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CONTENTS 6 planning 10 wedding shows 15 real weddings 34 fashion 37 fashion gallery 60 favorite things 62 beauty & health 72 rings 76 invitations 78 invitation gallery 92 parties 94 gifts 96 ceremony 98 ceremony sites chart 107 officiants 110 reception 113 venues chart 174 catering 2 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

180 sweets & treats 182 sweets gallery 198 rentals & event design 200 design gallery 218 floral 220 floral gallery 241 wedding scapes 254 photography 278 photo booths & flipbooks 282 videography 286 music 294 dance lessons 296 transportation 302 guest accommodations 306 honeymoon & travel 309 vendor information 335 index 337 worksheets & checklists PHOTO: TWIG & OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY


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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 your wedding. The worksheets and checklists, later in the guide and online, will help you stay organized and on track. Happy planning!

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GETTING STARTED SET A DATE! You’re engaged, so set the date and get started! The sooner you get started, 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?

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

BINDERS & BOARDS • Create a binder & inspiration board to keep your ideas and plans organized. • Budget Sheets • Checklists • Contracts & Receipts • Color Palette • Pictures

Worksheets & Checklists can be found in this publication and on wedplan.com. Inspirational photos can be found throughout this guide & on wedplan.com, which also has links to our blog & social media platforms for more ideas.

WEDDING WEBSITE & EMAIL • Create a personalized wedding website, and an email account specifically for wedding correspondence. • A variety of wedding website platforms (wedsites) can be found online.

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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 • Schedule appointments • Share vision & seek advice • Establish relationships

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

• 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. Whether a one-on-one consultation to get you started with initial plans, day-of wedding coordinator to see that things run smoothly, or 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, just let them help you to build on it and help make your vision a reality.

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A show is one of the best ways to see everything wedding, all in one place. The Wedding Planner & Guide hosts wedding shows in the Madison area throughout the year. Current dates, times and show details can always be found on wedplan. com. At a Wedding Planner & Guide show, you will find a variety of vendors, runway fashions, inspiring wedding scape designs, food samples, amazing wedding prize packages, and more. Choosing a vendor isn’t solely based on price; a wedding show offers you the chance to see the quality of their work and be introduced to a variety of personalities to find the perfect combination of professionals that matches your individuality and style.

TIPS BEFORE THE SHOW: • Purchase tickets in advance to save money. • Have an idea of what products and services you are looking for and how much you are willing to spend. • Pre-print mailing labels, with names, wedding date, address, email, and phone number to make signing up for drawings quick and easy. • Invite guests who are part of your decision-making process. AT THE SHOW: • Wear comfortable shoes, and plan plenty of time to get as much as much done as possible. • Use the show program to mark fashions that catch your eye during the fashion show and exhibitors you would like to visit or follow up with. • Visit each booth so you don’t miss an idea or opportunity. Visiting during fashion show times, when it is less congested, allows for quality time with vendors. • Talk to vendors to get a feel for their style and personality. Make sure they are a good fit. AFTER THE SHOW: • Review the information collected. • Find additional vendor information in this guide and on wedplan.com. • Follow up with those you are interested in.

Purchase WP&G Show tickets online at wedplan.com

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SPRING WEDDING SHOW MADISON MARRIOTT WEST

MAY 22, 2018 Details and tickets on wedplan.com Photo courtesy of Tim Fitch Photography


WEDDING TRENDS UNVEILED THE MADISON CLUB

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 Details and tickets on wedplan.com Photo courtesy of Abbots Lane Photography


WINTER WEDDING SHOW ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER EXHIBITION HALL

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nikki & matt

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Photographer - Twig & Olive Photography | Venue - The Lageret Bridal Gowns - Elegant Occasions, Vera's House of Bridals and Mes Amies Dress Boutique Groom's Attire - Nedrebo’s Formalwear | Floral - Flora Designs by Jamae Sweets - Craig's Cake Shop WEDPLAN.COM 17


ashley & todd

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Photographer - Abbots Lane Photography | Venue - Emily’s Ten Oaks Ranch Bridal Gown - David’s Bridal | Groom’s Attire - Men’s Wearhouse | Floral - Hy-Vee Caterer - JL Richards Catering | Wine - Cambridge Winery | Sweets - Hy-Vee WEDPLAN.COM 19


lindsay & zach

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Photographer - Tim Tab Studios | Wedding Planner - Canvas Weddings Venue - MJ's Farm | Invitations - JJ Henry | Floral - Flora Designs by Jamae Rentals - Ă La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials Sweets - Greenbush Bakery | Hair + Makeup - Temptd Salon WEDPLAN.COM 21


candice & willie

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Photographer - Tim Fitch Photography | Wedding Planner - Cherry Blossom Events Venue - The Lageret | Groom's Attire - Nedrebo's Formalwear Floral - Flora Designs by Jamae | Sweets - Bloom Bake Shop Rentals - Ă La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials, Couture Events WEDPLAN.COM 23


molly & zach

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Photographer - Happy Gnome Photography | Wedding Planner - Neira Event Group Venue - The Swan Barn Door | Caterer - Chula Vista Resort Bridal Gown - Erika's Bridal Couture | Groom's Attire - Men's Wearhouse Floral - Thompson's Full Bloom | Sweets - Taylor's Cakes WEDPLAN.COM 25


anna & luke

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Photographer - Ann Gorgen Photography | Venue - Cross's Country Gatherings Bridal Gown - Brandi's Bridal Galleria, Etc. | Groom's Attire - Men's Wearhouse Select Bridesmaid Gowns - Vera's House of Bridals | Floral - Chateau Floral Makeup - Alison Frances | Catering + Sweets - Pointer Cafe WEDPLAN.COM 27


courtney & jeff

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Photographer - Booth Photographics | Wedding Planner - Midwestern Bride Venue - The Lageret | Bridal Gown - Brandi's Bridal Galleria, Etc. Groom's Attire - Men’s Wearhouse | Hair + Makeup - Be Inspired Salon | Sweets - Bloom Bake Shop Floral + Rentals - Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral | TransportationWEDPLAN.COM - Wayne Ace 29


nima & david

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Photographer - Karly Jo Photography | Venue - The Edgewater Wedding Planner, Rentals + Paper Goods - Spirit & Style Events Floral - Blooms by Brandi | Sweets - Sweet Hartley’s WEDPLAN.COM 31


tara & scott

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Photographer - Tim Fitch Photography | Event Designer + Rentals - Event Essentials Venue - The Madison Club | Floral - Blooms by Brandi Sweets - Creative Confections by Alicia Russell | Paper Goods - Sarah B. Entertainment - Celebrations Entertainment WEDPLAN.COM 33


fashion

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It’s your special day so the look of your wedding attire is up to you. Stay traditional, or show your individual style and uniqueness. There are no boundaries in expressing your personalities through your wedding day fashions, whether 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 decide, we highly encourage shopping with a reputable business to assure you get quality products and service, the right fit, and on-time for the big day!

GOWN TIPS Sometimes a gown may not look good on the rack, but will look stunning on you! So, have your own ideas in mind, but also be open to trust 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: A full, not poufy, skirt. Avoid adding anything to the skirt, like ruffles and bows. PETITE BUST: Dress with jewel, bateau, Sabrina, or squared necklines. Accent what you do have with gowns that are pleated or ruffled across the bust. Opt for intricate detailing with beads or embroidery along the bustline. Remember that you will need a push-up bra, so steer clear of dresses that cannot be worn with the type of bra you need. GENEROUS BUST: Dress with a simple bodice. Stay away from beads, embroidery, lace, and sequins. You have versatility in the type of bustline you wear. Square, strapless, scoop, sweetheart, V-shaped, Queen Anne, and offthe-shoulder all look good, 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 tall people, especially if you have strong shoulders. FULL ARMS: A little coverage. Pick 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 if you just share your basic 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.

TIMING 8-9 MONTHS BEFORE: Register your wedding. 6 WEEKS BEFORE: Get measured and place orders. 3 WEEKS BEFORE: Give a gentle reminder to those who haven’t yet been measured. 1 MONTH BEFORE: Confirm your styles; check that everyone has been measured.

• Don’t forget accessories, undergarments, and shoes.

1 DAY BEFORE: Your final fitting and formalwear pick up

• Designate someone to return rentals the next business day after the wedding.

THE DAY AFTER: Return the formalwear.

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fashion gallery PHOTOGRAPHY The Wedding Flashers COORDINATION Dana Gee & Michelle Lynn HAIR STYLISTS Bailey Eberhardt & Taylor Tipton Temptd Salon & Spa MAKEUP ARTIST Sophia Andries The Rock Agency FLORAL DESIGN Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral LOCATION Private Residence

BRIDAL GOWN & ACCESSORIES (THIS PAGE): BRANDI’S BRIDAL GALLERIA, ETC.

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LK pulls out all the stops and creates amazingly inspirational pieces. Their current favorite is a printed wood save-the-date with the details hot-branded into the wood. Don’t stop at mere invitations, wow your guests with incredible wedding stationery.

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You want to look and feel your best on your wedding day, so consider professional services for hair, makeup, diet, exercise, and overall health. Don’t do any last-minute plans or quick weight loss remedies as you want to look your best, yet be yourself, and 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.

BEAUTY TIPS

TIMING

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

9-12 MONTHS BEFORE: Book your hair and makeup salon professional to ensure the preferred date and time.

• Find out how many people the salon can accommodate, or do you want someone on-site?

6 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Ask if they have any samples of their work or ideas based on your gown style.

3-6 WEEKS BEFORE:

• Be sure to choose a hair style and makeup that is comfortable for you and matches your personality. • Don't make any drastic changes right before the wedding. • Wear a button-down shirt to the hair appointment, or possibly a robe if on-site. • Don't forget to bring your head piece, veil or hair clips to trial and final appointments.

Implement diet and exercise program.

Do a trial run with hair and makeup. Not only will you preview the look, but also check for allergies and compatibility. 1-2 WEEKS BEFORE: Haircut and coloring appointment for sunkissed 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.

• Don’t forget waterproof mascara and other makeup that will endure wedding day perspiration and tears. Consider adding some lashes for a full glam look.

1 DAY BEFORE:

Get a manicure and pedicure. Polish takes three to four hours to dry completely, so don’t schedule the appointment amidst a flurry of last-minute activities. Instead, after your appointment, go home to get ready for the rehearsal dinner.

Don't forget to purchase and bring the lipstick used in the initial application to reapply throughout the day.

• Get a manicure and pedicure for the wedding day, as well as for the honeymoon. • Don’t get any waxing done too close to the wedding. • Don't forget to take some time to relax and treat yourself to some spa services.

Men may consider returning for a final shampoo and hair trim (beard and mustache included).

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Whether ready-to-wear or custom designed, there are many options for metals and gemstones to make your 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 photos of designs you like. 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.

TIPS

TIMING

• Discuss with your fiance 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 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, and 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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invitations

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Invitations set the tone for the wedding, as they give the first impression of your special day. Stationers have the expertise to help with design ideas, paper selection, printing techniques, wording, and suggestions for other coordinating paper goods. Ordering all paper goods up front can help save you money, so be sure to consider save-the-dates, programs, menus, place cards, signs, and thank you notes.

WHAT TO KNOW

TIMING

• Date & times

9-12 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Ceremony & 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 templated styles or custom design?

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

• Special graphics, custom artwork, 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 are counted as one.)

8 WEEKS BEFORE:

• How much postage will be needed? (Depends on size of envelope or other packaging; and don’t forget return postage on rsvp card.) • Who will assemble & address the envelopes? • 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.

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

AFTER THE WEDDING: 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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PRINTING TECHNIQUES DIGITAL

LETTERPRESS

A flat style of printing similar to your home printer, but with higher quality inks and greater precision. This less traditional technique works well for invitations with photographs and is one of the least expensive.

An old-fashioned technique where inked letters are pushed into the paper, creating an indented effect.

EMBOSSING An inkless process where paper is pressed between two heated metal dies, creating a raised impression. ENGRAVED The most formal and expensive of printing techniques, wherein a letter or design is etched onto a metal plate and inked. Paper is then pressed onto the etching using two tons of pressure. FOIL STAMPING An inkless technique that uses a die and heat to press and transfer foil onto paper, creating an indented, metallic effect.

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OFFSET LITHOGRAPHY A flat style of printing that rolls a rubber cylinder with an inked impression onto the paper. The printing is smooth and one of the least expensive. THERMOGRAPHY A technique where ink and a powder compound are heated to produce raised letters that mimic the appearance of engraving without the cost.

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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 pre- and post-wedding day happenings. 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 gift and alternative wedding registries. LUNCHEONS: This gathering can be enjoyed with close friends and family, but is often enjoyed with members of the wedding party, following a fitting of dresses or formalwear. This is also an opportunity to give any gifts to those with a special role in the wedding.

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 goodbyes. 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.

BACHELOR/ETTE PARTY: This is a fun and casual outing with close friends and family. It can be as simple as celebrating at home or a local establishment, to a weekend destination. You can combine festivities with your soon-tobe spouse or have separate celebrations. WEDDING BREAKFAST: This can be hosted by the couple, a friend, or family member at a home or at the hotel where guests are staying. It’s another opportunity to spend time with those near to you and for those who have come 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 usually includes the couple, immediate family, attendants, ceremony officiant (& spouse), special out-oftown guests, or other family or friends that the host chooses to invite.

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REGISTRY

GIFT GIVING

The couple should register together to make sure they are both involved in the choices. Whether household items from a local retailer, a honeymoon registry through your travel agent, or donations requested for a local charity, you should register so guests know their options, in case they prefer not to give money as a gift.

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

PARENTS: Wine club membership, Bed & Breakfast stay, restaurant gift cards, collection of photos from the wedding or a framed print.

• 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. • Traditional etiquette says registry information should only be given by word of mouth, except in the cases of showers which are not hosted by the couple. However, today’s wedding websites make for an opportunity to give registry information and links. The choice is yours.

WEDDING PARTY: Jewelry, cuff links, spa treatments, flasks or mugs, clutch purses, 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, box of chocolates, jewelry, specialty soaps, bottle of wine, box of cookies or cupcakes.

REGISTRY OPTIONS LOCAL: Besides helping your local economy, local stores often carry specialty products not found in national chains.

For a Lifetime Together

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. UNTRADITIONAL: If you feel you have everything you need for your home, consider other registry ideas such as a camping supply store, furniture store, restaurant, real estate agency, or travel agency. CHARITY: Ask your guests to donate to your favorite charity, in lieu of gifts.

TIMING 4-6 MONTHS BEFORE: Register

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The ceremony is the start of your new life together. You may choose a house of worship or another setting, from the back yard to the beach; there are a wide variety of ceremony sites 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 own styles, beliefs, and any desired personal touches that speak to who you are as a couple.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Capacity? • Rental fee and what’s included? • 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 simply 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?

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.

• Any rentals needed or outside sources?

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...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 that is personal to your story. WEDPLAN.COM 97


ceremony sites AGORA PAVILION Fitchburg • fitchburgcenter.com Outdoor Seating: 200 The perfect location for your ceremony/reception, the Agora Pavilion provides a beautiful setting under a striking white canopy.

ALLEN CENTENNIAL GARDEN Madison • allencentennialgarden.org Outdoor Seating: 200 Garden venue locations include: The Green, holding up to 200 guests and the English Garden, holding up to 100 guests.

BADGER FARMS Deerfield • badgerfarms.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: 200 530 acre farm with big sky views, multiple ceremony sites, seamless transitions, Saturday weddings include Friday setup with rehearsal.

BISHOPS BAY COUNTRY CLUB Middleton • bishopsbay.com Indoor Seating: 100 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Say I do lakeside! Let the Capitol and downtown Madison skyline be the backdrop of your wedding. Breathtaking wedding location.

BLACKHAWK COUNTRY CLUB Madison • blackhawkcc.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Private country club with panoramic views of Lake Mendota and the golf course.

CAMBRIDGE WINERY Cambridge • cambridgewinery.com Inddor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Nestled in the beautiful countryside. Perfect for a ceremony in the vineyards and reception in a modern space with floor-to-ceiling windows.

CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS Beaver Dam • chapelofthearchangels.com Indoor Seating: 300 Breathtaking 110 year old Cathedral setting paired with a modern reception facility & bar, all in one building. 98 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE


COACHMAN’S GOLF RESORT Edgerton • coachmans.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd Several outdoor wedding sites available with golf course views. Beautiful picture opportunities in a country setting.

COLD WATER CANYON | DELLS BOATS Wisconsin Dells • dellsboats.com Indoor Seating: 80 • Outdoor Seating: 150 Cold Water Canyon is a beautiful shady tributary glen on the Wisconsin River that is an exclusive retreat for private gatherings.

CROSS’S COUNTRY GATHERINGS Mineral Point • crossscountrygatherings.com Inddor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300+ Warm and inviting country chic venue with breathtaking views.

DEER VALLEY LODGE Barneveld • deervalleylodgewi.com Indoor Seating: 200+ • Outdoor Seating: 600 Get married in their beautiful outdoor wedding gazebo overlooking a 27-hole championship golf course. Experience a wedding with breathtaking views.

DORF HAUS Roxbury • foodspot.com/dorfhaus Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd Placid landscape, a beautiful garden and charming gazebo offer ideal settings for an outdoor ceremony — a short drive from Madison.

THE EDGEWATER Madison • theedgewater.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Weddings at The Edgewater - in the heart of downtown Madison with unparalleled views of Lake Mendota and the Capitol.

THE FIELDS RESERVE Stoughton • fieldsreserve.com Indoor Seating: 250 • Outdoor Seating: 250 Beautiful rustic ceremony barn with modern amenities including heating, AC, indoor restrooms and bridal suite. Outdoor ceremony space also available.

THE FORT ATKINSON CLUB Fort Atkinson • fortatkinsonclub.org Indoor Seating: 150 • Outdoor Seating: 150 Entire building available. Large patio overlooking river or upstairs theatre with movable risers, backdrop, AV speakers, cove and theatre lighting. WEDPLAN.COM 99


ceremony sites GOLDEN MAST Okauchee • goldenmastinn.com Indoor Seating: 75 • Outdoor Seating: 200+ Premier lakeside facility between Madison and Milwaukee. Enjoy your wedding ceremony and reception, indoors or outdoors, overlooking scenic Okauchee Lake.

HEIDEL HOUSE RESORT & SPA Green Lake • heidelhouse.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 You and your guests will forever remember the experience when you choose to wed at the Heidel House Resort and Spa.

HOLY WISDOM MONASTERY Middleton • www.holywisdommonastery.org/visit/weddings Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 All are welcome. Their wedding coordinator works with couples to plan the perfect ceremony. Couples provide officiant and personal music.

KESTREL RIDGE GOLF CLUB Columbus • kestrelridgegolf.com Indoor Seating: 250 • Outdoor Seating: 250 Beautiful ceremony site overlooking golf course. Located directly outside of banquet hall.

LAKE WINDSOR COUNTRY CLUB Windsor • lakewindsor.com Indoor Seating: 400 • Outdoor Seating: 400 Nominated for “Best Outdoor Venue” by Wisconsin Bride magazine. Just minutes from Madison. An indoor alternative with a breathtaking view.

THE MADISON CLUB Madison • madisonclub.org Indoor Seating: 150 • Outdoor Seating: 150 Downtown historic building with fantastic cuisine, outstanding service and elegant setting. Perfect for rehearsals, ceremonies, or weddings.

MADISON ELKS LODGE Madison • madisonelkslodge.org Indoor Seating: 225 • Outdoor Seating: 225 You’ll love this hidden gem with both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites available, featuring breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Monona. 100 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE


MADISON MALLARDS Madison • mallardsbaseball.com Indoor Seating: 150 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd The new Great Dane Buck Blind Suites offer the perfect indoor & outdoor space with a unique backdrop.

MADISON MARRIOTT WEST Middleton • marriott.com/msnwe Indoor seating: 150-1400 With 292 guest rooms, elegant event space and exquisite cuisine, they can accommodate all of your wedding day needs.

MADISON MASONIC CENTER AUDITORIUM Madison • madisonmasoniccenter.org Indoor Seating: 1000 Located on National, State, and Local Registries of Historic Places. Ornate detail, original acoustics, and fixtures provide a majestic ambiance.

MONONA TERRACE Madison • mononaterrace.com Indoor Seating: 500+ • Outdoor Seating: 500+ Promise your love on a rooftop garden overlooking Lake Monona with views of the downtown skyline and Capitol dome.

THE OAKS GOLF COURSE Cottage Grove • golftheoaks.com Indoor Seating: 480 • Outdoor Seating: 480 ​Their state of the art ceremony and reception area provide​s sweeping views of the golf course with convenient access to I-94.

THE OLD FEED MILL Mazomanie • oldfeedmill.com Indoor Seating: 150 • Outdoor Seating: 150 Elegant country ceremonies next to the 1857 Mill, under a canopy of ash, or inside the Mill’s upstairs Miller’s Loft.

THE ORPHEUM THEATER Madison • madisonorpheum.com Indoor Seating: 1697 Featuring three stunning ceremony locations within The Orpheum Theater, you’re guaranteed to find your dream spot to say “I do”.

OVER THE VINES VINEYARD & WINE BARN Edgerton • overthevines.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: 200 800’s Barn with crystal chandeliers surrounded by a vineyard and lush gardens creating the perfect backdrop for your special day. WEDPLAN.COM 101


ceremony sites OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS Madison • overture.org Indoor Seating: 300 Start your journey together at Madison’s own downtown stunning arts center. Ensure your day is artful, exquisite and unique.

PARADISE PARK Cottage Grove • paradiseparkweddings.com Outdoor Seating: Unltd A wide array of gardens, lawns, and natural attractions. Their 20 acres provide many romantic settings for ceremonies and photos.

PRES HOUSE CHAPEL Madison • preshouse.org/weddings Indoor Seating: 250 Beautiful chapel in the heart of Madison near the Capitol and Lake Mendota. All are welcome so contact us to setup a tour!

QUIVEY’S GROVE Madison • quiveysgrove.com Indoor Seating: 40 • Outdoor Seating: 250 Wedding ceremonies under a canopy of black walnut trees, or a festive wedding tent at a five-acre 1855 historic landmark.

STOUGHTON COUNTRY CLUB Stoughton • stoughtoncountryclub.com Outdoor Seating: Unltd Beautiful outdoor lakeside ceremony site overlooking Lake Kegonsa, a special setting for your special day.

