A $15K Wedding – From Riverwest to the Urban Ecology Center

Urban Ecology Center Wedding

This couple spent $15K on their Urban Ecology Center wedding. All photos by Twin Lens Weddings

This couple¬†considers themselves nontraditional so it goes without saying they wanted a nontraditional wedding. The Urban Ecology Center on Milwaukee’s east side fit the bill perfectly. And the bikes helped too ūüôā

For $15K they had some amazing vendors and 160 guests. Read on for the full cost breakdown¬†of this completely awesome Urban Ecology Center wedding. And don’t miss the “note from the bride and groom” below where the couple gives some amazing details on how they pulled it off!
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This Boston Couple Got Married at The Box MKE for $22K

Milwaukee Athletic Club Rooftop Wedding

This couple spent $22K on their wedding at The Box. All photos by Mackenzie Orth Photography

This Boston couple started their relationship in Milwaukee and came back for their wedding – we love that!! This fact drove a lot of their vendor decisions and made them want to create an authentic downtown Milwaukee feel for their big day.

For just under $22,000 they had an awesome wedding at the The Box Milwaukee with all of their venues and hotel in walking distance. We also love that they used MIM Family Member Smoke Shack for delicious BBQ catering!
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A DIY Wedding at the Milwaukee Public Museum for $16K

Milwaukee Public Museum Wedding

This wedding at the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Marsupial Bridge cost $16,000.
All photos by Ellagraph Studios

This couple wanted a wedding that represented them – and the Milwaukee Public Museum, combined with some do-it-yourself (DIY) aspects fit them perfectly. For just over $16,000, this couple enjoyed all the details of their day without too much wedding-related stress. [Read more…]

DIY Wedding Flowers from Milwaukee’s Belle Fiori

DIY Wedding Flowers - Belle Fiori

Simple and pretty DIY centerpiece
(Photo by Lisa Mathewson Photography)

There are many things to consider if you are debating creating your own fresh flowers for your wedding. Even the initial decisions of ordering the correct number of flowers to the receipt and¬†storage of the flowers prior to the design phase can be overwhelming. Luckily, one of the top florist in town, Belle Fiori, takes care of all these initial DIY logistics for you. [Read more…]

My Milwaukee Wedding: 4 Things I’d Do Differently

Milwaukee Wedding Photography - KB Image

The happy couple. Photo by KB Image Photography

While doing Married In Milwaukee research I’ve had the opportunity to meet some truly amazing wedding vendors in our fine city. They are creative, kind, friendly, fun and trustworthy people and I absolutely love sharing their story every time I write a Married In Milwaukee article.

I’ve also learned a few things I would do differently if I were currently in the thick of planning my Milwaukee wedding. I‚Äôd like to share these four things with you in hopes they’ll help as you and plan your wedding day. [Read more…]

Budget Bridal Tip – Roses at Rehearsal = Petals for your Wedding Day

Wedding Rose Petals

Rose petals can be a very versatile, simple addition to your wedding. From carpeting the aisle, sprinkling them on your cake table or incorporating them into your table centerpieces, they can add a splash of color as well as a simple elegance to the otherwise blank canvas of table linens.

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Score! DIY Wedding Decoration – TJMaxx

Check out this deal I picked up from TJMaxx. Martha Stewart Crafts – tissue paper pom pom kit. Makes 4 smaller / 3 larger beautiful, fluffy pom poms all for $4.99. They are listed on the Martha Stewart site for almost $19! I bought both of the ones they had at the Grand Avenue location in downtown Milwaukee, but TJMaxx usually has the same type of inventory throughout their locations in the area. (I bought vases for my wedding centerpieces by going to various locations).

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Wedding Thank You Cards – Personalized Photos

I’ve used Walgreens for ordering photo cards on numerous occasions. ¬†This would be a great option for personalized thank you cards. ¬†They have options to create cards that you could write a personalized note in, or simple photo cards that would have a general message that would be the same for everyone.

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Wedding Decoration Ideas – Christmas Decorations

Christmas decorations are always so colorful. This lends itself well to not only decorating for the holidays, but finding fantastic ideas for wedding decorations.

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Jenga Guest Book Idea – Awesome!

Check out this awesome idea for a game themed guest book.  Using Jenga game pieces, people sign / write a note on each piece (or each side of the piece depending on your guest list) and you have a personalized Jenga game for years to come.

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