26 total reviews
I came to Elite with my family after going to a few other places. I loved that at Elite they let us walk around and see all the dresses, unlike some places were the dresses are hidden. They are also upfront about who the designer is and on the pricing and when I told the girl my budget she actually stayed within it and I ended up getting a dress that was less than half my $1000 budget which I thought would never happen! The entire appointment I felt like I was the focus of the consultant and we were not being rushed at all, they even let us come back later in the day to make the decision without an appointment. My dress came way faster than expected. We thought the bridesmaids dresses were a little pricey so we went somewhere else for those, it would be nice if they offered some bridesmaids styles in price points under $200 but other than that this place was great!
I went to Elite for my dress because they carried a designer who's dress I just loved, and although they didn't have the dress I thought I wanted, I fell in love with one while I was there. I did an VIP appointment so it was something special for my grandmothers, mom and future mom-in-law. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I tried on over 20 dresses and there were a ton more available if I didn't find the one. The attendant helping me dress asked questions that really helped narrow down what I was looking for. They had food, water and champagne set up for us. My dress came in on time and they helped me find some jewelry that worked well with the style. I would recommend Elite to anyone looking for a quality designer gown.
I went to Elite Bridal with the intention of just trying on some dresses, not to buy yet. My consultant, Jennifer, was SO nice and extremely helpful! She listened to what I liked and didn't like, and she showed me around the store, talked to me about different designers and styles, and stayed well within my budget. She even discouraged me from trying on a dress that I had picked out that was above my budget! I ended up buying a dress the same day, b/c the selection was gorgeous, the staff was amazing, and they made me feel like a princess. HIGHLY recommend Elite Bridal!
I loved my experience at Elite! They were great with my budget and my consultant was amazing! Definitely recommend any friend to go here!
Elite Bridal helped me find my dream wedding dress! I tried on hundreds of dresses and finally found the one with Elite Bridal! I went all over and found a unique look right here in Champaign! Their customer service is by far the best around. They treated me like I was family! I could go on forever about how they made my experience with them truly special. I will be getting my mothers dresses, bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses, and tuxedos with them. I can't wait to work with Elite Entertainment for my DJ, Uplighting, and Linens. Thank you so much to Elite for helping me make my wedding perfect!
I am so thankful to have worked with Elite Bridal. Everyone was so nice, showering me with compliments, lending a hand, and giving me a great experience. I picked my dress with just my mother, and they let me bring a whole gang of people the next weekend to enjoy the whole experience. I look forward to buying all of my bridesmaids dresses here too! I would say look no further than Elite Bridal! The selection was great, but the service is out of this world! THANK YOU!
I highly recommend Elite Bridal. I've been in a lot of weddings (8) and no where offered the quality of service Elite has provided me. I highly recommend getting a VIP appointment. You truly are treated like a VIP. It really makes finding a dress effortless and stress free. I really felt like the bride to be!
I loved shopping for my wedding dress at Elite Bridal! The store is very open so there is plenty of room to move around and look at dresses - the other 3 stores I have been to felt very cramped and almost overwhelming. I thought they had a very good selection of dresses and they were all very beautiful. I also enjoyed the staff more than I had at the other bridal stores. I ended up buying my dress, veil and a few accessories from Elite Bridal and will be sure to tell all of my friends and family about their business!
I LOVED Elite Bridal, I wish I had more reasons to go into the store now! The girls working at Elite are fantastic and make you feel like part of their family while maintaining professionalism and providing the best customer service. I got my dress, my bridesmaids' dresses and all of the tuxes at Elite and everything went together beautifully! You will not be disappointed you stopped in!
I had a wonderful experience at Elite Bridal! Mervet was wonderful in helping me find a dress I loved, that wasn't too far out of my budget. The original dress I wanted was almost 4000$, and Mervet helped me find one almost just like it for about half the cost.
The girls that work here are pleasant and very helpful. Itwas a wonderful experience all around!
The staff at Elite Bridal is extremely friendly and welcoming. The selection is incredible and the prices cannot be beat! I was very pleased with my dress, veil, and belt. The time it took to receive them once I placed my order was about two months. My total purchase only cost me $1300. HIGHLY Recommend
Elite opened up on a Sunday (typically closed) for our appointment, and I first met Jenn...she is amazing! I found my rehearsal dinner dress in black at Elite, and Jenn informed me they could order it in ivory, and it was absolutely perfect the day of my event!!! The shop was brand new when I first went in, literally open a couple of weeks, and it is beautiful. Jenn was sweet and helpful, and I had a wonderful experience!
