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Wedding Story

Annandale , VA
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4705 Montgomery Street
Annandale, VA US 22003

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703-642-2247

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ABOUT US

Wedding Story (www.weddingstoryva.com ) is one-stop total wedding service for all your wedding needs. We believe that every step of preparing for your most special day should be filled... Read more
Wedding Story (www.weddingstoryva.com ) is one-stop total wedding service for all your wedding needs. We believe that every step of preparing for your most special day should be filled with excitment and joy. With 15 years of wedding planning and coordination experience, our staff ensures a seamless coordination to the little details and offers valuable advises to help you make the best choices.

All service can be also customized to fit into your unique wedding. Whether you choose one service or all, we will give our best service to every detail of your dream wedding.

Our service include:

- Wedding Planning & Coordination - Mid to High-end Designer Wedding Dress Rental or Buy - Bridemaid Dress, Flower Girl Dress, Accessories - Designer Tuxedo Rental - Hair Style & Make-Up - Professional Photo & Video - Limousine for Special Day - Music/Orchestra, Professional DJ & MC - Ceremony & Reception Site - Wedding Invitation/Stationary - Catering - Traditional Ceremony (Paebak)


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What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Double Weddings
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

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Kay
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot stress enough how crucial Jackie was to our wedding. I had planned on not having a wedding planner, since I had oversimplified the whole process and doubted how hard it really could be. I am so glad I didn't go down this route and went with Wedding Story instead. I wanted the least stress possible in wedding planning, and Jackie picked everything up for me. She was the point of contact for all my vendors, of which she has a large network, and organized everything from beginning to end. She was very responsive, understood what I wanted, made great suggestions, and executed everything very efficiently and very well. She knows how a wedding works and smooths out all the kinks before and also during the event. She goes out of her way to do extra. On the day of the wedding, Jackie did hair, organized the makeup, vendors, setup, and seemed to be everywhere with everyone (and I'm sure she did a lot more behind the scenes that I don't even know about). When I discovered that I hadn't gotten the ribbon for my reception dress back from my dry cleaner's, Jackie took off the ribbon from my bouquet, ironed it out, and made an impromptu (but lovely) ribbon for my gown. She works quickly, has a lot of energy, and has good taste. Her staff is also super helpful and friendly. Additionally, if you choose to do a Korean traditional ceremony (paebak), Jackie and her staff will do very well. Really and truly a lifesaver.

A few points - I LOVED the florist Jackie recommended (Christine Chung): she does beautiful bouquets, boutonnieres, and everything else (including floral archway for my outdoor ceremony). Artistic and not at all tacky. Second, I didn't find a wedding dress with Jackie, but all the men got classy tuxes from her that fit them great. Third - the harpist Jackie recommended (Kate Rogers?) is also amazing.

Whether you're hands-off with set tastes like me or hands-on and involved, Jackie will save your life. Go with her - you won't regret it!
I cannot stress enough how crucial Jackie was to our wedding. I had planned on not having a wedding planner, since I had Read more...
I cannot stress enough how crucial Jackie was to our wedding. I had planned on not having a wedding planner, since I had oversimplified the whole process and doubted how hard it really could be. I am so glad I didn't go down this route and went with Wedding Story instead. I wanted the least stress possible in wedding planning, and Jackie picked everything up for me. She was the point of contact for all my vendors, of which she has a large network, and organized everything from beginning to end. She was very responsive, understood what I wanted, made great suggestions, and executed everything very efficiently and very well. She knows how a wedding works and smooths out all the kinks before and also during the event. She goes out of her way to do extra. On the day of the wedding, Jackie did hair, organized the makeup, vendors, setup, and seemed to be everywhere with everyone (and I'm sure she did a lot more behind the scenes that I don't even know about). When I discovered that I hadn't gotten the ribbon for my reception dress back from my dry cleaner's, Jackie took off the ribbon from my bouquet, ironed it out, and made an impromptu (but lovely) ribbon for my gown. She works quickly, has a lot of energy, and has good taste. Her staff is also super helpful and friendly. Additionally, if you choose to do a Korean traditional ceremony (paebak), Jackie and her staff will do very well. Really and truly a lifesaver.

