Bridesmaid Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Alterations, Fashion
Renee is an expert! She has a huge inventory and guides you through this big day with ease and support. Renee has an expert eye, incredible talent and has a true desire to ensure every one of her brides is exquisite and feels beautiful. Renee was such a perfectionist, she fixed things and adjusted parts of my dress I didn't even know needed adjustments until she had finished. She works magic and I trust her 100% and highly recommend her.
I had a great experience at A Bride To Remember!!! I can't put into words how happy I am! I am a larger size bride so I was worried I wouldn't have many options, however I was happy to find a good selection of dresses in my size in curvy styles as well as others. After ordering my dress Renee made sure I had everything I needed to be ready for alterations. She went over the different options to personalize my dress so I look like I had a custom dress made without the high custom price! Every step of the way Renee made it easy for me and it was probably the easiest part of my wedding planning!!! If you want to find a dress that makes you look better that you even dreamed then make an appointment with Renee. I don't know how she did it but she took an amazing dress and made me look even more amazing in it!!! Thank you Renee for all you hard work and encouragement!
LOVE my dress!! :-)Reviewed on 8/02/2015 Lisa H
Renee of A Bride to Remember knows her dresses!! As others wrote, she puts a LOT of time and effort into getting to know her brides when they're picking out their dresses. Based on the questions she asked, I said I was not looking for a strapless dress or one with "bling." So, what did I pick out after trying on one of Renee's suggestions? A strapless dress with bling. It's gorgeous, and people have been commenting on how beautiful my dress was since our wedding on Friday. I have Renee to thank for that!!! As a few others have said, there were some communication issues around the time that the fittings were planned to start. The dress had been discontinued, and there was a period of time between when I discovered that online and when Renee got back to me that I was a little concerned that I wouldn't have a dress back in time. However, Renee came back to say she had special-ordered the dress at her own expense so I would have it on time. She apologized for the communication issues, and then proceeded to go above and beyond (over the course of 5 fittings) to make sure my dress was absolutely perfect and done well in time for the wedding. She even created cap sleeves from a second veil that couldn't have been more beautiful! As my MOH lives out of state, Renee was kind enough to go through a tutorial of how to lace up the back of the dress while my Mom shot a video on my phone, which I then emailed to my MOH. That was a key to the wedding day going so smoothly!! My only regret is that I only get to wear this beautiful dress once!!
Buying my dress went smooth. However Renae was so unorganized. Nothing was done on time and when I went to pick my dress up for the final try on. It was not done so I had to have my grandma finish the alterations. That she charged over $600 for. My grandma said the zipper was put in very poorly and there is 4" just hanging and the gathering of the material where it met at the hip was bunched wrong. It was not himmed right at the bottom and still had safety pins. I would like to be refunded for all of the altering. Renae completely ignored me when I asked for a refund. If I knew this before hand I would never ever go to her.
I would not recommend this place to anyone!Reviewed on 2/02/2015 Lisa L
I went here because of the reviews and it was awful! The service was rude and she was completely unhelpful. If you are a woman who is larger than a size 12 they will have NOTHING here for you although they advertise they do. Their suggestion is to just 'hold up the dress in front of you'. They are small and cramped and have signs posted that no pictures are allowed as well as no cell phones. I can not believe they won any 'best' of awards.
Dream wedding dressReviewed on 1/06/2015
A Bride to Remember is a small boutique, but don't let that fool you. There are countless wedding dresses and if you don’t see something you absolutely love, Rene can transform a dress into the dress of your dreams. Rene has been in the fashion industry for a long time and really knows her stuff. She has the eye to see what looks good and how to alter the dress to make it look even better. In the past she also designed maternity clothes, which is a plus if you are expecting. Rene’s flexibility to work with me in alterations and scheduling was a huge bonus. When I put on my dress for my wedding it was flawless because of Rene’s attention to detail.
