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!

As always, we were excited to hear they used two  Married In Milwaukee Family  vendors: The Delafield Hotel and Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique. Read on to learn all about their wedding, their vendors and their budgeting process.

Quick Facts – Delafield Hotel Wedding:

  • Guests: 165
  • Ceremony: Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
  • Reception: The Delafield Hotel
  • Total Costs: $32,080
Delafield Hotel Wedding

The flowers cost $900, while the invites $650 and the cake was $690. Photos and invitations by KL Creative

Wedding Essentials ($3,990):

  • Invitations: $650
  • Cake: $690 (from the Delafield Hotel)
  • Photographer: $1,750
  • Flowers: $900 (included: bridal bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 8 boutonnieres, union candle centerpiece, flowers on cake, baby’s breath around centerpieces, rose on display for mother who passed, bouquet for anniversary dance)
Wauwatosa Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony took place at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa. Photos by KL Creative

Reception and Ceremony Costs ($21,815):

  • Ceremony: $425
  • Reception: $2,000 (deposit)
  • Food/Drinks: $16,193
  • Drinks: $517 (additional liquor)
  • Officiant: $250
  • DJ: $1,745
  • Photo Booth: $685
Delafield Hotel Wedding Reception

The reception at the beautiful Delafield Hotel. Photos by KL Creative

Attire, Jewelry and Beauty ($4,275):

  • Dress: $1,800 (paid for by bride’s parents)
  • Shoes: $175 (bride and groom)
  • Groom’s Attire: $400
  • Rings: $1,700
  • Hair and Make-up: $200
Wedding Dress from Miss Ruby Milwaukee

The bride’s dress came from Miss Ruby and cost $1,800 while the groom’s attire was $400. Photos by KL Creative

Other Costs ($2,000):

  • Rentals: $1,200 (chargers and linens)
  • Wedding Favors: $0 (thank you cards/mints done by family member)
  • Wedding Party Gifts: $800 (suits and accessories for groomsmen)
  • Hotel Suite: $0 (complementary from Delafield Hotel)
  • Rehearsal Dinner: $0 (gift from grooms parents)

Honeymoon ($6,000 – Not Included in Total):

  • Honeymoon: $6,000 (trip to Aruba)
Delafield Hotel Wedding

Some of the elegant touches at the Delafield Hotel. Photos by KL Creative

A Note from the Bride and Groom

We asked the bride and groom to tell us about their planning and budgeting process, and this is what they had to say:

The Venue
It was really important to us to find a venue with character and The Delafield Hotel was our perfect fit. We really loved they provided a number of packages that included the food and drink while allowing you to customize the package as needed.

We were excited we also were able to serve our guests a traditional old fashion as our passed drink. They even included a stay in the honeymoon suite on the wedding night! Having great food and plenty of drinks to go around were high on our priorities. The food options were so delicious, from the appetizers to the meal choices.

The Music
Another important item to us was great music throughout the night. Craig at All-Star Music was great to work with throughout the process. The dance floor was packed all night long, a sign of a great wedding!

Craig also provided the up-lighting for the room which really brought everything together. He really was great at keeping the reception on schedule from speeches to first dances to the last dance.

The Photos and Invites
I cannot say enough about KL Creative and all the services Kayla provided us. First of all, she captured beautiful memories for our engagement pictures and our wedding day. She was so easy to work with and able to get a sense of what we were looking for right away.

Second of all, she also worked with us to design our save the dates, wedding invitations and placecards. She had great ideas on how to tie all the stationary together and really created beautiful items for all aspects of the wedding.

The Dress
I found Miss Ruby through Married In Milwaukee and I am so happy I did. Miss Ruby’s staff was so wonderful to work with and made the experience of shopping for my wedding dress so exciting!

They were the first and only salon I needed to go to find the dress that was the one. I loved working with them so much that I brought my bridesmaids back for all their dresses.

– The Bride and Groom

A BIG thanks to the bride and groom for sharing their beautiful Delafield Hotel wedding and to KL Creative for the amazing photos!

If you’re currently working on your wedding budget, make sure to read through our previous articles featuring real Milwaukee wedding cost breakdowns.

Delafield Hotel Wedding

The happy couple and their wedding party. Photos by KL Creative