Fairy GodmotherReviewed on 3/03/2014 Kalyn R
I am not one to post reviews, but I feel compelled to get the word out about my experience this past weekend. After my engagement, I have been putting off dress shopping. Since my engagement I have lost 20 pounds and have read horror stories about purchasing a dress too big to be altered, so I have been putting it off. With my wedding coming up in four months, I started to feel the pressure of finding a dress. Finally I realized I could not wait any longer and went to the Bridal Shoppe due to the great reviews. I must admit, at first I was discouraged and overwhelmed. The dress I picked looked awful, and Donna could tell I was unhappy. I swear it felt like she was my fairy godmother, because the second dress I tried on she picked out. I did not want to take it off! It was like she knew exactly what I was looking for, and what would look best with my body type! The emotion of discouragement instantly went to excitement. I felt like a beautiful bride and all of the stress and pressure I have been putting on myself to look a certain way went out the window. This place is truly magical. I highly recommend it to any bride.
Walk in to shop, leave as familyReviewed on 11/26/2013 Nicole S
I cannot say enough about this place!! Donna, the owner, is an amazing woman who really knows what she is doing! She can tell what will look good on a bride and uses that knowledge to help each bride find her perfect dress. It is by appointment so you always have their attention, they make you feel special during your entire dress journey. They do all alterations on site and store the dress for you up until right before the wedding and press it for you before you pick it up. When I picked up my dress I was actually sad that I would not be seeing these woman anymore. You really become part of a family when you go to The Bridal Shoppe
AMAZING!!!!Reviewed on 10/10/2013 Lauren L
I knew that I wanted to purchase my wedding dress at The Bridal Shoppe. I first went to the Bridal Shoppe to look for bridesmaids dresses. I went without an appointment (which I shouldn't have done) and Donna's amazing staff allowed us to come in and try on some dresses. I felt as though we had their attention, and they were so helpful, not pushy like other places that we had been too. When we went for my wedding dress, Donna laced up the backs of all of the dress and didn't half do anything, every other place that we had gone to ignored that and clamped me in so I couldn't see what the back looked like. when finding your gown, the back is just as important as the front. I felt like the most important bride in her eyes. Donna and her staff have a way of making you feel so beautiful, special and welcomed. They are patient, and know what looks good. They'll offer to put veils on that match beautifully. I am so glad that I went to The Bridal Shoppe, because of the them I found the most amazing gown and had the best experience!!!!
I am so glad I went to The Bridal Shoppe for my dress. I had looked at a few other dress stores and was feeling pressured to buy something on the spot. Donna is great. She was very accommodating and I did not feel any pressure to buy anything. Another plus is they do all dress alterations at the shop including bridesmaids!
I went to the Bridal Shoppe as my last stop for dress hunting after going to many different other places and feeling discouraged. I have a difficult time making decisions and was having a hard time finding a dress that just felt like "me". Most other places I went to gave me a hard time about trying on numerous dresses but when I went here Donna made me feel comfortable and let me try on as many dresses as I wanted some even more then once until I found the perfect one. She understood what style I was looking for and my feelings. I am going back for my final fitting in a few weeks and every time I go into the store they greet me with a smile and make me feel relaxed and comfortable. They have great prices and are affordable with their alterations. I am so happy I chose the Bridal Shoppe for my wedding dress and will absolutely recommend them to my friends who will be getting married in the future!
You would be crazy not to go to The Bridal Shoppe! Donna and her staff made me feel like the only bride every time I was in there. My dress was altered beautifully, and their dress selection is incredible. Definitely make an appointment and go there!
I have been a loyal customer to The Bridal Shop since my freshman year of high school when I was asked to my first prom. Over the years I have purchased 7 prom dresses and a few special occasion dresses. Donna, the owner, is the reason why I have always come back. She is the sweetest person in the world, has such great passion and knowledge, and really helps her clients find the dress that is right for them. I knew that when the time came to buy a wedding dress that I would look nowhere else! Being that I now reside in NY, many of my friends were pressuring me to shop for my dress at Kleinfelds, but I told them there was no chance! When I came back to town to see Donna I immediately found the dress of my dreams! Not only does Donna have a fabulous and well selected inventory, but she is such a pleasure to work with and really takes care of her customers from beginning to end. You can't find this genuine treatment anywhere else. She is extremely attentive, meticulous and makes the process stress free. I'm so happy that I got my dress, veil, and beautiful headband from Donna. I looked like a princess and can't wait to show Donna my wedding pictures!
