I didn't post all that much but I loved reading all your reviews so I thought I'd retun the favor. Please feel free to ask me any questions. If I gave a vendor an A it means they were outstanding.
Josh Lynn: A (pending photographs) Josh was actually the 2nd photographer I booked, after Millie Batista dropped off the face of the Earth. He was one of my favorite vendors. Josh kept me clam on the day of the wedding and made family photos painless. He showed some pictures from the ceremony during the reception and they were amazing. He is worth every penny!
Josh also provided a photo booth (NJ Photobooths): (A) There was a line all night long and all my guests loved using the photo booth. Best last minute decision ever.
Rob Villano (Villanovision): (A pending video) Rob was incredibly easy to work with and professional. He was unobtrusive and I can’t wait to see my video, which will be completed in record time (2 weeks)
John Sinclair (Aria Melody): (A) John is a perfectionist. From the moment we met him we knew he was the right DJ for us. He is not cheesy and does not scream into the microphone like so many popular NJ DJ’s. He is a true class act. He even worked with my maid of honor to create the best speech (rap) I have ever seen.
The Rose Trio: (A) Another vendor that was a breeze to work with. Kathleen communicated with me over email and made planning effortless. The music was beautiful and my guests raved about their performance.
Jeanine Mangan: (C-) I’ll start by saying I loved the way I looked on my wedding day. My makeup was beautiful but that’s where the raves stop. Not only was Jeanine late she brought her 12 year old niece to act as her assistant. She was non-stop talking and was not calming at all on the morning of my wedding. Her pricing is exorbitant ($25 to apply fake lashes, $40 for a lipstick) She didn’t ask how we wanted our make-up and her time management skills put us behind on our schedule. She was condescending to me calling me a “silly girl” and just making unsettling comments. I would not recommend her.
Many Liento: (C) I also had some issues with Mandy starting with her phone call a few days before my wedding. She called me with a list of demands (she needed a card table, folding chair, my girls to practically do their hair before she would, and for me to collect all money in advance). Her prices are astronomical; by the time I was done paying for travel fees, bridal prep fees, and extensions it was over $1000 for 3 people to get their hair done. She told my maid of honor “I don’t do French braids” when she was shown a photo of a style she’d like. So she wound up paying $90 for a side ponytail with curls. I will say that my hair was beautiful and I was happy with my style but it was certainly not worth the extra aggravation.
Perfect Petals by Peg: (B) When I first met with Peg I was not interested in flowers at all. After our first meeting that all changed. She had so many great ideas and was incredibly knowledgeable about flowers. I wound up spending more than I wanted but I was sure she would do a beautiful job. The day of the wedding all the flowers were absolutely beautiful. I am giving her a B although because the flowers did not hold up well. My bridesmaids’ bouquets were loosing flowers during the ceremony and even though my mother was very careful her wristlet broke as well.
Santos/VIP Limo: (A) Santos and their drivers are amazing. They arrived very early were super friendly and got us where we needed ahead of schedule. I highly recommend them.
The Primavera Regency: (A) Steve and Allen the Mater Ds were just wonderful. They recommended that we have a small private cocktail hour before going out to greet guests and it was the best thing ever (it was really the only time I ate) Steve waited on not only us like kings and queens he treated our guests like royalty as well. No request was unmet and booking the Primavera was the best decision we ever made. The food, as I’m told, was out of this world, and plentiful. I want to get married again just to go back to the Primavera.
Holland Designs: (A) Megan designed all of my stationery and everything far exceeded my expectations. I loved everything from the save the dates to the favor stickers. She is a true artist.