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CONTENTS 8 planning 13 real weddings 36 wedding shows 40 fashion 43 fashion gallery 64 wedding scapes 96 beauty & health 104 rings 110 invitations 112 invitation gallery 124 gifts 126 ceremony 129 ceremony sites chart 138 reception 142 venues chart 210 catering 4 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
218 cakes & desserts 220 dessert gallery 240 rentals & design 250 design gallery 266 floral 268 floral gallery 290 photography 308 photo booths 312 videography 316 music 328 transportation 334 guest accommodations 340 honeymoon & travel 343 vendor information 367 index 369 worksheets & checklists PHOTO: THE WEDDING FLASHERS
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Your LOCAL wedding connection
wedplan.com vendors | design ideas | planning advice timelines + checklists | wedding shows
New WEDPLAN APP coming in 2020!
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This planning guide, along with wedplan.com and our various social media platforms, is full of information and inspiration to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. The worksheets and checklists, later in this guide and online, will help you stay organized and on track for your big day. Happy planning!
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GETTING STARTED SET A DATE! You’re engaged, woohoo! It's time to set the date and get started! The sooner you get going, the more options you will have in ceremony locations, reception venues, and other popular vendors, who often book a year or more in advance. Think about the seasons, weather, holidays, and other area events to assure no surprises later. Consider non-peak months or off-days, if you are looking to save money or just for a fun alternative to the traditional Saturday wedding! VISION & BUDGET Discuss the vision for your wedding, and an estimated budget that could realistically make your vision a reality. • What is most important to you as a couple? • How much will you spend? • Where are you willing to bend? • Who’s paying for what? STAY ORGANIZED Create a binder, digital folder, and inspiration board to keep your ideas and plans organized. • Vendor Contacts • Checklists • Contracts & Receipts • Color Palette • Photos
Budget & Expense sheets can be found in the worksheet section of this publication and online at wedplan.com
WEDDING WEBSITE & EMAIL Create a personalized wedding website, and an email account specifically for wedding correspondence. • A variety of wedding website platforms can be found online. • Watch for the new wedplan app in 2020 for direct local vendor connections. • Things to include on your wedding website: wedding’s location, where to stay and what else to do in town, wedding timeline, photos of you and your partner, preferred wedding attire, and your registry information. WEDPLAN.COM 11
WORK WITH PROFESSIONALS A wedding is probably the largest party you will ever throw. Wedding vendors are there to help you plan and enhance your vision through their expertise, creativity, relationships with other vendors, and their overall knowledge of the wedding industry. Less stress can be priceless, so invest in quality wedding professionals for one of the most important days of your life. COMPARE VENDORS
You can compare vendors in this guide, on wedplan.com, at our wedding shows, their own websites, reviews, and through personal consultations.
• Schedule appointments • Share vision & seek advice • Establish relationships • Get contracts • Consider quality & personality over price WEDDING PLANNERS | EVENT DESIGNERS
The best money ever spent, often claimed by past couples, is the wedding planner! Planners and event designers can help with organizing the details, overall design, or a combination of services. Consider a one-on-one consultation to get you started with initial plans, day-of wedding coordination to see that things run smoothly, or choose to hire someone to help enhance your ideas and fully execute all details and design. A planner will help create a seamless and stunning event. They have the knowledge, expertise, resources, and tools that can save you time, money, and stress in dealing with situations that will arise during the planning process and at the actual event. When you work with a planner, you do not have to give up your creativity. Let them help you to build on those ideas to make your vision a reality.
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Creating magical memories for you to reminisce about for the rest of your life
Offering full service and day of coordination for weddings, receptions and other weddingrelated events. From the month before, to the day of, they go over every detail and make sure itâ€™s true to your personal wedding vision.
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Worksheets & Checklists can be found in this publication and on wedplan.com. Inspirational photos can be found throughout this guide and on wedplan.com, which also has links to our blog & social media platforms for more ideas.
real weddings full love stories on wedplan.com
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Jenna & Joe
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Photographer: Copper Antler Photography | Venue: Vennebu Hill Wedding Barn Gown: Vera’s House of Bridals | Bridesmaid Dresses: Eva’s Bridal Men's Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair: Elite Hair and Wax Shop | Floral: Wild Apples Rings: Kay Jewelers, Kesslers Diamonds | Cake + Dessert: Sidney Bakes
Robyn & Ben
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Photographer: East Elm Photography | Wedding Planner + Rentals: Copper Feather Event Planning Venue: The Lageret | Gown: Vera's House of Bridals | Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey Hair + Makeup: Lovely Elegance Hair & Makeup | Floral: Flora Designs by Jamae, Something Borrowed Blooms Programs, Menus + Escort Cards: Ben Lodahl | Videographer: Charlie Strange Catering: Blue Plate Catering | Dessert: Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream WEDPLAN.COM 19 Marquee Letters: EZPZ Marquee | Signs: Bushel + A Peck, Sister Script
Brita & Fred
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Photographer: Karly Jo Photography | Wedding Planner: Cherry Blossom Events Venue: Wisconsin Historical Society | Gown: BHLDN | Men's Attire: Indochino | Hair + Makeup: Kismet Salon Floral: Daffodil*Parker | Cake: Creative Confections by Alicia Russell Dessert: Greenbush Bakery | Rings: Goodmanâ€™s Jewelers | Caterer: The Black Sheep Music: DJ Loop | Rentals: A La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials WEDPLAN.COM 21
Abbie & Eric
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Photographer: Tim Fitch Photography | Wedding Planner: Cherry Blossom Events Venue: Camp Wandawega | Gown + Bridesmaid Dresses: Spina Bride | Menâ€™s Attire: Suit Supply Hair + Makeup: Wide Eyed Beauty | Floral: Daffodil*Parker | Paper Goods + Signs: Sugar River Stationers Rings: Anna Scheffield | Dessert: Magnolia Bakery, Milk Bar | Rentals: A La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials Caterer: Black Sheep, Underground Food Collective | Music: Katie Boeck, Big Paycheck, Sound by Design WEDPLAN.COM 23
Dan & Evan
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Photographer: Ilana Natasha Photography | Venue: Overture Center for the Arts Men's Attire: Kenneth Cole Tuxedo, Macy’s | Tailor: Monetti’s | Hair: Anaala, BlueJay Barbering Rings: Chalmers Jewelers | Floral: Trader Joe’s | Cake: Craig’s Cake Shop | Music: Shaun Shouldeen Caterer + Dessert: Catering a Fresco | Wedding Favors: Madison Chocolate Company WEDPLAN.COM 25
Avery & Chad
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Photographer: Caynay Photo | Ceremony: Springbrook Events | Caterer: Hy-Vee Reception: Vintage Fields at Farmin' Bettys | Gown: Miss Ruby's Bridal Boutique Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Hair + Makeup: Anaala Salon & Spa | Cake: Bloom Bake Shop Rentals: A La Crate Rentals, Velvet Rentals | Music: Sky High Entertainment WEDPLAN.COM 27
Brittany & Adam
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Photographer + Videographer: Brittany Eitsert Photography | Wedding Planner + Floral: Evoke Chancy Venue: Vernon Vineyards | Gown: Luv Bridal Denver | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Tree Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Makeup: Adina Heller | Music: Midnight Magic Rentals: Resource Vintage Rental | Cake: Kaiser's Cakes | Caterer: Steve Hessil WEDPLAN.COM 29
Victoria & Andrew
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Photographer: Dave Stremikis Photography | Wedding Planner: Lindsey Stayton Venue: South Shore Pavilion | Gown: Miss Ruby’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy’s Men's Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair: Hnubhli Designs | Makeup: MG Vang | Music: Sound By Design Ring: Kesslers Diamonds | Caterer: Brunch MKE | Dessert: C. Adams Bakery, Glamour Sweets by Marcellina Videographer: Films By Design | Rentals + Signs: Vintique Rentals, Forever Birdy WEDPLAN.COM 31
Cassidy & Catherine
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Photographer: Maureen Cassidy Photography | Wedding Planner: Wood Violet Events Venue: The Lageret | Gown: BHLDN | Suit: Bindle & Keep | Hair: Alan Koa Madison Makeup: Arch Madison | Rings: Soha Diamond Co. | Floral + Rentals: Flora Designs by Jamae Videographer: A Way of Life Media | Caterer: Upstairs Downstairs Catering Music: Euphoria Band Chicago | Transportation: Badger Bus
Amber & Justin
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Photographer + Paper Goods: LK Bridal Studio | Venue: The Swan Barn Door Gown + Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera's House of Bridals | Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse Floral: Charm Floral & Gifts | Caterer: Bauman's Natural Meats & Catering | Cake + Dessert: Sandy Kakes Music: Xcite Entertainment | Guest Accommodations + Transportation: Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells WEDPLAN.COM 35
Kallie & Pedram
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Photographer: Maureen Cassidy Photography | Venue: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Top Shelf Weddings & Events | Gown: Vera's House of Bridals Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Floral: Daffodil*Parker | Cake: Carl's Cakes & Market Street Catering Caterer: Catering a Fresco | Rentals: Bucky's Rentals | Hair: Tilia Salon & Spa | Rings: James Allen Makeup: Lovely Elegance Hair and Makeup | Reception Music: Kuhl Entertainment WEDPLAN.COM 37
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PHOTO: THE WEDDING FLASHERS AT WPG 2019 WINTER SHOW
A wedding show is one of the best ways to see all things 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 and inspiration from stunning wedding scape designs curated by the area's most talented event designers, taste decadent food and sweet treats, 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 opportunity 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 need and how much you are willing to spend. • Preprint 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. • Visit each booth, so you don't miss an idea or opportunity. Visiting during fashion showtimes, 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. • Keep track of vendors that you like, either through the show program, or the wedplan app coming in 2020! AFTER THE SHOW: • Review the information collected. • Find additional vendor information in this guide and on wedplan.com. • Follow up with vendors you have expressed interest in.
TRUST THE QUALITY OF A WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE SHOW! A local company, with a reputation for producing the area's best wedding shows! Tickets online at wedplan.com. WEDPLAN.COM 39
Wedding Shows JANUARY 11 & 12, 2020 - ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER APRIL 5, 2020 - MADISON MARRIOTT WEST OCTOBER 6, 2020 - THE MADISON CLUB JANUARY 9 & 10, 2021 - ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER
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It's your special day, so the look and style of your wedding attire are entirely up to you. Whether you stay traditional or show your own unique, individual style, the options are endless for your wedding day fashions. From a cohesive look throughout the wedding party, mix and match or textures and prints; decide what is right for the look and feel you desire. No matter what you choose, we highly encourage shopping with reputable area shops to assure you get quality products and services, the right fit, and on-time for your wedding affair.
GOWN TIPS Sometimes a gown may not look good on the rack but will look stunning on you! So, have your ideas in mind, but also be open to trusting the advice of the bridal shop professionals as to what could look good on you! Here are some tips to consider:
AMPLE WAIST: Consider an empire waistline.
AFTER ENGAGEMENT: Start shopping for wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses.
SHORT WAIST: Consider a princess-style dress. LONG WAIST: Consider a high waistline. GENEROUS HIPS: Try a full, not poufy, skirt. Avoid adding anything to the skirt, like ruffles and bows. PETITE BUST: Dress with jewel, bateau, Sabrina, or square necklines. Accent your chest with gowns that are pleated or ruffled across the bust. Opt for intricate detailing with beads or embroidery along the bustline. Remember to steer clear of dresses that cannot be worn with the type of bra you need, such as a push-up. GENEROUS BUST: Dress in a simple bodice. Stay away from beads, embroidery, lace, and sequins. You have quite a bit of versatility in the type of bustline you wear. Square, strapless, scoop, sweetheart, V-shaped, Queen Anne, and off-the-shoulder all are great, but steer clear of high necklines such as jewel, bateau, portrait, and halter tops. Balance your proportions with an eye-catching skirt. TALL: Dress with horizontal lines to break up your height, such as strapless dresses, sashed waistlines, and various-length skirting layers. Steer clear of long fluid lines, such as sheath style dresses. Halters are very flattering on taller people, especially if you have strong shoulders. FULL ARMS: Try a dress with three-quarter or full-length sleeves. Steer clear of capped sleeves and strapless dresses, which tend to accentuate the arms.
6-12 MONTHS BEFORE: Order dress, undergarments and accessories. 6-9 MONTHS BEFORE: Order bridesmaids dresses. Select and order mothers dresses. 3 MONTHS BEFORE: Begin alterations process for bride and bridesmaids. 8-12 WEEKS BEFORE: First fitting 6-10 WEEKS BEFORE: Fitting check up 2 WEEKS BEFORE: Final fitting 1-3 DAYS BEFORE: Pick up wedding gown, un-bag gown at home after pickup.
Find more wedding styles and fashion in our online inspiration gallery at wedplan.com
FORMALWEAR TIPS Formalwear experts are great at pulling styles together when you share your essential vision. They can help to find a look that matches your taste, as well as coordinate with other wedding day apparel. Here are some things to consider in your search for the right look: • Decide who is wearing a suit, tuxedo, or other special wedding attire; don’t forget the ring bearer, special attendants, parents, or grandparents. • What other apparel do you need to coordinate with? • Decide if you want to rent or buy. There are benefits to both options; ask your formalwear specialist. • Decide on the colors and look: informal, semi-formal, formal, ultra-formal. • Don’t forget accessories, undergarments, and shoes. • Designate someone to return rentals the next business day after the wedding.
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TIMING 8-9 MONTHS BEFORE: Register your wedding. 6 MONTHS BEFORE: Confirm your styles; get measured and place orders. 3 MONTHS BEFORE: Give a gentle reminder to those who haven’t yet been measured. 1 MONTH BEFORE: Check that everyone has been measured. 1 DAY BEFORE: Your final fitting and formalwear pick up THE DAY AFTER: Return the formalwear.
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fashion gallery VENUE Madison Public Library HAIR & MAKEUP Temptd Salon & Spa Natalie Leighton & Brynn Foster FASHION COORDINATION Dana Gee & Lindsey Kaney RENTALS A La Crate Rentals Event Essentials GROOM'S STYLING Nedrebo's Formalwear SUPPORT STAFF Paul Brady, Savana Gee, Jenna Schoenmann, & Tracy Stanek
BRIDAL GOWN & ACCESSORIES (THIS PAGE): VERA'S HOUSE OF BRIDALS
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VERA'S HOUSE OF BRIDALS
BRANDI'S BRIDAL GALLERIA, ETC.
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VERA'S HOUSE OF BRIDALS | FLORAL: MOD BLOOM
BRANDI'S BRIDAL GALLERIA, ETC.
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VERA'S HOUSE OF BRIDALS | FLORAL: DAFFODIL*PARKER
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BRANDI'S BRIDAL GALLERIA, ETC.
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PICK A COLOR OTHER THAN WHITE The biggest breaking-the-trend trend of all, wearing a color other than white. Go for a dress in a super pale shade or one with ombre details if you still desire a lighter feel. Or go for the full impact with show-stopping color.
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WEAR TWO PIECES It's rare to see a two-piece number that isn't a suit walk down the aisle, but it can work. A fuzzy sweater and dramatic skirt can make a bold bridal statement, especially for a winter wedding, without even treading too far from a traditional silhouette. ROCK A PANTSUIT A gown actually isn't a requirement for your wedding day. More brides are choosing to skip the skirt for an outfit that's a bit more modern and comfortable.
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Coordination, Design + Paper Goods: LK Bridal Studio | Photographer: Temerity Photography Venue: Willow + Oak Event Center | Cake: Curtis & Cake Floral: Evoke Chancy | Rentals: Event Essentials, A La Crate Rentals WEDPLAN.COM 69
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Coordination, Design + Rentals: Event Essentials | Photographer: Tim Fitch Photography Floral: Daffodil*Parker | Paper Goods: Paper Piper Designs Cake: Creative Confections by Alicia Russell | Venue: The Paine Art Center & Gardens WEDPLAN.COM 73
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Coordination, Design + Floral: Flora Designs by Jamae | Photographer: Ilana Natasha Photography Cake: Curtis & Cake | Paper Goods: Sugar River Stationers Rentals: Event Essentials, A La Crate Rentals | Venue: The Lageret WEDPLAN.COM 77
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Coordination, Design + Floral: Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral Photographer: Twig & Olive Photography | Paper Goods: LK Bridal Studio Cake + Cupcakes: Craig's Cake Shop | Ice Cream: Cold Stone Creamery on State Rentals: Simply Glamorous Rentals & Event Design
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Coordination, Design + Floral: The Flower Studio | Photographer: The Wedding Flashers Cake: Carl's Cakes & Market Street Catering | Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design Rentals: Event Essentials, A La Crate Rentals | Venue: The Landing at the Lone Girl WEDPLAN.COM 85
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Coordination, Design + Floral: Surroundings Events & Floral | Photographer: Dave Stremikis Photography Paper Goods: Sugar River Stationers | Desserts: Craig's Cake Shop Rentals: A La Crate Rentals | Venue: The Madison Club WEDPLAN.COM 89
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Coordination + Design: High Profile Events | Photographer: Zelora Images Photography Chocolates: Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier | Floral: B-Style Floral | Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design Rentals: Event Essentials, A La Crate Rentals | Venue: The Fields Reserve WEDPLAN.COM 93
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Coordination + Design: Relax Event Planning | Photographer: Wild Elegance Floral: Blooms by Brandi | Cake: Carl's Cakes & Market Street Catering | Paper Goods: Flying Rabbit Press Rentals: Event Essentials, A La Crate Rentals | Venue: Cambridge Winery WEDPLAN.COM 97
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On your wedding day, you want to look and feel beautiful, so consider professional services for hair, makeup, diet, exercise, and overall health! Avoid any last-minute plans or quick weight loss remedies, as you want to look your best, yet be yourself. You also don't want any surprises with the fit of your wedding day attire. Consider wedding party hair, makeup, or spa treatments as gifts, or a day at the spa for a fun wedding shower alternative. Here are some essential health and beauty wedding tips for your wedding fête!
• 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 your 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 hairstyle and makeup that is comfortable for you and matches your personality. • Don't make any drastic changes right before the wedding. • Wear a button or zipper 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 provides traditional barbering to the modern man. Barbers are practiced in classic styles, including pompadours, flattops, fades, and straightrazor shaving. Groomsman parties offer a unique way to come together, relax, and celebrate while also attending to details sometimes overlooked before the wedding day. Gentlemen can build their wedding package from a service menu that includes haircuts, shaves, beard trims, and shoe shines.
Barbers at BCBC are true craftsmen and continue to push the envelope while still honoring the traditional techniques of oldschool barbering. Straight-razor shaves and attention to detail are both unique to the Blue Chip experience. The sights, smells, and sounds are reminiscent of a barbershop your grandpa frequented. Blue Chip Barbers know there’s always more to learn, and in the end, it comes back to good hair and good people.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY:
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY?
BCBC strives to be more than an average barbershop. It was founded on tradition and gives men an opportunity to belong to a community. A blue-chip stock is one that never loses its value. Likewise, Blue Chip Barber Club will continue to be a reputable brand offering traditional barbering for the modern man for years to come.
Weddings are about togetherness. Family, friends, community, and love are central to celebrating a couple’s togetherness. BCBC is a community of friends and family built around a passion for traditional barbering. Patrons should feel welcomed when they enter Blue Chip Barber Club because once they’re here, they’re family.
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Your Destination For Beauty Conveniently located on Madisonâ€™s east side
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• Wedding Styles • Bridal Makeup • Nail Services Let the Wedding experts at Temptd Salon &Spa help fulfill your vision on your special day.
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Going ring shopping? Buying wedding rings is a crazy exciting time and can also be a considerable expense. Whether ready-to-wear or custom designed, there are so many gorgeous options for metals and gemstones to make your wedding rings uniquely yours. Trust a reputable professional to help you find a metal that works well with your lifestyle and occupation, and gemstones that are the cut, color & clarity you desire. Costs will vary depending on the metals and gemstones chosen, so have a budget in mind and a vision, or pin away some photos of your favorite designs you like for inspiration! You can add special touches and personalization with a unique metal, textured finishes, or custom engraving. Following your nuptials, be sure to continue with basic cleanings and have gemstones checked quarterly for loose or broken settings. Here are a few more tips from wedding jewelers for finding your perfect wedding rings.
• Discuss with your fiancé if you want matching bands or any other type of personalization.
2 MONTHS BEFORE: Shop for and purchase wedding rings, or decide on ring designs, if choosing custom-made.
• Decide if you want custom designed or ready-to-wear rings. • Always work with a reputable jeweler you can trust. • Ask the jeweler for metal recommendations that are suiting to your job and lifestyle.
1 MONTH BEFORE: Approve or make changes to the 3D prototype, if custom rings, followed by final tweaks. 0-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Pick up rings.
• Have the jeweler explain the cut, color & clarity, so you get the quality of gemstone you desire. • Ask your jeweler about conflict free certification on your gem purchase. • Get tips on cleaning and care, & warranties for replacing stones or the entire ring, in case of loss. • Don't forget to continue getting your settings checked regularly. • Check with your insurance agency to get the rings added to your renters or homeowners policy.
