I had been looking around to find someone to solder the 2 pieces that would make up each of our wedding rings for a while. Some people didn't want to do it because, frankly, they didn't make the jewelry and wouldn't be making enough profit. Greedy bastards! After seriously contemplating using J.B. Weld, I decided to try one more place, and their jewelry-maker on staff was very nice. He really liked the ring design. I showed him exactly how I wanted the initials to be centered on the rings and he did a little drawing so he could get it right. Then the sales lady came over so she could take a picture of what I wanted to he would be sure to get it right. Only she placed everything backwards in the photo! I showed her at least 5 times how I wanted it, but she just couldn't get it through her tiny brain. Luckily, the jewelry guy knew what I was talking about (and just to be sure, I asked if it could be taken back apart should it be done incorrectly). He told me he could have it ready by the next day since I had come in at 4:30 in the afternoon. Good enough for me! After running a few errands I got home to a ringing phone. It was the jewelry store telling me the rings were ready. He liked them so much he couldn't wait to get working on them. It cost $34 to get them both soldered, which was about what it cost to have them made, but at least they're finished and ready. We love them - Jerry's design is perfect!
We ordered Jerry's suit from overstock.com. I know ordering online can be a crap shoot, but this time we came out the clear winners. We found a black lightweight 2-button wool suit for only $59.99. It was European cut, just the way Jerry wanted, a slim cut that said order 1 size up as they run small. As a bonus, they were offering free shipping, so we saved a big $2.50 right there. When the suit came in the mail it was better than I expected (although it did get good reviews on the website). I pulled up the cuff to make sure the size was correct and saw the MSRP - it was $375! Wow, we did really well! I was worried maybe it wouldn't work out, so I was very pleased when Jerry tried it on and it was a perfect fit. He looked so handsome (he does all the time, but the suit was very becoming on him). All I need to do now is hem up the pants. That shouldn't be too big a chore. We've already got the skinny tie (from Hot Topic for $10) and white shirt (also a good deal at Burlington Coat Factory - a Perry Ellis for $17). I think we've got ourselves covered!