SUGARLAND Arena • sugarland-weddings.com Outdoor Seating: Unltd Walk down a lush aisle near a cascading fountain to exchange vows under a majestic oak. An intimate, country setting.

THE SWAN BARN DOOR Wisconsin Dells • theswanbarndoor.com Indoor Seating: 500 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Newly constructed timber frame barn. Rustic setting for indoor ceremonies, or exchange vows outdoors under a canopy of trees.

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VENNEBU HILL WEDDING BARN & EVENT VENUE Wisconsin Dells • vennebuhill.com Indoor Seating: 350 • Outdoor Seating: 350 Rustic barn meets elegant estate. Year-round. Hilltop views. Secluded but close to Dells. Seamless transitions.

THE VENUE Janesville • thevenuejanesville.com Indoor Seating: 300 Completely renovated historic landmark, with views of downtown Janesville. Perfect venue for ceremonies and receptions.

VILLA LOUIS Prairie du Chien • villalouis.org/weddings-private-events Outdoor Seating: 300 Make your wedding memorable and historic on the lawn of Villa Louis.

VON RUTENBERG VENTURES Madison • marinersmadison.com Indoor Seating: 400 • Outdoor Seating: 400 Waterfront marina setting for indoor & outdoor events. Weddings on the water with Betty Lou Cruises.

WADE HOUSE HISTORIC SITE Greenbush • wadehouse.org/eventrentals Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Offering historic character with contemporary conveniences. Share your exclusive day with special guests at the Wade House Historic site.

WHITE OAK SAVANNA EVENTS FARM AND SANCTUARY Dodgeville • whiteoaksavanna.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd Restored barn with cathedral-like beam ceiling and 88-acre landscape with sweeping prairie vistas for the perfect ceremony setting.

WILD ROSE RANCH Baraboo • wildroseranchofbaraboo.com Indoor Seating: 88 • Outdoor Seating: 175 Log cabin horse barn on a ranch. Two gazebos for the ceremony and bridal suite for the couple to stay.

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One-of-a-kind Venue for your One-of-a-kind Day Breathtaking 110 year old Cathedral setting, paired with a modern reception facility/bar, all in one building • Non-denominational • Unparalleled beauty with 50’ domes and original stained glass • Receptions to 235 in the Angel’s Den Reception hall directly downstairs • Your choice of any caterer • Air-conditioned with elevator for those needing assistance • Affordable - exclusive use for an entire weekend! See additional Angel’s Den Reception information under the Receptions Section.

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

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Your day – our peaceful setting All are welcome • indoor & outdoor ceremonies up to 300 guests in Middleton, WI • 130 acres of woods, prairie and lake— great for photos • holywisdommonastery.org 608-836-1631, x100 weddings@ benedicƟnewomen.org

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• Extraordinary historic landmark at the heart of the UW campus • Simply elegant chapel seating up to 250 guests • Close proximity to many downtown reception venues • Charming hall with fireplace for intimate rehearsal dinner up to 70 • Newly renovated dining hall accommodating 114 for rehearsal dinners 731 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 608.257.1030 Ext 3 • preshouse.org/weddings • wedding@preshouse.org

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Deciding who will officiate your ceremony is an important 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.

THE MARRIAGE LICENSE WHEN TO APPLY:

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

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.

• How much do they charge and what is included in the fee?

WHERE TO APPLY:

• How many weddings do they do in a day? • What does the officiant wear at the ceremony? • Do they have a certain 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?

County Clerk's Office

REQUIREMENTS:
 Over 18 years of age—unless with signed consent from guardians. Both parties must apply in person at same time Proof of residence
(driver’s license, lease, utility bills, 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.

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

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Officiant name, title, address & phone number Names, with correct spelling for both parents, including middle names & 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, please 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.


Creatin� the ceremony that reflects your very special relationship. Rev. Arthur Hendrick

608-206-3277 skysthelimitweddings.com THE OPTIONS RELIGIOUS: conducted by an officiant such as a pastor, priest, rabbi, or other spiritual leader from your place of worship. SPIRITUAL: conducted by an officiant that incorporates general spiritual themes into your wedding if you do not necessarily wish to reference a specific religion or have a traditional religious ceremony. CIVIL: conducted by a judge, court commissioner, or other officiant of your choice and is usually without any religious content. SECULAR: allows the couple and officiant to create something unique & meaningful without religious overtones. It is usually a bit longer and more personalized than a simple, civil ceremony.

Rockafellas Weddings Rev. Alan Leopold

. Professional Wedding Officiant . Online Planning Forms . Several Ceremony Packages . Unlimited consultations . Over 12 Years Experience I’ll help you plan your wedding day, your way! www.rockafellasweddings.com - 608-393-0120

See the Worksheet Section for a name-change checklist and information.

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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 or an elegant tent to a shimmering lakefront or a glamorous ballroom, decide what ambience you desire on your wedding day!

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Know your vision for the reception; what type of venue, ideas & pictures. • Know date options and if any other events are happening locally that may affect that choice. • Know your approximate guest count. • Have an approximate budget in mind. Be sure it is realistic, based on your venue choice, menu options, and guest count. • Can you get a tour of the venue? Bring those who are part of the decision making. • Capacity? • Rental fee and what’s included? • Is there a charge for any extra services such as cake cutting, or alcohol service? • Any restrictions, like outside catering, use of candles or other decorations, or what can and cannot be brought on premises? • Do they offer any discounts for off season or off-days? • Is catering and bar service onsite 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, so you can plan seating arrangements? • What time can you set up and when do you need to tear down?

• 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 time line? (Cocktails, dinner, toasts, dance) • Is any transportation needed, especially for elderly or disabled, if there is a distance from ceremony area to reception area. • Are guest rooms on-site or nearby, and is a shuttle service available? • Any expected remodels or renovations before the wedding? • On-site coordinator present day of? • Space and electrical outlets for musicians, lighting, or extra reception entertainment. • Is there an in-house sound system or other AV services, microphone for speeches? • 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, such as tables, chairs, linens, table settings, dance floor, lighting?

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RECEPTION OPTIONS For any of these options 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 huge undertaking. PLATED: Guests are seated, typically at a designated table, and served a plated meal. Entrée options are provided within the invitation ensemble. Menu cards are often part of the table décor. This is the most formal reception choice. BUFFET: Guests can choose their own 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 ambience of your event. FAMILY-STYLE: Table arrangements can be designated in advance or seats can be chosen by guests upon their arrival. Food is placed on the table in large serving dishes for the guests to serve themselves. COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES: This can be elegant and trendy, but make sure not to schedule this around the dinner hour if this is all that you are serving. You don’t want your guests to be hungry, so it's best to add this to the evening festivities before the main meal is served. This is a great opportunity to mingle with your guests, or this can keep guests busy while the couple is off taking photos. Consider signature cocktails to personalize your event. PICNIC OR COOKOUT: For a casual wedding, consider picnic fare, a cook-out, or 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, cater to your tastes, and can offer a variety of options for your guests. FOOD CARTS & TRUCKS: Food carts and trucks are fairly new to the wedding scene and can add some fun to your event. You may consider sliders, cheese curds, popcorn…just to name a few. Just be sure to know what your venue will allow to come on site, and that there is space available. You can provide a variety of options to make it a meal, or late-night snacks during the dance. 112 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

Expert Profile

Maija Maier, Catering Sales Manager and Lauren Kolnik, Event Manager

SHERATON MADISON HOTEL

706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 608-251-5660 | sheratonmadison.com TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOUR VENUE OFFERS? We provide effortless and memorable celebration space and catering series for groups up to 400. We have space to hold rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions for up to 400 and even a send-off brunch or gift opening! HOW LONG HAS THE SHERATON BEEN IN BUSINESS? The Sheraton Madison opened its doors in 1976. The brand is excited to have recently adopted the slogan ‘Go beyond,’ working to elevate the experience of every guest! WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH COUPLES? When you select a venue, you’re also selecting individuals that will be working with you very closely on one of the most important days of your life. Choose someone you connect with and that you trust. Regarding our space, when planning a ballroom event, use uplighting to transform the space with color. Also, mixing in a taller centerpiece for some of your tables can really add drama to the space! WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHERS WITHIN THE SAME INDUSTRY? At Sheraton we have a location that has it all for your guests; from the café to the lounge, to the pool and elevated club level guestrooms. We have the capability to host all your celebratory events under one roof, allowing your guests to take the elevator home at the end of the night! ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? Maija and Lauren enjoy working with their couples to make their wedding vision come to life, putting their heads and years of experience together to create the best wedding celebration possible!


ceremony site

outdoor area

1

200

1

Crowne Plaza Madison • (608) 243-1814 cpmadisonhotel.com

250

2

Badger Farms Deerfield • (608) 438-2387 badgerfarms.com

200

2

The Crystal Room WI Dells • (608) 253-2200 dellscrystalroom.com

300

1

Betty Lou Cruises Madison • (608) 246-3138 bettyloucruises.com

100

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Deer Valley Lodge Barneveld • (888) 924-1601 deervalleylodgewi.com

400

1

Bishops Bay Country Club Middleton • (608) 232-4201 bishopsbay.com

350

4

Devil’s Head Resort Merrimac • (608) 493-2251 devilsheadresort.com

600

5

Blackhawk Country Club Madison • (608) 231-2454 blackhawkcc.com

300

1

Dorf Haus Roxbury • (608) 643-3980 foodspot.com/dorfhaus

450

1

Bridges Golf Course Madison • (608) 244-1822 ext. 3 golfthebridges.com

300

1

The East Side Club Madison • (608) 230-5795 escmadison.com

600

2

50

1

The Edgewater Madison • (608) 535-8200 theedgewater.com

400

5

Cambridge Winery Cambridge • (608) 440-1767 cambridgewinery.com

300

1

The Fields Reserve Stoughton • (608) 636-6400 fieldsreserve.com

300

1

Capital Brewery Middleton • (608) 826-1081 capitalbrewery.com

450

1

The Fort Atkinson Club Fort Atkinson • (920) 568-1720 fortatkinsonclub.org

150

3

Chapel of the Archangels Beaver Dam • (920) 356-1900 chapelofthearchangels.com

235

1

Golden Mast Okauchee • (262) 567-7047 goldenmastinn.com

350

4

Chula Vista Resort WI Dells • (877) 767-7041 chulavistaresort.com

800

4

Goodman Community Center Madison • (608) 241-1574 goodmancenter.org

152

3

Coachman’s Golf Resort Edgerton • (608) 884-8484 coachmans.com

400

3

Harvest Restaurant Madison • (608) 255-6075 harvest-restaurant.com

130

2

Creekside Place Evansville • (608) 882-0407 creeksideplace.org

260

2

private catering OK

# of banquet rooms

275

venue

in-house catering

capacity

Agora Pavilion Fitchburg • (608) 277-2592 fitchburgcenter.com

Bunky’s Catering Madison • (608) 204-7004 bunkyscafe.net

Cross's Country Gatherings Mineral Point • (608) 206-3348 crossscountrygatherings.com

private catering OK

2

in-house catering

220

outdoor area

# of banquet rooms

5100 Bar Grill Banquet Dining McFarland • (608) 223-5100 5100bar.com

venue

ceremony site

capacity

rehearsal & reception venues

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ceremony site

outdoor area

in-house catering

capacity

# of banquet rooms

ceremony site

outdoor area

in-house catering

7

The Madison Club Madison • (608) 255-4861 madisonclub.org

240

5

75

1

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club Madison • (608) 257-6000 concoursehotel.com

500

20

Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton (608) 831-2220 ncghotels.com/hgiweddings

250

1

Madison Elks Lodge Madison • (608) 255-1644 madisonelkslodge.org

225

2

Ho-Chunk Gaming - Wisconsin Dells Hotel & Convention Center Baraboo • (800) 746-2486 ho-chunkgaming.com

1,000

2

Madison Mallards Madison • (608) 246-4277 mallardsbaseball.com

150

1

Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center Madison • (608) 249-4220 holidayinn.com/madisonwi

200

1

Madison Marriott West Middleton • (608) 824-2711 marriott.com/msnwe

1400

19

Howard Johnson Hotel Madison • (608) 244-2481 hojo.com

175

5

Madison Masonic Center Madison • (608) 256-5734 madisonmasoniccenter.org

500

1

Janesville Conference Center at Holiday Inn Express Janesville • (608) 741-1930 janesvilleconferencecenter.com

600

9

Magnuson Grand Hotel Madison • (608) 224-1500 madisongrandhotel.com

50

2

Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center WI Dells • (608) 254-3303 kalahariresortweddings.com

1,200

12

Mariner’s Inn Madison • (608) 246-3120 marinersmadison.com

400

3

Kestrel Ridge Golf Club Columbus • (920) 623-4653 kestrelridgegolf.com

250

1

The Melting Pot Madison • (608) 833-5676 meltingpot.com/madison

40

2

The Lageret Stoughton • (608) 921-6400 thelageret.com

240

1

Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center Madison • (608) 261-4016 mononaterrace.com

1,200

4

Lake Windsor Country Club Windsor • (608) 846-4711 lakewindsor.com

400

2

The Oaks Golf Course Cottage Grove • (608) 837-4774 golftheoaks.com

480

1

The Loft At 132 Sun Prairie • (608) 235-9506 theloftat132.com

300

1

The Old Feed Mil Mazomanie • (608) 795-4909 oldfeedmill.com

175

2

Madison Children's Museum Madison • (608) 256-6445 madisonchildrensmuseum.org

600

3

Old World Wisconsin Eagle • (262) 594-6301 oldworldwisconsin.org/ eventrentals

175

1

Heidel House Resort & Spa Green Lake • (920) 294-3344 heidelhouse.com Hi Point Steak House Ridgeway • (608) 924-2819 hipointsteakhouse.com

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private catering OK

# of banquet rooms

300

venue

private catering OK

capacity

rehearsal & reception venues •


Over The Vines Vineyard & Wine Barn Edgerton • (608) 884-1023 overthevines.com

200

1

Overture Center for the Arts Madison • (608) 258-4177 overture.org

300

14

Park Hotel Madison • (608) 285-8000 parkhotelmadison.com

350

3

Quivey’s Grove Madison • (608) 273-4900 quiveysgrove.com

250

5

Sheraton Madison Hotel Madison • (608) 251-5660 sheraton.com/madison

400

14

Stoughton Country Club Stoughton • (608) 873-7861 stoughtoncountryclub.com

250

2

Sugarland Arena • (608) 795-4909 sugarland-weddings.com

300

1

The Swan Barn Door WI Dells • (608) 254-5900 theswanbarndoor.com

500

Trappers Turn Golf Club WI Dells • (608) 254-3303 trappersturn.com

150

Tyrol Basin Mt. Horeb • (608) 437-4135 tyrolbasin.com

225

1

The University Club Madison • (608) 262-5023 uclub.wisc.edu

250

4

Vennebu Hill Wedding Barn & Event Venue WI Dells • (608) 408-9491 vennebuhill.com

350

1

Villa Louis Historic Site Prairie du Chien • (608) 326-2721 villalouis.org/weddingsprivate-events/

300

1

Vitense Golfland Madison • (608) 271-1411 vitense.com

500

4

Wade House Historic Site Greenbush • (920) 526-3271 wadehouse.org/eventrentals

325

2

Waunakee Village Center Waunakee • (608) 850-5992 waunakee.com/villagecenter

180

1

White Oak Savanna Events Farm & Sanctuary Dodgeville • (608) 636-5776 whiteoaksavanna.com

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1

Wild Rose Ranch Baraboo • (608) 772-3403 wildroseranchofbaraboo.com

175

1

Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort/ Glacier Canyon Lodge WI Dells • (608) 254-1510 wildernessresort.com

1100

30

1

Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center WI Dells • (608) 254-1510 wintergreen-resort.com

350

6

1

Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters Madison • (608) 264-6450 wisconsinhistory.org/ eventrentals

100

1

in-house catering

outdoor area

3

private catering OK

200

in-house catering

The Venue Janesville • (608) 373-9727 thevenuejanesville.com

outdoor area

venue

private catering OK

ceremony site

ceremony site

1

# of banquet rooms

# of banquet rooms

380

capacity

capacity

The Orpheum Theater Madison • (608) 416-4631 madisonorpheum.com

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Coachman’s Golf Resort provides a beautiful setting and complete banquet facilities with new outdoor venue for your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Guest accommodations are available, including fireplace/whirlpool suites. 116 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE


VENUE PROFILE

COACHMAN’S GOLF RESORT 984 County Road A, Edgerton, WI 53534 | 608-884-8484 Theresa Johnson 608-217-5519 | www.coachmans.com Located in: Edgerton | Total square footage: 4,000 sq ft (Outdoor) Number of event spaces: 3+ outdoor | Capacity: 40-385 | Catering: On-site | Parking: On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, Barware Special Features: Brand new banquet facility, located on golf course, outdoor patio and fire pit. Coachman’s Golf Resort has been family-owned and operated for 55 years. Located in Edgerton just a short drive southeast of Madison, their beautiful setting overlooks a 27-hole golf course and is perfect for the couple looking for a destination wedding close to home. Golf lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will treasure Coachman’s picturesque setting and will relish all the amenities Coachman’s has to offer. New in 2014 is a beautiful outdoor venue that seats up to 385 people and offers stately views of the golf course. Their staff is very willing to work with all couples to customize a package that works for them, whether that means helping you decide what gourmet specialties you want to serve or assisting you as you finalize the details of your special day. Couples and their guests will enjoy Coachman’s nationally acclaimed wine list, which has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for multiple years.

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THE CRYSTAL ROOM AT BUFFALO PHIL’S GRILLE 150 Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 | 608-253-2200 x300 | www.dellscrystalroom.com Located in: Wisconsin Dells | Total square footage: 5,700 sq ft | Number of event spaces: 3 Capacity: 15-300 | Catering: On-site, Off-site | Parking: On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, Barware, 30’x30’ Teak Dance Floor, Cake Cutting, Microphone, PA System, Podium, On-site Banquet Manager, and Service Staff Special Features: A restored 1902 Brunswick Bar, double-sided fieldstone fireplace, crystal chandeliers, private bathrooms, coat check room, and two elevators to accommodate guests. If you want a location with sophisticated ambiance for your wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner, then The Crystal Room is for you! Winner of Wedding Wire’s “Couples Choice Award” in 2017, their delicate crystal chandeliers, large double-sided fieldstone fireplace & classic Brunswick bar convey vintage elegance. From the moment you choose to host your wedding at The Crystal Room, the focus is on what they can do to create the most memorable experience possible!

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S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, WI 53561 608-493-2251 • www.devilsheadresort.com


VENUE PROFILE

DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, WI 53561 | 608-493-2251 | www.devilsheadresort.com Located in: Merrimac | Total square footage: 11,800 sq ft | Number of event spaces: 5 Capacity: 600 | Catering: On-site | Parking: On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, Barware, and More Special Features: 253 hotel rooms on site. Spectacular natural setting, nestled against the Baraboo bluffs. The Cliffhaus Ballroom has a spectacular view of the ski runs and natural forest. Devil’s Head is a four season destination resort located approximately 30 miles north/west of Madison on 1200 lush acres in the beautiful Baraboo Bluffs. In the spring, summer and fall, Devil’s Head provides a spectacular location for your wedding venue. Wedding guests can arrive a day early and stay a day longer to enjoy the Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells Vacation areas and take advantage of the championship 36-holes of Golf available at the Resort. Likewise, wedding couples can relax for a day before the ceremony and then revel in the afterglow for a day or two. Our Convention Services & Wedding Coordination Staff are dedicated to helping you create a truly memorable event. Their attention to detail and strong communication skills make planning an event smooth and enjoyable.

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THE WILDERNESS RESORT 511 E. Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 | 608-253-9729 | www.wildernessresort.com Located in: Wisconsin Dells | 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 bridal getting ready room, a gift opening room for the day after the wedding, and a hotel room for the bride and groom on the wedding night. With over 20 years of experience, and spanning over 600 acres in Wisconsin Dells, the Wilderness Resort is the all-inclusive 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 spectacular waterparks. Bringing loved ones together is what Wilderness Resort does best, making it an ideal location to celebrate the joining of two families.

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Four seasons of love


RECEPTIONS • REHEARSAL DINNERS • INDOOR/OUTDOOR CEREMONIES • PRIVATE PARTIES

BEST OVERALL WEDDING VENDOR, BEST RECEPTION SITE, AND BEST REHEARSAL DINNER.

4628 Golf Road, Windsor, WI | 608.846.4711 | www.lakewindsor.com | info@lakewindsor.com


Top-Rated

by Wisconsin Bride, The Knot, and hundreds of clients!

Situated in the heart of downtown Madison on the shore of Lake Monona, the Madison Club offers an elegant and timeless location for your wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner. We offer indoor and outdoor event space, unparalleled service and wedding menus that highlight fresh, local ingredients. Our banquet space can seat up to 250 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 300 people for an hors d’oeuvres reception. Photo Credit: Twig & Olive Photography, Paulius Musteikis Photography, Katie Ricard Photography, Jen Dederich Photography, Paper Antler


5 E Wilson Street Downtown Madison 608.255.4861 www.madisonclub.org

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The TheMadison MadisonConcourse ConcourseHotel Hoteland andGovernor’s Governor’s Club Club has has aa long long standing reputation for forbeing beingthe thepremier premierhotel hotelfor forweddings weddings in in Madison. Madison. The The elegant, elegant, freshly-renovated settings settingsatatThe TheMadison MadisonConcourse ConcourseHotel Hotel are are just just the the beginning. beginning. Our Our experienced catering staff staffand andaward awardwinning winningchef chefset setan anunprecedented unprecedented standard standard for for working working with each bride to ensure ensurethe theday dayisiseverything everything you you dreamed dreamed of. of.

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TIMELESS INTERIOR, HISTORIC EXTERIOR,

THE

UNIVERSITY CLUB Weddings | Rehearsal Dinners | Events

www.uclub.wisc.edu | uclub@uclub.wisc.edu


PREMIER DOWNTOWN LOCATION For over 100 years The University Club has hosted intimate rehearsal dinners & wedding receptions. Located on State Street’s Library Mall, we offer a classic interior that perfectly contrasts our contemporary downtown location. Our staff promises expert guidance, made from scratch cuisine & flawless execution on your wedding day; leaving you & your guests free to focus on the most important part of the day... your wedding.