A few points - I LOVED the florist Jackie recommended (Christine Chung): she does beautiful bouquets, boutonnieres, and everything else (including floral archway for my outdoor ceremony). Artistic and not at all tacky. Second, I didn't find a wedding dress with Jackie, but all the men got classy tuxes from her that fit them great. Third - the harpist Jackie recommended (Kate Rogers?) is also amazing.

Whether you're hands-off with set tastes like me or hands-on and involved, Jackie will save your life. Go with her - you won't regret it! Read less
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Yuri
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.4/5.0
It's worth having a planner for your wedding! They walk through what you need to know, what you need to prepare, and what you need to expect.
It's worth having a planner for your wedding! They walk through what you need to know, what you need to prepare, and what Read more...
It's worth having a planner for your wedding! They walk through what you need to know, what you need to prepare, and what you need to expect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
My wedding day went very smooth with the wedding story's help.
My wedding day went very smooth with the wedding story's help.
My wedding day went very smooth with the wedding story's help. Read less
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Marlena
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience having Jackie as a wedding planner. She helped me with so many details and made sure that it was a gorgeous looking wedding reception. She was also flexible and checked in with me regularly about any changes that needed to happen. She helped negotiate an affordable and beautiful venue, and also provided all the arrangements for hair, makeup, dress, cake, dj, etc! These services were all top notch and we received many compliments on them. She could not have been more on top of things, and made sure that on our wedding day we were able to relax, have all our questions and problems addressed immediately, and actually remember the day. She provided true value for money as her advice likely saved us money as she rightly recommended what to focus our budget on, and what was not important.
I had a wonderful experience having Jackie as a wedding planner. She helped me with so many details and made sure that it Read more...
I had a wonderful experience having Jackie as a wedding planner. She helped me with so many details and made sure that it was a gorgeous looking wedding reception. She was also flexible and checked in with me regularly about any changes that needed to happen. She helped negotiate an affordable and beautiful venue, and also provided all the arrangements for hair, makeup, dress, cake, dj, etc! These services were all top notch and we received many compliments on them. She could not have been more on top of things, and made sure that on our wedding day we were able to relax, have all our questions and problems addressed immediately, and actually remember the day. She provided true value for money as her advice likely saved us money as she rightly recommended what to focus our budget on, and what was not important. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
One of the best in the DC/Alexandria Area. Bilingual in English and Korean. Provided us with almost all of the things we needed for our wonderful wedding, and was willing to listen to our opinions and integrate them into the wedding for a personal touch. Things were a bit fast, but it was a good memory, which is all we could really ask for from a wedding :)

It was great value, a great day, and we'll be letting other people know about this planner if they are Korean Americans and looking to have a wedding that keeps a little of tradition from both sides (and we even had a hint of Polish in it too!)
One of the best in the DC/Alexandria Area. Bilingual in English and Korean. Provided us with almost all of the things we Read more...
One of the best in the DC/Alexandria Area. Bilingual in English and Korean. Provided us with almost all of the things we needed for our wonderful wedding, and was willing to listen to our opinions and integrate them into the wedding for a personal touch. Things were a bit fast, but it was a good memory, which is all we could really ask for from a wedding :)

