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Bridal and Formal

Cincinnati , OH

LOCATION

300 West Benson Street
Cincinnati, OH US 45215 (map)

PHONE

513-821-6622

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Opening as a corner store with only two employees, they have since grown to be one of the largest bridal stores in the country. Having had major expansions every few years and now having... Read more
Opening as a corner store with only two employees, they have since grown to be one of the largest bridal stores in the country. Having had major expansions every few years and now having a staff of more than fifty people, Bridal and Formal has grown to offer a full range of services and merchandise for every bride on her wedding day.

For over a quarter of a century, Bridal and Formal's success in the bridal industry has allowed them to maintain an excellent reputation with their clients, as well as enabling them to have close, long-term relationships with all of the major designers.

Their rapid growth in size parallels the number of the designers they carry. Originally featuring only five, today you'll find that their list of designers exceeds 50. Furthermore, Bridal and Formal has over 3,000 bridal gowns in their store. Feel confident that there is something to fit the individual needs of every bride in this store.

Carrying the largest selection of dresses is only part of what makes Bridal and Formal such a unique and dynamic store. They place great emphasis on extensively training their employees so that brides are immediately greeted by knowledgeable and skilled experts when they walked through their front door.

In addition to carrying bridal gowns, Bridal and Formal offers a wide selection of veils, headpieces, bridesmaid's dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, flower girl dresses, accessories, undergarments, and jewelry.

Bridal and Formal understands that choosing a bridal gown is an important and exciting decision, and they are firmly committed to making all brides look and feel beautiful on their wedding day.

Bridal and Formal, The Heart of the Reading Bridal District & Best Bridal Salon in Cincinnati. Read less
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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?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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Brittany
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal went beyond my wildest expectations. The staff was absolutely friendly, and willing to help. I met the designer of my dress on a whim, and found the perfect dress for me. They have plenty of styles to choose from, and a very relaxed atmosphere. I had been to several boutiques - but none were quite so outstanding as Bridal and Formal. I highly recommend their services. You won't be disappointed!
Bridal and Formal went beyond my wildest expectations. The staff was absolutely friendly, and willing to help. I met the Read more...
Bridal and Formal went beyond my wildest expectations. The staff was absolutely friendly, and willing to help. I met the designer of my dress on a whim, and found the perfect dress for me. They have plenty of styles to choose from, and a very relaxed atmosphere. I had been to several boutiques - but none were quite so outstanding as Bridal and Formal. I highly recommend their services. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I initially had gone dress shopping at David's Bridal and it was a horrible experience - it was like the consultant was not listening to me at all, and each dress I tried on was worse than the last. To make matters worse, because I was the only woman in the store trying on wedding dresses that day, every consultant would "ooh" and "ahh" over me, even when I knew the dress was not flattering. There's nothing worse than knowing they're just trying to get a sale.

In comes Bridal and Formal. I can't not say enough wonderful things about them. I was a bit nervous that, on our budget, there would not be a lot to try on. However, I explained what I liked to my consultant, Bobbie, and back she came with a ton of beautiful dresses. Bobbi was so wonderful at listening to me, that I think she knew what I wanted even more than I did! The first dress I tried on was "the one," but Bobbi encouraged me to try on other dresses, just in case. She always provided me honest, but considerate feedback on the dresses. When one dress wasn't that great she just said, "Oh no, we can do better!" Which is JUST what I wanted to hear.

I never felt pressured or like Bobbi was just trying to make a sale, which is exactly what your dress shopping experience should be like. She happily let me stay in my chosen dress for an hour, and helped me "complete the look" with a veil and jewelry, none of which she pressed me into purchasing.

Also, for those ladies bringing along difficult family members, Bobbi is brilliant with handling such a situation. My mom can be a bit opinionated, and never stops talking, but she and Bobbi were best friends by the end of the experience. Bobbi managed my mom for me, which in turn lead to a more relaxing experience for me. I am extraordinarily grateful for that!

Bonus: My dress was already on sale, and my mom was able to talk them down a bit more. Don't be afraid to come ready to bargain!
I initially had gone dress shopping at David's Bridal and it was a horrible experience - it was like the consultant was Read more...
I initially had gone dress shopping at David's Bridal and it was a horrible experience - it was like the consultant was not listening to me at all, and each dress I tried on was worse than the last. To make matters worse, because I was the only woman in the store trying on wedding dresses that day, every consultant would "ooh" and "ahh" over me, even when I knew the dress was not flattering. There's nothing worse than knowing they're just trying to get a sale.

In comes Bridal and Formal. I can't not say enough wonderful things about them. I was a bit nervous that, on our budget, there would not be a lot to try on. However, I explained what I liked to my consultant, Bobbie, and back she came with a ton of beautiful dresses. Bobbi was so wonderful at listening to me, that I think she knew what I wanted even more than I did! The first dress I tried on was "the one," but Bobbi encouraged me to try on other dresses, just in case. She always provided me honest, but considerate feedback on the dresses. When one dress wasn't that great she just said, "Oh no, we can do better!" Which is JUST what I wanted to hear.

I never felt pressured or like Bobbi was just trying to make a sale, which is exactly what your dress shopping experience should be like. She happily let me stay in my chosen dress for an hour, and helped me "complete the look" with a veil and jewelry, none of which she pressed me into purchasing.

Also, for those ladies bringing along difficult family members, Bobbi is brilliant with handling such a situation. My mom can be a bit opinionated, and never stops talking, but she and Bobbi were best friends by the end of the experience. Bobbi managed my mom for me, which in turn lead to a more relaxing experience for me. I am extraordinarily grateful for that!

Bonus: My dress was already on sale, and my mom was able to talk them down a bit more. Don't be afraid to come ready to bargain! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everyone was so helpful with both my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. They were patient as we went through all the dresses finding the perfect one!!
Everyone was so helpful with both my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. They were patient as we went through all the Read more...
Everyone was so helpful with both my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. They were patient as we went through all the dresses finding the perfect one!! Read less
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Kimarra
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I visited to Bridal and Formal due to them being the only shop in Ohio that had the dress I wanted to try on. They have a huge selection of dresses in a variety of prices. On both visits, I did not have an appointment scheduled and they were great about getting me set up with a consultant. I only waited about 10 minutes even though they were really busy. My consultants were great! They didn't try to pressure me into buying a dress that I didn't love like some other shops do. When I said "yes to the dress", my consultant helped with trying on veils and jewelry so I could see what looked good with the dress but again did not try to pressure me into buying anything. When I was checking out, they made sure to check and double check that they ordered the correct dress. Since I don't live in Cincinnati, they gave me a list of recommended alteration shops in Columbus which was really nice. I would definitely recommend them if you want nice and affordable dresses
I visited to Bridal and Formal due to them being the only shop in Ohio that had the dress I wanted to try on. They have a Read more...
I visited to Bridal and Formal due to them being the only shop in Ohio that had the dress I wanted to try on. They have a huge selection of dresses in a variety of prices. On both visits, I did not have an appointment scheduled and they were great about getting me set up with a consultant. I only waited about 10 minutes even though they were really busy. My consultants were great! They didn't try to pressure me into buying a dress that I didn't love like some other shops do. When I said "yes to the dress", my consultant helped with trying on veils and jewelry so I could see what looked good with the dress but again did not try to pressure me into buying anything. When I was checking out, they made sure to check and double check that they ordered the correct dress. Since I don't live in Cincinnati, they gave me a list of recommended alteration shops in Columbus which was really nice. I would definitely recommend them if you want nice and affordable dresses Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This store very obviously knows what they are doing. The staff is extremely friendly, and the consultants know their stuff. I went in knowing I wanted a Maggie Sottero and their selection was endless! Of course I tried on other designers, but my consultant knew after only a few dresses that my dress wasn't on the floor yet.
Lacrecia (my consultant) not only had an awesome sense of humor but really listened to what I was expressing about each dress. In the end she disappeared to the back room and came out with a Maggie Sottero (Primrose) that hadn't even hit the floor yet! I put it on, she helped accessorize with an amazing belt and broach and I fell in love.
The process was quick, the price good...and their estimated arrival time was well exceeded when they called me months before the dress was supposed to be in and told me they had it at the store!
No matter what your price range, style, or size this store has it! Don't waste your time wandering around other well known bridal stores.
This store very obviously knows what they are doing. The staff is extremely friendly, and the consultants know their Read more...
This store very obviously knows what they are doing. The staff is extremely friendly, and the consultants know their stuff. I went in knowing I wanted a Maggie Sottero and their selection was endless! Of course I tried on other designers, but my consultant knew after only a few dresses that my dress wasn't on the floor yet.
Lacrecia (my consultant) not only had an awesome sense of humor but really listened to what I was expressing about each dress. In the end she disappeared to the back room and came out with a Maggie Sottero (Primrose) that hadn't even hit the floor yet! I put it on, she helped accessorize with an amazing belt and broach and I fell in love.
The process was quick, the price good...and their estimated arrival time was well exceeded when they called me months before the dress was supposed to be in and told me they had it at the store!
No matter what your price range, style, or size this store has it! Don't waste your time wandering around other well known bridal stores. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal gave me an awesome experience while picking out my dress. I was able to look through all of the dresses myself and try on any dresses that I wanted. I went during the week so there were very few other people there and I was able to get very personalized service. I love my dress and it arrived earlier than they even said it would. I am overall very happy with my experience.
Bridal and Formal gave me an awesome experience while picking out my dress. I was able to look through all of the dresses Read more...
Bridal and Formal gave me an awesome experience while picking out my dress. I was able to look through all of the dresses myself and try on any dresses that I wanted. I went during the week so there were very few other people there and I was able to get very personalized service. I love my dress and it arrived earlier than they even said it would. I am overall very happy with my experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience!!! We went in without and appointment and just on a whim after me not feeling that a dress I just liked was "the one". They were more the willing to help! And help they did I went through dress after dress of not it, not it, not it..then I found the one....and I was in love!!!! Every person I dealt with was super nice and very helpful!!!! And the best part, My dress came in super early!!!! Would def recommend everyone to them!!
I had a great experience!!! We went in without and appointment and just on a whim after me not feeling that a dress I just Read more...
I had a great experience!!! We went in without and appointment and just on a whim after me not feeling that a dress I just liked was "the one". They were more the willing to help! And help they did I went through dress after dress of not it, not it, not it..then I found the one....and I was in love!!!! Every person I dealt with was super nice and very helpful!!!! And the best part, My dress came in super early!!!! Would def recommend everyone to them!! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal was absolutely the right choice when looking for my bridal gown. My sister had already purchased her gown there and I had no doubt Bridal and Formal was where I would find mine as well. They were very helpful, flexible, and patient. I tried on several gowns and finally went back and tried the second one again. It was the one: Lena by Maggie Sottero. They took me to a different room and made me look like a bride. My entourage cried, I cried... It was an amazing moment. And let's not forget they let us drink champagne there to celebrate the moment I said "yes to the dress".
One little issue I had was that I ordered the gown on the spot but had to wait a while to order my veil because my budget was tight at that moment. I called Bridal and Formal a couple of months later and ordered the veil I had tried on the day I purchased the gown. When the veil arrived, it was not the same one. Bridal and Formal made everything right by exchanging the veil for me. They were very understanding and kind about it. At the end, I looked beautiful and exactly how I had envisioned on my wedding day.
I absolutely recommend Bridal and Formal to any bride.
Bridal and Formal was absolutely the right choice when looking for my bridal gown. My sister had already purchased her Read more...
Bridal and Formal was absolutely the right choice when looking for my bridal gown. My sister had already purchased her gown there and I had no doubt Bridal and Formal was where I would find mine as well. They were very helpful, flexible, and patient. I tried on several gowns and finally went back and tried the second one again. It was the one: Lena by Maggie Sottero. They took me to a different room and made me look like a bride. My entourage cried, I cried... It was an amazing moment. And let's not forget they let us drink champagne there to celebrate the moment I said "yes to the dress".
One little issue I had was that I ordered the gown on the spot but had to wait a while to order my veil because my budget was tight at that moment. I called Bridal and Formal a couple of months later and ordered the veil I had tried on the day I purchased the gown. When the veil arrived, it was not the same one. Bridal and Formal made everything right by exchanging the veil for me. They were very understanding and kind about it. At the end, I looked beautiful and exactly how I had envisioned on my wedding day.
I absolutely recommend Bridal and Formal to any bride. Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I had been to several other shops on Benson in the CIncinnati wedding district. I had a good idea what I wanted (one shoulder, mermaid, under $500) Other shops met my request with a "oh, you won't be able to find that". At Bridal and Formal, my request was met met with enthusiasm, and helpful assistance. I cannot remember the name young lady who helped me, but she advised me on which designers to look for, and we set off on the hunt. I found a ton to try on but it only took 2.
I LOVED my dress as did my guests and most importantly my husband.
They even gave me a discount on the dress to fit it in my budget!
Thank you Bridal and Formal!
I had been to several other shops on Benson in the CIncinnati wedding district. I had a good idea what I wanted (one Read more...
I had been to several other shops on Benson in the CIncinnati wedding district. I had a good idea what I wanted (one shoulder, mermaid, under $500) Other shops met my request with a "oh, you won't be able to find that". At Bridal and Formal, my request was met met with enthusiasm, and helpful assistance. I cannot remember the name young lady who helped me, but she advised me on which designers to look for, and we set off on the hunt. I found a ton to try on but it only took 2.
I LOVED my dress as did my guests and most importantly my husband.
They even gave me a discount on the dress to fit it in my budget!
Thank you Bridal and Formal! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I had gone to about 10 other salons feeling pressured or feeling like I wasn't paid attention to. At Bridal and Formal I felt important. Once I put on my dress, the consultant let me stay in it for 2 hours without rushing me. She helped me see the whole picture with trying lots of veils and accessories. We have purchased all the attendants dresses there as well with the same attention and quality of service in the bridesmaids department as the bridal department.
I had gone to about 10 other salons feeling pressured or feeling like I wasn't paid attention to. At Bridal and Formal I Read more...
I had gone to about 10 other salons feeling pressured or feeling like I wasn't paid attention to. At Bridal and Formal I felt important. Once I put on my dress, the consultant let me stay in it for 2 hours without rushing me. She helped me see the whole picture with trying lots of veils and accessories. We have purchased all the attendants dresses there as well with the same attention and quality of service in the bridesmaids department as the bridal department. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I have been here and also bought several bridesmaids dresses from Bridal and Formal in the past and it has always been a pleasant experience. That is why I decided to go here for my wedding dress! My experience was great!The lady who helped me was awesome and very helpful. She asked my style & what I was looking for and took her time to find and pull similar dresses from the racks which was extremely helpful since there are so many to choose from and it could've been very overwhelming. But, I was able to find "The One" after a few hours and they made it such a fun experience. They put the vail in and do your hair and add jewelry in the "sparkle room" and this gives you a really good idea if it is really the dress you want ! They let me do this with my final 2 choices and I was able to decide once I saw the whole look together. My friends have always gone here and my sister did as well for her wedding dress and everyone has had a very good experience and I have yet to hear of any complaints. They definitely have a huge selection of bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses!! Just make sure you go far in advance (approx. 9 months) since it can take awhile for your actual dress to come in!!
I have been here and also bought several bridesmaids dresses from Bridal and Formal in the past and it has always been a Read more...
I have been here and also bought several bridesmaids dresses from Bridal and Formal in the past and it has always been a pleasant experience. That is why I decided to go here for my wedding dress! My experience was great!The lady who helped me was awesome and very helpful. She asked my style & what I was looking for and took her time to find and pull similar dresses from the racks which was extremely helpful since there are so many to choose from and it could've been very overwhelming. But, I was able to find "The One" after a few hours and they made it such a fun experience. They put the vail in and do your hair and add jewelry in the "sparkle room" and this gives you a really good idea if it is really the dress you want ! They let me do this with my final 2 choices and I was able to decide once I saw the whole look together. My friends have always gone here and my sister did as well for her wedding dress and everyone has had a very good experience and I have yet to hear of any complaints. They definitely have a huge selection of bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses!! Just make sure you go far in advance (approx. 9 months) since it can take awhile for your actual dress to come in!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If you want the best bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses in Cincinnati - or anywhere! - Bridal and Formal is the place to go!! It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. My parents and I were taken care of and I was shown exactly the kinds of dresses I wanted to see. Nothing outside of my price range was brought in - which tends to be a concern for brides on a budget! When I found THE DRESS, the woman helping me took me to what she called "Tinsel Town", a room that she thought had the best lighting and a big mirror. The "dress moment" was so special and I'll never forget it!

I loved my Bridal and Formal experience so much that I took my bridesmaids there also. We were very well taken care of on the bridesmaid side, too! We found exactly what we were looking for in a matter of no time. There is such a big selection, you can definitely find what you're looking for. We were able to get measured and paid for all in the same trip! I absolutely recommend Bridal and Forma in Reading for all of your Bridal Dress needs!
If you want the best bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses in Cincinnati - or anywhere! - Bridal and Formal is the place to Read more...
If you want the best bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses in Cincinnati - or anywhere! - Bridal and Formal is the place to go!! It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. My parents and I were taken care of and I was shown exactly the kinds of dresses I wanted to see. Nothing outside of my price range was brought in - which tends to be a concern for brides on a budget! When I found THE DRESS, the woman helping me took me to what she called "Tinsel Town", a room that she thought had the best lighting and a big mirror. The "dress moment" was so special and I'll never forget it!

I loved my Bridal and Formal experience so much that I took my bridesmaids there also. We were very well taken care of on the bridesmaid side, too! We found exactly what we were looking for in a matter of no time. There is such a big selection, you can definitely find what you're looking for. We were able to get measured and paid for all in the same trip! I absolutely recommend Bridal and Forma in Reading for all of your Bridal Dress needs! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Hands down best bridal boutique in Cincinnati and perhaps the country. Just beware of the size they put down for you and double/triple check them.
Hands down best bridal boutique in Cincinnati and perhaps the country. Just beware of the size they put down for you and Read more...
Hands down best bridal boutique in Cincinnati and perhaps the country. Just beware of the size they put down for you and double/triple check them. Read less
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Anthony & Emily
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I chose Bridal and Formal as vendor for my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses! They are very easy to work with and have an awesome selection to choose from!

I found my dress and bridesmaid dresses cheaper at another store and the manager price matched with no problem! When I got the dresses in they were as pretty as they were when they see tried on.

Received many compliments on my dress as well as the bridesmaid dresses! Would highly recommend Bridal and Formal for your wedding dress and bridesmaid needs!

Thanks,
Emily
I chose Bridal and Formal as vendor for my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses! They are very easy to work with and have Read more...
I chose Bridal and Formal as vendor for my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses! They are very easy to work with and have an awesome selection to choose from!

I found my dress and bridesmaid dresses cheaper at another store and the manager price matched with no problem! When I got the dresses in they were as pretty as they were when they see tried on.

Received many compliments on my dress as well as the bridesmaid dresses! Would highly recommend Bridal and Formal for your wedding dress and bridesmaid needs!

Thanks,
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best customer service I've ever had, anywhere. The lady I worked with (Cynthia) was amazingly helpful and was actually the one who found my wedding dress. She knew the store stock well, and could identify dresses I showed her just by their pictures. I had been stressing out about finding a dress, but my experience here was relaxed (I never felt rushed by the staff), less overwhelming than I expected (the store has 4,000 dresses!), and an overall FUN experience. Well worth the drive from IL.
Best customer service I've ever had, anywhere. The lady I worked with (Cynthia) was amazingly helpful and was actually the Read more...
Best customer service I've ever had, anywhere. The lady I worked with (Cynthia) was amazingly helpful and was actually the one who found my wedding dress. She knew the store stock well, and could identify dresses I showed her just by their pictures. I had been stressing out about finding a dress, but my experience here was relaxed (I never felt rushed by the staff), less overwhelming than I expected (the store has 4,000 dresses!), and an overall FUN experience. Well worth the drive from IL. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Had a great time picking out my dress here. The girl working with me chose some dresses for me that were not what I thought I wanted, but turned out was absolutely stunning on my body type! She was helpful and fun and it was so fun to say Yes to the Dress... everyone made a big deal and started clapping. My dress was stunning on my wedding day and I know she helped my pick the perfect dress!
Had a great time picking out my dress here. The girl working with me chose some dresses for me that were not what I Read more...
Had a great time picking out my dress here. The girl working with me chose some dresses for me that were not what I thought I wanted, but turned out was absolutely stunning on my body type! She was helpful and fun and it was so fun to say Yes to the Dress... everyone made a big deal and started clapping. My dress was stunning on my wedding day and I know she helped my pick the perfect dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had heard mixed reviews about Bridal & Formal, so was nervous going in to buy my dress, as I am a picky shopper and very frugal. I was very happy with my experience at Bridal & Formal. The staff was very helpful, and they definitely had a large selection that fit my budget (and they were willing to work with me on price.)

I would definitely recommend them!
I had heard mixed reviews about Bridal & Formal, so was nervous going in to buy my dress, as I am a picky shopper and very Read more...
I had heard mixed reviews about Bridal & Formal, so was nervous going in to buy my dress, as I am a picky shopper and very frugal. I was very happy with my experience at Bridal & Formal. The staff was very helpful, and they definitely had a large selection that fit my budget (and they were willing to work with me on price.)

I would definitely recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Was tight on time with ordering my wedding dress but they made it possible to help me find my perfect dress! Other places I went to gave me what they wanted me to try but here they let me look first and then knew what I was wanting in my dress! They have a ton of choices!
Was tight on time with ordering my wedding dress but they made it possible to help me find my perfect dress! Other places Read more...
Was tight on time with ordering my wedding dress but they made it possible to help me find my perfect dress! Other places I went to gave me what they wanted me to try but here they let me look first and then knew what I was wanting in my dress! They have a ton of choices! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing store!!!! They had my dream dress & the staff were very helpful!
Amazing store!!!! They had my dream dress & the staff were very helpful!
Amazing store!!!! They had my dream dress & the staff were very helpful! Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I went to Bridal and Formal with an idea of what I wanted. I looked in my price range and the selection was great. I found two dresses I really liked and ended up going with a Maggie Sottero. The dressing rooms or lack there of didn't bother me. I also went on a week day and it wasn't busy at all. The girl who helped me with my dress was so nice. She put my hair up in a quick updo so I could get a better idea of how it would be on my wedding day. I had a great experience there. It might be a bit overwhelming if you don't have any idea on what you are looking for b/c they have such a large selection.
I went to Bridal and Formal with an idea of what I wanted. I looked in my price range and the selection was great. I found Read more...
I went to Bridal and Formal with an idea of what I wanted. I looked in my price range and the selection was great. I found two dresses I really liked and ended up going with a Maggie Sottero. The dressing rooms or lack there of didn't bother me. I also went on a week day and it wasn't busy at all. The girl who helped me with my dress was so nice. She put my hair up in a quick updo so I could get a better idea of how it would be on my wedding day. I had a great experience there. It might be a bit overwhelming if you don't have any idea on what you are looking for b/c they have such a large selection. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Largest selection of dresses I've seen anywhere! Very helpful associates. Good prices and service.
Largest selection of dresses I've seen anywhere! Very helpful associates. Good prices and service.
Largest selection of dresses I've seen anywhere! Very helpful associates. Good prices and service. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Great place...found my dress right away! When I went to pick up my dress, the girl was awesome and did my hair for me just for fun to see what I might look like on the big day!
Great place...found my dress right away! When I went to pick up my dress, the girl was awesome and did my hair for me just Read more...
Great place...found my dress right away! When I went to pick up my dress, the girl was awesome and did my hair for me just for fun to see what I might look like on the big day! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I was lucky enough to have Iris as my consultant. I had a rather large group of girls with me (12) and she was very patient and helpful with everyone's opinons. I tried on 5 dresses and finally found my dream dress. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, and would highly recommend Iris!
I was lucky enough to have Iris as my consultant. I had a rather large group of girls with me (12) and she was very Read more...
I was lucky enough to have Iris as my consultant. I had a rather large group of girls with me (12) and she was very patient and helpful with everyone's opinons. I tried on 5 dresses and finally found my dream dress. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, and would highly recommend Iris! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Bridal and Formal. I purchased my wedding dress there, and my mother also got her dress for my wedding there. They have an amazing selection and were very helpful in finding my dress! Thanks.
We had a great experience with Bridal and Formal. I purchased my wedding dress there, and my mother also got her dress for Read more...
We had a great experience with Bridal and Formal. I purchased my wedding dress there, and my mother also got her dress for my wedding there. They have an amazing selection and were very helpful in finding my dress! Thanks. Read less
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Jasmine
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Looking for my dress was a one day event, and I left with a dress ordered! My consultant was very friendly, especially accommodating the, oh I don't know, 10 people that came with me lol My dress came in three months later than expected, but it was due to the designer, a problem that they later corrected by no longer offering that designer's gowns (unfortunate though because my dress is gorgeous!) :)

We also ordered our bridesmaids dresses and MOH's dress from Bridal and Formal as well. I had out of state ladies and they were able to call in with their measurements and received recommendations on what sizes to order. Smooth process. And, because I ordered my gown there, they received a group discount. I was really pleased with them.

One thing I do recommend is to know the exact dress number that you've looked at in advance. I asked one of the bridesmaids' consultants for my ladies to try on Alfred Angelo's silk diuponi strapless dress and she said he didn't make a dress like that. Luckily I remembered the dress number and she was able to find it with no drama or fuss. Just FYI.
Looking for my dress was a one day event, and I left with a dress ordered! My consultant was very friendly, especially Read more...
Looking for my dress was a one day event, and I left with a dress ordered! My consultant was very friendly, especially accommodating the, oh I don't know, 10 people that came with me lol My dress came in three months later than expected, but it was due to the designer, a problem that they later corrected by no longer offering that designer's gowns (unfortunate though because my dress is gorgeous!) :)

We also ordered our bridesmaids dresses and MOH's dress from Bridal and Formal as well. I had out of state ladies and they were able to call in with their measurements and received recommendations on what sizes to order. Smooth process. And, because I ordered my gown there, they received a group discount. I was really pleased with them.

