thrivingimage.com e-mail: info@thrivingimage.com

259 AZENA PHOTOGRAPHY 261 2820 Walton Commons Lane #131, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 245-2797 www.azenaphoto.com e-mail: hillary@azenaphoto.com

256 TWIG & OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY IFC 3241 Garver Green, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 347-8028 www.twigandolive.com e-mail: info@twigandolive.com

258 BLU PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN LLC Lake Mills, WI (608) 604-0850 www.photoblu.com e-mail: katie@photoblu.com

252 THE WEDDING FLASHERS

BY FOSS IMAGERY

Madison, WI Office (608) 850-9295 • (608) 335-5653 www.TheWeddingFlashers.com e-mail: info@theweddingflashers.com

257 COPPER ANTLER PHOTOGRAPHY Spring Green, WI (608) 574-1767 www.thecopperantler.com e-mail: copperantlerphotography@gmail.com

RENTALS & EVENT DESIGN

254 DAVE STREMIKIS PHOTOGRAPHY 2410 Leopold Way, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 843-0922 www.davestremikisphotography.com e-mail: dave@davestremikisphotography.com

222 A LA CRATE RENTALS 2619 Industrial Drive, Monona, WI 53713 (608) 669-2541 www.alacraterentals.com e-mail: info@alacraterentals.com

261 JOLENE DOMBROWSKI BOUDOIR 201 1/2 E. Main Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 284-8861 www.jolenedombrowski.com e-mail: hello@jolenedombrowski.com

225 BUCKY’S RENTALS 2182 Hwy MM, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 291-2500 www.buckysrentals.com

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224 THE COUNTRY PLUMBER (608) 742-2648 • (800) 472-7448 www.countryplumber.com e-mail: jenniferm@countryplumber.com or cindyd@countryplumber.com 218 EVENT ESSENTIALS 220 6485 Blanchar’s Crossing, Windsor, WI 53598 (608) 846-5004 www.eventessentials.com e-mail: info@eventessentials.com 217 EZPZ MARQUEE Verona, WI (608) 571-3979 www.ezpzmarquee.com e-mail: info@ezpzmarquee.com 224 MCFARLANES’ EVENTS 780 Carolina Street, Sauk City, WI 53583 (608) 643-3321 www.mcfarlanes.net/rental/ browse-party-planning-rentals e-mail: crothmann@mcfarlanemfg.com 225 RUSTIC ACCENTS RENTALS DeForest, WI (608) 556-4432 www.rusticaccentsrentals.com e-mail: rusticaccentsrentals@gmail.com 219 SIMPLY GLAMOROUS

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ALPINE VALLEY RESORT

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BARNWOOD EVENTS WI

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BISHOPS BAY COUNTRY CLUB

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CAMBRIDGE WINERY

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CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS

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CHAPTERS ON THE HORIZON

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THE CRYSTAL ROOM

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DEER VALLEY LODGE

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DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MADISON EAST 4402 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 244-4703 www.doubletreemadisoneast.com e-mail: DoubleTreeEvents@ncghotels.com

(608) 909-1489 www.simplyglamorousrentals.com e-mail: simplyglamorousdesigns@live.com

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B’S JEWELERS

509 W. Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 837-4740 www.bthejeweler.com e-mail: info@bthejeweler.com

CONDON JEWELERS

4114 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-3406 www.condonjeweler.com e-mail: condons@inxpress.net

TRANSPORTATION 277 GALLANT KNIGHT LIMOUSINE 4711 Lien Road, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 242-7000 • (800) 725-5655 www.gallantknightusa.com e-mail: info@gallantknightusa.com

W2501 County Road D, Elkhorn, WI 53121 (262) 642-3916 www.alpinevalleyresort.com e-mail: events@alpinevalleyresort.com 3230 Larsen Road, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 224-1700 www.barnwoodeventswi.com e-mail: info@barnwoodeventswi.com 3500 Bishops Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 232-4201 www.bishopsbay.com e-mail: bishopsbay@bishopsbay.com 700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 423-2348 www.cambridgewinery.com e-mail: events@cambridgewinery.com 839 Madison Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1900 www.chapelofthearchangels.com e-mail: info@chapelofthearchangels.com 12815 River Drive, Viola, WI 54664 (608) 553-0556 www.chaptersonthehorizon.com e-mail: Chaptersonthehorizon@gmail.com 150 Gasser Road, P.O. Box 298, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 253-2202 www.dellscrystalroom.com e-mail: groups@buffalophilsgrille.com 401 W. Industrial Drive, Barneveld, WI 53507 (888) 924-1601 www.DeerValleyLodgeWI.com e-mail: TheLodge@DeerValleyLodgeWI.com S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, WI 53561 (608) 493-2204 www.devilsheadresort.com e-mail: groupsales@devilsheadresort.com

