151 total reviews
I did my research at second hand shops before going to Mestad's. I did not honestly think I would find what I was looking for, but Grandma and Mom came down for the day and we wanted to do the real "bridal" experience. We walked in, I shared what I wanted and did not want in a dress, and we were off.
The staff at Mestad's is GREAT. They are friendly, accommodating, flexible, and even go the extra mile to make everything smooth and stress-free.
When my mother was supposed to come to my final fitting to learn how to do my bustle, and she called to tell me she couldn't, they rescheduled EVEN THOUGH there were no other open appointments. They made it work.
I used a scrap of my great-grandmother's veil that my grandmother had cut off as my veil. The FABULOUS seamstress, Vao (I believe that was her name), showed me how and where to attach it to the comb.
Great experience. I didn't think I would go with a conventional bridal boutique and a brand new dress, but I don't regret it at all. It was wonderful.
Customer service was incredible! Always helpful from the moment I tried my dress on to the day I picked it up. Always in communication with me about updates, and when I was coming next! We even did our bridesmaids dresses through there because it was sooooo good! Love it!! Made my wedding day that much smoother! Thanks!
Thank you sooo much for the AMAZING review!! We are honored that we got to be a part of your special day!!! Also, CONGRATULATIONS on your recent wedding, we wish you a lifetime of HAPPINESS & JOY!
I found my wedding dress after just trying on 5 dresses! I worked with Barbie and she was just great! They always remembered who I was every time I went there and they were always so friendly!!
Thank you so much for the kind review!!! We LOVE hearing feedback from our lovely brides! Congratulations on your recent wedding!
Mestads treated us great. We purchased my wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and rented tuxes there.
The bridesmaid dresses were easy to order and delivered when they said they would be. They had to alter 1 dress and you couldn't even tell.
They also helped us with what colors and textures would work for the vests and ties with the bridesmaid dresses. The groom got a discount with the rental of groomsmen/usher tuxes, which made it very cheap for him.
They delivered the tuxes to rehearsal and made sure everything fit and no rips/tears were in any of the tuxes. One shoe size was wrong, so they worked with us to deliver the correct size the morning of the wedding. Would definitely recommend the delivery service to everyone!
My dad also bought a tux versus renting, and they worked with him and got him exactly what he needed. Both him and my mom were extremely pleased.
If you're looking for a wedding dress in southern MN look no further than Mestads of Rochester. They have a huge selection of wedding dresses of all styles and price points. The service is great. I worked with Barb and she was super helpful and knowledgeable. The dressing rooms are nice and they have nice waiting areas for your party to sit. Beautiful dresses without the stuffy and pompous atmosphere of some "posh" bridal salons (and without the big price tags too!) Mestads was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad she did!
I loved my wedding dress when i first tried it on. Mestads convinced me to get a size smaller and when it came in it was too small and I did not like it. However, after a few fittings, I came to love my dress again and I got many compliments on it!
From the time I walked in the store to the time I picked up my dress and accessories they kept in great contact. Made sure I new when my appointments were and helped me in every step. Got phone calls every time an Item I ordered for wedding came in and made sure I was satisified. if the person with the knowledge was not in the store that day, they wrote and note to notify the specific person so they could give me a can with updates if I happened to call about where my bridesmaid dresses were in the shipping process or my jewelry, which I got from the store as well.
I worked with Barbie who is truly amazing!!! I couldn't of asked for a better person to have a better dress shopping experience! she has such a great attitude and knew exactly what I was looking for after just a few seconds of describing what I thought I wanted. We picked out a few dresses, she helped and the dress I ended up with was actually her choice for me to try on. I tried on exactly three dress and knew this one was going to be the one!!! it was gorgeous with very little detail or bling. I thought I would have ended up with something else, but Barbie knew it was the one too she said as soon as I had it on.
Seamstress did amazing work too!!! Glad they teach you how to put train up. I always feel like trains on dresses add way to much body to the upper back, but mine did not after they showed my girls how to put it up!!!
