Aug 08, 2008
We ordered two Watters and Watters Bridesmaid dresses through Netbride. com. They arrived earlier than expected and in perfect condition. I was nervous about ordering through an online 'discount' company. After reading several reviews of the company I decided to place our order. They were EXCELLENT at returning emails PROMPTLY and politely. They were very clear in describing when we could expect the dresses to arrive, and much to our surprise they came early! We saved 109.00 per dress compared to ordering them through my local bridal salon. I HIGHLY recommend Netbride.com to any one who is unsure of ordering through an online vendor!
Services used: Dress & Attire
I couldnt have been happier with Lyndsey Loring for my wedding in August. I met with her a couple times, I gave her some photos for inspiration, and then some vague ideas about what I wanted. Well, let me tell you, the inspiration photos, she emmulated PERFECTLY, and my descriptions for inspiration, she nailed. HEr prices are well below the average for the NH seacoast area. She has a studio out of her home, so shes able to keep her costs low. Being a bride herself in recent years I feel like she knows what brides are looking for in terms of style and design. In the days leading up to my wedding, I kept adding and subtracting things and every request or change was met with a "No problem" and a smiley face! On the day of our wedding, we realized our cake looked very plain. Well The set up person went out of her way to find some extra petals etc to add to our cake. It meant alot to me that she was trying to make something, that she wasnt hired to do, perfect for me! Lyndsey is an amzing designed an such a kind person. She was 100% the easiest vendor we worked with.
Services used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
Michelle and Talia did hair and makeup for my wedding in August. I went to Michelle with a couple pictures of what I thought I wanted. We did my first trial and it looked EXACTLY like the picture I brought in. I couldnt get over how much it looked like the photo! However, ad the day wore on and I wore the hair do around my house. I realized it wasnt the hair do for me...I sheepishly called the salon to scheduele another trial. I got Talia on the phone who INSTANTLY put me at ease that I needed another trial. She made me feel so fine with the fact that I wasnt happy with 'the look' the first time around. I went in for another trial run and Michelle made me feel like it was OK to stay in the chair until I was happy...which I did! ( I have trouble being assertive!) I was adding people to have their hair done right up until the wedding, and Talia and Michelle just kept responding "No problem". They arrived early day of the wedding and immediately got to work. They were able to set up shop in our VERY small hotel room. Talia kept us in stitches telling story after story...shes the type of person who makes you feel like you've known her forever. I felt so comfortable around Michelle and Talia, and highly recommend them to anyone whos looking for a great hair and makeup team. I felt their fees were on the higher end for bridal hair and makeup, but were in no way out of the realm of what you would pay. Their fees for bridesmaids and mother of the bride were exactly the same as many other places we looked. Talia and Michelle made us feel like we had girlfriends doing our hair and makeup...day of the wedding, when you are stressed and nervous and excited...that feeling is priceless!
Services used: Beauty & Health
Let Them Eat Cake
Gayle Forte runs Let them eat cake out of her home in Kennebunkport, ME. I had one of her cakes at a friends wedding last year, and knew we HAD to have the same cake. She is very business like in emails and on the phone, which to me was a little intimidating since I didnt really know what I wanted. I told her our colors, and our preference for butter cream, and she emailed me three sketches within an hour of things she thought we may like. I was very pleased with her service, and the cake was AMAZING. White cake with almond extract and a rasberry filling. Ive had 'so-so' wedding cake in the past, but THIS is no so-so wedding cake. Shes an amazing baker and an amazing designer.
Services used: Wedding Cake
I worked with Deb for my AUgust wedding on the recommendation of three other friends. Hiring Deb was the BEST decision I made. After the wedding is over, all you have left are pictures. She arrived early to the site where the girls and I were getting ready. As soon as she walked in, it was SNAP SNAP SNAP for the next 8+ hours. She took pictures of everything! She was easy to be around and laughed and joked with all of us through the pre-wedding photos like she was an old friend. We were speicific that we didnt want to do anything that we deemed 'cheesy', and she worked around that and still captured so really fun shots. Being a photjournalist she works with the emotions of the day. She captured some pictures of things , that I didnt even remember happening. I was so overwhelmed to see picturs of things I didnt know she got pictures of. Deb was everywhere but nowhere at the same time. Our guests were calling her our 'commando photographer' because she was laying on her stomahc during the ceremony to get some shots of us!!! Our photos arrived to us within three weeks. We have a disc of all the photos in the 'album' she puts together and then some. She has all the photos ALSO in black and white on the disc so you can see what they would look like that way if you chose to print some in black and white. Deb is worth every penny you pay. Her prices are VERY reasonable compared to all other photographers and for the product you get. I cant say enough about her, and her work. HIRE DEB! you wont regret it!
Services used: Unique Services
Chrisrial & Co. Fine Jewelry
I purchased my diamond for my engagement ring, mand both our wedding bands here. I was thrilled with the level of service they provided. The two co-owners, Airial and Chrissy were both incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. They both were married within the last couple of years, and were alwys willing to offer advice about their weddings if I asked for it. I brought in a fake diamond band I had purchased from a retail shop. They were able to relpicate it EXACTLY in real diamonds for my wedding band. Chrissy offered to stay open late so that I could pick up my bands the day thay came in since she knew I couldnt wait another day for them! :) The best part is that they allowed me to borrow jewelery for my wedding from the store! I was dripping in borrowed diamonds (earrings and bracelet) for the wedding. talk about a great something borrowed! I felt so much more confident in the service in this store than any other large chain out there.
Services used: Jewelry