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162 DOXA EVENTS 154 2700 Novation Parkway, Madison, WI 53713 (808) 280-7880 events.doxamadison.com e-mail: dcardoso@doxamadison.com 150 ELLSWORTH BLOCK 23 N. Pinckney Street, 2nd Floor, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 257-4342 www.ellsworthblock.com e-mail: events@ellsworthblock.com 149 THE ELOISE 2212 County Highway JG, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 338-3610 www.theeloiseevents.com e-mail: info@theeloiseevents.com 154 FAIRFIELD HILLS GOLF COURSE S3308 Fox Hill Road, Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 356-5524 www.fairfieldhillsgolfcourse.com e-mail: ffhillgolf@centurytel.net 125 THE FIELDS RESERVE 2479 Glenn Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 636-6400 www.fieldsreserve.com e-mail: Info@fieldsreserve.com

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160 THE GROUNDS W5199 Hwy W, New Glarus, WI 53574 www.thegroundsnewglarus.com e-mail: info@thegroundsnewglarus.com

KESTREL RIDGE GOLF COURSE

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THE LAGERET

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LAKE WINDSOR COUNTRY CLUB

900 Avalon Road, Columbus, WI 53925 (920) 623-4653 www.kestrelridgegolf.com e-mail: nickieklahn@kestrelridgegolf.com 515 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 921-6400 www.thelageret.com e-mail: admin@thelageret.com 4628 Golf Road, Windsor, WI 53598 (608) 846-4711 www.lakewindsor.com e-mail: info@lakewindsor.com

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THE LONE GIRL BREWING COMPANY

132 Market Street, Suite 200, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 235-9506 www.theloftat132.com e-mail: hello@theloftat132.com 114 E. Main Street, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 850-7175 www.thelonegirl.com/landing e-mail: party@thelonegirl.com

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THE MADISON CLUB

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THE MADISON CONCOURSE HOTEL AND GOVERNOR’S CLUB

MADISON WEST/MIDDLETON

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155 HILTON GARDEN INN

1801 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 831-2220 www.ncghotels.com/hgiweddings e-mail: jzeman@ncghotels.com

HOLIDAY INN MADISON AT THE AMERICAN CENTER

21 S. State Street, Mazomanie, WI 53560 (608) 401-1122 www.ironamethyst.com e-mail: ironamethystinn@gmail.com

COMMUNITY CENTER

159 GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER Ironworks: 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704 Brassworks: 214 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 204-8051 www.goodmancenter.org/rooms e-mail: amy@goodmancenter.org

1109 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 826-0500 www.wiscohotels.com e-mail: kkjome@wiscohotels.com

5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 249-4220 www.holidayinn.com/madisonwi e-mail: events@cascadedevelop.com

162 THE FORT ATKINSON CLUB 211 S. Water East, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 (920) 568-1720 www.fortatkinsonclub.org e-mail: info@fortatkinsonclub.org

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES MADISON WEST

5 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 255-4653 www.madisonclub.org e-mail: sales@madisonclub.org

1 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 257-6000 • (800) 356-8293 www.concoursehotel.com e-mail: catering@concoursehotel.com


159 MADISON MALLARDS 2920 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-4277 www.northwoodsleague.com/ madison-mallards/weddings e-mail: info@mallardsbaseball.com 143 MADISON MARRIOTT WEST 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 824-2717 www.marriott.com/msnwe e-mail: jim.strom@marriott.com 128 MILFORD HILLS W5670 French Road, Johnson Creek, WI 53038 (920) 699-2249 www.milfordhills.com e-mail: info@milfordhills.com 3

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18 Shakerag Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565 (608) 987-3292 www.ShakeRagAlley.org e-mail: info@shakeragalley.org 134

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STOUGHTON COUNTRY CLUB

139 THE OAKS GOLF COURSE 4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 (608) 837-4774 www.golftheoaks.com e-mail: melissa@golftheoaks.com

706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 251-8399 www.marriott.com/msnsi e-mail: weddings@sheratonmadison.com 3165 Shadyside Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-7861 www.stoughtoncountryclub.com e-mail: admin@stoughtoncountryclub.com

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SUGARLAND

8637 Linley Road, Arena, WI 53503 (608) 795-4909 www.sugarland-weddings.com e-mail: nancy@oldfeedmill.com

MONONA TERRACE COMMUNITY & CONVENTION CENTER

One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 261-4093 www.mononaterrace.com/weddings e-mail: bchase@mononaterrace.com

SHAKE RAG ALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

140 THE SWAN BARN DOOR 4161 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-5900 www.theswanbarndoor.com e-mail: info@theswanbarndoor.com 151

THE TINSMITH

161 THE OCTAGON BARN E4350 Horseshoe Road, Spring Green, WI 53588 (608) 459-8051 www.theoctagonbarn.com e-mail: octagonbarninfo@gmail.com

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VENNEBU HILL EVENT VENUE

153 THE OLD FEED MILL 114 Cramer Street, Mazomanie, WI 53560 (608) 795-4909 www.oldfeedmill.com e-mail: nancy@oldfeedmill.com

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VINTAGE BREWING CO.

