57 total reviews
I bought my wedding dress, hair peices, purse and jewelry at Dena Marie. I found the staff to be very helpful, fun and honest about their products. They also did a good job of communicating with me regarding appointments, sales ,etc. They had the best selection for the type of dress I was looking for (feminine, lace, beading, vintage-looking) and lots of other styles too. they also have bridesmaid and mother of the bride dresses, unity candles, guest books, garters, tuxes, etc. It's a one stop shopping bridal salon and they are reasonably priced.
Not only was I able to stop in any time and not feel like I was a burden for them, I was able to customize my dress to make it a one of a kind!
The girls at Dena Marie did a wonderful job of helping me find the perfect dress for my wedding day. Great quality and pricing (I actually saw my exact dress priced higher at other shops).
I would highly recommend avoiding this place and only using as a last resort after trying all the other bridal stores in the cities. The ONLY good thing about this place was that I found my dress there, which I absolutely loved. Also, the staff person working that day who helped me was super sweet and I loved her. Her name was Kayla and she deserves a kudos.
If there is one main point I want you to read it's that the owner of this place is terrible. I hope she reads this to know that she provided terrible customer service to us and I will be sure to tell everyone that I know about this experience.
First, when we went in to order vests and ties the staff person never told us that these were pre-tied ties, and then she screwed up the order anyway. They told us "that is why she doesn't work here anymore" so I assume she was let go.
Next, my mother in law called to purchase me a hair piece that I had fallen in love with about 2.5 weeks before my second dress fitting. I was so happy to have checked that off my list. When I went in they told us that they had sold it to someone else (even though we had already purchased it) and that they couldn't find another one. They never gave us a good explanation of what happened and seemed to giving us multiple stories about it, and she never offered anything to help make it right. No one called my mother in law to tell her this and give her the money back and no one called me to tell me that I now had to add finding a hair piece back into my to do list. At this point I only had a few days to find another one. HORRIBLE SERVICE!
Lastly, they make you pay $200 up front with your dress purchase to be sure your dress is your size but I still had to pay $200 in alteration costs. This isn't necessarily the fault of the owner but be ware that your dress will be much more expensive than you originally think it will be. The alterations costs here are outrageous. Further, my dress came in a month later than they originally told me, so be ware of this as well.
Avoid this place at all costs because the owner does not care about providing good customer service and she is full of excuses. She should be ASHAMED of herself and her store. Some of the staff were great but most were not good. They seemed to have picked up her excuses response idea.
Dena Marie Bridal and Tux has been great! I had found my wedding dress online and had been researching bridal shops in the Twin Cities that had the dress in stock - Dena Marie did and I was able to be seen the next day to try it on! Bridal Consultant Kelly has been extremely helpful throughout the whole process of ordering my dress and bridesmaids dresses. All of my bridesmaids lived out of state but they will able to work with me and get dresses in on time, with time left for them to get the minor alterations they needed. The BM dress quality and color was PERFECT! We did not rent tux's due to the wedding not being in the Twin Cities area so I am unable to review their tux rental service. Overall I would HIGLHY recommend Dena Marie to any bride! I felt important and not just another customer, the atmosphere is comfortable and I didn't feel that I was on display as I did at other bridal shops in the area. I was able to have the comfort of enjoying the special moment. Thanks Dena Marie Bridal & Tux (especially Kelly!)
I had already bought my dress elsewhere but I was able to do my alterations at Dena Marie and they were perfect and easy to get done. I used them for my tux rental and bridesmaids dresses through Dena Marie Bridal and everything was perfect, the dresses came in fitting everyone and even with an out of state bridesmaid we were able to get that to her easily without any issues. The Tux's looked great and they made sure each guy tried theirs on at the shop to prevent any issues with the tux's the day of. The service was excellent and everything went without a hitch - it was nice to have one less thing to worry about on the big day.
I went to Dena Marie's for my wedding gown and had an amazing experience. I was willing to pay more buying it at this store rather than the Wedding Shoppe just because my experience was that much better. I recommended this store to several friends. I then decided to get my bridesmaid dresses and tux rentals done here. These experiences were quite the opposite! The bridesmaids' dresses were two sizes too big so they had to pay a lot of money for alterations. Then all of the tuxes were the wrong size and all the shoes were wrong and not what we ordered. The ring bearers shirt was way too big so it was hemmed but the hem fell out before he even put the shirt on. I would not recommend them anymore.
The staff at Dena and Marie are for the most part sweet, however completely phony. I ordered my bridesmaids dresses through them and when one of my BM's went to try on her dress she noticed a GIANT snag down the front! She came out of the dressing room and they insisted it was her who snagged it and it wasn't their fault. This was COMPLETELY unacceptable and after many arguments replaced it. Even worse than this they completely botched my wedding dress alterations and grossly overcharged me! It was one month before my wedding and I had to go and get them completely re-done. After going to Brenda at Amazing Alterations in Anoka she had to take my dress in another 5 inches and completely changed the horribly sloppy bustle. The seamstress there only knew how to do one bustle which was completely wrong for my style of organza dress. Amazing Alterations did more work on my dress in 1 hour than they did in 3 weeks and charged me $150 less than Dena and Marie. I strongly recommend you DO NOT go here for alterations and make sure you inspect your dresses thoroughly if you order them from this shop. I could have saved myself $400 and an ulcer if I would have just went to Amazing Alterations in the first place. I've never been so disappointed I felt the need to warn people which speaks volumes!