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Vendor Spotlight SOHA DIAMOND CO. Madison, WI | 800-608-0476 | www.sohadiamondco.com TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS & WHAT YOU OFFER: We are a husband and wife custom jewelry business that specializes in engagement rings and wedding bands made with lab-grown diamonds and gems in 100% recycled precious metals. Soha is a Graduate Gemologist and 10th Generation Jeweler, and I, Aubree, am the Head Designer. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY AND THE STORY BEHIND YOUR NAME: Our last name translates to “Family of Jewelers,” so when we say it’s in our blood, we’re not joking! After Soha graduated at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California, he worked there as a diamond grader as well as at Tiffany & Co. before we moved back to Madison, where we are originally from. After a couple of years going back and forth with the idea, we decided to take the plunge and officially open our own jewelry business, initially only online-based. In June 2018, we opened our Design Studio in the Spark Building downtown, which has been such a blessing and so much fun.
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WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? The couples that come to us are seeking a different experience than the typical jewelry store. A lot of times they feel pressure walking into a store, especially if they’re just there to browse. We offer a more relaxing, laidback, and fun experience right from the start. When booking an appointment with us, you get our full attention, even if it’s just to ask questions. Sometimes, a couple will come back a year after they first met with us, because at the initial appointment they were just looking for ideas. We want them to know that is more than okay! We also offer a full custom-designed experience that will fit their budget, whether they’re looking for something that needs just a slight modification, or something totally from scratch. A custom design doesn’t always mean expensive! ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? With the addition of our maintenance/ repair services for clients and the expansion of our Lifetime Service Plan, which covers all potential issues including normal wear and tear, we are truly a one-stop-shop for local and national clients alike.
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Invitations set the tone for your wedding, giving your guests the very first impression of your wedding day. Stationers have the expertise to help with design concepts, paper selection, printing techniques, wording, and suggestions for other coordinating paper goods. Ordering all paper goods upfront can help save you money, so be sure to consider save-the-dates, programs, menus, place cards, signs, and thank you notes as well!
WHAT TO KNOW
• Date and times
9-12 MONTHS BEFORE:
• Ceremony and reception addresses
Begin save the date design concept and compile guests’ addresses.
• Directions • Hotel accommodations • Meal choices (if applicable)
8-11 MONTHS BEFORE: Mail save the dates.
• Hosts (parents, couple, combination)
5-6 MONTHS BEFORE:
• Do you want template styles or a custom design?
Meet the stationer to determine style and color options, place order, and begin proofing process.
• Special graphics, custom artwork, or personalized wording, if desired
3 MONTHS BEFORE:
• Ideas, mood board, color palette
Address wedding invitations.
• Quantity needed (number of guests does not equal number of invitations, as couples and families count as one)
8 WEEKS BEFORE:
• How much postage will be needed? (This will depend on envelope size, weight, and how bulky your invitation is. Don’t forget to purchase and apply the return postage on rsvp card.) • Who will assemble and address the envelopes? • Are you interested in having your envelopes printed with addresses? • Are calligraphy services desired? • How will you keep track of RSVPs?
Mail invitations so people have enough time to make travel arrangements and plan their schedules accordingly, particularly during a busy summer season. 6-8 WEEKS BEFORE: Decide on programs, menus, escort cards, favors, and any other signage or day-of accessories. 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Finalize orders for programs and day-of wedding accessories. AFTER THE WEDDING:
See the worksheet section in this guide for stationery wording samples and a checklist of stationery items.
Send thank you cards in a timely manner, giving special thanks to those who were special attendants and for those who traveled to celebrate your day.
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Your guests won't want to arrive at your wedding empty-handed, so setting up a wedding registry is incredibly important during the wedding planning process. That's why we're breaking down traditional and non-traditional wedding registry options you can set up!
Give thoughtful gifts to family and friends who put time, money, and effort into making your wedding special. You can present the gifts at a luncheon, the rehearsal dinner, or in private. Here are a few ideas to consider, but the options are endless and can be personalized for each individual or matching gifts for all involved.
PARENTS: Wine club membership, Bed & Breakfast stay, restaurant gift cards, collection of photos from the wedding, or a framed print.
• The more you register for, the less chance of duplicate items. • You want to give guests plenty of time to purchase gifts, but don’t register too early as some items may go out of stock. • Don’t discard gift receipts, in case you need to return items. • It has become very common to include registry information on the shower invites as well as the wedding invite. Do so tastefully, in a subtle line of information that does not over power the important information and design.
WEDDING PARTY: Jewelry, cuff links, spa treatments, flasks or mugs, clutch purses, a round of golf, cigars, microbrew of the month, specialty soaps, travel bag, tickets to game or event, wristwatch, smart gadgets, themed gift basket, or personalized photo book chronicling your friendship. SHOWER HOSTS: Flower arrangement, potted plant, a box of chocolates, jewelry, specialty soaps, a bottle of wine, a box of cookies or cupcakes.
• Today’s wedding websites make for an opportunity to give registry information and links. The choice is yours.
REGISTRY OPTIONS LOCAL: Besides helping your local economy, local stores often carry specialty products not found in national chains.
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NATIONAL: Out-of-town guests appreciate the convenience of shopping at a store nearby or online. Consider registering at more than one store, offering a variety of price points. ALTERNATIVE: If you and your future spouse feel you have everything you need for your home, consider other registry ideas such as wine subscription, meal kit delivery, home building, and honeymoon funds. CHARITY: Ask your guests to donate to your favorite charity in lieu of gifts.
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It's ceremony planning time! A.K.A. the very beginning moment of your newly married life. Whether you choose a house of worship or an outdoor setting, from the backyard to the beach, there are a wide variety of venues in this area and beyond. Make this union uniquely you, whether you choose the traditions and formalities of your religion or culture or add in your style, beliefs, and any desired personal touches that speak to who you are as a couple. Let your personalities shine!
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Capacity? • Rental fee and what’s included? • Who sets up the chairs? • Are changing areas available? • How many weddings do they schedule per day? • Do they have pictures of other weddings set up? • Any restrictions, such as decor, vows & readings, photos & videos? • Any expected remodels or renovations before the wedding?
Consider an Unplugged Wedding, where you can creatively post a request for friends and family to turn off cell phones and cameras, and live in the moment and enjoy your ceremony.
• On-site coordinator present day-of? • Space and electrical outlets for musicians or sound system for recorded music? • Is a sound system and microphones on-site or is an outside company needed? Fees? • Who controls the sound system? • Parking and handicap accessibility? • Restrooms? • Alternate options for outdoor weddings, in case of bad weather? • Insect population if outdoors, and suggestions for control? • Any rentals needed or outside sources?
TIMING 6-18 MONTHS BEFORE: Tour and book your venue. 1 MONTH BEFORE: Have final appointment with site coordinator to solidify final plans. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check in to inform of any last minute details.
THE OPTIONS VOWS: These can be traditional or personally written by the couple, depending on your wishes and any restrictions the officiant may have. READINGS: These can be Bible verses, poems, stories, or something personally written. Check with your officiant on any restrictions; otherwise, personalize as you wish. UNITY: Candle lighting, sand mixing, tree planting, canvas painting, knot tying, puzzle pieces — there are so many cute ideas out there. Make it unique and personal for you as a couple or your new family. IN MEMORY: Many couples think of ways to honor those who have passed, with such ideas as an empty chair with a photo or signage, pictures, candle lighting, a memento added to the bouquet, special flowers, or add anything personal to your story. WEDPLAN.COM 129
THE MARRIAGE LICENSE
Planning the wedding ceremony and reception details are large parts and the most fun, of course. Still, one of the other essential tasks, as well, is to make your union legal with both a marriage license and a marriage certificate. Deciding who will officiate your ceremony is another critical decision. An experienced officiant can help you with the planning, the personalization, and setting the tone for the entire ceremony. If you are thinking of not having an officiant or having a friend or family member do the honors, be sure to check state laws and the county clerk's office for rules or guidelines.
WHEN TO APPLY:
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • How much do they charge and what is included in the fee? • How many weddings do they do in a day? • What does the officiant wear at the ceremony? • Do they have a specific ceremony structure or any restrictions? • How can you incorporate cultural traditions, or how open are they to your ideas? • Do they have any requirements for pre-marital counseling sessions or religious classes? • Is there a backup officiant in case of emergency?
TIMING AFTER THE VENUE IS SCHEDULED: Book officiant. 3-6 MONTHS BEFORE: Discuss the type of ceremony desired. 1-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Apply for the marriage license. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check-in with officiant to verify dates, times, etc. DAY OF: Bring license. 130 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
One or both of the parties must reside at least 30 days in the county of application. The license may be used in any of the 72 Wisconsin counties. Out-of-state residents must apply for a license in the county where the ceremony will take place. Apply at least six calendar days before you need the license issued. Once issued, the license is valid for 30 days.
WHERE TO APPLY: County Clerk's Office
REQUIREMENTS: Over 18 years of age—unless with written consent from guardians Both parties must apply in person at the same time Proof of residency (driver’s license, lease, utility bills, a letter with postmark over 30 days old) Certified copy of birth certificate (hospital certificate is not a legal document and is not accepted) Photo ID and social security number Copy of divorce judgment, marriage annulment, or death certificate from most recent marriage Location and date of marriage Officiant name, title, address & phone number Names, with correct spelling for both parents, including middle names and mother’s maiden name A third person to interpret if one or both of the applicants do not speak English License fees vary from county to county, refer to the county clerk's website for most current information
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Bring the marriage license to the ceremony. Your officiant fills out the license, the witnesses will sign it, and then the officiant sends it to the Register of Deeds in the county where you were married. The marriage license is processed and becomes the marriage certificate.
ceremony sites BACKROAD BARN AND GARDENS Stateline • backroadbarn.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 1927 barn features 4200 square feet of rustic elegant space. Beautiful waterfall patio and gardens add ambiance for ceremony photos.
BADGER FARMS Deerfield • badgerfarms.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: 200 530-acre farm with big sky views, multiple ceremony sites, seamless transitions, Saturday weddings include Friday setup with rehearsal.
BISHOPS BAY COUNTRY CLUB Middleton • bishopsbay.com Indoor Seating: 100 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Say I do lakeside! Let the Capitol and downtown Madison skyline be the backdrop of your wedding. Breathtaking wedding location.
BLACKHAWK COUNTRY CLUB Madison • blackhawkcc.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: 300 Private country club with panoramic views of Lake Mendota and the golf course.
BLANCHARD HALL Blanchardville • blanchardhall.com Indoor Seating: 175 • Outdoor Seating: 200 A historic venue with modern HVAC and elegant touches. Indoor, or on patio, or park areas steps away.
CAMBRIDGE WINERY Cambridge • cambridgewinery.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd Located on a beautiful 11-acre vineyard with gazebo, indoor 7,100 sq. ft. open venue perfect for reception and ceremony space.
CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS Beaver Dam • chapelofthearchangels.com Indoor Seating: 300 Breathtaking 115-year-old Cathedral setting paired with a modern reception facility & bar, all in one building.
CHEROKEE COUNTRY CLUB Madison • cherokeecountryclub.net Indoor Seating: 220 • Outdoor Seating: 220 Private country club with beautiful views, standout food and exceptional service.
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.
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.
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. 132 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
THE ELOISE WEDDING BARN Mount Horeb • theeloiseweddingbarn.com Indoor Seating: 250 • Outdoor Seating: 250 The Eloise is a year-round wedding venue. It’s a modern venue with romantic charm and elegant touches.
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: 200 Beautiful Arts & Crafts building, fully renovated and accessible, with water view. Choice of theater or river-front patio ceremony spaces.
GOLDEN MAST 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.
HISTORIC FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH Madison • historicfirstlutheranmiddleton.org Indoor Seating: 250 The “big white church” is a historic building welcoming couples of all denominations. Old world charm on Madison’s west side.
KESTREL RIDGE GOLF COURSE Columbus • kestrelridgegolf.com Indoor Seating: 250 • Outdoor Seating: 250 Beautiful golf course views with amazing photo opportunities, Kestrel Ridge is the perfect setting for your most memorable day.
THE LAGERET Stoughton • thelageret.com Indoor Seating: 240 Beautifully restored historical warehouse with rustic wood flooring, breathtaking brick walls and majestic ceiling rafters.
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. WEDPLAN.COM 133
THE LANDING AT THE LONE GIRL Waunakee • thelonegirl.com Indoor Seating: 120 • Outdoor Seating: 100 Rustic meets elegance in The Landing, a venue that seats 120 guests. Includes rooftop access and full-service bar.
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: 180 • Outdoor Seating: 150 Downtown historic building with fantastic cuisine, outstanding service and elegant setting. Perfect for rehearsals, ceremonies, or weddings.
MADISON ELKS LODGE Madison • madisonelkslodge.org Indoor Seating: 225 • Outdoor Seating: 225 You’ll love this hidden gem with both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites available, featuring breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Monona.
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 Tie the knot in front of an elegant waterfall in their breathtaking Atrium or have a classic outdoor ceremony!
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.
MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY Madison • madisonpubliclibrary.org Indoor Seating: 150 Madison Public Library’s goal is to enhance their tradition by providing you with spaces for events at the downtown library. 134 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
MILFORD HILLS Johnson Creek • milfordhills.com Indoor Seating: 225 • Outdoor Seating: 225 Private venue featuring two ceremony sites with breathtaking views of gentle rolling hills, feathered switchgrass, woods, and pond.
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 OCTAGON BARN Spring Green • theoctagonbarn.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: 200 The Octagon Barn is an extraordinary venue located in the open countryside. This elegant locale is superb for fabulous wedding photos.
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.
ORCHARD LAWN Mineral Point • mineralpointhistory.org Indoor Seating: 50 • Outdoor Seating: 400 Orchard Lawn offers garden weddings and receptions and intimate historic house weddings for those looking for a unique wedding venue.
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. WEDPLAN.COM 135
PAINE ART CENTER AND GARDENS Oshkosh • thepaine.org Indoor seating: 180 • Outdoor Seating: 240 The Paine Art Center and Gardens offers a variety of elegant indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony locations.
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 us to setup a tour!
QUIVEY’S GROVE Madison • quiveysgrove.com Indoor Seating: 40 • Outdoor Seating: 250 Wedding ceremonies under a canopy of black walnut trees, or a festive wedding tent at a five-acre 1855 historic landmark.
SHAKE RAG ALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Mineral Point • shakeragalley.com Indoor Seating: 150 • Outdoor Seating: 125 Magical and memorable: Celebrate your special day in either indoor or outdoor venues in the historic heart of Mineral Point.
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 Indoor Seating: 320 • 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: 325 • Outdoor Seating: 325 Rustic barn meets elegant estate. Year-round. Hilltop views. Secluded but close to Dells. Seamless transitions. 136 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
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.
VINTAGE FIELDS AT FARMIN' BETTY'S Columbus • farminbettys.com Indoor Seating: 200 • Outdoor Seating: 200 A boutique venue in the beautiful countryside; offering a blend of vintage and modern spaces for a stunning wedding.
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.
WHISPERING PINES EVENT CENTER Poynette • whisperingpinesevents.com Indoor Seating: 300 • Outdoor Seating: Unltd Several outdoor ceremony options are available on five scenic, wooded acres. Ask about their option to rent the entire weekend.
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.
WILLOW + OAK EVENT CENTER Hillsboro • hillsborobrewingcompany.com Indoor Seating: 400 With its industrial feel and rustic charm, their event center is an inviting, unique space that will wow your guests.
WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Madison • wisconsinhistory.org/privateevents Indoor Seating: 150 Make your wedding historic! Unique and elegant spaces that include marble columns. WEDPLAN.COM 137
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.
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PERSONAL VOWS Be inspired and write your vows. Here are our tips for writing the most romantic, humorous, and meaningful vows. KNOW WHY YOU'RE WRITING YOUR VOWS. Decide whether writing personal vows is right for you as a couple. Maybe you aren't religious, nor a fan of simple civil vows, or because you're natural wordsmiths. Decide as a duo to pen your wedding vows, or to simply let the officiant do the talking for you, and repeat after him or her. MAKE IT PERSONAL. Using stories, jokes, language most can understand, and inserting truly personal moments will make your vows different from all others. INSERT A LIST OF PROMISES. A vow is a promise, after all. Consider what makes your connection unique and lifechanging, and what makes the person you promise yourself to your perfect match. WEDPLAN.COM 139
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The party of your lifetime, where do you begin? You'll want to have date options in mind and consider your budget, style, and the size of the reception, to help you narrow down the venue choices. From a rustic barn, an elegant tent, your favorite restaurant, or winery to a sparkling lakefront or a glam ballroom, decide what ambiance you desire on your wedding day! Here are some tips, a timeline, and questions to ask during your first venue tours before deciding on the final space of your choice.
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Know your vision for the reception: venue type, photo inspiration, and ideas. • Know date options, and if any other events are happening locally, that may affect that choice. • Know your estimated guest count.
• Consider special seating for the couple, wedding party & their spouses, parents, and guests. (Sweetheart table, head table, king’s table, unique table patterns throughout) • Do they have a suggested timeline? (Cocktails, dinner, toasts, dance)
• Have an approximate budget in mind. Be sure it is realistic based on your venue choice, menu options, and guest count.
• Is any transportation needed, especially for elderly or disabled, if there is a distance from ceremony area to reception area?
• Can you get a tour of the venue? Bring those who are part of the decision making.
• Are guest rooms on-site or nearby, and is a shuttle service available?
• Any expected remodels or renovations before the wedding?
• Rental fee and what’s included?
• On-site coordinator present day-of?
• Is there a charge for any extra services such as cake cutting, or alcohol service?
• Space and electrical outlets for musicians, lighting, or extra reception entertainment?
• Any restrictions, like outside catering, use of candles or other decorations, or what can and cannot be brought on-premises?
• Is there an in-house sound system or other AV services, microphone for speeches?
• Do they offer any discounts for off-season or off-days?
• Is catering and bar service on-site or are outside vendors needed? • What is wait staff attire? • Are changing areas available or private place to freshen up? • How many weddings do they schedule per day? • Is heating, air conditioning or fans available for barn weddings or tented events? • Do they have pictures of other receptions set up? • What is your vision for table shapes, sizes, and set-ups? • Do they provide the floor plan to plan seating arrangements? • What time can you set up, and when do you need to tear down?
• Parking and handicap accessibility? • Alternate options for outdoor weddings, in case of bad weather? • Insect population, if outdoors, and suggestions for control? • Any rentals needed or outside sources, such as tables, chairs, linens, table settings, dance floor, lighting?
TIMING 12-18 MONTHS BEFORE: Tour & book your venue. 1 MONTH BEFORE: Have final appointment with the site coordinator to solidify final plans. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Contact the site coordinator to verify final details. WEDPLAN.COM 141
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Trust your reception fare to the venue or a professional caterer, as they will have the expertise to know how much food to prepare and will have the proper equipment. You don’t want any added stress for the couple, friends or family members who may try to volunteer for this vast undertaking.
COCKTAILS - 1 HOUR: Depending on the logistics of your wedding, cocktail hour begins immediately following the ceremony if your event is at the same venue, or add the travel time needed to reach the reception.
PLATED: The most formal reception choice, guests are seated, typically at a designated table, and served a plated meal. Entrée options are provided on the response card. Menu cards are often part of the table décor.
GRAND ENTRANCE - 10 MINUTES: The newlyweds are formally introduced to wedding guests. Some couples opt to precede their entrance with an introduction of wedding party members.
BUFFET: Guests can choose their seats and make their way through a buffet line when their table is called. Compare options to decide what is best for your budget and the ambiance of your event.
FIRST DANCE - 5 MINUTES: Keep the energy high by transitioning straight into your first dance with your bride or groom. You can choose to dance for a full song or ask your band or DJ to fade out about two minutes in.
FAMILY-STYLE: Table arrangements can be designated in advance, or guests can choose seats upon their arrival. Food is placed on the table in large serving dishes for the guests to serve themselves.
WELCOME TOASTS - 5 MINUTES: A family member, often the parents of the couple, typically offer a wedding reception welcome toast, thanking guests and inviting everyone to enjoy the meal.
COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES: This can be elegant and trendy. It's best to add this to the evening festivities before the main meal. Choosing this offers an opportunity to mingle with your guests, or it can keep guests busy while the couple is off taking photos. If you choose to only offer hors d'oeuvres without a full meal, be sure to make it clear on your inviation so guests know what to expect. 142 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
INVITATION TO DINNER - 15 MINUTES: Guests are invited to take their seats for dinner.
