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WEDDING DATE:

Apr 02, 2011

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We actually did not have A Bride's DJ for our wedding because they were unavailable, but Robbie and Diana went above and beyond! They actually referred to another DJ they thought would be perfect for our wedding, and he was! Even though we could not use them they still included us in their song list suggestion emails; and Diana checked in on us to make sure everything was going smoothly and if we needed any idea help! They were also very willing to recommend other vendors for other parts of our wedding! Great resources and very professional service; you can definitely tell they love what they do!
Services used: DJ

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Alessandra Bridal & Formal Wear
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I went to Alessandra's after a co-worker of mine suggested them (she got her dress here). She had been to about 7 or 8 different salons and had not found anything she liked; until Alessandra's. This was the second salon I went to. Everyone was very helpful and listened to what I was looking for and what would work with our 'theme.' They also took into consideration what my budget was, which I appreciated. Even though the salon is not that large (which is actually helpful because you will not feel overwhelmed by dresses) they have a gorgeous selection! I found the perfect dress for my wedding thanks to Flavia! It was also nice that I did not feel pressured into buying a dress; they wanted me to find the right one for me! I ended up ordering the dress on my second visit (I had to bring my mom and other sister to see it). My bridesmaids also ordered their dresses from Alessandra's, and even though they did not have a sample of that specific dress they were able to order it without any problem and get me a color swatch! On my wedding day I received so many complements on my dress; everyone said it looked like it was designed especially for me! Thank you Alessandra's for helping me find my perfect dress!

So far I know 4 other Brides that have gotten their dresses from Alessandra's, and all love them!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I have two separate reviews:

Bridal Shower - We had our Bridal shower at Mac & Rays at the end of February. Everyone was really easy to work with and more than happy to help! Guests commented on how beautiful everything was and how lovely the room was. We choose the Salad with all the fruit and chicken on it for the guests, and it was Amazing!!! Fantastic salad! Fresh and tasty! Plus the pricing was excellent!

Wedding Cake - Shelley, the pastry chef from Mac & Rays, made our wedding cake for us. My DH knew her because in college he use to be a banquette server there. She has the most AMAZING cakes I have ever tasted. Her decorating is also beautiful! I still have guests telling me the cake was so good they had more than one piece! :) Her prices were very affordable as well, you would expect to pay a lot more money for such a delicious, moist cake!
Services used: Wedding Cake, Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Like the other reviews, I would definitely rate the Colony Club much higher than PW is letting me (10 out of 5 is more like it!)! They provide A+++++ service! All of the employees are very competent in what they do, even the fantastic doorman!!! I especially appreciated all of Nicole and Allison's help during our planning process!!! They were more than willing to help me with whatever I needed help with, and answered all the my questions in an extremely timely manner!!! I could not have asked for better service! Not only is the venue strikingly beautiful, but the food is AMAZING!!! And for the great price the Colony Club is in a league of its own! Our guests complemented us all night on how beautiful everything was and how amazing the food was (and the great bar selection!)! I could seriously go on for hours about the Colony Club! Thank you Colony Club for making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives! We could not be happier on how the day turned out!!!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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( 4.8 / 5.0 )
We used Dream Limousine for my sister's Bachelorette party in July 2010, and they were amazing! What great service and price; and our driver (Dan) was a sweetheart! I had book a party bus (Coach 1) in February '10 with no problems for 30 people (my sister had invited 35). After I sent out the invitations and started receiving responses I realized the bus was going to be way to big for us, I called them a month before the event to see if I could switch to a smaller size party bus. They still had the Excursion available and allowed me to transfer my deposit! Which was beautiful and worked perfect for us! Driver Dan called me to tell me he would be there in 15 minutes, and arrived perfectly on time. He even loaded our cooler in the limo for us! Dan was readily available when I called him to take us to another bar! Obviously we had a great experience because I remember the drivers name and its been 9 months since we used them!
The only issue I really had, which was not a big deal, was I called the week before to pay off our remaining balance so I would not have to deal with payment the day of; and the company never called me back. Like I said, it was not a big deal, I just paid Dan the day of and we were ready to go!
I would definitely recommend their service and would have used them in a heart beat for our wedding if they had the specific vehicle we were looking for (which I wish they had because we had a negative experience with Entertainment Express... do not use them - Use Dream Limousine!!!)
Services used: Transportation

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Entertainment Express Inc.
 
