carole

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 02, 2006

carole
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Susana Capra
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
overall, susana does a good job, but is quite busy. my wedding dress was a watters 6043B, a strapless sweetheart lace dress that is fitted but then flares out. for $250, susana put in front pickups, 2 french bustles, 1 large english bustle, and took it in along the side. i paid $100 up front, and $150 at the end. make sure that she writes down everything that you discuss. she alters ALOT of wedding dresses. i got my dress in april, and had it altered in may for my september wedding. after i tried it on a few more times at home, i realized it was difficult to walk in because the inner layer of the dress was too long. i ended up hemming it myself (took 5-10 mins on my sewing machine) because nobody would ever see it. at the wedding i was really comfortable. the dress stayed up with no problems and looked great on me. :)
Services used: Unique Services

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2G Roses
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
i recommend freshroses if you want believe in their business practice and want a variety of flowers for your wedding. if you want primarily roses, check out organicbouquet.com. i ordered about 350 stems for $466, so it's not exactly budget flowers. my flowers arrived after o/n fedex delivery and was packaged in a large styrofoam [bleh] lined box. i love their variety and ordered irises, freesia, gladiolas, ireland bells, roses, spray roses... great variety! the quality varied a bit. the red gladiolas were fantastic, but the orange ones were smaller and "okay". same thing for the snapdragons-- orange ones were awesome, the yellow ones were "okay". a few (~12/350) flowers were crushed, so order a few more. the quality of roses not as good as organicbouquet.com.
Services used: Flowers

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deCroupet's- the Cake Sisters
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
highly recommended!! pretty & tasty cakes. skilled, friendly & reassuringly competent! deCroupet was recommended to me by another Athenaeum bride. we ended up getting a marble, three tier cake w/ strawberry mousse+fresh strawberry filling, whip cream icing, and floral lacy decoration in ivory buttercream. it was beautiful, tasty, and just happened to match my wedding dress ;) my husband's grandmother's birthday was on our wedding date, so we also got their chocolate cake + expresso mousse + chocolate ganache icing. service: janine and cheryl make a great team and they're very competent. i changed our cake from yellow to marble, and it was easy. i added the chocolate cake the week before the wedding and they made it very easy to add. both cakes were delivered on time, and they did the decor for the cake table. awesome. the cake was even prettier and tastier than i expected! price: $260 for 6", 9", 12" wedding cake. plus, they did the flowers inbetween the layers for free. all we had to do was drop off the roses on fri, the day before. didn't need to worry about buckets or anything. so cool. also, no delivery fee to pasadena! for ref, we also tasted at cakery bakery (a very close 2nd), susina, jakqui's, porto's, and bee's knees.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
we also went during their 20% off sale to pick up a wedding band for FI. they threw in a free stainless steel band. our order arrived as expected and it was a cinch to go pick it up. would definitely recommend!
Services used: Jewelry

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eFavorMart.com
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
i ordered 100 red velvet 4"x6" bags for $24, including shipping & handling. not too shabby! the bags are of the right color, but the velvet is not the nice stuff-- it's more like velvet backed plastic-- but what can you really expect at $0.24 per bag? they also offer personalization but i didn't have enough time for that. you can order through their website or through their ebay store.
Services used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations

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Invitesite.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I ordered our letterpressed thank you cards for <$1 a piece. Even better, the cards are from 100% post-consumer waste (no trees!) & cholorine free. I love the red lokta lining. They are beautiful to touch! i ordered 50 sheets of their 100% post-consumer waste paper for our wedding programs & menu cards. even though it's not a product they usually sell, they were very accomodating. The price was not bad, either & since i picked up my order, there was no shipping or handling! i love how they give you 10% extra, so i got 55 sheets ;)
Services used: Invitations

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Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
i bought a pearl/crystal comb ($15), a silver headband with silver leaves, pearls & AB crystals ($25), and a gorgeous fingertip veil w/ blusher ($50). Nora helped me out and let me try lots of things on with no pressure. i had a veil already, but this one was so pretty that i got it anyway.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Netbride.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
netbride is awesome. i asked them for a number of quotes and they always got back to me within a day. we ended up getting our bridesmaid dresses from them, and it was a very easy & straightforward process. the size charts for eden had changed, and they verified that i had ordered the correct sizes. the dresses came months in advance.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Organic Bouquet
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
i ordered their assorted red roses, about 200 for $200 (includes o/n delivery). they got delivered friday morning and were gorgeous! we're talking loooong stemmed roses with very full heads (3" at half opened!). i've never seen more beautiful roses. good things: -upon purchase, organic bouquet made a donation to the red cross -i worked with melissa, who helped me out with their pricing and ordering. she even offered to help put a box together if i wanted to mix it up since it was for my wedding. how nice is that??!! -the roses arrived carefully packed in a large cardboard box and wrapped in soft paperboard type thing. no plastic or styro. so cool! -i was worried about getting roses allll the way from ecuador... but apparently organicbouquet has a zero carbon program in place to offset the carbon cost.
Services used: Unique Services

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Jenna Tibbets
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
i booked jenna 2 months prior to my wedding. she works out of a salon in glendale, and was listed as a backup for another artist. she's fast via email. her rates as of july 2006: Makeup for bride-65.00 Hair for bride-75.00 Hair and makeup for additional people-50.00 Per service Consultation-60.00 i think jenna is awesome for updos. for makeup, she's really good, too. my mascara didn't run at all and i loved the extra lashes ;) jenna is also pretty good at styling short hair, but i think she's better with updos. jenna is skilled, fast, and calm-- great for wedding day.
Services used: Unique Services