DINNER - 45 MINUTES: Typically dinner will last about 45 minutes, depending on the meal-service style you choose. WEDDING PARTY TOASTS - 10 MINUTES: In between courses, wedding-party members are usually invited to say a few words. CAKE CUTTING - 10 MINUTES: This tasty event can be after the first dance if the cake needs to be plated for your guests, or shortly after dinner if it is a self-serve station. PHOTO: ILANA NATASHA PHOTOGRAPHY
FESTIVITIES BEYOND THE 'I DO' The celebration begins long before the wedding itself, with a variety of gatherings with family and friends. You can stick with tradition or add your own twists with these preand post-wedding day parties. For the wedding itself, if a day is not enough to spend with those you love, consider creating an agenda of wedding-weekend festivities. ENGAGEMENT PARTY: Whether hosted by parents or the couple, it’s a great way to meet or get reacquainted with new family members before the big day. If you have a wedding party, it is an opportunity for them to get to know each other, and of course to celebrate your engagement! SHOWERS: Family and friends usually host showers, so it is good to discuss with them if you want to go solo or if you both want to be the guests of honor. Wedding showers for the couple are more common than ever before. From themed parties to fun outings, ideas are endless. You can create a gift and alternative wedding registries. LUNCHEONS: This casual gathering can be enjoyed with close friends and family, but is often enjoyed with members of the wedding party, following the fitting of dresses or formalwear. It is also an opportunity to give any gifts to those with a special role in the wedding. BACHELOR/ETTE FESTIVITIES: A fun and casual outing with close friends and family, a bachelor or bachelorette party can be as simple as celebrating at home or local establishment to an exciting weekend destination. You can combine festivities with your soon-to-be spouse or have separate celebrations. WEDDING BREAKFAST: This can be hosted by the couple, friend, or a family member at home or at the hotel where guests are staying. It’s another opportunity to spend time with those dear to you, or for guests who have traveled a distance to celebrate with you. It’s also a great time to go over the day’s agenda.
REHEARSAL DINNER: This meal is held after the ceremony rehearsal and can be as simple as a backyard barbeque or as elaborate as the host wishes. Traditionally this has been hosted by the groom’s parents, but can, of course, be paid for by the couple themselves or someone else close to them. This party usually includes the couple, immediate family, attendants, ceremony officiant (& spouse), special out-of-town guests, or other family or friends that the host chooses to invite. A HIP AFTER PARTY: A casual affair in the hotel bar, a specially created lounge, or at a nearby establishment ensures a little celebration and relaxation with those nearest and dearest, following the reception dinner and dance. BRUNCH: Before your out-of-town guests return home, a post-wedding day brunch is a perfect opportunity for one last gathering, to share your appreciation and say your good-byes. GIFT OPENING: Gifts are usually opened the day after the wedding. Close family and friends enjoy gathering around, visiting once again, and seeing what the couple received. Some couples choose to do their gift opening in private and sometimes even wait until they return from their honeymoon. The choice is yours.
GRATUITIES Your wedding vendors always appreciate tips. Some include gratuity in their bill as a service fee, while others do not.
Backroad Barn & Gardens Stateline • (815) 297-2638 backroadbarn.com
Badger Farms Deerfield • (608) 438-2387 badgerfarms.com
Betty Lou Cruises Madison • (608) 246-3138 bettyloucruises.com
Bishops Bay Country Club Middleton • (608) 232-4201 bishopsbay.com
Blackhawk Country Club Madison • (608) 231-2454 blackhawkcc.com
Blanchard Hall Blanchardville • (608) 523-4247 blanchardhall.com
Cambridge Winery Cambridge • (608) 440-1767 cambridgewinery.com
The Crystal Room WI Dells • (608) 253-2202 dellscrystalroom.com
Deer Valley Lodge Barneveld • (888) 924-1601 deervalleylodgewi.com
Devil’s Head Resort Merrimac • (608) 493-2204 devilsheadresort.com
Dorf Haus Roxbury • (608) 643-3980 foodspot.com/dorfhaus
The Edgewater Madison • (608) 535-8200 theedgewater.com
The Eloise Wedding Barn Mount Horeb • (608) 338 3610 theeloiseweddingbarn.com
The Fields Reserve Stoughton • (608) 636-6400 fieldsreserve.com
Chapel of the Archangels Beaver Dam • (920) 356-1900 chapelofthearchangels.com
The Fort Atkinson Club Fort Atkinson • (920) 568-1720 fortatkinsonclub.org
Cherokee Country Club Madison • (608) 249-1000 cherokeecountryclub.net
Golden Mast Okauchee • (262) 567-7047 goldenmastinn.com
Chula Vista Resort WI Dells • (877) 767-7041 chulavistaresort.com
Goodman Community Center Madison • (608) 241-1574 goodmancenter.org
Clarion Hotel & Suites and Wintergreen Conference Center WI Dells • (608) 254-1510 wintergreen-resort.com
Harvest Restaurant Madison • (608) 255-6075 harvest-restaurant.com
Coachman’s Golf Resort Edgerton • (608) 884-8484 coachmans.com
Hi Point Steak House Ridgeway • (608) 924-2819 hipointsteakhouse.com
Courtyard by Marriott Madison West/Middleton (608) 203-0100 www.ncghotels.com/ courtyardevents
High Noon Saloon Madison • (608) 729-7125 high-noon.com
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private catering OK
Creekside Place Evansville • (608) 882-0407 creeksideplace.org
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AC Hotel Madison • (608) 286-1337 ncghotels.com/weddings
private catering OK
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Madison Marriott West Middleton • (608) 824-2711 marriott.com/msnwe
Madison Masonic Center Madison • (608) 256-5734 madisonmasoniccenter.org
Madison Public Library Madison • (608) 243-0478 madisonpubliclibrary.org
The Majestic Madison • (608) 729-7125 majesticmadison.com
Mariner’s Inn Madison • (608) 246-3120 marinersmadison.com
Milford Hills Johnson Creek (920) 699-2249 milfordhills.com
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center Madison • (608) 261-4016 mononaterrace.com
The Oaks Golf Course Cottage Grove • (608) 837-4774 golftheoaks.com
The Octagon Barn Spring Green • (608) 459-8051 theoctagonbarn.com
The Old Feed Mill Mazomanie • (608) 795-4909 oldfeedmill.com
Old World Wisconsin Eagle • (262) 594-6301 oldworldwisconsin.org/ eventrentals
Orchard Lawn Mineral Point mineralpointhistory.org
The Orpheum Theater Madison • (608) 729-7125 madisonorpheum.com
Overture Center for the Arts Madison • (608) 258-4177 overture.org
Ho-Chunk Gaming - Wisconsin Dells Hotel & Convention Center Baraboo • (800) 746-2486 ho-chunkgaming.com
Holiday Inn & Suites Madison West (608) 203-4707 wiscohotels.com
Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center Madison • (608) 249-4220 holidayinn.com/madisonwi
Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center WI Dells • (608) 254-3314 kalahariresortweddings.com
Kestrel Ridge Golf Course Columbus • (920) 623-4653 kestrelridgegolf.com
The Lageret Stoughton • (608) 921-6400 thelageret.com
Lake Windsor Country Club Windsor • (608) 846-4711 lakewindsor.com
The Landing at The Lone Girl Waunakee • (608) 850-7175 thelonegirl.com
The Loft At 132 Sun Prairie • (608) 235-9506 theloftat132.com
Madison Children's Museum Madison • (608) 354-0540 madisonchildrensmuseum.org/ weddings
The Madison Club Madison • (608) 255-4861 madisonclub.org
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club Madison • (608) 257-6000 concoursehotel.com
Madison Elks Lodge Madison • (608) 255-1644 madisonelkslodge.org
Hilton Garden Inn & Johnny's Italian Steak House Sun Prairie • (608) 856-4049 johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com
private catering OK
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private catering OK
Madison Mallards Madison • (608) 246-4277 mallardsbaseball.com
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Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton (608) 831-2220 ncghotels.com/hgiweddings
Park Hotel Madison • (608) 285-8000 parkhotelmadison.com
Quivey’s Grove Madison • (608) 273-4900 quiveysgrove.com
Sheraton Madison Hotel Madison • (608) 251-5660 sheratonmadison.com
SpringHill Suites - Madison Madison • (608) 233-4580 marriott.com/msnhw
Stoughton Country Club Stoughton • (608) 873-7861 stoughtoncountryclub.com
The Sylvee Madison • (608) 729-7125 thesylvee.com
Trappers Turn Golf Club WI Dells • (608) 254-3314 trappersturn.com
Tyrol Basin Events Mt. Horeb • (608) 437-4135 tyrolbasin.com
The University Club Madison • (608) 262-5023 uclub.wisc.edu
Vennebu Hill Wedding Barn & Event Venue WI Dells • (608) 408-9491 vennebuhill.com
Villa Louis Historic Site Prairie du Chien • (608) 326-2721 villalouis.org/weddingsprivate-events
Vintage Brewing Co. Madison West (608) 204-2739 vintagebrewingcompany.com
Vintage Fields at Farmin' Betty's Columbus • (414) 899-5311 farminbettys.com
Wade House Historic Site Greenbush • (920) 526-3271 wadehouse.org/eventrentals
Waunakee Village Center Waunakee • (608) 850-5992 waunakee.com/villagecenter
Whispering Pines Event Center Poynette • (608) 515-5500 whisperingpinesevents.com
White Oak Savanna Events Farm & Sanctuary Dodgeville • (608) 636-5776 whiteoaksavanna.com
Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort/ Glacier Canyon Lodge WI Dells • (608) 254-1510 wildernessresort.com
Willow + Oak Event Center Hillsboro • (608) 489-6114 hillsborobrewingcompany.com
Wisconsin Historical Society Madison • (608) 264-6450 wisconsinhistory.org/ privateevents
Vintage Brewing Co. Sugarland Sauk City • (608) 370-8200 Arena • (608) 795-4909 320 1 • • • Winter-WeddingPlanner-2019_Wedding-Planner-2018 10/22 vintagebrewingcompany. sugarland-weddings.com com/saukprairie/weddings
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Shake Rag Alley Center For The Arts Mineral Point • (608) 987-3292 shakeragalley.com
private catering OK
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Paine Art Center and Gardens Oshkosh • (920) 235-6903 x 45 thepaine.org
The Swan Barn Door WI Dells • (608) 254-5900 theswanbarndoor.com
Venue Profile THE EDGEWATER 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison | 608-535-8200 | www.theedgewater.com Number of event spaces: 8 | Capacity: 350 Seated, 780 Reception Catering: On-site | Parking: On-site Ramp, Street Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Serviceware, Barware, Stage, and Votive Candles Special Features: Newly renovated, ceremony site, piano, lake view, historic site, hotel suite included, award-winning caterer, dance floor, and more The Edgewater is Madisonâ€™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 indoorâ€”not to mention from most of our guest rooms. 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 best-in-class culinary team features Modern Midwestern cuisine, and a full-service spa and salon allow you and your wedding party to relax and prepare.
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THE CRYSTAL ROOM 150 Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells l 608-253-2202 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 and an Antique Brunswick Bar. The double-sided Fieldstone Fireplace offers 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 one 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, and their professional staff will wow your guests and keep them talking for months. If you need more proof, head to Wedding Wire or The Knot to read our reviews and see why we have been voted “Best Wedding Venue” and “Couples Choice.”
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.
Where everything is on course!
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Coachmanâ€™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.
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 with pergola and fire pit. Coachman’s Golf Resort has been family-owned and operated for 57 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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Venue Profile THE WILDERNESS RESORT 511 E. Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells | 608-253-9729 | www.wildernessresort.com Number of event spaces: 3 | Minimum Capacity: Ask for Details | Maximum Capacity: 700 Catering: On-site | Parking: Ample Complimentary Available On-site Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, and Barware Special Features: The Glacier Canyon Conference Center Ballroom rental includes a dressing suite, a gift opening room for the day after the wedding, and a hotel room for the newlyweds on the wedding night. With over 20 years of experience, and spanning over 600 acres in Wisconsin Dells, the Wilderness Resort is the wedding destination of the Midwest. You and your guests will have everything you need to enjoy a wedding day or weekend getaway. The resort is home to Wild Rock Golf Club, Sundara Spa, Glacier Canyon Conference Center, and three different hotels (Wilderness Hotel, Glacier Canyon Lodge, and Wilderness on the Lake). There are restaurants for rehearsal dinners, spa services to calm your nerves, a championship golf course to entertain your guests, lodging, and family-focused amenities and attractions including eight spectacular waterparks. Bringing loved ones together is what Wilderness Resort does best, making it an ideal location to celebrate the joining of two families.
Venue Profile MILFORD HILLS W5670 French Road, Johnson Creek | 920-699-2249 | www.milfordhills.com Total square footage: 4,000 | Number of event spaces: 2 Capacity: 25-225 | Catering: On-site | Parking: On-site Paved Parking Includes: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Event Coordinator, Serviceware, Barware Special Features: Dressing rooms, cake cutting service, newly updated audio/visual for slideshows, two ceremony sites, acre pond with wooden bridge and waterfall, on-site lodging, all-inclusive wedding packages, and countryside views. Your happily ever after begins at Milford Hills. Located between Madison and Milwaukee, Milford Hills is a short drive through the countryside, just 10 minutes off the interstate. This beautiful venue is situated on 500 acres, with stunning, picturesque views of gentle rolling hills covered in feathered switchgrass, grain sorghum, and corn. Upon entering the Clubhouse, you are greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere of elegant rustic dĂŠcor. Exposed pine timbers and beams, half log siding, authentic elkhorn, vintage chandeliers, and fieldstone fireplaces that embrace the ambiance of the Wisconsin Northwoods. With floor to ceiling windows, breathtaking views await you on the north side of the Clubhouse. Step outside onto the wrap-around deck and follow the stamped concrete path to the wooden arbor, their primary ceremony site, to immerse yourself in the entire scenery of the property.
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Angelic Angles Photography
700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge, WI 53523 608-440-1767 | email@example.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, a true Wisconsin winery wedding experience.
Vineyard ceremony location with gazebo Indoor reception location (also used as back up for ceremony) Onsite Day of Coordinator . All tables and chairs for reception In-house executive catering options . Full-Bar options All amenities included! Reception location that is modern, flexible & spacious On-site complimentary parking
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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 Maximum capacity is 300
132 Market Street, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590 hello @ theloftat132.com 608.235.9506
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5 E Wilson Street Downtown Madison 608.255.4861 www.madisonclub.org
Say I “ Do” to the perfect partner... The Madison Club offers a historic and updated location completely unique for your special day. Our professional event planners will guide and help you plan all the details – from setup and décor, to food options and wine pairings. Whether you’re planning a grand affair or an intimate celebration, the Madison Club is the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams! Photo Credit: Abigail Kathleen Photography
Easy on You, Easy on Your Guests Your perfect, elegant wedding weekend doesnâ€™t have to be complicated. Contact one of our experts to guide you through planning your space, personalizing your menu, coordinating the day of, and so much more. Downtown Madison is the perfect setting for photo opps and guest downtime activities. And best of all, everyone has a safe, short elevator ride to their room. Spend less time planning, zero time worrying, and more time enjoying one another.
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firstname.lastname@example.org 608 257 6000 1 W Dayton St Madison, WI 53703 concoursehotel.com
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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3500 Bishops Bay Dr., Middleton | (608) 232-4201 | Janet Frazier - email@example.com
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Since 2006, Badger Farms has been hosting events on their scenic 530-acre active farm. Relax and enjoy your â€˜Simply Perfectâ€™ 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
Mention this ad and receive a complimentary champagne toast for your reception Value of $3 per guest!
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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.
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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, 2020 for events actualizing on or before December 31, 2021. 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.
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golftheoaks.com l Contact Melissa at 608-837-4774 ext 15
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Historic settings and flourishing gardens amidst an English-style country estate
Oshkosh, Wisconsin www.thepaine.org
Photographs by Essence Wedding Dresses, Weston Imaging Group, Hillary Quella Photography and Scott Shigley
Blackhawk Country Club Weddings with a View...
Located in Madison
Custom Cocktails l Ceremonies & Receptions l Seating for up to 300 Professional Coordinators l In-House Pastry Chef 3606 Blackhawk Drive
(608) 231 - 2454
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An elegant rehearsal dinner within the charm of one of our private dining rooms in the Stone House makes your special occasion truly unique. A bridal shower in the loft of the rustic Stable Grill is perfect any time of year. A wedding ceremony under a canopy of black walnut trees. A Wedding Reception with dinner & dancing under the festive wedding tent in our paddock, carriage rides into the sunset.
6261 Nesbitt Road, Madison â€˘ (608)273-4900 â€˘ quiveysgrove.com
Walk 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 â€˘ sugarland-weddings.com â€˘ Linley Rd., Arena, WI
Minutes from downtown Madison, Wisconsin, Lake Windsor Country Club is the ideal setting for your wedding, corporate or social events. With stunning views of the championship golf course and secluded setting, your guests will delight in a private club experience, regardless of the season or the reason for your gathering. With elegant yet understated decor throughout, you'll find that little else is needed to set the stage for an unforgettable event.
Maximum Seating 400 Multiple award winning 4628 Golf Drive Windsor, WI 53598 608.846.4711 lakewindsor.com
4352 State Hwy 23, Dodgeville (608) 636-5776 | whiteoaksavanna.com
V i s i t u s a t w w w. v e n n e b u h i l l . c o m | Fo l l o w u s o n Minutes from downtown Wisconsin Dells
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608.254.5900 | TheSwanBarnDoor.com | 4161 River Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI
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willow + oak Hosting Ceremonies and Receptions for up to 400 guests Rental Period from noon Friday until noon Sunday Bridal Suite for on-site hair and makeup | Groomâ€™s Den Full Bar and Licensed Bartenders | On-site Brewery Rehearsal Dinner Space | PA System | On-site catering
Industrial feel with rustic charm | Wi Driftless Area 206 E. Madison St., Hillsboro, WI | 608-489-6114 | hillsborobrewingcompany.com
Madison’s Central Library is located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin — a prime location within walking distance to bars, restaurants, and hotels. · Unique, airy event space · Elegant and modern with plenty of natural light · Floor-to-ceiling windows with city backdrops · Professional event planning staff · Several package options
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201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison | (608) 243-0478 www.madisonpubliclibrary.org | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The wedding venue of choice for 60 joyous years. Ceremonies, Receptions and Rehearsal Dinners Indoor Event Space and Outdoor Gardens for Ceremonies & Receptions
. Award Winning Venue . Beautiful Grounds . Old World Style . Reputation for Delicious Food . Enchanting Setting . Top-notch Staff & Service . Reasonable pricing
608-643-3980 foodspot.com/dorfhaus Just a 15 minute drive from Madison in the quaint German village of Roxbury.
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Madison Masonic Center 950 seat auditorium | 450 seat ballroom
301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison | 608-256-5734
exclusive catering by Kavanaughâ€™s Catering
Beautiful Weddings, Beautiful Receptions
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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
Our banquet facility seats up to 400 and boasts an extensive banquet menu and full-service bar. The outdoor patio and wedding gazebo overlook our beautiful golf course. Our 62 room hotel offers nicely appointed suites and an indoor waterpark.
401 W. Industrial Dr., Barneveld, WI | 888-924-1601 | DeerValleyLodgeWI.com Great location just 30 minutes west of Madison on Hwy 18/151
WEDDING AND EVENT CENTER 102 Maple Street, Evansville, WI 608.882.0407 | creeksideplace.org firstname.lastname@example.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
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 | email@example.com | www.fieldsreserve.com |
Conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Madison in historic Columbus, our meticulously maintained golf course provides the perfect backdrop for your most memorable day. Our elegant dining room is adorned with champagne Chiavari chairs and seating for up to 250 guests. Our experienced culinary team and wedding coordinators will handle the details, and make it easy for you to enjoy your day with family and friends. Contact us to set up your tour today!
900 Avalon Rd, Columbus, WI â€˘ 920-623-4653
The reputable Madison Marriott West is a full-service, ten story atrium hotel, featuring a cascading waterfall that offers our guests a relaxed atmosphere combined with the highest level of customer service. Whether a grand, lavish wedding or an intimate affair, the Madison Marriott West has flexible spaces, world-class amenities, and expert planners to bring any wedding to life seamlessly.
MARRIOTT MADISON WEST @MADISONMARRIOTT
1313 John Q Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI | Mariott.com/msnwe |
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515 East Main Street, Stoughton
Tyrol Basin Events
MOUNT HOREB, WI
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Mount Horeb | (608) 338-3610 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern feel with elegant touches and romantic charm nestled on a rolling lush prairie of wildflowers and grassland • Year-Round • Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Options • Two Wedding Suites • Caterer Preparation Space • Bar • Reception Space for 250 People • Ideal Landscape for Outdoor Ceremonies and Pictures
OPENING SUMMER 2020
the perfect mix of vintage and modern style N3677 Roche Road, Columbus
Rustic meets elegance at the Landing, the Lone Girl’s beautiful new event space, seating 120 people with rooftop access and private bar. 114 E. Main Street, Waunakee, WI | (608) 850-7175 www.thelonegirl.com | email@example.com
• Receptions • Ceremonies • Rehearsal Events Scenically located in Blanchardville on the banks of the Pecatonica River, this beautifully restored downtown building provides the ideal setting for any occasion.
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Because in your dreams, every detail matters
• Beautiful ballroom with seating for up to 300 guests • Five scenic, wooded acres with large outdoor patio • Private catering & beverage service allowed • Bridal suite with private restroom
• Option to book entire weekend for nominal fee
101 Bethel Drive, Poynette | (608) 515-5500 | whisperingpinesevents.com | email@example.com
Hi Point Steak House where high expectations are quietly met.
