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Bella Bridal & Formal Wear

Saint Charles , IL

LOCATION

2000 W Main St Suite HI
Saint Charles, IL US 60174 (map)

PHONE

630-443-9226

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ABOUT US

Bella Bridal & Formal Wear is truly a business of passion. Sandy and her staff are totally devoted to making your experience a pleasant one. The shop prides themselves on being down to... Read more
Bella Bridal & Formal Wear is truly a business of passion. Sandy and her staff are totally devoted to making your experience a pleasant one. The shop prides themselves on being down to earth, friendly and willing to bend over backwards to make your day extra special. Please stop in and see what we have to offer. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
3.6/5.0
I had been to a few stores prior to going to Bella Bridal. I already had an idea of what style dress that I was looking for so I made an appointment the morning of (it was a weekday) and got in right away. Easy to find, right off Main St and hidden in a strip mall, this place is a lot larger than you would expect. My appt was with a young girl, maybe 17 or 18. I told her what style I was looking for and she told me to feel free to look through the racks. The first floor was pretty organized with each style in its specific cubby (fit and flare, mermaid, organza, ball gown, etc). My stylist didn't seem to have a lot of knowledge about the gowns and wasn't very good at lacing up or clipping the gown to my figure so I knew my appointment wasn't going to last very long. The store itself was very nice. They have a theater style room where you can stand in front of everyone when you're bedazzled. I'm sure if you have an appointment with an experienced stylist, you will have a better experience.
I had been to a few stores prior to going to Bella Bridal. I already had an idea of what style dress that I was looking Read more...
I had been to a few stores prior to going to Bella Bridal. I already had an idea of what style dress that I was looking for so I made an appointment the morning of (it was a weekday) and got in right away. Easy to find, right off Main St and hidden in a strip mall, this place is a lot larger than you would expect. My appt was with a young girl, maybe 17 or 18. I told her what style I was looking for and she told me to feel free to look through the racks. The first floor was pretty organized with each style in its specific cubby (fit and flare, mermaid, organza, ball gown, etc). My stylist didn't seem to have a lot of knowledge about the gowns and wasn't very good at lacing up or clipping the gown to my figure so I knew my appointment wasn't going to last very long. The store itself was very nice. They have a theater style room where you can stand in front of everyone when you're bedazzled. I'm sure if you have an appointment with an experienced stylist, you will have a better experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.6/5.0
Brides beware before going into Bella’s Bridal. At the store manager’s advice, I ordered a champagne dress with an ivory beaded sash. When the sash arrived it was white, not ivory. The sash also did not complement the dress as advised. From the back of the dress, my posterior became a bustle and the sash still lingered to my ankles. There are absolutely no returns, refunds, or store credits given to the customer regardless of who’s error.

I called to complain to the store owner. I showed the store manager the white sash and she stated it was “ivory,” yet when she placed the sash next to a white piece of paper the sash matched the paper in color.

I asked the manager/ store owner to fix the sash with a different color ribbon and the store owner said that would cost an additional $60 on top of what I already paid. I was given poor guidance and advice by the staff. I would not recommend it to any brides unless you are willing to pay twice, once when ordering your dress and then again when they give you the wrong item.
As I attempted to work with the store, I feel unsatisfied with their customer service. I also feel the store owner is greedy as the mistake was on their end. The store should be the expert in the field of bridal wear. I wasn't treated as a valued customer; the store just pushed for a larger sale instead of fixing the problems they caused with poor advice and misrepresented products.
Brides beware before going into Bella’s Bridal. At the store manager’s advice, I ordered a champagne dress with an ivory Read more...
Brides beware before going into Bella’s Bridal. At the store manager’s advice, I ordered a champagne dress with an ivory beaded sash. When the sash arrived it was white, not ivory. The sash also did not complement the dress as advised. From the back of the dress, my posterior became a bustle and the sash still lingered to my ankles. There are absolutely no returns, refunds, or store credits given to the customer regardless of who’s error.

I called to complain to the store owner. I showed the store manager the white sash and she stated it was “ivory,” yet when she placed the sash next to a white piece of paper the sash matched the paper in color.

