RK Bridal (www.rkbridal.com)
I bought an off-white Watters bridesmaid dress to use as my bridal dress. You don’t get as good of an attention as you would if you were buying a bridal dress. Someone assisted me on finding the dresses I wanted to try on. However, no one assisted me on trying the dress. No one was there with clamps to hold the dress tight, I had to hold the back of the dress myself. For only $236 (alterations up $65 for a bridesmaid dress), I couldn’t complain. But I’ve been a bad bride and found another dress that I liked better.
~ Recommend (especially for a budget bride)
Priscilla of Boston NYC (www.priscillaofboston.com)
I got the dress that I wore at my wedding at a Priscilla of Boston sample sale. They usually hold sample sales quarterly (March, June, September and December). They didn’t have a lot of selections. And there were a few $199 dresses, mostly chiffon or destination dresses. The price of my dress was very reasonable. However, their alterations were ridiculous.
Most of the staff was pretty accommodating, but nothing special. One of the staff yelled at my mom for going in one of their rooms which apparently was for staff only. But the saleslady processing my payment told me to wait for her inside that room so my mom went inside as well. My mom went a little further to throw something in the trash bin. I guess it would have been okay with them if my mom just threw her trash on their floor.
~ Recommend (with caution)
Etsy Seller Enchantedly Yours (www.etsy.com/shop/enchantedlyyours)
I love my hair flower! And the price ($9.99) was very reasonable compared to a lot out there. For only $2.50 shipping, I got the flower pretty quickly – 5 days.
~ Highly Recommend
We got the men’s sportcoats, pants, ties, and my jewelry from Macy’s. Unfortunately, their selections differ in different stores. I couldn’t believe they didn’t have the sportcoats we needed at the Herald Square store. What I love about Macy’s is its return policy and the sales and coupons.
Nina Shoes (www.ninashoes.com)
My blue shoes were Nina Forbes and they were comfortable and reasonably priced. Sign up for their email alerts and you get 20% off. I thought they were a little too dark, but they turned out great in photos.
~ Highly Recommend
We got the men’s Sperry boat shoes from Zappos. You can usually find cheaper prices somewhere else, but the return policy is just great. The Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original run small, so we were able to return the smaller shoes without a problem and it was free.
Blue Nile (www.bluenile.com)
I got my wedding band from Blue Nile coz Helzberg didn’t have a matching band with the engagement ring mounting I bought from them. Blue Nile is a bit more expensive than others. However, I like their customer service and packaging.
I replaced my engagement ring mounting with another from Helzberg because we couldn’t find a band that will fit my original mounting. We also got John’s wedding band from Helzberg.
They totally forgot about John’s wedding band and didn’t call us when it arrived. They were also charging us more than $200 just to mount my diamond into the new mounting. We went somewhere else.
~ Not Recommend