6900 County Rd. HHH, Ridgeway, WI 53582 608-924-2819 hipointsteakhouse.com
Our talented, courteous and professional staff are able to cater to your every event, from a casual picnic style pig roast to the most elegant reception.
MADISON ELKS LODGE #410 711 Jenifer Street, Madison, WI | 608-255-1644 madisonelkslodge.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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Treat your loved ones to our beautiful, natural light-filled rooms and spaces in two modern/industrial buildings â€” Ironworks and Brassworks. Both buildings showcase their industrial histories with unique interiors. On-site catering and beverage service available.
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Madisonâ€™s Must-Visit Restaurant -New York Times Magazine
Top Farm-to-Table Restaurants Gourmet Magazine
One of Wisconsinâ€™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
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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 WEDPLAN.COM 207
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
The Angel’s Den Reception Hall
(part of the Chapel of the Archangels complex)
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• 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 • email@example.com www.chapelofthearchangels.com
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Leaning Tree Photography
Beautiful building in park setting
Receptions, Rehearsal Food catered Dinners, Showers & More! or bring your own
333 South Madison Street, Waunakee | 608-850-5992 www.waunakee.com/villagecenter
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• Original 1927 barn features 4200 sq. ft. of rustic elegant space • Bridal changing area & casual indoor bar • Outdoor 600 sq. ft. deck with seating • 800 sq. ft. patio with milk can waterfall • Tables, chairs, rustic props & firepit • Romantic, dimmable chandeliers • Indoor or outdoor ceremony sites
12341 N. Springbrook Rd., Davis, IL 61019 www.backroadbarn.com e-mail: email@example.com 815-297-2638 (Jane) | 815-297-2637 (David)
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Take a tour! On the Capitol Square | (608) 354-0540 MadisonChildrensMuseum.org/Weddings
Let us help make your dream a reality
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
A distinguished and unique venue to remember Intimate historic house weddings Elegant garden weddings and receptions
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(608) 987-3292 www.ShakeRagAlley.com 18 Shake Rag Street, Mineral Point
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5000 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704 www.cherokeecountryclub.net 608.249.1000
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Food and drinks will be the highlight of the celebration and will be the most significant investment for your wedding. There are plenty of tasty options, from traditional familystyle meals, plated sit-down dinners and buffets, to unique food trucks and interactive themed stations. Couples are looking to provide that ultimate guest experience through a variety of culinary options and cocktails. Frosé, or wine tasting bar, anyone? Cultural delicacies, family recipes, signature cocktails, chef-attended food stations, pig roasts, and late-night snacks are just a few options when planning to hire your wedding caterer!
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK
• You will want to know your date, venue, number of guests, budget, menu ideas special recipe requests, or options for kids, vegans, or gluten-free.
1 YEAR OR MORE BEFORE: Initial consultation
• Will everything be in one meal or do you need any food for the couple and wedding party before the wedding, hors d'oeuvres for cocktail hour, or any late-night snacks? • Is the caterer in-house, or do you hire your own? • Is there a tasting, and if so, how many people can attend? • Who provides drinks, bar, and bartenders? • Will you have an open bar, limited bar, or any signature cocktails? • Any restrictions on what is brought on site?
SHORTLY AFTER CONSULTATION: Sampling appointment 4 MONTHS OR MORE BEFORE: Book caterer. 3 MONTHS BEFORE: Determine event prices with your caterer. 2 MONTHS BEFORE: Verify cost, taking into account updates in availability and seasonal fluctuations. 1-2 WEEKS BEFORE: Turn in absolute final guest count. 2-7 DAYS BEFORE: Make the final payment.
• What are the pricing options, service charges, gratuities, and payment terms? • What is included, and are there any extra charges for delivery, tables, chairs, tableware, cake cutting, or alcohol service? • Will there be a water or coffee station available? • What staff will be present, and what is their attire? • Who will be the point person at the event itself? • Which wedding vendors will be present during the meal and will need to be included in the guest count? • Who takes care of set-up, busing tables, and clean-up? Is this included in the service charge or an additional cost? WEDPLAN.COM 213
Vendor Spotlight FOOD FIGHT RESTAURANT GROUP 5111 Monona Drive, Monona | www.foodfightinc.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: Whether you’re hosting a sit-down dinner, deli-style buffet, cocktail hour, or themed party, we guide you to the right chef to help tailor a menu to perfectly suit the event. Choose from a curated selection of crowdpleasing options from our participating restaurants: Tex-Mex, modern Italian, classic American, plus vegan, and vegetarian dishes, as well as kid-friendly favorites. If you want something more customized, we will even connect you with a Food Fight chef and mixologist of your choice to create an entirely unique menu of cocktails and cuisine. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY: Founded in 1994 by Monty Schiro, of Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, and local real estate investor, Peder Moren, Food Fight Restaurant Group combined creative vision and business sense with a mission to be the best hosts in the hospitality industry. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY: As the largest and most diverse restaurant group in Madison, Food Fight gets you access to 20 different restaurants in the
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Madison area—offering both off-site catering and private rooms—with a wide range of food styles, price ranges, and settings from downtown to suburban. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY: People! We enjoy getting to work with many wonderful, passionate people. Whether we’re helping a client plan their own event or brainstorming with our team, we’re always grateful for each experience we get to share with someone. We love getting to be a part of making someone’s big day stress-free and special. ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE: Start planning early and do everything in advance, that can be done in advance. Start working on your catering plan as soon as the date and venue have been set. Don’t forget to plan for what happens when the party ends. Breakdown, making payments, and unloading is usually the last thing that you want to do at the end of a long event. Plot out the strategy. Confirm with the caterer about what you can expect from their team. Say yes to offers of help!
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Exceptional Catering and Event Planning Professionals
With personalized one-onone wedding consultations and customized menus for unique individual tastes, we pride ourselves on our superb customer service.
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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 Luc y Cole 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719 1184cateringmgr @ hy-vee.com • (608) 273-5120
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MADISON 608.238.6040 email@example.com
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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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Direct from our farm straight to your family.
UNIQUE FOOD IDEAS PICNIC OR RELAXED COOKOUT: Perfect for a casual wedding, consider picnic fare, cookout, or a pig roast. If served outdoors, don’t forget to consider ways to keep critters from enjoying your food as well. FOOD STATIONS: Food stations are minibuffets, with each offering something special, such as a meat carving station, pasta or potato bar, dessert station, or an ethnic or themed station. These are fun alternatives that can cater to your tastes, and offer a variety of options for your guests! FOOD CARTS & TRUCKS: Food carts and trucks are relatively new to the wedding scene and can add some fun to your event. You may consider sliders, cheese curds, or popcorn, to name a few. Just be sure to know what your venue will allow on-site, and that there is space available. You can provide a variety of options to make it a meal or have late-night snacks available during the dance.
A NOD TO YOUR HERITAGE: Honoring your city, region, or family heritage in your menu creation can be a fun and interesting experience for your guests. Whether you are celebrating Chinese traditions or southern customs, it’s easy to marry cultures on your menu. This can be as involved as crafting the entire menu or selecting a few key elements such as appetizers or a cultural dessert. SIGNATURE COCKTAILS: Consider adding something extra unique and fun to your affair with your own signature cocktails. Signature wedding cocktails can take some heat off of the bar and waitstaff because they can be premade in batches, which will also cut down on long bar lines. Plus, they are delicious!
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CURTIS & CAKE
Wedding cakes can be an artistic masterpiece with different shapes, sizes, accents, and of course, decadent cake flavors and icing options! Today's couples are also creating dessert stations by adding in other sweets & treats, while still allowing for the wedding cake to be a gorgeous focal point. When choosing the looks and tastes of your wedding desserts, have some fun by playing off a particular hobby or passion; or you can be creative by considering the season, the theme or mood, your color palette, and of course, your taste buds!
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK
• Make sure your baker is licensed.
6-9 MONTHS BEFORE: Book your baker - book on the earlier side if your wedding is during a peak time.
• Does the baker offer a tasting, and how many guests can attend? • Do they have pictures of their creations? • How many weddings do they book on a weekend?
6 MONTHS BEFORE: Visit your baker for a design consultation.
• How far in advance do they make the cake, and how does that affect the taste?
2 WEEKS BEFORE: Give the final guest count to your baker and verify all details.
• Do they offer vegan or gluten-free options?
• How large is a serving size? • How big of a cake or how many dessert pieces will you need? • Who provides the cake knives? • Decide who will be cutting the cake and if you want to do the traditional cutting of the first piece. • Will flowers or other decorative pieces be added to the cake or dessert display, and by whom? • Do you need cake stands, decorative dessert trays, display table or buffet? • Is there an additional fee for delivery and set up?
SIZE Cake and desserts are priced per serving, so know how many you need to serve. SHAPE Come with ideas in mind or let your cake designer be creative with an edible masterpiece. FLAVORS & FILLINGS Visit bakers for tastings to help you decide on something you love or that may be popular with your guests. FROSTING Buttercream, whipped cream, rolled fondant...explore your options.
• Is there anything that needs to be returned, and when?
DECORATIONS Additional accents such as flowers, cake jewelry, ribbon, hand-paintings, geodes, a special cake topper, or any additional decor for the entire display?
• Do you plan to freeze the top cake layer for your anniversary? Discuss with the baker, as some give suggestions while others will make a fresh cake later.
STANDS Consider buying or renting a cake stand or dessert trays to add elegance or uniqueness to your display.
• Ask about pricing, deposit, or payment schedule.
dessert gallery RENTALS A La Crate Rentals Event Essentials VENUE Madison Public Library
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CREATIVE CONFECTIONS BY ALICIA RUSSELL
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CARL'S CAKES & MARKET STREET CATERING
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CRAIG'S CAKE SHOP
CARL'S CAKES & MARKET STREET CATERING
Wisconsin Bride Magazine’s ‘Best Cakes’ 9 of the last 10 years Schedule a tasting for up to 4 people.
604 W. Verona Ave. Verona, Wisconsin craigscakeshop.com 608.848.6331
Signature & Buttercream Frosting Cake, cupcakes & other desserts
Unique flavors, custom designs !
Cakes ~ Cheesecakes ~ Cookies~ Pies ~ Tarts ~ Dessert Bars (920) 207-3539 thelookingglassbakery.com
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email: justjosiecakes@ gmail.com
A party without a cake is just a meeting.
DELICIOUS WEDDING DESSERT BARS ICE CREAM BAR : Hire an ice cream or gelato truck to arrive as a treat, serve ice cream sandwiches that are pre-made for guests to grab, or offer a complete ice cream bar with all of the necessities for them to create themselves. BUNDT CAKE BAR: Available in many different flavors and combinations, bundt cake can be customized to anyone's liking. Plus, there are a variety of sizes available from poppable bite-size to full-slicing cakes. CHURRO BAR : Churros are a Spanish inspired treat, and the dough paired with cinnamon always makes us think of celebratory nights with friends or evenings spent at the fair. Plan to serve them plain, or add a toppings bar for guests to dip their churros in a variety of options, including chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and candy.
Madison (West) 7414 Mineral Point Rd Madison, WI 53717 (608) 949-9370 NothingBundtCakes.com 12/31/20
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From pretty tables, linens, and dinnerware to the special touches of signage, lounge furniture and specialty lighting, area rental companies and event designers have what you need. They can help create the look you desire that is truly your own. Whether you’re starting with a blank canvas and need a canopy or a tent for an outdoor affair or want to curate your own unique spaces within your reception space with chic draping, you can mix it up, express your style, and be creative, giving your guests the ultimate experience! From classic or modern to rustic, industrial, or boho, the options abound!
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • Know what your ceremony & reception venues already provide. • What are your essential rental needs, and what extra design elements do you wish to incorporate? • Have a mood board & color palette to express the overall vision, and look to your event designer for advice on how you can enhance this vision or how to revise it to stay within budget. • Compare your wants and needs to your budget and decide what is most important.
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• Have a guest count for ordering tables, chairs, and dinnerware.
• Who will deliver, set up, decorate, tear down, & return items; what additional fees would be involved?
ANY ORDER OF $100 OR MORE
• 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 a reservation and pick out chairs, tent size, and some of the larger, sought after products.
6 MONTHS BEFORE: Make the final order. 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE: Make final tweaks.
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RENTALS AND EVENT DESIGN tents | tables & seating | furniture | draping & decor | tableware | linens
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Coordination & Design: Wedding Planner & Guide | Photographer: Copper Antler Photography Venue: The Octagon Barn | Floral: Garden Laurels | Paper Goods: LK Bridal Studio Cake: The Looking Glass Bakery | Rentals: A La Crate Rentals | Gown: Vera's House of Bridals Hair + Makeup: Winona Repp & Meghan Olson, Aniu Salon & Spa WEDPLAN.COM 257
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Photographer: Temerity Photography | Floral + Paper Goods: Pages + Petals | Cake: Craig's Cake Shop Venue: Cento | Veil + Earrings: Blushing Willow Bridal Boutique | Tux: Nedrebo's Formalwear Linen + Flatware: Event Essentials | Napkins, Menu + Banner: Coqui Paperie | Rings: Middleton Jewelers Hair + Makeup: Jecora Monique Artistry | Jumpsuit + Fur Jacket: BCBG WEDPLAN.COM 259 Getting Ready Location: Ovation 309 | Models: Nicia Joyner + Sean Powell
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Coordination, Floral + Rentals: Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral Photographer + Paper Goods: LK Bridal Studio Cake: Carl's Cakes & Market Street Catering
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Planner + Designer: Natural Elegance | Co-coordinator + Photographer: Phoenix & Rose Photography Co. Venue: UW-Madison Arboretum | Floral: Elegant Arrangements by Maureen | Rentals: Velvet Rentals Desserts: Enticing Icing by Melinda Aliota | Paper Goods: Lahotan Letterworks | Hair: With Grace Salon Makeup: Presh Beauty | Models: Becca +Cody Gorski, Brittani Baynard, Chelsea Bergman + Harry Loomer-Young
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Coordination, Paper Goods + Photographer: LK Bridal Studio Floral + Rentals: Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral WEDPLAN.COM 265
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Photographer: Phoenix & Rose Photography Co. | Coordinator: Pearl & Ivy Events Venue: The Fields Reserve | Gowns: Lulus | Veil: Lovestruck + Golden Hair + Makeup: Posh Beauty Bar | Florals & Rentals: Simply Glamorous Designs At Oregon Floral Cocktails: Bucky's Services | Rentals & Styling: Pretty Party Rentals, Darling Fern
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Gorgeous blooms can make the look of your wedding day when you work with a floral designer that understands your vision and helps you to enhance it! Schedule a consult and come with your ideas and color palette in mind, but be open to the advice and creativity of the floral expert. They can help you with bloom selections and suggest other rental décor items to help with ceremony and reception designs that stay within your budget. We know today's wedding couples want a unique experience and atmosphere for their guests, so feel free to think outside the box and create an event that is truly you.
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK
• Is there a fee for a consultation? This can be well worth it for their time in consulting, brainstorming, and creating an estimate.
12–18 MONTHS BEFORE: Schedule an initial consultation, as florists book over a year in advance for specific dates.
• Know your general vision and color palette. • Bring photos to your consultation of other wedding elements such as venues, attire, stationery, or any decorative pieces, to help match a certain look or style. • Does the season affect the flower options you are considering? • Know for whom you need floral for: the couple, parents, attendants, and special guests. There is a basic checklist in the work-sheets section of this publication. • Know where you may want flowers for the ceremony and reception. • Ask the florist if he or she has any suggestions to achieve the look you are going for while staying within your budget. Decide if you are willing to go above your budget to get what you want. • Ask if they do all the delivery, set up, pinning on of boutonnieres, moving items between locations, and what needs to be picked up or returned. Discuss set up and tear down times, return policy, and all fees involved. • Do they offer any rental items that could add special touches to the event? • Discuss substitutions and pricing differences for any flowers that may be out of season or become unavailable through the wholesaler.
6–8 WEEKS BEFORE: Schedule a follow-up meeting to tie up loose ends before the flowers are ordered. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check-in with any final details and to verify your order.
POPULAR BLOOMS Peonies Garden Roses Ranunculus Roses Lisianthus Dahlias Hydrangeas Astilbe Proteas Anemones
POPULAR GREENERY Seeded Eucalyptus Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Monstera Leaves Olive Branches Succulents Ivy Fern Air Plant Dusty Miller Lacy Jasmine Vine
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Let us design the bouquet you have dreamed about since you were a little girl ÂŠ Ammie Jean Photography
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PHOTO: THRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS
Your photographs will be your most valued wedding heirloom that you'll look back on years from now, reminiscing about your favorite wedding day moments. There is nothing like the work of a photographer who is a true artist; so, do not leave your wedding day photography to an amateur. Find a wedding photographer with the right style and personality that matches you as a couple.
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK • What photography style do you desire?
• Know the timeline of your day.
• Have a budget in mind; however, this is an important time to consider quality and personality over price, as they will be with you throughout the celebration, and you want to be elated with the end results.
• Discuss ahead of time what you want shot and any special requests.
• Understand what is included, such as time, number of photographers, length of coverage, equipment, photo rights, amount of editing, and end products. This will help you compare fees as well. • Does the photographer have samples of photography they’ve done at your venue? • Are there any shoot locations you have in mind, or any the photographer would like to suggest? • Do you want digital images, prints, albums, or a combination? Ask about a la carte or package options. • Know what is included in your package, the number of shooters, what events will be covered, cancellation policies, overtime fees, etc. • Does your photographer have a backup plan in case an emergency arises, and they cannot make it on your wedding day? • Will you have rights to the digital files? When you pay for a photographer, you pay for the creation of photography, not always the copyrights. • Do they have errors and omissions insurance as well as comprehensive liability insurance to cover any problems with your photos? • How long will it take to get your proofs, edited files, and final prints?
• Does the photographer do pre- or post-wedding shots with the couple to allow more time at the actual event to enjoy the guests and festivities? • Are there any family dynamics the photographer should be aware of? • Do you want an unplugged ceremony? If so, make it known by sign or announcement that you prefer your guests sit back and enjoy the ceremony. This leaves the photography to the professional and is less distracting to the couple and other guests. • For wedding day snapshots, do you want social media hashtags, filters, a wedding app, or other certain places you want them shared?
TIMING IMMEDIATELY AFTER ENGAGEMENT: Book photography services & engagement photo session with enough time to use photos in save the dates, wedding websites, and announcements. 1 MONTH BEFORE: Contact photographer to go over timeline and any new details, discuss how family portraits and other group shots will be handled, verify date, time, and location particulars. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Final check-in to confirm all information and trade emergency phone numbers.
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 youâ€™ll need to make is whether to go with digital or film. Or a mix of both, which some photographers will do. Digital is the most common way of shooting as it allows shooting in any lighting and many different angles. Film provides a more soft, organic style, but tends to be more expensive with rolls of film and the cost of processing them.
TRADITIONAL - This style leans towards posed photos with artificial lighting that needs to be setup, with focus on portraits and wedding day moments such as first kiss, first dance, cake cutting, and family portrait shots. PHOTOJOURNALISM - This style strives to document the day as it unfolds, to tell a story with unscripted and candid photos that have more of a modern look than traditional wedding photography. Some documentary photographers won't set up portraits at all, while others are more flexible. Find out the possibilities, and also ask if they would be willing to work from a shot list or not. 294 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
SHOULD YOU PLAN A FIRST LOOK? Some couples like to stick to the tradition of seeing each other for the first time during the walk down the aisle. Others are choosing to experience the first look before the ceremony, enjoying an intimate moment together before the wedding. It allows them to settle each other's nerves, prevent crying in front of a room full of guests, getting some emotional shots, and the opportunity to get some wedding party and family photos out of the way. A first look also allows more time later for celebrating with family and friends. PHOTO: MAUREEN CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY
Vendor Spotlight WILD ELEGANCE Hartland, WI | 262-309-2240 | wildelegancewi.com TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS: Wild Elegance is an adventure-focused natural-light wedding photography and videography service that focuses on the use of movement to create fun, genuine posing. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY AND THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME: After stints as a florist and planner, Marieâ€™s love of photography came after the birth of her son, Charlie, in 2009. It started out with playing around with her new camera and has blossomed into her passion, which she is lucky enough to do every day. Our business name came from a lot of hiking and pondering, after finding out our former name, Lightly Gypsy, included a word that was used to segregate and hurt a group
of people. Being socially conscious, we obviously had to change it. As a former English teacher, it was important to maintain the romantic vibe of our brand, while imbuing the wild that we strive for. After almost 20 years in the industry, we feel our name finally hits the nail on the head for our brand. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? The biggest focus for Wild Elegance is connecting with people and building relationships. Often, a photographer is the ring master of the wedding day, so by building community through multiple meetings with clients, and staying true to ourselves, we are able to direct the wedding day with ease.
