Aug 30, 2008
I got my beautiful Stuart Weitzman shoes online from these guys. So convenient and such great customer service. Now that I think of it, we also got the Reef flip flops from here (groomsmen gifts) and my bridal flip flops to change into after the ceremony.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Vini's Party Rentals
Our venue referred us to Vini's Party Rentals. We did a simple stage extension and covered the existing stage with astroturf. Nayma was very accessible by email (which we needed). Only problem was the stage was higher than we had discussed. Luckily it still worked out for the band singers. Since we didn't carefully review the invoice (which had the higher dimensions), we couldn't really fault Vini's. Don't think you could beat their prices.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths
These guys are worth every penny! We saw TC & Traffic Jamm at a friend's wedding and HAD TO have them for ours. We secured them about a year before our wedding. They learned a couple new songs for us and they really blow the crowd away!!! TC's Frank Sinatra is also to die for. :) I would recommend them for any event where you want the guests to dance all night long!
Services used: Band
I love Mary. She was by far my favorite vendor for our wedding. She is so easy to get along with, the best sense of humor and has a great eye for capturing "romantic" flower creations. I probably interviewed a dozen florists. I found myself smiling throughout my whole wedding whenever I saw one of her pieces. I loved loved my gazebo flowers, it was better than I had envisioned. I did read a former reviewer's comments about bouquets and I have to say that my pre-wedding bouquet and my wedding bouquet were identical and I loved them both. But that's because we both took pictures of everything. You can't expect someone to memorize exactly what you want!! Mary has such great ideas but she's also open to thoughts you have too. And last but not least, her prices were the best I found in the South Bay. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in the LA area.
Services used: Flowers
After failing to get one of the big named hair + makeup stylists and a bad hair trial with another person, I went with Tara. To be honest, I thought it was more important for my hair to be nice because I could always "fix" my makeup. My sister's makeup was amazing and all she did was straighten her short Asian hair (why it cost as much as it did, I don't understand). My mom's updo was very cute. The three of us were kind of weirded out by how she did the lipstick. A little over the liplines. We weren't sure whether she was trying to give the effect of bigger lips. I was "content" with my makeup and hair, I was a little jealous of my sister. :) Tara doesn't charge for travel, but she charged me for her waiting. I was a little taken aback by that but I paid it. [I had scheduled my day to know when exactly I was up to getting my hair and makeup done, she finished EARLY on my mom and sister]. Anyway, I personally think she should offer a refresher kit and eyelashes like others do. Her prices ended up being almost comparable to the others that are on the $$$$ side.
Services used: Beauty & Health
I was so turned off by their lack of customer service here. They would say anything to get you finished and out the door because true, they are ridiculously busy! But we chose NOT to go with this vendor because they wanted to charge me an arm and a leg for a custom designed cake. Let's see, I think they said $7 a person extra which was on top of the regular cost of the cake! They have decent cakes, but the service is lacking big time. Not worth the hassle.
Services used: Wedding Cake
Ted Nichelson, Harpist
Ted was fantastic and easy to work with. He was even willing to learn new songs for our wedding cocktail hour. (I thought it'd be nice to have modern songs played on the harp, though our ceremony music was traditional). I wish I could say I heard all of these new songs but I was so busy during my cocktail hour I didn't have time to tune in closely! Regardless, he is so accommodating and charges a reasonable amount for his harp services!
Services used: Unique Services
Great products but I wish they would make their site more modern and easy to use.
Services used: Favors & Gifts