I purchased my wedding gown from Elite Bridal. They have a beautiful space and a great inventory of gowns. My sales associate Carly was so sweet and helpful in trying on dresses. She really honed in on my preferences, pulled lots of great optio...
ns, and talked us through our options in terms of color choices, customizing with accessories etc. The whole team was really prompt with communication at every stage. I’d recommend Elite Bridal for anyone shopping for a wedding gown!
Reviewed On 11/30/2020 by Shay M
My experience was everything I had hoped for and more! The selection of dresses and the staff were unbelievable. My consultant Dana was so knowledgeable and extremely personable. I would highly recommend Elite Bridal.
Reviewed On 9/15/2020 by Maggie W
The best decision after saying “yes” to my fiancé was scheduling a bridal appointment at Elite Bridal. The selection and variety of dresses was amazing and there is truly something for everyone. The staff was caring, genuine, and went above and...
beyond to make me feel like THE bride. I felt comfortable and like I could be and express myself fully. I found the perfect dress- the dress of my dreams- and that is all because of this amazing studio!
Reviewed On 8/07/2020 by Emilie M
I brought my wedding dress from Elite Bridal. They were absolutely fantastic!! I walked into my appointment and didn't really have a clue as to what I wanted. The ladies were so wonderful and patient with me as I talked through what I wanted...
and didn't want. I ended up trying on like 17 dresses that day. Jill was the consultant that I worked with and she was great. As I tried on a dress she would always ask me what I thought and if I wanted to show my family that came with me. She never once made me feel pressured. Jill really listened to how I was feeling and what I liked and would go grab other dresses for me that would fit the criteria for what I was looking for. I ended up walking out with my dress that day and canceling my appointment at another Salon. We also worked with Stacey on the bridesmaids jumpsuits. I didn't like a lot of options and she showed us the jumpsuits and I fell in love with them. Stacey worked with us to make sure the jumpsuits would fit all my girls nicely as there was quite a range of body types. Unfortunately, the jumpsuit I choose didn't come in the colors I was looking for but the Studio didn't know until they went to order them. Ann called me to inform me immediately after finding out. I was not in the area so she worked with me over the phone to resolve the issue. Ann took initiative to reach out to the designer to voice their concerns that they weren't informed and worked with me to find the best alternative jumpsuit. They ended up working out great and looked absolutely amazing on all four of my girls!!! This could have been a major issue and stressors in wedding planning but Ann and the entire staff worked super hard and quick and made it right within days of being notified about the colors!! Seriously within three days of getting the call I had new jumpsuits for the girls and they were ordered based off the measurements they girls had given. I had not seen the jumpsuits in person or on any of my girls until months later. Ann had agreed that if I didn't like them when I saw them later that we could return them at no charge and we will find something I do like. Ann promised that if we need to pick something new they would be ordered on express order. Fortunately, the second jumpsuits were amazing and I didn't have to take her up on that but it gave me such relief knowing that I didn't just agree to something I didn't like. I seriously couldn't have asked for a better dress appointment for myself or ladies to work with to make sure my girls were in top shape! Everyone looked amazing!!!!! I wish I could give more than a 5 star review.
Reviewed On 1/12/2020 by Hilari E
If your budget is under $2000. Don't waste your time. I booked an appointment two weeks in advance, filled out all the paperwork and submitted some examples of dresses I liked, and then arrived in store 10 minutes early and they were not ready ...
for me even at my appointment time. No dresses were pre-picked out, dressing room wasn't ready, the 'stage' and chairs were filled with things. The bridal salon wasn't even full and several people seemed to be standing around, yet weren't cleaning up. Very disappointed since I had seen great reviews of this place. I am thinking it was because of my budget.
Reviewed On 12/17/2019 by Charlotte L
I absolutely loved every step of the way with Elite Bridal. I went in with my mom, a bridesmaid, and my MILTB and we were treated very well. I had no idea what I wanted when I came in and our girl helped me narrow down what I was looking for an...
d was very patient. Once I tried on "the one", I was sold and they were very generous to give me some gifts when we checked out. They were even able to let us pay for the dress overtime since I was there about 11 months in advance. Coming back to pick up the dress was easy as was true to fit. It was the perfect dress and made me feel like a princess.