One thing I do recommend is to know the exact dress number that you've looked at in advance. I asked one of the bridesmaids' consultants for my ladies to try on Alfred Angelo's silk diuponi strapless dress and she said he didn't make a dress like that. Luckily I remembered the dress number and she was able to find it with no drama or fuss. Just FYI. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience picking our my wedding dress at Bridal & Formal. I think they did a great job in helping me find "the one". They were also great to work with when I had an issue with the shoes I had bought there. I had a great experience. Just make sure to order everything in plenty of time. We also got our bridesmaid dresses there, which were beautiful.
I had a great experience picking our my wedding dress at Bridal & Formal. I think they did a great job in helping me find Read more...
I had a great experience picking our my wedding dress at Bridal & Formal. I think they did a great job in helping me find "the one". They were also great to work with when I had an issue with the shoes I had bought there. I had a great experience. Just make sure to order everything in plenty of time. We also got our bridesmaid dresses there, which were beautiful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Bridal & Formal was my third or fourth bridal retailer I visited, and as soon as I walked in I new I would find my dress there. They assign you a consultant that will work with you until you find what you want. I had Tracy and she was absolutely awesome! They have so many dresses to choose from, and the consultants have a good sense of what you will like, and really help YOU decide what you want and like instead of forcing their ideas on you. It was great!!!
Bridal & Formal was my third or fourth bridal retailer I visited, and as soon as I walked in I new I would find my dress Read more...
Bridal & Formal was my third or fourth bridal retailer I visited, and as soon as I walked in I new I would find my dress there. They assign you a consultant that will work with you until you find what you want. I had Tracy and she was absolutely awesome! They have so many dresses to choose from, and the consultants have a good sense of what you will like, and really help YOU decide what you want and like instead of forcing their ideas on you. It was great!!! Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Lots of selections for every price range. Only problem is you have to go grab each dress yourself and its a big area. They also have no private dressing rooms. Every other person in there changing can see you
Lots of selections for every price range. Only problem is you have to go grab each dress yourself and its a big area. They Read more...
Lots of selections for every price range. Only problem is you have to go grab each dress yourself and its a big area. They also have no private dressing rooms. Every other person in there changing can see you Read less
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Kacie
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We ventured out right after the engagement to get an "idea" of what the dress should be. We left ordering the dress after a mere three hours. My mom was even disappointed that it all went so quickly. This is a very large salon that gives you the attention of a small boutique salon. All of the other salons in the area require appointments to properly attend the brides, very understandable. We walked into Bridal and Formal and asked to make an appointment and the proprietor indicated he had an associate available. Tracy was assigned to us and was wonderful. She indicated that we should go select 10-15 dresses that we liked and she herself would select 10 she thought would look nice based on our interview. She fixed my hair to get the full effect then started with the dresses. She was quite organized and directed us based on style..etc. Very professional. It all went quickly and smoothly. The dress was selected was a dress another young lady had tried on and discarded. Tracy had watched her try it on and ran over and got it when the girl had finished, I put it on and it was the one. It was perfect. Elegant and dreamy, candlelight color. It was a lot of dress and while beautiful, Tracy did try to discourage me from getting this particular one. Only because the dress was voluminous and I am a size 0. The weight was her concern. It was satin and taffeta. I could not be swayed, this was the dress. We ordered it that day. The experience was perfect. The dress and the bridesmaids dresses came in just as promised. Nothing would be changed. Thank you Tracy and Bridal and Formal. We are so happy with the service.
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We ventured out right after the engagement to get an "idea" of what the dress should be. We left ordering the dress after a mere three hours. My mom was even disappointed that it all went so quickly. This is a very large salon that gives you the attention of a small boutique salon. All of the other salons in the area require appointments to properly attend the brides, very understandable. We walked into Bridal and Formal and asked to make an appointment and the proprietor indicated he had an associate available. Tracy was assigned to us and was wonderful. She indicated that we should go select 10-15 dresses that we liked and she herself would select 10 she thought would look nice based on our interview. She fixed my hair to get the full effect then started with the dresses. She was quite organized and directed us based on style..etc. Very professional. It all went quickly and smoothly. The dress was selected was a dress another young lady had tried on and discarded. Tracy had watched her try it on and ran over and got it when the girl had finished, I put it on and it was the one. It was perfect. Elegant and dreamy, candlelight color. It was a lot of dress and while beautiful, Tracy did try to discourage me from getting this particular one. Only because the dress was voluminous and I am a size 0. The weight was her concern. It was satin and taffeta. I could not be swayed, this was the dress. We ordered it that day. The experience was perfect. The dress and the bridesmaids dresses came in just as promised. Nothing would be changed. Thank you Tracy and Bridal and Formal. We are so happy with the service. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
12/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Incredibly positive experience at what was a very stressful time. Two weeks to go before the wedding and I still hadn't been able to find a dress that was flattering let alone affordable for something I'd wear once! I am an older bride (late 50s), still attractive, but not sporting my 20's-something figure any longer. Every other place we went, they kept giving me dresses to try that really didn't suit my age or figure and they weren't LISTENING to me. They'd all exclaiim how darling something looked. Gag on that BS. At the end of the day, both my elderly mother and I were pretty weary, but we stopped in while on the street at Bridal and Formal. That was the best decision of any I made at the wedding (other than my choice of husband). At first I found it a bit offputting to be assigned a sales person, but soon saw the sense in it when the person I was assigned, Sally Cook, actually was extremely helpful, not just in helping me get gowns on and off, but also in selecting gowns that were well within my budget and were flattering for my coloring and figure. She was so natural and knowledgeable, I'd ask for her again if you could get her. Since my wedding was literally upon us, Sally took me upstairs to look for gowns that I could buy directly from the rack. I ended up buying TWO wedding gowns of very high quality (layers of chiffon over satin with lots of beautiful hand beading), each for under (are you sitting down???) $100. I was so thrilled with this selection, I also bought two gorgeous bridesmaid gowns to use as formals on my honeymoon cruise. Both had been samples of discontinued designers, looked untouched by human hands, were extremely classy and flattering (no sleazy prom dress look for me, please), and I bought them both (are you STILL sitting down?) for $20 each. This place is phenomenal. I'd look upstairs first for your own gown to save money as you might find the perfect dress for an incredible price. Thanks again, Sally, for your natural and helpful advice and assistance. You were perfect, as are the dresses. I will be wearing that second wedding gown at vow renewals henceforth.
Incredibly positive experience at what was a very stressful time. Two weeks to go before the wedding and I still hadn't Read more...
Incredibly positive experience at what was a very stressful time. Two weeks to go before the wedding and I still hadn't been able to find a dress that was flattering let alone affordable for something I'd wear once! I am an older bride (late 50s), still attractive, but not sporting my 20's-something figure any longer. Every other place we went, they kept giving me dresses to try that really didn't suit my age or figure and they weren't LISTENING to me. They'd all exclaiim how darling something looked. Gag on that BS. At the end of the day, both my elderly mother and I were pretty weary, but we stopped in while on the street at Bridal and Formal. That was the best decision of any I made at the wedding (other than my choice of husband). At first I found it a bit offputting to be assigned a sales person, but soon saw the sense in it when the person I was assigned, Sally Cook, actually was extremely helpful, not just in helping me get gowns on and off, but also in selecting gowns that were well within my budget and were flattering for my coloring and figure. She was so natural and knowledgeable, I'd ask for her again if you could get her. Since my wedding was literally upon us, Sally took me upstairs to look for gowns that I could buy directly from the rack. I ended up buying TWO wedding gowns of very high quality (layers of chiffon over satin with lots of beautiful hand beading), each for under (are you sitting down???) $100. I was so thrilled with this selection, I also bought two gorgeous bridesmaid gowns to use as formals on my honeymoon cruise. Both had been samples of discontinued designers, looked untouched by human hands, were extremely classy and flattering (no sleazy prom dress look for me, please), and I bought them both (are you STILL sitting down?) for $20 each. This place is phenomenal. I'd look upstairs first for your own gown to save money as you might find the perfect dress for an incredible price. Thanks again, Sally, for your natural and helpful advice and assistance. You were perfect, as are the dresses. I will be wearing that second wedding gown at vow renewals henceforth. Read less
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AllyFlesch
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I worked with Terri Haggard....She was more amazing than words can say! I appreciate all of her help and time!
I worked with Terri Haggard....She was more amazing than words can say! I appreciate all of her help and time!
I worked with Terri Haggard....She was more amazing than words can say! I appreciate all of her help and time! Read less
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4monts
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Awesome selection !!! Picked us out a dress we never would have tried on and it was perfect !!! They know what their customers should wear and look wonderful !!!!!!!
Awesome selection !!! Picked us out a dress we never would have tried on and it was perfect !!! They know what their Read more...
Awesome selection !!! Picked us out a dress we never would have tried on and it was perfect !!! They know what their customers should wear and look wonderful !!!!!!! Read less
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angela
Wedding:
9/19/2011
5.0/5.0
They were great. Gave them my price range and stayed at the bottom of it. She picked my dress out. It was so beautiful and perfect. They rushed it in for me for no extra charge. Great place.
They were great. Gave them my price range and stayed at the bottom of it. She picked my dress out. It was so beautiful and Read more...
They were great. Gave them my price range and stayed at the bottom of it. She picked my dress out. It was so beautiful and perfect. They rushed it in for me for no extra charge. Great place. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Simply amazing selection! Everyone was wonderful with both my dress and the bridesmaid dresses. I would recommend them to anyone-near or far. Amy was the greatest assistant when picking out my dress. And they were negotiable with the price of my dress.
Simply amazing selection! Everyone was wonderful with both my dress and the bridesmaid dresses. I would recommend them to Read more...
Simply amazing selection! Everyone was wonderful with both my dress and the bridesmaid dresses. I would recommend them to anyone-near or far. Amy was the greatest assistant when picking out my dress. And they were negotiable with the price of my dress. Read less
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Cortney
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
They provided me amazing service. They helped me find my dream dress!!!
They provided me amazing service. They helped me find my dream dress!!!
They provided me amazing service. They helped me find my dream dress!!! Read less
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Chelsy
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at Bridal and Formal were amazing and I had a great experience picking out my wedding dress. My dress consultant was great and she paid close attention to the style I was going for. We found my perfect wedding dress the first day I was there! They were true to their word on delivery times and I was very pleased. I opted to get my bridesmaids dresses from here as well, as they offer a discount on accessories and bridesmaids' dresses if the bride buys her dress from here. I was also extremely pleased with the way they handled my girls and their orders. Most of my girls were out of town, and they sent their dresses and it was no problem. They even called and left my a voicemail message each time something happened in the process. They were very helpful each time we spoke over the phone, and each of my visits were great experiences. My dress was priced great, and was a true find. I would recommend this vendor to any bride!
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The staff at Bridal and Formal were amazing and I had a great experience picking out my wedding dress. My dress consultant was great and she paid close attention to the style I was going for. We found my perfect wedding dress the first day I was there! They were true to their word on delivery times and I was very pleased. I opted to get my bridesmaids dresses from here as well, as they offer a discount on accessories and bridesmaids' dresses if the bride buys her dress from here. I was also extremely pleased with the way they handled my girls and their orders. Most of my girls were out of town, and they sent their dresses and it was no problem. They even called and left my a voicemail message each time something happened in the process. They were very helpful each time we spoke over the phone, and each of my visits were great experiences. My dress was priced great, and was a true find. I would recommend this vendor to any bride! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I got the most beautiful Maggie Sottero dress for my wedding from Bridal and Formal. My sales consultant was wonderful, she really got my vision of how I wanted to look on my wedding day. The dress came in within the time period that they promised.
I also got my BM dresses here for a great price. They got a discount since I got my bridal gown there too. We were all very pleased with our dresses and service.
I got the most beautiful Maggie Sottero dress for my wedding from Bridal and Formal. My sales consultant was wonderful, Read more...
I got the most beautiful Maggie Sottero dress for my wedding from Bridal and Formal. My sales consultant was wonderful, she really got my vision of how I wanted to look on my wedding day. The dress came in within the time period that they promised.
I also got my BM dresses here for a great price. They got a discount since I got my bridal gown there too. We were all very pleased with our dresses and service. Read less
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Laura & Rannie
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone was very nice and helpful. Dress came in before expected. No problems at all. Very pleased!
Everyone was very nice and helpful. Dress came in before expected. No problems at all. Very pleased!
Everyone was very nice and helpful. Dress came in before expected. No problems at all. Very pleased! Read less
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fanatic888
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I'm really quite shocked at all the negative reviews. I got my wedding gown, 3 bridesmaid dresses and 1 mother of the bride dress. The service while we were trying things on was excellent. Cynthia was my consultant if that helps. I tried on about 20 dresses it felt like and Cynthia ended up picking the dress that I ultimately decided on so I'm glad she was helping us. Everything came in on time and well before it was needed. They gave me 30% off my dress and 20% off the other dresses just because we asked about discounts. I would recommend this store to everyone.
I'm really quite shocked at all the negative reviews. I got my wedding gown, 3 bridesmaid dresses and 1 mother of the Read more...
I'm really quite shocked at all the negative reviews. I got my wedding gown, 3 bridesmaid dresses and 1 mother of the bride dress. The service while we were trying things on was excellent. Cynthia was my consultant if that helps. I tried on about 20 dresses it felt like and Cynthia ended up picking the dress that I ultimately decided on so I'm glad she was helping us. Everything came in on time and well before it was needed. They gave me 30% off my dress and 20% off the other dresses just because we asked about discounts. I would recommend this store to everyone. Read less
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Bride's mom
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find the perfect dress in June for my September wedding. They were very helpful in directing me to the designers who would be able to meet that deadline. They have thousands of dresses from hundreds of designers. I tried on 20 or more and found "the dress". It was received in plenty of time for my wedding.
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I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find the perfect dress in June for my September wedding. They were very helpful in directing me to the designers who would be able to meet that deadline. They have thousands of dresses from hundreds of designers. I tried on 20 or more and found "the dress". It was received in plenty of time for my wedding. Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
The woman helping me made me try on all the different kind of dresses which was a great idea because I never in a million years would have thought I would be wearing a full ball gown to my wedding...but that was the one!!! They handled my order very quickly my dress was in on time and they helped me find the perfect accessories. They helped me look my best on my wedding day!!
The woman helping me made me try on all the different kind of dresses which was a great idea because I never in a million Read more...
The woman helping me made me try on all the different kind of dresses which was a great idea because I never in a million years would have thought I would be wearing a full ball gown to my wedding...but that was the one!!! They handled my order very quickly my dress was in on time and they helped me find the perfect accessories. They helped me look my best on my wedding day!! Read less
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kbordeleau
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
The only place to buy your wedding gown! Amazing selection and no one ever tried to show me a dress outside my price range. They even helped me find the perfect rehearsal dinner dress! A great, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff!
The only place to buy your wedding gown! Amazing selection and no one ever tried to show me a dress outside my price Read more...
The only place to buy your wedding gown! Amazing selection and no one ever tried to show me a dress outside my price range. They even helped me find the perfect rehearsal dinner dress! A great, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff! Read less
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durcs25
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Amazing dresses! They have tons of selection. I drove down from Columbus to find my perfect dress! I loved my dress!!
Amazing dresses! They have tons of selection. I drove down from Columbus to find my perfect dress! I loved my dress!!
Amazing dresses! They have tons of selection. I drove down from Columbus to find my perfect dress! I loved my dress!! Read less
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Julie Rubin
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed our experience at Bridal and Formal and would highly recommend them. We bought a beautiful dress for a very fair price. Hugh selection.
We really enjoyed our experience at Bridal and Formal and would highly recommend them. We bought a beautiful dress for a Read more...
We really enjoyed our experience at Bridal and Formal and would highly recommend them. We bought a beautiful dress for a very fair price. Hugh selection. Read less
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munafobride
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal was great! The staff were easy to work with and made shopping for a wedding gown a lot of fun. I loved playing "dress up" when I finally picked my dress, my consultant took me to the other part of the store where the Paris Boutique is and someone styled my hair and I got to try on different accessories with my dress. It was a great experience!
Bridal and Formal was great! The staff were easy to work with and made shopping for a wedding gown a lot of fun. I loved Read more...
Bridal and Formal was great! The staff were easy to work with and made shopping for a wedding gown a lot of fun. I loved playing "dress up" when I finally picked my dress, my consultant took me to the other part of the store where the Paris Boutique is and someone styled my hair and I got to try on different accessories with my dress. It was a great experience! Read less
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onlymels
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I went in knowing exactly what dress I wanted and only tried that one on. They were a little snotty when I picked it up though but very nice when I was ordering it.
I went in knowing exactly what dress I wanted and only tried that one on. They were a little snotty when I picked it up Read more...
I went in knowing exactly what dress I wanted and only tried that one on. They were a little snotty when I picked it up though but very nice when I was ordering it. Read less
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Sogol
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Bridal and formal is THE best place to get your wedding dress in Cincinnati. I chose a pricy videographer, photographer, florist, and bakery. So I had to draw the line somewhere although I was not willing to compromise quality. Bridal and formal provided high quality at a reasonable price which is EXTREMELY rare in the wedding industry. I was able to purchase my dream dress, ordered from a couture designer that fit in with my fancy/expensive florist and cake but instead at an affordable price. I will say I wasn't as impressed with their shoes, but as far as wedding dresses and veils go you cannot beat Bridal and Formal. It has a wide selection, wide price range, great service, flexible and knowledgable staff, and it is simply the best place to get a wedding gown in Cincinnati.
Bridal and formal is THE best place to get your wedding dress in Cincinnati. I chose a pricy videographer, photographer, Read more...
Bridal and formal is THE best place to get your wedding dress in Cincinnati. I chose a pricy videographer, photographer, florist, and bakery. So I had to draw the line somewhere although I was not willing to compromise quality. Bridal and formal provided high quality at a reasonable price which is EXTREMELY rare in the wedding industry. I was able to purchase my dream dress, ordered from a couture designer that fit in with my fancy/expensive florist and cake but instead at an affordable price. I will say I wasn't as impressed with their shoes, but as far as wedding dresses and veils go you cannot beat Bridal and Formal. It has a wide selection, wide price range, great service, flexible and knowledgable staff, and it is simply the best place to get a wedding gown in Cincinnati. Read less
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DKFREY
Wedding:
12/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. I LOVED my dress and everyone was very helpful! I also had my Bridesmaids get their dresses there and it was extremely easy to work with them..
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. I LOVED my dress and everyone was very helpful! I also had my Bridesmaids Read more...
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. I LOVED my dress and everyone was very helpful! I also had my Bridesmaids get their dresses there and it was extremely easy to work with them.. Read less
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101009
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Overall good experience I would recommend making an appointment for first thing in the morning. It was not as hectic for me that way.
Overall good experience I would recommend making an appointment for first thing in the morning. It was not as hectic for Read more...
Overall good experience I would recommend making an appointment for first thing in the morning. It was not as hectic for me that way. Read less
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bahrlou
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
My bridesmaid dresses were purchased at Bridal and Formal. While I am from Dayton and my bridesmaids are from all over (Maryland, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana) I was worried it wouldn't work out. However, all but two of my six bridesmaid were able to go to the store and try on the dress we chose. The other two called in their measurements. The dresses were ordered right away and came in shortly after, in plenty of time before the wedding. The selection was great and they are willing to negotiate prices. They kept me informed of bridesmaids that needed to pay their balance, who still needed to send in measurements to order, when the arrived, etc. Couldn't have been a better experience!
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My bridesmaid dresses were purchased at Bridal and Formal. While I am from Dayton and my bridesmaids are from all over (Maryland, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana) I was worried it wouldn't work out. However, all but two of my six bridesmaid were able to go to the store and try on the dress we chose. The other two called in their measurements. The dresses were ordered right away and came in shortly after, in plenty of time before the wedding. The selection was great and they are willing to negotiate prices. They kept me informed of bridesmaids that needed to pay their balance, who still needed to send in measurements to order, when the arrived, etc. Couldn't have been a better experience! Read less
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angeljs04
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I had looked at so many other bridal shops and this was by far the best. They were so friendly and they made me feel comfortable and I found the perfect dress!
I had looked at so many other bridal shops and this was by far the best. They were so friendly and they made me feel Read more...
I had looked at so many other bridal shops and this was by far the best. They were so friendly and they made me feel comfortable and I found the perfect dress! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
In looking for my wedding dress, I probably had on 125 dresses at least. I went everywhere from David's Bridal to the upscale stuffy bridal salons where basically, you aren't allowed to touch the dresses. What I found at Bridal and Formal was an EXTREMELY comfortable and helpful environment. I got to work with Bobby during my visit and she made my experience FANTASTIC. She was very VERY helpful, patient with my indecisiveness, and a lot of fun...this isn't found in almost any bridal salon!!!!

The selection alone makes a trip there very worth while. It is a SEA of dresses, in every price range. I could see the designer version of a dress that cost over $10,000 and also the "knock off" version that fit much more nicely into my budget. I was finally able to satisfy my curiousity of knowing what was out there to be seen and confidently knew that I had finally found my dress.

I would recommend this store to everyone and have actually already taken a 2 1/2 hour trip there with a friend to shop for her wedding dress.
In looking for my wedding dress, I probably had on 125 dresses at least. I went everywhere from David's Bridal to the Read more...
In looking for my wedding dress, I probably had on 125 dresses at least. I went everywhere from David's Bridal to the upscale stuffy bridal salons where basically, you aren't allowed to touch the dresses. What I found at Bridal and Formal was an EXTREMELY comfortable and helpful environment. I got to work with Bobby during my visit and she made my experience FANTASTIC. She was very VERY helpful, patient with my indecisiveness, and a lot of fun...this isn't found in almost any bridal salon!!!!

The selection alone makes a trip there very worth while. It is a SEA of dresses, in every price range. I could see the designer version of a dress that cost over $10,000 and also the "knock off" version that fit much more nicely into my budget. I was finally able to satisfy my curiousity of knowing what was out there to be seen and confidently knew that I had finally found my dress.

I would recommend this store to everyone and have actually already taken a 2 1/2 hour trip there with a friend to shop for her wedding dress. Read less
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Miller.v
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal did a great job in helping me find the wedding dress I have always wanted.
I was in Cincinnati with my husband to be at the time because he had an internship there and really wanted to start looking at
wedding dresses and i found Bridal and Formal online and went to check out some of the dresses they had.. and they had A LOT.
huge selection. I had seen the dress i wanted in a magazine online but wasn't available in stores yet.
I ended up trying on the design of the same dress from the year before and it was perfect and the lady at the store
knew i found the ONE! so we ordered the brand new 2009 Pronovias - Helsinki
and i was also given a discount off a brand new dress which was even better. My dress ended up taking about 8 months to arrive and one it did they shipped it really quickly to me and it was worth the wait.
The Pronovias collection is one of a kind. Very Elegant. Everyone commented on my dress and said they have never seen anything like it before. Even the photographer said the same.
Bridal and Formal did a great job in helping me find the wedding dress I have always wanted.
I was in Cincinnati with Read more...
Bridal and Formal did a great job in helping me find the wedding dress I have always wanted.
I was in Cincinnati with my husband to be at the time because he had an internship there and really wanted to start looking at
wedding dresses and i found Bridal and Formal online and went to check out some of the dresses they had.. and they had A LOT.
huge selection. I had seen the dress i wanted in a magazine online but wasn't available in stores yet.
I ended up trying on the design of the same dress from the year before and it was perfect and the lady at the store
knew i found the ONE! so we ordered the brand new 2009 Pronovias - Helsinki
and i was also given a discount off a brand new dress which was even better. My dress ended up taking about 8 months to arrive and one it did they shipped it really quickly to me and it was worth the wait.
The Pronovias collection is one of a kind. Very Elegant. Everyone commented on my dress and said they have never seen anything like it before. Even the photographer said the same. Read less
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pkflowers
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
My mother and I headed down to Bridal & Formal from Columbus and we are so grateful we did. I ended up finding the perfect dress after much help from Tracie, who was wonderful!! I ended up with a Jim Hjelm gown that you cannot find anywhere in Columbus. They told me the dress would take 6 months to receive and it was shipped to them in 4. Each trip we made was great.
My mother and I headed down to Bridal & Formal from Columbus and we are so grateful we did. I ended up finding the perfect Read more...
My mother and I headed down to Bridal & Formal from Columbus and we are so grateful we did. I ended up finding the perfect dress after much help from Tracie, who was wonderful!! I ended up with a Jim Hjelm gown that you cannot find anywhere in Columbus. They told me the dress would take 6 months to receive and it was shipped to them in 4. Each trip we made was great. Read less
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niner
Wedding:
4/24/2009
5.0/5.0
After having multiple dress dilema's, I was 2 weeks away from my wedding and didn't have a dress. Went to Bridal and Formal, found a gorgeous Amsale sample gown that I was able to purchase off the rack for an unbelievable price!
After having multiple dress dilema's, I was 2 weeks away from my wedding and didn't have a dress. Went to Bridal and Read more...
After having multiple dress dilema's, I was 2 weeks away from my wedding and didn't have a dress. Went to Bridal and Formal, found a gorgeous Amsale sample gown that I was able to purchase off the rack for an unbelievable price! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
1/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Don't go anywhere else. You can find everything you need at one location. Most of the dresses are order only, so make sure you start early.
Don't go anywhere else. You can find everything you need at one location. Most of the dresses are order only, so make sure Read more...
Don't go anywhere else. You can find everything you need at one location. Most of the dresses are order only, so make sure you start early. Read less
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mtEvans
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal has the best selection of gowns! I originally decided to have my dress made and it turned out to be a disaster! Since my parents live about 8 hours away and I was running short on time I had to go pick out a dress by myself. The staff was SO helpful and they even had a web-cam so my mom could see it! To this day I absolutely love that dress!!!
Bridal and Formal has the best selection of gowns! I originally decided to have my dress made and it turned out to be a Read more...
Bridal and Formal has the best selection of gowns! I originally decided to have my dress made and it turned out to be a disaster! Since my parents live about 8 hours away and I was running short on time I had to go pick out a dress by myself. The staff was SO helpful and they even had a web-cam so my mom could see it! To this day I absolutely love that dress!!! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Everything was amazing that they helped me with!
Everything was amazing that they helped me with!
Everything was amazing that they helped me with! Read less
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JessPageCh
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
I'm from Chicago and had previously done all of my wedding gown searching there. When I visited Bridal & Formal, I was completely blown away by their selection, service and the price difference (huge compared to Chicago area)! I found the dress of my dreams on my first visit, and they were nice enough to let me purchase it off the rack (at a discount) since I didn't live in the area. One thing to note: they do not have private dressing areas, its more like one big room with separate areas for brides to try on. Not a huge deal, but if you have modesty issues, it could surprise you.
I'm from Chicago and had previously done all of my wedding gown searching there. When I visited Bridal & Formal, I was Read more...
I'm from Chicago and had previously done all of my wedding gown searching there. When I visited Bridal & Formal, I was completely blown away by their selection, service and the price difference (huge compared to Chicago area)! I found the dress of my dreams on my first visit, and they were nice enough to let me purchase it off the rack (at a discount) since I didn't live in the area. One thing to note: they do not have private dressing areas, its more like one big room with separate areas for brides to try on. Not a huge deal, but if you have modesty issues, it could surprise you. Read less
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kestep
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
I found my dress the first time that I made it to the shop. There was a ton of dresses to pull from and they found one that I liked in my budget
I found my dress the first time that I made it to the shop. There was a ton of dresses to pull from and they found one Read more...
I found my dress the first time that I made it to the shop. There was a ton of dresses to pull from and they found one that I liked in my budget Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
This was quite an experience. It was the first store where I had gone to look for my dress. The selectioin was amazing. I loved that they helped you into the gowns. THe lady that helped me asked what I liked and disliked about each dress and then went out and pulled a few more dresses that had the qualities that I liked. Low and behold the dress I went with was one she picked for me! I LOVE this store! :)
This was quite an experience. It was the first store where I had gone to look for my dress. The selectioin was amazing. I Read more...
This was quite an experience. It was the first store where I had gone to look for my dress. The selectioin was amazing. I loved that they helped you into the gowns. THe lady that helped me asked what I liked and disliked about each dress and then went out and pulled a few more dresses that had the qualities that I liked. Low and behold the dress I went with was one she picked for me! I LOVE this store! :) Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
11/17/2007
5.0/5.0
My dress was awesome. It was also way cheaper than I had expected. Bridal and formal staff couldn't have been more helpful!
My dress was awesome. It was also way cheaper than I had expected. Bridal and formal staff couldn't have been more Read more...
My dress was awesome. It was also way cheaper than I had expected. Bridal and formal staff couldn't have been more helpful! Read less
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BubblyBride
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
The ladies here were absolutely fabulous! Dress shopping for me was very stressful, having a large family that all wanted a say in what I wore. The girls here helped make the day enjoyable and made sure to make me feel comfortable. They listened to what i wanted and helped me try on dozens of dresses. They were thoughtful, attentive, and made the experience that could have been torture, lovely.
The ladies here were absolutely fabulous! Dress shopping for me was very stressful, having a large family that all wanted Read more...
The ladies here were absolutely fabulous! Dress shopping for me was very stressful, having a large family that all wanted a say in what I wore. The girls here helped make the day enjoyable and made sure to make me feel comfortable. They listened to what i wanted and helped me try on dozens of dresses. They were thoughtful, attentive, and made the experience that could have been torture, lovely. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
They had so many gowns to choose from! I would not bother going anywhere else in the Dayton area. It was worth the longer drive!
They had so many gowns to choose from! I would not bother going anywhere else in the Dayton area. It was worth the longer Read more...
They had so many gowns to choose from! I would not bother going anywhere else in the Dayton area. It was worth the longer drive! Read less
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Antonia
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
I found a dress in a bridal magazine and tried it on at a shop 6 months later. I had decided to wait until closer to our wedding before purchasing it. About 6 months later, I found out that it was going to be discontinued in a week. I called several stores, and they gave me the least expensive price from all other stores as far as 3 hrs away. They were even willing to price match if they weren't. I went in for measurements, ordered it and got it 3 months later in flawless condition. Service was great, the price was even better. They are busy on the weekends, however, and would recommend making an appointment. They also gave information as to alterations in my area and gave me a giftcard.
I found a dress in a bridal magazine and tried it on at a shop 6 months later. I had decided to wait until closer to our Read more...
I found a dress in a bridal magazine and tried it on at a shop 6 months later. I had decided to wait until closer to our wedding before purchasing it. About 6 months later, I found out that it was going to be discontinued in a week. I called several stores, and they gave me the least expensive price from all other stores as far as 3 hrs away. They were even willing to price match if they weren't. I went in for measurements, ordered it and got it 3 months later in flawless condition. Service was great, the price was even better. They are busy on the weekends, however, and would recommend making an appointment. They also gave information as to alterations in my area and gave me a giftcard. Read less
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ebaker
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
They were wonderful! It was so overwhelming when I walked in because they have thousands of dresses. But, they had someone work with me personally to find what I wanted and it was such a wonderful experience. They made it much less stressful and I found the perfect dress!!
They were wonderful! It was so overwhelming when I walked in because they have thousands of dresses. But, they had someone Read more...
They were wonderful! It was so overwhelming when I walked in because they have thousands of dresses. But, they had someone work with me personally to find what I wanted and it was such a wonderful experience. They made it much less stressful and I found the perfect dress!! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
5/5/2007
5.0/5.0
I loved buying my dress from Bridal and Formal. The lady who helped me made a special effort to search for dresses after I left. She called me when she found a dress that she thought I'd like. I ended up choosing a different dress, which she had found for me after I figured out the style I liked. My perfect wedding dress was only $400!
I loved buying my dress from Bridal and Formal. The lady who helped me made a special effort to search for dresses after I Read more...
I loved buying my dress from Bridal and Formal. The lady who helped me made a special effort to search for dresses after I left. She called me when she found a dress that she thought I'd like. I ended up choosing a different dress, which she had found for me after I figured out the style I liked. My perfect wedding dress was only $400! Read less
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j&p111205
Wedding:
11/12/2005
5.0/5.0
I had a really wonderful experience at Bridal and Formal. The Bridal Consultant who worked with us was really patient and kind. She helped me to decide what looked best on me and really made it a special day for me, my mom, and my sister. They were even having a trunk show and the dress I picked was by that designer. The Bridal Consultant made sure to introduce me to the designer and I got to ask him about what bridesmaids' dresses would look good with the dress. The designer even made me a sketch of my dress. The dress came in right on time and was perfect. They also sent us a sample of the material that we could use for buying accessories (my dress wasn't white or ivory) and decor items. They really made me feel like a princess! I am from Ohio, now live in the D.C. area, and my wedding was actually in Columbus, Ohio but my mom and sister said that Bridal and Formal was the best place to get my dress and they were 100% right. The one downside I will note is that the alterations person they recommended (I don't remember the name but she was very near the Bridal and Formal store) was not very good. She was expensive and kind of grouchy and when she was done, the dress was too big (and I did not lose weight). On the wedding day, I had to pin the dress to my bra because it kept slipping down.
I had a really wonderful experience at Bridal and Formal. The Bridal Consultant who worked with us was really patient and Read more...
I had a really wonderful experience at Bridal and Formal. The Bridal Consultant who worked with us was really patient and kind. She helped me to decide what looked best on me and really made it a special day for me, my mom, and my sister. They were even having a trunk show and the dress I picked was by that designer. The Bridal Consultant made sure to introduce me to the designer and I got to ask him about what bridesmaids' dresses would look good with the dress. The designer even made me a sketch of my dress. The dress came in right on time and was perfect. They also sent us a sample of the material that we could use for buying accessories (my dress wasn't white or ivory) and decor items. They really made me feel like a princess! I am from Ohio, now live in the D.C. area, and my wedding was actually in Columbus, Ohio but my mom and sister said that Bridal and Formal was the best place to get my dress and they were 100% right. The one downside I will note is that the alterations person they recommended (I don't remember the name but she was very near the Bridal and Formal store) was not very good. She was expensive and kind of grouchy and when she was done, the dress was too big (and I did not lose weight). On the wedding day, I had to pin the dress to my bra because it kept slipping down. Read less
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Bridgett
Wedding:
8/14/2005
5.0/5.0
The selection available at Bridal & Formal could not be beat. In looking through bridal magazines I had seen a dress that I simply loved. During my visit to Bridal & Formal I described the dress and the sales associate instantly located it and brought it to me to try on. She also directed me to a few other options of a similar style. When I decided to purchase the dress, she was able to direct me to coordinating veils and jewelry as well. I ordered my dress through the store and received it well within the time frame I was promised. My entire experience with Bridal & Formal was great. I would strongly recommend this store.
The selection available at Bridal & Formal could not be beat. In looking through bridal magazines I had seen a dress that Read more...
The selection available at Bridal & Formal could not be beat. In looking through bridal magazines I had seen a dress that I simply loved. During my visit to Bridal & Formal I described the dress and the sales associate instantly located it and brought it to me to try on. She also directed me to a few other options of a similar style. When I decided to purchase the dress, she was able to direct me to coordinating veils and jewelry as well. I ordered my dress through the store and received it well within the time frame I was promised. My entire experience with Bridal & Formal was great. I would strongly recommend this store. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.9/5.0
I bought my dress and bridesmaids dresses from Bridal and Formal. When looking for my dress, the service was great. I went in without and appointment and was helped right away! They gave me great suggestions throughout the experience. I didn't get as much help when looking at bridesmaids dresses, however, it wasn't necessary because I had 3 girls with me so I didn't really need the help. It was also nice that, since I bought my dress from them, my girls got 20% off their dresses! Overall, bridal and formal was great to work with! Thanks!
I bought my dress and bridesmaids dresses from Bridal and Formal. When looking for my dress, the service was great. I went Read more...
I bought my dress and bridesmaids dresses from Bridal and Formal. When looking for my dress, the service was great. I went in without and appointment and was helped right away! They gave me great suggestions throughout the experience. I didn't get as much help when looking at bridesmaids dresses, however, it wasn't necessary because I had 3 girls with me so I didn't really need the help. It was also nice that, since I bought my dress from them, my girls got 20% off their dresses! Overall, bridal and formal was great to work with! Thanks! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
For a heavier bride, it was difficult to find a bridal gown shop that treated me with respect and listened to what I wanted, instead of shoving me into dresses I hated because they were "slimming". This shop was fantastic.
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For a heavier bride, it was difficult to find a bridal gown shop that treated me with respect and listened to what I wanted, instead of shoving me into dresses I hated because they were "slimming". This shop was fantastic. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Bridal and Formal was the second dress store I went to. It was a Saturday afternoon and very hectic in the store. My consultant helped me by pulling several different dresses to fit my body type. We kept trying dresses until I found exactly what I wanted. We ended up finding my dream dress, and we got a bit of a discount for putting the deposit down on the same day!
Bridal and Formal was the second dress store I went to. It was a Saturday afternoon and very hectic in the store. My Read more...
Bridal and Formal was the second dress store I went to. It was a Saturday afternoon and very hectic in the store. My consultant helped me by pulling several different dresses to fit my body type. We kept trying dresses until I found exactly what I wanted. We ended up finding my dream dress, and we got a bit of a discount for putting the deposit down on the same day! Read less
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taryn
Wedding:
4/2/2011
4.9/5.0
Bobbie was PHE.NOM.ENAL! So incredibly helpful, honest and cheerful. Ultimately, I think it was Bobbie who found my dress, the one!

Others were equally as helpful - always willing to check on status of my bridesmaid dresses when I called.

Also, if you're buying tons of stuff from them, they're definitely willing to work with you on price. My sister bought her dress, veil and 8 bridesmaids dresses. I got my dress, 6 BM dresses and shoes.

On top of that, when I thought I couldn't fit into my dress (eeks) I went in to get their feedback. The woman who worked with me (Tina?) had me in it in a heartbeat. However, I got the feeling she was going to be willing to try to work something out with me if it didn't. Not sure what, but still.

On the other hand, not evvveryone there is great. When my sister went, the lady working with us told her everything looked good on her and picked out the most expensive dresses for her to try on. Not such a great experience. Be sure to ask for Bobbie or check other reviews to find out who else is good.

I also wound up getting my shoes there, after I seriously combed the entire city. Some are a little pricey, but the selection cannot be beat, especially when it comes to heel size and color. The gentleman who works this section was also so very kind and helpful.
Bobbie was PHE.NOM.ENAL! So incredibly helpful, honest and cheerful. Ultimately, I think it was Bobbie who found my dress, Read more...
Bobbie was PHE.NOM.ENAL! So incredibly helpful, honest and cheerful. Ultimately, I think it was Bobbie who found my dress, the one!

Others were equally as helpful - always willing to check on status of my bridesmaid dresses when I called.

Also, if you're buying tons of stuff from them, they're definitely willing to work with you on price. My sister bought her dress, veil and 8 bridesmaids dresses. I got my dress, 6 BM dresses and shoes.

On top of that, when I thought I couldn't fit into my dress (eeks) I went in to get their feedback. The woman who worked with me (Tina?) had me in it in a heartbeat. However, I got the feeling she was going to be willing to try to work something out with me if it didn't. Not sure what, but still.

