62 total reviews
For years, I dreamed of buying my wedding dress. I could not have asked for a better bridal store to make my dreams come true. My consultant was so patient with me and allowed me to ask her a million questions. If you are looking for a bridal store that will make you feel at home then look no further. I can't wait to start my dress fittings. :)
The personalized help at this dress salon is beyond compare. I live in NYC area and came here as my parents are still in Albany area and I am so happy I did. The dress I found was so stunning, and more amazing was the tailoring job the seamstress accomplished for me. I loved my dress, could not even find it in all of NYC after I found it in this store, and decided the service at the salon was worth the trip back--this says a lot when you are a bride with limited time to do everything!
I had tried some dresses on at other bridal galleries, but Yvonne's was the best experience I have had! From accommodating my need to move the appointment earlier, to helping me find exactly what I wanted, this was a wonderful experience. I worked with Janice and couldn't have asked for a more helpful associate. She was attentive, helpful, and truly made me feel special. I am a picky customer and she managed to find the EXACT gown for me, and helped me make the dress perfect (adding in a sweetheart neck with scallops, as well as a corset back).
I was able to bring my son with me, and did not feel uncomfortable in doing so. She made me feel right at home! What a wonderful experience.
I was able to purchase my custom dress, embellished veil, belt, and shoes for under $2200. Just an amazing experience.
I absolutely felt like all the attention was on me. They were super helpful and I loved that there was a private suite. It made my experience that much more personal. My only issue was that they picked the dresses for me to try on. Although they were great choices and I decided on the first one I tried on, it would have been nice to look for myself. After I made the decesion all the employees were congratulating me and the one helping me even gave me a huge hug. I like that they are trying to get to know me and Im not just another customer buying a dress! It actually brought a tear to my eye. I cant wait to continue working with them!
My initial experience at Yvonne's was great. I had a very special experience trying on dresses, etc. I had some difficulties in the alterations process, though. I purchased a lace dress and the alterations presented to me at my final fitting were very sloppy. My lace was frayed, there were large holes left un-sewed, all of the re-seaming was visible, and the belt that I purchased (that fit perfectly at my original fitting the week prior) was suddenly 3 inches too small. I requested that everything be fixed as soon as possible as it was 2 days prior to the wedding, and the staff was very accommodating and flexible with my request. All of the issues were fixed the next day, thankfully; however, it was a very stressful experience so close to the wedding day. I will say that Yvonne, the owner, took care of every concern I had and was a pleasure.
I am not really a Girly girl and excited about dress shopping, and my dress consultant didn't seem to know how to deal with that. I eventually found a dress that was perfect for me. It was pretty pricy - but I think it was worth it in the end.
I found the perfect dress for me! I feel like all brides should have that experience and I definitely got it from the wide selection at Yvonne's. They were so flexible and calm when it came to one of the more stressful wedding planning tasks. The ladies at Bridal Gallery by Yvonne make sure you love what you're wearing and are comfortable for your wedding day. They were able to customize and add some special touches to my gown that made it mine, and the seamstress on staff did a lovely job.
My only regret is that my dress cost more than I had hoped. However, it was beautiful and comfortable, and the fabric was great quality. Dresses that I saw at David's Bridal felt so cheap and itchy. Although it was more than I initially planned, I feel like I got what I paid for.
The people were very nice. Appointments did not always run on time as scheduled. But when it was time for your appointment it was all about you. The alterations to my gown to fit me perfectly was great. The bustle was not as good of a job as it could have been. It fell and didn't stay put almost as soon as we tied it all up. So i spent more time than i wanted to trying to fix my gown, which was cutting into the time of me spending with my guests and having a good time. The cost of the alterations is think was steep at $350 and you have to pay in CASH. No check or credit cards. The preservation cost i think was a bit high as well which was $195. All in all, it was a good experience just expensive, but I guess what do you expect with a wedding dress purchase and all that goes with it.
Nothing to rave about, they ordered my dress 2 sizes too big, fortunately I had my alterations done else where. Also did not find the people that worked there too friendly.
I absolutely loved my dress. It was gorgeous. It was me. Yvonne at the Bridal Gallery was fantastic and was not only able to create a one of a kind dress for me but able to accommodate appointment times I needed since I was coming from out of town. Despite this perfection and the fabulous dress itself, I did run into a few problems (although they were so minuscule). First is that I had mentioned (twice) during both my fittings that there was a string sticking out in one of the seams. I was assured that this would be taken care of and the dress with be pressed to perfect. Well, when I went to put it on the day of my wedding the string was still there. Luckily someone had scissors and we very carefully were able to snip it. Lastly, my bustle did not stay up. AT ALL. I don't know if we were told incorrectly how to do it or what but the bustle did not stay and I ended up just holding my train the entire night. The fact is though, that the dress was so beautiful I didn't even care about having to hold it and really it seemed to bother other people more than it did me!
