I have to give a lot of the credit of the success of our wedding to all our amazing wedding vendors. I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of everyone who had a hand in helping us pull off our big day with the hopes that it might help some local NYC/Brooklyn brides. I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend each and every one of them!
Wedding insurance: WedSafe. It should be no surprise that I’m listing our wedding insurance first because without the insurance, there would’ve been no wedding. We recovered our entire upfront payment of almost $22,000 from WedSafe when reBar suddenly shut down. The agent I spoke to was incredibly comforting (you can imagine how distraught I was on that telephone conversation) and the claims process was easier than I would have expected (even before reBar’s closing was official, we were allowed to file a claim). We received a check from WedSafe less than one week from when we filed the claim and were even able recoup other wedding expenses under the “extra expense” category. (More explanation on that in my budget post.)
Venue: The Liberty Warehouse. I cannot sing the praises of the LW loud enough. Jeff came to our rescue when we lost reBar and gave us an amazing deal on our progressive cocktail / stationed reception (I doubt we would have been able to afford the LW under normal circumstances). When it came to signing a contract with the LW, I was wary. After all, we had spent months researching reBar and poring over all the details of what was included and what wasn’t. What if the contract at LW had hidden costs? When I questioned Jeff on the potential additional costs of linens, table and chair rentals, staff, cake cutting fees, etc., he assured us, “If you have your wedding here, you will not have to worry about a thing.” And he was true to his word. Jeff and everyone at LW are expert professionals at putting on a memorable event, and Mr. S and I could not believe the level of service given to us and our guests throughout the planning process and on the day of our wedding. For all his bravado, Jeff was undoubtedly the fairy godfather to our Cinderella story, and we are ever grateful.