I asked the manager/ store owner to fix the sash with a different color ribbon and the store owner said that would cost an additional $60 on top of what I already paid. I was given poor guidance and advice by the staff. I would not recommend it to any brides unless you are willing to pay twice, once when ordering your dress and then again when they give you the wrong item.
As I attempted to work with the store, I feel unsatisfied with their customer service. I also feel the store owner is greedy as the mistake was on their end. The store should be the expert in the field of bridal wear. I wasn't treated as a valued customer; the store just pushed for a larger sale instead of fixing the problems they caused with poor advice and misrepresented products. Read less
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Bella Bridal & Formal Wear responded with the following comments:

We are very sorry you feel this way about our store and our staff. The policies of our store are standard within the bridal industry; however with that being said, we do try to do whatever we can to make the customer happy. In this particular instance, we did show you the ivory belt on the champagne sample when you purchased the dress. We did compare the belt to the sample of the one you tried on in the store in Mid-August, when you made your purchase and signed the contract agreeing to our terms and conditions, and it is, in fact, a match in color and length. It may appear to look white next to a piece of paper; however, paper is not pure white either. As we stated, we are willing to work with you. We offered you the ribbon at our cost, and we would put the applique on for free. The cost of that particular ribbon is higher because of the high quality of the double faced satin. A less expensive option could be found at a local fabric store, and we would still be happy to remove the applique and place it on the new ribbon at no charge. We are more than happy to accommodate a change of heart by the bride, whenever possible, and we only ask that the customer covers our cost to do so. We wish you the best on your upcoming wedding and are sorry for your disappointment. We do pride ourselves on trying to give the bride whatever she wants. Sincerely, the staff at Bella Bridal.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Bella Bridal is awesome! I had the intentions of ordering a dress, but ended up getting a sample dress. The dress was still in really good condition! I suggest going in late June-early July if you are up for getting a sample dress. The sample dress is 5 sizes too big, but I was told that the seamstress is able to alter it for $75!
Bella Bridal is awesome! I had the intentions of ordering a dress, but ended up getting a sample dress. The dress was Read more...
Bella Bridal is awesome! I had the intentions of ordering a dress, but ended up getting a sample dress. The dress was still in really good condition! I suggest going in late June-early July if you are up for getting a sample dress. The sample dress is 5 sizes too big, but I was told that the seamstress is able to alter it for $75! Read less
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Amelia
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOVED this little bridal shop! The consultant that I worked with was very patient and listened well. It was my first time trying on dresses and she helped me find one that I could actually take home that day! I had a 6 month engagement so I was worried that if I had to order a dress that it wouldn't come in in time. But she reassured me we'd find something that would work and I was so relieved when I found that dress that brought my mom and I to tears. The consultant left the room to find out their sample sale price and came back so excited for us with the total. I really felt comfortable and like she was just another one of my friends that was sharing in the excitement of getting married! I would definitely recommend going to Bella Bridal. The staff is very knowledgeable and very welcoming!
I LOVED this little bridal shop! The consultant that I worked with was very patient and listened well. It was my first Read more...
I LOVED this little bridal shop! The consultant that I worked with was very patient and listened well. It was my first time trying on dresses and she helped me find one that I could actually take home that day! I had a 6 month engagement so I was worried that if I had to order a dress that it wouldn't come in in time. But she reassured me we'd find something that would work and I was so relieved when I found that dress that brought my mom and I to tears. The consultant left the room to find out their sample sale price and came back so excited for us with the total. I really felt comfortable and like she was just another one of my friends that was sharing in the excitement of getting married! I would definitely recommend going to Bella Bridal. The staff is very knowledgeable and very welcoming! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The ladies at Bella Bridal are amazing! Breann (I hope I spelled her name right) was amazing as our consultant and Lettie was amazing with alterations! I felt so amazing in the dress that they helped me find! The shop has a wonder spot where you can get on a stage and get the full impact of the dress when you try it on! Also, they went out of their way to help my mom get things fixed when there was a miscommunication in getting her dress ordered and it came in the wrong shade of silver. They got it straightened out right away and my mom looked amazing too!
The ladies at Bella Bridal are amazing! Breann (I hope I spelled her name right) was amazing as our consultant and Lettie Read more...