Reviewed On 8/12/2019 by Hannah M
Wonderful people who helped me find the perfect dress. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 7/18/2019 by Stephanie S
I actually used Elite Entertainment for our ceremony and reception decorations. They were amazing! Elite Entertainment has so many options, and we were able to get beautiful table cloths, chairs, and uplights for our receptions. They also provi...
ded beautiful chair covers and bows, as well as a curtained backdrop for our ceremony. I would definitely recommend them! They were super professional and responsive.
Reviewed On 7/16/2019 by Hannah B
I could not have asked for a better dress shopping experience at Elite. Not only did Rose help us find a variety of dresses from different designers for me to try on, but also pulled accessories to go with the dresses I liked. I was very happy ...
and confident with the dress I picked, and it came in earlier than expected! I had the same excellent service when shopping for a veil to go with it. As an Elite Bride, I also got a $100 accessory credit, as well as discounted steaming the week of the wedding. You also get discounts on other Elite services! I went to multiple shops when looking for my wedding dress, and Elite was the absolute best.
Reviewed On 6/25/2019 by Kathryn J
Elite Entertainment and Bridal Salon really came through for our wedding 6/15/19!! We loved everything about the services we received from them!!
The services that we had used from Elite:
1) I bought my wedding dress and veil through Elite B...
ridal and my mom bought her Mother of the Bride’s dress- my mom and I had so much fun finding my dress there- they have COUNTLESS options for all budgets and styles! If you book an appointment in advance I know there is the option to have a VIP experience, I decided to save some money and just went with a regular visit in the afternoon, during the week, and still felt like a VIP!! All of the ladies at Elite Bridal were wonderful and very easy to work with!
2) We did limo through Elite Limos and originally booked the Escalade limo, for a decent price. However, the Escalade had an unfortunate incident with a deer the week before our wedding but Kaitlin & Ryan were very kind and offered to upgrade us for free to the Party Bus or Hummer Limo- we chose the party bus and it was fantastic!
3) We chose to have our DJ through Elite Entertainment and Jeff Blankenship wound up being our guy! We received so many compliments all night on how awesome the DJ and music was and how no one had ever seen so many people on the dance floor through the whole night! Everyone is talking about how much fun they had at our wedding and I think Jeff & Elite Entertainment had a lot to do with that!! Thank you!!
4) We also chose to do Chiavari Chairs through Elite Entertainment, and they were beautiful!! I received a lot of compliments on how pretty they were and really added to the ambiance in the room!
5) Stacy from Elite helped us order tuxes through Jim’s Formalwear and all of the tuxes looked great on the guys and they said they were very easy to order. Many of them needed to order them from out of state or far away (more than half actually!) and they also said it was a very easy process. My husband actually needed a different size jacket and vest when he received his in the mail and when he called Jim’s Formalwear to get the new size it came in the mail very quickly TWICE!! He received it in the mail in plenty of time for us to get married.
All in all- we would choose Elite all over again for the quality of service that they provided. Every interaction that I had with them via e-mail, phone, or in person was equally as personable and helpful. I have heard that some people in the area don’t go with Elite because it’s too “pricey” but I disagree- if you choose them for multiple services then you end up getting discounts galore! We actually saved money by going with them for so many things AND received high quality and trustworthy services!
We ended up having severe rain all day during our wedding and some things needed to be moved around last minute- my aunt who was acting as our day- of coordinator on my behalf said that Elite was very easy to work with and that between her, Kaitlin from Elite, and Caitlin from the Regent (our ceremony and reception location) everything was taken care of!
I can’t thank all of the Elite Entertainment & Bridal employees enough for everything! We had the best day ever and I know that was in huge part to all of you!!
