smartypants08

WEDDING DATE:

May 22, 2008

smartypants08
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The Bradley Center - Milwaukee Bucks
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Even though the Bucks are not the best team in the league right now, they still play against all the other great teams. My husband and his friends bought tickets to go see them play against the Celtics a few months before the Celtics won the NBA championship. They knew that the tickets would be expensive if they bought them from the vendor, so they waited and bought tickets off the street. My husband was thrilled to see Garnett play, even if is was only for the first two periods. My husband loves see Celtics and is a huge Garnett fan, so this was a great way to spend time with his friends.
Services used: Unique Services

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Zita's
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The Watters & Watters trunk show was excellent! This was my first time at Zitas, and it was a great chance for me to see what the store was like, and what kind of dresses they carried. We RSVP, and the staff and other guests were really friendly and nice. We didnt feel like we needed to buy something, it was really, in the words of another bride, to see whats out there. They have lots of trunk shows, but we were there for the Watters trunk show, which meant that I got to see all the Watters dresses. I fell in love right away with one Watters wedding dress! I hadnt had the chance to see many wedding dresses, so it was so nice to see the dresses in person. I found the dress that I wanted at that show, and even though I didnt get my dress at Zitas, I am so happy that they had the show so that I could see the dresses.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I am a big fan of the Park Bistro, even though the prices are a bit high (between 12-20 a plate, not including drinks). My best friends and I chose this as the wedding shower location just because I wouldnt be having a real bachelorette party. I made a list with my mother of all the female relatives and friends, and then we made the reservation. The shower was almost as much planning as the wedding! We included a menu inside each invitation, so that guests would know what they would find there. Everyone loved the food, and the atmosphere is perfect! The staff was really great, and they were fine with the balloons my mother brought in with her (three balloons). You can always count on the good menu and nice staff, but it is harder to get reservations on short notice for such a big group.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I wanted a location wedding on a beach, but I also wanted my family and friends to be there, and to be able to afford to be there. The Illinois Beach Resort is perfect! It was less than an hour from my parents house in Milwaukee, and its an easy drive. They have a beautiful reception hall, an executive chef that helped plan our menu, and lots of room for all our guests. The Illinois Beach Resort does all the catering, and we were able to discuss what kind of menu we wanted. The price per plate were really reasonable, and we could have made the menu range from low to high. It was nice that we had the option of having really luxury plates. The chef at the resort made the cake, which was nice. I dont think we would have been able to bring up a cake. Best of all, we were right on the water and the weather was just beautiful! We were able to get married right on the beach, which was what we wanted! The ceremony had to be very simple, especially when we were planning it because we never knew how the weather would turn out, but it worked out just right. It was lovely, the staff of the Illinois Beach Resort were great in helping us to plan, and I loved every moment.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Netbride.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This would have been really hard, but my best friend had bought her dress through netbride.com and walked me through all the details. I knew the style of dress that I wanted, but it have twice as much as I was able to pay for it. We looked on netbride.com and found that the Watters dress was sooo much less online than in the store! We ordered the dress, and it arrived and it was exactly what I wanted. My only problem was that I did find the ordering process rather hard. I wouldnt have been able to order without my friend helping me, but I wouldnt have been able to afford the dress I wanted without netbride.com.
Services used: Dress & Attire