kathy

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 22, 2010

kathy
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Carnelian Room
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I originally wrote this review before my sister's wedding, so I thought I should write a new one. We had our rehearsal dinner here, and although I've never dined here for a sit-down meal, their catered food sucks. The only thing good about this place is the incredible view. It has a great ambience, but if you care about food that tastes good, don't bother going here!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Glamour Closet
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The great thing about Glamour Closet is that everything is really cheap. Sure, the dresses probably won't be your size and you'll have to pay for the major altering.. but if you're getting a designer gown, it'll still be cheaper. They need more chairs for people to sit, and it seems like the people who work there will always say you look good even if you don't.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Neiman Marcus
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
The woman who helped my sister find a dress was really nice and very accommodating. It seemed like they didn't really have that many dresses that I personally liked though. I'm sure they had a good amount, but say for example, if you know you want a Monique dress, you should go straight to a Monique store instead of here.
Services used: Unique Services

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Monique Lhuillier
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Monique dresses are elegant but still edgy. Sure, they're $$$, but it's your wedding. It's worth it!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Amy Kuschel Bride
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I really liked Amy Kuschel's space - very wide and lots of room. The collection is limited to only a few standout dresses, but what's neat about it is that you can customize a standard dress to how you want it (a certain lace, a certain trim, etc etc). One thing I didn't like though was that the person helping us kept changing. I think 3 different people ended up helping us, whereas it would've been nice to just have one the entire time.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Bridal Galleria
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I only went here once, and it was for a Monique trunk show. I thought everyone was nice and honest. I don't know if their normal dresses are worth checking out if you have higher end taste.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Citizen Cake
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
What I like about this place is that it takes risks. Their dessert menu is always innovative and borderline experimental which can be fun, but sometimes it just doesn't work (for example, curry ice cream? gross). They do have their standard classic cakes which never fail though.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Kara's Cupcakes
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I'm just not a cupcake person, and these were good but nothing better than normal. I'm kind of indifferent though because cupcakes are just cupcakes to me. Nothing special.
Services used: Unique Services

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Tartine Bakery
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I love love love Tartine. It has quality desserts and baked goods, but the best part is just the atmosphere of the cafe. As far as weddings go, they make a lot individual sized desserts that would go perfectly for a dessert table. Appearance-wise, their desserts are very rustic looking (which I like).
Services used: Unique Services

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Just Desserts
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
I think this place is a chain, and unfortunately is nothing special.
Services used: Unique Services

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Legion of Honor Cafe
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I live very close to the Legion of Honor and there are always wedding parties taking pictures there. For an actual ceremony site, I think it wouldn't be very practical, space-wise. However, it's a must for pictures if you're having a bay area wedding.
Services used: Unique Services

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Yank Sing Catering
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I think the Rincon Center is a great site - the atrium is large and classy with a waterfall in the middle. The one caveat is that it's only good for Chinese banquets, so if you don't want to have Chinese food at your reception, I don't think it'll work out.
Services used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
As someone who's originally from Fremont, I was actually a bit weary about this place when I heard my friend was having her wedding here. Growing up you just hear that it's a farm. Wedding on a farm?? Uhhh.... but to my surprise, it was really nice! There's a cute patio/veranda area that the couple got married at, and it doesn't feel farm-like at all (but more like a garden wedding). It's good for smaller weddings since it's outdoors.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Fairmont Hotel
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I went here for my high school prom and it was very elegant. It's perfect for hotel weddings. However, like most hotel catering, it's not exactly the best.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
My sister's having her wedding here, and although some people think the church looks like a spaceship, I think it's gorgeous. The inside is gigantic with intricate decorum. The hanging cross (it looks like it's suspended in air) is something that tourists come to see. This church is great for big weddings.
Services used: Officiant