It was great value, a great day, and we'll be letting other people know about this planner if they are Korean Americans and looking to have a wedding that keeps a little of tradition from both sides (and we even had a hint of Polish in it too!) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Dress & Attire, , Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, , Wedding Venue, Videography
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Sean
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you Jackie (and her staff) for helping us with our wedding! All Wedding Story staff had been very helpful and accommodating on every one of our visits. Thank you for your excellent service (from the planning phase to the day of our wedding) and for your invaluable advises on various topics. Furthermore, I deeply appreciate you for working things out with the pastor; I know he was not easy to work with since it was his first wedding performance in the US. ^^ I also appreciate the photographer who had worked very hard on our wedding day. Please do extend my appreciation to him.
Thank you Jackie (and her staff) for helping us with our wedding! All Wedding Story staff had been very helpful and Read more...
Thank you Jackie (and her staff) for helping us with our wedding! All Wedding Story staff had been very helpful and accommodating on every one of our visits. Thank you for your excellent service (from the planning phase to the day of our wedding) and for your invaluable advises on various topics. Furthermore, I deeply appreciate you for working things out with the pastor; I know he was not easy to work with since it was his first wedding performance in the US. ^^ I also appreciate the photographer who had worked very hard on our wedding day. Please do extend my appreciation to him. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Dress & Attire, Flowers, Jewelry, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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DJ
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience with WS was excellent. (1) Dresses: they had various high end styled dresses to choose from. Ask for their package deals! I was able to rent 3 beautiful dresses for engagement/ceremony/reception and I was able to try on as many dresses I wanted before making my final choices. They were very patient with me. (2) Photo/Video: We enjoyed all our photo sessions with our photographer, Mr. Lee. He will make sure he gets enough pictures by staying over time. Make sure you dont rush him and give him enough time especially on your wedding day. Video is a MUST! We got our videos turned around real fast, and it captured all the main moments of our wedding day. Highly recommend it. Again, ask for their package deal. (3) DJ/MC: Eddie and his team was just awesome! Best investment we made out of all~ Our guests enjoyed 4 full hours of our reception thanks to these guys. Thanks Jackie and her entire WS team for our successful December wedding :D
My experience with WS was excellent. (1) Dresses: they had various high end styled dresses to choose from. Ask for their Read more...
My experience with WS was excellent. (1) Dresses: they had various high end styled dresses to choose from. Ask for their package deals! I was able to rent 3 beautiful dresses for engagement/ceremony/reception and I was able to try on as many dresses I wanted before making my final choices. They were very patient with me. (2) Photo/Video: We enjoyed all our photo sessions with our photographer, Mr. Lee. He will make sure he gets enough pictures by staying over time. Make sure you dont rush him and give him enough time especially on your wedding day. Video is a MUST! We got our videos turned around real fast, and it captured all the main moments of our wedding day. Highly recommend it. Again, ask for their package deal. (3) DJ/MC: Eddie and his team was just awesome! Best investment we made out of all~ Our guests enjoyed 4 full hours of our reception thanks to these guys. Thanks Jackie and her entire WS team for our successful December wedding :D Read less
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Jean
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I am very satisfied with my beautiful outdoor wedding at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, VA.
All my guests were telling me that it was one of the most beautiful and elegant wedding they'd ever attended. From the beginning to the end, everything worked out very well and smoothly. Flowers, photos, decorations, beautiful outdoor settings and food etc., everything was arranged well with one another and turned into one fabulous art of wedding.
Last but not least, the wedding story staff was very professional, friendly and reliable. Their cordiality gave me great comfort throughout the whole wedding preparation.
I strongly recommend Wedding Story for your wedding planner.
I would like to thank Wedding Story for making me one unforgettably beautiful memory.
I am very satisfied with my beautiful outdoor wedding at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, VA.
All my guests Read more...
I am very satisfied with my beautiful outdoor wedding at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, VA.
All my guests were telling me that it was one of the most beautiful and elegant wedding they'd ever attended. From the beginning to the end, everything worked out very well and smoothly. Flowers, photos, decorations, beautiful outdoor settings and food etc., everything was arranged well with one another and turned into one fabulous art of wedding.
Last but not least, the wedding story staff was very professional, friendly and reliable. Their cordiality gave me great comfort throughout the whole wedding preparation.
I strongly recommend Wedding Story for your wedding planner.
I would like to thank Wedding Story for making me one unforgettably beautiful memory. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.9/5.0
I recently hired Jackie as our wedding day of coordinator and through her company got a package to include flowers, cake, paebak (korean ceremony) rental, tux, hair and make up. She is very attentive, organized, professional, open to new ideas and will definitely take care of everything on your wedding day!! (truly a lifesaver!) It was a pleasure working with her and her team and we would highly recommend Jackie and her team to anyone getting married in the DC area!
I recently hired Jackie as our wedding day of coordinator and through her company got a package to include flowers, cake, Read more...
I recently hired Jackie as our wedding day of coordinator and through her company got a package to include flowers, cake, paebak (korean ceremony) rental, tux, hair and make up. She is very attentive, organized, professional, open to new ideas and will definitely take care of everything on your wedding day!! (truly a lifesaver!) It was a pleasure working with her and her team and we would highly recommend Jackie and her team to anyone getting married in the DC area! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Jackie has been totally on top of things, professional, putting my needs way above the vendors and making sure I got the best deals by offering plenty of choices, made sure I had all the contracts signed with the deposit, helped me with the time line of all the events.