On the other hand, not evvveryone there is great. When my sister went, the lady working with us told her everything looked good on her and picked out the most expensive dresses for her to try on. Not such a great experience. Be sure to ask for Bobbie or check other reviews to find out who else is good.

I also wound up getting my shoes there, after I seriously combed the entire city. Some are a little pricey, but the selection cannot be beat, especially when it comes to heel size and color. The gentleman who works this section was also so very kind and helpful. Read less
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ktmc1885
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.9/5.0
a bit of a drive from dayton and open dressing rooms, but wonderful staff and beautiful dresses
a bit of a drive from dayton and open dressing rooms, but wonderful staff and beautiful dresses
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andreah
Wedding:
12/31/2009
4.9/5.0
My dress was perfect and a great price!!
My dress was perfect and a great price!!
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amyc1983
Wedding:
5/2/2009
4.9/5.0
I am an Indianapolis bride who was so grateful for a place like Bridal and Formal. I had found a dress online, a Maggie Sottero "Anastasia" that no store in the Indianapolis area carried. I called up Bridal and Formal and the staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. They had mentioned that they had the dress and would be happy to hold it for me to try on. I mentioned when I would be coming in, and cheerfully hung up. About a week and a half later, I went to Cincinnati to try on the dress. The minute I walked in (on a Saturday), there were about a half dozen other brides waiting to go through the dress shopping process. Once I said my name, a lady said, "Oh! We have that dress here waiting for you, we pulled it since you were coming!" That was just the first little "extra" that Bridal and Formal provided for me. Alison was my salesperson and she was awesome! By the end of the visit, I felt like she was a long lost friend! She made me feel very comfortable in taking extra time to decide on the dress. The only thing I did not like was the "open format" of the dressing rooms. You have to basically strip down in front of other brides in a big room with mirrors. They also have a small area in case you want some additional privacy, but it isn't overly convenient. Other than that, they're great! Once you find a dress, they'll even take you to the "accessories" place to pull your hair up and give you a better idea of what you'll look like glammed up - they even suggest hairstyles that compliment your face and the dress! They make you feel like such a princess. Anyways - I ended up waiting a couple of days to think about the dress - but ultimately, although I could have ordered it back in Indy - I wanted to go through Bridal & Formal based on the great experience I had with them. I had my dress shipped to me, and it was perfect.

A great place to go to find hard-to-find dresses - and a helpful hint - don't take the price tag on the dress as being an absolute - if you like the dress, the salesperson will come back with a "special price" if you were to buy the dress that day. We didn't buy the dress that day, but we put down a deposit to hold the current price... GREAT deal!
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I am an Indianapolis bride who was so grateful for a place like Bridal and Formal. I had found a dress online, a Maggie Sottero "Anastasia" that no store in the Indianapolis area carried. I called up Bridal and Formal and the staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. They had mentioned that they had the dress and would be happy to hold it for me to try on. I mentioned when I would be coming in, and cheerfully hung up. About a week and a half later, I went to Cincinnati to try on the dress. The minute I walked in (on a Saturday), there were about a half dozen other brides waiting to go through the dress shopping process. Once I said my name, a lady said, "Oh! We have that dress here waiting for you, we pulled it since you were coming!" That was just the first little "extra" that Bridal and Formal provided for me. Alison was my salesperson and she was awesome! By the end of the visit, I felt like she was a long lost friend! She made me feel very comfortable in taking extra time to decide on the dress. The only thing I did not like was the "open format" of the dressing rooms. You have to basically strip down in front of other brides in a big room with mirrors. They also have a small area in case you want some additional privacy, but it isn't overly convenient. Other than that, they're great! Once you find a dress, they'll even take you to the "accessories" place to pull your hair up and give you a better idea of what you'll look like glammed up - they even suggest hairstyles that compliment your face and the dress! They make you feel like such a princess. Anyways - I ended up waiting a couple of days to think about the dress - but ultimately, although I could have ordered it back in Indy - I wanted to go through Bridal & Formal based on the great experience I had with them. I had my dress shipped to me, and it was perfect.

A great place to go to find hard-to-find dresses - and a helpful hint - don't take the price tag on the dress as being an absolute - if you like the dress, the salesperson will come back with a "special price" if you were to buy the dress that day. We didn't buy the dress that day, but we put down a deposit to hold the current price... GREAT deal! Read less
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
9/1/2007
4.9/5.0
The staff of Bridal and Formal was very professional and helped me not only find the perfect dress, but the accessories to provide the finished look. I ended up spending a little more than I thought I would on my dress, veil, and headpiece, but it was such a tremendous deal and I could not pass up the dress of my dreams. The staff was very patient while I tried on many dresses and they helped me narrow down my selections and find what I wanted. The selection of gowns is amazing. If you have the opportunity to go to the bridal district in Reading, Ohio....shop at Bridal and Formal!
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The staff of Bridal and Formal was very professional and helped me not only find the perfect dress, but the accessories to provide the finished look. I ended up spending a little more than I thought I would on my dress, veil, and headpiece, but it was such a tremendous deal and I could not pass up the dress of my dreams. The staff was very patient while I tried on many dresses and they helped me narrow down my selections and find what I wanted. The selection of gowns is amazing. If you have the opportunity to go to the bridal district in Reading, Ohio....shop at Bridal and Formal! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.8/5.0
Amazing experience start to finish. My sales rep, Cindy (I think), was so great and patient. She got my style from the start. The owner was so friendly and gracious and 100% confirmed my decision to shop there. I'd love to do it again and again but only plan on getting married once ;). 100% recommend Bridal and Formal.
Amazing experience start to finish. My sales rep, Cindy (I think), was so great and patient. She got my style from the Read more...
Amazing experience start to finish. My sales rep, Cindy (I think), was so great and patient. She got my style from the start. The owner was so friendly and gracious and 100% confirmed my decision to shop there. I'd love to do it again and again but only plan on getting married once ;). 100% recommend Bridal and Formal. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.8/5.0
Bridal and Formal was our first and ONLY stop on my wedding dress shopping journey! My consultant, Bobbi, was absolutely FANTASTIC. I described what I was looking for to her and she picked my dress right off the bat! She was so patient with me and my mom while I tried on several other dresses to make sure I was making the right decision, and she pulled a beautiful veil and beaded belt to complete my perfect wedding look. Everyone at the salon was so friendly and complimentary -- we had a BLAST! We went back to order bridesmaids dresses, which was a slightly more chaotic experience, but they were very easy to work with when I wanted to order dresses that weren't in stock. I would absolutely recommend them to ANYONE looking for a wedding gown!
Bridal and Formal was our first and ONLY stop on my wedding dress shopping journey! My consultant, Bobbi, was absolutely Read more...
Bridal and Formal was our first and ONLY stop on my wedding dress shopping journey! My consultant, Bobbi, was absolutely FANTASTIC. I described what I was looking for to her and she picked my dress right off the bat! She was so patient with me and my mom while I tried on several other dresses to make sure I was making the right decision, and she pulled a beautiful veil and beaded belt to complete my perfect wedding look. Everyone at the salon was so friendly and complimentary -- we had a BLAST! We went back to order bridesmaids dresses, which was a slightly more chaotic experience, but they were very easy to work with when I wanted to order dresses that weren't in stock. I would absolutely recommend them to ANYONE looking for a wedding gown! Read less
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LaToya
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.8/5.0
I had a good experience with Bridal and Formal. My first encounter with them was pretty good and then it just got better from there. After I ordered my dress, I started working with Bobbi and Tracy. These women are wonderful! They were helpful and really took the time to work with me on hair/accessories. I made numerous trips to the store picking out my bridesmaids dresses, etc. Each time all the employees were extremely courteous and made sure I got everything I needed. I even got a decent deal on my dress and the bridesmaid dresses! Overall, my experience with Bridal and Formal was a good one. It's employees like Bobbi and Tracy that make shopping at that store a great time :-)
I had a good experience with Bridal and Formal. My first encounter with them was pretty good and then it just got better Read more...
I had a good experience with Bridal and Formal. My first encounter with them was pretty good and then it just got better from there. After I ordered my dress, I started working with Bobbi and Tracy. These women are wonderful! They were helpful and really took the time to work with me on hair/accessories. I made numerous trips to the store picking out my bridesmaids dresses, etc. Each time all the employees were extremely courteous and made sure I got everything I needed. I even got a decent deal on my dress and the bridesmaid dresses! Overall, my experience with Bridal and Formal was a good one. It's employees like Bobbi and Tracy that make shopping at that store a great time :-) Read less
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kelseypeace
Wedding:
12/17/2011
4.8/5.0
Very helpful, personalized service. I was wavering between two dresses and the saleswoman helped me without making me feel pressured into buying something.
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Very helpful, personalized service. I was wavering between two dresses and the saleswoman helped me without making me feel pressured into buying something. Read less
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JennaKate
Wedding:
11/4/2011
4.8/5.0
I loved working with Cynthia at Bridal and Formal. She really helped point me in the right direction instead of trying to upsell me a dress I couldn't afford. She was so pleasant to work with, even just as the store was closing. The ordering process was simple, but my dress came in a couple weeks after it was supposed to. The salon didn't let me know my dress was late, I had to keep calling to find out the status of my dress. It arrived exactly how I ordered it. Would definitely recommend this salon.
I loved working with Cynthia at Bridal and Formal. She really helped point me in the right direction instead of trying to Read more...
I loved working with Cynthia at Bridal and Formal. She really helped point me in the right direction instead of trying to upsell me a dress I couldn't afford. She was so pleasant to work with, even just as the store was closing. The ordering process was simple, but my dress came in a couple weeks after it was supposed to. The salon didn't let me know my dress was late, I had to keep calling to find out the status of my dress. It arrived exactly how I ordered it. Would definitely recommend this salon. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.8/5.0
My wedding consulant was fantastic and she helped me pick out the perfect wedding dress for me. It is a little shocking when you go there to try on dresses and realize that the fitting room is just one big community changing area. I was really uncomfortable changing in front of not only brides but their family and friends too. Definitly be sure to not wear a thong and bring a good strapless bra unless you want to be completely baring it all in front of strangers.

I also got all my jewerly and cake toppers for this place as well. My jewerly was stunning and looked amazing the day of the wedding. We had a little issue with the cake toppper and they had order the one wrong and then tried to blame me. However they got it fix and the new one arrived on time. Other than that everything was perfect!
My wedding consulant was fantastic and she helped me pick out the perfect wedding dress for me. It is a little shocking Read more...
My wedding consulant was fantastic and she helped me pick out the perfect wedding dress for me. It is a little shocking when you go there to try on dresses and realize that the fitting room is just one big community changing area. I was really uncomfortable changing in front of not only brides but their family and friends too. Definitly be sure to not wear a thong and bring a good strapless bra unless you want to be completely baring it all in front of strangers.

I also got all my jewerly and cake toppers for this place as well. My jewerly was stunning and looked amazing the day of the wedding. We had a little issue with the cake toppper and they had order the one wrong and then tried to blame me. However they got it fix and the new one arrived on time. Other than that everything was perfect! Read less
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andsie6
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.8/5.0
This is a wonderful place to go to when you are first looking for your dress. They have so many options and they work with you to narrow down your choices. I went in having an idea of what I wanted but the sales lady really helped me pin down my dress. After trying on 11 dresses I found the one!

My original dress I liked was over $2,000 - which was out of my budget. The sales lady asked me to wait and said she had a dress she wanted me to try. It was almost identical in every way to the first dress by it was 1/4th of the cost. I managed to negotiate with them a little more and spend less than $500! My original dress budget was $1,000. This savings allowed me to spend extra on our wedding for our photo booth.

They are wonderful to work with, the ladies know what dresses are there and how to find a dress that will compliment you. I definitely recommend going here for your dress.
This is a wonderful place to go to when you are first looking for your dress. They have so many options and they work with Read more...
This is a wonderful place to go to when you are first looking for your dress. They have so many options and they work with you to narrow down your choices. I went in having an idea of what I wanted but the sales lady really helped me pin down my dress. After trying on 11 dresses I found the one!

My original dress I liked was over $2,000 - which was out of my budget. The sales lady asked me to wait and said she had a dress she wanted me to try. It was almost identical in every way to the first dress by it was 1/4th of the cost. I managed to negotiate with them a little more and spend less than $500! My original dress budget was $1,000. This savings allowed me to spend extra on our wedding for our photo booth.

They are wonderful to work with, the ladies know what dresses are there and how to find a dress that will compliment you. I definitely recommend going here for your dress. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.8/5.0
After going to another wedding dress vendor who practically ignored me while I was there, what a breath of fresh air to walk into Bridal and Formal and get all kinds of attention!! Great selection, great staff...they even gave me a good deal of the dress I bought! Only complaint-the dress that I had on was pretty much the one I wanted, but I wanted to talk it over during lunch with my mom...the saleswoman asked if I wanted to go ahead and get fitted while I was in the dress...so I said yes so that it would just be done. While walking out, she said that I owed them a fitting fee of $100...just for some lady to take my measurements for 5 seconds...the fee goes towards the purchase of the dress...but like I said I wasn't 100% sure on that dress. So, I wasn't really happy getting caught of guard like that...I had no idea I owed money just for getting measurements, but I got the dress anyway, and it was so beautiful, everyone at the wedding loved it!!
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After going to another wedding dress vendor who practically ignored me while I was there, what a breath of fresh air to walk into Bridal and Formal and get all kinds of attention!! Great selection, great staff...they even gave me a good deal of the dress I bought! Only complaint-the dress that I had on was pretty much the one I wanted, but I wanted to talk it over during lunch with my mom...the saleswoman asked if I wanted to go ahead and get fitted while I was in the dress...so I said yes so that it would just be done. While walking out, she said that I owed them a fitting fee of $100...just for some lady to take my measurements for 5 seconds...the fee goes towards the purchase of the dress...but like I said I wasn't 100% sure on that dress. So, I wasn't really happy getting caught of guard like that...I had no idea I owed money just for getting measurements, but I got the dress anyway, and it was so beautiful, everyone at the wedding loved it!! Read less
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askale2
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.8/5.0
Wonderful place! I got my dress, shoes, and my mom's dress, along with ties for the guys, all within excellant care, treatment and price. They did everything they could to make me happy during the whole experience. only downfall is 1 large dressing room for all the brides- no privacy in your undergarments. But the girl who helped me helped me relax and enjoy the experience forgetting all worries! It was so much fun and great selection at all different price points!
Wonderful place! I got my dress, shoes, and my mom's dress, along with ties for the guys, all within excellant care, Read more...
Wonderful place! I got my dress, shoes, and my mom's dress, along with ties for the guys, all within excellant care, treatment and price. They did everything they could to make me happy during the whole experience. only downfall is 1 large dressing room for all the brides- no privacy in your undergarments. But the girl who helped me helped me relax and enjoy the experience forgetting all worries! It was so much fun and great selection at all different price points! Read less
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Michele45419
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.8/5.0
Bridal gown arrived early!!!! And they were quick to send back the gown when it was missing a piece of embellishments. Wonderful selection and GREAT customer service. Bobbi didn't mind staying late on several occasions while I kept trying on gowns and deciding what I liked best. I never felt pressured to buy. Fantastic experience.

I also used Bridal and Formal to purchase my bridesmaid dresses. The service that was AMAZING on the bridal side was not so fantastic on the bridesmaid side. It took approximately 30 minutes (or more) before a consultant asked if I needed any assistance. I felt I was more left to my own. I ordered a short Alfred Angelo dress for my bridesmaids. But when the dress came in, they were floor length. It didn't matter much in the long run (the bridesmaids decided to keep their dresses long). Other than that, the dresses came in with plenty of time before the wedding.
Bridal gown arrived early!!!! And they were quick to send back the gown when it was missing a piece of embellishments. Read more...
Bridal gown arrived early!!!! And they were quick to send back the gown when it was missing a piece of embellishments. Wonderful selection and GREAT customer service. Bobbi didn't mind staying late on several occasions while I kept trying on gowns and deciding what I liked best. I never felt pressured to buy. Fantastic experience.

I also used Bridal and Formal to purchase my bridesmaid dresses. The service that was AMAZING on the bridal side was not so fantastic on the bridesmaid side. It took approximately 30 minutes (or more) before a consultant asked if I needed any assistance. I felt I was more left to my own. I ordered a short Alfred Angelo dress for my bridesmaids. But when the dress came in, they were floor length. It didn't matter much in the long run (the bridesmaids decided to keep their dresses long). Other than that, the dresses came in with plenty of time before the wedding. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
4/9/2010
4.8/5.0
Everyone at Bridal and Formal was very helpful and made my experience feel person and special. Very crowded on weekends. Luckily, I went dress shopping in the morning during the week :)
Everyone at Bridal and Formal was very helpful and made my experience feel person and special. Very crowded on weekends. Read more...
Everyone at Bridal and Formal was very helpful and made my experience feel person and special. Very crowded on weekends. Luckily, I went dress shopping in the morning during the week :) Read less
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Niki
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.8/5.0
I received my bridesmaid dress from bridal and formal. They had the exact dress I found online on sale. It ended up being cheaper there than anywhere online because of the sale. If you keep going back they have sales on different brands at different times. The first time I looked the dress was $150, but when I went back it was on sale for $108. My bridesmaids were VERY happy about that! They are very helpful in helping you find the exact color combination.
I received my bridesmaid dress from bridal and formal. They had the exact dress I found online on sale. It ended up being Read more...
I received my bridesmaid dress from bridal and formal. They had the exact dress I found online on sale. It ended up being cheaper there than anywhere online because of the sale. If you keep going back they have sales on different brands at different times. The first time I looked the dress was $150, but when I went back it was on sale for $108. My bridesmaids were VERY happy about that! They are very helpful in helping you find the exact color combination. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.8/5.0
I was really depressed after visiting other gown shops because everything looked the same and there was no selection. Boy was I relieved when I found Bridal and Formal. They have an enormous selection of gowns from a variety of designers and in a wide range of prices. I went without an appointment and got stellar service. I tried on countless gowns until I found my dream dress. There were several that looked great, but just weren't 'the one' but, the assistants never tried to talk me into something I didn't want. Other stores tried to pressure me into a purchase, at Bridal and Formal they wanted me to be happy. They gave honest feedback that was very helpful in making the big decision. My dress was a dream come true and so was the shopping process.
I was really depressed after visiting other gown shops because everything looked the same and there was no selection. Boy Read more...
I was really depressed after visiting other gown shops because everything looked the same and there was no selection. Boy was I relieved when I found Bridal and Formal. They have an enormous selection of gowns from a variety of designers and in a wide range of prices. I went without an appointment and got stellar service. I tried on countless gowns until I found my dream dress. There were several that looked great, but just weren't 'the one' but, the assistants never tried to talk me into something I didn't want. Other stores tried to pressure me into a purchase, at Bridal and Formal they wanted me to be happy. They gave honest feedback that was very helpful in making the big decision. My dress was a dream come true and so was the shopping process. Read less
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jeanettejbrown
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.8/5.0
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/18/2007
4.8/5.0
They were amazing...used them for both my dress and my bridesmaids dresses. They had the best prices out of anyone that I found up in Columbus and they will price match if you find the same dress onsale somewhere else! My consultant was Diane and she was the one to find my dress for me. One word of advice, this is not like a bridal boutiqe, this is a large store with alot of people, however they still give you one on one attention and do what they can to make you happy. The brides maid area however is kind of a free for all!
They were amazing...used them for both my dress and my bridesmaids dresses. They had the best prices out of anyone that I Read more...
They were amazing...used them for both my dress and my bridesmaids dresses. They had the best prices out of anyone that I found up in Columbus and they will price match if you find the same dress onsale somewhere else! My consultant was Diane and she was the one to find my dress for me. One word of advice, this is not like a bridal boutiqe, this is a large store with alot of people, however they still give you one on one attention and do what they can to make you happy. The brides maid area however is kind of a free for all! Read less
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awbeth
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.8/5.0
After trying on every dress in Indianapolis (or so it seemed), we headed over to Cinci to try Bridal and Formal. I found the perfect dress! The lady who helped us was very patient and helpful. She gave an honest opinion about the dresses I was trying on and was not pushy at all. I really enjoyed my experience there. Also, I got a GREAT deal because I bought a dress off the rack.
After trying on every dress in Indianapolis (or so it seemed), we headed over to Cinci to try Bridal and Formal. I found Read more...
After trying on every dress in Indianapolis (or so it seemed), we headed over to Cinci to try Bridal and Formal. I found the perfect dress! The lady who helped us was very patient and helpful. She gave an honest opinion about the dresses I was trying on and was not pushy at all. I really enjoyed my experience there. Also, I got a GREAT deal because I bought a dress off the rack. Read less
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andreamarie@bellsouth.net
Wedding:
4/9/2005
4.8/5.0
There were soo many dresses to choose from!
There were soo many dresses to choose from!
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molly
Wedding:
1/25/2014
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience with Bridal and Formal. Everyone was very pleasant and really helped me find my dress. I had some ideas in mind, but they didn't really fit my body type (I am only 4'10..haha). They found the perfect dress for me and I loved it! Everyone in the shop was great to talk to and really wanted me to feel beautiful. I also bought my veil and a beaded/crystal belt to go with the dress. The belt was actually the last item to come in...it completed the dress so I was very excited to get it! When I went to pick up the dress, I still didn't have any jewelry for the big day...looking at their 'Paris" collection-I cringed at the prices-then I realized that they also have a cheaper area of jewelry...I found the exact necklace I had been looking for..the best part: it was $25!!!! I died and went to bridal heaven! I loved my experience!! They have a ton of dresses at every price point. A great place to buy your dress!
I had a great experience with Bridal and Formal. Everyone was very pleasant and really helped me find my dress. I had some Read more...
I had a great experience with Bridal and Formal. Everyone was very pleasant and really helped me find my dress. I had some ideas in mind, but they didn't really fit my body type (I am only 4'10..haha). They found the perfect dress for me and I loved it! Everyone in the shop was great to talk to and really wanted me to feel beautiful. I also bought my veil and a beaded/crystal belt to go with the dress. The belt was actually the last item to come in...it completed the dress so I was very excited to get it! When I went to pick up the dress, I still didn't have any jewelry for the big day...looking at their 'Paris" collection-I cringed at the prices-then I realized that they also have a cheaper area of jewelry...I found the exact necklace I had been looking for..the best part: it was $25!!!! I died and went to bridal heaven! I loved my experience!! They have a ton of dresses at every price point. A great place to buy your dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
I go my dress at Bridal & Formal and had a great experience. The place was absolutely packed when we went to go dress shopping, but we still felt very catered to. Even with a low price-point, the girls help me find the perfect dress and took me to the "sparkle room" so I could see every aspect of the dress I was trying on. I ended up going with a dress I found there, which was so unique and gorgeous. They had it ready to go for me three months later when I came to pick it up.
I go my dress at Bridal & Formal and had a great experience. The place was absolutely packed when we went to go dress Read more...
I go my dress at Bridal & Formal and had a great experience. The place was absolutely packed when we went to go dress shopping, but we still felt very catered to. Even with a low price-point, the girls help me find the perfect dress and took me to the "sparkle room" so I could see every aspect of the dress I was trying on. I ended up going with a dress I found there, which was so unique and gorgeous. They had it ready to go for me three months later when I came to pick it up. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.7/5.0
I went to Bridal and Formal when Randy Fenoli was there making a guest appearance- so the whole experience was probably not your "typical" B&F experience. It was kind of chaotic (I think because there were so many girls there to see Randy) Norma was my consultant- and she kept me calm. She did a great job of feeling out which type of dress I was looking for and really nailed it. It was so much fun to work with her and I would recommend asking for Norma if you go!!! One thing to make sure, when they measure you for your dress, make sure to note how tall you will be with heels, they measured mine too short so I couldn't wear my heels- had to wear flats (but can't say I was TOO disappointed about that haha) Dress came in exactly on time and in perfect condition, so did the veil. I also ordered my BM dresses from here too. I had 10 girls all in different dresses in the same color and fabric so it wasn't easy to keep track of but they did a phenomenal job. One piece of feedback- they measured many of my girls too big so they had to get extreme alterations. (The dresses were Alfred Sung in Dupioni silk) So tell girls to use their best judgement for the BM dresses. As for my wedding gown- can't say enough good things about the whole experience!
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I went to Bridal and Formal when Randy Fenoli was there making a guest appearance- so the whole experience was probably not your "typical" B&F experience. It was kind of chaotic (I think because there were so many girls there to see Randy) Norma was my consultant- and she kept me calm. She did a great job of feeling out which type of dress I was looking for and really nailed it. It was so much fun to work with her and I would recommend asking for Norma if you go!!! One thing to make sure, when they measure you for your dress, make sure to note how tall you will be with heels, they measured mine too short so I couldn't wear my heels- had to wear flats (but can't say I was TOO disappointed about that haha) Dress came in exactly on time and in perfect condition, so did the veil. I also ordered my BM dresses from here too. I had 10 girls all in different dresses in the same color and fabric so it wasn't easy to keep track of but they did a phenomenal job. One piece of feedback- they measured many of my girls too big so they had to get extreme alterations. (The dresses were Alfred Sung in Dupioni silk) So tell girls to use their best judgement for the BM dresses. As for my wedding gown- can't say enough good things about the whole experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Great staff and great selection
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.7/5.0
My mother, my fiance's mother, my sister-in-law, and my aunt all spent the day looking for my dress at Bridal & Formal. We had a great time looking at all the different dresses they had to offer. Our consultant was very fun and added great energy to the day. She listened to what I like and was able to piece together different pieces from two different two piece dresses to make what I was looking for. My dress turned out perfect in the end. I was very happy that I chose bridal and formal for the selection and the service. The only thing I didn't like is that you cannot get your dress altered or steamed there, so I did end up spending a bit more money on getting my dress altered and steamed before the wedding.
My mother, my fiance's mother, my sister-in-law, and my aunt all spent the day looking for my dress at Bridal & Formal. We Read more...
My mother, my fiance's mother, my sister-in-law, and my aunt all spent the day looking for my dress at Bridal & Formal. We had a great time looking at all the different dresses they had to offer. Our consultant was very fun and added great energy to the day. She listened to what I like and was able to piece together different pieces from two different two piece dresses to make what I was looking for. My dress turned out perfect in the end. I was very happy that I chose bridal and formal for the selection and the service. The only thing I didn't like is that you cannot get your dress altered or steamed there, so I did end up spending a bit more money on getting my dress altered and steamed before the wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal! They had such a HUGE variety of dresses and allowed me to dry on what I needed to to figure out my ideal style.
The staff was friendly and Bobbi, who assisted me, was beyond helpful. She seemed to read my mind and wasn't pushy at all, just very supportive.
The price was one of the lowest I've seen for a desginer gown.
I also got my bridesmaid dresses there. The prices were great and the dresses were beautiful, though, several of my bridesmaids gowns were WAY too big on them. A small size should have been recommended, but it all worked out!
Would definitely recommend for your dress and attire!
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal! They had such a HUGE variety of dresses and allowed me to dry on what I Read more...
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal! They had such a HUGE variety of dresses and allowed me to dry on what I needed to to figure out my ideal style.
The staff was friendly and Bobbi, who assisted me, was beyond helpful. She seemed to read my mind and wasn't pushy at all, just very supportive.
The price was one of the lowest I've seen for a desginer gown.
I also got my bridesmaid dresses there. The prices were great and the dresses were beautiful, though, several of my bridesmaids gowns were WAY too big on them. A small size should have been recommended, but it all worked out!
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vanessavc
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.7/5.0
I saw a picture of a dress in a magazine and tracked it down to the Bridal and Formal Boutique in Cincinnati, Ohio. I walked in without an appointment and was able to get a consultant right away. After showing her a picture of the dress, she was able to find it for me and other dresses that fit my personality and style very well! The dress had a flower embellishment that was pinned on, but we could not find right away; my consultant kept looking for it until she found it about 30 minutes later. They even had a webcam that I could stand in front of and show my dress to my dad. The only thing is that they have open dressing rooms where you have to change in front of other girls (guys are not allowed in the back changing area); they do have small curtained areas if you absolutely must, but it ended up being easier to just change in the open area. My consultant gave me about $150 off the price because I paid 50% down payment.
I saw a picture of a dress in a magazine and tracked it down to the Bridal and Formal Boutique in Cincinnati, Ohio. I Read more...
I saw a picture of a dress in a magazine and tracked it down to the Bridal and Formal Boutique in Cincinnati, Ohio. I walked in without an appointment and was able to get a consultant right away. After showing her a picture of the dress, she was able to find it for me and other dresses that fit my personality and style very well! The dress had a flower embellishment that was pinned on, but we could not find right away; my consultant kept looking for it until she found it about 30 minutes later. They even had a webcam that I could stand in front of and show my dress to my dad. The only thing is that they have open dressing rooms where you have to change in front of other girls (guys are not allowed in the back changing area); they do have small curtained areas if you absolutely must, but it ended up being easier to just change in the open area. My consultant gave me about $150 off the price because I paid 50% down payment. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.7/5.0
Bridal and Formal is literally a one-stop shop. I was able to pick out my dress, accessories, and bridesmaids' dresses in one afternoon. Bridal and Formal does a great job of calling when the dresses are in and keeping you updated along the way. I highly recommend them to brides looking for great service and a wide selection of dresses.
Bridal and Formal is literally a one-stop shop. I was able to pick out my dress, accessories, and bridesmaids' dresses in Read more...
Bridal and Formal is literally a one-stop shop. I was able to pick out my dress, accessories, and bridesmaids' dresses in one afternoon. Bridal and Formal does a great job of calling when the dresses are in and keeping you updated along the way. I highly recommend them to brides looking for great service and a wide selection of dresses. Read less
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Auldlm
Wedding:
5/13/2011
4.7/5.0
While this isn't your fancy bridal boutique you certainly can get some upscale dresses here! My experience with Maura was perfect and I was able to get a great price on a beautiful dress.

This place is not for shy gals. You must change in front of people, but that also makes it fun as you end up sharing opinions with everyone in the room! Go an enjoy!
While this isn't your fancy bridal boutique you certainly can get some upscale dresses here! My experience with Maura was Read more...
While this isn't your fancy bridal boutique you certainly can get some upscale dresses here! My experience with Maura was perfect and I was able to get a great price on a beautiful dress.

