Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, Mother of the Bride Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Plus Size Available, Fashion
I had an absolute awful experience consigning my items at the Woodbury location and I would never recommend them to anyone. I never received information on how much my items were being sold at for one. I then went to pick up my items that weren't sold and I couldn't find my veil. We looked for about a half hour through several racks 3x over again and finally the girl told me they would look during the week when it wasn't busy and I would get a call. Never received one. I called back a few weeks later and the supervisor said they would look and call me back no later than the next day and no surprise, they never called. I finally called and said I was frustrated that I haven't heard anything and they told me to come in because they think they found it with the wrong tag. Went in and it wasn't mine. The manager came up to the register, typed something up, and set a check down and said "here's what you would have gotten if we sold it". She never gave me an option to say a thing to her before she stuck a check in front of me. I then told her I would like to look again because my veil was 80% more than the tiny check was that she gave me and I wanted that item back if it didn't sell. After looking and not finding it, the manager said she knew the one they originally found was mine because it matches the description. I looked at the description and it was completely wrong! My veil was not pearl, it was beading. I showed her an up close picture of my veil and she said "you can't really tell from pictures". After she accused me of not knowing what my veil looked like several times, I had it and walked out. I am absolutely disgusted by the customer service this manager provided. To be treated like I knew nothing about my own item and not express any sympathy or apologies, there is no way I will go back. Avoid if possible!!
I am beyond thrilled by what I experienced at Bride to Be today! I was so blown away by everything there-- the items, the service: EVERYTHING. Our attendant, Jami, was a dream, she helped me pick out a dress that I would never have picked out for myself with but that I am so, so happy about. I'm a plus size woman and they definitely didn't have a huge selection of plus size gowns, but even within that small pool of gowns I found many different styles, and one ended up being perfect for me. I didn't go into this expecting to get the "Say Yes to the Dress" treatment, but that's what we got. It was amazing. My advice: try your best to go during the "off" times so the staff can really focus on finding what's best for you. We went on a Saturday around dinnertime and it was dead. I really felt like the staff did everything they could to help me find a perfect dress. Plus, by looking at the decor they had available I got a lot of good ideas for my wedding. A perfect experience!!!!
They lost the most expensive piece that I brought in to consign. But worse than that they promised to get back to me after looking for it and did not. This was a piece that was stored in a locked glass cabinet so I was more confident that the contract language -- "items left at your own risk" would not be a problem. Thinking back the whole consignment process was a mess - from dropping off without getting a list of my items or knowing the prices was not a good process. I finally found out while pushing and pushing for resolution on my lost piece that they had a list to share with me. Bottom line POOR customer service, standard answers to complaints, and lack of concern for problem solving.
This place is extremely deceiving. I had heard about it from a few places and being a ridiculously well researched bargain shopper bride I went to check it out specifically for decorations. Crap. The prices are way more than they should be for everything. There are plenty of items, I mean most items, that you can get online or at the dollar store for cheaper. My favorite example, at Bride to Be Consignment you can buy a 7.5 inch glass cylinder vase, still dirty from original use (they don't clean any of the original items) for 4$....or you could go literally two stores away to the dollar store and get a brand new one for a dollar!!! They had at least 5 items that are two stores away at the dollar store and sold them for between $0.50-5$ more and they were used items. They also sell you all the items someone bought and decorated (usually poorly) themselves for well over what it would have cost that person to make them. $3.95 for a teeny mercury glass votive that you can get online for $2. 5 for a 5inch tall USED pillar candle. Let the lesson be, if you don't do your research and you go to this store to get your decorations prepare to pay more for worse quality. I spent 45 minutes there giggling to myself while trying to find something that wasn't way overpriced.
I came to this shop on a random week night with my sister and was pleasantly surprised!! The store had hundreds of wedding dresses neatly organized by size! Right when we walked in we were amazed by all the wedding decorations! They had EVERYTHING! I found the dress of my dreams easily and the staff were great. I came back on a Saturday morning with my group of 10 to try on the dress to get opinions and we were easily accommodated! I was able to get my dress with jewelry all for well UNDER my budget! I highly recommend this gem of a store!!
Bride to Be is the BEST bridal consignment shop that I have been to in the Twin Cities. All of the staff are very helpful and make you feel special when trying on the dresses. I said YES TO MY DRESS and it was a fraction of the cost of what I would have paid at a large retail store. I would recommend them to ANYONE!!!!
