Are you tying the knot soon? Congratulations! Planning a wedding that turns all your dreams into reality is one of the most special and unforgettable times in the life of a bride and groom-to-be.
And while, right now, you might only be wondering which stunning dress or suit you are going to wear, there is something else you should focus on: choosing wedding vendors. Everyone from your photographer, florist, caterer, and more needs to be carefully selected if you want to craft a truly memorable day.
The Madison Event Center is not only your trusted wedding venue but also has a fantastic wedding vendor selection that you can browse. Read on to find out how we help couples secure the best for their big day.
Save the Date
First things first: you and your other half will need to set a date for your big day. Once you have agreed to it, you can start sending out your invitations. This is one of the most exciting steps for many couples, as it makes it all feel very real!
If you want to truly wow your guests, you should pay particular attention to the look and feel of your invites. Start by thinking about a theme for your wedding and see if you can come up with invitations that match it. You can either have a look online at some ready-to-buy invites or unleash your creativity and make your own!
One of our favorite suppliers of wedding stationery, including save the date cards and invitations, is Poeme. Check out their gorgeous online store and find the inspiration for your own, fully customized stationery.
Stunning Gowns and Tuxedos
Another very special moment for both you and your future husband is choosing what you will be wearing. Whether you are a classy, traditional bride, or are looking for a more daring and contemporary gown, one thing is for sure: you will both need to schedule as many dress fittings as you need.
On your special day, you’ll want to look stunning but also feel comfortable. The only way to ensure this is to find a wedding gown supplier who can follow you on your journey towards the perfect dress by creating a piece that not only suits your style but fits your silhouette beautifully.
If you decide to shop at our sister company, Donna Salyers Fabulous Bridal, you can be sure that she will be able to turn your vision into a beautiful reality.
For your hubby-to-be formalwear, look no further than Peppe Ramundo’s gorgeous and stylish tuxedos. His groomsmen will also be able to find the perfect look right here.
Arriving in Style
Have you already thought about how you will be arriving at Madison Event Center on your special day? Your options are virtually endless, so if you want to narrow them down you’re going to need to do a bit of research.
You could either speak with other friends who got married here or look online for wedding transportation companies that get great customer reviews and offer plenty of vehicle options.
All Eyes on the Bride
Choosing the right photographer to capture the best and most special moments of your big day is essential if you want these memories to last a lifetime. Our top tip is to select a local photographer that specializes in weddings. Run a simple Google search and browse through some of the websites that you find.
What you are looking for is: solid wedding photography experience, stellar customer reviews, and a stunning portfolio. It’s also a good idea to meet your potential photographer in person, to gauge whether they have the type of attitude that you need on your big day. The last thing you’ll want to worry about is an uncomfortable, overwhelming, and annoying photographer who doesn’t let you enjoy your own party!
A Floral Dreamscape
A staple of any dreamy wedding, beautiful seasonal blooms are a must-have on your special day. To select the right florist for you, visit a few local stores. Browse their selection, speak to the owners, and explain to them what you are looking for and whether they are able to provide it.
If the florist you are considering for your wedding has a website, be sure to check it. The chances are that it features a collection of photos from their best weddings so that you can have a clearer idea of what type of floral compositions they specialize in.
For us, some of the best wedding florists in town are Two Little Buds, so go and take a look at their gorgeous website.
The Cherry on Top
What would a wedding be without a delicious cake? Whether you are opting for a simple fruit cake, a chocolate sponge cake, or are dreaming of an impressive, deluxe, multi-tier traditional wedding cake, there is only one thing that you can do to decide where to buy it from: taste it!
This can be a very fun part of your wedding prep, so make sure that both you and your husband-to-be are ready to savor lots of different samples when you go to your cake tasting. After you have tried a few types from a few different bakeries, you should be able to settle on the one that’s right for you.
Just remember that, as we are an all-inclusive venue, you can order your cake only from one of our recommended suppliers.
Get the Party Started
Last but not least, if your wedding day is going to include a big party, then you’ll need some top-notch entertainment. And what better than a great DJ spinning some hits to make everyone happy? When it comes to choosing a DJ, it’s a good idea to start by asking around.
The chances are that at least one of your married friends can put you in contact with the DJ they had on their wedding day, and you might even be able to work out a special fee with them. Don’t have any contacts? No worries.
We can recommend you a few excellent ones in the area, including Sound for Days, Pro Sound Music, and Perfect Day DJ.
Choosing Wedding Vendors, Made Easy for You
If you are getting married, you’ll soon realize that choosing wedding vendors can sometimes be tricky. This is why you should follow the tips we offered in this guide, as well as get in touch with the amazing vendors that we mentioned.
And for a truly perfect wedding day, remember that the best location in Cincinnati is the Madison Event Center. Call us today to save the date and avoid being disappointed: our venue gets booked up quickly!