This place is not for shy gals. You must change in front of people, but that also makes it fun as you end up sharing opinions with everyone in the room! Go an enjoy! Read less
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algoodin
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.7/5.0
I absolutely LOVED my dress from Bridal and Formal. The staff were very nice in helping me select my dress and making sure it got ordered immediately. The only complaint I have is that they ordered my dress 3 inches SHORTER than what was written down and by the time it came in, it was too close to the wedding to fix. Consequently, I had to wear flip flops with my wedding dress and it still barely covered my feet.
I absolutely LOVED my dress from Bridal and Formal. The staff were very nice in helping me select my dress and making sure Read more...
I absolutely LOVED my dress from Bridal and Formal. The staff were very nice in helping me select my dress and making sure it got ordered immediately. The only complaint I have is that they ordered my dress 3 inches SHORTER than what was written down and by the time it came in, it was too close to the wedding to fix. Consequently, I had to wear flip flops with my wedding dress and it still barely covered my feet. Read less
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amyannosu
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience at Bridal & Formal. They are tied with Kleinfeld's in NYC as being the largest bridal store in the nation. They have tons of selection in all price ranges - I told them my price range and they directed me to an entire room of dresses right in or around that range. I ended up buying a dress that was exactly in that range. I didn't expect to buy a dress when I went, because it was very early on in my wedding planning, but I tried on 15 or so dresses and they were all excellent and beautiful. I had a tough time deciding between the last two. Norma was my consultant and she was extremely friendly and helpful. While I was happy I got my dress from B&F, I was disappointed to later find my dress priced online at other bridal stores for a lesser price. I would recommend taking two trips to the store, first to find the dress(es) you like, and then come back with the price matches. Unfortunately I don't live locally so this probably wouldn't have been an option for me. Secondly, I wasn't very bothered by the group dressing rooms, but I can see why some brides might not feel comfortable changing in front of other brides. I was also disappointed that I couldn't take pictures of the dresses I tried on, just for memory's sake.
I had a great experience at Bridal & Formal. They are tied with Kleinfeld's in NYC as being the largest bridal store in Read more...
I had a great experience at Bridal & Formal. They are tied with Kleinfeld's in NYC as being the largest bridal store in the nation. They have tons of selection in all price ranges - I told them my price range and they directed me to an entire room of dresses right in or around that range. I ended up buying a dress that was exactly in that range. I didn't expect to buy a dress when I went, because it was very early on in my wedding planning, but I tried on 15 or so dresses and they were all excellent and beautiful. I had a tough time deciding between the last two. Norma was my consultant and she was extremely friendly and helpful. While I was happy I got my dress from B&F, I was disappointed to later find my dress priced online at other bridal stores for a lesser price. I would recommend taking two trips to the store, first to find the dress(es) you like, and then come back with the price matches. Unfortunately I don't live locally so this probably wouldn't have been an option for me. Secondly, I wasn't very bothered by the group dressing rooms, but I can see why some brides might not feel comfortable changing in front of other brides. I was also disappointed that I couldn't take pictures of the dresses I tried on, just for memory's sake. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
10/17/2008
4.7/5.0
I purchased my bridal gown, veil, and taira from Bridal and formal as well as all of the bridesmaids gowns, mothers gowns and grandmothers gowns. The staff was very helpful and courteous and the selection was amazing. All of the gowns are designer gowns in a variety of prices. My gown cost less than those I had tried on at a store with cheaper prices, and the night of my wedding everyone kept asking me if it was a vera wang design because it looked that awesome!
I purchased my bridal gown, veil, and taira from Bridal and formal as well as all of the bridesmaids gowns, mothers gowns Read more...
I purchased my bridal gown, veil, and taira from Bridal and formal as well as all of the bridesmaids gowns, mothers gowns and grandmothers gowns. The staff was very helpful and courteous and the selection was amazing. All of the gowns are designer gowns in a variety of prices. My gown cost less than those I had tried on at a store with cheaper prices, and the night of my wedding everyone kept asking me if it was a vera wang design because it looked that awesome! Read less
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cgentry
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.7/5.0
After looking forever and feeling pressured by time in other places, this was the perfect place! They pulled the dresses within my budget and that fit my idea to a tee. I recommend this to everyone...you'll feel comfortable and special...just as you should on the day you find "the dress".
After looking forever and feeling pressured by time in other places, this was the perfect place! They pulled the dresses Read more...
After looking forever and feeling pressured by time in other places, this was the perfect place! They pulled the dresses within my budget and that fit my idea to a tee. I recommend this to everyone...you'll feel comfortable and special...just as you should on the day you find "the dress". Read less
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ukbowman919
Wedding:
2/2/2008
4.7/5.0
This vendor is very good at their customer service. You are greeted right when you come into the door and setup with a personal employee who guides you through the whole process of selecting the right dress. They are good at catering to your needs and style. Things can get a little pricey (especially when you add in jewelry). Also, try to go during a 'non' busy business day. Weekends can get crazy there and you may deal with crowds.
This vendor is very good at their customer service. You are greeted right when you come into the door and setup with a Read more...
This vendor is very good at their customer service. You are greeted right when you come into the door and setup with a personal employee who guides you through the whole process of selecting the right dress. They are good at catering to your needs and style. Things can get a little pricey (especially when you add in jewelry). Also, try to go during a 'non' busy business day. Weekends can get crazy there and you may deal with crowds. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/12/2007
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. The sales woman allowed me to browse through designers that I liked and recommended designers that would fit into my budget. I pulled dresses that I liked and as I tried them on and decided on what I liked and disliked about each dress, she would step back onto the sales floor and pull similar dresses that fit my ideas. She was very familiar with the stock on the floor. A second trip to purchase my dress and the third trip to pick it up were equally as easy and exciting. I highly recommend Bridal and Formal
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. The sales woman allowed me to browse through designers that I liked and Read more...
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. The sales woman allowed me to browse through designers that I liked and recommended designers that would fit into my budget. I pulled dresses that I liked and as I tried them on and decided on what I liked and disliked about each dress, she would step back onto the sales floor and pull similar dresses that fit my ideas. She was very familiar with the stock on the floor. A second trip to purchase my dress and the third trip to pick it up were equally as easy and exciting. I highly recommend Bridal and Formal Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
1/27/2007
4.7/5.0
Wow. Bridal & Formal is THE place to go. I tried on approximately twenty dresses but ultimately ended up buying the first dress I tried on. It was $400 more than I had budgeted but it was THE dress. I was really nervous that the dress wasn't going to arrive in time for the wedding (it was close!) but it ended up coming like 6 weeks before the wedding and all was well.

Two thumbs up!
Wow. Bridal & Formal is THE place to go. I tried on approximately twenty dresses but ultimately ended up buying the first Read more...
Wow. Bridal & Formal is THE place to go. I tried on approximately twenty dresses but ultimately ended up buying the first dress I tried on. It was $400 more than I had budgeted but it was THE dress. I was really nervous that the dress wasn't going to arrive in time for the wedding (it was close!) but it ended up coming like 6 weeks before the wedding and all was well.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
There aren't a ton of dressing rooms, so you'll be out in a big room with everyone else. The selection is amazing. This was the first place I tried dresses on and our rep was super accommodating. Just a little pushy at the end. Ended up leaving empty handed, just to come back 5 months later and make my purchase! Don't pay full price, as they almost always can give you some kind of discount!
There aren't a ton of dressing rooms, so you'll be out in a big room with everyone else. The selection is amazing. This Read more...
There aren't a ton of dressing rooms, so you'll be out in a big room with everyone else. The selection is amazing. This was the first place I tried dresses on and our rep was super accommodating. Just a little pushy at the end. Ended up leaving empty handed, just to come back 5 months later and make my purchase! Don't pay full price, as they almost always can give you some kind of discount! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.6/5.0
Very professional, the staff are extremely helpful and a huge selection.
Very professional, the staff are extremely helpful and a huge selection.
Very professional, the staff are extremely helpful and a huge selection. Read less
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tara
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.6/5.0
I had no intention of buying my dress that day, I wanted to try out a few stores and this was the first one. I had Lacrecia, and I felt no pressure from her. She gave me and my girls an idea of where to look for my budget, and we let her know when we were ready to start trying them on. It was the third dress that I put on, it was exactly what I was looking for, and under budget! I felt that the dress was completely worth it and more. I ended up buying my veil and sash there, which were beautiful, but could have saved a lot of money by getting those somewhere else. It took 7 months to get my Wtoo dress in after I ordered it, which was what they predicted. When I went in to pick it up, my sash was too small, and they had to send it back out. It had been ordered right, but not received in the right size, and I just feel that they should've checked that before I came in and it didn't fit around my waist.
I had no intention of buying my dress that day, I wanted to try out a few stores and this was the first one. I had Read more...
I had no intention of buying my dress that day, I wanted to try out a few stores and this was the first one. I had Lacrecia, and I felt no pressure from her. She gave me and my girls an idea of where to look for my budget, and we let her know when we were ready to start trying them on. It was the third dress that I put on, it was exactly what I was looking for, and under budget! I felt that the dress was completely worth it and more. I ended up buying my veil and sash there, which were beautiful, but could have saved a lot of money by getting those somewhere else. It took 7 months to get my Wtoo dress in after I ordered it, which was what they predicted. When I went in to pick it up, my sash was too small, and they had to send it back out. It had been ordered right, but not received in the right size, and I just feel that they should've checked that before I came in and it didn't fit around my waist. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Great place to find your dress if on a budget! The space isn't quite as glamorous as European bridal across the street but I found my perfect dress there. The saleswoman stayed within my budget and never pushed me to spend more. The accessories section was a little too pricey for me though!
Great place to find your dress if on a budget! The space isn't quite as glamorous as European bridal across the street but Read more...
Great place to find your dress if on a budget! The space isn't quite as glamorous as European bridal across the street but I found my perfect dress there. The saleswoman stayed within my budget and never pushed me to spend more. The accessories section was a little too pricey for me though! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.6/5.0
I got my wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses here. I honestly think I may have bought my dress in part out of frustration with other bridal salons putting me in the exact same dress over the course of 4 separate apps earlier in the day. Out of desperation I drove down without an appt midweek with my sister the same day as my other appts. It wasn't the madhouse you hear about mid week.....I think I went a few days prior to thanksgiving if I recall. Anyway, I was obsessed with my veil and probably paid way too much for it but it was perfect and simple and a great length that I had not seen before-waltz length. I spent the next couple of months regretting my dress choice and even considered getting another dress nearly 2xs the cost 2 months prior to the wedding. In the end, I think I really did make the right decision as I've never seen another bride in my dress and never seen another dress like it.
I got my wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses here. I honestly think I may have bought my dress in part out of Read more...
I got my wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses here. I honestly think I may have bought my dress in part out of frustration with other bridal salons putting me in the exact same dress over the course of 4 separate apps earlier in the day. Out of desperation I drove down without an appt midweek with my sister the same day as my other appts. It wasn't the madhouse you hear about mid week.....I think I went a few days prior to thanksgiving if I recall. Anyway, I was obsessed with my veil and probably paid way too much for it but it was perfect and simple and a great length that I had not seen before-waltz length. I spent the next couple of months regretting my dress choice and even considered getting another dress nearly 2xs the cost 2 months prior to the wedding. In the end, I think I really did make the right decision as I've never seen another bride in my dress and never seen another dress like it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.6/5.0
Sally helped me find the perfect dress for me! I made an appointment and the first part of it was great, however, due to their taking walk-in appointments she was paired with another bride since I was narrowing the choices down. We felt a little abandoned at that point when we were trying to finalize everything and for me to actually say "Yes to the dress." We picked out a hair piece and veil in another section of the store and was left there for quite some time thinking she would come back and get us but we just had to wonder back. I loved Sally and I feel that I would be giving the store all 5's but maybe you should consider pairing the non-appointment people together so the ones of us that are from out of town and travel, we get the attention that we were looking for, especially at the end of the appointment when it's supposed to be the most special moment.
Sally helped me find the perfect dress for me! I made an appointment and the first part of it was great, however, due to Read more...
Sally helped me find the perfect dress for me! I made an appointment and the first part of it was great, however, due to their taking walk-in appointments she was paired with another bride since I was narrowing the choices down. We felt a little abandoned at that point when we were trying to finalize everything and for me to actually say "Yes to the dress." We picked out a hair piece and veil in another section of the store and was left there for quite some time thinking she would come back and get us but we just had to wonder back. I loved Sally and I feel that I would be giving the store all 5's but maybe you should consider pairing the non-appointment people together so the ones of us that are from out of town and travel, we get the attention that we were looking for, especially at the end of the appointment when it's supposed to be the most special moment. Read less
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Wedding:
1/5/2012
4.6/5.0
Bridal and Formal has the best selection around. It was easy to find SOMETHING that you liked. I wish they were a little more hands on right from the beginning.
Bridal and Formal has the best selection around. It was easy to find SOMETHING that you liked. I wish they were a little Read more...
Bridal and Formal has the best selection around. It was easy to find SOMETHING that you liked. I wish they were a little more hands on right from the beginning. Read less
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Jonathan and Rebecca
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.6/5.0
Bridal and Formal was the perfect place for me to shop! When I went there, I knew my budget and had a good idea of what kind of dress I wanted from shopping at other places. They directed me to the section of the store that was within my budget, and I found the perfect dress! They have a good variety of dresses from cheap to very expensive. I was lucky to go when it was not crowded and had a great experience. When I went to pick up my dress, it was prom season and crowded with women shopping for wedding dresses. It was a mad house! I would find out when their busy season is, and avoid going at that time at all cost!
Bridal and Formal was the perfect place for me to shop! When I went there, I knew my budget and had a good idea of what Read more...
Bridal and Formal was the perfect place for me to shop! When I went there, I knew my budget and had a good idea of what kind of dress I wanted from shopping at other places. They directed me to the section of the store that was within my budget, and I found the perfect dress! They have a good variety of dresses from cheap to very expensive. I was lucky to go when it was not crowded and had a great experience. When I went to pick up my dress, it was prom season and crowded with women shopping for wedding dresses. It was a mad house! I would find out when their busy season is, and avoid going at that time at all cost! Read less
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HeatherxMarie
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.6/5.0
I went to Bridal and Formal on a weekday and had a great experience. I worked with Tracey, who was amazing! She was patient with me and helped me find the perfect dress for my body.
I went to Bridal and Formal on a weekday and had a great experience. I worked with Tracey, who was amazing! She was Read more...
I went to Bridal and Formal on a weekday and had a great experience. I worked with Tracey, who was amazing! She was patient with me and helped me find the perfect dress for my body. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
I loved going to Bridal and Formal to find my bridal gown! It was fabulous! They had so much to choose from in so many different price ranges and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful in choosing a dress that was a perfect fit for me. They did a great job recommending the correct size to order and the dress came in approximately 1 week later than they said it would arrive. I wish they could have done more adjusting as far as the price goes, but I am still so happy I chose my dress at Bridal and Formal and would definitely recommend other brides to go there as well! No appointment necessary, walk ins welcome, but arrive early! Trunk sales are great, too!
I loved going to Bridal and Formal to find my bridal gown! It was fabulous! They had so much to choose from in so many Read more...
I loved going to Bridal and Formal to find my bridal gown! It was fabulous! They had so much to choose from in so many different price ranges and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful in choosing a dress that was a perfect fit for me. They did a great job recommending the correct size to order and the dress came in approximately 1 week later than they said it would arrive. I wish they could have done more adjusting as far as the price goes, but I am still so happy I chose my dress at Bridal and Formal and would definitely recommend other brides to go there as well! No appointment necessary, walk ins welcome, but arrive early! Trunk sales are great, too! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/8/2007
4.6/5.0
The employees were great working with me and taking their time to find my perfect dress!
The employees were great working with me and taking their time to find my perfect dress!
The employees were great working with me and taking their time to find my perfect dress! Read less
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BrideInCincy
Wedding:
7/28/2007
4.6/5.0
The consultant at Bridal and Formal (Erin?) was so helpful. I picked out several dresses to try on, but none of them were what I was looking for. She got the idea right away and brought me a gown that was perfect. I knew the instant it was on that it was the perfect dress. She also picked out some very unique jewelry that complimented the dress so well. I was beyond thrilled with the selection. They have so many dresses in that store. I could spend days trying all of the designer styles. I also appreciated that the store was able to work with me on the price since another store had the dress for a lower price. I still ended up spending more than I predicted I would, but I don't regret it. The dress means so much to me, and I still love it almost a year later.
The consultant at Bridal and Formal (Erin?) was so helpful. I picked out several dresses to try on, but none of them were Read more...
The consultant at Bridal and Formal (Erin?) was so helpful. I picked out several dresses to try on, but none of them were what I was looking for. She got the idea right away and brought me a gown that was perfect. I knew the instant it was on that it was the perfect dress. She also picked out some very unique jewelry that complimented the dress so well. I was beyond thrilled with the selection. They have so many dresses in that store. I could spend days trying all of the designer styles. I also appreciated that the store was able to work with me on the price since another store had the dress for a lower price. I still ended up spending more than I predicted I would, but I don't regret it. The dress means so much to me, and I still love it almost a year later. Read less
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alissa
Wedding:
9/12/2003
4.6/5.0
I had a positive experience at Bridal and Formal. I went during a trunk sale with a designer I liked. I had adequite help from staff and found my dress and bridesmaid dresses that first day.

Only problem was the bridesmaids shoes weren't dyed to match the dresses right the first time.
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I had a positive experience at Bridal and Formal. I went during a trunk sale with a designer I liked. I had adequite help from staff and found my dress and bridesmaid dresses that first day.

Only problem was the bridesmaids shoes weren't dyed to match the dresses right the first time. Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.5/5.0
My mom and sister flew in from California, and then drove with me from Cleveland to Cincinnati to Bridal and Formal to check out their plus size dress selection, and we were not disappointed! I gave them a 4 and 4.5 on Quality of Service and Professionalism mostly because of the person who greeted us, she was unfriendly and immediately made me want to walk out. My mom convinced me to look around for a few minutes, when we were assigned to Lacrecia, a bridal consultant. Lacrecia was AMAZING, much more personable and friendly. She fit me with many dresses I had picked while browsing, and then selected a few she thought would work. I was skeptical of a few of her choices, but I ended up falling in love with one that she picked out. They also have a great selection of jewelry, I ended up with a Swarovski hairpiece that matched my Maggie Sottero Rachael bodice PERFECTLY. Bridal and Formal has a fantastic selection and excellent consultants, just try not to get put off by the greeter!
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My mom and sister flew in from California, and then drove with me from Cleveland to Cincinnati to Bridal and Formal to check out their plus size dress selection, and we were not disappointed! I gave them a 4 and 4.5 on Quality of Service and Professionalism mostly because of the person who greeted us, she was unfriendly and immediately made me want to walk out. My mom convinced me to look around for a few minutes, when we were assigned to Lacrecia, a bridal consultant. Lacrecia was AMAZING, much more personable and friendly. She fit me with many dresses I had picked while browsing, and then selected a few she thought would work. I was skeptical of a few of her choices, but I ended up falling in love with one that she picked out. They also have a great selection of jewelry, I ended up with a Swarovski hairpiece that matched my Maggie Sottero Rachael bodice PERFECTLY. Bridal and Formal has a fantastic selection and excellent consultants, just try not to get put off by the greeter! Read less
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Savannah
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.5/5.0
I purchased my wedding dress from Bridal and Formal. They had so many dresses to choose from and really made finding the perfect dress easy and special. I recommend going on a week day when they are less busy so you can receive more 1 on 1 attention, but a great place to go shop for wedding gowns.
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I purchased my wedding dress from Bridal and Formal. They had so many dresses to choose from and really made finding the perfect dress easy and special. I recommend going on a week day when they are less busy so you can receive more 1 on 1 attention, but a great place to go shop for wedding gowns. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
They were good to work with. My dress was beautiful and came in on schedule. As a Plus sized bride I was happy to find a place with such a wide variety of dresses that I could actually try on. The pricing was reasonable, and the staff was helpful.
They were good to work with. My dress was beautiful and came in on schedule. As a Plus sized bride I was happy to find a Read more...
They were good to work with. My dress was beautiful and came in on schedule. As a Plus sized bride I was happy to find a place with such a wide variety of dresses that I could actually try on. The pricing was reasonable, and the staff was helpful. Read less
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Nicoletta
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.5/5.0
Overall a very good experience. Ordered dress last September. After driving from Columbus to Cincinnati to "find a dress", the electric went out shortly after we arrived! Determined to make the most of our visit, Ruth gathered flash lights and we continued on. She was very helpful selecting styles that were the most flattering and finding viewing rooms with natural light. After narrowing down the dresses, the lights came on and "the dress" just glowed. Decision made! Dress arrived in March. Alterations pretty extensive.
Overall a very good experience. Ordered dress last September. After driving from Columbus to Cincinnati to "find a dress", Read more...
Overall a very good experience. Ordered dress last September. After driving from Columbus to Cincinnati to "find a dress", the electric went out shortly after we arrived! Determined to make the most of our visit, Ruth gathered flash lights and we continued on. She was very helpful selecting styles that were the most flattering and finding viewing rooms with natural light. After narrowing down the dresses, the lights came on and "the dress" just glowed. Decision made! Dress arrived in March. Alterations pretty extensive. Read less
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brookevrandolph
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.5/5.0
I enjoyed shopping for my wedding dress at Bridal & Formal. They have an amazing selection (probably the best in the South) and helpful associates that make your shopping experience fun. I will say, we went on a day that they were having a huge sale - while it was a little hectic my sister found an amazing deal on a bridesmaid dress.
I enjoyed shopping for my wedding dress at Bridal & Formal. They have an amazing selection (probably the best in the Read more...
I enjoyed shopping for my wedding dress at Bridal & Formal. They have an amazing selection (probably the best in the South) and helpful associates that make your shopping experience fun. I will say, we went on a day that they were having a huge sale - while it was a little hectic my sister found an amazing deal on a bridesmaid dress. Read less
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Tiners
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.5/5.0
I went in to buy my dress on a Wednesday morning with a general idea of what I wanted. I told the consultant, Sarah that I wanted a simple A-line chiffon gown that would still have touches of sparkle and elegance for my wedding day. I also loved cap sleeves and a split front. She pointed me toward the Mori Lee dresses. My mother and I found it almost right away. Everything I needed and wanted was in that dress. We tried on other dresses and even went to a few other conveniently located nearby shops but were back soon to purchase. Sarah was extremely helpful and when I came to later pick up my gown it was gorgeous. Everyone keeps saying I made such a beautiful bride.
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I went in to buy my dress on a Wednesday morning with a general idea of what I wanted. I told the consultant, Sarah that I wanted a simple A-line chiffon gown that would still have touches of sparkle and elegance for my wedding day. I also loved cap sleeves and a split front. She pointed me toward the Mori Lee dresses. My mother and I found it almost right away. Everything I needed and wanted was in that dress. We tried on other dresses and even went to a few other conveniently located nearby shops but were back soon to purchase. Sarah was extremely helpful and when I came to later pick up my gown it was gorgeous. Everyone keeps saying I made such a beautiful bride. Read less
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kelklump
Wedding:
9/11/2009
4.5/5.0
I have heard mixed reviews on Bridal and Formal, but if you are prepared, you will have a great experience. Rule one- dont shop on the weekend for the best service. They are just too busy to give you that attention. Rule two- know your body and how you wear things. It will save you a lot of time when trying on dresses. Rule three- shop around and work on pricing. My sales specialist was extremely helpful in making sure I had the best dress that fit well. We found a wonderful fit and ordered it right away. My bridesmaids all tried on a sample dress from the same designer before selecting sizing and none of them needed major alterations. Know what you want and you will be fine when shopping for a gown.
I have heard mixed reviews on Bridal and Formal, but if you are prepared, you will have a great experience. Rule one- dont Read more...
I have heard mixed reviews on Bridal and Formal, but if you are prepared, you will have a great experience. Rule one- dont shop on the weekend for the best service. They are just too busy to give you that attention. Rule two- know your body and how you wear things. It will save you a lot of time when trying on dresses. Rule three- shop around and work on pricing. My sales specialist was extremely helpful in making sure I had the best dress that fit well. We found a wonderful fit and ordered it right away. My bridesmaids all tried on a sample dress from the same designer before selecting sizing and none of them needed major alterations. Know what you want and you will be fine when shopping for a gown. Read less
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trwyant
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.5/5.0
I loved the options that Bridal and Formal had to offer. I found the perfect dress for ME there. The employee who helped me was very professional and quick to find me dresses as I described things I liked. She new designers well, and was just able to help in many ways jewlery, vails ect. I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal.
I loved the options that Bridal and Formal had to offer. I found the perfect dress for ME there. The employee who helped Read more...
I loved the options that Bridal and Formal had to offer. I found the perfect dress for ME there. The employee who helped me was very professional and quick to find me dresses as I described things I liked. She new designers well, and was just able to help in many ways jewlery, vails ect. I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. Read less
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Sahara
Wedding:
6/14/2008
4.5/5.0
I didn't have any problems with my dress. The woman that worked with me did a great job helping me make my decision. The dressing room was a little cramped and they don't let you take pictures until you decide to buy one. They always have discounts on their dresses though, which is great.
I didn't have any problems with my dress. The woman that worked with me did a great job helping me make my decision. The Read more...
I didn't have any problems with my dress. The woman that worked with me did a great job helping me make my decision. The dressing room was a little cramped and they don't let you take pictures until you decide to buy one. They always have discounts on their dresses though, which is great. Read less
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Mary Beth
Wedding:
9/23/2005
4.5/5.0
Bridal and Formal has a huge selection of dresses with all price ranges. Their dress collection ranges from low cost all the way to Vera Wang. The staff was very helpful. Once you enter, you will be assigned a designer that will help you all the way through your process. You schedule meetings with the designer, you don't get someone new each time, which is nice because they know what you are looking for.
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Bridal and Formal has a huge selection of dresses with all price ranges. Their dress collection ranges from low cost all the way to Vera Wang. The staff was very helpful. Once you enter, you will be assigned a designer that will help you all the way through your process. You schedule meetings with the designer, you don't get someone new each time, which is nice because they know what you are looking for. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/31/2014
4.4/5.0
It's a big place, and the process of dragging dresses around was kind of overwhelming. I was a bit concerned about other reviews mentioning the group changing area, but they accommodated my request for a private changing area. Our consultant, Christin, was FANTASTIC! She was helpful, asked about my preferences, and really seemed to be interested in me and what I was looking for, as opposed to trying to make a sale. At the end, they will style your hair and help put a whole look together. I was in the veil room a few times to fit a dress with a vail, and thought this was where we would be going for styling, but we were taken to Paris (on the other side of the store) for hair styling and jewelry. While this was fine, I was not thrilled to be paraded through the very busy main lobby in a clamped dress with undergarments showing, for all to see. This was the only thing that I was really dissatisfied with, and hope that they change this process.
It's a big place, and the process of dragging dresses around was kind of overwhelming. I was a bit concerned about other Read more...
It's a big place, and the process of dragging dresses around was kind of overwhelming. I was a bit concerned about other reviews mentioning the group changing area, but they accommodated my request for a private changing area. Our consultant, Christin, was FANTASTIC! She was helpful, asked about my preferences, and really seemed to be interested in me and what I was looking for, as opposed to trying to make a sale. At the end, they will style your hair and help put a whole look together. I was in the veil room a few times to fit a dress with a vail, and thought this was where we would be going for styling, but we were taken to Paris (on the other side of the store) for hair styling and jewelry. While this was fine, I was not thrilled to be paraded through the very busy main lobby in a clamped dress with undergarments showing, for all to see. This was the only thing that I was really dissatisfied with, and hope that they change this process. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.4/5.0
I really enjoyed my experience with Bridal & Formal. They make you feel really great about your wedding dress. The only thing that I had an issue with was they made me pick my dress up as soon as it came in. I had to reschedule other things to get to cincinnati to pick it up.
I really enjoyed my experience with Bridal & Formal. They make you feel really great about your wedding dress. The only Read more...
I really enjoyed my experience with Bridal & Formal. They make you feel really great about your wedding dress. The only thing that I had an issue with was they made me pick my dress up as soon as it came in. I had to reschedule other things to get to cincinnati to pick it up. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/16/2014
4.4/5.0
I loved my consultant Norma K. she was great at helping me choose my dress and didn't get upset when my future mother in law & sister started pulling dresses on their own. When I picked up my dress & tried it on it had a small hole so I was unable to leave with it that day but they quickly ordered a new dress which I received in about a week and half and it was absolutely flawless. They made me feel comfortable and wanted. They are all very friendly and helpful.
I loved my consultant Norma K. she was great at helping me choose my dress and didn't get upset when my future mother in Read more...
I loved my consultant Norma K. she was great at helping me choose my dress and didn't get upset when my future mother in law & sister started pulling dresses on their own. When I picked up my dress & tried it on it had a small hole so I was unable to leave with it that day but they quickly ordered a new dress which I received in about a week and half and it was absolutely flawless. They made me feel comfortable and wanted. They are all very friendly and helpful. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2013
4.4/5.0
Great product and friendly and helpful staff. Bobbi is great!!
Great product and friendly and helpful staff. Bobbi is great!!
Great product and friendly and helpful staff. Bobbi is great!! Read less
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dassala
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.4/5.0
A great one-stop place to grab a lot of what you need for your wedding. Brides, maids, Moms, flower girls, accessories, and everything you could dream of! From Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier to Forever Yours and Disney, there's a TON of dresses. If you can't find one here, you can't find one anywhere!
A great one-stop place to grab a lot of what you need for your wedding. Brides, maids, Moms, flower girls, accessories, Read more...
A great one-stop place to grab a lot of what you need for your wedding. Brides, maids, Moms, flower girls, accessories, and everything you could dream of! From Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier to Forever Yours and Disney, there's a TON of dresses. If you can't find one here, you can't find one anywhere! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
8/19/2011
4.4/5.0
I live in Columbus, and after an unsuccessful day of dress shopping there, I took a trip down to Bridal & Formal with my mother. They have a great selection of plus size gowns, but it is a little cramped in there. At first, the girl helping us didn't seem very friendly, but she warmed up. She was extremely knowledgeable about their selection: when I said I liked the bottom of one dress and the top of another, she was able to recall that they had a dress that fit that description... and it was the one I ended up with! They also had a great range of prices, so it is possible to walk out of there with a dress under $500.

Trying the dress on at B&F was a little bit irritating, because they don't have enough dressing rooms for each bride-to-be to have her own. One of the other consultants got really snippy with me when I told her I was using the room that her client was in--but my stuff was in there, so I think I was justified. The area where you can take pictures (after you've chosen to buy the dress) is right in the front of the store, so it's a bit awkward.

My bridesmaids also got their dresses at B&F--they carry/can order the dresses on dessy.com. Unfortunately, the bridesmaid department is not nearly as friendly as the bridal department. Every interaction/phone call I had with them was unpleasant.
I live in Columbus, and after an unsuccessful day of dress shopping there, I took a trip down to Bridal & Formal with my Read more...
I live in Columbus, and after an unsuccessful day of dress shopping there, I took a trip down to Bridal & Formal with my mother. They have a great selection of plus size gowns, but it is a little cramped in there. At first, the girl helping us didn't seem very friendly, but she warmed up. She was extremely knowledgeable about their selection: when I said I liked the bottom of one dress and the top of another, she was able to recall that they had a dress that fit that description... and it was the one I ended up with! They also had a great range of prices, so it is possible to walk out of there with a dress under $500.

Trying the dress on at B&F was a little bit irritating, because they don't have enough dressing rooms for each bride-to-be to have her own. One of the other consultants got really snippy with me when I told her I was using the room that her client was in--but my stuff was in there, so I think I was justified. The area where you can take pictures (after you've chosen to buy the dress) is right in the front of the store, so it's a bit awkward.

My bridesmaids also got their dresses at B&F--they carry/can order the dresses on dessy.com. Unfortunately, the bridesmaid department is not nearly as friendly as the bridal department. Every interaction/phone call I had with them was unpleasant. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.4/5.0
The best place to get a gown, however they do work off commission so they are pushy. Also, they are open to negotiation but I did have to threaten to leave the store to get the price I wanted. They also tried to say that if I bought it on a Saturday I couldn't return it Sunday-I knew they probably wouldn't place the order until Monday and they did agree I could return it the next day.
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The best place to get a gown, however they do work off commission so they are pushy. Also, they are open to negotiation but I did have to threaten to leave the store to get the price I wanted. They also tried to say that if I bought it on a Saturday I couldn't return it Sunday-I knew they probably wouldn't place the order until Monday and they did agree I could return it the next day. Read less
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jenmichelle028
Wedding:
3/28/2009
4.4/5.0
After a rather bad experience at Wendy's Bridal, I decided to make the trip up to Bridal and Formal for my bridesmaid dresses. We went on a Saturday, which I know is a rather risky move when venturing to this boutique, but all 9 of my bridesmaids, my mother, and myself, were greeted with a smile and a wonderful associate helped us throughout the process.

Many of my maids didn't particularly care for their changing quarters-it was a large open room where customers changed in front of one another-but I wasn't trying anything on, so no complaints there! Ha! All the dresses came in correctly, and I had no problems getting those situated.

My biggest compliment is when I rushed up there to get shoes for a fitting. Wendy's booked me very late in the fitting process, and I was down to the wire to get a pair of heels because they refused to fit me without the exact shoes I was wearing on my wedding day. Wendy's explained that they could not provide me with shoes, because they would take weeks to be shipped. This perturbed me, because I just didn't understand why I couldn't try a shoe on, choose it, then use the floor sample to use in my fitting. Apparently, this was just not good enough for the staff at Wendy's, so I took my business elsewhere.

The man that works in the shoe department at Bridal and Formal was fantastic. He was so kind and helpful, and offered me a sample pair to TAKE WITH ME for my fitting, even though I did not purchase my gown at Bridal and Formal. I appreciated his gesture so much, that I ended up ordering my maids' shoes from him, and canceling my order with Wendy's (I even got all the deposits back!).

Things got a little complicated two weeks before the wedding when the shoes we not in yet. They arrived five days before the wedding date, and, when we picked up my shoes, they were no dyed yet, even though they were marked to be dyed three days earlier. It was a miscommunication, but, hey, those things happen. It all worked all well in the end.

I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. If you don't care being surrounded by A LOT of other brides that are rushing around, looking for dresses and shoes, then I really recommend this boutique. The crowd didn't bother me, as much, because the staff's excellent customer service overshadowed it.
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After a rather bad experience at Wendy's Bridal, I decided to make the trip up to Bridal and Formal for my bridesmaid dresses. We went on a Saturday, which I know is a rather risky move when venturing to this boutique, but all 9 of my bridesmaids, my mother, and myself, were greeted with a smile and a wonderful associate helped us throughout the process.

