Everything is going to cost more than you initially think. Its good to list out the 5 things you don't want to skimp on and then adjust the rest to make sure you have wiggle room in your buget to afford those important things. Do not underestimate the savings of DIY projects. I had a wonderful experience at Davids Bridal. Despite all the horrid reviews don't overlook them. And go there first. You might be like me and find THE dress is the second one you try on and its on sale for 350!! Remember the accessories cost a lot too. Veils and pettycoats and earring, garter, shoes etc. Do your research and plan ahead. You have to book vendors 8mo-1yr in advance so do your research now. I loved planning my wedding. Had a blast my wedding day. And now an so sad its over. It will consume your life and its the best thing ever!!
Overall we had a great experience with this vendor. He had the best price for what we wanted and really gave us what we wanted. One of the downsides however was that we had to drive to the north side of houston to meet with him initially (we live in clear lake) and he was sort of sketchy when it came to where we needed to mail his check to. Another downside was that he requests your song selection and instructions two weeks before your event. I mailed him a copy of the playlist we wanted (we preselected all our music but you don't have to) with all my special instructions two weeks before my wedding and emailed him saying I'd sent it. However I never heard that he had received it and he never followed up with me so when I checked 4 days before the wedding to see if he had gotten it he finally told me he hadn't. And told me to resend it and address it to someone else (sketchy). I was very flustered and overnighted him another copy. He received it and did a wonderful job at the wedding. I was very happy with his performance and professionalism at the wedding. I just wish things had gone a bit smoother overall. I would definitely recommend him just realize you have to stay on top of things.
I had a great experience with Jula. She took the time to go over every detail with me and make professional suggestions. She drew exactly what I wanted and noted my exact colors such that I knew all my months of dresearching my dream cake was not in vain. Her prices were great and she even let me do a sheet cake to cut costs. I highly recommend her and her services. The workmanship and taste was amazing!!
Cannot beat their prices. I did my own centerpieces and wanted to purchase most of my flowers in bulk. Nasa Flowers had no problem with this and gave me exactly what I wanted. I brought them drawings of the bouquets I wanted and they did a pretty good job of matching the pictures. Mark was my consultant and he sat down with me and went through every detail. My advice would be to do your research online and know exactly what you want and the relative cost of flowers. This makes the process a lot smoother and less stressful when you go to flower shops. Nasa flowers was flexible when I did want to make changes. They give a cash discount and called me when some of the bulk flowers I ordered didn't come in as pretty as they would have liked and suggested alternatives. Overall great people and great prices.
Julie was great. She had good prices and quality service. I did bridal photos with her at Mercer in Humble and she was quick and got really great shots. Within 2 weeks I had a cd with all the prints and rights to all. At the wedding she was flexible on time and brought an second photographer. They were really good and got the shots I asked for. I think it was 4 weeks after my wedding she had the photos online and I received my cd with all my prints. She was great!
Mila did my hair and makeup. In my consultation she took the pictures I had and worked on my hair for over two hours to get the look I wanted. The day of the wedding she knew exactly what to do with my hair (and I have a lot) and did the whole style in 45 minutes. For my makeup I got airbrushed (which I would not do again just because it smudges and seemed to emphasize pores and wrinkles). After we left the salon I realized a few imperfections in my eye makeup. We went back inside and she redid it no problem. She did a great job overall. I think if I did it over again I'd invest in a good foundation and do my makeup myself. I feel like I didn't look as much like myself at the wedding as I would have liked. Overall wonderful experience at Imagio.
This church is beautiful. It isn't my home church, but it let me use my own pastor. They are kinda strict on what kind of music you can have. You can't have the flower girl throw pertals and you can't have pictures taken during your ceremony (except from the balcony). But overall the coordinators were very nice and my wedding was lovely. They do make you take their counseling. But it wasn't a big deal. Just one day.
This venue is gorgeous. But the prices are really high and the staff.. Not so great. I fell in love with this space and cut corners on other aspects of my wedding in order to have my reception here. However after the Admiral received my non-refundable sizely deposit... They became very very hard to get ahold of. Rarely answered phone messages or emails and weren't open during the hours they posted. I am still waiting (two months later) to get my damage deposit back. Yes the view is wonderful. They let you use your own catering and byob. But I'm not sure it was really worth the price and the hassle. Also.. Right after I returned from my honeymoon I got an email from them asking if anyone in my party had taken a large silver chair dolly. Of course none of my vendors had even seen one in the building much less taken one.. So I'm not sure if they are going to hold me fasely accountable or not. Great place. Horrible to work with. Not worth the high price.
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