BytchInNY

WEDDING DATE:

Nov 04, 2005

BytchInNY
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Angel Threads
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I was very happy with the quality of the silk and monogramming on the garter I ordered. Definitely a momento from the wedding that I will be keeping. Angel Threads were easy to work with and shipped my order quickly, although I dont remember how long it took to arrive.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Mingione
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
DH used them for my engagement ring and we went back to them to purchase our wedding bands. My E-Ring & wedding bands are copies of Tiffiny designs that I love and we paid a whole lot less than we would have at Tiffinys. DH got a basic comfort fit wedding band. We were very happy with their service and prices.
Services used: Unique Services

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Papermart.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Paper Mart was another vendor I discovered from bride recommendation. This was an EXCELLENT find. They sell wrapping supplies and ribbon for way less than I have seen anywhere in the city. They shipped my orders quickly as well.
Services used: Favors & Gifts

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Now&Forever
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I didnt want to spend a whole lot on STDs so I looked until I found something I liked that was reasonable. I was very happy with the finished product. I give an A- because the envelope paper was lighter weight than I would have liked and because the the wine colored printing wasnt as bright as I would have liked it wasnt raised printing like I expected. But for the price I paid, I was very happy.
Services used: Invitations

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Rev. Alma Daniel
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We knew from the moment we met Alma that she was the right person to marry us. She was so warm and loving and had such a soothing voice very important qualities for an officiant if you ask me. She worked with us prior to create a personalized ceremony (we not religious so there was none of that although I believe she does religious ceremonies) that really captured who we are. She gave us each a questionnaire that we filled out and read excerpts from our answers during the ceremony. We had not heard each others answers prior to that day so it really was a nice way to have a little bit of a surprise. Everyone absolutely raved about what a great ceremony we had and they loved that it was different than any other ceremony they had ever been to.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
They had a huge selection of dresses and many price ranges to choose from. They get a B because of their lack of customer service but for the selection and prices, it was definitely worth as I didnt want my girls to have to pay a fortune for a dress they were going to wear once.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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The Wedding Coach
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The Wedding Coach were easy to work with and shipped my order quickly. Prior to order the full amount I needed, I was able to place an order for some samples which I liked. For the price I paid (I think about 1.50 per favor) the quality of the stoppers was excellent.
Services used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations

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Film Cars
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Peter was an absolute dream to work with from beginning to end. We sorted out all of the details prior to the day of via e-mail which included timing, music for the ride & decorations for the cab. He was there on time and even had good suggestions for where in the city (specific streets) we should take pics on in the West Village (we wanted a cobble stone old world NY feel). He also picked us up at the end of the night and had Just Married on the back window of the cab as we had requested. It really looked perfect! If what youre looking for is a vintage checker cab or any other vintage car they have definitely give Peter a call.
Services used: Transportation

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Michele Clark
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I found Michele by recommendation from other brides. I was looking for my envelope sets to be done beautifully and not cost me what seems to be the going rate of $5 or so a set in the city. Michele did a beautiful job on my inner & outer envelopes as well as my placecards. She was also easy to work with and got everything done when she said she would even though she was in the middle of moving at the time! I couldnt have been happier with her and would suggest anyone looking for calligraphy thats not outrageously priced hould definitely check her out. She sends samples of her writing styles by e-mail and you can meet with her in person on Staten Island or get things back and forth via mail.
Services used: Unique Services

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A-Class Limousine
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I hear that the limo and driver were very nice but I never rode in it so its hard to say. They arrived on time to pick up FI and the GMs and were behind after that getting people to the LH but that was due to traffic not them. I didnt give a 5 star because I didnt hear any special raves about it.
Services used: Transportation

