St. Paul, MN 55101
Tom at Anchor Paper is wonderful. He responded quickly to all my e-mails and was very helpful. Their prices on Stardreams and Curious Iridescent papers are unbeatable. He shipped quickly, and even included the scraps left from cutting my paper.
South Bend, IN 46601
The staff at Greta's were very helpful and great to work with.
The only problem I had with them was trying to find out exactly when my dress would arrive. Originally, I was told it would be in the end of January 08. Then I was told to call in mid March to get a delivery date. In March they said it would be the end of April. On April 17th, I got a phone call saying my dress was in and I needed to pay the balance. I called and talked to Greta and explained that I live in Florida and I wouldn't be able to come in till my next trip up to Michigan in May. She was completely understanding and said I could pay when I came in and they would store the dress for me for free.
Carol did my alterations, and she did a fantastic job. When she was through, the dress fit perfectly and you couldn't even tell it had been altered, which was amazing to me with the amount of bead work on the dress. She put in four loops and buttons to secure the bustle, and they were easy to do, and they held all night long without any problems.
We picked out the tuxes at the MW in Viera,FL, which is also where 3 of the guys were fitted. The rest were split between the Kalamazoo, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana stores. The Viera store was great, and we had no problems with them. The South Bend store had issues finding our wedding information when some of the groomsmen went in, but it was easily straightened out with a phone call.
The Thursday before the wedding when the guys went to pick up their tuxes, all but one were good. One of the ushers, Scott, went to get his tux and it didn't fit at all. They promised to fix it and told him he could come back the next morning and pick it up. When he went back, the tux was still didn't. The pants were too long, and if he raised his arms the sleeves of the tux went up to his elbows.
He wore the tux, since there was no time to get a new one and it looked fine in pictures, but he was terribly uncomfortable.
Also, something I didn't notice till after the wedding, the ring bearer was supposed to receive a white vest matching Jake's, but he got a black on like the rest of the guys. Not a big deal, just not what we had ordered.
Madison, TN 37115
I had reservations about using David's Bridal since I had heard so many horror stories about them.
Thankfully, we didn't have any issues, all the girls dresses arrived on time and were exactly the size, color, and style ordered.