Aug 16, 2008
Roses of Warren
I used her for the shower and the flowers were beautiful, but she did overcharge me $100 that we just applied to the wedding. Also, we had our last meeting scheduled for the week before the wedding, and she called me the day before to ask me when I had it scheduled- then she had to move it to a later time because she had booked another appointment. Then when I arrived at the meeting, she was with another bride and it was delayed about 15 minutes. She just didn't seem very organized. I was also a little disappointed with the flowers because I thought they would be much bigger than they were for what I paid- she definitely wasn't the cheapest florist in the area. All in all the flowers and everything else was delivered on time, but if I had it to do over again I would go with someone else.
Services used: Flowers
Those guys are sooo sweet and they really take care in creating high-quality jewelry. They're not the cheapest (and I cut corners everywhere I could) but they were definitely worth it and I wouldn't have gone with anyone else. They even let me get my ring cleaned for free whenever I want.
Services used: Unique Services
My Mother-In-Law took care of everything having to do with the chair covers so I'm not really sure about how the experience with them went. From my end everything seemed to turn out alright. I know that my MIL requested that the backs be tied in knots and not bows and they were tied in bows, but as far as I know that was the only issue.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths
Nails/Massage/Waxing: This is a little hole in the wall off of Woodward, but a great place to go. It's got a great atmosphere and really comfortable furnishings. The girls also do a wonderful job and are fun to talk with while you're getting things done. The prices aren't bad either.
Services used: Unique Services
Alterations: I was worried about my dress (purchased @ David's Bridal) because every bride I had seen with it had these wrinkles in the bodice (yay David's Bridal.). When I took it to Michelle she immediately noticed it and pretty much remade the bodice to get rid of the wrinkles. She was really friendly and a lot of fun, and my dress fit PERFECTLY! I never reached down to hike it up and it stayed in place the whole night. I also really worked my bustle while dancing and it never fell out or even moved. She was definitely worth the money!!! She also has a great personality and really made the fittings fun- another one of my favorite vendors. Shoes, Invitations, other stuff: Absolutely everything I did and ordered through them came on time and in perfect condition. The ladies are really friendly and helpful there- I'm depressed that my wedding is over because I no longer have a reason to pop in there!
Services used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry, Unique Services
Luxury Limo Car and Coach of Waterford
There was a lot of stress with them leading up to the wedding because a few other knotties had them cancel on them within a week of the wedding. DH had the job of taking care of the limo, so he would randomly call Joe every once in a while to make sure things were okay. Other than Joe seeming a little irritated, when all was said and done they showed up on time and the limo was nice and clean. There was a misunderstanding about champagne being provided that pissed DH off, so even though things technically went well the day-of, all of those stress factors put together net them 3 stars.
Services used: Transportation
Christine's Cakes and Pastries
Our cake was beautiful, tasted GREAT and Christine's made everything really stress-free. I just paid for the cake and they took care of the rest, I didn't have to keep checking with them the week before like some other vendors. Also, at the last minute I decided I wanted flowers on the cake so all they had me do was bring in a few roses the day before, and they decorated it all at no extra charge. I highly recommend them.
Services used: Wedding Cake
National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church
They get the minus because they called me two days before the rehearsal saying it needed to be moved up a half an hour because they had scheduled a mass for that night. Other than that hassle everything went smoothly, they were really accommodating, and the whole church staff was very helpful and friendly. We had Fr. Smalarz officiate, and he was great. He really took care in creating a personalized homily for us.
Services used: Unique Services
The hall was beautiful and the food was AMAZING, but there was an incident at the end of our reception and I had given the owner, George specific instructions on who was to take our card box, which he ignored and someone else ended up taking the cards. They also sent my parents a bill for the pizza they put out, which was supposed to be a surprise from my father-in-law. I don't think they should have charged us for the pizza since our reception was forced to end early and we still had an hour left on our hall that we paid for and couldn't use. It just seemed tacky after what happened. Other than that, everything was fine.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Best DJ Entertainment
I saved the best for last. Brendan was BY FAR my absolute favorite vendor. He really knew what he was doing and that was really communicated to us since our first meeting about a year ago. He's awesome at reading crowds and knowing what to play and how to play it in order to keep the dance floor full. At our final meeting we asked him to edit our wedding song a bit (there was a slightly racy lyric in the beginning that would have offended our parents) and he took care of it for us at no extra charge- and it sounded great! He was really good about giving us advice when we couldn't decide on something, and he went above and beyond his job duties as a DJ. One example- we were trying to take some pictures on the stairs at our reception site and one of the flower girls started to get squirmy. Brendan went behind the photographer and started jumping up and down and making funny faces so that the girl would sit still and smile- it worked like a charm! Also, during the regular dancing period, I literally had 3 sets of couples and a couple of bridesmaids come up to me from the wedding next door and ask if they could join in on our party because their band sucked and they could hear the music from our room and wanted to dance. By the time our reception got cut short we had about 15 or so people from the other wedding partying with us! He was just so great and I can't rave about him enough. People are still talking about how great both he and the music were. If you are looking for a DJ that's not cheesy, plays great music, keeps the dance floor packed, and just all-around is a great MC it doesn't get any better than Brendan.
Services used: DJ