- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I haven’t been on here in a while, but since my wedding has now come and gone, I figured I would give reviews on the vendors I used so brides-to-be in the area can have some ideas.
DRESS-I went to Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty in Fallston. The girls that worked with me were all excellent and very patient. The dress prices may have been a little higher, but they had a wide variety and a good eye for what looks good. I also got my alterations done there. The woman (Anne) was sometimes short and seemed rushed, but she did beautiful alterations (exactly what I asked for) for a reasonable price.
PHOTOGRAPHY-FaithDesired.com. This woman was so wonderful. She kept in contact with me in the months leading up to the wedding, came to the rehearsal, and her and her second photographer were practically invisible on the wedding day and snapped such amazing photos. I don’t have products back yet (albums, prints), but I have seen other brides’ albums and I am very excited to get mine. I cannot say enough good things about Shantel.
DJ-Will de Rosset of Iceman Entertainment. He was great. He’s a little expensive (from my perspective), but we got him cheaper since we had a daytime wedding. He kept things moving, was very entertaining, and really knows what he’s doing for a wedding. After the wedding he even made us a disc of the songs we picked for our “play list.” He was always available for my questions and was very helpful, never rude.
RECEPTION VENUE-Martin’s East. Since they do weddings so often, these people really know what they’re doing and were great to work with. It’s more expensive, but that’s because it’s so comprehensive. It was great to know that once we booked them, we didn’t have to worry about tables, chairs, linens, setup, cleanup, anything. Two months before the wedding we met with them to choose the cake, menu, linens, decorations, etc. and the week off I dropped off the centerpieces and extras and everything was set up how I wanted it. The people I worked with were amazing and took very good care of us.
FLOWERS-Floral Expressions by Jennifer. She was reasonably priced, easy to work with, and had everything exactly how I wanted it for the big day. She was available for questions and always answered e-mails quickly.
HAIR/MAKEUP-Allure Salon and Day Spa. I found the best prices here, and everyone took great care of me and my girls. Everyone’s hair and makeup were beautiful and held up for the day.