Many of my maids didn't particularly care for their changing quarters-it was a large open room where customers changed in front of one another-but I wasn't trying anything on, so no complaints there! Ha! All the dresses came in correctly, and I had no problems getting those situated.

My biggest compliment is when I rushed up there to get shoes for a fitting. Wendy's booked me very late in the fitting process, and I was down to the wire to get a pair of heels because they refused to fit me without the exact shoes I was wearing on my wedding day. Wendy's explained that they could not provide me with shoes, because they would take weeks to be shipped. This perturbed me, because I just didn't understand why I couldn't try a shoe on, choose it, then use the floor sample to use in my fitting. Apparently, this was just not good enough for the staff at Wendy's, so I took my business elsewhere.

The man that works in the shoe department at Bridal and Formal was fantastic. He was so kind and helpful, and offered me a sample pair to TAKE WITH ME for my fitting, even though I did not purchase my gown at Bridal and Formal. I appreciated his gesture so much, that I ended up ordering my maids' shoes from him, and canceling my order with Wendy's (I even got all the deposits back!).

Things got a little complicated two weeks before the wedding when the shoes we not in yet. They arrived five days before the wedding date, and, when we picked up my shoes, they were no dyed yet, even though they were marked to be dyed three days earlier. It was a miscommunication, but, hey, those things happen. It all worked all well in the end.

I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. If you don't care being surrounded by A LOT of other brides that are rushing around, looking for dresses and shoes, then I really recommend this boutique. The crowd didn't bother me, as much, because the staff's excellent customer service overshadowed it. Read less
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singersang
Wedding:
8/30/2008
4.4/5.0
Bridal & Formal has a huge variety of dresses--so much that it is easily overwhelming. Fortunately, their staff is very accommodating, and they will find you the perfect dress in your price range. The staff as a whole was very helpful and never too pushy. I only had a problem with one staff member who treated my bridesmaid very rudely, but the managers were very responsive and took care of the problem. Overall I was very pleased with our service, and we purchased all the dresses there, including the bridesmaids and flower girls. They have the best selection in town, and probably in the region. You can find your perfect dress there guaranteed!
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Bridal & Formal has a huge variety of dresses--so much that it is easily overwhelming. Fortunately, their staff is very accommodating, and they will find you the perfect dress in your price range. The staff as a whole was very helpful and never too pushy. I only had a problem with one staff member who treated my bridesmaid very rudely, but the managers were very responsive and took care of the problem. Overall I was very pleased with our service, and we purchased all the dresses there, including the bridesmaids and flower girls. They have the best selection in town, and probably in the region. You can find your perfect dress there guaranteed! Read less
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Jimae
Wedding:
8/2/2008
4.4/5.0
This place feels like a zoo, BUT it has an amazing selection! Make sure that if you shop in the winter (like I did, in February) that you wear a coat for outside, but you either wear a tanktop or leave your coat in the car - you will get hot in there! The selection was great for wedding dresses, and wedding party attire! I highly recommend! An appointment is a must!
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This place feels like a zoo, BUT it has an amazing selection! Make sure that if you shop in the winter (like I did, in February) that you wear a coat for outside, but you either wear a tanktop or leave your coat in the car - you will get hot in there! The selection was great for wedding dresses, and wedding party attire! I highly recommend! An appointment is a must! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
12/29/2007
4.4/5.0
The bridesmaid dresses were easy to pick out and order, even though several of my bridesmaids were out of town. Everyone got the size the asked for, and the dresses were beautiful.
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The bridesmaid dresses were easy to pick out and order, even though several of my bridesmaids were out of town. Everyone got the size the asked for, and the dresses were beautiful. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/13/2007
4.4/5.0
I got an $1100.00 dress for $199.00!! It was a beautiful, excellently crafted dress that someone had ordered and then decided not to buy. They had an entire wall of dresses just like mine that were all on sale for $199.00. I know some people are willing to spend $1000's of dollars on a dress that they will wear once but that's just not me. I had to wait almost 2 hours to try it on but the value was well worth it. I highly recommend this for whatever price range you have.
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I got an $1100.00 dress for $199.00!! It was a beautiful, excellently crafted dress that someone had ordered and then decided not to buy. They had an entire wall of dresses just like mine that were all on sale for $199.00. I know some people are willing to spend $1000's of dollars on a dress that they will wear once but that's just not me. I had to wait almost 2 hours to try it on but the value was well worth it. I highly recommend this for whatever price range you have. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/29/2007
4.4/5.0
I tried on a dress in a smaller boutique, which gave more attentive service but was pricy. B&F beat the price of the smaller boutique by nearly $100, however I got the feeling that the higher-spending brides got more attentive service. I would definitely purchase my dress there again, since the difference in service was small compared to the difference in price.
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I tried on a dress in a smaller boutique, which gave more attentive service but was pricy. B&F beat the price of the smaller boutique by nearly $100, however I got the feeling that the higher-spending brides got more attentive service. I would definitely purchase my dress there again, since the difference in service was small compared to the difference in price. Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
8/4/2007
4.4/5.0
The staff at Bridal and Formal were great! The sales person asked about my idea of the dress and our budget and then proceeded to pick out at least twenty dresses that were beautiful. We had such a hard time choosing because every one I tried on was something I could see myself wearing. They really know their stuff!!
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The staff at Bridal and Formal were great! The sales person asked about my idea of the dress and our budget and then proceeded to pick out at least twenty dresses that were beautiful. We had such a hard time choosing because every one I tried on was something I could see myself wearing. They really know their stuff!! Read less
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Marjie
Wedding:
6/11/2005
4.4/5.0
At Bridal and Formal you have the attention that you like to have when you are trying to find the right dress for the perfect day! The associate worked directly with me, helped me in and out of each dress. The price was resonable. The accessories may be a little more expensive then what you might pay and David's Bridal, but they are also very gorgeous and elegant. The only down fall the Bridal and Formal is that you can't take pictures of the dresses you try on. You can only take a picture after you have decided what dress you are getting and purchase it. All in all, it is a great place to go for finding your wedding dress!
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At Bridal and Formal you have the attention that you like to have when you are trying to find the right dress for the perfect day! The associate worked directly with me, helped me in and out of each dress. The price was resonable. The accessories may be a little more expensive then what you might pay and David's Bridal, but they are also very gorgeous and elegant. The only down fall the Bridal and Formal is that you can't take pictures of the dresses you try on. You can only take a picture after you have decided what dress you are getting and purchase it. All in all, it is a great place to go for finding your wedding dress! Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.3/5.0
Well I got the dress of my dreams. It fit great, and was in my price range. I just didn't like the dressing rooms, everyone changed in the same room, no privacy. They were helpful in finding what I wanted though.
Well I got the dress of my dreams. It fit great, and was in my price range. I just didn't like the dressing rooms, Read more...
Well I got the dress of my dreams. It fit great, and was in my price range. I just didn't like the dressing rooms, everyone changed in the same room, no privacy. They were helpful in finding what I wanted though. Read less
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LizRS21
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.3/5.0
I tried just two stores before selecting my wedding dress, and they offered completely different experiences. At store No. 1, I had my own consultant, who helped me in and out of the gowns, who oohed and ahed over what I tried on and who "made me up" in the veil, jewelry and shoes.
At store No. 2, Bridal and Formal, it was completely different. My bridesmaids and I were told to select 5 dresses from the endless showroom, which was a little overwhelming, and the whole time my consultant was running around helping countless of other brides. But, she ended up pulling a dress that was perfect for me, and when I hesitated, she put me in another dress and then immediately into the one I ended up choosing. And, to mention, this was all at closing time. I was anxiously about my selection, but am happy with it. Although the whole experience was a little chaotic.
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I tried just two stores before selecting my wedding dress, and they offered completely different experiences. At store No. 1, I had my own consultant, who helped me in and out of the gowns, who oohed and ahed over what I tried on and who "made me up" in the veil, jewelry and shoes.
At store No. 2, Bridal and Formal, it was completely different. My bridesmaids and I were told to select 5 dresses from the endless showroom, which was a little overwhelming, and the whole time my consultant was running around helping countless of other brides. But, she ended up pulling a dress that was perfect for me, and when I hesitated, she put me in another dress and then immediately into the one I ended up choosing. And, to mention, this was all at closing time. I was anxiously about my selection, but am happy with it. Although the whole experience was a little chaotic. Read less
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wenz2020
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.3/5.0
The value and the quality of the dress I received for the price was great. They have the biggest selection of dresses at great prices. We actually spent under budget, and I loved my dress, it was absolutely beautiful. The service I received myself was good, I had fun shopping for dresses with my salesperson, and she did not pressure me at all to buy something the first visit. I came back a week later and purchased my dress from the same girl. I gave professionalism a 3 because there are a lot of young girls working there, they appear to be highschool or slightly older, that are not the most professional. I went with my friend for her bridal fitting and one of the girls walked over the white train of her dress, no damage, but very careless. We did place an order with the store for extra fabric for my dress to make sleeves out of, which was never actually placed, but I ended up not wanting them in the end anyway.
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The value and the quality of the dress I received for the price was great. They have the biggest selection of dresses at great prices. We actually spent under budget, and I loved my dress, it was absolutely beautiful. The service I received myself was good, I had fun shopping for dresses with my salesperson, and she did not pressure me at all to buy something the first visit. I came back a week later and purchased my dress from the same girl. I gave professionalism a 3 because there are a lot of young girls working there, they appear to be highschool or slightly older, that are not the most professional. I went with my friend for her bridal fitting and one of the girls walked over the white train of her dress, no damage, but very careless. We did place an order with the store for extra fabric for my dress to make sleeves out of, which was never actually placed, but I ended up not wanting them in the end anyway. Read less
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calliegirl305
Wedding:
10/16/2009
4.3/5.0
I really loved Bridal and Formal. Sally helped me pick out my dress, and being a "plus sized girl" this was a feat in its own. But my dress was amazing and I couldn't have felt more beautiful. My dress did come in a month later than they expected, so that was a little frustrating, but it was worth it in the end!
I really loved Bridal and Formal. Sally helped me pick out my dress, and being a "plus sized girl" this was a feat in its Read more...
I really loved Bridal and Formal. Sally helped me pick out my dress, and being a "plus sized girl" this was a feat in its own. But my dress was amazing and I couldn't have felt more beautiful. My dress did come in a month later than they expected, so that was a little frustrating, but it was worth it in the end! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.3/5.0
I'd searched at David's Bridal and nothing caught my eye. My mom, best friend, and I went one morning to Bridal and Formal. A professional sales associate was assigned to us and stayed with us throughout the entire process. I found a wedding dress that fit our budget and my figure!! My mom even found her mother-of-the-bride's dress the same day! This was my favorite part of the entire wedding preparation process.
I'd searched at David's Bridal and nothing caught my eye. My mom, best friend, and I went one morning to Bridal and Read more...
I'd searched at David's Bridal and nothing caught my eye. My mom, best friend, and I went one morning to Bridal and Formal. A professional sales associate was assigned to us and stayed with us throughout the entire process. I found a wedding dress that fit our budget and my figure!! My mom even found her mother-of-the-bride's dress the same day! This was my favorite part of the entire wedding preparation process. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.3/5.0
Bridal & Formal was great. I had found my dream dress at a store in Columbus. One of my bridesmaids told me I had to try Bridal and Formal, even though it was intimidated by its size. I thought I would be just a number. Well I went on a Tuesday and had amazing service. They did not have my dream dress in stock, but they could order it. Their price was half the price of the shop in Columbus!!! I was stunned. The owner came out and talked to me and told me that up charging was very common at the place in Columbus I had visited and at other stores. I am so glad I listened to my friend. It saved me so much in the long run. Lesson learned is to price shop!
Bridal & Formal was great. I had found my dream dress at a store in Columbus. One of my bridesmaids told me I had to try Read more...
Bridal & Formal was great. I had found my dream dress at a store in Columbus. One of my bridesmaids told me I had to try Bridal and Formal, even though it was intimidated by its size. I thought I would be just a number. Well I went on a Tuesday and had amazing service. They did not have my dream dress in stock, but they could order it. Their price was half the price of the shop in Columbus!!! I was stunned. The owner came out and talked to me and told me that up charging was very common at the place in Columbus I had visited and at other stores. I am so glad I listened to my friend. It saved me so much in the long run. Lesson learned is to price shop! Read less
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december07bride
Wedding:
12/29/2007
4.3/5.0
I had a great experience here. From what I gather it depends on the day and who you are matched with to help you find your dress. They were hesitant to let me try on dresses outside my price range because they didn't want me to fall in love and not be able to get it. I'm not that type of a girl so it wasn't a problem once they realized that. They are willing to go lower on the price if you ask. The dress came in way earlier then they said and it was easy to pick up and then have it altered.
I had a great experience here. From what I gather it depends on the day and who you are matched with to help you find your Read more...
I had a great experience here. From what I gather it depends on the day and who you are matched with to help you find your dress. They were hesitant to let me try on dresses outside my price range because they didn't want me to fall in love and not be able to get it. I'm not that type of a girl so it wasn't a problem once they realized that. They are willing to go lower on the price if you ask. The dress came in way earlier then they said and it was easy to pick up and then have it altered. Read less
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elana4ut
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.3/5.0
Bridal and Formal had a huge selection, and offered discounts for your wedding party and family, which was nice. However, they were on the expensive side. The staff was very knowledgable.
Bridal and Formal had a huge selection, and offered discounts for your wedding party and family, which was nice. However, Read more...
Bridal and Formal had a huge selection, and offered discounts for your wedding party and family, which was nice. However, they were on the expensive side. The staff was very knowledgable. Read less
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Olivia
Wedding:
4/28/2007
4.3/5.0
I got an AMAZING dress off the rack! Total bargain! Originally $1750 and I got it for about $200! Service was good, too. I felt like my two sisters were more helpful, obviously, but the woman who helped with the fittings and all was very good, too. I appreciated that she didn't attempt to sway me one way or the other but offered careful advice about how each dress looked, etc. Had a great time there!
I got an AMAZING dress off the rack! Total bargain! Originally $1750 and I got it for about $200! Service was good, too. I Read more...
I got an AMAZING dress off the rack! Total bargain! Originally $1750 and I got it for about $200! Service was good, too. I felt like my two sisters were more helpful, obviously, but the woman who helped with the fittings and all was very good, too. I appreciated that she didn't attempt to sway me one way or the other but offered careful advice about how each dress looked, etc. Had a great time there! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.2/5.0
I shopped a two other places before finding my dress at Bridal and Formal. They had the largest selection and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. I believe the lady I worked with was named Iris and she was the best! It was a great experience. My dress came in about 4 months earlier than they said it would. We also purchased the bridesmaids dresses at Bridal and Formal and had a positive experience with that as well.
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I shopped a two other places before finding my dress at Bridal and Formal. They had the largest selection and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. I believe the lady I worked with was named Iris and she was the best! It was a great experience. My dress came in about 4 months earlier than they said it would. We also purchased the bridesmaids dresses at Bridal and Formal and had a positive experience with that as well. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.2/5.0
I got my dress and veil at Bridal and Formal, and my mom got her dress there as well (for 20% off since I got my dress there!) We went on a Wednesday afternoon which was the best decision. It is so busy and crowded on the weekends. When we went, there was almost no one in the store. I was able to look through all the dresses and have many people helping me. I was very pleased with my experience! My dress came in on time, but my veil was late. It was supposed to be in at the beginning of May, and every time I called it got pushed back a week. I didn't end up getting it until the middle of June. I had it two weeks before my wedding which was fine, but I was worried. My mom's dress was also late coming in. It was plenty of time before the wedding so she could get it altered, but it was about a month later than she was originally told. I know this can change because of the designers, but it was still frustrating. Bridal and Formal has such a large selection, but go during down time so you can have a good experience!
I got my dress and veil at Bridal and Formal, and my mom got her dress there as well (for 20% off since I got my dress Read more...
I got my dress and veil at Bridal and Formal, and my mom got her dress there as well (for 20% off since I got my dress there!) We went on a Wednesday afternoon which was the best decision. It is so busy and crowded on the weekends. When we went, there was almost no one in the store. I was able to look through all the dresses and have many people helping me. I was very pleased with my experience! My dress came in on time, but my veil was late. It was supposed to be in at the beginning of May, and every time I called it got pushed back a week. I didn't end up getting it until the middle of June. I had it two weeks before my wedding which was fine, but I was worried. My mom's dress was also late coming in. It was plenty of time before the wedding so she could get it altered, but it was about a month later than she was originally told. I know this can change because of the designers, but it was still frustrating. Bridal and Formal has such a large selection, but go during down time so you can have a good experience! Read less
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miller_j_m
Wedding:
5/18/2012
4.2/5.0
My consultant was amazing. She handled my family well and got me a great deal on my dress. I really appreciated that she was listening to me but helping me make my family happy as well.

I ordered my dress short of on the later side. I was a little worried about it coming in on time as well as getting alterations done in time. They told me to call back in February so I did, and then it was call back in March. All this would have been fine if it wasn't clear that they were annoyed that I was calling to check on the status of my dress. It is kind of important detail of the wedding day, so I feel I had the right to be able to call to check on my dress.

We also got our bridesmaids dress from here and that department was great. They helped us when the zippers didn't seem to go up and really just calmed all our nervous about getting the dress in on time for the wedding. I was very pleased with everything as well as happy they were kind if I ever called with questions.

Over all a great experience.
My consultant was amazing. She handled my family well and got me a great deal on my dress. I really appreciated that she Read more...
My consultant was amazing. She handled my family well and got me a great deal on my dress. I really appreciated that she was listening to me but helping me make my family happy as well.

I ordered my dress short of on the later side. I was a little worried about it coming in on time as well as getting alterations done in time. They told me to call back in February so I did, and then it was call back in March. All this would have been fine if it wasn't clear that they were annoyed that I was calling to check on the status of my dress. It is kind of important detail of the wedding day, so I feel I had the right to be able to call to check on my dress.

We also got our bridesmaids dress from here and that department was great. They helped us when the zippers didn't seem to go up and really just calmed all our nervous about getting the dress in on time for the wedding. I was very pleased with everything as well as happy they were kind if I ever called with questions.

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Lulu
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.2/5.0
I think your experience at Bridal and Formal depends on who you work with. My first visit to Bridal and Formal was not a good experience. The sales rep was awful. She was only interested in making a sale that day. I wasn't prepared to purchase my wedding dress the first day out. I was not going to go back to Bridal and Formal until I heard that Sally worked there. Sally is very good at her job. She was very helpful and not pushy. She found the perfect dress for me! I received my dress much faster than expected. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with Sally on a weekday if you go to Bridal and Formal.
I think your experience at Bridal and Formal depends on who you work with. My first visit to Bridal and Formal was not a Read more...
I think your experience at Bridal and Formal depends on who you work with. My first visit to Bridal and Formal was not a good experience. The sales rep was awful. She was only interested in making a sale that day. I wasn't prepared to purchase my wedding dress the first day out. I was not going to go back to Bridal and Formal until I heard that Sally worked there. Sally is very good at her job. She was very helpful and not pushy. She found the perfect dress for me! I received my dress much faster than expected. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with Sally on a weekday if you go to Bridal and Formal. Read less
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mclove2
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.2/5.0
I bought my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses from Bridal and Formal. Shopping for my wedding dress was a wonderful experience. We had the nicest sales associate helping us. She was able to direct us to the racks of dresses that were in my price range and also picked out some different ones we didn't initially pick out as we were looking. One of her selections was MY DRESS. My dress came in with plenty of time for alterations and looked stunning on my big day.

Shopping for bridesmaid dresses at the store was a bit overwhelming but that was just because they have so many to choose from...not a bad problem to have. We were approached by several sales associates asking how they could help us but we chose to look by ourselves at first. Once we found the dresses for the girls, they had yards of each different type of fabric and color offered in each dress that they brought out so we could really see what the dress would look like in the color I picked. I went back up to the store with all of my bridesmaid's measurements and with full payment and we were able to get them ordered easily. The sales associate that was helping me did seem a little flighty and would often start doing something else in the middle of placing my order. My wedding was June 5th and the bridesmaid dresses came in the first week in April.
I bought my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses from Bridal and Formal. Shopping for my wedding dress was a wonderful Read more...
I bought my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses from Bridal and Formal. Shopping for my wedding dress was a wonderful experience. We had the nicest sales associate helping us. She was able to direct us to the racks of dresses that were in my price range and also picked out some different ones we didn't initially pick out as we were looking. One of her selections was MY DRESS. My dress came in with plenty of time for alterations and looked stunning on my big day.

Shopping for bridesmaid dresses at the store was a bit overwhelming but that was just because they have so many to choose from...not a bad problem to have. We were approached by several sales associates asking how they could help us but we chose to look by ourselves at first. Once we found the dresses for the girls, they had yards of each different type of fabric and color offered in each dress that they brought out so we could really see what the dress would look like in the color I picked. I went back up to the store with all of my bridesmaid's measurements and with full payment and we were able to get them ordered easily. The sales associate that was helping me did seem a little flighty and would often start doing something else in the middle of placing my order. My wedding was June 5th and the bridesmaid dresses came in the first week in April. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.2/5.0
I found my dress here and I loved it. It is a bit chaotic and crowded but overall the girls there do a great job with helping and spent a lot of time with me despite how busy they were.
I found my dress here and I loved it. It is a bit chaotic and crowded but overall the girls there do a great job with Read more...
I found my dress here and I loved it. It is a bit chaotic and crowded but overall the girls there do a great job with helping and spent a lot of time with me despite how busy they were. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
1/17/2009
4.2/5.0
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. My sales person, Betsey, was awesome! We ordered my dress and the bridesmaid dresses here, and had no problems.
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. My sales person, Betsey, was awesome! We ordered my dress and the Read more...
I had a great experience at Bridal and Formal. My sales person, Betsey, was awesome! We ordered my dress and the bridesmaid dresses here, and had no problems. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.2/5.0
The staff at Bridal and Formal was very helpful as I was choosing my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses.
The staff at Bridal and Formal was very helpful as I was choosing my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses.
The staff at Bridal and Formal was very helpful as I was choosing my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. Read less
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KimberlyCarterPassmore
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.2/5.0
I got my wedding dress at Bridal and Formal and purchased off the rack at a discount. Then I had it cleaned and latered. It was SO beautiful! The staff was friendly and accomodating. The woman who took care of me was wonderful and continually brought me more dresses to try once she knew the style and price point I was going for. I also found my bridesmaid dresses there on a separate trip. The woman who helped me in this department was great too. I will say that the time for the bridesmaid dresses was a bit longer than expected, but they kept me informed throughout the process. I highly recommend Bridal and Formal.
I got my wedding dress at Bridal and Formal and purchased off the rack at a discount. Then I had it cleaned and latered. Read more...
I got my wedding dress at Bridal and Formal and purchased off the rack at a discount. Then I had it cleaned and latered. It was SO beautiful! The staff was friendly and accomodating. The woman who took care of me was wonderful and continually brought me more dresses to try once she knew the style and price point I was going for. I also found my bridesmaid dresses there on a separate trip. The woman who helped me in this department was great too. I will say that the time for the bridesmaid dresses was a bit longer than expected, but they kept me informed throughout the process. I highly recommend Bridal and Formal. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/2/2008
4.2/5.0
I loved the dress!!! They were very helpful. They helped by making my style unique with the hair accesseries! The workers were very thoughtful!
I loved the dress!!! They were very helpful. They helped by making my style unique with the hair accesseries! The workers Read more...
I loved the dress!!! They were very helpful. They helped by making my style unique with the hair accesseries! The workers were very thoughtful! Read less
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Mollie
Wedding:
9/15/2007
4.2/5.0
Bridal & Formal has a lot of dresses, so expect to spend the better part of a day there.

The sales staff was extremely helpful, and my sales assistant actually ended up picking out the dress I wore! She looked at some of the dresses I had already tried on and picked a dress from the floor that was just perfect for me. She also suggested a veil and headpiece in line with my tastes.
Bridal & Formal has a lot of dresses, so expect to spend the better part of a day there.

The sales staff was Read more...
Bridal & Formal has a lot of dresses, so expect to spend the better part of a day there.

The sales staff was extremely helpful, and my sales assistant actually ended up picking out the dress I wore! She looked at some of the dresses I had already tried on and picked a dress from the floor that was just perfect for me. She also suggested a veil and headpiece in line with my tastes. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.1/5.0
I bought my gown at bridal and formal and it was a great experience. They have a huge selection but are super busy almost all the time. I was slightly uncomfortable being half naked with other brides, but I dealt with it. Go during the week in hopes of a more personal and private experience.
I bought my gown at bridal and formal and it was a great experience. They have a huge selection but are super busy almost Read more...
I bought my gown at bridal and formal and it was a great experience. They have a huge selection but are super busy almost all the time. I was slightly uncomfortable being half naked with other brides, but I dealt with it. Go during the week in hopes of a more personal and private experience. Read less
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AbbyBlair09
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.1/5.0
The dress selection was great, but the prices were very high, and I was surprised to note that for all the money, they do NOT do alterations, and the people they suggest are SUPER expensive. The staff was very courtious, and willing to help, but that's to be expected at their price point. The only other complaint I might have would be that they don't normally answer the phones, you are probably going to have to leave a message, and hope to get a call back the next day.

One nice thing is that the designer i chose had a discount through B&F so I didn't have to pay retail (Thank God :)
The dress selection was great, but the prices were very high, and I was surprised to note that for all the money, they do Read more...
The dress selection was great, but the prices were very high, and I was surprised to note that for all the money, they do NOT do alterations, and the people they suggest are SUPER expensive. The staff was very courtious, and willing to help, but that's to be expected at their price point. The only other complaint I might have would be that they don't normally answer the phones, you are probably going to have to leave a message, and hope to get a call back the next day.

One nice thing is that the designer i chose had a discount through B&F so I didn't have to pay retail (Thank God :) Read less
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FrazeeRN
Wedding:
11/15/2008
4.1/5.0
I had a good experience at Bridal and Formal, although be aware it can be a bit intimidating and the dresses can be hard to sort through as they are all in garmet bags. The dresses were organized by designer and cost so it is easy to stay within your price range. I would definately recommend going on a WEEKDAY when there are not many people. I think that is why we found the experience to be so plesant. I actually found my dress by seeing it on someone else. The sales staff was very helpful, and I felt well taken care of. However, again, we went during the week. The selection was great and I was very pleased with my purchase!
I had a good experience at Bridal and Formal, although be aware it can be a bit intimidating and the dresses can be hard Read more...
I had a good experience at Bridal and Formal, although be aware it can be a bit intimidating and the dresses can be hard to sort through as they are all in garmet bags. The dresses were organized by designer and cost so it is easy to stay within your price range. I would definately recommend going on a WEEKDAY when there are not many people. I think that is why we found the experience to be so plesant. I actually found my dress by seeing it on someone else. The sales staff was very helpful, and I felt well taken care of. However, again, we went during the week. The selection was great and I was very pleased with my purchase! Read less
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hanes11
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.1/5.0
Recommend going early on a weekend! great service and great variety of costs and dresses!
Recommend going early on a weekend! great service and great variety of costs and dresses!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal is a stunning boutique. I walked in with the wrong expectations in mind and was bombarded with dresses that were WAY out of my price range. However, the woman working with us stuck with me and helped me find the dress of my dreams for under that budget.
I was lucky enough to have my first few encounters with B&F on a weekday -- on the weekend, they are a madhouse. This is a testament to just how good this place it.
My recommendation is to pay attention while trying on your dress (hard to do in all the excitement). I tried on a 10, it fit well, they measured, recommended I purchase a 10.
When it came in it was obviously a size too big (no weight loss). Thinking back, of course the 10 fit, they had it cinched to my body with clips.
I recommend taking your own measurements and cross checking then against the manufacturers measurements. That way you would save on later alterations which I wish I could have done.
Bridal and Formal is a stunning boutique. I walked in with the wrong expectations in mind and was bombarded with dresses Read more...
Bridal and Formal is a stunning boutique. I walked in with the wrong expectations in mind and was bombarded with dresses that were WAY out of my price range. However, the woman working with us stuck with me and helped me find the dress of my dreams for under that budget.
I was lucky enough to have my first few encounters with B&F on a weekday -- on the weekend, they are a madhouse. This is a testament to just how good this place it.
My recommendation is to pay attention while trying on your dress (hard to do in all the excitement). I tried on a 10, it fit well, they measured, recommended I purchase a 10.
When it came in it was obviously a size too big (no weight loss). Thinking back, of course the 10 fit, they had it cinched to my body with clips.
I recommend taking your own measurements and cross checking then against the manufacturers measurements. That way you would save on later alterations which I wish I could have done. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.0/5.0
Bridal & Formal has the biggest collection of wedding dresses in the city of Cincinnati, and have all range of prices. I got my wedding dress and my bridesmaid dresses here. The bridesmaid department is a little chaotic cause there's not a lot of room to move around, but they have a great selection. When looking for my wedding dress, I liked a dress I tried on but didn't love it. The coordinator I was with suggested another dress similiar to this but different and I ended up falling in love with it and bought it. Also, be aware when trying wedding dresses on, there's just one big open room so no privacy.
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Bridal & Formal has the biggest collection of wedding dresses in the city of Cincinnati, and have all range of prices. I got my wedding dress and my bridesmaid dresses here. The bridesmaid department is a little chaotic cause there's not a lot of room to move around, but they have a great selection. When looking for my wedding dress, I liked a dress I tried on but didn't love it. The coordinator I was with suggested another dress similiar to this but different and I ended up falling in love with it and bought it. Also, be aware when trying wedding dresses on, there's just one big open room so no privacy. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.0/5.0
I got both my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses at Bridal and Formal.
My wedding dress experience was not the greatest, the woman helping me was frustrated because i didnt have a silhouette picked out and was making rude comments until i finally found a dress and she became extremely helpful.

The girls at the bridesmaids dress department were great. They matched another bridal store's prices which gave us a significant discount on the bridemaid dresses. My only issue is that the girls from out of town that did not get fitted their they gave them dresses that were twice their size. Please make sure you get your girls in to get fitted there if you can!
I got both my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses at Bridal and Formal.
My wedding dress experience was not the Read more...
I got both my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses at Bridal and Formal.
My wedding dress experience was not the greatest, the woman helping me was frustrated because i didnt have a silhouette picked out and was making rude comments until i finally found a dress and she became extremely helpful.