Reviewed On 11/21/2018 by Mikayla G
I cannot say enough good things about Elite Bridal! My wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, veil, comb, and my mom's dress all came from here. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and not "pushy." My mom and I were both picky about our dresses a...
nd they helped both of us find something we love. I would recommend them to anyone who wants the bridal boutique experience
Reviewed On 10/05/2018 by Erin T
I had the best experience at Elite while picking out my wedding dress. I had a few ideas of which dresses I wanted to try on before I got there with one definite one in mind. Stacy was so incredibly helpful in finding dresses and I had made my...
decision on my dress in about 45 minutes from when we got there. The Pronovias dress I chose had a nude color underlay and we had asked if it was possible to order it in any other color. Stacy informed me that I could order it in full ivory and I took a gamble since I couldn’t see what it would actually look like until it came in. When I went to go pick it up in the new color I was in love!!! I can’t wait to see how it looks in our photos when we get them back. Thank you so much to Stacy and everyone at Elite for making my dress shopping experience a great and easy process!!
Reviewed On 9/28/2018 by Jordan D
What an amazing experience shopping for my wedding ceremony dress! This was the first and only place I visited, it was so simple and easy-going! Would definitely recommend.
Reviewed On 6/25/2018 by Lori E
A great variety of dresses and prices! I bought my Martina Liana wedding dress here and could not be happier. I felt like an absolute princess on my wedding day, last weekend. Elite Bridal was a pleasure to work with and made me feel so special...
while shopping for the perfect dress. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 4/21/2018 by Valeri W
I had an absolutely amazing experience at Elite! The store is beautiful with a great selection of dresses at really reasonable price points. Tania did a wonderful job of presenting a range of styles while still listening to my likes and dislike...
s. She was friendly, professional, and made it easy to find the perfect dress. I'm so glad I chose Elite!
Reviewed On 3/20/2018 by Emily M
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 consu...
ltant 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!
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Caitlin W
Very beautiful but very pricey. I did buy my dress from here and had to find my own alterations.
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Lexi D
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 dres...
ses, accessories, and more!
Reviewed On 9/05/2017 by Poli T
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!
Reviewed On 8/27/2017 by Ashley T
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 dr...
esses, the rest of the stress I could of lived without.
Reviewed On 8/14/2017 by Allie H
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”!
Reviewed On 8/03/2017 by Stephanie K
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 salo...
Reviewed On 4/09/2017 by Anna M
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 would...
n't bleed onto dresses she made herself scarce. We didn't even tell her we were leaving.
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Ashley K
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 disc...
ounts to their Elite Entertainment if you purchase through Elite Bridal. I am so glad that I chose Elite Bridal!
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Linsey S
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 thei...
r 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!
Reviewed On 6/20/2016 by Nicole S
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 itsel...
f is spacious and beautiful. Thank you for all your help!
Reviewed On 2/29/2016 by Sarah H
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!
Reviewed On 2/29/2016 by Courtney M
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 overwhe...
lming 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 :)
Reviewed On 2/29/2016 by Jenna I
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 dre...
ss! I found the perfect one and I can not wait to walk down the aisle in it!
Reviewed On 2/26/2016 by Hiliary C
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 i...
t 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.
Reviewed On 12/01/2015 by Candice H
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 eno...
ugh. I found the dress that I love and can't wait for it to arrive!
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by 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 El...
ite over and over again!
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by 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!
Reviewed On 10/20/2015 by 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!
Reviewed On 10/20/2015 by Knottie1443019406
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!
Reviewed On 10/20/2015 by Kenzie K
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 returne...
d 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!
Reviewed On 10/19/2015 by Matt L
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.
Reviewed On 9/08/2015 by Laura R
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 husban...
d'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.
Reviewed On 8/13/2015 by Haley O
When selecting my wedding dress I looked at MANY different bridal stores before ending up at Elite and instantly upon walking through the door knew it was the place. They have an amazing selection of dresses and are so helpful! Stephanie, my co...
nsultant, was so great! She was beyond patient, honest, and really made me feel good! I found my dream dress at Elite and would highly recommend anyone go there!
Reviewed On 6/07/2015 by August C
They are extraordinary in every way. I had a VIP appointment, and it couldn't have been more special. My bridesmaids, mother, mother in law, and I were picked up in a limo, and at the salon, we were taken care of from the moment we walked in. W...
e selected my dress, sash, veil, and bridesmaids dresses all at the same time, which was great to see everything together. They are sweet, thoughtful, never pushy, and really want to make you feel beautiful! I'd recommend them over and over again.