The ladies at Bella Bridal are amazing! Breann (I hope I spelled her name right) was amazing as our consultant and Lettie was amazing with alterations! I felt so amazing in the dress that they helped me find! The shop has a wonder spot where you can get on a stage and get the full impact of the dress when you try it on! Also, they went out of their way to help my mom get things fixed when there was a miscommunication in getting her dress ordered and it came in the wrong shade of silver. They got it straightened out right away and my mom looked amazing too! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Bella Bridal provided the bridesmaid dresses for our wedding. We first visited them after requesting to see samples of three dresses in three colors. Our appointment was delayed by traffic and construction - no matter, they accomodated us when we arrived. The shop is easily accessable, with convenient parking. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Prices were reasonable. I tried on several dresses myself, finding so many pretty dresses that I bought two formals to wear for the engagement party and the rehearsal dinner. The seamstress was outstanding. Each dress she altered looked as if it were designed specifically for the wearer. We ordered fabric samples, but they were lost (by the formalwear company) in the mail. The owner of Bella Bridal actually mailed me three entire dresses from her store to take to the church in place of fabric samples, telling me just to return them when I came back the next time. In other words, when things did not go smoothly, they did whatever it took. I did not buy my wedding gown there (but wish I had!) but it needed significant alterations in the lace. Bella Bridal referred me to Supreme Novelty Fabrics in Chicago as their go-to place for fabric. I was able to get what I needed. Overall, our experience with Bella Bridal was excellent.
Bella Bridal provided the bridesmaid dresses for our wedding. We first visited them after requesting to see samples of Read more...
Bella Bridal provided the bridesmaid dresses for our wedding. We first visited them after requesting to see samples of three dresses in three colors. Our appointment was delayed by traffic and construction - no matter, they accomodated us when we arrived. The shop is easily accessable, with convenient parking. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Prices were reasonable. I tried on several dresses myself, finding so many pretty dresses that I bought two formals to wear for the engagement party and the rehearsal dinner. The seamstress was outstanding. Each dress she altered looked as if it were designed specifically for the wearer. We ordered fabric samples, but they were lost (by the formalwear company) in the mail. The owner of Bella Bridal actually mailed me three entire dresses from her store to take to the church in place of fabric samples, telling me just to return them when I came back the next time. In other words, when things did not go smoothly, they did whatever it took. I did not buy my wedding gown there (but wish I had!) but it needed significant alterations in the lace. Bella Bridal referred me to Supreme Novelty Fabrics in Chicago as their go-to place for fabric. I was able to get what I needed. Overall, our experience with Bella Bridal was excellent. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Wonderful dress selection and customer care. I wanted to wear a bridesmaids dress for my wedding and they were very accommodating and helped find “the one”
Wonderful dress selection and customer care. I wanted to wear a bridesmaids dress for my wedding and they were very Read more...
Wonderful dress selection and customer care. I wanted to wear a bridesmaids dress for my wedding and they were very accommodating and helped find “the one” Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.8/5.0
Bella Bridal is a fantastic source for brides. The wedding gowns they hold are clearly carefully selected and that was really important to me. Sifting through outrageous gowns that no bride would wear was something I tried to avoid and Bella Bridal delivered. They were the first place I went to find my gown and I found my dress in an hour! The experience was wonderful- our consultant was knowledgable, pleasant, and very eager to help. My mom, sisters, niece, and best friend were all treated with kindness and were given a great show. They offer a room with theater seating so that the bride can parade on stage and we absolutely loved it. They also did my bridesmaid dresses and they were ready for all obstacles. Their alterations department has the can-do attitude that all brides need, especially with a bridal party filled with out-of-towners. They are terrific.
Bella Bridal is a fantastic source for brides. The wedding gowns they hold are clearly carefully selected and that was Read more...
Bella Bridal is a fantastic source for brides. The wedding gowns they hold are clearly carefully selected and that was really important to me. Sifting through outrageous gowns that no bride would wear was something I tried to avoid and Bella Bridal delivered. They were the first place I went to find my gown and I found my dress in an hour! The experience was wonderful- our consultant was knowledgable, pleasant, and very eager to help. My mom, sisters, niece, and best friend were all treated with kindness and were given a great show. They offer a room with theater seating so that the bride can parade on stage and we absolutely loved it. They also did my bridesmaid dresses and they were ready for all obstacles. Their alterations department has the can-do attitude that all brides need, especially with a bridal party filled with out-of-towners. They are terrific. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I purchased my wedding dress from Bella Bridal & Formal Wear. On my initial visit with my mom, Kate helped me try on a variety of dresses and had such great ideas for how to accessorize each one. She was honest about what looked good and what didn't and didn't make me feel pressured for time at all. The show room at this store is fantastic as well!

