Wedding Planner & Guide 2019 Issue

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CONTENTS 8 planning 13 real weddings 34 wedding shows 38 fashion 41 fashion gallery 62 favorite things 63 wedding scapes 92 beauty & health 102 rings 106 invitations 108 invitation gallery 122 parties 124 gifts 126 ceremony 129 ceremony sites chart 138 reception 141 venues chart 2 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

208 catering 214 cakes & desserts 216 dessert gallery 232 rentals & design 241 design gallery 256 floral 258 floral gallery 278 photography 294 photo booths 298 videography 302 music 312 transportation 318 guest accommodations 324 honeymoon & travel 327 vendor information 351 index 353 worksheets & checklists PHOTO: EAST ELM 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 the most beautiful 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 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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Scott & Libby

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Coordinator, Videographer + Music – Vital Image | Venue – Overture Center for the Arts Photography – Caynay Photo | Gown – Vera Wang | Suit – Men’s Wearhouse Rings - Chalmers Jewelers | Floral – Daffodil Parker | Rentals - Event Essentials Caterer – Catering a Fresco | Cake – Gigi’s Cupcakes | Cookies - Curtis & Cake Paper Goods - Scripted Reverie | Hair & Makeup - Style OnSite WEDPLAN.COM 15


Brittany& Michael

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Wedding Planner - Cherry Blossom Events | Venue - Bishops Bay Country Club Photography - M Three Studio | Floral - Daffodil Parker | Paper Goods - Mint & Lovely Cake - Curtis & Cake | Chocolates - Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier | Hair + Makeup - Arch of Madison Transportation - Gallant Knight Limousine | Rentals - A La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials WEDPLAN.COM 17


Rachel & Geoffrey

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Wedding Planner – Elevate Events | Venue – The Edgewater | Floral – Daffodil Parker Photography – East Elm Photography | Gown – Mira Couture | Tuxedo – Men’s Wearhouse Cake – Carl’s Cakes | Paper Goods - Minted | Videographer – Clear Vision Music – Celebrations Entertainment | Transportation – Gallant Knight Limousine WEDPLAN.COM 19


Alex & Meg

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Wedding Planner – Cherry Blossom Events | Venue – The Fields Reserve Photography – Zach Jindra Photography | Floral – Flora Designs by Jamae Cake – Curtis & Cake | Rentals – Event Essentials | Paper Goods - Minted Caterer – Upstairs Downstairs Catering | Transportation – Presidential Limousine WEDPLAN.COM 21


Whitney & Chance

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Wedding Planner – Neira Event Group | Venue + Caterer – Chula Vista Resort Photography – Twig & Olive Photography | Gown, Suits + Bridesmaid Dresses – Brides N' Belles Paper Goods – LK Bridal Studio | Whiskey Barrel Rental – Tent and Events Floral – Fantasy Floral | Cake – Neato’s Bakery | Music – Xcite Entertainment WEDPLAN.COM 23


Bre & Griffin

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Wedding Planner – Elevate Events | Venue – The Lageret | Photography – Katie Ricard Photography Floral – Flora Designs by Jamae | Transportation – Badger Bus | Music – Danny Wedel, Velocity Ice Cream – Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Truck | Caterer + Desserts – Upstairs Downstairs Catering Rentals – A La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials, Forever Birdy, Shelby Made It, EZPZ Marquee WEDPLAN.COM 25


Katie & Alex

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Venue + Caterer – The Edgewater | Photography – Tim Fitch Photography Gown – Vera’s House of Bridals | Floral – Pages & Petals Cake – Craig’s Cake Shop | Music – Hip Pocket

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Sam & Susie

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Wedding Planner – Cherry Blossom Events | Venue – Overture Center for the Arts Photography – Kina Wicks Photography | Gown – Vera's House of Bridals | Suits – Men’s Wearhouse Floral – Flora Designs by Jamae | Cake – Bloom Bake Shop | Paper Goods - Sugar River Stationers Videographer – Twin Lens | Caterer – Catering a Fresco | Music – Sound By Design Transportation – Gallant Knight Limousine | Rentals - Event Essentials, A WEDPLAN.COM La Crate Rentals29


Lindsay & Matt

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Wedding Planner – Top Shelf Weddings & Events | Venue - The Fields Reserve Photography – Tara Draper Photography | Gown – Vera’s House of Bridals | Suit – Men’s Wearhouse Paper Goods – Minuteman Press | Floral + Rentals – Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral Rentals – Rustic Accents | Cake – To Di For | Drapery + Lighting – Chance Productions Caterer, Desserts + Menu - Good Food Catering | Hair + Makeup - Hello Gorgeous WEDPLAN.COM Salon, KCB Makeup 31


Tyler & Adrienne

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Venue – Chippewa Retreat Resort | Photography – Twig & Olive Photography Gown – Marah’s Elegant Bridal | Suits – Men’s Wearhouse | Floral – The Flower Studio Caterer – White Oak Grill | Desserts – Eye Candy Cakes | Rentals – A La Crate Rentals WEDPLAN.COM 33


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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. Meet with local wedding vendors, marvel over ideas & inspiration from stunning wedding scape designs curated by the area's most talented event designers, taste decadent food and sweet bites, catch a high-energy runway fashion show and enter for a chance to win a wedding prize package giveaway. 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 done as possible. • Use the show program to mark fashions that catch your eye during the fashion show and vendors 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.

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Wedding Shows JANUARY 12 & 13, 2019 - ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER MAY 21, 2019 - MADISON MARRIOTT WEST SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 - THE MADISON CLUB JANUARY 11 & 12, 2020 - ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER

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

GOWN TIPS Sometimes a gown may not look good on the rack, but will look stunning on you! So, have your 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 VENUE White Oak Savanna HAIR & MAKEUP Temptd Salon & Spa Amber Zwieg & Natalie Leighton FLORAL DESIGN Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral FASHION COORDINATION Dana Gee, Michelle Lynn, & Lindsey Kaney GROOM'S STYLING Nedrebo's Formalwear SUPPORT STAFF Paul Brady, Savana Gee, & Jenna Schoenmann

BRIDAL GOWN & ACCESSORIES (THIS PAGE): VERA'S HOUSE OF BRIDALS

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Vendor Spotlight BLUSHING WILLOW BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 207 N. Academy St, Ste 450, Janesville, WI 53548 | 608-898-0207 | blushingwillowbridal.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: What is really cool is that our boutique is located in a restored tobacco warehouse which makes the space quite unique and different from the traditional bridal store. Blushing Willow specializes in bridal gowns & accessories for the bride, but we also offer two lines of bridesmaid dresses and will soon be adding tuxes to our offerings! SHARE YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY: The idea of opening a bridal boutique came mostly from Kassie’s, the owner of Blushing Willow, personal experiences. As her friends & family went through the engagement process, she quickly realized that dress shopping can easily turn into a stressful and daunting task, which shouldn’t be the case. Kassie has always had a passion for weddings and felt there was a need for a boutique that is accessible to brides residing here in southern Wisconsin, offers quality gowns at a reasonable price and provides exceptional customer service. With this

idea and her background in business, Blushing Willow was born. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? We focus heavily on customer service! We want our brides to feel like they’re the only bride we have when they’re working with us. When a bride comes into the boutique, they have their very own consultant, who works with them every step of the way to find the dress of their dreams. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY? Being engaged is such a fun and exciting time in someone’s life. Being a part of that special moment is the coolest experience to us! ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? Opening the boutique has allowed us to get in touch with so many wedding vendors and new brides! It has been so exciting and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Blushing Willow!

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favorite things PROFESSIONAL PICKS

Chocolate favors are the best favors! Make your wedding beautifully delicious with elegant displays or fully customizable boxes of gourmet chocolates like those from Gail Ambrosius. Area brides have voted them a “Best Favors” finalist for ten years running!

GAIL AMBROSIUS CHOCOLATIER 2083 Atwood Avenue, Madison | (608) 249-3500 www.gailambrosius.com

Love all things vintage? The beautifully renovated Fort Atkinson Club has many unique features, but the 2-lane bowling alley with manual pin-setting is probably at the top of the list. It’s a fun activity for your wedding party and makes for a great photo op!

THE FORT ATKINSON CLUB 211 S. Water Street East, Fort Atkinson (920) 568-1720 | www.fortatkinsonclub.org

An inviting banquet space with a unique vintage flair. Whether it’s a private brunch, luncheon, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, the Vintage, with their from scratch menu and award-winning craft beers, will charm you and your guests. Banquet coordinator available.

VINTAGE BREWING COMPANY 674 S. Whitney Way, Madison | (608) 204-2739 www.vintagebrewingcompany.com

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Coordination, Design + Rentals - Event Essentials | Venue - White Oak Savanna Photography - Tim Fitch Photography | Floral - Flora Designs by Jamae | Table - A La Crate Rentals Paper Goods - Sugar Pear Design | Cake - Creative Confections by Alicia Russell WEDPLAN.COM 67


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Coordination, Design + Floral - Blooms by Brandi | Venue + Signature Cocktails - AC Hotel Madison Photography - Copper Antler Photography | Paper Goods - Divine Designs Invitations Chocolates - Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier WEDPLAN.COM 71


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Coordination, Design + Paper Goods - Paperworks Design Co. | Venue - Private Location Photography - Abbots Lane Photography | Floral - The Flower Studio Rentals - A La Crate Rentals | Cake + Desserts - The Looking Glass Bakery WEDPLAN.COM 75


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Coordination + Design - The Darling Wedding Co. | Venue - Overture Center for the Arts Photography - East Elm Photography | Paper Goods - Paperworks Design Co. Cake - Curtis & Cake | Floral - Surroundings Events & Floral Rentals - Event Essentials | Cotton Candy + Balloon Installation - Sugarsmith

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Coordination, Design, Floral + Rentals - Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral Venue - The Fields Reserve | Photography - The Wedding Flashers Paper Goods - Sugar River Stationers | Cake + Cupcakes - Market Street Catering & Carl's Cakes WEDPLAN.COM 87


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Coordination, Design + Floral - Harmonious Union Events | Venue - The Orpheum Theater Photography - Urban Anchor Photography | Paper Goods - Sugar Pear Design Rentals - Event Essentials | Cake + Cupcakes - Gigi's Cupcakes | Lighting - Chance Productions WEDPLAN.COM 91


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You want to look and feel absolutely beautiful on your wedding day, so consider professional services for hair, makeup, diet, exercise, and overall health. You don't want to 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. Here are some essential health and beauty wedding tips for your wedding fête.

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

WHAT SETS YOU APART?

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

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

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY:

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

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

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

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rings

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

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, & 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 your wedding, giving your guests the very first impression of your wedding day. Stationers have the expertise to help with design concepts, paper selection, printing techniques, wording, and suggestions for other coordinating paper goods. Ordering all paper goods 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 template styles or a custom design?

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

• Special graphics, custom artwork, 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? (This will depend 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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parties

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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 parties. For the wedding itself, if a day is not enough to spend with those you love, consider creating an agenda of wedding-weekend festivities. ENGAGEMENT PARTY: Whether hosted by parents or the couple, it’s a great way to meet or get reacquainted with new family members before the big day. If you have a wedding party, it is an opportunity for them to get to know each other, and of course to celebrate your engagement! SHOWERS: Family and friends usually host showers, so it is good to discuss with them if you want to go solo or if you both want to be the guests of honor. Wedding showers for the couple are more common than ever before. From themed parties to fun outings, ideas are endless. You can create 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 good-byes. GIFT OPENING: Gifts are usually opened the day after the wedding. Close family and friends enjoy gathering around, visiting once again, and seeing what the couple received. Some couples choose to do their gift opening in private and sometimes even wait until they return from their honeymoon. The choice is yours.

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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gifts

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REGISTRY

GIFT GIVING

Your guests definitely don't want to arrive to your wedding empty-handed, so setting up a wedding registry is incredibly important during the wedding planning process. That's why we're breaking down traditional and non-traditional wedding registry options out there you can set up. And if you're wondering who you should buy gifts for as a special thank you to those that played a major role in your wedding, check out our gift guide below.

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

REGISTRY TIPS • The more you register for, the less chance of duplicate items. • You want to give guests plenty of time to purchase gifts, but don’t register too early as some items may go out of stock. • Don’t discard gift receipts, in case you need to return items. • 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.

PARENTS: Wine club membership, Bed & Breakfast stay, restaurant gift cards, collection of photos from the wedding or a framed print. 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. ALTERNATIVE: If you feel you have everything you need for your home, consider other registry ideas such as pizza delivery, wine subscription, meal kit delivery, home building, sporting goods, restaurant, and honeymoon funds. CHARITY: Ask your guests to donate to your favorite charity, in lieu of gifts.