Reviewed On 12/10/2014 by Angela W
As a full-figured bride, I had some concerns when going in to try on dresses. Boy was I surprised when my consultant sat down with me to discuss my concerns and wishes. She took her time and really helped my self-esteem throughout. Even afte...
r we bought the dress, they were there for me every step of the way. I plan to highly recommend this Bridal Salon to every one I hear.
Reviewed On 11/29/2014 by Kylee C
LOVED my dress shopping experience here. The girls were so great and helped me find the dress I loved! Stuff was a little pricey, but didn't get this kind of experience anywhere else. Did not get bridal party attire here, because it was just to...
Reviewed On 11/20/2014 by Kirsten S
I came to Elite with my family after going to a few other places. I loved that at Elite they let us walk around and see all the dresses, unlike some places were the dresses are hidden. They are also upfront about who the designer is and on the ...
pricing and when I told the girl my budget she actually stayed within it and I ended up getting a dress that was less than half my $1000 budget which I thought would never happen! The entire appointment I felt like I was the focus of the consultant and we were not being rushed at all, they even let us come back later in the day to make the decision without an appointment. My dress came way faster than expected. We thought the bridesmaids dresses were a little pricey so we went somewhere else for those, it would be nice if they offered some bridesmaids styles in price points under $200 but other than that this place was great!
Reviewed On 10/14/2014 by Janet B
I went to Elite for my dress because they carried a designer who's dress I just loved, and although they didn't have the dress I thought I wanted, I fell in love with one while I was there. I did an VIP appointment so it was something special f...
or my grandmothers, mom and future mom-in-law. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I tried on over 20 dresses and there were a ton more available if I didn't find the one. The attendant helping me dress asked questions that really helped narrow down what I was looking for. They had food, water and champagne set up for us. My dress came in on time and they helped me find some jewelry that worked well with the style. I would recommend Elite to anyone looking for a quality designer gown.
Reviewed On 6/09/2014 by Julie T
I went to Elite Bridal with the intention of just trying on some dresses, not to buy yet. My consultant, Jennifer, was SO nice and extremely helpful! She listened to what I liked and didn't like, and she showed me around the store, talked to me...
about different designers and styles, and stayed well within my budget. She even discouraged me from trying on a dress that I had picked out that was above my budget! I ended up buying a dress the same day, b/c the selection was gorgeous, the staff was amazing, and they made me feel like a princess. HIGHLY recommend Elite Bridal!
Reviewed On 5/13/2014 by Lindsey G
I loved my experience at Elite! They were great with my budget and my consultant was amazing! Definitely recommend any friend to go here!
Reviewed On 5/08/2014 by Danielle K
Elite Bridal helped me find my dream wedding dress! I tried on hundreds of dresses and finally found the one with Elite Bridal! I went all over and found a unique look right here in Champaign! Their customer service is by far the best around. T...
hey treated me like I was family! I could go on forever about how they made my experience with them truly special. I will be getting my mothers dresses, bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses, and tuxedos with them. I can't wait to work with Elite Entertainment for my DJ, Uplighting, and Linens. Thank you so much to Elite for helping me make my wedding perfect!
Reviewed On 5/06/2014 by a member
I am so thankful to have worked with Elite Bridal. Everyone was so nice, showering me with compliments, lending a hand, and giving me a great experience. I picked my dress with just my mother, and they let me bring a whole gang of people the ne...
xt weekend to enjoy the whole experience. I look forward to buying all of my bridesmaids dresses here too! I would say look no further than Elite Bridal! The selection was great, but the service is out of this world! THANK YOU!
Reviewed On 3/20/2014 by Jenni M
I highly recommend Elite Bridal. I've been in a lot of weddings (8) and no where offered the quality of service Elite has provided me. I highly recommend getting a VIP appointment. You truly are treated like a VIP. It really makes finding a...
dress effortless and stress free. I really felt like the bride to be!
Reviewed On 2/26/2014 by Gina R
I loved shopping for my wedding dress at Elite Bridal! The store is very open so there is plenty of room to move around and look at dresses - the other 3 stores I have been to felt very cramped and almost overwhelming. I thought they had a ve...
ry good selection of dresses and they were all very beautiful. I also enjoyed the staff more than I had at the other bridal stores. I ended up buying my dress, veil and a few accessories from Elite Bridal and will be sure to tell all of my friends and family about their business!
