TXStar

WEDDING DATE:

Jun 21, 2008

TXStar
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Cakes & More Bake Shop
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The cakes were magnificent! Cynthia bakes them from scratch, including the frosting. She was extremely patient and sweet while we tried to decide what we wanted. We were able to taste several different types of cake along with fillings. It was such a difficult choice because everything tasted so good. We ended up going with white cake with a raspberry filling and a whipped white frosting. It had 3 square tiers that were off-centered (on purpose), and it was covered in pink rose petals and edible pearls. I think it probably cost us around $300-$400, and it was big enough to feed roughly 150 people. We were on an extremely tight budget, so we got the grooms cake elsewhere.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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All That Hair by Cindy
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
First of all, a gay couple owns the place, David and Louis in case that may bother you. They sure know what theyre doing, though. David offered Mimosas, breakfast, orange juice, and other snacks while we were getting our hair done. Louis did most of our hair, except the mother of the bride. David volunteered. They had us laughing almost the entire time. They didnt take very long at all. So, why a rating of 3? I went to them twice before my wedding day, once for the consultation and once for high-lights. Both times, I was quoted one price and charged another. I was quoted nothing for the consultation and was charged $45. I was quoted $90 for high-lights and was charged $135 because I have a lot of hair. Of course, I paid what I was quoted. But, theres nothing like feeling youre being ripped off. I spent about $55 on each girl on my wedding day, including myself and my mom, and that was the only quote that did not change.
Services used: Unique Services

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Davids Bridal
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I loved that I could scope out everything online before actually ordering anything. I picked out a simple, black v-line dress about knee length (just below the knee). They cost about $120-130 each. The dresses were fantastic - looked just as they did, if not better. I ordered from the actual store, not online. I had no trouble ordering the dresses, once I had the girls' sizes. They were very good about hemming/alterations, as well, if needed. However, when I went to pick them up, there were three employees just standing around. I stood there for a good 20 minutes before I had to say something to get some help. Other than that, everything was perfect.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Jacala Mexican Restaurant
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Wow is all I can say. We were given a private room with a half a rectangular table, so everyone could see each other. We were given a choice of 5 different dishes the guests could choose from. All of them were absolutely excellent. My husband and I had tried the restaurant out a few times before placing our reservation with them. The price was astonishingly cheap for what we received. We paid less than $12 a head, which included tea or water. Anything else was paid by the guest, including alcoholic beverages. The glasses remained full, and the food was just delicious. Not to mention, the wait staff was exceptionally nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Services used: Unique Services

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Converse First Baptist Church
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I have always wanted an inside wedding in a Baptist church with pews. Luckily, my husband is Baptist, also. The sanctuary seats between 200 and 250 people. Our wedding was small, so of course, it did the job. I think I recall the church costing $200 with a $200 refundable deposit. The organist was included in the price. The pews are wooden with burnt orange seating, and the carpet is green. So, the colors didnt exactly go together, but we used a white isle runner, so it didnt look bad. The pictures never caught the color of the pews, so I didnt mind so much. I cant really say how long the isle is other than its about medium length, not too long or short.
Services used: Unique Services

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Korona's Formal Wear
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The staff was so incredibly helpful. I tried on several dresses, and the lady, in particular, that was helping me didn't get flustered. If she did, she didn't show it at all. She helped me find the perfect dress. She also helped me accessorize. The dress was very plain, and at first I was very skeptical. Butwhen Patty added a black ribbon that tied in the back, a white veil with black trimming, and black open-toed shoes, it gave the dress the perfect, elegant look I was going for. In addition to helping me find an affordable dress, she helped my mom find a gorgeous dress as well. The hemming was included in the price of the dress, as well as steam-cleaning. My dress, with accessories and all, totaled roughly $630. My moms dress cost roughly $150.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Absolute Dance Studio
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Well, its a dance studio with hard wood floors, a full wall mirror on one wall, very good quality sound system, disco lights, bar, and large dance space. We saw it and had to have it, not to mention the owner is awesome! We paid less than $1000, also, for the studio. Acencio (the owner) included the tables and chairs, all of the music (he acted as the D.J. and Master of Ceremonies). He also included an extra D.J. and a bartender in the cost. He helped us set up and break down everything. He is also a dance instructor, so he helped a little in that department as well. He did everything in his power to make sure nothing ruined our party, even when the servers wouldnt serve us our food. Acencio and his co-worker (D.J.) served my husband and me when the servers wouldnt. Thats another story.
Services used: Unique Services