Photos Courtesy: Errin Hiltbrand Photography, Front Room Photography & Queens and Hearts Photography

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700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge, WI 53523 608-440-1767 | info@cambridgewinery.com C A M B R I D G E W I N E R Y.C O M


Weddings at the Winery At Cambridge Winery, our staff is dedicated to helping you and your family create unforgettable memories in extraordinary spaces. Cambridge Winery offers a true Wisconsin winery wedding experience for your special day and includes the following amenities:

Vineyard ceremony location with gazebo Indoor reception location (also used as back up for ceremony) Two on-site dressing suites . All tables and chairs for reception In-house executive catering options . Full-Bar options Discount with local vendors (for confirmed bookings only) Reception location that is modern, flexible & spacious (up to 300 guests) On-site complimentary parking


(608) 246-3138

(608) 246-3120


Choose our private yachts, waterfront restaurants or both for your celebration. We specialize in outdoor seasonal events and personal touch indoor events year-round. REHEARSAL DINNERS

WEDDING CEREMONIES & RECEPTIONS BACHELOR(ETTE) PARTIES | BRIDAL SHOWERS

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VENUE PROFILE

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MADISON 4402 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704 | 608-243-1812 | www.cpmadisonhotel.com Located in: Madison-East | Total square footage: 10,500 sq ft | Number of event spaces: 5 Capacity: 250 | Catering: On-site | Parking: On-site Includes: Wedding Specialist, Tables, Chairs, Black or White Linen and Napkins, Serviceware, Barware, and Dance Floor. Special Features: Whirlpool suite for bride and groom, discounted room block for family and friends, Complimentary Champagne Toast for the head table, private menu tasting with our Executive Chef, and complimentary airport shuttle. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Madison boasts the largest hotel ballroom space on the east side. We have a range of wedding reception rooms to accommodate weddings of all sizes: from small, intimate gatherings to large, grand celebrations. Take advantage of our large pre-function area with private bar during your cocktail hour. Enter our ballrooms, featuring charming dÊcor that serves as the ideal setting for each couple’s personal wedding style. The professional staff at Crowne Plaza is warm, welcoming, and flexible. We will work with you to turn your vision into reality. Our dedicated and experienced wedding specialist will be your point of contact and will help guide you through your special day. You and your guests will enjoy the convenient location of the Crowne Plaza offering access to the Dane County Regional Airport, Interstates 90/94 and 39, and all the major sites and attractions Madison has to offer.

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VENUE PROFILE

HOLIDAY INN AT THE AMERICAN CENTER 5109 West Terrace Drive, Madison, WI 53718 | 608-249-4220 | www.holidayinn.com/madisonwi Located in: Madison-East | Total square footage: 2,500 | Capacity: 200 Catering: On-site | Parking: Street, On-Site Includes: Event Manager, Tables, Chairs, China, Glassware, Dance Floor, White Table Linens & Napkins, Complimentary Centerpieces, LCD Projector & Screen Special Features: Easy access off I-90/94, offers pre-function area for cocktail reception with floor to ceiling windows, outdoor patio and chandelier-lit ballroom The Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center offers a beautiful chandelier-lit ballroom, pre-function space with floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor patio adjacent to the prefunction space & a wide variety of menu choices. So, whether you want a sit down dinner, a buffet or simply hors d’ oeuvres, you’re sure to find something you’ll love! The Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center is a one stop shop and their staff is what makes them great! Located just minutes from the Dane County Regional Airport, and Downtown Madison, Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center is a prime location giving you & your guests easy access to all the wonderful things Madison has to offer. They offer ample complimentary parking, luxurious guest rooms with a restaurant and bar on-site.

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Host your wedding with us and dance the night away At Sheraton, we take care of the little things so you can spend more time dancing. Offering banquet spaces and wedding packages to delight groups of up to 400, let us help you create an experience that is truly you.

Mention this ad and receive a complimentary champagne toast for your reception Value of $3 per guest!

Connect with us 608 251 5660 weddings@sheratonmadison.com 706 John Nolen Drive Madison, Wisconsin sheratonmadison.com Group or event must actualize a minimum of $3000 prior to taxes & service charges. Offer valid on events reserved by May 31, 2018 for events actualizing on or before March 31, 2019. Additional restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Pricing is based on availability and is subject to change. Must mention this ad at the time of booking and be noted in the contract. New bookings only.


Photography credit: www.naturalintuitionphoto.com

Since 2006, Badger Farms has been hosting events on their scenic 530-acre active farm. Relax and enjoy your ‘Simply Perfect’ day with big sky views, indoor/outdoor ceremony sites, seamless transitions, and abundant decorations. Saturday weddings include all-day Friday setup and wedding rehearsal. Minutes east of Madison. 1682 County Road BB, Deerfield WI Contact Betsy at (608) 438-2387 or email at Betsy@BadgerFarms.com www.BadgerFarms.com


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NEW Wedding Barn & Event Facility Opening June 2018 in Wisconsin Dells For more information about Vennebu Hill, call us at (608) 408-9491 or email VennebuHill@gmail.com

Rustic barn meets elegant estate. Hosts up to 350-person events. Multiple event spaces & seamless transitions. Incredible hilltop views of Wisconsin River & Baraboo Bluffs. Open year round with heating & A/C. Secluded but only minutes from Downtown Wisconsin Dells.

www.VennebuHill.com

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An elegant rehearsal dinner within the charm of one of our private dining rooms in the Stone House makes your special occasion truly unique. A bridal shower in the loft of the rustic Stable Grill is perfect any time of year. A wedding ceremony under a canopy of black walnut trees. A Wedding Reception with dinner & dancing under the festive wedding tent in our paddock, carriage rides into the sunset.

6261 Nesbitt Road, Madison • (608)273-4900 • quiveysgrove.com


Madison Masonic Center 950 seat auditorium | 500 seat ballroom

301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison | 608-256-5734

www.MadisonMasonicCenter.org

exclusive catering by Kavanaugh’s Catering

Beautiful Weddings, Beautiful Receptions

aRiana muRillo Photography

Uplighting and photo by Juke Box Bandstand


Madison’s Must-Visit Restaurant -New York Times Magazine

Top Farm-to-Table Restaurants -Gourmet Magazine

One of Wisconsin’s premier restaurants specializing in intimate gatherings for rehearsal dinners and receptions. On the Capitol Square in Madison 21 North Pinckney Street • Call Tami at 608-255-6075 www.harvest-restaurant.com


Dorf Haus

The wedding venue of choice for 59 joyous years. CEREMONIES - RECEPTIONS - REHEARSAL DINNERS Beautiful garden and gazebo for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

PHOTO CREDIT: ROBERT WYDRA

Booth Photographics

. Award Winning Venue . Old World Style . Enchanting Setting

. Beautiful Grounds

4352 State Road 23 Dodgeville · Wisconsin . Reputation for Delicious Food

608.636.5776 .info@whiteoaksavanna.com Top-notch Staff & Service www.whiteoaksavanna.com

608-643-3980 l foodspot.com/dorfhaus

Quaint German village of Roxbury, just a 15 minute drive from Madison


Deer Valley Lodge 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. And our 62 room Hotel offers nicely appointed suites and an Indoor Water Park.

401 W. Industrial Dr., Barneveld, WI 53507 Great location just 30 minutes west of Madison on Hwy 18/151

888.924.1601 • www.DeerValleyLodgeWI.com


Let the memories begin...

Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Monona and Madison’s Capitol Skyline! The East Side Club would like to be a part of your special day and assist you in creating a lifetime of happy memories for you and your guests. Have your wedding ceremony on our Lake Lawn and reserve one of our large banquet areas. Personal tours available - call 608-230-5795 or email events@escmadison.com.

3735 MONONA DRIVE, MADISON | 608.230.5795

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Booth Photographics

4352 State Road 23 Dodgeville · Wisconsin

608.636.5776

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From marble staircases to rustic barns, we have a unique setting for your wedding story.

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WEDDING AND EVENT CENTER 102 Maple Street, Evansville, WI 608.882.0407 | creeksideplace.org weddings@creeksideplace.org

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Ceremonies, Rehearsals and Receptions Bridal showers and baby showers Competitive rates Experienced Event Planner on staff Your choice of caterer Full bar service with licensed bartenders Your choice of DJ Entire facility available for your use including lobby, lounge, ballroom, activity room, bridal room and commercial-grade kitchen Extra time to decorate for your reception Projection screen, projector and sound system available Air-conditioned Centrally located in Rock County just 30 minutes from Madison

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Kestrel Ridge

Golf Club Captured Moments Photography

900 Avalon Rd, Columbus, WI • 920-623-4653

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Tara Draper Photography

Contact our wedding coordinator to plan the wedding of your dreams!

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C H E E R S T O Y O U R P E R F E C T D AY ! Whether a lavish celebration or a more intimate affair, the Madison Marriott West is the perfect venue. Our full service hotel features elegant banquet space, superior customer service, and preferred guestroom rates for you and your guests. In addition to our beautiful reception space, couples may choose to have a beautiful ceremony in front of our waterfall. For more information please contact our events team at (608) 824-2711.

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MADISON’S PLACE FOR

Tim Fitch Photography

VOWS

Kina Wicks Photography

VIEWS

Weddings at The Edgewater are unparalleled in the region. The magnificent water views can be seen from many of our venues and guest rooms, and our expertly trained Wedding Concierge Team brings passion and magic to every wedding. Plus, you can relax and prepare in luxury for your special day at The Edgewater Spa and Salon. This is the place for enchanted beginnings. 1001 Wisconsin Place I Madison, WI I 608.535.8200 I theedgewater.com

VENUE PROFILE

THE EDGEWATER 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703 | 608-535-8200 | www.theedgewater.com Located in: Madison | Number of event spaces: 7 | Capacity: 350 | Catering: In-house | Spa & Salon: Full-service Parking: On-site, Street, Public Ramp, Private Ramp, and Valet Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Dance Floor, Tableware and more Special Features: With a rich history that began when they first opened in 1948, The Edgewater—a newly renovated, award-winning, historic property—has celebrated thousands of weddings at its legendary location on the water’s edge of Lake Mendota. As the only property with a Four Diamond rating in Madison or Dane County, the venue boasts a dedicated wedding team, gorgeous flexible venues and a creative culinary staff. Located in the heart of downtown Madison, steps away from Capitol Square and the University of Wisconsin, this urban resort is one of the most popular venue choices in the region. Whether you’re planning a bridal shower, spa day, rehearsal dinner, wedding celebration or post-wedding brunch, you’ll enjoy a variety of spectacular spaces offering expansive views of Lake Mendota, the Capitol and the city of Madison. This is the place for traditions, celebrations and lasting memories.

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A beautiful new facility with breathtaking surroundings!

Seating for up to 480 • Available April through October

4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI • 608-837-4774 • golftheoaks.com

VENUE PROFILE

THE OAKS GOLF COURSE 4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 | 608-837-4774 | www.golftheoaks.com Located in: Cottage Grove | Number of Event Spaces: 1 | Capacity: 480 Catering: In-house Offered, Outside Licensed Caterers Accepted | Parking: On-Site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Event Coordinator, and Barware Special Features: A spectacular outdoor event tent space is available – including chandeliers, cement flooring, ceiling fans, and a patio overlooking the beautiful golf course. For over 12 years, The Oaks Golf Course has been offering brides and grooms the freedom to develop the perfect wedding scenario. They allow couples the opportunity to make the venue space completely their own and in fact, encourage it! The Oaks Golf Course does not charge extra to have the ceremony on site, creating the ideal situation for moving directly into the cocktail hour or reception portion of your event without anyone having to buy time or drive. Seating can be comfortably accommodated for up to 480 guests, however the space also looks fantastic at seating of 200 or less. Couples get two free golf passes when putting down a deposit and also full access to the knowledge of the site’s Event Planner, Melissa, who has been planning weddings for 10 years. There are four area hotels providing free shuttle service to and from the venue. It is no surprise that the Oaks Golf Course was named Best of Madison Golf Course in 2013!

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VENUE PROFILE

THE HEIDEL HOUSE RESORT & SPA 643 Illinois Ave., Green Lake, WI 54941 | 920.294.3344 | www.heidelhouse.com Located in: Green Lake | Number of event spaces: 5 | Capacity: 300 | Catering: In-house | Parking: On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Barware, Serviceware and Event Coordinator Special Features: 177 hotel rooms ranging from lake view suites to private vacation rentals, spectacular natural setting right on the water, full service spa, unique rehearsal dinners and private menu tastings. Tucked away on the shores of beautiful Green Lake, Heidel House Resort & Spa is a year-round Wisconsin resort and wedding destination. Unwind, slow down and recharge at our full service resort, where fresh air and miles of shoreline are just the beginning of you and your guests Midwest lakefront getaway. For over 60 years, guests have returned to enjoy exquisite dining, championship golf, tranquil spa retreats, elegant weddings, and more with gorgeous lake views from guests rooms, event and ceremony locations, a 60-foot Escapade yacht for wedding party fun and three restaurants, each with a distinct atmosphere for rehearsal dinners. Winner of “Best Reception Location” 2006, “Best Honeymoon Location” 2006-2009, 2014, “Best Wedding Night Hotel”, 2010 and “Best Wedding Team” 2016 and an award-winning Evensong Spa for spa services to calm those pre-wedding nerves including on-site hair, makeup, nails, skincare services and more. Whatever your dream wedding might be, the Heidel House Resort & Spa’s catering staff and experienced onsite wedding coordinator have a variety of options to help you make your big day especially memorable for you and all your guests.

Capital Brewery doesn’t just make great beer. With the capacity to accommodate up to 1200 guests outdoors and an intimate indoor space, we are capable of hosting: . Special Events . Bridal Showers . Rehearsal Dinners . Bachelorette /Bachelor Parties . Wedding Receptions . Musicians (on our outdoor stage) Capital Brewery is the perfect place to host your special event. Let us help you make those memories priceless. 7734 T er

We take your fun seriously!

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Bringing Elegance and Charm Together in a Country Setting tography

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More than just an ordinary restaurant, The Old Feed Mill is a historic masterpiece — perfect for your special day.

e Ceremonies e Rehearsals e Receptions

Primavera Studios

Clark B.

Jessica Quist Photography

www.oldfeedmill.com • 114 Cramer Street, Mazomanie • (608)795-4909

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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.

608-795-4909 ask for Nancy • sugarland-weddings.com • Linley Rd., Arena, WI 160 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE


Errin Hiltbrand Photography

515 East Main Street, Stoughton

608.921.6400

Dani Stephenson Photography

www.thelageret.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.

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TARA DRAPER PHOTOGRAPHY

608.254.5900 | TheSwanBarnDoor.com | 4161 River Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI

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PREMIER WEDDING LOCATION MADISON AREA

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Breathtaking View of the downtown Madison skyline & Capitol Building Located on the shores of Lake Mendota Ceremony & Reception areas available Accommodates weddings from 100-300 Private Country Club

Creative Look Studios

Kim Fox Photography

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Sugar Free Photography

Janet Frazier, Event Manager (608) 232-4201 | bishopsbay.com jfrazier@bishopsbay.com


MADISON ELKS LODGE #410 711 Jenifer Street, Madison, WI | 608-255-1644 madisonelkslodge.org | elksbanquet@gmail.com

A hidden gem located in downtown Madison since 1965, offering breathtaking views on beautiful Lake Monona. We offer indoor and outdoor event space for your wedding ceremony and reception. Our banquet space can seat 225 people for a reception with our extensive banquet menu tailored to your needs. Available for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and private parties. Your family and friends will love this lake front facility located in downtown Madison!

Located minutes from Madison, we invite you to enjoy the beauty and privacy of this elevated 20-acre property. This unique venue combines exposed wood trusses, hand-milled spruce walls, and beautiful vintage chandeliers. Full of modern amenities and rustic charm.

» Separate ceremony and reception barns that include bridal suites and indoor bathrooms with running water. Enjoy the entire day at one location! » 300-person reception capacity

» Heating & air conditioning in both barns

» Full bar with licensed bartenders » Fire pit

2479 Glenn Drive Stoughton, WI 53589 608-636-6400 info@fieldsreserve.com www.fieldsreserve.com www.facebook.com/fieldsreserve

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Have it all on the Lake! Visit us online at GoldenMastInn.com or call Monica 262.567.7047

Edward Fox Photography

E12311 Cty Rd W Baraboo, WI

Groups 25-400 •Weddings •Parties •Ceremonies •Rehearsal Dinners

608.772.3403 wildroseranchofbaraboo.com

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Warm & Inviting spaces for your special day

Host your loved ones in our modern-rustic rooms with gorgeous natural light.

Coming November 2018: Additional Brassworks venue

Locally-sourced catering & beverage service available.

Visit goodmancenter.org/rooms 149 Waubesa Street | Madison, WI 53704 | 608.241.1574 | goodmancenter.org/rooms

Looking for a great place for your wedding reception? Then look no further! It all starts here and ends with the beginning of a wonderful life together. Ask about our

Wonderful Wedding Package!

Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Guest Rooms, Full Amenities, and More!

3841 East Washington Ave. • Madison, WI 53704

608-244-2481 www.hojo.com

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Events up to 600 guests Premiere catering partner

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Attached to Holiday Inn Express 142 guest rooms

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Convenient location Recently renovated

3100 Wellington Pl, Janesville, WI | 608-741-1930 | janesvilleconferencecenter.com

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Ba rn Weddings | Out door Vineya rd Weddings | Receptions

1242 State Roa d 73, Edgerton, WI 53534 | 608-884-1023 | overthevines.com

Wedding Receptions and Weddings on Beautiful Lake Kegonsa Two Dining Rooms with Lakeside View Ceremonies and Receptions up to 250 | Golf Outings | Business Meetings

3165 Shadyside Drive, Stoughton | 608-873-7861 | stoughtoncountryclub.com WEDPLAN.COM 167


Leaning Tree Photography

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

RECEPTIONS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, SHOWERS AND MORE

Beautiful building in park setting. Food catered or bring your own. Flexible arrangements.

Imagine the possibilities in this majestic, historic venue with timeless beauty as the backdrop for your special day. Ceremonies • Showers • Receptions Rehearsal Dinners • Parties 37 S. Water Street, Janesville, WI www.thevenuejanesville.com 608.373.9727 events@thevenuejanesville.com 168 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE


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Chalet

Private country setting in picturesque valley... 3487 Bohn Road, Mt. Horeb | 608-437-4135 | tyrol@tyrolbasin.com

Take a virtual tour of Tyrol at

tyrolbasin.com

Wedding Ceremonies ◆ Wedding Receptions ◆ Rehearsal Dinners Parties & Reunions ◆ Scenic Chair-lift Rides ◆ May thru October

R eheaRsal D inneRs • W eDDing R eceptions B RiDal s hoWeRs • g iRls oR g uys n ight o ut Two rooms to fit your needs • Big Screen Tvs and Projection Screen Available Snacks and Appetizers to Buffets and Sit-Down Dinners

1,000 sq. ft. room with private bar and seating

5,000 sq. ft. room with maple dance floor, raised stage, private bar and seating

5100 Erling Ave, McFarland (just a short drive off the Beltline) • (608) 223-5100 • info@5100bar.com • 5100bar.com WEDPLAN.COM 169


VITENSE CATERING & EVENTS Delivering Food and Fun to Madison for over 60 years!

Let our professional event staff assist you with your weddings, rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties. Vitense Catering & Grill also provides extensive in-house and off premise catering for your special events any time of day!

For a stress-free event, all you have to do is provide the guests and let us do the rest! 5501 Schroeder Rd., Madison l West Beltline Hwy. and Whitney Way

(608) 271-1411 ext. 312 l vitense.com l info@vitense.com PIERRE’S PORTRAIT ARTS STUDIO

A N E XQ U I S I T E, U N I Q U E E X P E R I E N C E F O R YO U A N D YO U R G U E S T S , J U S T S T E P S F R O M T H E C A P I TO L .

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The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center CONNECT. COOPERATE. LEARN. CELEBRATE.

Host your Rehearsal Dinner with us in our private dining room for up to 40 people. Host your bachelorette party or bridal shower with us and the bride eats free!

Entire elegant, renovated historic building available year-round. Upstairs bridal studio & theatre. Large patio & reception room overlooking the river. Main floor dining rooms & full kitchen.

211 S. Water East, Fort Atkinson, WI 920-568-1720 | www.fortatkinsonclub.org Visit us on Facebook! @FortAtkinsonClub

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Love to Play? GOLF COURSE

Play to Love

Customizable venue In-house catering On-Site ceremonies Accommodate up to 300 people Great central location

2702 Shopko Dr., Madison, WI 53704 | (608) 244-1822 www.golfthebridges.com

Creative, fun, and surprisingly elegant

Take a tour MadisonChildrensMuseum.org/Weddings (608) 354-0540

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on the Capitol Square

CATERING OF YOUR CHOOSING FULL BAR | HEATING AND COOLING

Elegant, chic, charming, rustic weddings Accommodations for up to 350 guests Delicious affordable menus On-site ceremonies • Friendly service

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WI Dells | 608-254-1510 | Wintergreen-resort.com Ext. 92 Off I90/94 | Next to Outlets at the Dells


Ideas... Planning... Local Vendors... Real Weddings...

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Food and drinks will be the highlight of the celebration, and will be the biggest investment of your wedding. There are plenty of delicious options, from traditional family style meals, plated sit-down dinners and buffets to unique food trucks and interactive themed stations. Cultural delicacies, family recipes, signature cocktails, microbrews, and late-night snacks are also making the scene.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• You will want to know the date, venue, number of guests, budget, menu ideas, recipes you want considered or special choices for kids, vegans, or gluten-free options.

1 YEAR OR MORE BEFORE:

• 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 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 to what is brought on site?

Initial consultation SHORTLY AFTER: Sampling appointment 4 MONTHS OR MORE BEFORE: Book caterer. 3 MONTHS BEFORE: Determine the event prices with your caterer. 2 MONTHS BEFORE: Verify event cost taking into account updates in availability and seasonal fluctuations. 1-2 WEEKS BEFORE:

• What are the pricing options and payment terms?

Turn in absolute final guest count.

• What is included, and are there any extra charges for delivery, tables, chairs, tableware, cake cutting, or alcohol service?

2-7 DAYS BEFORE: Make final payment.

• 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?

See our reception section for a listing of food options.

• Who takes care of set-up and clean-up?

