deeinthenola

WEDDING DATE:

Apr 06, 2007

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Cakework
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Cakework has delicious cakes and is reasonably priced for the designs. Since I have a very specific sculpted cake in mind, I was not certain if she could produce it to my satisfaction. I would have booked with her if I had a simpler design. Also, it was very difficult to get in touch with her, as she is very busy. Her cakes are very good!! Tastings are $25.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Dan McCall Catering
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Dan McCall has a great reputation for throwing over the top events. When I contacted them for catering, they were very responsive. That was a big plus. However, they do not provide tastings to their potential clients. They do invite you to events that they are catering so that you can see their setup and taste some of the food. Personally, I did not like this method because they cannot spend a fair amount of time with you since they are actively working on another's wedding and secondly because you do not get a real good flavor for their food. That is why I decided not to go with them. They may have a great reputation, but being that food was a top priority for me, I needed to sample it.
Services used: Unique Services

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eFavorMart.com
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
I bought my pink linen favor boxes from Efavormart.com. When I got my boxes, they were warped. They told me to take a photo of my damaged boxes and e-mail it to them. Their e-mail response is very slow. They did issue a very small refund for the damaged boxes, which was better than nothing. Out of the 200 that I ordered, 150 of them were of decent, acceptable quality. After I dressed up the boxes, they did look great. I can't speak about how reliable their quality is since they shipped me boxes that weren't in mint condition. Their prices are substantially cheaper. I've also read many reviews on the internet about them scamming people.
Services used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations

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Leung's White Crane Lion Dance
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Their performance was great! All the guests thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the out of town guests who had never seen a lion dance performance before. The dance lasts for about 20-30 minutes and it costs $500. At the end of the performance, I did indeed receive a marriage scroll.
Services used: Unique Services

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LeGrande Affaire
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
On time and very professional. I booked them last minute after another limo company bailed on me during the week before my wedding.
Services used: Transportation

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Ohgane Korean Restaurant
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This is the only banquet style Korean restaurants that I have been to. It is very clean. We were seated upstairs and had the entire floor to ourselves, which was a plus. Their service, however, was a bit slow. The food was very good and their desserts were very unique. They had fruit sorbets served in the actual fruit themselves. I would highly recommend this place if you are searching for a traditional Korean restaurant to have your rehearsal dinner.
Services used: Unique Services

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Kirin Restaurant
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Contemporary decor, awesome food, and atmosphere. There are some really unique dishes, such as the salmon rolls and dry fried scallops that are so...good. We had blocked out the entire rear portion of the restaurant so it was pretty private. Everyone loved the food and decor. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a cool, hip, Chinese restaurant that has both traditional and fusion entrees.
Services used: Unique Services

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Mercurio Brothers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
They rock!! My invitations turned out so.....awesome!! Of utmost high quality and service. I worked with Joe who was great! He implemented my ideas (for a small fee) and it came out beautifully. Another option would be to pay a designer or calligrapher ~$300 to design it and you can take your file to them to print. I recommend their Somerset paper because the press is deeper set. Unless you want colored paper, then the Arturo works. Good communication and turnaround time. The only negative is that if you would like liners, they do not offer that. But, you can get them online.
Services used: Invitations

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( 2.0 / 5.0 )
Elegant Cheesecakes has been around for a long time. The owner, Susan Morgan, has designed cakes for Elton John...blahblahblah. Her cakes are by far more expensive than other cake designers. I do have to say that her cheesecakes were very good. The green tea cheesecake stood out to me the most and was delicious. However, she came with a big price tag...for me, $27 per slice. With the cost:taste:design ratio, I did not think that it was worth that price and decided to go with another cake designer. Also, she charges $35 for a tasting.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Fancy Fortune Cookies
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Their fortune cookies are so.....good. I ordered the white chocolate covered raspberry fortune cookies with pink and white sprinkles. They were absolute perfect, matching my pink and ivory colors. They looked so unique and tasted really good. In fact, my aunt had taken hers home to Australia and called me to let me know how good they tasted. They also customized my fortunes which was really cool.
Services used: Favors & Gifts

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Blink SF
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I highly recommend getting your brows groomed prior to your wedding day. You can have beautiful makeup, but if your brows are misshapen or have excess baby hairs, it will not be perfect. Anna, owner of BlinkSF, provides great customer service and shapes brows perfectly. They also do lash extensions.
Services used: Unique Services

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Classic Party Rentals San Francisco
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
ALL my rentals with the exception of the dance floor and lighting was from Classic Party. My caterer dealt with the directly and everything went very smoothly. The chargers, chivaris, table top linens, glassware, flatware, and plates were all perfect. As a bride, it is very convenient to make a one-stop shop for all your needs. My only comment is that if my rental budget were larger, I may have considered Wild Flower Linens for my table top linens, but that would have added at least another $500 to my rental cost.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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Netbride.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Got a Jim Hjelm dress from Netbride for at least one-third off of the price at retail stores. The dress arrived earlier than promised and in perfect condition. They had excellent correspondance via phone and e-mail.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Paper Source - San Francisco Marina
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Awesome selection and fast shipping! I bought my menu cards, placecards, map/direction cards (in colors Luxe Cream and Blush), and Kolo Engagement Photo album from Paper Source. All very reasonably priced and good paper weight.
Services used: Invitations

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Thomas Hughes Films
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I will hold off before giving my final review, but let me just say that it has been almost 5 months and they still have not delivered my wedding video. In addition, when I signed on with them they did not tell me that there was an additional 25% fee to get your video within 2 weeks of your wedding. It was not until the week before, when they were demanding final payment, that they informed me that regular processing is 4 months. I felt like this was being very sneaky. I went with Nick, Margaret's recommendation, who was very professional. Waiting to see the final product. FINAL REVIEW: I am very disappointed with the final product. The highlight video was definitely not as good with all the transitions as in the samples that I saw. I feel like their samples are really good and they reel you in with that. The full length video was ok. In hindsight, I would have rather had Weddings on Film or Justin Fone as my videographer. It may have cost a little more, but well worth it.
Services used: Videography