I've just started planning a Fall 2010 wedding in Lake George, NY. I'm from out of town (i live in utah) and am curious if people have recommendations for vendors in the area. We have put a deposit down at the Lodges at Cresthaven, and are curious if anyone has any experience with them. We liked the place, and the people seemed helpful and professional, but we would be happy for any other advice and/or stories. We are also looking to find a good baker for a cake, and a good florist. Any suggestions are welcome.
I'm from Upstate NY and Lake George is about an hour north of me!! So your looking for florists and bakers? I would try searching in the Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Queensbury or even Albany regions for these vendors.
I am getting married at the Lodges at Cresthaven on Sept 26th 2009 so I should be able to give you all sorts of feedback in about 90 days.
I also live in Charlotte, NC and have had to plan everything from here. My entire budget is $17,000 & I am doing pretty well so far to stay in that ballpark.
A couple suggestions:
1. I found an AWESOME girl to do save-the-dates & invitations. Her name is Allie Lefebvre - she lives in PA and worked through the entire process with me over email. I explained what I wanted the feel to be & she created a BUNCH of options & we just worked to narrow it down perfect. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. I am using Ron Scales for music - he's a DJ but has the best equipment - all Bose stuff & he literally has been SOOO helpful in giving us guidance on flow. He will follow what you say to a "T" and has a great personality - not cheesie. 315-335-9311
3. We are not super religious but want our ceremony to be more about friendship, teamwork, trust & partnership. Rev. Victoria O Milne has been incredible in trying to make the ceremony special. She has us writing a love letter to each other that we have to give her 30 days in advance & then she crafts the vows from words & phrases from our letters to each other. Then she gives the letters to us later that night. email@example.com
4. Flowers - I am meeting with Cindy Murphy from Cottage Crafts in South Glens Falls next Tuesday while I am up there for a quick trip. She has been a huge help with crafting the vision of what I am looking for & very reasonably priced. 518-793-1414
Jayne & Dan at Cresthaven have been good so far. I'll know more next week after I meet Dan in person to finalize the menu for our evening. We're actually having a welcome Cocktail Hour from 4:45pm - 5:45pm, Ceremony from 6pm - 6:30pm & a Tapas Style dinner with no seating chart after that. We'll see how it goes!! We'll have approximately 100-105 ppl attending.
Feel free to reach out with any questions. Oh and for hair/make-up/nails on the day of the wedding - we are using The Spa Studio in Glens Falls - Sharon Butto is the owner & they seem hip, fun & professional. 518-745-6909.
I hope this helps. I am a little stressed because we got engaged March 31st of this year & we're trying to pull off a wedding in 6 months because we had already booked a great trip to Europe for the end of Septemeber so it made sense to get married before so we could make that trip our honeymoon.
Let me know if I can help in any other way. If you have learned anything during your research that might be helpful for me to know - Please, Please share.
We just used Saloon 71 for my sister's wedding. There were 9 of us and everyone's hair/makeup looked great. They were super nice there too - had juice and snacks for us, I would definitly recommend them.