The most important thing for this couple was capturing memories of their wedding day. So much so, that the first thing they booked was their photographer – Amarie Photography. They even planned their date and budget around their photography!
They love Milwaukee and actually got to say their vows with the city skyline in the background – how cool is that?!? For just over 36,000 we think they had a super fun wedding and hired some amazing vendors. Read on for their full wedding cost breakdown and don’t miss the “note from the couple” at the bottom.
Editor’s Note: During this couple’s wedding, Bottle House 42 was run by F Street Hospitality. As of publication, the building has been purchased by Pilot Project Brewing, who plans on continuing to host weddings in the venue.
Married In Milwaukee Family Used:
We were excited to see that this couple used several Married In Milwaukee Family Members!! Here are the MIM Family Members involved in this wedding in the Brewery District:
- Photos: Amarie Photography
- Catering: Noble Catering Co.
- Cake: The Cake Lady
- Venue: Bottle House 42 (F Street Hospitality)
- Rehearsal Dinner: Café Benelux
Quick Facts – Brewery District Wedding:
- Guests: 90
- Ceremony/Reception: Former Bottle House 42 (Now Pilot Project Brewing)
- Total Costs: $36,027
Wedding Essentials ($8,364):
- Invitations/Stationery: $400
- Photographer: $5,064 (Amarie Photography)
- Videographer: $2,500
- Cake: $400 (The Cake Lady)
- Flowers: $0 (DIYed by family – floral gifted)
Reception and Ceremony Costs ($16,663):
- Reception: $1,000
- Ceremony: $1,000
- Drinks: $3,000
- Catering: $7,563 (Noble Catering)
- Officiant: $0 (gifted)
- DJ: $600
- Rentals: $3,500
Attire, Jewelry and Beauty ($4,900):
- Bride’s Dress: $1,800 (includes alterations)
- Bride’s Shoes: $600
- Groom’s Attire: $300
- Beauty: $2,200
Other Costs ($6,100):
- Rehearsal Dinner: $5,000 (Café Benelux rooftop)
- Hotel Suite: $300
- Other: $800 (signage)
Honeymoon ($4,000 – Not Included in Total):
- Trip to Punta Cana : $4,000 (not included in total)
A Note From The Couple
We asked the couple to tell us about their planning and budgeting process, and this is what they had to say:
The first thing we booked for our wedding was our photographer (Amarie Photography). We actually chose our wedding date based on her availability.
Capturing the memories of our special day was the most important thing to us, so we built our budget around it, knowing it would be well worth the investment. We would recommend Autumn to all brides – she is truly the best. We are so grateful to have had her at our wedding.
Milwaukee is so special to us. We both moved away from home to Milwaukee, knowing no one, as young adults. We grew our lives and our careers here. Then we met and we grew our love here too. Having the Milwaukee skyline behind us during our ceremony was the perfect way to start our life together as a married couple.
The Hair and Makeup:
Three other vendors we are so glad we chose are Kishia Cohee, our makeup artist who came all the way from Atlanta to glam-up all us ladies, and Daniela Kosta Beauty who came from Chicago to make my wedding hair dreams come true – she even helped my mom button and fluff my dress for photos!
The Dress Alterations:
Sara Busch from Cinch Tailoring did my dress alterations and made a giant custom bow for the back of my dress that i absolutely adored. I remember my first appointment with her, telling her I wanted a giant bow on my dress, and she brought it to life perfectly!
And last but not least, we had Moonhoney Weddings from my hometown in Michigan as our videographer, and I still watch the video at least 3x a week, it’s so good!
– The Happy Couple
A BIG thanks to the couple for sharing the Cost Breakdown of their awesome Brewery District wedding and to Amarie Photography for the amazing photos!
If you’re currently working on your wedding budget, make sure to read through our previous Cost Breakdown articles featuring real Milwaukee wedding cost breakdowns.