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Always a Bridesmaid Boutique

Staten Island , NY
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247 Main Street
Staten Island, NY 10307 US (map)

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718-227-8647
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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, Preservation, Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Tuxedo Rentals, Tuxedos, Undergarments, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
9-11 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Seasonally
What is your return policy?
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REVIEWS

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Melissa Clemente
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
The staff here at The Bridal Boutique at Always A bridesmaid was amazing!!!
They were extremely helpful and very truthful which I appreciated because you don't want your girls to look horrible on your wedding day lol

On the contrary to other reviews my girls dresses were altered perfectly by the seamstresses and they even did my wedding gown which I did not purchase with them. My dress was a little tight in my hips and they made it look and fit perfect for my wedding day!!

My husband and my groomsmen also purchased their tuxedos here and they looked so handsome!! Overall a great experience!!

Thank you girls for everything and for making it a wonderful for me!!
The staff here at The Bridal Boutique at Always A bridesmaid was amazing!!!
They were extremely helpful and very Read more...
The staff here at The Bridal Boutique at Always A bridesmaid was amazing!!!
They were extremely helpful and very truthful which I appreciated because you don't want your girls to look horrible on your wedding day lol

On the contrary to other reviews my girls dresses were altered perfectly by the seamstresses and they even did my wedding gown which I did not purchase with them. My dress was a little tight in my hips and they made it look and fit perfect for my wedding day!!

My husband and my groomsmen also purchased their tuxedos here and they looked so handsome!! Overall a great experience!!