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The ceremony is the very start of your new life together. Whether you choose a house of worship or another outdoor setting, from the backyard to the beach; there are a wide variety of ceremony sites, locations and venues in this area and beyond. Make this union uniquely you, whether you choose the traditions and formalities of your religion or culture or add in your 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? • Who sets up the chairs? • Are changing areas available? • How many weddings do they schedule per day? • Do they have pictures of other weddings set up? • Any restrictions, such as decor, vows & readings, photos & videos? • Any expected remodels or renovations before the wedding?

Consider an Unplugged Wedding, where you can creatively post a request for friends and family to turn off cell phones and cameras, and 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? • Any rentals needed or outside sources?

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

THE OPTIONS VOWS: These can be traditional or personally written by the couple, depending on your wishes and any restrictions the officiant may have. READINGS: These can be Bible verses, poems, stories, or something personally written. Check with your officiant on any restrictions, otherwise personalize as you wish. UNITY: Candle lighting, sand mixing, tree planting, canvas painting, knot tying, puzzle pieces...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 127


OFFICIANTS

THE MARRIAGE LICENSE

Planning the wedding ceremony & reception details are huge parts and the most fun, of course, but one of the other important tasks as well is to make it legal with both a marriage license and marriage certificate. Deciding who will officiate your ceremony is also another 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.

WHEN TO APPLY:

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • How much do they charge and what is included in the fee? • How many weddings do they do in a day? • What does the officiant wear at the ceremony? • Do they have a 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?

TIMING

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

WHERE TO APPLY: County Clerk's Office

REQUIREMENTS:
 Over 18 years of age—unless with 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. Officiant name, title, address & phone number Names, with correct spelling for both parents, including middle names & mother’s maiden name.

AFTER VENUE IS SCHEDULED: Book officiant.

A third person to interpret if one or both of the applicants do not speak English.

3-6 MONTHS BEFORE: Discuss type of ceremony desired.

License fees vary from county to county, please refer to the county clerk's website for most current information.

1-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Apply for marriage license.

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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.


ceremony sites AC HOTEL Madison • ncghotels.com/acwedding Indoor Seating: 70 • Outdoor Seating: 200 Enjoy an intimate outdoor ceremony on the 9th floor Skyview Lounge and Terrace, with unrivaled Capitol skyline views.

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.

BARABOO ARTS BANQUET & CONVENTION CENTER Baraboo • baraboobanquet.com Indoor Seating: 300 Historic and unique venue featuring exposed brick walls and original pine ceiling structures. Picturesque vintage ambiance for ceremonies and receptions.

THE BIRCH ROOM AT BOUNDARIES Beloit • boundariesbeloit.com Indoor Seating: 225 • Outdoor Seating: 225 Lovely and rustic with beautiful wedding pavilions available. They take great pride in making your event spectacular!

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.

BLU SAVANNA OAKS Blue Mounds • blusavannaoaks.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: 200 New outdoor amphitheater overlooking an aquatic pond and oak savanna or choose the quaint chapel amidst a wildflower prairie.

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BRIDLE BARN AND GARDENS Mount Horeb • bridlebarnandgardens.com Indoor Seating: 250 • Outdoor Seating: 250 Elegant 1870's barn with chandeliers, acres of lit gardens, hilltop wedding pergola, uniformed staff, golf carts, private bathrooms, picturesque valley.

CAMBRIDGE WINERY Cambridge • cambridgewinery.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd Located in their beautiful vineyard with gazebo available. Reception space is backup for inclement weather.

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.

CHULA VISTA RESORT Wisconsin Dells • chulavistaresort.com Indoor Seating: 450 • Outdoor Seating: 450 Four ceremony sites, from a rustic wooded area to a white modern chapel, offering a unique and beautiful ceremony experience.

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.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT MADISON WEST/MIDDLETON Madison/Middleton • ncghotels.com/cywedding Indoor Seating: 70 • Outdoor Seating: 70 Courtyard's intimate ceremony and reception space showcases unique touches including a water fountain, wooden pergola, and fire pit table.

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. 130 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE


DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT Merrimac • devilsheadresort.com Indoor Seating: 600 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd Outdoor ceremony site at the base of the rolling hills, with landscaped rocks and water feature.

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.

FAT APPLE FARM Columbus • fatapplefarm.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 A backdrop of your choosing, doors, pergola, and grass aisles; all in a picturesque country setting. Comfort. Style. Beauty.

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 Beautiful Arts & Crafts building, fully renovated and accessible, with water view. Choice theater or river-front patio ceremony spaces.

GOLDEN MAST INN Okauchee • goldenmastinn.com Indoor Seating: 400 • Outdoor Seating: 200+ Premier lakeside facility between Madison and Milwaukee. Enjoy your wedding ceremony and reception, indoors or outdoors, overlooking scenic Okauchee Lake.

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. WEDPLAN.COM 131


THE LAGERET Stoughton • thelageret.com Indoor Seating: 240 Beautifully restored historical warehouse with rustic wood flooring, breathtaking brick walls and majestic ceiling rafters.

LAKE LAWN RESORT Delavan • lakelawnresort.com Indoor Seating: 350 • Outdoor Seating: 400 Choose from two breathtaking outdoor lakeside ceremony sites and full indoor banquet facilities to make your magical day unforgettable.

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 LOFT AT 132 Sun Prairie • theloftat132.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Gorgeous garden rooftop space with cafe lights and shade sail optional. Also includes rooftop bar.

THE MADISON CLUB Madison • madisonclub.org Indoor 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.

MADISON MALLARDS Madison • mallardsbaseball.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd Get married at home plate of the Duck Pond!

MADISON MARRIOTT WEST Middleton • marriott.com/msnwe Indoor seating: 150-1400 • Outdoor Seating: 150 Beautiful indoor botanical atrium with waterfall is a perfect spot to tie the knot. 132 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE


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: 400+ ​Improved in 2018, their outdoor ceremony site has sweeping views of the golf course, beautiful gardens and is conveniently located.

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.

OLD WORLD WISCONSIN Eagle • oldworldwisconsin.org/eventrentals Indoor seating: 175 • Outdoor seating: 175 From the picturesque green and 1897 octagonal barn, Old World is a perfect setting for your rustic wedding.

OVER THE VINES VINEYARD & WINE BARN Edgerton • overthevines.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: 200 1800’s Barn with crystal chandeliers surrounded by a vineyard and lush gardens creating the perfect backdrop for your special day.

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. WEDPLAN.COM 133


PRES HOUSE CHAPEL Madison • preshouse.org/about/weddings Indoor Seating: 250 Beautiful chapel in the heart of Madison near the Capitol and Lake Mendota. All are welcome so contact them 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.

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.

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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 Situated on 240 acres, create your wedding story on their historic and picturesque grounds.

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.

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Madison • wisconsinhistory.org/privateevents Indoor Seating: 150 Make your wedding historic! Unique and elegant spaces that include marble columns.

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

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 timeline? (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.

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.

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.

GRATUITIES

FOOD STATIONS: Food stations are minibuffets, with each offering something special, such as a meat carving station, pasta or potato PLATED: Guests are seated, typically at a bar, dessert station, or an ethnic or themed designated table, and served a plated meal. station. These are fun alternatives, cater to Entrée options are provided within the invitation your tastes, and can offer a variety of options ensemble. Menu cards are often part of the table for your guests. décor. This is the most formal reception choice. FOOD CARTS & TRUCKS: Food carts and trucks BUFFET: Guests can choose their own seats and are fairly new to the wedding scene and can make their way through a buffet line when their add some fun to your event. You may consider table is called. Compare options to decide what sliders, cheese curds, popcorn…just to name a is best for your budget and the ambience of your few. Just be sure to know what your venue will event. allow to come on site, and that there is space available. You can provide a variety of options FAMILY-STYLE: Table arrangements can be to make it a meal, or late-night snacks during designated in advance or seats can be chosen the dance. by guests upon their arrival. Food is placed on the table in large serving dishes for the guests to serve themselves.

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Tips are always appreciated by your wedding vendors. Some include gratuity into their bill as a service fee, while others do not.

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

200

2

Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center Baraboo • (608) 356-1096 baraboobanquet.com

320

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

100

The Birch Room at Boundaries Beloit • (608) 362-5249 boundariesbeloit.com

225

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

3

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

450

2

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

235

1

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

800

4

private catering OK

in-house catering

outdoor area

in-house catering

ceremony site

outdoor area

3

# of banquet rooms

ceremony site

70

venue

capacity

# of banquet rooms

AC Hotel Madison Downtown (608) 422-2897 ncghotels.com/acwedding

venue

private catering OK

capacity

rehearsal & reception venues •

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

400

3

1

Courtyard by Marriott Madison West/Middleton (608) 203-0100 ncghotels.com/cywedding

100

1

300

2

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

260

2

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

300

1

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

300

2

Blanchard Hall Blanchardville • (608) 523-4247 blanchardhall.com

200

2

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

400

1

Blu Savanna Oaks Blue Mounds • (608) 219-9162 blusavannaoaks.com

200

2

Devil’s Head Resort Merrimac • (608) 493-2204 devilsheadresort.com

600

5

Breakwater Monona • (608) 416-5388 breakwatermonona.com

300

2

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

450

1

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

200

1

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

400

5

Bridle Barn & Gardens Mount Horeb • (608) 220-7500 bridlebarnandgardens.com

250

1

Fat Apple Farm Columbus • (920) 960-4905 fatapplefarm.com

300

1

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

300

1

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

300

1

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outdoor area

3

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

240

5

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

500

20

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

225

2

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

150

1

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

1,400

19

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

450

1

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

50

2

Majestic Theater Madison • (608) 729-7125 majesticmadison.com

225

1

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

400

3

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

40

2

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

1,200

4

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

480

1

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

175

2

400

4

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

152

3

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

130

2

Hi Point Steak House Ridgeway • (608) 924-2819 hipointsteakhouse.com

200

1

High Noon Saloon Madison • (608) 729-7125 high-noon.com

150

1

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

250

1

Hilton Garden Inn & Johnny's Italian Steak House Sun Prairie • 608-856-4049 johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com

271

8

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

1,000

2

Holiday Inn & Suites Madison West (608) 843-9394 wiscohotels.com

230

1

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

200

1

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

1,200

12

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

240

1

Lake Lawn Resort Delavan • (262) 728-7950 lakelawnresort.com

350

5

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

400

2

capacity

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

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private catering OK

ceremony site

600

in-house catering

# of banquet rooms

Madison Children's Museum Madison • (608) 354-0540 madisonchildrensmuseum. org/weddings

venue

capacity

3

private catering OK

150

in-house catering

outdoor area

1

ceremony site

300

# of banquet rooms

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

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

venue


Vintage Brewing Co. Madison West (608) 204-2739 vintagebrewingcompany.com

100

2

Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk City (608) 204-2739 vintagebrewingcompany. com/saukprairie/weddings

250

2

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

500

4

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

300

4

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

180

1

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

Unltd

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

500

1

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

150

1

Trappers Turn Golf Club WI Dells • (608) 253-7000 trappersturn.com

150

1

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

200

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

1

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 sheratonmadison.com

350

15

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

The Sylvee Madison • (608) 729-7125 thesylvee.com

capacity

300

private catering OK

1

The Orpheum Theater Madison • (608) 729-7125 madisonorpheum.com

in-house catering

ceremony site

300

outdoor area

# of banquet rooms

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

venue

capacity

1

private catering OK

175

in-house catering

3

outdoor area

200

ceremony site

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

# of banquet rooms

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

venue

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Vendor Spotlight BRIDLE BARN AND GARDENS Mount Horeb, WI | 608-220-7500 | bridlebarnandgardens.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: Bridle Barn and Gardens is a historic 1870s barn & home, with acres of gardens set in a picturesque valley. Property highlights include a huge barn deck, gardens and pathways that are lit at night, a formal European garden with up lit trees & center fountain, as well as a Hilltop wedding ceremony site with a massive pergola. All events feature uniformed staff and multiple golf carts for guest transportation. SHARE YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY WITH US: Pamela Pennington and her husband, Robin Marohn, own the business. Having grown up on the farm, Pamela envisioned that this gorgeous valley and garden location would make an ideal wedding setting. The name was easy! Bridle (horse head-gear) celebrated the farm’s history. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? As one of the leading wedding planners stated, “Bridle Barn and Gardens is the ‘Hilton of wedding barns’.” When you

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think of Bridle Barn and Gardens... think ‘Williamsburg elegance’ as opposed to straw bales and wagon wheels. As Pamela states, “I think the blending of the rustic barn with elegance really sets us apart. Many couples desire a rustic setting, but they also want a refined and elegant one. That’s a unique combination we can deliver.” As you wander the acres of gardens - the formal garden which is 90 feet long and features a center fountain is a show stopper. After dark, the grounds come alive with low voltage lighting that adds white sparkle to trees, garden beds, and the stone terraced gardens by the barn. ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? Only a half-percent remains of the state’s original barns. As Pamela says, “It’s really shocking when you think 99.5% of all the original barns have been lost through time and decay. As owners of a ‘legacy barn’, there is a sense of being a steward of the land, the barn, and passing along its rich history to yet another generation to enjoy.”


