Jessica
Frequent user September 2018 Ontario

Thankful we did things early...

Jessica, on 12/March/2018 at 12:54 Posted in Plan a wedding

Our wedding is still 6 months away but we have basically everything sorted out, minus a few decorations and details. That being said i am SO happy we did everything early... especially our wedding bands. We had received a cheque in the mail from Peoples Jewelers and were confused why, when we called to find out it turns out that my FH's band was discontinued and that was the deposit that we had put down. ... We were pretty frustrated with them as we ordered in November and they never called or mentioned that the ring was discontinued between now and then . We are definitely thankful we caught this now and not any later as his ring has to be custom made due to the material ! Food for thought- if you think something is taking longer then planned to order in CHECK IN ON IT !

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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·

    We did everything early as well, booked all major vendors over a yr in advance.

    Wedding bands were won from a bridal expo so we already have those as well.

  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
    Jen ·

    Ugh People's jewelers are the worst. We had so many issues with my rings. We will never purchase from there again.

  • Candace
    Super May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·

    We are doing everything early as well, we are just over a year away from our wedding and have most of it planned. It's great! Now I can kick back and relax while I do all the fun stuff like the parties, dress shopping and food tasting

  • Jessica
    Frequent user August 2019 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    I definitely recommend shopping local! Had great expierences doing so! good luck!!

  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·

    Oh wow! Thank goodness you moved quickly!!

    I knew how early vendors booked up for weddings, and still didn't move early enough for some of them! The top choice band I wanted I called 12 months before my wedding and they just about laughed at me and said they're booked for the next like 3 years!

  • Peggy
    Expert May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy Online ·

    I agree - Spence all the way! My FH bought my wedding set there, and we're buying his band there. He was very impressed that they treated him very, very well despite showing up in ratty shorts and a t-shirt, and they took lots of time to talk about all his options - they even let him into the diamond vault to look at all the solitaires so he could pick his own!

  • Laura
    Frequent user October 2018 British Columbia
    Laura ·

    We had a consultation at Spence and they were awesome - would definitely recommend them. We ended up getting my FH's ring on Amazon - they had a platinum ring listed at almost half of what we were being quoted from jewelers. He just wanted something classic, so it worked great.

  • Jessica
    Frequent user September 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    There are a few jewelers local to us i think we are going to check out , they all have really good reputations !

  • Cathrine
    Devoted April 2018 Ontario
    Cathrine ·

    We got all our rings from Spence Diamonds. They were amazing. Fantastic customer service and the rings always came in earlier than what was estimated. I can't recommend them enough. We went to the Scarborough location in Toronto.

  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·

    Thank goodness you found out when you did! Where do you think you're going to go look for his wedding band now?

  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·

    Really poor communication on their part, but at least you have loads of time! I'm sure you can find his ring elsewhere where you'll get better service.

  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·

    I'm glad that everything worked out for you! I agree that we always need to keep on top of these things.

  • Jessica
    Frequent user September 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·

    I agree ! they should keep you updated ! we were surprised they hadn't told us sooner, they said the ring took 10 weeks to get in , we went in , in January to pick up my band, and had asked about his while we were there, they just told us they didn't see it so it probably wasn't in.... i feel like by then they would have known it wasn't going to get made at all ! I don't think we will be returning to them to find another band for him....

  • Karen
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Karen ·
    That's great you found out earlier than later. My fiance bought our rings all together at people's. They were late with sizing and we had to call multiple times to see if they were in. So i think we're never going back there as i feel like that was there responsibility to tell us it's in.

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