For the bridesmaids i used Davids bridal. I had so many problems with my experience there i was a little worried for my girls. For the most part the ladies that work there really dont care about you or anything. (Even in my experience with going to get a bridesmaid dress i was put into the back and no one would help me, i didn't have a mirror so i had to have my husband come in to take a picture of me with our phones.) But for my girls They were pretty nice, and at the last second i had a girl drop out on me so we had to find a dress in the next two days without any alterations and hope it fit. We called around the Nation and so many were so nice and helping us call around. We found a dress in California, which they ended up shipping it for only 10 dollars over night for us. It was a life saver. So all in all i would not go back to a Davids Bridal, and if you do go straight to a manager to get any help and it nicely!
We did our honeymoon through Apple vacations. i would recommend them but we did have a few problems. We had gone to a little island in Mexico, and we got there with a little bit of confusion, ad dropped off at the wrong terminal and had to catch a last min. ride from a shuttle to our terminal. After finally getting to the island we went to check into our honeymoon room, which ended up the hotel not getting that info and we sat to try and get it all figured out for a good hour to no avail. They ended up already having people in the suite rooms we were to be in, so they tried putting us in a little room with just a bed having no view except the pipes from the roof. So we went bact to get switched to at least a sea view, which we did. And went out to dinner, after coming back they had decorated our room up just like the suite in apologies and gave us some free stuff as well. So all in all i would say Apple vacations was pretty good with the traveling and safety but not with communication with your hotels.
Lafayette, CO 80026
We had gotten our officiant for my Husbands old church, Flatirons. We were living in Kansas City but having the wedding in COLORADO. We came home about a month a head of time, and in talking to the man Flatirons requires you both to do a three day clinic with other married couples and a little bit of counseling, which was all talking place the day we after the wedding. We had talked to him about it all before hand and told him we were not going to be able to do the classes, but being in a bible school in Kansas City we all setteled that it would be ok for us not to attend due to where we were living and what we were involved in, and would get other counseling.
HE did a wondeful job and we planned out our ENTIRE ceremony, from when he was going to pray to what and how he would say anything in the wedding. Highly recommended
Windsor, CO 80550
For our rehearsal dinner we actually did it AT the place our wedding and receptions was, we had a nice loft, over looking the lake and property, to ourselves and fit everyone. The dinner was set up very nicely, and tables were decorated. We had shredded beef bbq dinner and we served ourselves. They did NOT use Plastic anything! haha I really liked having the dinner in the place we were going to be the next day, we didnt feel as much as strangers as we thought on the wedding day! Beautiful place! Dinner was a little pricey but not bad at all!
Maple Grove, NJ 55369
We did our rings through Jareds, which i would HIGHLY recommend. Their staff all is very experienced, you wont really get anyone that needs help with the rings. Each one also has security guards on the doors, which was just kind of nice in the area we live in. The best part of Jareds is that their jeweler in IN STORE, they do not send out your jewelery to who knows where and not knowing if you'll get it back or if its ruined. You can meet the man or woman who work with your jewelry and even watch them work on it. Very professional and honestly didn't try and sell you the most expensive thing there! Worked 100% with our budget..
NSW, United States 2782
(02) 4757 3339
We did most of our flowers though a local flower shop, right down the street from the sight of the wedding. The lady was pretty nice, but isn't to much help in picking out or giving an opinion on the bouquets. I was very new to this and i just winged it cause i didn't get any really help, which in the long run was b/c she wanted me to do whatever i wanted and not interfere. After seeing the flowers they were beautiful, i added my own touch to them with little rein stones in the middles of some, which she happily did. And even added her own little signature by not wrapping the flowers to hold them together by tape but by thin wire and ribbon (which i also asked for).
Very good, and a little expensive..
Denver, Colorado 80222-6618
We got our cake from a little tiny place in Fort Collins called The Sunflower. The ladies were so nice. We had went to go check it out and try some samples, not knowing they closed in about 5 min. They stayed behind to help us pick out and sample and set up our whole cake! AFTER HOURS Everyone at the wedding said it really was one of the best cakes they have had at a wedding and every piece was gone! It looked beautiful, and we even did our own design.
Mens Warehouse is amazing. When my husband went to go get fitted and set up everything for the groomsmen, he was in and out with everything done and measured in literally 10 min. They were so kind and knew what they were doing! Not to mention The Grooms tux is free!!! Which all of you may know is always wonderful to here expecially with how expensive everything else is! When we went to go pick up all the Tux's the day before the wedding my husbands arms were to short, so they took 5 min and fixed it right up to his size. again very quick and nice!
We found the Most amazing photographer, Her name was Desiree and she and her apprentice were both pronominal! Very kind and patient. Spent the entire time at the wedding, not just the ceremony. She caught every moment i would have wanted, and they are so professional with their shop and pictures. A little pricey but the out come is wonderful, something you WANT to show others and be proud of...
Kansas City, MO 64151
I am a younger girl who went to pick out my wedding dress, i had a app. set up and everything and got treated horribly, and my cost were way to high, way more then i was told. They did not order the actual size i needed so i had to alter a whole size down in stead of getting the right size. Everyone thought i was a young teenager who was messing around, but in fact i was very respectful, asked a lot of questions, etc. I ended up having to talk to the manager and then things went a lot smoother!!!