RAW : BOLD : REAL
608.535.7302 zeloraimages.com Angie & Brad
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Invitations and Photography
lkbridalstudio.com | 608-768-0092 |
Weddings starting at $1200
Photography galleries and links to photographers' websites can be found on wedplan.com
BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY Boudoir is a life-changing experience. It's stepping out of your comfort zone while having butterflies in your stomach. The experience allows you to finally see yourself as the beautiful, self-assured, and sexy woman your fiancĂŠ fell in love with. Leave the session feeling more confident, with a radiance shining through, and a secret surprise to share. Your new spouse will love this beautifully intimate and personal gift. Consider sharing the photos on your wedding night, honeymoon, or as a first-anniversary surprise.
BOUDOIR GIFT IDEAS DESIGNER ALBUMS: Tailor-made albums with your gorgeous photographs! Most albums will begin with 20 pages and can be upgrade to include all of your gorgeous images.
Lashes & Kurls Boudoir Photography
lashesnkurls.com â€˘ 608.768.0092
BOUDOIR BOXES: Your favorite photos in an heirloom, keepsake box. A similar idea as an album, without the binding. This gives you the ability to pull single photos out for display and change it up for variety. PIN-UP CALENDAR: The calendar that will keep things spicy all year long. Some calendars can even start on a month of your choosing, allowing the first page to correspond with your wedding! INDIVIDUAL ART: A daily reminder how beautiful you are, in the privacy of your own bedroom, bath or walk-in closet. There is an array of materials that can showcase your images, such as photo prints, canvas, metal, and even wood. 308 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
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S WE E T S E X Y B OL D . Best of Madison Five Years in a Row maureencassidyphotography.com
Boudoir and Wedding Photography
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There are so many fun ways to use a photo booth to entertain your wedding guests and also capture those behind-the-scenes moments. Everyone loves getting into the action, plotting their poses, and picking out props. You and your guests can keep copies of the prints, and you can have them share their favorites in a guest book with their personalized notes to you and your love. Or, how about a social photo kiosk that can send directly to email with options to go social? From traditional to techy and fun to simply stunning, the photo booth industry has exploded with possibilities. OPTIONS Whether you prefer the classic photo booth or a twist on tradition, there are so many options in the look of equipment, functions, backdrops, and whether an attendant is needed or self-service. From a traditional booth to a social kiosk or fun mirror, to a refurbished mobile cart, camper or vintage Volkswagen van—whatever you choose, a photo booth will indeed keep your guests entertained! GIFS, BOOMERANGS, SLO MO VIDEOS Gotta love technology, and your guests will love the fun! In addition to prints and standard digital images, there are also photo and video booth options that will take a series of photos or a video and change them to GIFs, boomerangs, and hilarious slo mo videos—the perfect chance to share on social and maybe go viral! BACK DROPS Chalkboard Wall • Picture or Door Frames • Faux Frame Wall • Rustic Door Backdrop Elegant Drapery • Custom Walls • Floral Walls • Step & Repeat • Beauty of Nature
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK
CREATE A SNAPCHAT FILTER!
• How long have you been in business and do you have references?
Anyone can make their own Snapchat filter for any event right in the Snapchat app. You could have one custom filter for your engagement party, another for the shower and bachelor/ette, and another for your wedding weekend. You can create, buy, and make Snapchat wedding filters available for guests to use. The app even allows you to set a radius access around your event and timeframe, so you only pay for the coverage you need. Once you've created and purchased your filters, it works the same as any other Snapchat filter: Snap a photo and swipe until you see your unique design. Then send!
• Where are you located, and how far do you travel? • Package options, & what is included? • Any additional fees, like delivery, setup or attendant? • What does the system look like, functions, backdrops? • Are you licensed and insured? • Do you have a contract? • Can I see a sample of the end product?
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Social Kiosk & Photobooths
Expandable Booth Options Green Screen Backdrops Red Carpet Hollywood Style! DJs Emcees Lighting A/V Services
Madison | 810-241-6276 | thecandidphotobooth.com Open air photobooth specializing in customized backdrops and props
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Offering the most eclectic collection of differently styled PhotoBooths available anywhere! Have the time of your life (and the pictures to prove it!) The most amazing and fun way to capture memories from your special day in the best way! Madison - Green Bay - Sheboygan - Appleton - Milwaukee - and Greater Wisconsin
Each One of your guests becomes part of the PhotoBooth, uploading, sharing and printing photos all night long from their Phones with our exclusive Selfie Wizard...
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PhotoBoothographer Takes Care of You and Your Guests
Serving Greater Wisconsin including: Madison - Milwaukee - Appleton - Wisconsin Dells - Sheboygan - Green Bay & More!
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Considering hiring a wedding videographer? DO IT! A wedding video captures aspects and depth of the day that photos can't quite do. The day passes by in a blink of an eye. You will want to watch as a couple, share with your children, and keep these live recorded memories of those who grow-up, and unfortunately, some who will pass. You'll be able to re-watch your video for years (while shedding a few tears because it's a pull-at-yourheartstrings kind of video). The most common regret we hear couples say is that they wish they would have hired a videographer. A professional videographer has the creative talent to capture, edit, and add emotion to make this a true masterpiece reflection of your wedding memories. So settle in, and check out our top tips of what to know and ask when it comes to hiring a pro wedding videographer.
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK
• What style of videography do you like?
UP TO 18 MONTHS BEFORE: Reserve your wedding date, send in the contract, as well as the reservation fee.
• How interactive do you want them to be with you and your guests? • Are you interested in raw footage or an artistically edited video? • Special effects that you like or don’t like? • Do they have samples of their work and anything filmed at your venue? • What formats do they offer? • Discuss the timeline of your day.
3 MONTHS BEFORE: Give the videographer your timeline and any other pertinent information they need to know. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Contact the videographer to verify all details and confirm the plan.
• Discuss ahead of time what you want recorded and any special requests. • Are there any family dynamics the videographer should be aware of? • Know what is included in your package, the number of cameras, what events of the day will be covered, emergency back-up plan, cancellation policies, overtime fees, etc. • Are there any videos or photo montages you want created before the wedding as an engagement announcement, save the date option, or something to show at the reception? • Do you want live streaming for any guests who want to see it but unable to travel the distance? • When will the final product be received? • Do you want your rehearsal dinner filmed? If so, find out any additional costs for extra hours not included in the package. • Is a wedding highlight video included with the wedding film? • Do you want special messages or well wishes from your family & friends filmed?
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email@example.com Include a link to your online photo gallery or video.
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A '90s get down dance party, live band, dueling pianos? These all sound like a fabulous time to us! The music creates the mood for your ceremony and reception. From the beautiful prelude at the ceremony to the last dance of the evening, choosing the right musicians, DJs, entertainment company, or a combination of both, is an important decision to make. See more of our tips, what to know, and timing below for planning your wedding affair.
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK
• What musicians, music selections, and at what points do you want them played at your ceremony?
9-15 MONTHS BEFORE:
• Do you want musicians, live band, DJ, or a combination for cocktail hour and reception?
6 WEEKS BEFORE:
• What is included in the package, back-up plans in case of emergency regarding DJ or equipment, and cancellation policy?
Book your musicians/DJ.
Finalize music selections. 1 WEEK BEFORE: Check in to finalize and verify details.
• Do they offer any additional rentals for other reception entertainment or lighting accents?
• Help set the timeline
• Does the venue have a sound system or what can your entertainment company supply?
• Plays the right songs at the right times
• Don’t forget to check on electrical needs; is there enough available and suitable access to outlets? • How long do you want music played, and at what times do you want special dances, if any? • What advice do they have for your playlist? Songs not to miss, or songs to skip? • Have you met the professional who will be performing at your wedding? How will they dress, and is his or her personality matching your wishes for the festivities?
• 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
Great music will set the scene and maintain the right tempo throughout the reception to ensure you and your guests have the time of your lives. Find the perfect fit at wedplan.com or at a WPG Wedding Show.
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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: Our professional planning team is dedicated to making your event spectacular. Before
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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.
Vendor Spotlight QUARTESSENCE STRINGS South Central Wisconsin | 608-577-4855 | www.quartessence.com TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS: Awardwinning Quartessence Strings provides dazzling music for wedding ceremonies and receptions. From classy to sassy, we play virtually everything – timeless classics, jazz standards, classic rock, and contemporary pop – all with stylish flair. Music is the soundtrack of our lives, it has the power to add depth and ambience to life’s most important moments. Our highly personalized, comprehensive musical services are tailored to reflect your personal style, adding elegance, sophistication, sparkle and pizzazz to your wedding. As a collective of professional musicians we bring unparalleled versatility – in repertoire, instrumentation, and package options. Our skilled consultants work with you to shape the perfect sound design for your wedding. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY: Quartessence began around 1998 with the spark of an idea on a late-night drive home, perceiving a need in the Madison area for a high-quality, client-centered wedding quartet. Our name was born of a play on the word “quintessence” - meaning the epitome of style, quality, and service - but substituting the prefix “quar’’ to represent the original four core members of our collective ensemble. WHAT SETS YOU APART: We understand
our essential role in setting the tone and feel of your wedding. For us, a wedding is a chance to shape a highly individualized performance, catering to a couple’s specific tastes in music. We cherish the opportunity to help clients select the repertoire for a personalized playlist that will wend its way seamlessly throughout their carefully-planned ceremony. We also know how complex it is to plan a marriage celebration, so our primary goal is to relieve you of any anxiety about music decisions. Beginning with first contact, through consultation and planning, right up to the exciting day of your wedding, we’re there to make your dreams come true. The breadth and depth of our repertoire, our expert musical arrangements, the professionalism of our musicians, our client-centered personalization, and our customer service have earned us the welldeserved reputation as Wisconsin’s finest provider of ceremony and reception music. Our experience as wedding musicians is unparalleled. We provide our clients with that “WOW” factor. For us, the couple is the focal point of our work—there is nothing more rewarding than accompanying their walk down the aisle, feeling the harmony that is experienced only in a beautiful place full of beautiful music, surrounded by loving hearts.
DJs/Emcees String Quartet Jazz Trio Sax Player Ceremony Audio Uplighting Gobo Logos
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Decorative Uplighting To Make your Reception Venue a Magical place!
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
PhotoStory Multimedia Slide Show
Cocktail & Dinner Music
SnapShots Candid Photographs All nite long During Your Reception
THANK YOU FOR HE AMAZING JOB YOU DID A OUR WEDDING! THE NIGH WAS WONDERFUL AND EVERYONE ENJOYED HEMSELVES! THE MUSIC SELECION WAS EXACLY WHA WE HAD HOPED FOR AND HE HOOOOH WAS A BLAS. E LOVED ALL HE PHOOS YOU SEN US! OU MADE HE NIGH ONE WE WILL NEVER FORGE. E WILL DEFINIELY RECOMMEND YOU O OUR FRIENDS. THANKS AGAIN! KACI & JOE
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
Reception Dance Music
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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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DJ SERVICES CUSTOM PLAYLISTS SPECIALIZED DANCES PHOTO BOOTH SERVICES UP-LIGHTING LASER/GLOW SHOW *Services also available separately. fully i nsure d .
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.. Unbeatable Prices. ble Night! Unforgetta “Susie was wonderful to work with. She had great ideas for songs and worked with me many times to make sure everything was right. She was great at getting the crowd dancing and played great songs all night. The uplight she provided was beautiful and the laser light show was awesome. She is not only an awesome Dj but has become my friend through the process. I would use the Susie show for every and any future event!”
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CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING TO YES! YES WEDDINGS UNDERSTANDS JUST WHY MUSIC IS SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR BIG DAY!
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT QUALITY
Proudly Serving The Madison Area For Over 20 Years!
608-712-3548 | capitalsounddjs.com | email@example.com
Duo Tรกrrega Broad repertoire ranging from classical favorites to modern masterpieces, including jazz, pop/rock, and folk tunes. (608) 395-5906 | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org They will help make your special day everything that you dream it can be.
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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 genuinely captivating by taking professional dance lessons before 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 wowed, 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 if you choose. This can be a fun gift for those celebrating the night of your life!
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK
â€˘ 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:
â€˘ What special dances do you want and with whom, and when and where will they be performed? PHOTO: THRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS
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Ride in style for pre-wedding parties and for the wedding day itself. Your mode of wedding transportation can reflect the feel of the wedding and your personalities, or simply be a convenience for you and your guests to and from the airport, hotel, ceremony, photo ops, reception, or any other wedding-related events. Not to mention, it's a safe ride at the end of an evening of cocktails and friendly accommodation to offer to your guests.
WHAT TO KNOW AND ASK
• What type of transportation do you want, for whom, and when?
• 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
• 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 • School Bus
Don't forget to tip your driver!
• Coach Bus • Double Decker Coach
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With our authentically detailed, turn-of-the-century Badger Bus Trolley youâ€™ll be sure to make any event forever memorable.
14, 22 and 25 Passenger Party Bus 40 Passenger Party/School Bus 8-10 Passenger Stretch Limo 6 Passenger Escalade 3 Passenger Luxury Sedans ★ Bachelor/ette Parties ★ Wedding Parties
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If you're planning to have family and friends who will be traveling from out of town to celebrate with you on your beautiful wedding day, you will want to be sure to make them feel welcome and special throughout their entire stay. Blocks of hotel rooms are necessary for their overnight accommodations, and possibly even for local guests who want to be a part of the weekend festivities. Providing special welcome baskets or goodie bags from local merchandise, a guidebook with points of interest, weekend itineraries, gift cards, and a personal thank you note are a perfect touch to make your guests feel extra loved and welcome. We've rounded up several tips below on planning your wedding guest accommodations.
PLANNING FOR GUESTS • To help your guests make plans far enough in advance, start with a save the-date card, or a unique photo or video post. • Help guests get informed and stay connected regarding the wedding details by including relevant information in the invitation ensemble, as well as on your own personal wedding website. • Area hotels offer special group rates, but beware of peak seasons and other local events that may hinder availability. • Consider offering a few different hotel options at various price points; however, if you want guests close throughout the weekend, be sure to mention where you will be staying. • Ask the hotel about discounts and incentives regarding a suite for your wedding night, blocks of rooms for your guests, shuttle service, and hospitality areas for a welcome reception, post wedding brunch, or gift opening party. • Ask the hotel about their hold policies, regarding maximums or minimums, and when they will be released if not reserved. • Are there any special guests that you want to cover the costs of their hotel stay? • Is there a fee for parking? • Consider including some of your out-of town guests in additional gatherings. • In a formal reception, with planned seating arrangements, place guests in comfortable situations.
• Don’t forget special arrangements, menus, or activities if children are attending. • Consider additional options such as a photo booth, caricature artist, live entertainment, or other added fun to keep your guests entertained between the ceremony and reception. • Consider “emergency essentials” baskets in reception restrooms for your guests’ convenience. • Be aware and attempt to accommodate those with special dietary needs. • Handwritten thank you notes following the wedding day are still proper etiquette and should be sent in a timely manner.
TIMING 12 MONTHS BEFORE: Book block of rooms. 8 MONTHS BEFORE: Include block information on save-thedates or wedding website. 3-4 MONTHS BEFORE: Start monitoring the hotel block on a weekly or monthly basis so you can adjust the number and type of rooms set aside if necessary. 1-2 DAYS BEFORE: Drop off guest welcome bags for the hotel to distribute.
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CENTRAL | WEST MADISON | MIDDLETON Group accommodations with our Madison hotels create an experience that reflects the style and personality of each couple. Please contact Cory Mace for more information on custom wedding packages and group pricing.
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WEDDING WELCOME BAG GIFT IDEAS YOUR GUESTS WILL LOVE There is no better way to welcome guests on your wedding weekend than with a curated bag filled with goodies. Whether you choose a traditional bag or opt for something different—like a box or basket—the contents can be customized to fit the overall vibe of your weekend. But with so many options, the process of choosing what to include can feel overwhelming. HELPFUL HANGOVER KIT: Weddings are a time to eat, drink, and be merry—which often makes for a rough "morning after." Let the champagne flow freely with this handy welcome bag that doubles as a hangover kit. To keep costs down, you can order travel-sized packets of pain meds, eye drops, and earplugs in bulk. Then throw in a few other useful items your guests might have forgotten, such as bandaids, stain remover, & wet wipes. A bottle of water is a great addition too! SWAP OUT THE BAG FOR A BOX: A woven basket or a vintage wooden box with a personalized brand can be a clever alternative to a bag—and something your guests will actually want to keep.
DELICIOUS DESTINATION BAG: Give out-of-town guests a "sense of place" with a welcome bag composed of local delicacies. Consider incorporating local snacks and drinks for your friends and family to sample, like cookies, popcorn, chocolates, and a local beer or juice. MADE WITH LOVE: If you're up for the challenge of putting everything together yourselves, you and your future spouse might want to consider going DIY. A few ideas? Infuse your own olive oil, or make jars filled with homemade jams, jellies, and cookies. Tie on a decorative ribbon and add a small handwritten note with the recipe. WEDPLAN.COM 341
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It's time to relax, enjoy each other, and bond as a newly married couple. Although it might be tempting to put off a honeymoon until a "better time," the weeks following the wedding are perfect for some relaxation, or for those who have a sense of wanderlust, a new adventure to go explore across the globe with the love of your life. Of course, if you are planning a destination wedding, you can extend your stay for more time and activities with your guests and then switch to honeymoon mode directly following the reception. Regardless of your travel choices â€” a stay-cation, a nearby destination, or a trip across the sea â€”embrace this time as newlyweds.
Destination weddings are 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 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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â€˘ Seek out a travel agent; they have connections for discounts, experiences to share, expertise to help with ideas, execution of the plans, and deal with any troubles that may arise.
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Receive travel documents.
â€˘ 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. â€˘ Know preferred travel dates, length of stay, and potential destinations. â€˘ If travel plans are outside the country, allow enough time for passports or any additional paperwork needed. â€˘ Share ideas with your agent on your budget, what activities you like, and foods you enjoy, to help them provide you with travel recommendations. â€˘ To save money, consider travel dates away from holidays or spring break.
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â€˘ Ask about travel insurance, which often covers cancellations, sickness, or other unforeseen circumstances. â€˘ Ask the travel agent if they offer a honeymoon registry. This is a great alternative to traditional gifts, and more appropriate than requesting cash.
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Vendor Spotlight LOVINAWAY Nationwide | 844-568-2929 | www.lovinaway.com TELL US ABOUT YOU & WHAT YOU OFFER: LovinAway is a boutique Destination Wedding and Honeymoon travel agency specializing in romantic getaways to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Our travel agents (or Romance Experts as we call them) strive to make your honeymoon or destination wedding as magical and stress-free as possible. Our relationships with the very best resorts for romance allow us to provide couples with the special amenities you can only dream of. SHARE YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY WITH US: LovinAway was started by Tom and Monica Karnes, high school sweethearts who are deeply rooted in the travel community. As one of the oldest retail travel agencies in the country, we’ve had to overcome the battle of customers booking travel online. We saw the growing demand for personalized service and magical moments that make a vacation truly unforgettable. Together, we recruited a team of travel agents whose focus and skillsets were centered around top-notch customer service and a love of romance.
WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? The simple answer is our people. Our job is to make your honeymoon or destination wedding the most memorable and special experience as possible. We’ve experienced these properties first-hand and negotiated bonus amenities that you don’t get booking online or with just any agent. We want to make your experience as easy as possible and even more unforgettable than you could imagine. Lead Romance Expert Alyssa Dial has renewed her vows in a different destination every year. Romance Expert Nolan Flynn has booked couples’ dream honeymoons entirely over text because that is what worked best for them. You are more than a transaction to us. You’re a lifelong customer! WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY? What we love most is hearing the excitement of our couples. You relive that part of your life and think back how special it is. Couples are so excited, and that makes us want to work for them even more!
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VENDOR INFORMATION BEAUTY & HEALTH AB ON SITE BEAUTY
Madison, WI (608) 574-5411 www.abonsitebeauty.com e-mail: email@example.com AB On Site Beauty brings over 10 years of experience as a cosmetologist specializing in bridal hair and makeup. Owner Alyssa Yager has been making brides dreams come true through her abilities, utilizing her talents in one of the wedding capitals of the U.S.-Orlando, Florida. While living in Florida, she gained the experience and expertise required to become a mobile hair and makeup company. Alyssa and her team are thrilled to bring their experience to the Madison area.
ANIU SALON AND SPA
2275 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 833-2898 www.aniuonline.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. ANiUâ€™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. ANiUâ€™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.
BLUE CHIP BARBER CLUB
8025 Excelsior Drive, Suite 106, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 836-2222 www.bluechipbarberclub.com e-mail: email@example.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.
4102 Lien Road, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-1966 www.escapadesalon.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Escapade Salon is conveniently located on Madison's East Side. Voted #1 Nail Salon for Star of Madison. They would love to create that picture-perfect look for you and your bridal party. They make experiences unique and customized for each bride. Their very talented, professional well-trained team is ready to get you relaxed and beautiful; offering the total makeover from hair, nails, pedicure, waxing, facial, makeup and massage to de-stress you. Contact their Wedding Coordinator, Julie, today!