After purchasing my dress, I had a few fittings, all of which went very quickly. Lety is an amazing seamstress and the dress fit perfect the day of my wedding. I added a sash to the dress and it looked great.

The day I went to pick up my dress - I had one minor adjustment that I needed fixed before I could take it home and the owner took care of it immediately. Though busy, she realized I lived an hour away, in Chicago and was very accommodating.

The ladies at the front desk are always extremely friendly and helpful. I have always had a great experience with every appointment.
I purchased my wedding dress from Bella Bridal & Formal Wear. On my initial visit with my mom, Kate helped me try on a Read more...
I purchased my wedding dress from Bella Bridal & Formal Wear. On my initial visit with my mom, Kate helped me try on a variety of dresses and had such great ideas for how to accessorize each one. She was honest about what looked good and what didn't and didn't make me feel pressured for time at all. The show room at this store is fantastic as well!

After purchasing my dress, I had a few fittings, all of which went very quickly. Lety is an amazing seamstress and the dress fit perfect the day of my wedding. I added a sash to the dress and it looked great.

The day I went to pick up my dress - I had one minor adjustment that I needed fixed before I could take it home and the owner took care of it immediately. Though busy, she realized I lived an hour away, in Chicago and was very accommodating.

The ladies at the front desk are always extremely friendly and helpful. I have always had a great experience with every appointment. Read less
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JP
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Love this place! So cute and pretty, but a pretty good selection. I went there for a trunk sale and they were giving a discount for the designer I liked but I couldn't decide that day, the last day of the sale. When I called the next day to confirm I did want the dress, they still gave me the discount! They have great dresses for great prices, and more high end if that is your taste. They are very nice to work with and made the service so easy and affordable. I would go to them for any event dresses in the future, even though it's an hour drive from me!
Love this place! So cute and pretty, but a pretty good selection. I went there for a trunk sale and they were giving a Read more...
Love this place! So cute and pretty, but a pretty good selection. I went there for a trunk sale and they were giving a discount for the designer I liked but I couldn't decide that day, the last day of the sale. When I called the next day to confirm I did want the dress, they still gave me the discount! They have great dresses for great prices, and more high end if that is your taste. They are very nice to work with and made the service so easy and affordable. I would go to them for any event dresses in the future, even though it's an hour drive from me! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
1/21/2012
4.8/5.0
Bella Bridal has an amazing theater like area for the bride to view herself in the dresses. It was very fun for those of us who went with to sit back and watch. The inventory of dresses they have is impressive and the price range is very vast. My daughter found an amazing dress at a very fair price. Bella Bridal has a nice selection of accessories and the alterations department is very very good. They made the dress fit my daughter like a glove. The entire staff was helpful, professional and very warm.
Bella Bridal has an amazing theater like area for the bride to view herself in the dresses. It was very fun for those of Read more...
Bella Bridal has an amazing theater like area for the bride to view herself in the dresses. It was very fun for those of us who went with to sit back and watch. The inventory of dresses they have is impressive and the price range is very vast. My daughter found an amazing dress at a very fair price. Bella Bridal has a nice selection of accessories and the alterations department is very very good. They made the dress fit my daughter like a glove. The entire staff was helpful, professional and very warm. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
This was the first and last bridal store I went to and was definitely pleased with their selection. Dresses were affordable and the process was pretty smooth. The alterations were done well and timely. My only suggestion is to look elsewhere for accessories, as they were horribly overpriced at the bridal salon. Everything else was great.
This was the first and last bridal store I went to and was definitely pleased with their selection. Dresses were Read more...
This was the first and last bridal store I went to and was definitely pleased with their selection. Dresses were affordable and the process was pretty smooth. The alterations were done well and timely. My only suggestion is to look elsewhere for accessories, as they were horribly overpriced at the bridal salon. Everything else was great. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Bella Bridal was a delight to work with. The staff was flexible and attentive, and always helpful.