Great for Alterations!Reviewed on 11/30/2014 derp d
I can't say enough good things about my experience with Renee and all the alterations of my dress. My dress was kind of a daunting task with all the layers involved, hemming the dress down to my 5'5" height since I wasn't wearing heels, the two bustles it took to keep 4ft of train up in place, and the dress was also a size up! Renee took on my dress like a pro, and was very conscious about cost since I had already previously took my dress to a different seamstress and had a bad experience. But she saved my dress! When alterations were complete, my wedding dress looked like it was made for me! It fit so perfectly thanks to her expertise and I am grateful for that... I will definitely recommend her place to anyone looking for alterations. My only complaint however is when I took my dress back to her shop for cleaning - it took almost 3 months to get it back. My friend and I both had our dresses cleaned at the same time and we were just kind of left in the dark about what was going on. I unfortunately had to send a nasty message because I was fed up with how long it was taking, and shortly after that we got our dresses back. Other than that whole fiasco - I had a wonderful experience.
aptly named dress shopReviewed on 11/03/2014 Jacquelyn M
This shop is unassuming. It's in a strip plaza on top of Lake Washington. There are no frills and the interior is not likely to impress. Every dress shop I went to was full of compliments but none matched the quality of service Renee provided. I walked into A Bride To Remember and one of the first things I said to Renee was "This is the 6th dress shop I've been to and I have an appointment at another one after this." As many other reviewers have mentioned, Renee took the time to hear me out and work with me. She was committed to finding a dress I'd be happy with. She has a background in design and is a skilled seamstress herself.This allows her to 'see' possibilities for how to alter the dresses she carries to you. I appreciated her honest aesthetic opinions on what works and what doesn't. To be honest, I didn't think that the dress I selected was my dream dress. I went with a mermaid style which I had never envisioned. What I knew was that I wanted to buy a dress from Renee because I trusted her to make whatever dress I chose mine. One of the helpful things she had done with my dress was to discreetly cut the sleeve and install velcro and clasps so I would be able to step into my wedding dress (it had a side zipper with a full sheer back). My dress was tailored in such a way that I felt I had the most beautiful body. Granted I had 3 alterations sessions, but it was worth it. You will be A Bride To Remember because Renee has a natural way of making you feel at home in your body and your dress.
wonderful storeReviewed on 10/30/2014
Great selection, exceptional service and details
Best Service and AlterationsReviewed on 10/30/2014 laurissa c
I couldn't ask for a more wonderful experience as I had with Renee at A Bride to Remember. The personal one-on-one experience was great and she created a fun and comfortable atmosphere. She also has the eye for knowing what would look best on a woman's body and it was the dress that she suggested that I fell in love with. I wanted a dress with sleeves that was all one piece and didn't look like they were added on. Renee assured me this could be done to the strapless I loved despite the intricate details on the bodice. The end result completely surpassed my expectations. A Bride to Remember made it possible for me to be the beautiful modest bride I wanted to be. Thanks Renee!
Amazing ReneeReviewed on 10/26/2014
Just when we thought we had picked "the" dress for my special day, we stumbled upon A Bride to Remember. Out of the four other bridal stores we went to, this was by far the BEST experience. Before even looking, Renee takes the time to get to know you, so she can perfectly match you to your perfect dress. What was most impressive was her understanding of design and her commitment to not only selling you the dress but working with you from start to finish, such as all of the alterations to make certain your dress is perfect for your day. We know we are in good hands and she has an amazing selection of dresses, veils, belts, bridesmaid dresses, and anything else you could ever think of!
Didn't even plan on buying a dressReviewed on 10/05/2014 Hollie S
I had an amazing experience that I was not expecting at all. I had intended to go look around and get a feel for some dresses. Instead, I found my dream dress and bought it. The woman who works here really has a feel for your body type and what looks good on you. It was completely the opposite of what I thought I wanted. The third dress she pulled was amazing and absolutely perfect. I say again, I was NOT planning on buying a dress but it was the one and only the third dress I've ever tried on. Great service, amazing eye for details, and a reasonable price. They did not try to sell me on anything, no pressure involved.
