The Dancing Penguins have the talent to transform a wedding into a party. They are flexible, dependable, and have an amazing wedding package deal. I looked into bands within Oregon and the surrounding area, and was not able to find a band that had the low price to match their years of experience and talent. They allowed us to use their microphones and speakers to make announcements, and were simply wonderful to work with. I truly feel as though we received a great amount of value when booking The Dancing Penguins and would recommend them to a couple looking for a jazzy reception.
Portland, OR 97211
Rental companies definitely make a profit on weddings. Our venue was a beautiful location that was not normally used for weddings. Thus, we had to rent tables, linens, silverware, plates, chargers, chairs, champagne flutes, and water goblets. Interstate Rentals delivered and picked up, and were very easy to work with. The rentals seemed somewhat pricy, and I was surprised when a huge portion of our budget went towards rentals. I think that renting items for our wedding was a bittersweet experience. Renting through Interstate seemed comparable across the board to other rental companies. Our next wedding will be held at an all-inclusive venue.
Susan of Collage Trio, was wonderful to work with. Our ceremony was quite spiritual, and the music played a key role in creating the ambiance we had envisioned early on. Susan is wonderful at communicating, and took all of my requests to heart. We had selected a guitar, flute and cello as the trio for our ceremony. Walking down the aisle, to “Holy, Holy, Holy” was not only gorgeous, but deeply meaningful. Collage Trio went above and beyond. They dressed the part, and definitely “played” the part. Every wedding should use Collage Trio. They even have a ceremony / reception package.
We definitely looked online, and tried our best to research wedding photographers in the northwest. My husband and I chose to set aside a huge portion of our budget for photography because he is in fact, a photographer. Our goal was to find a photographer that was reasonable in price, offered a cd of the full-resolution files, had a package with two photographers, was artistic, et cetera… We found everything and more, when we chose AJSTUDIO as our photographer. Make sure to book AJ’s in advance. This photographer is in high demand, and we understand why. They truly captured the special moments, significance, and the elegance of our wedding.
Lamb’s Thriftway in Wilsonville is an all-stop-shop. I decided to get my flowers, wedding cake (bakery), and catering needs through Thriftway. I heard rave reviews before actually meeting representatives from each department at the Portland Bridal Show. If you book all three departments, you receive an additional 15% off. Everything looked gorgeous and classy chic. People were very impressed, and I feel like I found a gem of a vendor when I decided to use Lamb’s Thriftway. It wasn’t a difficult decision when you taste their cake, dream up and envision your floral needs with their experienced florists, and cover every last detail with the caterer. They are amazing.
Tigard, OR 97223
I had to cancel my hair appointment for the trial wedding hair run, and was somewhat nervous because I would be bringing in pictures of what I dreamed my look to be on the actual wedding day. Kristina was a complete professional and knew exactly what she was doing from the moment she saw my pictures. I had brought a hairpiece in to give my hair more oomph, and the complexity of it all didn’t seem to faze her. She was quick, friendly, and made my hair look its best. She made me feel like a bride, and I received so many compliments on my hair. Actually, many of my friends are now modeling their wedding hair after the look Kristina came up with for me.
My husband and I are thrilled with the quality customer service we received from LaRog’s. We found both of our rings on sale, and they both have lifetime warranties. LaRog’s offers a variety of styles, and nothing but the highest quality, at an affordable price. My ring had a lot of pave diamonds throughout the band. I had noticed that one of the tiny diamonds was missing. I took it into LaRog’s, and they had a new diamond in the ring by the end of the week. They guarantee their product, and that is a comforting feeling as a consumer.
The two fathers, as well as the groom and groomsmen received their tuxes from Mr. Formal. Mr. Formal is definitely affordable, and if you go to the Portland Bridal Show, there is a great coupon. The guys had an easy time turning in their measurements, and picking up their tuxes. I have had numerous friends comment on loving the tan/khaki color of the guys’ tuxes. There is great variety, and good customer service. If you’re running a tight budget, Mr. Formal is the rental place for you. Before I decided to use Mr. Formal, I didn’t hear the greatest reviews. However, we had a wonderful experience with them.
The Portland Bridal show showcases vendors from across Oregon and has an amazing Fashion Show. I actually was able to connect with Thriftway, Mr. Formal, and received a discount coupon from Charlottes Bridal. The Portland Bridal Show allows your to network with other brides and is a palette for creativity and inspiration. It’s also just fun. For the amount that the ticket and parking cost to attend the Bridal Show, I was given back much more. I’m thankful that the Portland Bridal Show is offered two times a year. It’s a great event to attend, and a wonderful experience for the entire wedding party.
Portland, OR 97225
I truly enjoyed working with Megan at Charlottes Bridal. She learned my style and vision, and found 5 dresses that all worked! Each dress I tried on was beautiful and I had a difficult time choosing, until I tried on the 5th dress. It was couture; gorgeous, and fit like a glove. I thought maybe the price point would be too high for our budget, but it came in at under. Charlottes Bridal is a vendor at the Portland Bridal Show, and I was able to receive a $100 off coupon and apply it to my dress. Not only was I happy with the look of the dress, I was happy with the price, and that is important when you’re planning a wedding.