30 total reviews
My wedding was planned very last minute as we thought we'd be doing a courthouse wedding. I went to Bella's Bridal with only 3 weeks to spare before the wedding date. Since I was on a very tight budget, the sales associate asked me if I wanted to check out the prom dress section just in case there were any white dresses since the whole prom section was only sale for 50% OFF!!! I agree and started searching. We found 3 in my size. Two of them were too prom-ish but the third was perfect. It had jewels all over the waist and showed off my back. The bottom of the dress was straight down and flowy so I decided to ask the lady to alter it by adding a layer of tool. A week later, I went in to get my dress and it was done to perfection. Just the right amount of flare and bling. It reflected my personality perfectly. I'm very grateful that the sales associate showed me the 50% OFF section and even more grateful to them for allowing me to buy a veil off the rack. They normally don't do that (they order them in) but since my wedding was fast approaching, they made an exception! :)
I did not buy my dress at Bella's but I had my dress altered there. Those ladies know what they are doing! I had a huge poofy tulle dress. It had about 20 layers of tulle. They were about to shorten the length and take it in perfectly before my big day. And for a very reasonable price. They worked quickly and it only too two visits. One to drop it off and get it pinned up, and then to pick it up. It fit perfectly!
Loved the service from start to finish!! Laura and Amy were the best. They paid close attention to detail and listened to my concerns to help us choose the PERFECT wedding gown. Thanks Ladies!!
I had no problem finding everything I needed for my wedding day. I found my dream dress with all the accessories I was looking for, including a custom veil. The staff is exremely friendly but seem to be short handed. With the bridal and formal/prom wear all within the same shop, the girls seem to be over run. Nevertheless, they were all super sweet and helped throughout the buying and alterations process.
I have mixed feeling about the store. Everything there is $2,000 or less so I went in there knowing I could try on anything, which was pretty nice. Although there were lots of store attendants there none of them were there to help you dress so make sure you bring at least two people with you to help you shop and get in to the dresses, otherwise you're going to be up a creek. Some of the dresses aren't in that great of shape because everyone is shopping on their own and don't know how to get in and out of the dresses by themselves. In the dressing rooms you don't have pedestal to get on so if you're short (like me) you feel like all the dresses swallow you up. There's one or two pedestals in the back you can get on to see what the dresses look like when they're the right height, but you have to share them with everyone in the shop. But I found my dress, so I can't complain!
Bella's was the first and only Bridal shop I went to in search of my wedding gown. Their gowns range from $200 - $2,000, so I was happy that I had no chance of falling in love with a dress that was way beyond my budget. Their staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. I found my dress in just an hour and a half (and it was one that my consultant picked out for me!). Their alterations people are the BEST (and inexpensive). After just two fittings, my dress fit like a glove! I was so pleased with everything and highly recommend them! The owner is one of the sweetest ladies in the business and truly cares about the happiness of her customers.
Loved my dress it was only 600 dollars with alteration at 175. Perfect staff. Good dress selections. Loved loved loved my dress!!
Bella's was great from my first appointment when I picked my dress, down to the very last details that were added. They were very helpful and have great customer service.
Love my dress but customer service was not great also I paid for a bustle that would not stay attached during the wedding.
Great service and AMAZING people! GREAT prices too! I got my perfect dress for my Wizard of Oz wedding for just over 500 dollars. Go here and get Angela to be your Fairy God Consultant! She is the best! I love you Bella's and Angela!
Go see Angela for the most amazing customer service! I picked out my gown all alone, and without an appointment. She made me feel so special and important and I actually picked the first one I tried on!
I really can't say enough about Bella's Bridal & Formal. From the very first visit everything was so perfect. The selection of dresses is absolutely beautiful. Everyone on staff was so friendly and so in touch with what I was looking for. It was exactly how I had envisioned this process from start to finish. Beautiful gowns, lovely staff, perfect atmosphere...highly, highly recommend!
I originally went to Bella's Bridal because there was a specific wedding dress that I had found online that I wanted to try on, and had found that Bella's carried the dress. Personally, I had a really great experience at this boutique. I came in with an entourage of my friends and mom, and I had a very nice and helpful assistant that helped me try on 7-8 different dresses. She was extremely patient and sweet about finding veils to match each dress, and laughed along with my girlfriends while I pranced around in each dress. It was a great experience, and I actually ended up buying the dress that I had originally gone in to try on. The dress came in on time, and they had done such a wonderful job with the measurements that my dress needed NO alterations at all when it arrived! Talk about stress-free wedding dress shopping!
My bridesmaids all ordered their dresses from Bella's as well, and to my knowledge almost all of them had good experiences as well. Their dresses looked great, and alterations were done quickly and accurately. I know that my MOH had a bit of a rough time with Bella's - for some reason her dress was ordered incorrectly, and then alterations were a huge hassle, but ultimately she was able to get a discount on her dress because of all the trouble that she went through.
