Jun 27, 2007
I went to the Jasmine Trunk Show there, and I was super impressed. The lady who helped me was super sweet and very helpful. I tried on about 7 dresses, and she knew I wasn't going to buy my dress right then (she in fact TOLD me I shouldn't since my wedding is over a year away), but she was still incredibly patient and helpful. And the dresses they have there are GORGEOUS and affordable. I only tried on dresses from the trunk show (I found all 7 that I liked from just 2 racks, and all in my price range!!), but after I got dressed again, I purused the store and I saw a bunch more that I liked! They were closing though, so I left. :( But I'll definitely be back!!! Brides, you've got to check out this store!
Services used: Dress & Attire
I wasn't impressed. I had heard all about how huge Mon Amie's selection was, so I absolutely had to go despite reading so many bad reviews on their customer service. Well, for one thing, Mon Amie is a bit bigger than most bridal salons, but not nearly as big as everyone made it sound. It's probably about 2x the size of the average. And they may have a lot of dresses, but personally I only found 3 in the whole store even worth trying on. The biggest problem I had with Mon Amie is that their prices are awful!! My budget is between $1K and $2K, so they sent me to the appropriate room for that price range. Everything in there was similar to the stuff I saw at David's bridal for less than $500!!! And I only found one dress in there worth trying, and I still ended up hating it. The other two dresses I found, I only tried on at all because they were having a sample sale and both of them were 60-75% off (one was $3200 and the other $8000!!!). I would have considered getting the $8000 sample dress at 75% off, but it had a pen mark and a snag right in the front of the skirt. Needless to say the samples weren't in the greatest of shape. Even the bra they gave me to try the dresses on with was a tattered old mishappen thing that just looked awful. The veil wasn't much better. Oh, and the reviews about the customer service? Couldn't be more right. I had an appt for 2:30, showed up right on time, gave my name and waited for 20 min. Luckily I didn't mind because I got to look around and see what they had in the whole store. The girl who eventually "helped" me couldn't be less helpful. I told her what I was looking for, and she pointed me in the direction of the $1K to $2K room, and disappeared for 10 minutes while I looked around again and picked out the 3 I wanted to try. She had picked out 2 hideous dresses (not at all what I'd said I liked) that I could try on or not (she couldn't care less), and proceded to help me into the dresses. She said about 10 words the entire time and looked about as interested as if she were watching a lecture on the migration of dung beetles or something! :? All in all, I had a better experience at David's Bridal. Better value, better customer service. If you do go to Mon Amie and find something you like there, I'd suggest trying to find that dress elsewhere. I'd bet you'd get a better price.
Services used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
Natalie B. Artistry - Professional Makeup & Hair
I was very happy with Natalie. She's very sweet and so easy to work with, and she was totally on time, even though we were so far from where she lives. My bridesmaids and I looked fabulous. Thanks Natalie!
Services used: Beauty & Health
Kate Baker Floral Design
Kate is amazing! I was very happy working with her. She's responsive to emails (which was very important to me!) and super nice. And she does FABULOUS work! The centerpeices and altar arrangements at my wedding far exceded my expectations! Everyone thought my wedding was beautiful and Kate's work had a lot to do with it. I highly recommend her.
Services used: Flowers