All of my bridesmaids ordered their dresses from www.houseofbrides.com. Ordering was easy and the gowns all arrived as beautiful as pictured on the website. I believe the dresses are all special ordered, so you just have to make sure they're ordered well before the wedding date, because it did take us about 3 months to receive them.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683-3651
We booked Grant Hemond and Associates for our reception DJ. I had heard a lot of good things about them from my friends who cater, so I was almost 99% set on booking them from the beginning, but after calling and speaking with a rep they really sounded professional and eager to please. I highly recommend them.
If you are planning to print your own invitations, this website is awesome! We bought the Tiffany Satin Gatefold invitations. They have several colors to choose from, and we were able to find our 2 wedding colors, so it worked out perfectly. If you end up buying a more elaborate invitation than a one-sheet invite like we did, the materials come with instructions on how to assemble yourself, and it's really very easy. The prices are really low and I can't even tell you how many compliments we've received on how beautiful the invitations were. Best of luck!
We rented chair covers and sashes from A Linen Valley (alinenvalley.com). They have affordable prices and have been very easy to work with. :)
We chose www.pinkprincess.com for our flower girl dresses. They have adorable dresses and they are reasonably priced with free shipping and free returns.
We booked the Alafia String Quartet for our ceremony music. They play beautifully and you can listen to demos on their website: www.tampastrings.com We went with a trio instead of quartet because we're on a tight budget, and I think they have other options as well. Alda is the manager we've been working with and she is very pleasant and organized. Good luck!
Tampa, FL 33606
We booked the Davis Islands Garden Club for both our outside ceremony and ballroom reception. Michelle James, Event Coordinator, is the sweetest, easiest person to work with. We actually almost booked a venue in Lakeland first, but the representatives I was talking to weren't as friendly from Day 1, and I didn't want to deal with that during the entire planning process. After having met Michelle and toured the Garden Club, we decided that would be our best bet. It's a beautiful waterfront property. www.digclub.org Best of luck!
Jason Angelini is a wonderful photographer. He has a great personality, has reasonable pricing, and does awesome work. We booked Jason because we worked with him during my brother's wedding as well as my best friend's wedding, and the pictures from both events were very high quality. I highly recommend Jason if you are planning a wedding in the Tampa Bay area. www.jasonangeliniphotography.com Best of luck!