FallMilGroom

WEDDING DATE:

Nov 02, 2008

FallMilGroom
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La Fuente
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had a joint party, and it was a way of announcing our engagement to everyone to. We booked tables for 20 people and other people joined us later on. They will include in your bill the tip, but most people who have gone there before know that. I think most people have eaten here before, its a really popular Mexican restaurant and I think one reason why lots of people like it is because of the nice patio area. The food is good, but not great, and it is a bit expensive but I think people pay for the atmosphere. They also have a great bar area, which is where we spent most of the night. Its a perfect place to be on a summer night, eating spicy food and sitting outside in the warm summer night air! Everyone had a good time.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We purchased most of the decorations and party favors from Broadway Paper in Milwaukee. This was one of the stores that we visited when we went looking for invitations. They have lots of paper supplies here for name cards and small table decorations. It was easy for us to find paper decoration supplies that matched the invitations we bought elsewhere. Krsytal almost signed up for a class that they hold on paper decorations, but she was never able to make time.
Services used: Invitations

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FrontRoom Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This was one of the best things about our wedding, the amazing group of photographers we got to meet with and discuss photo plans. Front Room is a group of six photographers, which means that there is lots of creativity and talent in their office. Neil was the photographer that worked on our wedding, and we loved our pictures. He took a wide range of photographs, some ranging from really artistic to really traditional. We were able to choose a several pictures that would please our parents, our more trendy friends, and then the pictures that we liked best. I love how happy Krystal looked on our wedding day, and how he was able to capture all these small moments of friends and family talking and dancing and having fun. Having a professional photographer was a huge part of our budget, but it also created lasting memories. I loved the pictures. We have one of the prints in our hallway, and I love looking at it.
Services used: Photography

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Men's Room Barbershop
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I have two hairstyles. I usually cut it myself with Wahl adjustable hair cutter (I bought it at Wal-Mart three years ago for $40 and it has been working well ever since). When my hair gets too long, or when I have an important client, then I make an appointment at the Mens Room Barber Shop. They always do a great job, and I always look better after I get my haircut here. I dont have any one person that I see, when I call I just ask them to book me with whoever is available. For my brothers wedding we went here, and it was nice because we got our hair cut and the hot towel neck shave. Its nice. I hate shaving, and so its great when someone will do it for you. Because of the time constraints and poor planning on my part, only I went to the Mens Room on the Friday before my wedding. I would have loved to have gone there with my brother and my other best man, but we can all go again when my best friend gets married.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Krystal took care of this section of the planning process. While it was my job to get everyones mailing address, she went about and looked for invitation suppliers. There were lots of places in and around Milwaukee that could make the invitations for us, and places that sold the supplies and kits for us to make it ourselves, but Krystal really liked a template that she found online. It was a site that let us make our own wedding webpage, and then we could have the invitations made that matched. It was expensive. It was twice as much as we had planned to spend on invitations, but they were really nice. For 100 invitations, which was the minimum, we paid around $275.00 and this included the envelopes with the return mailing address on the back. It sounds expensive, but the invitations looked great. Really bright colors, we got to chose the wording, and they sent us a sample to make sure we had what we wanted written. They were really professional about when they sent the cards, which was perfect for us.
Services used: Unique Services

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Nanakusa
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I remember that Krystal had a party in town with her girlfriends, at the sushi restaurant nanakusa. I know that she really likes it here, although I have only gone once because I am not a fan of raw fish. The place definitely doesnt look like any other place in the area, its rather unique and I know that people who like sushi really like Nanakusa and go there often. Kyrstal goes at least once a month with her girlfriends.
Services used: Unique Services

