For those up-scale brides out there, don't turn up your nose at the Bed, Bath, and Beyond registry! It has the same china and silverware of many other "high-end" department stores, at a much lower price. Plus a 24-hour hotline to call and have items added to your registry if for some reason you can't find it online or can't add it using your online registry. Great flexibility, great prices, and your friends and family can use those 10% off coupons they're always getting in the mail.
Very outgoing, a low price, and a "we'll do it your way" guarantee. With 50 DJs, DJ connection doesn't guarantee you a specific DJ. Before your event a coordinator asks about your preferences for the "outgoing" level of the DJ, what type of music, what type of dances, etc. you'd like at your event. After your event you are sent a survey and if you don't give them a perfect 10, $$ is deducted from the DJ's pay. What incentive to do *exactly* what you want and make your wedding day perfect. We contracted with them because we're looking for someone to play the exact list of songs we come up with and we wanted a very minimalist set-up as to lights etc. If you're looking for entirely professional communications and a reserved/refined DJ from the get-go, probably not for you.
Dallas, TX 75248
The fees for the church are more expensive than other local churches (organist, wedding planner, etc. required) but if you're looking for somewhere that's beautiful and simple this is it. Marble floors, stained glass, simple wooden pews. As pre-marital counseling, the parish does require you have a sponsor couple instead of a one weekend retreat, so keep that in mind.
If you're having flowergirls aged 5+ who are local, check out Chocolate Soup for amazing deals on flowergirl dresses. It's a children's clothing retailer off of Preston road that will put its clothing on large sales throughout the year. We purchased absolutely stunning dresses (retail $300) for $50 each.
The site is gorgeous with wood floors, chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the golf course. The coordinator, Sue Kelson, has decades of experience helping make your special day wonderful. Non-members can reserve with a member sponsorship.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Its typical great food at a reasonable price. If you like family style Italian this is a great option. The meeting rooms are formal-looking and there are multiple locations in DFW to choose from.
Richardson, TX 75082
Amazing photographs, very friendly, and a very competitive price. When you go to his office to meet with him, his pictures speak for themselves! Not pushy, not overpriced, great photos! http://timhord.com/
Dallas, TX 75201
If you're looking for a place where dress shopping is fun, look no further than LuLu's! If you're shopping for a Maggie Sotterro dress in Dallas there is no better place. Great selection, wonderfully friendly staff, overall a great experience.
Z's is a family run business that has only high quality truly beautiful flowers. Great on the budget and on the eyes, they make you feel like one of the family with amazing attention to detail. They even bring the flowers straight out of the cooler to assemble your bouquets and centerpieces in front of you, giving you an idea of the size, fragrance, and look of your arrangements! Outstanding.
This bakery is AMAZING! I went there after having tasted cakes at 5 other locations. They're competent, flexible, and their cake is oh so tasty! Great price too. They definitely try to give you exactly what you want and work within your budget. http://www.paninicakes.com/