The 70% off ad is extremely deceiving!!! Turns out it's just take an extra 20% off the 50% off clearance price of select items, but the ad makes it seem as though everything is 70% off and clearance items are an extra 20% off. I spent 3.5 hours finding several things I need for my wedding and when I got up to the counter found out only one of the items was an extra 20% off. I put nearly everything back! The only reason I didn't put an item back is because it fit so perfectly with what I was looking for that I was afraid I wouldn't find it anywhere else. But after I got home I looked at the receipt and turns out the one thing I thought qualified for 20% off didn't. I found things marked $2-3 that could easily be found at a dollar store! Everything is so overpriced that I will not be returning and I will not recommend this place to anyone! No wonder all sales are final! Everyone would realize what a rip off this place is and try to return their stuff!
LOVE this place! Not only did I get most of my wedding decorations here but also my home decor. I love how versatile the items are along with how many different things they have. They have items for all occasions and circumstances. Not only are they affordable but helpful and fun to work with. I love Bride To Be!
DecorReviewed on 10/20/2015 Melissa H
I bought most of my decorations here. Center pieces with candles, napkins, fake flower petals and more. Also a random vase just because I thought it was pretty. One piece of advise would be to make sure to get the punch card on your first purchase. We were not told about it until later, after spending $125 on our 1st visit, and never got the punch card as the owner said she would send to us with $125 worth punched out. UPDATE: We just turned in our items to reconsign and the process is really easy to try to make back some of the money spent on the wedding.
Great decorations and great staff! Can't wait to make my second trip there next week!
I really liked the fact that I could look at the dresses on the racks and pick what I liked. This was especially helpful since I was not sure what I wanted. Sarah was really helpful she took the dresses I wanted to try on and set up a fitting room with them. She was really helpful and found more options that I liked and that were in my price range. In fact she found the dress!! I probably would not have found without her help! I will defiantly be back to buy more items for my wedding and will recommend it to my friends!
As a Florist some of my customer's ask me for some off the wall stuff. With Bride To Be Consignment I can go in and find what I need. I have been coming to this location since the week they open here. Just yesterday I went in looking for a cake shaped card box I could cover with fresh flowers took me five minutes. Thanks so much for all your help. I tell every Bride I meet to stop over.
All of the dresses were organized by size and in clear bags so I could see the details. I had a fablous woman help me with the dresses in and out of the bags. She gave me my space and wasn't ever pushy on a sale. I had many workers compliment me as they passed by and offer suggestions for sashes or fittings. After I found my dress I found out the woman helping me was working her last shift at the store. I felt so treasured that even on her last day she wasn't ready to run out of there. She even stayed late for me! I have been back and had great experiences with other staff and get excited to see what has come into the store.
Most beautiful dress, awesome priceReviewed on 9/26/2015 Molly S
These ladies are just awesome. I bought my dress here and it was just beautiful and very affordable. The staff is so helpful and friendly. They have every decoration you need here at great prices. Plus, once the wedding is over, you can consign all of your stuff back to them!
I went to Bride To Be in search of a wedding veil. To be honest, I wish I found this location earlier! They have so many items that I would have loved to have known about sooner--from beautiful used wedding gowns, mother of the bride gowns, to many decorations! The veil options were a tad limited, but they had plenty of variety in what they did have to offer. My veil was unique, and a fair price--however we did find some wear and tear before purchasing. I'd definitely recommend taking a look at Bride to Be at the beginning of your planning process!
Got my dress!Reviewed on 4/01/2015 Savannah D
I didn't even plan on stopping here, but my maid of honor found the shop and we decided to go on a whim. After about a half hour, we found some fantastic dresses, and had a wonderful time while I tried them on. I found my dress there - and for only 300$ (Alfred Angelo). I am so happy with my dress, and I'm incredibly happy to have found it for such a steal!
Found my DressReviewed on 2/26/2015 Michelle L
I came to Bridal to Be after shopping some well known Bridal stores with much disappointment. The other stores were rushed and didn't seem to care about how happy I was and more about selling a dress and pushing me out the door. To my surprise Bride to Be was an amazing experience. I had 2 ladies helping me out and they made the experience amazing. They were fast and efficient and I tried on probably 20 dresses, all of which were high quality and clean. I used their layaway program and was very satisfied. The dressing room was large and airy and the attendant was very helpful in zipping and clipping the gowns. I would recommended this shop to any bride. Thanks for helping me find my dream dress.