The girls at the bridesmaids dress department were great. They matched another bridal store's prices which gave us a significant discount on the bridemaid dresses. My only issue is that the girls from out of town that did not get fitted their they gave them dresses that were twice their size. Please make sure you get your girls in to get fitted there if you can! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.0/5.0
I like bridal and formal because of there large variety of wedding dresses. It's somewhat overwhelming though. The ladies were helpful.
I like bridal and formal because of there large variety of wedding dresses. It's somewhat overwhelming though. The ladies Read more...
I like bridal and formal because of there large variety of wedding dresses. It's somewhat overwhelming though. The ladies were helpful. Read less
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mrsfrack
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal has a huge selection of dresses. I told the sales girl exactly what I wanted and she came back with about 8 dresses that were exactly what I was looking for. She was very helpful with assessing how the dresses looked on me. I felt a little pressured to buy the dress however, especially since I couldnt take a picture of myself in the dress unless I bought it. Luckily, the dress worked out perfectly. It was shipped to me as I do not live in Ohio, and it arrived poorly packaged. I'm not sure if that's the fault of Bridal and Formal or the dress designer though. I do think their prices are fair and I liked their selection and service. They do not do alterations which is inconvenient.
Bridal and Formal has a huge selection of dresses. I told the sales girl exactly what I wanted and she came back with Read more...
Bridal and Formal has a huge selection of dresses. I told the sales girl exactly what I wanted and she came back with about 8 dresses that were exactly what I was looking for. She was very helpful with assessing how the dresses looked on me. I felt a little pressured to buy the dress however, especially since I couldnt take a picture of myself in the dress unless I bought it. Luckily, the dress worked out perfectly. It was shipped to me as I do not live in Ohio, and it arrived poorly packaged. I'm not sure if that's the fault of Bridal and Formal or the dress designer though. I do think their prices are fair and I liked their selection and service. They do not do alterations which is inconvenient. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.0/5.0
At my first visit everyone was extremely helpful but when I went to pick up my dress I didn't seem as important. Although I did LOVE my dress and really liked the wide assortment of dresses.
At my first visit everyone was extremely helpful but when I went to pick up my dress I didn't seem as important. Although Read more...
At my first visit everyone was extremely helpful but when I went to pick up my dress I didn't seem as important. Although I did LOVE my dress and really liked the wide assortment of dresses. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
I loved Bridal and Formal. I found the perfect dress and never felt pressured. They gave me a discount on it because I wasn't 100% sure I wanted to buy that day. I also got a really good deal on the bridesmaids dresses during their Halloween sale.
I loved Bridal and Formal. I found the perfect dress and never felt pressured. They gave me a discount on it because I Read more...
I loved Bridal and Formal. I found the perfect dress and never felt pressured. They gave me a discount on it because I wasn't 100% sure I wanted to buy that day. I also got a really good deal on the bridesmaids dresses during their Halloween sale. Read less
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Reena
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal has a beautiful collection - every bride is bound to find something here! The only small catch is that often times it can get REALLY crowded and can be a bit difficult to get someone to help you. I definitely recommend going at a 'non-peak' time if possible.
Bridal and Formal has a beautiful collection - every bride is bound to find something here! The only small catch is that Read more...
Bridal and Formal has a beautiful collection - every bride is bound to find something here! The only small catch is that often times it can get REALLY crowded and can be a bit difficult to get someone to help you. I definitely recommend going at a 'non-peak' time if possible. Read less
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lilessm
Wedding:
3/18/2009
4.0/5.0
The salesperson who helped me choose my dress was wonderful! However, once I made a decision, the staff rushed me through the final details of the process.
The salesperson who helped me choose my dress was wonderful! However, once I made a decision, the staff rushed me through Read more...
The salesperson who helped me choose my dress was wonderful! However, once I made a decision, the staff rushed me through the final details of the process. Read less
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jlgarvic
Wedding:
3/14/2009
4.0/5.0
I had no issues with my service at Bridal and Formal except that we ordered my dress at the largest possible size for my measuraments. When my dress came in it was gigantic and I had to spend $200 getting it altered to fit me!
I had no issues with my service at Bridal and Formal except that we ordered my dress at the largest possible size for my Read more...
I had no issues with my service at Bridal and Formal except that we ordered my dress at the largest possible size for my measuraments. When my dress came in it was gigantic and I had to spend $200 getting it altered to fit me! Read less
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Mrs. Wright
Wedding:
9/13/2008
4.0/5.0
Great Experience! I found my dream dress there.
Great Experience! I found my dream dress there.
Great Experience! I found my dream dress there. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
7/11/2008
4.0/5.0
Enjoyed my dress shopping experience. The woman who helped me knew what she was talking about and I liked her advice. Picked my dress out on my first trip. Also got a good deal. Would recommend going there, but just be prepared - it can be crowded.
Enjoyed my dress shopping experience. The woman who helped me knew what she was talking about and I liked her advice. Read more...
Enjoyed my dress shopping experience. The woman who helped me knew what she was talking about and I liked her advice. Picked my dress out on my first trip. Also got a good deal. Would recommend going there, but just be prepared - it can be crowded. Read less
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love4tom
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.0/5.0
It was very busy the day we went to the store. But all the people were very friendly and I loved the lady who sold my dress to me. We als bought the bridal party dress and my mother's dress. They were woerful. One suggestion would be to do a follow-up. I spent a LOT of money there. It would have been nice to get a "thank you".
It was very busy the day we went to the store. But all the people were very friendly and I loved the lady who sold my Read more...
It was very busy the day we went to the store. But all the people were very friendly and I loved the lady who sold my dress to me. We als bought the bridal party dress and my mother's dress. They were woerful. One suggestion would be to do a follow-up. I spent a LOT of money there. It would have been nice to get a "thank you". Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/3/2010
3.9/5.0
Great bridal venue for everything you need for your wedding party!
Great bridal venue for everything you need for your wedding party!
Great bridal venue for everything you need for your wedding party! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/24/2010
3.9/5.0
I purchased my dress at Bridal and Formal, after a pretty frustrating dress search. I just couldn't seem to find anything that was my style. Luckily when we were at Bridal and Formal, we were able to go upstairs and see dresses left over from a sale, and I found the perfect dress that I had to buy as is. It was perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better fit. The only downfall to our trip was our consultant. Although, we found my dress, it was mostly because we found it ourselves. She kept disappearing the whole visit and even talked on the phone in front of us while we were trying to find a dress, and we can't blame it on the store being busy, because I happened to be the only there that night.
I purchased my dress at Bridal and Formal, after a pretty frustrating dress search. I just couldn't seem to find anything Read more...
I purchased my dress at Bridal and Formal, after a pretty frustrating dress search. I just couldn't seem to find anything that was my style. Luckily when we were at Bridal and Formal, we were able to go upstairs and see dresses left over from a sale, and I found the perfect dress that I had to buy as is. It was perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better fit. The only downfall to our trip was our consultant. Although, we found my dress, it was mostly because we found it ourselves. She kept disappearing the whole visit and even talked on the phone in front of us while we were trying to find a dress, and we can't blame it on the store being busy, because I happened to be the only there that night. Read less
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Ari
Wedding:
6/13/2009
3.9/5.0
I found a dress I really loved at Bridal and Formal and the price was reasonable. The ladies were very helpful in finding the dress. My only issue is with the sizing. They measured and recommended the size for the dress and belt/sash. The dress was a little large and I had to have alterations but the belt was was too small. I didn't notice it when I picked up the dress because the lady assisting me was in a hurry and just said that she couldn't get her fingers to do the snaps. When I got home I realized that it wasn't that the snaps were tricky....it was that it was too small. Luckily, my great alterations lady was able to move the snaps and sew on some additional beading to coverup the mistake.
I found a dress I really loved at Bridal and Formal and the price was reasonable. The ladies were very helpful in finding Read more...
I found a dress I really loved at Bridal and Formal and the price was reasonable. The ladies were very helpful in finding the dress. My only issue is with the sizing. They measured and recommended the size for the dress and belt/sash. The dress was a little large and I had to have alterations but the belt was was too small. I didn't notice it when I picked up the dress because the lady assisting me was in a hurry and just said that she couldn't get her fingers to do the snaps. When I got home I realized that it wasn't that the snaps were tricky....it was that it was too small. Luckily, my great alterations lady was able to move the snaps and sew on some additional beading to coverup the mistake. Read less
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tiff22
Wedding:
10/4/2008
3.9/5.0
Bridal and Formal is a great place to shop for dresses, they have such a variety in price and styles. They were very friendly and fun to work with, it just gets crowded in there on Saturdays :)
Bridal and Formal is a great place to shop for dresses, they have such a variety in price and styles. They were very Read more...
Bridal and Formal is a great place to shop for dresses, they have such a variety in price and styles. They were very friendly and fun to work with, it just gets crowded in there on Saturdays :) Read less
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Charissa
Wedding:
6/26/2011
3.8/5.0
Bridal and Formal had thousands of dresses to try on; there were so many that it could seem overwhelming to brides if they haven't figured out exactly what they want. It's great if you have an idea of the style or if you want your consultant just to bring out lots of different kinds for you to see. The advantage of going to such a large store is that you can try on specific dresses you want. I had my eye on a Pronovias gown that I kept seeing online and in magazines, and I was able to try on that exact dress when I went to the store. (That's the one I bought and I LOVE it!) They will also negotiate prices, which is a huge plus.
Bridal and Formal had thousands of dresses to try on; there were so many that it could seem overwhelming to brides if they Read more...
Bridal and Formal had thousands of dresses to try on; there were so many that it could seem overwhelming to brides if they haven't figured out exactly what they want. It's great if you have an idea of the style or if you want your consultant just to bring out lots of different kinds for you to see. The advantage of going to such a large store is that you can try on specific dresses you want. I had my eye on a Pronovias gown that I kept seeing online and in magazines, and I was able to try on that exact dress when I went to the store. (That's the one I bought and I LOVE it!) They will also negotiate prices, which is a huge plus. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
8/28/2010
3.8/5.0
This place has so many dresses! I was able to find mine on the first visit and I couldn't believe it. My soon to be sister in law went to find her dress after I got mine and she was able to save 20% or something like that....so if you know of someone who recently got a dress there be sure to ask if you can get a discount for a referral.
This place has so many dresses! I was able to find mine on the first visit and I couldn't believe it. My soon to be sister Read more...
This place has so many dresses! I was able to find mine on the first visit and I couldn't believe it. My soon to be sister in law went to find her dress after I got mine and she was able to save 20% or something like that....so if you know of someone who recently got a dress there be sure to ask if you can get a discount for a referral. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
12/31/2009
3.8/5.0
I got my dress at bridal and formal. They had the best dress selection of dresses in Cincinnati. They are reasonably priced. I found my dress at a store in Chicago and it was priced the same by the designer. I would go during the week- weekends are too hectic.
I got my dress at bridal and formal. They had the best dress selection of dresses in Cincinnati. They are reasonably Read more...
I got my dress at bridal and formal. They had the best dress selection of dresses in Cincinnati. They are reasonably priced. I found my dress at a store in Chicago and it was priced the same by the designer. I would go during the week- weekends are too hectic. Read less
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amdutton
Wedding:
6/13/2009
3.8/5.0
I traveled two hours to B&F and the trip was well worth it. I loved browsing the back area of the store and seeing all the gowns before trying them on. The web cam that was there allowed my mother from states away to watch me dress shopping since she could not come.
I traveled two hours to B&F and the trip was well worth it. I loved browsing the back area of the store and seeing all the Read more...
I traveled two hours to B&F and the trip was well worth it. I loved browsing the back area of the store and seeing all the gowns before trying them on. The web cam that was there allowed my mother from states away to watch me dress shopping since she could not come. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/12/2007
3.8/5.0
Overall, I would recommend Bridal and Formal, as they are the largest in the country, and have a huge selection of dresses. The downfall is in customized service- I felt like I was treated as a number, as there were a ton of people there. It really is very impersonal, but I felt this was a fair tradeoff for being able to find the perfect dress.
Overall, I would recommend Bridal and Formal, as they are the largest in the country, and have a huge selection of Read more...
Overall, I would recommend Bridal and Formal, as they are the largest in the country, and have a huge selection of dresses. The downfall is in customized service- I felt like I was treated as a number, as there were a ton of people there. It really is very impersonal, but I felt this was a fair tradeoff for being able to find the perfect dress. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/25/2007
3.8/5.0
They were very helpful and I do recommend them b/c they have so much and the people there are very friendly and helpful! BUT word to the wise go with the size you think you should go with! I was about 15 lbs heavier when I first tried on my dress and I kept telling them how I knew I would lose weight but the insisted on having me get the 12 anyways... SO when the final dress fitting came I had my dress altered over 7 times. My dress was almost falling off by the end of the night! All in all they were good though
They were very helpful and I do recommend them b/c they have so much and the people there are very friendly and helpful! Read more...
They were very helpful and I do recommend them b/c they have so much and the people there are very friendly and helpful! BUT word to the wise go with the size you think you should go with! I was about 15 lbs heavier when I first tried on my dress and I kept telling them how I knew I would lose weight but the insisted on having me get the 12 anyways... SO when the final dress fitting came I had my dress altered over 7 times. My dress was almost falling off by the end of the night! All in all they were good though Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/18/2007
3.8/5.0
They had so many dresses to look at and try on. They were friendly and very helpful. I found the dress of my dreams!
They had so many dresses to look at and try on. They were friendly and very helpful. I found the dress of my dreams!
They had so many dresses to look at and try on. They were friendly and very helpful. I found the dress of my dreams! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/18/2014
3.7/5.0
This is not the place to go if you want the "Say Yes to the Dress" experience. The reason I purchased my dress here was because they had the best selection. I had an appointment, but had to try on my dress in a large room with other brides stripping down to their skivvies. I'm not that modest, but remodeling that room into private dressing rooms would really improve this place and probably get more business - and definitely happier brides. They could easily make that large room into 8-10 private rooms. They do have private dressing rooms (no curtains though; but a 'room' nonetheless) and when I came to pick up my dress I was able to get one of those. My consultant when I tried on the dress was great, and I was the last appointment of the day so they were not that busy. I had a breakdown when I found "the one" and not in a good way. My consultant and the rest of the staff let me stand in my dress for almost an hour while I contemplated (past closing) and never once made me feel like I was rushed. Other consultants gave their complements and helped me make the decision to purchase. It was out of my price range, but they discounted it 25% which was the top of my budget but was too beautiful and too good a deal to pass up. I made that decision over a year ago, and my wedding is in a little less than a month, and I could not be more happy with my dress. Overall I was pleased with my purchase and experience, but I went into it knowing that the service was not what you see on TV. If you want the best selection, go here. If you want truly personalized service and privacy, go to a smaller boutique.

I got the bridesmaids dresses here too - and that was a totally different experience. The consultant was almost nonexistent, and we basically had to help ourselves finding styles and even finding a dressing room (again, large room with multiple girls trying on dresses). There were groups there without an appointment (we had one) that were given better service.
This is not the place to go if you want the "Say Yes to the Dress" experience. The reason I purchased my dress here was Read more...
This is not the place to go if you want the "Say Yes to the Dress" experience. The reason I purchased my dress here was because they had the best selection. I had an appointment, but had to try on my dress in a large room with other brides stripping down to their skivvies. I'm not that modest, but remodeling that room into private dressing rooms would really improve this place and probably get more business - and definitely happier brides. They could easily make that large room into 8-10 private rooms. They do have private dressing rooms (no curtains though; but a 'room' nonetheless) and when I came to pick up my dress I was able to get one of those. My consultant when I tried on the dress was great, and I was the last appointment of the day so they were not that busy. I had a breakdown when I found "the one" and not in a good way. My consultant and the rest of the staff let me stand in my dress for almost an hour while I contemplated (past closing) and never once made me feel like I was rushed. Other consultants gave their complements and helped me make the decision to purchase. It was out of my price range, but they discounted it 25% which was the top of my budget but was too beautiful and too good a deal to pass up. I made that decision over a year ago, and my wedding is in a little less than a month, and I could not be more happy with my dress. Overall I was pleased with my purchase and experience, but I went into it knowing that the service was not what you see on TV. If you want the best selection, go here. If you want truly personalized service and privacy, go to a smaller boutique.

I got the bridesmaids dresses here too - and that was a totally different experience. The consultant was almost nonexistent, and we basically had to help ourselves finding styles and even finding a dressing room (again, large room with multiple girls trying on dresses). There were groups there without an appointment (we had one) that were given better service. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
5/11/2008
3.7/5.0
My wedding dress was one of the first ones I tried on at Bridal and Formal. Unfortunately my specialist was a little more old fashioned than me, and kept forcing me to try on a veil when I knew I did not want one for the wedding. In either case, I tried it on to make my mom happy. Also, we were in a horrible financial crisis at this point, and they were very helpful with the price of the dress. I got my dream dress, off the rack, at a price we could afford.
My wedding dress was one of the first ones I tried on at Bridal and Formal. Unfortunately my specialist was a little more Read more...
My wedding dress was one of the first ones I tried on at Bridal and Formal. Unfortunately my specialist was a little more old fashioned than me, and kept forcing me to try on a veil when I knew I did not want one for the wedding. In either case, I tried it on to make my mom happy. Also, we were in a horrible financial crisis at this point, and they were very helpful with the price of the dress. I got my dream dress, off the rack, at a price we could afford. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/30/2006
3.7/5.0
Bridal and Formal has such a huge selection of gorgeous gowns. They quality of service is hit or miss. You can find someone extremely helpful one time, and then have no help the on your next visit. I have had good experiences for the most part, but they could work on their customer service a bit...then the place would be outstanding! Their assortment is great, and their prices are pretty good too!
Bridal and Formal has such a huge selection of gorgeous gowns. They quality of service is hit or miss. You can find Read more...
Bridal and Formal has such a huge selection of gorgeous gowns. They quality of service is hit or miss. You can find someone extremely helpful one time, and then have no help the on your next visit. I have had good experiences for the most part, but they could work on their customer service a bit...then the place would be outstanding! Their assortment is great, and their prices are pretty good too! Read less
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JBWT77
Wedding:
9/2/2001
3.7/5.0
They are amazing... a little chaotic... I highly suggest going somewhere else that is less crowded with less dresses and figure out what style you want and then go in and pick out a dress from a smaller choice!! But its great! Great prices!!!
They are amazing... a little chaotic... I highly suggest going somewhere else that is less crowded with less dresses and Read more...
They are amazing... a little chaotic... I highly suggest going somewhere else that is less crowded with less dresses and figure out what style you want and then go in and pick out a dress from a smaller choice!! But its great! Great prices!!! Read less
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Debby
Wedding:
3/17/2012
3.6/5.0
Bridal and Formal had an amazing selection of dresses and we were very, very happy with the dresses and all of the other items we bought here. Everyone looked stunning. Overall, their responsiveness, availability and professionalism were a bit lacking. I understand that they have also stopped selling/dying shoes, which I would not recommend you do any way. It took a long time and the color was not exactly right. For the value, I think you have to stop here and look at the wedding gowns. You can't beat it.
Bridal and Formal had an amazing selection of dresses and we were very, very happy with the dresses and all of the other Read more...
Bridal and Formal had an amazing selection of dresses and we were very, very happy with the dresses and all of the other items we bought here. Everyone looked stunning. Overall, their responsiveness, availability and professionalism were a bit lacking. I understand that they have also stopped selling/dying shoes, which I would not recommend you do any way. It took a long time and the color was not exactly right. For the value, I think you have to stop here and look at the wedding gowns. You can't beat it. Read less
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areisenberg
Wedding:
10/2/2009
3.6/5.0
I loved my dress, but I know there are other stores out there that are just as good if not better, but I would recommend looking there!!
I loved my dress, but I know there are other stores out there that are just as good if not better, but I would recommend Read more...
I loved my dress, but I know there are other stores out there that are just as good if not better, but I would recommend looking there!! Read less
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FutureMrsLun
Wedding:
6/20/2009
3.6/5.0
B&F is hit or miss.

Pros: HUGE selection; Everything in one place from dresses to shoes, to accessories,to bmaids, etc etc

Cons: Not exactly a "boutique" atmosphere. The staff can be a bit tacky. Some are too young to know better. I had one major problem - when my bridesmaids dresses arrived they neglected to call 1/2 of my girls to let them know. When I called to check on it they had a hard time admitting their mistake and then STILL didn't mail the dresses. I had to call a third time to get them to act.

Net: they are fairly disorganized, but if you are super-organized you can work around it . If not - GO ELSEWHERE...there are MANY MANY options in Cincy.
B&F is hit or miss.

Pros: HUGE selection; Everything in one place from dresses to shoes, to accessories,to Read more...
B&F is hit or miss.

Pros: HUGE selection; Everything in one place from dresses to shoes, to accessories,to bmaids, etc etc

Cons: Not exactly a "boutique" atmosphere. The staff can be a bit tacky. Some are too young to know better. I had one major problem - when my bridesmaids dresses arrived they neglected to call 1/2 of my girls to let them know. When I called to check on it they had a hard time admitting their mistake and then STILL didn't mail the dresses. I had to call a third time to get them to act.

Net: they are fairly disorganized, but if you are super-organized you can work around it . If not - GO ELSEWHERE...there are MANY MANY options in Cincy. Read less
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AngelC426
Wedding:
4/25/2009
3.6/5.0
Bridal & Formal can feel a little rushed when you go but, you can't beat the price!
Bridal & Formal can feel a little rushed when you go but, you can't beat the price!
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/10/2008
3.6/5.0
Dress beautiful, but they encouraged (strongly) to buy a dress much larger than I wear, and it was waaay to big and a $3000 dress
Dress beautiful, but they encouraged (strongly) to buy a dress much larger than I wear, and it was waaay to big and a Read more...
Dress beautiful, but they encouraged (strongly) to buy a dress much larger than I wear, and it was waaay to big and a $3000 dress Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
6/23/2007
3.6/5.0
I absolutely loved my dress!! It was nice to shop at a large store because you had so many choices!! I wouldn't how ever go on a Saturday!! Way too busy and too many people!
I absolutely loved my dress!! It was nice to shop at a large store because you had so many choices!! I wouldn't how ever Read more...
I absolutely loved my dress!! It was nice to shop at a large store because you had so many choices!! I wouldn't how ever go on a Saturday!! Way too busy and too many people! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/14/2013
3.5/5.0
This store probably has the best overall selection of wedding gowns in Cincinnati. I orginially went the day that Randy Fenoli was there - my Bridal Idol! I tried on what had been my "dream gown" and he agreed that was the one I should say "yes" to. Being it was the first day I had tried gowns on and it was chaotic, I didn't want to get caught up in the scene and say yes too early. Who is ready to be done dress shopping that soon?

The consultant said if I put down $200 then she would hold the price for me and also offer me increasing discounts if I bought additional accessories by a certain date. When I came back at a later date to buy the dress, my original consultant wasn't there and was assigned a different one. She was very persistant in trying to get me to buy another (even cheaper dress) then the one I came in for telling me if I got it that it would "look cheap and trashy". Um hello, this is RF approved!

I was a little discouraged and felt taken advantage of as I later found out that their dresses operate on a 10% higher margin and I wasn't getting that great of a deal with the money I had already put down and was feeling pressured to make decision before the deal expired. I explained the sitation with the manager and she was very accomodating in getting me the right price on the dress and letting me purchase when I was ready.

A great benefit of buying your dress here is that you get a discount on Bridesmaid Dresses for your girls, and again, they have one of the best selections in the area.

Biggest con of this store is they offer little from the JLM collection and could upgrade their retail atmosphere.
This store probably has the best overall selection of wedding gowns in Cincinnati. I orginially went the day that Randy Read more...
This store probably has the best overall selection of wedding gowns in Cincinnati. I orginially went the day that Randy Fenoli was there - my Bridal Idol! I tried on what had been my "dream gown" and he agreed that was the one I should say "yes" to. Being it was the first day I had tried gowns on and it was chaotic, I didn't want to get caught up in the scene and say yes too early. Who is ready to be done dress shopping that soon?

The consultant said if I put down $200 then she would hold the price for me and also offer me increasing discounts if I bought additional accessories by a certain date. When I came back at a later date to buy the dress, my original consultant wasn't there and was assigned a different one. She was very persistant in trying to get me to buy another (even cheaper dress) then the one I came in for telling me if I got it that it would "look cheap and trashy". Um hello, this is RF approved!

I was a little discouraged and felt taken advantage of as I later found out that their dresses operate on a 10% higher margin and I wasn't getting that great of a deal with the money I had already put down and was feeling pressured to make decision before the deal expired. I explained the sitation with the manager and she was very accomodating in getting me the right price on the dress and letting me purchase when I was ready.

A great benefit of buying your dress here is that you get a discount on Bridesmaid Dresses for your girls, and again, they have one of the best selections in the area.

Biggest con of this store is they offer little from the JLM collection and could upgrade their retail atmosphere. Read less
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Taryn
Wedding:
8/7/2010
3.5/5.0
I was pleased with Bridal and Formal because they had my dream gown, but unfortunately once i ordered the gown they did not have the best service. They kept pushing back the date arrival for my gown and would not return phone calls. BUt they do have a great selection of bridal gowns.
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I was pleased with Bridal and Formal because they had my dream gown, but unfortunately once i ordered the gown they did not have the best service. They kept pushing back the date arrival for my gown and would not return phone calls. BUt they do have a great selection of bridal gowns. Read less
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KBrunney
Wedding:
8/23/2009
3.5/5.0
I went on a Thursday morning, no appointment. I had several pictures of dresses that I had in mind and knew I would be buying off the rack, which limited my choices, otherwise their selection would've been overwhelming! I fell in love with a dress that was $1100 and went home with it for a little over $600. The service was great since they weren't busy. And I was able to get my shoes dyed to match exactly and they were done in 2 days! (I was quoted 4). The undergarments they provide for trying on dresses are very old and kind of gross, so I would recommend bringing your own. And some fellow dress buyers aren't bashful, so be aware of naked ladies in the dressing room!
I went on a Thursday morning, no appointment. I had several pictures of dresses that I had in mind and knew I would be Read more...
I went on a Thursday morning, no appointment. I had several pictures of dresses that I had in mind and knew I would be buying off the rack, which limited my choices, otherwise their selection would've been overwhelming! I fell in love with a dress that was $1100 and went home with it for a little over $600. The service was great since they weren't busy. And I was able to get my shoes dyed to match exactly and they were done in 2 days! (I was quoted 4). The undergarments they provide for trying on dresses are very old and kind of gross, so I would recommend bringing your own. And some fellow dress buyers aren't bashful, so be aware of naked ladies in the dressing room! Read less
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Cristin2
Wedding:
7/11/2009
3.5/5.0
I got my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses here. They pricematch prices from other stores and websites. While the service is not always the greatest it is definitley the best value for the cost.
I got my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses here. They pricematch prices from other stores and websites. While the Read more...
I got my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses here. They pricematch prices from other stores and websites. While the service is not always the greatest it is definitley the best value for the cost. Read less
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kmogilevski
Wedding:
5/16/2008
3.5/5.0
Bridal & Formal has a great selection of dresses for any price. I found a great dress for a great price and even got them to take 25% of price. They usually do 15-20% anyways. One piece of advice is that you have to know what type of dress you want when going there because you will be overwhelmed. I went on Saturday for the first time and it was hectic. To make the final decision, I can back during the week, during the day. Much calmer then and they give you more attention.
Bridal & Formal has a great selection of dresses for any price. I found a great dress for a great price and even got them Read more...
Bridal & Formal has a great selection of dresses for any price. I found a great dress for a great price and even got them to take 25% of price. They usually do 15-20% anyways. One piece of advice is that you have to know what type of dress you want when going there because you will be overwhelmed. I went on Saturday for the first time and it was hectic. To make the final decision, I can back during the week, during the day. Much calmer then and they give you more attention. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/3/2011
3.4/5.0
I enjoyed the wide variety of dresses and budgets. It was very crowded and we seemed to put out the sales associate. She was complaining about us before she even worked with us because my cousin and I wanted to shop for both of our dresses together. But I did find a very special short dress that was perfect!
I enjoyed the wide variety of dresses and budgets. It was very crowded and we seemed to put out the sales associate. She Read more...
I enjoyed the wide variety of dresses and budgets. It was very crowded and we seemed to put out the sales associate. She was complaining about us before she even worked with us because my cousin and I wanted to shop for both of our dresses together. But I did find a very special short dress that was perfect! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/17/2006
3.4/5.0
I wasn't thrilled with the saleswoman I worked with at Bridal & Formal. They claim to do price matches, and when I quoted an amount I had received at another dress store, I was treated as though I was lying. However, they called the other vendor and confirmed the quote and beat the price I was given. Therefore I do believe it is good quality for the money. If you can get past the pressures to buy EVERYTHING from them, it's worth visiting and taking the lowest dress quote you can find.
I wasn't thrilled with the saleswoman I worked with at Bridal & Formal. They claim to do price matches, and when I quoted Read more...
I wasn't thrilled with the saleswoman I worked with at Bridal & Formal. They claim to do price matches, and when I quoted an amount I had received at another dress store, I was treated as though I was lying. However, they called the other vendor and confirmed the quote and beat the price I was given. Therefore I do believe it is good quality for the money. If you can get past the pressures to buy EVERYTHING from them, it's worth visiting and taking the lowest dress quote you can find. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/4/2005
3.4/5.0
I got a fabulous dress for the price. The amount of choices available at this store were also great. But the set up is a little too busy for my taste, and I didn't like the lack of privacy while trying on dresses. I felt more like one out of many customers, rather than being the focus while I was trying to pick my dress. I also experienced some unprofessionalism when going back to pick up my dress. All in all though, great value for the price.
I got a fabulous dress for the price. The amount of choices available at this store were also great. But the set up is a Read more...
I got a fabulous dress for the price. The amount of choices available at this store were also great. But the set up is a little too busy for my taste, and I didn't like the lack of privacy while trying on dresses. I felt more like one out of many customers, rather than being the focus while I was trying to pick my dress. I also experienced some unprofessionalism when going back to pick up my dress. All in all though, great value for the price. Read less
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FutureMrsB
Wedding:
6/7/2014
3.3/5.0
I bought my wedding dress from Bridal and Formal after driving over from Louisville during the week. I would recommend going on a weekday if you can. I was the only bride in the store when I went and I was thankful, because they were able to give me a private room as requested instead of the community changing room. I think I tried on around 20 dresses and was about to give up when my sweet consultant brought in "the one". I ordered an Alfred Angelo dress on November 21st and it arrived exactly 4 months later. When you order your dress, they have you sign a contract that states they don't guarantee delivery by your wedding date and dresses usually take 4 - 8 months to arrive. Needless to say, I was a bit of a wreck waiting for my dress to come since I thought ordering 7 months ahead of time was enough. It's all in the manufacturers hands unfortunately. I called once a month to check on the status; the ladies I spoke with were never concerned and assured me the dress would come in end of March and a rush wasn't necessary according to the manufacturer's estimate. They were right! My recommendation is to go before the 8 month mark and to go to the store on a weekday to avoid stress. The only thing I wish they did offer was alterations in store. I had to find someone else to hem and bustle my gown - it would have been great to have it done there. Overall, I was satisfied with the experience and got a beautiful dress that I can't wait to wear!
I bought my wedding dress from Bridal and Formal after driving over from Louisville during the week. I would recommend Read more...
I bought my wedding dress from Bridal and Formal after driving over from Louisville during the week. I would recommend going on a weekday if you can. I was the only bride in the store when I went and I was thankful, because they were able to give me a private room as requested instead of the community changing room. I think I tried on around 20 dresses and was about to give up when my sweet consultant brought in "the one". I ordered an Alfred Angelo dress on November 21st and it arrived exactly 4 months later. When you order your dress, they have you sign a contract that states they don't guarantee delivery by your wedding date and dresses usually take 4 - 8 months to arrive. Needless to say, I was a bit of a wreck waiting for my dress to come since I thought ordering 7 months ahead of time was enough. It's all in the manufacturers hands unfortunately. I called once a month to check on the status; the ladies I spoke with were never concerned and assured me the dress would come in end of March and a rush wasn't necessary according to the manufacturer's estimate. They were right! My recommendation is to go before the 8 month mark and to go to the store on a weekday to avoid stress. The only thing I wish they did offer was alterations in store. I had to find someone else to hem and bustle my gown - it would have been great to have it done there. Overall, I was satisfied with the experience and got a beautiful dress that I can't wait to wear! Read less
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megan
Wedding:
6/15/2012
3.3/5.0
Very large selection and very negotiable with pricing. Got the dress of my dreams for an excellent price. Staff could use a lesson in professionalism and the shop could use some updating.
Very large selection and very negotiable with pricing. Got the dress of my dreams for an excellent price. Staff could use Read more...
Very large selection and very negotiable with pricing. Got the dress of my dreams for an excellent price. Staff could use a lesson in professionalism and the shop could use some updating. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/3/2008
3.3/5.0
I loved my dress and was overall happy with the experience. We went on a Saturday to the shop, which I guess is their busiest time so things were more crowded and hectic than I would have liked. I did sort of feel like a number. A few of my bridesmaids were not so happy with the experience, particularly alterations. One of my bridesmaids required a larger size and they ordered her one way way too big, which then required her to spend almost the same amount in alterations as what she paid for the dress.
I loved my dress and was overall happy with the experience. We went on a Saturday to the shop, which I guess is their Read more...
I loved my dress and was overall happy with the experience. We went on a Saturday to the shop, which I guess is their busiest time so things were more crowded and hectic than I would have liked. I did sort of feel like a number. A few of my bridesmaids were not so happy with the experience, particularly alterations. One of my bridesmaids required a larger size and they ordered her one way way too big, which then required her to spend almost the same amount in alterations as what she paid for the dress. Read less
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Sept Bride
Wedding:
9/2/2006
3.3/5.0
My first visit I was unimpressed, but the second time I went, I found my dress and was very satisfied! I even bought all my bridesmaids' dresses in the same trip!
My first visit I was unimpressed, but the second time I went, I found my dress and was very satisfied! I even bought all Read more...
My first visit I was unimpressed, but the second time I went, I found my dress and was very satisfied! I even bought all my bridesmaids' dresses in the same trip! Read less
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kristin
Wedding:
9/5/2009
3.2/5.0
The best part about Bridal and Formal is that they have everything. The worst things about them is they pressure you into spending money before you leave by giving you what is perceived as a sale price so you're locked in before you leave. However, one would be wise to check out the designer and do their research on their website first, to look for other materials they make the dress in at a cheaper cost. That's what I did and my dress costs ended up being cut in half! Also, you can then see what other venues will charge you for the same dress. It's REAL competition then, and not price fixing. Unfortunately my fiance lost his battle to cancer before our wedding date. The first few attempts at getting the money back that I paid for the dress were denied. Then my newly engaged friend went to the store for me and was able to convince them to refund my credit card and they kept the dress.
The best part about Bridal and Formal is that they have everything. The worst things about them is they pressure you into Read more...
The best part about Bridal and Formal is that they have everything. The worst things about them is they pressure you into spending money before you leave by giving you what is perceived as a sale price so you're locked in before you leave. However, one would be wise to check out the designer and do their research on their website first, to look for other materials they make the dress in at a cheaper cost. That's what I did and my dress costs ended up being cut in half! Also, you can then see what other venues will charge you for the same dress. It's REAL competition then, and not price fixing. Unfortunately my fiance lost his battle to cancer before our wedding date. The first few attempts at getting the money back that I paid for the dress were denied. Then my newly engaged friend went to the store for me and was able to convince them to refund my credit card and they kept the dress. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
7/2/2005
3.2/5.0
Make sure that you get there early in the morning if you go on a weekend. There are no scheduled appointments and fittings are done on a first come, first served basis. Also, be sure you check style numbers before going. The store ordered the wrong skirts for my bridesmaids because they had the floor sample of the skirt labeled with the wrong style number. As a result, we didn't get the skirts until about 2 or 3 weeks before the wedding. They offered to give us the wrong skirts for a discount but I thought that was a lousy offer. We didn't get any extra discount on the dresses. On a positive note, all apparel there was 20% off the retail price.
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Make sure that you get there early in the morning if you go on a weekend. There are no scheduled appointments and fittings are done on a first come, first served basis. Also, be sure you check style numbers before going. The store ordered the wrong skirts for my bridesmaids because they had the floor sample of the skirt labeled with the wrong style number. As a result, we didn't get the skirts until about 2 or 3 weeks before the wedding. They offered to give us the wrong skirts for a discount but I thought that was a lousy offer. We didn't get any extra discount on the dresses. On a positive note, all apparel there was 20% off the retail price. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/17/2010
3.1/5.0
I was EXTREMELY disappointed with Bridal and Formal. My wedding dress was great and came in very quick, don't get me wrong...but the bridesmaids dresses were the big issue. All of my bridesmaids got their dresses back and they were HUGE. We called to complain, but they said there was nothing they could do. They don't offer alterations either. We took them to get altered and one of the bridesmaids dresses was so big, the lady almost couldn't alter it. Make sure when you go there, they order you the right size. They WILL try to talk you into getting a bigger size (like they did to us), don't fall for it. Order your normal size.

