About this Vendor
For Your Look Of A Lifetime
Elite Bridal offers a shopping experience like never before with your own personal consultant, 5 grand stages, a modern bridesmaid lounge, and extra large dressing rooms!
Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, Mother of the Bride Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Plus Size Available, Private Appointments Available, Fashion Services, Fashion
I had an incredible experience with Elite Bridal! I had heard about them from my cousin who used them for her wedding 2 years ago. Since my husband and I were getting married in Chicago, I knew that I wanted to at least check out Elite for their huge selection of wedding gowns. I also chose Elite because they offer a VIP Appointment in which you go in after the store has closed for the day, with as many people as you'd like, and not only do you get to shop and try on dresses privately, they provide limo transportation and refreshments. Choosing to do the VIP Appointment was one of the best things I did in the process of planning our wedding. Elite sent a very friendly driver in a limo to pick up me and my large entourage of 9 people for our appointment. They had delicious snacks, desserts, and even champagne for a toast before we started! Weeks before my appointment, Elite emailed me to ask what specific dresses I had in mind, what our wedding colors were, and what my future husbands email was. For the appointment they had pulled a few dresses already, set up a display wedding gown and bridesmaid dress, and the cherry on top was the surprise note from my now husband that they gave me to read before I started. It was such a sweet and meaningful touch, and after my cousin read it aloud, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. That gesture set such a warm, exciting, and intimate tone for the appointment. I probably tried on 14 gowns, but Mervet was so patient and helpful with each one. We tried a wide variety of gowns, just to make sure, and I had a blast modeling them for my family and seeing their reactions. We narrowed it down to 3 and I got to say "Yes!" to the dress of my dreams. It was definitely a day I will cherish forever. We also used Elite for my bridesmaid's dresses and the tuxedos. Every step of the way, Elite was in excellent contact with me and my now husband about when things arrived in the store and they were so flexible allowing my mom or aunt to pick up most of the items, as we live in Chicago. Elite truly knows the meaning of great customer experience, and I highly recommend all brides use them!
Very Helpful!Reviewed on 2/28/2013 Alexanne N
I loved my experience with Elite Bridal! They were very helpful and never too pushy. They really want you to be happy with your product and experience.
Fabulous!Reviewed on 2/26/2013 Carley L
I went to Elite for my first bridal dress appointment and didn't really know what to expect. As soon as we walked in the door, our consultant, Jennifer, made me feel like the only brdie in the World! She helped me figure out exaclty what I wanted in a bridal gown! With her help, I found THE GOWN!! When we came back for our bridesmaid appointment and she was just as helpful! She made the shopping experience the best I could have asked for and I am so appreciative!
I looked at the other bridal stores in the area and this is the best. It is not overpriced like one of the others in the CU area, and the selection is amazing. They had a trunk show the weekend I was there, increasing the selection! My consultant was very patient with me, understanding and flexible. I wasn't sure what exactly I was looking for and she helped me figure that out, and guided me through the process of elimination. I wound up buying my dress and love the end result. Was sent a follow up thank you email, and given all kinds of coupons for vendors in the area. Would highly recommend!
Very beautiful but very pricey. I did buy my dress from here and had to find my own alterations.
Elite Bridal is wonderful! They have an awesome selection of designer dresses, and I found the dress of my dreams!! All of the consultants are wonderful to work with as well. Highly recommend shopping here for your wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, accessories, and more!
looks can be so deceiving! please dont judge the book by its ocver! when my mom and i first showed up here we thought we were waaayyyy out of our price range and thought it was going to be the biggest waste of time her esince i had such a small budget for my wedding dress. my consultant was so easy to work with though and she understood my budget and tried to stay within reason. we ended up finding my DREAM DRESS and it is a Sophia Tolli, priced at $2000 and i was so sad because i did not want to spend anywhere near that for my dress and my consultant knew that and knew i wanted it and they talked and ended up getting the dress for $500!!!!!!!!!! this was honestly the trip of a lifetime and had i of not gone here id walking down the aisle in a dress i only liked, not LOVED. i am so happy i went here and will never regret that choice! if you have the chance to look for your dress here, DO IT! YOU WONT REGRET IT!
Honestly a mess with tux rental! The added stress of tuxes not ordered right was a nightmare! We were lining things up last minute, and one our groomsmen had to go with the wrong tie. Disappointed to say the least. Mervet is a dream with the dresses, the rest of the stress I could of lived without.
I had a wonderful experience finding the perfect dress for me with Lexi at Elite Bridal. Once we walked in we were instantly impressed with the layout of the store and the variety they had. I had been to a competitor’s store prior and let’s just say I was a little discouraged and down in the dumps about dress shopping. I am a size 24 and at the store we previously visited they only had about 2 things in my size and on top of that they were all very dated and not my style. My outlook totally changed the moment we walked into Elite and met with Lexi and she showed us all of their plus size options. I was thrilled that I didn’t have to go out on a limb and order something I was unable to actually try on and just hope that it would look pretty on me in my size. Lexi asked us to browse through all of the dresses and said to pull the dresses I would like to try. She did say there was one dress that she would like me to try because she believed I would like it. I absolutely fell in love with the gown Stella York she suggested (also totally shows she knows what she’s doing!!!). She also presented us with the perfect veil to match as well as a headband. She was also not pushy when we decided to hold off a little longer on purchasing jewelry. I would highly recommend anyone that is shopping for their special day to put Elite on your list. I would also highly suggest using Lexi as your sales consultant. She was understanding, helpful, and made finding the perfect dress a lot of fun. Plus, you get a lot of other valuable perks being an “Elite Bride”!
