3 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/21/2013
My mother and I had such a wonderful experience at European Bridal! We initially stopped in on the way to another bridal gown appointment in the Reading Bridal District. European Bridal carried the designer of a dress I had to see! Although the store did not have the dress to try on, they went above and beyond to help me figure out what I liked and didn't like. Mary helped us find and try on several dresses, even after she was made aware we had another appointment at another store to make. We were so impressed by their customer service and beautiful wedding gowns that we returned after the other bridal appointment. European Bridal was able to contact the designer of the dress I originally wanted to try on. Then, had a sample shipped to their store within 2 weeks. When we returned, they were just as pleasant and helpful as the first visit! After I decided on 'the dress,' they brought out a bottle of champagne for myself and my bridesmaids! They had completed a photo shoot earlier that day (I think) and were sharing the leftovers. Regardless, this was a very nice gesture and a lot of fun for everyone!
I cannot say enough positive things about this boutique! During each of the two visits, we always felt welcomed and never pressured to purchase anything. These attributes made for a very relaxed wedding gown purchasing environment. I would highly recommend!
Member Since: 11/14/2013
I had gone to 2 other wedding dress stores ( in Reading ) before going to European. I cannot even express the joy and happiness I have for this boutique. When you first walk in the door you immediately feel the beauty and the quality of gowns surrounding you. It took me about 30 mins to find my perfect dress. I had a few ladies helping me out with fitting and questions and they were amazing. They knew everything about the customization of the gown I had chosen and gave me a lot of ideas and insight about the designer ( OLVI ) that I had gone with. This is the only bridal boutique in reading that had the long sleeve lace gown that I was looking for. They made my dream gown come true.
Member Since: 3/19/2014
I spent a day in the bridal district on 3/22/2014. I went to European Bridal first. I had an appointment with Shirley, who was very nice and excellent. She asked me what I was interested in and my price range (I told her $1500 or below) and she picked 10 + gowns that were within my price range. I found 3 that I loved, which was alot, and I couldn't decide. I then went to another appointment down the street and went to a few of the discount stores to try to buy a dress off the rack. I consider myself a discount shopper, but I really did dislike the experience at the off-the-rack shops. I also went to Lace Couture (I think that is the name) with an appointment and the attendant was not nearly as helpful or as good as getting me into gowns and clipping my gown to fit. I did find other dresses that I liked that day, but in the end, I was still thinking about the first 3 dresses from European Bridal so I went back. Shirley made time for me again, this time without an appointment, and helped me try on all 3 gowns again (a few times) and she never made me feel rushed. I ended up buying a gown that I would never have picked for myself, but Shirley found it and it was the one. The service I received from Shirley is probably what really sold me on the gown and the shop. I will remember my bridal gown shopping experience positively based on this experience, and I am happy for that! I am hopeful my dress will come as expected (they told me late August 2014 for my Justin Alexander gown) and that the alterations will go well as well.
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.
|LA SPOSA||Jovani Bridal|
|The Steven Birnbaum Collection||Lea-Ann Belter Bridal|
|Justin Alexander||Simone Carvalli|
|Eugenia||Robert Bullock Bride|
Cincinnati's #1 Bridal Boutique
European Bridal is the Midwest's premier bridal salon. The salon atmosphere is light and airy, warm and welcoming. Experience the difference of a couture bridal gown boutique.
- Type: Bridesmaids, Mothers Fashions, Other Attire & Accessories, Wedding Gowns
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012