Nov 10, 2007

Paper Source - San Francisco Marina
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
Beautiful invites and not too pricey. If only they had the customer service to back up the designs! It has been seven weeks since we ordered (with a maximum five week turnaround) a stock design and there are no invites in sight. We have received runarounds between departments, days without contact, and all sorts of promises about when our invites will be ready. We're wondering if we'll get them at all. Our RSVP deadline is five weeks away. Great for DIY stuff, but be very, very wary of their custom letterpress.
Services used: Invitations

Perspecta Photography
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
Do not use this vendor. While we loved Corey and Arif during our engagement shoot and they were fabulous to work with at their wedding itself, they completely abandoned us afterwards. It took months for us to badger them into actually giving us digital files of our images. They had lots of excuses --- that they overbooked themselves, that they were sick, etc. Since then, our emails and phone calls have gone unanswered. They have disappeared and moved onto other projects and failed to deliver the album that we paid for. We have been married for more than year and do not have a wedding album to show for it. We have to cringe whenever someone asks to see our wedding album, and explain how we don't have one. The only good thing is that we managed to get a hold of our digitals --- since our wedding, I have talked to two more brides who never even managed that and have absolutely no photos of their wedding. This is unacceptable behavior for a wedding photographer. Yes their photos are beautiful and the prices reasonable, but use at your own risk. This was the most disappointing of our many wedding vendors.
Services used: Photography

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Jira and her assistant were awesome! They did hair and makeup for myself, my mother, bridal party, and one guest who asked if she could have her hair done at the last minute. They were wonderful and professional and did a beautiful natural looking job for a price that was very reasonable compared to many other vendors I inquired with. Absolute no drama either. They were on time, cheerful, and a pleasure to work with. Definitely recommended!
Services used: Beauty & Health

Masse's Pastries
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Oh my gosh this was the yummiest, most beautiful wedding cake ever! We received RAVE reviews. Our cake included a chocolate cake layer, vanilla cream filling, caramel mousse layer, a layer of poached pears, a caramel glaze, all wrapped in dark chocolate. Marcia decorated it with orchids and it was gorgeous --- quite different from they typical white cake. Cake was not too sweet (many cake maker we tried were) and perfectly moist. Very competitively priced, the total was less than many comparable (although much more uppity in attitude) San Francisco cake makers even though we paid extra to have the cake brought to our wedding in San Francisco from the bakery in Berkeley. You won't be disappointed by Masse's.
Services used: Wedding Cake

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Melissa was fabulous! She was excited about my ideas and executed the color scheme and look perfectly! Her assistants were wonderful and I barely noticed that they were there at the wedding, just beautiful flowers. She worked within my budget without giving me the cold shoulder for not having a huge amount to spend --- something I encountered talking to other florists. Highly recommended, particularly if you want something different and not excessively frilly.
Services used: Unique Services