Carebear0114

WEDDING DATE:

Jun 07, 2009

Carebear0114
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Hillside Gardens and Nursery
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I chose Hillside Gardens because I loved the rose garden where the wedding would take place, and because I wanted to have an outside wedding. The wedding grounds are beautiful, but the rest of the garden has some rather strange art that is only partially hidden when the trees are in bloom (including a rather large metal spider to welcome guests at the front gate). Like I said, though, the wedding site itself is beautiful, and made me forgive the other quirks :). The pricing is a bit high - especially considering that set-up and tear-down of tables and chairs is not included, and that I have to provide EVERYTHING else - linens, place settings, caterer, tables and chairs for guests above the 150 mark (Hillside says it accomodates up to 250, but only has tables and chairs for 150), and all decorations. I did opt to reserve two time slots (afternoon for $800 and evening for $1930), because the evening slot would have made the reception a bit short, which added a good chunk more to the cost. In the end, I think I am going to have a beautiful wedding, but I wish I could have paid less for the site - I almost could have done it at the Briarhurst for this price.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Debbie's Custom Sewing and Alterations
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I have been going to Debbie for all of my alterations since I was in high school. She is a fabulous seamstress, and specializes in formal wear. She is making my veil and all my bridesmaids' dresses, as well as doing all of my alterations. Debbie's work is affordable and quality. She is also very sweet and has wonderful customer service skills! She makes you feel so comfortable!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Lotus Salon & Spa
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I went to have a pre-wedding appointment with Sara to see how the hair style I wanted would look. As she was working, she made a few suggestions here and there which turned out wonderful - she is incredibly helpful and sweet, and a wonderful hairdresser!
Services used: Unique Services

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Davids Bridal
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
David's Bridal had great customer service, a good selection, and the best prices of all the bridal shops I visited. When I went to buy my dress, I had heard that a sale was going on, but I found out when I got there that the sale had ended a few days before. I decided to wait and come back when there was another sale. As I was driving away, the young woman who had been helping me called to say that she had just talked to her manager and found out that a sale was starting the next day, and that her manager would honor it that day. I went in immediately to buy the dress! I was amazed and so glad that she called me!
Services used: Dress & Attire