Joel and Taylor's Wedding

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Our wedding was great! Getting married in Cedar Rapids was really fun. March is a great time of the year in Cedar Rapids. It rained for the duration of our wedding giving us lots of blessings and stopped right before the guests started to leave. Oh, and Wedding Mapper was a great resource to share with our guests. We'd highly recommend it!

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Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Marion Hy-Vee
Marion, IA
Caterers

Hy-vee did a great Job with our cake, flowers, and catering. We made a couple of adjustments to our order a couple of days before the wedding and they were able to make the adjustments. I loved the look of our cake.


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Spielman's Event Services
Cedar Rapids, IA
Coordinators/Planners

I originally wanted to try and do all of the decorating myself but caved in and went to Speilmans which was the best decision I made.
Speilmans set everything up for me and took it down which was fabulous to not have to worry about that. Speilmans also helped me determine what arrangement would go best with my wedding vision.
I wish they would have reminded me when they were dropping off and picking up the decorations and tables. I forgot what time I told them when I first placed my order and had to last minute change the pickup time. My fault for not being organized but a reminder might have helped.


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Holley's for Men
Cedarburg, IA
Tuxedos

When looking for a Tuxedo place this was the last place we went to and the associates seemed more professional and to have a greater knowledge of suits. The price was in-between the other two places we looked at (Men’s Warehouse, Elegant Repeats) and they had what we were looking for. One of the associates pushed for a different style of shoe than what my husband wanted and we ended up later changing it to the style my husband wanted.


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victorian lace bed and breakfast
marion, iowa
Officiants

Reverend James Condit made our ceremony light and fun exactly how we wanted it. He did an excellent job I would definitely recommend him as an officiant.


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B.A.M.! Productions
Girard, OH
DJs

Mark was the DJ for the ceremony and reception at my wedding. They were in the same location and Mark did an excellent Job of transitioning in between the different parts of the wedding and he was able to get everyone on the dance floor. The only con was that he was unable to make it to the reception.


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Hampton Inn
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hotels/Accommodations
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Prairie Oak Lodge at Squaw Creek Park and Golf Course
Marion, Iowa
Ceremony Sites

The Prairie Oak Lodge was a great location for my wedding.
Pros of this location are that it had plenty of room. It is in a remote location with woody scenery surrounding the lodge.
Cons of this location are there is no AC in the lodge and you have to be out of it by 10pm so be wary of that when booking. I was there at the end of March so it was raining the whole time but fortunately, the inside is just as pretty as the outside.


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