15 featured reviews
Member Since: 7/22/2013
My daughter and I had a wonderful expereince while shopping for her wedding gown. Whe we first entered the shop, we were not intending to shop for wedding gowns. My daughter was looking for bridesmaid colors. Linda showed us the bridesmaid gowns and offered us suggestions on material choices that would be most suitable for an August wedding. She was extremely professional. She was so willing to help my daughter and make her feel comfortable. After a brief discusssion Linda suggested that my daughter begin with the bridal gown first before making decisions about the attendants. Even though we did not have an appointment that evening, Linda told my daoughter to choose a few gowns to try on. My daughter fell in love with the 4th dress she tried on. At this point it was well after 8PM, the store's closing time. Linda didn't rush us or tell us we needed to leave. We left a little after 9 PM that night feeling uplifted and postive about my daughter's first experience of trying on bridal gowns. We scheduled an appointment for another night to try on more gowns. A week later we returned, to try on more gowns. My daughter wanted to be sure about her choice and flet that she needed to try on more styles. We scheduled with Linda again as our consultant.
I can't say enough about this wonderful woman! She was patient, kind, and extremely professional. My daughter did find the gown of her dreams, thanks to Linda! Trying on wedding gowns is something many women dream about form the time they are young. I know the experience certainly met all of my daughter's expectationsand she left there floating on air. I can't thank Linda enough for making her dreams come true.
Member Since: 1/24/2012
They were very professional and knowledgeable. I loved my Maggie Sottero gown. Also, I was very happy with my alterations.
Member Since: 2/9/2011
Joyce was the perfect consultant. She was able to listen to my description of my ideal dress and then deliver perfectly. Moreover, she exuded the perfect combination of flattery (which just makes dress trying on fun) and honesty (which you have to have in your dress consultant). When the dress that I loved had an ugly associated brown silk sash, Joyce hurried off to find the most beautiful and fitting belt that looked like it was made for the dress. I had a great experience at this bridal salon - it gets busy at times and there is definitely a ton of stock so it can seem cramped - but Joyce totally individualized my experience. Thank you!
Member Since: 9/19/2011
I couldn't have been happier with my wedding dress. I worked with Laura. After describing what I like she said she had a the perfect dress for me. Sure enough, I tried on a few dresses, and kept going back to the first dress Laura had me try on. The price was reasonable and the quality of the dress was amazing! (Maggie Sottoro)Everyone at Bridal and Gift was friendly and helpful. I also got my shoes here
Member Since: 4/6/2011
What an adorable little boutique this is and the most amazing staff! They make you feel like how a bride should feel, not just another number. I want to give a special thanks to Laura and Fran who helped me feel beautiful in my beautiful gown! What an amazing day.. I couldn't be more satisfied with all my vendors. Lets keep small boutiques in business!
Member Since: 12/4/2010
Everyone at bridal and gift was amazing!! Highly recommend them to anyone!!
Member Since: 5/16/2011
We have recently bought a couple dresses at Shear Bridal and Gift and have been very happy with them. After going to other dress places and not happy with their shops we have been very satisfied with the service here. Janet was very helpful with finding the perfect dress for each of us. It really helps that she can suggest what dress would look good on each body type. Give the place a try!
Member Since: 12/26/2010
These women are wonderful to work with! They are willing to work with you, it isn't a big chain, you don't get lost in the shuffle, you get a personal experience. The world needs more shops like this. The owner is a true delight, she was willing to work with me when I had an issue and wanted to make sure I was happy! I've shopped around and had found the wedding business to be such a money making business, I was getting very discouraged until I went to this store. I highly reccomend this store, to brides, bridesmaids, Mothers, etc. I don't care who you are, where you are, if you treat people nicely, they will treat you the same way.
A store like this is so hard to find and I will continue to rave about it to bring them more business so we don't loose a true treasure like this store.
Thank you Janet, and Thank you Linda for all of your help and hardwork!
Member Since: 8/20/2011
While I haven't gotten married yet, and still have to go back for my final fitting (I'll post after my wedding too), I have been thrilled with my experience at this store! The store doesn't look impressive on the outside, but once inside you can tell it is packed to the gills with selection, (it has over a thousand dresses on the inside that will fit every budget- EVERY budget)! Do not be deterred by outward appearances!
I was able to try on a ton of dresses in a short amount of time (which is huge when you aren't sure exactly "what will really look good on you" and was really shocked at what worked best to flatter my figure!
I ultimately got a dress that I look amazing in, without breaking the bank! (Even less expensive than some of the big run of the mill chain stores!!!)
This store carries top dress designers that a lot of the competition does not! I even went to other stores to ask about any dresses by a certain designer, and was told that they were out of my price range...
If you want a cat-walk experience like "Say Yes to the Dress" for everyone to "ooh and ahh" over, you won't find it here, due to space - but then again, I didn't even have that experience on Newbury street in Boston. My mom, sister and girlfriend told me they had more fun helping to pick out dresses for me to try, and sometimes helping me put them on and off, than they did sitting on a sales-floor waiting for me to pop out. (we tried that experience too).
Francia my seamstress and sales consultant was great, and my first fitting went amazing! I can hardly wait to see my dress after the final alteration!
Bottom line, I'll take selection, service and bonding any day over superficial aesthetics that I can't take with me to my wedding and won't be in any of my pictures. I highly recommend this place!
Member Since: 9/22/2011
The folks at B & G did not bat an eyelash when I told them my budget ($800 or less) or when I told them that I wanted something non-traditional and in COLOR. They helped me find the most beautiful dress I have ever worn, and they were timely and accommodating at every step.
Member Since: 5/14/2010
I can't say enough about my dress, and I am so grateful to Bridal & Gift at Shear for having it and getting me into it! (Maggie Sottero, Rhiana Royale)... To die. I wish the shop were bigger, but I understand that problem has already been fixed... happy for all brides who get to enjoy the great selection and service in a big, bright, new space!
Member Since: 6/8/2011
I found THE PERFECT DRESS. You get personalized service and you feel like the most beautiful bride that has ever walked in there. Do your shopping there, it's Kleinfeld's without the hefty price tag.
Member Since: 12/27/2009
They had by far the biggest selection of dresses at reasonable prices. The sales people were very professional and spent a lot of time with me helping me pick the perfect dress. They make you feel comfortable the entire time not like the other shops that I'd been to.
Member Since: 2/19/2009
The staff at Bridal and Gift were great. I went back 2xs and they were so patient with me. I got my dress at a great price and they have a huge selection. Luisa did my alterations and they were perfect-she had a lot of lace she had to deal with!
Member Since: 7/22/2008
Going into Bridal and Gift was a last minute decision which tured out to be the best. The girls who work there were very nice and Erica was very personable. Going in, they recommended one dress which was the one i ended up choosing for the wedding. They also have a great seamstress for alterations!
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A Quest For Excellence
At Bridal and Gift appointments are not necessary-we know it can take a long time to find the perfect dress for yourself. With over 500 different sample gowns from 25 fantastic designers from all over the world, we know you can find your "dream gown." Let our knowledgeable sales staff assist you with all your bridal needs. We have it all: mothers dresses, wedding gowns, attendant dresses, flower girls, and tuxedos.
- Type: Bridesmaids, Mothers Fashions, Flower Girls, Other Attire & Accessories, Wedding Gowns, Shoes
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011