Aug 02, 2008

Interstate Special Events
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Rental companies definitely make a profit on weddings. Our venue was a beautiful location that was not normally used for weddings. Thus, we had to rent tables, linens, silverware, plates, chargers, chairs, champagne flutes, and water goblets. Interstate Rentals delivered and picked up, and were very easy to work with. The rentals seemed somewhat pricy, and I was surprised when a huge portion of our budget went towards rentals. I think that renting items for our wedding was a bittersweet experience. Renting through Interstate seemed comparable across the board to other rental companies. Our next wedding will be held at an all-inclusive venue.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

A Dancing Penguin Music
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The Dancing Penguins have the talent to transform a wedding into a party. They are flexible, dependable, and have an amazing wedding package deal. I looked into bands within Oregon and the surrounding area, and was not able to find a band that had the low price to match their years of experience and talent. They allowed us to use their microphones and speakers to make announcements, and were simply wonderful to work with. I truly feel as though we received a great amount of value when booking The Dancing Penguins and would recommend them to a couple looking for a jazzy reception.
Services used: DJ

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I truly enjoyed working with Megan at Charlottes Bridal. She learned my style and vision, and found 5 dresses that all worked! Each dress I tried on was beautiful and I had a difficult time choosing, until I tried on the 5th dress. It was couture; gorgeous, and fit like a glove. I thought maybe the price point would be too high for our budget, but it came in at under. Charlottes Bridal is a vendor at the Portland Bridal Show, and I was able to receive a $100 off coupon and apply it to my dress. Not only was I happy with the look of the dress, I was happy with the price, and that is important when youre planning a wedding.
Services used: Dress & Attire

( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The two fathers, as well as the groom and groomsmen received their tuxes from Mr. Formal. Mr. Formal is definitely affordable, and if you go to the Portland Bridal Show, there is a great coupon. The guys had an easy time turning in their measurements, and picking up their tuxes. I have had numerous friends comment on loving the tan/khaki color of the guys tuxes. There is great variety, and good customer service. If youre running a tight budget, Mr. Formal is the rental place for you. Before I decided to use Mr. Formal, I didnt hear the greatest reviews. However, we had a wonderful experience with them.
Services used: Dress & Attire, DJ, Photography, Videography

Gigi Salon & Spa
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had to cancel my hair appointment for the trial wedding hair run, and was somewhat nervous because I would be bringing in pictures of what I dreamed my look to be on the actual wedding day. Kristina was a complete professional and knew exactly what she was doing from the moment she saw my pictures. I had brought a hairpiece in to give my hair more oomph, and the complexity of it all didnt seem to faze her. She was quick, friendly, and made my hair look its best. She made me feel like a bride, and I received so many compliments on my hair. Actually, many of my friends are now modeling their wedding hair after the look Kristina came up with for me.
Services used: Unique Services

AJ's Studio
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We definitely looked online, and tried our best to research wedding photographers in the northwest. My husband and I chose to set aside a huge portion of our budget for photography because he is in fact, a photographer. Our goal was to find a photographer that was reasonable in price, offered a cd of the full-resolution files, had a package with two photographers, was artistic, et cetera We found everything and more, when we chose AJSTUDIO as our photographer. Make sure to book AJs in advance. This photographer is in high demand, and we understand why. They truly captured the special moments, significance, and the elegance of our wedding.
Services used: Photography