SLBride

WEDDING DATE:

Jun 13, 2008

SLBride
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Melanie Lyne
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I would never recommend buying bridesmaids dresses through them. I originally wanted to buy from a retailer in the hopes that the dresses might be used in the future. Definitely not worth the hassle. To begin with, even after I explained the situation (bridesmaids in other provinces that needed to try the dresses on to make sure it suited them) they refused to hold any of the dresses. The only thing they would do was order the dresses into the store (with me guessing at what sizes they would be), if I put 20% down for each dress. I did it, and they took all the girls numbers and told me they would call the girls when they came in. Well, they never called any of the girls, I got a rude call weeks later saying that the dresses were in and that if I didnt pick them up by the weekend (it was Tuesday), they were putting them back out on the floor. The last bridesmaid that needed to try the dress on went to see it, and I told her to buy it, as everyone else liked it. Her dress ended up being damaged (jewels were missing) and they said they would give her 10% off. She tried to buy it and they said they needed my paperwork there with the deposit information, even though they already had it in their computer. I ended up having to go buy 5 dresses on my credit card, no apology or anything for the horrible service. I would never go back there.
Services used: Unique Services

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Jan Nichols
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Jan was a referral from Everlasting Memories Bridal Shop. She runs a home business, and is absolutely wonderful. I had my gown altered by her, and my mother had her dress altered there as well. She is very sweet, professional, and knowledgeable. Its great if you buy your dress from Everlasting Memories, Jan will pick up your dress from their (free storage!), along with anything you need, such as a crinoline, for your fitting. She is organized and lets you know in the first phone call when she will call to book your appointment, and calls right on time! One of my friends ended up giving birth to her first baby a month before her wedding and Jan made sure to fit her in right after the birth to get her dress altered as soon as possible. Her prices are very reasonable (my alterations ended up being about $200).
Services used: Unique Services

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Tuxedo Royale
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I let my groom choose the tuxedo rental place, and he did a great job! The real bonus with Tuxedo Royale as opposed to other tux rental places is that they have everything there for the guys to try on, theyre not just ordering out of a catalogue. My groom actually had a fun time trying on different jackets, ties and vests. It was nice that the whole wedding party did not have to go in altogether, they could drop in when it was convenient, or call in their measurements, for those that live out-of-town. They bring the tuxes in a few days before in case alterations are needed. Everything was done smoothly, on-time, with no hassles.
Services used: Unique Services

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Fancy Face Inc.
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Brittany is the owner of the business, and she is completely mobile. She comes right to your house (or wherever you are). Her prices are extremely affordable ($60 per person). She does a fantastic job, her makeup application looks natural and lasts all day long. She can do makeup in a fairly short timeframe (25 minutes for bridesmaids, 35 minutes for bride). She is very sweet, and sets you at ease when your nerves are riding high. She did makeup for a very diverse group (age and colouring) and everyone looked fabulous. The only downfall is that you have to pay for your trial (but that is becoming more and more common nowadays), but I just booked mine for a day when I was going out that night, so I had perfect makeup for a night out!
Services used: Beauty & Health

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V2 Beauty Salon
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The only negatives I can say about this salon is that they will not go mobile unless it is warranted (eg: must stay in a hotel the night before), and that you cannot bring in an independent makeup artist, as they have an esthetician on-site. These are my only criticisms. They shut down the salon so it was just my bridal party, and did a fantastic job of getting the whole wedding party in and out in a short period of time. The girls all had beautiful hair that was not your typical bridal party hair, they looked great! I had a trial beforehand to ensure I had a style I loved, and it was relaxing, I wasnt rushed at all, just sat and chatted until we came to the perfect look!
Services used: Unique Services

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Officiant Sarah Bunnett-Gibson
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
She is a WONDERFUL choice for anyone that wants either a beautiful non-denominational ceremony or an interfaith ceremony. In our initial meeting with her, she took a lot of time to get to know us individually and as a couple. She writes ceremonies to a couples specifications. She is a writer, and writes many of her ceremonies and readings on the spot. She wrote a quick blessing to end the ceremony when we were there (literally in two minutes) and it was so beautiful I actually started crying on her couch! She injects such a personal feel into the ceremony, like she has known us for years. She brought that special touch to our special day.
Services used: Officiant

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Adrienne’s Flowers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The thing that I loved about working with Fiona was her honesty. She did not hesitate to tell me if she did not think something would work, which I appreciated. Theyre the professionals for a reason, right? She worked within my (tight) budget, and the flowers looked beautiful. She did not hesitate to grab flowers from the back whenever we were discussing certain types, as she wanted to make sure that we were on the same page and that I wouldnt be surprised by the look of anything. She is very reasonable, and will give you a range she can work within for the look and flowers you are interested in, so she gives you a lot of flexibility when putting together your flower budget. She did a beautiful job with the bouquets, and everything arrived right on time!
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I originally met Steve at a bridal show, and his photography was exactly what we were looking for. He blends traditional and journalistic photography to create a wonderful mix. The prices are great, they offer many different packages but will not hesitate to take something off a package if you dont want it, theyre very flexible. Steve makes you feel very relaxed, great personality and beautiful results! On top of wedding photography, they also do engagement shoots and boudoir shoots, as well as videography services.
Services used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths

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Creations by Gem
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Gem is an independent baker that works out of her house. She is almost cheap compared to many bakers (my cake cost just over $300 for a three-tier cake), and her baking is delicious. She is well worth the money as not only does she make the cake look and taste wonderful, she brings the cake to the venue and sets it up with tulle, lights, and ivy, with the cake on pillars. You know its going to look beautiful without worrying about it! Only downside is that there are limited flavours but it doesnt really matter, because they are absolutely delicious!!
Services used: Unique Services

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Culinary Caravan
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We held a rehearsal dinner in our home, and had it catered by Chef Deb of Culinary Caravan. The dinner was to die for, her and her sous chef took care of everything. They even took care of dishes and cutlery so there was absolutely nothing for us to clean up afterwards. The food was absolutely delicious, and affordable. We also had Chef Deb do drop and dash trays for the morning of the wedding. She is very in tune with the needs for a wedding (eg: nothing garlicky, fishy, etc.) and put together some beautiful platters for the girls to nibble on all morning.
Services used: Unique Services