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Robert Haack Diamond Importers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I choose this place because this is where my brother got the ring for his wife a few years ago. I went with him and I really liked the store. When I booked my appointment, I met and spoke with Eric and told him what I had in mind. He was able to help me chose something really unique and special. I really appreciated his patience, and also felt 100% confident that he really knew his stuff about diamonds and rings and quality jewelry. We picked something from the brand Nicole Rene and I had my wifes sister come in a make sure that Krystal (my wife) would like the ring. It was over a six month process, but Krystal loved her ring, and it was no problem to go back and have the ring refitted when we discovered that it was a tad to big.
Services used: Unique Services

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Savvi Formal Wear - Brookfield
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I did not have the best experience here, but when my best man went to have his suit fitted he said his experience was better. I had made my appointment and when I arrived they were short staffed and I was made to feel like it was my problem. If it was up to me, I would have gone to Mens Wearhouse because I have gone there before for my brothers wedding and I bought other suits from there. My mom made the appointment so I went to Savvi instead. My opinion is that customer service should count for a lot, and they really failed to deliver with a smile. The suit was fine, and my best man did get treated with more respect and better hospitality. If it was up to me I wouldnt go back. And I dont think I will.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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Mader's Restaurant
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This is a pretty cool place. I had been here before with Krystals parents, and they were really for the idea of having the reception here. Its a fancy restaurant dating back to the thirties (maybe), the dcor is unique, the food is great, and it would cost a lot less to have the party at Maders than having the party at a more trendy restaurant or trying to rent a big hotel hall. Because we were a small party (our guest list was a mere 120 people), we were able to arrange easily a Thanksgiving wedding reception. Maders usually has a Thanksgiving brunch, so we spoke with Mary and the chef and arranged for a menu with traditional Thanksgiving food but to also include items a bit more fancy. I cant remember the food, all I know is that there was turkey and I ate everything. The restaurant and surrounding gardens are really beautiful. We have hundreds of great pictures from here. One thing my mother really liked about Maders is that they arrange the wedding details for you, and take care of ordering the flowers and arranging music and whatever else we might have wanted. It was great.
Services used: Catering

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Erv's Mug
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This is an old family tradition, dating back to when I was maybe six or so. Once a month my family would to a Friday Fish fry at Ervs, and I would be allowed to get an ice cream drink. It was great. My parents continued to go when I was too cool to hang out with them on a Friday night, and then I started going again. Its fun. Its probably not the most healthy thing to eat, the portions are huge and you get a really big serving of everything from the fries to the slaw. Its all good food, and the staff is the nicest people youll ever meet. Theyre honest people, and I love that they recognize me. Krystal has gone a couple of times, but for the rehearsal dinner we thought it would be nice to have both families together for a Friday fish fry. No friends, just family, and it was great time. The place is a conversation starter in itself. I really think people should stop by if they are in the area.
Services used: Unique Services

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Chaffee Limousine
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This was a nice part of the day. Krystal had a Corporate SUV pick her and her girlfriends up from her parents house, and I left my house in a regular limousine that was for six people. When we left the church, Krystal and I rode in the limousine and our families rode to the restaurant in the SUV. Its funny that we got an SUV for the day because we both drive Hondas and normally would never think of buying/driving a SUV for the environmental impact butit happens. The thing I liked best about Chaffee and the reason why we went with them is because the interiors of the cars are black. I just think it looks nicer. Also, from my brothers experience (he didnt rent any cars for the day of the wedding) it makes the day nicer for our parents when they dont have to do the driving.
Services used: Unique Services

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Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I dont know who made plans for us to stay at a hotel on the night of our wedding. It seemed strange to me, especially since we would be going back to work the following Monday and wouldnt be taking our honeymoon for a while. I guess I would have rather gone home, but we went to the hotel instead. It was nice, the room looked like any other hotel room I had stayed in, and the staff had set out a bottle of wine for us. It was nice but we still had to meet our checkout time the next morning. If we would have stayed longer we might have used the pool or something. We did get to eat breakfast at the hotel restaurant, but again the food was nothing spectacular. I really, really would have rather been at home with my new wife than checking in and out of hotels!
Services used: Unique Services