I can't say enough about Donna at the bridal shoppe. My sister and I got married two months apart and I found the bridal shoppe when conducting a search for a specific designer. My bridesmaids and I picked the dress at another location and I was looking around to try to find a more reasonable price for the same dress as well as a place closer to us. The bridal shoppe provided both those things! They didn't carry a sample of the exact dress, but were able to order it no problem. Donna went above and beyond throughout the process. We had two situations, both of which her and her staff handled flawlessly! One of the dresses had to altered a day before the wedding due to a situation at another seamstress and the bridesmaid being out of state, but they were able to make magic happen. They were also able to change the back on one of the dresses because the dress ended up being too small for one of my bridesmaids. The dress ending up looking awesome and fitting perfectly. The alterations were so reasonable! I cannot recommend the bridal shoppe enough. Donna is truly a peach!!
I went to 3 different bridal shops when I went looking for my dress and this store by far was the best. Donna was so wonderful, she made me feel so special and truly made me her priority. The other stores made it seem like a was an inconvenience to be walking into their shop but Donna did everything she could to make sure me and my mother and maid of honor were comfortable and felt like a true bride. Once I finally found the dress I wanted there they were incredibly accommodating with the various appointments I needed to make, some last minute since I live out of state. The week of the wedding they got me in twice and made me their priority, making last minute adjustments so I felt comfortable in my dress. They are definitely the best bridal shop in the area, they will make sure you won't ever need to stress about that part of your wedding.
When I got engaged, a friend recommended the Bridal Shoppe for my wedding dress. From the moment I set foot in the Bridal Shoppe, I knew I was in love. They have a wonderful selection of beautiful designer dresses with fair prices. The staff were friendly and professional and quickly learned my taste and even suggested dresses they knew I would like. The dress I loved the most was strapless but since I wanted straps, they offered to add them. I was nervous about this because I had seen straps added to dresses that just didn't look like they belonged on the dress. When they took spare material and pinned it on to show me, I literally cried and knew this was my dress. The alterations went very smoothly. They knew exactly what needed to be done to make the dress perfectly fit to me and listened to every request I had. The added straps were absolutely perfect, as was the entire dress. I am so so happy with my experience at the Bridal Shoppe, and would highly recommend that every bride start and finish here!!
Beautiful dress !!
This store is exceptional in every way!! My daughter and I have dreamed about her wedding day and trying on wedding gowns for years and together we would watch "Say Yes To The Dress" dreaming of her one day Kleinfeld experience. We planned to go to New York to look for dresses, but I also encouraged my daughter to look up some more dress shops in CT. And RI. She came across "The Bridal Shoppe" in Warwick, RI. She called and made an appointment. She was so excited, saying how nice they were on the phone... So, the big day came and it was time to start our search for the perfect dress. I have to admit, when we first pulled into the parking lot of this little shop, I was a little skeptical. Having that Kleinfeld experience in mind, this store was not grand, nor fancy. But my daughter kept telling me to keep an open mind. The dress selection was not huge, but the dresses they do have are gorgeous. I settled down and decided to enjoy this once in a lifetime moment with my daughter. She came out of the fitting room for the 3rd time and the dress she was in was absolutely stunning. It was her dress. Then, I decided to look at the price tag (didn't think to do that before) I couldn't believe it, it was so reasonably priced...no where near the absurd prices you see on TV. And it was a designer, couture gown. The lady helping my daughter was amazing. She gave us her undivided attention, and was so helpful and nice. Fast forward several months the gown finally came in. It was more beautiful than we remembered. The seamstress at the store was exceptional as well. She created a custom bustle for the gown that is absolutely beautiful!! This store went above and beyond our expectations of a bridal shop in every way. Absolutely delightful. If we had to do it all over again we would have ordered the bridesmaids dresses from this shop as well. My daughter has a delightful experience for her once in a lifetime moment. Don't let the exterior of this shop detour you, because the people and dresses inside are gems.
