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333 NEWPORT AVE, East Providence, RI (401) 451-8514

Reviewed on 11/19/2016 Rose M

I cannot say enough good things about Wishing Well! My mom and I went to several other bridal shops before ending up at Wishing Well; the sales people at all of the other bridal shops were very pushy and hovered over us the whole time! I don't know about you but I hate that!... Read More From the second we walked in Wishing Well I knew it was different. Maria was friendly and Told us to walk around and see if there was anything I liked. As I started to find dresses she would come over and take them for me and put them in the dressing room but never pressured me in one way or another. She helped me in and out of probably 10 dresses before I finally found the one. She was patient and so easy to talk to! She ordered the dress and told me that it would be in in six months, it showed up even earlier than expected! Although she did not pressure me to she told me that they had a in-store seamstress, Doreen. I call Doreen and we scheduled three appointments one every month leading up to my wedding. Doreen was just as friendly as Maria and just as easy to talk to! My mom, mother-in-law and bridesmaids loved her! She was very patient with my indeciveness and helped me change my dress to be exactly what I wanted it to be! She gave several of my bridesmaids bustle lessons multiple times! She even has to schedule a 4th appointment 2 weeks before the wedding because I had lost weight (nerves)! It was crunch time and she didn't bat an eyelash!!! My dress turned out perfect and I received so many compliments!!! Wishing Well is definitely not as fancy as some bridal shops out there but its filled with amazing people who really want your day to be perfect!!!

Reviewed on 10/08/2016 Gwendolyn V

I went Wishing Well Bridal looking for a specific wedding gown. I called and scheduled an appointment. When I arrived at the store they had the gown set aside for me. I ended up purchasing that wedding gown. Phyllis was the consultant that helped me throughout the dress... Read More selection process and was also the seamstress who did all of my alterations for my wedding dress. She is a very talented seamstress. Phyllis was amazing to work with as she was kind, knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed on 6/26/2016 Mary Ann R

Phyllis was the seamstress at Wishing Well Bridal who did all of my alterations for my wedding dress, and I have to say, she is amazing. She was so helpful from day one - from helping me pick out a belt for the dress to adding material to the dress to make sure it wasn't so... Read More itchy on my skin. She is a very talented seamstress and also a genuinely warm and caring person. I would recommend her to anyone looking to get alterations - I think she is the best! Thanks so much Phyllis - and you were right, we had a perfect wedding day!

Reviewed on 5/26/2016 Hali G

Wishing Well Bridal was a wonderful experience. Their dresses are absolutely beautiful and for any budget. I truly found my dream dress here purely by accident. From start to finish, they treated me like a princess. Maria is wonderful and the seamstress Doreen is amazing at what... Read More she does and very helpful.

Amazing selection and alterations

Reviewed on 1/22/2016 Jennifer S

The Wishing Well Bridal team was absolutely amazing during my dress search and alteration process. I originally met the team when I looked for my prom dress so they were the first dress shop that I went to when I got engaged. They have a great selection with diverse styles,... Read More colors and fabrics. I visited over 10 bridal stores, tried on over 60 dresses before selecting the Hannah dress by Maggie Sottero. This was just the beginning! After the dress came in, I had several fittings with Doreen who was amazing. My mom and I wanted to remove a couple layers from the dress and several of the appliques, as a result, had to be moved in addition to having the dress trimmed and all the lace detail at the bottom of the dress removed and sewn back on. It was scary to see several key aspects of the dress being removed, but Doreen did an amazing job putting them all back together, tailoring the dress like a glove, and Maria was able to fix all the beading work on the belt and appliques to make them look perfect. Tricia also helped my mom and I select a perfect veil from Symphony to complement the dress. I felt like a princess on the day of my wedding and it is in large part due to the special ladies at the Wishing Well Bridal store. I would highly recommend them to any future bride!

Reviewed on 12/05/2015 Nikki A

Drive an hour to ask a question and see some colors for a specific bridesmaids dress. Would have taken maybe 5 seconds. Showed up at 4:44pm. They were closing up and I asked, "I'm sorry, but don't you close at 5 I have a quick question". I was met with the reply "well it's... Read More quarter of, we're closed".

