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May 14, 2011

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Rin's Bridal
( 3.6 / 5.0 )
After dealing with pushy sales people at every other bridal store in the peninsula, I walked into Rins. They are truly nice and helpful people, and they let me browse around the store while they picked dresses for me and I was able to rummage myself which was really nice. They didn't have the gown that I ended up with, but I went back to Rin's to order just because I liked their service (they are also 5 seconds from my house, that helps!). They did not try to overcharge me, they quoted me the exact MSRP for my Maggie Sottero.They kept pushing me for bridesmaid dresses, even though I said multiple times that they were all over the country and it would be annoying. They assumed that I was going to do alterations (even though I said on the phone right before I came over that it was just an estimate) and they pinned me - as I looked at the wall and it said Pinning without alterations is $50. At that point I was just happy to get my dress so I let them do their thing. I know my dress is complicated, but it was $400 just for a hem and bustle?! And she refused to touch the lace on my dress, she only hemmed the inside satin.
And then when I wanted a sweetheart neckline she added another $100 to the bill. But again, I just wanted the dress to be done. And it did look beautiful! They moved the bustle several times to get it just right, there was no denying it was good work. The bustle held up all day (3 point) and I danced in it all night.
Rin is pushy and opinionated, but a very nice woman who will do good work, and they had my dress pressed and ready to go when I picked it up. It was a very up and down experience, but I came away very happy with all the work they did. You just need to push back to get what you want!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our band was the Hometown Sweethearts, and they were the BEST BAND EVER. We couldn't afford a giant band like everyone expects, but this three piece knows how to rock out and get people on the dance floor! Their set list was great, everyone was raving about them all night and asking for their contact info. We already want to have another event just for an excuse to book them! By far the best vendor of the night, we will be recommending them to everyone we know in the northeast!
As for Sam Hill Entertainment, their booking company, they were great to work with too. Prompt to questions, available for calls, and our transactions went through very smoothly. Highly recommended!
Services used: Band