18 total reviews
The House of Brides in Woonsocket, RI, was just the perfect little wedding shop!! We received personal and professional attention from our very first visit! Lynda was a dream, so knowledgable, patient, and pleasant to work with!!! She guided my daughter through the many styles offering so many helpful insights along the way. Besides the dress, we accessorized here with jewelry, headpiece, veil and even undergarments. Months later, I returned for my dress and was treated just as wonderfully. Alterations were perfectly done too!! This shop made our shopping experience a fabulous one!! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a beautiful and large assortment, personal attention and professional service, and great value!
I found a bridesmaid dress at a shop in EG, but was shocked that it was almost $250, because it was a simple short dress. The same dress was more than $75 cheaper at House of Brides. The staff at House of Brides was very helpful too. Most of my bridesmaids don't live in the area, but the staff was very helpful at getting their measurements and helping them figure out what size to order.
I did not buy my wedding dress here, so I can't offer much in that category, but for bridesmaid dresses, they were helpful and affordable.
After a brief trip to David's Bridal, I went to House of Brides on a friend's recommendation. It's a little out of the way up in Woonsocket, but the service was excellent. Linda helped me and all of my bridesmaids find our dresses and she was so patient and had such a great eye for what worked! She definitely wasn't afraid to say when something didn't look good, which is actually really helpful! And she had a knack for finding dresses that would look good, including the dress that I ended up purchasing. It wasn't at all what I had in mind beforehand, but it was the perfect dress (and only the second one I tried on during my visit!)
Additionally, I was losing weight for the wedding and ordered one size down initially. Then I was much more successful that I was expecting (I ended up losing 75 pounds total) and I outshrank the smaller size! Their seamstress was phenomenal- she took in the dress flawlessly and for relatively little expense!
I also purchased earrings and a headband from House of Brides (which Linda helped me pick out.) I felt absolutely beautiful on my wedding day and everyone raved about my dress, including my now-husband! I highly recommend House of Brides!
I had a wonderful experience selecting my dress. Went in with an idea of what I wanted and came out with exactly the opposite because they knew what would look good on my body type. My ring bearer called me a princess all day! Awesome experience.
Marion, my consultant, was amazing. I showed her some pictures and she knew exactly what I wanted. The whole process from start to finish was wonderful and I would recommend House of Brides.
I was frantically shopping last minute for my dress & the service at House of Brides was FANTASTIC. They were very willing to help me in and out of several (and I mean, several) dresses I was able to find the dress of my dreams here. The area surrounding the shop isn't as fancy as the store itself, but don't be misled, inside is gorgeous & extremely professional!
We went to House of Brides for my bridesmaids dresses because they were the only ones that carried the dresses I liked. The first time I went in alone without an appointment and they were very helpful. When I went back with my 3 girls they were a little less helpful. There was no one else in the shop but one women acted as if she was too busy to help us even though we really only needed help actually getting the dresses on and off. We ordered the dresses and the woman advised ALL the girls to get a size down because they were only a half inch away from the next size down. I didn't agree with this but since she was the expert they listened. Well one BM didn't fit in the dress when we picked it up and even though she worked her butt off to fit in it the zipper broke the day of the wedding. My advice would be not to listen to the two women and always go a size up.
The House of Brides is sort of a family tradition it seems. All my aunts bought their dresses from here 20-30 years ago and now its flowing down to their children, I am the third cousin to purchase my dress there. Why? Because they are good at what they do. The ladies there are just so friendly and they make your dress shopping experience similar to Say Yes to the Dress with out all the drama. They understand what works for your body type and what won't. I went to one other store before coming here and I should have just started here because I found my dress after the 3rd attempt. I kept trying others on but nothing could beat "the one". Pricing is great and they will keep your dress there until you are ready for alterations. Their in house alterations person does really good work and will take later appointments to work with your schedule. Too bad you only get married once because I'd definitely go back ;)
I just loved how in tune Linda and Marion were to what I was looking for in a dress. They made it so fun and easy. They know what will look good from the bad. I also got my mom and maids dresses from them. They have a great selection and were just right on. I even purchased my jewelry from there. THere was a little hiccup but in the end it all worked out and for the better since I am able to wear the jewelry to other weddings also.
I live in Massachusetts & have been to a few bridal shops now. There was by far the best experience. The sales associate Marion, is wonderful!!! She did not make me feel pressured one bit and showed me exactly what I wanted. I left the shop with my sister and we couldn't stop talking about how fun & kind she was to us. I ended up buying the first dress she put me in. I told another friend who is getting married about House of Brides and when she went a week later she found her dress too! I would recommend everyone to go here if you want the best dress experience out there!!! Thank you Marion for finding my dream dress & matching veil!!!! (oh yeah & it was a great price too!)
It was exactly like I had dreamed about! They are soo genuinely excited for the bride and it shows! I went in there after having already purchased a dress from Davids Bridal that I didnt quite love. I purchased the dress pretty late in the planning process and not to mention we were expecting our first child. Getting married 5 1/2 months pregnant is NOT easy, But they certainly made it feel like it was! I purchased a gorgeous dress off the rack. The seamstress saw me EVERY weekend for the month leading up to my wedding day to make sure everything was perfect! I absolutely ADORE the woman at House of Brides, and would recommend it to every girl wanting the FULL experience of purchasing a dress for her special day!
they were so helpful and it was a beautiful place!
The staff at House of Brides is extremely knowledgeable! They were able to pull a good variety of dresses that fit my body type and were very honest with the feedback. They will give you good guidance as to what look to go for based on you (personality, body type, style, etc) and you the type of wedding that you are having. I found them to be very professional and overall easy to work with. They were the 3rd bridal shop I went to and I liked the treatment so much I knew I would find the perfect dress there and I did! They really know what they are doing!
I remember going from bride shop to bride shop looking for my wedding dress. Although many places had many beautiful dresses and nice service, it wasn't until I was at House of Brides that everything fell into place. Lynda was so attentive and patient, bringing out dresses to my liking and also some "just to try on". She made me feel like I was part of her family, in her home. I love the personal touch that House of Brides gives to their customers. I found my wedding dress there and it was on sale! From that first visit to the last (accessories and alterations), Lynda gave me the special attention every bride wants. I definitely recommend House of Brides to all brides and female wedding party who live in the area.
I found my dress at House of Brides and loved every minute of my experience with them. In addition to my gown, I also got my 5 bridesmaid dresses from HOB. They were so helpful not only to me, but to all my girls as well. When we ordered the bridesmaid dresses, my MOH just found out she was pregnant. The staff at HOB was extremely helpful and knowledgeable to be able to order in the right size and extra material for her.
For my wedding gown experience, I loved how they asked me what I was looking for, my type of personality and style and then went and picked dresses for me that they felt matched what I was looking for. It was so much better than having to sift through dress upon dress crammed on to racks, like I had to do in many other Bridal shops before. I have and will continue to recommend HOB to any bride I know.
this place is great! The staff know exactly what you want just by listening to what you are thinking! Made the process so easy and fun
Most beatiful dress, great price, good service. No seamstress in house though.
Not only did I find my dream gown at House of Brides, but I found one to fit my budget and during my first visit! Lynda listened so well to what I liked and didn't like in the first few gowns that I tried on and was able to put all of that information together to find a dress that had everything I wanted! Even my seamstress who works on hundreds of gowns a year said that all the most elegant gowns she works on come from House of Brides!
It may be a little hard to find if you are not from the area, but it is well worth the visit if you want amazing service and great quality gowns!
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