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April Rose Designs

Guilford , CT
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69 Boston Street
Guilford, CT 06437 US (map)

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203-453-1797

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Dress & Attire

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
Which of the following services do you provide??
Cleaning, Preservation, Sample Sales, Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Sample Gowns, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
Less than 6 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Seasonally
What is your return policy?
Final Sale

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I bought my mother of the bride dress here and my sister bought her Auntie of the bride dress here also. We could not have been more pleased with our entire experience working with Karen and Diane. From start to finish to their very talented seamstress Michelle, the experience was seamless. All three ladies were professional, pleasant and patient, and certainly helped us look our best on our special night. We never felt pressured and they took the time to go through each dress with us, not just bring us a couple of dresses that they thought we would like as was our experience at a couple other local bridal shops. They were moderately priced and their lovely Victorian style shop made our dress shopping a fun experience. They also have a large selection of purses, shoes, undergarments and jewelry accessories. Highly recommend this lovely shop!
I bought my mother of the bride dress here and my sister bought her Auntie of the bride dress here also. We could not have Read more...
I bought my mother of the bride dress here and my sister bought her Auntie of the bride dress here also. We could not have been more pleased with our entire experience working with Karen and Diane. From start to finish to their very talented seamstress Michelle, the experience was seamless. All three ladies were professional, pleasant and patient, and certainly helped us look our best on our special night. We never felt pressured and they took the time to go through each dress with us, not just bring us a couple of dresses that they thought we would like as was our experience at a couple other local bridal shops. They were moderately priced and their lovely Victorian style shop made our dress shopping a fun experience. They also have a large selection of purses, shoes, undergarments and jewelry accessories. Highly recommend this lovely shop! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Every dress at April Rose was BEAUTIFUL. The staff was so kind, attentive and wonderful. I found my dream dress at April Rose!
Every dress at April Rose was BEAUTIFUL. The staff was so kind, attentive and wonderful. I found my dream dress at April Read more...
Every dress at April Rose was BEAUTIFUL. The staff was so kind, attentive and wonderful. I found my dream dress at April Rose! Read less
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danielle
Wedding:
9/23/2016
5.0/5.0
I was really self conscious while
Dress shopping but the staff at April Rose made me feel more comfortable in my skin than ever. They were honest, informative, accommodating and overall made a day that was nerve wracking one of the best days of my life. Plus I had 6 of my bridesmaids and my mom with me and they totally welcomed us all. Kudos to April & her team!!
I was really self conscious while
Dress shopping but the staff at April Rose made me feel more comfortable in my skin Read more...
I was really self conscious while
Dress shopping but the staff at April Rose made me feel more comfortable in my skin than ever. They were honest, informative, accommodating and overall made a day that was nerve wracking one of the best days of my life. Plus I had 6 of my bridesmaids and my mom with me and they totally welcomed us all. Kudos to April & her team!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Beautiful shop with wonderful women to assist in the dress shopping experience. We found beautiful bridesmaids dresses and could not be more pleased with the service and dresses!
Beautiful shop with wonderful women to assist in the dress shopping experience. We found beautiful bridesmaids dresses and Read more...
Beautiful shop with wonderful women to assist in the dress shopping experience. We found beautiful bridesmaids dresses and could not be more pleased with the service and dresses! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
The ladies at April Rose were a joy to work with! When I called to make my appointment and said I had a dress in mind, they had it waiting in the dressing room when I got there. I ended up buying that dress that day. They also helped me customize my jewelry and hair piece and had it ready for me the day they said it would be. They also recommended a wonderful seamstress and transported my dress to her for me. I sincerely recommend them to any bride in Connecticut!
The ladies at April Rose were a joy to work with! When I called to make my appointment and said I had a dress in mind, Read more...
The ladies at April Rose were a joy to work with! When I called to make my appointment and said I had a dress in mind, they had it waiting in the dressing room when I got there. I ended up buying that dress that day. They also helped me customize my jewelry and hair piece and had it ready for me the day they said it would be. They also recommended a wonderful seamstress and transported my dress to her for me. I sincerely recommend them to any bride in Connecticut! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
9/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I bought my wedding gown from April Rose and could not be happier. I was dreading the shopping process because I see myself as someone who is very picky and when I dream up of something in my head, I can't usually can't find exactly what I am looking for.