Great place to get your dress and alterations!Reviewed on 9/26/2014
I was looking for a certain dress and was excited to see A Bride to Remember carries the designer in mind. Renee was sweet and very comfortable to work with. She is super detailed when it came to alterations and fittings. I had less than a week between when the dress came in and my wedding day, but she was able to make it work beautifully. A boutique in the same area quoted considerably more for the exact same dress. Renee was upfront and honest about the pricing and told me I could decide not to buy the belt (which I didn't even like!) that came with the dress to lower the price even more. She also offers other discounts on veils and accessories if you purchase on the same day as your dress. My best friend came with me to one of the fittings and fell in love with Renee's attention to detail and the dress selection. She will return to get her dress here as well for her wedding next summer.
Great experienceReviewed on 7/19/2014 Marivic M
I will have to say this experience was better than what I expected. I was dreading trying on dresses. Renee knew what dresses to pick since I was open to anything. We didn't realize it was 3 hrs trying on dresses since we were having fun. I eventually got a dress, veil, and belt at the end for $1600. I highly recommend this place.
Renee is so nice& really knows what looks goodReviewed on 7/04/2014 marcy w
I was really impressed with our shopping trip to A Bride To Remember. We had an appointment and Renee was ready for us. She spent about 15 minutes talking to my daughter & getting to know her as well as asking a lot of questions about the wedding, her fiancé & even 'how do you enter the room?' As in, just walk in & not be noticed, up to TA DA - the party can start now! She tried on about 8 - 10 dresses & we all liked one of them. It took 7 months to get there from the designer, and needed quite a bit of altering because my daughter had lost weight, but in spite of a wedding in her family & a medical emergency - it was ready when we needed it & she was beautiful!
Beautiful Custom DressReviewed on 11/10/2013 Kyobi H
Renee worked tirelessly on my wedding dress and ended up with the most amazing work of art I have ever seen. I was looking for something around a $1000, and with alterations, pressing, cleaning, and preservation it turned out to be about $2000, but it was worth every penny. We started out with a strapless gown that I loved but wanted straps for, so she ordered some appliqué off the dress to make the straps. When the appliqué arrived at her store, she didn't like it, so she took the initiative to order a different appliqué. She took that, and some tulle, and made the most stunning back and straps that took our breath away. Renee is extremely hard working, and has an incredible eye for design. She is also very knowledgeable about wedding dress issues, and fussy (in a good way!) about the way parts are sewn, how it falls, and how it moves. All wonderful things that a bride-to-be usually doesn't know. She is honest about pricing, and will do her best to give you what you need. I appreciated all the discounts she could give me, and I truly felt that she offered me everything very fairly. She will give you incredible personal attention, and flawless attention to detail, and explain everything to you one step at a time. I could not have asked for a more wonderful person to work on my dress or do business with. She made me a gown more beautiful than I could have ever imagined it to be, and helped me to have an absolutely dream wedding. I could not recommend anyone more highly for wedding dresses. Go to her. You will not regret it.
Amazing Bridal Shop!Reviewed on 10/15/2013 Jodie B
My sister-n-law came across this location last February after I become engaged. I had been to about 5 wedding dress stores with no luck and then I decided to try A Bride to Remember. What an incredible place. The prices were great, and Renne the owner was fabulous to work with throughout the entire process. You won't get personalized care like she provided me with anywhere else!
The Best Dress Vendor You Will Ever Work WithReviewed on 10/09/2013 Amy
I bought my dress from Renee right off the rack in the shop. It was featured in one of my bridal magazine clippings and she mentioned that she had it in the store. It was my Cinderella fantasy. I knew I got the dress at a good price but I had no idea how much work Renee would be willing to put into making sure it fit perfectly. She literally got on her hands and knees in order to pin the dress accurately for the necessary bustling. I cannot say enough positive things about her. She works extremely hard and she really cares about your special day. My dress would not have functioned nearly as well for me without her help. She was an absolute angel.
