Our wedding was amazing! My Mom did most of the work herself and she knows how to throw a party. She is still exhausted though. The house we rented was the perfect setting. Early May was also a great time of year because the weather is nice and it is not too crowded yet. Oh, and Wedding Mapper was a great resource to share with our guests. We'd highly recommend using it!
They did the bouquets and a few centerpieces. They were absolutely gorgeous. We also ordered bulk flowers from Sam's (they deliver) and did numerous arrangements on our own.
The officiant looked sloppy. He was unshaven and his clothes looked like they had been wadded up in the back seat of his car. Otherwise, he did a nice job. The officiant was also a DJ, so if you use this company make sure the officiant does not walk up and then DJ your wedding. My mom would have died if this had happened. Luckily, we had a band!
I was not happy with our wedding coordinator. Maybe there was a lack of communication, but she did not seem to get it. I think she was unhappy that we did not use her company for more than we did. We did the decorations ourselves, a lot of the setup ourselves, and a lot of the food ourselves. Regardless, we still paid her a lot of money and she was more frustrating than helpful. I found most of the vendors myself. If doing it over, I would not use a wedding coordinator for anything other than having them there on the day of the wedding.
We rented the house through Crye-Leike realty. The house is absolutely amazing! We had the reception and the rehearsal dinner at the house. The ceremony was on the beach directly behind the house.
We had problems with this company. Family members rented a house from them and 3 days before they were to arrive they called and canceled the reservation.
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