360 County Road A South, Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 408-9491 www.vennebuhill.com e-mail: info@vennebuhill.com

Sauk City: 600 Water Street, Sauk City, WI 53583 (608) 370-7977 www.vintagebrewingcompany.com/ saukprairie/wedding-venue e-mail: weddings@vintagebrewingco.com Madison West: 674 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 204-2739 www.vintagebrewingcompany.com e-mail: vbcmadisonbanquets@gmail.com

162 ORCHARD LAWN 234 Madison Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565 (608) 558-1937 www.mineralpointhistory.org e-mail: mineralpointhistory@gmail.com 148 PAINE ART CENTER & GARDENS 1410 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901 (920) 235-6903 Ext 27 www.thepaine.org e-mail: weddings@thepaine.org

828 E. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703 www.thetinsmith.com e-mail: jessica@thetinsmith.com

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VINTAGE FIELDS AT FARMIN' BETTY'S N3677 Roche Road, Columbus, WI 53925 (414) 899-5311 www.farminbettys.com e-mail: info@farminbettys.com

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155 WAUNAKEE VILLAGE CENTER 333 S. Madison Street, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 850-5992 www.waunakee.com/332/Room-Rentals e-mail: smcdade@waunakee.com 157 WHISPERING PINES EVENT CENTER 101 Bethel Drive, Poynette, WI 53955 (608) 515-5500 www.whisperingpinesevents.com e-mail: memories@whisperingpinesevents.com 126 WILDERNESS HOTEL & GOLF RESORT/

GLACIER CANYON LODGE

45 Hillman Road, PO Box 830, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 253-8364 www.wildernessresort.com/ glacier-canyon-lodge/weddings e-mail: weddings@wildernessresort.com 144 WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 264-6450 www.wisconsinhistory.org/privateevents e-mail: eventrentals@wisconsinhistory.org Wade House Historic Site W7965 Hwy 23, Greenbush, WI 53026 (920) 526-3271 www.wadehouse.org/eventrentals e-mail: wadehouserentals@ wisconsinhistory.org Old World Wisconsin W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119 (262) 594-6301 www.oldworldwisconsin.org/eventrentals e-mail: owwgroupsales@wisconsinhistory.org 138 WISCONSIN MASONIC CENTER 301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 256-5734 www.madisonmasoniccenter.org e-mail: executivedirector.mmcf@gmail.com

VIDEOGRAPHY 266 ELLABELLA PRODUCTIONS 3902 Milwaukee Street, PO Box 8834, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 432-5782 www.EllaBellaProductions.com e-mail: info@ellabellaproductions.com 267 THRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS 5854 Lochinvars Trail, Marshall, WI 53559 (608) 438-5170 www.thrivingimage.com e-mail: info@thrivingimage.com

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SIMPLY WEDDINGS

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537 W. Main Street, Suite 205, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 512-8475 www.simplyweddingsllc.com e-mail: triggs@simplyweddingsllc.com

Find vendor profiles on wedplan.com, with links to their emails, websites and social media, or connect directly with vendors in our app. Please let vendors know you found them in THE WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE! They make this publication possible!

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WEDDING PLANNER name

&

name

wedding date

location(s)

ceremony time

reception time

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CALENDAR CHECKLIST This is an ideal timeline. Couples who do not have as much time as shown should plan their wedding in much the same order, using the checklist as a guide. Be sure to check things off as they are completed or cross out if it doesn' t apply to your plans.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ENGAGEMENT  Discuss budget, size and style of the wedding.

Decide who pays for what.  Contact a travel agent if planning a

destination wedding.  Choose a wedding date and time. Check vendor

availability prior to setting a date.  Create a system to organize your thoughts,

photos, worksheets, etc. (binder, web folder, Pinterest account).  Enlist the services of a wedding planner.  Make initial contact with vendors

and obtain references.  Tour and reserve ceremony and reception

sites; make initial catering contacts.  Meet with officiant; schedule premarital

counseling.  Reserve photographer.  Reserve videographer.  Make arrangements for ceremony and

reception music, and other entertainment (photo booth, DJ, etc.).

