40 total reviews
I had a wonderful experience at For The Bride! Wendy and her team were amazing! I am a plus size bride so it was really important to me to find the perfect dress which at first i didnt think i would find at a boutique. Boy, was i wrong!!! Her staff had a number of dresses for me to choose from so i didnt feel like i was settling for something that i didnt love just because it fit. It was amazing. They were timely, had alterations done well and they worked within my budget. I had the best experience and i was so happy with my dress and my experience!!! Thank you!!!
I found For the Bride because they sell Essence of Australia dresses and one in particular that no other shop carried. I made the 2.5hr drive to get to Wendy's shop and was not disappointed. I was met with joy and respect, something I was not shown at other, more local, shops. I felt immediately comfortable there and with Wendy. Every trip my mom and I took from East Coast FL to West Coast was a day adventure, but every mile put in was worth it because my dress was something amazing and it arrived as promised and in perfect condition. Each step of the way (fittings and such) I felt that same happiness radiating from the girls and they made me feel amazing each time I stepped through the door! Thanks Wendy!
This shop is the best!!! I had to do all my shopping by myself! And Wendy made me feel like I was her family. Her selection is great and she is more than helpful. The ONLY place to shop for a dress in SWFL!
I tried on about 8 dresses and could not find exactly what I was looking for. They do have a great selection, just wasn't finding what I visioned for my wedding. They have dresses for ever price range and most can be bought right off the rack for those last minute dress shoppers.
I ended up buying my dress elsewhere. I did go back for alterations and Wendy, (the owner) bent over backwards to help me out. Found me a slip, made some suggestions, found the little bit of "bling" I was looking for. All with no hesitation considering I did not buy my dress there.
She is a super nice person, willing to help in any way. I will be going back to have my dress cut down.
I would recommend this place to anyone over the nationwide chain stores.
This company is amazing. They helped me basically re design my wedding dress so that it was perfect for me. I recomend this location to any bride looking for the perfect dress.
I purchased my bridal gown from For the Bride. It was such a wonderful experience from beginning to end. After trying to find a gown at david's bridal and alfred angelo and not feeling like I could get anything unique or feeling like the sales staff was too overwhelmed to help me, I went to for the bride. Making an appointment was easy. They valued my opinion and helped me to find a beautiful and unique dress in my price range. Wendy and her staff were beyond accommodating. The staff was very positive and they were fun to be around! When I went in for alterations the seamstress was incredible! I am 4'11'' and needed some serious alterations. The dress looked perfect when they had finished it! I am so happy I was able to go to for the bride and would give them my highest recommendation!
Wendy of For the Bride is absolutely amazing!! She really took the time to listen what I was looking for and help me find the perfect dress for my fairy tale wedding. She is honest with you and knows what will look best on each person she works with. Her staff is also extremely knowledgable in their area of expertise, and you will look like a million bucks when you chose For the Bride!!
Wendy and her whole team made my wedding dress shopping experience so enjoyable. Their attention to detail and willingness to do anything for the customer is simply unparalleled. I am so so so so happy that I chose For The Bride as the shop for all of my bridal needs. I will certainly be going back for any other special occasions that come up. Thank you guys for everything, you really helped make the whole experience special :)
I bought my wedding dress from Wendy and team at For The Bride about a year ago, for my wedding that was on 9/28/13. The dress was snug during my first fitting, but Wendy assured me that if my size changed up or down during the year leading up to my wedding that her team would be able to accommodate accordingly. I went back for a fitting 1 month prior to the wedding and the dress was very tight, so Wendy and her team worked to find solutions in order to let the dress out enough so I could comfortably fit into it. I went back for my final fitting a week before the wedding and the seamstress and her team did an absolutely amazing job altering the dress so that it fit my shape perfectly. The dress fit great the day of the wedding and I thank the seamstress for doing such a fabulous job to adjust the dress in time. Wendy was extremely helpful during my initial consultation as well, and the additional accessories they have in the shop are beautiful. I got a belt, earrings, and an embellished hair pin that matched the dress perfectly. Thanks Wendy and team for making me gorgeous on my wedding day!
Any person that does not review this place has the most personable place has to be the devil herself !!!!!! Wendy has become more like a friend and family. She will work with you no matter what your budget ! As long as you are respectful to her and her staff she will treat you with the it most respect! Everyone ranted and raved about how unique and wonderful my dress was! I am not the easiest person to deal with but I felt as ease with her like she was there for me !