Vendor Spotlight THE EDGEWATER 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison | 608-535-8200 | www.theedgewater.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: The Edgewater is Madison’s place for weddings on the water. Thousands of weddings have been celebrated at The Edgewater over the last 70 years, offering an unparalleled wedding experience in the region. Magnificent, expansive views of Lake Mendota and the City of Madison can be seen from many of our wedding venues, both outdoor and indoor—not to mention from most of our guest rooms. SHARE YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY: Our story begins when the doors first opened in 1948, as Madison’s premier location for special occasions and celebrations. What began as a rooming house evolved into a beloved destination, not just for visitors and Madison residents, but for celebrities from all over the world like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and the Dalai Lama himself.

WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? Our caring and experienced Wedding Concierge team brings passion and skill to every wedding. From the date and location to the toast and timing, they have the planning experience to ensure your day is executed to perfection. A bestin-class culinary team features Modern Midwestern cuisine and a full-service spa and salon allows you and your wedding party to relax and prepare. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY? The Edgewater is the place for traditions, celebrations and lasting memories, and we love sharing our waterfront location in the heart of downtown Madison, Wisconsin with couples and their treasured friends and families.

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Where everything is on course!

East Elm Photography

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. 146 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) | Parking: On-site Number of event spaces: 3+ outdoor | Capacity: 40-385 | Catering: On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, Barware Special Features: 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 150 Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells l 608-253-2200 ext. 300 l www.DellsCrystalRoom.com Total square footage: 5,700 sq ft l Number of event spaces: 2 Capacity: 300 l Catering On-site l Parking: On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, Barware, Microphone, Teak Dance Floor, Menu Tastings, Indoor Ceremony Site, Professional Uniformed Staff, On-site Banquet Manager and more Special Features: The Crystal Room uses “Vintage Elegance” as inspiration for its decor. The room is accented by Crystal Chandeliers, Trendy Vintage Decor, an Embossed Ceiling & Antique Brunswick Bar. The double sided Fieldstone Fireplace makes a beautiful backdrop for photos. There is a Grand Staircase, Private Restrooms and Elevators for handicap access. From the moment you choose to host your event at The Crystal Room, the focus is on what they can do to create the most memorable experience possible. They provide a complimentary tasting of your menu selections so you know what to expect on your big day. The Crystal Room only hosts 1 wedding per date so their personal attention is just on you! Their Event Coordinator will help you customize your cuisine with plated or buffet options & their professional staff will wow your guests & keep them talking for months. If you need more proof, head to Wedding Wire or The Knot to read our reviews & see why we have been voted “Best Wedding Venue” and “Couples Choice”.

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S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, WI 53561 608-493-2204 | www.devilsheadresort.com

Your perfect ceremony,, reception and honeymoon awaits.


Venue Profile DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, WI 53561 | 608-493-2204 | 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. Their 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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Venue Profile THE WILDERNESS RESORT 511 E. Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells | 608-253-9729 | www.wildernessresort.com Number of event spaces: 3 | Minimum Capacity: Ask for Details | Maximum Capacity: 700 Catering: On-site | Parking: Ample Complimentary Available On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, and Barware Special Features: The Glacier Canyon Conference Center Ballroom rental includes a dressing suite, a gift opening room for the day after the wedding, and a hotel room for the newlyweds on the wedding night. With over 20 years of experience, and spanning over 600 acres in Wisconsin Dells, the Wilderness Resort is the wedding destination of the Midwest. You and your guests will have everything you need to enjoy a wedding day or weekend getaway. The resort is home to Wild Rock Golf Club, Sundara Spa, Glacier Canyon Conference Center, and three different hotels (Wilderness Hotel, Glacier Canyon Lodge, and Wilderness on the Lake). There are restaurants for rehearsal dinners, spa services to calm your nerves, a championship golf course to entertain your guests, lodging, and family-focused amenities and attractions including eight spectacular waterparks. Bringing loved ones together is what Wilderness Resort does best, making it an ideal location to celebrate the joining of two families.



Venue Profile WHITE OAK SAVANNA 4352 State Hwy 23, Dodgeville, WI 53533 | (608) 636-5776 | whiteoaksavanna.com Total square footage: 3,000 sq ft + 88 acres | Number of event spaces: 1 Capacity: Unlimited | Catering: Off-site | Parking: On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Set-up, Tear-down, Decorations, Ceremony Sites, Event Staff, Coordinator, and much more. Special Features: Newly renovated/brand new facility, on-site accommodations, campsites, multiple ceremony locations, fully customizable setup, dressing rooms, campfire pit, pond, limestone amphitheater, personalized map, and hay-less hayride. White Oak Savanna is a destination wedding and events venue set on an 88 acre certified organic and eco-friendly farm in the Driftless Region of SW Wisconsin. Their land, originally owned by Frank Lloyd Wright’s cousin, features a meticulously restored 1920’s barn with a professional lighting system, a brand new state-of-the-art 4,000 sq.ft. kitchen complex, dressing rooms, and a combination of both indoor and outdoor space for your ceremony and reception. Their on-site accommodations and campsites provide a special opportunity for you and your guests to make the most out of your time together! Whether you are shaking it out on the dance floor or enjoying a bonfire with friends, rest assured, White Oak Savanna will spare no detail in order to make your time with them as stress-free as possible by providing a relaxed, flexible environment with the city-like amenities you need, all in the comfort of the great outdoors. In addition to these efforts, they are fully committed to operating sustainably and bringing their land back to its native state by organically regenerating the soil, clearing out invasive species, and restoring indigenous flowers, native plants, and grasses. Use of their 88 acres is included in your venue rental, so your guests can stay the weekend to stargaze under oak trees on their oak savanna prairie, stroll around and taste test their apple trees, or venture out to explore the hidden wonders of the Driftless Region. The goal of White Oak Savanna is to provide a space that cultivates togetherness, encourages a newfound celebration of the environment, and allows for each event to be as uniquely different as they should be.

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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 All amenities included! Reception location that is modern, flexible & spacious (up to 300 guests) On-site complimentary parking


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

Larissa Marie Photography


4628 GOLF ROAD, WINDSOR, WI | 608.846.4711 | LAKEWINDSOR.COM | INFO@LAKEWINDSOR.COM




Leave the Details to Us on Your Wedding Day The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club is the premier hotel for weddings in Madison. Our experienced wedding specialists set an unprecedented standard for working with each couple to ensure that your big day is everything you imagined. Don’t leave anything to chance. Let us take care of the details- from decorating the tables to working with you to plan the menu. Enjoy the peace of mind as you celebrate this momentous occasion worry-free with your family and friends.

Laura Zastrow Photography


catering@concoursehotel.com 608 257 6000 1 W Dayton St Madison, WI 53703 concoursehotel.com




(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

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Venue Profile HOLIDAY INN AT THE AMERICAN CENTER 5109 West Terrace Drive, Madison, WI | 608-249-4220 | 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 pre-function 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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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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1800’s rustic charm fuses with modern style throughout this upscale, four-season venue nestled amongst the oaks in the rolling hills of Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. Enjoy panoramic views and the classic rural setting of the Blu Savanna Oaks estate just 30 minutes from Madison. Once a private retreat, the estate has been enhanced for public events while preserving its special character. Find your perfect backdrop among the natural limestone foundations, hand-hewn logs, wood fences, horse stables, and iconic red barn. Ceremony sites include a chapel amidst wildowers and an amphitheater overlooking a pond (2019) and oak savanna.

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

2479 Glenn Dr., Stoughton, WI, 53589 | 608-636-6400 | info@fieldsreserve.com | www.fieldsreserve.com |

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It’s your time to Celebrate!

1801 Deming Way | In Greenway Station Judy Zeman | (608) 831-2220 | JZeman@ncghotels.com ncghotels.com/hgiweddings SEAT I N G FOR U P TO 250 • ON S ITE C ATE RIN G • DAY OF EVENT COORDIN ATOR


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


Dorf Haus

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

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. Award Winning Venue

. Beautiful Grounds

. Old World Style

. Reputation for Delicious Food

. Enchanting Setting

. Top-notch Staff & Service

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


Madison Masonic Center 950 seat auditorium | 450 seat ballroom

301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison | 608-256-5734

www.MadisonMasonicCenter.org

exclusive catering by Kavanaugh’s Catering

Beautiful Weddings, Beautiful Receptions

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

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

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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


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



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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

Host your wedding with us and dance the night away

706 John Nolen Drive Madison, Wisconsin sheratonmadison.com

At Sheraton, we take care of the little things so you can spend more time dancing. packages to delight groups of up to 350, 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 5 per guest!

Connect with us 608 251 5660 weddings@sheratonmadison.com

Host your wedding with us and 706 John Nolen Drive Madison, Wisconsin dance the night away sheratonmadison.com At Sheraton, we take care of the little things so you can spend more time dancing.

Group or event must actualize a minimum of $3000 prior to taxes & service charges. Offer valid on events reserved by December 31, 2019 for events actualizing on or before December 31, 2020. 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.

packages to delight groups of up to 350, let us help you create an experience that is truly you.



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

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

1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin

Marriott.com/msnwe

608-824-2711

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Located along the beautiful Yahara River with direct boat access, Breakwater is housed in a 5000 square-foot venue that includes large event spaces, 2 levels of outdoor patio seating, as well as a one-ofa-kind rooftop bar. We offer a wide range of cuisine and carefully crafted cocktails. Our elegant event room & private bar are perfect spaces for your celebration, from the bridal shower to the wedding reception. The keys to throwing a great party are food and location. Great food is the perfect centerpiece to any event, and giving people a place to enjoy themselves is going to set the tone for the entire celebration. Breakwater is here to offer you both: the perfect venue and delicious menu choices. We’ll make sure that whatever you’re celebrating, people will have a great time! Our event space and catering serves events of up to 200 guests, with menus that can be customized for your specific tastes.

6308 Metropolitan Ln., Monona, WI ◆ (608) 416-5388 ◆ breakwatermonona.com


Capital Brewery doesn’t just make great beer. With the capacity to accommodate up to 1200 guests outdoors and intimate indoor spaces, 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 err

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T he PREMIER WEDDING LOCATION in the MADISON AREA

3500 Bishops Bay Dr., Middleton | ( 608 ) 232-4201 | bishopsbay.com | Janet Frazier - jfrazier@bishopsbay.com

Happily Ever After Starts Here. • Unique & Historic Venue • Ceremonies and Receptions • Rehearsal Dinners & Bridal Showers • Three vintage rooms available • Professional coordinator • Customized catering & bar services • Seating for up to 300 in each room

323 Water Street, Baraboo • (608)356-1096 • info@BarabooBanquet.com • BarabooBanquet.com

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Katie Ricard Photography

515 East Main Street, Stoughton

608.921.6400

www.thelageret.com

V intage Brewing Co.

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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

Hi Point Steak House where high expectations are quietly met.

6900 County Rd. HHH, Ridgeway, WI 53582 608-924-2819 hipointsteakhouse.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 Nikki N Photography

Warm & Inviting Host your loved ones in a modern-rustic room with gorgeous natural light. Our two buildings offer spaces to accomodate 20 to 275 guests. Locally-sourced catering & beverage service available.

goodmancenter.org/rooms or call 608.241.1574

Visit goodmancenter.org/rooms IRONWORKS: 149 Waubesa St. | BRASSWORKS: 214 Waubesa St. | Madison, WI 53704

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Tim Fitch Photography

VOWS 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

Leaning Tree Photography

Beautiful building in park setting

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

Flexible arrangements

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

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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.

Nancy at 608-795-4909 • sugarland-weddings.com • Linley Rd., Arena, WI WEDPLAN.COM 199


The Angel’s Den Reception Hall

(part of the Chapel of the Archangels complex)

Double “J” Photography

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

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

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

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT TH E EN DLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR YOU R DREA M WEDDING AT LAKE LAWN RESORT 24 0 0 E AST G EN E VA ST. l D EL AVAN , W I 262 . 728 . 795 0 | L A K EL AW N R ESO RT.COM

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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

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Imagine the possibilities in this majestic, historic venue with timeless beauty as the backdrop for your special day. Ceremonies • Showers • Receptions Rehearsal Dinners • Parties

LK BRIDAL STUDIO

37 S. Water Street, Janesville, WI www.thevenuejanesville.com 608.373.9727 events@thevenuejanesville.com

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

Amanda Ly Warren

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! Vital Image

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Scenically located in Blanchardville on the banks of the Pecatonica River, this beautifully restored downtown building provides the ideal setting for any occasion.

