Machs Party Studio
We hired Phyllis and her team for our wedding as our officiant, day of coordinator, DJ/MC and Lighting. Phyllis is very organized and she will ensure everything runs smoothly on your big day. She worked well with all my other vendors and made sure everyone knew the run down. One thing though you do need to do a lot of planning ahead of time yourself but Phyllis is always there to guide you if you need help, some of the things she thought of we would never have realized that it would be so important like assigning gift # for all your guests so you know who gave you what, little things like that makes all the difference.
The only thing I wish could have been better if the assistant were better trained so that they could help Phyllis out as I felt they weren't as sharp and everything was dependent on Phyllis, probably would have been even better if the assistant was able to help out more.
All our guests were impressed by how smooth the wedding went. Overall we had a great experience with them would definitely recommend Phyllis and her team if you need a vendor that can provide the full solution or need a bi-lingual officiant/MC. Her prices are also very reasonable for what you are getting.
Phyllis and Richard Mach helped us plan our dream reception. Despite our limited time to plan, they helped us make it a huge success!!! Everyone had a great time and we made lifetime memories. We watched the video of events afterwards many, many, many times and are still amazed how well everything turned out.
Would recommend with the highest praise.
C & V
We hired Phyllis to be our day-of coordinator for our May 2012 wedding at Pacific Palms in Industry Hills. Phyllis is on the preferred vendor list provided by PP and was recommended to us by our venue manager. I do have to say that even after hiring Phyllis we were still not convinced of the value of a day-of coordinator for the longest time, it turned out to be one of the best hires for our wedding.
Unlike most couples, we were fairly confident in our ability to research the internet and do comparison shopping for wedding vendors. Therefore by the time we approached Phyllis, we had already hired a photographer and an officiant, and had decided the venue. Because of this, Phyllis was nice to recommend only the day-of coordinator service for ~$900-$1000. I can easily imagine people trying to hard sell us the more complete (and expensive) package. (As we later found out, there were A LOT MORE to plan in the wedding than just the venue, the officiant, and the photography.)
We ended up going with Machs Party Studio for the emcee / DJ package (Richard Mach, Phyllis' husband, was the emcee), the florist, the chair covers, and the lighting. For the florist, the chair covers, and the lighting we wrote a check out to Machs Party Studio, but it is not completely clear to me whether MPS functions solely as a middle-person or if they handle these services themselves as well. We also hired the videographers and the make-up artist on Phyllis' recommendation. I would not say these are the cheapest options for each of these vendors, but I think I very much liked how they turned out on our wedding day. The only exception was the quality of the make-up (Janna), but that could be my high expectations having gone through the Taiwanese wedding industry types of make-up for our engagement photos. Even our make-up artist friend said the wedding make-up was professional and great, so it is probably...
From a friend's referral, we found Phyllis to be our Wedding Planner. Her attention to details and patience really helped us every step of the way during our wedding planning process. Her years of experience really showed in her work. She assisted us with great vendor referrals and we ended up saving hundreds of dollars by ordering our floral and lighting decor with Machs Party Studio. They offered really competitive package price and I only have to deal with one contact.
Richard was a great officiant and MC for our wedding. We received lots of compliments from our friends and family member. A couple of friends told me that my wedding was the best and most "fun" wedding they've attended. I am really happy my friends had a good time at my wedding and I know I could not have done this without Phyllis' detail planning and Richard's MC style. Thank you soooo much Phyllis and Richard for making my wedding so perfect! I will definitely recommend you guys to my friends.
Just wanted to thank Phyllis and Richard of Mach's Party Studio for helping us out with our wedding. We had such a great time and all of our guests really enjoyed it as well. They kept complimenting us and telling us that it is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable wedding they've ever been to
We had Phyllis as our wedding coordinator, emcee, and she also had a DJ. Pros: She's responsive on emails, tries to be flexible on meetings, was a good emcee as she spoke both english and mandarin, and was organized. Cons: She was supposed to be at the ceremony 90 minutes before but decided to come 60 minutes before and as a result, vendor set ups were not checked properly (ie. our projector was only visible to half of our guests, place settings were not put out in time delaying placement of favors), my father's boutinierre wasn't delivered so my brother (a groomsmen) had to rush looking for him to get it on before the ceremony, she was supposed to make sure the bride looks like "most beautiful bride ever" and that "all members of wedding party are picture perfect" but didn't instruct us about putting my veil back during the ceremony so it was on until I had to put it back myself, and didn't note that my bustle was on properly resulting in me trying not to trip on it during my first dance. These are things that a coordinator is supposed to be paying attention to. I don't think she was able to juggle the coordinating and emceeing as well as she should have since all these things went wrong. Overall the experience was average. At her pricing, we should have had better quality of service.
Vendor response to review
Dear Annie: It was my great pleasure to be part of your wedding. I regret that you were not completely satisfied with our service and I have responded all issues in detail with you in prior responses. As you are aware now there were misunderstandings on some of the issues. We had 4 staffs on the day of your wedding working to make sure everything went smoothly. I just like to clarify the issues you have mentioned were not results of us not having enough staff to service your wedding. We emphasize on the quality of our work and strive for perfection on every wedding that we work with. We had all the intention in making this day a perfect one for you. I will take your comments to heart and adding it to my experience in benefiting future couples. Best Wishes!
I really appreciated all your hard work to made my dreams came out beauty, sweet and joyable.
Can't do it without your service.
I had Richard as my wedding MC and he is just wonderful. All my guests & me & my husband had a GOOD time! Phyllis was also nice and helpful, she's very responsive to all my questions before the wedding.
Thanks for the great service and great memory!
We were looking for multi-cultural ceremony/reception. Phyllis and Mach Party Studio delivered this and more......Phyllis went above and beyond her duties, exceeding our expectations!
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND her services for your special personal occasions; we're sure you'll be very pleased like we did!
Mach studio is very professional. I will definitely recommend them to my friends.
It was great working with Phillis, She is very responsible and great at coordinating our wedding. I definitely will recommend her to any future brides. She is a great officiant and wedding coordinator at my wedding. Me and my husband were very pleased with her work. We could not have done it without Phillis. She is very well coordinated and detail oriented. Our wedding was perfect just how I dreamed of because of her. Thank you, Phillis Mach.
In the wedding industry since 1994, we have worked in various wedding hotels / restaurants in Southern California and received high regards from many local venues because of our excellent service. We are proud and thankful to say that we are on various venues' and wedding vendors' referral list. We take pride in our service.
We respect the fact that every couple is different, has different expectations and desires for their wedding day. Machs Party Studio will assist you in any necessary manner to help with your planning. Remember, years of experience have shown us what works, and what does not, when it comes to the overall planning on your wedding day.
Machs Party Studio can easily adapt to your style, whether you would like us to simply play music, create a fun and entertaining atmosphere, setup your video montage, help you with your time line and / or to work with other wedding professionals to keep every event on track throughout the day. You will receive nothing but top-notch service from Machs Party Studio. You will experience the difference from the first time we begin discussing your event. We will help you structure and plan any aspects of the event you need help on. We are here to help you make your wedding day as perfect as possible.