Apr 19, 2009

Artiface Couture Invitations
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Artiface is such a lovely company and I would recommend them in a heartbeat! In fact I have to a couple of friends already. I thought I was going to have to order standard non-customizable invitations, but once I met with Terri and she showed me that I could afford to do custom invitations I was over the moon. She helped me create an invitation that was beyond anything that I could have thought up on my own. Everyone LOVED our unique invitations and couldn't stop talking about them. Terri and Lauren helped me set the tone of our wedding with the perfect invitation and then when the time came helped me create all of my other printed material for the actual day from thank you cards, to signs at the wedding to escort cards and menus (they did it all). They knew I was on a budget and respected that all the way by helping me make choices that didn't make me compromise on the look. I was SO relieved to have this task off my list and in capable hands. I know they saved me, my husband and our families a whole lot of time, aggravation and stress. I loved walking into Artiface the day before our wedding and picking up our little bag of printed goodies all ready to go! What a relief. If you live in this area then at a minimum you should make an appt to see what they can do for you! You will fall in love with them just as I did :-) Alison
Services used: Invitations

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Flowers Etc was AMAZING! I loved working with Debbie. She was easy to get ahold of, fun, creative and most of all does beautiful work. The one thing I kept hearing about at my wedding and even after was how spectacular my flowers were. Debbie was able to capture the picure of exactly what I wanted and then some. I was so sad to let my bouquet die after the wedding was all done becuase it was so amazing. Their prices were a great value for the quality of workmanship that I got. We constantly talked about the design right up to the wedding and she was more than willing to make changes to our order by adding in things at the last minute. I didn't have to worry one bit that my flowers were going to be amazing. She showed up to the wedding early and even went back to the shop to get flower petals for our tables after the tables were all set up because she thought it just needed something more. Talk about personal service! I would recomend Flowers etc without hesitation!
Services used: Flowers

The Great Dane Baking Company
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This was the only bakery that I went to that I felt confident that they could get the design aspect right for our wedding cake. I was pretty specific with what I wanted and Jodi was able to capture it perfectly. My wedding cake came out exactly like how I pictured it... maybe even a little better. It tasted great too! I posted a picture... it is the one with the butterflies, pink and orange ribbon and rhinestone H cake topper. The only two negative I would have it that 1. Jodi is very busy and at times hard to get a hold of and 2. They messed up my cake flavors slightly. My bottom tier was supposed to be chocolate and the top two tiers were to be lemon. Instead I got two layers (Bottom & Middle) of chocolate and only the top tier lemon. I was disappointed that my guests didn't get any lemon cake, but in the end it wasn't a huge deal. If I could do it over again I would just double and triple check the order becuase it was the write up of the order that caused the confusion. Otherwise I would recomend them!
Services used: Unique Services

DNT Elite Events
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Originally I didn't want to use a wedding coordinator, but the venue we selected forced us to use one so I started my search. Lucky for me a friend referred me to DNT and once I met with them I knew they would be the perfect coordinators for us. I ended up doing the majority of the planning using DNT for specific questions and suggestions. We met a couple of times before the big day to work out timelines, do a run through of my candy table and to go over my vision. I could tell they were right there with me and totally got my vision for our wedding. They did a fabulous job running the rehearsal and got all of my wedding party on the ball the night before. When our wedding day came they performed WAY beyond my expectations. I didn't have to worry about a single thing that day. The ceremony site and ballroom were amazing. They got ALL of my little touches done with perfection. The actual flow of the day went along effortlessly. It was remarkable! Truly! They were there when they needed to be and then somehow disappeared behind the scenes when they were not needed. Everyone kept commenting on how smoothly my wedding went. I give all that to the amazing work of DNT! At the end of the day (and now going to a bunch of weddings since my wedding day) I couldn't imagine not having wedding coordinators. I can tell when someone uses a top notch wedding coordinator and when someone doesn't. DNT is top notch and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone! They are the best :-)
Services used: Wedding Planning