Another problem I had is when I went to pick up my wedding dress. I wanted to try it on before I left to make sure everything fit. The lady who helped me was so rude because she knew she wasn't making a sale off me. She was just helping me try on my dress after it was already paid for. She wanted to have nothing to do with me.
I was EXTREMELY disappointed with Bridal and Formal. My wedding dress was great and came in very quick, don't get me Read more...
I was EXTREMELY disappointed with Bridal and Formal. My wedding dress was great and came in very quick, don't get me wrong...but the bridesmaids dresses were the big issue. All of my bridesmaids got their dresses back and they were HUGE. We called to complain, but they said there was nothing they could do. They don't offer alterations either. We took them to get altered and one of the bridesmaids dresses was so big, the lady almost couldn't alter it. Make sure when you go there, they order you the right size. They WILL try to talk you into getting a bigger size (like they did to us), don't fall for it. Order your normal size.

Another problem I had is when I went to pick up my wedding dress. I wanted to try it on before I left to make sure everything fit. The lady who helped me was so rude because she knew she wasn't making a sale off me. She was just helping me try on my dress after it was already paid for. She wanted to have nothing to do with me. Read less
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christyanddavid
Wedding:
6/12/2010
3.1/5.0
This salon has a lot of big names. However, I found that they were not friendly when you were not purchasing that day. I fell in love with a dress that was out of my price range. They wanted to charge me $25 to "start a file" keeping track of all the dresses I had tried on. No thanks! Good thing my mom and I had kept our own notes.
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This salon has a lot of big names. However, I found that they were not friendly when you were not purchasing that day. I fell in love with a dress that was out of my price range. They wanted to charge me $25 to "start a file" keeping track of all the dresses I had tried on. No thanks! Good thing my mom and I had kept our own notes. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/8/2007
3.1/5.0
this place has a great selection of dresses. my only negative feedback was i felt they pushed me into buying a dress off the rack when i really wanted to order it. this led to an improper fit.
this place has a great selection of dresses. my only negative feedback was i felt they pushed me into buying a dress off Read more...
this place has a great selection of dresses. my only negative feedback was i felt they pushed me into buying a dress off the rack when i really wanted to order it. this led to an improper fit. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/20/2007
3.1/5.0
The dresses were nice. But they never called us when the dresses were ready to be picked up. I had to call them.
The dresses were nice. But they never called us when the dresses were ready to be picked up. I had to call them.
The dresses were nice. But they never called us when the dresses were ready to be picked up. I had to call them. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/23/2009
3.0/5.0
The thing I liked about Bridal and Formal was the selection. Their selection was huge and had a little something in every price range. However, they are far from willing to work with you on a price. I had a budget of 500 on a dress, and couldnt find one everyone agreed on. I tried on a 1200$ dress and fell in love, but they werent willing to come down on price at all. I bought it anyway because it was THE one. The only size they had in the store was a 12 and I am definitely a 14. When they measured me for the dress they said I needed a 16. Unfortunately, when the dress came in, it was huge on me and I did not have time or money for alterations. So I just wore the dress a little big and kept my arms down so my breasts wouldnt fly out during the reception (No YMCA for me! lol). The staff was friendly without a doubt and the dress was definitely quality, but I wish they had listened to me about size! Id reccomend them but with caution!
The thing I liked about Bridal and Formal was the selection. Their selection was huge and had a little something in every Read more...
The thing I liked about Bridal and Formal was the selection. Their selection was huge and had a little something in every price range. However, they are far from willing to work with you on a price. I had a budget of 500 on a dress, and couldnt find one everyone agreed on. I tried on a 1200$ dress and fell in love, but they werent willing to come down on price at all. I bought it anyway because it was THE one. The only size they had in the store was a 12 and I am definitely a 14. When they measured me for the dress they said I needed a 16. Unfortunately, when the dress came in, it was huge on me and I did not have time or money for alterations. So I just wore the dress a little big and kept my arms down so my breasts wouldnt fly out during the reception (No YMCA for me! lol). The staff was friendly without a doubt and the dress was definitely quality, but I wish they had listened to me about size! Id reccomend them but with caution! Read less
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mary
Wedding:
4/27/2013
2.9/5.0
We were able to find the dress we wanted, but the fitting and purchasing experience was not very pleasant. I think perhaps going during the week would be more relaxed, but difficult to do if you work. The weekend was a bit of a circus. I wish in retrospect we had gone to a smaller boutique that would have given more input and taken more time. I am fairly certain the price would have been about the same.
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We were able to find the dress we wanted, but the fitting and purchasing experience was not very pleasant. I think perhaps going during the week would be more relaxed, but difficult to do if you work. The weekend was a bit of a circus. I wish in retrospect we had gone to a smaller boutique that would have given more input and taken more time. I am fairly certain the price would have been about the same. Read less
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J. Holland
Wedding:
8/28/2010
2.9/5.0
I went to Bridal and Formal looking for a veil and head piece, I brought a picture with me of what I was looking for but the staff had difficulty pointing me in the right direction. After spending about an hour with a sales girl one of the managers came out and assisted me. He was very professional and able to pick out exactly what I wanted in a matter of minutes. It was a lot more expensive than I anticipated but I bought it anyway because I did not want to repeat the experience at another store.
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I went to Bridal and Formal looking for a veil and head piece, I brought a picture with me of what I was looking for but the staff had difficulty pointing me in the right direction. After spending about an hour with a sales girl one of the managers came out and assisted me. He was very professional and able to pick out exactly what I wanted in a matter of minutes. It was a lot more expensive than I anticipated but I bought it anyway because I did not want to repeat the experience at another store. Read less
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valval425
Wedding:
4/25/2009
2.9/5.0
PROS: HUGE variety of dresses and price points, location.
CONS: Dressing rooms are pretty bad, Sales people can be pushy - which makes it hard to trust their opinions, I suspect they sell/share your information with other businesses.


My dress was Romona Keveza, purchased from Bridal & Formal. I adore my dress - it was perfect for me. I bought it off the rack, basically clearance, so the price was amazing. At $199, It was way below my max price of $1,000.

Now for my actual shopping experience - I went on a weeknight, which I highly recommend, because the store is much less busy than weekends. However, since we went after work, the sales people were showing obvious signs of being tired and basically "done" with work for the day. After filling out my "info sheet", I was kind of pawned off on one of the sales people. There were several girls standing around chatting in the front, but they called someone else from the back to help me. It was fine, just felt kind of weird.

The sales person looked at my stack of photos, and set about to pull a number of dresses. She also encouraged me and my friends and mom to pull any other dresses I was interested in, including some from a sample sale and from the clearance rack. Unfortunately, except for a few specific dresses I visited B&F specifically for, we liked the dresses we picked ourselves better than the options from the sales person.

There are so many dresses there, which is one of the main draws of B&F - they carry pretty much all the major designers and all the different dress styles, as well as many price points. (But, they don't carry Romona Keveza anymore, which is why my dress was clearanced!)

Once we made it to the fitting room, the service got a little below average. The sales person cranked up the heat and applied hand lotion before helping me into dresses. She gave me a crappy longline bra, even though there was no one else there, thus the demand was pretty low at that time. I had to ask for a different one. I was sweating immediately, even when I was just standing in my underwear. My mom often had to help me in and out of the dresses, because the lady seemed more intent on getting the dresses back on the hangers more than getting me in and out of the dresses. Finally, the B&F dressing room leaves something to be desired. It is a big, communal dressing area. Thankfully, it was not busy, but I still had to change in and out of my underwear in front of the salesperson and my friends. I don't really care, but Fabulous Bridal in Covington is SO MUCH NICER!

Finally, I tried on about 15 dresses, and I liked a few of them. The guidance of my salesperson was so-so. I'm pretty opinionated on fashion, and I know what looks good on me, so I didn't agree with some of her assessments. The other sales people filtered in and out to see the different dresses on me and shared their thoughts. When I tried MY dress on (towards the end), I knew it was a top 2 contender. I was able to try on the top 3 again, and that helped me make my decision.

One of the most amazing parts of the experience is that time flew by throughout the evening, and B&F was getting ready to close, but they never rushed me. They really wanted my sale :) I bought my gown and took it with me that night.
PROS: HUGE variety of dresses and price points, location.
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PROS: HUGE variety of dresses and price points, location.
CONS: Dressing rooms are pretty bad, Sales people can be pushy - which makes it hard to trust their opinions, I suspect they sell/share your information with other businesses.


My dress was Romona Keveza, purchased from Bridal & Formal. I adore my dress - it was perfect for me. I bought it off the rack, basically clearance, so the price was amazing. At $199, It was way below my max price of $1,000.

Now for my actual shopping experience - I went on a weeknight, which I highly recommend, because the store is much less busy than weekends. However, since we went after work, the sales people were showing obvious signs of being tired and basically "done" with work for the day. After filling out my "info sheet", I was kind of pawned off on one of the sales people. There were several girls standing around chatting in the front, but they called someone else from the back to help me. It was fine, just felt kind of weird.

The sales person looked at my stack of photos, and set about to pull a number of dresses. She also encouraged me and my friends and mom to pull any other dresses I was interested in, including some from a sample sale and from the clearance rack. Unfortunately, except for a few specific dresses I visited B&F specifically for, we liked the dresses we picked ourselves better than the options from the sales person.

There are so many dresses there, which is one of the main draws of B&F - they carry pretty much all the major designers and all the different dress styles, as well as many price points. (But, they don't carry Romona Keveza anymore, which is why my dress was clearanced!)

Once we made it to the fitting room, the service got a little below average. The sales person cranked up the heat and applied hand lotion before helping me into dresses. She gave me a crappy longline bra, even though there was no one else there, thus the demand was pretty low at that time. I had to ask for a different one. I was sweating immediately, even when I was just standing in my underwear. My mom often had to help me in and out of the dresses, because the lady seemed more intent on getting the dresses back on the hangers more than getting me in and out of the dresses. Finally, the B&F dressing room leaves something to be desired. It is a big, communal dressing area. Thankfully, it was not busy, but I still had to change in and out of my underwear in front of the salesperson and my friends. I don't really care, but Fabulous Bridal in Covington is SO MUCH NICER!

Finally, I tried on about 15 dresses, and I liked a few of them. The guidance of my salesperson was so-so. I'm pretty opinionated on fashion, and I know what looks good on me, so I didn't agree with some of her assessments. The other sales people filtered in and out to see the different dresses on me and shared their thoughts. When I tried MY dress on (towards the end), I knew it was a top 2 contender. I was able to try on the top 3 again, and that helped me make my decision.

One of the most amazing parts of the experience is that time flew by throughout the evening, and B&F was getting ready to close, but they never rushed me. They really wanted my sale :) I bought my gown and took it with me that night. Read less
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m.eversole
Wedding:
3/21/2010
2.8/5.0
I worked with Sarah and she was awesome. But other than that the customer service was bad and annoying at times. I had a 15 year old give me a hard time about wanting to put my dress on when picking out my veil.. she didn't have clips to clip up my dress.. and ignored me when chatting with a friend while I'm trying to get into my dress by myself. BUT it is prob. the best place to go in Ohio as far as having the best selection. They also don't do alterations so you have to find your own.
I worked with Sarah and she was awesome. But other than that the customer service was bad and annoying at times. I had a Read more...
I worked with Sarah and she was awesome. But other than that the customer service was bad and annoying at times. I had a 15 year old give me a hard time about wanting to put my dress on when picking out my veil.. she didn't have clips to clip up my dress.. and ignored me when chatting with a friend while I'm trying to get into my dress by myself. BUT it is prob. the best place to go in Ohio as far as having the best selection. They also don't do alterations so you have to find your own. Read less
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katepiva89
Wedding:
9/16/2007
2.8/5.0
The dress was beautiful and the associate who helped me find my dress was very, very helpful. I walked out with my dress in the first visit. I however would not recommend them for accessories, overpriced. (non-gold earrings for $200) and do not have anything shipped to your house, buy direct from store. I ordered my veil from them, which also was twice as much money as other stores and they charged over $50 in shipping, for a veil, that was not insured, from cincinnati to columbus!
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The dress was beautiful and the associate who helped me find my dress was very, very helpful. I walked out with my dress in the first visit. I however would not recommend them for accessories, overpriced. (non-gold earrings for $200) and do not have anything shipped to your house, buy direct from store. I ordered my veil from them, which also was twice as much money as other stores and they charged over $50 in shipping, for a veil, that was not insured, from cincinnati to columbus! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/31/2012
2.7/5.0
We ordered bridesmaids dresses through B&F, and the experience could have been more personal. It was super annoying to have to go through a voicemail system for five minutes before talking to a human being. I'd recommend weddington way to future brides.
We ordered bridesmaids dresses through B&F, and the experience could have been more personal. It was super annoying to Read more...
We ordered bridesmaids dresses through B&F, and the experience could have been more personal. It was super annoying to have to go through a voicemail system for five minutes before talking to a human being. I'd recommend weddington way to future brides. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
9/12/2010
2.7/5.0
They have a million dresses - seriously - a ton. But if you want to spend under $1000 - they don't have that many. And if you're a little fluffy - they have even fewer. But the selection is good as is the quality. My problem is the service after the sale - it's non-existent. I'd expect that from a chain - but this is a local shop. I was severely disappointed - my dress came in just 2 weeks before my wedding - even though I ordered 6 months ahead of time. They could have cared less. I'd never tell anybody to go there again...Wait til there's a boutique sale and go to European or Fabulous.
They have a million dresses - seriously - a ton. But if you want to spend under $1000 - they don't have that many. And if Read more...
They have a million dresses - seriously - a ton. But if you want to spend under $1000 - they don't have that many. And if you're a little fluffy - they have even fewer. But the selection is good as is the quality. My problem is the service after the sale - it's non-existent. I'd expect that from a chain - but this is a local shop. I was severely disappointed - my dress came in just 2 weeks before my wedding - even though I ordered 6 months ahead of time. They could have cared less. I'd never tell anybody to go there again...Wait til there's a boutique sale and go to European or Fabulous. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
My dress was beautiful and I am pleased. They did also price match so I saved about $50. Be forewarned, though, they will measure you and want to order your dress a size bigger. They tried to do this to me but I refused. Glad I did because when my dress came in it fit perfectly and I had to have ZERO alterations. That being said, I called them to see if they could help me figure out how to get the wrinkles out and they were zero help. I also wasn't very impressed with some of the older ladies that work there. I am a doctor. I have money. However, when I go out to places like this I don't want them seeing dollar signs so I had on jeans. They treated me like I couldn't afford to be in that store. They also did the same by ordering my future mother in laws dress too big. She had to have a lot of alterations to it. Be careful. I would not go back to them.
My dress was beautiful and I am pleased. They did also price match so I saved about $50. Be forewarned, though, they will Read more...
My dress was beautiful and I am pleased. They did also price match so I saved about $50. Be forewarned, though, they will measure you and want to order your dress a size bigger. They tried to do this to me but I refused. Glad I did because when my dress came in it fit perfectly and I had to have ZERO alterations. That being said, I called them to see if they could help me figure out how to get the wrinkles out and they were zero help. I also wasn't very impressed with some of the older ladies that work there. I am a doctor. I have money. However, when I go out to places like this I don't want them seeing dollar signs so I had on jeans. They treated me like I couldn't afford to be in that store. They also did the same by ordering my future mother in laws dress too big. She had to have a lot of alterations to it. Be careful. I would not go back to them. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
8/8/2009
2.4/5.0
At first I was very pleased. The woman who helped me try on and pick out my dress was fabulous and the price was good. When I went to pick up the dress, I expected it to include cap sleeves because that's what was included with the dress that I tried on. The cap sleeves were a big selling point for me and were the determining factor with deciding to buy that dress. I even had pictures of me trying on the dress on my phone to show the store that I thought it included cap sleeves. It did not and the sales people did not seem very eager to help me find another option. They didn't apologize and acted as though I was making it all up. Finally one sales person found a shawl with similar beading and she gave it to me with the suggestion that I could have sleeves made (of course with no offer to pay for them, though she didn't charge me for the shawl). I felt like they thought I was just another bridezilla trying to get something for free and I was not! Luckily, I found that David's Bridal sells cap sleeves and was able to find some that were perfect. I purchased them out of my own pocket, had the seamstress attach them, and got the dress I ultimately wanted. Bridal and Formal is good for selection but MAKE SURE that what's included in the sample bag is ACTUALLY PART OF THE DRESS. You'd think that would be obvious, but take my advice that it's not always the case.
At first I was very pleased. The woman who helped me try on and pick out my dress was fabulous and the price was good. Read more...
At first I was very pleased. The woman who helped me try on and pick out my dress was fabulous and the price was good. When I went to pick up the dress, I expected it to include cap sleeves because that's what was included with the dress that I tried on. The cap sleeves were a big selling point for me and were the determining factor with deciding to buy that dress. I even had pictures of me trying on the dress on my phone to show the store that I thought it included cap sleeves. It did not and the sales people did not seem very eager to help me find another option. They didn't apologize and acted as though I was making it all up. Finally one sales person found a shawl with similar beading and she gave it to me with the suggestion that I could have sleeves made (of course with no offer to pay for them, though she didn't charge me for the shawl). I felt like they thought I was just another bridezilla trying to get something for free and I was not! Luckily, I found that David's Bridal sells cap sleeves and was able to find some that were perfect. I purchased them out of my own pocket, had the seamstress attach them, and got the dress I ultimately wanted. Bridal and Formal is good for selection but MAKE SURE that what's included in the sample bag is ACTUALLY PART OF THE DRESS. You'd think that would be obvious, but take my advice that it's not always the case. Read less
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beckyP
Wedding:
5/19/2012
2.2/5.0
I ordered my dress from Bridal and Formal and they told me it would take 6-9 months to come in. After 10 months from not hearing from them, I was worried and called them. They said it was in the store and to come pick it up. I got there a week later and they had no record of my dress coming in and did not have any tracking info on it at all. They refused to give me a refund or other compensation and I had to wait another 3 months before the dress actually came in. It was really nerve racking to have no idea where your dress is and they exhibited very poor customer service.
I ordered my dress from Bridal and Formal and they told me it would take 6-9 months to come in. After 10 months from not Read more...
I ordered my dress from Bridal and Formal and they told me it would take 6-9 months to come in. After 10 months from not hearing from them, I was worried and called them. They said it was in the store and to come pick it up. I got there a week later and they had no record of my dress coming in and did not have any tracking info on it at all. They refused to give me a refund or other compensation and I had to wait another 3 months before the dress actually came in. It was really nerve racking to have no idea where your dress is and they exhibited very poor customer service. Read less
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cheryl
Wedding:
5/3/2014
2.0/5.0
I have dealt with this company on many occasions when shopping for bridesmaids dresses so when it came time to buy a wedding dress I thought it was a no brainier. Well... First when I went in for the first time i felt like I was inconveniencing the staff. Most brides have a one on one associate that will get dresses of their liking and I did not have that. I actually searched the racks myself which was ok because I found my dress on the first try. Second, I ordered and paid in full that day for my dress. 2 months later they call say my dress was in but when I go to get it, it was the wrong size. I called every month and was told the same excuse. "It will be in, in a couple weeks." It took 8 months to get my dress in. I literally got it one month before my wedding had to rush to get my bustle put in and hemmed. It was very stressful having to constantly call and worry about weather or not I would have a dress for my wedding. Definitely not the way to run a business.
I have dealt with this company on many occasions when shopping for bridesmaids dresses so when it came time to buy a Read more...
I have dealt with this company on many occasions when shopping for bridesmaids dresses so when it came time to buy a wedding dress I thought it was a no brainier. Well... First when I went in for the first time i felt like I was inconveniencing the staff. Most brides have a one on one associate that will get dresses of their liking and I did not have that. I actually searched the racks myself which was ok because I found my dress on the first try. Second, I ordered and paid in full that day for my dress. 2 months later they call say my dress was in but when I go to get it, it was the wrong size. I called every month and was told the same excuse. "It will be in, in a couple weeks." It took 8 months to get my dress in. I literally got it one month before my wedding had to rush to get my bustle put in and hemmed. It was very stressful having to constantly call and worry about weather or not I would have a dress for my wedding. Definitely not the way to run a business. Read less
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dhock
Wedding:
6/29/2013
2.0/5.0
Picking out my dress at Bridal and Formal was a magical day. From that point on it was a stressful experience that ended with a low quality dress. Every time I or a bridesmaid called to check on our dresses we were told a different story about what was happening. I did not feel confident with most of the sales reps competence, other than the manager. When my dress arrived, one of the cups on the sweetheart neckline was 1/4" higher than the other side!! There were also some issues with how the lace laid on the dress that was very different from the one I tried on. I had to pay my seamstress extra to repair the cup and the lace. When I emailed about my unhappiness with how the most expensive and important dress I've ever purchased arrived, I did not get any response. None! Highly disappointed with how this was handled. Luckily, every other vendor I used on my wedding day had 5-star service and my wonderful seamstress was able to fix all the problems with the dress.
Picking out my dress at Bridal and Formal was a magical day. From that point on it was a stressful experience that ended Read more...
Picking out my dress at Bridal and Formal was a magical day. From that point on it was a stressful experience that ended with a low quality dress. Every time I or a bridesmaid called to check on our dresses we were told a different story about what was happening. I did not feel confident with most of the sales reps competence, other than the manager. When my dress arrived, one of the cups on the sweetheart neckline was 1/4" higher than the other side!! There were also some issues with how the lace laid on the dress that was very different from the one I tried on. I had to pay my seamstress extra to repair the cup and the lace. When I emailed about my unhappiness with how the most expensive and important dress I've ever purchased arrived, I did not get any response. None! Highly disappointed with how this was handled. Luckily, every other vendor I used on my wedding day had 5-star service and my wonderful seamstress was able to fix all the problems with the dress. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.0/5.0
The bridal department was wonderful. If I hadn't dealt with the bridesmaids department, this would be a 5 star review. They were as rude and unhelpful as they could be. They sized one of my bridesmaids too big ( had to get the dress taken in 6.5 inches!) and made her pay for the extra fabric. The dresses were late coming in and they never answer the phone or reply to your messages. When you did get ahold of someone they were unpleasant and acted like you were a burden. It was the most stressful time of the wedding planning.
But again, the bridal dept. was very professional
The bridal department was wonderful. If I hadn't dealt with the bridesmaids department, this would be a 5 star review. Read more...
The bridal department was wonderful. If I hadn't dealt with the bridesmaids department, this would be a 5 star review. They were as rude and unhelpful as they could be. They sized one of my bridesmaids too big ( had to get the dress taken in 6.5 inches!) and made her pay for the extra fabric. The dresses were late coming in and they never answer the phone or reply to your messages. When you did get ahold of someone they were unpleasant and acted like you were a burden. It was the most stressful time of the wedding planning.
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mrs.dak
Wedding:
10/23/2010
2.0/5.0
Double check your order! This shop has an incredible selection of gorgeous dresses. I found mine at a designer trunk show and ended up with a great deal on the perfect dress for me. BUT... pay close attention to how you are measured, and make sure that the dress you pick up is the size that you ordered!!! I wear a street size 2, and the shop ordered me a size 8 even though my measurements put me in a size 6. Just as I expected, I was swimming in my dress when I picked it up. My next mistake was not checking the tag before leaving with the dress. I later discovered that the shop had actually ordered me a size 10. Makes me wonder if they have special arrangements with the places they recommend for alterations. I decided to find my own seamstress.
Also, once I decided on my dress, I felt the Bridal and Formal staff was too pushy in trying to get me to purchase all of my extras there on the spot, and the accessories were very expensive compared to other places I shopped. Stand your ground and don't be fooled by the "discounts" they offer for buying your veil, shoes, jewelry, etc. all in the same place.
Double check your order! This shop has an incredible selection of gorgeous dresses. I found mine at a designer trunk show Read more...
Double check your order! This shop has an incredible selection of gorgeous dresses. I found mine at a designer trunk show and ended up with a great deal on the perfect dress for me. BUT... pay close attention to how you are measured, and make sure that the dress you pick up is the size that you ordered!!! I wear a street size 2, and the shop ordered me a size 8 even though my measurements put me in a size 6. Just as I expected, I was swimming in my dress when I picked it up. My next mistake was not checking the tag before leaving with the dress. I later discovered that the shop had actually ordered me a size 10. Makes me wonder if they have special arrangements with the places they recommend for alterations. I decided to find my own seamstress.
Also, once I decided on my dress, I felt the Bridal and Formal staff was too pushy in trying to get me to purchase all of my extras there on the spot, and the accessories were very expensive compared to other places I shopped. Stand your ground and don't be fooled by the "discounts" they offer for buying your veil, shoes, jewelry, etc. all in the same place. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/6/2013
1.8/5.0
I felt like I was on assembly line while I was there. It was very rushed. In the end, they measured the length of my dress incorrectly, so that it was too short to wear anything but flats. In addition, their bridal accessories are very overpriced -- look online for more selection at a fraction of the cost.
I felt like I was on assembly line while I was there. It was very rushed. In the end, they measured the length of my dress Read more...
I felt like I was on assembly line while I was there. It was very rushed. In the end, they measured the length of my dress incorrectly, so that it was too short to wear anything but flats. In addition, their bridal accessories are very overpriced -- look online for more selection at a fraction of the cost. Read less
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Mollie
Wedding:
5/21/2011
1.8/5.0
The dress I ordered wasn't acutally the dress I wore on my wedding day. When my ordered dress came in, it had a cut in the front of it. They said that they would reorder it and have it rushed. Even so, 2 months before my wedding I still didn't have my dress and they could not guarentee that it would be in by my wedding day. This was the most stessful part of my wedding planning. The dress was expensive, and I put a 60% deposit down. I even ordered it a full year before my wedding. They did refund my deposit and I was able to go somewhere else and get a dress just as wonderful for much less and right off the rack.
The dress I ordered wasn't acutally the dress I wore on my wedding day. When my ordered dress came in, it had a cut in the Read more...
The dress I ordered wasn't acutally the dress I wore on my wedding day. When my ordered dress came in, it had a cut in the front of it. They said that they would reorder it and have it rushed. Even so, 2 months before my wedding I still didn't have my dress and they could not guarentee that it would be in by my wedding day. This was the most stessful part of my wedding planning. The dress was expensive, and I put a 60% deposit down. I even ordered it a full year before my wedding. They did refund my deposit and I was able to go somewhere else and get a dress just as wonderful for much less and right off the rack. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/31/2011
1.6/5.0
I did find my wedding dress here and it was beautiful. However, the store is so busy there isn't hardly any room to stand. The lady who was helping me (who I made an appointment with) was helping 5 other brides at the same time. She was so busy that certain things were not communicated with me, so I was making last minute decisions a couple weeks before my wedding. They also forgot to ship me my feather fastinator, so I had to call and ask about it 1 week beofre the wedding. Then the dress was huge on me when it came in. I had even asked them to measure me twice, just in case, because they wanted to put me in a size larger than I wear. She assured me that it would be fine and dresses didn't normally come any smaller than a 2. (I later went online to the designers website and it comes in 0s) I had to hold the dress on to keep it from falling off when I got it, so I had to pay almost $300 in alterations. So, whatever you think you're saving on the dress, you pay for later.
I found my perfect dress, but I wouldn't recommend the store.
I did find my wedding dress here and it was beautiful. However, the store is so busy there isn't hardly any room to stand. Read more...
I did find my wedding dress here and it was beautiful. However, the store is so busy there isn't hardly any room to stand. The lady who was helping me (who I made an appointment with) was helping 5 other brides at the same time. She was so busy that certain things were not communicated with me, so I was making last minute decisions a couple weeks before my wedding. They also forgot to ship me my feather fastinator, so I had to call and ask about it 1 week beofre the wedding. Then the dress was huge on me when it came in. I had even asked them to measure me twice, just in case, because they wanted to put me in a size larger than I wear. She assured me that it would be fine and dresses didn't normally come any smaller than a 2. (I later went online to the designers website and it comes in 0s) I had to hold the dress on to keep it from falling off when I got it, so I had to pay almost $300 in alterations. So, whatever you think you're saving on the dress, you pay for later.
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apteachla
Wedding:
6/26/2010
1.6/5.0
Do NOT go to Bridal and Formal!! I did have a very nice woman assist me in trying on dresses but that's where the customer service began and ended. I was given beads to have sewn onto my dress but they were the wrong ones. My alterations woman had to find the correct ones (not an easy task). Then, out of five bridesmaid dresses, FOUR had something wrong with them. Two were too long (floor lenght and tee lenght when knee length was ordered), one was the wrong style (a difference of one number and WE were blamed - even though there were issues with nearly every dress), one dress was extremely wrinkled - like whoa wrinkled. One of the assistant managers at this store is beyond rude. She has no concept of how important a wedding day is to a bride. She wanted to do NOTHING to correct the issues we experienced. Another assistant manager, Hope, was kind and gave one of my bridesmaids a credit. However, with everything we had been through (including being hung-up on by the nasty asst. manager) I felt the measly credit was insulting. I would NEVER recommend this shop to anyone.
Do NOT go to Bridal and Formal!! I did have a very nice woman assist me in trying on dresses but that's where the customer Read more...
Do NOT go to Bridal and Formal!! I did have a very nice woman assist me in trying on dresses but that's where the customer service began and ended. I was given beads to have sewn onto my dress but they were the wrong ones. My alterations woman had to find the correct ones (not an easy task). Then, out of five bridesmaid dresses, FOUR had something wrong with them. Two were too long (floor lenght and tee lenght when knee length was ordered), one was the wrong style (a difference of one number and WE were blamed - even though there were issues with nearly every dress), one dress was extremely wrinkled - like whoa wrinkled. One of the assistant managers at this store is beyond rude. She has no concept of how important a wedding day is to a bride. She wanted to do NOTHING to correct the issues we experienced. Another assistant manager, Hope, was kind and gave one of my bridesmaids a credit. However, with everything we had been through (including being hung-up on by the nasty asst. manager) I felt the measly credit was insulting. I would NEVER recommend this shop to anyone. Read less
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Wedding:
10/10/2010
1.4/5.0
Stay away if you can!!! they are too big for their britches. I figured I had to drive to the bigger store to get what I wanted for a better price and I was so wrong. the bridesmaid department were nasty and condesending. They mess up tow of my bridesmaids dresses and i ended up getting them locally for a better deal. If your in Columbus shop the digger stores to find what you like but then go to the smaller ones like Allan Ray, Wedding plantation or Big Rock Little Rooster cause the can give you the same deals as the big stores!
Stay away if you can!!! they are too big for their britches. I figured I had to drive to the bigger store to get what I Read more...
Stay away if you can!!! they are too big for their britches. I figured I had to drive to the bigger store to get what I wanted for a better price and I was so wrong. the bridesmaid department were nasty and condesending. They mess up tow of my bridesmaids dresses and i ended up getting them locally for a better deal. If your in Columbus shop the digger stores to find what you like but then go to the smaller ones like Allan Ray, Wedding plantation or Big Rock Little Rooster cause the can give you the same deals as the big stores! Read less
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Wine Girl 11
Wedding:
6/11/2010
1.4/5.0
I would NEVER recommend this bridal salon to anyone. The only positive thing I have to say is that there are staff memeber there who are pleasant and nice. Unfortunately they must be told to say whatever they need to say to make the customer happy-whether it's true or not.

