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Sarah Keem · Married on 06/08/2019
The Paebaek Ceremony was the best part of our wedding reception. Jessica and her team did a PHENOMENAL job at setting up the ceremony area; helping us (the bride and groom) get dressed; and presenting/leading the ceremony. It was one of the most unique and absolutely fun experiences we've had. Thank you BDK Mint!Sent on 06/12/2019
Sarah · Married on 05/25/2019
One of our best wedding vendor hires!
There was nothing more important to my husband and I than to highlight my Korean heritage at our wedding in North Carolina. While we dreamt of having a paebaek ceremony, we did not think that we would be able to because doing so would require someone to coordinate and narrate the ceremony for both our Korean and English speaking guests. More importantly, we needed someone who was fluent enough in English to easily communicate with us and the rest of our wedding vendors, especially our wedding coordinator.Sent on 06/10/2019
We stumbled on BDK Mint's website by chance and discovered that BDK Mint was everything we were looking for and more! We communicated with Jessica, who was informative, professional, thorough and prompt to answer all of our questions. Even though we were not able to meet with Jessica in person or see any of the paebaek rentals, we signed a contract with BDK Mint without any hesitation, as our communications with Jessica left us with no doubt about the service BDK Mint would provide. On the day of the wedding, BDK Mint exceeded our expectations with their professionalism and knowledge. BDK Mint also made the entire process so easy, allowing us to rent beautiful hanboks as well.
While we know that many couples decide to have the paebaek ceremony at the end of their wedding reception, we decided to have our paebaek ceremony after cocktail hour and at the start of the reception, so that all of our guests could witness the paebaek ceremony. We are glad that we did it this way because all of our guests, the great majority of whom are American born, absolutely enjoyed the ceremony. Many have even stated that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever attended because they were able to witness and learn about a cultural ceremony.
We cannot recommend BDK Mint's services enough and encourage you to make the investment as you will not regret working with BDK Mint! They truly have a one-of-a-kind service. Thank you BDK Mint for the wonderful experience! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you!
Alexa · Married on 12/28/2018
Memorable and lots of fun!
BDK Mint did a phenomenal job at our wedding. They were extremely professional - organized, punctual, detail oriented, and really engaged the audience while MC’ing the ceremony. We had so much fun and will never forget our wonderful paebaek experience thanks to BDK Mint.Sent on 02/14/2019
Tina Kim · Married on 12/15/2018
Best part of our wedding!
It was super important to us that we shared our Korean culture with all of our guests. We got hanboks from bdkmint for our engagement photos, and they turned out so amazing and beautiful. On our actual wedding day, the paebaek ceremony was THE highlight from our wedding - everyone kept telling us how unexpectedly fun and beautiful the entire thing was. It was an honor sharing my culture with our guests, and bdkmint was a huge part in making that happen, from the beautiful hanboks to Jessica’s great teamslations and explanations. My mom also looked amazing in her hanbok - she was the star of the night!Sent on 12/18/2018
Tina C · Married on 11/17/2018
Best part of the wedding!
As a Korean American, I haven’t stayed very true to my Korean roots. When my mom suggested we do a paebaek, I initially turned it down but I’m so happy that she made me change my mind and we ended up working with Jessica at BDK! It truly was one of the most special parts of our wedding and definitely the most entertaining! My husband and most of my friends are not Korean so it was all a hilarious surprise to them, and my Korean family appreciated including our culture in an otherwise modern American wedding. Jessica is the absolute easiest to work with, despite my many emails and multiple changes!Sent on 12/01/2018
Sunny · Married on 09/15/2018
The paebaek ceremony was undoubtedly the highlight of our wedding which was already fantastic as is. Jessica’s MC’ing was flawless. The hanbok was beautiful. And most of all it every guest had a blast. My husband’s 87 year old Irish grandfather teared up because he was just so overjoyed by participating in it. I recommend this to any couple hands down!Sent on 09/20/2018
lucy · Married on 06/30/2018
Jessica and her team were amazing from time of booking to the end of the ceremony! Jessica was always available for questions and made sure things went smoothly -- even with our crazy parental dynamics. On the day of our paebaek they were nothing but professional and absolutely amazing, despite our ceremony being outside in 97 degree summer weather! My mother is still raving about how perfect it was, and she's quite hard to please. I can't wait to get our future dohl hanbok!!!!!!!!Sent on 07/04/2018
Jenn · Married on 06/30/2018
The Paebaek with BDK Mint was the highlight of our wedding! It was a pleasure to work with Jessica throughout the planning process- she was very organized and explained the ceremony very clearly for my non-Korean husband. She also provided some great material for us to share with our family members so they knew exactly what to expect on the day.Sent on 07/18/2018
The day of the wedding- Jessica and her team were amazing! They were extremely flexible with the venue to set-up the Paebaek ceremony decor and very efficient helping us change into our outfits. Jessica explained each step for our guests and kept everyone engaged. All of my guests have been raving about how much they loved the ceremony, and it was one of our favorite parts of the day.
