When I got engaged I had a vague idea of what I wanted my wedding to look like and so I immediately began scouring the internet in order to make my dreams come true. But one area I had some trouble with was finding vendors.
ALL of my vendors ended up being discovered through word-of-mouth. Maybe I'm just dense, but it took me forever to find a dance floor rental place - and I found the one I used through my caterer - whom I discovered through a friend of my mom.
So, I thought I'd do Nashville brides a small favor and share my vendors with them ... obviously these people don't just do weddings, so others might benefit as well - not just brides.
Photography: Evin Photography *** Evin is a long, time family friend and talented photographer. She and her partner Sara Mac made my wedding day a day to remember with the beautiful pictures they captured. Visit her Web site (evinphotography.com) and click on "buy prints" ... and then on "Josh & Laura Wedding" (they won't be there forever, so don't wait to see them).
Flowers: A Wedding to Remember *** Both of my brothers used Sue Workman of A Wedding to Remember for their wedding flower. Her pricing is, if not the lowest, then dang near close to the lowest in the industry. The flowers are gorgeous and you will not be disappointed. (Call Sue @ 615-790-3065)
Caterer: Your Place, Not Mine *** This out-of-the-way caterer was recommended by one of my mom's friends. And boy am I glad we listened. Not only was the food GREAT, but the prices couldn't be beat.I would suggest discussing with him how the leftover food will be handled at the end of the night, because my only complaint was that there was a lot of food leftover, and his servers loaded it all up and took it with them. We paid for it, so I would make it clear that you want to keep the food at the end of the night, if you prefer. (Call Mike @ 615-871-9156)
Party Rental: Classic Party Rentals ***My caterer recommended this party rental place, and they turned out to be the perfect fit for me. I rented my table cloths and dance floor from them. Excellent service!
Cake: Linda King ***When I saw this cake at a friend's wedding, Josh and I had only been dating for a few weeks, but I knew this was the cake for me. It was delicious and had cherry blossoms all over it. I LOVED it. So when I got engaged I called up my friend and asked for the name and number of the cake lady. :) It's a couple who bakes cakes out of their home and the price is very reasonable; they will even stay for the reception and serve the cakes themselves for no extra charge. She ended up making Josh's groom's cake as well. We loved them both. (Call Linda @ 615-368-7534)
And now that I'm married and so over all things wedding, I've discovered a great blog for doing a wedding on a budget. I just wish I'd known about her sooner. For all the budget-wise bridal information visit the Budget Savvy Bride Weblog.
Happy wedding/party planning!