Lisa and Brian's Wedding

We chose Woodbury because that is where our chuch is (Woodbury Lutheran). There are so many great reception options around with the many golf courses and Stillwater B&Bs.

Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Hudson Flower Shop
Hudson, WI
Florists

Would not recommend. I’m an easy-going person and I am astonished by the lack of attention to details and SIMPLE requests. Shelli was farily helpful in the initial consulation but was dissmive after receiving the deposit. She did not listen to what color mix I was aiming for. She wrote down many decisions about ribbon color, how to wrap the stems, etc. and did not execute on them. She dismissed my concerns about the color of the roses and in the end they appeared and photographed mush brighter, just as I feared—I would have gone with a different mix of colors. The men’s boutonnieres were nothing short of tacky. They were GIGANTIC roses. What in the world would a 2-rose boutonniere look like if 1 rose is that massive? We had to pull half the petals off of the 4-year old ring bearer’s! The women’s corsages were ok but the colors didn’t match the rest of flowers. The flowers were no doubt VERY fresh but were a big disappointment and not arranged well for a hand-held bouquet!


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Midwest Sound and Light
St Paul, MN
DJs

Our DJ played great music! We put in many 'requested' songs so that he could get a good sense of the music we liked to dance to. My only regret is that he didn't drive things more. He let us (which is great for some people) which meant that I was chasing down the groom much of the time.


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Dorothy Ann Bakery
Woodbury, MN
Cakes/Candies

We got a traditional wedding cake. It was fantastic (moist and flavorful) and decorated beautifully! The consultants were friendly and helpful--some better than others.
I had significantly over estimated the amount needed and with 2 weeks to go wanted to decrease the size of just the largest tier by 1 size (the other 2 tiers would not have been impacted as they were 2 sizes smaller than the largest). I was not allowed. I was forced to decrease the sheet cake which is a difference of about $100 for a smaller round or $17 for a smaller sheet cake. A bit frustrating since the final payment isn't due until 2 weeks before but I could not make a small adjustment to the order 2 weeks before.


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Camelot Weddings
Minneapolis, MN
Photographers

We had Lisa V. as the primary photographer and Melina as the 2nd. For a photo journalist I didn't think that the photos were particularly creative. I definitely wanted the formal church portraits but also informal photo-journalism style shots as well. The formal portraits are nicely arranged but took quite a bit time. Nothing really stands out as particularly unique.


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Woodbury Lutheran Church
Woodbury, MN
Ceremony Sites

The pastors are all so inspirational! The pre-marital counseling was fantastic.
Wasn't pleased that the wedding coordinator started packing up flowers and replacing alter linens before we finshed photos.


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Indian Hills Golf Club
Stillwater, MN
Reception Sites

A very cost effective option! The food was great when we had a taste test but a little dry and bland the day of--maybe I was just too excited and still recovering from my bachelorette party :-) They aren’t super forthcoming with information and guidance so you have to take the lead but they did deliver on everything. The only mishap was what type of liquor was covered in the hosted bar (they only included rail so our bar bill was lower). Don’t plan to take photos ON the golf course. They are very strict about that so if you want ornate/extensive outdoor pictures find an alternate location for that.


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Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel
Woodbury, MN
Hotels/Accommodations

First, it was impossible to get a hold of the person responsible for reserving blocks of rooms. It took a dozen phone calls to the Woodbury location AND corporate and no response. I finally got a response to my email request. Though they had rooms they were unable to reserve a block of rooms because of another wedding party—understandable but did it really take a month to figure that out? I personally reserved 5 fully refundable rooms for us and some family members. The rooms were to be canceled by 5 pm day of arrival. When I went to cancel the extra rooms the EVENING before they told me that the cancelation policy was 24 hours or more. I stated that this was NOT the policy at the time I had reserved (with supporting email confirmation) and then he told me the rooms had already been canceled. I still needed SOME of the rooms and magically those will still reserved! He was lying about something because I confirmed with the other 3 family members that knew of the rooms and no one canceled those rooms. Everything turned out fine in the end but I would not work with this hotel for an event unless it is your last option.


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