Valera · Married on 12/23/2017
For my wedding, I wanted to have a traditional Korean dress that was still somewhat Western. When I came in, I didn't really know exactly what I wanted, but Jessica and her mother helped me not only to choose the right style but also to customize it to my preferences. Since I live fairly close, I was able to come in for multiple fittings, allowing them to tweak the dress for a great fit. The price is more than reasonable, as I really think this is not just a dress but a work of art. Thank you so much!Sent on 02/02/2018
Hannah · Married on 10/28/2017
The girls at BDK mint made the whole pAebaek experience extremely special for us.. Jessica was SO nice and professional from the very beginning . They came early to set up.. Taught us thoroughly on what will happen during ceremony so we weren't surprised ... during the ceremony they were funny yet so informative about the traditions and meanings of the Korean ceremony. All the guests were SO impressed with our paebaek especially our non Korean guests. This was a highlight of our wedding and I had people asking where we found bdk mint. Choosing bdk mint for our paebaek ceremony was the best decision we made for our wedding ...!!!!Sent on 11/13/2017
Lily · Married on 10/28/2017
Jessica and team from BDK Mint was a complete dream. We were going back and forth about having a paebaek ceremony but we are so happy that we decided to do it. Not only was the ceremony entertaining, it was one of the highlights of the entire day. Our guests were so excited to have been a part of it and loved seeing the traditional bowing (while being able to understand since it was translated from Korean to English). The only downfall is that our parents now think we're going to have 25 kids...and we're held accountable by all of our guests. In all seriousness, I would recommend BDK to anyone thinking about having the ceremony and/or getting their hanboks custom made!Sent on 11/14/2017
Katie · Married on 09/09/2017
One of the absolute best parts of our wedding was Paebaek with Bdk mint. My mother-in-law wanted a Paebaek ceremony at our wedding, but as I'm not Korean and have never been to a wedding with this ceremony before I had to approach it by blindly searching for information online. It was so nice when I started communicating with Jessica to have someone who could answer all of my questions in detail. I admit I was probably most concerned with my hair getting messed up with the traditional headpieces, but Jessica assured me they do this all the time and everyone's hair looks exactly the same after. She was right! Jessica and her sister helped me change out of my wedding dress, into the traditional hanbok, and back into my wedding dress for the remainder of the reception and my hair held up perfectly. The ceremony itself was very special and so enjoyable. Everyone couldn't stop talking about it after. I also love the pictures of me and my husband dressed up for Paebaek! If you're considering it, I can't recommend having a Paebaek ceremony enough and definitely recommend using BDK mint! Overall they are so professional, friendly and know what they are doing to pull off a wonderful event.Sent on 10/09/2017
Justin · Married on 06/25/2017
I am Korean and it was important for me and my family to have a paebaek ceremony incorporated into our wedding and to have it translated into English as well for our wedding guests. My husband and I are currently in LA and got married in NY because of BDK MINT. Their services are unlike any other paebaek places. Jessica and her sister were so approachable, welcoming, and kind - they helped us get dressed, explained what to do to during the ceremony to my husband and me and all the participating family members. Our guests loved the paebaek and they all said they way that Jessica narrated, she seemed like a close family friend. I loved how she translated everything for our guests into English and Korean. This was the favorite part of our wedding ceremony!Sent on 06/27/2017
Sarah · Married on 05/20/2017
I cannot say enough positive things about BDK Mint! Everything was set up beautifully! Jessica was so accommodating and helpful. My husband is Korean, but I am not, and she was able to blend the ceremony with Korean and English explanations. She also helped me translate my korean invitations! I could not have selected a better company to work with - I only wish I could do it all over again with them! I also got my hanbok from BDK Mint and it turned out amazing. I felt cared for each step of the way. They even recommended places to eat when we visited their shop from out of town! I really enjoyed working with the Jessica and her team. Thank you!!Sent on 07/16/2017
Erica · Married on 03/25/2017
We got married at the Yale club this year and doing the PaeBaek ceremony with BDK MINT was amazing!!! Jessica and her team are fantastic. They were early to set up, helped me transition in and out of my outfits and were so so helpful... it was like I had extra help on my wedding day! Also, during the actual ceremony they made everyone laugh and it was amazing. My husband is not Korean, so I wanted to make sure all of the guests that didn't know what PaeBaek was had a good time and they definitely made sure of that and everyone laughed A LOT!Sent on 06/27/2017
Do-Hee · Married on 10/30/2016
WOW. If you're considering incorporating paebaek into your wedding, DO IT, and DO IT WITH BDK Mint. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.Sent on 11/01/2016
BDK Mint did an amazing job putting together a paebaek ceremony for our Brooklyn wedding at the DUMBO Loft. My husband and most of our wedding guests are NOT Korean, so we debated whether to have paebaek at all. I thought it might be one too many things we were trying to fit into our wedding day, and I had heard horror stories about "boring" paebaeks, or ceremonies that were lost in translation. I was also planning our NYC wedding while living in San Francisco, stressed out about all the pieces I had to juggle - a true Type A bride. At my mom's insistence though, we decided to explore having paebaek at our wedding.
