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WEDDING DATE:

Oct 15, 2011

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Karin was absolutely amazing! I was a very uptight bride and wanted things to be just perfect. Karin realized this and not only worked with me, but also reassured me so much that I was able to relax and let her do her job! This included creating the perfect flowers for my bridesmaids, myself, and the centerpieces. 57 Treasury was hands-down some of the best money we spent on the wedding and worth every penny we spent and more! We are so thankful and happy we chose 57 Treasury!
Services used: Flowers

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Chic Parisien
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I could not believe how pushy and tacky our saleswoman was. She was absolutely incredible and NOT in a good way. This was our last visit on a day of wedding gown shopping and the saleslady spoke poorly about every store on Miracle Mile. She told us they were cheap, the dresses were made in China, and basically oh how and why would anybody buy a dress from one of those shops. The one takeaway tip she gave us was about the buttons and about how the cheap ones don't really button.

After we told her our price range she acted like there was no way possible we could find a dress for that amount. Then, miraculously, she managed to find 3 beautiful dresses just as we described all within our range.

After we left the store, and told her we weren't buying anything today, this salesperson was the ONLY one to call us back the next day telling us how the dress I was interested in went on sale and that we'd basically be out of luck if we didn't buy it. The lady called me about once a week for an entire month telling me about the sales and finally when I told her I found a dress she hounded me about why I wasn't buying the dress.

WORST EXPERIENCE EVER. RUN AWAY QUICKLY!!!!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
When we first walked in, my mom and I thought that they were being a bit snooty. But, but the time we left we thought that Mabel, who helped us was the best ever! She knew exactly what I wanted knew what would work for my body and what wouldn't, accommodated my indecision, and was generally a fantastic, easy going salesperson. I ended up buying my beautiful Pronovias gown here along with my mantilla veil. The first alterations concerned me because they weren't perfect and I didn't have a chance to do a second alteration. But, on my wedding day, the dress fit like a glove! The veil was gorgeous with the dress and the added cap sleeves looked like they came with the dress originally. My only complaint would be that they didn't clearly explain that the dress should be taken out of the dress bag as soon as possible to prevent wrinkling. But, it worked out and all in all it was a wonderful experience and I would HIGHLY recommend Mable and Coral Gables Bridal!!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I didn't get my dress here and one of the reasons was they couldn't give me an idea of how much alterations would cost (minimal alterations). BUT, I would highly recommend the store as I had a fantastic experience, loved their dresses, the prices, and the staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dress!!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 4.8 / 5.0 )
Mai Oui Gourmet is an amazing caterer and was a wonderful choice for our wedding! They are very detail oriented which really helped with a bride like myself who is a bit type A, but didn't had a day of coordinator. They volunteered to help with a lot of the smaller details, which was so nice.

We were going to do a seating chart instead of place cards and while they had agreed that would be fine, the week of the wedding they called and asked us to reconsider place cards. Based on their reasons - issues at a reception that weekend, I did reconsider because they offered to make the place cares, which they did. I'm not sure if it worked out better that way, but better safe than sorry.

The one complaint I had was that when the toasts began, they asked if we had champagne. Well we'd exchanged emails about the champagne and I was told they'd order the glasses. Apparently that wasn't done, so while it worked out and they put the glasses out as soon as they were finished serving salads, it threw our timeline off and we didn't have the time we'd thought to go around to each table. My parents also commented that since the food wasn't covered when it was brought out, it wasn't necessarily hot, but rather warm - fine for me, but not for some.

All in all, I would highly recommend Mai Oui and definitely use them again based on the appetizers everyone raved about and the delicious entrees. The value was incredible and they really worked with our budget to get some delicious food within our budget limits.
Services used: Catering

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We planned our wedding from out of town and one of the goals for my wedding was that it would be a big party all our guests would enjoy. Being the type A bride I am, I provided Milton with, I think, a 7 page list of songs! He did a FANTASTIC job playing as many of the songs I requested as could humanly be played and ensuring that EVERYONE was out dancing and just about all times. Just what I wanted! McGee Entertainment and Milton was some of the best money we spent on the wedding, hands down. I would highly recommend him and am so happy we chose him, 5 stars all around.
Services used: DJ

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Old Town Trolleys
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We arranged for the trolley to pick our guests up from the church, give them an hour tour, drop them off at the reception venue, pick the wedding party up, drop us off at the venue, then pick everyone up and drop them off at hotels and our final bar location. Old Town Trolleys kept in touch with us leading up to the wedding and all throughout the day of. They were timely and everyone commented on what a nice touch it was to have the trolley tour! It was just as we planned and we're glad we contracted with them!
Services used: Transportation

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Publix
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We ordered our cake from the A1A location and did a tasting at the Mission Trace location. The tasting was amazing! They gave us so much delicious cake that we were able to take it back and my parents and grandparents all were able to taste what we were thinking about! As for the actual cake, placing the order was very easy, the staff was extremely friendly, and the overall process was fantastic. We actually had a carrot cake for our wedding cake and they called a few days before the wedding just to confirm that the icing wouldn't be completely cream cheese since we were having fondant on top. It was so nice to get that call because it made us feel like they really knew what they were doing and were really keeping us in the loop. Everyone loved the cake!!

On a side note, our rehearsal cake was a carvel cake from Publix. They went out of their way to help us get our plain white cake to the point that I had the manager on speaker at work and a co-worker walked in and heard the conversation. When I got off the phone she was shocked to hear that that was a grocery store and couldn't believe how helpful they were. When there was an issue the day of the rehearsal, the manager we dealt with was contacted, despite it being her day off, and the entire issue was resolved. I LOVE PUBLIX!!!!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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River House Events
 
( 4.6 / 5.0 )
This venue was absolutely gorgeous for our wedding and people definitely commented on how beautiful it was! The vendors they require and recommend were fabulous and it really helped since we were planning an out of town wedding. In the end, everything worked out great, but throughout the planning process I did have some concerns. We did not hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator, and it felt like we had to really sweet talk the River House coordinator to help us. They have a beautiful, one of a kind venue and it felt like that's what sells, and therefore the coordinators don't need to really go out of their way for anything. Like I said, the end result was gorgeous and the coordinator helped, but it wasn't necessarily a stress free process.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Small Indulgences European Day Spa
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
All of my bridesmaids, my mom, my mother in law, and I all got our hair done here. I was thrilled beyond belief with my updo. It didn't take long, it looked amazing, lasted all night and the next day, and was reasonably cost. The extra bonus was my mom and I entered a bit stressed about my dress the day of and the person working on my mom was actually able to calm her down - not an easy task! That really made things so much better. The staff was incredible and so ease to work with. It made my day more stress free and everyone LOVED their hair!!
Services used: Beauty & Health