I had an amazing experience here! They were great to work with and full of surprises. We did the VIP appointment which was well worth the cost. Very accommodating and allowed you to browse dresses. I can't say enough good things about this salon!!!!
So embarrassed. Brought my maid of honor here and she left with a huge gouge in her back. Who uses industrial strength clamps on a chiffon dress? No apology by the woman helping us. In fact after I asked for a couple bandaids so my MOH wouldn't bleed onto dresses she made herself scarce. We didn't even tell her we were leaving.
Very helpful and friendly staff. They genuinely want you to be happy and will do everything in their power to make sure that you leave happy. They will take the time to go through all that you need to in order to feel satisfied. They offer discounts to their Elite Entertainment if you purchase through Elite Bridal. I am so glad that I chose Elite Bridal!
I did not end up getting my dress at Elite but I wanted to write a review because I absolutely loved the time I spent there looking for a dress. The staff was so professional and friendly and really made me feel like a princess. The salon itself is spacious and beautiful. Thank you for all your help!
My experience at Elite Bridal was great! Kayla is a wonderful bridal assistant. The store has an excellent selection of beautiful gowns in all shapes and sizes. If you are looking for a bridal gown in Central Illinois, I highly recommend you stop at Elite Bridal!
Loved my experience! They were flexible and willing to work with what I needed from style, to price, to emotional support. I never felt pressured into anything or like just another customer or sale. The whole experience was so much more overwhelming than I was expecting, but I never felt like I annoyed anyone with my indecisiveness. I am so in love with my perfect dress that I couldn't have found without their patience. I wish I could wear it more than once! Thank you Elite :)
I had such an amazing time picking out my dress I did the VIP package and I was one on one with everyone and it felt so personal and i loved every minute of it. I would highly recommend Elite Bridal to any bride who is looking for a wedding dress! I found the perfect one and I can not wait to walk down the aisle in it!
Was not impressed with Elite. I went there to look for a wedding dress and I felt like the stylist didn't understand my vision or really listen to what I wanted. When I did finally fall in love with a dress, the stylist made me feel pressured it would be gone in a day due to the trunk sale ending. It all felt so rushed and I would not recommend Elite. The dresses are beautiful, but it was pricier than I expected. On another occasion my mom and I went back into Elite to look together at dresses even though we didn't have an appointment and weren't intending on trying any on that day and the staff made us feel unwelcome as we browsed the dresses. Pretty disappointed.
Great ExperienceReviewed on 12/01/2015 Candice M
I worked with Kayla to choose my wedding dress and had a great experience. She was very sweet, wasn't pushy at all, and allowed my mom to help me into the dresses which is what I wanted. Other bridal salons didn't want you to do this, oddly enough. I found the dress that I love and can't wait for it to arrive!
Wonderful!Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Logan R
I booked a VIP appointment with Elite and loved it! It was so much fun, and the ladies were great! It was really nice being able to take ladies I wanted to be there to share this special time, and have it all to our selves! I would recommend Elite over and over again!
Loved My Dress!!Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Kim F
I found the perfect dress at Elite Bridal! I loved everything about it. The consultants there are awesome too! They were not pushy like many other bridal stores. They gave their opinions and helped me decide on the perfect dress, but never made me feel like they were just out to make a sale. Also, the atmosphere in the store was great. There was plenty of space and mirrors, it never felt crowded or overwhelming. I would definitely recommend getting a dress here!
Very Pleased BrideReviewed on 10/20/2015 Jenna C
I cannot recommend Elite Bridal enough! I bought my wedding gown, veil, bridesmaid dresses, and my future Mother-in-Law ordered her dress here as well. Everything about the experience was nothing but pleasant. Some other stores I went to I felt pressured and rushed. At Elite, they allowed me to take my time and never pressured me to make a decision I wasn't ready to make. I truly felt like my consultant was there as my friend, and not a sales person. This truly made all the difference in the world! The store is beautiful and the dresses are absolutely stunning. I am so glad that I found Elite Bridal!
The Perfect Bridal StoreReviewed on 10/20/2015
The customer service I received at Elite Bridal was amazing! They helped me find the perfect dress and veil for my wedding day. Once I found the dress they were fantastic with measurements and making sure I ordered the dress that was right for me. I ended up paying a little extra to have the dress custom made to my measurements and it will save me a lot of money in alterations. I didn't even know that was an option but the ELITE staff made sure I was an informaed bride. Very professioanl staff, great customer service and a beautiful showroom...couldn't ask for anythign more!
Wonderful ExperienceReviewed on 10/20/2015 Jeff M
I went to Elite Bridal back in July for my first bridal appointment. Kayla helped me try on various styles, but there was definitely one that stood out to me. After going to several other bridal salons and trying on different dresses, I returned back to Elite Bridal in September and knew that it was the one! Kayla was such a great help and made my experience so fun and easy!
Bridal Bliss!!Reviewed on 10/19/2015 Jenny M
The staff at Elite goes above and beyond to help you find the dress of your dreams. I worked with Kayla and Lauren, both of which are amazing women! The staff is prompt to answer questions, be available for consultations and extremely sweet. I recommend Elite to any bride hoping to have an amazing experience and have a plethora of choices to choose from.
I was initially very excited to work with Elite Bridal. They helped me find my perfect dress, and my accessories. My wedding party? They were apparently harder for Elite to handle. We had to tell them three different times that two of my husband's groomsmen were no longer going to be involved in the wedding, and then they finally flat-out lost not only my husband's tux measurements, but the measurements for his groomsman. I sincerely hope that Elite has managed to fix their communication issues, but until they do, I would not suggest trusting them with anything BUT your own bridal gown.