At first I was going to go with a David's Bridal dress. I decided to still go to my Bridals By Yvonne appointment. When we first arrived they told me they were a half an hour behind (no problem) and that their dresses started out at $3,000 and up. This was WAYYYYYYYY out of our budget. So I told her what our budget was and she told me that she would check if she had anything in my size in sample dresses. Low and behold she found 3!!! I tried one on then another and THERE was the dress!!! IT WAS THEEEEEEEE DRESS. It had everything that I wanted and they came in $500 under my budget. I loved them!
No dress in the store over $2000, very easy to stay in budget. Brought in very specific pictures and knew exactly what I wanted, she brought 5 dresses for me to try and picked the first one! I had not gone to any other shops before, but this was amazing. She made you feel comfortable and let you take the time to look at yourself and did not feel rushed. The seamstress was a little hard to understand, and had to go back 3 times to make it fit how I wanted. You have to be stern with her or else she will fit it how she thinks it looks best, since I wanted it very tight, she was hesitant but did it my way and it came out beautiful!
I loved my Wedding Dress and was really happy with the quality of both the product and service. I was undecided between two dresses and they were so helpful and really took the time in helping me decide.
I had a great time picking my dress out here. The staff was so helpful and Yvonne was so nice. The seamstress was a bit intimidating when I went in for my first fitting and I did not feel comfortable leaving after that first appointment because I feel she did not listen to what I was telling her. Because of that, at the second fitting, changes still had to be done. When I did finally pick up the dress it was absolutley perfect but if I had been listened to the first time, it would have been perfect the first time around. Luckily Yvonne was very nice an re-assured me that everything would be the way I wanted when I came to pick it up and it was.
I was impressed with Yvonne's the second I called to schedule an appointment. When I would call other bridal salons in the area, it either went right to voicemail or it would just ring. Yvonne's had an actual person answer and they were professional and accommodating. I am a Vermont bride, who currently lives in New Hampshire so they worked with me on scheduling a visit when I was able to make the trip.
I brought my mom and two of my bridesmaids along and they provided us with a private suite to try on the dresses. Janice was assigned to work with me and she was very attentive to my wants and needs. As she worked with me, she would figure out what features I liked the best, and what I didn't like and would pull more dresses accordingly. She wasn't pushy, gave me her full attention, and was patient, even after the 11th dress :) Even though she does this every day for a living, she remained enthusiastic and I could feel her excitement for me. She found me the perfect dress and veil and I could not be happier. I plan to take my bridesmaids back to find their dresses since I had such a great experience.
Working with the staff at Yvonne's was a great experience. I purchased my wedding dress, veil, bridesmaid dresses, and mother of the bride dress there and everyone looked stunning on the wedding day. They were very prompt in returning calls and emails and Yvonne even ordered the bridesmaid dresses especially for me since it wasn't an item they typically carried. I'm actually going to miss them now that everything is over!
I recently bought my wedding dress at Yvonne's in April and had by far the best experience there compared to other shops. I had been to two other places to find a wedding dress and none of them compared. Yvonne's had amazing costumer service, gorgeous gowns, and a beautiful environment. If you are looking for a place to spoil you and treat you like you actually mean something, this is definitely the place to go! Not only did I have a personal consultant, I also had a private dressing room with couches for my family to sit on. The gowns were obviously not the cheapest but I feel their prices were fair and definitely worth the extra dollar. They had a big range of prices and all of the gowns I saw were awesome!!! Highly recommend going to this place :-)
I live in Long Island, NY but my family is from upstate NY. After I got engaged, I went looking with my mom and sister upstate. Yvonne's was the second place we went and the fourth dress I tried on. I originally didn't like it because it was strapless but the consultant informed me the designer of my dress could customize it. They added a strap and some trim to the dress, creating my dream dress. Yvonne and her ladies are so nice and accommodating to your needs. Being an out of town bride, they squeezed in my fittings in two days, having the seamstress available all day to work on my dress. They didn't let me leave until I was 100% satisfied with it, even tweaking it right as I waited. I bought my veil there as well, which one of the consultants picked out for me and it matched perfectly! They gave me the dress of my dreams. I loved it so much I didn't want to take it off! I would recommend Bridal gallery by Yvonne to any bride looking for their dream gown!!
After visiting 8 other bridal salons, my experience at the Bridal Gallery by Yvonne couldn't have been more perfect. I loved having a private dressing room and the individualized attention I received helped ensure that I was trying on dresses that suited my style. The dresses were of such beautiful quality and the styles were unlike anything I had seen in other stores which helped me select a unique dress. My consultant was dedicated to finding me the perfect gown and even sent me a handwritten thank you note! I feel confident trusting them to handle my alterations and the ordering of my bridesmaid dresses as well. I cannot recommend this store highly enough to anyone looking for a beautiful gown and a memorable experience!
Great experience here. The girl I worked with was professional and sweet. She really worked within my budget and found me just what I was looking for. I did not get my dress here in the end, but it I would recomend it to others.
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Your Perfect Gown Awaits You...
Enjoy the privacy of your own bridal suite while trying on our beautiful gowns. We are proud to offer a large selection of wedding gowns in sizes 6 to 26. We also offer Bridesmaids, Flowergirls and Mothers Gowns, as well as headpieces, bridal jewelry and shoes.
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