San Francisco, CA 94118
Got the shower cake from Schubert's. Wow, it was out of this world. I was so disappointed that they didn't have my date available, as they book up well in advance, particularly during the summer months. Their prices seemed really amazing too. Their designs seem a bit more old school, but if you're not looking for high art, I think this place wins on taste and on price!
Macy's messed up one of our returns, but quickly corrected it, after we called them to report the problem. The main complaint about Macy's is that they don't carry alot of everyday items, and their prices are a bit on the high side. However, they do have a great thank you note program on the online registry which helps you keep track of gifts, which BBB didn't seem to have.
Still, our guests seemed to really like using Macy's. It also had a nice charitable donation program.
Stuff looks cheaper in real-life than online. So if you buy something that seems like a deal, it probably won't be as nice as it looks online. I learned that the hard way with our thank you notes. Still used them, but definitely looked way shabbier than the views online.
Seattle, WA 98101
1-800-GO BEYOND or (206) 448-7905
Way easier to use than Macy's, but they don't have a charitable donation section. I didn't like that you could only apply the online completion program to one purchase. Macy's lets you use it for several weeks after the wedding, as many purchases as you wish. They seem to have more selection in everyday housewares than Macy's, but not all their stores carry all of the china, luggage, etc. One major problem is that they will only accept 2 giftcards at a time, per online transaction. You have to go in if you want to apply the giftcards all at once. They really need to change this. I still think it was the easiest registry we had.
I agree with what the other reviewer said. He is very opinionated, and if you don't agree with his way of doing things, he is not for you. I marked him one star, as I found him difficult to communicate with and not the type of minister if you want to do your own vows. If you are looking for a very traditional type of wedding, he may be a good choice. Also, he only was to meet with us once before the wedding.
Can't say I found better prices on diamonds anywhere else. They are also able to do custom designs. Finished by the wedding despite a short time frame. The service on the custom designs is not very speedy. We really had to badger them to make sure it was done on time. Devon at the San Jose location is the friendliest we found to work with. Just beware that there's a reason you're getting a low price; they can take their time getting things done and aren't the best at returning phone calls.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
We had a great lesson, which definitely boosted our confidence for our dance. They require you to buy a package if it is for a wedding. Since we only had a week before the wedding, they waived that for us. Just make sure not to say "wedding"!
I had a makeup trial at the Los Gatos location and was not impressed. The prices are not extreme, but I didn't feel like the makeup looked very good.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Food was fabulous! Definitely cost more than others, but if you want good food, this is it! We didn't even have a tasting (our friends went for us), and we are glad we trusted them with the food.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
I didn't actually try on or buy any dresses here, but Gabrielle is the sweetest most helpful person around. A+ for personality! I noticed she has some gorgeous high end dresses as well at her shop. It is also one of the nicest bridal salons I have ever seen, with tea and other beverages. More pleasant than Saks!