If you are soon to be a bride or know someone who is, I Do! I Do! Wedding Accessories is a refreshing change from most wedding stores. This quaint double storefront in the Ravenswood neighborhood is a one-stop accessory and stationery shop offering every bridal need minus the dress and shoes. First, the selection cannot be matched. The shop is stuffed to capacity and could easily be four storefronts the way traditional stores space things out. We thought it made for a really different and exciting atmosphere. Second, the prices are terrific. While there, I witnessed a bride having a complete meltdown that she had paid $150 more for her bracelet at another Chicago store. If you���ve shopped at bit, you���ll know that everything in the store is reasonably priced--just as you���d hoped! Planning a wedding can be the most stressful time of your life. I Do! I Do! realizes this and makes the whole process easier with cheerful customer service. The staff is excited to help but not pushy. The owner was a wedding photographer for years and her knack for accessorizing comes from seeing thousands of weddings. Brides will have no trouble finding unique styles to finish their look. I love my Jennifer Leigh veil and my Christina Garcia convertible haircomb. (I now wear it as a necklace!) Remember to bring a photo of your dress or even the dress itself. I also had my invitations, menus and favors custom designed (without paying custom prices). Pick up your handbag, guest book and unity candle and you will be good to go.
I got married this past December. I went to Morton cleaners about 5-6 months prior to my wedding dress to get it altered. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and assured me that they handle numerous wedding dresses with meticulous care. I was a little nervous because the seamstress didn't seem to be fluent in English. However when I went in for my second fitting, the language barrier did NOT seem to be a problem! The dress fit me perfectly. The stitching wasn't complete, but they assured me that when I pick the dress up it'll be perfect. They were right. When I went to go pick it up in October, the stitching was just the way I wanted it. My bridezilla-ness dissipated. TWO WEEKS prior to my wedding date I tried on the dress again and found that it was too big!!!! I had lost 8 pounds and I needed to get it altered again!!! I rushed to Morton Cleaners and they re-took measurements and did some emergency alterations! It took them only THREE DAYS to complete the dress perfectly fit my tinier frame. They'll work with you and tell you straight up what is going on. They are honest people and is more than willing to help you out! Two of my girlfriends are getting their dresses done there too for this summer. They are telling me great things about the service there!!! I love this cleaners! Pros: Fast and Honest Service
If you are looking for a one of a kind service go here. The dresses are off the rack so if you decide to buy a dress you get to take it home that day. No waiting months for it to come in. You get the dress room to your self so you aren't sharing a mirror with 5 other brides scheduled at the same time your hour is your hour. Also if you need anything else it is a one stop shop for all your wedding needs. I tell everyone I know that is getting married to go there. and highly recommend it to everyone.