• Rehearsal Events • Ceremonies • Receptions 206 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI | (608) 523-4247 | blanchardhall.com | info@blanchardhall.com

rustic and romantic

The Birch Room at Boundaries

Indoor and Outdoor Facilities for up to 225 Guests | Full Electric in Pavilion Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings and Receptions 3807 S. Riverside Dr., Beloit | Conveniently located between Beloit and Janesville BoundariesBeloit.com | 608-362-5249 | TheBirchRoomAtBoundaries

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Fat Apple Farm fatapplefarm.com

920-960-4905 | FatAppleFarm w11042 Van Buren Rd., Columbus, WI

Vitense Catering & Events GOLF COURSE

Customizable venue In-house catering Accommodate up to 200 people

Let our professional staff assist you with your onsite or off premises catering event. We cater receptions, rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Great central location Rehearsal Dinners Receptions

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

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5501 Schroeder Rd., Madison l West Beltline Hwy. & Whitney Way

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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!

Creative, fun, and surprisingly elegant Take a tour! • (608) 354-0540 MadisonChildrensMuseum.org/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 tasty options, from traditional family-style meals, plated sit-down dinners and buffets to unique food trucks and interactive themed stations. Couples are definitely looking to provide that ultimate guest experience through a variety of culinary options and cocktails. Frosé, or wine tasting bar, anyone? Cultural delicacies, family recipes, signature cocktails, chef-attended food stations, pig roasts and late-night snacks are just a few options when planning to hire your wedding caterer.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

• You will want to know 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: Initial consultation

• Will everything be in one meal or do you need any food for the couple and wedding party before the wedding, hors d'oeuvres for cocktail hour, or any late-night snacks? • Is the caterer in-house or do you hire your own? • Is there a tasting and how many people can attend? • Who provides drinks, bar, and bartenders?

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

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

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 Mon.-Fri., 9am-9pm; Sat., 8am-9pm; Sun., 10am-6pm

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Let Market Street Catering make your big day amazing. We exceed your expectations with great service and customizable menus.

Call or visit us online to book your catering at marketstreetcateringmadison.com

Let Carl’s Cakes make the cake of your dreams. Your cake is unique and customizable to your liking.

110 Prairie • 608.825.3377 • marketstreetcateringmadison.com 210 Market WEDDINGStreet, PLANNER Sun & GUIDE


A step above the rest

1617 N. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI 53704 l 608-256-4600 updowncatering.com l sales@updowncatering.com WEDPLAN.COM 211


MARY LEWIS 3801 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 1391clubmgr @ hy-vee.com • (608) 244-4696 Cassie Coria 675 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 1392cateringmgr @ hy-vee.com • (608) 277-6735 MARK TERRY 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719 1184cateringmgr @ hy-vee.com • (608) 273-5120

ROOKIES HAS A PROFESSIONAL STAFF WITH OVER 200 YEARS OF COMBINED FOOD SERVICE EXPERIENCE. TOP-QUALITY DOWN-HOME AMERICAN COOKING! GIFT OPENINGS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, WEDDINGS... FROM LUNCH FOR 8 TO A FULL BUFFET DINNER FOR 10,000.

No event is too big or too small! ROOKIES CATERING • HWYS 78 & 14 NORTH, PO BOX 505, BLACK EARTH, WI 608-767-5555 • ROOKIESFOOD.COM • CATER@ROOKIESFOOD.COM

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Food they will remember

Vitense Catering & Events

Let our professional staff assist you with your onsite or off premises catering event. We cater receptions, rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Farm to Table Customizable Options Celebrated Chefs 779-207-5977 dellscatering.com

5501 Schroeder Rd., Madison l West Beltline Hwy. & Whitney Way

(608) 271-1411 ext. 312 l vitense.com l info@vitense.com

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Wedding cakes can be an artistic masterpiece with different shapes, sizes, accents, and of course decadent cake flavors and icing options! Today's couples are also creating dessert stations by adding in other sweets & treats, while still allowing for the wedding cake to be a gorgeous focal point. When choosing the looks and tastes of your wedding desserts, have some fun by playing off a 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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dessert gallery PHOTOGRAPHY Abbots Lane RENTALS A La Crate Rentals GREENERY Flora Designs by Jamae VENUE The Lageret

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GIGI'S CUPCAKES, SWEET STREET BAKERY, THE LOOKING GLASS BAKERY

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THE LOOKING GLASS BAKERY, SWEET STREET BAKERY

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Cold Stone Creamery 427 State St. Madison, WI 53703 608-441-2372

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Don't let your cake sit in the dark. Light It Up!

Rustic - Traditional - Contemporary Glamorous - Romantic

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Delicious Cakes and Cupcakes Amazing Flavors 608-957-7510 | 2817 E. Washington Ave., Madison lushlife-vegan-bakery.business.site

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

Best Vegan Cake in Madison... LushLife is for EVER YONE

(920) 207-3539 3 thelookingglassbakery.com

Gigi’s Cupcakes Madison Hilldale Mall, 554 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison 608-661-PINK (7465) • GigisCupcakesUSA.com

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2083 Atwood Ave., Madison | 608-249-3500

www.gailambrosius.com

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

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rentals & design

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

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

THE OPTIONS Arches

Draping

Audio/visual

Flatware

Candelabras

Food service

Cardholders

Furniture

Centerpieces

Lighting

Chair covers

Linens

Chairs

Napkins

Dance floor

Restrooms

Decor

Signage

Dinnerware

Tables

Drinkware

Tents

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

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

Pierson Creative

Pierson Creative

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

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We supply everything but the guests.


tents | linens | tables & seating | draping & decor | tableware | furniture

608.846.5004 | eventessentials.com


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www.simplyglamorousrentals.com | (608) 835-3707


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Tents, Tables, Chairs and More! Onsite designer to enhance your vision!

608-643-3321, ext 311 | Sauk City, Wisconsin mcfarlanes.net/true_value_hardware_rental

Mention this ad for 10% off tent rentals.


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

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The Country Plumber

Any Indoor or Outdoor Activity!

Portable Restroom Services

Weddings Graduations Anniversaries and Parties

Portage, Madison • (608)742-2648 • Toll Free (800)472-7448

www.countryplumber.com • billd@countryplumber.com • cindyd@countryplumber.com

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

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Your photographs will be your most valued wedding heirloom 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 a wedding photographer with the right style and personality that matches you as a couple.

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

• Know the timeline of your day.

• Have a budget in mind; however, this is an important time to consider quality and personality over price, as they will be with you throughout the 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 included, such as time, number of photographers, length of coverage, equipment, photo rights, amount of editing, and end products. This will help you compare fees as well. • Does the photographer have samples of photography they’ve done at your venue? • Are there any shoot locations you have in mind, or any the photographer would like to suggest? • 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? • How long will it take to get your proofs, edited files, and final prints?

• Does the photographer do pre- or post-wedding shots with the couple to allow more time at the actual event to enjoy the guests and festivities? • Are there any family dynamics the photographer should be aware of? • Do you want an unplugged ceremony? 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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PHOTOGRAPHY STYLES

DIGITAL OR FILM

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

Another decision you’ll need to make is whether to go with digital or film (or a mix of both, which some photographers will do). Digital is the most common way of shooting as it allows 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.

TRADITIONAL - This style leans towards posed photos with artificial lighting that needs to be setup, with focus on portraits and wedding day moments such as first kiss, first dance, cake cutting and family portrait shots. PHOTOJOURNALISM - This style strives to document the day as it unfolds, to tell a story with unscripted and candid photos that have more of a modern look than traditional wedding photography. Some documentary photographers won't 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. 280 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

SHOULD YOU PLAN A FIRST LOOK? Some couples like to stick to the tradition of seeing each other for the first time during the walk down the aisle, while others are choosing to do a first look before the ceremony. While some just like the excitement of waiting, many couples are enjoying this intimate moment together prior to the wedding; settling each others nerves, not crying in front of a room full of guests, getting some emotional shots, and the opportunity to get some wedding party and family photos out of the way. This allows more time later for celebrating with family and friends. PHOTO: LK BRIDAL STUDIO


Vendor Spotlight ILANA NATASHA PHOTOGRAPHY 316 W. Washington Ave., 6th Fl., Madison | 608-345-4461 | www.ilananatasha.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: My clients value creative, emotion-based 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. You’ll get photographs that tug at your heartstrings years from now. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY: The reason I love photography 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 SETS YOUR COMPANY APART FROM OTHERS WITHIN YOUR INDUSTRY: I’m emotion-driven, bursting with empathy and energy (some even say I’m funny), shooting how it feels, not how it looks. I aim to tell your story authentically, without morphing you into some magazine version of a couple on your wedding day. 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 experiencedbased advice, remember there are NO RULES. Everyone and every wedding is different. Embrace it.

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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 the session feeling more confident, with a radiance shining through, and a secret surprise to share. Your new spouse will love this beautifully intimate and personal gift you give on your wedding night, honeymoon, or first anniversary.

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

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

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • 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? • Special effects that you like or don’t like? • Do they have samples of their work, and anything done specifically at your venue? • What formats do they offer? • Discuss the timeline of your day. • Discuss ahead of time what you want recorded and any special requests.

• Do you want special messages or well wishes from your family & friends filmed?

TIMING UP TO 18 MONTHS BEFORE: Reserve date, send in contract and reservation fee. 3 MONTHS BEFORE: Give videographer timeline and other pertinent information. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Contact to verify all details. DJs | Emcees

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

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• 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?

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

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

TIMING

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

9-15 MONTHS BEFORE:

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

6 WEEKS BEFORE:

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

Book your musicians/DJ.

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

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

• Helps set the timeline

• Does the venue have any type of sound system or what can your entertainment company supply?

• Plays the right songs at the right times

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

• Provides quality sound and lighting

• Serves as an emcee • Creates song cuts or mashups for special dances • Helps things run smoothly throughout the night

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

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Vendor Spotlight CELEBRATIONS ENTERTAINMENT 3009 Perry Street, Madison | 608-233-5822 | celebrationsentertainment.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: Celebrations is a full time, full service entertainment company unlike any other company in the area. We offer Disc Jockeys, lighting, photo booths, full casino entertainment, full A/V production services, fundraising event consulting and will execute any event with precise perfection. Weddings are the cornerstone of our business and what we’ve been doing the longest. We are proud to have a staff of DJs that have been with the company for many years. Our DJs have performed at over 2000 combined weddings and have the experience and knowledge that no one can touch.

conventions, industry networking gatherings and with committees that plan all kinds of events. We are frequently called on by local event planners and coordinators who are looking for advice that they can share with their clients. When a client searches online for reviews for Celebrations, they will find hundreds of reviews that are consistently at the highest level in every category. While those things are important, the main thing is that we care. We care deeply about every client, every event and every guest that attends those events. The care shows in the way we talk, walk, look, act and perform. Many vendors do care, but not everyone can prove it.

WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY?

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

There are many things including a full time office staff, amazing customer service, experience and knowledge of all types of events and the desire to keep learning and getting better. We attend and present at more industry conferences than any other vendor in Madison. We have been asked to speak at local and national entertainment

The amazing feeling we get by being a part of so many life events. We are a part of the most special moments in peoples lives. To see life changing moments first hand. To help create lasting memories. To share in the fun that people have at every event is why we do what we do.

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Vendor Spotlight PIANO FONDUE LLC 2317 International Ln, Madison | 608-445-1711 | www.pianofondue.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & 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. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY: It started as 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:

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 DO YOU LOVE MOST 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. ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE: 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.

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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

We’d like to express how impressed we were with how you djayed our wedding and ran the PhotoBooth. Our guests had a great time and our Wedding Day was better than we imagined with everything you provided. I will highly recommend your services to all my family & friends! Thank You! Dani and Adam

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DANCE LESSONS Few moments from your wedding day are more memorable and touching than your first dance. All eyes will be on you, so make your first dance truly memorable by taking professional dance lessons prior to your wedding day, especially if the last dance you mastered was the cupid shuffle. From a simple slow dance without two left feet to a fun choreographed number that will leave your guests wow'd, anyone can learn with the help of a dance studio. You might not go viral on YouTube or Insta, 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.

6 MONTHS OR BEFORE:

• What special dances do you want and with whom, and when and where will they be performed?

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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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Ride in style for pre-wedding parties and for the wedding day itself. Your mode of wedding 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 ops, reception or any other wedding-related events. Not to mention, it's a safe ride at the end of an evening of cocktails and a nice accommodation to offer to your guests.

WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK

RIDE CONSIDERATIONS

• What type of transportation are you wanting, for whom, and when?

• To the Ceremony

• What is the backup plan if the vehicle breaks down, and what are the refund and cancellation policies?

• To the Reception

• Does the driver have a GPS?

• Airport Transportation

• 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?