They also have the best dress selection!
Jackie has been totally on top of things, professional, putting my needs way above the vendors and making sure I got the Read more...
Jackie has been totally on top of things, professional, putting my needs way above the vendors and making sure I got the best deals by offering plenty of choices, made sure I had all the contracts signed with the deposit, helped me with the time line of all the events.

They also have the best dress selection! Read less
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Yuri
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I was recently blessed with the most wonderful wedding ever thanks to Jackie and her Wedding Story team. So many of my guests commented on how well put-together the wedding was and everyone, from the youngest to the oldest guest, had a great time. The various vendors that we hired through Jackie were all top-notch (esp. the DJ's) and the venue was decorated beautifully by her and her team. Everything from the ceremony to the reception went so smoothly that there was no time for me to be nervous or even panic. My husband and I, and our respective families, cannot thank Wedding Story enough for the joy they brought to our special day. I wish them only the best and hope that the bond I formed with them will be everlasting.
I was recently blessed with the most wonderful wedding ever thanks to Jackie and her Wedding Story team. So many of my Read more...
I was recently blessed with the most wonderful wedding ever thanks to Jackie and her Wedding Story team. So many of my guests commented on how well put-together the wedding was and everyone, from the youngest to the oldest guest, had a great time. The various vendors that we hired through Jackie were all top-notch (esp. the DJ's) and the venue was decorated beautifully by her and her team. Everything from the ceremony to the reception went so smoothly that there was no time for me to be nervous or even panic. My husband and I, and our respective families, cannot thank Wedding Story enough for the joy they brought to our special day. I wish them only the best and hope that the bond I formed with them will be everlasting. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Planning
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Angela
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I got married in March of this year and I started to plan for my wedding in Nov. of last year which only gave me about 4 months for my big day. I didn't know where to start, I didn't know who to contact, I just knew I needed to do a lot of work (I just had zillion of things listed on my "to do" list without knowing where to begin). Then I met Jackie at the Wedding Story. From the moment I walked in to the shop and till the day of my wedding, everything was done in professional and timely manner where I didn't have surprises or disappointments throughout the whole planning process. Jackie is detail oriented, has a large network connection with other vendors, fun and most importantly, very understanding of brides and the wedding parties. The Wedding Story also has a wonderful, professional coordinator team which is essential to the Wedding planning company. I greatly miss my wedding planning experience with The Wedding Story and I definately recommend this vendor to all the brides who are planning for their wedding. You won't regret :)
I got married in March of this year and I started to plan for my wedding in Nov. of last year which only gave me about 4 Read more...
I got married in March of this year and I started to plan for my wedding in Nov. of last year which only gave me about 4 months for my big day. I didn't know where to start, I didn't know who to contact, I just knew I needed to do a lot of work (I just had zillion of things listed on my "to do" list without knowing where to begin). Then I met Jackie at the Wedding Story. From the moment I walked in to the shop and till the day of my wedding, everything was done in professional and timely manner where I didn't have surprises or disappointments throughout the whole planning process. Jackie is detail oriented, has a large network connection with other vendors, fun and most importantly, very understanding of brides and the wedding parties. The Wedding Story also has a wonderful, professional coordinator team which is essential to the Wedding planning company. I greatly miss my wedding planning experience with The Wedding Story and I definately recommend this vendor to all the brides who are planning for their wedding. You won't regret :) Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Dress & Attire, , Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Jewelry, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, , Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Donna
Wedding:
5/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I came to Wedding Story with a sample wedding dress, and Jackie told me, honestly, that she could tell I didn't love it. She was right, but with the wedding 4 months away, I felt I had to make a hasty decision. Bridal shops in the DC area are pushy, and I told her my only hope was finding another dress when I went to Seoul, Korea to visit my fiance, who is stationed there. Ironically, Jackie was scheduled to be in Seoul the same time as me, and she offered to meet me there to go dress shopping. She kept her word, and called me when she arrived in country. The dress shopping experience with Jackie was awesome, and completely different than in the US. When I found the dress, Jackie was able to negotiate the price, and I ended up paying half of what I was originally told. The dress--handmade to my measurements--was beautiful and arrived in less than 2 months. Jackie was wonderful throughout this whole experience. Our wedding was in Jamaica, so I didn't need any of her other services, but I would have hired Jackie for the whole thing if it was local. I would definitely recommend her to anyone, and especially if you have no idea what you want. She has many good ideas! Thanks Jackie!