Reviewed On 12/02/2013 by Elaina B
I LOVED Elite Bridal, I wish I had more reasons to go into the store now! The girls working at Elite are fantastic and make you feel like part of their family while maintaining professionalism and providing the best customer service. I got my ...
dress, my bridesmaids' dresses and all of the tuxes at Elite and everything went together beautifully! You will not be disappointed you stopped in!
Reviewed On 11/25/2013 by Shannon H
I had a wonderful experience at Elite Bridal! Mervet was wonderful in helping me find a dress I loved, that wasn't too far out of my budget. The original dress I wanted was almost 4000$, and Mervet helped me find one almost just like it for abo...
ut half the cost.
Reviewed On 10/13/2013 by Sarah B
The girls that work here are pleasant and very helpful. Itwas a wonderful experience all around!
Reviewed On 10/08/2013 by Shelby P
The staff at Elite Bridal is extremely friendly and welcoming. The selection is incredible and the prices cannot be beat! I was very pleased with my dress, veil, and belt. The time it took to receive them once I placed my order was about two mo...
nths. My total purchase only cost me $1300. HIGHLY Recommend
Reviewed On 9/14/2013 by ASHLEIGH M
Elite opened up on a Sunday (typically closed) for our appointment, and I first met Jenn...she is amazing! I found my rehearsal dinner dress in black at Elite, and Jenn informed me they could order it in ivory, and it was absolutely perfect th...
e day of my event!!! The shop was brand new when I first went in, literally open a couple of weeks, and it is beautiful. Jenn was sweet and helpful, and I had a wonderful experience!
Reviewed On 7/17/2013 by Caitlin
First off the shop is beautiful! You walk in and the space is amazing. Rows of wedding dresses with several different stages for trying on. Bridesmaid and mothers dresses have their own space separate room. All of the girls who work there are v...
ery knowledgeable about what would look good on your body shape and are very helpful with finding all the right accessories to make you look perfect! Elite is by far the best shop I went to while looking for my dress and bridesmaid dresses.
Reviewed On 6/18/2013 by Jacqueline H
Danielle and the Elite team are truly amazing at what they do. They have so much selection and they work within your budget. I fell in love with them as much as I did with my dress. We paid $100 for a VIP appointment so that both my husband a...
nd I's mothers as well as my large bridal party (7 more girls) could have the store to ourselves (and champagne and appetizers). I purchased my dress from this location as well as all of the men's tuxes, the bridesmaid dresses, and mother of the bride's dress. This is the go-to place in Champaign!
Reviewed On 5/22/2013 by Ashton L
Of all the bridal stores in Champaign, IL Elite Bridal was by far the best experience!! Jennifer was very helpful and friendly. She was there when I needed her and definitely not at all pushy. The store was very nice and updated. It didn't look...
old and worn like a couple of the other bridal stores in town. I loved that fact that there was a stage to show off each dress I tried on to my bridal party. Elite Bridal definitely has the best customer service and really strives to make the day special and all about the bride. I would highly recommend Elite Bridal!
Reviewed On 4/30/2013 by Michelle B
All of the ladies were very helpful, personable, understanding and fun! I finally found THE dress and believe it or not, on the very same day, so did my daughter and Matron of Honor! I love the ambiance as soon as we walked in and the robes in ...
the dressing room was a GREAT touch!! I recommend to anyone to go there and be sure to say 'hi' to Danielle, Jenn and Sara for me!! =)
Reviewed On 4/09/2013 by Nicki S
I recently purchased my wedding gown from Elite Bridal. Jennifer was my consultant and she is absolutely amazing!! Definitely ask for her!! She never made me feel rushed and was always very helpful! She watched my budget for me when I was pulli...
ng dresses and never tried to persuade me to go over my budget, which is awesome! I would recommend everyone going to Elite Bridal!! I drove from Lafayette, IN just to try on a dress I had seen online and it was totally worth. That dress is "my" dress!! Thank you!
Reviewed On 3/13/2013 by Carrie J
I had 4 months to find a dress, and Elite gave me the perfect dress...and I received it within a week! They don't do alterations on site but have great recs for specialists in the area. Dresses for every budget. Stylists are friendly and make y...
ou feel very comfortable. No pressure to purchase. They offer Elite appointments - for an additional cost you can have the store to yourself after hours. Elite also has a limo service, DJ/entertainment service, and chairs/linens - they do offer some discounts if you're using multiple services.