Conflicted...Reviewed on 9/12/2013 Cara M
I'm not sure how to review A Bride to Remember. I ended up with a gorgeous dress, and it was perfect. And had a great experience to begin with. In the middle it was a little murkier... I spotted a dress online that I HAD to try on, and no one I called had it in stock. A Bride to Remember didn't either, but suggested I look at a similar brand of dress, since she was placing an order for samples. I did, and found a dress that was even better! But I waited too long to call her back, and she had already placed her order. HOWEVER, she was great and said she could replace one of the samples she ordered and would charge me the dress lending fee, and it could go towards the dress if I decided to buy from her. She ended up eating a small bit of cost, but did manage to get the dress! I was so thankful. Then she placed the order, and I waited. After a few months, I realized I never really got a timeline. So I emailed (how we had previously communicated) and called, got no answer via phone (and her voice mail box was ALWAYS FULL.), and kept getting put off via email. I was so nervous. She finally asked me to text her to ask for the estimated arrival date. Yes, text. From then on, I realized the best way to get an answer was through text, which was a little annoying and felt somewhat unprofessional. Once the dress finally came in, it needed a few alterations, which ended up costing almost as much as the dress... But it wasn't terribly expensive. I had an issue with a part of the bodice that wasn't laying flat, and thought I had mentioned it several times, and it wasn't fixed a week before my wedding. She did, however, fix it and it was just fine on the wedding day. The bustle was fabulous and didn't fall out at all, and she came up with a great creative solution for my crinoline to keep it from being a huge dress. So the actual workmanship on my dress was fantastic, and it was beautiful on the day. TL;DR: Great work, wonderfully accommodating to get dresses in, but difficult/unprofessional communication. However, I am happy with how my dress turned out (even if I was stressing about it quite a bit for awhile!)
The Best Wedding Dress Shop in Seattle Area!Reviewed on 9/04/2013 Renee Y
I'm a very thorough bride and very picky about my dress because I want to make sure I get THE BEST. This first led me to go to 8-9 shops to try on dresses in the Seattle Area. I wasn't going to settle... After going to multiple shops and trying on dresses-- I selected "A Bride to Remember" because of the following reasons: 1)ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT MY DREAM: The shop's owner was able to work directly with me to customize my dress to EXACTLY what I wanted-- I loved working with her to make my dress my dream dress- I didn't want a cookie cutter dress! Not every store has the ability to customize- Renee Denise has extensive tailoring and theater background so she just got my vision! She went above and beyond to deliver. 2)BEST PRICE: The exact dress I wanted was found in another store at about $400 more than at "A Bride To Remember" 3)BEST FOLLOW UP: I knew I could count on this shop to follow on everything whenever I called or emailed; this is SO important to me because many stores I visited and promised me to call me back with different info I requested, NEVER followed up. 4)GOOD SELECTION: Many times stores don't carry many dresses from a particular designer or if you see it in a catalogue or website and they don't carry it, you literally have to BUY IT first to get it shipped to the store then you have to TRY IT...that totally doesn't work for me. I really appreciated that this store had the EXACT model of dress I had seen in the magazine/website for San Patrick...
My experience here was AMAZING!!Reviewed on 9/02/2013 Katerina A
The owner (Renee) was so attentive to my mom and I and worked with us to make sure we are happy with the end result. She is also extremely talented and knows what she is doing (helping you pick out a dress for your body type, alterations, etc.). She also has worked with maternity clothes which was an added bonus for me :). I definitely recommend her to everyone (and happy my cousin recommended to me). Great selection of dresses AND at unbeatable prices. Thanks again Renee!! - Katerina
BrideReviewed on 8/31/2013 Jen K
I was recently married and I'm so happy that I bought my wedding dress from Renee. The dress was delivered on time as promised. The fittings were perfect and she even invented her own fool-proof bustle that does not fall out. Her prices were in my budget and the quality of her dresses out-shined several high end shops that I had tried in Seattle. She made the whole experience fun and she has an eye for fashion. My mother made her promise to take care of me since she was out of town during most of the planning process and Renee was incredible. I highly recommend buying your dress from Renee. Happy wedding!
