marieann29

WEDDING DATE:

Jun 22, 2008

marieann29
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Classic Party Rentals Napa
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
All my friends used them and I was planning on using them but since they got bought out by the other company, there seems to be some confusion. I don't know, maybe it's just me. I'll give them another call in a month or two as my wedding is still 9 months away.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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IKEA
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Ikea? for flowers for a wedding. I must say, I am very amused but also intrigued at the same time.
Services used: Unique Services

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Susan Foord Catering & Event Planning
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
She did a friend of mines wedding and the flowers looked great. Not sure if I am going to use her though because I have heard it's better to use a vendor that is closer to the reception site.
Services used: Catering

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Costeaux French Bakery
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I just attended a wedding in Petaluma and the bride got her cake from this Bakery. The cake looked and tasted good. I'm not using them because my wedding is not in that area. Even if it were, not sure if I would use them.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Bridal Mart
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
We stopped here once on the way to Tahoe. This was when we first got engaged. The store seemed nice but I didn't care too much for the dresses. They have other vendors in there as well, kind of like a continuous bridal faire.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Silver Keys Studio
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I read on another board that she left for Europe. If she screwed that many brides I doubt she will be back. But good luck anyway.
Services used: Unique Services

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The Cakery
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I'm getting my cake from the Cakery. My MOH had her cake from there and it tasted amazing! I'll post another review after my wedding.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Zales Jewelry
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I generally like to stay away from the MALL STORES> but this one seems to be pretty good. The times we have gone there, the service was always friendly and attentive. We are still shopping for wedding bands and hope to finalize that soon.
Services used: Jewelry

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Blue Nile
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
One of my BFF just got her ring from this vendor and it is absolutely stunning! The clarity and color of the diamond was flawless. She seemed to be very pleased so I am most likely going to be purchasing some diamonds from them as well. Their prices are extremely competitive.
Services used: Jewelry

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Kathy's Kreative Kakes
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We'll most likely be getting our cake from Kathy's right here in San Mateo. Many of our vendors are in San Mateo as it is close proximity to where we both work. The one thing I have learned from all this is to never jump to a quick decision. Even if you think you absolutely love a vendor, always do your research and check others just to make sure. Kathy has great looking and tasting cakes. Her record is impeccable and she has been there for about 30 years!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Axiom Videography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Okay, so we finally hired Axiom Video after hiring Axiom for their photography. When we were looking for a photographer, video was so far down our list we didn't want to make two major decisions at once. And while we felt no pressure to book video as well as photo, we were made well aware that Axiom also did video. So finally we got around to shopping for a video. To be honest, we were kind of leaning towards using two different vendors for photo and video. As it turns out, Axiom is the best choice for both. They just were voted best of weddings 2007 in theknot.com magazine. They have great videos and great prices to boot. Even if you don't use them for photo, you can book them separately for video as I am told many brides do. I will post another review once I get my video after the wedding.
Services used: Videography

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L&L Hawaiian Barbeque
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We just threw a little party for one of my BFF's and we ordered some food from L&L here by our house. I love this place! It's always so good. The service was just ok, they have young people working there that sometimes don't really know how to handle things. But overall my experience was good. We ordered spam and eggs and BBQ chicken. We placed the order two weeks before and it was ready on time when we went to pick it up.
Services used: Unique Services

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Robert Valdes Photo~Cinema
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Robert is an absolutely amazing photographer and an overall creative person. I couldn't believe all of the stuff he is into. Anyway, we hired him after seeing about 6 other photographers. Many others we saw had similar style and quality but were way more expensive. Part of the reason why Robert is cheaper is because he also does video (although we haven't decided whether we want video or not) and he has other photographers that work for him. He says this keeps the price low but the brides that book first get him. We'll be doing our engagement pics early next year and I will post some of them in my bio as soon as I get them.
Services used: Photography, Videography

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Stacey Miller Designs
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We're seriously considering STacey Miller as she is only next door to our Photographer. However we are still searching around so any info will be very helpful. The work she showed us was fabulous. She has a great personality and seems very easy to deal with. I'm stil checking her references and will post another review once we make our decision.
Services used: Flowers

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Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I hate when this happens. We were all set to use Kathy's Kreative Kakes in San Mateo but now it seems that Copenhagen may be the best place for us. Also up the street is the Cakery. If you haven't checked these two places out, you may want to. The cakes taste AWESOME!
Services used: Catering, Wedding Cake