79 total reviews
I might have originally assumed that Andrea's Bridal wouldn't have anything in my price range. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a wide array of dresses to fit any budget. Most importantly though, I can't say enough good things about the their friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was so impressed and they made my dress-buying experience truly special. I would recommend Andrea's to anyone! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars!
I had Ashley as my consultant and she was amazing. The first time I went in she did not expect nor pressure me to buy a dress. She let us try on and look at dresses then sent me home and said come back again and we will look at your favorites and try on more. She helped me find the perfect dress that fit my venue!! It was vintage just like the field/ old farm were we were married. Later I decided I wanted a veil and she was there to give me the one that made my mom cry first try!! The dress and veil were in in plenty of time!! And they press the dress for free right before the wedding.
Andrea's was awesome! I had an idea of what I thought I wanted, but wasn't impressed with the dresses once I tried them on. Our consultant brought a different style dress and suggested I try it on, I did, and loved it. I didn't feel rushed at all, it was very relaxed and I found an amazing, classic dress that I (and everyone else) loved.
Very friendly and very attentive staff....way lees chaotic than chain stores! I would go back again in a heart beat!
I went here on my first time wedding dress shopping and while I didn't end up buying my dress here, I did have a fantastic experience. The consultant was very sweet, but honest and let me really take my time in each dress. I probably would have returned here to shop, but I live in NYC so ended up buying my dress there instead.
I loved the atmosphere much better than David's Bridal. The dresses were of a higher quality too. I was there many times to try on different dresses. They truly went above and beyond. I think in total I tried on 50 dresses. The one I loved the best was in the first 10. Then I found out it was discontinued and they sold the one off the rack. They went to the trouble to find one left in the warehouse and it was exactly my size!! I was so thrilled. Erica, whom I worked with the most, was awesome! I would highly recommend this shop!
Andrea's Bridal was very helpful when trying to pick our the perfect wedding dress! I had the best luck finding dresses I actually liked here. There were gorgeaus, reasonable priced dresses which is what i was looking for! They were very helpful and we had a fun time, and i was happy with my purchase!
Such a great experience. The staff was so helpful when I went to their sample sale to find my wedding dress. I got such a great value and a perfect dress! My bridesmaids also purchased their dresses from Andreas and the second time experience was just as wonderful as the first. I would highly recommend Andrea's Bridal!
AMAZING PEOPLE! Seriously everyone that works there are the best. I worked directly with Erica for my wedding gown, bridesmaids, and mother of the bride dress. Every time he listened, gave opinions, and DELIVERED! My wedding dress was the first one a tried on and I was skeptical, but Erica gave me time to think about it. I had to come back to the store because I had an appt elsewhere (glad I went, made my decision about the people and business a lot easier). She couldn't promise me that I would be able to try my dress on again, but I came back and she took the time to let me and i fell in love. The same went for everything else. The people are fantastic and the dresses are gorgeous. I would totally recommend this bridal shop to anyone in the area. It was convenient for me because I live in MA and my family in coastal Maine.
I had so much fun going to Andrea's Bridal in Portland for my wedding gown. They had a beautiful selection and friendly and helpful staff. You can tell that Julia, the shop owner loves her job. She's so bubbly and happy and always willing to help and offer her opinion. I love my dress consultant Erica, she really knows her dresses and understands what you're looking for. She also pulled some dresses that I never would have pulled for myself but I ended up linking. Making the trip is definitely worth it.
Good selection, staff wasn't overly pushy. Prices were decent as well. I loved my dress!
Great dress, great service!
I got my bridal gown as well as all my bridesmaids dresses at Andrea's. My dress was absolutely beautiful and I loved working with Julia! Everyone was extremely helpful. Even when some of the girls had issues with dress sizing, they took care of everything so everyone was happy.
I saw the dress I wanted on their web site. That was 20 months before my wedding. I tried on that dress plus 2 others. I bought the dress I went into the store for and I walked down the aisle in it. I knew the moment I saw it, it was my dress. The staff was so kind and helpful. I got the dress I always dreamed of!
Andrea' Bridal is everything they claim to be....and more! From the minute you walk off the trendy streets of Portland and into their beautiful shop, your heart starts to beat faster. Through the large glass windows, you begin to see your dreams come true. Once through the doors, you are greeted with friendly smiles and enthusiastic introductions. Your decision to come has been validated by the willingness of the staff to meet your every need. The search for that perfect dress can commence, with one hundred percent confidence in feeling beautiful in anything you try on.