• Between Ceremony & Reception • To the Hotel • Safe Ride Options

OPTIONS 1-2 Passengers • Horse Drawn Carriage • Bicycles 3-6 Passengers • Luxury Sedan • Vintage Limousine • Luxury SUV • Classic Limousine Up to 10 Passengers • Stretch Limousine Up to 22 Passengers • Passenger Stretch

TIMING

• Luxury SUV

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

• Limo Bus Over 22 Passengers • Limo Party Bus • Trolley

Don't forget to tip your driver!

• School Bus • Coach Bus • Double Decker Coach

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

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

PLANNING FOR GUESTS • To help your guests make plans far enough in advance, start with a save the-date card, or a unique photo or video post. • Help guests get informed and stay connected regarding the wedding details, by including important information in the invitation ensemble, as well as on your own personal wedding website. • Area hotels offer special group rates, but beware of peak seasons, and other local events that may hinder availability. • Consider offering a few different hotel options at various price points; however, if you want guests close throughout the weekend, be sure to mention where you will be staying. • Ask the hotel about discounts and incentives regarding a suite for your wedding night, blocks of rooms for your guests, shuttle service, and hospitality areas for a welcome reception, post wedding brunch, or gift opening party. • Ask 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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Welcome your guests in style with Cambria Hotels & Suites! Keurig

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You’re always the star with us! RECEPTIONS | REHEARSAL DINNERS | PARTIES | SHOWERS . Shuttle Service . Free Wireless Internet . Ask About Our Free Bridal Suite & Free Gift Opening Room

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

HONEYMOON PLANS

TIMING

• 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.

12-14 MONTHS BEFORE:

• 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.

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.

• If travel plans are outside the country, allow enough time for passports or any additional paperwork needed; your agent can advise.

2-4 WEEKS BEFORE:

• Share ideas with your agent on your budget, what activities you like, and foods you enjoy, to help them provide you with travel recommendations.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

• To save money, consider travel dates away from holidays or spring break. • Ask about travel insurance, which often covers cancellations, sickness, or other unforeseen circumstances. • Ask the travel agent if they offer a honeymoon registry. This is a great alternative to traditional gifts, and more appropriate than requesting cash.

Receive travel documents.

Destination weddings can be a great way to have a memorable, exotic wedding. Talk to a travel agent that specializes in destination weddings to help you navigate the ins and outs of resort wedding packages. They will coordinate the trip for your guests and get passports, visas, and other paperwork in order. Because most of your family and friends may not be able to travel so far to join in your celebration, remember to host a reception at home so everyone can share in your joy.

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Vendor Spotlight LOVINAWAY Nationwide | 844-568-2929 | www.lovinaway.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: LovinAway specializes in romance travel: honeymoons, vow renewals and destination weddings. Our experienced team of travel agents (or Romance Experts as we like to call them) has educated ourselves through certification programs, trainings and handson experiences. Our Romance Experts are able to work closely with the couple to personalize resort options and help determine their best fit based on their individual personalities. LovinAway also offers a honeymoon registry, custom wedding websites, unique experiences and exclusive discounts while in destination. SHARE YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY WITH US: LovinAway was founded by the husband and wife (and high school sweethearts) team of Tom and Monica Karnes. Tom and Monica wanted to create a more concentrated effort to fulfill the increasing demands for romance travel. They wanted to build a dynamic brand that was more appealing nationwide and pair

couples with specialized travel agents whose focus and skill sets were on luxury romance. LovinAway does just that in evoking a sense of travel, romance and adventure. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? With LovinAway, clients are never viewed as a “one-time� transaction. Each client is an opportunity to build a relationship and grow our brand. LovinAway strives to provide an impeccable first time experience, so when a client is considering future travel, they come to us first. This means we are involved before, during and after travel to ensure that their experience was top notch! WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY? Our Romance Experts are adaptable and have worked with couples in person, via email, Facebook messenger and even text to craft their personalized experience in the most convenient way possible to them.

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VENDOR INFORMATION 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

8302 Globe Drive, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53717 (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!

BLUE CHIP BARBER CLUB

8025 Excelsior Drive, Suite 106, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 836-2222 www.bluechipbarberclub.com e-mail: info@bluechipbarberclub.com Located on the west side of Madison, Blue Chip Barber Club specializes in classic barbershop cuts. Barbers are practiced in classic styles including pompadours, flattops, fades, and straight-razor shaving. BCBC was founded on the concept of traditional barbering for the modern man and delivers haircuts, beard shaping, razor shaves, and shoe shines. Blue Chip

Barbers have a unique blend of old and new techniques and combine the technical precision of cutting and shaving with the atmosphere of a traditional barbershop.

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!

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. WEDPLAN.COM 327


TOIJALA CHIROPRACTIC

536 Southing Grange Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 (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.

CAKES & DESSERTS 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 e-mail: info@craigscakeshop.com Voted Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Best Cakes for nine years straight! Any cake from Craig's will impress guests with its beautifully crafted design AND delicious flavors. Choose up to two flavors per tier separated with mousse or filling flavors. Top it off with your choice of homemade Signature (whipped frosting with white chocolate shavings) or Buttercream frosting. Cupcakes and cake parfaits also available. Schedule a tasting for up to four people to try every flavor and customize a memorable wedding cake!

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

108 E. Milwaukee Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 (920) 397-5805 www.curtisandcake.com e-mail: info@curtisandcake.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 328 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

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!

GAIL AMBROSIUS CHOCOLATIER 2083 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 249-3500 www.gailambrosius.com e-mail: katharine@gailambrosius.com Chocolate favors are the best favors! Make your wedding beautifully delicious with elegant displays or fully customizable boxes of gourmet chocolates like those from Gail Ambrosius. Area brides have voted them a “Best Favors” finalist for ten years running!

GIGI’S CUPCAKES 554 N. Midvale Boulevard, Madison, WI 53705 (608) 661-PINK (7465) gigiscupcakesusa.com e-mail: weddings@gigismadison.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 The Looking Glass is a small, locally owned bakery that is ready to help you create your dream desserts. From tiered cakes to unique, custom dessert bars filled with cheesecakes, cupcakes, donuts, tarts, and so much more. Their team is ready to create treats for your wedding, bridal shower, or rehearsal. Dive down the rabbit hole and contact them to start designing your unique sweets!

LUSHLIFE VEGAN BAKERY 2817 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 957-7510 www.lushlife-vegan-bakery.business.site e-mail: lushlifeco@gmail.com

MARKET STREET CATERING & CARL'S CAKES

110 Market Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-3377 www.marketstreetcateringmadison.com email: market@foodfightinc.com


SUGARSMITH

(608) 215-0560 www.sugarsmithmadison.com e-mail: hellosugarsmith@gmail.com Sugarsmith brings the unforgettable details to your wedding day with their modern approach to cotton candy and balloons. Make either or both a fun, yet elegant, addition to your wedding festivities! Your guests will be enthralled with their cotton candy cart as they twirl organic flavored sugar into delicious poufs for them. Also available are champagne toppers and cotton candy favors in a variety of styles. Sugarsmith also specializes in stunning balloon installations of modern elegance.

SWEET STREET

JL RICHARDS CATERING 668 Janesville Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-9188 www.jlrichardscatering.com

MARKET STREET CATERING & CARL'S CAKES 110 Market Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-3377 www.marketstreetcateringmadison.com email: market@foodfightinc.com

ROOKIES FOOD & SPIRITS 10267 US HWY 14, Mazomanie, WI 53560 (608) 464-7942 www.rookiesfood.com e-mail: cater@rookiesfood.com

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

SLIDE FOOD CART & CATERING

CATERING

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.

DELLS CATERING

S2011 Ishnala Road, Lake Delton, WI 53940 (779) 207-5977 www.dellscatering.com e-mail: wisdellscatering@gmail.com

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 Cassie Coria 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 arrange­ments and decadent cake for your special day.

(608) 630-4824 www.slidewisco.com e-mail: slidersandbeyond@gmail.com

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS CATERING 1617 N. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 256-4600 www.updowncatering.com e-mail: sales@updowncatering.com For 39 years, Upstairs Downstairs Catering has prepared every meal with a passion for perfection. Not limited to menu options, they can turn family recipes into fare for your entire party. Whether sit down, family style or buffet, their attentive and quick responding staff handles every detail. Enjoy a private tasting with their specialized wedding planner. Preferred Caterer for Lageret, The Fields Reserve, Waunakee Village Center, Children's Museum and more. Upstairs Downstairs Catering...a step above the rest. WEDPLAN.COM 329


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

PARADISE PARK

Vitense Catering will exceed your expectations with their professionalism, quality and mouthwatering 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 off premises and on-site event.

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 fortyfoot 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!

CEREMONY CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS

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

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 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 and free parking. Outdoor ceremonies include a backup indoor space. Breathtaking views of the Madison skyline and Lake Mendota provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. Their grounds feature prairie, lake and woods. Professional and experienced staff guide couples through the planning process for their special day. Guest officiants and musicians are welcome. 330 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

3109 Oak Street, Rural Cottage Grove (608) 873-4084 www.paradiseparkweddings.com e-mail: wedinparadise@hotmail.com

PRES HOUSE CHAPEL

731 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 257-1030 ext. 3 preshouse.org/about/weddings e-mail: wedding@preshouse.org 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

FASHION BLUSHING WILLOW BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 207 N. Academy Street, Suite 450, Janesville, WI 53548 (608) 898-0207 www.blushingwillowbridal.com e-mail: hello@blushingwillowbridal.com

Blushing Willow is a one-of-a-kind bridal boutique offering brides a unique dress shopping experience where they can relax and be themselves. The boutique was designed to have a modern feel with vintage and industrial features to provide their brides with a comforting atmosphere while they


shop. During an appointment at Blushing Willow, the bride will have her very own consultant to ensure she has the staff's full attention while finding the perfect dress for her big day.

bridal, bridesmaids & mothers. Sisters on Main also offers tuxedo rentals, headpieces, jewelry, groomsmen’s gifts, dry cleaning and gown preservation.

BRANDI’S BRIDAL GALLERIA, ETC.

7857 Big Sky Drive, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 833-6006 www.verasbridals.com e-mail: info@verasbridals.com

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 600 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!

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 in Verona.

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

SISTERS ON MAIN

Cross Plains, WI (608) 798-2323 www.sistersonmain.com e-mail: sistersonmain@hotmail.com You've found the perfect dress for your wedding, now call Sisters on Main to get the perfect fit. They specialize in alterations for

VERA’S HOUSE OF BRIDALS

Vera’s is a 14,000 square foot Victorian mansion filled with 700 exquisite bridal gowns. With prices from $700-$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 third-generation, family owned business since 1964, Vera’s is proud to have been voted “Best of Bridal” for 12 consecutive years. Appointments appreciated, walk-ins welcome.

FLORAL AMERICA'S BEST FLOWERS

4311 Vilas Hope Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 (608) 222-2269 1101 N. Main Street, Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 884-8120 www.americasbestflowers.com e-mail: ed@americasbestflowers.com Attention to the little details on your big day is important to America's Best Flowers. They understand that your wedding is an expression of your personal style and will collaborate with you on your vision. Rest assured that your wedding will reflect your individual style, vision, and budget. They pride themselves on exceeding your expectations. Their team of expert floral designers will work with you to bring your vision to life. Schedule your complimentary consultation with them today.

BLOOMS BY BRANDI

205 S. Main Street, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 497-3277 www.bloomsverona.com e-mail: brandi@bloomsbybrandi.com

B-STYLE FLORAL & GIFTS

10363 Hudson Street, Mazomanie, WI 53560 (608) 795-9824 www.bstylefloralevents.com e-mail: bstylefloralgifts@gmail.com WEDPLAN.COM 331


FLORA DESIGNS BY JAMAE

Stoughton, WI (608) 921-6400 www.florabyjamae.com e-mail: jamae@florabyjamae.com

THE FLOWER STUDIO 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 offer bulk flower buying for DIY along with DIY consultation and classes to get you started. Excellence, experience and trust mean peace of mind for you. The Flower Studio considers it a privilege to be part of your wedding day!

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

VICTORIA'S GARDEN

Mount Horeb (608) 509-2261 www.victoriasgardenmh.com e-mail: victoriasgardenmthoreb@gmail.com

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS CAMBRIA HOTEL-MADISON

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 Hotel-Madison. When looking for an upscale, yet affordable hotel for out-of-town guests, Cambria Hotel 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: magnusonmadisonsales@gmail.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. 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.

THE NORTH CENTRAL GROUP HOTELS Central, East, West Madison & Middleton (608) 662-3659 www.ncghotels.com/weddings e-mail: akrezinski@ncghotels.com

It’s your moment to celebrate! Ally Krezinski will assist you in choosing the best accommodations for your event. The North Central Group’s portfolio of 12 Hilton and Marriott hotels offer personalized wedding packages and are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

GIFT REGISTRIES

HONEYMOON & TRAVEL

ORANGE TREE IMPORTS

LOVINAWAY

1721 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 255-8211 www.orangetreeimports.com e-mail: orangetreeimports@mac.com 332 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

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


INVITATIONS 608 MONOGRAMS

(800) 901-1007 www.608monograms.com A Wedding Monogram is Simply Amazing. Adding a digital, lighted 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!