Thank you girls for everything and for making it a wonderful for me!! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I had my bridesmaids get their dresses here: same color, different cuts. MELISSA WAS WONDERFUL!!! My bridal party had both plus size and size 0 ladies, some of whom were 15 years apart from one another. All of them looked fabulous. After everyone had their measurements taken, and my maid of honor who was on this insane diet had signed a contract that she would be size X by such and such date, called to tell me she was pregnant....!!! By the wedding, she was 7.5 months pregnant. So I called Melissa in tears and they were like "NO PROBLEM, THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME." They fixed everything for her. They even added sleeves to two of the dresses, which was extra, but alterations are always extra. I think my girls were really happy. I will only give this one critique - they need to hire more seamstresses!!! They had to reschedule three out of five of my girls' appointments because they had overbooked the seamstress, and this was very hard for my maid of honor because she was driving pregnant and from Pennsylvania. But other than that, fantastic place.
I had my bridesmaids get their dresses here: same color, different cuts. MELISSA WAS WONDERFUL!!! My bridal party had both Read more...
I had my bridesmaids get their dresses here: same color, different cuts. MELISSA WAS WONDERFUL!!! My bridal party had both plus size and size 0 ladies, some of whom were 15 years apart from one another. All of them looked fabulous. After everyone had their measurements taken, and my maid of honor who was on this insane diet had signed a contract that she would be size X by such and such date, called to tell me she was pregnant....!!! By the wedding, she was 7.5 months pregnant. So I called Melissa in tears and they were like "NO PROBLEM, THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME." They fixed everything for her. They even added sleeves to two of the dresses, which was extra, but alterations are always extra. I think my girls were really happy. I will only give this one critique - they need to hire more seamstresses!!! They had to reschedule three out of five of my girls' appointments because they had overbooked the seamstress, and this was very hard for my maid of honor because she was driving pregnant and from Pennsylvania. But other than that, fantastic place. Read less
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Nikole
Wedding:
8/28/2015
5.0/5.0
What a lovely place! My initial dress from another store was unable to be found and lacked tracking, so I new I had to get another dress to be safe since my wedding is less than four months away. The ladies at this store were friendly, professional and extremely helpful. Despite our time frame, they helped me find the perfect dress that I am absolutely in love with. I went by myself (a little unconventional) but I never thought I would find a dress so quickly let alone so perfect. It is so beautiful that I find myself wanting to show everyone! I am so excited for the dress to come in and I cannot wait to wear it on my wedding day. I highly recommend working with these ladies to find the dress of your dreams. I was taken right away for my appointment, assisted every step of the way and was treated very kindly. Thank you everyone for all your help! Ladies if you're looking for a dress be sure to stop here.
What a lovely place! My initial dress from another store was unable to be found and lacked tracking, so I new I had to get Read more...
What a lovely place! My initial dress from another store was unable to be found and lacked tracking, so I new I had to get another dress to be safe since my wedding is less than four months away. The ladies at this store were friendly, professional and extremely helpful. Despite our time frame, they helped me find the perfect dress that I am absolutely in love with. I went by myself (a little unconventional) but I never thought I would find a dress so quickly let alone so perfect. It is so beautiful that I find myself wanting to show everyone! I am so excited for the dress to come in and I cannot wait to wear it on my wedding day. I highly recommend working with these ladies to find the dress of your dreams. I was taken right away for my appointment, assisted every step of the way and was treated very kindly. Thank you everyone for all your help! Ladies if you're looking for a dress be sure to stop here. Read less
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Donna Jean
Wedding:
5/8/2015
4.0/5.0
I used always a bridesmaid for my bridesmaids dresses. The staff is friendly and had great suggestions. The dresses we picked were beautiful and looked great on all of my girls. They had many dresses in house for us to see.
Although I had the girls get the dresses from Always a Bridesmaid, I definitely would NEVER GET THE ALTERATIONS done there ever again. My girls had tremendous problems with the alterations department. The dresses had one shoulder and as the dresses were altered the alterations department did weird things like put noticeable stitches in the chest area that made the chest area look wrinkled and very unnatural in all of the dresses. It even can be seen in all of my pictures! It looked like the girls pinned them themselves and left it like that. The stitches weren't even the same in all of the dresses to make them look uniform and like they were supposed to be there.
This is the second time I was extremely unhappy with the alterations at this place and would never use them to alter a dress again which is a shame because the girls that helped us in the front were great.
As far as the mens department, the girls were very helpful in their suggestions but there was barely anything to try on so we couldn't use them.
The Mother of the Bride section had very little as well.
I used always a bridesmaid for my bridesmaids dresses. The staff is friendly and had great suggestions. The dresses we Read more...
I used always a bridesmaid for my bridesmaids dresses. The staff is friendly and had great suggestions. The dresses we picked were beautiful and looked great on all of my girls. They had many dresses in house for us to see.
Although I had the girls get the dresses from Always a Bridesmaid, I definitely would NEVER GET THE ALTERATIONS done there ever again. My girls had tremendous problems with the alterations department. The dresses had one shoulder and as the dresses were altered the alterations department did weird things like put noticeable stitches in the chest area that made the chest area look wrinkled and very unnatural in all of the dresses. It even can be seen in all of my pictures! It looked like the girls pinned them themselves and left it like that. The stitches weren't even the same in all of the dresses to make them look uniform and like they were supposed to be there.
This is the second time I was extremely unhappy with the alterations at this place and would never use them to alter a dress again which is a shame because the girls that helped us in the front were great.
As far as the mens department, the girls were very helpful in their suggestions but there was barely anything to try on so we couldn't use them.
The Mother of the Bride section had very little as well. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
12/13/2014
4.7/5.0
Out of all the bridal places I had been to, Always a Bridesmaid Boutique was definitely the best! I was under a lot of stress planing a wedding in just a few short months and my sales girl took very good care of me. I have been to this boutique before in the past at their old store for a friend's wedding and I just had to come back. The new location is absolutely beautiful, everyone there was so pleasant to deal with.. I literally bought everything I needed there for myself and my girls. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone. For someone like myself who reads a lot of reviews, don't always believe what you hear. This place may get a bad rep but it's probably from bad people. Don't hesitate to go there!
