Kristin and Anthony's Wedding

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Our day went better than expected. Not everything went according to plan, but things never do and it was fantastic regardless! We had so much fun and have had many of our guests tell us how much they enjoyed the day as well. Columbus was the perfect place for us to have a wedding because it's close to our home, and in the middle of all our friends and family who would be traveling to the wedding. Columbus also has a large pool of great vendors to choose from at many different prices making it easier to find a great vendor that also fits your budget. If I had to do it all over again, I'd do it exactly the same!

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Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Men's Warehouse Tux - Polaris
Columbus, OH
Rentals

Not much to report here, the tuxedos were just as we had ordered, everyone's fit properly and they came on time. I think they were a bit pricey, but apparently that's what everyone is paying for a tuxedo rental now. The guys looked great!


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Studio Fovero
Columbus, OH
Wedding Day Beauty

All the girls had their hair done at Studio Fovero in the German Village. I love that salon! My stylist is Diana and she did a fantastic job! I felt all the ladies looked absolutely wonderful. Everyone's hair lasted through out the day, even when we had to go out into the wind for some pictures before the ceremony. I'd definitely recommend Studio Fovero to anyone!


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Flowers on Orchard Lane
Columbus, OH
Florists

FOOL is very reasonable, one of the best priced florists I looked at. They're very nice people and our flowers looked great on the wedding day, I loved my bouquet and the bridesmaid's flowers. My one issue with them is that they didn't give me what I had asked for. There was a lot of discussion back and forth between us the last few months before the wedding, and it was obvious that they didn't write down all my requests/suggestions. I was ok with some of the flowers they added in and never talked to me about (the calla lillies for example), but they specifically put in a hydrangeas to our center pieces when i specifically requested no hyrangeas. At the same time, they were able to honor not to use some other flowers they had mentioned they used that I had said I wasn't particularly a fan of, but if we have no other choice, we can do it. I wouldn't have been so disappointed by the hygrangeas if they had talked to me about it the first time because I was more willing to meet our budget than to have all the flowers I wanted.
Regardless, the flowers still looked great (even the centerpieces) and many people commented on how nice they looked. I got several compliments on my bouquet and I agree that it looked fabulous! I'd recommend FOOL, just be aware if you have something specific in mind, they may have difficulties matching it.


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Clix Photo Booth
Delaware, OH
Photographers

This was the hit of the evening! Our guests loved the photo booth and we enjoyed looking at all the photos afteward. Damon was fantastic running the booth, he kept the line moving, helped keep the guests signing our photo guest book organized and filling the pages (way more than I expected of him!). I'd recommend Clix hands down, it's definitely worth the extra money to get a photo booth for the reception!


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A Time to Toast - Lourdes Barroso
Columbus, OH
Coordinators/Planners

I don't know what we would have done with out Lourdes! She was absolutely fantastic, made the day go smoothly, was full of ideas/suggestions and everyone in the wedding party loved her!


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Davidson String Quartet
Columbus, OH
Bands/Live Entertainment

These guys sounded great! We got a number of compliments on them because we had them play for the ceremony and also for our cocktail hour. They're very reasonably priced, show up on time, played exactly what we asked and were good about getting back to me when I had questions during the planning process.


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Matthew's Wedding Photography - Matt Smith
Columbus, OH
Photographers

We can't say enough good things about Matt. He was another vendor that everyone loved to work with. He's got a great personality, is eager to please and goes out of his way to do whatever he can to make you happy. On top of all of that, he takes great pictures too! Another reasonably priced vendor for everything that you get.


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Alan Ray Bridal
Columbus, OH
Wedding Fashion

I'm neutral on this one. They were great with the bridesmaid dresses, they came in on time and looked great. We ordered extra material from the bridesmaid dresses to make a flowergirl dress and there was a hold up with the material that should have arrived with the dresses. It took a month for it to come in. They blamed the manufacturer for the delay, but I'm not sure if I believe them because they were also giving me the run around with my dress. My dress arrived much later than they originally quoted (2 months!), but did arrive perfect with out any flaws in the dress. My concern with Alan Ray Bridal is that instead of telling me that the dress was going to be held up a few weeks or even months, they kept telling me it'll be in on a date a few days down the road, or that they'd call the designer to find out about the dress and call me back with an answer. They never called, my dress also never came in on the numerous times they said it would be. I got quite annoyed by this and it also stressed me out that they possibly never ordered my dress - a situation I've heard come out of Alan Ray before and the bride discovered this only a week or so before her wedding.
In the end, the dress came with plenty of time because I ordered it several months earlier than I needed to (thank god!) and it was just as I was expecting, I just didn't appreciate how they handle their customer service.


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The Pink Cupcake Bakery
Mt Vernon, OH
Cakes/Candies

**This vendor is out of Mount Vernon, Ohio.**
The cake was delicious, it looked gorgeous, and they were awesome to work with since they had to work very closely with my father who made the cake topper for us. These ladies are very enthusiastic about their work and it shows!


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Matt Ryan Mobile DJ
Westerville, OH
DJs

These guys were very professional and went out of their way to help us in anyway they can. They were very eager to please. We had a slight issue with our entrance music, which they had worked so hard on to create a short clip of two songs for us, but in the end it didn't matter and honestly, I think they were more disappointed by it than we were because of all the work they put in to it and it ended up not being played.
In all, these guys were still great, they played exactly what we asked them and were very nice to work with.


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Hyatt on Capitol Square
Columbus, OH
Ceremony Sites

We are so glad we chose the Hyatt for our wedding. The staff was wonderful, the food was great, everything was taken care of just to our specifications. Their package options are VERY reasonably priced and allowed us to have a slightly larger wedding that we originally thought possible. This was great for us especially since we had a lot of friends that we wanted to invite that we didn't think we'd be able to invite due to our budget. We also got an awesome suite to stay in on our wedding night, all included with our package!


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Franklin Park Conservatory
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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Columbus Zoo
Powell, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
141590 l
Hyatt on Capitol Square
Columbus, OH
Hotels/Accommodations

The rooms were very clean, upscale, parking was super easy with their valet service.


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Ohio State House
Columbus, OH 43215,
Attractions/Entertainment
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Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
Polarisfashionplace
Polaris Fashion Place
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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The Arena District
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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The Arena District
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
173610 l
Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
Polarisfashionplace
Polaris Fashion Place
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
173615 l
COSI (Center of Science and Industry)
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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The German Village
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus
Columbus, OH
Restaurants
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The Santa Maria
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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GameWorks
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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The Short North
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Attractions/Entertainment
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Jack Nicklaus Museum
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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Columbus Park of Roses
Columbus, OH
Attractions/Entertainment
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Hyatt on Capitol Square
Columbus, OH
Reception Sites

We are so glad we chose the Hyatt for our wedding. The staff was wonderful, the food was great, everything was taken care of just to our specifications. Their package options are VERY reasonably priced and allowed us to have a slightly larger wedding that we originally thought possible. This was great for us especially since we had a lot of friends that we wanted to invite that we didn't think we'd be able to invite due to our budget. We also got an awesome suite to stay in on our wedding night, all included with our package!


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