76 total reviews
From start to finish, the staff was great! I felt taken care of and knew that I was getting the best advice and suggestions available. They also did my alterations on kind of short notice, and they turned out great!
My day was perfect!
We went here for my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses and they were so helpful. They helped me find the perfect shade of light pink for the dresses and did a great job with ordering everything on time. Their shop is stunning inside with all the new demo that just happened this year. It is easy to look through the dresses and the consultants were really nice and friendly every time I went in to try on my gown. I could not have been happier with my experience with The Bridal Connection!
I went to Bridal Connection after getting a secret card from them at a bridal fair. I went and actually found my dress. They didn't pressure me to buy every dress I tried on which was nice. It went downhill from there. I was getting married 13 months later, so I took the dress with me, as you have to pay extra to hold it for over a year. They told me to bring it back a few days before the wedding so they could steam it and then I was supposed to have them show us how to bustle it then too. I called to schedule that and told them my zipper needed fixed. I was told to bring it in the Monday before my wedding (Wed.) and they would steam and fix the zipper(~$120-- surprise!). Great. I thought about it and decided I wanted to try it on again before the wedding because the hook and eye they fixed before had broken again and I wanted to make sure the zipper would hold. They told me there's no way they can do all that two days before the wedding anyway and I needed to bring it up now. So I did. I scheduled an appointment to come try it on with the new zipper. I get there and try it on and ask them to show us how to bustle it. There was no bustle in it. [Apparently wedding gowns don't always come with bustles in them, but they way the sales girl talked mine was ready to go with it in. I was also never asked if I wanted one put in, so assumed it was there. I'm a first time bride so I'm not familiar with wedding gowns...] So there goes another $85 to get that put in. They said they'd get it put in first thing Monday morning and it'd be ready to go by 3pm. My friend gets there to pick it up and she has to wait a ridiculous amount of time. I go to get in my dress on my wedding day and find they had sewn the two sides of my dress together while putting in the bustle (which amounted to putting in 4 strings...). Just what every bride wants to happen!! I also purchased a fur shawl for outside pictures. I wore it for about 15 minutes and then the clasp fell off. To add to my frustration with Bridal Connection, the dress started losing buttons before the reception even started. Poor quality at a high price. Look elsewhere!!
I have to say, The Bridal Connection is hands down the best bridal store I have ever visited! The store itself is absolutely beautiful and the staff went above and beyond to make sure they had a happy client with me. Not only did I get my bridal gown there, we also got bridesmaid dresses and tuxes for our guys! Our wedding was perfect and much of that has to do with the Bridal Connection! Thank you Lara and the rest of the Bridal Connection for all of you help!
I had an amazing experience! Unlike other places they are very personal and only help you. I cannot thank the staff at bridal connections enough for helping me find my dress!
I had the most wonderful time START TO FINISH at the Bridal Connection! I felt like family and was always greated by the same handful of helpful consultants. I was always handed off to the specialists in each department so that I was always informed by the most educated person! From saying yes to my perfect dress, custom fittings, tuxes, maids and everything in between! I received helpful hints each step of the way, even the best way to go the that restroom in my dress! I would choose bridal connection again and again if I could!
I loved all the dresses I tried on. However they were all over my budget. I did get my dress from here, however it was actually a bridesmaids dress, but I LOVED this dress.
We looked at a few bridal stores, but Bridal Connection felt different from the beginning. Lots of space and great selection of gowns to try on and the staff treated us like we were the only people in the store. We didn't feel rushed and felt like they listened to what I was looking for. Once we had chosen the gown, the alterations department went above and beyond to make sure the ruching and fit was just right. They even stayed later to make alterations so we wouldn't have to drive back another night. Would recommend Bridal Connection to any future brides!
The whole experience from walking in and being greeted by a sign with my name on it, and then two super friendly professional women helped me. The showroom with the dresses was very clean and easy to shop compared to the other shops In Des Moines. Stevie was super sweet and helped me pick out 5-6 dresses that all were gorgeous and flattering. Lara gave a few suggestions as well and it led me to my Bridal gown! I am so excited and it couldn't be anymore perfect! The service was unbelievable and matched by an amazing gown by Justin Alexander! Well done Bridal connection!
I loved my experience at The Bridal Connection. It was my first stop for trying on dresses and my consultant was amazing! She was very knowledgeable in design and fabrics and stayed true to my budget. I had the best day and I had amazing alterations!
Had a great expereince with this dress vendor. They worked with me through multiple fittings and even rushed a final alteration the week before flying out for our destination wedding.
I loved my experience and my dress turned out perfect. They created a heart out of my Grandfather's ties and sewed it into my dress and it was perfect. Very helpful and encouraging.
I found my dream dress almost a year before my actual wedding (long engagement). They were so great about letting me come in anytime to try on the dress and their alteration woman is fantastic!! They worked magic on my dress to transform it from a gorgeous dress to one that was a perfect fit for my body and personality!
They had my dream dress in stock, but I was disappointed in the cost & quality of my alterations. If I would have got my wedding dress altered at the boutique my bridesmaids bought their dresses I could have saved a lot!
Lara and her staff were so kind to me when I came in last year for the Brides Across America event. They were instrumental in picking out the right dress for me. The dress made me special and even designed by the owner herself. The staff was great in choosing headpieces that matched my dress.
I got my dresses and bridesmaids dresses here. I took my dress in to see what needed to be done for alterations. They took my dress before I could agree to anything then told me I had to pay. They are overpriced anyway for their dresses and charge another arm and leg on top for any alterations. Every time I went in there, there was always someone else having an issue with them which really worried me at the beginning of the process (should've seen that as a red flag!). I also waited a minimum of 45 minutes for each of my 3 SCHEDULED fittings. The dresses turned out beautiful, thank goodness, but I would never suggest people waste their money or time there.
I bought my wedding gown and belt over 8 months before my wedding. When finding a dress, we got right in and had great service. When we returned to pick them up a few weeks later, we waited for over half an hour for anyone to even talk to us. Then we were told that the belt haden't arrived yet and that a garment bag was NOT included. Now it is less than 2 monthes before the wedding, and I didn't hear about my belt until I left a nasty message on the manager's voice mail. Only to get a call back that said it's still not available for pick up, when I was promised it would be shipped to me. At this point, I would have rather paid more for the same dress somewhere else.
I was very happy with my entire experience from the time I made my appointment until I ordered my dress. They were very professional, kind, and helpful. I would highly suggest The Bridal Connection.
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Gown Collections Available
This salon carries the following collections featured on TheKnot.com. Please note that this salon may also carry others not listed here.
|Alfred Angelo||Justin Alexander|
|Alfred Angelo Sapphire||Justin Alexander Signature|
|Christina Wu||Sincerity Bridal|
|Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo|
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