Snavana

WEDDING DATE:

Mar 25, 2006

Snavana
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Bridal Warehouse
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
After visiting the big Bridal Shop in Rivergate and not finding a gown that suited my taste, we entered the Bridal Warehouse on Conference Drive. As we walked in we were greeted warmly by the staff and personally assisted by an older lady whose name I cannot recall. We walked through isles and isles of white and eggshell colored dresses. I tried on several and was unable to find a match for my body shape. I am short and large chested with a curvy wasteline and big hips. I was ready to give up when, as we were walking out, I spotted a neckline that I liked on a CLEARANCE rack. I pulled the dress out of the bag and tried it on. It was a perfect fit right off the rack. Other than shortening the neck strap, it was PERFECT! And the best part, it was only $250, originally almost $1,000.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Deluxe Cleaners (Hermitage)
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had always used Deluxe Cleaners for dry-cleaning and altering pants since I am short and cant buy off the rack without ripping the bottoms. I had never needed something so important taken care of. When I walked in the lady behind the counter (Judy I think) came running up to me smiling- she knew what the big fat white dress was for. She got her staff and in good but slightly broken English just went on and on about how this meant a wedding and congratulating me over and over again. She whisked me immediately to her back room and started getting the dress out of the bag. After I was dresses she noticed that the neckline was too long for me so she pinned it. I got re-dressed, left the gown and got a call back 2 days later that I was ready to go. She even dry cleaned the dress for me. It was great. I have sent everyone I know there.
Services used: Unique Services

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Printing Unlimited
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I have to admit, I worked here at the time of my engagement/wedding so the choice to use them was easy. Finding the right invites wasnt so easy. I spent weeks scanning through book after book from vendors including Carlton Craft and every one else you can thing of. I just could find what I was looking for. Finally my boss suggested that I look through paper samples and said if I found something I liked he would print them there for me. After days of searching I found it. Butcher Blue card stock. It was a matte finish baby blue/white card stock with spots of varnish making it look shiny in spots. We found a design and type style and they printed them the next day.
Services used: Unique Services

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Friedman's Jewelers (Hermitage)
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I would have given them a 5 but we had to send my husbands wedding band back 3 times before it was sized correctly. They had the best prices, and were actually one of the few stores to have a small simple band to match my Tiffany style engagement ring. They have great hours, a fun and young staff that really showed an interest in my needs and didnt push other items on us like the other jewelers did. I would recommend them to anyone on a budget who want quality without a HUGE selection.
Services used: Unique Services

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Mane Street Hair Salon
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I could talk forever about the service I received from Robin at Mane Street. She went ABOVE and BEYOND for me. Her receptionist had mistakenly kept my appointment with a stylist that had to leave town the morning before on an emergency. She had rebooked me for the following Saturday (completely by miscommunication and a series of uncontrolable events-not blaming her) I was supposed to be booked with Robin at 9:00 that morning. When I showed up, Robin- who I knew from my job, greeted me. I asked if she was ready for me and she looked shocked. She thought my wedding was NEXT WEEK since that was what the book said. OOPS. She cancelled all of her morning appointments and went to work on me. I need to say that I had a practice run with the other Stylist the week before and hated my hair but Robin knew just what to do. She curled, sprayed, pumped, snipped, and clipped feverishly about 35 minutes and when I turned around I almost cried. My hair was more beautiful that I had ever seen it. It was young (I was 25) and hip and stayed in place all day. Thank you again Robin!
Services used: Unique Services

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We were engaged in August and wanted a quick wedding. All of the other venues were either booked or way more than we could spend. A friend had suggested Cedars of Lebanon, her church group had events there and she said it was pretty. She was so right. We booked the small building right past the office. It was secluded, quant, rustic, and had everything we needed. Bathrooms, changing areas, refrigerator, counter space for the reception food and enough space for 80 charirs. The big wooden frint door made a grand entryway and the wooded back patio was perfect for photos. I plan on booking this again for my 5 year anniversary party.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Wendell Marlowe
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My husband and I are not Christian so a minister was out of the question and going downtown to the courthouse wasnt my style so I did some research and found that a county commissioner could officiate a wedding in their own county. I looked through the list for Wilson and I saw a familiar name- Mr. Marlowe my elementary school principal. I sent him an email and received a response back that day. We set up a meeting the next afternoon and he agreed to do it(on the condition that we promise to stay married!) He went out of his way to type up a keepsake ceremony script for us. He honored all of our request to keep religion out of the ceremony and was there 3 hours early. He did a wonderful job and it meant a lot to have my old principal there!
Services used: Unique Services

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Chief Rentals
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This was a no-brainer. I had met the owner, Mark Harrington, on several occasions as he was friends with my boss at the time. Aside from that, Chief Rental has been known in the area for being the best home town rental and equipment place to go to for years. Therea Scarazzo, the wedding venue planner at Chief, was wonderful in her suggestions. I wanted simple and classy. She picked out two candelabras and some very simple white chairs, and some nice white ribbon accents. It was a painless process. I had my uncle and cousin pick up the chairs/candelabra. They had them ready and waiting and they are always smiling. It doesnt hurt that Harrington isnt hard on the eyes either! All of his staff is so helpful and they know their stuff!
Services used: Unique Services