Reviewed on 12/03/2015 Marisa C

If I could give 10 stars I would ! I am in the wedding industry and have heard of a million bridal shops, Wishing Well came highly recommended from a lot of my brides. Maria helped me along with the entourage of people I had in tow, she led me in the right direction and helped... Read More me find the dress of my dreams! We ended up buying my dress, my moms dress and all of my bridesmaids dresses that day ! I cannot wait to wear my wedding dress, thank you to Maria and the incredible staff at Wishing Well Bridal !!!

Reviewed on 11/01/2015 Lisa B

I love Wishing Well!!! I went to a few other bridal shops & them found the dress I wanted inline. Lucky for me the Wishing Well had it & not only that but it was a better price than another bridal store that carried it & the online price. More importantly was the service, I... Read More worked with Maria who was amazing! All the women there are so friendly & welcoming, not pushy at all like most other places. The alteration were included in my dress, which saved me money as well! Doreen did my alterations & added more appointments than originally scheduled to ensure it fit perfectly, which it did! I got my dream dress at the Wishing Well & the service to match. This store has been around for so long for a reason!!!

Wonderful Family Business

Reviewed on 9/21/2015 Sarah R

I went to wishing well for the wedding dress, and Bridesmaids dresses. I went multiple times, and I was always welcomed with a smile and treated very sweetly. I found my dream gown at wishing well, and the women made everything from choosing the gown, to sizing and alterations,... Read More just wonderful. They were just as courteous to my Bridesmaids, and all of the dresses came in on time and in the proper sizes. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for the "Dream Dress"!

Reviewed on 9/12/2015 Erica S

I found my dream dress at Wishing Well. I described what I was looking for and within 5 minutes they pulled it for me to try on. I ordered it through them and it came in in 4.5 months. Doreen, the in house seamstress, did a FANTASTIC job on my alterations and bustle. She... Read More listened to what I wanted and even squeezed in an extra appointment to make sure the final fit was just right.

Best Bridal Salon!!!!

Reviewed on 9/09/2015 Sarah F

I found my dream wedding gown at Wishing Well Bridal and had such an incredible experience with them. Unlike my previous dress-shopping experience, I felt like royalty during my first time at Wishing Well. I tried on a ton of dresses but Pam was helpful and patient the entire... Read More time. Her bubbly personality and kindness made me feel beautiful in every dress! Along with my mom and sister, Pam helped me narrow down my choices to my ultimate dream dress. During my numerous fitting, Phyllis was absolutely wonderful. She made the changes to my dress that I wanted in order to make it my own, and the final result exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed every single fitting with her and owe to her that I felt so beautiful on my wedding day. I would recommend Wishing Well to all brides who want to not only find their dream dress but enjoy every step of the experience.

Reviewed on 7/04/2015 Kayleigh F

I loved everything about my experience at Wishing Well. Maria was fantastic to work with. After trying on several dresses, I saw a picture of the perfect dress in their store. Wishing Well had recently sold the dress off the rack and did not have in stock. I searched RI to find... Read More it, but came back to Wishing Well to order my dress given their far superior services. I cannot wait for my dress to come in! Best of all--alterations are free!

I would rate the Wishing Well a 10 if I could!

Reviewed on 10/10/2014 Kristen M

The Wishing Well treated me like Family, which is probably because they are a family owned place rather then a big chain where you are just a number. I went in there for the first time one year before my wedding, and ordered my dress about 9 months before the wedding. Pam, who... Read More is one of the owners greeted me by name every time I called. My mother and flower girl also got their dresses their. My dress was gorgeous, and I am thankful for the Wishing Well's selection of dresses, but even more then that it was so nice to be treated like family. I recommend the Wishing Well as often as I can because of the service I got their!

