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JennnKev
Wedding: 10/2/2010
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Jefre Bridals was fantastic. My seamstress, Amalia, is outstanding. She made my dress look amazing and knew all the right things to do to make everything flawless and perfect.

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smithlm
Wedding: 8/14/2010
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Perfect Day - Thanks Jefre posted 8/31/2010

Lois helped me pick the perfect dress before I knew it was the perfect dress. And with Rosa's alterations, I could not have been happier. She expertly added pockets to the side seam that were invisible unless I had my hands in them! The ladies were attentive when I had appointments, and timely in ordering and receiving my dress in our 6 month planning timeframe. My mom loved her dress from there too!

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Sylmary
Wedding: 4/12/2014
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My First stop ... my only stop posted 5/8/2014 (modified 5/9/2014)

Jefre Bridals is a small boutique with lots of choices. They helped me pick out the perfect dress for my body type at the perfect price! I love that Brides do not have to pay for alterations and bridaly party i think only pays minimally (not sure since I didn't have a bridal party). Since the first day I walked in they made me feel like I was the only one there. In order to make a bride feel like she is the only one there they can not stop and leave their brides every time someone walks in the door. You may have to wait just a couple of minutes (if someone isn't already at the counter) but if you were the bride you would appreciate your advisor not leaving your every 5 seconds. Once they greet you, it's all about you. They never made me wait past my appointment time. It was a true bridal experience! I recommend them highly!!

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cmc05006
Wedding: 10/12/2013
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BEWARE OF JEFRE'S!!! posted 11/14/2013 (modified 11/15/2013)

For what should be the most wonderful day of your life, Jefre's Bridal was by far the worst experience I had when planning my wedding. I went into their store at the exact time of my dress appointment, and wasn't even greeted even though Jefre was standing near the door. When I had to approach someone to say that I had an appointment, they told me that they didn't have any fitting rooms available and that I needed to just browse and wait my turn. After waiting for over 30 minutes, I was finally "allowed" to use a fitting room, but had to wait to stand on the pedestal to see the dress on me because they were over booked and had to share their 1 pedestal with the 5 other brides that were using it. I barely had a chance to look at myself in the mirror to judge how dresses looked on me because I felt so rushed, along with having the other 5 brides' families and friends looking at me. In addition, Jefre and his staff were extremely rude and continuously pushed me along.

This should have been an intimate experience with my mother and friends, and it literally was a nightmare. I ended up at Hollywood Bridal in Kenilworth with the most wonderful experience and staff! When I told them about my experience at Jefre's, they said they've heard that feedback from many other brides. So beware if you attempt to go to Jefre's to find your dress!!!

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sweetresq
Wedding: 10/5/2013
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My dream wedding dress!!! posted 10/24/2013

Go get your wedding dress at Jefre!!!!!!! I was engaged in April and had planned for my wedding to be that October which in the wedding world is a very narrow time frame especially for the gown.
My mom brought me to Jefre's the week after my engagement. They had rows upon rows of dresses! I was given my own consultant who worked with me for hours. I knew I wanted a more fitted dress, train and a corset back but that was all I knew. I also liked Maggie Sottero which they are an authorized dealer.
I only ended up trying on maybe 6 dresses in total. The last dress I tried on was the one! My consultant pulled it off the hanger and I refused to try it on. I didn't think I was going to like it. But she insisted. Boy was she right! I fell in love immediately! The dress was gorgeous! I ordered my gown and was told it would come in the first week of August.
My gown came in the first week of August and I live in RI so I had to go to NJ quickly so I could do my first fittings. At the time I panicked because I did not have my actual shoes for my dress. While on the phone panicking about this since I also was due for a paycheck, one of the consultants offered to take me shoe shopping when I got there and to pay for the shoes!!!!!!!! I have never been so grateful for such a sweet, soothing person ever! I ended up finding shoes before my first fitting and everything went fine. The extra mile Jefre's was willing to go to help a bride is amazing! They are wonderful with making you feel beautiful and keeping your dignity when your naked and trying on dresses.
There is no other place on Earth that could have topped my wonderful experience at Jefres!