Out of all the bridal places I had been to, Always a Bridesmaid Boutique was definitely the best! I was under a lot of Read more...
Out of all the bridal places I had been to, Always a Bridesmaid Boutique was definitely the best! I was under a lot of stress planing a wedding in just a few short months and my sales girl took very good care of me. I have been to this boutique before in the past at their old store for a friend's wedding and I just had to come back. The new location is absolutely beautiful, everyone there was so pleasant to deal with.. I literally bought everything I needed there for myself and my girls. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone. For someone like myself who reads a lot of reviews, don't always believe what you hear. This place may get a bad rep but it's probably from bad people. Don't hesitate to go there! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.7/5.0
I got my bridesmaid dresses from here and my mom's dress. I have to say all the dresses were beautiful and all the alterations they did came out great. The prices were about the same as listed at other stores for the same dresses however they did include most of the alterations (didn't include putting cups in for girls who chose to do that). When you first walk in some of the women who work there can sometimes come off rude however as your appointment continues they become very friendly and nice. Even with the bitchyness I would still recommend the place they have a great selection and the alterations are included for bridesmaid dresses which is a big help for your girls. Trust me I have spent over $100 on bridesmaid dress alterations in the past. I did have some girls who chose to pay for their alterations and get them done elsewhere due to where they live, Always a Bridesmaid was flexible in shipping it to them directly at no extra charge. They also allowed out of town girls call in their measurements however, i will warn if you have your girls do this make sure they get their measurements done professionally.
I got my bridesmaid dresses from here and my mom's dress. I have to say all the dresses were beautiful and all the Read more...
I got my bridesmaid dresses from here and my mom's dress. I have to say all the dresses were beautiful and all the alterations they did came out great. The prices were about the same as listed at other stores for the same dresses however they did include most of the alterations (didn't include putting cups in for girls who chose to do that). When you first walk in some of the women who work there can sometimes come off rude however as your appointment continues they become very friendly and nice. Even with the bitchyness I would still recommend the place they have a great selection and the alterations are included for bridesmaid dresses which is a big help for your girls. Trust me I have spent over $100 on bridesmaid dress alterations in the past. I did have some girls who chose to pay for their alterations and get them done elsewhere due to where they live, Always a Bridesmaid was flexible in shipping it to them directly at no extra charge. They also allowed out of town girls call in their measurements however, i will warn if you have your girls do this make sure they get their measurements done professionally. Read less
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juliest
Wedding:
10/4/2009
4.0/5.0
i haven't had any such problems as the person who wrote before me. they had a very large selection of dresses, the consultants were very helpful and nice, and we've been able to schedule fittings smoothly. they recently renovated their shop to include a lot more room and it's a lot easier to move around. we had a bridesmaid from out of town and they gave us the dress with plenty of time for it to be altered. maybe they could have taken a little discount off her dress since the prices do include alterations and she wasn't able to get them there. but it's not that big of a deal honestly. overall a nice place to go!
i haven't had any such problems as the person who wrote before me. they had a very large selection of dresses, the Read more...
i haven't had any such problems as the person who wrote before me. they had a very large selection of dresses, the consultants were very helpful and nice, and we've been able to schedule fittings smoothly. they recently renovated their shop to include a lot more room and it's a lot easier to move around. we had a bridesmaid from out of town and they gave us the dress with plenty of time for it to be altered. maybe they could have taken a little discount off her dress since the prices do include alterations and she wasn't able to get them there. but it's not that big of a deal honestly. overall a nice place to go! Read less
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r0se316
Wedding:
7/20/2008
1.0/5.0
Anonymous Opens in New Window I have been a bridesmaid 6 times in the last year and a half, in addition to planning my own wedding which is in the next few months, and I have never had a worse experience as I did with this place. Just like in the other review, the store refused to accommodate myself and another bridesmaid who were from out of town and had trouble getting there for alterations. An entire month prior to the wedding was not enough time to complete one fitting, which hardly required any work at all. When I agreed to pick it up only 5 days before the wedding, I was told I could only come at 5pm and if that was not good for me then I would have to go somewhere else. They charged me $30 just for a set of cups and refused to reimburse me even after getting away without doing my alterations. When I called the store to complain to a manager, I was screamed at and actually hung up on by the owner. She told me it was "out of the question" to give any reimbursements or to accommodate me in any way. I was told that I was being "rude" when I attempted to make my complaint to the owner. The response that she wrote below is the complete opposite of how she treats customers. I would absolutely never go back or send anyone i know there ever again....
Anonymous Opens in New Window I have been a bridesmaid 6 times in the last year and a half, in addition to planning my own Read more...
Anonymous Opens in New Window I have been a bridesmaid 6 times in the last year and a half, in addition to planning my own wedding which is in the next few months, and I have never had a worse experience as I did with this place. Just like in the other review, the store refused to accommodate myself and another bridesmaid who were from out of town and had trouble getting there for alterations. An entire month prior to the wedding was not enough time to complete one fitting, which hardly required any work at all. When I agreed to pick it up only 5 days before the wedding, I was told I could only come at 5pm and if that was not good for me then I would have to go somewhere else. They charged me $30 just for a set of cups and refused to reimburse me even after getting away without doing my alterations. When I called the store to complain to a manager, I was screamed at and actually hung up on by the owner. She told me it was "out of the question" to give any reimbursements or to accommodate me in any way. I was told that I was being "rude" when I attempted to make my complaint to the owner. The response that she wrote below is the complete opposite of how she treats customers. I would absolutely never go back or send anyone i know there ever again.... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.8/5.0
WOW--Just wow (in a bad way)
One of the staff members is simply lovely but the other one was completely rude, condescending and argumentative. We hadn't made the deposit yet and thank goodness because if we got treated like that before paying, I'm sure it could only get worse after they knew we were in for good.--This lady was seriously nasty and tried telling us to change our opinions to suit hers as if she knew what we wanted and we didn't know our own thoughts.

