12/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My daughter was very excited to contract Milton Ridge as her wedding site after the many wonderful reviews and pictures shown off on line.We even went with many of the services they offered because of their connection with the facility.However when the day arrived the florist sent flowers that were very limp and appeared half dead , not fresh at all.The Kissing balls for her bridesmaids were sparce to say the least.It appeared the florist had ran out of flowers lots of styrofoam was showing.The flowers on the top of the cake had fallen off the stem.And it looked like a stick poking from the top of the cake Far from classy and really not worth the price paid.The tables however and the church were decorated tastefully .The cake from the cake vendor offered at Milton ridge was tilted.It did however taste wonderful.We paid for 100 slices of cake and only had 60 guest.When the cake was cut no one was invited to have cake.The bride and groom never received a slice of the cake I had to complain to have the cake served to the bride and groom.There was not enough cake to go around and not every guest received a slice.Which was very perplexing as we had paid for almost double the serving as wehad paid for 100 servings with only 60 guest..We also hired the viedographer from milton ridge; he left early not even staying to capture the full reception .When I asked the weddig coordinatoor at Milton ridge why the vidoegrapaher left early they could not supply an excuse. .We were not exactly working with a budget to plan we pulled out all the stops for our daughter.We could have searched for cheaper prices from outside vendors.We wanted her day to be very special.I also would warn about the DJ Fela he plays his music very loud and lots of RAP.More like a BAR or a Dance Club.Not exactly a DJ for a wedding.If you like this however he would be the one to hire.Myself and several of my guest had asked hm to turn the music down and play something more approriate and guest friendly he ingnored request and at the end of the wedding acted like I had never said anything at all Many of our guest left early because of his unprofessional ability to cater to the guest versus his own taste for music.My husband had asked him to play our wedding song so we could have one dance ourselves.It wasnt until our daughter (The bride finally asked him at the end of the wedding that he finally played our song).In the end our daughter is Married the wedding is over and any buyer regret is far from the course.As her day cannot be returned.I will say however their catering service is wonderful and their workers on site are very curteous.They have a beautiful grounds to be married.The Minister was a delight.Their make up artist was well worth the money too, she is a hard working and does a georgous job she is well worth every penny.But buyer beware.Consider before contracting their inside services.They are only allocating services from vendors.Shop before you buy.I would stay away from their Florist and DJ service/Viedographer/Cake maker.We would have had a perfect wedding for our daugter had we used an outside vendors, maybe someone already used before.This was a lesson well learned and a road we will not travel again as we have 2 more wedding to plan.I hope this will help any brides planning their weddings.So that your day can be a perfect one.Not one stressed and begging people to do jobs they were already paid for.I will review the viedogrpahers work once submitted but I cannot help but feel he lost valuable shots that will never be replaced due to leaving early
I spoke with the Florist Studio Florals and she said:
One thing I have learned in owning a business for 20 years is that 1% of people cause 99% of the problems.
I Gues she just doesnt care as she was paid way in advance