Excellent, No-Frills Buying Experience

Reviewed on 5/13/2014 alli m

Let's start off by saying this is somewhat of a hands-off shopping expeerience, which happened to please me greatly. After spending years in a heavily-serviced retail environment, I prefer to be able to shop on my own and ask for help only when I need it. If you're looking for... Read More a privatized, overly-expensive and lavish bridal shopping experience, skip Wishing Well and head down to Kleinfeld. Anyways, with that being said... The dresses are organized on several racks, all hanging in individual clear garment bags. My favorite part? Each hanger had a 8.5x11 screenshot of the dress - front AND back! Super useful for those of us who often can't tell one poof of wedding dress from another. I pulled a ton of different styles into my dressing room (tight, but still plenty of room to strap myself into plenty of particularly large dresses) and began the try-on process. I knew what dress I was going with from the moment ir popped off the rack, but I enjoyed being able to try on several styles without feeling pressured to go with one over another. The consultants were very helpful in pulling no-go styles out of my room, as well as zipping me in and out of all the samples. There are three small stages that brides are able to stand up on (in front of mirrors) for the full effect. Again, far fom a privatized shopping experience, but I don't mind being social with other women who are just as excited as I am! I ended up with a knock-out gown that is really going to impress on my big day, and the price was excellent. I will update this review once my fittings are complete. I booked with Doreen and have heard excellent things, so I'm assuming it will be a breeze. For shopping, if you love the thrill of a good hunt, I definitely recommend!

My gown was PERFECT

Reviewed on 4/28/2014 Laura

Wishing Well was a great, local, family owned shop that helped me from start to finish (they are actually working on preserving the gown now). They were very helpful and always available when I had questions or needed anything!

Excellent Quality!

Reviewed on 3/17/2014 Gabbi B

My dress was beautiful and so well made! The staff is patient and helpful. They have beautiful taste, and the price was right in our budget. Alterations were done on time, and my dress fit perfectly!

Amazing dress shop and owners!

Reviewed on 11/25/2013 Jenna

Everyone at the Wishing Well was absolutely amazing from the minute I walked in to buy my dress, to my last and final dress fitting!! I went in with an open mind, but there was this one dress that I found online that I wished and hoped Wishing Well had. I showed them a picture... Read More of a particular dress by Allure Bridal, and asked one of the owners if they had that dress, and she said "Oh yes, we definitely have that one! In fact, your mother has already pulled that dress for you!!" (my mom didn't know I had that certain dress picked) As soon as I put the Allure dress on, I almost had tears, and I knew that this was the dress for me. I didn't want to take it off! The owners looked at me and said, "wow! this never happens!! trying on your dream dress, and having it fit like a glove!!" I purchased the dress and it was the best decision ever! I never looked at another dress :) The seamstress was great to work with as well, and did a wonderful job at fitting the dress to my body! At the wedding people were telling me it was the most beautiful dress they've ever seen. I would recommend Wishing Well Bridal to everyone. Jenna F.

Great value and better yet, great people!

Reviewed on 10/28/2013 Kaytee S

I had a couple of horrible experiences trying on dresses for the first couple of shops (including David's and another independent shop) mainly because at both places consultants were trying to convince me of things I wanted when I said I didn't (like a veil) and trying to show... Read More me just things at the highest of my price point rather than dresses that were in the style and fit I was looking for. At Wishing Well, I went in telling them about having bad experiences and they asked me how I'd like to be helped! I found the people so down to earth and non-invasive that they let me take my time and were a little more hands off (which I wanted/asked for) so that I could explore dresses. I came down to two very different selections, and both I and the people I was with were torn. I asked my consultant for her honest opinion when she was helping me out of my dress and she told me which one I looked more comfortable in/happy with/etc (which is what I went with ultimately). I took a peek at the price tags and saw that the one she recommended was a few hundred dollars less than the other--so rather than operate on trying to make the most money/commission, she really put me first. Then Doreen, the tailor, was INCREDIBLE. She had two "final" fittings with me because after I left and the first final fitting I realized there was something I didn't love in the pictures. When I called her, she had me email pictures so she was ready to know what she could be prepared for, and then she squeezed me a week before my wedding for two appointments to make it perfect, working SUPER fast but carefully. And the alterations were incredibly reasonable in comparison with other brides I know of. The dress, a Maggie Sottero, was gorgeous, well fit, and well within my budget. It was the people there, however, that made the experience so awesome. I'd recommend the place to everyone!

