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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!
All of the women at Mestads were great to work with! I originally went in with a very specific look in mind, even though it wasn't "right" for my shape. My sister hesitantly asked me to try on a ball gown (the complete opposite of what I wanted) and once I put it on, it brought tears to my eyes. It was a real life "Say Yes to the Dress" experience! Everything from the initial appointment to the fittings to picking out tuxes for our men to the final pick-up was magnificent! They remembered who I was and which was my dress every time I went in; it made me feel so special - just how a bride SHOULD feel!
When I started looking for my dress, I had a specific one in mind that I HAD to try before looking at any others. All other stores that I call who carried that brand told me they wouldn't bring it in unless I bought the dress. Then I called Mestad's, and they said of course they would bring it in for me! For my appointment the assigned me to a wonderful lady named Barbie, who was so amazing to work with and helped me so much! We put the dress on and I just knew. It was the only dress I tried on and I bought it that day. Because I bought a dress during my first appointment, they gave me a 15% discount! How amazing is that! They communicated with me at every step of the way, where the dress was at, when it came in, making all my alterations appointments. They worked with me living two hours away from their store. Then they went above and beyond by helping me have a custom veil made to match my dress! Everything was perfect because of Barbie and Grandma Grace! I will never thank them enough! Go here to get your dress and you won't regret it!
I loved my dress, But I ended up paying more for alterations than the dress. They told me they ordered me a dress, but I think they took the one off the floor. Which would have been fine if they told me that. They were supposed to order a bigger size and they didn't. I still loved my dress but paid 2 times more than I wanted.
Thank you so much for your review! We can assure you that you received a brand new wedding gown and did not receive a floor sample. We are soo sorry that you were not pleased with the cost of your alterations. Our seamstresses are professio...
I didn't end up finding my dress here but they did have lots to choose from! Just wished my consultant would have been more helpful in sticking within my budget.
Thank you so much for the review! We are always looking to improve our service for our brides and this will help us! We were so honored we got the opportunity to work with you!
I had a great experience working with the ladies at Mestad's. My consultant was actually the one who found my dress for me. I went in, and she had me pull 5 dresses that I liked and then she chose more dresses based off of my likes from my 5 original. The dress she chose for me was a dress I never would have picked out myself, but it was perfect for me. My only complaint was that when it was time for me to take the dress home, they did not have any linen bags for me to transport the dress in. Eventually they went in the back and found a sample bag for me, but they were willing to send my dress home in a cheap, garbage-like bag.
I purchased a Claire Pettibone dress from Mestads. It was absolutely perfect, I had never seen another dress like it before. I was nervous getting it tailored because there was so much intricate lace and embroidery work on the back, but the seamstresses did an amazing job! It fit me perfectly and really enhanced the shape of the dress. It was so worth it! I recommend buying your dress from Mestads so they can to the fitting. It made all the difference!
If you are looking for the perfect bridal experience, excellent service and quality dresses, Mestads is your bridal shoppe! I felt like a true bride and the whole experience from choosing my gown to picking it up was so fun! I went to other bridal stores also looking for a gown but Mestads was a step above the rest! You won't be disappointed!!
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!
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With hundreds of gowns to choose from, you are sure to find just the style you have been searching for. For your convenience, you can finalize all your wedding attire in one place for your bridesmaids, flower girls and even tuxedos for the groom and his groomsmen!
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