The team of lady's who work here absolutely FABULOUS!!! This was the first bridal shoppe I entered to look for my dress, and they let me try on as many dresses I wanted to make sure I found the right dress. They treated my mother and I as if we were royalty. They didn't even seem to mind my tight time frame (5 months). When my dress came in I had lost a lot of weight so it was pretty big, however their alterations lady was incredible!!!! She does one of a kind work so every bride has a one of a kind dress, she took in the dress and made my body look smoking hot! She created the most gorgeous and unique bustle I've ever seen. She even attached both my blusher and long cathedral vail to be one piece and added jewels to the train to hide the stitching for the bustle. She works fast too! My alterations took only a few weeks :) For them, no request is too small not too big. They make sure you are perfectly happy before taking your dress home. If I could redo my wedding planning, I would go to this salon for every one of the bridal party dresses. They are just fantastic!
My experience at the Bridal Shoppe was wonderful! I had been to other bridal shops in the state and was not impressed with the dresses or the service, then I met Donna and the rest was history. She went above snd beyond to help me find the perfect dress, veil, and belt. It was a great experience from beginning to end! Thank you!!
After being engaged for over a year, I finally decided to embark on the adventure of finding my wedding gown. I made two bridal salon appointments on a Saturday afternoon - one being at the Bridal Shoppe because of the amazing reviews it has from fellow Knot-ers! The first salon of the day was absolutely horrible: I felt neglected, awkward, and couldn't even find my "consultant" when I needed assistance. Feeling beat down, I continued to my second appointment of the day at The Bridal Shoppe. Although it was incredibly crowded and I didn't even have a bridal dressing room but was placed in a room with junior bridesmaid dresses - I couldn't be happier with my experience. Karen was fabulous! She told me that she doesn't normally play the role of "consultant" as she is the seamstress but I felt so lucky t have her! She was not pushy or opinionated. She was patient and kind. And - even better! - when trying on THE DRESS she was able to pin it and clip it so that I could truly get an idea of what the dress would look like with alterations. It was amazing! Then Karen put a veil on me and Donna brought out a fake-bouquet and I lost it. The women at The Bridal Shoppe were exactly what I needed after the horrible experience I had at the other salon. The Bridal Shoppe has been at this for years and their knowledge, expertise, and genuine good-naturedness is unmatched. I cannot wait for my dress to come in so that I can go back! I also plan on taking my bridesmaids to The Bridal Shoppe for their dresses as well. Thank you The Bridal Shoppe for making this girl actually feel like a Bride.
The Bridal Shoppe was my first & last stop when looking for my wedding dress. I made an appointment after reading the wonderful reviews, but I didn't expect to purchase a dress that day. We started my appointment by looking at a few examples I had pinned and with me tagging a few dresses I liked and then my consultant pulled a few of her suggestions as well. I tried on a total of 5 dresses and I knew the last one was it! The staff was all so welcoming and made me feel really comfortable - when something didn't fit right or wasn't really my style with just went on to the next. And I never felt any pressure through the whole process - which I was surprised only took about an hour. I'm so glad that I started with The Bridal Shoppe and can't wait to seem my dress again at my first fitting :)
Thank you so much to the Bridal Shoppe for everything. The shopping experience was special, and just how it should be. It was a highlight of wedding planning. I was also thrilled with the timely manner in which my alterations were done. I recommend any bride shop at your store for her special day. Although a smaller store, I also went to a huge store yet returned to The Bridal Shoppe for my purchase and alterations. The ladies there are sweet, helpful, unpretentious, and don't pressure you. It's so important when shopping for a dress to be able to speak up about what you like or don't like, and same goes with alterations. I was completely able to do so at The Bridal Shoppe. Brides, go see for yourself!
