Our wedding was very special and meaningful. We had a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony and a fun reception at an amazing venue with fantastic food. Our guests were very enthusiastic in their feedback about our wedding and what fun they had. I really chalk this up to the truly amazing vendors we were able to get. Many of them were very reasonably priced and they all gave us exactly what we were looking for. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
They have really lovely designs. I was not sorry I chose what I did, but the color didn't end up being what was shown on the site and it didn't match the enclosure cards. They worked with me to send additional invitations in a better color and really discounted the order. It just took longer than I would have liked. Good vendor, but order early for stuff like this.
The concept is wonderful. You can register for stuff from any online store you want. My main problem was that my guests didn't always understand how the site worked, although most figured it out in the end. I just had to field a lot of questions.
The food was pretty spendy, but it was so amazing it was worth it. My guests were so complimentary of the food, I was just glad we spent the extra money for this caterer. It was REALLY good food.
The formal wear looked fantastic on the guys. The whole process was easy and even when shoes or shirts didn't fit right, they got it fixed within minutes to hours and in plenty of time.
Several florists I talked to told me that I couldn't get hyacinths without a great deal of trouble and cost. Denney Designs put together a package for me that was very affordable. There was no trouble getting the flowers. They were stunning. The photos are fantastic and I had so many guests tell me they loved them because of the scent.
The cake they provided was absolutely gorgeous. It had beautiful scrollwork on the buttercream frosting. It was so tasty too. We had white cake with lemon filling and marble eclair for our two flavors. There wasn't any left. It all got eaten up and we loved it.
With only two lessons, they got us well prepared to do our first dance. We were very comfortable and people thought we did great.
I can't say enough about how much Sherry helped me with the wedding planning. I had the day of package and she really kept things on track. It went so smoothly thanks to her assistance!
Pat and Kent were so friendly and helpful. Pat helped us personalize our ceremony just for us and wrote an amazing script. Kent was a wonderful officiant - one guest said the best she had ever seen. Everyone was so touched by the ceremony!
I had amazing luck with the bridal gown. It was stunning and on sale in my size off the rack for an amazing price. I got a lot of accessories there which was great. The bridesmaids and mother of bride got their dresses there and had no trouble ordering or fitting and they looked good. The only negative experiences were some weird customer service issues with individual stores. At one, they all but refused to steam dresses without bringing them in 2 weeks ahead of time - not an option for the girls traveling with their dresses to the wedding. They were on their own, despite a different store telling them that all the stores would do it on short notice. I also had a weird call telling me one of the bridesmaid dresses was shipped to the store I got my bridal gown at, when it absolutely had not, and then no one could explain who placed the call. One bridesmaid had them misplace her dress in the back of the store and it took an hour to find it. In general, good, but some really weird events here and there.
Bastyr University Chapel was an absolutely beautiful venue for the ceremony. Marble floors, stained glass, a really unique layout, lots of gold decoration allowing us to minimize use of other decorations. They were easy to work with. We had many positive comments on the location and how beautiful it was. The one downside was that several of our guests missed the ceremony itself because they could not find Bastyr. Bastyr provides helpful directions that we included with the invitation, but these guests left the card at home and plugged the address in the GPS in their car, and it showed the site as being across the street. They couldn't find it and they gave up and missed the ceremony. Definitely something to warn your guests about if you choose this site.
The Museum of Flight was a really unique site and our guests loved it. They got to visit the museum free before the reception started. The photos with the exhibits turned out great. The room fee is reasonable. They have an exclusive caterer though, which makes up for it in cost. It was pricy, but really amazing food and everyone raved about it.
My guests reported a positive experience with Holiday Inn Express. The room I saw was really great! They were easy to work with and some kinks that came up with the contract were easily resolved in a short time.
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