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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:01 am

Ems,
THANKYOU! My mum recommended a friend of hers from back home who is trying to get into the wedding planning scene, but with her from another town it was going to be really hard for her to take down everything as she has no workers etc. How did you find beautiful brides? I tried googling but couldnt find a website or anything. sounds perfect, just what i was looking for!
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:20 pm

Hi megs,

I am using Sarah from Dreamscene Events. You can find her on facebook. I'm having her set up my ceremony (chairs and signing table) as well as reception (chair covers and sashes, table decorations, draping for bridal, cake, present tables and backdrop and pack down and set up) with table decorations provided by me and it's going to cost me around $1,000.00. She is only a new business but from what I saw of her work it's pretty impressive. I don't know how much beautiful brides cost as I didn't get a quote from them.
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:05 pm

thanks Kristy,
Is she also taking it all down? That is my main concern really. I am going to be at the hall before the wedding. Heading there in the morning to check everything, then probably going to get hair and make up done then back there to get dressed and walking from there to ceremony. Anyway I have 4 bridesmaids, my mum and 5 sisters who will be with me, so setting up isnt so much an issue... its the packing down. the hall NEEDS to be empty by midnight. Me and FH have planned to leave 10.30 and shut the bar then, with the invites saying the wedding is until 11pm (we gave a finish time so they knew it ended then!) and we need people who are going to be reliable and get everything packed away in the hour.
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:03 pm

Also... Any Townsville brides on here who have had Golden Roast catering for their wedding? I want good and bad reviews. I got a quote from another catering place for 85 people a little over 4k... golden roast can do almost the exact same meals but for a little over 2k... either golden roast isnt as good, or the other caterers are way overpriced... so I need reviews!
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Hi Megs,

I heard of beautiful brides through a friend. They also have the 'Magnums Catering' business. The ladies name is Melanie, and her number is 0418 188 797 or email is: trickeyjason@bigpond.com

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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:10 pm

megsmay7 wrote:
Also... Any Townsville brides on here who have had Golden Roast catering for their wedding? I want good and bad reviews. I got a quote from another catering place for 85 people a little over 4k... golden roast can do almost the exact same meals but for a little over 2k... either golden roast isnt as good, or the other caterers are way overpriced... so I need reviews!


We had golden roast for our engagement party and wasn't overly impressed. The food seemed basic and there wasn't enough. I don't know what they are like for main meals though.
 
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Terrible Experience in Cairns

Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:17 pm

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Terrible Experience in Cairns

Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:18 pm

Just thought I would come on here to quickly let everyone know what a terrible experience I had this weekend with a dress shop in Cairns (not mentioning names, but lets say it rhymes with Hurling shall we).
Firstly, Let me explain my story so far. About a year and a half ago (before I was even engaged) I was looking online through google at wedding dresses, and I found my dream dress. It was exactly what I wanted, so being me I saved it to my computer from google images, without saving WHERE i found it! So once me and my FH became engaged, I started getting a little worried, trying to find the dress online. I was unable to find it anywhere, so I went to Jill Burston for Brides in Mackay (who I cant recommend HIGHLY enough!) and found a beautiful dress that “would do”, paid a deposit, and went back to Townsville. Once getting home, I posted on here the picture of my dream dress, and lo and behold within no time someone had found it, on a chinese knockoff site. I still couldnt find the proper designer, and since the dress was so cheap ($300 including postage) I purchased the dress. Once I had done this, someone found the designer of the dress, and let me know that it was available from a “Hurling”, with the nearest being in Cairns... My china-version arrived, and though beautiful, would only be suitable for a Trash the dress photo session as it was just missing those special elements that the real one had. I decided I wanted to see the real dress, and if it was everything I dreamed of, buy it and have the two. And so my story begins...
1) I called Hurlings to see if they had the dress, got a voicemail so left a message with my number and explained what the dress was.
2) Next day, in the afternoon, still hadn’t heard so I called again. This time got the owner, who was rude and abrupt, said she had got my message but was out and hadn’t had time to chase everyone up. Said she would order the dress in from one of the other chains so I could try on, but would let me know if she could get it in time or not (I set this weekend aside for the trip). Asked for my email and said it was easiest to contact (but didn’t give me hers).
3) A week went by, still hadn’t heard anything so I called again. She asked if I was a bride for a different dress, which I said No, and she remembered me. Still hadn’t ordered the dress. Said she would do so and would let me know two days before I arrived in Cairns if it was in or not.
4) Never heard anything.
5) Arrived in Cairns, went to shop 15 minutes earlier, happy to browse and wait I was so excited. She brought out the sample dress and said “Here it is!!” IT WAS THE WRONG DRESS! I told her and she said “are you sure?” really? Am I sure? *eye roll*. I said yes, my dress was the AN0127, I described it in detail. She said, “let’s go see the book, this is the right order I am sure”. Got the book out with the dresses and lo and behold I was right. “oh” she says “this is a different dress”. I almost cried right then and there. This was the dream dress I have been waiting to see for over a year and a half and she ordered the wrong dress and didn’t even sincerely apologise! She explained that my dress was only 2 months old, and probably not even available yet... Seems strange when I found the dress well over a year ago! Then told me to choose some dresses I liked from the store to try on... When I had chosen she asked me if I had ever tried a dress with a straight waist on like my dream dress and she didn’t think it would suit... I told her my dream dress actually goes down on a small diagonal on the waist (I swear I looked at that dress more than her!). I then told her I had bought the dress from china, but wanted to try on the real one to see if it had that extra spark that the other was missing. She turned very nasty, told me that the china dresses are so cheap because they are crap, and then said “well we will only try on a few of these as I don’t want to waste my time”. Put me in a changeroom (where I had to breathe very deeply as I was struggling not to cry), she came in with the first dress, put it over my head and ripped it off again saying “your body is very deceiving, you are definitely not a 10.” Then walked out with it, stood outside the changeroom (while there were at least 5 others out there, and said loudly “you wont fit into any of these dresses, you are too big, here try this” and passed through one of my last selections. I stood into it, and walked out for her to tie me up. A mother of someone else was near us as the owner then began “I wont bother tying it up because it will take too long, but as you can see its quite simple and boring and not very flattering at all. There you go” and motioned me back to the changeroom, adding “these other dresses are just the same, you don’t need to try them on. You are done.”...
I have never met a woman so unkind and outwardly rude in all of my life. I am usually a very shy person when on my own with strangers, and she did nothing to make me feel comfortable, but instead went out of her way to be nasty, and personally insult me in front of others. I walked out of the changeroom and without even looking at me she said “bye. Have fun planning your wedding”.
I will NEVER return to that shop. I would rather fly to Brisbane or Sydney to the chains to buy the dress than spend a cent towards someone so unprofessional and rude.
On a positive note, Jocelyn at Jill Burston for Brides knows about my situation, and has found a supplier willing to send the dress to her especially for me, so I can purchase it through their business. For someone who wants to have a fun experience, with someone who obviously loves her job, you can not go past Jocelyn at Jill Burston in Mackay.
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:16 pm