I came to Wedding Story with a sample wedding dress, and Jackie told me, honestly, that she could tell I didn't love it. Read more...
I came to Wedding Story with a sample wedding dress, and Jackie told me, honestly, that she could tell I didn't love it. She was right, but with the wedding 4 months away, I felt I had to make a hasty decision. Bridal shops in the DC area are pushy, and I told her my only hope was finding another dress when I went to Seoul, Korea to visit my fiance, who is stationed there. Ironically, Jackie was scheduled to be in Seoul the same time as me, and she offered to meet me there to go dress shopping. She kept her word, and called me when she arrived in country. The dress shopping experience with Jackie was awesome, and completely different than in the US. When I found the dress, Jackie was able to negotiate the price, and I ended up paying half of what I was originally told. The dress--handmade to my measurements--was beautiful and arrived in less than 2 months. Jackie was wonderful throughout this whole experience. Our wedding was in Jamaica, so I didn't need any of her other services, but I would have hired Jackie for the whole thing if it was local. I would definitely recommend her to anyone, and especially if you have no idea what you want. She has many good ideas! Thanks Jackie! Read less
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Lova
Wedding:
10/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on Oct 25th, 2009. We had my husband's tuxedo at Wedding Story. Jackie also has a lot of BEAUTIFUL DRESSES to choose. Moreover, Jackie isreally a sweetheart, she took the time to answer all our questions, she was not pushy, but just wanted us to have what we wanted on our wedding. She was very friendly, professional and I was very pleased with her. I highly recommend her.
Our wedding was on Oct 25th, 2009. We had my husband's tuxedo at Wedding Story. Jackie also has a lot of BEAUTIFUL DRESSES Read more...
Our wedding was on Oct 25th, 2009. We had my husband's tuxedo at Wedding Story. Jackie also has a lot of BEAUTIFUL DRESSES to choose. Moreover, Jackie isreally a sweetheart, she took the time to answer all our questions, she was not pushy, but just wanted us to have what we wanted on our wedding. She was very friendly, professional and I was very pleased with her. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Jadey
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Jackie and her staff (Joyce & Narae). She helped plan a beautiful wedding. We had about 3 months to plan an intimate wedding and she did a wonderful job. I would recommend Wedding Story for anyone who is getting married. Jackie knows what she is doing and does a great job. Thank you again for everything! I wish one thing through. I wish I went with my instinct and gotten my hair and makeup done by that one person I wanted. So advice to you ladies out there go with what you feel is right.
It was a pleasure working with Jackie and her staff (Joyce & Narae). She helped plan a beautiful wedding. We had about 3 Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Jackie and her staff (Joyce & Narae). She helped plan a beautiful wedding. We had about 3 months to plan an intimate wedding and she did a wonderful job. I would recommend Wedding Story for anyone who is getting married. Jackie knows what she is doing and does a great job. Thank you again for everything! I wish one thing through. I wish I went with my instinct and gotten my hair and makeup done by that one person I wanted. So advice to you ladies out there go with what you feel is right. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Lee_lee_pad123
Wedding:
2/21/2009
0.7/5.0
Hmmm...now I know why Wedding Story's reviews are overinflated. I wrote an honest review a while back and someone from Wedding Story kept trying to dispute it and prevent it from getting posted. Looks like someone removed my review. I just had someone ask me if I would recommend them as I had used them to plan my wedding. I told her no way. Jackie who was in charge, kept lying about prices and changing them, and changing her stories. It was beyond frustrating dealing with her and her incompetent staff. We ended up changing to another planner because I just couldn't take her bs. And then afterwards she tried making us pay for things we never ordered. Just a complete mess
Hmmm...now I know why Wedding Story's reviews are overinflated. I wrote an honest review a while back and someone from Read more...
Hmmm...now I know why Wedding Story's reviews are overinflated. I wrote an honest review a while back and someone from Wedding Story kept trying to dispute it and prevent it from getting posted. Looks like someone removed my review. I just had someone ask me if I would recommend them as I had used them to plan my wedding. I told her no way. Jackie who was in charge, kept lying about prices and changing them, and changing her stories. It was beyond frustrating dealing with her and her incompetent staff. We ended up changing to another planner because I just couldn't take her bs. And then afterwards she tried making us pay for things we never ordered. Just a complete mess Read less
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Wedding Story responded with the following comments:

