Oct 20, 2007
Margaret's French Bakery
Guests were telling us that they were going back for seconds of the cake! I tasted two of the flavors, which were amazing. I wish we had leftovers for the next day, but we didn't! Margaret is very upbeat and easy to work with. Definitely one of my favorite vendors.
Services used: Wedding Cake
Huckleberry Karen Designs
Karen was great to work with, very responsive and detail-oriented, and had a lot of helpful ideas and suggestions for me, as I was clueless about flowers. The end results were amazing, and we got a lot of compliments from the guests. Definitely recommended!
Services used: Flowers
We ordered both our wedding bands here because they have a huge selection of styles and metals, and they offer engraving. Their prices are also pretty awesome. Order their free ring sizers, which are a complete set of whole- and half-size plastic rings that you can try on and wear. Much better than those expanding ring sizers from other sites. E-weddingbands.com offers whole, half, and quarter sizes, which is rare. I ordered a size 4 3/4 ring, which fit perfectly. (I tried on the 4 1/2 and 5 ring sizers -- one was a bit large, one was a bit small. So this site is perfect for those with Goldilocks fingers!) We got the 3-mm domed platinum band for me, and the 5-mm pipe-cut platinum band for Hubby. The rings look great, and despite being simply packaged in a piece of tissue paper and then placed in a small drawstring bag, they arrived in perfect condition. For the price, this was a great deal, and we keep taking the rings out to admire them. We can't wait to be able to wear them permanently!
Services used: Jewelry
Everyone on the sales staff I've dealt with has been very friendly, with no pressure at all. There's no snootiness about being on a budget here; you can be up-front about your budget and your sales person will help you pull dresses from the rack in your range. They also don't force you to get alterations through them -- when you pick up your dress, you get a list of recommended seamstresses. This was the only bridal store I visited. I did not price my wedding dress anywhere else, but since they press everything you purchase here for no extra charge, I suppose it's worth a mark-up. I also purchased my crinoline here when I picked up my dress. It is nicer than all the ones I saw online. I did not get a veil or other accessories, and was not pressured at all. The only thing that irked me was that I wanted to pick up my dress on a Saturday afternoon, and the person on the phone scheduling my appointment said that they reserve their busiest hours for ladies who were still deciding on dresses. I paid for it, I should get to pick it up whenever I want! But that's a minor issue.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Meaganne McCandess Makeup & Hair
Meaganne was great to work with. She's very responsive to phone and email, and was super patient with me during the entire process, from trial #1 to trial #2 (because my husband wasn't used to the way I looked in trial #1), and on the day of the wedding. She did an excellent job with my hair and makeup; the hair didn't budge one bit throughout the entire day, from 2 p.m. until I took it out well after midnight. She also did the hair and makeup for both the mothers of the bride and groom; they were both very happy with their looks (and my mom is super picky!). I was so glad to have been able to work with her.
Services used: Beauty & Health
I felt really lucky to work with Jack for our wedding! And it wasn't just because I've known him since high school, when he used to help me with calculus, either. Jack's an amazing photographer who has a great eye and a great style that really fit in with the vision we had for our wedding. He's also an awesome guy who's really easy to work with and who takes his work to heart. I was so excited in the months leading up to the wedding because I got to see so much wonderful work coming from him. On the day of the wedding, he gave us lots of tips on what helps for photos (like taking a moment before sliding the ring all the way on so that we can get that moment captured), worked with our must-take photo list, and put everyone at ease -- even my mom, who's afraid of having her photos taken! We were *so* happy with the results, and were also really pleasantly surprised at how many little moments were captured when we weren't even aware that he was there at the time! Looking through them was really like re-living the entire day again, and I *highly* recommend him to everyone.
Services used: Unique Services