Apr 06, 2008
When I was searching for the perfect place for my wedding, I went to many different, well known locations and popular country clubs. I liked some of them but what I mostly noticed was the ugly caprets. All's I could think of was how my girls dressed and wedding colors would clash with the ugly carpets. I was searching the internet for other options when my mother found Royal Fiesta. At first I wasn't interested because of the name (sounded to sweet sixteenish for a wedding) but as soon as I saw their ballroom I fell in love! Their ballroom is completely wood floor (your dance floor is not limited) one wall of the hall is mirrors and has lighted sconses to add the romance, chandelers adorn the celing along with a soft blue glow. Another wall of the hall are windows looking out over the intercostal. Beautiful at sunset. The food was amazing! We chose the most expensive package and were still under budget. Robert, the man who owns it (yes you get to meet him) was amazing in accomodating my needs. I truly felt like it was my day and my day only! Only one event at a time takes place there... What ever I asked for was there for me. They even associate with a florist and baker. Infact, I didn't care for the baker they used so they gave me a $2 back per person so I could bring in my own wedding cake. Some of the bried I've sent there booked it and also say the same thing. Just check it out! I bet you'll love it too!!!
Services used: Wedding Venue
Jews For Jesus
About 3 months before my wedding, the Rabbi who was supposed to marry us told us he would not perform the ceremony because my fiance and I lived together (which he knew when he agreed to marry us 6 months eariler). Because we wanted an interfaith marriage, it was difficult to find someone the first time around and with 3 months to go, we were afraid we wouldn't beable to find someone. My husband called Jews For Jesus and explained to the Rabbi the situation he agreed to meet with us in person. At our meeting he agreed to marry us if we took a few before marriage classes with him (which was fine with us b/c we had been going to classes with the other rabbi)the classes were private and helpful. He then wrote out the ceremony infront of us, making sure that we liked it and really personalized it to us as a couple. We also had the option to write our own vows, which we did. At the wedding, all the guests loved the ceremony b/c it was so personal. Jews for Jesus only asked us to make a donation we could afford to their orginization, they don't put a price on marriage.
Services used: Unique Services
Party Time DJs
I first met some of the employees of this company at a bridal show. They were upbeat, and very friendly. My mother and I went to their studio to look at prices at speak to someone about my wedding. They showed us many videos of their DJ's at weddings and told us we'd beable to choose a DJ we liked. Not only did we choose one but we were able to meet him! He costumized our wedding and accomidated any requests I had. He even gave me his cell phone number incase I had to speak to him and it came in handy... I danced the night away at my wedding, everyone commented how much fun they had, even the few suprises he had for us were great. Nothing cheezy either. People still talk about my wedding over a year later!
Services used: DJ
Gowns to Go
I found my girls dresses in a magazine and fell in loved with them. Searching the internet, I found websites where I could order the dressed but I was wary because how would I know if the dresses would fit them. I found a few local stores that would order them but the price was so much more then priced in the magazie. I was driving to the beach one day when I saw this little "whole in the wall" dress shop. I called the next day and asked if they could order the dresses for me. The owner said not only would she order them but she would measure my girls, order them and alter them for only $120 each dress. I thought it was to good to be true but she did what she said she would do. She even had the dress I wanted for my girls in stock in 3 different sizes as samples. My girls were able to try the dress on before they bought it. She even sells wedding dresses and rents them, I already had my dress or I would have rented one of hers.
Services used: Dress & Attire
I went with this vendor because she did the flowers for my sister's and brother's weddings and my family loved her services. However, that was back when she wasn't doing alot of business... It was hard to get an appointment with her and then I could only get one during business hours (no weekends avaliable) so I had to take the day off to meet her. She tried very much to get me to pick flowers I did not want. Finally we agreed on a package. The day of the wedding, though, the flowers were supposed to go to my mothers house (where I got dressed) for photos. They didn't not come and we never recieved a phone call. When my mother tried to get in touch with them, no one answered. They wound up being delievered to the reception hall so someone had to get them for me. When I got my flowers I almost cried because they were wilting!!! I even pulled out a few that were brown!! My maid and matron of honor were supposed to have purple roses in their flowers to stand out but the roses haden't even bloomed! I had to cut flowers and alter ribbions the day of my wedding!! When my mom finally spoke to Blanca (3 days later) she said the job was outsourced because she had alot of weddings that weekend and the flowers were put together friday morning before my wedding (my wedding wasn't until sunday night). Needless to say, we were NOT happy. Luckily my photographer was amazing and touched up the flowers in my wedding pics!
Services used: Flowers, Wedding Planning