Overall, I would recommend this boutique to anyone.
I bought my wedding dress and my veil from Bella's. It was such a pleasure to work with them. The alterations department was wonderful and their service was great! I loved absolutely loved my dress and veil! I would highly recommend using them when searching for your wedding dress!
This store was crazy and hectic. Noone was thrilled about helping me because i didn't have an appointment. I had one lady help and we found the dress i wound up wearing. My dress was beautiful but my experience looking for one wasn't.
Helpful associates who made me feel welcome. We ended up ordering the Mother of the Bride dress from the same place, too.
When I first got engaged back in 2010, I did what any other bride does and went out and bought the Brides magazine! I was flipping through the magazine and came across an advertisement for this gorgeous dress! I had to have it. I looked the designer up on line (Essense of Australia) and at the time there was only one shop that sold there dresses in AL and that was Bella's. So, I called them and they said they had the exact dress I found in the magazine and I was sold. I lived about an hour away, but my mom lived about 3.5 hours away from the store. So, I wanted to wait until my mom could drive up and go with me try it on bc I wanted the whole mom/daughter wedding dress experience. So a month or so goes by and we finally decide to go try on the dress. I call Bella's and set up a appointment and tell them which dress I want to try on and they confirm that they still have the dress there. Well, the day finally arrives and we go to try on the dress. We get there and they are obviously very busy and we didn't get help for about 20 min. I am walking through looking at dresses and I can't find "the dress". Finally, a sales consultant comes to help and they spend like another 15 min looking for the dress. I am about to cry. 35 min of my appt was spent looking for the dress that me and my family just drove approx 3 hours to see. They finally find the dress and it turns out the sample had been sold.. So, it was right in front of me and I couldn't even try it on bc another bride had already put money down on it. I was devastated. That is why I gave them 4 stars. I was told twice they had the dress and twice that if I came I would get to try it on and they end up selling it. But, despite all my negative emotions I decide to make the best of it and try on other dresses. I stick to the designer I love and try on probably 5 or 6 dresses. Nothing is impressing me bc my heart is still with the other dress. The sales consultant brings me one last dress and I try it on. I am in love. Finally, I can look at the other dress and the one that I am wearing and I can actually say that I like it more! It was nearing the end of my appt and they were still extremely busy, so I was feeling the pressure to make a decision. I decide to wait and while she is undoing the dress my heart is breaking (for the second time in a day). I tell her to stop and that I can't leave without saying "yes to the dress"! It wasn't the experience that I was hoping for when I left that morning to try on dresses, but Bella's ended up having the dress for me. Every other time I went to try on my dress for alterations they were AMAZING! They weren't near as busy, so they were very attentive and the dress was altered perfectly. My dress was a hit at our wedding and I can't quit staring at it in our pictures!! The ladies that work there are truly nice ladies and are very good at their jobs. Otherwise, I may not have ever found my dress!
Purchased my wedding dress here. The ladies were very very professional and helpful! I got married in Mobile, but had been living in Bham, after getting alterations done I had to get my dress steamed and they did it for free, stayed late so I could pick it up and wrapped it for me in a sheet and put it in my car so my fiance wouldn't see it. 5 stars especially on service, my dress and invitations were my favorite part about getting married, besides the groom of course!
I ordered my dress in Feb of 2012 for my October wedding! I was told my dress would be in by June so that I could get my bridals done before the wedding. MY DRESS DIDNT COME IN UNTIL AUGUST 9TH!!!! No one at the store EVER called me to inform me of the delay. When I contacted the store owner to make her aware of my HORRIBLE customer service experience related to not only my dress but ALSO my 6 bridesmaids dress I purchased from there all she did was make excuses for her staff and told me that normally doesn't happen. She did not accommodate me in ANY WAY and I will NEVER refer ANYONE to their shop. The ONLY shinning light in that store is Kris. She was the ONLY PERSON in that store that truly had my best interest in mind and bent over backwards to help me once she returned to the store!
This place is great!!! Laura is super helpful and so, so sweet!! They are nicely priced as well and have a great selection of dresses. They also do alterations and have a quick turn around time annnnd it didn't cost an arm and a leg! :) Love them!!
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For The Dress of Your Dreams
Bella's Bridal & Formal is a full-service salon conveniently located in the Patton Creek Shopping Center adjacent to the Riverchase Galleria. We provide a large selection of bridal gowns, veils, shoes, bridesmaid and mother's dresses. Our goal is to make you ecstatic about the experience!
- Type: Alterations, Bridesmaids, Custom Gowns, Flower Girls, Mothers Fashions, Other Attire & Accessories, Shoes, Wedding Gowns
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012