A brides dream is to have the perfect wedding dress on her wedding day. A dress that when my new husband sees me walking down the aisle, he is absolutely mezmorized! I have been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. Well, ONE YEAR before my wedding day, I decided to purchase a wedding gown from Calvary Bridal House, and 6 weeks before my wedding, I hadn't heard a word from the store, so in a panic mode, I called. It took 2 days of constant phone calls to finally get the owner, Ms. Elga Koehler, on the phone and guess what she told me? Your order was never followed through and it is impossible to get your dress because it takes 3 months to make!! I basically had a nervous breakdown and no matter what we did, no matter how sick I got from this nightmare, a deposit of almost $3,000.00 was never refunded to me. She has now filed for Chapter XI Bankruptcy and STILL HAS THE STORE OPEN AND CONDUCTING BUSINESS AS USUAL! I am writing this to warn any future brides out there!!! It was a miracle that I ended up getting that same exact dress at the actual designer store, BUT, I had to pay the full amount for the dress including taxes and over $1,000.00 in alterations fees! Nevermind, throwing up every morning from the moment I found out, my fiance and family full of stress, shock and constant anxiety because of what happened. We ended up calling the designer to find out my dress was sitting in the factory the whole time, only because the designer terminated their relationship with the store because of past tragic events, but unfortunately, Ms. Elga Koehler, didn't tell me this and didn't even try to get my dress! We had to do all the work, BUT who gave that deposit and lost it??? We did!!! Never in my life, have I come across an individual who lied as much as she did to our faces and who conducts a so called business as she does! To all those future brides out there, stay away from Calvary or you will be SO SORRY!!!
Pros: NONE WHATSOEVER!!!!
Cons: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on 8/4/2008