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Monday, August 11, 2008

Vendor Reviews Part 1

As I've had so many vendors so far I want to get this vendor list started for everyone!!!

I'm giving a grade to each vendor based on my experience and MY experience alone This is simply my opinion and I am not intending on "slamming" anyone, simply giving honest information based on my use of the vendors listed:

A/A+ = Exceeds Expectations
B = Great
C = Average and/or information unavailable as it wasn't needed

D = Not was expecting/Poor

F = Not recommenced by me and my experience


Candles for all items at wedding:

Candles For Less
Awesome customer serviced and fast shipping! When my box of candles was going to be late, they called, apologized gave me an exact date and even makrked my wedding date down ao as not to miss it if something happened!
BEST DEAL: 72 votives with candles for $36.99

A+ Customer Service rating
A+ Product Quality
A+ Price

Accessories for reception (toasting flutes, cake topper, cake cutting set, personalized napkins)

Exclusively Wedding
Ordered everything online. Website was very easy to use and navigate. Shipping is regular - not super fast, but also not incredibly slow. Replaced 2 mugs with scratched etching on them with no questions or return needed.
BEST DEAL: Toasting Flutes - $39.99 a set (yes they come cheaper other places, but I couldn't find these anywhere else)

A Customer Service
A Product Quality
B Price


Accessories for Reception (cont.) (bird cage for cards, glass bowl for guest book)

Save-On-Crafts
Possibly one of my favorite places to shop online for crafty things! Awesome selection at amazing prices! You may need to have a little DIY Diva in you to create - but it's worth a look and I highly recommend them!
BEST DEAL I FOUND: Bird cage for the cards for only $11.99

A+ Customer Service
A + Product Quality
A+ Price

Black 6x6 Pocketfolds for Invitations

LCI Paper

Great quality product, met all my expectations. Sturdy and beautiful. After looking around more after buying items I found cheaper pocket folds at www.CardsandPockets.com

A+ Customer Service
A+ Product Quality
C/B Price

Stardream Paper for Invitations (Rose Quartz)

Envelope Mall
Great website - easy to understand and navigate. Shipping was quick and packaged properly with no damage upon arrival. As far as price, I have not been able to find Stardream paper cheaper anywhere else in store or on the internet!

A Customer Service
A+ Product Quality
A+ Price

Stardream Paper for Invitations (cont.) (Crystal)

Paper Depot

A Minneapolis based shop that carries all the Stardream line, was the only place I could find that actually sold the Crystal color, the whitest of the line. I had to order form them and though they had major shipping prices on the samples I ordered, in the end trying to drive there with the 35W bridge being down - it was worth it to save the stress and gas.

A+ Customer Sservice (store and web site)
A+ Product Quality
B Price


Favors

The Knot
A popular wedding site, I managed to find the best deal on the "Love" coasters that I wanted at $1.99 for set of 4. Now I must note that they were on special at the time so don't expect this item at that price all the time.
I broke them down to 1 per person and packed them in organza bags (see below)

C = Customer Service (never needed it, no opinion)
A = Product Quality
A+ = Price



Favors (cont.) Organza bags and Acrylic Ice Crystals for Centerpiece

efavorMart
By far the best price anywhere for these! Packs of 10 for $2.49! Website is great and very easily manageable. The crystals reall add a lot to my centerpiece! Love them!

C = Customer Service (never needed it/no opinion)
A+ = Product Quality
A+ = Price


All right, thats' all for now - I will add more as I have them!

1 comments:

Zahra said...

You should try www.orangecoated.com for metallics. Better prices then Star Dream and more colors to choose from. They have something called Lusterprint.