I had the pleasure of the most incredible Bridal Consultant, Ashley. She made me laugh, created a tension free atmosphere, and convinced me that my "problem areas" could still be beautiful. She also won over my family and everyone who came with me could not stop raving about the experience. All the dresses I tried on were cinched in to fit my body perfectly and made me feel glamorous. After some failed dress searches in the area, I was desperately hoping to find my dress at Andrea's. The other dress shops carried small sample sizes that made me look awkward and feel hopeless. Thankfully, Andrea's Bridal exceeded my expectations. I tried on just a few dresses and I loved them all. Then, I tried on one that had that "something special". I took it off and then had to try it back on again. My decision was made and I was absolutely confident in it. I also found my bridesmaid dresses at Andrea's and that was the second easiest decisions I made throughout my whole wedding planning. Everything was perfect!
My special day finally rolled around and the day was one of perfect memories. My bridesmaid glowed in their petunia shaded strapless dresses. My strapless lace gown fit me perfectly and the sash sparkled brilliantly in the sunlight. My only worry of the day was making sure to say "I Do"! I am so grateful for the incredible service and dedication of all the employees at Andrea's Bridal. They are amazing! If you do not at least walk through the doors and experience it for yourself, you are missing a great thing indeed. You won't be disappointed by your experience at Andrea's Bridal. If you want to feel beautiful just the way you are and in your unique and special way, they can meet that need. Go and see for yourself!
I had a pretty terrible experience at David's Bridal and another local store, and went into Andrea's Bridal with pretty low expectations. I just figured that I'd be a bride who didn't have the "This is the one!" moment. I couldn't have been more wrong. Julia actually LISTENED to me and brought me dresses to try on that fit the description I gave her- she stayed in my budget and was HONEST about how things looked and fit. When I had the "this is the one" moment, I almost cried. My dress was beautiful and during my entire wedding people complimented it. Everyone at Andrea's is kind and helpful, but working with Julia was especially great. So happy to have found my dress at a local store, too!!!! Means just that much more to me!!!
My experience with Andrea's was absolutely phenomenal! I went not really expecting to find what I was looking for as I already had a dress in mind. However, as soon as I began trying dresses on, I knew I was going to find the perfect dress there! Ashley was so wonderful. She did a great job dealing with me and my parents as we searched for the perfect dress. After trying on three dresses, she brought me one that left me speechless. The Casablanca dress she picked out was not originally what I had in mind, but it was so beautiful. She worked with me with some minor changes that I wanted made and helped make them happen. Because of Ashely, I got my dream wedding dress, and at a price that didn't break the bank. Unfortunately, Ashley couldn't be there when I picked up my dress, but I hope she reads this review to know how much I loved it! I received so many compliments on my gown and still am in love with it long after my wedding day, August 17th, 2013. A HUGE thank you to Andrea's and Ashley for helping me find the perfect dress!!!
My wedding was on February 9, 2013. I've known exactly what wedding gown I would wear, as it had been on display in Andrea's Bridal's always-gorgeous window a couple of seasons before! My wedding date was set for less than five months after my engagement, so I knew I had to act fast! Ashley Drake made it all happen...my dress was a perfect fit and I could not have been more pleased with the service and accommodations! I've sent several friends to Andrea's since and I know they've had similar experiences!
Working with Andrea's bridal for getting my Bridesmaids dresses and mother's dresses was a seamless and enjoyable experience. The staff was fabulous and the dresses for my wedding were beautiful. I would recommend Andrea's Bridal for any wedding need, from Bridal Gown, Bridesmaids, Flower Girl, Mother's, etc.
I can't say enough positive things about Andrea's Bridal. The store is spacious and comfortable, the selection of dresses is immense, and the willingness on the part of staff to go above and beyond was truly impressive. I got my dream dress for a fair price, in plenty of time for my wedding.
Julia and her team made finding my perfect bridal gown an absolute pleasure. They were professional, friendly, and--most importantly--knowledgeable. Julia knows all the different dress manufacturers and their styles by heart and was able to expertly select dresses for me to try based on my description of what I wanted. I absolutely love the dress I wore on my wedding day and will always be grateful that Julia helped me pick out the right one for me and my personal style.
Thanks to Andrea's Bridal for helping to make my wedding day so special!
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Andrea’s Bridal, located in the heart of down town Portland, is Maine’s premier bridal boutique. Andrea’s Bridal is under new ownership as of January 1, 2010 and continues to offer brides fabulous styles for every budget. Please call to make an appointment with one of our style consultants.
- Type: Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Lingerie, Mothers Fashions, Shoes, Wedding Gowns
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011