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2425 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704

(608) 204-7004

CATERING Full service catering, event planning & coordination O Personalized, Fresh Local Menus

O In House Catering Staff

O Linen & Tableware Rentals

O Buffet, Plated, & Family-Style

O Specializing in Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan Options

O Consultations & Tastings by Appointment

Cafe available for private functions

BunkysCafe.net O bunkyscafe@yahoo.com

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Celebrating over

50 years in the Madison and Surrounding Area

Great Food & Service Whether it be a buffet, plated dinner or hors d’oeuvres buffet!

Exceptional Catering and Event Planning Professionals

With personalized one-onone wedding consultations and customized menus for unique individual tastes, we pride ourselves on our superb customer service.

709 Atlas Ave., Madison l 608.222.1267 l gaylordcatering.com l sales@gaylordcatering.com

Hi Point Steak House where high expectations are quietly met.

6900 County Rd. HHH, Ridgeway, WI 53582 608-924-2819 hipointsteakhouse.com

Our talented, courteous and professional staff are able to cater to your every event, from a casual picnic style pig roast to the most elegant reception. WEDPLAN.COM 177


M A RY L E W I S 3801 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 1391clubmgr@hy-vee.com • (608) 244-4696 STEVE KEIP 675 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 1392cateringmgr@hy-vee.com • (608) 277-6735 M A R K T E R RY 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719 1184cateringmgr@hy-vee.com • (608) 273-5120

CATERING Chickens, Turkey, Lamb, Prime Rib, CHARCOAL ROTISSERIE CATERING Pigs, Tenderloin, Baby Ribs, & Fish Boils We turn an outdoor roast into a gala event! Customized Catering and Event Planning Services • Elegant Country Wedding Specialists

FULL CATERING MENU AVAILABLE FOR YOUR EVERY NEED

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GRATUITIES Some caterers include gratuity into their bill as a service fee, while others don't. If not, include it with your final payment, and don't forget your servers, bartenders and any other catering staff. Tips are always welcomed & appreciated by your day-of wedding vendors.

Creating an atmosphere for all occasions while exceeding all expectations...

For Events Year Round Wedding Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners In/Outdoor Settings & More! Caterers for Madison and South Central Wisconsin

608-835-9188 • JLRichardsCatering.com jlrichardscatering@yahoo.com Mon.-Fri., 9am-9pm; Sat., 8am-9pm; Sun., 10am-6pm

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Wedding cakes can be an artistic masterpiece with different shapes, sizes, accents, and of course delicious 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 day desserts, you can have fun by playing off a certain 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 can attend? • Do they have pictures of their creations? • How many weddings do they do in 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 cost 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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THE LOOKING GLASS BAKERY, GIGI'S CUPCAKES


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COLD STONE CREAMERY ON STATE, SWEET STREET BAKERY


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CHOCOLATERIANCAFE.COM

Hold your shower at Chocolaterian Cafe, Now with two locations -

Madison’s east side and Middleton.

Bridal showers Dessert trays Wedding favors

INFO@CHOCOLATERIANCAFE.COM 2004 ATWOOD AVE., MADISON | 608-249-1156 6637 UNIVERSITY AVE., MIDDLETON | 609-836-1156

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Serve your guests Madison’s most recommended cake. Book your tasting today with Madison’s wedding specialists

110 Market Street, Sun Prairie • 608.825.3377 • marketstreetdiner.com BridalGuide.indd 1

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With love,

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Contemporary confections made custom for you. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Madison I Hilldale Mall, 554 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison, WI 53705 (608) 661-PINK (7465) • GigisCupcakesUSA .com

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(608) 222-0055

THE PERFECT SNACK FOR ANY OCCASION

Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Best Cakes 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017! Schedule a tasting for up to 4 people. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

604 W. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 53593 www.craigscakeshop.com . 608.848.6331 196 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

MADISON, WI CURTSGOURMETPOPCORN.COM

Cheesecakes - Cakes -Cookies - Pies - Dessert Bars - Custom Flavors

(920) 207-3539 3 thelookingglassbakery.com


Visit a Wedding Planner & Guide Show to sample tasty sweets & treats.

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From the basics of tables, linens, and dinnerware to the special touches of signage, lounge furniture and specialty lighting, rental companies and event designers have what you need and can help create the look you desire that is truly your own. Whether you need a canopy or a tent for an outdoor affair or would like to create your own unique spaces within your reception space with chic draping, it’s time to mix it up, express your style, and be creative! From classic or modern to rustic, industrial, or boho, the options abound!

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

THE OPTIONS

• Know what your ceremony and reception venues already provide.

Arches

• What are your essential rental needs and what extra design elements do you wish to incorporate? • Have a mood board and 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 to stay within budget.

Audio/visual equipment Candelabras Cardholders Centerpieces Chair covers Chairs

• Compare your wants and needs to your budget and decide what is most important.

Dance floor

• You will need a guest count for ordering tables, chairs, and dinnerware.

Dinnerware

Decor

• Who will deliver, set up, decorate, tear down, and return items; what additional fees would be involved.

Drinkware

• Be sure to order extra pieces when it comes to dinnerware or glassware to be sure you have enough and in case of accidents.

Flatware

• Find out the fee for broken or missing items.

Draping

Food service Furniture Inflatables and games Lighting

TIMING 9-12 MONTHS BEFORE: Book reservation and pick out chairs, tent size, and some of the larger, sought after products. 6 MONTHS BEFORE: Make final order. 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Make final tweaks.

Linens Napkins Portable washrooms Signage Tables Tents

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Gorgeous blooms can make the look on your big day when you work with a floral designer that understands your vision and helps you to enhance it. 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, as well as suggest other rental décor items, to help with ceremony and reception designs that can stay within your budget. 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 amazing.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• Is there a fee for 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 certain dates.

• Know your general vision and color palette.

6–8 WEEKS BEFORE: Schedule a follow up meeting to tie up loose ends before the flowers are ordered.

• 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? • For whom and where you may want flowers; the couple, parents, attendants, special guests, ceremony, and reception? There is a basic checklist in the work sheets section of this publication. • Ask the florist if he or she has any suggestions to achieve the look you are going for while staying within your budget. Know 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.

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

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Candy Cannon is a professional floral designer who works with couples to develop their wedding vision. Candy Cannon owns The Flower Studio, a floral design studio specializing in weddings and event flowers based in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She takes great joy in the creative process and considers it an honor to play a part in your special day. Candy’s focus on wedding traditions and trends sets the stage for the creative styling process. She feels it’s important for couples to express their personalities while also taking their budget into consideration. The fun is joining your ideas with traditions and trends to create the true heart of your wedding day!

960 W. Main Street, Sun Prairie | 608.837.9090 | www.flowersbycc.com

“Candy is the best. She paid such careful attention to the look I was going for, made sure to get the flowers I loved, and made all the extra effort to find flowers not necessarily in season. The flowers I got for my wedding were magical. My bouquet is seriously the most beautiful creation I could have ever asked for and it’s still gorgeous three days later. Thanks Candy for everything. Everyone I know will know that you are the only florist they should use!” Lyndsey E.

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Coordination + Design - Darling Wedding Co. | Photography - Twig & Olive Photography | Venue - Bishops Bay Country Club Floral - Sweet Pea Floral | Sweets - The Looking Glass Bakery | Paper Goods - Sugar River Stationers Rentals - Ă La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials | Marquee Letters + Cafe Lights - EZPZ Marquee

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Your photographs will be your most treasured wedding keepsakes that you'll look back on 50 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 the professional with the right style and personality that matches you as a couple.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • What is the photography style 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 duration of 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 involved and included, such as time, equipment, length of coverage, number of photographers, 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? • Are you wanting digital images, prints, albums, or a combination? Ask about a la carte or package options. • Know what is included in your package, number of shooters, what events of the day will be covered, cancellation policies, overtime fees, etc. • Does your photographer have a back up 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 the 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?

• 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? This is where you request, by sign or announcement, that you prefer your guests just 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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The first 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 to shoot 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.

Ilana Natasha, Owner

ILANA NATASHA PHOTOGRAPHY 316 W. Washington Ave., 6th Fl., Madison, WI 608-345-4461 | www.ilananatasha.com TELL US ABOUT YOU WHAT YOU OFFER: Couples who hire me value creative, emotionbased storytelling and my ability to do so in a fun, unobtrusive, and efficient way. My style is a blend of photojournalism paired with creative portraits. My goal is to create photographs that show genuine connection, authentic moments, and not some phony, pre-packaged pose. I’ve found the best way to do this is to let you be you. I step in and give direction when needed during couple, wedding party, and family portraits. Yes, you’ll get a lot of pretty images from your wedding day, but I’ll also give you photographs that tug at your heartstrings years from now. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS: Since 2009, but I’ve been full-time since 2013. DO YOU HAVE A STORY YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT HOW YOU STARTED YOUR COMPANY: Growing up in a family of photographers, I always had a camera in hand. When I began working at a local radio station, I volunteered to shoot station events. One day a coworker and her fiancé approached me to shoot their wedding. I declined, saying I didn’t have enough experience. They insisted. And I’m glad they did! As soon as I shot my first solo wedding, I knew this is what I wanted to do. WHAT SETS YOUR COMPANY APART FROM OTHERS WITHIN YOUR INDUSTRY: I’m an emotion-driven photographer bursting with empathy and energy (some even say I’m funny). I shoot how it feels and deliver photos that will make you feel what you felt in the moment that was captured. I aim to tell your story authentically by showing who you are as individuals, as a couple, and capturing who your family and friends are and what they mean to you. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY: The reason I love photography as much as I do is because of the people I get to work with. I’m fascinated by the connections you share and the web of love that surrounds you. WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH COUPLES: Be true to yourself and your partner. Get your partner’s input. Ask yourself why a lot. People always ask me how the day is supposed to unfold, and while I’m more than happy to give experienced-based advice, remember there are NO RULES. Everyone 256 WEDDING GUIDEEmbrace it. and everyPLANNER wedding is & different.

PHOTOGRAPHY STYLES 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. 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 photography 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 setup 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.

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BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY See yourself as the beautiful, self-assured, and sexy woman your fiancĂŠ fell in love with by doing a boudoir session before your wedding day! You will feel comfortable having your personality captured in this exciting new way as boudoir photographers are experienced in understanding the photo shoot is all about you. Leave our 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 you give on your wedding night, honeymoon, or first anniversary.

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There are so many fun ways including photo booths, step and repeat backdrops, and mobile flipbook studios that allow you to entertain your guests but also capture those behind-the-scenes moments. PHOTO & VIDEO BOOTHS Guests love getting into the fun, plotting their poses, and picking out props. They get their own photo or video clip. The couple can keep a copy. Or, how about a photo booth kiosk that you can send the pics to your email or post them to social media? There are so many choices for the look of the equipment, backdrops, and functions related to photo booths, so shop around and see all the fun that can be had for your reception guests! STEP AND REPEAT Customized step and repeat backdrops allow your guests to show off their formal attire as they enter the celebration and feel like a celebrity walking into a red carpet event! FLIPBOOKS With a mobile flipbook studio, guests step in front of a camera to create a short video clip. Within minutes, this recording is turned into a personalized and completely customizable flipbook! Not only do your guests walk away with a fun favor, but everyone is also able to enjoy the entertainment other guests provide while creating their video clips.

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PhotoBooth The PhotoBooth is a Wedding Memory Maker! Pure Contagious Fun! We’ve taken tens of thousands of photos in our PhotoBooths and there isn’t a sad face - ever! As soon as guests see the PhotoBooth, a line forms and the fun begins. The laughter and hilarity that ensues inside is contagious! Our Photobooths have been the hit of every event we’ve been to! Capturing photo memories all night long…. Thru the Keepsake PhotoStrips it creates for your guests and the wonderful handcrafted Scrapbook of guest messages, and the digital copies you receive, it will produce special memories that will be forever cherished as a unique keepsake of your Wedding Day! All of our PhotoBooth packages include the items listed below!

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A wedding video is as close as you’ll ever come to reliving this special day. The day passes by in a flash. You will want to watch as a couple, share with your children, and keep these recorded memories of those who grow-up, and unfortunately some who will pass. You will cherish your video for years, and potentially for generations to come. A professional videographer has the creative talent to capture, edit, and add emotion to make this a true masterpiece reflection of your wedding memories.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • What style of videography do you like? • How interactive do you want them to be with you and your guests? • Are you interested in raw footage or an artistically edited video? • Any special effects that you like or don’t like? • Do they have samples of their work, and anything done specifically at your venue?

• 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? The highlight video is a beautiful and emotional video to share with family & friends on social media. • Do you want special messages or well wishes from your family and friends filmed?

• What formats do they offer?

TIMING

• Discuss the timeline of your day.

UP TO 18 MONTHS BEFORE:

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

Reserve date, send in contract and reservation fee.

• Are there any family dynamics the videographer should be aware of?

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• Know what is included in your package, number of cameras, 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? • How long will it take to get your final product?

Give videographer timeline and other pertinent information. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Contact to verify all details.

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The music creates the mood at your ceremony and reception. From the prelude at the ceremony to the last dance of the evening, choosing the right musicians, entertainment company or a combination of both, is an important decision to make.

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WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • What musicians, music selections, and at what points do you want music at your ceremony? • Do you want musicians, live band, DJ or a combination for cocktail hour and reception? • What is included in the package, back-up plans in case of emergency regarding DJ or equipment, and cancellation policy? • Do they offer any additional rentals for other reception entertainment or lighting accents? • Does the venue have any type of sound system or what can your entertainment company supply? • Don’t forget to check on electrical needs; is there enough available and good access to outlets? • How long do you music played, and at what times do you want special dances, if any? • Have you met the professional who will be performing at your wedding, how will they dress, and is his or her personality matching of your wishes for the festivities?

TIMING 9-15 MONTHS BEFORE: Book your musicians/DJ. 6 WEEKS BEFORE: Finalize music selections. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check in to finalize and verify details.

Joshua Dupont & Francie Phelps Owners

PIANO FONDUE LLC 608-445-1711 | www.pianofondue.com

TELL US ABOUT YOU, YOUR COMPANY AND WHAT YOU OFFER: Josh Dupont co-founded Piano Fondue in 2004 and has been providing premium wedding entertainment ever since. Since 2014, Piano Fondue has been owned and operated as a family business by husband and wife team Josh Dupont and Francie Phelps. With two baby grands, two amazing entertainers, a live light show, full sound system, and technicians present for the entirety of your show, Piano Fondue is dedicated to making your reception an unforgettable party. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS: Thirteen rocking years! DO YOU HAVE A STORY YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT HOW YOU STARTED YOUR COMPANY: In the beginning, it was two talented musicians having fun together. The adventure that unfolded as we discovered myriad ways of sharing that with new audiences has been a rush. WHAT SETS YOUR COMPANY APART FROM OTHERS WITHIN YOUR INDUSTRY: Our professional planning team is dedicated to making your event spectacular. Before your event, we walk you through the creation of a full timeline for your entire wedding day. We have technicians present at your event from setup to teardown who are your points of contact so there is never any question of what is happening next. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY: As a family-run company, it’s amazing to play a role in bringing new families together. We love the good vibes and high energy of a wedding day - the elation is contagious, and the rush is addicting. WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH COUPLES: When shopping around, ask your potential vendors what they offer that their competition does not (believe us, they know!). Every vendor offers something unique. Find out which is the best fit for you. WEDPLAN.COM 287


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Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding! We thoroughly enjoyed your performance, but more importantly, our guests loved your style, music choices & Sound Levels! We are so glad we chose you to be our DJ! - Amy and Jim Thank you! And thank you for the awesome night! Your DJing and PhotoBooth were the highlight of the night for us and for all our guests. Everyone complimented what a great job you did and we could not be more thrilled to have had you as our DJ. Thank you again, it was truly perfect working with you! - Abbey and Daniel

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Thank you so much for being at our wedding reception! You were great and we had a blast at our reception! You played such a wide variety of music… we loved it! Many people gave compliments regarding your skills and how great the music was! Thank you for being such an important part of our wedding day! You helped make our day so special! – Josh and Jocelyn

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dance lessons

All eyes will be on you, so make your first dance truly memorable by taking professional lessons prior to your wedding day. From a simple slow dance without two left feet to a fun and energetic choreographed number that will wow your guests, anyone can learn with the help of a dance studio. You might not go viral on YouTube, but your guests will indeed be entertained. Make every effort to impress with a pre-planned, choreographed dance number with mom, dad, or the entire wedding party. This can be a fun gift for those celebrating the night of your life!

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• Connect with a dance studio for an introductory lesson and find out the time commitment involved to learn dance routines desired.

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Sign-up for dance lessons and choreograph any special dances. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Do final run-through of special dances.

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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 transportation can reflect the style of the wedding and your personalities, or simply be a convenience for you and your guests to and from the airport, hotel, ceremony, photo opps, reception or any other wedding related events. Not to mention, it’s a safe ride at the end of an evening of cocktails.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Make transportation arrangements as soon as possible; especially if your wedding falls during a peak time, such as prom, homecoming, or graduation. • What type of transportation are you wanting, for whom, and when? • What options do you want to consider and how many will they hold: bikes, motorcycles, horse drawn carriages, luxury cars or SUVs, vintage cars, limos, limo buses, school or coach buses, and trolleys. • 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?

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guest accommodations

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You will have family and friends who will travel the distance to be with you on your wedding day, and you will want to be sure to make them feel welcome and special throughout their stay. Blocks of hotel rooms are necessary for their overnight accommodations, and possibly even for local guests who just want to be a part of the weekend festivities. For those who have gone the extra mile and have a longer stay, consider special welcome baskets or goodie bags with local merchandise, map, guide book, points of interest, weekend itineraries, gift cards and a personal thank you note.

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 important information in the invitation ensemble, as well as on your own personal wedding website. • Area hotels offer special groups 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 hotel about 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. • If a formal reception, with planned seating arrangements, place guests in comfortable situations.

• 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. • Hand written 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 the dates 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 hotel to distribute.

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honeymoon & travel

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The stress of planning a wedding is over, and guests have gone home. It’s time to relax and enjoy each other 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 typically perfect for some relaxation or a new adventure 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, whether a stay-cation, a nearby destination, or a trip across the sea, embrace this time as newlyweds.

HONEYMOON PLANS • Seek out a travel agent; they have connections for discounts, experiences to share, and expertise to help with ideas, execution of the plans, and to 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; your agent can advise. • 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. It’s a great alternative to traditional gifts, and more appropriate than requesting cash.

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TIMING 12-14 MONTHS BEFORE: Contact an agent to plan a destination wedding. 9-11 MONTHS BEFORE: Contact an agent to plan your honeymoon. Put down deposit. Begin passport acquisition process. 1-2 MONTHS BEFORE: Make final payment.

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VENDOR INFORMATION ACCESSORIES UNICITY DESIGNS JEWELRY (608) 576-1154 www.unicityjewelry.com e-mail: dianne@unicitydesigns.com They handcraft jewelry that will complete your wedding, whatever the theme. Make your most memorable day shine with oneof-a-kind jewelry from Unicity Designs. They work with your budget. “I highly recommend Dianne for any custom project.” “She is okay with making changes and perfecting your piece. If you want something unique and special this is the person to use!”

BEAUTY & HEALTH ANIU SALON AND SPA 2275 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 833-2898 www.aniuonline.com e-mail: events@aniuonline.com ANiU Salon and Spa, voted Best of Madison for 25 years, provides the largest staff of bridal beauty experts in Wisconsin and can accommodate any size bridal group. ANiU’s talented and professional staff participates in the most advanced ongoing training and provides the best offerings of current trends in the bridal beauty industry. ANiU’s Bridal Coordinator makes sure that each bridal party has a completely tailored wedding day experience. ANiU Salon and Spa is the only choice for brides. BE INSPIRED SALON 425 S. Yellowstone Drive, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 271-2771 www.beinspiredsalon.com e-mail: brides@beinspiredsalon.com Be Inspired Salon serves exceptional brides throughout the greater Madison area with award-winning hair and makeup services. You’ll love that they offer exclusive bridal package options so your planning process is easy, and thorough. They've thought of everything so you won’t have any unnecessary stress. When you work with them, you are working with the most organized, communicative salon in Wisconsin. To begin a conversation, book your consultation on their website, BeInspiredSalon.com. They look forward to meeting you!

ELEVATION SALON & SPA 15 N. Butler Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 661-3636 www.elevationspa.net e-mail: info@elevationspa.net Located in the heart of downtown Madison, Elevation Salon & Spa offers a wide range of services to provide the best experience possible. Elevation prides itself on being able to work with both men and women in preparation for the big day. Whether it is planning a bachelorette event, or working with the bridal party day-of, their talented staff is able to create the look you’ve dreamed of. From hair and make-up, to waxing and facials, Elevation does it all! ESCAPADE SALON 4102 Lien Road, Suite B, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-1966 www.escapadesalon.com e-mail: mail@escapadesalon.com Escapade Salon is conveniently located on Madison’s East Side. Voted #1 Hair and Nail Salon for Star of Madison. They would love to create that picture perfect look for you and your bridal party. They make experiences unique and customized for each bride. Their very talented, professional, well trained team is ready to get you relaxed and beautiful; offering the total makeover, from hair, nails, pedicure, waxing, facial, makeup and massage to de-stress you. Contact their Wedding Coordinator, Julie, today! GENESIS HAIR & DAY SPA 148 Market Street, DeForest, WI 53532 (608) 846-5797 www.genesishairanddayspa.com e-mail: genesishairanddayspa@gmail.com Genesis is a full service salon and day spa offering the highest quality hair, nail, skin, and body care. Located in downtown DeForest just minutes North of Madison. Certified in Great Lengths hair extensions and various alternate extension and wig options to achieve the hair of your dreams on your wedding day. Offering relaxed and private wig consultations. Family owned and operated since 1979! The team based environment and continuing education keep their guests on the cutting edge of style.

