1YEARANN

WEDDING DATE:

Jun 30, 2007

1YEARANN
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Distinctive Designs Bridal
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I had a particular brand of dress that I was looking for, and was pleased when I found that Distinctive Designs offered the brand, and had a good selection in stock- even when the dress I ended up buying was from a few seasons back! The shop looks like it would be pretty small from the street (just a storefront rowhouse type building) but there is a huge warehouse space in the back with dressing areas. It is not the most elegant, but it did the job. My dress was altered by the in-house seamstress at the Bridal Shop, Distinctive Designs. It wasnt easy to schedule an appointment with the seamstress, and I had to go back for a few appointments within the last week before the wedding, so if you are working during the day up until your wedding, this is not the best option for you. I appreciated that she ended up sewing in bra cups at the last minute to solve the bra problem, but I always thought the hem of the dress looked kind of off.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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AnnTaylor.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I chose Ann Taylor because I knew that the quality would be high, and it would be easy to find a dress and get an appropriate size in a short period of time. I didnt want to wait months for the bridesmaid dresses to arrive, so with Ann Taylor, it took only about a week or a little more. Plus, returns were easy, and no alterations were needed. It was also easy to coordinate accessories, and the dresses looked great!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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The Inn at Brookeville Farms
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Reception site: Darcy, the event planner, really helped us to make our reception what we wanted it to be. The banquet room turned out perfectly, and the food was delicious. They had a private room upstairs for the bridal party to come to enjoy appetizers before being announced. The cocktail hour was held outside near the gazebo, and our guests raved about it. There are also some great opportunities for pictures outside at the Inn at Brookeville Farms. My only complaint is that I didnt like the chairs in the banquet room or the chairs that were used for cocktail hour outside, but not a major complaint. Food: Delicious!! We loved all of the food at the Inn at Brookeville Farms! We selected two plated options- the steak and the Cornish hen. Both got great raves from our guests. The crab cake appetizer was especially popular. There was no option for a tasting beforehand, but we did get a $100 credit to use in the restaurant in advance of the wedding. While the restaurant didnt serve identical items to the catering menu, we got a good feel for the food and were thoroughly pleased with the Inn at Brookeville Farms. They also accommodated children with chicken fingers and French fries and vegetarians with a vegetarian entre.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner