Aug 18, 2007
I have to say Charlottes Bridal was a wonderful boutique experience. I had my own room and assistant helping me find the perfect dress. They have a fabulous selection sure to fit any brides specifications. Once I did find my dress, it was promptly sent off to be made, I was called right when it came in about 5-6 months later (which is very normal for wedding dresses) and they referred me to a couple of people in and out of house to get the alterations done prior to my big day. They also pressed the dress for me once it got closer to my date. It was one of the easier things I dealt with and they made my experience simple and enjoyable. I would recommend Charlottes to every bride. I chose to go with Charlottes due to having had such a wonderful experience picking out my wedding dress. They picked up right where they left off meaning they handed me some books based on the things I mentioned that I liked and thought would look good on the bridesmaids in my wedding party. I was able to find a dress in the exact color I wanted and that was simple but elegant for my wedding. I cant say enough about this place. There were discounts applied because of how many were in the party and when you are paying for a wedding, any discount is always welcome. The girls had their dresses come in earlier than expected and everything turned out great. Thanks again to the ladies at Charlottes.
Services used: Dress & Attire
This was the place that a majority of my bridal party went for their alterations. I also went there, not for my wedding dress but for my bridesmaids dress for a wedding I was actually in. They were very professional and the alterations came out perfect. They were very quick to get my appointment scheduled with the person who does alterations too which I appreciated since I felt like my time was already stretched thin as it was. The lady who does the alterations is very sweet and accommodating. I would recommend anyone go to Vermont Cleaners to get their alterations done.
Services used: Unique Services
Country Gardens Estate
I loved the site where I got married and that it also provided a location for the reception so once the wedding was over, everyone just traveled over and started celebrating right away. We got married in the Gardens area with flowers lining both sides and a beautiful scenery in the background. The Reception area was well groomed and provided plenty of room for everything including the food, cake cutting, dance floor, and head table for the bridal party. The only that I have to say is the room I got ready in was dirty so the bottom of my dress was all gross by the time I got married but oh well, this was minor compared to what the entire day was about.
Services used: Unique Services
Dove Express Limousine Service
I received a coupon for the services in the mail on a whim and called up. The coordinator was very pleasant on the phone and she knew exactly what I wanted. She called and confirmed with me again before the day of the wedding. The driver was very punctual. The Rolls Royce was a dream come true and everything I had wanted for my wedding. We drove around town after we were married feeling like royalty. Here is the kicker. We stopped to have some appetizers since we didnt get much of anything to eat at the reception with everything going on and by the time we got back from the restaurant, the driver had vacuumed the limo out already. Talk about star quality. I would recommend this company for anyone looking to rent a Rolls Royce for their wedding.
Services used: Unique Services
My husband and the groomsmens tuxes were great. Everything was ready when it was supposed to be and the men looked wonderful. I have to say though I felt we were mislead about what my husbands tux was going to be when it came to the vest. When he picked his up, it was a half vest and not a full and it was because a full did not come in his size but that wasnt told to us until the time of pick up. The other thing that happened was my husband went to order his groomsmens gifts through them and they completely screwed up the order until it was too late to be fixed and we had it corrected by another place. I wouldnt recommend ordering your favors through them at all.
Services used: Dress & Attire, DJ, Photography, Videography
ShaneCo - Portland, OR
My husband purchased my rings through the Shane Company without me there and guessed on my ring size, which ended up being wrong. When I went in with my ring the night he proposed all excited but unable to wear the ring, the girl who helped us let me come and pick it up earlier than normal because she could see how excited I was and how badly I wanted it back. Not only that, they cleaned it and made everything look nice before the day I got married as promised. I just felt very well taken care of and every person who has helped me there seemed very genuine and considerate PLUS my ring has a lifetime warranty with the certificate of authenticity so I can take it back anytime if I want an upgrade on the diamond.
Services used: Jewelry
We found our minister online at moorecreativeweddings.com. He was a great option for us since we werent looking for something intensely religious but definitely wanted some religious aspects to our wedding ceremony. Our minister was organized, efficient, and could definitely take command of a crazy situation. He provided a template for the ceremony and we just went through and customized our ceremony. He met with us to make sure everything was a match from the start. Then he met with us again to go over our vows plus the rehearsal the day before. Then he was very nicely dressed and ready to go on the day of our wedding as he had always promised. He is very friendly with a great sense of humor and very reasonably priced.
Services used: Officiant
The DJ did both my wedding and the reception. It was wonderful that they were willing to pick everything up and move it to the reception area and they did it very quickly. The DJ was dressed in a tux that was a little too big for him but I think he was filling in for someone. He did a great job in keeping everything lively during the reception. He apologized profusely when the song skipped during my first dance but hey, it wasnt his fault and I will always remember that moment. My husband spun me around and dipped me to entertain everyone as if we had planned it. Sometimes things happen for a reason. The biggest thing was the guests had a great time with the variety of music he played which made my husband and me very happy.
Services used: DJ