Hmmm... I do have over 100 weddings per year and the your wedding dates are not familiar. Want to know who you are and why you are putting many bad reviews over and over with different names? I will let my brides reply on this.
Also, I don't think you are or were my bride.
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lillypad123
Wedding:
11/15/2008
1.5/5.0
I used Jackie for my wedding and talked to another person who used her as well. We both found that she had lied to us about many things. We both paid for our bridesmaids dresses and at the end, she made us give them to her so that she can rent them out to other people.

She seemed to talk big promising to do this and that for us, but never followed through. She told me and my husband that rentals for flower girls dresses would be free of charge (including no cleaning charge) and later she told told the flower girl's father (without us knowing) that she needs to pay $100 for the cleaning.

At our wedding reception, the hotel ran out of meals because she authorized meals for the vendors, so we ended up short for the wedding guests. She then lied to us and told us that some of our guests requested additional food which is why the hotel ran out of food. Later we spoke to the caterer at the hotel who told us that Jackie had authorized food for her vendors. The caterer thought it was strange that she did that and told us that normally vendors get their own meals elsewhere. The hotel was forced to charge us extra for the extra meals for the vendors. We then confronted her about it and of course, she lied and told my mother (who paid for our wedding) that it was a misunderstanding.

In addition, when I was getting ready to change into my dress before the wedding ceremony, we found out that Jackie and her assistant had packed the wrong dress for us. They packed the reception dress instead of the ceremony dress. Her assistant Nari, then proceeded to blame me (right before my wedding ceremony) for bringing the wrong dress in front of my mother and all my bridesmaids. My mother and bridesmaids were disgusted with her behavior.

There were just too many other annoying tricks she pulled to mention here, but all I can say is that I don't think she's a very ethical person. And it disgusts me because she apparently is a very 'devout' churchgoer. She said that she gave us a discount for her services because we were families with someone she knew at her church. But in the end, we paid as much as anyone else because of the many slimey tricks she pulled on us to 'recoup' the discount she provided us. I would have rather paid much more using someone else's services and wish I did. Unfortunately, it was too late by the time we figured out she was ripping us off.

I wouldn't have even bothered to write a review except when I spoke to the other person who used her who went through the same experience. It just makes me real angry how she takes advantage of people.
I used Jackie for my wedding and talked to another person who used her as well. We both found that she had lied to us Read more...
I used Jackie for my wedding and talked to another person who used her as well. We both found that she had lied to us about many things. We both paid for our bridesmaids dresses and at the end, she made us give them to her so that she can rent them out to other people.

She seemed to talk big promising to do this and that for us, but never followed through. She told me and my husband that rentals for flower girls dresses would be free of charge (including no cleaning charge) and later she told told the flower girl's father (without us knowing) that she needs to pay $100 for the cleaning.

At our wedding reception, the hotel ran out of meals because she authorized meals for the vendors, so we ended up short for the wedding guests. She then lied to us and told us that some of our guests requested additional food which is why the hotel ran out of food. Later we spoke to the caterer at the hotel who told us that Jackie had authorized food for her vendors. The caterer thought it was strange that she did that and told us that normally vendors get their own meals elsewhere. The hotel was forced to charge us extra for the extra meals for the vendors. We then confronted her about it and of course, she lied and told my mother (who paid for our wedding) that it was a misunderstanding.

In addition, when I was getting ready to change into my dress before the wedding ceremony, we found out that Jackie and her assistant had packed the wrong dress for us. They packed the reception dress instead of the ceremony dress. Her assistant Nari, then proceeded to blame me (right before my wedding ceremony) for bringing the wrong dress in front of my mother and all my bridesmaids. My mother and bridesmaids were disgusted with her behavior.