Long story short, choosing to work with BDK Mint was one of the BEST decisions of our wedding. It was such a special way to share my culture and traditions with our loved ones. Jessica did an amazing job narrating the ceremony in English and Korean and made it educational and enjoyable at the same time. The room was filled with laughter and love.
From initial inquiry, Jessica and her team a pleasure to work with. Jessica was prompt, professional, patient, and friendly and put my mind at ease about everything. She was flexible with our tight timeline and the quirks of a raw loft space and made sure things went smoothly. I knew it was a good sign when our Day-of-Coordinator sung her praises after seeing BDK Mint on our vendor list ;)
The day of, my parents from Seoul and our Korean guests were extremely impressed by Jessica and her team, saying it's the most delightful paebaek they've attended, far better than anything they've attended in Korea. If you know us Koreans, you know we do not throw around compliments easily ;) And our non-Korean guests came up to tell us how much they enjoyed the paebaek throughout the night.
I'm so happy to have worked with BDK Mint. Thank you Jessica and team! You are such gems <3
Monica · Married on 10/15/2016
5 stars does not do BDK MINT justice, and it was my privilege as a micromanaging bride to work with a vendor as responsive, caring and fun to work with as BDK MINT/Jessica. If you have any hesitation whatsoever about using BDK MINT as your paebaek vendor, please give them a call because all it takes is one phone call with Jessica to realize that there simply is NO other paebaek vendor with BDK MINT's professionalism or showmanship.Sent on 10/18/2016
I had my hesitations about doing paebaek at all. Most of my Korean friends were not doing a paebaek ceremony, and I was not sure whether hiring a vendor from Philly for a paebaek ceremony in NY was smart or efficient. I could not have been more wrong. BDK MINT put on an AMAZING SHOW at my wedding. The majority of the guests at my wedding had no idea what a paebaek was, and Jessica/BDK MINT's set up and English explanations during the ceremony were not only DOWNRIGHT HILARIOUS but also incredibly informative. My husband and I keep talking about how much we learned and how much fun we had during the paebaek ceremony.
BDK MINT's rendition of the paebaek ceremony also served as the best icebreaker for my wedding guests. Our wedding was a black tie affair, and there is no doubt that seeing the bride piggyback the groom and take love shots in rainbow costumes was the perfect way for our guests to loosen up and laugh. I also highly recommend paebaek as a way to make grandparents or close aunt/uncles feel included on your special day. Our facebook/instagram newsfeeds have been blowing up with pictures of our brightly colored outfits, and our friends cannot stop talking about it.
Lastly, in terms of logistics, BDK MINT IS A DREAM. BDK MINT was early and extremely savvy with regards to the tight timeline on our wedding day. Our paebaek order changed at the last minute (because of the groom's parents' requests), and BDK MINT found a way to include the groom's uncle and aunt without running overtime.
BDK MINT/Jessica - THANK YOU <3
Christine · Married on 07/30/2016
Selecting BDK MINT to perform the paebeak service at my wedding this past summer was the easiest decision during the whole wedding planning service. I have been going to BDK MINT to purchase hanbok with my mother since I was about 5 years old. I knew that the quality of the clothing would be beautiful, the service would be kind, and the process would be easy. Jessica walked me through ever step and made sure to explain all the cultural differences and meanings to my husband's family in a much better way than I ever could. While my mother was able to go in by herself to choose her hanbok, I went with both of my mothers-in-law so that they would not feel so out of place in a Korean store. The consultation had both of them giggling with excitement and when we went to pick up their hanbok, they looked absolutely beautiful.Sent on 10/19/2016
The actual paebeak ceremony during the wedding was a huge success. Almost three months after the wedding I still have people telling me how much fun it was to be able to witness this traditional ceremony. Even though it is normally a private event, I explained to Jessica that I wanted it to be open to all of my guests (if they wanted to witness it) because many of my non-Korean friends expressed interest in how the ceremony would be performed. She had no problems with the idea and emceed the paebeak in both Korean and English for everyone to understand and enjoy. It was truly a wonderful way to incorporate my Korean background. The handmade Paebeak food was beautifully made and delicious as well. While the food is traditionally given to the groom's parents, they offered it to my mother. It was adorable that I had to call Jessica to try and return to her the dishes the paebeak food was packaged in, because my mother insisted that we return the beautiful Korean dishes. Jessica explained to me that the package we purchased included the dishes.
