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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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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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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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Nicole
Wedding:
11/10/2012
0.0/5.0
If I would be able to give a negative 5.0, that would be what they deserve. Please BEWARE!!!! Go anywhere else for your bridesmaid dresses. Manager(who is never around) and seamstress are both very rude and unprofessional. I had my shoes and purse dyed to match my dress and they came out a completely different color. I was given a nasty attitude by the manager and not given a refund for damaging my shoes and bag. Several of the other bridesmaid were screamed at by the seamstress for their dresses not fitting (if the salesgirls took proper measurements and ordered correctly, this wouldn't be an issue). On one occassion, the manager and seamstress verbally attacked one of the other bridesmaids making her cry. On a separate occassion, another bridesmaid's dress was not taken in enough and they threatened to not do any further alteration because they believed she lost too much weight and they shouldn't have to do extra work(she lost 2 pounds, clearly the seamstress did not take the dress in enough based on the first fitting).
Overall, unprofessional, dishonest, sloppy work. Spend your money elsewhere!! No one should pay for this type of treatment by anyone.
If I would be able to give a negative 5.0, that would be what they deserve. Please BEWARE!!!! Go anywhere else for your Read more...
If I would be able to give a negative 5.0, that would be what they deserve. Please BEWARE!!!! Go anywhere else for your bridesmaid dresses. Manager(who is never around) and seamstress are both very rude and unprofessional. I had my shoes and purse dyed to match my dress and they came out a completely different color. I was given a nasty attitude by the manager and not given a refund for damaging my shoes and bag. Several of the other bridesmaid were screamed at by the seamstress for their dresses not fitting (if the salesgirls took proper measurements and ordered correctly, this wouldn't be an issue). On one occassion, the manager and seamstress verbally attacked one of the other bridesmaids making her cry. On a separate occassion, another bridesmaid's dress was not taken in enough and they threatened to not do any further alteration because they believed she lost too much weight and they shouldn't have to do extra work(she lost 2 pounds, clearly the seamstress did not take the dress in enough based on the first fitting).
Overall, unprofessional, dishonest, sloppy work. Spend your money elsewhere!! No one should pay for this type of treatment by anyone. Read less
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James
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you Juliest and Anne for such great reviews we highly appreciate it at Always a Bridesmaid Boutique! Hope to see you ladies in the future!
Thank you Juliest and Anne for such great reviews we highly appreciate it at Always a Bridesmaid Boutique! Hope to see you Read more...
Thank you Juliest and Anne for such great reviews we highly appreciate it at Always a Bridesmaid Boutique! Hope to see you ladies in the future! Read less
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anne
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.6/5.0
TO ALL BRIDES

At always a bridesmaid boutique me and all my girls were very happy with the service.We did have someone who lived in florida that they were very accommidating to they had them call in there measurements and they shipped the dress to them in florida.There was 8 girls in my bridal party and everything went smooth from beginning to when dresses were picked up.This store is very profesional and helpful.I cant wait to be in another party to go back to always a bridesmaid boutique.
TO ALL BRIDES

At always a bridesmaid boutique me and all my girls were very happy with the service.We did have Read more...
TO ALL BRIDES

At always a bridesmaid boutique me and all my girls were very happy with the service.We did have someone who lived in florida that they were very accommidating to they had them call in there measurements and they shipped the dress to them in florida.There was 8 girls in my bridal party and everything went smooth from beginning to when dresses were picked up.This store is very profesional and helpful.I cant wait to be in another party to go back to always a bridesmaid boutique. Read less
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christinapar
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.6/5.0
bought my girls dresses here. The dresses were gorgeous the staff was top notch and I had a big selection to choose from . The prices were average to every other place I could have found them cheaper but that makes me nervous when somethings that much cheaper then everyone else ... Just a hint though if you need a saturday or night appointment for fittings call more then a week before , they were very helpful trying o get us appointments for fittings but you need to call in advance.
bought my girls dresses here. The dresses were gorgeous the staff was top notch and I had a big selection to choose from . Read more...
bought my girls dresses here. The dresses were gorgeous the staff was top notch and I had a big selection to choose from . The prices were average to every other place I could have found them cheaper but that makes me nervous when somethings that much cheaper then everyone else ... Just a hint though if you need a saturday or night appointment for fittings call more then a week before , they were very helpful trying o get us appointments for fittings but you need to call in advance. 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:
1+ year 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:
1+ year 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:
1+ year 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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