Jun 25, 2007
Calamigos Ranch in Malibu
I loved a lot of things about our wedding at Calamigos Ranch, but what our guests loved the most was the food. We chose the buffet with steak (you can also choose a sit-down menu). Our family and friends still rave about how wonderful dinner was that night!
Services used: Wedding Venue
Pebbles Bridal was wonderful! After another bridal store had been terribly rude, I took my dress to Pebbles for alterations. They were so accommodating to agree to do the hem and bustle, even though I'd bought my dress elsewhere. And I shouldn't have - I found out later that Pebble's prices were much better! They were also knowledgeable and patient - they made my dress look perfect!
Services used: Dress & Attire
Reasons to Remember
Reasons to Remember in Agoura, CA was great! Ask for Kelly - she's a pro. Above all, the flowers were beautiful and arranged elegantly, but they were wonderfully affordable. I bought my bouquet, a bouquet for my MoH, 7 boutonnieres, 3 boutonnieres, and 11 centerpieces for $430. They consisted of roses and orchids too!
Services used: Unique Services
Stay Away from Camarillo Bridal in Camarillo, CA! Camarillo Bridal is a popular bridal boutique that often participates in the bridal shows at the Hyatt in Westlake Village. Stay away - their customer service is HORRIBLE! When I placed my dress order, the store was under different management than it is now. These are the problems we had: 1) They accused me of stealing a 1 square fabric sample and tried to charge me $25 for it. I asked for a fabric sample when I placed my MoHs dress order. One of the attendants pulled a sample out of a book and taped it to one of the stores business cards for me. A week later, the manager of the store called and accused me of having stolen the fabric sample! They threatened to charge me $25 unless I drove back to the store and returned the fabric - immediately. When I told her that I had asked for a sample and that was what I had been given, she told me that her attendants would never do that. So she had accused me of lying too! 2) When my dress came in, I wasnt given any assistance trying it on. We were hurried out of the dressing room for taking too long, even though I had an appointment. One of the attendants moved our personal items (purses, etc) out of the dressing room and ushered in another bride to be. The rest of the time there, the attendants didnt help AT ALL. I wasnt offered any undergarments or veils and they didnt offer any fitting services either (hemming or bustles). We were forced to pack up and leave! 3) We were overcharged. I highly recommend Pebbles Bridal in Woodland Hills - they have the best prices. I was disappointed to find out that Id overpaid for my dress, even though I had negotiated the price. I also found out that the following week, the Maggie Sottero dresses had gone on sale, and they refused to apply the sale to my dress. I was also told that if we ordered 3 items from the store, I would receive a discount on any one item whether it be a dress, jewelry, shoes, etc. But they reneged on that deal - they said since I didn't have a bridal party of 6 or more, no discount. Now, we all know the stories of Bridezillas and the panic that can ensue. I assure you I was a calm, nice person, and this store did nothing but treat me, my mom, and my MoH with rudeness and attitude! Save yourself a terrible headache and stay away from that store!
Services used: Dress & Attire