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nicanora24
Wedding: 9/1/2013
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A "legacy" customer! posted 9/6/2013

Jefre's was the very first bridal salon I went to in my dress search, even before the semi-obligatory visit to David's Bridal. And right from the get go, they were fantastic. The woman helping me was very attentive. She let me and my mom look through dresses to find ones we liked, and after trying a few on, she went to "the back" (that ever-mysterious back of the store!) and pulled a couple more for me to try. She encouraged me to try on dresses that I wasn't sure about, just so I could see them on me and definitively rule them out. I never felt rushed. Also I was sticking to a fairly modest budget, and the consultant was able to show me a number of options that fit within our specified price point.

After visiting David's and a couple more bridal salons, I ended up going with one from Jefre's. My mom even found her dress here, & on the same day I bought mine! I saw in previous reviews that some people were confused about alterations so just to clarify, all body alterations are included (minor adjustments to the neckline, taking in the body, etc), but hem & bustle are extra. Because both my mom and I were returning customers (I bought a prom dress here & my mom got her own wedding dress from Jefre in 1987!), they waived the fee for hemming both our dresses. And because I bought my dress there, they offered a 10% discount on my mom's dress, & on my bridesmaids' dresses if they chose to order from the store. (We ended up going through David's Bridal because my girls were scattered across the country and it was easier.)

Like previous reviewers have said, the alterations were fantastic! I wish I remembered names so I could give all of the staff proper credit! You could tell the seamstress was extremely knowledgeable, she would take one look and she'd know exactly what needed to be done. The dress had a corset back, and she was also very patient in showing my mom how to do up the back.

I found the store to be extremely flexible with scheduling too. I'd schedule every fitting in advance, and inevitably have to change it last-minute because of work demands. But I never experienced any kind of attitude about constantly rescheduling.

One tip, go on a weekday if you can. They're not open Sundays, so Saturdays tend to be a little crazy. I went once on a Saturday with one of my bridesmaids to look at dresses for her. We didn't need a consultant, which was good because they were all booked up. So if you go on a Saturday, be sure to make an appointment. But if you can, go on a weekday. Much better service.

Overall a fantastic experience, with great customer service. Definitely recommend.

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lsil
Wedding: 5/19/2013
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Amazing posted 6/23/2013

From the minute I walked in, everyone was so friendly. I tried on 6 dresses, in the style I said I loved and the 6th dress was perfect. I needed major alterations to make the dress meet modesty requirements for the jewish ceremony and the dress came out perfectly. People couldn't even tell where the seams were from adding a panel in the front and in the back. Everyone asked me where I got my dress because it was so perfect. It also fit perfectly! I would definitely 100% recommend Jefre Bridal to my friends

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htrinka1001
Wedding: 6/1/2013
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amazing dresses posted 6/18/2013

I found the most amazing dress here.it was absolutely stunning and the help was great! The seamstress is the sweetest lady ever with a talent for dresses!

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AliK232
Wedding: 4/13/2013
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Jefre Bridal was the second shop I visited for my wedding dress. My first outing was disappointing and I tried Jefre after reading positive reviews. Although it doesn't look like anything special from outside, once I was in the store, my mother and I were greeted by lovely and helpful service. They offer a wide variety of dresses and allow you to look through and select them yourself, unlike some other salons that keep dresses hidden. I selected several gowns had had found several contenders. And then I found THE ONE. It was unique and unlike any dress I had seen anywhere, which is exactly what I wanted. It was gorgeous and helped capture the feeling I wanted to create for my wedding - elegant, romantic and unique. They offered a wonderful selection of bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride dresses, which we also got there. The seamstress, Amalia, was outstanding as well.

