An Elegant Wedding at the Delafield Hotel for $32K

Delafield Hotel Wedding

This couple’s Delafield Hotel wedding cost $32K. All images by KL Creative

This couple wanted a venue with character, along with great food and drinks throughout the night. The Delafield Hotel delivered and we think the couple did an amazing job for $32,000!
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A Super Fun Milwaukee Athletic Club Wedding for $38K

Milwaukee Athletic Club Wedding

This super fun couple had their wedding reception at the Milwaukee Athletic Club for $38K. All photos by Haley Kraus Photography

For this couple, they just fell in love with everything about the Milwaukee Athletic Club! The downtown location was perfect and the MAC’s rooftop worked awesome for cocktail hour. They were excited to find out it fit in their budget!

For $38,000 their wedding turned out fantastic! These high school sweethearts incorporated some fun photos from where they met – The Good Times Summer Day Camp, which is also when and where they met their photographer. [Read more…]

An Amazingly Beautiful Farm Wedding for $26K

Farm Wedding Cost Milwaukee

This couple spent $26K on their family farm wedding. All photos by Elizabeth Haase Photography

For this couple, the single most important aspect of their wedding was having it at their family farm. This drove many of their vendor choices and budget decisions, such as hiring a wedding planner and not renting/buying a lot of decor so that the farm could “shine”.

For $26,000 we think they did a great job and had a beautiful wedding with amazing vendors. We also love that they hired a videographer after not expecting to (read more in the “note from the bride and groom” below). Read on for the full cost breakdown but we’d recommend starting with their wedding video by Sikora Film Co.:
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An Amazing Pabst Best Place Wedding for $16K

Pabst Best Place Wedding

This couple’s Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery wedding cost $16K. All photos by McKenna Marie Photography

This couple wanted to show their guests what Milwaukee is all about and felt that there was no better place to do it than Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. Their wedding looks like it was a ton of fun and we think they did an amazing job for $16,000!
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A $22K Wedding at the Public Museum’s ‘Streets of Old Milwaukee’

Milwaukee Public Museum Wedding

This couple paid $22K for their Milwaukee Public Museum wedding. All photos by Ellagraph Studios

This couple’s only “must-have” for their wedding was the Streets of Old Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Once they had that booked, everything else fell into place for this $22,000 wedding. [Read more…]

A $42K Wedding at the Marcus Center in Downtown Milwaukee

Marcus Center Wedding

This wedding at the Marcus Center cost this couple $40K. All photos by Studio 29 Photography

We love weddings at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. And the thing that makes them even better is when they use tons of MIM Family Members like this one did!

This couple pulled off an awesome wedding for just under $42,000 and came out of it debt free! Make sure to read the “Note from the Bride and Groom” below to learn more about their budgeting/saving process.
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This Couple Had An Amazing Wedding at Pizza Man for $15K

Pizza Man Milwaukee Wedding

This couple had their wedding at Pizza Man in Milwaukee for $15k. All photos by Roost Photography

A wedding at the famous Milwaukee restaurant Pizza Man? Yes it’s a thing and this couple did it amazingly well for $15K. Their wedding is a great example of cutting costs by cutting their guest list.

We also love the images by MIM Family Member, Roost Photography. Read more about the couples’ vendors and how/why they chose them in the “note from the bride and groom” below. [Read more…]

A Super Fun $23K Wedding at the Beautiful Villa Terrace

Villa Terrace Wedding

This wedding at Villa Terrace cost $23K. Photo by WS Photography

This wedding has us excited – not only because it’s at the absolutely gorgeous Villa Terrace, but we love how the couple prioritized their costs. They focused on enhancing their guests’ experience and things that would allow them to relive and remember their big day, like hiring an amazing video team, in this case Sweet Pea Cinema.

For $23K they did a great job and their Villa Terrace wedding looks like it was super fun! Amazing photos, gorgeous videos and a great party. Who could ask for more?

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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 🙂

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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Cost Breakdown: A $30K Marcus Center Wedding

Marcus Center Wedding

This couple spent $30K on their Marcus Center Wedding. All photos by Happy Gnome Photography

This couple was looking to have a fabulous reception and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts worked out perfectly. They did a Friday night wedding to help save on costs, and we’d say they did a pretty amazing job!

For $30K they had some amazing vendors and 180 guests. Read on for the full cost breakdown but we’d recommend starting with their wedding video by Orphonic Weddings:
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