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.

DELIGHTFUL DESIGN

2364 Jackson Street #250, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 501-9898 www.delightful-design.com e-mail: wedding@delightful-design.com

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

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 hand-selected 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.

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MUSIC & DJS 608 WEDDINGS

(800) 901-1007 www.608weddings.com Simply put, the Wedding Djay will make your Wedding Reception amazing 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 and dinner music, PhotoBooths, Dance Music, Accent Uplighting, Lighted Monograms, Candid Snapshots, PhotoStories and Ceremony Music are all part of the Essentials you need for your Reception.

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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.

COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS

7326 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214 (414) 751-6886 www.completemilwaukee.com e-mail: events@completemilwaukee.com Complete Weddings + Events creates awesome experiences for once-in-a-lifetime events through simple planning, engaging people, and beautiful products. Complete will help coordinate a plan, shoot great photos, capture compelling video, and provide the perfect soundtrack for the day. And they’ll do it with heart, feeling, emotion and the perfect amount of cleverness. Photography. DJ. Videography. Photo Booth. Uplighting. Coordination. #CompleteWeDo

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 608-4420271, 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 334 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

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!

MADISON MOBILE DJ SERVICE

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

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, singing-anddancing-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.

PRIME TIME MOBILE DJ’S

PO Box 83, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 849-3333 • (800) 479-0698 www.primetimedj.com 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.”

QUARTESSENCE STRINGS

(608) 577-4855 www.quartessence.com e-mail: info@quartessence.com Award-winning Quartessence Strings is Wisconsin’s finest provider of ceremony and reception music. From timeless classics and contemporary rock and pop to customized music arrangements, Quartessence can design the perfect soundscape for your event.


With several package options & multiple string ensembles to choose from, Quartessence can cater to any budget and need. Add that finishing touch to your special day with the stylish sophistication of Quartessence Strings — Distinctive Music for Your Elegant Affair.

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

Choosing the right DJ is critical when planning a once in a lifetime party. All of their packages offer pre-planning and customized service to ensure that the wishes of their clients are understood and carried out. For 15 years, Saturn's 8 has been providing Madison area couples with professional, fun and unique DJ services that have always ensured a fantastic dance party! Your party is important. Saturn's 8 understands this and delivers a complete entertainment experience every 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.

PHOTO BOOTHS CELEBRATIONS ENTERTAINMENT 3009 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 233-5822 www.celebrationsentertainment.com e-mail: info@celebrationsentertainment.com Always staying ahead of the trends, Celebrations not only features the best photo booths, but also the New Social Media Photo Kiosk. With it’s sleek shape, the kiosk can be setup to be a part of both your cocktail hour and reception in a snap. Tap to start the memories, then send them via text or email to keep the memories alive for years to come by uploading to your preferred social media. Choose from two styles: Modern or Rustic.

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

PAPARAZZI PARTY BOOTHS (920) 650-8180 www.paparazzipartybooths.com e-mail: paparazzipartybooths@gmail.com Paparazzi Party Booths is the BEST all-inclusive photo booth in the area! They offer 3 different booth styles: open-air booth, enclosed booth, or the area’s only mobile photo booth trailer. All booths include a huge selection of clean, appropriate props and enthusiastic staff to keep the party going. From barns to backyards, from low-key events to the most extravagant, they will be the memory-maker for your occasion! Remember, It’s Not A Party Without The Paparazzi!

PHOTOBOOTH (800) 901-1007 www.608photobooth.com The PhotoBooth is a 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! Unlimited pictures, props, attendant, digital copies of photos, plus a handcrafted ScrapBook are all included in their packages. Choose from several, unique eclectic styles of PhotoBooths to match your Wedding Reception theme! WEDPLAN.COM 335


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.

PHOTOGRAPHY ABBOTS LANE PHOTOGRAPHY

4802 Farwell Street, McFarland, WI 53558 (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

ANNA ALETHIA PHOTOGRAPHY (608) 620-5586 www.anna-alethia.com e-mail: info@anna-alethia.com

Anna Alethia is a wedding photography and video team who loves to capture all of those small moments that make your wedding YOURS. The little "I love you’s" whispered up at the alter, the look of pride on your parents' faces during dances, and the reaction to a funny joke that one of your best friends told. You'll want each of those romantic, candid, happy, and laughter-filled moments documented so you can look back on them 50+ years from now.

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. 336 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

She captures real moments as your love story unfolds, artistic couple’s portraits, fun wedding party groups, family photos and stilllife 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!

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.

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

JOLENE DOMBROWSKI BOUDOIR (608) 513-5689 www.jolenedombrowskiboudoir.com e-mail: hello@jolenedombrowskiboudoir.com

LASHES & KURLS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY 170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lashesnkurls.com e-mail: hello@lashesnkurls.com

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


THRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS

WILD ELEGANCE

PO Box 14342, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 438-5170 www.thrivingimage.com e-mail: info@thrivingimage.com

(262) 309-2240 www.wildelegancewi.com e-mail: info@wildelegancewi.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 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

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

THE WEDDING FLASHERS BY FOSS IMAGERY Madison, WI (608) 850-9295 • (608) 335-5653 www.TheWeddingFlashers.com e-mail: info@theweddingflashers.com A premier husband and wife photography team that strives to capture beautiful fine art imagery! As your exclusive photographers you are allowing them a rare and personal opportunity inside your day, to do what they do, for you! Your day will go by in a “flash”, that’s why it’s important to have one of their two photographers available at all times! They specialize in capturing photography that is artistic, timeless, and unforgettable - as well as the 'ah-ha, ha-ha, and ahhhhs'.

Wild Elegance offers photography and video packages that capture the genuine beauty of your wedding day. With over 18 years of wedding industry experience, Wild Elegance offers more than just a person behind the camera. Through careful use of natural light, they incorporate a sense of adventure and strong emotion in each image. Wild Elegance offers a variety of storyteller packages, designed with flexibility so all the special memories are captured for you to share.

RENTALS & EVENT DESIGN A LA CRATE RENTALS 2619 Industrial Drive, Monona, WI 53713 (608) 669-2541 www.alacraterentals.com e-mail: info@alacraterentals.com An artisan event rental company. Comprised of thoughtfully curated MADE (hand crafted by local artists) + FOUND (vintage, oneof-a-kind) rentals. Everything from 8-foot harvest tables, wood benches and folding chairs, vintage rugs + furniture for lounge areas, custom lettering for signage + more. Personalize your wedding with A 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 53575 (608) 291-2500 www.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: rustic rentals, 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. WEDPLAN.COM 337


CHANCE PRODUCTIONS (608) 318-3482 www.chanceproductions.net e-mail: jason@chanceproductions.net

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 "We supply everything but the guests.” Rain or shine Event Essentials has your special day covered. Their talented and experienced design team and rental staff will walk you through the rental experience to bring all your wedding visions to life. Peruse the website to view the vast assortment of tents, tables, seating, linens, tableware, and décor items. Call Event Essentials now to start the planning process and create a day your guests will love.

MCFARLANES - WEDDING RENTALS DIVISION 780 Carolina Street, Sauk City, WI 53583 (608) 643-3321, ext 311 mcfarlanes.net/true_value_hardware_rental e-mail: crothmann@mcfarlanemfg.com McFarlanes is a trusted family owned and operated business, offering rentals for events of all sizes. From a back yard gathering to a grand affair, they have a variety of tents, as well as tables, chairs & linens. You can work with their onsite coordinator to help you with finding the rentals you need and the vision to pull it all together. Give them a call today to see how they can help you with your event needs. 338 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

RUSTIC ACCENTS RENTALS

(608) 279-7730 www.rusticaccentsrentals.com e-mail: rusticaccentsrentals@gmail.com Have you ever needed that one item that would make your wedding picture perfect? Rustic Accents has the solution for you! They have an assortment of accents, furniture and decor for you to pick from, including everything from rustic to vintage wedding design. Call for an appointment or rent online for that perfect backdrop, wine barrel, chalkboard, or card box. Rent from Rustic Accents for they would love to make sure your wedding looks like the wedding of your dreams.

SIMPLY GLAMOROUS RENTALS AT OREGON FLORAL

933 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-3707 www.simplyglamorousrentals.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 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 471-4100 www.chalmersjewelers.com e-mail: info@chalmersjewelers.com

CONDON JEWELERS

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


DINY'S DIAMONDS

1903 Cayuga Street, Suite 105, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 831-3469 www.dinys.com e-mail: info@dinys.com

TRANSPORTATION BADGER BUS & TROLLEY

Madison, WI (800) 442-8259 www.badgerbus.com e-mail: busrental@badgerbus.com Whether a pre-wedding outing or to take the stress out of wedding day transportation, Badger offers vehicles from 6-81 passengers! Airport transportation? Consider their 6-passenger mini-van. Day trip or night on the town? Choose from a school bus, coach, or double-decker! Transportation between the ceremony & reception, or safe rides back to the hotel? Check out Badger Vintage Trolleys. You’ll appreciate their safety record, efficiency and affordability. Connect with Badger Bus online or talk with a group specialist.

GALLANT KNIGHT LIMOUSINE

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

MAD CITY PARTY BUS

(608) 234-4359 www.madcitypartybus.com e-mail: sales@madcitypartybus.com

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.

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VENUES AC HOTEL MADISON DOWNTOWN

One N. Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703 Sleeping rooms (608) 662-3659 Event Rental: (608) 422-2897 www.ncghotels.com/acwedding e-mail sleeping rooms: akrezinski@ncghotels.com e-mail event rental: ali.bing@eno-vino.com

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 year-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 all-day Friday setup and rehearsal. Minutes east of Madison.

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BARABOO ARTS BANQUET & CONVENTION CENTER 323 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 356-1096 www.baraboobanquet.com e-mail: info@baraboobanquet.com The Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center has been an essential feature of Sauk County and Ringling Brothers history. While keeping the spirit of the circus alive, with remarkable exposed brick walls and pine structural features, it maintains an original charm. Offering two elegant banquet rooms and one vintage ceremony room, it is a great location for both ceremonies and receptionsall at one venue. Their breathtaking facility and delightful staff will exceed your expectations.

THE BIRCH ROOM AT BOUNDARIES 3807 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI 53511 (608) 362-5249 www.boundariesbeloit.com e-mail: kschroeder.birchroom@gmail.com, chesebro.jody@gmail.com Let The Birch Room at Boundaries plan your next private party or event. Based on your needs, The Birch Room's event coordinators will help you plan events or private parties that will be remembered. Choose from a wide variety of delicious buffets for your private parties or events. They’re all individually crafted to meet your budget and impress your guests. Weddings and Receptions, Company Parties, Company Meetings, Group Outings, Holiday Parties, Open Houses, Rehearsal Dinners, Themed Events and more.

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! 340 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

BLACKHAWK COUNTRY CLUB

3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison, WI 53705 (608) 231-2454 www.blackhawkcc.com e-mail: bailey@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!”

BLANCHARD HALL

204 & 206 S. Main Street, Blanchardville, WI 53516 (608) 523-4247 www.blanchardhall.com email: info@blanchardhall.com Blanchard Hall, historic, unhurried, rural charm. They await your visit and your special day. Named for their community, Blanchardville, one with a lovely story and setting just minutes southwest of Madison along the Pecatonica river. Two recently renovated buildings with spaces for ceremony and reception. They accommodate 200 with room for a quiet lounge, and active, boisterous reception at the same time. With multiple outdoor spots on the property and nearby, there is room for your guests to explore.

BLU SAVANNA OAKS

4949 Mounds Park Road, Blue Mounds, WI 53517 (608) 219-9162 www.blusavannaoaks.com email: info@blusavannaoaks.com 1800s rustic charm fuses with modern finishes throughout this upscale, four-season venue nestled in the rolling hills. Enjoy panoramic views and classic rural setting of the Blu Savanna Oaks estate. Once a private retreat, its been updated for public events while preserving its special character. Find your perfect backdrop among the natural limestone foundations, hand-hewn logs, fences, horse stables, and iconic red barn. Ceremony sites include a chapel amidst wildflowers and an amphitheater overlooking a pond (2019) and oak savanna.


BREAKWATER

6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona, WI 53716 (608) 416-5388 www.breakwatermonona.com e-mail: breakwatermonona@gmail.com

unique by including a private tour! Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, business meeting, holiday party or other occasion, clients can choose their caterer or bring their own food to complement their award winning beers.