 Make all transportation arrangements to

and from the wedding and the reception.  Start shopping for wedding dress and

bridesmaid dresses.  Reserve florist.  Reserve wedding night suite and blocks of

rooms at hotels for out of town guests.  Initial catering consultation - tasting

appointment shortly thereafter and book caterer.  Select your wedding party. Select one

usher for every 50 guests.  Appoint someone to act as "organizer" to

troubleshoot any problems that might arise and make sure everyone is where they need to be the week of the wedding.  Book engagement photo session well enough

in advance to use photo in save the dates.  Find out in your local area where they

publish or post engagement announcements, and requirements.  Select and order wedding dress.

9 MONTHS OR BEFORE  Reserve rental items that are larger in size

(tents) or high in demand (chairs).  Contact a travel agent to plan your

honeymoon; put down a deposit.  Begin passport acquisition process.  Compile the guest list and guests' addresses.  Consult with stationer about save the date

design concept.

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 Shop for formalwear.  Mail save the dates (consider including

room block information).  Book your salon professional to ensure the

preferred date and time. Check with your salon for how far in advance they book wedding parties.  Select and order undergarments.


6 MONTHS OR BEFORE  Look for alteration specialist (if someone

other than bridal shop).  Choose and order bridesmaid dresses.  Reserve your baker (earlier if your wedding

is during a peak time) & have a design consultation.  Reserve your rehearsal dinner venue and

choose menu.  Have florist consultation and choose flowers.

 Place your formalwear orders.  Finalize order for any rental items including

serviceware, linens, décor, etc.  Meet with stationer to determine invitation

style and colors; place order and begin proofing process.  Implement diet and exercise program.  Sign up for dance lessons. Choreograph

special dance routine to “wow” guests.

 Get measurements for those renting

formalwear.

4 MONTHS OR BEFORE  Create wedding registries and continue to

 Select and order mothers dresses.

update them every couple of weeks.

3 MONTHS OR BEFORE  Discuss ceremony plans with officiant.  Start monitoring the hotel blocks on a weekly

or monthly basis so you can adjust the number and type of rooms set aside if necessary.  Begin dress alteration process for bride

and bridesmaids.  Contact photographer to go over timeline

and any new details. Discuss how family portraits and other group shots will be handled. Verify date, time, and location particulars.

 Give videographer wedding day timeline

and any other pertinent information.  Give gentle reminder to any anyone

that has not yet been measured for formalwear.  Verify event cost with caterer once they

determine availability and seasonal fluctuations.  Address wedding invitations.

2 MONTHS OR BEFORE  Mail invitations.  Purchase all accessories and shoes.  First dress fitting; Schedule second dress

fitting for a couple weeks later.  Buy a wedding gift for future spouse and

 Meet with invitation specialist for programs,

place cards, escort cards, favors, and any other signage including guest books, hosted bar signs, etc.  Meet with ceremony and reception

musicians/DJs to choose music.

gifts for attendants and helpers.  Schedule a follow up meeting with florist to

tie up loose ends before flowers are ordered.

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1 MONTH OR BEFORE  Final appointment with ceremony site

 Review this checklist to make sure nothing

has been missed.

coordinator to solidify final plans.  Confirm formalwear choices; check that

 Complete change of address information for

post office, if necessary.

everyone has been measured.  Final appointment with reception site

 Keep current with “Thank You” notes for

showers and early wedding gifts.

coordinator to solidify final plans.  Do a trial run for hair and makeup.

 Shop for and purchase wedding bands. If

wanting custom rings, decide on ring design. Once prototype is created, approve or make changes to proposed design.

 Check in your local area where wedding

announcements may be published or posted and what are the requirements.  Finalize plans for rehearsal dinner.  Make final tweaks to rental items list,

 Make final payment to travel agent.  Finalize orders for programs and day-of

wedding accessories.

if necessary.  Plan seating arrangements for the rehearsal

dinner and reception.

 Create wedding hashtag.  Design and purchase Snapchat Filter.

2 WEEKS OR MORE BEFORE  Final dress fitting.

 Break in wedding shoes.

 Give the final guest count to your baker and

 Inquire about where the couple and

verify all details.  Finalize list of names for place cards or

escort cards.  Apply for marriage license. Be sure to bring

all needed documents.  Inform or send rehearsal invitations, including

exact time and location, to those who will attend the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner.

attendants will dress for the ceremony.  Review all details. Walk through the entire

event considering things like parking, access for handicapped guests, etc.  Turn in final guest count to caterer.  Pick up rings.  Receive travel documents from travel agent.

1 WEEK BEFORE  Get any needed haircuts, trims, waxing.  Check in with ceremony and reception

venues to inform them of any last minute details.  Review final details for those in the wedding party.  Pack for the honeymoon.

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 Enjoy a day with family and friends. Visit

a day spa, have a massage, a facial, and relax.  Check in with officiant, caterer,

photographer, videographer, musicians, DJ, florist, driver, etc. to finalize and verify details.


