- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I thought I would leave some feedback for my local bee’s about the vendors I used for my wedding all over the Tacoma/Seattle area. I decided to grade them haha.
Photography: Kaylee Eylander Photography, Everett. A+
Oh my gosh. So spunky, caring and sweet! And an AMAZING photographer. She has been voted for the top 5 on Best of Western Washington. I paid for 8 hours of photography and 1 photographer. I got two photographers, 10 hours of photography, a 3 hour e-shoot, and a video. She was just amazing and I couldn’t have had a better photographer! And she helped me with my bustle twice when no one else could figure it out! She’s the best and we just love her!
Dress: The Wedding Bell, Tacoma. B- They have beautiful dresses and a great assistant manager named Danielle. But they’re manager Ashley is a brat and should be fired. She makes the whole experience bad.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lady Margarets, Puyallup. C A little sketchy, like being at a used car dealership.
Hotel: Hotel Sorrento, Seattle. A
The staff here was fabulous! They did so much for us, running up to my room to give me anything I forgot, from a tooth brush, to champagne glasses. They really took care of us. Our suite was GORGEOUS! They allowed up to go on the pentouse suite roof top for our first look and it was beautiful. Although, we are pretty sure the hotel is haunted. Not enough to keep us away but just a little creepy.
Church: St. James Cathedal, Seattle (wasn’t really a vendor) A+but this is where I had my catholic ceremony and it was BEAUTIFUL and Father Ryan and the wedding coordinators were so sweet and gracious.
Reception Venue: Kensington Garden’s, Gig Harbor. C
My ceremony took place here and it was pretty and the service was great. It was waaay too pricey though and they don’t allow hard alcohol or outside catering. I wish we would have had it elsewhere :-/
DJ: Gen-x Pro, Seattle. D
This was one of my least favorite vendors. They were the most expensive in the area and somehow we got stuck with the youngest DJ. He was very monotone and inexperienced. We wanted someone to waken up the dance floor but we had to do that ourselves. I really think it would have been better to have a ipod playlist rather than our DJ. But Kensington Gardens didn’t allow that.
Florist: Denney Designs, Kirkland. B+
She works from her home so this was the least expensive florist in the area. I love the flowers but they were a little different than what we discussed.
Cake: Maribel’s Dream Cakes, Gig Harbor. A+
She is AWESOME. She copied my exact cake photo that I gave her and she was so sweet. She also works from her home so she was really inexpensive. She gave us a full cake of our own for our cake tasting and then another for the night of our wedding which was so thoughful!
Hair Stylist: The Traveling Stylist, Burien. B
She was at our hotel suite bright and early and did a decent job–but I think all of the hair could have been more polished for the price. 4 updo’s, 1 down= $400
Nails: La Bella Nail Salon, Tacoma. A
Really impressed! My nails looked very bridal and not too fake. The salon was gorgeous and overlooked the city and water.
Men’s Tuxes: The Tux Shop, Puyallup. C
Eh…they were okay. I think all the groomsmen had different colored of white/ivory shirts on.
Alterations: A lady from hell that I will only tell if you message me. She is older. I think she actually is retiring. She told my bridesmaids that they were too fat for their dresses. And whispered “thats disgusting” when one of them tried on the dress for her. And they are NOT over weight at all. She also let the bridesmaid dresses out but put the corset back buttons in the wrong area so the dresses were still too small. We had to actually sew the dresses shut the morning of the wedding. Needless to say I gave her an F.
Fantastic Etsy Shops: A’s
STD’s, Programs, Thank You’s: Nostalgicimprints
Bridesmaids pearls: FavoriteJewellery
Bubble Veil: BellaBridalveils