I really loved all of the vendors that we worked with for our wedding and I want to give them all a moment in the spotlight! If you are looking for good vendors, reach out to these. I’ve also included some of the other places where we got some of the details!
- Venue – The Milestone | Denton – The venue is one of the biggest parts of the wedding. Finding the right place is important. We didn’t tour too many before falling in love with this venue. The staff is wonderful to work with, our day of coordinator was on the ball the whole time, she kept things so organized. The Milestone allowed us to have our dog as our ring ‘Bear,’ making the day extra special. They handle catering, the bar, and any needed staff. We were supposed to be outside but the weather didn’t cooperate and they shifted to the indoor space quickly. They did make sure to follow all the COVID safety guidelines.
- Photographer – HG Photo & Film – After finding the right venue, finding the right photographer was my top priority and I was looking for specific things: within budget, a photography style Keltin and I both liked, and a package that included engagement, bridals, and the wedding. Through some family connections I found a photographer I really liked but she was way out of budget. However, she sent me the information on photographers within that budget and one of those was HG Photo & Film. They have been a dream to work with, helping to set the timelines for photos so the light is right, giving suggestions on poses, and so many other little things that I can’t list them all. This company is worth hiring and fantastic to work with.
- DJ – DJ Tr3-Matic – I had no idea where to start looking for a DJ. This DJ was actually recommend by our photographer. She has worked with them before. After some research we decided to book them and it was a wonderful decision. I had so many questions while working on the ceremony and reception and they answered all of them. They were funny during all of our prep calls and during the reception they were quick to change things around when changes had to be made last minute.
- Cake – Bakermama – Fun fact about me, I love cake and I was super excited to do cake tastings. However, a lot of the cake vendors I was finding only had tasting hours when we were at work. Frustrated I went to Theknot.com and searched. And found Bakermama cakes. She makes tasting boxes with cake, icing, and filling samples. She was great to work with and took my inspiration and turned it into a fantastic reality. We were also able to rent the cake stands from her. She make us a browned buttered carrot cake and carrot and chocolate cupcakes.
- Florals – Flowerstic Event – I had absolutely no idea what I wanted my bouquet to look like. I finally went on to a DFW based wedding Facebook group and asked for florists with in my price range. From there I review their styles and found one that I really liked. This vendor was great to work with, she is always happy and really wants to make sure that her work fits your vision. She made both my bridal photo and wedding bouquet.
- Photobooth – Hollywood Photobooth – This company was easy to work with. They are upfront about pricing and trends. I really enjoyed working with them. They did design the logo at the bottom of the image based off our wedding invitations and had a wide range of backdrops to choose from.
- Beauty – Chroma Services – Bridal hair and makeup is expensive and I needed to find someone that I and my bridesmaids could afford. After a lot of research and frustration I reached out to the venue for their preferred vendor and they recommended Chroma Services. They were great and within my price range. I was able to do a hair and makeup trial, they came to my house to do my hair and makeup for the bridal photos. On the day of the wedding they met us at our suite and did all the hair and makeup for me and my three wonderful bridesmaids.
- Dress Shop – Fiancée Bridal Boutique – Spring, TX – At the time that I picked out my dress, half the people I wanted advice from lived in the Houston area so we made a weekend trip out of it. We were supposed to go to several shops but I found my dress first try. This is an off the rack dress shop but they have a ton of options. We made an appointment and had a stylist. I told her my wedding theme and the dress shapes I liked and she and I both picked dresses for me to try. She actually found the one I ended up with and it was the first dress I tried on. Despite my love at first sight she did encourage me to try on other styles to be sure. It was really fun and this shop was great to work with!
- Shoes – Etsy Shop: EllieWrenWeddingShoe – Originally the ceremony was supposed to be outside, Mother Nature disagreed. Anyway, to walk on grass I wanted wedges and could not find any that I liked, so I went to Etsy and found someone to make them for me. This company is great, you pick your size and style, they send them to you so that you can make sure they fit and that the style works. Once you have sent them back and the style and fit are confirmed they work with you one-on-one via the messages to design and approve your shoes before making them. The process does take a bit but you end up with beautiful, custom shoes for the big day!
- Bridesmaid Gifts – Etsy Shop: wulfgirl – I wanted something little for all my bridesmaids and necklaces wouldn’t work due too high necklines on the dresses thus I decided on earrings. My dress had pearl details and I looked a long time to find simple, elegant, pearl earrings that fit my budget and these were perfect. I even ordered them a bit late and they arrived before I expected it!
- Ring “Bear” Outfit – Etsy Shop: TwinkleMingle – Yes, Bear was our ring bearer and I searched forever to find the right outfit for him for the big day and was super happy with this shop. The ‘tux’ was made and sent quickly and looked perfect! If you do order from them make sure to measure your dog’s neck to get the right size as the outfit is not adjustable.
- Unity Plant – Grow – Fort Worth, TX – This is a small locally owned shop and they always have beautiful plants! The lady working was super helpful when I told her what I needed the plant for and my requirements. Even if you just want to green-up your living space, check them out!
- DIY – Sola Wood Flowers, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s – All of our decorations were DIY. I made the bridesmaid hoops, with a lot of help of a wonderful family friend, with Sola Wood Flowers and other greenery.
- Bridesmaid Dresses – David’s Bridal – Due to everyone one living far apart the bridesmaids all got their dresses at David’s Bridal in the dusty sage. They did all pick their preferred style to suit their body types. Funny enough they all ended up picking different one shoulder designs!
- Groom and Groomsmen – Men’s Wearhouse – Due to some of the groomsmen living in fairly remote parts of the US, we rented all the tux from Men’s Wearhouse. The nice thing about them is that they have rental ties the same color as David’s Bridal bridesmaid dress. We were able to match their ties with the bridesmaid dresses perfectly!
- Wedding Website, Save the Dates, and Invitations – We used TheKnot.com for our wedding website, if you are curious as to what it looks like click here. The website was super easy to set up and maintain. We originally ordered our invites from a company that has since been purchased by TheKnot.com and all their designs moved over! I was happy with the way our invitations turned out and we had no printing issues. I also really like TheKnot.com because they have ways to give back to charities through selecting from a certain set of invites or setting up a donation through the gift registry.
I hope these breakdowns help you to find the right vendor for your special day! And if you actually read all of this, thank you, I know its a lot!