3 DAYS BEFORE  Pick up wedding gown, un-bag gown at

home after pickup.

 Drop off guest welcome bags for hotel

to distribute.

1 DAY BEFORE  Get a manicure and pedicure.  Visit formalwear retailer for final fitting

and pick up.  Get any final shampoos, beard and

 Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

and give gifts to attendants.  Organize gown, accessories, etc. to go to

ceremony.

mustache trims.

WEDDING DAY  Hair, makeup, etc.

 Stay hydrated & nourished.

 GET MARRIED!

 Any money due or cash tips for waitstaff and

vendors is given to wedding coordinator or person designated by the couple to hand out.

1-2 DAYS AFTER  Return rented formalwear.

 Mail wedding announcements.

 Return other rental items.

 Don't forget to send thank you notes in a

notes:

timely manner.

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BUDGET EXPENSE RECORD Use totals from the following worksheet pages.

Estimate

Actual

Bridal Gown (include alterations)

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Headpiece/Accessories

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Hair/Makeup

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Suit or Tuxedo

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Engagement Ring

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Wedding Bands

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Invitations/Stationery

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Photography

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Videography

___________________

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Music/Musicians

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Wedding Cake/Desserts

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Flowers

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Ceremony Costs (officiant, venue, license)

___________________

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Ceremony Decor

___________________

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Reception Decor

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Rentals

___________________

__________________

Favors

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Food/Beverage Catering

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Reception Venue Rental

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__________________

Reception Entertainment (photo booth, etc.)

___________________

__________________

Transportation

___________________

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Gifts (attendants, parents, others)

___________________

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Gifts for each other

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Honeymoon

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TOTALS

$ __________________

$ _________________

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WEDDING ATTIRE Bring proper undergarments and shoes to fittings. Store: ________________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ Consultant: ____________________________________________________________________ Gown Description (color, fabric, lace, style, etc.): _____________________________________ ________________________________________________ Price: _____________________ Date Ordered: _________________________ Date Promised: ___________________________ Fitting Appointments: ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

Store: ________________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ Consultant: ____________________________________________________________________ Formalwear Description (color, designer, style, etc.): ___________________________________ ________________________________________________ Price: _____________________ Date Ordered: _________________________ Date Promised: ___________________________ Fitting Appointments: ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

WEDDING ACCESSORIES Headpiece & Veil: _____________________________________________ Price: _____________ Bra/Bustier: __________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Body Stocking: _______________________________________________ Price: _____________ Nylons: ______________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Garter: ______________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Hoop/Slip: __________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Shoes/Socks: _________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Jewelry: ____________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Wrap/Cape: _________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Suspenders: _________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Purse:_______________________________________________________ Price: _____________ Something Old: _________________________ Something New: ___________________________ Something Borrowed: _____________________ Something Blue: ___________________________

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THE ATTENDANTS Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________ Name/Title: ______________________________________________________________________

SPECIAL PARTICIPANTS Usher: __________________________________________________________________________ Usher: __________________________________________________________________________ Reader: _________________________________________________________________________ Reader: _________________________________________________________________________ Personal Attendant:________________________________________________________________ Other: __________________________________________________________________________ Other: __________________________________________________________________________ Other: __________________________________________________________________________

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ATTENDANTS' ATTIRE Dress Store: ______________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Consultant: ______________________________________________________________________ Gown Description (color, fabric, lace, style, etc.): _______________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Price: ___________________________________________________________________________ Date Ordered: ____________________________ Date Promised: _________________________ Shoes: _______________________________________________ Price: _________________________ Jewelry: ______________________________________________ Price: _________________________ Undergarments: ______________________________________ Price: _________________________ Handbags: ___________________________________________ Price: _________________________ Wrap: _______________________________________________ Price: _________________________ Other: _______________________________________________ Price: _________________________

Formalwear Store:

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Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Consultant: ______________________________________________________________________ Formalwear Description (color, designer, style, etc.): ____________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Date Measurements Needed By: _______________________ Date Ordered: ________________ Date Promised: _____________________________________ Price: _______________________

Check with the formalwear shop for information on how to get out-of-town attendants measured and fitted. Remind attendants to make an appointment for fittings. Advise them to bring proper undergarments and shoes to all fittings.

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PRE-WEDDING DETAILS ENGAGEMENT RING Jeweler:_________________________________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ Phone:

________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Description of Ring: ___________________________________

Price: ____________________

__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

WEDDING BANDS Jeweler:_____________________________________________

Phone: ___________________

Email: __________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Description of Rings: __________________________________ __________________________________________________

notes:

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Price: ____________________


INVITATIONS & STATIONERY Stationer: _______________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ______________________________________________________________________________ Date Ordered: _________________________________________________________________________ Date Promised: ________________________________________________________________________ Description/Notes:

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STATIONERY CHECKLIST ITEMS

Be sure to order extra!

