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Here are my reviews with websites or facebook 
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Wedding Stationeryhttp://www.vistaprint.com
Grade: A+I used a few deals i purchased on Groupon and Livingsocial and was able to get all my wedding stationery for $90 out of pocket. This included: 50 Wedding Invitations, 50 RSVP Cards, 90 Menus, 50 Folded Thank You Cards, 100 Stickers,Medium Poster, 30 Bridal Shower Invites, 120 Recipe Cards and a Lawn Sign. Everything turned out awesome! I have no complaints for this company at all.
VenueThe Newland BarnHuntington Beach, CAhttp://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/Residents/Parks_Facilities/rentals/newland_barn.cfm
Grade: A-I found this venue doing some online research and it was perfect for our DIY wedding, one of the most inexpensive venues i could find in So Cal. This venue is ran by the city of Huntington Beach, you have minimal involvement with the actual staff. The only thing i had bad to say about the venue was the inside facility was a bit worn and ugly, but the outside which is where we had the ceremony and 90% of the reception was BEAUTIFUL!

PhotographerEyerisu PhotographySouthern Californiahttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Eyerisu-Photography/151749516321
Grade: A+I love my photographer and her work, she really has a wonderful eye. We had her and her assistant for 8 hours and got some really awesome pictures. I didnt want a lot of posed pictures, so we didnt spend alot of time doing them yet still got all the important ones i wanted. She is very affordable too, about $1200 for 8 hours of coverage. We ended up with 500 beautifully edited photos on disc with full printing privileges. Not a single complaint.  


Candy (for candy buffet)Jack’s Wholesale Candy WarehouseLos Angeles, CAhttp://jackscandyandtoy.com/index2.html
Grade: AWe put our candy buffet together ourselves and getting our candy here saved us a bundle! They had a great selection and great prices. The only bad thing is they are in downtown LA and have a really small parking lot. We purchased roughly 45 lbs of candy for $100!!!

CatererStonefire GrillSouthern Californiahttp://www.stonefiregrill.com/catering/
Grade: A+Amazing food at an unbelievable price! We had a buffet set-up with 2 servers serving garlic pepper tri-tip, lemon garlic chicken, breadsticks, garden salad and garlic mashed potatoes for 90 people at only $1200 total! No complaints whatsoever.

AlcoholBevmoBrea, CAhttp://www.bevmo.com/ Grade: A+We purchased beer and champagne for 90 people. Simple ordering online with pick up an hour later, large selection and competitive prices. No complaints.
HotelCourtyard Costa Mesa South Coast MetroSanta Ana, CAhttp://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/snasa-courtyard-costa-mesa-south-coast-metro/ Grade: A-The staff was amazing, amenities plentiful and the room was really nice. My only pet peeve was that the only place i could hang my dress for pictures of it was from the bathroom door, it killed my artistic ideas for dress shots.

Hair and MakeupAstrid Kline of Elle SalonHuntington Beach, CAhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Elle-Salon-Huntington-Beach/182571841781091.
Grade: A+My hair and makeup trial was good, the makeup turned out perfect but the hair wasn't what i envisioned. After giving her some critique she NAILED IT on my wedding day! No complaints whatsoever!

Photo BoothFlash Fanatic Photo BoothOrange, CAhttp://www.flashfanaticphotobooth.com/
Grade: A+There are a lot of photo booths out there but this one is awesome! It’s ran by a husband and wife team that are super sweet, we went with the 6 hr package for $1295 and it was worth every penny! It was the biggest hit at our wedding aside from the food, we have a scrapbook with each photo the guests took with what they wrote in next to it. They also got their own copies to take home with them. This was the best use of our wedding fund by far!

RentalsCreate A Party RentalsBrea, CAhttp://createaparty.com/
Grade: A+Decent selection, competitive prices and great service! You can’t go wrong with this company. Loved working with them!
FlowersFlowers for LessLa Mirada, CAhttp://www.lamiradaflowers4less.com/
Grade: B+Best prices around! We spent $265 and got My bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets, 7 boutonnieres, 2 flower girl baskets with arranged flowers and 3 corsages. My only complaints are that they didn't open up the shop on time, causing my bridesmaid to run a little late. Also the bouquets were not as big as i thought they would be. But all around a great vaule!

Grade: BGood value if you are looking to save money on the veil. The only complaint is that they use a thick plastic comb and velcro to attach the veil to the comb. I just switched it out for a metal one and i was happy.

VideographerSoCal StudiosMarc Villarealhttp://socalstudios.wordpress.com/videos/
Waiting on video, will update post with this information.
Grade: AGreat prices, amazing quality! Will purchase with them again if i ever need table linens again.
Linen Napkinshttp://www.tableclothsfactory.com/default.asp
Grade: CI purchased napkins through this company because they were out of the color i needed at linentablecloth.com, i am sorry i did. They were OK, but nowhere near the quality of linentablecloth.com! I won't be using them again.

Grade: A-I got my plates, coffee cups, silverware, tongs, 1 last minute table cloth and place card holders from here. Plates looked awesome! Silverware was really nice too! Coffee cups were decent, the tongs were not as nice as they seemed online. The tablecloth was just as nice as the ones i ordered from linentablecloth.com and the placecard holders were very nice. The prices could have been lower, but thats my only real complaint. Overall a good buy.
Rehearsal DinnerChilli’sHuntington Beach, CA
Grade: AWe needed an inexpensive option for the dinner that didn't seem overly cheap and this was perfect! They created personalized menus with our names and wedding info on them and gave us our own corner of the restaurant. It was great service and an amazing price too!
DJCarlos Rossi & Trina Darling
Grade: AThese DJ’s don't usually do weddings, they are usually at clubs in the LA area but one of them is a family member so i was able to persuade them to do my wedding. Boy am I glad I did! They did amazing!!! I couldn't have picked a better DJ!

Dress and alterationsDavids BridalBrea, CA
Grade: A-Found my dream dress at an amazing price, great service and wonderful alterations. My only complaint is the cost of alterations, i could have gotten them cheaper somewhere else but the convenience of having them done inhouse was worth the extra money.

LightingKeenan Electric
Grade: A+The venue, although beautiful, has no outside light sources. So i hired this electrician to add some extra light to the outside. He does lighting for this venue on a regular basis and is decently priced. For $400 we got 5 rows of cafe lights hung from the barn to the water tower as well as uplighting on the water tower which was behind our sweetheart table. Well worth the money spent, when the sun went down it was truly beautiful!

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