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Tiles
Wedding: 9/23/2012
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Alls well that ends well posted 3/23/2013

I went to 8 bridal stores in search of my perfect dress.Since I was getting down to the wire w/time(beginning of April left 4 mths) I settled on Jefre Bridals due to its location to home&decent price on the dress I liked.I was told alterations were included&since I was on a fairly tight budget that sealed the deal. After 5 different fittings I finally was satisfied enough w/how the dress fit. The seamstresses are the greatest asset to this shop. They definitely are skilled and it's really nice to know once the dress arrives from the designer it never leaves the shop. All alterations and cleaning/steaming is done in house. But all said&told, alterations are not *really* included. I was charged $300 extra for bustling, hemming,&adding 2 little strips of fabric (which I paid an addtl $75 for!) to add a halter neck line. And even though $300 is about what the other shops charged for alterations I felt Jefre's misled me to say they were included.
My idea for my 4 bridesmaids was to have them in the same color but different styles (even tho they looked lovely, I wouldn't recommend doing that. So much more work than sticking them in same dress) since each one has such a different body shape. Plus my girls are from all over so coordinating them all to be there at the same time was next to impossible. I told my sales rep this & she was confident we could still get them in great dresses in time. My 1st bridesmaid lives in Chicago so we got her in right away (4 mths prior to wedding), but the shop neglected to tell me they were going to "hold" her order until the other girls picked their dress. So when I brought my Maid of Honor in about a month later I was quite dismayed to be told that they hadn't ordered 1st BM's dress and it would take about 3 months to get the dresses in!! Well this made me VERY nervous&upset. If the sales person had told me that in April I would have moved forward w/a sense of great urgency as it was imperative for my BM in Chicago to have her dress in time to get alterations etc. So when my MOH picked her dress I told Sales person to order the two dresses now and we would get remaining girls in asap. Well that didn't happen! I found out upon returning with my 3rd BM that they hadn't ordered ANY of the dresses yet!!! I was fuming! Jefre(shop owner)gave me a song & dance about them ordering dresses simulataneously so they come from the same dye lot. But whatever their reasoning it should be communicated clearly to their customer. Especially, when they were sued for same exact thing by another bride!
Once all the dresses came in Jefre himself tried to charge my BM an expedited shipping fee of $75. We had to argue w/ him as it was the shop's fault for not ordering in time.
My 4th BM was told she would have to pay an addt'l $100 to rush cut her dress, so she opted to not order her dress from them at all and got it direct from designer - she rcv'd her dress in 3 wks w/o a rush cut fee!
Addtionally, My maid of honor was told she had to order the dress in a size 14 even tho the sample size 12 fit perfectly. Well, once the size 14 arrived and after alterations it fit horribly! My MOH is large chested and the boning in front of dress now sat in wrong place and dress wouldn't stay in right place. W/arguing they altered dress to be sz12 wasnt same ill fitting.
Ultimately, I loved my dress and how the alterations came out. My girls looked lov

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smdash
Wedding: 2/16/2013
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Great! posted 3/6/2013

Jefre Bridals was the third bridal shop I went to and as they say third times a charm! From the moment I walked in the staff was great and helped me with all the dresses I tried on until I found the one! They are very professional and great to work with. All appointments were on time and the seamstress is amazing! Not to mention 2 of my sisters got their dresses from here :)

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jhulin727
Wedding: 11/17/2012
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Jefre Bridals is Excallent! posted 12/15/2012

Thank you for such a wonderful experience! After trips to six different shops before, I was delighted to find that Jefre Bridals marked lucky number seven. The consultants, seamstresses and owner were all a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. My dress arrived early and the fittings went very well. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day...even better than what I could have dreamed. I highly recommend Jefre Bridals for their great staff, pleasant atmosphere and bridal gown variety. THANK...

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nicoT
Wedding: 10/20/2012
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great place! posted 11/15/2012

only tried on a few dresses and found the one! they did everything..I just put them on. the staff is great!