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The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We went with The Lighthouse because we really felt that they had everything under control and that we would not have to be involved in every detail on the day of we wanted to feel like guests at our wedding. About 2 months prior to our wedding we were assigned Randall as our event manager. He handled choosing the menu and and all the other details that needed to be taken care of like dropping things off a few days prior and making sure he coordinated with Elaine on timing for the day. He was really great to work with. My only complaint was that he was hard to get in touch with prior to the day of. My other complaint with The Lighthouse was when we booked the place they told us transportation at the end of the night would not be a problem for our guests and that they would arrange to have a bunch of cars waiting. Turned out they were not prepared for the number that needed transport and there were people walking out into the streets to hail cabs. I was disappointed by this as if I had know I would have arranged for a bunch of town cars or something. Other than those 2 small things, The Lighthouse were an absolute pleasure to work with The Abigail Kirsch food was amazing and I am still hearing about how good it was from the guests. The waitstaff provided excellent service to all the guests and treated us like the king and queen constantly available to get us anything we wanted. We had our ceremony on an angle looking into the corner of the glass room (the way most people do it) so there was some breakdown necessary after the ceremony and setup of the lowest level needed prior to the reception. This all happened seamlessly and I didnt even know it was occurring. Before the reception started, we were brought in to see the room before the maddness started which was really nice. We got to have a quiet moment to take it all in and see everything before everyone was in there. Overall, I was extremely happy with The Lighthouse and would definitely recommend it.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Abigail Kirsch Exclusive Properties
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We went with The Lighthouse because we really felt that they had everything under control and that we would not have to be involved in every detail on the day of we wanted to feel like guests at our wedding. About 2 months prior to our wedding we were assigned Randall as our event manager. He handled choosing the menu and and all the other details that needed to be taken care of like dropping things off a few days prior and making sure he coordinated with Elaine on timing for the day. He was really great to work with. My only complaint was that he was hard to get in touch with prior to the day of. My other complaint with The Lighthouse was when we booked the place they told us transportation at the end of the night would not be a problem for our guests and that they would arrange to have a bunch of cars waiting. Turned out they were not prepared for the number that needed transport and there were people walking out into the streets to hail cabs. I was disappointed by this as if I had know I would have arranged for a bunch of town cars or something. Other than those 2 small things, The Lighthouse were an absolute pleasure to work with The Abigail Kirsch food was amazing and I am still hearing about how good it was from the guests. The waitstaff provided excellent service to all the guests and treated us like the king and queen constantly available to get us anything we wanted. We had our ceremony on an angle looking into the corner of the glass room (the way most people do it) so there was some breakdown necessary after the ceremony and setup of the lowest level needed prior to the reception. This all happened seamlessly and I didnt even know it was occurring. Before the reception started, we were brought in to see the room before the maddness started which was really nice. We got to have a quiet moment to take it all in and see everything before everyone was in there. Overall, I was extremely happy with The Lighthouse and would definitely recommend it.
Services used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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Atlas Floral Decorators
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Kiribas flowers far outweighed my expectations! We had originally wanted a lush fall flowers arch but compromised on 2 large fall arrangements to get married in front of due to budget. I was totally blown away with the final product that was there on our wedding day. It was actually 2 huge arrangements but looked exactly like the arch we wanted that we thought was out of our budget. It was simply amazing. I knew that the centerpieces were going to be fabulous because I had seen a sample. But seeing them in the room on the 16 tables they looked even more amazing. My bouquet was absolutely to die for as well. It was all red roses and berries and was huge and more gorgeous than I could have hoped for. He also hung votive candles from the exposed pipes in the ceiling over the dance floor which looked like stars over the dance floor this looked so so cool. The only thing I was even slightly unhappy about were that the BM bouquets were smaller than I expected this was not an issue for me though given the other amazing things he did for us. I got so many compliments on the flowers people could not stop talking about them all night. I highly recommend Kiriba he was friendly, had plenty of ideas, and worked within our budget to produce the flowers of my dreams.
Services used: Flowers

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Steven Scott Orchestras
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Grade A We found Steven Scott on the recommended vendor list for The Lighthouse. Our salesperson was Tammi she was really cool and very easy to communicate with we really felt she understood what we were looking for. We chose Gotham because we wanted a live band that had a strong male lead as well as a strong female lead. They also had a wide range of songs on their demo dvd that are songs that we like. We met with Dave (the bandleader) a few weeks before our wedding to iron out all the special music details. He was easy to work with and we felt he understood what we wanted as well. On the day of we had the keyboardist & flute from the band play for our ceremony they were excellent. The keyboard & sax played at the cocktail hour and were fabulous as well so I hear as I really dont remember this portion. The full band played for the reception and were absolutely phenomenal! Dave played solo during the seated meal portion stuff like No Woman No Cry & Every Rose Has a Thorn which was really great and much better than what I have heard previously. For dancing they played a great mix of different things all of which were great songs. Our only complaints were 1. They did not play the Springsteen set Erik had asked for (which is fine by me as I hate Bruce) 2. They did not play the last dance song we requested NY State of Mind (but we think this may have been our fault as we may have not requested it 3. The mother/son dance was shorter than the father/daughter dance. Overall we were thrilled with Gotham and felt they were a great choice and that they read the crowd well and had the dance floor packed all night.
Services used: Unique Services

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Maureen Pedala
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I totally loved her calm, soothing demeanor and didnt even go for more than that first trial. Hired her that day. Closer to the wedding I decided I wanted my hair slightly different than our trial so I booked a second trial and brought a pic of the new style I wanted. It came out fab. On the day of she went totally above and beyond. My makeup was exactly what I wanted and stayed put all night. My hair looked way better than I had ever hoped. She and her assistamt (I forget her name) were so great to work with and fit everyone in and did a fabulous job all around. I would definitely recommend her.
Services used: Beauty & Health