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A fantastic day!! Well worth all the effort with the DIY projects. It was a beautiful day, not too hot and not rainy!! It went by way too fast.

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Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Staceycakes
St Louis, MO
Cakes/Candies

Stacey did a fantastic job with our cake. We told her we wanted something unique and then gave her some of our ideas from which she could create. She ended up creating a tree stump with our intials "carved" into it and all sorts of woodland creature couples surrounding it. We couldn't have been happier.


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Beth Berry Photography
St. Louis, MO
Photographers

Beth did a fantastic job with our photos. She knew all the great places to go in Tower Grove park for great pics. She has a very creative eye so we weren't left with just the standard group shots. She also took our suggestions if we wanted to do something she hadn't thought of. She is reasonable in terms of what you get for the price. She has packages that range from minimal (for DIY scrapbookers, I would imagine) to a package with almost anything you would want for your wedding pictures. She is getting more well known, so make sure you book her early.


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The Flower Exchange
Orlando, FL
Florists

Because I wanted real flowers for my centerpieces, I knew I couldn't afford a real florist. So, I did all my flowers myself. The Flower Exchange had the best prices and shipping options (free on orders over $150). They arrived early on the date I specified so I had plenty of time to prep them and "wake them up". Don't be afraid to do your own flowers! With the quality of flowers from this vendor and how-to videos on Youtube.com, I was able to have all the flowers I wanted for my wedding at a price I could afford.


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Fetch Pet Care of St. Louis
St Louis, MO
Hotels/Accommodations

This was a godsend for us since all of our usual dogsitters were going to be at the wedding. We were nervous about taking our dog to a kennel so the private boarding option was perfect for us. They make sure they find the right person to care for your pet. Our dog came back tired but happy, which is what we were hoping for.


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Etsy
St Louis, MO
Jewelry/Accessories

Love this website. You are supporting artists and crafters and you get unicque items. My only disappointment is that there are so many items that it is difficult to search.


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Simply Elegant Bridal
St. Louis, MO
Wedding Fashion

Broad selection of dresses with a broad price range. Very helpful staff who will stay with you from you first visit.


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Elegant Designs Day Spa
Ellisville, MO
Wedding Day Beauty

Rebecca is experienced enough to know how to make your hair look the way you want it but is still young enough to know what is trendy. For $100, you get a trial run with your head piece and then your style the day of your wedding. I was very pleased that Rebecca was able to style my hair in a way that looked nice all day. I didn't have to do any touch ups with a curling iron or extra hair spray.


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Artmart
St. Louis, MO
Invitations

I did my own invitations and this place had the best paper selection of any place I went to. The staff also was helpful with suggestions on what products work best for different purposes.


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Piper Palm House
St Louis, MO
Ceremony Sites

This was a lovely venue with a helpful staff. There are a couple of reasons I am giving it only three stars (I would really give it 3.5 stars). First, if you aren't hiring live musicians to play for your ceremony, you have to provide your own sound system for your music. I got really lucky and a friend was able to help us out for free but it might be a little costly if you don't know the right people. The second reason I gave it 3 stars is parking. Now, I wouldn't expect it to have a vast parking lot since it is in the middle of a park, but they didn't have any handicap parking or reserved parking for the bride and groom. This is something that is really minor in the context of what is actually going on that day but if it is something that is important to you, then you should keep this in mind. In terms of beauty and elegance, though, we couldn't have chosen a better spot for the price in St. Louis. I would recommend this place.


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Mad Art Gallery
St. Louis, MO
Reception Sites

Fantastic food!! Great staff!! You don't have to decorate since there is plenty of art on the walls. Just a very unique place to hold a wedding ceremony as it is an old police station with the cell blocks still there. Reasonable in terms of price and they are flexible in terms of what they can do for catering. Also, since we had DIY flowers, they stored them for us Friday night and took care of them for us during set up.


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Drury Inn & Suites
St Louis, MO
Hotels/Accommodations

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