QUANTITY

PRICE

 Save the Dates

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____________________

 Invitations

_____________________________

____________________

 Programs

_____________________________

____________________

 Response Cards

_____________________________

____________________

 Place Cards

_____________________________

____________________

 Escort Cards

_____________________________

____________________

 Table Numbers

_____________________________

____________________

 Menu Cards

_____________________________

____________________

 Guest Book

_____________________________

____________________

 Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

_____________________________

____________________

 Thank You Cards

_____________________________

____________________

 Thank You Gifts

_____________________________

____________________

 Specialty Cards

_____________________________

____________________

 Napkins

_____________________________

____________________

 Favors

_____________________________

____________________

 Signage

_____________________________

____________________

 Other

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INVITATION WORDING SAMPLES TRADITIONAL BRIDE’S PARENTS SPONSORING

TRADITIONAL COUPLE SPONSORING WEDDING

Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Sarah Lynn to Mr. Michael James Brooks on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin

The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of Sarah Lynn Andrews to Michael James Brooks on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin

TRADITIONAL COUPLE’S PARENTS SPONSORING

LESS FORMAL BRIDE’S PARENTS SPONSORING

Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brooks request the honor of your presence at the marriage of Sarah Lynn to Michael James on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin

We ask only those dearest in our hearts to join us in celebrating the marriage of our daughter Sarah to Mike Brooks at half past two o’clock on Saturday, September tenth St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin

COUPLE SPONSORING WEDDING WITH DIVERSE FAMILY

SAME SEX COUPLE SPONSORING WEDDING

Sarah Lynn Andrews and Michael James Brooks together with our families, invite you to celebrate our marriage on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin

Please join us as we, Dylan and Robin celebrate our wedding ceremony on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin

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Mary and William Andrews


WEDDING REGISTRY Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:

_______________________________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________

Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:

_______________________________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________

Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:

_______________________________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________

Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:

_______________________________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________

notes:

Website: ________________________________________________________________________

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REGISTRATION CHECKLIST notes:

 Dining: Casual  Dining: Formal  Kitchen  Bedroom  Bathroom  Living/Household  Garage  Restaurants  Travel/Honeymoon  Outdoor/Sporting Goods  Charity

GIFTS FOR OTHERS GIFT ITEM(S)

PRICE

 Attendants

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Attendants

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Mothers

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Fathers

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Bride

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Groom

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Personal Attendant

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Other

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Other

_____________________________________________________

___________

 Other

_____________________________________________________

___________

FAVORS Favor Item(s): ___________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ From: __________________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Address:

___________________________________________ Price: ______________________

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SHOWERS SHOWER NO. 1 Host/Hostess: ____________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Location/Address: ________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________________________________ Time: ___________________________________________________________________________ Type of Shower: __________________________________________________________________

GIFT

GIVER

THANK YOU

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SHOWER NO. 2 Host/Hostess: ____________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: ________________________ Location/Address: ________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________________________________ Time: ___________________________________________________________________________ Type of Shower: __________________________________________________________________

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GIVER

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THANK YOU


THE REHEARSAL AT THE CEREMONY SITE Rehearsal Date: __________________________________ Time: ______________________________

THE REHEARSAL DINNER Site: __________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Contact: _______________________________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________ Time: ___________________________________________ Menu: _________________________________________________________________________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________________

REHEARSAL & REHEARSAL DINNER GUEST LIST GUEST NAME

INVITE SENT

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WEDDING DAY DETAILS BEAUTY Salon: __________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ Stylist: ________________________________________________________________________________ Appointments: 1) ___________________________________________________________________________________ 2) ___________________________________________________________________________________ 3) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________________

WEDDING PARTY Salon: __________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ Stylist/Services: ________________________________________________________________________ Appointment: __________________________________________________________________________ Spa Day: ________________________________________________________________________

notes:

Price: __________________________________________________________________________________

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THE CAKE Bakery:__________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Date Ordered: ____________________________ Date/Time Promised: ____________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________ Delivery Information: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

OTHER DESSERTS Bakery:__________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Date Ordered: ____________________________ Date/Time Promised: ____________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________ Delivery Information: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________  Cupcakes

 Cookies

 Pies

 Candies

 Ice Cream/Sundae Bar

 Other

_______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________

TRANSPORTATION Company Name: _________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Type/Description (carriage, limo, etc.): ________________________________________________ Pickup Date: _______________________________