I had been to jenny's bridal, but that place just didn't have the same feel. Glad I went back to mesteds to physically buy my dress that day!!!!
Can't wait for my wedding August 9, 2010
I found the dresses (including my dress) at Mestad's were much higher quality than all the other stores I had looked through. With a lace dress in mind, I found them from $100 to $1500 with all the same cheap lace. Different dress designs but the exact same boring scratchy lace. The ones at Mestads are more expensive, yes, but not ridiculous and you definitely get what you pay for in quality of the dress.
The consultants were great to work with, the tailor not so much.
They helped me find my beautiful Allure dress!! I just love that dress!! So nice!! The seamstress there, she was my favorite!! So nice and did such an AMAZING JOB!!
I used Mestads for my dress, bridesmaid dresses, and tuxes. I had a great ezperience with every department...especially my dress! I went to one bridal shop just to browse with my mom and grandma. When I told the consultant when my wedding was she panicked and told me I didn't have time to order and needed to find one off the rack by the end of the week. I didn't find anything I loved but was debating on one so we decided to go to Mestads just to compare and see what other options I had. I worked with Barbie there, and she pulled dresses that I never thought I would like and made me try them on. I loved them all! I fell in love with the first dress I tried on and got a great deal on it! The rest of the team was great as well. I got many calls reminding me of appointments and the tuxedo department called with updates on which men they still needed measurements from. Great experience!
Thank you so much for the kind review!!! We are soo happy you found your PERFECT dress at Mestads Bridal! Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day!!! We wish you all the love and happiness!!!
My favorite thing about Mestads was their service! I went in not knowing the exact wedding dress style I wanted. but I was able to describe what I wanted and the girls helped me find my wedding dress. Mestads also had a wonderful service when it came time to get my groomsmen sized for their tuxes. If I would have to do this all over again with a friend I would go with mestads!
I have to say that the gals at Mestads were amazing. I looked at other bridal stores around town and all I can say is that Mestads treated me like a queen. My day was special and finding the right gown was the foundation of that day.
Thank you all so much!
A very helpful and friendly staff!
The service I received was not good. Pushy sales lady and lied to on the timeliness of dresses being shipped and delivered.
Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you bringing this to our attention! We are soo sorry that you felt your bridal consultant was pushy...we always strive to help brides and bridesmaids find the perfect dresses and have an amazing experi...
I had a wonderful experience with Mestads while trying to find the perfect dress! The staff is great, especially Leah! I went back 3 times to make sure the dress I picked was the one and they were happy to help me each time I went back. Would definitely recommend!
Thank you sooo much for the FABULOUS review!!! Isn't Leah just the BEST!!! Also, CONGRATULATIONS on your recent wedding! We are so honored that we got to be a part of your big day!
I did not love my experience at this store due to the pushy customer service I received. I also received poor service when I went in to try my dress on after it came in. I was basically pushed in room and told good luck with a corset back dress. With that said this store has quality products and a variety of dress options. I loved the dress I bought here.
Thank you so much for the review and CONGRATULATIONS on your recent wedding! We are soo happy that you LOVED your wedding gown! We apologize that you feel you did not receive the best Mestads Bridal experience that we strive to give each and every b...
Mestads helped me find the perfect dress for the perfect day. We also got our bridesmaid dresses and tuxes from them. Everything looked great and I would use them again in a heartbeat!
My groom and his groomsmen rented their tuxes from Mestads. It was a bit of a headache since we setup the information in the Twin Cities and the most of the guys got measured in Rochester. The manager at the Twin Cities store should of told us ALL rentals needed to be picked up at the same location. There was a bit of misleading information at the Twin Cities location, but the Rochester location was able to fix everything and make it smooth again.
Thank you for the review!! We apologize for any miscommunication! We are sooo glad our Rochester location was able to resolve it for you and everything went smooth so you could enjoy your day! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!!!
I had an excellent consultant when trying on dresses. She listened to what I was looking for, stayed within my budget, and was honest when I asked her opinion. I also had great service when coming in for fittings. My only complaint was that my bustle ripped out.
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