mrsmay

WEDDING DATE:

May 24, 2009

mrsmay
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Cactus Flower House
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our florist was wonderful. I outlined what I wanted, and she quickly caught on to the vision. She was very creative, and quick to make suggestions. Almost all her comments were focussed on saving us money. Time and time again she suggested different flowers that were more in season, easier to ship in, or longer lasting. She took the ideas I had, looked at them realistically, and made them even better. The planning experience went very smoothly, lots of attention to detail, and follow up phone calls to make sure everything was still as I wanted it. On the day of, the flowers came, and I was not disappointed. They were wonderful, absolutely more than I expected. For the bargain price I paid, I would have expected way fewer blooms. I would send anyone to her. She makes sure you get the best value, and her creativity and quickness to help my dreams and ideas come to life really impressed me.
Services used: Unique Services

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Fine-Line Jewellers & Engravers
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I was given jewelry by my two grandmothers, and wanted them combined into an heirloom peice. I designed a necklace pendant, and searched for a jeweler who would craft this peice for me. I wanted someone reputable, who would not steal my gold or jewels, as well as someone who often did custom work, not just alterations. Two other jewelers who I had been a customer of recommended Fine Line to me. (The other vendors did not do custom). I called twice, and they were very down to earth, very approachable. I went in and spoke to the craftsman, looking at my design, he came up with a plan. He broke it down into how it would be done, and the cost of doing it. It ended up that the cost just simply exceeded my budget. I suggested removing a part of the design, and that brought it within budget. It took one or two days longer than they had estimated (a part of their equipment broke down), but it was still completely within my wedding timeframe. My mother in law picked up the piece for me. While it was not exactly as he described it would be, it was an excellent portrayal of my design - very well executed, and with excellent quality. I have no fear of it falling apart, or losing the stone. I hope to later go back and have the rest of my design added. A pricey investment, but one I am willing to pay when entrusting my valuables to another, and need the assurance of quality work.
Services used: Unique Services

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Cormack Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Check out at www.cormackphotography.com She did a great job! We love the photos. One of my favourite things is that we have all the digital negatives - we get to print as many photos as we want with no extra costs, we paid it all up front, and now own the photos.
Services used: Photography

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( 1.0 / 5.0 )
Looking for just the right items for a wedding can be difficult and time consuming. Several times I wondered if renting certain items would be the right route to go. I went to the website for Special Event Rentals on several occaisions, and found that renting items there was simply preposterous. When I had particular difficulty finding a wedding arbour, I searched again, but the costs at SER were simply not reasonable. I also found that the website was difficult to navigate, and sent me in loops. This was not helpful at all. The search engine on the site did not provide many matches. Many of their items showed in more than one category, so that I was looking at the same things on different pages. Poorly organized, badly priced. Did not get my business.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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Graham & bLane
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I ended up getting a referral to graham and lane for a wedding arbor/arch from the jewish tabernacle. Hey, whatever works! The arch worked out well, and was very affordable. We did have to pick it up and return it ourselves, but they would probably have done so for a fee. When returning it, they were very gracious about it's return by us (the newlyweds) being less than prompt. They came out to our car and carried it into the building for us. I also ordered flowers to be delivered to the hotel rooms for two very important guests. When it turned out I gave the wrong address for one of the guests, graham and lane returned to the hotel, and then delivered to the correct hotel, which was nearby. This was very appreciated by me. I did not see the bouquets, but my guests told me they were nice. I stipulated how much I wanted to spend on the bouquets, and they created them accordingly. The only downfall with graham and lane was that their phone service was a little lacking. I was always being passed off to a different person who would be better able to answer my question.
Services used: Unique Services