40 total reviews
I am not one to post reviews, but I feel compelled to get the word out about my experience this past weekend.
After my engagement, I have been putting off dress shopping. Since my engagement I have lost 20 pounds and have read horror stories about purchasing a dress too big to be altered, so I have been putting it off. With my wedding coming up in four months, I started to feel the pressure of finding a dress. Finally I realized I could not wait any longer and went to the Bridal Shoppe due to the great reviews.
I must admit, at first I was discouraged and overwhelmed. The dress I picked looked awful, and Donna could tell I was unhappy. I swear it felt like she was my fairy godmother, because the second dress I tried on she picked out. I did not want to take it off! It was like she knew exactly what I was looking for, and what would look best with my body type! The emotion of discouragement instantly went to excitement. I felt like a beautiful bride and all of the stress and pressure I have been putting on myself to look a certain way went out the window.
This place is truly magical. I highly recommend it to any bride.
I cannot say enough about this place!! Donna, the owner, is an amazing woman who really knows what she is doing! She can tell what will look good on a bride and uses that knowledge to help each bride find her perfect dress. It is by appointment so you always have their attention, they make you feel special during your entire dress journey. They do all alterations on site and store the dress for you up until right before the wedding and press it for you before you pick it up. When I picked up my dress I was actually sad that I would not be seeing these woman anymore. You really become part of a family when you go to The Bridal Shoppe
I knew that I wanted to purchase my wedding dress at The Bridal Shoppe. I first went to the Bridal Shoppe to look for bridesmaids dresses. I went without an appointment (which I shouldn't have done) and Donna's amazing staff allowed us to come in and try on some dresses. I felt as though we had their attention, and they were so helpful, not pushy like other places that we had been too. When we went for my wedding dress, Donna laced up the backs of all of the dress and didn't half do anything, every other place that we had gone to ignored that and clamped me in so I couldn't see what the back looked like. when finding your gown, the back is just as important as the front. I felt like the most important bride in her eyes. Donna and her staff have a way of making you feel so beautiful, special and welcomed. They are patient, and know what looks good. They'll offer to put veils on that match beautifully. I am so glad that I went to The Bridal Shoppe, because of the them I found the most amazing gown and had the best experience!!!!
I loved the Bridal Shoppe in Warwick. I was married 2 weeks and loved the way my wedding dress turned out. The dress stayed in place the whole night ( I did not need to keep pulling it up or adjusting). I received many compliments on the dress and the fit. Marge at the Bridal Shoppe sewed a bra belt into the dress so I did not have to worry about finding a bra that worked under the dress. Marge also custom made a way for the dress to bustle after the ceremony. Staff was attentive and caring. There were no hidden costs. Great experience.
All the reviews are 100% correct that the women at this store treat you like family. If you aren't happy with every single stitch, they will fix it until you have no doubt the dress is made for you.
Finding my dress was wonderful, too. After a few tries and some feedback, they pulled the perfect dress. Start to finish, this is the best dress shop in town. Do not let the tiny store size fool you!
Words can not explain how thankful I am to have found such a great place to get my wedding gown as well as my girl's dresses. Great customer service is an understatement. This place is home. the owner of this shoppe is very proud of her business and always has a smile on her face. I can not say enough wonderful things about THE BRIDAL SHOPPE. #inlove #bridetobe #treatedlikeaqueen #bestbridalshoppeinRI
I came to the Bridal Shoppe on a whim, not expecting to find a dress for my wedding; truth be told, I have been a bit underwhelmed with the dress shopping process. After speaking to Donna and showing her a picture of what I was looking for, she found the perfect dress. Donna knew exactly where to look and pulled exactly what I've been looking for. After going to other 'big-box' stores and trying on too many dresses, I came to see Donna and only tried on only one dress and knew! Not only was she able to find a dress that I was actually excited about, but her service is amazing. I couldn't have picked a better place to buy my dress!
I cannot rave about Donna and her staff enough. On my first trip to the shop, I made it clear to Donna that I was just looking at dresses and narrowing down my options on that trip, and would make the ultimate purchase a few months later when my mother had flown into town. She NEVER pressured me into making a purchase, and treated me with the utmost respect throughout my trip there. A few months later, I brought my mother and mother-in-law to the shop with me to make the big purchase! Her seamstress, Marge, and attendant Gail both made me feel welcome, and assisted me throughout the entire process. I ended up purchasing the Maggie Sottero dress of my dreams! Donna threw in a pin as a gift to me, and even gave us the veil at cost. With all of the questions we asked, down to the type of jewelry I should wear, Donna patiently and knowledgeably answered all of them. Again, I cannot say enough about Donna and her staff - they're all highly recommended!
I could not have picked a better place to purchase my wedding dress. The ladies at The Bridal Shoppe were extremely helpful, insightful, and creative when it came to the alterations of my wedding dress. I absolutely loved the entire experience! I would recommend this shop to anyone looking for a wedding dress or bridesmaids dresses.
The Bridal Shoppe was my saving grace! My friend asked me to be the Maid of Honor in her Wedding. I have such a tough time finding clothes and I also have a very tough budget. The ladies at the Bridal Shoppe reworked my whole dress. They pulled it apart and tailored it completely for me. And the price they charged me was more than reasonable. I loved everything about the dress including the price/alterations. I more than appreciate all the time and effort they spent on my dress. Especially it being just a bridesmaid dress. The day I went to pick up my dress Donna gave me a hug and a kiss good-bye. I honestly will never go anywhere else besides The Bridal Shoppe. I cannot thank them enough!