Though I live in the city and Bella is out in the suburbs, I went to Bella because the dress I wanted was nowhere else in Chicago. They have a huge selection of bridal gowns in all price ranges as well as bridesmaids, etc.

My dress came in fast, the alterations were excellent, though there were many to be done. When I went to pick up the dress, it was perfect and ready to go, and looked amazing on my wedding day.

It was absolutely worth my little trips out to St. Charles, and I am so happy I found 'the dress' there!
Bella Bridal was a delight to work with. The staff was flexible and attentive, and always helpful.

Though I live Read more...
Bella Bridal was a delight to work with. The staff was flexible and attentive, and always helpful.

Though I live in the city and Bella is out in the suburbs, I went to Bella because the dress I wanted was nowhere else in Chicago. They have a huge selection of bridal gowns in all price ranges as well as bridesmaids, etc.

My dress came in fast, the alterations were excellent, though there were many to be done. When I went to pick up the dress, it was perfect and ready to go, and looked amazing on my wedding day.

It was absolutely worth my little trips out to St. Charles, and I am so happy I found 'the dress' there! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.9/5.0
After searching at various bridal stores for my wedding gown, I finally found the perfect dress at Bella Bridal. The store is really cute, with cobblestone flooring & spacious fitting rooms. You even get to go out into a little "theater" to look at yourself on stage. They carried the designer I liked (Watters & Wtoo) so that's one of the main reasons we went there. The saleswoman was very helpful and not pushy at all. I got to look through the dresses myself and pick out the ones I wanted to try on. The dress came in ahead of schedule (my wedding was end of July and they said the dress would come mid-June, but it actually came in mid-May). The fittings were all hassle-free (although I didn't get much attention during those appointments) and the seamstress did a great job. Overall, I was very pleased with Bella Bridal and the dress was BEAUTIFUL on the wedding day. I got so many compliments on it.
After searching at various bridal stores for my wedding gown, I finally found the perfect dress at Bella Bridal. The store Read more...
After searching at various bridal stores for my wedding gown, I finally found the perfect dress at Bella Bridal. The store is really cute, with cobblestone flooring & spacious fitting rooms. You even get to go out into a little "theater" to look at yourself on stage. They carried the designer I liked (Watters & Wtoo) so that's one of the main reasons we went there. The saleswoman was very helpful and not pushy at all. I got to look through the dresses myself and pick out the ones I wanted to try on. The dress came in ahead of schedule (my wedding was end of July and they said the dress would come mid-June, but it actually came in mid-May). The fittings were all hassle-free (although I didn't get much attention during those appointments) and the seamstress did a great job. Overall, I was very pleased with Bella Bridal and the dress was BEAUTIFUL on the wedding day. I got so many compliments on it. Read less
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sfhamilt
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.3/5.0
Dress was just as I wanted it, thank you for all your help!
Dress was just as I wanted it, thank you for all your help!
Dress was just as I wanted it, thank you for all your help! Read less
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lilmiller802
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My dress was beautiful, always ready for me to try on again. The alterations woman was amazing and very helpful. Prices are not bad at all and the staff is very sweet.
My dress was beautiful, always ready for me to try on again. The alterations woman was amazing and very helpful. Prices Read more...
My dress was beautiful, always ready for me to try on again. The alterations woman was amazing and very helpful. Prices are not bad at all and the staff is very sweet. Read less
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a&aturn
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.7/5.0
I hadn't planned on buying my wedding dress out of state, but when I went to Bella Bridal with my mom and mother in law I knew that I wouldn't find service of this quality anywhere else. They knew that I hadn't planned to buy a dress there, but didn't pressure me at all. They were a little slow at responding to some of my emails, but my dress arrived before the date they scheduled it to.
I hadn't planned on buying my wedding dress out of state, but when I went to Bella Bridal with my mom and mother in law I Read more...
I hadn't planned on buying my wedding dress out of state, but when I went to Bella Bridal with my mom and mother in law I knew that I wouldn't find service of this quality anywhere else. They knew that I hadn't planned to buy a dress there, but didn't pressure me at all. They were a little slow at responding to some of my emails, but my dress arrived before the date they scheduled it to. Read less
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Mrs. B.
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Bella Bridal did my wedding dress, the tuxes and the bridesmaid dresses for our wedding. The girls who work there are all very friendly and willing to help. When I first went in to the shop I was amazed at the amount and organization of the dresses they had. Everything was neatly placed and nicely kept. I never tried on a dress there that was dirty, ripped or stained. Once I found my dress they did everything they could to ensure its timely arrival and safe storage, which is not an extra fee. They did the same for the girl's dresses. All of the alterations I had done at the shop were done with the utmost expertise. Whenever I had questions or concerns they were happy to help me. I never felt lost in the crowd or unimportant when I would call or go for fittings. They did an excellent job with my entire wedding party, including the tuxes. I have recommended them to friends getting married and they too have had such excellent service!
Bella Bridal did my wedding dress, the tuxes and the bridesmaid dresses for our wedding. The girls who work there are all Read more...