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Lcam12345
Wedding: 9/29/2012
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Great experience buying my dress posted 11/11/2012 (modified 11/11/2012)

Lois was the BEST. This was a wonderful experience that made getting my dress one of the easiest process and my dress was BEAUTIFUL.

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behielm1184
Wedding: 8/11/2012
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Excellent alterations department but fair customer service posted 10/29/2012 (modified 10/29/2012)

I ordered the dress I fell in love with from Jefre's Bridal, but tried it on at another bridal boutique since they didn't have it at Jefre's to try on. I did not buy my dress at the other boutique because I got nervous after reading all the negative reviews on the alterations department. I had gone to Jefre's Bridal a few months prior to try on dresses and was turned off by the unprofessional and rude attitude of one of the employees to a women arriving early to her appointment. I decided to look past the customer service and their horrible interiors and focus on the alterations department since that is who I would mostly be dealing with. Amalia was an AMAZING seamstress...so talented!! She altered the dress down two dress sizes and it fit like a glove! The customer service was very helpful and polite my second time around, after they acknowledge me (took 15 minutes). My wedding was out of state so after my final fitting they allowed me to keep my dress at the store for a month until I needed it, which was really nice. If you're looking for excellent customer service this is not the place to go, but if you just need alterations I highly recommend Jefre's Bridal, Amalia was wonderful!

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larissa ashley
Wedding: 10/6/2012
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LOVED my dress posted 10/29/2012

I got my bridal gown from Jefre's and absolutely loved it. The dress was so beautiful yet also unique. Everyone who works at Jefre's is very helpful, especially Elaine. If it wasn't for her, I would not have found the perfect dress. I also love how alterations are included in the price. The seamstress worked hard to make my dress 'fit like a glove'. I highly recommend Jefre Bridals to all Brides!

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mrush02
Wedding: 9/22/2012
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LOVED my dress! posted 10/13/2012

I thought Jefre Bridal had a good selection and great dress prices. I explained my ideas of the dress I was looking for and the sales lady pulled one that I didn't have much interest to try on based on what it looked like on the hanger. She convinced me to try it anyways and that was the one! I absolutely love my dress. I stayed with Jefre Bridal for the alterations and I thought the seamstress was amazing as well. The alteration costs were a bit expensive after the dress cost but they were worth it. I thought she did a great job.

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BJones15
Wedding: 9/23/2012
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No big red flags posted 10/10/2012

My experience with Jefre's started off well. I went there because I was referred by a happy bride. On my first visit, Amalia listened to what I liked and didn't like and helped me find many options. I found a dress that I liked but I wanted to change a bit and Amalia helped me in envisioning what it would look like ultimately. Her service was great. I ordered the dress which they said would be in in 4 months. At five months, I called to try to schedule a fitting six months after I ordered and they told me it may be in... turns out that I had to put a rush on it for it to be there 2 months after they said it would be. In the afternoon when I went to pick up the dress that was supposed to be ready that morning, I was told it would be at least another hour. I said I wanted to try it on and good thing I did because the hem was off. I had nothing terrible happen with Jefres, but wasn't completely happy either.

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kseale1218
Wedding: 8/25/2012
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Amazing Service! posted 9/11/2012

So.....pretty safe to say that my dress was the star of the show!! Not only have I gotten a million compliments on the dress itself, but also on how well the dress fit me! This could not have been done without the amazing staff at Jefre. During each fitting, the dress became more perfect, and I fell more in love each time. The service at Jefre is amazing! When I was there I never felt rushed or pressured and was always treated like I was the most important task of the day. I am so grateful for them and for truly making me look and feel like a princess!

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LaShandaS
Wedding: 8/4/2012
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Satisfied Bride posted 9/11/2012

My dress was adorable and it fit so well, the only thing that i would have done different was added extra buttons for my bustle.

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Jefre Bridals, a full-service bridal salon, has been in business for over 40 years. Top designer labels for the entire bridal party at discount prices.


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