All I can say is my very short experience with this shop was awful. Apparently if you are not tiny they don't cater to you. I am 5'8" tall and I wear a size 16. I went to this shop because it's the closet to my home and thought it would be nice to give a local retailer some business. The woman at the shop (in front of another patron) proceeded to tell me "Well all these dresses you're asking about come in sample sizes, I don't have anything in YOUR size" and she waved her hand in the air at me like she was waving away a bad smell. I capitalized the your because that's how she said it. I was mortified. I have been to other shops and have tried on dresses in sizes from 10-14. they didn't fit right but I was able to get an idea. Anyway if you don't want your feelings hurt stay away from this place.
The Bridal Shoppe may be a small boutique, but by no means are they small when it comes to selection and service. The team at this shop surpassed my expectations... not only are their dresses amazing, but you literally don't have to worry have to worry about a thing once you've selected a dress there. Every detail, every bead, inch, is meticulously taken care of... so much so that after 2 fittings, they asked me if I wanted to come back for a final fitting before I picked the dress up and I said no. Thats how confident I was in them.... who doesnt want to try their wedding dress on just one more time just to be SURE?? THEY ARE AMAZING. Dont let the size of this boutique from the outside fool you, THEY ARE THE BEST!!! There's a reason why they always get Best Of the Knot, thank you Bridal Shoppe!!
I ended up purchasing the first dress I found, but it took a second trip to the store before I finally decided. The staff does give you very personal attention, however, when we arrived for our second appointment, which we were planning on purchasing the dress at, we had to wait almost and our before anyone came over to help us. On another trip, my very pregnant maid of honor went to make a payment and was there for over 30 minutes and no one even acknowledged she was there. She ended up leaving without talking to anyone. The staff was very friendly and attentive, but there were times it seemed as though they needed additional help. My fittings went well and the dress fit beautifully.
I had a great experoence with this shop from my first appointment right up until I was finally taking my gown home. Donna is delightful and has years and years of gown experience. My gown fit perfectly thanks to the hard work of Marge the seamstress. I chose to get my bridesmaids gowns from this store as well, and they do not charge extra to have the gowns steamed and ready to wear by pickup. I highly recommend this store for any bride looking for personalized service and exceptional quality.
I still have to go through the whole process of alterations and fittings, but so far I am more than impressed with The Bridal Shoppe. From the outside, it may be easy to overlook, but once you walk through those doors it is a different story! They had the most beautiful gowns, a knowledgeable and kind staff, and reasonable prices. I live out of town and Donna has already given me a peace of mind. The quote for alterations is MUCH less expensive than I anticipated and she is totally hooking me up with a dress that I love, but if we ordered it through the retailer, probably wouldn't have come in on time. She told me that she always tries to put herself in the customer's shoes and imagine how she feels. This isn't just rhetoric - she delivers. Very happy thus far !
I had heard fabulous things about Donna and the bridal shoppe even before I got engaged. Once my husband proposed that was the first (and only) place I went to look for my dress. I had a specific dress in mind when I walked into the store and although they did not currently have the dress on stock, Donna found a similar one. I put it on and did not want to take it off!!!! Even after I made the decision that it was "the dress" Donna assured me that if I wasn't 100% sure she could order the dress I originally wanted. I declined and because I made the decision to purchase the sample, she took money off the price of my accessories. My alterations and bustle were done perfectly and marge certainly did not over charge. I wish I could get married all over again and if I did I would go right back to Donna and the bridal shoppe every time!
I found the little Boutique from a google search for places that carried Maggie Sottero gowns. It's a small place but they have a great staff who are very knowledgeable. It was more of a cozy setting were I felt very comfortable verses David's Bridal where I felt I was a part going though a factory. Every time I walked in they always had a smile on their face and know who I was, even when they were swamped!
Donna is just wonderful. She ordered my Casablanca wedding gown after I found it online and no store had it (I called about 10 stores, she was the first to offer to help me). When the sample came in it fit perfectly but it was the only in the country so Casablanca had me order it. She was wonderful in the whole process and helpful. Her seamstress did excellent work changing my bustle so it was lower on my dress with the lace and beading on it. The alteration prices are cheap compared to the other places. BM dresses were also ordered and altered there. When I was looking for BM dresses, I fell in love with a Liz Fields dresses. Donna actually became a retailer seller for the dresses for me and my girls got an extra % off there dresses as i bought mine. Excellent customer service!
So you've all done this - you've gotten engaged, and turned to bridal magazines for dress inspiration. The problem - you're five-foot-nothing and all of the models are at least 5'10".
It's hard to envision which gown will look best on you - but you know what you do like. So you go to the Bridal Shoppe, meet Donna, and poof - she takes the magazine pages you show her and hand picks the dresses that fit your ideals but will also look great on you. It's almost like magic!
My experience with Donna and Marge at the Bridal Shoppe was fabulous. Like I said, she found four dresses that met my ideals, and the first one that I tried on was IT. From then on, the tailoring and fitting process was a breeze, and they were willing to meet with me as many times as needed to get it just right.
Prior to that, I had been to two other bridal shops (both in RI), and the service and quality just didn't meet those of the Bridal Shoppe. At least check it out, you won't be disappointed!
The Bridal Shoppe was a great experience. They helped me pick out the perfect dress and did all the alterations beautifully. They were a pleasure to work with and were affordable.
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