Lester Prairie, MN 55354
I got my groom an engraved beer mug for a wedding gift. He is really hard to shop for but he likes a good beer, so I thought it would be a good idea. He LOVED it! It was engraved with our names and wedding date on it and it was stainless steel so it will last a long time. He thought it was the coolest idea and wants to get another matching one for me. So I would say it was a hit and the store was a perfect place to begin for ideas. I ordered it right there in the store and then picked it up when it came in, easy and fast!
This may be biased because she's a friend, but she is phenomenal. We purchased a 6 hour package and she stayed 8 hours. She gave us a high-resolution cd with all of the photos on them which was really nice because we couldn't afford to order every single print we wanted. There is nothing average about our pictures, every shot has thought, creativity, professionalism, flair, and emotion to it. She didn't tell us to pose or "hold that" or stay there! in fact, she barely interrupted our day or time together, she captured our story and you can see the real emotion on our faces. It's worth more than anything in the world! Thank you Abbey!!
This was a MAJOR hit with all the guests! They absolutely loved this idea. We rented the photo booth for 3 hours for like $895 or so...so very spendy, but it was PACKED the entire three hours! They stayed a little longer for us but we should have purchased 6 hours...it was just out of our price range. Each sitting got one stip of photos each time they went in, and on the back on the picture was a sticker with the website address where all the photos would be posted, and we (just the bride and groom) got a master cd with ALL the photos from the photo booth on there....amazing! SO we got a copy of everyone and it was so much fun to go through and look at all of the crazy funny photos!
Our invitations were beautiful! They turned out just how we wanted them and we loved how we got to design them, but also got great ideas from the ideas online..it made the process so much easier than starting from scratch. They didn't take too long to get printed and shipped to us, and they came with matching envelopes. They printed a few extra for us for free, in case we messed up on some of them. They were a little spendier than we had liked, but it was well worth the money because first impression is everything and sets the tone for the entire wedding, so we wanted them to be bold and make a statement.
Minneapolis, MN 55435
He went to Jared! :) And it was amazing. He had a specific, unique ring in his mind that he wanted for me and they helped him accomplish his goal. I have never seen anyone else with a ring like mine and they made the experience that much more special. The several times we went in for sizing, cleaning, picking up rings, etc. the salespeople were very good at helping us. They also showed personal interest in us, asking questions about our wedding and specifics for that day. To this day when we visit they know us by name and remember specific things from our day...maybe they have to write it all down and are quizzed but I still thought it was cool :) We will go back again for all our other jewelry needs!
Minneapolis, MN 55337
My husband had the duty of picking out and taking care of our transporation the day of the wedding and therefore I was a little nervous :) However, he picked out an awesome ride! Our limo was sooooo cool, it had these multi-colored lights inside on the ceiling that looked like stars and along the sides of the walls. The seats were comfortable and the inside of the vehicle was very spacious. We fit 16 people plus our photographer inside the limo, and all sat comfortably. We were treated like high class queens and kings!
Amazon has everything you could possibly ever imagine! I was having the hardest time finding the right heels for walking down the aisle (they needed to be tall) and then almost the same height flip flops to wear at the reception so my feet wouldn't be so sore! I looked everywhere, and finally thought of amazon. Within minutes I found thousands of matches in colors, sizes, looks, patterns, etc. that I wanted in high heels and flip flops. It was such a relief, and that lead to finding other mysterious wedding items on there as well. I would give them above a 5 star because they also have the best, competitive prices!
We uploaded pictures to Shutterfly to order our save the dates and they were a quick, hassel-free vendor. It took longer to pick out a picture than it did to place our order! The site is helpful and easy to use and very affordable. We went back and fourth deciding should we do save the dates or not and I am glad we did. They also had other options on there that we used as well-we created thank you photo cards to send to our guests after the wedding thanking them for coming.
Minneapolis, MN 55423
We went to boring old David's Bridal...doesn't everyone? We looked around at the wedding shoppe for bridesmaid gowns but a lot of their styles were either outdated or looked like prom dresses for teens (very short) and I was hoping for some more classic and simple (a tube top longer dress) so we headed to David's Bridal. If I wasn't looking for something plain and simple I would not have been satisfied, because everything is pretty plain and boring...but I knew they would have exactly what I was looking for in almost every color and I was right. It was great for what we needed but nothing too unique or different about their dresses.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
I worked with a black-haired woman here (I can't remember her name she had a cute little bob) but she was very good salesperson. I really appreciated her patience as I tried on about 78 dresses!! They had a great selection to browse through and I was not rushed or hurried through the process as I was at other stores around the area. She dedicated her time to helping me find the right dress, and we even looked through the designer catalogs to see what kinds of things I liked and didn't like before beginning. They offered to order any dress they didn't have as long as they order from that vendor. Great place to go.