I had a great experience at Patricia South's Bridal. My mom and I originally made an appointment here because I really wanted to try on some Pronovias dresses. Unfortunately, when we got there, they said they didn't have ANY. I was so disappoin...
ted at first, but my consultant, Stacey, was great. I showed her photos of what I liked and she pulled some dresses for me to try on. She also offered to order the Pronovias gown that I wanted to try on (I declined, but appreciated the offer). Stacey really knows her stuff, especially when it comes to indecisive brides. She gave me the best advice I ever got when trying on wedding dresses: always compare to the one you like the most; That way, you don't end up with 10 dresses that you're considering. I picked probably the 4th or 5th dress she brought me (Maggie Sottero - Ambrosia).
I didn't purchase a dress during that appointment because I had another dress appointment later that day in Miami, but that second appointment was a DISASTER. The woman shoved me into a tiny little dressing room (wedding dresses are BIG... you need big dressing rooms) that had a vacuum and other random cleaning supplies in it and pulled the dress over me while I was still wearing my jeans. The lighting was horrible, I swear the air conditioning was broken and the dress I left without a beautiful dress because the experience was THAT bad. My point in giving these details are as a point of comparison for Patricia South's Bridal. Stacey gave us a tour, offered us something to drink, talked to me about my engagement and future husband, offered advice on dresses, let me try on veils and jewelry to give me the full look of being a bride and more. Anyway, after the bad appointment in Miami, we called Patricia South's and asked if Stacey could squeeze me in to try on one last time the dress I was going to buy. She squeezed us in, I tried on the dress and bought it. We also bought my veil here.
The alterations department was great, too. Very experienced and knowledgeable. They took in my dress a little and did a really nice bustle on a very large train. :)
We also got a discount on the dress (15 percent, I think) if we ordered six tuxes from their tux shop, PLUS we'd get the groom's tux for free. We definitely took advantage of this. The tux shop was great, too. Very professional and helpful, from what my husband told me.