Fantastic Store!Reviewed on 1/25/2015 Mallory F
I was very skeptical about going to a consignment store but decided to try it as a way to save money and was blown away. They have a ton of dresses but what really stood out to me was the lady that assisted me for the 2+ hours I was there. Michelle listened to what I wanted and never pressured me to buy anything. She just kept brining me dresses until I found one I loved! Amazing staff.
My amazing new "used" dress!Reviewed on 12/30/2014 Moriah E
I was so impressed with the selection of dresses!! I'd been to previous consignment dress shops for prom, formal, ect. But this place blew me away. They always have sales going on. And theyre all so nice. They helped me the entire 4 hours I was trying on dresses!
Horrible experience. I regret ever coming here.Reviewed on 11/23/2014
The store is very unorganized. I dropped my dress off here and went back to pick it up it was first of all misplaced and every piece was separated from it (veil, train, hoop skirt). The dress was destroyed, and they couldn't find most pieces. The items I dropped off we're all tagged with wrong numbers so I roamed around the store for a hour or so looking for something that was labeled wrong and In the complete opposite section of where they told me to look. Parts of the dress were held in the back, how did they expect it to sell if it were back there? And when they did link all of the pieces to my account number there were pieces that weren't even mine. All they said was, well it's valued at the same price so it's ok. The service was horrible, they didn't seem to value my time, and seemed annoyed when I would ask for help. They are not as accountable as they seemed when I had brought my stuff to them.
Love this shop!!!Reviewed on 10/01/2014 Christina H
I was kind of nervous to go dress shopping at a consignment shop, but I couldn't be happier! The dresses are all modern and clean, and are such a good price! The service was spectacular as well- I had no idea what I wanted, and the associates asked me what I liked and didn't like about each dress, until we narrowed down my choices. So gad I went to Bride To Be-totally recommend for any bride!!
Amazing StoreReviewed on 7/10/2014
I went into Bride to Be Consignment looking for a number of items for my upcoming wedding in November. I was amazed at the value and and quality and quantity of the items on hand. I bought table runners, table decorations. When I was looking for my bridal gown this was the first place I came they had a large variety in my size and very friendly staff who was willing to help me pull dresses off the rack and put into dressing room. Staff was very helpful at answering questions I had about the dresses. Even though I didn't buy my gown there I was satisfied. I have since been back four times looking at different items that Bride to Be Consignment may have received. I highly recommend going there for decorations, gowns, jewelry, anything for a bride on a budget. My mother also her mother of the bride dress there, there is something for everyone!
Found my dress, and it's brand new!Reviewed on 7/10/2014 Samantha M
I found my dress!! The gal that helped me was very sweet and gave wonderful suggestions. See I had absolutely no idea what I was looking for in a dress. When I arrived with two of my favorite family members, we had no idea where to start. They ask roughly what size I was and showed us where to look. While we were having a great time pulling dresses, my consultant would come and take our finds to my changing room. After trying on a good 6 dresses on, I came across my dress. The saying when you know its your dress, you know. is correct! I started tearing up and my consultant actually teared up. She was amazing. They are great for pricing as well. I bought a brand new dress for $400.00. It was priced at $500.00 but on sale for $400.00. So once you add tax it was around 500. I honestly did not think I would be able to get a brand new dress with my tiny budget. They also have a layaway option you don't get much time to pay it off but its understandable for how little you have to pay. I highly suggest to take a look at Bride to be!!
so many great items!Reviewed on 7/10/2014 Samantha S
From chair covers, vases, table centerpieces, And decor galore, to wedding gowns, shoes and jewelry, bride to be has it all! The prices are fantastic and the items well organized. I've gone here many times for items for my wedding! And Best part is I can sell it all back on consignment through them when I'm done!
Large SelectionReviewed on 7/09/2014 Bryan J
I stopped into Bride to Be and was very surprised with their variety! I "like" them on Facebook and am always excited when there are new things to see. I love digging though things to find the best stuff so I loved it! They have pretty good prices and variety as well. I have a rustic woods theme and we purchased a box of pine cones. Nothing super exciting but it was for me!