HARBOR ATHLETIC CLUB & WELLNESS STUDIOS
2529 Allen Boulevard, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 831-6500 www.harborathletic.com e-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CAKES & DESSERTS CARL'S CAKES & MARKET STREET CATERING
110 Market Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-3377 shop.marketstreetdiner.com/wedding e-mail: email@example.com WEDPLAN.COM 345
COLD STONE CREAMERY ON STATE
427 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 441-2372 www.coldstonecreamery.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Catering: (608) 576-9054 e-mail: email@example.com
COWBOY DAVID'S BAKERY
E11761 County Road P, La Farge, WI 54639 (608) 625-6222 www.cowboydavidsbakery.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ten years in the making, it all began with the most amazing cookies waiting for the cabin guests at The Kickapoo Valley Ranch in Wisconsin’s Driftless Region. Everyone knew there was something amazing going on here! An incredible small-batch, scratchmade, special order baking company was born. Cowboy David’s Bakery specializes in the most amazing flavor profiles, the freshest ingredients, & the cutting edge of design. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, SuperMuffins™, Signature Rustic Scones, & candied confections, this place does it all.
CRAIG’S CAKE SHOP
604 W. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 848-6331 www.craigscakeshop.com e-mail: email@example.com Voted Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Best Cakes for nine of the past ten years! Any Craig's cake will impress guests with its beautifully crafted design AND delicious flavors. Choose up to two flavors per tier separated with mousse or fillings. Top it off with your choice of homemade Signature (whipped frosting with white chocolate shavings) or Buttercream frosting. Cupcakes and other small desserts 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CURTIS & CAKE
108 Milwaukee Avenue E, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 (920) 397-5805 www.curtisandcake.com e-mail: email@example.com 346 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
Curtis & Cake is an independent small-batch cake and dessert studio serving Southern Wisconsin & Northern Illinois. Their distinctive flavors—including Southern specialties like Hummingbird and red velvet—are matched by unparalleled execution. They offer unique cake creations, inspired favors, polished presentation, highly personalized service, and attention to detail—all in support of your vision. Contact them and explore the possibilities!
GAIL AMBROSIUS CHOCOLATIER
2083 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 249-3500 www.gailambrosius.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in a row!
JUSTJOSIE CAKE DESIGN AND SWEETS
Lake Delton, WI e-mail: email@example.com "A party without cake is just a meeting.” Let them take your wedding or event to the next level with flavors that inspire and designs that will take your breath away. With over 20 years of experience in baking and decorating cakes and sweet treats, Justjosie Cake Design and Sweets is sure to bring a smile to your guests’ faces with whimsical delight.
THE KNOCK SHOPPE'S COUNTRY CAKES
W4743 10th Road, Westfield, WI 53964 (608) 296-2300 • (608) 369-1314 www.TheKnockShoppe.com www.CountryCakesCatering.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org With over 25 years of experience, they guarantee that your wedding cake will be the second most beautiful thing at your wedding, and it will taste as good as it looks. Their wedding cake gallery is the largest in Wisconsin. Their showroom has over 20 cakes on display. You can pick from those or they are able to create a unique wedding cake especially designed for you, per your instructions, right before your eyes. Their cakes are very elegant, yet very affordable.
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!
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES
7414 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 949-9370 www.nothingbundtcakes.com e-mail: email@example.com
CATERING BARTENDER 608 INTOXICOLOGISTS & COCKTAIL CATERERS, LLC. Madison, WI (608) 622-7608 www.Bartender608.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bartender 608’s Mobile Mixologists provide experienced Intoxicologists, Barbacks & everything but the booze for weddings, social events, and many other party types. From an intimate dinner party for six to a few hundred or more, their professional, certified staff will make your events run smoothly, ensuring guests are served safely with their high-standard pour service levels! So, why wait? Get Garnished! Serving: Wisconsin, Iowa, & Illinois.
BAUMAN'S NATURAL MEATS & CATERING
N2979 County Rd B and H, Markesan, WI 53946 (920) 394-3952 www.baumansmeatandcatering.com e-mail: email@example.com
CARL'S CAKES & MARKET STREET CATERING
110 Market Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-3377 www.marketstreetcateringmadison.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT
Middleton: 8225 Greenway Boulevard, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 827-9000 Madison East: 4833 Annamark Drive, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 249-4205 www.dickeys.com e-mail: email@example.com
FOOD FIGHT RESTAURANT GROUP
5111 Monona Drive, Monona, WI 53716 (608) 469-2316 www.foodfightinc.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Parties are fun, planning isn't. Let them do the work for you. Madison is one of the best food cities in the nation, so there are a lot of options for catering and events. No one has the menu variety, room options, or industry experience of Food Fight Restaurant Group. With 20 unique local restaurants and over 25 years of experience they’ll create a custom menu tailored just for you.
GAYLORD CATERING SERVICE
709 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI 53714 (608) 222-1267 www.gaylordcatering.com e-mail: email@example.com Don’t leave it to chance. Gaylord Catering’s full-service event planning and catering staff have been satisfying thousands of discerning customers in the Madison and surrounding area for over fifty years. Their staff will create a menu and service package that suits your tastes and budget without compromising quality. They offer outstanding food, exquisite presentation, impeccable service, and reasonable pricing. From elaborate buffets to beautifully presented dinner entrées, the taste only supersedes the presentation. Gaylord Catering - One Step Beyond Catering.
Hy-Vee East: Contact Mary Lewis 3801 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 244-4696 www.hy-vee.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Hy-Vee West: Contact Cassie Coria 675 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 277-6735 www.hy-vee.com e-mail: email@example.com Hy-Vee Fitchburg: Contact Lucy Cole 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719 (608) 273-5120 www.hy-vee.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. WEDPLAN.COM 347
INTERNATIONAL CATERING CO. - MELTED - TACO LOCAL
Madison, WI | (608) 417-9347 www.meltedmadison.com www.taco-local.com www.international-madison.com e-mail: email@example.com International Catering Co., MELTED Grill, and Taco Local offer a range of catering options for all budgets and styles. From Fine Dining to Food Truck service They've got what youâ€™re looking for. They utilize local purveyors, farmers, and distributors to bring you the freshest, highest quality food available. Their menus are Chef created, and can be customized for the most unique experience available.
JL RICHARDS CATERING
668 Janesville Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-9188 www.jlrichardscatering.com
Sun Prairie: 121 E. Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 318-1761 Madison: 912 East Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 238-6040 www.salvatorestomatopies.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For a casual party, in home celebration or formal wedding (and everything in between) Salvatore's can help with your next event. They offer catering, private event space, and even a food truck if you want to have a pizza oven on site. They source the freshest possible ingredients from local food partners. With a reputation for crafting pizza like no other, and diverse menu options, Salvatore's can customize your event fare. Connect with them and see what deliciousness transpires!
CEREMONY CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS
839 Madison Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1900 www.chapelofthearchangels.com e-mail: email@example.com
COLD WATER CANYON/DELLS BOATS
PO Box 630, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-8555 www.dellsboats.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 348 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
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.
HISTORIC FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
711 N. Pleasant View Road, Middleton, WI (608) 831-7226 www.historicfirstlutheranmiddleton.org e-mail: email@example.com Be a part of history! Join the many couples who have tied the knot in this charming church over the past 150 years. All denominations are welcome, with seating for 250. True to its historic nature, there is no heating or air conditioning, so ceremonies are held from May-October. A piano is available and outside musicians are welcome. This is the quaint and romantic setting for the wedding of your dreams, located minutes from all Madison has to offer.
PRES HOUSE CHAPEL
731 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 257-1030 ext. 3 preshouse.org/about/weddings e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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 stainedglass 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.
FASHION BRANDIâ€™S BRIDAL GALLERIA, ETC.
12 14th Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574 (608) 527-4436 www.brandisbridal.com e-mail: email@example.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" 14 years running!
BRIDES N' BELLES
140 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 524-8133 www.bridesnbells.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Brides N' Belles Bridal Boutique is located in downtown Reedsburg & family owned for 40 years! They specialize in Bridal, Bridesmaid, Mothers, and Tuxedos. With over 500 Bridal Gowns, your bridal stylist will be sure to find you the dress of your dreams! They also carry over 400 Bridesmaid and 600 Mothers dresses! With small town service and large town selection, Brides N' Belles is sure to make your special event memorable! You're not just a number, you're family!
JULIE'S BRIDAL GALLERY
2404 11th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566 (608) 325-4553 www.juliesbridalgallery.com e-mail: email@example.com
MARAH’S ELEGANT BRIDAL
101 E. Main Street, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 437-6107 www.marahselegantbridal.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOMENTS TO CHERISH BRIDALS ETC.
303 E. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 848-LOVE www.momentstocherishbridals.com e-mail: email@example.com
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 N6663 Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920)-921-6125 www.nedrebos.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
145 W. Main Street, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 423-2272 www.premierecouture.com e-mail: email@example.com
SISTERS ON MAIN
Cross Plains, WI (608) 798-2323 www.sistersonmain.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org You've found the perfect dress for your wedding, now call Sisters on Main to get the
perfect fit. They specialize in alterations for bridal, bridesmaids & mothers. Sisters on Main also offers tuxedo rentals, headpieces, jewelry, groomsmen’s gifts, dry cleaning and gown preservation.
VERA’S HOUSE OF BRIDALS
7857 Big Sky Drive, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 833-6006 www.verasbridals.com e-mail: email@example.com Vera’s is a three-level 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 13 consecutive years! Appointments appreciated; walk-ins always welcome.
FLORAL BLOOMS BY BRANDI
205 S. Main Street, Verona, WI 53593 (608) 497-3277 www.bloomsverona.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
B-STYLE FLORAL & GIFTS
10363 Hudson Road, Mazomanie, WI 53560 (608) 795-9824 www.bstylefloralevents.com e-mail: email@example.com
544 W. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 663-2100 www.daffodilparker.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
EVOKE CHANCY FLORAL
(608) 792-2902 www.evokechancyfloral.com e-mail: email@example.com Reliably unexpected floral designs for your special day. Thoughtfully curated to exceed your biggest imaginings. Evoke Chancy Floral designs are personal, with flowers to incite an instant connection to you as a couple, and announcing it to the world on your wedding day. Discover your own unique floral language through the visionary and unique designs of Evoke Chancy Floral.
FLORA DESIGNS BY JAMAE
515 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 921-6400 www.florabyjamae.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WEDPLAN.COM 349
THE FLOWER STUDIO
Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 837-9090 www.flowersbycc.com e-mail: email@example.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!
Verona, WI (608) 845-6952 www.gardenlaurels.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 290-5138 www.modbloom.net e-mail: Heidi@modbloom.net Hello lovely…if you’re reading this, Congrats! Mod Bloom specializes in wedding and event design and styling, custom floral creations for your bridal party, centerpieces and ceremony along with professional draping and event coordination. Their designs have been described as beautiful, unique, creative and forward-thinking. The owner, Heidi, has been blessed with a talent that has become a passionate career. She would love to hear about the vision you have chosen and mix her ideas to create something incredible!
ROSE COTTAGE FLORALS
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: email@example.com
Mount Horeb, WI (608) 509-2261 www.victoriasgardenmh.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Every couple is unique and their wedding flowers should be an expression of their story. At Victoria's Garden, creating beautiful wedding flowers is an extension of caring for the community and environment by sourcing locally grown, organic flowers from Bee and Blossom Flower Farm; reducing chemical treatments and composting all plant waste. Complimentary consultations and DIY options are available. Only one wedding per week is accepted, so all attention is on making your vision come to life!
627 S. Main Street, Deforest, WI 53532 (608) 842-2280 www.RoseCottageFlorals.com e-mail: RoseCottageFloral@gmail.com Your wedding day should be everything you’ve imagined it to be and ROSE COTTAGE FLORALS designs are created with your uniqueness in mind. Whether you’re dreaming of an extravagant ballroom wedding or celebrating your marriage in an elegant rustic barn setting, Rose Cottage Florals will make your vision a reality. Rose Cottage Florals has repeatedly earned the ‘Expertise’ award as ‘Best Floral Designers in Madison’ with years of experience in exceeding their brides' expectations.
ORANGE TREE IMPORTS
SIMPLY GLAMOROUS DESIGNS AT OREGON FLORAL
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.
933 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-3707 www.simplyglamorousdesigns.com e-mail: email@example.com 350 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
1721 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 255-8211 www.orangetreeimports.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS CAMBRIA HOTEL-MADISON
5045 Eastpark Boulevard, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 241-7070 www.cambriasuites.com e-mail: email@example.com
NORTH CENTRAL GROUP'S
Downtown, Central, West Madison & Middleton (608) 662-3654 www.ncghotels.com/weddings e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org It’s your moment to celebrate! Let them help you choose the best hotel accommodations for your event needs. North Central Group’s portfolio of 9 Hilton and Marriott hotels allows them to offer you personalized wedding packages that fit your unique style. From wedding receptions to rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and showers to all your overnight accommodations for you and your guests. They want to help make your wedding events unforgettable!
SPRINGHILL SUITES - MADISON
4601 Frey Street, Madison, WI 53705 (608) 233-4580 www.Marriott.com/MSNHW e-mail: email@example.com
HONEYMOON & TRAVEL BLISSFUL HONEYMOONS & DESTINATION WEDDINGS
(608) 445-4188 Mount Horeb, WI www.blissfulhoneymoons.com/wi e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
618 55th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140 (844) 568-2929 www.lovinaway.com e-mail: email@example.com
INVITATIONS FLYING RABBIT PRESS
312 N. Third Street, Studio 3, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 628-0080 www.flyingrabbitpress.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org It’s your day, and it’s a very special day! Your wedding stationery should reflect that. Set the tone with luxurious cotton papers, handmixed inks, and letterpress printing. Let Flying Rabbit Press create a one-of-a-kind design inspired by what is uniquely you, or pick the perfect fit from their wedding line, and they will personalize it for you. Experience true craftsmanship, creative solutions, and personal service at Flying Rabbit Press, because you deserve the best. Studio visits and consultations by appointment.
LK BRIDAL STUDIO
170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lkbridalstudio.com e-mail: email@example.com
PAPER PIPER DESIGNS
Madison, WI (608) 576-2842 www.paperpiper.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAPERWORKS DESIGN CO.
(608) 513-2299 www.paperworksdesignco.com e-mail: email@example.com
SUGAR PEAR DESIGN
(608) 288-8976 www.sugarpeardesign.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
www.sugarriverstationers.com e-mail: email@example.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 and recognized by Style Me Pretty, InStyle Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bride Magazine and Grace Ormonde Wedding Magazine. Studio hours by appointment.
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 & Ceremony Music are all part of the Essentials you need for your Reception. WEDPLAN.COM 351
Madison, WI e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Simple, meaningful and thoughtful singing accompanied by your choice of piano or acoustic guitar. Partner together to see what music will best fit your special day. Ben has a decade of worship, ceremonial and special event music experience. He loves planning alongside people to make music fit within your vision. If you need help selecting music, have a special song, want a unique piano/acoustic song written... Ben can make it happen! Ceremony sound equipment is also available.
CAMERATA STRING QUARTET
Madison, WI (608) 516-1339 www.cameratastrings.com e-mail: email@example.com Celebrate in style as this string quartet performs great music for your special event! Beginning with your first contact, attention will be paid to your preferences in matching the atmosphere. CSQ offers an extensive list of music to fit any occasion and can also fulfill special requests. From classical to pop/rock to jazz to folk, they are ready for grand celebrations, fun-filled receptions, celebratory dinners, and intimate wedding ceremonies. A romantic, elegant and fun performance…this they can promise you!
CAPITAL SOUND DJS
Madison, WI (608) 712-3548 www.capitalsounddjs.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Capital Sound DJs is one of southern Wisconsin’s premier entertainment companies, with nearly 20 years of experience in the DJ business and hundreds of weddings to their credit. They specialize in all aspects of wedding day essentials: ceremonies, reception coordination, specialized lighting, and of course the wedding dance! Capital Sound offers personalized consultations with your DJ where they discuss every aspect of your day. They take pride in their attention to detail and their passion for making each wedding special.
3009 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 233-5822 www.celebrationsentertainment.com e-mail: email@example.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 352 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
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 three DJ companies in Wisconsin and as ‘The Best of Madison’ Winner! Find them on Facebook.
COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS
917 S. 73rd Street, West Allis, WI 53214 (414) 751-6886 www.completemilwaukee.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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. That could not be any more transparent. Call today 608-442-0271, or email Sales@DiscJockeyMagic.com.
Madison, WI (608) 395-5906 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org This elegant flute & guitar duo is sure to bring a refined, tasteful ambiance to your wedding and reception. They will meet with you to discuss your musical preferences, specific or general, to make sure that their music is tailored to your needs. With a broad repertoire ranging from classical favorites to modern masterpieces, including jazz, pop/rock, and folk tunes, they are sure to help make your special day everything that you dream it can be.
JUKE BOX BANDSTAND
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!
Award-winning Quartessence Strings continues to be Wisconsin’s finest provider of ceremony and reception music. From timeless classics and contemporary rock and pop to customized music arrangements, Quartessence focuses on designing the perfect soundscape for your event. And, with several packages and string ensembles to choose from, Quartessence can cater to any budget and need. Whether classy or sassy, add that finishing touch to your special day with the stylish sophistication of Quartessence Strings — Distinctive Music for Your Elegant Affair.
P.O. Box 2291, Madison, WI 53701 (608) 249-2900 www.jukeboxbandstand.com e-mail: email@example.com
MADISON MOBILE DJ SERVICE
(608) 770-6106 www.madtowndj.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
OVER THE MOON WEDDINGS DJ + OFFICIANT SERVICE
(608) 588-5477 www.midnightdivas.net e-mail: email@example.com Over the Moon Weddings is a single-op company with over 16 years of wedding entertainment experience. Each couple that books becomes more than a number, they become a part of the family. They strive to make each wedding as stressfree as possible, seeing to every detail of your vision. Joni’s love of weddings, new beginnings and entertaining have made her one of Wisconsin’s best DJs and officiants. Personalized to meet your needs and make your dream wedding a reality.
2317 International Lane, Suite #107, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 445-1711 www.pianofondue.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
(608) 577-4855 www.quartessence.com e-mail: email@example.com
SATURN’S 8 ENTERTAINMENT CO. Madison, WI (608) 443-8312 www.saturns8.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
THE SUSIE SHOW
Waunakee, WI (608) 358-1672 www.susieshowweddings.com e-mail: email@example.com
Madison, WI (608) 571-5256 • www.ichoseyes.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Congratulations on getting to YES! YES Weddings understands just why music is so important to your big day! That’s why every wedding service includes: risk-free, no commitment consultation, unlimited planning sessions, custom checklist and itinerary, 24/7 online document access and on-site coordination with vendors/venue. They are passionate about quality, and they know just how important that is to you. YES Weddings has proudly earned the 2018 and 2019 Wedding Wire “People’s Choice Award”. Visit ichoseyes.com for more info and reviews. WEDPLAN.COM 353
THE CANDID PHOTOBOOTH
ANN GORGEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Madison, WI (810) 241-6276 www.thecandidphotobooth.com e-mail: email@example.com
(608) 574-3679 www.anngorgenphotography.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Candid Photobooth is a unique photobooth experience serving the Madison area. An open air photobooth allows up to 20 people at a time and every package includes a professional attendant and unlimited props that are personalized for your event. They specialize in custom backdrops and props as an additional service. Your photobooth should be part of your wedding not an afterthought. Utilize your backdrop for bridal portraits, first look photos and photobooth to make your vision come to life.
2820 Walton Commons West, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 245-2797 www.azenaphoto.com e-mail: email@example.com Hillary Schave, the creative force behind Azena Photography, captures your wedding day with a perfect mix between documentary and beautiful magazine quality portraits. She captures real moments as your love story unfolds, artistic coupleâ€™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!
3009 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 233-5822 www.celebrationsentertainment.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AZENA PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC
COPPER ANTLER PHOTOGRAPHY
Always staying ahead of the trends, Celebrations not only features the best photo booths, but also the New Social Media Photo Kiosk. With its 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.
(608) 574-1767 www.thecopperantler.com e-mail: email@example.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.
MADISON MOBILE DJ SERVICE
DAVE STREMIKIS PHOTOGRAPHY
(608) 770-6106 www.madtowndj.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(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, Â 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! 354 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
Madison, WI (608) 843-0922 www.davestremikisphotography.com e-mail: email@example.com Dave offers a fine art-editorial style of photography. For over 10 years, he has been capturing weddings in an artistic, unique and creative way. When Dave is not photographing weddings, you can find him teaching 6thgrade language arts in the Madison School District, or on the golf course. He would love the opportunity to work with you on your big day!