The staff at Dena Marie were very helpful when I shopped for my bridal gown. I felt that they gave me space and I did not feel pressured. Since my first experience when they was great I also took my bridesmaids to Dena Maire. We were able to find a dress that we all liked and again the staff was not pushy. The bridesmaids dresses came in quickly, however, I waited just over 11 months for my bridal gown. The store owner wasn't the nicest to deal with when I would call to check on the status of my gown. She kept telling me dates that my dress would arrive by and then I would call and she had not received it yet. My dress arrived just under a month before my wedding. Once I got it, everything was fine, but I was concerned since they never told me it would take 11 months. I feel that the owner should have provided some type of discount for this, but it also probably was the manufactures fault and not hers. I would still highly recommend working with them!
This place was wonderful! No pressure and very friendly sales people! This place is not very pricey in my opinion - great for the Twin Cities area.
We went with the intention of getting bridesmaid dresses and we got those AND I ended up finding my dress. Everyone was very nice and accommodating and made for a wonderful experience.
We got both our bridesmaid dresses and tuxes through Dena Marie (Tip Top Tux). The bridesmaid dress experience wasn’t that bad, although the dresses did come in late and customer service was sometimes poor. The tuxes were the real screw up, we had several different people assisting us in the few times we went in to look at tuxes, and the notes for our order were all being scribbled down on a messy paper that I couldn’t read. Three days before our wedding we found out the tuxes came in in the WRONG style! We were deciding between two styles and months prior to the wedding decided on the more elegant style (which we were told was $10 more than the other style). Unfortunately by the time we found out the tuxes were wrong, the ushers who live in St. Cloud had already picked up their tuxes and their ties (that also came in in the wrong color). We had to go to Dena Marie three times in the three days before our wedding and argue with them about what we ordered and the cost of the tuxes, MONTHS AFTER we made an agreement with them! I wish we had some paperwork or that their paperwork was legible because there was absolutely no documentation of what we ordered. TIP – Get a receipt from the tux place when you make the order that states the tux style number that you ordered and the final price!! After my husband and I spending hours and hours in the three days immediately prior to our wedding driving to Dena Marie numerous times and trying to straighten everything out, the tuxes finally came in (on Friday-we got married Satruday) and my dad’s tux came in without shoes! They said if we rushed there Saturday morning, hours before our wedding, they would have the shoes. Dad just wore shoes he already owned. Save yourself the stress and go somewhere else!
I got my dress from here and the service was nice. I called to check on my dress when it was 'supposed to be in' (about 3 months after it was ordered) and they said, oh yeah, your dress will be in in about 12 more weeks. Meaning, they must have forgotten to order it in the first place. Luckily I found my dress really early compared to the wedding, so I wasn't worried, but if I had a spring/summer wedding that year I would have been freaking out! After the dress came there were a few places that needed to be fixed because the threads were sticking out. I was a little annoyed with everything.
My experience overall was wonderful at Dena Marie. They made me feel so comfortable trying on dresses, and I fell in love with the dress that I tried on. They worked with me and the dress was very affordable. I would not, however recommend the seamstress at Dena Marie. After multiple fittings my dress still did not fit right.
Dena Marie was great to work with! Not only did I buy my dress from Dena Marie but we also got our bridesmaid dresses, tuxes, and both mothers bought their dresses there! A bit pricey and remember know matter what dress you buy you will be spending at least $150 on alterations.
I received a FREE wedding dress from Dena and Marie's because of their support of the Brides Across America program. Participating bridal stores across the US are giving free wedding dresses to military brides.
My gown is beautiful! The staff have been wonderful to work with. Victoria has been my main point of contact and has taken care of me every step of the way. I am so very grateful for their generosity and the opportunity to look fabulous on my wedding day. Furthermore, I have purchased several accessories from them and have been very pleased. I highly recommend them, especially if you are a military bride!!
I purchased my wedding gown from Dena Marie in December. It was the last store of the day and we arrived an hour or so before closing. Nancy, the dress whisperer, did a wonderful job making us feel comfortable and not rushed. I let her know what I was looking for and she brought out many dresses. The final dress was perfect! Overall Dena Marie was professional, had a great selection of dresses, and made us feel extremely welcome. I had my dress shipped to me and all was shipped in a timely manner complete with phone calls to let me know the dress had arrived and when it shipped. I would recommend them hands down to anyone who needs a bridal gown in the Twin Cities area!
My bridesmaids and I went here to find bridesmaid dresses for my wedding. When we got there it was very unorganized (and we had an appointment) Someone helped us look through the dresses for a few minutes but then had to go help someone else so my bridesmaids started looking by themselves. We got our own fitting rooms and my mom helped the girls try dresses on because no one was there to help us. After about 15 minutes of us being on our own a lady came over to see if we needed help. When we found the dress and needed the girls to get measured it was rushed along because one of the workers had a date to get to and they were closing soon. The service here is beyond bad and I would not reccomend it to anyone. The dresses were great all the girls loved them.
Can't say enough about my experience at Dena Marie's! Chelsey was amazing! She was always right there when needed her and made us feel like we were the only gals in the boutique. I cannot wait to see my gals in their dresses!
The owner of this salon was very helpful when I called her in a panic looking for my gown that was a sample. She was willing to sell me the sample off the floor and even at a discount if I paid in full. She was extremely helpful when I needed it and my gown was beautiful and everything I wanted
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Gown Collections Available
This salon carries the following collections featured on TheKnot.com. Please note that this salon may also carry others not listed here.
|Allure Bridals||Eddy K|
|Allure Romance||Ellis Bridals Blossom Collection 2014|
|Casablanca Bridal||Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Wedding Dresses|
At our full-service salon you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced professional who can help you realize the vision that has been in your mind ever since you first dreamt of your wedding day. Open Monday through Thursday 12-8; Friday 12-6; Saturdays 10-4; Sundays 12-4.
- Type: Alterations, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mothers Fashions, Other Attire & Accessories, Wedding Gowns
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013