BAD, BAD, BAD, BAD. Started off good, but then the videographer's cell phone rang during my vows! He didn't address the situation correctly, he wanted to come and pester/apologize to me during my reception! They didn't even offer us a discount and the quality of the video is dark with lots of audio pops.
I purchased my dress from a designer collection at David's, it was a Monique Luo dress. I loved my dress however I did have some issues with the store. The sales staff were wonderful but they are a huge mass consumer based store. I was herded into a pen of 15 other girls to try on dresses and I felt like there was not enough space to move around. I also went and bought my dress in the winter, I thought that this would help me avoid the crowds but I was wrong. The alterations were pretty expensive too but the staff really bent over backward to try and make the experience a good one. I went to the Westminster location so that's the only one I can really talk about.
I loved this DIY floral website. Not only did they have high quality flowers but they also have great online classes to teach you how to arrange them. The lavender roses I purchased lasted for 14 days before I finally threw them away. I was able to make 16 table arrangements, and 4 large decorative arrangements with the 400 roses I purchased. The flowers came straight to my door and I received a phone call from the company shortly thereafter to make sure that I was happy with my flowers. The only issue I had was that the roses started off looking very very pink...however with time and patience the buds opened a little bit and the lavender color was much more pronounced like the pictures on the website. I would definitely purchase from them again without hesitation.
What a deal! Costco online flowers were perfect for the wedding. The bouquets were huge and well put together, they boxes were delivered right to my door and the flowers were flawless. I ordered the ivory rose package and it came with 5 bridesmaid arrangements, my bouquet, 10 button-hole flowers, 5 corsages and 2 mother arrangement. You couldn't get a better price! My friend went with a lady who bought her flowers wholesale from Costco and then made her own arrangements and she only got half as many flowers for the price. Just skip the middle-man and buy from their website directly! The have sunflowers, calla lilies, roses of all colors, and hydrangeas. I would definitely buy from them again.
Great reception hall! Beautiful Tuscan architecture, gorgeous tile, wonderful staff. I was blown away by the great deal I got for the room, it was only 700 dollars for the whole evening! The food was good, the only drawback is that the room is too small for the 175 guests I invited. They had to break down the head tables for dancing room, and the commotion made everyone think it was time to leave the wedding! I did love the outdoor patio, the smoking guests enjoyed the fact that they weren't really missing any of the action since they could see through the floor to ceiling windows. They were also very good about following my specific book of instructions. I had many different DIY floral arrangements that needed to be put out and they did everything I asked to the T!
Lakewood, CO 80226
I only went here to get my antique lace veil repaired and I think they did a terrible job. The wanted to charge me 50 dollars to steam out my veil on top of the 150 they wanted for attaching 5 pieces of lace back to the netting. Horrible. They were rude, repeatedly ignoring me at the counter, they were lazy, they didn't want to help me take my veil to the car, and they were unskilled. The seamstress lost of veil, telling me that I must have taken it already, and then when they found it the pieces of lace were still poorly tacked on, many of them were popped up from the fabric! I would NOT EVER go there again! Also, their wedding dress prices are at least 200-300 dollars more than any other bridal shop I visited while looking for dresses.
My bridesmaid and I stayed in three suites the night before the wedding. The staff was so friendly and wonderful to us! They had complimentary trays of cheese, fruit baskets, water and wine waiting. The wedding night my new husband and I stayed in their Presidential Penthouse and boy can I tell you...what an amazing place! The room is HUGE, with a separate sitting room that's larger than my old apartment, 2 bathrooms, a wonderful jetted tub, a separate shower, a GRAND PIANO, a full dining room set, and a full bar. The hotel was even nice enough to bring us Champagne, and some yummy sexy body paint. I can't be happier with such a wonderful hotel! P.S. They also have a shuttle service for free so we didn't have to pay for a limo!
For the budget minded the best place for nick knacks is definitely Ebay! I got my wedding candles, my cake topper, my silk rose petals, my bridesmaid presents (pearl necklaces), my aisle runner, my wedding stationary and my Chinese wedding dress on Ebay for 150 bucks! For the bride who had time and a little patience Ebay is the best place to find deals on things that you don't mind storing until you need them. I also saw wedding dresses on Ebay that were a really good deal but I personally didn't by mine there. However, if you find the dress you want in a store and you see the same size and style on Ebay you can cut your price in half!
I rented linens from this company and they did a really great job in helping me match the handmade runners that I wanted for my wedding. I had originally thought to go with a mint color for the linens but the staff showed me that a nice lavender really brought out the details in my personal fabric. The only set back is they're in a hard to find location and their hours aren't the easiest to fit into my busy schedule. Very good prices though!
Liz is a fantastic makeup and hair artist. She took my 4 feet of hair and wrapped it into the complex hairstyle I asked for. She took time to ask about what I really wanted and she traveled to my house for the consultation. She is a professional in every way and I can't recommend her enough. Thanks for a beautiful me on my special day!