Time: ______________________________

Length of Rental Time: ______________________

Capacity: ___________________________

Price: ____________________________________

Additional Time Charge: _______________

 Bachelor/ette Party

 Couple to Ceremony

 Couple to Reception

 Couple to Hotel

 Others to Ceremony

 Others to Reception

 Other Transportation:

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MUSIC CEREMONY Musicians: 1) _____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________ Price: _______________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________ Musicians: 2) _____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________ Price: _______________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________

MUSICAL SELECTIONS: Processional: ___________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Ceremony: ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Recessional:____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

RECEPTION Musicians/DJ: 1) __________________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________ Price: _______________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________ Musicians/DJ: 2) __________________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________ Price: _______________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________

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OTHER ENTERTAINMENT 

Photo booth

Lawn Games

Other

Professional: _____________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Date Ordered: ____________________________ Date/Time Promised: _____________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________ Details: __________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

DANCE LESSONS Professional: _____________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________ Lesson Dates: ____________________________________________________________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________ Details: _________________________________________________________________________

notes:

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PHOTOGRAPHY Business Name: ________________________________________ __________________________ Phone: _________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Photographer’s Name: _____________________________________________________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________

Take list to photographer: discuss which shots are posed, candid, in color, or black & white. Tip: The more you get done before the ceremony allows for more fun at the reception!

BEFORE THE CEREMONY  Getting Ready

 Both with Entire Wedding Party

 Each Alone

 Flowers

 First Look

 Invitation Suite

 Each with mother

 Rings

 Each with father

 Accessories/Jewelry

 Each with their parents

 Other __________________________

 Each with Special Attendants

 Other __________________________

AT THE CEREMONY  Guests outside

 Couple saying vows

 Ushers escorting guests to seats

 Ring ceremony

 Parents being seated

 Child Attendants

 Couple's entrances

 The kiss

 Attendants at alter

 Couple exiting

 Giving-away ceremony

 Other _________________________

 Altar during ceremony

 Other _________________________

BEFORE THE RECEPTION  Couple’s hands or rings

 Couple with each family

 Couple

 Couple looking at each other

 Each Alone

 Other _______________________

 Couple with all parents

 Other _______________________

 Each with Special Attendants

 Other _______________________

 Both with Entire Wedding Party

 Other _______________________

 Each with Wedding Party Members

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 Other _______________________


AT THE RECEPTION  Couple arriving

 Couple feeding cake

 Grand Entrance

 Couple toasting

 Buffet table & food stations

 Bouquet & garter tosses

 Cake/Desserts

 Couple dancing

 Couple seated at table

 Decor

 Special dances

 Other _________________

 Couple talking with guests

 Other _________________

 Couple cutting the cake

 Other _________________

VIDEOGRAPHY Business Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Videographer’s Name: __________________________________ Price: ___________________

notes:

 Rehearsal

 Pre-Ceremony

 Ceremony

 Reception

Capture these moments, special people, etc.

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FLORAL & DECOR Florist: __________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Salesperson:

_______________________________________________________________________

Delivery Date/Time/Place:

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 Flowers For Hair

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 Flower Girl Petals, Miniature Bouquet, Flower Head

Crown, Pomander Ball, or Flower Baskets  Corsages (Pin-on, Wrist, or Hand-tied posy; Mothers,

Grandmothers, Personal Attendant, Honored Guests)  Boutonnières (Attendants, Fathers, Grandfathers,

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 Ceremony Entrance

Ringbearer, Godparents, Honored Guests)

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 Aisle Decor

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 Arch/Alter Arrangements

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 Flowers for Unity Candle

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 Memorial Flowers

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 Reception Entrance

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 Guest Book Table

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 Escort Card Table

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 High Top Cocktail Tables

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 Dining Table Centerpieces

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 Buffet Line

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 Reception Ceiling & Chandeliers

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 Around Dance Floor

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OTHER DECOR Professional: ______________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Delivery Date/Time/Place:

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Description and Costs: ________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

LIGHTING Lighting Specialist: ________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: _______________________________________

Contact: _______________________

Date Ordered: __________________________________

Date/Time Promised: _____________

Placement and Details: ____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Price: ___________________________________________________________________________

Gobo Design Sketch:

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RENTALS VENDOR: 1) _______________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ Contact:

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Items to Reserve for Ceremony/Reception: ________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Pickup/Delivery Date: ________________________________

Time: ___________________________

Return Date: _______________________________________

Time: ___________________________

Deposit: ___________________________________________

Price: ___________________________

VENDOR: 2) ______________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ____________________________________________________________________________ Items to Reserve for Ceremony/Reception: ________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Pickup/Delivery Date: ________________________________

Time: ___________________________

Return Date: _______________________________________

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Price: ___________________________

VENDOR: 3) ______________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ____________________________________________________________________________ Items to Reserve for Ceremony/Reception: ________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Pickup/Delivery Date: ________________________________