BRIDGES GOLF COURSE

CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS

2702 Shopko Drive, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 244-1822 www.golfthebridges.com e-mail: weddings@golfthebridges.com

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

CHULA VISTA RESORT

2501 River Road, PO Box 30, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (877) 767-7041 www.chulavistaresort.com e-mail: weddings@chulavistaresort.com

Mount Horeb, WI (608) 220-7500 wwwbridlebarnandgardens.com e-mail: ppenn0402@gmail.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.

CAMBRIDGE WINERY

COACHMAN’S GOLF RESORT

700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 440-1767 www.cambridgewinery.com e-mail: info@cambridgewinery.com

984 County Road A, Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 884-8484 www.coachmans.com e-mail: theresa@coachmans.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.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT MADISON WEST/MIDDLETON

BRIDLE BARN & GARDENS

CAPITAL BREWERY

7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 826-1081 www.capitalbrewery.com e-mail: ccp@capitalbrewery.com Located in downtown Middleton, Capital Brewery is the perfect place to host any event. From intimate gatherings in their bier stube or grain room to parties of up to 1,200 in their outdoor bier garten, complete with picnic tables and stage. Make your event more

2266 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 203-0100 www.ncghotels.com/cywedding e-mail: jzeman@ncghotels.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! WEDPLAN.COM 341


THE CRYSTAL ROOM

DORF HAUS

Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 253-2200 x300 www.dellscrystalroom.com e-mail: groups@buffalophilsgrille.com

Roxbury, WI (608) 643-3980 www.foodspot.com/dorfhaus e-mail: dorfhaus@chorus.net

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!

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.

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!

DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, WI 53561 (608) 493-2204 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 Resort 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, 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! 342 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

THE EDGEWATER

1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 535-8200 www.theedgewater.com e-mail: weddings@theedgewater.com

FAT APPLE FARM

W11042 VanBuren Road, Columbus, WI 53925 (920) 960-4905 www.fatapplefarm.com e-mail: fatapplefarm@gmail.com First dances, loving glances, blissful smiles, clinking glasses...all this and more are found at Fat Apple Farm, located just 25 minutes northeast of Madison. Fat Apple Farm provides five-star service in the country. Picturesque landscaping and abundant lawns offer several areas for your memorable outdoor ceremony. Weekend packages are available to give you the time you need to enjoy your wedding experience. Come for a tour, relax on the patio, stroll among the apple trees…stay for the memories.

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 venue offers a private and romantic setting for the perfect wedding day. This unique venue combines exposed wood trusses, hand-milled spruce walls, & vintage chandeliers. Separate Ceremony Barn, Ceremony Woods Area, and Reception Barns can accommodate up to 300 people, allowing everyone to enjoy the entire day in one location. Offering heating & air conditioning in both barns, and modern technology, this venue is the perfect combination of rustic and modern.


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 Craftsman-Style building is available year-round, to celebrate your most special event. Imagine your ceremony on the patio over-looking the Rock River, or in the lovely theater with vaulted ceiling and alabaster lighting. Hardwood floors, wooden beams and generous windows welcome your guests in three distinct dining rooms—either with a fireplace or a view of the river. River Level hall seats up to 150 and is perfect for dancing; it even has a vintage two-lane bowling alley!

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 The Goodman Community Center has 2 modern/industrial buildings – Ironworks and Brassworks – with event spaces in both. Ironworks can accommodate receptions, dinners and events from 20-152 guests; Brassworks can accommodate up to 275 for a seated event. Both buildings showcase their industrial histories with unique brick and steel interiors and lots of natural light. 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.

HI POINT STEAK HOUSE

6900 County Road HHH, Ridgeway, WI 53582 (608) 924-2819 www.hipointsteakhouse.com e-mail: hipointsteakhouse@hotmail.com

HIGH NOON SALOON

701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703 (608) 729-7125 www.high-noon.com e-mail: events@high-noon.com The High Noon Saloon can help you create a party that is as formal or as casual as you would like. Located in downtown Madison, this intimate venue offers both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces. Their talented staff handles every detail of your event from start to finish, which includes custom beverage menus and full-service event production.

HILTON GARDEN INN & JOHNNY'S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE

1220 S. Grand Avenue, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 856-4049 www.johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com. e-mail: bglantz@hoari.com, kcox@hoari.com Planning a wedding is a step-by-step experience of tours, tastings, menus and decorations. Hilton Garden Inn & Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse team will make all the difference. Wedding couples are not just choosing a space – they are engaging an entire team that will assist and work with them from the first thought to the last detail. Contact them and let their wedding specialist give a tour and provide a feel for what to expect on the big day!

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 guest rooms.

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HO-CHUNK GAMING WISCONSIN DELLS S3214 County Road BD, Baraboo, WI 53913 (800) 746-2486 www.ho-chunkgaming.com e-mail: conventionsales@ho-chunk.com

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES, MADISON WEST 1109 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 843-9394 www.wiscohotels.com e-mail: kperez@wiscohotels.com

This stunning hotel is the height of sophistication. Featuring an elegant ballroom (220 capacity) for receptions, rehearsals, gift openings and more. An on-site coordinator assists you each step of the way and their chef's unparalleled variety of menu options are all created on-premise with only the freshest ingredients. Their guaranteed attention to detail and caring staff will exceed your expectations. Your guests will enjoy the grand piano lobby bar, deluxe whirlpool suites, and Crawdaddy Cove, Madison's only indoor water park.

HOLIDAY INN MADISON AT THE AMERICAN CENTER

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

THE LAGERET

515 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 921-6400 www.thelageret.com e-mail: info@thelageret.com

LAKE LAWN RESORT

2400 E. Geneva Street, Delavan, WI 53115 (262) 728-7950 www.lakelawnresort.com e-mail: kranson@lakelawnresort.com Voted “2018’s Best Wedding Venue, Resort and Spa” in Walworth County, Lake Lawn Resort is the state’s premier lakeside destination wedding venue, located just 10 minutes outside 344 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

of Lake Geneva. Choose from two romantic lakefront ceremony sites nestled on over two miles of Delavan Lake’s shoreline. Rich history, warm, natural settings, modern amenities, rolling lawns, charming courtyards, sweeping lake views, beamed ceilings, fireplaces, various room options and delicious culinary selections all come together to make your special day truly unforgettable!

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 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703 608) 354-0540 www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org/weddings e-mail: rent@madisonchildrensmuseum.org By day, Madison Children's Museum offers 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 comes ready for celebrating. Choose the museum for an outof-the-ordinary, downtown location and party your guests will never forget!

THE MADISON CLUB

5 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 255-4861 www.madisonclub.org e-mail: jsuleski@madisonclub.org Just two blocks from the Capitol, surrounded by downtown hotels and overlooking Lake Monona, the Madison Club is a beautiful, historic building with fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows, ornate architecture, and a newly renovated event space. Facility offers awardwinning cuisine, unparalleled customer service and an elegant setting for your wedding or rehearsal dinner. Banquet space for up to 250 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 300 people for an hors d’oeuvres reception.

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

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 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

MADISON MARRIOTT WEST

1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 824-2711 www.marriott.com/msnwe e-mail: casey.bostic@marriott.com

MADISON MASONIC CENTER

301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 256-5734 www.madisonmasoniccenter.org e-mail: eventsmanager.mmcf@gmail.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 450. On-site catering is provided by Kavanaugh’s Catering. Choose from their variety of menu choices or let them custom design your menu.

MAJESTIC THEATER

115 King Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 729-7125 www.majesticmadison.com e-mail: events@majestic-live.com The Majestic Theater, built in 1906 is beautifully remodeled & modernized while still maintaining the original character of the building. The Neoclassical Revival style of the gold-gilded stage and 1950s-style entrance and marquee make this venue as unique as you are. This Wisconsin historic landmark is the perfect place to host a memorable wedding. Their talented staff handles every detail of your event from start to finish, which includes custom beverage menus and full-service event production.

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 345


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.

includes custom beverage menus and fullservice event production. Create a unique, memorable experience at The Orpheum Theater!

OVER THE VINES VINEYARD & WINE BARN

1242 State Road 73, Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 884-1023 www.overthevines.com e-mail: info@overthevines.com

4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 (608) 837-4774 www.golftheoaks.com e-mail: melissa@golftheoaks.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 safety certifications and beautifully kept landscape to accommodate an intimate affair or largescale fete. A mature, on-site vineyard offers a lush backdrop, ideal for barn weddings, receptions, 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.

THE OLD FEED MILL

OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

THE OAKS GOLF COURSE

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) 729-7125 www.madisonorpheum.com e-mail: abby@fpc-live.com Built in 1926 by Rapp and Rapp architects, the art deco exterior and extravagant French Renaissance interior makes The Orpheum Theater an icon in Madison’s downtown area, gaining it entry on the “National Register of Historic Places” in Wisconsin. Their talented staff handles every detail of your event from start to finish, which 346 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 258-4177 www.overture.org e-mail: events@overture.org

Let your creativity shine at Overture Center for the Arts! Wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers all find the perfect stage in Overture’s venues. With lighting and sound capabilities worthy of a Broadway show, Overture Center will provide you and your guests with an everlasting memory of elegance and style. Catering a Fresco, the exclusive in-house culinary arts company, will work with you to craft a decadent menu that is not only tasteful but also artful.

PARK HOTEL

22 S. Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 285-8000 www.parkhotelmadison.com e-mail: weddings@parkhotelmadison.com Madison's 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

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 & 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 53965 (608) 254-5900 www.theswanbarndoor.com e-mail: info@theswanbarndoor.com

Promises are invited at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, with room for up to 350 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.

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.

STOUGHTON COUNTRY CLUB

THE SYLVEE

3165 Shadyside Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-7861 • (608) 873-8464 www.stoughtoncountryclub.com e-mail: claire@stoughtoncountryclub.com

25 S. Livingston Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 729-7125 www.thesylvee.com e-mail: abby@fpc-live.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 250 guests. Their lower level Lake Kegonsa Room has a full service bar and comfortably seats 60 guests. Their serviceoriented staff is happy to assist you in planning your upcoming event.

Embrace the raw ambiance of The Sylvee’s industrial vibe by utilizing the venue as a canvas to transform the space to reflect your unique personality. Brand new to the Madison music scene, The Sylvee opened its doors in September of 2018. Their talented staff handles every detail of your event from start to finish, which includes custom beverage menus and full-service event production.

SUGARLAND 8637 Linley Road, Arena, WI 53503 (608) 795-4909

TRAPPERS TURN GOLF CLUB PO Box 176, 2955 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 253-7000 www.TrappersTurnWeddings.com e-mail: Weddings@TrappersTurn.com WEDPLAN.COM 347


TYROL BASIN EVENTS

3487 Bohn Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 437-4135 www.tyrolbasin.com e-mail: events@tyrolbasin.com Located in a serene, picturesque valley 35 minutes west of Madison, Tyrol Basin offers private facilities with a gorgeous, natural backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions, May through October. Seating up to 200, Tyrol Basin’s Chalet is a rustic, renovated barn banquet space with full service bar, dance floor, and ample parking. Treat your guests to a scenic chairlift ride or champagne toast at the top of the hill. You will love Tyrol Basin’s character and charm!

THE UNIVERSITY CLUB

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

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 seat up to 350 guests, 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.

THE VENUE

37 S. Water Street, Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 373-9727 www.thevenuejanesville.com e-mail: events@thevenuejanesville.com 348 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

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. Beautiful outdoor photo opportunities located nearby.

VINTAGE BREWING CO. SAUK CITY: 600 Water Street, Sauk City, WI 53583 (608) 204-2739 www.vintagebrewingcompany.com/ saukprairie/weddings/ e-mail: weddings@vintagebrewingco.com MADISON WEST: 674 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 204-2739 www.vintagebrewingcompany.com e-mail: weddings@vintagebrewingco.com They have a unique location with a classic and elegant atmosphere. A Vintage wedding features Wisconsin River views, Chef inspired menu selections, and an experienced staff that ensures a comfortable planning process with a gorgeous end result. Their venue offers rustic, elegant pictures in the banquet room, soft and sweet memories by the rolling river, and modern, bold shots in their sharp and stunning brewing facility. Yours will be a wedding to remember! Start planning today! Contact: weddings@vintagebrewingco.com

VITENSE GOLFLAND 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 271-1411 www.vitense.com e-mail: info@vitense.com 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, inhouse catering and wonderful hospitality will be right on “par.”


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.

WAUNAKEE VILLAGE CENTER

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

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.

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 You spend months dreaming, planning, organizing and preparing for your wedding day and Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center believes you deserve to relax and enjoy every moment of your wedding celebration. Perhaps that is why their wedding venues and ceremony sites are some of the most sought after in Wisconsin Dells. This charming Victorian-style boutique hotel offers brides affordable rates, friendly service, delicious menus, and more. Call the sales office at 608-254-1510 to schedule a tour of their facility.

