- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I know Etsy is an ever-increasing part of people’s weddings, so after the fact I thought I would review my Etsy vendors in case people are interested
1) Little Spark Creations – Lucy from LSC did my pocket-fold invites, thank you notes, place cards, seat markers for the parents, and favor stickers. We also ordered electronic copies of our menus and programs from her. Every thing was wonderful and done well ahead of time, plus to me, well within reasonably priced range for the quality. My invites were gorgeous and she let me personalize lots of things, from the thank-you notes to the stickers to the menu details. I loved working with her and will definitely use her for any other more professional-quality invites/announcements we may need in the future. She was my favorite vendor to work with.
2) Blue Butterfly Designs – I ordered a red LOVE cake topper, since we were both raised in Philadelphia is fit us perfectly. The original topper arrived slightly damaged, so I sent it back to her and she gave me a new one – she even returned the cost of my shipping the damaged item back. The topper was perfect for the cake, but the item was so delicate that it did not survive my bakery. The baker accidently dropped it and it was damaged. However, we still have it and may order a new one to display once we move. We’ll see. She was timely and easy to communicate with. Would definitely recommend.
3) Fabuluster – Our wedding bands are perfect. We were originally working with one of their staff members who ended up being fired without us knowing it. Brent called me to explain the situation and go over the entire order just to make sure everything the fired employee promised us was possible and all that. We got our rings in plenty of time for the wedding, but they felt bad about how long the whole order took and used our fingerprints to make silver fingerpring pendants for us, which was really sweet. I will definitely use them again to order a dog foot or nose print – I haven’t figured which. Insanely reasonable price for the quality – Hubby has a palladium ring with my finger prints on the outside and I got it engraved; I have a platinum diamond band with his finger prints on the inside. Love ’em and they’re really comfortable, too.
4) Lulu Speldor – GORGEOUS! My hair pin was worth every single penny, and the necklackes my mom and I ordered for also gorgeous. I ended up wearing a family piece that my aunt brought, so my sister wore the necklace I ordered. Would DEFINITELY recommend. She’s in Australia, so be sure to leave time for shipping but everything arrived quickly and in one piece.
5) ccbgknikolich – I ordered hankys for my folks and they loved them. Everything arrived on time and was very reasonably priced for the quality of work.
6) Jerise – we ordered our custom Ketubah from her. The artwork is absolutely georgeous and everything we wanted. However, we got married on 20 March and our ketubah arrived on Friday March 11. We needed to beg the framer to speed up the matting/backing of it, because we only had 5 business days. I originally contacted her about the ketubah in October of 2010 and she had all the info by January 2011 about what we wanted in it and all that. I had asked for it by March 7 to ensure proper matting time and because, frankly, I did not want to worry about any final details the week of my wedding. She couldn’t guarantee that, even given how far in advance we ordered it – she said it might even arrive by the 17th of March, she wouldn’t know. The communication was spotty – she said she would finish by “today”, then needed an additional day for about a week. My husband was ready to go to a Judaica shop and cash/carry one just to be sure we had one. I personally find it hard to believe that she didn’t think a bride/goom would be worried a week before their wedding that they didn’t have a ketubah. If she’s in the ketubah biz, she needs to be prepared/plan ahead to get couples their ketubot 2 weeks out so they feel good about their preparations for their marriage. It’s not a minor detail – worrying couples aren’t happy couples, and I felt like she didn’t take our worries seriously. Price was $450 and she overnighted it for free given the deadline. I felt like I was rushing her all the time, which only made me feel worse about the situation. However, our ketubah is gorgeous so we were willing to recommend her with caveats that you are more calm than we are about when you receive your ketubah.
Hope these reviews help anyone else, and I can definitely answer any questions you have about any reviews/vendors