6 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/12/2010
Kelly and Susan are probably the best two people on this planet! They make you feel special and beautiful. I was probably annoying (I went back to try on the same 3 dresses 5 different times), but they didn't seem to care in the least! I found my dream dress here (it was a Cara Fina) and had it altered so it was almost a one-of-a-kind! I have not seen a dress I would have rather worn. I felt beautiful in the store, I felt beautiful at the seamstress (if you are near Shiller Park, check out Mary Catomy... she's amazing), and I felt special and beautiful on my wedding day thanks to this dress, and the work and effort Kelly and Susan put into finding me the right dress. The shop is small and appointment only, but Kelly and Susan make the trip to this store worth it. I hope one day to bring my daughter here for her wedding dress... it was THAT special! I wish I could give it 6 stars!
Member Since: 5/1/2012
After searching unsuccessfully for my dress at some larger stores, a friend recommended A Joyful Occasion, which turned out to be just the place I needed. I found my dress here and was so pleased with my dress as well as the experience. The staff was helpful, especially Susan! When I came back a second time to try on the dress again with my friends, it was a great and fun experience. I felt that the pricing was also fair and we had no problem finding a dress with the budget. While this is a smaller store, there is still a nice variety of dresses and definitely worth a look.
Member Since: 12/5/2011
I found my dream dress at A Joyful Occasion and Susan and the rest of the staff were so helpful and flexible! It is a small shop which made my shopping experience so personal and perfect!
Member Since: 12/7/2011
I started looking for wedding dresses at David's Bridal and House of Brides and started getting frustrated with the process...then I went to Joyful Occasion in Naperville. They only take 1 bridal appointment at a time so you are the only one there and 100% their focus. Susan was SO pleasant to work with, asking me about budget and style before allowing me to pull dresses and also pulling some for me. Susan is the one that found my wedding dress for me and I LOVED it. She worked within my budget and then stayed in communication with me via email after I picked it out. Their small business atmosphere and focus on the bride was exactly what I loved about this store as opposed to the "big box chain" bridal shops. Susan really makes you feel special and you can tell she loves what she does. It was a great experience!
Member Since: 8/15/2011
Love love LOVE the customer service. Go now! Bought my gorgeous dress here at my price
Member Since: 8/22/2011
I would recommend AJO to any bride! This was my first and last stop for wedding dress shopping. I loved that the store was cozy--I didn't feel like a number in a large bridal store. I had emailed Kelly, the owner, some pictures that I thought I would like for a dress. Kelly had already pulled similar dresses for my appointment, and let me try on any other dresses that caught my eye. She also let my mom, sister, and future mother-in-law pick a dress for me, too! While I had originally seen myself wearing something lacey, I wasn't really ecstatic with it on. Luckily, Kelly had pulled some extra dresses that she thought I would like based on our consultation, and she pulled the perfect Paloma dress! I LOVE it!! Not only is the dress gorgeous, but it is perfect for our wedding style!!! AJO lets you take pictures, so I looked through all the pictures we took and knew I had picked the right dress. Once it arrived to my house and after trying it on, I love the dress even more than I had in the store! Kelly was so nice and knew so much about all of her dresses to pull the perfect one for me. Everyone at the wedding loved my dress and commented how it was "perfect" for my husband and my personalities! If you are looking for a great experience with knowledgeable and personable staff, and the right budget, go to AJO.
At A Joyful Occasion in Naperville you will be treated like royalty! Destination diva, trendsetter, or princess bride, your experience at our elegant boutique will be magical and memorable. Couture designers by order and off the rack are always unique and affordable.
- Type: Other Attire & Accessories, Wedding Gowns, Shoes
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
A Joyful Occasion's twitter
It's getting close to Christmas! Anyone hoping for an engagement ring from their significant other?
Getting excited to receive our new bridesmaid dresses! It will be a great Christmas gift!
Seeing as its snowing already, if any winter brides out there need a faux fur bolero or cape, we've got them!
Drink water and have a good breakfast on your big day.You may want to have some OJ standing by in case anyone starts feeling a little faint!