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THE WEDDING DAY THE CEREMONY Site: ____________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________ Contact: ________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________________ Officiant: ________________________________________ Costs: ________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________________________________ Ceremony Time: _________________________________________________________________ Arrival Time: _____________________________________________________________________ PREMARITAL COUNSELING DATES & TIMES: 1 ) ____________________________________________________________________________ 2) ____________________________________________________________________________ 3) ____________________________________________________________________________ 4) ____________________________________________________________________________

ITEMS TO REMEMBER TO BRING TO THE CEREMONY SITE:  Marriage license  Personal wedding vows & Readings  All clothing, shoes, and accessories (if getting dressed on site)  All jewelry (bridal accessories, bridesmaid accessories, wedding rings)  Unity candle (and lighter if necessary)  Guest book and pen  Programs  Flowers (if not delivered by florist) including corsages, boutonnières, decor, bouquets, etc.  Ceremony decor  Send-off items (birdseed, bubbles, doves, butterflies, balloons, ribbon wands, sparklers, etc.)  Other:

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THE RECEPTION Site: ____________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Contact: ______________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________________________________ Time: ______________________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________ Caterer: ________________________________________________________________________ Menu: __________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Beverages: ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Caterer will also provide: ___________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

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COMMON CEREMONY & RECEPTION LINE-UPS

Choose whatever attendants & order you wish: Bridesmaid, Bridesman, Groomsman, Honor Attendants, Best Man/Woman, Matron/Maid/Man of Honor.

OFFICIANT

ATTENDANT ATTENDANT

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

MAID OF HONOR

BRIDE

GROOM

BEST MAN

CEREMONY

FATHER OF FATHER OF THE BRIDE THE GROOM

MOTHER OF THE GROOM

BRIDE

GROOM

ATTENDANT

ATTENDANT

ATTENDANT ATTENDANT

RECEIVING LINE

BRIDESMAID

BRIDESMAID

BRIDESMAID

GROOMSMAN

BRIDE

BRIDESMAID

GROOM

GROOMSMAN

GROOMSMAN

GROOMSMAN

HEAD TABLE

TRENDY ALTERNATIVES HEAD TABLE SWEETHEART TABLE: Instead of sitting at a more traditional head table, the couple can enjoy a little alone time by sitting at their own two-seater dining table. The wedding party then sits together with their dates at regular guest tables. KING’S TABLE: A king’s table is a longer, larger rectangular or square table in the middle of the room where the couple, attendants and their dates, or whomever the couple chooses to sit around it. This creates a more intimate feel with everyone sitting face to face at the table, as well as being surrounded by all the lovely wedding guests on both sides of the couple.

PARENTS' TABLE SEPARATELY HOSTED TABLES: Instead of traditionally seating the parents and officiant at one table, each set of parents hosts their own table of close family and friends. This works especially well in situations with divorced parents, allowing everyone to sit with people they enjoy while remaining separate. The officiant and his or her date is incorporated into one of the other guest tables.

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AFTER THE WEDDING THE HONEYMOON Travel Agency: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ Contact: _______________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________________ Destination: _____________________________________________________________________ Departure Date: _______________________ Return Date: _______________________________ Travel Notes: _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Costs:

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PACKING LIST:  Casual Outfit(s) (shirts, pants, shorts, shoes) ________________________________________  Formal Outfit(s) (dress, shoes) ____________________________________________________  Underwear

 Hosiery/Socks

 Bras

 Hair Brushes/Combs

 Sleepwear

 Swimwear

 Coat/Jacket

 Hats

 Make-up/Skin Care

 Toothpaste & Brush

 Deodorants

 Shaving Supplies

 Hair Care

 Electronic Chargers

 Sunscreen/Bug Repellent

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GIFT OPENING PARTY Location: ________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________________________________________ Time: ______________________ GIFT

GIVER

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CHANGING YOUR NAME Obtain a copy of your new marriage certificate from the Register of Deeds. Take your certificate to the Social Security Office and change your name there. You may now begin to use your new name. Then, take the certificate to the Department of Motor Vehicles and change your name there.

UPDATE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR NEW NAME: 

Banks

Medical Care Provider

Contracts

Mortgage Lender

Professional License–Notification Letter

County Tax Assessor

Credit Card Companies

State Tax Commission

Employer (fill out new W-2)

Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue

Estate Planning/Retirement Documents

U.S. Passport

Insurance Companies

U.S. Postal Service

Investment Companies

Utility Company

Leases and Mortgages

Voter Registration

Legal Documents

Wills

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NOTE OF CAUTION: It is a felony to make copies of a marriage certificate. If proof is required, send your actual certificate with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a request that they return it to you.

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