Oct 18, 2008
I fell in love with dresses that were a little out of our price range for me to buy. I found Netbride and was quoted a price that cut the total by hundreds. I emailed for several quotes and got a quick response for each dress I looked at. I was a little hesitant to order online but their sizing charts were easy to use and they were great to communicate with through email. I ordered three dresses from Watters and each came exactly as I ordered. The dresses were delivered earlier than their original ship date stated in a great box.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Chief Hosa Lodge
They since have new staff and would have a better rating Review: This is a tough one to review. Based on looks alone I would give it the highest possible rating, but booking and communication with the coordinator was not easy. We booked the Lodge a year out after falling in love with another location and realizing it was out of our price range. Chief Hosa has a mountain feel for less than half the price of similar venues. It is also set up so you can use the patio as a ceremony space and the Lodge for the reception. If we would have run into rain, there is an adorable Chapel room that would have worked for a backup. We were able to book the lodge from noon until 10pm on our wedding day which worked out great. *If you do book, they don't' allow their chairs to be used outside so plan on extra $$ for rentals* Our payment plan was easy but a week before Christmas last year, the City and County of Denver called and said we owed full payment. This wasn't in our contract and I had a huge moral issue with them breaking our contract and doing it a week before Christmas. After a series of nasty emails and long phone calls the City and County finally called back and said they were wrong, in fact, the full payment wasn't due until April. It was a battle I shouldn't have had to fight. Another problem I had was trying to get a hold of the coordinators. When we booked we talked with one woman who then left and we worked with another. A month before the wedding we were given another who showed up an hour late to our walk through with the caterer (in her defense she is managing all the properties). In the end it all worked out but we had to stay on top of them.
Services used: Unique Services
Posie Patch Bridal Superstore
Great selection, Poor service. I visited Indianapolis to dress shop with my Mom and sister. We went to Posie Patch on a whim just to see what they had after a long day of shopping in Cincinnati, OH. When we walked in we were told that unless we had an appointment we wouldnt be helped. We asked if we could just look and they werent very accommodating to our request. We talked them into letting us look through the dresses and a consultant was assigned to me. She was rude and very short with my sister and I. I was told I could choose only 5 dresses to try on and was not given any guidance other than to point out different designers. When I found five dresses I was let into a dressing room where the consultant helped me put the dress on. The first dress I tried in this store was the one and as soon as we knew their attitudes turned around quite drastically except for sizing. I was told to order a 16 but when I looked at her size sheet I was clearly a 14 and losing weight so I wanted to order a 12. I realize that she was covering should the dress come in the wrong size but when I asked to order a 14 instead of a 16 she not so kindly let me know that I would need to sign a waiver because it was clearly the wrong size. Needless to say I had to have the size 14 altered taking three inches off each size of the bust and waist. The store had a great selection of dresses and the dress came in exactly when they said it would.
Services used: Dress & Attire
The Food Guy Caterer
We booked The Food Guy based on great reviews and we weren't dissapointed. Our tasting was great and Karen was willing to change the menu to suit our likes and dislikes. We had a family style Italian meal with Ceasar salad, chicken marsala, fusili pasta and bolegnaise, grilled asparagus and assorted breads. Their price was great and fell in our budget so we booked pretty much on the spot. Since thier prices were so reasonable we were able to upgrade to the Damask Linens. *If you can swing it, upgrade your linens. They add depth and interest to your table and the centerpieces don't have to be as elaborate. Also, avoid white linens, especially if your room has white walls and ceilings.* My favorite thing about the Food Guy is their willingness to set it all up. We were required to rent chairs for the ceremony and she took care of those rentals, the delivery and making sure they were set up. I also did all of the florals and decor myself so on the day of my Dad delivered everything and they set it up. *If you do this, leave detailed notes in your boxes with pictures, that information is invaluble to the staff and they will thank you for it* When I walked in the dining room it took my breath away. They were able to execute every detail I had thrown at them. The tables were gorgeous. Staff: I have been a server for many years so my rating on them is the highest I can possibly give. The staff at our wedding was absolutely FABULOUS! My first interaction with them was when the girls arrived on site. One of the servers ran out to our car to tell me not to get out yet because they were in the process of moving the Groom to where he couldn't see me. Above and beyond what most staff would ever do. While I was waiting to walk down the aisle another server stood outside and told me when it was "safe" to come out and start my walk. He was so sweet. As soon as the ceremony was over and cocktail hour started they made sure I was the first to taste the passsed apps. Unfortunately I had the stomach flu so I didn't eat much, but they were good! The rest of the reception was great, they were always filling wine and checked with me before doing anything.
Services used: Catering
Our cakes were gorgeous! We met with Kelley in January for our October wedding and didn't talk much after booking. I emailed her our cake flavors a few weeks before. I had planned on making a cake stand the week of the wedding but I was too sick so my Husband called her on Thursday before the wedding to let her know I couldn't do it. She called the caterer and between them they worked it all out and I didn't have to be involved. I left flowers for her to decorate the cake with and she did and amazing job. It was so pretty. Everything we had asked for and it tasted great (according to the guests). We had asked for enough cake to feed 100 people and I think we could have fed 200. The entire Groom's cake and top layer of the wedding cake are in our freezer.
Services used: Wedding Cake