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 264-6450 www.wisconsinhistory.org/privateevents e-mail: eventrentals@wisconsinhistory.org

WADE HOUSE HISTORIC SITE W7965 Hwy 23, Greenbush, WI 53026 (920) 526-3271 www.wadehouse.org/eventrentals e-mail: wadehouserentals@wisconsinhistory.org

OLD WORLD WISCONSIN W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119 (262) 594-6301 www.oldworldwisconsin.org/eventrentals e-mail: owwgroupsales@wisconsinhistory.org WEDPLAN.COM 349


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.

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 spouse-to-be to the moment you cut the cake, they are passionate about taking the photographs that you will always treasure. 350 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

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 event planning companies since 2004. In 2017, the founders decided to focus the business exclusively on weddings, giving a select number of clients more time and focus. Your wedding is their top priority! Using their unique innovative skills and years-long experience, 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: hello@huevents.net

HIGH PROFILE EVENTS

(414) 807-7721 www.highprofilewi.com e-mail: hannah@highprofilewi.com High Profile Events is a wedding and event planning company passionate about giving personalized, detailed service to each and every couple. Your love story is unique, so why settle for a wedding day that’s anything less than unique? Whether it’s in Madison or across the globe, HPE will ensure your wedding day is something you will never forget. Contact them today for your free consultation.

ROMANTIC MOMENTS EVENT PLANNING

(608) 335-8770 www.romanticmoments.net e-mail: events.romanticmoments@gmail.com Welcome to Romantic Moments, 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.

WOOD VIOLET EVENTS + STYLING

(608) 279-6679 www.woodvioletevents.com e-mail: dominique@woodvioletevents.com


INDEX 608 Monograms . . . . . . . . . . 121 608 Weddings . . . . . . . . . . 307 A La Crate Rentals . . . . . . . . . 237 Abbots Lane Photography . . . . . . 287 America's Best Flowers . . . . . . . 277 Aniu Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . 95 Ann Gorgen Photography . . . . . . 292 Anna Alethia Photography . . . . . . 291 Azena Photography . . . . . . . . 290 Badger Bus & Trolley . . . . . . . . 314 Badger Farms . . . . . . . . . . 173 Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center . . . . . . . . 194 Be Inspired Salon . . . . . . . . . 98 The Birch Room at Boundaries . . . . 205 Bishops Bay Country Club . . . . . . 194 Blackhawk Country Club . . . . . . . 172 Blanchard Hall . . . . . . . . . . 205 Blooms by Brandi . . . . . . . . . 274 Blu Savanna Oaks . . . . . . . . . 174 Blue Chip Barber Club . . . . . . . . 94 Blushing Willow Bridal Boutique . . . . 57 Brandi's Bridal Galleria, Etc. . . . . 58-59 Breakwater . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Bridges Golf Course . . . . . . . . 206 Bridle Barn & Gardens . . . . . . . 144 B-Style Floral & Gifts . . . . . . . . 277 Bucky's Rentals . . . . . . . . . . 239 Cambria Hotel-Madison . . . . . . 322 Cambridge Winery . . . . . . . 156-157 Capital Brewery . . . . . . . . . . 193 Celebrate Chaos . . . . . . . . . . 121 Celebrations Entertainment . 296, 304, 308 Chalmers Jewelers . . . . . . . . 5, 105 Chance Productions . . . . . . . . 239 Chapel of the Archangels . . . . 135, 200 Chula Vista Resort . . . . . . . . . 171 Coachman's Golf Resort . . . . . 146-147 Cold Stone Creamery on State . . . . 227 Cold Water Canyon | Dells Boat Tours . . 136 Complete Weddings + Events . . . . . 310 Condon Jewelers . . . . . . . . . 104 Copper Antler Photography . . . . . 288 Country Plumber . . . . . . . . . 240 Craig's Cake Shop . . . . . . . . . 228 Creative Confections by Alicia Russell . . 227 Creekside Place . . . . . . . . . . 182 The Crystal Room . . . . . . . 148-149

Curtis & Cake . . . . . . . . . . 229 The Darling Wedding Co. . . . . . . . 12 Deer Valley Lodge . . . . . . . . . 183 Delightful Design . . . . . . . . . 120 Dells Catering . . . . . . . . . . 213 Devil's Head Resort . . . . . . . 150-151 Diny's Diamonds . . . . . . . . . 105 Divine Designs Invitations . . . . . . 121 DJ Magic Entertainment . . . . . . . 310 Dorf Haus . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 East Elm Photography . . . . . . . 285 The Edgewater Hotel . . . . . . 145, 198 Elevation Salon & Spa . . . . . . 96-97 EllaBella Productions . . . . . . . . 299 Event Essentials . . . . . . . . 234-235 Fat Apple Farm . . . . . . . . . . 206 The Fields Reserve . . . . . . . . . 175 Flora Designs by Jamae . . . . . . . 276 The Flower Studio . . . . . . . . . 275 The Fort Atkinson Club . . . . . . 62, 201 FPC Live . . . . . . . . . . . 168-169 Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier . . . . 62, 230 Gallant Knight Limousine . . . . . . 316 Gigi's Cupcakes . . . . . . . . . 229 Golden Mast Inn . . . . . . . . . . 193 Goodman Community Center . . . . 197 Harbor Athletic Club & Wellness Studio . 99 Harmonious Union Events . . . . . . . 11 Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Hi Point Steak House . . . . . . . . 196 High Profile Events . . . . . . . . . . 12 Hilton Garden Inn Madison West | Middleton . . . . . . 176 Hilton Garden Inn & Johnny's Italian Steakhouse . . . . . 189 Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells . . . 190 Holiday Inn & Suites Madison West . . 204 Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center . . . . . . . . 170 Holy Wisdom Monastery . . . . . . 136 Hy-Vee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Ilana Natasha Photography . . . . . 281 JL Richards Catering . . . . . . . . 209 Jolene Dombrowski Boudoir . . . . . 293 Juke Box Bandstand . . . . . . . . 308 The Knock Shoppe's Country Cakes . . 228 The Lageret . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Lake Lawn Resort . . . . . . . . . 201 WEDPLAN.COM 351


Lake Windsor Country Club . . . . 158-159 Lashes & Kurls Boudoir Photography . . 293 LK Bridal Studio . . . . . . . . 119, 292 The Loft at 132 . . . . . . . . . . 180 The Looking Glass Bakery . . . . . . 229 LovinAway . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Lushlife Vegan Bakery . . . . . . . 229 Mad City Party Bus . . . . . . . . . 315 Madison Children's Museum . . . . . 207 The Madison Club . . . . . . . . 160-161 The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club . . . . . . . . 162-163 Madison Elks Lodge . . . . . . . . 204 Madison Mallards . . . . . . . . . 200 Madison Marriott West . . . . . . . 191 Madison Masonic Center . . . . . . 179 Madison Mobile DJ Service . . . . . 306 Magnuson Grand Hotel . . . . . . . 322 Market Street Catering & Carl's Cakes . 210 McFarlanes - Wedding Rentals Division . 238 The Melting Pot . . . . . . . . 123, 207 Moments to Cherish Bridals . . . . . . . 61 Monona Terrace . . . . . . . . . . 3 Nedrebo's Formalwear . . . . . . . 1, 60 North Central Group Hotels . . . . 320-321 The Oaks Golf Course . . . . . . . . 181 The Old Feed Mill . . . . . . . . . 199 Orange Tree Imports . . . . . . . . 125 Over the Vines Vineyard & Wine Barn . . 197 Overture Center for the Arts . . . . . 185 Paparazzi Party Booths . . . . . . . 296 Paperworks Design Co. . . . . . . . 121 Paradise Park . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Park Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 PhotoBooth . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Piano Fondue . . . . . . . . . 305, 309 Pres House Chapel . . . . . . . . . 137 Presidential Limousine . . . . . . . 316 Prime Time Mobile DJs . . . . . . . 310 Quartessence Strings . . . . . . . . 310 Quivey's Grove . . . . . . . . . . 177 Romantic Moments Event Planning . . . 11 Rookies Food & Spirits . . . . . . . 212 Rustic Accents Rentals . . . . . . . 233 Saturn's 8 Entertainment . . . . . . 309 Sheraton Madison Hotel . . . . . . . 186 Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral . . . . . . . . 272-273 Simply Glamorous Rentals at Oregon Floral . . . . . . . . . 236 Sisters on Main . . . . . . . . . . . 61 352 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

Slide Food Cart & Catering . . . . . 213 Stoughton Country Club . . . . . . 202 Sugar Pear Design . . . . . . . . . 120 Sugar River Stationers . . . . . . . 119 Sugarland . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Sugarsmith . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Surroundings Events & Floral . . . . . 276 The Swan Barn Door . . . . . . . . 203 Sweet Street Bakery . . . . . . . . 230 Temptd Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . 100 Tents & Events . . . . . . . . . . 240 Thrive Photography & Films . . 282-283, 300 Tim Fitch Photography . . . . . . . 292 Timeless Memories . . . . . . . . 295 Toijala Chiropractic . . . . . . . . 100 Trappers Turn Golf Club . . . . . . . IBC Twig & Olive Photography . . . . IFC, 284 Tyrol Basin Events . . . . . . . . . 202 The University Club . . . . . . . 164-165 Upstairs Downstairs Catering . . . . . 211 Urban Anchor Photography . . . . . 290 Vennebu Hill Wedding Barn . . . . . 187 The Venue . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Vera's House of Bridals . . . . . . . BC Victoria's Garden . . . . . . . . . 277 Vintage Brewing Company . . . . 62, 195 Vitense Golfland . . . . . . . . 206, 213 von Rutenberg Ventures . . . . . 166-167 Waunakee Village Center . . . . . . 198 The Wedding Flashers . . . . . 286, 289 White Oak Savanna Events Farm & Sanctuary . . . . . . . . 154-155 Wild Elegance . . . . . . . . . . 291 Wilderness Resort . . . . . . . . 152-153 Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center . . . . . . . . 206 Wisconsin Historical Society . . . . . 188 Wood Violet Events + Styling . . . . . . 12

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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 - tasting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

design concept.

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

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

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


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

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

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

choose menu.  Have florist consultation and choose flowers.

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

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

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

special dance routine to “wow” guests.

 Get measurements for those renting

formalwear.

4 MONTHS OR BEFORE  Create wedding registries and continue to

 Select and order mothers dresses.

update them every couple of weeks.  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

___________________

__________________

Engagement Ring

___________________

__________________

Wedding Bands

___________________

__________________

Invitations/Stationery

___________________

__________________

Photography

___________________

__________________

Videography

___________________

__________________

Music/Musicians

___________________

__________________

Wedding Cake/Sweets

___________________

__________________

Flowers

___________________

__________________

Ceremony Costs (officiant, venue, license)

___________________

__________________

Ceremony Decor

___________________

__________________

Reception Decor

___________________

__________________

Rentals

___________________

__________________

Favors

___________________

__________________

Food/Beverage Catering

___________________

__________________

Rehearsal Dinner

___________________

__________________

Reception Venue Rental

___________________

__________________

Reception Entertainment (photo booth, etc.)

___________________

__________________

Transportation

___________________

__________________

Gifts (attendants, parents, others)

___________________

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Gifts for each other

___________________

__________________

Honeymoon

___________________

__________________

TOTALS

$ __________________

$ _________________

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

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

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

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

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

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

Formalwear Store:

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

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

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

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Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Description of Ring: ___________________________________

Price: ____________________

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WEDDING BANDS Jeweler:_____________________________________________

Phone: ___________________

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

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Price: ____________________


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

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STATIONERY CHECKLIST ITEMS

Be sure to order extra!

QUANTITY

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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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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

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

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

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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: __________________________________________________________________________________

REHEARSAL & REHEARSAL DINNER GUEST LIST GUEST NAME

INVITE SENT

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

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

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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): ___________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

FLORAL & DECOR CHECKLIST ITEM

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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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Ringbearer, Godparents, Honored Guests)

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 Aisle Decor

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 Arch/Alter Arrangements

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 Flowers for Unity Candle

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 Memorial Flowers

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 Reception Entrance

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 Guest Book Table

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 Escort Card Table

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 High Top Cocktail Tables

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 Hors D’oeuvres Area

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 Dining Table Centerpieces

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 Buffet Line

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 Around Dance Floor

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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: ___________________________

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

Time: ___________________________

Return Date: _______________________________________

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

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

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

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COMMON CEREMONY & RECEPTION LINE-UPS

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

OFFICIANT

ATTENDANT ATTENDANT

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

MAID OF HONOR

BRIDE

GROOM

BEST MAN

CEREMONY

FATHER OF FATHER OF THE BRIDE THE GROOM

MOTHER OF THE GROOM

BRIDE

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ATTENDANT

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ATTENDANT ATTENDANT

RECEIVING LINE

BRIDESMAID

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GROOMSMAN

BRIDE

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GROOM

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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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