I purchased my Allure wedding dress in January 2013 and haven't looked back since. Wendy and staff are very dedicated and knowledgeable, and made my overall experience so exciting! Most importantly, I found the dress of my dreams, and can't wait to wear it for my October wedding.
I went to look for a dress the other day with my mother and friends at for the bride. As soon as I walked in was greeted by a lovely young lady who helped me my find my perfect gown. The owner was there as well and was so nice. I never felt pushed into buying a gown, Some places i went to i felt like the women were car sales man. The lady I worked with was new and was extremely nice and relatable. I ran into her the other day at Bridal blast and she remembered me and greeted me with a hug. I had the perfect experience at for the bride. I will recommend all my friends and family to go there.
The first time I walked into For the Bride, Wendy and her staff made me feel very comfortable and special. They took my vision and their experience and found me the perfect dress. I appreciated their honest opinions. It was clear they wanted me to look my best on my wedding day. I had to order the dress in a custom length and Wendy measured perfectly saving me money in additional alterations. Once the dress was in, they helped me find the perfect accessories. I can’t say enough about the great experience they provided. I had no doubts that I had the dress of my dreams on my wedding day.
I really loved my dress and Wendy was very professional from start to finish. She was a perfectionist!
Wendy was wonderful helping me pick out my dress and, most surprising, had the minor tweaks and alterations ready for me within 2 days because she knew I was only in town for a few days! She was extremely busy but still made me feel important and valued. Highly recommend, especially after seeing the blah choices at David's Bridal and Alfredo's. Just had my wedding and loved my dress just as much as the day I bought it.
This company is a must-go! I went dress shopping once at Alfred Angelo and couldn't find anything that didn't look like all the other wedding dresses out there! I went to For The Bride in August 2012 and fell in love with the first dress I tried on. I tried on others, but nothing was as fantastic as the one there. They get their dresses from Europe, which make them rare, fabulous and fashion-forward. They are classic dresses that look great on anyone, but they only have a select # of dresses (NOT FROM A CATALOG), so you know your dress is one of a kind. I love FOR THE BRIDE! xoxo
I cannot say enough good things about For the Bride!! The dress selection is wonderful and the staff is amazing. I will bring all my brides and friends here that are looking for the gown of their dreams. I recently moved to the Fort Myers area from out of state. I am a wedding coordinator and am planning one of my good friend's weddings here in Fort Myers. I made an appointment for her at For the Bride on a Saturday to come in and look at gowns. We had been to two other local salons and were VERY disappointed with the quality of the gowns and the service that was provided. From the minute you walk in the salon you can tell that the gowns are high quality and hand selected with individuality. All of the bridal consultants were great! They were very educated and fashion forward. Most importantly they were honest and attentive to my brides needs and requests. The store exceeded our expectations in every way.
Also they have a huge selection of jewelry and accessories at amazing prices. You can buy everything you need for your special day from head to toe. They even have mother of the bride, bridesmaids, and flower girl attire.
Having been to the other salons in the surrounding area I would never go anywhere but For the Bride again. The price point is great, the service is great, and the selection is to die for!!
I had a destination wedding and didn't buy my dress from For the Bride but when I showed up to see if they could press my gown as well as the grooms linen suit, Wendy couldn't have been more helpful. And the accessories they have are great, I ended up purchasing hair accessories from her to use instead of the ones I had brought with me!
Wendy and her staff are amazing. I bought my first dress from somewhere else only to find out the place shut down with my dress. I went to for the bride in a panic 4 months till the wedding. She made sure to help me in anyway possible. She was very professional and understanding the whole time. She made a very stressful experience turn into one that I will cherish forever. I could not thank Wendy and her staff enough for everything they did. I would highly recommend For the Bride to everyone.
I had my alterations done at For the Bride Boutique. The seamstress was phenominal! She was very friendly and went above and beyond to make my dress perfect. Some employees were not so friendly. But over all I am happy with my service.
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Modern Sophistication for Today's Bride
For over 18 years, For the Bride has offered brides in South West Florida a true boutique experience. We pride oursleved in being able to exceed your expectations with out breathtaking gown selection and our down to earth, prodessional staff.
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