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WEDDING DATE:

Jul 08, 2006

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Aquafuzion
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
General: Aquafuzions prices are very reasonable. Do not be afraid to negotiate with them and let them know what your budget is. They arent dirt cheap, but they also arent super chic celebrity-type vendors. Communication with Aquafuzion was very easy through email and phone. I am the type of person who lives on the computer and they are wonderful to communicate with over email. Florist (Aquafuzion) : A- I dont know if its fair for me to grade this as an A-. I asked for minimal flowers, because my budget was very small. And I got pretty minimal flowers. The bouquets were beautiful and I was very happy with those. I was just not particularly thrilled with the gazebo decorations. It was just pretty minimal. I guess, I got what I paid for and shouldnt complain. Invitations (Aquafuzion): A- The invites were fine. I figured out what sort of design I wanted, and Debbie made that happen. My only complaint is that all the paper stationery didnt exactly match. It was apparent to me that they have an stock of paper and envelopes, and they use from their existing stock as well as ordering new ones. So some of my RSVP cards had a slightly different texture from my invitations. Day of Coordination (Aquafuzion): A++ The money I spent on the coordination was the best money spent! If youre on the fence about hiring a coordinator, I highly recommend getting one. Debbie was fantastic that day. She kept everything running like clock work. Debbie didnt treat this as just her job, but she sincerely cared about us. Reception Lanterns (Aquafuzion) : B+ The reception decor didn't turn out quite as I imagined. When we went for the run-through at the site, I asked Debbie if they would hang the lanterns at different heights. She said since the ceiling was low, that might not work. But instead, she suggested differently sized lanterns. So I agreed to that. However, on the wedding day, I saw neither different heights nor different sizes. MC (Aquafuzion) : A Sandy made announcements for me in Chinese (Mandarin). I asked for just very simple announcements. I wasnt asking her to run a big show; and she delivered just what I wanted. I originally wanted someone to make announcements in both Chinese and English. Sandys Mandarin is perfect (native speaker), but her English isnt (non-native speaker). So, it turned out that my DJ ended up making some of the English announcements. By the way, Sandy does not normally MC. Cake (Aquafuzion) : A The cake wasnt as pretty as I imagined or hoped. Aquafuzion didnt do anything particularly wrong; they followed my specifications. So I would give the cake an A- for its appearance. However, Id give an A+ for its taste. The taste was just perfect. Hence, the cake grade averages out to an A. Videographer (Aquafuzion) : B- We were tired of researching and interviewing, so when it came to the videographer, we just went with Aquafuzion. They offered many wedding services, so without much research we just booked them for video. Overall, we weren't very happy with the video. The good thing about them is that they are quick. It took them about 5-6 weeks. We got the video and immediately noticed that there was no menu and then as we went through the video, I realized that they didn't put the songs I provided and there were songs on it that I didn't recognize at all. I've contacted them about these complaints, and I hope that they will do something about it. At the wedding, they only used one camera (which is fine, given the price we paid). However, for the reception, the camera was at one spot the entire night. That meant everything for the reception was shot from the exact same angle. Also the ceremony was more or less shot from one angle as well. Overall, I wish we did the research for finding a videographer.
Services used: Wedding Planning

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Images By J Lin
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Jessie Lin arrived on time at the Hilton, and I was the late one. She did a terrific job with all of my bridesmaids. Im not sure if they liked it so much, but I sure loved the way both my bridesmaids looked. Everyone looked great and everything ran smoothly in terms of time. Jessie isnt the easiest person to get a hold of. She doesnt reply immediately whether it be over email or phone, but she will eventually reply.
Services used: Unique Services

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Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My main contact at the Hilton was Yi Tan. She was very professional and always easy to work with. Communication both over phone and email was also easy. The food was great. I had no major problems with them. I would highly recommend Universal Hilton.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Higher Powered DJ's
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Tyler and his assistant were wonderful and everything ran smoothly. The songs he chose to play at the reception were all appropriate and he kept the party going pretty well. Most of my guests danced and really enjoyed themselves. The only reason he gets a A- rather than an A, is that I thought he was going to throw in dancing lights for free, but on that day, there were no dancing lights. I suppose I shouldn't complain because he gave me a terrific discount. Communication was reasonably easy over both phone and email.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This bridal salon is large and has a great selection of affordable dresses. Their service was pretty standard. They help you get the dresses from the rack and help you get into them in the dressing rooms. They do not try to sell you or pressure you to buy anything.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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taipei- LA
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Taipei-LA offers affordable packages and gives you a lot for your money. They offer a decent sized album even with their cheapest package. They have bilingual photographers
Services used: Unique Services

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I ordered the dress in their NY retail Store (not online). Service was fine. The saleslady was helpful, but not pushy. The dress was shipped and arrived a week ahead of schedule. I had a good experience with them.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Mission 261
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Mission 261 is a pretty nice restaurant with more a picturesque setting than your standard Chinese restaurant. We might use Mission 261 for our rehearsal dinner.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Brides of California
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
This bridal salon is fairly small. I went around picked out the dresses I wanted to try on and got into them myself. Their staff did not help me into the dresses, but they did help put dresses away. They also do not try to sell you or pressure you to buy anything.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Poetry In Light Photography
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We met with Matthew. He was professional and his pictures were good. His pricing is pretty good and was running a discount when we met with him. If his prices are just a little over your budget, check to see if he's running any discounts or promotions. He was also bilingual in Mandarin and English.
Services used: Photography

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PM House of Dance
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Patricia choreographed our first dance waltz for us. She is one of the most energetic people I've ever met. We finished learning our dance within 4 lessons. Her prices are very very reasonable. I highly recommend her.
Services used: Unique Services

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Diamond Hill Jewelers
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Abraham gave us a wonderful price for our two wedding bands. Communication was fairly easy over the phone. I would highly recommend him.
Services used: Unique Services

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C&O Cucina
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had our rehersal dinner here. The food was excellent! The service was excellent! It was very easy to work with the catering manager to get what we wanted, even when some of our requests were last minute. The prices are unbeatable. All of my guests for the rehersal dinner had a great time and loved the food.
Services used: Catering

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SCA EVENTS & WEDDINGS
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Cherry is very energetic and cute. She only MCs, but has a DJ with whom she works with. Her prices even with the DJ are reasonable. If you're into Chinese wedding games, then you should definitely look into her. She has many new games, but she won't tell you what they are. However, you can specify whether you want something tame or something wild. She also does wedding planning and invitations.
Services used: Wedding Planning

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photo sense
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I love our photographs! I was so excited about them and love looking through them again and again. Our photographer, Lee, was wonderful and very talented. I would rate the photos themselves as an A+. Since the studio is run by Koreans (specifically, non-native English speakers), communication was a little bit difficult. Communication was purely through phone; there was no email communication. The other service I wish they provided was to put the photographs online and to make it easy for my guests to purchase copies. But they don't do this.
Services used: Photography