Lauren and Grant's Wedding

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Our wedding was amazing! We got married in Champaign, IL and were surrounded by all our family and closest friends. The ceremony and reception were both on the University of Illinois campus, so there was a short commute between venues. The vendors helped to make our day great by causing no extra headaches. They all did the job they said they were going to do! It was super hot outside (96 degrees) getting married at the end of June, but luckily both the ceremony and reception site were air conditioned! We had a wonderful wedding day :)!

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Becky Carley
Champaign, IL
Honeymoon

She was great to work with! She made sure we got exactly what we wanted at the best possible price. We stayed at a Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. She was very good at communicating all of the details with us in a super timely manner.


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Michaels
Southgate, MI
Invitations

We chose a DIY option for the invitations. We bought them at Michael's craft store and was able to use a 40% coupon to purchase them. We printed them ourselves, but the invitations came with a template to use that made creating the printing margins pretty fool proof. We loved the invitations and there really wasn't too much extra work involved.


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Illini Taxi
Champaign, IL
Limos/Shuttles

We booked the limousine service several months in advance. We planned to use the service for the wedding party and then also as a shuttle service after the wedding for guests. We spoke with the owner when making the original reservations. He confirmed our reservation and told us to call back 3 weeks before the wedding to finalize all of the details. When we did, they said they had no record of our reservation and were actually booked for a different wedding that day. While trying to work out the confusion, the owner was very rude, very unprofessional and told us he did not care if we chose to use his business or not. Before the conversation was over, he ended up hanging up the phone on us. We were very disappointed with our experience with IlliniTaxi and decided we did not want to use any of the company's services. We ended up not having a limo for the wedding day, which we thought was a better option than giving this company our business.


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Bugbee's DJ Plus
Champaign, IL
DJs

Bugbee's was great to work with. They spent the time to make sure they had an accurate timeline for the evening and had a list of all of our favorite and least favorite songs. They were there in plenty of time to set up before guests arrived. I had a very positive experience working with this company.


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University Catering
Champaign, IL
Caterers

We are still getting compliments about how great the food was.


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Holly Birch Photography
Urbana, IL
Photographers

Holly did an excellent job covering all aspects of our wedding. We loved the photos we got back and the album she designed for us.


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Nuptiae: The Wedding & Event Planners
Champaign, IL
Coordinators/Planners

I used Gwen on a consultation basis only, but she did a fantastic job making sure I was on track with my wedding planning before I got too far into it. She designed a binder for me to help keep me organized and on track with a manageable time line.


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Tammie Lawson
Champaign, IL
Florists

I really had no idea what I wanted for my flowers besides the colors. After meeting with Tammie, explaining my ideas, and showing her some swatches of fabric for color, I left the rest up to her. She created gorgeous bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids as well as a beautiful unity candle floral piece. Everything was delivered on time and in great condition. I loved working with Tammie.


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Alto Vineyards
Champaign, Illinois
Bartenders & Beverages

We bought all of our wine from Alto Vineyards, and they were great to work with. We got several compliments on our selections of wine. We are so glad we chose to bring in wine from a vendor of our choice.


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Memorial Stadium
Champaign, IL
Reception Sites

The Colonnades Club was a great place for our reception. It was able to accommodate all of our guests. It was also really nice that the venue took care of everything from food, to centerpieces, to linens. I liked having just one contact person to work with to make sure all of my ideas came together.


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University Place Christian Church
Champaign, IL
Ceremony Sites

This was not our home church, but they made us feel very welcomed here. The church was very beautiful. They also allowed us to bring in our own officiant, which was very important to us. They have an on site wedding coordinator who helped keep everything organized the day of and was there to coordinate all of the vendors (musicians, florists, etc) that needed to get set up.


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Drury Inn & Suites - Champaign
Champaign, IL
Hotels/Accommodations

They were easy to work with and were able to give us a nice group rate.


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