baileyia

WEDDING DATE:

Apr 24, 2009

baileyia
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Los Angeles Wedding And Event
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We hired Terry Hansen at La Event to video our wedding. We had him do from the start of the wedding till about 10:30pm so he was there for 5 hours - from 5:30 - 10:30. He was very reasonably price compared to other videographers we checked out. We just got the video a few days ago and I'm THRILLED. I could not be happier with the way he put it together! I can't stop watching it! :) Honestly he is fantastic, so easy to work with and his product is really fantastic and you can't beat the price for the quality. And I am so so thrilled with it because our photographer ruined our wedding pictures so this is our way off capturing the day!! I couldn't be more thrilled with the video out come and the price and Terry was so easy to work with!!
Services used: Unique Services

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Shirvan Design
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I recommend Shirvan Designs! The flowers were beautiful and they really listen to what you want. The only thing i can say is there was some miscommunication between what pictures were sent of our trial and what we were actually getting. That was a little disappointing. So just be very clear as to EXACTLY what you are getting from them. Our flowers were beautiful and the price was right. I would recommend them for your wedding
Services used: Flowers

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The Image
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I ordered my dress from this store, the owner was very unfriendly and it was clear she does not care or like her job. And the alterations person ruined my dress!! I got it completed a very short time before my wedding and had to frantically find another alterations person to fix it! When i originally bought my dress the owner refused to let me try on the sample that was in the store, she claimed she did not have it - but I know that she did have it in the store, as I had called to see if she had it (and she did) but when i got there she refused to let me try it on. Once it came in the alterations person, who was very very nice ended up ruining my dress. I had 5 alterations meetings because each time i went up it was disasterous. I ended up taking my dress after the 5th time even though my dress did not fit and it had 3 huge tears in it!! I am now paying for a second set of alterations. And the store owner also sold me several hundreds of dollars worth of things i did not need, that she told me I had to have for the alterations (things to be sewn in the dress - which since have been taken out by my new alterations person who is appauled by the stuff they used. if you want a good experience do not go to this store. The owner only wants to make money, is not nice or friendly and doesn't care about you or your dress. And the alterations person, although very nice, does not know what she is doing. I'm currently in the rush process of spending much more money to fix her horrible mistakes.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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A Legnedary Affair
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Legendary affair is a great resource to get yourself started and to get ideas. I found my bouquet preserver there (which i was having lots of trouble finding elsewhere). We interviewed a officiant she recommended - did not go with her, but she seemed very nice. We did view the invitations she had - they were okay but quite pricey.. ETSY is a much better location to find invites. And she also recommended a decent wedding gown preservation company. Its a really good idea just to help out if you are stuck with finding a vendor or to help get you kick started into your planning. She doesn't have a lot of referrals however, just small lists - like 2 cake people, one officiant, one photographer, but at least its a start, so just do your own research into who she recommends. Definitely a good one stop resource to get you going!
Services used: Unique Services