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HARBOR ATHLETIC CLUB & WELLNESS STUDIOS 2529 Allen Boulevard, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 831-6500 www.harborathletic.com e-mail: marketing@harborathletic.com Harbor Athletic Club is a multi-generational club celebrating over 30 years of serving its members and the local community. They strive to provide the most professional and friendly service in the industry within all of their programs from personal training to pilates and yoga. Both members and nonmembers can take advantage of individual and small group personal training. Members can enjoy four pools including a saltwater lap pool! With over 85,000 square feet, there is certainly something for everyone. TEMPTD SALON & SPA 6316 Monona Drive, Monona, WI 53716 (608) 819-6400 www.temptdsalon.com e-mail: temptdsalon@gmail.com Temptd Salon and Spa is located five miles from downtown Madison and one block north from the Beltline in Monona. They can accommodate large bridal group services including makeup, nails and hair. Let the experts at Temptd Salon & Spa help fulfill your vision on your special day. TOIJALA CHIROPRACTIC 536 Southing Grange Road, Cottage Grove, WI (608) 839-3108 Discover the benefits of specific chiropractic care! Dr. Erik Toijala performs hands-on care for all ages. He has an in-house x-ray facility and is open evenings for appointments. Your body is moving and dynamic, keep it moving and dynamic with his specific hands-on care.

CATERING BUNKY’S CATERING 2425 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 204-7004 www.bunkyscafe.net e-mail: bunkyscafe@yahoo.com Let Bunky’s help customize a menu for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or gift opening party. They offer full service catering and event coordination, including dinnerware, linens, and an exceptional in-house staff with an eye for detail. They specialize in events of 310 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

all kinds, prepare fresh local menus, and everything is made from scratch. Bunky’s Cafe is still available for private functions. CARL’S CAKES & MARKET STREET CATERING 110 Market Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-3377 www.marketstreetdiner.com e-mail: market@foodfightinc.com Carl's Cakes & Market Street Catering is proud to serve the Madison area for all its catering needs. Their staff is ready to go above and beyond to make your next event a special occasion, one to be remembered by you and your guests. Whether you’re planning a bridal shower, gift opening, or your own special day, they have the perfect food and service style to suit your needs. GAYLORD CATERING SERVICE, INC 709 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI (608) 222-1267 www.gaylordcatering.com e-mail: sales@gaylordcatering.com Don’t leave it to chance. Gaylord Catering’s full-service event planning and catering staff have been satisfying thousands of discerning customers in the Madison and surrounding area for over fifty years. Their staff will create a menu and service package that suits your tastes and budget without compromising quality. They offer outstanding food, exquisite presentation, impeccable service, and reasonable pricing. From elaborate buffets to beautifully presented dinner entrées, the taste only supersedes the presentation. Gaylord Catering - One Step Beyond Catering. HI POINT STEAK HOUSE 6900 County Road HHH, Ridgeway, WI 53582 (608) 924-2819 www.hipointsteakhouse.com e-mail: hipointsteakhouse@hotmail.com Hi Point Steak House’s talented, courteous, and professional staff are able to cater to your every need, whether it be a casual picnic style pig roast or the most elegant reception. They are able to meet your every need for your special day. They have on-site and offsite catering abilities to accommodate your needs. They thank you for choosing Hi Point where your high expectations are quietly met. They look forward to working with you!


HY-VEE Hy-Vee East: Contact Mary Lewis 3801 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 244-4696 www.hy-vee.com e-mail: 1391clubmgr@hy-vee.com Hy-Vee West: Contact Steve Keip 675 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 277-6735 www.hy-vee.com e-mail: 1392cateringmgr@hy-vee.com Hy-Vee Fitchburg: Contact Mark Terry 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719 (608) 273-5120 www.hy-vee.com e-mail: 1184cateringmgr@hy-vee.com They do it all, catering, bakery and floral. Ask about their 10% discount when you book all three. Hy-Vee will make your wedding the event you have always dreamed of. You can count on satisfying all your culinary requests with delicious selections from Hy-Vee’s catering service. Hy-Vee’s creative floral and cake designers will listen to your vision and create the perfect floral arrange­ ments and decadent cake for your special day. JL RICHARDS CATERING 668 Janesville Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-9188 www.jlrichardscatering.com e-mail: jlrichardscatering@yahoo.com JOHNSON’S CATERING 416 State Road 16, Rio, WI 53960 (920) 992-6328 www.johnsonssausage.com e-mail: catering@johnsonssausage.com SLIDE FOOD CART & CATERING (608) 630-4824 www.slidewisco.com e-mail: slidersandbeyond@gmail.com Let Slide Food Cart & Catering go above & BEYOND, for your special event – weddings, rehearsal dinners and everything in between. They will create a traditional or unique customized menu that everyone will love. Offering house made fresh, local and delicious food served by a professional, experienced crew – from a buffet, multiple food stations, or passed appetizers. You can also have their food cart pull up and serve dinner or a late night snack! Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

VITENSE GOLFLAND 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 271-1411 www.vitense.com e-mail: info@vitense.com Vitense Catering will exceed your expectations with their professionalism, quality and mouth-watering food choices. Receive expert advice and service from Event Specialists to coordinate a customized menu to satisfy your taste buds and meet your budget. Vitense Catering offers exceptional coordination for your offpremise and on-site event.

CEREMONY AGORA PAVILION 5511 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 277-2592 www.fitchburgcenter.com e-mail: steven.leverentz@promega.com The word “Agora,” of Greek origin, means gathering place, so it is only natural that such a stunning facility be available for wedding ceremonies, receptions and parties. The pure white pavilion stands majestically over a 7-acre prairie with pathways that link you and your guests to adjacent ponds and informal seating areas. The Agora can accommodate upwards of 200 guests and provides a perfect backdrop for your event, allowing for a simple ceremony or a more formal affair. ALLEN CENTENNIAL GARDEN 620 Babcock Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 576-2501 www.allencentennialgarden.org e-mail: info@allencentennialgarden.org A little sanctuary nestled in the heart of downtown Madison, and on the University of Wisconsin’s campus, Allen Centennial Garden offers an intimate, serene and breathtaking space to celebrate a lifetime of happiness. The grounds of the Garden are sure to impress, with natural beauty encompassing every inch. A private and secluded space among the bustling downtown area transports guests into a romantic oasis for ceremonies and stunning pictures in their exquisite English Garden, Great Lawn or other various spaces. CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS 839 Madison Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1900 www.chapelofthearchangels.com e-mail: info@chapelofthearchangels.com WEDPLAN.COM 311


COLD WATER CANYON/DELLS BOATS PO Box 630, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-8555 www.dellsboats.com e-mail: groups@dellsboats.com Treat your guests to a private event in the lush surroundings of Cold Water Canyon courtesy of Dells Boat Tours. Their newly refurbished historic stone pavilion is now available for weddings. Your occasion begins with an exclusive charter boat excursion on the Upper Dells leading to your scenic destination. Cold Water Canyon is a strikingly beautiful tributary glen that cuts deep into the east bank of the river. This unique site can accommodate groups of 20-150. HOLY WISDOM MONASTERY 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 836-1631 Ext. 100 www.holywisdommonastery.org/visit/weddings e-mail: weddings@benedictinewomen.org At Holy Wisdom Monastery all are welcome! They offer indoor and outdoor venues for weddings and vow renewal ceremonies, with seating for 300. Outdoor ceremonies also include a reservation for an indoor space. Breathtaking views of the Madison skyline and Lake Mendota provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. Their grounds feature prairie, a small glacial lake and woods. Professional and experienced staff guide couples through the planning process of their special day. Guest officiants and musicians are welcome. PARADISE PARK 3109 Oak Street, Rural Cottage Grove (608) 873-4084 www.paradiseparkweddings.com e-mail: wedinparadise@hotmail.com Graced with a wide array of gardens, lawns and natural attractions, Paradise Park provides a variety of tranquil settings for outdoor ceremonies. Lovers’ Crossing features a forty-foot bridge stretching the ravine from a highly visible woodland trail to a stunning flower garden. Forever Waters showcases a gazebo beset with ponds, waterfalls and streams. Your guests will never forget it. Your photos will be breathtaking. Your marriage will be made in paradise! PRES HOUSE CHAPEL 731 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 257-1030 ext. 3 www.preshouse.org/weddings e-mail: wedding@preshouse.org 312 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

Pres House provides a perfect setting for your downtown wedding. Located on the UW Campus Mall, this neo-gothic landmark is close to numerous reception venues. Renovated in 2007, the church maintained its historic charm with its beautiful stained glass windows, but added air conditioning for up to 250 guests. The Pridham Lounge, with gas fireplace, provides an intimate setting for your rehearsal dinner. The on-site wedding coordinator can help personalize your ceremony to create the wedding of your dreams. THE VENUE 37 S. Water Street, Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 373-9727 www.thevenuejanesville.com e-mail: events@thevenuejanesville.com

DANCE LESSONS ARTHUR MURRAY FRANCHISED DANCE CENTER 5117 Verona Road, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 278-1411 www.arthurmurraymadison.com e-mail: arthurmurraymadison@gmail.com FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIOS OF MADISON 2727 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 467-3333 1714 Eagan Road, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 204-0404 www.fredastairemadison.com e-mail: fredastairemadison@gmail.com

FASHION BRANDI’S BRIDAL GALLERIA, ETC. 12 14th Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574 (608) 527-4436 www.brandisbridal.com e-mail: bride@brandisbridal.com When you walk into Brandi's, you will not feel like you are in a bridal store in Wisconsin! The modern atmosphere is topped off with personalized service that will make every bride feel special! A 360 runway turns you into a bride on your wedding day! With the largest selection in the Midwest, Brandi's has over 500 bridal gowns and 1,000 bridesmaid dresses to choose from, with an unparalleled selection of mother's dresses! Brandi's has been voted "Wisconsin's Best" 12 years running!


JULIE'S BRIDAL GALLERY 2404 11th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566 (608) 325-4553 www.juliesbridalgallery.com e-mail: juliesbridalgallery@tds.net MOMENTS TO CHERISH BRIDALS ETC. 303 E. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 848-LOVE www.momentstocherishbridals.com e-mail: momentstocherishbridals@gmail.com Moments to Cherish Bridals Etc. LLC is a locally owned bridal store specializing in wedding attire for all shapes and sizes including tuxedo rentals. Their goal is to help guide the bride through the process of finding her dream dress that matches her uniqueness and the vision of what she would like for her wedding. They strive for high customer satisfaction, quality gowns at reasonable prices and a stress-free environment. Stop in and visit them at their new location. NEDREBO’S FORMALWEAR 601 Junction Road, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 833-8811 4522 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-3131 Janesville Mall, Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 752-2828 www.nedrebos.com e-mail: info@nedrebos.com PREMIERE COUTURE 145 W. Main Street, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 423-2272 www.premierecouture.com e-mail: premierecouture@gmail.com You're awesome, and genuine life moments like finding "the one" - whether it be your fiance or your wedding dress - don't happen every day. And all wedding dress shopping experiences are not created equally; you know because you've heard the stories. Their wedding dresses are exquisite, but more importantly, at Premiere Couture they are passionate about supporting you in this life moment and committed to helping you create a wedding dress story you'll love to tell. Make your appointment today! SISTERS ON MAIN Cross Plains, WI (608) 798-2323 www.sistersonmain.com e-mail: sistersonmain@hotmail.com Close your eyes and imagine the wedding gown of your dreams, from rustic camouflage

to sparkling elegance, then call Sisters on Main to make it a reality. From a picture or vision in your mind, they can create just about anything, including bridal, bridesmaids, mothers and special attendants. If you’ve already found that perfect dress, they can do alterations making it a perfect fit. Sisters on Main also offers tuxedo rentals, headpieces, jewelry, groomsmen’s gifts, dry cleaning and gown preservation. VERA’S HOUSE OF BRIDALS 7857 Big Sky Drive, Madison, WI (608) 833-6006 www.verasbridals.com e-mail: info@verasbridals.com Vera’s is a 14,000 square foot Victorian mansion filled with 650 exquisite bridal gowns. With prices from $800-$6000 and gowns in sizes 4 to 32, Vera’s offers the largest selection in the Midwest. Private bridal suites and a huge selection of bridesmaids and mothers dresses make Vera’s a must-stop shop for the whole bridal party. A thirdgeneration, family owned business since 1964, Vera’s is proud to have been voted “Best of Bridal” for 11 consecutive years. Appointments appreciated, walk-ins welcome.

FLORAL BLOOMS BY BRANDI 205 S. Main Street, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 497-3277 www.bloomsverona.com e-mail: brandi@bloomsbybrandi.com FLORA DESIGNS BY JAMAE Stoughton, WI (608) 921-6400 www.florabyjamae.com e-mail: jamae@florabyjamae.com THE FLOWER STUDIO 960 W. Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 837-9090 www.flowersbycc.com The Flower Studio will assist with all your floral needs, from helping you make budget choices to providing fresh ideas during the complimentary consultation. Leave the details to them or create your own arrangements. They now offer Flower Studio Market Fresh for bulk flower buying and Studio DIY, a space to work your own magic! Excellence, experience and trust mean peace of mind for you. The Flower Studio considers it a privilege to be part of your wedding day! WEDPLAN.COM 313


MOD BLOOM 6 S. Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 290-5138 www.modbloom.net e-mail: heidi@modbloom.net Hello lovely…if you’re reading this, congratulations! Mod Bloom specializes in wedding and event design and styling, custom floral creations for your bridal party, centerpieces and ceremony, along with professional draping and event coordination. Their designs have been described as beautiful, unique, creative and forward thinking. The owner, Heidi, has been blessed with a talent that has become a passionate career. She would love to hear about the vision you have chosen and mix her ideas to create something incredible! MOMENTUM FLORAL 1821 Parmenter Street, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 824-1121 www.momentumfloral.com At Momentum Floral they are passionate about creating beautiful flowers that are unique and stylish but most importantly reflect YOU! They take pride in providing a customized service allowing all couples to feel confident and cared for. Their talented team is committed to making your day stunning! They invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation at their Middleton based studio. They always say: “Our flowers are beautiful, but to us, it’s our couples that make them truly gorgeous!” Cheers! NANCY'S FLORAL & GIFTS 146 S. Main Street, Lodi, WI 53555 (608) 592-1022 www.nancysflowerslodi.com e-mail: nancy@nancysflowerslodi.com PRAIRIE FLOWERS & GIFTS 245 E. Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 837-3830 www.flowerssunprairie.com e-mail: prairieflowers@frontier.com At Prairie Flowers & Gifts, they consider it an honor to be part of your special wedding day. Their expert floral designers will guide your selections to meet your personal style and budget. See their stunning wedding designs on Facebook and Instagram. Call them today at 608-837-3830 to schedule your free consultation.

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SIMPLY GLAMOROUS DESIGNS AT OREGON FLORAL 933 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-3707 www.simplyglamorousdesigns.com e-mail: simplyglamorousdesigns@live.com Owner Sarah loves to express her creativity through flowers by designing Simply Glamorous wedding pieces for her clients. If you're looking for someone who likes to think outside the box, works with multiple budgets and strives to make every couple's vision a reality, look no further! Sarah's goal is to make your floral experience stress-free and fun! She'll even remind you to stop and smell the roses along the way! SURROUNDINGS EVENTS & FLORAL 1001 Solar Court, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 845-7888 www.surroundingsef.com e-mail: surroundings@surroundingsef.com SWEET PEA FLORAL 105 Baker Street, Suite 2, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 850-9303 www.sweetpeawaunakee.com e-mail: weddings@sweetpeawaunakee.com VICTORIA’S GARDEN 506 Springdale Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 437-3114 www.victoriasgardenflowers.com e-mail: victoriasgdn@mhtc.net

GIFT REGISTRIES ORANGE TREE IMPORTS 1721 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 255-8211 www.orangetreeimports.com e-mail: orangetreeimports@mac.com

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS CAMBRIA HOTELS & SUITES 5045 Eastpark Boulevard, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 241-7070 www.cambriasuites.com e-mail: cambriamadison_dos@hp-hotels.com Welcome your guests in style with Cambria Hotels & Suites Madison. When looking for an upscale, yet affordable hotel for outof-town guests, Cambria Hotels & Suites is proud to play a part in your big day. The beautiful, all-suites hotel, makes every moment of your wedding weekend a truly special occasion.


MAGNUSON GRAND HOTEL 3510 Millpond Road, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 224-1500 • (800) 510-3510 www.madisongrandhotel.com e-mail: magnusonmadison@gmail.com

LOVINAWAY 618 55th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140 (844) 568-2929 www.lovinaway.com email: alyssa@lovinaway.com

The Magnuson Grand Hotel is a 3-star hotel, under new management and newly renovated! They offer a variety of room packages, as well as accommodations for private parties. Amenities include: pool, whirlpool, fitness center, and business center. They also offer a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Their rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, free local calls and free WiFi. Ask about their bridal packages to find out more about a complimentary whirlpool suite, shuttle service and gift opening room.

MAGICAL MOMENTS VACATIONS (608) 206-0944 www.magicalmomentsvacations.com/ holly-poast e-mail: hpoast@mmvagent.com Magical Moments Vacations provides personalized, concierge-style services to ensure your destination wedding and/ or honeymoon are memorable. They specialize in helping couples celebrate life’s special moments by traveling to unique places, experiencing new adventures, and creating lasting memories together. And, when you book with Magical Moments Vacations, there is no additional fee beyond the cost of the arrangements you book with them. Let them help you plan a destination wedding and honeymoon that reflects your unique personality and style!

THE NORTH CENTRAL GROUP HOTELS (608) 662-3659 www.ncghotels.com/weddings e-mail: akrezinski@ncghotels.com It’s your moment to celebrate! Arrange your wedding block at any of their Ten Madison area hotels and provide your family and friends with service only The North Central Group hotels can provide. Their promise is to deliver exceptional service to you and your guests by exceeding expectations. Checkin to the start of many special memories to come. That ’s their commitment to you! Visit the North Central Group hotels online at ncghotels.com/weddings.

HONEYMOON & TRAVEL BLISSFUL HONEYMOONS & DESTINATION WEDDINGS (608) 445-4188 www.blissfulhoneymoons.com/wisconsin e-mail: shanrae@blissfulhoneymoons.com They specialize in honeymoons, destination weddings and romance travel. Their first step in working with any couple is to learn about your honeymoon or destination wedding vision. They are preferred experts to many of the worlds top romance all-inclusive resorts and have traveled the world to develop a network of honeymoon and destination wedding suppliers. These relationships allow them to share their first-hand knowledge with you in addition to featuring the best honeymoon or destination wedding package prices.

INVITATIONS CELEBRATE CHAOS (608) 469-5332 www.celebratechaos.com e-mail: ashley@celebratechaos.com Celebrate Chaos designs custom wedding stationery, party supplies, and personalized gifts. They not only specialize in wedding invitations and day-of stationery, but also help their brides celebrate bachelorette and bridal showers in style with personalized party supplies and decor ranging from cups, plates, napkins, banners, and much more. Brides can also find the perfect wedding gift for anyone in their bridal party with their personalized shirts, tumblers, jewelry, robes, and accessories. DIVINE DESIGNS INVITATIONS (608) 345-9843 www.divinedesignsinvitations.com e-mail: divinedesignsinvitations@gmail.com LK BRIDAL STUDIO 170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lkbridalstudio.com e-mail: lindsey@lkbridalstudio.com PAPERWORKS DESIGN CO. (608) 513-2299 www.paperworksdesignco.com e-mail: info@paperworksdesignco.com WEDPLAN.COM 315


SARAH B. (608) 695-6818 www.sarahbgirls.com e-mail: info@sarahbgirls.com SUGAR PEAR DESIGN (608) 288-8976 www.sugarpeardesign.com e-mail: info@sugarpeardesign.com You want your wedding to be like no other. You want your event to reflect your unique personality and style. Specializing in the design of bespoke stationery, Sugar Pear Design offers the perfect complement to your special day. Combining handselected papers from around the world with fine craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, their stationery delivers a reflection of you. BEAUTIFUL. ELEGANT. UNDERSTATED. Consultations by appointment. Voted “best invitations” from readers of Wisconsin Bride magazine. SUGAR RIVER STATIONERS (608) 798-0427 www.sugarriverstationers.com e-mail: info@sugarriverstationers.com Creating upscale invitations as special as the event they herald, Sugar River Stationers unites invitation to art in their custom and innovative stationery designs. Offering unique services such as letterpress, laser and die cutting, glitter coating, foil stamping, silkscreen and engraving since 2002, they cater to those who appreciate superior quality, tactile luxury and one-of-a-kind distinction. Awarded Best Invitations from Wisconsin Bride Magazine 2013 and recognized by Style Me Pretty, InStyle Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bride Magazine and Grace Ormonde Wedding Magazine. By appointment. THE WELL LOVED LIFE (765) 299-4748 www.thewelllovedlife.com e-mail: lyndi@thewelllovedlife.com Your story is important, and your suite of paper goods can allow you to tell it beautifully on your big day. You deserve wedding stationery as unique and beautiful as the story of you and your other half. The Well Loved Life takes your story seriously, and wants to help you tell it. They’ll design a custom suite that perfectly fits your story and the theme of your special day – affordably. Contact The Well Loved Life to get started! 316 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

MUSIC & DJS 608 WEDDINGS (800) 901-1007 www.608weddings.com Mark, the Wedding djay, provides the best in entertainment and more for your entire wedding reception with the Essentials you need for your special day. Thirty plus years of experience crafting more than 1,800 wedding receptions for their delighted clients! Experienced entertainers guide you and your guests through a night to remember! Cocktail & dinner music, PhotoBooth, dance music, accent uplighting, digital monograms, Candid Snapshots, PhotoStories and Ceremony Music are all part of the Essentials you need for your Reception. CELEBRATIONS ENTERTAINMENT 3009 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 233-5822 www.celebrationsentertainment.com e-mail: info@celebrationsentertainment.com Celebrations Entertainment is the premier wedding entertainment company in Madison, WI. They are fun, modern, and professional, with the most experience of any company in southern Wisconsin, something no one else can claim to have! At Celebrations, every event is personally coordinated to fit your vision, personality, and interests. They offer photo booths, specialty lighting, casino entertainment, and more! Always chosen as one of the top 3 DJ companies in Wisconsin and as ‘The Best of Madison’ Winner! Find them on Facebook. 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 DJ Magic, Madison’s Best DJ, provides the utmost in service coupled with a personalization philosophy to exceed every customer's expectation. Want a reference? How about 25 years of them? They are the only company that lists names, telephone numbers and email addresses of past clients with their permission so that potential clients, like you, can contact them to verify what they say is what they deliver. They could not be any more transparent. Call today 608-442-0271, or email Sales@DiscJockeyMagic.com.


