WestsideLisa

WEDDING DATE:

Jun 21, 2007

WestsideLisa
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Mark's Garden
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
They are supposed to be "the best"...but don't bother unless you are having a huge event (such as the Academy Awards). I met with them for 1.5 hours, and then they couldn't be bothered to even send me a quote. It's been a month, and I've called twice to try to get the quote...no luck. Bad vendor, definitely stay away.
Services used: Flowers

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Peterson Lighting
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
At the last minute, we decided to do some lighting for our outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. Brandon was extremely easy to work with, and the lighting made all the difference in the world. I spoke with several lighting companies, and Brandon was the one who was able to meet my budget while making sure the lighting looked amazing and elegant!
Services used: Unique Services

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Karin Gable Calligraphy
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Karin does AMAZING calligraphy. People have told me that they are saving the envelopes from our invitations because the calligraphy is too beautiful to throw away! Karin is a pleasure to work with, and has been doing calligraphy for over 30 years.
Services used: Unique Services

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Mr. B's Flowers
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I worked with Beverly, and overall was quite pleased. She was definitely not the least expensive person we met with, but she will work within any budget. After I hired her, she built two sample centerpieces for us to review. There were things about them that we definitely did not like, but the best part was that she was happy to make any changes we wanted. She took a lot of time with us, and we did not leave the store until we had the centerpiece looking just the way we wanted. On the day of, the colors for some of the aisle decor were a bit different from what we had discussed, but it still looked great. The chuppah and centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had a 7-piece band for our reception, and they were fantastic! I can't count the number of guests who commented on what a great band we had. Everything was really well planned out ahead of time, which made for a smooth party. The band leader was great, and they had all of our guests (both young-ish and old) up and dancing the whole night. Highly recommend.
Services used: Band

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Rosebud Cakes
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had a great experience with Rosebud. We paid for our cake during their July discount period, and it saved us a lot of money. Our cake was gorgeous and delicious! I also had Rosebud make a Red Sox themed groom's cake, and it was spectacular!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I think this is just called The Kahala Resort now (they used to be the Mandarin Oriental). This is where my fiance and I got engaged! We loved the location...away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, but still close enough to go visit. Swim with the dolphins at the resort...you won't be disappointed. Great breakfast, but the Cabanas Restaurant was just okay.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Creative Invitations and Balloons
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I am not a DIY-er, so I went into several stores to look through huge books of invitations. It was a time-consuming process! A friend then referred me to Patti at Creative Invitations in Woodland Hills. She was great to work with -- she had all of the same invitations books as the other stores, but really helped me to narrow things down. She was very patient! The best part is that Patti offers a significant discount off of all of the prices listed in the books; this not only makes her competitive with online retailers, but you get the personal attention as well. Highly recommend.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had a great experience with Lili's. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful; even the people who were not "my" salesperson would come by and check things out...and offer help and support. They were also happy to stay within my budget. I just finished my third (and final) fitting, and can honestly say that the whole experience has been great.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had a string trio for my ceremony, and everything was just perfect. Pat was very easy to work with, and the musicians showed up on time and looked and sounded great. They are a class act, and reasonably priced as well!
Services used: Ceremony Music