HotSummerBride

WEDDING DATE:

Jul 12, 2008

HotSummerBride
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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I had bought the dress a year before the wedding, and assume it fit at the time. A month before the day, my mother and mother-in-law insisted that I try on the dress for them. I guess in all the stress of planning and starting a new job, I had lost some weight. The dress sort of hung in the front. We asked around and we were told about The DressMaker. They were really nice about fitting us in, considering the short time span. The dress, they said, was easy to fix. I have to say that when I saw the types of dresses they were making, I wish I would have gotten a custom made dress rather than my generic dress! I was beautiful nonetheless!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My husband is a huge Twins fan, so his buddies from work scored some ticket to the Yankees game. He usually settles for sitting up in the bleacher seats, so I think he was pretty thrilled sitting so close and knowing that Liriano would hear his heckling. His best friend bought him a jersey, a cap, and they filled him up on beer and peanuts. Afterwards they brought him to the bar across the street and watched highlights and fed him chicken wings. Baseball, beer, and chicken wings! He was happy, and I was sooo happy that they didnt drag him to a stripclub!
Services used: Unique Services

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Paint Your Plate
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I was scared when my best friend told me that she planned a bachelorette party, but was thrilled when I found out that she had rented out the back room at Paint Your Plate for me, my mother and sister, and my friends. I had to wear a feather crown and the girls provided the champagne, and I thought that it was super cute that people made plates of good fortune for my life as a wife! It was creative, and I didnt have to drink out of a strange looking straw!
Services used: Unique Services

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Weddings on First
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This was the first thing I did! I shopped around at a few stores, but Weddings on First was by far the nicest and most knowledgable staff. They understood that I had a firm budget, and went out of their way to make sure I found a dress that I loved! I wanted something simple, long, chiffon, and with delicate beaded work at the top. The salesgirl had no hesitancy in pulling a few bridesmaid dresses out along with wedding dresses for me to try (We can always order them in white). I liked that she didnt try to pressure me into trying on a dress that I couldnt afford (or worse, letting me try on a dress, fall in love, and then tell me its $900! Its happened to me at other stores!) My mom and sister loved the ambiance so much, my sister claims this is where shell get her next dress!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Joshua Lemon Photography
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Its strange to think that it would be hard to find a photographer, but they book up fast! After careful research, I found that the average was about $1500 for a photographer, which was about what we paid. The best thing was being able to have two professional photographers on site, something that I never considered before. There were extra costs because we had several locations that we wanted to be photographed. What we liked was how comfortable we felt being posed. We also found it very, very hard not to smile! Most of our pictures were grinning! Of course we were going to smile, were getting married!
Services used: Unique Services

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Wedding night hotel: At the end of the evening, we were driven by the best man (my husband's new brother-in-law) to the Hyatt in Minneapolis. It was hard trying not to fall asleep in the car! Our friends had rented our Amorous room for us for two days, which was awesome, because we were actually able to enjoy the second day in such a fancy room! They brought us chocolate and champagne, which was really nice! They had a nice treat basket waiting for us, and it was nice being able to order breakfast whenever. I think it was great to have a small vacation before the actual honeymoon, and I wouldn't consider it the start of our honeymoon YET because my mother stopped by on Sunday to pick up my dress so that it could be dry cleaned.
Services used: Unique Services