Best Bridal Shop by far

Reviewed on 10/01/2013 Jill C

I walked into Wishing well without an appointment and they helped me with no problem, It was a spur of the moment ride and I found my dress! Maria helped me, and I loved her, she was warm and sweet and helpful. I found a dress in my price range, and they worked with me to the... Read More end. Every time I went in for a fitting I was in and out, each time happier and more excited. I had no issues, and I also ordered my bridesmaids dresses there too! They were perfect, came in fast too! All in all my experience here was fabulous and I tell everyone to go to the Wishing Well, you will not be disappointed. Thank you ladies!!! :)

Not Sure How I Feel about my Experience Here...

Reviewed on 8/17/2013 Sarah M

I wasn't a very fussy bride...and never wanted to spend a ton of time or money on my dress (although I did want it to look good). I got married out of town where my parents live and, on a visit to them one weekend, decided to go dress shopping. We went to a few boutiques in... Read More Worcester, but they were expensive and really not for me. When I read about the Wishing Well I thought that would be perfect. We went, and the experience was much better than the boutique -- more laid back, more choices, more affordable prices. I tried on a dozen or more dresses and found one that looked wonderful when clipped in the back. I was a bit worried because it was SO BIG but the women at the shop reassured me that it was fine. That a seamstress could "easily" take it in. Unfortunately, when I brought it to a seamstress a few months later (not the Wishing Well's seamstress since I live out of state), she put me up on the pedestal there and clucked and...after 15 minutes of this...told me she couldn't do it. It was too big. I cried -- and I was angry with Wishing Well for selling me something that a wedding dress seamstress couldn't fix. In the end, my mother in law ended up doing it...but it was still too big around the bust. So, all in all, this is a good place to shop -- but do your research before going. Or, better yet, bring someone who knows something about altering wedding dresses. I could have saved myself a lot of stress if i had.

Reasonably priced and accomodating shop

Reviewed on 7/14/2013 Sara M

I decided on a chiffon Maggie Sottero bridal gown about 11 months before my wedding from Wishing Well. Their pricing was excellent and I definitely came under my budget. I ended up dropping about 2-3 dress sizes during those 11 months leading up to my wedding and the seamstress... Read More Phylis at Wishing Well was amazing at working with me to take in the dress and the end result was great. I had received so many compliments on my dress and I was happy with the process at Wishing Well. Phylis had made me feel at ease the times I went back for a fitting and as every bride knows, it can be stressful worrying about having a properly fitting wedding dress.

DON'T bother

Reviewed on 3/19/2013 Kristina W

Worst dress shop experience out of the 10+ shops I have been to between up north and here in Florida. These people are rude, unresponsive, and basically incompetent. Avoid it at all costs.

Great Experience!

Reviewed on 11/01/2012 Maddie G

I had a great experience here. I was able to find a gorgeous dress on their clearance rack (it was 80% off!!) and ended up paying only $300 for my dress. My seamstress, Doreen, had to take my dress down 8 sizes. I was pretty nervous about that- but my dress came out beautiful... Read More and fit me to a T! The one negative about this place is that they over book their seamstresses- a few times I had to go as a "walk in" to my fitting and wait to be seen. Overall, this place was great and Doreen was amazing!!


Reviewed on 10/06/2012 alicia G

I ended up buying my dress there because no other shop locally had this type of maggie dress I was particulary looking for. I was so dissappointed because they do not have the setup for brides to make you feel like its all about you. There was no private area for you and your... Read More family to awe you in your dress. there are 3 podiums and all brides walk onto it together. embarrassing if you are a private person and sad if you get lost by the others. Its overwhelming. Phyllis the seamstress...thats another story. PLease do not get your dress alteried there or youll be sorry. She told me one price, charged me more in the end. Multiple appts she left my dress at her house on days I had appointments and I had to wait for her to go get it. Multiple appointments for multiple brides are scheduled and therefore you are nothing, quick in and out because she is busy.


Reviewed on 10/04/2012 Cassie M

I walked into Wishing Well Bridal having no idea what I wanted for a dress. All the ladies that work there are so helpful and patient. They have a great selection to choose from and really take the time to cater to you. I would highly recommend them.