EAST ELM PHOTOGRAPHY
(608) 239-9111 www.eastelmphotography.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ILANA NATASHA PHOTOGRAPHY
100 S. Baldwin Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 345-4461 www.ilananatasha.com e-mail: email@example.com
JOLENE DOMBROWSKI BOUDOIR (608) 284-8861 www.jolenedombrowski.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LASHES & KURLS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY
170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lashesnkurls.com e-mail: email@example.com
LK BRIDAL STUDIO
170 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 768-0092 www.lkbridalstudio.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAUREEN CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY
Madison, WI (608) 358-2871 www.maureencassidyphotography.com e-mail: email@example.com
Madison, WI (978) 435-1112 www.temerityphotography.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Temerity Photography is a nationally awarded, luxury wedding photography studio for discerning clients with polished style. Owner and photographer, Vanessa Hurr, has been photographing love birds, families, and everything in between since 2007. Near or far? Her travels to document couples saying "I Do" have taken her from coast to coast. Whether your backyard or a paradise that is close to your heart, but far from home, she would be honored to photograph your wedding celebration wherever it may be.
THRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS
PO Box 14342, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 438-5170 www.thrivingimage.com e-mail: email@example.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) 772-0551 www.timfitch.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TWIG & OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY 3241 Garver Green, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 630-0652 www.twigandolive.com e-mail: email@example.com
TYRA JADE PHOTOGRAPHY
Madison, WI (608) 341-8214 www.tyrajadephotography.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WEDDING FLASHERS BY FOSS IMAGERY
Madison, WI (608) 850-9295 • (608) 335-5653 www.TheWeddingFlashers.com e-mail: email@example.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'.
(262) 309-2240 www.wildelegancewi.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
ZELORA IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Sun Prairie, WI (608) 535-7302 www.zeloraimages.com e-mail: email@example.com Angie, the lady behind Zelora Images takes a fun and natural approach to her photography. Having photographed professionally for over 10 years and on 3 different continents, she has experienced so much through the lens of her camera. Her approachability and genuine desire to help each couple enjoy their special day is unparalleled. WEDPLAN.COM 355
RENTALS & EVENT DESIGN A LA CRATE RENTALS
2619 Industrial Drive, Monona, WI 53713 (608) 669-2541 www.alacraterentals.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org An artisan event rental company. Comprised of thoughtfully curated MADE (handcrafted by local artists), FOUND (vintage, one-of-akind) + BOUTIQUE rentals. Everything from 8-foot harvest tables, reclaimed benches and wood 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.
THE COUNTRY PLUMBER
Madison & Portage, WI (608) 742-2648 • (800) 472-7448 www.countryplumber.com e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
6485 Blanchar’s Crossing, Windsor, WI 53598 (608) 846-5004 www.eventessentials.com e-mail: email@example.com "We supply everything but the guests.” Rain or shine, Event Essentials has your special day covered. Their talented, experienced design team and staff will walk you through the rental experience to bring your wedding 356 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
vision to life. Peruse the website to view the vast assortment of tents, tables, seating, linens, tableware, and décor items. Call Event Essentials today to start the planning process and create a memorable event that 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
RUSTIC ACCENTS RENTALS
(608) 279-7730 www.rusticaccentsrentals.com e-mail: email@example.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 & EVENT DESIGN
933 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-3707 www.simplyglamorousrentals.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
RINGS BAUER JEWELRY DESIGNS
6731 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 203-5195 www.BauerJewelryDesigns.com e-mail: email@example.com Bauer Jewelry Designs handcrafts custom jewelry created just for you, one of a kind, unique, beautiful designs. Meet with Bauer Jewelry Designs, the craftsmen and the artists, to create a design that generations will enjoy. The Bauer designers have a passion for handcrafting jewelry and have studied with world-renowned masters in hand engraving, pave diamond setting and graduated from GIA. Enjoy the journey of creating handcrafted custom jewelry with award-winning designs from Bauer Jewelry Designs.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
4114 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-3406 www.condonjeweler.com e-mail: email@example.com
1903 Cayuga Street, Suite 105, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 831-3469 www.dinys.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
341 Junction Road, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 662-9800 N96W16920 County Line Road, Germantown, WI 53022 (262) 251-4570 5075 S. 76th Street, Greenfield, WI 53220 (414) 325-9800 17260 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield, WI 53045 (262) 782-6100 3600 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914 (920) 749-0000 450 E. Mason Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 721-9450 www.kesslersdiamonds.com e-mail: email@example.com
Kesslers does diamonds better because diamonds are all they do! They have the largest selection of diamonds, engagement rings, and wedding bands in the Midwest. Every diamond is hand-selected for exceptional beauty. Don’t see what you’re looking for in-store? Design a custom piece with Kesslers that showcases your individual style. Whether you choose a ring in-store or create a unique piece, it’s all backed by their Miraculous No Small Print Lifetime Warranty.
SOHA DIAMOND CO.
Madison, WI (800) 608-0476 www.sohadiamondco.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSPORTATION BADGER BUS & TROLLEY
Madison, WI (800) 442-8259 www.badgerbus.com e-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com WEDPLAN.COM 357
PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE SERVICE
269 Rodney Road, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 423-2300 www.preslimousa.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
VENUES AC HOTEL MADISON DOWNTOWN
One N. Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703 Sleeping Rooms: (608) 662-3654 Event Rental: (608) 286-1337 www.ncghotels.com/weddings e-mail sleeping rooms: email@example.com e-mail event rental: firstname.lastname@example.org
BACKROAD BARN & GARDENS, LLC
12341 N. Springbrook Road, Davis, IL 61019 (815) 297-2638 www.backroadbarn.com e-mail: email@example.com Backroad Barn & Gardens is located near WI Stateline. The stately 1927 barn peaks at 45 feet and features 4200 square feet of rustic, elegant space. An old wooden grain bin is now the “Distillery Bar”. Modern plumbing inside allows a double stall ladies room and gentlemen lounge. Hundreds of blooming plants are viewable during strolls, lounging on the deck, or while playing yard games. A patio waterfall feature adds ambiance and photo options amongst their outside ceremony sites.
1682 County Road BB, Deerfield, WI 53531 (608) 438-2387 www.badgerfarms.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 358 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
at accommodating last minute changes. Saturday weddings include all-day Friday setup and rehearsal. Minutes east of Madison.
BETTY LOU CRUISES
1001 Arboretum Drive, Suite 204 Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 246-3138 www.vrv-madison.com e-mail: email@example.com THE MARINER’S INN 5339 Lighthouse Bay Drive Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-3120 www.marinersmadison.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 onboard 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.
BISHOPS BAY COUNTRY CLUB
3500 Bishops Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 232-4201 www.bishopsbay.com e-mail: email@example.com Vow your love to each other with breathtaking views lakeside! Bishops Bay Country Club offers the BEST view of the Capitol building and downtown Madison skyline. Host your reception in their Lakeside Pavilion on the shores of Lake Mendota. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Madison. Exceptional service, convenient location, stunning views, and a delicious menu make Bishops Bay THE perfect setting for your big day!
BLACKHAWK COUNTRY CLUB
3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison, WI 53705 (608) 231-2454 www.blackhawkcc.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!”
204 S. Main Street, Blanchardville, WI 53516 (608) 523-4247 www.blanchardhall.com e-mail: email@example.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.
700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 440-1767 www.cambridgewinery.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Start your happily ever after by creating unforgettable memories in extraordinary spaces. Host your ceremony at the gazebo in the vineyard and treat your guests to their award-winning wines paired with a delicious meal prepared by their in-house chef. 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.
CHAPEL OF THE ARCHANGELS
839 Madison Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1900 www.chapelofthearchangels.com e-mail: email@example.com
CHEROKEE COUNTRY CLUB
5000 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 249-1000 www.cherokeecountryclub.net e-mail: Lquinn@cherokeecountryclub.net
CHULA VISTA RESORT
2501 River Road, PO Box 30, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (877) 767-7041 www.chulavistaresort.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Special group room rates are available for your guests.
CLARION HOTEL & SUITES AND WINTERGREEN CONFERENCE CENTER
100 N. Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-1510 www.wintergreen-resort.com e-mail: email@example.com You spend months dreaming, planning, organizing and preparing for your wedding day and Wintergreen 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.
COACHMAN’S GOLF RESORT
984 County Road A, Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 884-8484 www.coachmans.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT MADISON WEST/MIDDLETON
2266 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 203-0100 www.ncghotels.com/courtyardevents e-mail: email@example.com
102 Maple Street, Evansville, WI 53536 (608) 882-0407 www.creeksideplace.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Wedding & 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!
THE CRYSTAL ROOM
Wisconsin Dells, WI • (608) 253-2202 www.dellscrystalroom.com e-mail: email@example.com If you want a location with a 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 and 2018, their delicate crystal chandeliers, large double-sided fieldstone fireplace & classic Brunswick bar conveys vintage elegance. From the moment you choose to host your wedding at The Crystal Room, the focus is on what they can do to create the most memorable experience possible!
DEER VALLEY LODGE
401 W. Industrial Drive, Barneveld, WI 53507 (888) 924-1601 www.DeerValleyLodgeWI.com e-mail: Amber@DeerValleyLodgeWI.com The perfect venue to host your Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Gift Opening, and even your overnight Guests. Their 5,000 square foot Banquet Hall, overlooking their 27 Hole Golf Course, can accommodate 350-400 people. Their Facility consists of a Full-Service Bar, on-site Chef, Patio and Wedding Gazebo with Golf Course View, in-house Event Coordinators, 62 Hotel Rooms, 12,000 square foot Water Park, and a Built-In Dance Floor. Deer Valley Lodge will make the perfect backdrop for your next event!
DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT
S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, WI 53561 (608) 493-2204 www.devilsheadresort.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Roxbury, WI (608) 643-3980 www.foodspot.com/dorfhaus e-mail: email@example.com 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.
1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 535-8200 www.theedgewater.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 360 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
THE ELOISE WEDDING BARN
2212 County Highway JG, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 338-3610 www.theeloiseweddingbarn.com e-mail: email@example.com
THE FIELDS RESERVE
2479 Glenn Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 636-6400 www.fieldsreserve.com e-mail: Info@fieldsreserve.com Full of modern amenities and rustic charm, this one-of-a-kind 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: firstname.lastname@example.org This elegant, historic Craftsman-Style building is available year-round, to celebrate your most special event. Imagine your ceremony on the patio overlooking 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: email@example.com
GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER
Ironworks: 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704 Brassworks: 214 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 241-1574 www.goodmancenter.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Goodman Community Center has two 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 250
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.
21 N. Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 255-6075 www.harvest-restaurant.com e-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
HIGH NOON SALOON
701A E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 729-7125 www.high-noon.com e-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Located in Greenway Station, the Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect place for your wedding of up to 250 people! Build your own menu or take advantage of wedding packages that include hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, dinner, and late-night snacks. With flexible setup options and an experienced and accommodating staff, the Hilton Garden Inn customizes everything for you. Newlyweds will enjoy a complimentary suite and overnight guests will love the hotel bar and restaurant, enhanced pool, and beautiful guest rooms.
HO-CHUNK GAMING WISCONSIN DELLS S3214 County Road BD, Baraboo, WI 53913 (800) 746-2486 www.ho-chunkgaming.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLIDAY INN & SUITES, MADISON WEST
1109 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608) 203-4707 www.wiscohotels.com e-mail: email@example.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 onpremise 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 180 guests in their chandelier-lit ballroom, their attention to detail will assure that all your expectations are exceeded. You and your guests can relax in one of their deluxe guestrooms, enjoy the indoor pool or gather in Geier’s Grill and Lounge. Allow them to take care of the details while you enjoy your wedding day! WEDPLAN.COM 361
KALAHARI RESORTS & CONVENTIONS PRESENTS TRAPPERS TURN GOLF CLUB 2955 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-3314 www.TrappersTurnWeddings.com e-mail: Weddings@TrappersTurn.com
KESTREL RIDGE GOLF COURSE
900 Avalon Road, Columbus, WI 53925 (920) 623-4653 www.kestrelridgegolf.com e-mail: email@example.com
515 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 921-6400 www.thelageret.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LAKE WINDSOR COUNTRY CLUB
4628 Golf Road, Windsor, WI 53598 (608) 846-4711 www.lakewindsor.com e-mail: email@example.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 onsite event coordinators, executive chef, and exceptional service staff will ensure your dream wedding becomes a reality.
THE LANDING AT THE LONE GIRL
114 E. Main Street, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 850-7175 www.thelonegirl.com firstname.lastname@example.org The Lone Girl's beautiful new event space, The Landing, is rustic yet elegant and is perfect for rehearsals, ceremonies, and receptions. A quick 15-minute drive from downtown Madison, this venue will host up to 150 guests. With a full catering menu and full-service bar, this brewpub venue offers unique additions like brewery tours, custom craft cocktails, and more. Seasonal access to the rooftop patio offers the best of the outdoors without worrying about the weather for the big day!
THE LOFT AT 132
132 Market Street, Suite 200, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 235-9506 www.theloftat132.com e-mail: email@example.com 362 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
MADISON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 354-0540 www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org/weddings e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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 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!
2920 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-4277 www.mallardsbaseball.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MADISON MARRIOTT WEST
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 824-2711 www.marriott.com/msnwe e-mail: email@example.com
MADISON MASONIC CENTER
301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 256-5734 www.madisonmasoniccenter.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY
201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 243-0478 www.madisonpubliclibrary.org e-mail: email@example.com Make the Library a part of your special day. Madison's Central Library is located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin — a prime location within walking distance to bars, restaurants, and hotels. The Library’s unique, airy and elegant event spaces feature plenty of natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows with city backdrops, and all-inclusive packages. Professional event staff will ensure your event runs smoothly, from setting up the space to coordinating with caterers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
115 King Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 729-7125 www.majesticmadison.com e-mail: email@example.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.
W5670 French Road, Johnson Creek, WI 53038 (920) 699-2249 www.milfordhills.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Conveniently located between Madison and Milwaukee, Milford Hills is a short drive through the countryside, just 10 minutes off the interstate. Situated on 500 acres, with picturesque views of gentle rolling hills, one-acre pond, and beautifully maintained grounds. You are greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere of rustic elegant décor in both the Clubhouse (225 people) and Hideaway (110 people). Choose from one of two ceremony sites, both with decorative cedar arbors and breathtaking panoramic landscape.
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 261-4016 www.mononaterrace.com e-mail: email@example.com Spectacularly situated between the Lake Monona shore and the Capitol Square, Monona Terrace is utterly distinctive – yet surprisingly down to earth. Embrace unforgettable style with your very own dedicated Event Coordinator, there to assist you in planning and to personally attend to every detail on your special day. On-site caterer Monona Catering will help you design a menu to suit your style and your guests’ tastes. From breathtaking backdrops to stunning tabletops, there’s simply no place like Monona Terrace.
THE OAKS GOLF COURSE
4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 (608) 837-4774 www.golftheoaks.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTAGON BARN WEDDINGS
E4350 Horseshoe Road, Spring Green, WI 53588 (608) 459-8051 www.theoctagonbarn.com e-mail: email@example.com WEDPLAN.COM 363
THE OLD FEED MILL
114 Cramer Street, Mazomanie, WI 53560 (608) 795-4909 www.oldfeedmill.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
234 Madison Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565 www.mineralpointhistory.org e-mail: email@example.com Imagine starting your bridal walk on the spiral staircase of the Gundry House and ending in the breathtaking gardens of Orchard Lawn. Your guests will never forget the exquisite Italianate 1868 Gundry Mansion, beautiful gardens and historic ambiance of this 9-acre estate in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Orchard Lawn offers garden weddings and receptions and intimate historic house weddings for those looking for a distinguished and unique wedding to remember. Please visit them at mineralpointhistory.org for more information.
THE ORPHEUM THEATER
216 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 729-7125 www.madisonorpheum.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 includes custom beverage menus and full-service event production. Create a unique, memorable experience at The Orpheum Theater!
OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 258-4177 www.overture.org e-mail: email@example.com Let your creativity shine at Overture Center for the Arts! Wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers all find 364 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
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.
PAINE ART CENTER & GARDENS
1410 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901 (920) 235-6903 Ext 45 www.thepaine.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
22 S. Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 285-8000 www.parkhotelmadison.com e-mail: email@example.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!
6261 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 273-4900 www.quiveysgrove.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SHAKE RAG ALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
18 Shakerag Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565 (608) 987-3292 www.ShakeRagAlley.com e-mail: email@example.com Nestled in the historic heart of Mineral Point, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts provides a picturesque and magical backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and celebrations of all kinds. The unique location features eight buildings and outdoor areas including the modern, industrial Lind Pavilion, the charming outdoor Green with a spring flowing through it, and the Alley Stage amphitheater set in a former stone quarry. Charming on-site guest lodging is available, as is a licensed kitchen for catering.
SHERATON MADISON HOTEL
706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713 (608) 251-5660 www.sheratonmadison.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
STOUGHTON COUNTRY CLUB
3165 Shadyside Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-7861 • (608) 873-8464 www.stoughtoncountryclub.com e-mail: email@example.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 service-oriented staff is happy to assist you in planning your upcoming event.
8637 Linley Road, Arena, WI 53503 (608) 795-4909 www.sugarland-weddings.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com The Swan Barn Door event facility in beautiful Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin is ready for your special event! A locally owned, family-built and owner-operated business, The Swan
Barn Door will strive to provide a unique, rustic yet elegant setting to host weddings and receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, corporate conventions and events, graduation & retirement celebrations, family reunions & even oneof-a-kind private parties. Please check their calendar and get your event booked for your special day.
25 S. Livingston Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 729-7125 www.thesylvee.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
TYROL BASIN EVENTS
3487 Bohn Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 (608) 437-4135 www.tyrolbasin.com e-mail: email@example.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 fullservice 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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 325 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.
VINTAGE BREWING CO.
Sauk City: 600 Water Street, Sauk City, WI 53583 (608) 370-8200 www.vintagebrewingcompany.com/ saukprairie/weddings e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Madison West: 674 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 204-2739 www.vintagebrewingcompany.com e-mail: email@example.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
VINTAGE FIELDS AT FARMIN' BETTY'S N3677 Roche Road, Columbus, WI 53925 (414) 899-5311 www.farminbettys.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WAUNAKEE VILLAGE CENTER
333 S. Madison Street, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 850-5992 www.waunakee.com/villagecenter e-mail: email@example.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 366 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
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.
WHISPERING PINES EVENT CENTER
101 Bethel Drive, Poynette, WI 53955 (608) 515-5500 www.whisperingpinesevents.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Because in your dreams, every detail matters. This beautiful new venue is located on five scenic, wooded acres just north of Madison. Perfect for both ceremonies and receptions, Whispering Pines accommodates seating for up to 300 guests all on one level. Choose your own caterer and enjoy features including all new restrooms, bridal suite, large outdoor patio and more. Choose your date and ask about their "The Weekend's All Yours" option to ensure a relaxing and worry-free wedding day!
WHITE OAK SAVANNA EVENTS FARM AND SANCTUARY
4352 State Road 23, Dodgeville, WI 53533 (608) 636-5776 www.whiteoaksavanna.com e-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
WILLOW + OAK EVENT CENTER
206 E. Madison Street, Hillsboro, WI 54634 (608) 489-6114 www.hillsborobrewingcompany.com e-mail: email@example.com Located in the heart of the beautiful Driftless region, Willow + Oak is part of the beautifully restored 28,000 square foot 1914 dairy condensery, which is also home to Hillsboro Brewing Company. “Must see to believe”, “I wish I could get married again”, “The pictures don’t do it justice”, “Wow, Incredible!” The venue comfortably hosts 400 guests for both ceremonies and receptions. Willow + Oak has a rustic industrial feel with original wood floors, brick walls, and gorgeous vaulted ceilings.
WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 264-6450 www.wisconsinhistory.org/privateevents e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org From marble staircases in the city to rustic barns in the country, the Wisconsin Historical Society offers unique settings for your wedding. Wade House, outside of Sheboygan, features a stagecoach along with scenic grounds. Old World Wisconsin, in Eagle, offers an 1897 barn, perfect for your rustic wedding. Villa Louis, in Prairie du Chien, features the historic lawn of a Victorian Mansion. The Society headquarters, in Madison, boasts soaring columns and marble staircases. Contact them to make your day historic.
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VIDEOGRAPHY ELLABELLA PRODUCTIONS
3902 Milwaukee Street, PO Box 8834, Madison, WI 53708 (608) 432-5782 www.EllaBellaProductions.com e-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
WEDDING PLANNERS ELA EVENTS
Madison, WI (847) 756-0245 www.elaeventplanners.com e-mail: email@example.com Ela Events is a full-service event planning business with a specialty in weddings. Every couple has a story to tell; reach out to see how Ela can help share your story with those you love, for an unforgettable experience. Whether you are looking for styling, rehearsal support, day of coordination or anything in between, Ela Events will customize a package that works for you. An eye for design coupled with superior organization, Ela will bring your dream wedding to life. WEDPLAN.COM 367
EVENTFULS WEDDING PLANNING + RENTALS
1411 WI-23 Trunk, Dodgeville, WI 53533 (608) 341-0335 www.eventfuls-wpr.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Eventfuls specializes in Day of Coordination Service that enables you to plan your day the way you envision. Their "Hands off" approach allows you to keep total control of the planning process, however, they are with you throughout the process with tips, tricks, and advice! Their real work begins the day of your wedding - they execute the plans you have put into place, allowing you and your families to enjoy the day and be present for every moment!