( 0.6 / 5.0 )
STAY AWAY!!! I will NEVER use Entertainment Express again! We rented the Trolley Bus for our wedding (4/2/11) because we were having a vintage style wedding. EE was the only company in Metro Detroit to offer this type of vehicle and the reviews were alright so we figured we would be okay. Nope! Our issue was not with the Trolley itself (although the seat cushions were all stained, and should have been replaced), it was with our Driver! (I believe his name was Tommy...) We had the Trolley rented from 3pm until 1am to use to drive us around downtown Detroit (everything for our wedding was downtown) to take pictures with our Bridal Party, and then we were using it for a shuttle for our guests so they didn't have to drive. First he was late to pick up our family from the hotel to bring them to our venue so we could do family pictures before the ceremony. We ended up not having enough time for these so don't have any family pictures! This was after we gave him a pick-up and drop-off schedule that day! The hotel and venue were about 2 miles apart and I gave him enough time between both there shouldn't have been a problem. Then, around 11pm, he was telling my guests they had to get in the Trolley because he needed people to take back to the hotel. Everyone was having a fun time and didn't want to leave. He should have just sat in the Trolley and waited for people to come to him. Plus the 1st pickup from the venue wasn't scheduled until 11:30 pm! He wanted my DJ to make an announcement to have people get in, and he was told him no that he should just wait for people to come to him! My husband had to go downstairs and tell him to stop harassing our guests. He was getting paid, just sit there and wait people would come when they were ready; and we had the Trolley until 1 and there was enough time to get everyone that was staying at the hotel back! Of course the Driver did not like this and instantly got an attitude with my husband. Our wedding ended at 12 and most of our guests got on the Trolley at that point to go back to the hotel. There were a few of us that had to grab some stuff before we left and went down to wait for the Trolley to come back to get us. We waited for about 20 before he came back, at which point it was 12:40 and we got on and he told my husband we had to give him $100 to leave that spot. We were like no if you leave now we can get back to the hotel before 1am, we had 20 min. He started yelling at my dad and husband to give him money. At which point I pulled out the company's phone number and called them. The dispatcher told me that it was 12:50 so he wouldn't have time to take us back. I told him no, we got on the trolley at 12:40 and 20 min is more than enough time to go 2 miles! Then the dispatcher told me that we weren't ready when he got back to the venue. I told him we had been waiting in the lobby for 20 min and my husband called him to remind him he had to pick us up. At which point the dispatcher asked me to have the driver call him. I nicely asked the driver to call his boss and he refused! He said he wasn't calling them. I asked again and he told me no he wanted his money! I ended up calling the company back and told them he wouldn't call them, the company was actually trying to call the driver too and he wouldn't answer their call! At this point I'm crying because my dad and husband are fighting with the driver, we had to get off the trolley and try to get a cab, and its my wedding day and this stupid person isn't doing what we paid him to do! Luckily we were able to get a cab back, but had to take 3 because their were 8 of us plus our presents, cake, and misc. other stuff!

We tried calling the company again after we got back to the hotel and they said there was nothing they could do for us, we would have to call back on Monday (which we were leaving for our honeymoon early in the morning so it was impossible.) My husband called the company to discuss the matter, but still have not heard back from them. How can a company hire someone like that? Maybe they should do background checks and look into their employees a little more before sending them off to ruin peoples' weddings! I hope he got fired so no one else has to experience his rudeness and inability to perform his job!
Services used: Transportation

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Henk Studios
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Kathie Henk, owner of Henk Studios, did the most AMAZING job for our wedding!!! Her arrangements are stunning!!! She listens to your ideas and provides suggestions for things that might work better. She is also very willing to work with any size budget! She has been in business for over 25 years and knows what she is doing; you can 100% trust what she has to say and her work! I would recommend (and have) her business to anyone looking for beautiful arrangements on their wedding day, or any other occasion for that matter!
Services used: Flowers

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
MagnetStreet provides excellent quality products at a great price!!! We ordered our Save-the-Date Magnets, Wedding invitations, response cards, escort cards, thank you cards, and programs all from MagnetStreet and were extremely pleased at the results! I liked the wide variety of products and designs that the company had available, plus the fact that you could personalize them with your own colors and fonts! The company also allows users to customize pieces of the design (for example I asked them to extend the meal choice line on our response cards)! This feature was especially nice when creating our program! All of the products (3 different orders) arrived on-time or ahead of schedule, exactly as we designed them. I also liked that MagnetStreet would email a proof of the invitation/response card/program so you could see a pdf before your order was finalized, in case there were any mistakes on it. I would definitely recommend this company to friends and family!!!

PS They usually have coupons available online, so don't forget to look!
Services used: Invitations

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Michael Agnello Jewelers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My (now) DH had my engagement ring and wedding band custom made at Michael Agnellos, and they both turned out beautifully! I could not ask for anything more. They were very friendly and easy to work; as well as listen to what he wanted. I had no idea he was even ring shopping and would actually create something for me. It makes my rings even more special to me! We also bought his wedding band here, which they had exactly what we were looking for! And were even able to have it engraved! They also have a large selection of other beautiful jewelry! His parents have been shopping here for years, and now it looks like they have another set of life long customers!
Services used: Jewelry

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I have actually used Vistaprint for a number of invitation: My sister's Bachelorette Party, our Bridal Shower, and our Rehearsal Dinner. All came out beautifully and at a great price! I have always used their standard processing and shipping and received them much faster than 20 days! I would recommend upgrading the paper stock to a high quality, because the standard paper they use is fairly thin. I would also recommend contacting them to ask what the specific color is if you are not sure. We found both of these out when we ordered or wedding invitations from them. I thought the color was gold but it was more of a brownish/green (not one of our wedding colors!). I had ordered the invitation, response cards, accommodation cards, escort cards, and thank you cards; and each was a slightly different shape of the brownish/green color... I called them to report this, and even though I had looked at the coloring on 3 different computers, he said that it was the brownish/green color. The customer service offered to reprint them at no additional fee but said they would come out the same color. Since this was not the color I wanted they refunded my money. Which was amazing of them! I will continue to use Vistaprint for invitations in the future, because they do offer good service at a reasonable price!

PS Make sure you look for a coupon online before ordering!
Services used: Invitations