The women at April Rose seemed to understand my vision without too much explanation and dress number three was my dress! Diane has a very good eye for design and helped me take my dress to the next level by talking about options to add straps, beading and a belt etc.

Since I bought my dress on the first visit, I was offered a discount on the dress and everything else purchased from the store including our bridesmaid dresses, head piece, belt and jewelry. The customer service here is impeccable and no other bridal shop has come close to the experience I had here. Each woman I worked with there made me feel special and really listened to what I was looking for - they truly care about their job and the people that come through their doors and treat them very well. Once I got my dress, they sent me to Michelle, one of the seamstresses that they work with because of her experience with bead work etc. As soon as I went to Michelle, she made me feel comfortable and knew what we wanted to do with the dress. I had an injury right before my wedding and had a cast on my leg. She was extremely accommodating to my needs and really cared about me and the work she was doing. She will make you laugh too! :) The dress came out stunning and I couldn't be happier with the job she did! She even sent me picture updates!

If you want good customer service, a beautiful selection, with women who know what they are doing - go to April Rose - you will not be disappointed!
I bought my wedding gown from April Rose and could not be happier. I was dreading the shopping process because I see Read more...
I bought my wedding gown from April Rose and could not be happier. I was dreading the shopping process because I see myself as someone who is very picky and when I dream up of something in my head, I can't usually can't find exactly what I am looking for.

The women at April Rose seemed to understand my vision without too much explanation and dress number three was my dress! Diane has a very good eye for design and helped me take my dress to the next level by talking about options to add straps, beading and a belt etc.

Since I bought my dress on the first visit, I was offered a discount on the dress and everything else purchased from the store including our bridesmaid dresses, head piece, belt and jewelry. The customer service here is impeccable and no other bridal shop has come close to the experience I had here. Each woman I worked with there made me feel special and really listened to what I was looking for - they truly care about their job and the people that come through their doors and treat them very well. Once I got my dress, they sent me to Michelle, one of the seamstresses that they work with because of her experience with bead work etc. As soon as I went to Michelle, she made me feel comfortable and knew what we wanted to do with the dress. I had an injury right before my wedding and had a cast on my leg. She was extremely accommodating to my needs and really cared about me and the work she was doing. She will make you laugh too! :) The dress came out stunning and I couldn't be happier with the job she did! She even sent me picture updates!

If you want good customer service, a beautiful selection, with women who know what they are doing - go to April Rose - you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
11/21/2014
4.9/5.0
I went to April Rose for my wedding dress. The first time I went there I felt that I was given a little attitude by one of the ladies working there because I did not have an appointment and they were busy, but as soon as she found out I wasn't there to browse and was there to buy my dress she was much more polite, so I had to remove a half a star for this. Diane the owner is wonderful and is so polite and passionate about what she does. I got my dress, belt, veil and jewelry from April Rose and felt so beautiful on my wedding day. My mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law also got their dresses from there, and my husband's cousins got their dresses from her as well. Overall I recommend April Rose to anyone who wants to look and feel their best on their big day!
I went to April Rose for my wedding dress. The first time I went there I felt that I was given a little attitude by one of Read more...
I went to April Rose for my wedding dress. The first time I went there I felt that I was given a little attitude by one of the ladies working there because I did not have an appointment and they were busy, but as soon as she found out I wasn't there to browse and was there to buy my dress she was much more polite, so I had to remove a half a star for this. Diane the owner is wonderful and is so polite and passionate about what she does. I got my dress, belt, veil and jewelry from April Rose and felt so beautiful on my wedding day. My mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law also got their dresses from there, and my husband's cousins got their dresses from her as well. Overall I recommend April Rose to anyone who wants to look and feel their best on their big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Words cannot even describe how amazing April Rose was. I got my wedding gown, bridal shower dress, rehearsal dinner dress, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dress, mother of the bride dress, and all accessories here. The entire staff was incredible. Every time we walked in the door we felt like royalty. Such a fantastic business run by fantastic women!
Words cannot even describe how amazing April Rose was. I got my wedding gown, bridal shower dress, rehearsal dinner dress, Read more...
Words cannot even describe how amazing April Rose was. I got my wedding gown, bridal shower dress, rehearsal dinner dress, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dress, mother of the bride dress, and all accessories here. The entire staff was incredible. Every time we walked in the door we felt like royalty. Such a fantastic business run by fantastic women! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I live in Connecticut, and while I first tried on my (future) wedding gown in Boston, I decided to purchase the actual gown at April Rose Designs in Guilford, CT - the only shop in Connecticut that carried this dress!