Donna and Karen were truly amazing! They were so caring and helpful from day one! I felt so comfortable with them whenever I went in for my fittings and they even helped with alterations on a couple other dresses at the last minute. They provided excellent customer service from start to finish!
I absolutely loved my experience here! Donna was so nice and helpful! I thought I knew what I wanted in my dress, but nothing I had tried on felt like the one. After trying on a few styles and explaining what I was looking for, Donna said she had an idea. She went out and grabbed a dress out of the window and brought it in. Once I tried it on I knew it was the one! It was everything I wanted, with a few elegant and beautiful twists. I felt like she really listened to what I was looking for and understood. I definitely recommend this shop for those of you disappointed in the chain stores.
I had the best experience at the bridal shoppe. I am very indecisive and wedding dress shopping was a very daunting task. I thought for sure that I would end up in Boston or NYC to find THE dress. I went to The Bridal Shoppe upon a friend's recommendation and miraculously found the dress on the first wedding dress shopping day!!! My mom and sisters could not believe I found the dress that same day in less than an hour! The whole staff is amazing, not pushy, very accommodating and has the the uncanny ability to recognize what you want and put you in the dress that makes you feel like a million bucks! All of my visits were wonderful and every request was responded with professionalism and a promise that they will do the best they can to meet them. The whole experience was just so lovely. Thank you for playing a huge role in making my dream wedding come true!
The Bridal Shoppe is simply the best! Donna was amazing. The staff is so great. They really just want you to find the best dress for you! I found an amazing dress. They tailored it to perfection. I honestly can't thank the Bridal Shoppe enough! Kristen V
I just recently purchased my wedding gown at The Bridal Shoppe. Donna the owner is so sweet and great to work with! Marge, the seamstress, actually suggested THE dress, after having tried on 5 that I had chosen, which were not successful. It fit me perfectly and I had my bridal moment. I went back a couple months later and asked to show my brother the dress, Donna, immediately got the dress, put me into it, got me a veil and belt and that's when I knew it was the dress! They have a wonderful selection, they are very personable and make the process of finding "the dress" a enjoyable one. Can't wait to continue to work with them when my dress comes in!
This place is amazing!Reviewed on 3/29/2015 danielle d
I decided to start looking for my dress a little early because I didn't know what style I wanted and what would look good on me. I went to the bridal shoppe and started to pick out some dresses that I liked. Right away the owner, Donna started to help me and the experience began! I tried one two dresses that I had picked out and I really wasn't impressed. Donna came back into the fitting room and said try this on I think you will like it. I was saying to myself the dress is ok but isn't something I would have picked out. I put the dress on and instantly fell in love with it! Donna just knew what would look good on me and how to add to the dress to make it look even better! she added straps because I did not want strapless and she even added a belt which I would have never thought to!! Donna honestly is such a sweet women. That was the first time I had worked with her and it seemed like I knew her forever. She is honestly the best and so calm through this whole thing. She explained everything to my mom and maid of honor. Her pricing is very reasonable as well. I would recommend her to anyone! This place is great and I can't wait to go for my fitting! Thank you Donna for making my dress shopping experience great!!
Finally found a gown!Reviewed on 3/07/2015 Tara K
After trying on about 100 dresses and driving my sister nuts, we made our way to the Bridal Shoppe. I did'nt think it was possible, but I finally said yes to a dress and am so excited it is with Donna and her salon! She makes you feel like you are a part of her family, has the biggest Maggie Sottero collection in RI and the price could not be beat. Thank you Donna!!
Great Customer Service!Reviewed on 12/30/2014 Talia C
I just ordered my dress from The Bridal Shoppe and could not be happier with my experience. This was my third visit to the store before I finally decided on my dress. I visited several other stores in the area and tried on many dresses. Of all the bridal consultants I dealt with, Donna is by far the best. She is so kind, incredibly knowledgeable, and was never pushy. She truly made me feel like I could take my time making such an important decision. I can't wait for my dress to arrive and I know it will be perfect for my wedding!