JUKE BOX BANDSTAND P.O. Box 2291, Madison, WI 53701 (608) 249-2900 www.jukeboxbandstand.com e-mail: sales@jukeboxbandstand.com

PRIME TIME MOBILE DJ’S PO Box 83, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 849-3333 • (800) 479-0698 www.primetimedj.com

Juke Box Bandstand is a family operated business where each and every detail is as important to them as it is to you. There’s a reason JBB has been consecutively awarded “Best Of the Knot” and Best DJ by “Wisconsin Bride Magazine”. Always evolving to create new trends in entertainment. Uniquely complementing their DJ package with live music options...string quartets, jazz trio, guitarist, saxophonist and more...customized for your wedding experience!

Prime Time Mobile DJ’s – where your ideas become part of the dance! With their exclusive planning materials and personal meeting, they cover every detail. Their experienced DJ’s help your event run smoothly by keeping guests informed and communicating with other vendors. Their DJ’s will keep your guests dancing as well as playing on the spot requests. Download a free Wedding Dance Planner from their website. Prime Time Mobile DJ’s - “Passionate about your dance.”

MADISON MOBILE DJ SERVICE (608) 770-6106 www.madtowndj.com e-mail: madisonmobiledj@yahoo.com

QUARTESSENCE (608) 577-4855 www.quartessence.com e-mail: info@quartessence.com

MP PRO WEDDINGS (262) 751-9681 www.mpproweddings.com e-mail: brad@mpproweddings.com

Bring a stylish sophistication to your wedding and reception! From Bach to the Beatles, Puccini to Pops, Classics to Covers, awardwinning Quartessence String Quartet is Wisconsin’s finest provider of ceremony and reception music. From timeless classics to jazz standards and oldies to contemporary pop in customized arrangements, Quartessence can design the perfect soundscape for your event. Add the finishing touch to your special day: Quartessence—Distinctive Music for Your Elegant Affair. Packages to meet every budget and need.

MP Pro Weddings creates magical receptions, with guests dancing all night to an amazing JBL sound system! Everything needed for a dream wedding, including wireless mics, dance floor lighting and much more, are all included in their base price. They also offer a fabulous photo booth, ceremony support, uplights, cinematography and extensive sound and lighting options. Compare features and prices for the best value on the market! Their attention to details will make your wedding dreams come true. PIANO FONDUE 2317 International Lane, Suite #107, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 445-1711 www.pianofondue.com e-mail: info@pianofondue.com With two baby grand pianos, two rocking singers, and a live operated light show, Piano Fondue is the high energy, singingand-dancing-along celebration you and your guests will never forget. All this energy continues when one of Piano Fondue’s party DJs takes over. The best of both worlds — a seamless, no breaks, all night bash. Additionally, Piano Fondue’s engineers are present for the show’s entirety, doing all the behind the scenes work while you enjoy your perfect night.

SATURN’S 8 ENTERTAINMENT CO. Madison, WI (608) 443-8312 www.saturns8.com e-mail: andy@saturns8.com TKO DJ ENTERTAINMENT (608) 206-5919 www.tkodjentertainment.com e-mail: todd@tkodjentertainment.com TKO DJ Entertainment & Photo Arts is a company that offers the finest in DJ Entertainment, Décor Lighting, Photography, Videography and Photo Booth Services. They offer a fair price, excellent quality, awesome customer service and they pay attention to all details, large and small. They regularly get referrals from venues and other vendors because TKO’s staff works great with the others dedicated to your wedding. Join the many other couples that have trusted and loved TKO’s services for their weddings. WEDPLAN.COM 317


OFFICIANTS ROCKAFELLAS WEDDINGS (608) 393-0120 www.rockafellasweddings.com e-mail: info@rockafellasweddings.com SKY’S THE LIMIT (608) 206-3277 www.skysthelimitweddings.com e-mail: info@skysthelimitweddings.com Reverend Arthur is warm hearted and accommodating. His heartfelt wish is to help you share your excitement and deepest feelings on your very special day. He will spend as much time as is necessary to craft a service that is exactly what you want it to be. He will create the ceremony that reflects your very special relationship and everyone will say it is the most beautiful ceremony they have heard in a long time.

PARTIES THE MELTING POT 6816 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 833-5676 www.meltingpot.com/madison e-mail: meltingpotofmadison@yahoo.com From the proposal to the bridal shower or bachelorette party, they can help you make your day even more special. The Melting Pot of Madison specializes in capturing the ultimate romantic experience. While there, you’ll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, full bar service, two private party rooms, attentive service, award winning wine list, and fabulous four-course fondue dinners. The bride eats for free with parties of six or more. VITENSE GOLFLAND 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 271-1411 www.vitense.com e-mail: info@vitense.com Vitense Golfland is the perfect facility to host all of your wedding events. Their year round golf suites, with the latest gaming technology, is the most unique and entertaining place to be for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Vitense Golfland has full service event coordination and catering. Their Event Specialist will help you customize your rehearsal dinner, reception and other special event in one of their venues — private event rooms, covered patio, golf suites, bar and tented events. 318 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

PHOTO BOOTHS & FLIPBOOKS CELEBRATIONS ENTERTAINMENT 3009 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 233-5822 www.celebrationsentertainment.com e-mail: info@celebrationsentertainment.com MADISON MOBILE DJ SERVICE (608) 770-6106 www.madtowndj.com e-mail: madisonmobiledj@yahoo.com PHOTOBOOTH (800) 901-1007 www.608photobooth.com The PhotoBooth is a Wedding Memory Maker! Pure Contagious Fun! They've taken tens of thousands of photos with never a sad face — ever! When guests see their PhotoBooth, lines form and fun begins. The laughter and hilarity that ensue is contagious! They've been the hit of every event they've been part of! Unlimited pictures, props, attendant, digital copies of photos, plus a handcrafted ScrapBook are all included in their packages. Choose from three styles of PhotoBooths: Classic, Modern and Vintage. TIMELESS MEMORIES PHOTO BOOTH(S) 3902 Milwaukee Street, PO Box 8834, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 320-3554 www.timelessmemoriesphotobooth.com e-mail: smile@timelessmemoriesphotobooth.com They built their photo booths with you in mind. Their one-of-a-kind authentic experience is TIMELESS. Or maybe memories in motion are more your speed...did they mention they are able to convert their booth into a Video Messaging Booth? Looking for a Mirror Booth experience, the hottest new feature in Photo Booths? Don't be shy, call today and talk about creating your custom photo booth package at 608-442-0271, or email them at smile@ timelessmemoriesphotobooth.com. TKO DJ ENTERTAINMENT (608) 206-5919 www.tkodjentertainment.com e-mail: todd@tkodjentertainment.com


PHOTOGRAPHY ABBOTS LANE PHOTOGRAPHY 4802 Farwell Street, McFarland, WI (608) 359-1145 www.abbotslane.com e-mail: info@abbotslane.com ANN GORGEN PHOTOGRAPHY (608) 574-3679 www.anngorgenphotography.com e-mail: weddings@anngorgenphotography.com AZENA PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC 2820 Walton Commons West, Madison, WI 53718 608) 245-2797 www.azenaphoto.com e-mail: hillary@azenaphoto.com Hillary Schave, the creative force behind Azena Photography, captures your wedding day with a perfect mix between documentary and beautiful magazine quality portraits. She captures real moments as your love story unfolds, artistic couple’s portraits, fun wedding party groups, family photos and still-life details (rings, decor, flowers, dresses, and shoes). Mix all these together and you have a perfect compilation of images to cherish for a lifetime. Hillary truly loves photographing all wedding styles, all couples and all venues! BELLADONNA BOUDOIR (608) 513-5689 ww.belladonna-boudoir.com e-mail: belladonnaboudoir@yahoo.com COPPER ANTLER PHOTOGRAPHY (608) 574-1767 www.thecopperantler.com e-mail: copperantlerphotography@gmail.com Copper Antler Photography is a unique mixture of editorial posing and lifestyle photography. Alicia loves to capture true authentic moments, as well as classic and creative portraiture. Her artistry and eye for design are the perfect combinations for capturing beautiful imagery on your special day. One of Alicia's top priorities is getting to know each couple and build a relationship with them. By doing so she really is able to capture each of the personalities throughout her images.

DAVE STREMIKIS PHOTOGRAPHY (608) 843-0922 www.davestremikisphotography.com e-mail: dave@davestremikisphotography.com Dave offers a fine art-editorial style of photography. For the past 10 years, he has been capturing weddings in an artistic, unique and creative way. When Dave is not photographing weddings, you can find him teaching 6th grade language arts in the Madison School District, or on the golf course. He would love the opportunity to work with you on your big day! EAST ELM PHOTOGRAPHY (608) 239-9111 www.eastelmphotography.com e-mail: eastelmphotography@gmail.com ILANA NATASHA PHOTOGRAPHY 316 W. Washington Avenue, 6th Floor, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 345-4461 www.ilananatasha.com e-mail: ilana@ilananatasha.com KARLY JO PHOTOGRAPHY (608) 695-1733 www.karlyjophotography.com e-mail: info@karlyjophotography.com Karly is a leading Midwest wedding photographer. She loves traditional church ceremonies just as much as an offbeat backyard celebration. You will find her on the dance floor when her favorite jam is played, tearing up during touching reception toasts, and poking fun of 'that one' groomsman who will tease her right back! LASHES & KURLS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY 170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lashesnkurls.com e-mail: hello@lashesnkurls.com LIGHTLY GYPSY (262) 309-2240 www.lightlygypsy.com e-mail: lightlygypsy@gmail.com LK BRIDAL STUDIO 170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lkbridalstudio.com e-mail: lindsey@lkbridalstudio.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAIT ROSE (608) 843-2454 www.kaitrose.com e-mail: info@kaitrose.com WEDPLAN.COM 319


SARAH JANE RIPP PHOTOGRAPHY (608) 628-5521 www.sarahjaneripp.com e-mail: photo@sarahjaneripp.com Sarah, of Sarah Jane Ripp Photography, tells wedding day stories by capturing sweet moments for couples that enjoy bright color and little details. Sarah loves mixing detail shots of rings, flowers, and decor with traditional portraiture and candid photography to tell the full wedding day story. She loves getting to know her clients and enjoys learning what they are most excited to see in their photos, so she can be sure to focus in on their favorite details. SISTERS ESSENCE BOUDOIR (608) 205-2226 www.sistersessenceboudoir.com e-mail: info@sistersessenceboudoir.com “Spark Confidence, Ignite the passion” At the very core of their being, they are sisters who want to give you just that. Unshakable Confidence. Confidence that is life changing and will open doors to a whole new world. Their mission is to empower women and show them how gorgeous they are; to capture your beautiful, one of a kind self, to look back on forever. Join them on this journey of alluring liberation. You are worth it! #boudiebabe STEVE DAUBS STUDIOS (608) 620-8304 www.stevedaubs.com e-mail: steve@stevedaubs.com Steve and Olga focus on showing a slice of your real selves on your wedding day. They chase the moments in-between when the funny and the passionate and the joy arise out of the chaos. And they seek out grand, epic portraits that not only showcase you but also your environment. Their attitude is relaxed and genuine, making sure most of all that you enjoy your wedding. After all, happy people make for happy photographs. THRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS PO Box 14342, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 438-5170 www.thrivingimage.com e-mail: info@thrivingimage.com Thrive Photography & Films is the result of two people (and two companies) coming together to challenge each other and capture beauty through their unique—but 320 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

complementary—styles. They are wedding photographers because they love capturing your memories and knowing that they are preserved for you and your family forever. From the private smile you exchange with your spouse-to-be to the moment you cut the cake, they are passionate about taking the photographs that you will always treasure. TIM FITCH PHOTOGRAPHY Madison, WI (608) 620-3396 www.timfitch.com e-mail: info@timfitch.com TKO PHOTO ARTS (608) 206-5919 www.tkophotoarts.com e-mail: todd@tkophotoarts.com TKO DJ Entertainment & Photo Arts is a company that offers the finest in DJ Entertainment, Décor Lighting, Photography, Videography and Photo Booth Services. They offer a fair price, excellent quality, awesome customer service and they pay attention to all details, large and small. They regularly get referrals from venues and other vendors because TKO’s staff works great with the others dedicated to your wedding. Join the many other couples that have trusted and loved TKO’s services for their weddings. TWIG & OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY 1262 W. Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 630-0652 www.twigandolivephotography.com e-mail: info@twigandolivephotography.com URBAN ANCHOR PHOTOGRAPHY (608) 843-1648 www.urbananchorphotography.com e-mail: sarah@urbananchorphotography.com Todd and Sarah are story-tellers for the modern couple. Todd and Sarah are highly experienced professional wedding photographers located in Madison, WI. Photography isn't just a weekend hobby: it's their passion and they have been blessed enough to be able to make it into a full-time career. When not taking pictures, Todd and Sarah are hanging out with their 9-year-old playing board games, traveling, and going on little adventures around the city.


THE WEDDING FLASHERS BY FOSS IMAGERY Madison, WI (608) 850-9295 • (608) 335-5653 www.TheWeddingFlashers.com e-mail: info@theweddingflashers.com The Wedding Flashers, a husband and wife team, are premier wedding photographers specializing in capturing the artistic, timeless, and unforgettable moments from your wedding day. One of Madison’s premier artistic photography teams, they limit the number of nuptials they shoot annually, ensuring each couple receives the special attention they deserve. They treat every wedding uniquely and tailor every day to your specific needs. Facebook; “The Wedding Flashers by Foss Imagery” or online at www.TheWeddingFlashers.com. “Let us tell your love story.”

RENTALS & EVENT DESIGN 608 MONOGRAMS (800) 901-1007 www.608monograms.com A Wedding Monogram is Simply Amazing. Adding a digital, projected monogram to your Wedding Venue transforms the space into an enchanting place, personalized especially for you! Each monogram is custom crafted for you. See their website for some of the wonderful monograms they've created to delight their clients! Á LA CRATE RENTALS 2619 Industrial Drive, Monona, WI 53713 (608) 669-2541 www.alacraterentals.com e-mail: info@alacraterentals.com A warehouse full of stories. A team of creative can-doers. RENT reclaimed harvest tables and benches. Handcrafted backdrops, bars and cocktail tables. Vintage furniture, rugs and architecture. Custom signage and more. Personalize your wedding with Á LA CRATE RENTALS. Let their stories tell yours. Shop online or set up an appointment today! BUCKY’S RENTALS, INC. 2182 Hwy MM, Oregon, WI (608) 291-2500 www.buckysrentals.com e-mail: kathy@buckysrentals.com From a casual outdoor ceremony to an elaborate reception, Bucky’s Rentals will

make your event a success. Their durable tents and French window sidewalls are the solutions to your biggest fear…the weather. Visit their showroom to see and discuss other rental options, such as: audio equipment, lighting, porta-floors, dance floors, tables, linens, chairs, heaters, portable restrooms and sinks. Their flushing units, equipped with sinks and mirrors, make the restroom accommodations more appealing for an elegant event. THE COUNTRY PLUMBER Madison & Portage, WI (608) 742-2648 • (800) 472-7448 www.countryplumber.com e-mail: billd@countryplumber.com or cindyd@countryplumber.com From casual to elegant, they can meet all your Portable Restroom needs for your special day. Everything from luxury trailer units to standard portable restrooms and sinks. Check out their website and see all of your options for your outdoor event or call their office for more information. EVENT ESSENTIALS 6485 Blanchar’s Crossing, Windsor, WI 53598 (608) 846-5004 www.eventessentials.com e-mail: info@eventessentials.com Call Event Essentials to schedule an appointment at their showroom to find inspiration for your wedding. Be sure to browse their website to choose from a large array of rentals with the click of a button. They carry everything you need including tents, tables, chairs, tableware and linens. Check out their collection of lounge furniture and décor. Get advice from their professional designer and let their crew handle set up and take down. All you have to do is enjoy! EZPZ MARQUEE (608) 571-3979 www.ezpzmarquee.com e-mail: info@ezpzmarquee.com Oversized marquee letters are EZPZ Marquee’s specialty. Whether you're looking to make a statement with ginormous 48" handcrafted or 24” rusty metal marquee letters, or would like to amp up your event’s rustic, industrial, or boho vibe with their new customizable cursive marquees, EZPZ Marquee has exactly what you need to complete the look you're going for.

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MOD BLOOM 6 S. Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 290-5138 www.modbloom.net e-mail: heidi@modbloom.net SIMPLY GLAMOROUS RENTALS AT OREGON FLORAL 933 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-3707 www.simplyglamorousdesigns.com e-mail: simplyglamorousdesigns@live.com Hundreds of new, vintage and rustic decor pieces that are ready to rent for your special event! Come check out their Simply Glamorous showroom or check out their inventory online. They would love to help create the look you've been dreaming of! From vases to furniture to props and mirrors, they have everything you'll need to give your wedding a unique look. Save yourself the time and expense, Simply Glamorous has done all the treasure hunting for you! TENTS & EVENTS A division of J. Stevens Productions, LLC S2479 County Road BD, Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 355-1222 www.tentsandeventswi.com e-mail: info@tentsandeventswi.com

RINGS CHALMERS JEWELERS Middleton: 6202 University Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 233-4700 East Madison: 524 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 471-4100 www.chalmersjewelers.com e-mail: info@chalmersjewelers.com CONDON JEWELERS 4114 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-3406 www.condonjeweler.com e-mail: condons@inxpress.net ROMANCE JEWELERS (p. 82) 1 S. Pinckney Street, Madison, WI (608) 251-6866 www.shewantsromance.com 322 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

SWEETS & TREATS CARL’S CAKES & MARKET STREET CATERING 110 Market Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-3377 www.marketstreetdiner.com e-mail: market@foodfightinc.com CHOCOLATERIAN CAFE East Madison: 2004 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 249-1156 Middleton: 6637 University Ave, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 836-1156 www.chocolateriancafe.com e-mail: info@chocolateriancafe.com Chocolaterian Cafe specializes in dessert buffets, wedding favors, and showers. Their dessert buffets can be custom ordered to suit every palate and budget. For your shower, they offer two locations Madison east and Middleton - and can accommodate groups of 100 at both cafes. They offer a wide array of savory food, wine, and desserts for your guests. Their wedding specialist is happy to work with you to create an offering as unique as you. COLD STONE CREAMERY ON STATE 427 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 441-2372 www.coldstonecreamery.com e-mail: coldstonestatestreet@gmail.com CRAIG’S CAKE SHOP 604 W. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 848-6331 www.craigscakeshop.com Voted Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Best Cakes for eight years in a row! A cake from Craig’s Cake Shop will not only look beautiful, but taste great too. Choose up to two flavors per tier separated with mousse or filling. Top it off with your choice of Signature (whipped frosting with white chocolate shavings) or Buttercream frosting. Cupcakes and cake parfaits are also available. Schedule a tasting for up to four people to try every flavor they have to offer. CREATIVE CONFECTIONS BY ALICIA RUSSELL 4282 Old Stage Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521 (608) 455-1448 www.creativeconfections.net e-mail: alicia@creativeconfections.net


CURTIS & CAKE (920) 397-5805 www.curtisandcake.com e-mail: curtisandcake@gmail.com Curtis & Cake is an independent smallbatch cake and dessert studio serving Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Their distinctive flavors—including Southern specialties like Hummingbird and red velvet—are matched by unparalleled execution. They offer unique cake creations, inspired favors, polished presentation, highly personalized service, and attention to detail—all in support of your vision. Contact them and explore the possibilities!

SWEET STREET N9229 Old Madison Road, New Glarus, WI 53574 (608) 527-CAKE(2253) www.sweetstreetbakery.com e-mail: julie@sweetstreetbakery.com

TRANSPORTATION BADGER BUS Madison, WI (800) 442-8259 www.badgerbus.com e-mail: busrental@badgerbus.com

GAIL AMBROSIUS CHOCOLATIER 2083 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 249-3500 www.gailambrosius.com e-mail: katharine@gailambrosius.com

“Get Me To The Church On Time and In Style!” Badger Bus Trolley and their professional drivers provide a unique, picture perfect experience to complement your unforgettable day. The Badger Bus Trolley accommodates up to 35 people so your entire wedding party can celebrate together. If you need to shuttle more guests or you want a more updated look, consider one of Badger’s 81, 56, 40, or 31 passenger deluxe motor coaches equipped with the most modern amenities. Get your personalized quote on badgerbus.com today!

GIGI’S CUPCAKES 554 N. Midvale Boulevard, Madison, WI 53705 (608) 661-PINK (7465) gigiscupcakesusa.com e-mail: weddings@gigismadison.com

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

With a deep passion for pastry, Gigi’s Cupcakes can exceed your wedding day dessert desires. From timeless and traditional to modern and contemporary, their team of professionals are prepared to produce a glorious array of cupcakes, tiered cakes, cookies and cheesecakes to entice your guests. Schedule a tasting with a wedding expert and begin the process of booking your dream dessert designed precisely for you.

On the day that everything needs to go right, trust the professionals at Gallant Knight Limousine. Numerous wedding couples have enjoyed their reliable service and they know you will too. They take your trust seriously. Whether you desire simple elegance or an extravagant event, whether you need two hours or two days, Gallant Knight Limousine provides options to meet your style and budget.