Bella Bridal did my wedding dress, the tuxes and the bridesmaid dresses for our wedding. The girls who work there are all very friendly and willing to help. When I first went in to the shop I was amazed at the amount and organization of the dresses they had. Everything was neatly placed and nicely kept. I never tried on a dress there that was dirty, ripped or stained. Once I found my dress they did everything they could to ensure its timely arrival and safe storage, which is not an extra fee. They did the same for the girl's dresses. All of the alterations I had done at the shop were done with the utmost expertise. Whenever I had questions or concerns they were happy to help me. I never felt lost in the crowd or unimportant when I would call or go for fittings. They did an excellent job with my entire wedding party, including the tuxes. I have recommended them to friends getting married and they too have had such excellent service! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.6/5.0
Bella Bridal is the place to go if you want your dress fitted exactly the way you want it. Before i was even engaged my mom took me here to try on dresses just to get an idea of the style and type of dress that we were looking for. They have an amazing selections of dresses that you can pick from and once you a few you want to try, then they take you to a nice, spacious dressing room to try it on. Once you have it on then you are allowed to walk out onto a tiny stage that they have with three floor to ceiling mirrors so that you can see the entire dress! They even have veils, bouquets, etc for you to put on right there to help you get an idea of the look you're going for. The service is amazing and the seamstress, Lettie, is absolutely amazing! She can transform a dress to the exact specifications that you want in only a few days/weeks! I would highly recommend going to Bella Bridal for your dress. Thank you so much!
Bella Bridal is the place to go if you want your dress fitted exactly the way you want it. Before i was even engaged my Read more...
Bella Bridal is the place to go if you want your dress fitted exactly the way you want it. Before i was even engaged my mom took me here to try on dresses just to get an idea of the style and type of dress that we were looking for. They have an amazing selections of dresses that you can pick from and once you a few you want to try, then they take you to a nice, spacious dressing room to try it on. Once you have it on then you are allowed to walk out onto a tiny stage that they have with three floor to ceiling mirrors so that you can see the entire dress! They even have veils, bouquets, etc for you to put on right there to help you get an idea of the look you're going for. The service is amazing and the seamstress, Lettie, is absolutely amazing! She can transform a dress to the exact specifications that you want in only a few days/weeks! I would highly recommend going to Bella Bridal for your dress. Thank you so much! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Bella Bridal was wonderful to work with in picking out my wedding dress. Everyone was so helpful and the personalized attention was great.
Bella Bridal was wonderful to work with in picking out my wedding dress. Everyone was so helpful and the personalized Read more...
Bella Bridal was wonderful to work with in picking out my wedding dress. Everyone was so helpful and the personalized attention was great. Read less
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Sweety1370
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.8/5.0
My dress was wonderful and I am very happy with Bella Bridal. The service was great, most of the time. My friend's were very happy with their bridesmaid dresses and the service. The seamstress was amazing and very helpful and did an amazing job on my dress and the bridesmaides dresses.
My dress was wonderful and I am very happy with Bella Bridal. The service was great, most of the time. My friend's were Read more...
My dress was wonderful and I am very happy with Bella Bridal. The service was great, most of the time. My friend's were very happy with their bridesmaid dresses and the service. The seamstress was amazing and very helpful and did an amazing job on my dress and the bridesmaides dresses. Read less
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wacmom
Wedding:
12/19/2009
3.9/5.0
After visiting countless other salons we ended up just minutes from our home and it was great. We found countless dresses to pick from in all kinds of styles. From the front the store could be easily overlooked but the staff was great and very helpful.
After visiting countless other salons we ended up just minutes from our home and it was great. We found countless dresses Read more...
After visiting countless other salons we ended up just minutes from our home and it was great. We found countless dresses to pick from in all kinds of styles. From the front the store could be easily overlooked but the staff was great and very helpful. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
The entire staff at Bella Bridal, from Jessica to Kristen, was phenomenal during the 10-month process of buying and altering my gown. They were incredibly helpful and honest, and the dress was incredibly reasonable. I also bought my headpiece, veil, and corset there, and recommend them to any bride in the Chicagoland area. I have received many compliments on the dress, which I believe is due to the excellent seamstress who did the alterations.
The entire staff at Bella Bridal, from Jessica to Kristen, was phenomenal during the 10-month process of buying and Read more...
The entire staff at Bella Bridal, from Jessica to Kristen, was phenomenal during the 10-month process of buying and altering my gown. They were incredibly helpful and honest, and the dress was incredibly reasonable. I also bought my headpiece, veil, and corset there, and recommend them to any bride in the Chicagoland area. I have received many compliments on the dress, which I believe is due to the excellent seamstress who did the alterations. Read less
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less.sara
Wedding:
10/23/2008
4.7/5.0
I purchased my wedding gown from Bella Bridal and it was unbelievable and perfect! The seamstress was amazing and very helpful in making my dress fit perfectly. The staff was very helpful and kept me informed with all the information on my dress.