Also, they told us a bunch of great things the first time and during the follow up appointment, all of those things were taken back--All of their selling points were 'mistakes', or rather, lies.

I wouldn't buy a thing from here until that extremely nasty lady gets her attitude in check which will likely be never--

I checked this place for reviews before coming and only saw one bad review and figured it was safe enough--wrong, the things in that other bad review are spot on. She was a nightmare! I couldn't believe how nasty she was! I was speachless!
WOW--Just wow (in a bad way)
One of the staff members is simply lovely but the other one was completely rude, Read more...
WOW--Just wow (in a bad way)
One of the staff members is simply lovely but the other one was completely rude, condescending and argumentative. We hadn't made the deposit yet and thank goodness because if we got treated like that before paying, I'm sure it could only get worse after they knew we were in for good.--This lady was seriously nasty and tried telling us to change our opinions to suit hers as if she knew what we wanted and we didn't know our own thoughts.

Also, they told us a bunch of great things the first time and during the follow up appointment, all of those things were taken back--All of their selling points were 'mistakes', or rather, lies.

I wouldn't buy a thing from here until that extremely nasty lady gets her attitude in check which will likely be never--

I checked this place for reviews before coming and only saw one bad review and figured it was safe enough--wrong, the things in that other bad review are spot on. She was a nightmare! I couldn't believe how nasty she was! I was speachless! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
Honestly this place is horrible because they act like the are doing you a favor by helping you. 9 bridesmaids bought dresses for around $200 a piece plus alterations and every time we went in we were treated like we should be grateful they could take the time out to even speak to us. They are extremely condescending and act like they are speaking down to you. A horrendous horrendous experience
Honestly this place is horrible because they act like the are doing you a favor by helping you. 9 bridesmaids bought Read more...
Honestly this place is horrible because they act like the are doing you a favor by helping you. 9 bridesmaids bought dresses for around $200 a piece plus alterations and every time we went in we were treated like we should be grateful they could take the time out to even speak to us. They are extremely condescending and act like they are speaking down to you. A horrendous horrendous experience Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
Absolutely horrendous. No only was the staff rude and extremely unpleasant. They ordered all 10 of my girls dresses either too big or extra length when it was unnecessary. When the girls went to pick them up they were given attitudes because they weren't getting their alterations done there. Obviously why they were charged 30-50 dollars for extra length or material, so they can be charged extra for alterations. I called to speak with the owner or a manger and got no response. I would recommend spending the toll and going into jersey for your selection because the service here was beyond disgusting. I have never been so unhappy
Absolutely horrendous. No only was the staff rude and extremely unpleasant. They ordered all 10 of my girls dresses either Read more...
Absolutely horrendous. No only was the staff rude and extremely unpleasant. They ordered all 10 of my girls dresses either too big or extra length when it was unnecessary. When the girls went to pick them up they were given attitudes because they weren't getting their alterations done there. Obviously why they were charged 30-50 dollars for extra length or material, so they can be charged extra for alterations. I called to speak with the owner or a manger and got no response. I would recommend spending the toll and going into jersey for your selection because the service here was beyond disgusting. I have never been so unhappy Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I came to Always a Bridesmaid the bridal boutique because it's local and I absolutely refuse to go to Angel's Bridal from their terrible reviews. I have bought bridesmaid dresses at always a bridesmaid previously and have had wonderful experiences. This was my first time bridal shopping and my sales consultant was Leia, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She listened to everything I said and continued to change direction based off my notes. Since it was my first time bridal shopping I didn't realize I didn't like satin, I thought I liked an illusion back, turns out I don't haha. She was just so helpful. Even though I didn't purchase my dress that day I will definitely return for bridesmaid dresses.
I came to Always a Bridesmaid the bridal boutique because it's local and I absolutely refuse to go to Angel's Bridal from Read more...
I came to Always a Bridesmaid the bridal boutique because it's local and I absolutely refuse to go to Angel's Bridal from their terrible reviews. I have bought bridesmaid dresses at always a bridesmaid previously and have had wonderful experiences. This was my first time bridal shopping and my sales consultant was Leia, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She listened to everything I said and continued to change direction based off my notes. Since it was my first time bridal shopping I didn't realize I didn't like satin, I thought I liked an illusion back, turns out I don't haha. She was just so helpful. Even though I didn't purchase my dress that day I will definitely return for bridesmaid dresses. Read less
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