Our wedding was so much fun. For it being the end of October in MI we had decent weather with no rain on our big day, and all of our vendors were on time and everything ran smoothly. I used Wedding Mapper for the bridal shower and bachelorette party as well as for the locations on our big day, and even made a map I imported into our wedding day itinerary. It was a fun and very helpful tool in my wedding planning process, and I'd highly recommend it to other couples.
I can't say enough about Stan and his wonderful team at Say it with Flowers. He was the first & last florist I met with after getting a recommendation from my cousin who had used his services. Stan is very laid-back and easy-going, and did not pressure me to buy things I didn't want. I told him what kind of flowers I was interested in and my budget, and together we worked out the details to get the most beautiful flowers I could've dreamed of. I didn't spend an arm & a leg but looking at my flowers you'd never know that! Future brides: just find some pictures of what you're looking for online and bring them in with a ballpark budget, and Stan will take it from there.
Jon was the most gracious & understanding DJ/MC anyone could ask for on their wedding day. I didn't have any worries due to the excellent communication we shared leading up to the wedding. I found him on wedding wire thru the vendor match up program and he earned bonus points right away by honoring my wishes to not have vendors call me. Even tho I specifically stated this on my request I had about 3 DJs call me the next day & that was so irritating! I answered the calls because I was getting a lot of wedding related calls that I needed to take, and wasting time with these ppl who were quoting me way over my stated budget was a time waster & made me mad.
Jon and his partner were both very professional & not cheesy/corny like others I've had the unfortunate experience of seeing at past weddings. I want to thank them for being so accommodating with our schedule changes in the timing of songs as inevitably things changed once the reception was underway. As our wedding was on Halloween Jon and his partner wore vampire capes which I thought added a lot to the festivities, and he compiled a great list of the Halloween songs I requested to be played. They also had a huge list of songs for guests to request which my guests had a lot of fun with. For the price we paid for his services the service and professionalism we received is unheard of! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jambalaya Sound and Light for any event you need a DJ for, you will not be disappointed!
Wow, all I can say is amaaaaaazing service! Don who is the owner of the company provided services for my bachelorette party and wedding day transportation. He is extremely nice, punctual, professional, gracious, easy-going, and overall put my mind at ease on the wedding day because of his impeccable service on the bachelorette party night. His quote was the best in town but don't let the value fool you for the quality you'll be receiving! For the party night he let us call him when we were ready to leave the venue which was nice instead of having to stick to a strict time schedule. At the end of the in my "intoxicated" state my MOH and I shorted him $60 plus the tip, yet Don just let us pay the shortage on the wedding day!!! How nice can you be?
He had excellent communication with me thru email and phone in the month leading up to the wedding and I just can't sing his praises high enough. The bus was extremely clean (not vomit smelling like I've read in other "elite" limo company reviews!) and had a fridge, led lighting, flat screen tv, and stereo we could easily control. I don't know what more you could ask for if you need to transport 16 or less people. I will recommend Don's services to everyone I know and will use him in the future for any special events I'd like transportation for. Thanks again Don!
Love this parish, they've made my husband & I feel right at home from the beginning and didn't look down upon us because we hadn't been regular parishioners there before booking our wedding (like, ahem, Mt. Carmel in Wyandotte)! My husband's mom had been attending for 4 years and now we can't wait to raise our family in this parish. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful. Fr. Bill Promesso is the most articulate priest I've ever heard and he ensured that our wedding rehearsal and day ran smoo
I was surprised to find Crystal Gardens was within our budget given their high reputation, but they were a better value than all the other halls we looked into in the downriver area such as the Grecian Center, Arnaldo's, Orlando's, etc. Since we had under 200 guests (115) we had our reception at the Epicurean House which is in Trenton, MI. This worked out for the better I believe because there is only one room there so there's no worries about other parties going on on your special day. I booked Epicurean with about 5 months til the wedding date and was happy to find that it wasn't already booked, as most people will tell you to book the hall a year or more in advance (which I think is a little extreme). The hall was just as beautiful as the main Crystal Gardens center, our MC was amazing and attended to our every need (though I didn't even have to ask her for anything she had it all covered!) the servers were great, bartender too, and the best part is the standard bar package is included in your dinner price!!!! No other halls give you that value. You can upgrade the bar if you want but my guests didn't care about brand name alcohol they just wanted free booze lol! The venue has single use bathrooms which is soooo much better than a stall when you & your bridesmaid are holding up a wedding dress to use the facilities! Great experience, highly recommended.
Click on each tool to see a sample.