CURT'S GOURMET POPCORN Madison, WI (608) 222-0055 www.curtsgourmetpopcorn.com e-mail: curtscorn@hotmail.com

THE KNOCK SHOPPE'S COUNTRY CAKES W4743 10th Road, Westfield, WI 53964 (608) 296-2300 • (608) 369-1314 www.countrycakescatering.com e-mail: info@theknockshoppe.com THE LOOKING GLASS BAKERY (920) 207-3539 www.thelookingglassbakery.com e-mail: thelookingglassbakerymadison@ gmail.com

MAD CITY PARTY BUS (608) 234-4359 www.madcitypartybus.com e-mail: sales@madcitypartybus.com

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PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE SERVICE 269 Rodney Road, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 423-2300 www.preslimousa.com e-mail: info@preslimousa.com Presidential Limousine Service is a professional transportation company in Cambridge, Wisconsin. Their fleet consists of a variety of vehicles from Lincoln Sedans, Cadillac Escalade ESV’s, Stretch Lincoln Limousines, Mercedes Benz Sprinters, Limo Buses, Party Buses and Mini-Coach Buses. Vehicles range in size from 1 – 32 passengers and can accommodate groups up to 300. Presidential Limousine Service guarantees first class service and will arrive on time, every time. They offer 24-hour dispatching and advance software for reservations. Call 608-423-2300 WAYNE ACE BUS & LIMO SERVICE, LLC (608) 576-7281 www.wayneacebusandlimo.com e-mail: wace0225@gmail.com

VENUES 5100 BAR GRILL BANQUET DINING 5100 Erling Avenue, McFarland, WI 53558 (608) 223-5100 www.5100bar.com e-mail: info@5100bar.com 5100 offers versatility for any event, from fun and functional to enhanced elegance! The main banquet room is 5,000 square feet and includes maple flooring, raised stage, and private bar. The smaller party room is 1,000 square feet with private bar. Large screens and technology support also available. Menus range from snacks and appetizers to buffets and sit-down dinners. 5100 is just a short drive off the Beltline. Event Coordinator is on-site to work with you to fit your needs. BADGER FARMS 1682 County Road BB, Deerfield, WI 53531 (608) 438-2387 www.badgerfarms.com e-mail: betsy@badgerfarms.com Since 2006, Badger Farms has been hosting events on their 530-acre working farm to couples wanting a country setting but needing modern perks, such as heating, A/C, WiFi, and AV equipment. There are five outside ceremony sites to choose from and inside options for year324 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

round events or inclement weather. Enjoy your ‘Simply Perfect’ day with scenic views, seamless transitions, and owners who excel at accommodating last minute changes. Saturday weddings include allday Friday setup and rehearsal. Minutes east of Madison. BISHOPS BAY COUNTRY CLUB 3500 Bishops Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 232-4201 www.bishopsbay.com e-mail: jfrazier@bishopsbay.com Ever dreamed of getting married lakeside with a breathtaking view in the background? Bishops Bay Country Club offers the BEST view of the Capitol building and downtown Madison skyline. Featuring their NEW Lakeside Pavilion for your reception! Bishops Bay is located on the shores of Lake Mendota only 15 minutes from downtown Madison. Exceptional service, convenient location, stunning views and a delicious menu make Bishops Bay THE perfect setting for your big day! BLACKHAWK COUNTRY CLUB 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison, WI 53705 (608) 231-2454 www.blackhawkcc.com e-mail: loren@blackhawkcc.com Experience the best view in the city as you celebrate your special day! From the highest point in Shorewood Hills, Blackhawk Country Club boasts scenes of Madison’s premier golf course, a sparkling Lake Mendota, and gorgeous sunsets over rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. Their experienced staff is dedicated to helping you create an exquisite ceremony and reception, complete with delectable cuisine and stunning views. Host your bridal shower, capture elegant engagement photos, schedule tours and personalized tastings, and at last say your “I Do’s!” BRIDGES GOLF COURSE 2702 Shopko Drive, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 244-1822 www.golfthebridges.com e-mail: weddings@golfthebridges.com The Bridges Golf Course is a great location for your wedding or rehearsal dinner. Have a golf course wedding centrally located in the city of Madison. With indoor and outdoor events, their facility is flexible and can host anything from a


small intimate affair to a large gathering. Personal attention from their on-site coordinator, exceptional food from their top-notch chefs, and great service from all their staff, Bridges is ready to make your dream event a reality. BUNKY’S CATERING 2425 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 204-7004 www.bunkyscafe.net e-mail: bunkyscafe@yahoo.com CAMBRIDGE WINERY 700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 440-1767 www.cambridgewinery.com e-mail: info@cambridgewinery.com Start your happily ever after by creating unforgettable memories in extraordinary spaces. From the vineyard ceremony space with gazebo to the in-house executive catering options, Cambridge Winery offers a vast number of amenities in a single location. A modern and spacious (seats up to 300 guests) reception location boasts wall-to-wall windows showcasing beautiful sunsets 365 days a year. Cambridge Winery offers a true Wisconsin winery wedding experience that will have guests talking for years to come. CAPITAL BREWERY 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 826-1081 www.capitalbrewery.com e-mail: ccp@capitalbrewery.com Conveniently located in downtown Middleton, Capital Brewery is the perfect place to host any event. From intimate gatherings in their bier stube to parties of up to 1,200 in their outdoor bier garten, complete with picnic tables and stage. Want to make your event more unique? Include a private tour! Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, business meeting, holiday party or other occasion, clients are free to choose their caterer or bring their own food to complement their award winning beers. CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS 839 Madison Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1900 www.chapelofthearchangels.com e-mail: info@chapelofthearchangels.com

CHULA VISTA RESORT 2501 River Road, PO Box 30, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (877) 767-7041 www.chulavistaresort.com e-mail: weddings@chulavistaresort.com Plan the wedding of your dreams at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Chula Vista Resort is located on hundreds of acres along the beautiful upper dells of the Wisconsin River. The resort is perfectly natural to host both indoor & outdoor events. An elegant, affordable and flexible facility that can accommodate both intimate and large gatherings. Professional planners available. Special group room rates for your guests. COACHMAN’S GOLF RESORT 984 County Road A, Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 884-8484 www.coachmans.com e-mail: theresa@coachmans.com CREEKSIDE PLACE 102 Maple Street, Evansville, WI 53536 (608) 882-0407 www.creeksideplace.org e-mail: weddings@creeksideplace.org Wedding and event venue located in Evansville, WI – just 25 minutes from Madison and Janesville. When you host your reception at Creekside, their entire facility is available including the lobby, lounge, ballroom, activity room, bridal room and commercial-grade kitchen. Banquet seating for 220. Already have your reception site? Consider Creekside for your engagement party, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. Their lounge is a great space for casual parties to formal dinners. Contact them to schedule a tour today! CROSS'S COUNTRY GATHERINGS 19580 State Road 23, Mineral Point, WI 53565 (608) 206-3348 www.crossscountrygatherings.com e-mail: chiefc@yousq.net Cross's Country Gatherings is a country chic venue that is warm and inviting, a place you want to hang out at. The bar is like no other, rustic yet beautiful. The first thing you notice when you walk in to the building is the three chandeliers, from there your eyes just go around the room and take it all in. The building is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. The view, Breathtaking.

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CROWNE PLAZA MADISON 4402 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 Sales: (608) 243-1814 • Front Desk: (608) 243-1812 www.cpmadisonhotel.com e-mail: coxka@gfhotels.com Forever begins at the Crowne…From the very beginning, let Crowne Plaza Madison be your partner in arranging all aspects of your special day! Offering two spacious ballrooms, impeccable on-site catering, personalized menus and packages, and one-on-one planning services…Crowne Plaza Madison will ensure to create your vision of the perfect event that will last a lifetime! THE CRYSTAL ROOM Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 253-2200 x300 www.dellscrystalroom.com e-mail: groups@buffalophilsgrille.com If you want a location with sophisticated ambiance for your wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner, then The Crystal Room is for you! Winner of Wedding Wire’s “Couples Choice Award” in 2017, their delicate crystal chandeliers, large double-sided fieldstone fireplace & classic Brunswick bar convey vintage elegance. From the moment you choose to host your wedding at The Crystal Room, the focus is on what they can do to create the most memorable experience possible! DEER VALLEY LODGE 401 W. Industrial Drive, Barneveld, WI 53507 (888) 924-1601 www.DeerValleyLodgeWI.com e-mail: Amber@DeerValleyLodgeWI.com The perfect venue to host your Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Gift Opening, and even your overnight Guests. Their 5,000 square foot Banquet Hall, overlooking their 27 Hole Golf Course, can accommodate 350-400 people. Their Facility consists of a Full Service Bar, on-site Chef, Patio and Wedding Gazebo with Golf Course View, in-house Event Coordinators, 62 Hotel Rooms, 12,000 square foot Water Park, and a Built-In Dance Floor. Deer Valley Lodge will make the perfect backdrop for your next event! 326 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, WI 53561 (608) 493-2251 www.devilsheadresort.com e-mail: groupsales@devilsheadresort.com It begins here…A quiet, elegant setting, surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside. Devil’s Head can accommodate up to 600 — buffet or plated dinners. Attractively priced menus. Complimentary suite for the wedding couple. Other activities available to your guests include: 36-hole Championship golf course, tennis, mountain biking, indoor and outdoor pools, and whirlpool. Call their Group Sales Staff today. They’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you may have regarding your special day! DORF HAUS Roxbury, WI (608) 643-3980 www.foodspot.com/dorfhaus e-mail: dorfhaus@chorus.net A short, beautiful drive from Madison. An elegant, enchanting, and festive atmosphere, paired with delicious food, makes the Dorf Haus a favorite for rehearsals and receptions. The Bavarian Room offers a private bar and large wooden dance floor. Accommodates up to 450 guests. Ceremonies in the garden or gazebo make for picture perfect backdrops. From hors d’oeuvres to sit-down dinners or buffets, they offer a variety of choices and reasonable prices. THE EAST SIDE CLUB 3735 Monona Drive, Madison, WI 53714 (608) 230-5795 www.escmadison.com e-mail: events@escmadison.com The East Side Club would like to be a part of your special day and assist you in creating a lifetime of happy memories for you and your guests. Have your wedding ceremony on their Lake Lawn and reserve one of their large banquet areas while enjoying spectacular views of Lake Monona and Madison’s Capitol Skyline. Contact their event manager to arrange your personal tour by calling 608.230.5795 or emailing events@escmadison.com. THE EDGEWATER 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 535-8200 www.theedgewater.com e-mail: weddings@theedgewater.com


THE FIELDS RESERVE 2479 Glenn Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 636-6400 www.fieldsreserve.com e-mail: Info@fieldsreserve.com Full of modern amenities and rustic charm, this one-of-a-kind location offers a private and romantic setting for you and your guests. This unique venue combines exposed wood trusses, hand-milled spruce walls, & beautiful vintage chandeliers. Separate Ceremony & Reception Barns can accommodate up to 300 people, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the entire day at one location. Offering heating & air conditioning in both barns, modern technology including Wi-Fi, HD Projector with screen, and an integrated sound system. THE FORT ATKINSON CLUB COMMUNITY CENTER 211 S. Water East, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 (920) 568-1720 www.fortatkinsonclub.org e-mail: director@fortatkinsonclub.org This elegant, historic Wisconsin Craftsman Style building is available year-round. Imagine your ceremony on the patio overlooking the Rock River or in the vintage theater with vaulted ceiling and cove lighting. Hardwood floors & wooden beams surround your guests with simple harmony as they dine by the fireplace. River Room banquet hall seats up to 150 and is perfect for dancing. GOLDEN MAST INN W349 N5293 Lacy’s Lane, Okauchee, WI 53069 (262) 567-7047 www.goldenmastinn.com e-mail: gmbanquets@weissgerbergroup.com GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-1574 www.goodmancenter.org e-mail: margo@goodmancenter.org Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this former steel fabrication factory was restored in 2008 into a vibrant, modern community center. The Goodman Community Center can accommodate receptions, dinners and events from 20-152 guests in its unique brick and steel interior. The Evjue-Merrill Lynch reception area has exposed wood ceilings, 19 windows and a sprung wood dance floor. GCC’s in-house Working Class Catering program can create delicious appetizers, plated meals or buffet options. Full bar service is available.

HARVEST RESTAURANT 21 N. Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 255-6075 www.harvest-restaurant.com e-mail: tami@harvest-restaurant.com Harvest draws its inspiration from the traditions of American and French cuisines with a modern emphasis on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients. Named by Gourmet, and Organic Style magazines as one of the top 20 restaurants in America. Harvest’s mission is to offer sophisticated, restrained food that never loses touch with tradition, to provide warm, gracious service, and to share their dedication with their patrons, both regular customers and those soon to be. HEIDEL HOUSE RESORT & SPA 643 Illinois Avenue, Green Lake, WI 54941 (920) 294-3344 www.heidelhouse.com e-mail: info@heidelhouse.com Heidel House Resort & Spa has long been synonymous with above and beyond. From the stunning panoramic views of Green Lake from any of their venues, to the ease of a wedding going smoothly, to even the service that is offered. Their goal is to create memorable moments and the picture perfect wedding from beginning to end for every couple. With multiple venue options, onsite catering and rooms in-house for guests, everything will be taken care of. HI POINT STEAK HOUSE 6900 County Road HHH, Ridgeway, WI 53582 (608) 924-2819 www.hipointsteakhouse.com e-mail: hipointsteakhouse@hotmail.com HILTON GARDEN INN MADISON WEST/MIDDLETON 1801 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 831-2220 www.ncghotels.com/hgiweddings e-mail: jzeman@ncghotels.com Located in the heart of Greenway Station, the Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect place for your wedding accommodating up to 250 people! Build your own menu or take advantage of great wedding packages that include hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, dinner, and late-night snacks. With flexible setup options, an experienced and accommodating staff, the Hilton Garden Inn customizes everything just for you. Newlyweds will enjoy a complimentary suite, and overnight guests will love the enhanced pool area and beautiful guestrooms.

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HO-CHUNK GAMING S3214 County Road BD, Baraboo, WI 53913 (800) 746-2486 www.ho-chunkgaming.com e-mail: conventionsales@ho-chunk.com HOLIDAY INN MADISON AT THE AMERICAN CENTER 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 249-4220 www.holidayinn.com/madisonwi e-mail: events@cascadedevelop.com 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! HOWARD JOHNSON PLAZA 3841 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 244-2481 www.hojo.com e-mail: wonderfulweddings@hojomadison.com JANESVILLE CONFERENCE CENTER 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, WI 53546 (608) 741-1930 www.janesvilleconferencecenter.com e-mail: events@janesvilleconferencecenter.com Plan your special day with the Janesville Conference Center! Conveniently located off I-90 and US-Hwy 14, the facility has space for intimate gatherings or receptions up to 600 guests. From an elegant ballroom to customizable menu options from their premiere catering partner, the Janesville Conference Center has much to offer. Put your guests at ease and avoid the stress of a shuttle by setting up a room block at the Holiday Inn Express conveniently attached to the Janesville Conference Center. KESTREL RIDGE GOLF CLUB 900 Avalon Road, Columbus, WI 53925 (920) 623-4653 www.kestrelridgegolf.com e-mail: Lbrown@kestrelridgegolf.com Picture your gala celebration in candlelight with crisp linens, dark woods, sparkling crystal and polished, professional service. Enjoy your own private room with bar and fireplace. The large windows and outdoor balcony offer 328 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

panoramic views of the golf course. They can comfortably accommodate events for as many as 250. Choose from an extensive and unique menu to offer your guests an exceptional dining experience. Please contact them for menu selections, pricing, and availability. THE LAGERET 515 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 921-6400 www.thelageret.com e-mail: info@thelageret.com LAKE WINDSOR COUNTRY CLUB 4628 Golf Road, Windsor, WI 53598 (608) 846-4711 www.lakewindsor.com e-mail: info@lakewindsor.com This multiple award winning ceremony and reception venue just minutes from Madison is the ideal setting for your special day. Featuring floor to ceiling windows overlooking the golf course, stunning crystal chandeliers, hotel shuttle service, and accommodations for up to 400 guests, Lake Windsor Country Club is perfect for any wedding, rehearsal dinner, or private party. Personalized attention from the on-site event coordinators, executive chef, and exceptional service staff will ensure your dream wedding becomes a reality. THE LOFT AT 132 132 Market Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 235-9506 www.theloftat132.com e-mail: hello@theloftat132.com This modern, sophisticated wedding and event space offers something for every romantic seeking a one of a kind wedding and reception venue. Their picturesque settings provide perfect wedding photo backgrounds and unforgettable memories. Located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison, The Loft At 132 brings the luxurious style of grand events to an intimate feel of small downtowns. A space that is truly unique to the area and provides a once in a lifetime memory for special events. MADISON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM 100 North Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 256 -6445 www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org e-mail: rent@madisonchildrensmuseum.org By day, Madison Children's Museum is all about creative play and discovery-learning


for children and families. By night, they host many grown-up events, including weddings! Start on their elegant rooftop garden with gorgeous views of the Capitol and Lake Mendota. Then move inside for dining, drinking, dancing–whatever your playful heart desires. Their built-in, colorful decor means the museum comes ready for celebrating. Choose MCM for an out-of-the-ordinary, downtown location and a party your guests will never forget! THE MADISON CLUB 5 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI (608) 255-4861 www.madisonclub.org e-mail: mgward@madisonclub.org

ceremony and reception. Outdoor ceremony site overlooks the lake. Their professional staff can help you turn your wedding dreams into a reality. Experienced banquet coordinator available. Their extensive banquet menu can be tailored to meet your needs. Available for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and private parties. Your family and friends will love this amazing hidden gem located in downtown Madison! MADISON MALLARDS 2920 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-4277 www.mallardsbaseball.com e-mail: info@mallardsbaseball.com

Just two blocks from the Capitol building and overlooking Lake Monona, the Madison Club is a beautiful historic building with fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows and ornate architecture throughout. Facility offers magnificent backdrops for photos, award-winning cuisine, unparalleled customer service and truly one of the most elegant settings for your wedding or rehearsal dinner. Banquet space can seat up to 240 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 300 people for an hors d’oeuvres reception.

MADISON MARRIOTT WEST 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 824-2711 www.marriott.com/msnwe email: brooke.bolen@atriumhospitality.com

THE MADISON CONCOURSE HOTEL AND GOVERNOR’S CLUB 1 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 257-6000 • (800) 356-8293 www.concoursehotel.com

Madison Masonic Center features a ballroom surrounded by the elegance of a past era with pillars, marble flooring and a big band stage. The perfect setting for unique reception gatherings up to 500. On-site catering is provided by Kavanaugh’s Catering. Choose from their variety of menu choices or let them custom design your menu.

From the rehearsal dinner to the reception, The Madison Concourse Hotel is welcoming and romantic. Their experienced catering staff and award winning chef set an unprecedented standard for working with each couple to ensure the day is everything they’ve dreamed. Guests will feel special spending the weekend at a renowned hotel in the heart of downtown Madison. The freshly-renovated ballrooms and exclusive Governor’s Club guest rooms will create an unforgettable wedding. See why they are a Wisconsin Bride award-winning hotel! MADISON ELKS LODGE 711 Jenifer Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 255-1644 www.madisonelkslodge.org e-mail: elksbanquet@gmail.com Madison Elks Lodge offers breathtaking views on beautiful Lake Monona. They offer indoor and outdoor event space for your wedding

MADISON MASONIC CENTER 301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI (608) 256-5734 www.madisonmasoniccenter.org e-mail: lisammcf301@gmail.com

THE MELTING POT 6816 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 833-5676 www.meltingpot.com/madison e-mail: meltingpotofmadison@yahoo.com From the proposal to the bridal shower or bachelorette party, they can help you make your day even more special. The Melting Pot of Madison specializes in capturing the ultimate romantic experience. While there, you’ll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, full bar service, two private party rooms, attentive service, award winning wine list, and fabulous four-course fondue dinners. The bride eats for free with parties of six or more. WEDPLAN.COM 329


MONONA TERRACE One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 261-4016 www.mononaterrace.com e-mail: lmacisaac@mononaterrace.com Spectacularly situated between the Lake Monona shore and the Capitol Square, Monona Terrace is utterly distinctive – yet surprisingly down to earth. Embrace unforgettable style with your very own dedicated Event Coordinator, there to assist you in planning and to personally attend to every detail on your special day. On-site caterer Monona Catering will help you design a menu to suit your style and your guests’ tastes. From breathtaking backdrops to stunning tabletops, there’s simply no place like Monona Terrace. THE OAKS GOLF COURSE 4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 (608) 837-4774 www.golftheoaks.com e-mail: melissa@golftheoaks.com THE OLD FEED MILL 114 Cramer Street, Mazomanie, WI 53560 (608) 795-4909 www.oldfeedmill.com e-mail: nancy@oldfeedmill.com Experience country elegance and dining excellence at The Old Feed Mill, the absolutely perfect location for rehearsals or receptions, accommodating up to 175 guests. The historic building has won awards for incredible restoration, and The Old Feed Mill has been featured on the Food Network’s “Best of Country Cuisine.” For the very best service in authentic surroundings, choose The Old Feed Mill. On-site bakery available for wedding cakes. Outdoor space also available for ceremonies or receptions. Call Nancy today. THE ORPHEUM THEATER 216 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 416-4631 www.madisonorpheum.com e-mail: Orpheumevents@livenation.com Accommodating 10-2,000 guests, their talented staff handles every detail of your special day, so you don’t have to. With access to the world’s greatest musical entertainment, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, custom menus and mixology - their unique venue will exceed expectations of even the most discerning guest. Whether you’re celebrating a bachelor or bachelorette 330 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception - The Orpheum Theater’s incredible spaces are the perfect location to say “I Do”! OVER THE VINES VINEYARD & WINE BARN 1242 State Road 73, Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 884-1023 www.overthevines.com e-mail: info@overthevines.com Experience modern rustic elegance at Over The Vines Vineyard & Wine Barn. Originally built in 1888, this historic barn and vineyard has modern updates, state-certifications and beautifully kept landscape to accommodate an intimate affair or large-scale fete. A mature, onsite vineyard offers a lush backdrop, ideal for barn weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and more. Over The Vines has been featured on many wedding blogs and magazines such as 'Style Me Pretty’ and ‘Rustic Wedding Chic.' Call Billie today. OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS 201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 258-4177 www.overture.org e-mail: events@overture.org Your day, your night, all in the shadow of the magnificent Capitol dome. Overture’s breath-taking spaces and downtown views show your guests the best of Madison. They have earned a reputation for being the premier venue for weddings, capturing the romance, elegance and style of your special day. Catering a Fresco, the exclusive in-house culinary arts company, will work with you to craft a decadent menu and their Event Coordinators ensure that each event is artful, exquisite and unique. PARK HOTEL 22 S. Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 285-8000 www.parkhotelmadison.com e-mail: weddings@parkhotelmadison.com Madison's newest yet most historic wedding venue is Park Hotel. Surround your guests in everything Madison has to offer and dance the night away in an unforgettable setting. Their culinary and event professionals will help you design the day of your dreams. And the Capitol view has to be seen to be believed. Park Hotel has offered downtown style and warm hospitality since 1871. Call for a tour and start dreaming!