Thank you, BDK and Jessica, for helping us share this experience with all of our friends and family!
Catherine · Married on 07/03/2016
The team at BDK Mint was phenomenal. They were easy to work with, responsive to emails, and very organized. They also went above and beyond and traveled to my wedding which was 4 hours from the area. They made incorporating a paebaek ceremony into our wedding reception easy and fun. The guests LOVED the paebaek and had so much fun learning about the Korean culture. The sisters spoke in both English and Korean so that all attending guests were accommodated.Sent on 07/16/2016
User6664548 · 2+ years ago
BDK Mint is a fantastic vendor for traditional Korean Paebaek ceremony. Jessica and Liz are extremely attentive, friendly and helpful from the inquiry to the actual day. They are so experienced which helps the event running extremely smoothly. The food was delicious and the traditional dress is gorgeous. The setup is also extremely nice. Our guests like the ceremony very much. I will highly recommend BDK Mint for anyone who wants a traditional korean paebaek ceremony.Sent on 05/03/2016
Jun · Married on 04/01/2016
I rarely give reviews but had to for BDK MINT! My husband and I got married last April and the Paebaek was going to be the first time they were meeting! EVERYONE had such an amazing time at the Paebaek. People still bring up how amazing and beautiful the ceremony was.Sent on 02/01/2017
The girls are so amazing! Not only were they so helpful, they were very professional, accommodating, and hilarious! They did such an amazing job keeping the mood light! My husbands family had no experience with this kind of stuff so they were obviously nervous. The girls made that go away! The fact that they spoke both Korean and English was immensely helpful and allowed all of our guests to enjoy!
This was truly an amazing and unforgettable event. I couldn't imagine anyone being able to pull it off as well as these girls. Thank you so much!
Nalynn · Married on 10/03/2015
Jessica and the bdk mint team were amazing to work with! From the date we booked them for our Pae Baek to the date of our wedding (nearly a year later), they were professional, courteous, and extremely helpful in every way. I had a lot of questions as I had never seen a Pae Baek ceremony in person, but Jessica walked me through everything. Jessica communicated with our on-site coordinator to find the perfect site for the ceremony, and made sure no detail went overlooked. On the day of, even when weather threw a wrench in our plans, she executed Plan B without even a blink and made sure everything went smoothly. She and the soomo explained everything that would happen, helped us dress in the traditional outfits, and even showed us how to bow properly. I was blown away by how fun the ceremony itself was. Jessica narrated the entire thing in both Korean and English, and kept all of our guests engaged and thoroughly entertained. Many have said the Pae Baek was a highlight of the wedding and something they'll never forget! My husband's family, who are Irish, really enjoyed getting to experience some of my family's culture firsthand, and I really treasured getting to share it with them. I would recommend Jessica and bdk mint to anyone looking to have a Pae Baek ceremony as part of their wedding!Sent on 10/16/2015
User5540851 · 2+ years ago
BDK Mint did a fantastic job preparing for and executing our paebaek (traditional Korean ceremony). They arrived early to the venue, brought everything that was needed for the ceremony (including audio equipment, traditional garb, table, decorations, etc.), set up, hosted the ceremony, and cleaned up everything. Our guests all had a great time and understood the significance of the ceremony with Jessica's great hosting! I highly recommend them!Sent on 10/20/2015
Jiye · Married on 09/12/2015
BDK did an excellent job in hosting our paebek ceremony. The host was bilingual, professional, and did an excellent job entertaining and hosting the event. The staff helped us change into the korean outfits, prepped us on how to bow before going out to the guests, and made the ceremony a very fun part of our wedding. Our guests LOVED this portion of our wedding, and raved about the hosts. The accompanying music was also dramatic which made for a nice entry to the reception. I highly recommend BDK.Sent on 10/13/2015
User4563007 · 2+ years ago
We did a paebaek during our wedding reception as a nod to my Korean heritage and also as a fun event for our guests to see. From the first email, Jessica was an absolute dream to work with - she responded very quickly, was so incredibly nice, and everything from answering questions to signing the contract to confirming who would be participating in the paebaek was all done with the utmost professionalism. Jessica was so accommodating and flexible (having some family members fly in for the wedding at the last minute), and the ceremony itself was flawless. The soomo helped us get dressed and gave us a quick tutorial on what to do during the ceremony, and everything ran very smoothly. Jessica was also fantastic at announcing and explaining the ceremony to our guests in both Korean and English. I've seen many other paebaek ceremonies at my friends' weddings, but I have to say that bdk|mint probably did the best job in terms of ceremony flow, quality, and professionalism. Absolutely outstanding and highly recommended to anyone wanting to do a paebaek as part of their wedding celebration!Sent on 07/24/2015