Aug 02, 2009
Lauren Crew Photography
Lauren Crew is an amazing photographer. She was the first person we met, and we hired her immediately. She is a warm, friendly, but highly professional person. She arrived promptly, took gorgeous pictures, and everyone raved about her. We highly recommend her.
Services used: Photography
I totally agree with everyone else. Mark was awesome. He was very reasonably priced compared with other DJ's, and very experienced. Of the 400 or so songs we requested, he only didnt have two, and they were a French song, and a special remix. He wasn't too chatty, played what we requested, and kept people dancing. He didn't have a strcit time limit, just played and kept the party going.
Services used: DJ
Cafe de la Paz
I cannot say enough how horrible our experience was with Cafe de la Paz. (Since gone bankrupt, now running as Viva la Paz) They get one star only because I am not able to give it a negative rating. We contracted with them in late November of last year. 3 weeks later, in mid-December, their website said they were going out of business. How do you not know 3 weeks beforehand you will be going out of business?? Anyway, we didnt know this until the beginning of January because the owner, Russell Bass, didn't have the decency to let us know!! I called January 2nd, to pay more money on our deposit. Only then was I told they were closing, the very next day!! We went down to get our deposit back, since our contract says 100% refund if for any reason they cannot fulfill it. At first he tried to blow us off, and only after my mom got loud in front of his customers did he even talk to us. He gave us a check that bounced! He paid us bit by bit, over a 5 1/2 month period, only paying us off a week before our wedding. It made it very difficult for us to re-book somewhere else. He is now doing catering work under a new name. I would never ever recommend this business.
Services used: Wedding Venue
We paid about $180 to insure our $11,000 or so wedding. It was very worth it. It was super easy to register online. Less than a month after taking our deposit our shady ex-venue went out of business, keeping our deposit. I let wedsafe know immediatly. I didn't file right away because there was a chance my old venue would pay me back, I just wanted them to be aware of the potential problem. They opened a file for me. Fast forward 6 months and I have gotten some but not all my money back and was tired of waiting. So I filed the claim. Witihin 2 weeks I had a refund check in my hand. I ended up returning the check because my old venue finally paid me back. But Wedsafe is highly recommended to give you peace of mind for your big day.
Services used: Unique Services
Must Have Skin and Body Care
I found Joyce of perfect event solutions on craigslist. I was looking for chairs for my ceremony. She responded to my ad. She told me she was a wedding planner, who had another bride the day before, who happened to have the same colors as we did. She said we could split the cost of chairs since she had them for the weekend. The chairs, and set up as contracted were just fine. She gets such a low rating from me because of her behavior. She called me at least twice a day. Mind you I did not hire her as a wedding planner, as I myself planned every aspect of my wedding. So why she felt the need to constantly bother me I dont know. I had emailed her the date time, and setup details, that should have been sufficent. She called me one day at work, and because I didnt answer or return her call imediatly, she called my MOTHER! She told my mom 'oh I havent been able to reach Misti'! It was a work day and about 30 minutes had passed, plus there was no need for her to call. The reason? She thought I *needed* a muscian. She told my mom we couldnt afford it, guilting my mom into paying for it. I called her back and said to never call my mom again except for if she needed help the day of. She called her back twice more, each time implying I needed something. On the wedding day, she called me while I was stressed trying to get married. To ask how I wanted my chairs, which I had already told her by email, AND my mom was on site to instruct her. At the ned of the whole thing, she had the nerve to ask for wedding photos to display on her website, as if she had anything to do with it. If you want a pushy rude person, hire her.
Services used: Unique Services
rebecca garrett cakes
Rebecca Garrett does amazing cakes. We first heard about her, when a friend had one of her cakes for her birthday party. It was absolutely delicious. We met with her for our tasting and she had several varieties of cakes, fillings and icings for us to sample. It was all fantastic. She is a warm, friendly, but highly professional person. Our cake was delivered promptly, and everyone raved about it. We highly recommend her.
Services used: Wedding Cake
Viva la Paz/Cafe de la Paz
This is the new business name of a business that is awful. Just a heads up for people only searching this new name. Please see my review at http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/show/cafe-de-la-paz
Services used: Catering