I would recommend that you go and order at least 8 months before your wedding because it takes longer than expected to get in your dream dress.
I purchased my wedding gown from Bella Bridal and it was unbelievable and perfect! The seamstress was amazing and very Read more...
I purchased my wedding gown from Bella Bridal and it was unbelievable and perfect! The seamstress was amazing and very helpful in making my dress fit perfectly. The staff was very helpful and kept me informed with all the information on my dress.

I would recommend that you go and order at least 8 months before your wedding because it takes longer than expected to get in your dream dress. Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
9/7/2008
3.2/5.0
I purchased my wedding dress at Bella Bridal. I would recommend the store for a few reasons- it has a nice ambiance, there is a beautiful selection of dress styles, and the customer service is overall pretty good. However, the sample dress I tried on in the store was in an ivory, but when my dress came in the same ivory color, the dye lot did not match. I was upset, but the store would not take a return/refund/store credit even if I wanted to purchase the same dress but in white. I ended up having to eat the entire cost of the first dress I purchased, and pay full price for a second dress. Additionally, I had to call the store repeatedly to check if my dress had come in (both times). The first time, it took almost 7 months for the dress to come in. The second time, we were cutting it extremely close to my wedding date and I was extremely worried. It did arrive before the wedding, but I only had about 2 weeks to go through 3 fittings before the dress fit right. Overall, I think that the process could have been a lot smoother.
I purchased my wedding dress at Bella Bridal. I would recommend the store for a few reasons- it has a nice ambiance, there Read more...
I purchased my wedding dress at Bella Bridal. I would recommend the store for a few reasons- it has a nice ambiance, there is a beautiful selection of dress styles, and the customer service is overall pretty good. However, the sample dress I tried on in the store was in an ivory, but when my dress came in the same ivory color, the dye lot did not match. I was upset, but the store would not take a return/refund/store credit even if I wanted to purchase the same dress but in white. I ended up having to eat the entire cost of the first dress I purchased, and pay full price for a second dress. Additionally, I had to call the store repeatedly to check if my dress had come in (both times). The first time, it took almost 7 months for the dress to come in. The second time, we were cutting it extremely close to my wedding date and I was extremely worried. It did arrive before the wedding, but I only had about 2 weeks to go through 3 fittings before the dress fit right. Overall, I think that the process could have been a lot smoother. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/23/2008
4.8/5.0
They were so very helpfull through out the whole process, though they are hard to get a hold of via phone if you have a question.
They were so very helpfull through out the whole process, though they are hard to get a hold of via phone if you have a Read more...
They were so very helpfull through out the whole process, though they are hard to get a hold of via phone if you have a question. Read less
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Cat123
Wedding:
8/23/2008
4.6/5.0
Bella was a wonderful place. I actually bought my dress online at Pearl's Place, but Bella stored my dress (at no additional cost!) and did all alterations. I also purchased my veil and tiara at Bella. They were professional and guided me through the entire fitting process. I highly recommend them!
Bella was a wonderful place. I actually bought my dress online at Pearl's Place, but Bella stored my dress (at no Read more...