HIGH PROFILE EVENTS
(414) 807-7721 www.highprofilewi.com e-mail: email@example.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.
you to reminisce about for the rest of your life. She’d love to help bring your vision to life, so, kick back, relax, and enjoy your once in a lifetime day trusting in the expertise of a certified Wedding Planner.
537 W. Main Street, Suite 205, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 512-8475 www.simplyweddingsllc.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Simply Weddings believes you should not have to work on one of the most important days of your life. They believe weddings should be filled with family, friends and loved ones celebrating with you on your big day, and not worrying about anything else! They offer an array of wedding planning & design packages, including destination weddings through Sandals and Beaches Resorts to meet your needs. Because it’s “Your Day, Your Way”, let them make it happen beautifully for you!
WISHFUL WEDDINGS, LLC
Madison, WI www.wishfulweddingsllc.com e-mail: email@example.com
MINDERELLA DESIGNS & EVENTS
(608) 235-9716 www.minderelladesigns.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEIRA EVENT GROUP
(608) 432-4624 www.neiraeventgroup.com e-mail: email@example.com
RELAX EVENT PLANNING
Madison, WI (608) 215-6958 www.relaxeventplanning.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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INDEX 608 Weddings . . . . . . . . . . 321 A La Crate Rentals . . . . . . . 246-247 AB Onsite Beauty . . . . . . . . . 102 Aniu Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . 99 Ann Gorgen Photography . . . . . . 305 Azena Photography . . . . . . . . 300 Backroad Barn & Gardens . . . . . . 208 Badger Bus & Trolley . . . . . . . . 330 Badger Farms . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Bartender 608 Intoxicologists & Cocktail Caterers . . . . . . . . 216 Bauer Jewelry Designs . . . . . . . 105 Bauman's Natural Meats & Catering . . 217 ben.msc | Ben Lodahl, Musician . . . . 326 Betty Lou Cruises . . . . . . . . 168-169 Bishops Bay Country Club . . . . . . 170 Blackhawk Country Club . . . . . . 175 Blanchard Hall . . . . . . . . . . 200 Blissful Honeymoons & Destination Weddings . . . . . . . 341 Blooms By Brandi . . . . . . . . . 285 Blue Chip Barber Club . . . . . . . . 98 Brandi's Bridal Galleria, Etc. . . . . . . 59 Brides N' Belles . . . . . . . . . . 63 B-Style Floral & Gifts . . . . . . . . 288 Bucky's Rentals . . . . . . . . . . 249 Cambria Hotel-Madison . . . . . . 339 Cambridge Winery . . . . . . . 156-157 Camerata String Quartet . . . . . . 326 The Candid Photobooth . . . . . . . 310 Capital Sound DJs . . . . . . . . . 325 Carl's Cakes & Market Street Catering . 213, 234 Celebrations Entertainment . . . 310, 325 Chalmers Jewelers . . . . . . . . . 5 Chapel Of The Archangels . . . . 136, 206 Cherokee Country Club . . . . . . . 209 Chula Vista Resort . . . . . . . . . 187 Clarion Hotel & Suites and Wintergreen Conference Center . . . 144 Coachman's Golf Resort . . . . . 150-151 Cold Stone Creamery on State . . . . 238 Cold Water Canyon | Dells Boat Tours . . 136 Complete Weddings + Events . . . . 324 Condon Jewelers . . . . . . . . . 107 Copper Antler Photography . . . . . 302 Country Plumber . . . . . . . . . 249 Cowboy David's Bakery . . . . . . . 239 Craig's Cake Shop . . . . . . . . . 235 Creative Confections By Alicia Russell . . 237 Creekside Place . . . . . . . . . . 192
The Crystal Room . . . . . . . 146-147 Curtis & Cake . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Daffodil Parker . . . . . . . . . . 289 Dave Stremikis Photography . . . 296-297 Deer Valley Lodge . . . . . . . . . 191 Devil's Head Resort . . . . . . . 148-149 Dickey's Barbecue Pit . . . . . . . . 216 Diny's Diamonds . . . . . . . . . 108 DJ Magic Entertainment . . . . . . 320 Dorf Haus . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Duo Tarrega . . . . . . . . . . . 326 East Elm Photography . . . . . . . 299 The Edgewater . . . . . . . . . . 145 Ela Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 EllaBella Productions . . . . . . . . 313 The Eloise Wedding Barn . . . . . . 199 Escapade Salon . . . . . . . . . . 101 Event Essentials . . . . . . . . 242-243 Eventfuls Wedding Planning + Rentals . . 11 Evoke Chancy Floral . . . . . . . . 284 The Fields Reserve . . . . . . . . . 193 Flora Designs By Jamae . . . . . . . 287 The Flower Studio . . . . . . . . . 286 Flying Rabbit Press . . . . . . . . . 122 Food Fight Restaurant Group . . . . . 212 The Fort Atkinson Club . . . . . . . 206 FPC Live . . . . . . . . . . . 166-167 Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier . . . . . 238 Gallant Knight Limousine . . . . . . 332 Garden Laurels By Sager . . . . . . 287 Gaylord Catering . . . . . . . . . 215 Golden Mast Inn . . . . . . . . . 203 Goodman Community Center . . . . 202 Harbor Athletic Club . . . . . . . . 100 Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Hi Point Steak House . . . . . . . . 201 High Profile Events . . . . . . . . . . 12 Hilton Garden Inn & Johnny's Italian Steakhouse . . . . . 194 Hilton Garden Inn Madison West | Middleton . . . . . . 190 Historic First Lutheran Church . . . . 137 Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells . . . 196 Holiday Inn & Suites Madison West . . 207 Holiday Inn at the American Center . . 205 Hy-Vee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Ilana Natasha Photography . . . . . 305 International Catering Co-Melted-Taco Local . 214 JL Richards Prime Meats & Catering . . 217 Jolene Dombrowski Boudoir . . . . . 307 WEDPLAN.COM 369
Juke Box Bandstand . . . . . . . . 320 Julie's Bridal Gallery . . . . . . . . 62 Justjosie Cake Design and Sweets . . . 239 Kesslers Diamonds . . . . . . . . . 108 Kestrel Ridge Golf Course . . . . . . 195 The Knock Shoppe's Country Cakes . . 236 The Lageret . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Lake Windsor Country Club . . . . . 180 Lashes & Kurls Boudoir Photography . . 306 LK Bridal Studio . . . . . . . . 122, 305 The Loft At 132 . . . . . . . . . 158-159 The Lone Girl Brewing Company . . . 200 The Looking Glass Bakery . . . . . . 236 LovinAway . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Mad City Party Bus . . . . . . . . . 331 Madison Children's Museum . . . . . 208 The Madison Club . . . . . . . . 160-161 The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club . . . . . . . . 162-163 Madison Elks Lodge . . . . . . . . 202 Madison Mallards . . . . . . . . . 208 Madison Marriott West . . . . . . . 197 Madison Masonic Center . . . . . . 189 Madison Mobile DJ Service . . . . . 322 Madison Public Library . . . . . . . 186 Marah's Elegant Bridal . . . . . . . 63 Maureen Cassidy Photography . . . . 307 McFarlanes' True Value Rental . . . . 248 Milford Hills . . . . . . . . . . 154-155 Minderella Designs & Events . . . . . . 11 Mod Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Moments to Cherish Bridals . . . . . . 62 Monona Terrace Convention Center . . . 3 Nedrebo's Formalwear . . . . . . . . 1 Neira Event Group . . . . . . . . . . 11 North Central Group Hotels . . . . 336-337 Nothing Bundt Cakes . . . . . . . . 239 The Oaks Golf Course . . . . . . . 173 Octagon Barn Weddings . . . . . . 209 The Old Feed Mill . . . . . . . . . 204 Orange Tree Imports . . . . . . . . 125 Orchard Lawn . . . . . . . . . . 209 Over The Moon Weddings DJ + Officiant Service . . . . . . . 324 Overture Center For The Arts + Catering A Fresco . . . . . . . . 177 The Paine Art Center & Gardens . . . . 174 Paper Piper Designs . . . . . . . . 123 Paperworks Design Co. . . . . . . . 123 Park Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 PhotoBooth . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Piano Fondue . . . . . . . . . 318, 322 Premiere Couture . . . . . . . . . 63 370 WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE
Pres House Chapel . . . . . . . . . 137 Presidential Limousine Service . . . . 332 Quartessence Strings . . . . . . 319, 326 Quivey's Grove . . . . . . . . . . 178 Relax Event Planning . . . . . . . . 10 Rose Cottage . . . . . . . . . . 288 Rustic Accents Rentals . . . . . . . 241 Salvatore's Tomato Pies . . . . . . . 216 Saturn's 8 Entertainment Co . . . . . 323 Shake Rag Alley Center For The Arts . . 209 Sheraton Madison Hotel . . . . . . . 172 Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral . . . . . . . . 282-283 Simply Glamorous Rentals & Event Design . . . . . . . . 244-245 Simply Unveiled . . . . . . . . . . 12 Simply Weddings . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sisters On Main . . . . . . . . . . 62 Soha Diamond Co. . . . . . . . . . 106 Springhill Suites - Madison . . . . . 338 Stoughton Country Club . . . . . . 205 Sugar Pear Design . . . . . . . . . 122 Sugar River Stationers . . . . . . . 123 Sugarland . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Surroundings Events & Floral . . . . . 286 The Susie Show . . . . . . . . . . 323 The Swan Barn Door . . . . . . . . 184 Temerity Photography . . . . . . . 305 Temptd Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . 102 Thrive Photography & Films . . 294-295, 314 Tim Fitch Photography . . . . . . . 303 Trappers Turn Golf Club . . . . . . . IBC Twig & Olive Photography . . . . IFC, 298 Tyra Jade Photography . . . . . . . 305 Tyrol Basin Events . . . . . . . . . 198 The University Club . . . . . . . 164-165 Vennebu Hill Wedding Barn . . . . . 183 Vera's House of Bridals . . . . . BC, 60-61 Victoria's Garden . . . . . . . . . 288 Vintage Brewing Company . . . . . 203 Vintage Fields at Farmin' Betty's . . . . 199 Waunakee Village Center . . . . . . 207 The Wedding Flashers By Foss Imagery . 301 Whispering Pines Event Center . . . . 201 White Oak Savanna Events Farm & Sanctuary . . . . . . 181 Wild Elegance . . . . . . . . 293, 304 Wilderness Resort . . . . . . . . 152-153 Willow + Oak Event Center . . . . . . 185 Wisconsin Historical Society . . . . . 176 Wishful Weddings, LLC . . . . . . . . 12 YES Weddings . . . . . . . . . . 325 Zelora Images Photography . . . . . 304
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CALENDAR CHECKLIST This is an ideal timeline. Couples who do not have as much time as shown should plan their wedding in much the same order, using the checklist as a guide. Be sure to check things off as they are completed or cross out if it doesn' t apply to your plans.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ENGAGEMENT Discuss budget, size and style of the wedding.
Decide who pays for what. Contact a travel agent if planning a
destination wedding. Choose a wedding date and time. Check vendor
availability prior to setting a date. Create a system to organize your thoughts,
photos, worksheets, etc. (binder, web folder, Pinterest account). Enlist the services of a wedding planner. Make initial contact with vendors
and obtain references. Tour and reserve ceremony and reception
sites; make initial catering contacts. Meet with officiant; schedule premarital
counseling. Reserve photographer. Reserve videographer. Make arrangements for ceremony and
reception music, and other entertainment (photo booth, DJ, etc.).
Make all transportation arrangements to
and from the wedding and the reception. Start shopping for wedding dress and
bridesmaid dresses. Reserve florist. Reserve wedding night suite and blocks of
rooms at hotels for out of town guests. Initial catering consultation - tasting
appointment shortly thereafter and book caterer. Select your wedding party. Select one
usher for every 50 guests. Appoint someone to act as "organizer" to
troubleshoot any problems that might arise and make sure everyone is where they need to be the week of the wedding. Book engagement photo session well enough
in advance to use photo in save the dates. Find out in your local area where they
publish or post engagement announcements, and requirements. Select and order wedding dress.
9 MONTHS OR BEFORE Reserve rental items that are larger in size
(tents) or high in demand (chairs). Contact a travel agent to plan your
honeymoon; put down a deposit. Begin passport acquisition process. Compile the guest list and guests' addresses. Consult with stationer about save the date
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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
4 MONTHS OR BEFORE Create wedding registries and continue to
Select and order mothers dresses.
update them every couple of weeks.
3 MONTHS OR BEFORE Discuss ceremony plans with officiant. Start monitoring the hotel blocks on a weekly
or monthly basis so you can adjust the number and type of rooms set aside if necessary. Begin dress alteration process for bride
and bridesmaids. Contact photographer to go over timeline
and any new details. Discuss how family portraits and other group shots will be handled. Verify date, time, and location particulars.
Give videographer wedding day timeline
and any other pertinent information. Give gentle reminder to any anyone
that has not yet been measured for formalwear. Verify event cost with caterer once they
determine availability and seasonal fluctuations. Address wedding invitations.
2 MONTHS OR BEFORE Mail invitations. Purchase all accessories and shoes. First dress fitting; Schedule second dress
fitting for a couple weeks later. Buy a wedding gift for future spouse and
Meet with invitation specialist for programs,
place cards, escort cards, favors, and any other signage including guest books, hosted bar signs, etc. Meet with ceremony and reception
musicians/DJs to choose music.
gifts for attendants and helpers. Schedule a follow up meeting with florist to
tie up loose ends before flowers are ordered.
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
if necessary. Plan seating arrangements for the rehearsal
dinner and reception.
Create wedding hashtag. Design and purchase Snapchat Filter.
2 WEEKS OR MORE BEFORE Final dress fitting.
Break in wedding shoes.
Give the final guest count to your baker and
Inquire about where the couple and
verify all details. Finalize list of names for place cards or
escort cards. Apply for marriage license. Be sure to bring
all needed documents. Inform or send rehearsal invitations, including
exact time and location, to those who will attend the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner.
attendants will dress for the ceremony. Review all details. Walk through the entire
event considering things like parking, access for handicapped guests, etc. Turn in final guest count to caterer. Pick up rings. Receive travel documents from travel agent.
1 WEEK BEFORE Get any needed haircuts, trims, waxing. Check in with ceremony and reception
venues to inform them of any last minute details. Review final details for those in the wedding party. Pack for the honeymoon.
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Enjoy a day with family and friends. Visit
a day spa, have a massage, a facial, and relax. Check in with officiant, caterer,
photographer, videographer, musicians, DJ, florist, driver, etc. to finalize and verify details.
3 DAYS BEFORE Pick up wedding gown, un-bag gown at
home after pickup.
Drop off guest welcome bags for hotel
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
WEDDING DAY Hair, makeup, etc.
Stay hydrated & nourished.
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
BUDGET EXPENSE RECORD Use totals from the following worksheet pages.
Bridal Gown (include alterations)
Suit or Tuxedo
Ceremony Costs (officiant, venue, license)
Reception Venue Rental
Reception Entertainment (photo booth, etc.)
Gifts (attendants, parents, others)
Gifts for each other
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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: ___________________________
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: _________________________
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.
PRE-WEDDING DETAILS ENGAGEMENT RING Jeweler:_________________________________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ Phone:
Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Description of Ring: ___________________________________
WEDDING BANDS Jeweler:_____________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Description of Rings: __________________________________ __________________________________________________
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INVITATIONS & STATIONERY Stationer: _______________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ______________________________________________________________________________ Date Ordered: _________________________________________________________________________ Date Promised: ________________________________________________________________________ Description/Notes:
STATIONERY CHECKLIST ITEMS
Be sure to order extra!
Save the Dates
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Thank You Cards
Thank You Gifts
INVITATION WORDING SAMPLES TRADITIONAL BRIDE’S PARENTS SPONSORING
TRADITIONAL COUPLE SPONSORING WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Sarah Lynn to Mr. Michael James Brooks on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin
The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of Sarah Lynn Andrews to Michael James Brooks on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin
TRADITIONAL COUPLE’S PARENTS SPONSORING
LESS FORMAL BRIDE’S PARENTS SPONSORING
Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brooks request the honor of your presence at the marriage of Sarah Lynn to Michael James on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin
We ask only those dearest in our hearts to join us in celebrating the marriage of our daughter Sarah to Mike Brooks at half past two o’clock on Saturday, September tenth St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin
COUPLE SPONSORING WEDDING WITH DIVERSE FAMILY
SAME SEX COUPLE SPONSORING WEDDING
Sarah Lynn Andrews and Michael James Brooks together with our families, invite you to celebrate our marriage on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin
Please join us as we, Dylan and Robin celebrate our wedding ceremony on Saturday, the tenth of September at half past two o’clock St. Patrick Church Madison, Wisconsin
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Mary and William Andrews
WEDDING REGISTRY Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:
Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________
Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:
Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________
Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:
Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Website: ________________________________________________________________________
Store: __________________________________________________________________________ Address:
Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________
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)
FAVORS Favor Item(s): ___________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ From: __________________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Address:
___________________________________________ Price: ______________________
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SHOWERS SHOWER NO. 1 Host/Hostess: ____________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Location/Address: ________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________________________________ Time: ___________________________________________________________________________ Type of Shower: __________________________________________________________________
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
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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 DESSERTS Bakery:__________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Date Ordered: ____________________________ Date/Time Promised: ____________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________ Delivery Information: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Cupcakes
Ice Cream/Sundae Bar
TRANSPORTATION Company Name: _________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Type/Description (carriage, limo, etc.): ________________________________________________ Pickup Date: _______________________________
Length of Rental Time: ______________________
Additional Time Charge: _______________
Couple to Ceremony
Couple to Reception
Couple to Hotel
Others to Ceremony
Others to Reception
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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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Professional: _____________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________________ Date Ordered: ____________________________ Date/Time Promised: _____________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________ Details: __________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
DANCE LESSONS Professional: _____________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________ Lesson Dates: ____________________________________________________________________ Price: __________________________________________________________________________ Details: _________________________________________________________________________
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 with mother
Each with father
Each with their parents
Each with Special Attendants
AT THE CEREMONY Guests outside
Couple saying vows
Ushers escorting guests to seats
Parents being seated
Attendants at alter
Altar during ceremony
BEFORE THE RECEPTION Couple’s hands or rings
Couple with each family
Couple looking at each other
Couple with all parents
Each with Special Attendants
Both with Entire Wedding Party
Each with Wedding Party Members
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AT THE RECEPTION Couple arriving
Couple feeding cake
Buffet table & food stations
Bouquet & garter tosses
Couple seated at table
Couple talking with guests
Couple cutting the cake
VIDEOGRAPHY Business Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Videographer’s Name: __________________________________ Price: ___________________
Capture these moments, special people, etc.
FLORAL & DECOR Florist: __________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Salesperson:
Description (bouquet style, colors, flower types): ___________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________
FLORAL & DECOR CHECKLIST ITEM
Flowers For Hair
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,
Ringbearer, Godparents, Honored Guests)
Flowers for Unity Candle
Guest Book Table
Escort Card Table
High Top Cocktail Tables
Hors D’oeuvres Area
Dining Table Centerpieces
Reception Ceiling & Chandeliers
Around Dance Floor
Toss Bouquet, if desired
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OTHER DECOR Professional: ______________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Delivery Date/Time/Place:
Description and Costs: ________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________
LIGHTING Lighting Specialist: ________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: _______________________________________
Date Ordered: __________________________________
Date/Time Promised: _____________
Placement and Details: ____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Price: ___________________________________________________________________________
Gobo Design Sketch:
RENTALS VENDOR: 1) _______________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ Contact:
Items to Reserve for Ceremony/Reception: ________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Pickup/Delivery Date: ________________________________
Return Date: _______________________________________
VENDOR: 2) ______________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ____________________________________________________________________________ Items to Reserve for Ceremony/Reception: ________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Pickup/Delivery Date: ________________________________
Return Date: _______________________________________
VENDOR: 3) ______________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Contact: ____________________________________________________________________________ Items to Reserve for Ceremony/Reception: ________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Pickup/Delivery Date: ________________________________
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.
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
MAID OF HONOR
FATHER OF FATHER OF THE BRIDE THE GROOM
MOTHER OF THE GROOM
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.
AFTER THE WEDDING THE HONEYMOON Travel Agency: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ Contact: _______________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________________ Destination: _____________________________________________________________________ Departure Date: _______________________ Return Date: _______________________________ Travel Notes: _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Costs:
PACKING LIST: Casual Outfit(s) (shirts, pants, shorts, shoes) ________________________________________ Formal Outfit(s) (dress, shoes) ____________________________________________________ Underwear
Toothpaste & Brush
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GIFT OPENING PARTY Location: ________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________________________________________ Time: ______________________ GIFT
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:
Medical Care Provider
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. Postal Service
Leases and Mortgages
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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Our 2020 Wedding Planner & Guide magazine is your local source for all things wedding in Madison and southern Wisconsin. Featuring unique re...
Published on Dec 17, 2019
Our 2020 Wedding Planner & Guide magazine is your local source for all things wedding in Madison and southern Wisconsin. Featuring unique re...