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WEDDING DATE:

Sep 18, 2009

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Little Bridal Shop
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
I drove an hour to this wedding store to look for my wedding gown. Upon arriving they were very helpful. I found a dress that I really liked and possibly would have ordered. I am a size 8 and the dress they had for me to try on in this style was a size 20. When she sized me for the dress she told me I would have to order a size 14. After leaving the store, without ordering the dress, I didn't feel right about what she had said. I went to another store who had the same dress and tried it on in a size 10 and that was too big! They put me down to order a size 8 in that gown, which I still ended up not ordering, but Little Bridal Shop would have ordered me a dress that was 6 sizes too big!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Joseph's Fine Dining
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
With going to look at Joseph's it was my first place to look at for my reception site. I knew from the moment I walked in it was the right place. They have beautiful wood on the walls, some decorations already in place and icicle lights hanging from the ceiling. Gorgeous place!
Services used: Catering

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( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I went to Mestad's for my first bridal gown experience. They were very helpful, friendly and worked one on one with you as a consultant. They listened to the what I had liked and pulled dresses that fit that description. They were very interactive with my mom and sisters and a joy to try on dresses with!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Davids Bridal
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
When going to David's Bridal in Maple Grove, MN they told me when I set up my appointment they would have my favorites from the website pulled. When I arrived they didn't know I had favorites and refused to look at them to pull them. So we went through their book and gave the sales associate numbers for the gowns I wanted to try on. She pulled one of the 15 styles I gave to her. She brought dresses she thought I would like instead of the ones I asked to see. Needless to say, I did not order my dress there as they were very rude and didn't help much at all.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Hansmeier Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
After meeting with this photographer I had no other decision to be made... he was going to be booked! He understood that my wedding is a unique day and that each wedding is different. He doesn't have "packages" for people to have to pick from. You tell him what you want, and it's more reasonable than anyone else. He offers online viewing and ordering and you get all of your 4X6 proofs to keep along with copy right ownership. He also gives you a DVD with all of your pictures on it so you do not have to order from him, but that you can take the DVD to a store of your choice and pay maybe 10 cents per picture instead of $5 a picture like most photographers charge.
Services used: Unique Services

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A Specialty House
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I called The Specialty House in Sauk Rapids, MN to look at bridal and bridesmaid gowns. On the phone she told me both would be great. Upon arriving, they had 4 bridal gowns to try on and over 200 bridesmaid dresses. I wish I would have known before I got there that they didn't carry many bridal gowns. The store is very unique as they carry and assist with all wedding needs and offer gowns at a reduced rate.
Services used: Unique Services

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Jackie J's
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I called this store seeing if they carried a style of a certain dress. They told me they did not but would be willing to call the manufacturer of the dress to see if they had any in stock. They called me back saying that they did and that they could rush me a dress by the end of the week in my size to try on. I went to try on the dress at the end of the week and ended up not wanting that dress when I tried it on in my correct size. That was no problem to them. I tried on a different dress that they had and fell in love with it, and ordered my wedding gown... after 6 months of looking!
Services used: Dress & Attire