Bella was a wonderful place. I actually bought my dress online at Pearl's Place, but Bella stored my dress (at no additional cost!) and did all alterations. I also purchased my veil and tiara at Bella. They were professional and guided me through the entire fitting process. I highly recommend them! Read less
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bboehm
Wedding:
6/20/2008
4.8/5.0
Bella Bridal was a wonderful place to buy my dress. They always wanted to make sure I was happy. The alterations lady is also very excellent, and tries very hard to make the dress look perfect. Also, because my wedding was quickly approaching, they did my alterations extra quickly. Overall, the location is beautiful and I would recommend checking out Bella Bridal.
Bella Bridal was a wonderful place to buy my dress. They always wanted to make sure I was happy. The alterations lady is Read more...
Bella Bridal was a wonderful place to buy my dress. They always wanted to make sure I was happy. The alterations lady is also very excellent, and tries very hard to make the dress look perfect. Also, because my wedding was quickly approaching, they did my alterations extra quickly. Overall, the location is beautiful and I would recommend checking out Bella Bridal. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
6/14/2008
4.4/5.0
I really loved trying on all the dresses at Bella bridal. It's a beautiful store and the sales people are very helpful. Their selection is fantastic and the prices are reasonable.
I really loved trying on all the dresses at Bella bridal. It's a beautiful store and the sales people are very helpful. Read more...
I really loved trying on all the dresses at Bella bridal. It's a beautiful store and the sales people are very helpful. Their selection is fantastic and the prices are reasonable. Read less
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jwhite
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
I came in without an appointment and at the last minute and I found my dream dress the same day! They helped me to afford the dress of my dreams and we received the dress within two weeks. The seamstress was great and listened to my requests. They were very pleasant and not snobby at all. I really enjoyed working with them and would highly recommend them!
I came in without an appointment and at the last minute and I found my dream dress the same day! They helped me to afford Read more...
I came in without an appointment and at the last minute and I found my dream dress the same day! They helped me to afford the dress of my dreams and we received the dress within two weeks. The seamstress was great and listened to my requests. They were very pleasant and not snobby at all. I really enjoyed working with them and would highly recommend them! Read less
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KLG1982
Wedding:
9/16/2006
3.6/5.0
overall I got an absolutely beautiful wedding dress here. it was well worth the money i paid for it.

I did not get bridesmaid dresses here, they did not have a selection my "maids" liked.

my only complaint is that I kept having to call them to see if my dress was coming in and they did not seem to know when it would come. it turned out that it came and nobody called me.. its a good thing i kept calling them...
overall I got an absolutely beautiful wedding dress here. it was well worth the money i paid for it.

I did not Read more...
overall I got an absolutely beautiful wedding dress here. it was well worth the money i paid for it.

I did not get bridesmaid dresses here, they did not have a selection my "maids" liked.

my only complaint is that I kept having to call them to see if my dress was coming in and they did not seem to know when it would come. it turned out that it came and nobody called me.. its a good thing i kept calling them... Read less
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