Diane, the owner of this lovely bridal shop, was absolutely amazing throughout the process. I called her a week in advance to make sure I got an appointment, and was so pleased when I realized I was the only one in the store during my slot! I knew exactly which dress I wanted, and it was a rather unusual dress so she was very excited to be seeing a young bride wearing it. She knew exactly which size I needed, and when it came in it fit like a glove! Even after I had the dress safe at home, Diane was extremely responsive to some of my care/packing questions (since this was a destination wedding).

I had all of my bridesmaids order their dresses from her shop, and they all felt the love and attention that I did as a bride. She is absolutely incredible, and clearly loves what she does!

Her seamstress, Michelle, was equally amazing! I got my alterations (only a hem and cups, since I was wearing flats) done at her home salon. I live about an hour away from Guilford so she was super accommodating and was able to finish the alterations same day. The day before my wedding she texted me to make sure I was all set and to wish me good luck! I never expected this kind of attention or involvement, and don't think I would've had a better experience!

All in all, I highly recommend April Rose Designs if you live in Connecticut - or if you're willing to make a few trips for your wedding dress!
I live in Connecticut, and while I first tried on my (future) wedding gown in Boston, I decided to purchase the actual Read more...
I live in Connecticut, and while I first tried on my (future) wedding gown in Boston, I decided to purchase the actual gown at April Rose Designs in Guilford, CT - the only shop in Connecticut that carried this dress!

Diane, the owner of this lovely bridal shop, was absolutely amazing throughout the process. I called her a week in advance to make sure I got an appointment, and was so pleased when I realized I was the only one in the store during my slot! I knew exactly which dress I wanted, and it was a rather unusual dress so she was very excited to be seeing a young bride wearing it. She knew exactly which size I needed, and when it came in it fit like a glove! Even after I had the dress safe at home, Diane was extremely responsive to some of my care/packing questions (since this was a destination wedding).

I had all of my bridesmaids order their dresses from her shop, and they all felt the love and attention that I did as a bride. She is absolutely incredible, and clearly loves what she does!

Her seamstress, Michelle, was equally amazing! I got my alterations (only a hem and cups, since I was wearing flats) done at her home salon. I live about an hour away from Guilford so she was super accommodating and was able to finish the alterations same day. The day before my wedding she texted me to make sure I was all set and to wish me good luck! I never expected this kind of attention or involvement, and don't think I would've had a better experience!

All in all, I highly recommend April Rose Designs if you live in Connecticut - or if you're willing to make a few trips for your wedding dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.0/5.0
I purchased a MOG dress and jewelry after spending two hours in shop. I got home and looked at photos taken of me in the gown and decided it was wrong color and style for me. I called the shop 3 hours later as I was en route to first dress I found in Hartford. The shop owner advised me my dress had been cut in a factory in China. When I reminded her it was the middle of the night in China, she said there is a dormitory of girls at the Watters factory and they wake the girls up when an order is called in! The shop NEVER said all sales are final and would not be flexible on canceling the dress (despite selling me $300 in jewelry and accessories to accompany dress which I was willing to keep). The dress was NOT a custom order but a stock size that would require alterations when it arrived from China. I was so disappointed in the customer service and feel like I was pushed into a sale that I did not want. I would not recommend this dress shop to anyone.
I purchased a MOG dress and jewelry after spending two hours in shop. I got home and looked at photos taken of me in the Read more...
I purchased a MOG dress and jewelry after spending two hours in shop. I got home and looked at photos taken of me in the gown and decided it was wrong color and style for me. I called the shop 3 hours later as I was en route to first dress I found in Hartford. The shop owner advised me my dress had been cut in a factory in China. When I reminded her it was the middle of the night in China, she said there is a dormitory of girls at the Watters factory and they wake the girls up when an order is called in! The shop NEVER said all sales are final and would not be flexible on canceling the dress (despite selling me $300 in jewelry and accessories to accompany dress which I was willing to keep). The dress was NOT a custom order but a stock size that would require alterations when it arrived from China. I was so disappointed in the customer service and feel like I was pushed into a sale that I did not want. I would not recommend this dress shop to anyone. Read less
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