Bridal Chapel of Niagara Falls
Diana did a great job putting everything together. She was my consultant as well as responsible for getting everything taken care of
THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIFE!!! Diana at Bridal Chapel of Niagara Falls was amazing! This was wedding number 2 for both of us, so we wanted something simple, yet beautiful and memorable.
IT WAS EXACTLY THAT! It was only going to be the 2 of us and our 6 children attending. I called Diana 1 week before Memorial Day weekend to plan a wedding for that weekend. She and I spoke on the phone for maybe 15 minutes. It was all settled: the flowers, the cake, the pictures, the officiant. All we needed to do was get our marriage license on Friday. We did that, then visited with her for another 15 minutes, there at the chapel, to go over the details of our wedding day, and adding a few very last minute things to our wedding: flowers for our 3 daughters and the video. We spent the rest of Friday, and all of Saturday enjoying Niagara Falls! Our wedding was Sunday, May 27 at 11:45. Originally, it was to be at 2pm, but she called us Saturday to see if we could move it up to late morning, because of the high volume of people expected for Memorial Day weekend. We trusted her judgment, and did so. It was a wise decision. Our pictures are nice, with very few people in the background. We were still out at the falls around 2pm. There were people everywhere! I appreciate Diana for watching out for us! It could not have been a more perfect day!
LOVE THE PICTURES! Per her website we are promised 30-40 photos. We were given around 80! The pictures consist of your traditional poses, plus a number of more creative ones. Some taken during the wedding by the falls, after the ceremony at the falls, and after the wedding at the wedding chapel.
The video isn t what you would call professional , but it was satisfactory. (You will have to forgive the helicopters that fly overhead.) What I mean by this is that there is no music, fading in and out, etc. It is as if a family member used their own camcorder to record it, which for us was fine.
BRIDEZILLAS NEED NOT CALL!!! I recommend Diana to anyone who wants a simple wedding, elopement, or wedding vow renewal. She is only one person. I have seen other less complimentary reviews from bridezillas that expected way too much from Diana. Niagara Falls is a destination wedding spot. Hundreds of people, probably a month, get married here. Don t expect one person to be able to accomodate your every heart s desire, when there are other couples wanting to get married on the same day you are. Common sense tells you she is going to have more than one wedding per day, on any given weekend.... Just keep this in mind when you are trying to select a venue.
THANK YOU, DIANA for staying on top of everything! So many people stress for a year planning their perfect wedding and something still goes wrong. We planned a week ahead, and had absolutely no worries!
Everything was taken care of and the chapel was beautiful and just the right size for our small group.
I wanted to a desitanation wedding that was close enough for a morning drive for family and friends. I wanted a wedding package where I did not have to worry about anything. That is what I got. Everything was taken care of, all we had to do was show up. So easy. The chapel was beautiful. The flowers were stunning. Of course, the falls are breathtaking. Great experience. Thank you Diana.
The wedding consultant at Bridal Chapel of Niagara Falls completely led my husband and I on, claiming she would do the service for us, and then two months before the vow renewal changed her mind. Our intent from the beginning was to use our own vendors, and have our own person conduct the vow renewal. We just wanted to find someone to set up the permit, coordinate the guests (so they would know where to go), and have a back-up location in the event of bad weather. We told this to the wedding consultant in March, a year before the vow renewal, and I told her again in November over the phone. On that phone call she told me to call back after the holidays to pay the deposit and to finalize everything. So I called back after Christmas, and laid everything out for her one last time. It was then that she told me that I would need to use her vendors, and when I reminded her that we would not be using her officiant (since it is a vow renewal, we do not need a legal officiant), she proceeded to tell me that there was no way she could do this and that we were just "using her" to get into the park. She also said that we would have to pay an extra $75 if we had to use the chapel as a back-up location. Something she had never mentioned previously. In fact she touts on her website that, "Our outdoor ceremonies are NEVER cancelled or postponed due to weather conditions. You are guaranteed the use of the Bridal Chapel as a back-up venue." She never mentions that it would be an extra cost. My husband and I wouldn't have minded spending the extra money. She spoke to me like I was an idiot to even be suggesting these ideas, when she had known about them for eight months. I wouldn't have minded if she didn't want to do our service, I can understand that it is a little unconventional, but why didn't she tell us from the get-go? It makes no sense, she would have made the same amount of money for doing less work than if she had to make all of her normal arrangements. I could not believe they way she spoke to me, and how she led us on for all that time. Thankfully, anyone can apply for a permit through Niagara Falls State Park. So, we just did that, and we are looking forward to renewing our vows next to the beautiful falls in front of our family and friends (just hoping it doesn't rain or snow). If you are looking to have your wedding in Niagara Falls, I highly recommend going about it yourself or finding a different wedding consultant than the one at Bridal Chapel of Niagara Falls. There are some amazing locations and people there, just do not go here. Don't pay her for the beautiful views that are provided naturally, because you never know when she is going to throw a curveball your way.
Diana and her team were the best. I can't say enough nice things about them. Diana bent over backwards to, not only provide my husband and me with one of the most memorable, relaxed, peaceful, beautiful, romantic, fabulous days of our lives, she also helped us with questions we had related to our trip to Niagara Falls (where should we stay, where should we eat, who should do my hair). She went above and beyond the call of duty when my bouquet was crushed in the shipping process to send me photos and offer to do whatever she could to help. To say, "Diana made my wedding day," is not nearly enough. I enjoyed working with her, every email and every phone call. She was wonderful the day of the ceremony. She arranged a very fun photographer to take pictures before, during and after the ceremony in the park right next to the Falls. The officiant, Jonathan, was funny and interactive. We met him for the first time an hour before the ceremony, and he incorporated little details he learned about our lives during those little conversations into the ceremony. I had the best time on my wedding day. I will never forget it, and I owe most of that to Diana, Jonathan, Diana's husband and Bobb, the photographer. The value for what I paid Diana was fabulous. I'd say she didn't charge me nearly enough for all the efforts she put into make that day awesome. When I talked to her, I felt like I was the only bride she was working with. Truly fabulous!
No no and no up and down! She booked a wedding close to our time, moved our carriage we had booked (and we paid for the entire hour the horse and carriage was sat outside the chapel, then didn't have enough money to ride through the park...thanks Diana!). She refused to let our videographers in the chapel (days, just days away from the wedding of course). She forced an extra $85 payment for a shaky, low grade, low quality horrendous dvd of our vows, that she recorded herself in a format that was uneditable by our real videographer. She rushes through our ceremony and pictures because she booked another wedding right after ours. All she cares about is money, not the person. She made our special day into an almost nightmare. Beware of Diana and her big hair full of lies.