Reviewed On 3/13/2013 by Kristy K
I started out my wedding dress search at Elite Bridal after meeting them at a bridal expo. Upon arrival to the store I was impressed with the overall apperance of the store. It was big enough to see all the dresses on racks, but small enough to...
feel intimate and unintimidating. I had no clear vision of what I wanted for my wedding day so I tried on all different shapes and styles of dresses my first visit with Taylor. I didn't find the perfect dress that day so my search continued. I visited 3 other bridal salons all which left me unexcited either about the selection of dresses or customer service. I ended up coming back to Elite the weekend of a Martina Liana trunk show. I had a clearer vision of what I wanted. I worked with Stephanie who never made me feel rushed and truly listened to what I wanted in a dress. I ended up finding two dresses that I was torn between and Stepanie strategically helped me get to my perfect dress. Not only did I walk out of Elite Bridal with my perfect dress, I walked out with the perfect memory of the day that I got to spend looking for it with my family. Thank you Taylor, Stephanie, and Elite Bridal for helping make my dress finding experience amazing!
Reviewed On 2/28/2013 by 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.
Reviewed On 2/27/2013 by MariAnne M
Elite Bridal is a hidden gem in Champaign, IL. My very first trip to Elite was definitely an eye-opener. As soon as you walk in you know you're in not just a store but a boutique. Where the team there is basically available to you! I mean liter...
ally if you want a Say Yes to the Dress place....well this is it! Backstory- I've been to Elite four times and constantly tried on the same dress, plus several others.
My most recent trip to Elite was quite the highlight. I felt so taken care of. Even my fiance' had a great time picking out dresses for me. The first thing they do is show you around the boutique and of course they ask for your budget. Both my consultants really led me around telling me what's available w/in my budget. Secily and Danielle were fantastic. I felt really well taken care of. I'd get up on that stage and get a good look at the dress I was in. Both consultants would ask what I liked and didn't like. I mean they really care to help you find your dream dress. My natural style kept referring back to the first dress I tried on originally on my first visit. One that I fell in love with immediately, but I wanted to make sure I saw as many as possible. So we saved "the one" for the last dress. You really feel like you're number 1 there. I got into my final dress and every girl in the store was around the stage. I got out there and just knew. All the girls were just in awe and so supportive. I knew that this was the dress. So to cap off the moment they asked me if I was saying yes to the dress and I totally said yes to the dress! On top of all the help choosing the dress, their manager there really was helpful with the financial end of the deal. I was able to put down whatever I wanted to start buying the dress. I called my mom who was buying my dress and told her. Very happy. The manager emailed my mom the contract for her to sign and set up automatic payments. My mom called me the next day and just raved how helpful the people there were.
There's no doubt in my mind that Elite is the best in Champaign! I would totally suggest to every Bride and anyone looking for a special dress or tux to head to Elite Bridal. You aren't a customer to the team there; you're family.
Reviewed On 2/26/2013 by Jennifer E
This was without a doubt the best wedding dress store in the area! They have a very unique selection of dresses and the best service hands down. Elite Bridal is a relaxed, comfortable environment that catered to myself and my party to make find...
ing the perfect dress a magical experience. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 2/26/2013 by 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 wa...
nted 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!
Reviewed On 12/21/2012 by Imee A
Elite Bridal was the first (and last!) place I went to look for wedding dresses. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted, but my consultant Secily was very helpful and showed me multiple dresses in my price range. I ended up narrowing it down to th...
ree dresses, which Secily patiently allowed to try on multiple times so I could make a decision. I love the dress and veil I picked out so much and can't wait to wear it!
Reviewed On 11/20/2012 by Erica B
Elite Bridal was the last place in Champaign that I went dress shopping at. They carry many well known designers and prices are very reasonable. They don't have a huge collection of dresses, but the ones they do have are beautiful. My bridal co...
nsultant was very helpful in pulling dresses similar to what I wanted and helping in the overall decision process. The fitting rooms are also very spacious and nice.