We love weddings at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point! It’s a fun, relaxed spot which is exactly what this couple wanted for their wedding.
For just under $24,000 this couple had some great vendors and just over 100 guests. Read on to learn how they put together their beautiful Anodyne Coffee wedding.
MIM Family Used
In addition to the fabulous photography from Laura Zastrow Photography, we were excited to hear they used several of the Married In Milwaukee Family of wedding vendors. Check them out here:
Quick Facts – Anodyne Coffee Wedding:
- Number of Guests: 101
- Ceremony/Reception: Anodyne Coffee
- Total Costs: $23,387
Wedding Essentials ($6,056):
- Invitations/Stationery: $265 (designed by a friend)
- Cake: $24 (small cutting cake)
- Desserts: $517 (mini ice cream cones from Purple Door)
- Photographer: $4,500 (included: engagement session, 8 hours on day-of, all images and a wedding album)
- Videographer: $500 (gift from friend)
- Flowers: $250 (assembled by bridal party)
Reception and Ceremony Costs ($13,831):
- Venue: $3,552 (included: chairs, tables, bartenders, event coordinator and parking at Bradley Tech)
- Food: $4,715 (included: custom menu, servers and buffet set-up and take-down)
- Drinks: $3,403 (included: beer, wine, soda and coffee for the entire evening as well as 3 bartenders/servers)
- DJ: $1,006 (5 hours)
- Officiant: $0 (family friend)
- Rentals: $1,155 (included: chalkboard screen door, whiskey barrels, plates & silverware, table numbers and ceremony backdrop)
Attire, Jewelry and Beauty ($2,370):
- Dress: $1,100 (gift from bride’s family)
- Bride’s Shoes: $90
- Groom’s Attire: $330
- Rings: $650
- Hair and Make-up: $200
Other Costs ($1,130):
- Rehearsal Dinner: $0 (gift from groom’s family)
- Wedding Party Gifts: $400 (assorted Milwaukee favorites including Anodyne Coffee)
- Hotel Suite $730 (Junior Suite for 2 nights at the Iron Horse)
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:
Photos, Food and Celebration:
We agreed very early on in planning that the top three concerns were that we had amazing photos to look back on, delicious food and that our guests were able to celebrate our marriage in a fun, relaxed and somewhat intimate way. That helped shape all of our budget decisions as our wedding came together!
We also knew that having a large number of guests from outside of the area, we wanted to showcase our gorgeous city and all of its amazing businesses. We had so many fantastic local businesses included in our big day: Anodyne Coffee, Rohr Jewelers, Smoke Shack, Iron Horse Hotel, Purple Door Ice Cream, Paulina Boutique, Sendiks and Water Street Brewery!
Our highest priority was photography — that’s the only thing that lasts beyond the day itself. We were incredibly happy with our decision to put that at the top of our budget. The pictures are stunning and Laura Zastrow Photography captured every single moment and emotion of the day. Now we’re able to relive our wedding whenever we want!
Our next “must have” was delicious food people were really excited to eat so we went with BBQ. Our guests raved about how delicious the food was and no one was stuck with semi-cold dry chicken!
The venue, Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point, was a big help to the budget – it really was a one-stop-shop and included so many little things that can add up when having to rent—tables, chairs, glassware, day-of planning/coordination, bar staff, etc.
Our biggest piece of advice for couples planning their wedding is to plan YOUR wedding. Don’t worry about what you’re supposed to do and focus on what’s important to the two of you and what you want the day to look like.
We were true to ourselves and had support from family, friends and vendors who wanted to make our wedding vision a reality! The entire day ended up feeling comfortable and special because it had the two of us written all over it.
– Angie and Tom, The Bride and Groom
A BIG thanks to the bride and groom for sharing their awesome Anodyne Coffee wedding and to Laura Zastrow Photography for the photos!
If you’re currently working on your wedding budget, make sure to read through our previous articles featuring real Milwaukee wedding cost breakdowns.