QUIVEY’S GROVE 6261 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 273-4900 www.quiveysgrove.com e-mail: info@quiveysgrove.com Imagine having your ceremony and reception in an 1855 historic landmark. Wedding ceremony under a canopy of black walnut trees, champagne on the lawn, hors d’oeuvres passed amongst your guests, wedding dinner under the white wedding tent. Private dining rooms available for showers and rehearsal dinners. Receptions for up to 250 people. Call for more information or visit website at www.quiveysgrove.com. SHERATON MADISON HOTEL 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 251-5660 www.sheratonmadison.com e-mail: weddings@sheratonmadison.com Promises are invited at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, with room for up to 400 invited guests to toast, cheer, and share your day. Enjoy the central location with complimentary surface parking. Their expert staff will help create your dream event. Guest room accommodations include a reservation website just for your event. Experience the warm service at the renovated Sheraton Madison Hotel. Go beyond. STOUGHTON COUNTRY CLUB 3165 Shadyside Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-7861 • (608) 873-8464 www.stoughtoncountryclub.com e-mail: claire@stoughtoncountryclub.com Stoughton Country Club is the ideal location for your wedding and/or wedding reception. Their goal is to make your event a memorable experience by providing you with exceptional food and service in their attractive, private setting on the shore of beautiful Lake Kegonsa. Their main dining and reception room accommodates groups up to 240 guests. Their lower level Lake Kegonsa Room has a full service bar and comfortably seats 60 guests. Their service-oriented staff is happy to assist you in planning your upcoming event.

SUGARLAND 8637 Linley Road, Arena, WI 53503 (608) 795-4909 www.sugarland-weddings.com e-mail: nancy@oldfeedmill.com Sugarland is one of Southern Wisconsin’s most enchanting garden wedding sites. Imagine arriving along a tree-lined drive to a 19th Century country estate with verdant meadows and gardens. There you will walk down a lush natural aisle by a cascading fountain, exchange vows under the shade of a majestic oak, and share the most important moment of your life in an intimate and refined country setting. Later, celebrate your reception in the rustic elegance of a magnificent Wisconsin barn. THE SWAN BARN DOOR 4161 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 254-5900 www.theswanbarndoor.com e-mail: info@theswanbarndoor.com The Swan Barn Door event facility in beautiful Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin is ready for your special event! A locally owned, family-built and owner-operated business, The Swan Barn Door will strive to provide a unique, rustic yet elegant setting to host weddings and receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, corporate conventions and events, graduation & retirement celebrations, family reunions & even one-of-a-kind private parties. Please check their calendar and get your event booked for your special day. TRAPPERS TURN GOLF CLUB PO Box 176, 2955 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-3303 www.TrappersTurn.com e-mail: Weddings@TrappersTurn.com TYROL BASIN 3487 Bohn Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 437-4135 www.tyrolbasin.com e-mail: tyrol@tyrolbasin.com Tyrol Basin’s Chalet, located in a picturesque valley, is a renovated barn offering private facilities in a beautiful, natural backdrop for receptions and outdoor wedding ceremonies May through October. Excellent food offerings for buffet style or sit down dinners. Seating up to 225. Full service bar, dance area, and ample parking. Treat your guests to a relaxing, scenic chairlift ride or champagne toast at the top of the hill. 20 miles west of Madison and 5 miles north of Mt. Horeb. WEDPLAN.COM 331


THE UNIVERSITY CLUB 803 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 262-5023 www.Uclub.wisc.edu e-mail: Uclub@uclub.wisc.edu

VITENSE GOLFLAND 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 271-1411 www.vitense.com e-mail: info@vitense.com

The University Club is a unique historic landmark located on Library Mall featuring warm, turn-of-the-century elegance. The club provides an ideal location for your reception, rehearsal dinner, or any occasion special to you. Their executive chef prepares local, handcrafted cuisine and is happy to accommodate custom menus and ideas. They comfortably accommodate groups of 20 to 250. Please call to set up a consultation and tour of the venue.

Whether it’s a tented reception on the beautiful elevated grass tee area of their golf range or an intimate rehearsal dinner in their private event space, Vitense Golfland offers a unique alternative for your special occasion year round. Their Event Specialists will take the stress away by planning all the details with you. The unique combination of recreational activities, convenient location, in-house catering and wonderful hospitality will be right on “par.”

VENNEBU HILL WEDDING BARN Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 408-9491 www.vennebuhill.com e-mail: vennebuhill@gmail.com Minutes from Wisconsin Dells, this secluded, year-round venue combines rustic farm and elegant estate aesthetics – with modern comforts. The facility has two main indoor event spaces that comfortably seat 350 people, outdoor ceremony options, ADA compliant bathrooms, great catering space, wedding prep suites, and parking. The facility was specifically designed for seamless transitions. Amenities include heating & air conditioning, WiFi, AV equipment, and sound systems. A secluded, hilltop view of the Baraboo Bluffs and Wisconsin River is unforgettably beautiful.

VON RUTENBERG VENTURES 1001 Arboretum Drive, Suite 204, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 246-3120 www.vrv-madison.com e-mail: info@bettyloucruises.com The von Rutenberg family would be honored to host your special event at any of their three unique waterfront restaurants (Mariner’s, Nau-Ti-Gal, or Captain Bill’s) or on board Betty Lou Cruises, Madison’s Premier Cruise Line. Restaurant and cruise packages also available. Their family has been specializing in outdoor seasonal events and personal touch indoor events for over 50 years. You can also enjoy “Betty Lou to You” catering at your site as well. They would be honored to make your special day memorable.

THE VENUE 37 S. Water Street, Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 373-9727 www.thevenuejanesville.com e-mail: events@thevenuejanesville.com

WAUNAKEE VILLAGE CENTER 333 S. Madison Street, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 850-5992 www.waunakee.com/villagecenter e-mail: smcdade@waunakee.com

This majestic, historic landmark in the heart of downtown Janesville is the perfect location for your upcoming wedding. This ADA accessible facility offers three beautifully unique rooms that allow you to host gatherings as small as a bridal shower or as large as a wedding and/or reception. Your wedding will be distinctively yours by choosing the caterer of your choice. On-site coordinator is provided. Outdoor balconies offer great views of downtown Janesville. Plenty of public parking is located nearby.

This beautiful new facility is nestled in Waunakee’s oldest park with a lovely view of mature trees, Six-mile Creek and the expansive park lawn. With banquet rooms for the smallest groups up to 180 guests, their flexible facility offers options that allow you to fine-tune your event to meet all of your individual needs. Renters can contract with a caterer of their choice or bring in food of their own. Conveniently located within 15 minutes of both east and west Madison.

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WHITE OAK SAVANNA EVENTS FARM AND SANCTUARY 4352 State Road 23, Dodgeville, WI 53533 (608) 636-5776 www.whiteoaksavanna.com e-mail: info@whiteoaksavanna.com White Oak Savanna is Southern Wisconsin’s premier eco-friendly events venue. They offer a rich array of options for ceremonies and receptions on an 88-acre organic farm. From a meticulously restored barn with cathedral-like ceiling and theatrical lighting, to sweeping prairie vistas, it is the perfect wedding canvas. They’ve thought of everything, including ADA compliance, an unrivaled commercial kitchen, two large dressing rooms, private restrooms, ample parking, custom built tables, hayless hay wagon, beautiful 4-bedroom farmhouse, romantic honeymoon cottage and campsites. WILD ROSE RANCH E12311 County Road W, Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 772-3403 www.wildroseranchofbaraboo.com e-mail: mb.gillette@att.net Rustic setting in the Baraboo Bluffs on 110 acres but only 5 minutes from downtown Baraboo. Come enjoy the unique log stable for your reception site with two large gazebos to choose from with panoramic views for your ceremony. The majestic beauty of horses makes for a picturesque backdrop. Log cabin on site that sleeps 6-8 for those looking for an allinclusive wedding weekend! WILDERNESS HOTEL & GOLF RESORT/ GLACIER CANYON LODGE 45 Hillman Road, PO Box 830, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (800) 867-9453 www.wildernessresort.com www.glaciercanyonlodge.com e-mail: weddings@wildernessresort.com Celebrate the moment of your life at the beautiful Glacier Canyon Lodge and Conference Center, located at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The Glacier Canyon Lodge is sure to be the perfect place to begin your life together. Let them plan your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner and weekend getaway at their beautiful, rustic and luxurious destination location. Whether it’s Golf, Spa or just relaxation, they cover it all. Call now for more information and to schedule your personal tour.

WINTERGREEN RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER 100 N. Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-1510 www.wintergreen-resort.com e-mail: shirley@wintergreen-resort.com WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 264-6450 www.wisconsinhistory.org/eventrentals 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 VILLA LOUIS HISTORIC SITE 521 N. Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 (608) 326-2721 www.villalouis.org/weddings-private-events/ e-mail: villalouis@wisconsinhistory.org From marble staircases in the city to rustic barns in the country, the Wisconsin Historical Society offers unique settings for your wedding. Wade House, outside of Sheboygan, features a stagecoach along with scenic grounds. Old World Wisconsin, in Eagle, offers an 1897 barn, perfect for your rustic wedding. Villa Louis, in Prairie du Chien, features the historic lawn of a Victorian Mansion. The Society headquarters, in Madison, boasts soaring columns and marble staircases. Contact them to make your day historic.

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VIDEOGRAPHY ELLABELLA PRODUCTIONS 3902 Milwaukee Street, PO Box 8834, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 432-5782 www.EllaBellaProductions.com e-mail: info@ellabellaproductions.com Ella Bella Productions wants to help you Live, Capture and Remember your special day. Their packages start at $950. They know the importance of your wedding day as they believe in the sanctity of marriage. They care about you and want you to know that customer service & quality is their number one priority. Call today to setup your free consultation now at 608.432.5782. THRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS PO Box 14342, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 438-5170 www.thrivingimage.com e-mail: info@thrivingimage.com Thrive Photography & Films is the result of two people (and two companies) coming together to challenge each other and capture beauty through their unique— but complementary—styles. They are wedding photographers because they love capturing your memories and knowing that they are preserved for you and your family forever. From the private smile you exchange with your spouseto-be to the moment you cut the cake, they are passionate about taking the photographs that you will always treasure.

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WEDDING PLANNERS THE DARLING WEDDING CO. (608) 225-1093 www.darlingweddingco.com e-mail: info@darlingweddingco.com You probably know them as Beyond Elegant Events, one of Wisconsin’s top wedding planning companies for over 12 years. In 2017, they decided to rebrand as The Darling Wedding Co and cater to only a select number of couples, giving clients more time and focus. Your wedding is their top priority! They provide a collaborative, creative, and fun process to make your event not just memorable, but remarkable! HARMONIOUS UNION EVENTS (262) 339-7004 www.huevents.net e-mail: sarah@huevents.net Harmonious Union Events believes that there is more to the big day than centerpieces (although they're fun too!) They will help you plan a wedding that highlights love, family, and friends in the most important ways possible. Whether you're in town or across the country, have a flexible schedule or no time at all, HUE will work to get the details covered so you and everyone else can simply relax, enjoy, and celebrate! ROMANTIC MOMENTS EVENT PLANNING (608) 335-8770 e-mail: events.romanticmoments@gmail.com Welcome to Romantic Moments Event Planning, where they specialize in coordinating and designing one of the most elegant events you will never forget. Whether it’s planning the wedding event of your dreams, setting the stage for the perfect proposal, the first anniversary, or coordinating the perfect evening to just say I love you, Romantic Moments will put it all into motion. Their attention to every detail ensures that your event will be everything you have envisioned and more.


INDEX 5100 Bar Grill Banquet Dining . . . . . 169 608 Monograms . . . . . . . . . . 217 608 Weddings . . . . . . . . . . 289 A La Crate Rentals . . . . . . . . . 214 Abbots Lane Photography . . . . 262-263 Agora Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . 106 Allen Centennial Garden . . . . . . 106 Aniu Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . 66 Ann Gorgen Photography . . . . . . 267 Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Center 295 Azena Photography . . . . . . . 271, 276 Badger Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Badger Farms . . . . . . . . . . 139 Be Inspired Salon . . . . . . . . . . 67 Belladonna Boudoir . . . . . . . . 277 Bishops Bay Country Club . . . . . . 162 Blackhawk Country Club . . . . . . 140 Blissful Honeymoons & Destination Weddings . . . . . . 308 Blooms by Brandi . . . . . . . . . 240 Brandi's Bridal Galleria, Etc. . . . . 54-55 Bridges Golf Course . . . . . . . . 172 Bucky's Rentals . . . . . . . . . . 216 Bunky's Catering . . . . . . . . . 176 Cambria Hotels & Suites - Madison . . 305 Cambridge Winery . . . . . . . 132-133 Capital Brewery . . . . . . . . . . 159 Carl's Cakes & Market Street Catering . 194 Celebrate Chaos . . . . . . . . . . 89 Celebrations Entertainment . . . 280, 293 Chalmers Jewelers . . . . . . . . . 74 Chapel of the Archangels . . . . . 104, 161 Chocolaterian Cafe . . . . . . . . 193 Chula Vista Resort . . . . . . . . . 155 Coachman's Golf Resort . . . . . . 116-117 Cold Stone Creamery on State . . . . 195 Cold Water Canyon/Dells Boat Tours . . 104 Condon Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . 75 Copper Antler Photography . . . . . 268 The Country Plumber . . . . . . . . 216 Craig's Cake Shop . . . . . . . . . 196 Creative Confections by Alicia Russell . . 194 Creekside Place . . . . . . . . . . 153 Cross's Country Gatherings . . . . . . 172 Crowne Plaza Hotel . . . . . . . . 136 The Crystal Room . . . . . . . . 118-119 Curtis & Cake . . . . . . . . . 60, 197 Curt's Gourmet Popcorn . . . . . . 196

The Darling Wedding Co. . . . . . . . 9 Dave Stremikis Photography . . . . . 271 Deer Valley Lodge . . . . . . . . . 149 Devil's Head Resort . . . . . . . 120-121 Divine Designs Invitations . . . . . . 89 DJ Magic Entertainment . . . . . . 288 Dorf Haus . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 East Elm Photography . . . . . . 258-259 The East Side Club . . . . . . . . . 150 The Edgewater . . . . . . . . . . 157 Elevation Salon & Spa . . . . . . 64-65 EllaBella Productions . . . . . . . . 284 Escapade Salon . . . . . . . . . . 69 Event Essentials . . . . . . . . 212-213 EZPZ Marquee . . . . . . . . . . 60 The Fields Reserve . . . . . . . . . 163 Flora Designs by Jamae . . . . . . 238 The Flower Studio . . . . . . . 232-233 The Fort Atkinson Club . . . . . . . 171 Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Madison . 295 Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier . . . . . 60 Gallant Knight Limousine . . . . . . 300 Gaylord Catering . . . . . . . . . 177 Genesis Hair & Day Spa . . . . . . . 70 Gigi's Cupcakes . . . . . . . . . 61, 195 Golden Mast Inn . . . . . . . . . . 164 Goodman Community Center . . . . 165 Harbor Athletic Club . . . . . . . . 68 Harmonious Union Events . . . . . . . 9 Harvest Restaurant . . . . . . . . 147 Heidel House Resort & Spa . . . . . 159 Hi Point Steak House . . . . . . . . 177 Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton . . . . . . 144 Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells . . 145 Holiday Inn at the American Center . . 137 Holy Wisdom Monastery . . . . . . 105 Howard Johnson Plaza . . . . . . . 165 Hy-Vee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Ilana Natasha Photography . . . 256, 264 Janesville Conference Center . . . . . 166 JL Richards Catering . . . . . . . . 179 Johnson's Catering . . . . . . . . 178 Juke Box Bandstand . . . . . . . . 291 Julie's Bridal Gallery . . . . . . . . 57 Karly Jo Photography . . . . . . . 274 Kestrel Ridge Golf Club . . . . . . . 154 The Knock Shoppe's Country Cakes . . 197 WEDPLAN.COM 335


The Lageret . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Lake Windsor Country Club . . . . 124-125 Lashes & Kurls Boudoir Photography . . 276 Lightly Gypsy . . . . . . . . . . . 273 LK Bridal Studio . . . . . . . . . 61, 90 The Loft at 132 . . . . . . . . . . 166 The Looking Glass Bakery . . . . . 61, 196 LovinAway . . . . . . . . . . . 307 Mad City Party Bus . . . . . . . . 298 Madison Children's Museum . . . . . 172 The Madison Club . . . . . . . . 126-127 The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club . . . . . . . . 128-129 Madison Elks Lodge . . . . . . . . 163 Madison Mallards . . . . . . . . . 171 Madison Marriott West . . . . . . . 156 Madison Masonic Center . . . . . . 146 Madison Mobile DJ Service . . . . . 290 Magical Moments Vacations . . . . . 308 Magnuson Grand Hotel . . . . . . . 305 The Melting Pot . . . . . . . . . 93, 171 Mod Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Moments to Cherish Bridals . . . . . . 57 Momentum Floral . . . . . . . . . 236 Monona Terrace . . . . . . . . . . 3 MP Pro Weddings . . . . . . . . . 293 Nancy's Floral & Gifts . . . . . . . 240 Nedrebo's Formalwear . . . . . . . 1, 53 North Central Group Hotels . . . . . 304 The Oaks Golf Course . . . . . . . 158 The Old Feed Mill . . . . . . . . . 160 Orange Tree Imports . . . . . . . . 95 The Orpheum Theater . . . . . . . 172 Over the Vines Vineyard & Wine Barn . . 167 Overture Center for the Arts . . . . . 170 Paperworks Design Co. . . . . . . . 90 Paradise Park . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Park Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 PhotoBooth . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Photography by Kait Rose . . . . . . 273 Piano Fondue . . . . . . . . . 287, 291 Prairie Flowers & Gifts . . . . . . . 237 Premiere Couture . . . . . . . . . 56 Pres House Chapel . . . . . . . . . 106 Presidential Limousine . . . . . . . 297 Prime Time Mobile DJs . . . . . . . 293 Quartessence String Quartet . . . . 293 Quivey's Grove . . . . . . . . . . 143 Rockafellas Weddings . . . . . . . 109 Romance Jewelers . . . . . . . . . 73 Romantic Moments Event Planning . . . 9 336 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

Sarah B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Sarah Jane Ripp Photography . . . . 266 Saturn's 8 Entertainment . . . . . . 292 Sheraton Madison Hotel . . . . . 112, 138 Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral . . . . . . . . 234-235 Simply Glamorous Rentals at Oregon Floral . . . . . . . . . . 215 Sisters Essence Boudoir . . . . . . . 277 Sisters on Main . . . . . . . . . . 58 Sky's the Limit . . . . . . . . . . 109 Slide Food Cart & Catering . . . . . 179 Steve Daubs Studios . . . . . . . . 270 Stoughton Country Club . . . . . . . 167 Sugar Pear Design . . . . . . . . . 88 Sugar River Stationers . . . . . . . 90 Sugarland . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Surroundings Events & Floral . . . . . 238 The Swan Barn Door . . . . . . . . 162 Sweet Pea Floral . . . . . . . . . 239 Sweet Street Bakery . . . . . . . . 197 Temptd Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . 71 Tents & Events . . . . . . . . . . 217 Thrive Photography & Films . . 260-261, 285 Tim Fitch Photography . . . . . . . 274 Timeless Memories Photo Booth(s) . 279, 280 TKO DJ Entertainment . . . . . . . 292 TKO Photo Arts . . . . . . . . . . 272 Toijala Chiropractic . . . . . . . . 70 Trappers Turn Golf Club . Inside Back Cover Twig & Olive Photography . Inside Cover, 257 Tyrol Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Unicity Designs Jewelry . . . . . . . 58 The University Club . . . . . . . 130-131 Urban Anchor Photography . . . . . 272 Vennebu Hill Wedding Barn . . . . . . 141 The Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Vera's House of Bridals . . . . Back Cover Victoria's Garden . . . . . . . . . 240 Vitense Golfland . . . . . . . . . 170 von Rutenberg Ventures . . . . . 134-135 Waunakee Village Center . . . . . . 168 Wayne Ace Bus & Limo . . . . . . . 300 The Wedding Flashers . . . . . 265, 269 The Well Loved Life . . . . . . . . . 89 White Oak Savanna Events Farm and Sanctuary . . . . . . . . . . 151 Wild Rose Ranch . . . . . . . . . 164 Wilderness Resort . . . . . . . . 122-123 Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center 172 Wisconsin Historical Society . . . . . 152


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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, flipbook, 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 - sampling

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.  Order ice sculpture.

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

gifts for attendants and helpers.

tie up loose ends before flowers are ordered.  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.

 Schedule a follow up meeting with florist to

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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.

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/Sweets

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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

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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.)

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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: ___________________________ WEDPLAN.COM 343


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:

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Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Description of Ring: ___________________________________

Price: ____________________

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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 and everything at once!

QUANTITY

PRICE

 Save the Dates

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 Invitations

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 Programs

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 Response Cards

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 Place Cards

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 Escort Cards

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 Table Numbers

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 Menu Cards

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 Guest Book

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 Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

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 Thank You Cards

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 Thank You Gifts

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 Specialty Cards

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 Napkins

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 Favors

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 Signage

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 Other

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INVITATION WORDING SAMPLES TRADITIONAL BRIDE’S PARENTS SPONSORING

TRADITIONAL COUPLE SPONSORING WEDDING

Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews request the honour 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 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

The honour 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 Lake Geneva, 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 honour 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 Lake Geneva, 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 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Mary and William Andrews

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 Lake Geneva, 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 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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WEDDING REGISTRY Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:

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Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________

Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:

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Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________

Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:

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Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________

Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:

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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

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 Attendants

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 Mothers

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 Fathers

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 Bride

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 Groom

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 Personal Attendant

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 Other

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 Other

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 Other

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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

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

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

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

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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: ________________________________________________________________________

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Price: __________________________________________________________________________________

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

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

 Cookies

 Pies

 Candies

 Ice Cream/Sundae Bar

 Other

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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

Flipbooks

Lawn Games

Other

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

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

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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

 Each with Special Attendants  Both with Entire Wedding Party

 Each Alone

 Couple with all parents

 Each With Mother

 Couple with each family

 Each with Father

 Couple looking at each other

 Each with their Parents

 Other _______________________

 Couple with all parents

 Other _______________________

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AT THE RECEPTION  Couple arriving

 Couple feeding cake

 Grand Entrance

 Couple toasting

 Buffet table & food stations

 Bouquet & garter tosses

 Cake/Sweets

 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: ___________________

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 Rehearsal

 Pre-Ceremony

 Ceremony

 Reception

Capture these moments, special people, etc.

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

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Delivery Date/Time/Place:

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Description (bouquet style, colors, flower types): ___________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

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 Attendant Bouquet(s)

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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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 Guest Book Table

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 High Top Cocktail Tables

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 Hors D’oeuvres Area

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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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 Bar

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OTHER DECOR  Ice Sculpture

 Other

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: _______________________________________

Time: ___________________________

Deposit: ___________________________________________

Price: ___________________________

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Time: ___________________________

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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

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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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