Aug 16, 2008

Gabriel Boone Photography
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I was so pleased with the photographers! It was one of the highlights of my wedding. They were so professional, easy to work with and very passionate about what they do. They offered a package that was exactly what we were looking for and the price was reasonable for great photographers. They met with us before the wedding to get a feel for what we wanted and so that we could talk with them a little before the big day. They also took the time to drive to Salem from Portland and come check out our wedding site and get some ideas for pictures. They listened to what we wanted and our pictures turned out fabulous. All of the guests loved them and said they were so friendly and pleasant to work with. Another great thing about them was how quick we got our pictures after our wedding. I had friends who were married months before us who were still waiting to see their photos by the time we got ours. If you want fun, creative, quality pictures I would definitely recommend Gabe and Boone Rodriguez!
Services used: Photography

Bridal Exclusives
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I went to the Bridal Exclusives in Salem. The staff at the bridal shop was very easy to work with and obviously wanted to help you find the perfect dress for your wedding day. The prices there were very reasonable for someone who is on a budget and there was a variety of dresses to choose from. They also offered shoes, veils, jewelry, bridesmaids dresses and other bridal essentials. Once you ordered your dress and it arrived at the shop they have you try it on and there is a lady there who can alter your dress if you need it. They also store your dress until the wedding day for a small fee if you choose.
Services used: Dress & Attire

MAC Cosmetics @ Nordstrom (Salem, OR)
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
If I had to do it over again, I would not choose MAC as my makeup artist. It was difficult to get an appointment with them, and they were not very well organized. Their price was fair, $50 dollars upfront, but then you got to use that as credit toward product the day of the wedding. I scheduled a trial run with the girl I wanted to do my makeup, she did a great job and I felt good about using her. When I went to make my appointment for the wedding day with her she told me their schedules werent out yet but she would mark it down in the books and that I should check back the week before the wedding to double check everything. When I came back to verify my appointment no one there knew anything about it. They said it wasnt on the books. They scheduled me anyway and said I was all set. The morning of my wedding I went in at my scheduled time and sure enough the girl who was supposed to do my makeup was not there, they called her and she said she forgot. She lived to far away to make it in time. They were so busy that morning with other brides that I had to wait 20 min just to get started, I had a new person do my makeup, and everything was extremely rushed. It turned out pretty, but the experience was not fun at all.
Services used: Unique Services

All Star Tent & Party Rental
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This company was great to work with. We rented a tent, all of our linens, chairs, lighting, and glasses from them. They had great prices and a variety of choices. They were easy to get a hold of when we made changes to our numbers and met with us on several occasions. They came the day before the wedding and set up the tent for us and delivered everything else. Their policy is to come take it down the day after the wedding, but we asked to keep it up an extra day to allow more time for clean up and to have a brunch the next day. They had no problem with this and didnt charge us for the extra day. This company is great for rentals and will make your wedding planning go smoothly.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

( 3.0 / 5.0 )
We rented from the Salem location. The final result of the mens tuxedos was exactly what I wanted but the process to get there was not so smooth. Because most of the groomsmen were from out of town they had to call in their measurements and were not able to get measured by Mr. Formal. When they went to try on the tuxs two days before the wedding none of them fit. They were either to short or long at the legs and arms. We had to re-order everyones tux and hope they were ready in time. Fortunately they were but because of this we had to pick all of the them up the morning of the wedding which added to the stress of the morning. The staff there was very helpful, and nice and dealt appropriately with the issue at hand, but the process was not as smooth as I would have liked.
Services used: Dress & Attire, DJ, Photography, Videography