High-Quality Alterations at A Bride to RememberReviewed on 8/20/2013
I bought my dress at David's Bridal and had it altered there the first time around. The job they did was okay, but I was not 100% in love with my dress. My dress has an empire cut and was was very low in the front. The seamstress I talked to said that it would be impossible to make it more modest without completely moving the beading on the bustline. I was ready to settle for putting a panel in the dress to cover up my cleavage. Then two weeks before my wedding, my friend recommended that I use her seamstress at A Bride to Remember. She called for me and Renee got my in that same week. Not only did she fix my dress exactly the way I originally wanted it, she also took it in in the back to give me a more defined waste and butt region. She also used the sash I bought at David's Bridal to use as a panel to create a kinda of "padding" underneath the beaded straps on my dress so the beads wouldn't rub against my skin. By the time she was done, I was completely in love with my dress and couldn't wait to wear it. Additionally, she had my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses ironed (they looked fantastic) and I will be taking my dress back to her to have it cleaned and preserved. Renee's design background and expertise allow her to be creative and to identify what will work best for you and your body type. She was very reasonably priced, trustworthy, and willing to work with my schedule. I really appreciated the fact that she took me with only two weeks until my big day! If you are looking for someone who is creative, experienced, provides excellent customer service, and does high-quality work, I would highly recommend Renee at A Bride to Remember for alterations.
This business is amazingReviewed on 8/04/2013 Katrina V
I needed to find a dress in 2 months and every place I went to, the dress would need alterations and would not be ready in time. I went to this dress store and although I had a certain dress in mind, it was $300 dollars more than the one I ended up picking out. Renee convinced me that I genuinely looked better in the cheaper dress! Even though my idea of a perfect dress was completely different, I was happy that she did not push me to buy a more expensive one that did not look as good on me. (The dress she helped me pick out was a perfect fit for me and did not need any alterations.) She was very helpful and had so many different styles for me to try on. She did the alteration for the bustle for free and sold me the slip for under the dress at a discounted price. I had a great experience here and felt that she knew exactly what she was doing. I got so many compliments on my dress at my wedding and even from people who only have seen pictures. I recommend her to everyone. Now I have been married a year and recently I took the dress to be cleaned at a dry cleaner. When I got the dress back the fine detail beading and appliques were coming off of the dress. I called Renee back a year later and she had me bring it in to the shop for her to look at. She helped me sew all the the appliques back onto the dress and get it looking good again. AND SHE DID THIS FOR FREE! She is so amazing and has such a great work ethic. I was very pleased and blessed to have worked with her because I had already paid $200 for the cleaning bill of the dress. She's wonderful...enough said. :)
Amazing everything!Reviewed on 7/24/2013 Donna T
This adorable wedding boutique has the qualifications needed for every bride. The customer service was just outstanding! My experience there was the easiest and most relaxing part of my wedding. She works with only one customer at a time so you have no distractions during your fittings and shopping appointments. The quality their gowns is amazing, every gown there is gorgeous and unique in its own way, so she is sure to have what you are looking for. And if not, she can defiantly create what your looking for. I purchased a A-line that was off the rack and too big and she morphed it into an amazing custom fit sleek gown that fit me like a glove and was exactly what I wanted! The time she spends analyzing the dress on you pinning and fixing any tiny spot you would never notice but she catches is better then you'll get anywhere else. She really goes above and beyond to make sure the dress is perfect before she lets it leave the store. So if you want exceptional quality across the board and an easy stress free experience come here. She will make your dream dress into a reality.