Hello ladies,

OMG I will never go to that store!! What a rude person. Thank you for sharing your story, I too had problems with dresses not mine but the bridesmaids. The store we got them from we so disorganised and rude. She called my sister fat! The BM picked there own dresses and the shop assistant said to my sister that she was so sorry as the bride picked the ugliest dress that they had. (umm hello I am standing right there!)

It is only two and a bit weeks to go now until the big day. There is so much to do and so little time. I wish things would slow down a little bit so I could enjoy it all. :D
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:21 pm

Ok so an update... I have spoken to Jocelyn from Mackay, and she is specially ordering the Angeline an0127 dress in for me! And doing it cheaper than I would have got in Cairns! So Happy with them!!!
My next big freak out is, I havent tried the dress on... So I need to make sure it is going to look good on me. I really like the Chinese knockoff of it that I have at home, but there is just a few things I think need working on (The bodice of the knockoff is a little longer than normal, making the skirt shorter... So with my stomach it makes it look bigger I think than a shorter bodice would. I keep looking online at the real wedding dress every few hours haha, trying to see all the things about it and I have googled for my body shape to see if the dress will suit, and apparently it will... My measurements are like 105-90-115 so I am kinda an hourglass mixed with a pear haha, and both of those suggest a-lines...
Gosh I hope it looks nice!
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:58 pm

Hi Ladies,
Im a townsville bride getting married 3 June 2012, so excited. I have found my gown at bridalgown.net I :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: it so much its gorgeous. I have tried it on in a store in Townsville and it looks even better on. Its Allure Bridal 8750!
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:18 pm

Hi Everyone,
I am so glad i stumbled across this forum.. I recently moved back to north queensland and became engaged.. Our wedding is set for May next year..
I had a look around town today and i absolutley loved the Picnic Bay Surf Lifesaving Club down the strand..
Has anyone heard anything about them or have any ideas how much they cost??
I have made contact with Vicki from Elegant Events but after reading some of the comments on here im a little concerned!
p.s all your wedding plans seem so organised and gorgeous!!

Tammy :)
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:57 pm

Hi Tammy

Congrats on your engagement! I have only heard good things about it, i emailed them when i was looking last year and they responded back fairly quickly with the price list.

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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:07 pm

Hi megs,

Yes that includes the price for Sarah to do the pack down at the end of the night.


Regarding Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club, I looked into them too because it's a gorgeous spot but the prices were beyond what I wanted to pay and also I didn't want to be outdoors and that close to the see during winter it'd be too cold. And also, I wanted to be able to see all my guests and was told that some of them end up around the corner of the verandah and you can't see everyone.
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:33 pm

Does anyone know of a good cake maker thats decently priced. I refuse to spend over $250 for a cake! :roll:
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:40 pm

Anja's Designer Cakes - 4778 2844 or anjasdesignercakes@bigpond.com

Great cakes, and reasonably priced!
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:44 pm

Thanks girls for your replies..
PBSLC gave me a couple of available dates so i asked for a price list etc and no reply..
Same with cake people.. im starting to feel like they dont want my business lol
Im starting to think.. the cheaper the venue, the more guests, food and alcohol we can afford!!

Kristy where did you decide to have your reception?

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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:58 pm

The Cheesecake shop!
I've seen some really nice cakes in a few peoples Hall Of Fame that have been from there!
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:29 am

NorthQueenslandPam wrote:
The Cheesecake shop!
I've seen some really nice cakes in a few peoples Hall Of Fame that have been from there!
:)

ems_tnv wrote:
Anja's Designer Cakes - 4778 2844 or anjasdesignercakes@bigpond.com

Great cakes, and reasonably priced!


Thanks very much girls i will try them
 
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Re: Townsville - Part 2

Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:38 pm

We are having ours at Brothers Leagues Club
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