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Janet Brunton
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Janet did a STUNNING job after the alterations person at the wedding store ruined my dress. She fixed it in a rush because my wedding was a week away. She is extremely affordable and could not be a more caring or nicer person. I wish I would have known and gone to her originally, she is so kind. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Janet.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Rosebud Cakes
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Rosebud cakes made the most amazing wedding cake for our wedding. We had an idea of what we wanted (we were very flexible though with working with vendors) and no one could make what we wanted, even something not close, a huge dissapointment was going to cost us over $1000. We went to rosebud cakes and they drew up exactly what we were looking for (they can do anything!!) and their prices were totally reasonable compared to other cake places. on our wedding day i gasped at the cake it was divine, extraordinary, equisite, beyond beautiful, better than i even imagined, and the taste was even fantastic. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I uploaded a photo (white tall cake with initials on it and daiseys)
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Minguita's Bridal
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
Minguitas is the most HORRIFIC store ever. They literally STOLE my deposit on my dress and never got my dress in!!! and I have to fight them for my deposit .. and they never gave it to me. They caused me so much stress it almost ruined my wedding. I finally got the deposit back by filing a dispute on my AMEX and won. If i could rate them negative stars I would. For 2 months before my wedding they kept telling me it was coming in "next week" "next week" and it would never come in and they actually missed my wedding deadline that was on the contract!! Yet they refused to give me my deposit back! And they would never return my calls. The manager Alex was always "busy" or on "vacation". Finally after calling the designer directly begging for information on my gown as my deadline on the contract was so close, the designer told me that Migniutas was not going to buy my dress that they had no intention of ordering it as they did not have the funds to do so. That they had had several problems with Minguitas doing this in the past. I also filed a complaint with the better business bureau and Minguitas fought it saying that I was literally insane and that I had changed my wedding date and that they got the dress in and were trying to contact me but I had disconnected all my numbers and were not taking calls. None of this was true, quite the opposite, I had been calling them constantly to get my dress, then my money back. I see now that on Yelp there are several reviews just like mine: that they took a persons money and didn't get the dress in, or didn't get the dress in on time and refused to give deposit back. do not go to Minguitas, they literally stole my money!! And they are continuing to do it to other people. at the time i went to them, there were no reviews for them... i so wish there would have been. They honestly ruined my dress experience and almost ruined my entire wedding. I am posting the reviews from YELP below, because i want everyone to see how they are being horrid to everyone!! YELP reviews: WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!!!!! DO NOT GO THERE! I order my wedding gown and my mother's dress 6 months prior to my wedding. I had to keep calling them to find out what was going on with my dresses. A week before my event I was told that my mother's dress had never arrived and there's nothing they can do. I picked up my dress and asked them for my mother's deposit. As of right now, they have been giving me the runaround. And the so called manager ALEX is never available, so I guess my next step is small claims court. Terrible experience, I would never recommend this place to anyone. Was this review ...? Useful Funny Cool Flag this review Bookmark Send to a Friend Link to This Review 0 1 Robbie J. Los Angeles, CA Compliment Send a Message Follow This Reviewer 5/20/2009 Horrible Customer Service! I ordered my daughter's prom dress from Minguita's and they gave me the run-around about when the dress would arrive. When it finally arrived (4 days before the prom) the dress did not look like an authentic Maggie Sottero dress! It was poorly made! The seams didn't even line up! I believe they copied the dress and passed it off as a $380 Maggie Sottero Flirt. DO NOT ORDER YOUR DRESS FROM THIS STORE!!! Was this review ...? Useful Funny Cool Flag this review Bookmark Send to a Friend Link to This Review 1 2 ro-lew L. North Hollywood, CA Compliment Send a Message Follow This Reviewer 3/31/2009 Don't go here if you want a custom dress made! They ruined my wedding! I lost my deposit and had to scramble a week before my wedding to find replacements for 6 bridesmaids! The owner turned on me and was rude and even yelled at me as I'm crying because it was a week before my wedding! They didn't offer any suggestions or consolation...their attitude was "ah, your assed out...so sue me bitch!" I was going to take them to small claims court, but I decided "KARMA IS A BITCH" so watch out! They'll get their's! Was this review ...? Useful(1) Funny Cool Flag this review Bookmark Send to a Friend Link to This Review 1 8 t b. Hermosa Beach, CA 10/28/2008First to Review Minguitas took the deposit on my dress in March 4, 2008 and never ordered my dress. Missed my wedding!!! And refuses to give my deposit back. They are the worst store ever! I called them for 2 months straight prior to my wedding trying to find out where my wedding dress was. They constantly lied, telling me it was coming in week after week after week, when they never ordered the dress from the designer to be shipped in the first place. They missed the Oct. 1 deadline on my invoice and my Oct wedding!!. DO NOT ORDER FROM MINGUITAS BRIDAL they had 8 months to get my dress and still missed my wedding!!!! The experience was horrible!! And I still am fighting to get my deposit back!
Services used: Unique Services

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Jaqkis Cake Creations
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
We wasted two and a half hours of our Saturday with our appt with Jaqki. Maybe she had a bad day, but there was no reason for Jaqki to be as rude and uncooperative as she was with us. She basically said all our ideas were bad and would not work with us on a modified designed cake, (nothing crazy). I asked her if I could design a cake and email her the picture and she said, " no.... I dont have time to check email." I said, " so you want us to drive an hour, one way, to give you a picture of what we want?", she said ,"yes, I dont have time to check email". I would definitely not recommend Jaqki's Cake to anyone unless you like to be disrespected and have time to waste. She also laughed at us when we described to her the cake we wanted and very condescendingly told us it would cost us over $1600 to have that cake made. She made fun of us to our faces.. THEN had the nerve to ask us to bring up the picture so she could have it for her portfolio because she loved the design and wanted to have it for herself. BTW ROSEBUD cakes happily made our cake - it was divine, extraordinary, and cost no where near what Jaqki quoted us so snidly.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Faultline Cleaners
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I took my dress to Faultline cleaners to be steamed, the day before the wedding. They were recommended based on the fact they handle silk dresses and couture clothing, and wedding dresses. Fault Line RUINED my wedding dress the day before the wedding! I took my couture wedding dress to fault line because my hotel recommended them for steaming prior to my wedding. I got my brand new dress back covered in black marks with yellow and green stains all over it and black boot prints on it! so hotel concierge called and took it back - fault lien promised to clean it and have it back the morning of the wedding. They brought the dress back at 9am looking worse, it not only had the same marks and stains but now it had several more boot marks all over it. My dress was RUINED!!! The hotel concierge called fault line to discuss it with the manager and at least get my steaming money back. They refused to even give me the money back for steaming and said that my dress could not have been new, that it was clearly a used wedding dress!!! Fault line RUINED my wedding dress!!!! don't ever take anything there!! not only will they ruin your clothes but then not even give your money back. the WORST place that exists!!
Services used: Unique Services

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Etsy.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
AWESOME site!!! i can't say enough good things!! we ordered our wedding invitations. we did 2 different kinds.. one very fancy and one not so fancy.. ordered them from 2 different vendors. both Fantastic prices and the quality was great. Also the people were so wonderful to deal with. I also got my garter from Etsy, also very quick easy.. much better choices than in the stores. Honestly, anything you are looking for you can find and such great choices.... I wish I had found the site earlier in the process!! But for invites.. SO fantastic!!
Services used: Unique Services