Los Angeles, CA 90014
Posted for Ian:
Very polite and helpful. Didn't push the most expensive suits in the store.
The salesman actually ended up recommending something off the clearance rack. I ended up with a 100% wool, Italian made suit with shirt, tie and socks for $150.
San Marino, CA 91108
I wanted to preserve my bridal bouquet but didn't like the style or have the room to keep a full freeze-dried bouquet. I was very happy to find a place that would press the flowers of my bouquet! Pressed Flower Gallery did a great job! They pressed the flowers from my bouquet and then rearranged them back into the shape of a bouquet. They even framed it with the original ribbon that my bouquet was wrapped in! I'm very happy with their service and highly recommend them.
During the planning process, Young was very prompt in returning e-mails and answering my questions. He created a photo montage for me which is on his web site and I loved it! He let us pick the songs and pictures for the montage and put the whole thing together very nicely! We got lots of compliments on it!
On the day of the wedding, Young Lee was completely non-intrusive and quiet. He's definitely not a diva director!
I received the completed video in the promised timeframe and I loved it! He captured everything from the wedding! It was wonderful reliving it again and there were moments we didn't know happened and now we do because of this wonderful video. The DVD of the final product is also great. In addition to the full-length edited video, he includes a highlights reel and you can jump to a specific part of the wedding through the DVD menu. The best thing about the video is Young's style. It's extremely fresh and not boring like other wedding videos we've seen. I'm thrilled that we used him!! Highly recommended!
Corona, CA 92883
If you are planning to have a Bachelorette Spa Day, I would totally recommend Glen Ivy in Corona. It's outdoors so you don't have to worry about being too noisy and it's just a great setting for a group. It's also good if your girls are on a budget because you just pay one flat admission fee and you have access to the mud bath, mineral springs, and jacuzzis. So you don't have to worry about girls feeling left out because they can't afford a treatment.
Just keep in mind that it is outdoors. My Bachelorette Party was originally planned at Glen Ivy but it was March and it was cancelled because of rain.
Even though Glen Ivy has several locations, the one in Corona is the only one like this.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
During the brief time I was considering wearing a veil during the reception, I bought a pencil-edged elbow-length veil from Royal Accessories. It cost me $15!! Even though I didn't wear the veil, my co-worker also bought the same veil at this store and wore it to her wedding. It turned out beautiful! I have to admit that the veil is not really high quality but you can't beat their prices and you really can't tell. Even when I saw my co-worker upclose during her wedding, the veil looked great!
If you're on a budget, I would totally recommend checking this place out. They also care tiaras, flower baskets, articial flower petals, and other wedding accessories.
I bought my tiara from VeilShop.com and it was gorgeous! It was prettier than the picture and high quality. Their prices are fantastic! I would totally recommend them.
E-pic guest book
I made a photo book using our e-pics from MyPublisher and had guests sign around the photos as our guest book. Guests wrote messages to us, kind of like a high school yearbook. It was a big hit and much better than just getting the names and addresses of guests, which I already have, who attended! To make my book, I used the Storyteller templates and left the text areas blank so there was plenty of room on each page for guests to sign. Something I didn't know before was to use acid free, archival, photo safe markers. I used Sharpies and people said they fade over time. I hope mine doesn't fade too much but definitely remember to get those special markers! Since the wedding, I've also made photo books out of my honeymoon and non-pro pics. They have both turned out great! I highly recommend getting the leather upgrade. It makes a big difference. For my e-pic guest book, I ordered the larger size at amerasianchic's recommendation but now I think it's too big. We have a hard time finding a bookshelf in our home to fit it.
Since my review, I've also made photo books out of our non-pro pics and honeymoon pics. They both turned out great. I definitely prefer the Classic Hardcover size over the Deluxe Hardcover. I got our non-pro pic photo book with the leather upgrade. It also makes a huge difference and definitely worth the money for an important photo book! I love these photo books so much that I'm planning to make one for each member of our wedding party and our parents as gifts!
This was my FAVORITE vendor. I'm pretty taken aback on how wonderful WDW was for our honeymoon! First of all, after checking in our luggage at the airport, we didn't have to worry about it again until we got to our room. Disney picks up your luggage for you and delivers it to your hotel room! They also provided a complimentary motorcoach that, Disney Express, picks you up from the airport and takes you to your hotel. Awesome, awesome services. We booked a Lodge Concierge room and they upgraded us to a Main Concierge Honeymoon Suite! The honeymoon suite had a private elevator and view of Cinderella's Castle. It was gorgeous! The Concierge Lounge was awesome. The food was great and included with the room! We also loved the restaurants at the Grand Floridian. We had dinner at Citricio's and Victoria & Albert's. Highly recommend both, especially V&A's, if you are celebrating a special occassion. The hotel staff was great and the monorail at the hotel was very convenient! The whole Walt Disney World honeymoon experience was wonderful! We were given complimentary desserts and the best table at every place we ate. The Cast Members in the park were so nice to us! One Cast Member let us into the Mission: Space fastpass line without fastpasses! Definitely wear those Mickey & Minnie wedding ears everywhere you go! Don't forget to get your wedding button at any Guest Information desk!
4-night Bahamian Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder
Just like the Disney Express, Disney Cruise Line picked up our luggage from our hotel room at the Grand Floridian and delivered it to our stateroom on the ship. Their motorcoach also picked us up from the hotel and took us to the port. It's not complimentary but well worth the extra money. They also took us back to the airport when the cruise was over. For the most part, the cruise exceeded our expectations. Everything was absolutely wonderful, especially the dining and housekeeping staff. They were fantastic! The ports of call were also great. We went on the Discover Atlantis excursion at Nassau and it was great. I didn't love the snorkel lagoon at Castaway Cay but I can't complain about the adult beach. It was awesome! The only complaint was the first night from the port to Nassau was really rough. The ship was moving really fast and swayed a lot. We both were pretty nauseated. The walls and ceiling popped all night and I couldn't sleep. That was the only night that happened so I still highly recommend Disney Cruises! By the way, Seabands totally work!
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
High Tea for Bridemaid's Luncheon
The food and service at the Peninsula Beverly Hills were awesome! They don't treat you poorly because you are young like some other ritzy tea places. Everything was fantastic and we saw Simon Cowell from "American Idol" so that was a fun moment together! Parking is valet only. Definitely make a reservation in advance.