There were just too many other annoying tricks she pulled to mention here, but all I can say is that I don't think she's a very ethical person. And it disgusts me because she apparently is a very 'devout' churchgoer. She said that she gave us a discount for her services because we were families with someone she knew at her church. But in the end, we paid as much as anyone else because of the many slimey tricks she pulled on us to 'recoup' the discount she provided us. I would have rather paid much more using someone else's services and wish I did. Unfortunately, it was too late by the time we figured out she was ripping us off.

I wouldn't have even bothered to write a review except when I spoke to the other person who used her who went through the same experience. It just makes me real angry how she takes advantage of people. Read less
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yong
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Jackie and the Wedding Story. Took care of us extremely well and really helped us to have a memorable wedding. We had a lot of fun and looking back, can't imagine how it would've been out without her. Thank you!
We really enjoyed working with Jackie and the Wedding Story. Took care of us extremely well and really helped us to have a Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Jackie and the Wedding Story. Took care of us extremely well and really helped us to have a memorable wedding. We had a lot of fun and looking back, can't imagine how it would've been out without her. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Wedding Story responded with the following comments:

Thank you Yong.
It was a nice to work with you. How was your honeymoon? ^^
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MessyCaos
Wedding:
4/20/2008
4.1/5.0
Overall, I think Wedding Story had made our event a success. Jackie is very experienced and has some good ideas. She also has a seamtress who does a great job w/ alterations. If you don't have your own ideas/vendors in mind, she will strongly recommed her vendors, but most of the time I prefer to do my own research and look for vendors w/ the most value myself. We did get our florist from her which turned out really nice. We probably spent the most $$ on flowers (next to catering/venue) but the centerpieces were gorgeous. One complaint our wedding party had was that our planner made them help out and move things around on the day of, which they were not expected to do in advance. We were also told to prepare some things last-minute, which I'd hope we had more time to prepare, but turned out ok. We had some ups and downs like every wedding, but at the end it turned out very beautiful.
Overall, I think Wedding Story had made our event a success. Jackie is very experienced and has some good ideas. She also Read more...
Overall, I think Wedding Story had made our event a success. Jackie is very experienced and has some good ideas. She also has a seamtress who does a great job w/ alterations. If you don't have your own ideas/vendors in mind, she will strongly recommed her vendors, but most of the time I prefer to do my own research and look for vendors w/ the most value myself. We did get our florist from her which turned out really nice. We probably spent the most $$ on flowers (next to catering/venue) but the centerpieces were gorgeous. One complaint our wedding party had was that our planner made them help out and move things around on the day of, which they were not expected to do in advance. We were also told to prepare some things last-minute, which I'd hope we had more time to prepare, but turned out ok. We had some ups and downs like every wedding, but at the end it turned out very beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Joe
Wedding:
5/27/2007
3.2/5.0
The hair and makeup was good overall, but Jackie is not very professional. She once tried to make us pay twice for one service, saying we had not paid previously when we had. Also, she usually seemed a bit deceiving in whatever she said.
The hair and makeup was good overall, but Jackie is not very professional. She once tried to make us pay twice for one Read more...
The hair and makeup was good overall, but Jackie is not very professional. She once tried to make us pay twice for one service, saying we had not paid previously when we had. Also, she usually seemed a bit deceiving in whatever she said. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Wedding Story responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your responds Joe. I will look carefully when my new bride and groom comes. By the way, Hair and make up service is one of our vendor services, and we don't touch their fees.
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Min
Wedding:
3/24/2007
5.0/5.0
We Planned our wedding about a year ago, and from the beginning, I met Jackie, Wedding Coordinator, She helped from the beginning to the end. She was very professional and saved couple thousand dollars from catering, DJ, Dress and Tuxedos. She provided all the services that I requested. I even thank her in my program. Thank you Jackie
We Planned our wedding about a year ago, and from the beginning, I met Jackie, Wedding Coordinator, She helped from the Read more...
We Planned our wedding about a year ago, and from the beginning, I met Jackie, Wedding Coordinator, She helped from the beginning to the end. She was very professional and saved couple thousand dollars from catering, DJ, Dress and Tuxedos. She provided all the services that I requested. I even thank her in my program. Thank you Jackie Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, DJ, Dress & Attire, Flowers, Invitations, Jewelry, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Wedding Story responded with the following comments:

Thank you Min. We look forward to see you on your first anniversity !!
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