First off the shop is beautiful! You walk in and the space is amazing. Rows of wedding dresses with several different stages for trying on. Bridesmaid and mothers dresses have their own space separate room. All of the girls who work there are very knowledgeable about what would look good on your body shape and are very helpful with finding all the right accessories to make you look perfect! Elite is by far the best shop I went to while looking for my dress and bridesmaid dresses.
Danielle and the Elite team are truly amazing at what they do. They have so much selection and they work within your budget. I fell in love with them as much as I did with my dress. We paid $100 for a VIP appointment so that both my husband and I's mothers as well as my large bridal party (7 more girls) could have the store to ourselves (and champagne and appetizers). I purchased my dress from this location as well as all of the men's tuxes, the bridesmaid dresses, and mother of the bride's dress. This is the go-to place in Champaign!
Of all the bridal stores in Champaign, IL Elite Bridal was by far the best experience!! Jennifer was very helpful and friendly. She was there when I needed her and definitely not at all pushy. The store was very nice and updated. It didn't look old and worn like a couple of the other bridal stores in town. I loved that fact that there was a stage to show off each dress I tried on to my bridal party. Elite Bridal definitely has the best customer service and really strives to make the day special and all about the bride. I would highly recommend Elite Bridal!
All of the ladies were very helpful, personable, understanding and fun! I finally found THE dress and believe it or not, on the very same day, so did my daughter and Matron of Honor! I love the ambiance as soon as we walked in and the robes in the dressing room was a GREAT touch!! I recommend to anyone to go there and be sure to say 'hi' to Danielle, Jenn and Sara for me!! =)
I recently purchased my wedding gown from Elite Bridal. Jennifer was my consultant and she is absolutely amazing!! Definitely ask for her!! She never made me feel rushed and was always very helpful! She watched my budget for me when I was pulling dresses and never tried to persuade me to go over my budget, which is awesome! I would recommend everyone going to Elite Bridal!! I drove from Lafayette, IN just to try on a dress I had seen online and it was totally worth. That dress is "my" dress!! Thank you!
It was so fun helping you,your fiancé, and your mom as well! I'm so glad that you had such a great experience, it makes my job so fun! I'm glad that we had the dress you loved online here in the store and that it was everything you wanted!
I had 4 months to find a dress, and Elite gave me the perfect dress...and I received it within a week! They don't do alterations on site but have great recs for specialists in the area. Dresses for every budget. Stylists are friendly and make you feel very comfortable. No pressure to purchase. They offer Elite appointments - for an additional cost you can have the store to yourself after hours. Elite also has a limo service, DJ/entertainment service, and chairs/linens - they do offer some discounts if you're using multiple services.
Thank you so much for your review! We love when we can help brides who are on somewhat of a time crunch, it makes our day knowing that you get what you want!
The Elite Bridal Team!
I started out my wedding dress search at Elite Bridal after meeting them at a bridal expo. Upon arrival to the store I was impressed with the overall apperance of the store. It was big enough to see all the dresses on racks, but small enough to feel intimate and unintimidating. I had no clear vision of what I wanted for my wedding day so I tried on all different shapes and styles of dresses my first visit with Taylor. I didn't find the perfect dress that day so my search continued. I visited 3 other bridal salons all which left me unexcited either about the selection of dresses or customer service. I ended up coming back to Elite the weekend of a Martina Liana trunk show. I had a clearer vision of what I wanted. I worked with Stephanie who never made me feel rushed and truly listened to what I wanted in a dress. I ended up finding two dresses that I was torn between and Stepanie strategically helped me get to my perfect dress. Not only did I walk out of Elite Bridal with my perfect dress, I walked out with the perfect memory of the day that I got to spend looking for it with my family. Thank you Taylor, Stephanie, and Elite Bridal for helping make my dress finding experience amazing!
It was so fun helping your narrow down your gowns from start to finish of your entire bridal process! We know that sometimes it can get a little stressful trying to choose between two beautiful dresses! It is great to know that our staff was able to...
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014