I don't even know where to begin. The bridesmaids dresses were beautiful but every single one of them came in way too big for my girls.....which just meant extra alterations for them. One of the zippers in the dress ripped out as my moh was trying it on the day she picked it up from alterations. good thing that didn't happen the day of the wedding!

My dress was suppoaed to come in the first week of April. After calling and calling and being told that they would call me back, which they never did, I called the manufacturer of the dress. Still, no phone call from the salon. It did come in, the middle of May (wedding was June 11) but by that time I had already purchased a back-up off the rack of another store. (I will review that store-European bridal-because they were a lifesaver)

My Mom also had a terrible experience with her Mother of the Bride dress. She paid $60 extra to have the dress expedited and she still didn't get in in the time frame promised. Needless to say, it came in 2 sizes too big so more money for alterations.

Ugh-don't bother with this salon. So what if there is a large selection. Go somewhere where you don't just feel like another number. Your wedding dress shopping should be a personal and intimate experience. You won't find that here.
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I would NEVER recommend this bridal salon to anyone. The only positive thing I have to say is that there are staff memeber there who are pleasant and nice. Unfortunately they must be told to say whatever they need to say to make the customer happy-whether it's true or not.

I don't even know where to begin. The bridesmaids dresses were beautiful but every single one of them came in way too big for my girls.....which just meant extra alterations for them. One of the zippers in the dress ripped out as my moh was trying it on the day she picked it up from alterations. good thing that didn't happen the day of the wedding!

My dress was suppoaed to come in the first week of April. After calling and calling and being told that they would call me back, which they never did, I called the manufacturer of the dress. Still, no phone call from the salon. It did come in, the middle of May (wedding was June 11) but by that time I had already purchased a back-up off the rack of another store. (I will review that store-European bridal-because they were a lifesaver)

My Mom also had a terrible experience with her Mother of the Bride dress. She paid $60 extra to have the dress expedited and she still didn't get in in the time frame promised. Needless to say, it came in 2 sizes too big so more money for alterations.

Ugh-don't bother with this salon. So what if there is a large selection. Go somewhere where you don't just feel like another number. Your wedding dress shopping should be a personal and intimate experience. You won't find that here. Read less
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Bonesnclover74
Wedding:
9/15/2006
1.3/5.0
They almost turned my dream wedding into a nightmare. Thank GOD I didn't buy my gown from them, only the bridesmaids dresses. Rude and wholly unresponsive staff. Very unprofessional. I can't say enough BAD things about this vendor. Other brides I know have had similar experiences. AWFUL.
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They almost turned my dream wedding into a nightmare. Thank GOD I didn't buy my gown from them, only the bridesmaids dresses. Rude and wholly unresponsive staff. Very unprofessional. I can't say enough BAD things about this vendor. Other brides I know have had similar experiences. AWFUL. Read less
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springfever
Wedding:
4/24/2010
1.2/5.0
We bought my dress from Bridal and Formal and I fell in love with the dress (third I tried on). When we went to order it and get measured they measured me with my clothes on (full sweater and all) I said shouldn't I wear the bustier I was trying it on in? They said no. I went with it because after all they're professionals. Well needless to say when the dress came in it was 2 sizes too big and I hadn't lost more than a couple pounds. I was expecting this dress ordered for my body measurements to fit like a glove not fall straight off when zipped. My dress is a lace overlay with bead work. Extremely pricey to alter. I wasn't happy at all (full sobbing mess) They claimed it could be altered and wouldn't allow me to reorder a lower size. We still had 3 months before the wedding. Plenty of time to reorder. We believed them that it could be altered. We ended up having to go to 3 different seamstresses because it was too complex. I would never recommend to anyone that they buy their dress from this place. The last thing you need is a major problem with your dress and no one to help you out. We eventually ended up going to another bridal shop and they worked miracles!
We bought my dress from Bridal and Formal and I fell in love with the dress (third I tried on). When we went to order it Read more...
We bought my dress from Bridal and Formal and I fell in love with the dress (third I tried on). When we went to order it and get measured they measured me with my clothes on (full sweater and all) I said shouldn't I wear the bustier I was trying it on in? They said no. I went with it because after all they're professionals. Well needless to say when the dress came in it was 2 sizes too big and I hadn't lost more than a couple pounds. I was expecting this dress ordered for my body measurements to fit like a glove not fall straight off when zipped. My dress is a lace overlay with bead work. Extremely pricey to alter. I wasn't happy at all (full sobbing mess) They claimed it could be altered and wouldn't allow me to reorder a lower size. We still had 3 months before the wedding. Plenty of time to reorder. We believed them that it could be altered. We ended up having to go to 3 different seamstresses because it was too complex. I would never recommend to anyone that they buy their dress from this place. The last thing you need is a major problem with your dress and no one to help you out. We eventually ended up going to another bridal shop and they worked miracles! Read less
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heather2469
Wedding:
5/25/2007
1.2/5.0
Go somewhere else! They are too overpriced and they nickle and dime you for everything. My dress was beautiful but not that beautiful to warrant the price! The people don't really try and accommodate you or help you with anything. It also took forever to get my bridesmaids dresses. My advice would be to go to covington to get your dress, much better prices and more to choose from!
Go somewhere else! They are too overpriced and they nickle and dime you for everything. My dress was beautiful but not Read more...
Go somewhere else! They are too overpriced and they nickle and dime you for everything. My dress was beautiful but not that beautiful to warrant the price! The people don't really try and accommodate you or help you with anything. It also took forever to get my bridesmaids dresses. My advice would be to go to covington to get your dress, much better prices and more to choose from! Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
9/5/2014
0.7/5.0
I went to Bridal and Formal because I had heard they had the largest selection. I know brides who have traveled from out of state because of how many dresses they have in stock in a wide price range. I read mixed reviews before going, and was nervous for how the day would go. I had a private dressing room, which is uncommon here, but--that is the only positive thing I can say about coming here. While we were happy to have a chance to pull our own gowns, they are all in plastic garment bags, and it is very difficult to tell what any of the dresses actually look like. I was told that after trying on the gowns I had pulled, my consultant would pull additional gowns for me to try, but mine never did. My consultant did nothing to help. She did not help put the dresses on. Every time I came out in a gown to show my family, she sat down, and seemed too tired to participate. My group spent the appointment fluffing the gowns, or elongating the trains, while my consultant sat on the couch. I had found one that I really liked, but was unsure about purchasing. I said I wanted to sleep on it, and we were met with EXTREME pressure. Multiple consultants and sales managers came over to try and pressure us into purchasing the gown. They took $ off the price but would only honor that discount if I purchased then, not if I came back the next day. One woman asked if I was "always like this, never able to make a decision," which I took offense to. Unbelievably unprofessional. This is a major decision, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Go somewhere that understands that. I visited multiple salons in the bridal district and around the tristate area, and this was hands down the worst experience. I would not recommend this salon to anyone. If you are looking for a place that treats you as special as your wedding day will be, think about Hyde Park Bridal--gorgeous, outstanding and affordable selection with the personal attention that this kind of decision deserves.
I went to Bridal and Formal because I had heard they had the largest selection. I know brides who have traveled from out Read more...
I went to Bridal and Formal because I had heard they had the largest selection. I know brides who have traveled from out of state because of how many dresses they have in stock in a wide price range. I read mixed reviews before going, and was nervous for how the day would go. I had a private dressing room, which is uncommon here, but--that is the only positive thing I can say about coming here. While we were happy to have a chance to pull our own gowns, they are all in plastic garment bags, and it is very difficult to tell what any of the dresses actually look like. I was told that after trying on the gowns I had pulled, my consultant would pull additional gowns for me to try, but mine never did. My consultant did nothing to help. She did not help put the dresses on. Every time I came out in a gown to show my family, she sat down, and seemed too tired to participate. My group spent the appointment fluffing the gowns, or elongating the trains, while my consultant sat on the couch. I had found one that I really liked, but was unsure about purchasing. I said I wanted to sleep on it, and we were met with EXTREME pressure. Multiple consultants and sales managers came over to try and pressure us into purchasing the gown. They took $ off the price but would only honor that discount if I purchased then, not if I came back the next day. One woman asked if I was "always like this, never able to make a decision," which I took offense to. Unbelievably unprofessional. This is a major decision, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Go somewhere that understands that. I visited multiple salons in the bridal district and around the tristate area, and this was hands down the worst experience. I would not recommend this salon to anyone. If you are looking for a place that treats you as special as your wedding day will be, think about Hyde Park Bridal--gorgeous, outstanding and affordable selection with the personal attention that this kind of decision deserves. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/27/2008
0.6/5.0
This is the most unproffessional vendor I have ever encountered in my life! They really messed up a very crucial part of my wedding party's attire; and I NEVER once got an "I'm sorry". Awful, awful, awful!
This is the most unproffessional vendor I have ever encountered in my life! They really messed up a very crucial part of Read more...
This is the most unproffessional vendor I have ever encountered in my life! They really messed up a very crucial part of my wedding party's attire; and I NEVER once got an "I'm sorry". Awful, awful, awful! Read less
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June wedding
Wedding:
6/4/2011
0.3/5.0
Truly a wonderful experience when taking my daughter to look for her wedding dress. The sales person was wonderful. I'm sorry to say I don't remember her name. She was very patient, listened to what my daughter said and then found the dress she wanted. Our problems came after we ordered the dress. My daughter lives in Florida so she booked air reservations to come back in April for a fitting. The dress was to be there by the beginning of April. When she came in mid April, no dress. But we went to the store anyway to buy her veil. Told the lady at the counter why we were there and would she please pull the sample dress so we could match the veil to it. She said she would and asked if we had other shopping. We told her we'd be looking at shoes. After a half an hour we went back to the desk, was told she'd left and that there would be no time to pull the dress because they were closing soon. We promptly went across the street and bought a veil. Wonderful service there. The veil came in on time and was promptly shipped. The start of bad service from Bridal and Formal. After checking weekly to see if her dress arrived, finally I was told 18 days before her wedding that they had a shipment they were unpacking and her invoice was there so when they got to her dress they would ship it in that day's mail to Florida. As you can imagine, we were getting desperate! As per instructions from the sales person, my daughter had booked appointments with two different alteration persons in Florida 6 months before because June would be such a busy time of the year for them. The next day I received a call that although her invoice was there, the dress was not. Needless to say PANIC! Tina at Bridal and Formal did work with the Maggie Sottero factory and had a dress shipped overnight to Florida. Problem--they didn't have the correct size in the correct dress so they sent a size 4 instead of a size 6 and said it ought to work. Neither alteration person would touch it. I believe they both thought it was a reject because one side was longer than the other. Finally, daughter alone in Florida, in tears desperately trying to find someone to make this dress fit her--Judy and Hugh at The Dressing Room in St. Petersburg, FL to the rescue! Hugh took a razor and started cutting. He completely remade the dress. It turned out beautiful. BUT do you think Bridal and Formal would make any concession as promised during the conversations with Tina and Amy of getting a dress to Florida? Nada, nothing. Full price charged. In fact they had the nerve to put in writing to my credit card company "The card holder had not provided us with any information that there was a problem with the gown that she had received." Unbelievable! I only wish I could make this a negative rating. I wouldn't send my dog to Bridal and Formal.
Truly a wonderful experience when taking my daughter to look for her wedding dress. The sales person was wonderful. I'm Read more...
Truly a wonderful experience when taking my daughter to look for her wedding dress. The sales person was wonderful. I'm sorry to say I don't remember her name. She was very patient, listened to what my daughter said and then found the dress she wanted. Our problems came after we ordered the dress. My daughter lives in Florida so she booked air reservations to come back in April for a fitting. The dress was to be there by the beginning of April. When she came in mid April, no dress. But we went to the store anyway to buy her veil. Told the lady at the counter why we were there and would she please pull the sample dress so we could match the veil to it. She said she would and asked if we had other shopping. We told her we'd be looking at shoes. After a half an hour we went back to the desk, was told she'd left and that there would be no time to pull the dress because they were closing soon. We promptly went across the street and bought a veil. Wonderful service there. The veil came in on time and was promptly shipped. The start of bad service from Bridal and Formal. After checking weekly to see if her dress arrived, finally I was told 18 days before her wedding that they had a shipment they were unpacking and her invoice was there so when they got to her dress they would ship it in that day's mail to Florida. As you can imagine, we were getting desperate! As per instructions from the sales person, my daughter had booked appointments with two different alteration persons in Florida 6 months before because June would be such a busy time of the year for them. The next day I received a call that although her invoice was there, the dress was not. Needless to say PANIC! Tina at Bridal and Formal did work with the Maggie Sottero factory and had a dress shipped overnight to Florida. Problem--they didn't have the correct size in the correct dress so they sent a size 4 instead of a size 6 and said it ought to work. Neither alteration person would touch it. I believe they both thought it was a reject because one side was longer than the other. Finally, daughter alone in Florida, in tears desperately trying to find someone to make this dress fit her--Judy and Hugh at The Dressing Room in St. Petersburg, FL to the rescue! Hugh took a razor and started cutting. He completely remade the dress. It turned out beautiful. BUT do you think Bridal and Formal would make any concession as promised during the conversations with Tina and Amy of getting a dress to Florida? Nada, nothing. Full price charged. In fact they had the nerve to put in writing to my credit card company "The card holder had not provided us with any information that there was a problem with the gown that she had received." Unbelievable! I only wish I could make this a negative rating. I wouldn't send my dog to Bridal and Formal. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.2/5.0
DO NOT BUY FROM THIS BUSINESS!! I have never been more disgusted with a business. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. I am a bridesmaid in a wedding nov 30, in the bahamas. Ever since I placed my order, it has been a disaster. Literally, a DISASTER! We all ordered our dresses at the beginning of august and were told that we'd have them by oct. 15, so we would have plenty of time for alterations if needed. Well, after many calls to check the status, they still are not made! Because we have been going back and forth so much with the store, we had to purchase another dress elsewhere. They were special ordered and we received them within a week! Great service!

The staff has not been helpful; very RUDE. They refuse to refund money, and they even have told two of us that they DO NOT guarantee arrival of dresses by event!!! WHAT?!? That's what they do!!! As if I wasn't mad enough, that just topped it all off. Multiple times that I have called, I have mentioned that the associate told us they didn't guarantee by event. THEY TOLD ME I WAS LYING!! Today, I told the manager (HOPE) that I will get my money back, one way or another, and she had the nerve to tell me that "Well, it won't be from us!" AND she hung up on me!!!! I am so irate!! She didn't even have the guts to discuss the whole situation like an adult. (they already gave us their money, let's hang up on the client like a child) UNBELIEVABLE!!! Do yourself and your bridal party a favor, and DO NOT GIVE YOUR MONEY TO THIS BUSINESS. I never write reviews, it takes a lot to really make me mad, and I feel everyone needs to know about this business!

SAVE YOURSELF THE HASSEL AND STRESS AND GO ELSEWHERE!

A poor excuse for a business.

THIS ISN'T THE LAST TIME THEY WILL BE HEARING FROM ME.
DO NOT BUY FROM THIS BUSINESS!! I have never been more disgusted with a business. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. I am a bridesmaid Read more...
DO NOT BUY FROM THIS BUSINESS!! I have never been more disgusted with a business. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. I am a bridesmaid in a wedding nov 30, in the bahamas. Ever since I placed my order, it has been a disaster. Literally, a DISASTER! We all ordered our dresses at the beginning of august and were told that we'd have them by oct. 15, so we would have plenty of time for alterations if needed. Well, after many calls to check the status, they still are not made! Because we have been going back and forth so much with the store, we had to purchase another dress elsewhere. They were special ordered and we received them within a week! Great service!

The staff has not been helpful; very RUDE. They refuse to refund money, and they even have told two of us that they DO NOT guarantee arrival of dresses by event!!! WHAT?!? That's what they do!!! As if I wasn't mad enough, that just topped it all off. Multiple times that I have called, I have mentioned that the associate told us they didn't guarantee by event. THEY TOLD ME I WAS LYING!! Today, I told the manager (HOPE) that I will get my money back, one way or another, and she had the nerve to tell me that "Well, it won't be from us!" AND she hung up on me!!!! I am so irate!! She didn't even have the guts to discuss the whole situation like an adult. (they already gave us their money, let's hang up on the client like a child) UNBELIEVABLE!!! Do yourself and your bridal party a favor, and DO NOT GIVE YOUR MONEY TO THIS BUSINESS. I never write reviews, it takes a lot to really make me mad, and I feel everyone needs to know about this business!

SAVE YOURSELF THE HASSEL AND STRESS AND GO ELSEWHERE!

A poor excuse for a business.

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Bridal and Formal responded with the following comments:

Bridal and Formal has provided the customer with the merchandise that she ordered within the limited time frame provided for the November 30th wedding.

The customer contacted our bridesmaid department on August 2, 2013 and ordered a bridesmaid dress for a November 30th wedding. Normal delivery time for bridesmaid gowns from this manufacturer is approximately 3 – 4 months. At the time the order was placed, the bride was informed that the dresses would arrive 2 weeks before the wedding date.

On September 30th the customer contacted Bridal and Formal, over a month after the order was placed. She was unhappy with the delivery time frame, claiming that two weeks is not enough time for alterations. Typical bridesmaid alterations rarely require more than two fittings, which can certainly be accomplished within two weeks.

The customer again contacted us on October 31st. She was informed that the dresses had not yet arrived and that we were trying to push up the delivery. Our manager informed her that we do guarantee delivery of special order merchandise by the wedding date provided. During the conversation the customer became so irate that she began cursing and yelling at the manager. The manager did end the abusive conversation at that point.

The dresses arrived in our store November 8, 2013, a full three weeks before the wedding date, and a week earlier than was quoted at the time the order was placed. As per our contract with the customer the dress was shipped to her and she received in on November 11th.

Bridal and Formal makes every effort to deliver dresses as fast as possible within the time frame that is provided by the customer.
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Kianna
Wedding:
9/27/2014
0.0/5.0
I went into bridal and formal with a budget. After waiting for 30 minutes to get helped I finally got to work with someone and try on dresses. I thought i was getting great service through this process until after the fact i realize it was just a sale to be made and no consideration for me. I had a budget of $1000. After trying on a couple dresses and telling the sales person what i liked and didnt like she picked one that i fell in love with. Little did i know it was $1250! $250 over my budget! so she apologized for not looking at the price before presenting the dress to me and knocked it down to $1000. so I thought okay, I'm getting a deal, this is great. Then they checked with the designer and told me it would be cutting it very close to get it in by my wedding date so they offered me the wedding dress off the rack at a price of $925. The dress was in farely good condition but at least a size to big. The seamstress came in and looked at the dress and said oh yes that would be easy to fix. So I thought I was getting a great deal! A little alterations and I would have my dream dress!

After paying, they took me next door to Rose Ann's for alterations. Dropped off my dress and scheduled an appointment for a fitting. Little did I know that she would charge $600 for alterations!!!! I was so taken back by this! Bridal and Formal misguided me into thinking it would be an easy fix and they knew the budget I had! If I were to pay the cost of $600 for my alterations that would put me well over the cost of the same dress brand new from the designer! I am very disappointed with the lack of consideration they gave me. I am still working on trying to find a semi-reasonable person to do the alterations. Even so, it looks as if it is going to cost me at least $300.00! It would have been nice to have known all this before I bought the dress!
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I went into bridal and formal with a budget. After waiting for 30 minutes to get helped I finally got to work with someone and try on dresses. I thought i was getting great service through this process until after the fact i realize it was just a sale to be made and no consideration for me. I had a budget of $1000. After trying on a couple dresses and telling the sales person what i liked and didnt like she picked one that i fell in love with. Little did i know it was $1250! $250 over my budget! so she apologized for not looking at the price before presenting the dress to me and knocked it down to $1000. so I thought okay, I'm getting a deal, this is great. Then they checked with the designer and told me it would be cutting it very close to get it in by my wedding date so they offered me the wedding dress off the rack at a price of $925. The dress was in farely good condition but at least a size to big. The seamstress came in and looked at the dress and said oh yes that would be easy to fix. So I thought I was getting a great deal! A little alterations and I would have my dream dress!

After paying, they took me next door to Rose Ann's for alterations. Dropped off my dress and scheduled an appointment for a fitting. Little did I know that she would charge $600 for alterations!!!! I was so taken back by this! Bridal and Formal misguided me into thinking it would be an easy fix and they knew the budget I had! If I were to pay the cost of $600 for my alterations that would put me well over the cost of the same dress brand new from the designer! I am very disappointed with the lack of consideration they gave me. I am still working on trying to find a semi-reasonable person to do the alterations. Even so, it looks as if it is going to cost me at least $300.00! It would have been nice to have known all this before I bought the dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
My daughter ordered bridesmaids dresses in August. At that time, she specifically asked if they needed to expedite the order in order to receive in time for the wedding at the end of November, knowing that the wedding was out of the country and the bridesmaids were out of town and would need to receive the dresses in time for alterations, if necessary. She was told that it would not be necessary to expedite the delivery. After checking with Bridal and Formal periodically, we are now (end of October) being told that the dresses are not guaranteed to be delivered by the event date! We had no choice but to get dresses through a company that could guarantee delivery in time for the event. Bridal and Formal got there money in full, but we got nothing and no offer of apology or refund. We certainly can not recommend this business.
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My daughter ordered bridesmaids dresses in August. At that time, she specifically asked if they needed to expedite the order in order to receive in time for the wedding at the end of November, knowing that the wedding was out of the country and the bridesmaids were out of town and would need to receive the dresses in time for alterations, if necessary. She was told that it would not be necessary to expedite the delivery. After checking with Bridal and Formal periodically, we are now (end of October) being told that the dresses are not guaranteed to be delivered by the event date! We had no choice but to get dresses through a company that could guarantee delivery in time for the event. Bridal and Formal got there money in full, but we got nothing and no offer of apology or refund. We certainly can not recommend this business. Read less
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sciblu
Wedding:
9/18/2010
0.0/5.0
I wish I would have read some of the bad reviews of this store and it would have saved me from wasting a lot of time. I am so glad I didn't end up getting any of my dresses from here but wanted to put in my two cents about why.

Bridal and Formal boasts over 4,000 dresses you can try on. My first experience was way better than my second. This was the first place I went to try dresses on and I really had no idea what I was looking for. They let me browse their dresses and my sisters and I picked out 10 dresses to try on. They fitted me up with a bra and slip and, even though I took dresses on and off in a giant room with strangers in it I didn't have too much showing and didn't really feel uncomfortable. We tried on a bunch of dresses and the lady we worked with was nice and helped me narrow down what I wanted.

My sisters and I came back a few days later to try on more dresses since I now knew what I was looking for. My mom couldn't join us because she was attending a funeral. This time we picked out some dresses and headed back to the big changing area. We had a different girl this time and she refused to let me where a slip so I was standing around in my underwear with strangers which obviously made me uncomfortable. I finally found a dress I liked a lot and wanted to come back with my mom later to see what she thought. I was told that I could pay $25 for them to "start a file" for me and write down the dress number but otherwise we would have to search through their 4,000 dresses to find the one I liked. This just seemed ridiculous. She said they couldn't just write down the info for everyone because most people weren't serious and that would take up a lot of space. I told her that last time they wrote the info on a business card and she asked who we worked with, said she shouldn't have done that, and acted like she was going to report her. My sister also said something about writing down the info herself (since they don't let you take pictures which is also dumb) and the lady got real pissed and said she wasn't allowed to do that either (luckily my sister has a good memory and we looked it up when we got home!)

The one good thing they did was fix my hair and let me use some jewelry to get the whole effect so that was nice.

At some point she asked if we had looked anywhere else and I said Cincinnati Bride (right across the street) and she made some rude comment about how their dresses is crap. I ended up buying my dress from Cincinnati Bride and am very glad I didn't give my business to such a rude and terrible store!
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I wish I would have read some of the bad reviews of this store and it would have saved me from wasting a lot of time. I am so glad I didn't end up getting any of my dresses from here but wanted to put in my two cents about why.

Bridal and Formal boasts over 4,000 dresses you can try on. My first experience was way better than my second. This was the first place I went to try dresses on and I really had no idea what I was looking for. They let me browse their dresses and my sisters and I picked out 10 dresses to try on. They fitted me up with a bra and slip and, even though I took dresses on and off in a giant room with strangers in it I didn't have too much showing and didn't really feel uncomfortable. We tried on a bunch of dresses and the lady we worked with was nice and helped me narrow down what I wanted.

My sisters and I came back a few days later to try on more dresses since I now knew what I was looking for. My mom couldn't join us because she was attending a funeral. This time we picked out some dresses and headed back to the big changing area. We had a different girl this time and she refused to let me where a slip so I was standing around in my underwear with strangers which obviously made me uncomfortable. I finally found a dress I liked a lot and wanted to come back with my mom later to see what she thought. I was told that I could pay $25 for them to "start a file" for me and write down the dress number but otherwise we would have to search through their 4,000 dresses to find the one I liked. This just seemed ridiculous. She said they couldn't just write down the info for everyone because most people weren't serious and that would take up a lot of space. I told her that last time they wrote the info on a business card and she asked who we worked with, said she shouldn't have done that, and acted like she was going to report her. My sister also said something about writing down the info herself (since they don't let you take pictures which is also dumb) and the lady got real pissed and said she wasn't allowed to do that either (luckily my sister has a good memory and we looked it up when we got home!)

The one good thing they did was fix my hair and let me use some jewelry to get the whole effect so that was nice.

At some point she asked if we had looked anywhere else and I said Cincinnati Bride (right across the street) and she made some rude comment about how their dresses is crap. I ended up buying my dress from Cincinnati Bride and am very glad I didn't give my business to such a rude and terrible store! Read less
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JLFoxster
Wedding:
8/15/2009
0.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal was the worst experience of my life. I ordered my dress, veil, and bridesmaids dresses there. The bridesmaids dresses were the only part that I was satisfied with. First, my dress came in looking very different from the sample, which I later found out was 5 years old and therefore shaped differently than the one I ordered, and the manager was very rude to me. I did not complain, I simply said I would take it to a seamstress to have it altered. However, the manager insisted on bringing the sample dress over to "prove" to me that it was "exactly" the same and she was extremely condescending. I took it to 2 seamstresses and both said it would be very difficult to alter because it was cheaply made. They suggested that I sell it on ebay and buy a different one off the rack since I didn't have time to order a new one at that point. Bridal and Formal also messed up my veil order. I ordered white and it came in ivory. The manager assured me this would be corrected very quickly but it took a month. By that time I already had a different dress that I bought somewhere else off the rack that didn't match that veil. I was generally a pretty laid back bride-to-be, but Bridal and Formal pushed my buttons big time and I have since warned all of my friends not to set foot in that joke of a business.
Bridal and Formal was the worst experience of my life. I ordered my dress, veil, and bridesmaids dresses there. The Read more...
Bridal and Formal was the worst experience of my life. I ordered my dress, veil, and bridesmaids dresses there. The bridesmaids dresses were the only part that I was satisfied with. First, my dress came in looking very different from the sample, which I later found out was 5 years old and therefore shaped differently than the one I ordered, and the manager was very rude to me. I did not complain, I simply said I would take it to a seamstress to have it altered. However, the manager insisted on bringing the sample dress over to "prove" to me that it was "exactly" the same and she was extremely condescending. I took it to 2 seamstresses and both said it would be very difficult to alter because it was cheaply made. They suggested that I sell it on ebay and buy a different one off the rack since I didn't have time to order a new one at that point. Bridal and Formal also messed up my veil order. I ordered white and it came in ivory. The manager assured me this would be corrected very quickly but it took a month. By that time I already had a different dress that I bought somewhere else off the rack that didn't match that veil. I was generally a pretty laid back bride-to-be, but Bridal and Formal pushed my buttons big time and I have since warned all of my friends not to set foot in that joke of a business. Read less
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07bride
Wedding:
12/15/2007
0.0/5.0
Ok, looong story! I wet to B&F, and ordered my Dress May 2007. I was told by my my sales girl Sarah B. that I would get the dress in light ivory all over the gown. It got down to Nov, and I hadn't heard anything about my gown yet! I called and they said it was in I went in with my Mom and Sister. They acted very weird! They brought me to a fitting room by the men's tuxes…and as I was trying on my dress, and man walked in on us!!!!!
When I got the dress on, I knew something was wrong It didn't look right. I commented on how contrasting the top of my gown was to the bottom. The girl just stood there. I took it off, and she zipped it back into the bag immediately! I asked her to unzip it, I wanted to see the tag. It read IVY / LT IVY. I asked her what it meant. She didn't know. So we went out to the counter, and as I got out my paperwork that had my order on it…….it clicked- I had ordered allover LIGHT IVORY!!! NOT IVORY / LIGHT IVORY! It looked yellow lace on the top of the gown, on white bottom. So I brought it to their attention as the girl was trying to get me to pay. I said I'm not paying for that dress today!!! Thats not the dress I ordered! A woman named Shelly tried to assure me it was the dress! I said it wasn't, and that I would need to have some time to figure out what I wanted to do and I left. They called me the next day telling me that I was right, and that I could come in and hopefully buy a dress off the rack. I was physically sick! So, I went in with my sister and Mom again, going through all of the gowns, I didnt see anything I liked because my size is a 16…not and 8 or 10!!!
I told them I wanted all of my money back, and she had to talk to the owner to see if it was ok. They made me wait forever! They finally gave me back all of my money while a man was watching over her like a hawk! I asked if they could hold the veil I ordered in case I was able to find a dress somewhere else that would match, they said NO very coldly! They DID NOT apologize at all!!!! I was left 6 weeks before my wedding to find a gown in my size off the rack somewhere thanks to them! They have the worst customer service I have EVER experienced! I had bad vibes about them in the beginning, and I wish I would have gone with my gut instinct, and not even step foot in that door!
Ok, looong story! I wet to B&F, and ordered my Dress May 2007. I was told by my my sales girl Sarah B. that I would get Read more...
Ok, looong story! I wet to B&F, and ordered my Dress May 2007. I was told by my my sales girl Sarah B. that I would get the dress in light ivory all over the gown. It got down to Nov, and I hadn't heard anything about my gown yet! I called and they said it was in I went in with my Mom and Sister. They acted very weird! They brought me to a fitting room by the men's tuxes…and as I was trying on my dress, and man walked in on us!!!!!
When I got the dress on, I knew something was wrong It didn't look right. I commented on how contrasting the top of my gown was to the bottom. The girl just stood there. I took it off, and she zipped it back into the bag immediately! I asked her to unzip it, I wanted to see the tag. It read IVY / LT IVY. I asked her what it meant. She didn't know. So we went out to the counter, and as I got out my paperwork that had my order on it…….it clicked- I had ordered allover LIGHT IVORY!!! NOT IVORY / LIGHT IVORY! It looked yellow lace on the top of the gown, on white bottom. So I brought it to their attention as the girl was trying to get me to pay. I said I'm not paying for that dress today!!! Thats not the dress I ordered! A woman named Shelly tried to assure me it was the dress! I said it wasn't, and that I would need to have some time to figure out what I wanted to do and I left. They called me the next day telling me that I was right, and that I could come in and hopefully buy a dress off the rack. I was physically sick! So, I went in with my sister and Mom again, going through all of the gowns, I didnt see anything I liked because my size is a 16…not and 8 or 10!!!
I told them I wanted all of my money back, and she had to talk to the owner to see if it was ok. They made me wait forever! They finally gave me back all of my money while a man was watching over her like a hawk! I asked if they could hold the veil I ordered in case I was able to find a dress somewhere else that would match, they said NO very coldly! They DID NOT apologize at all!!!! I was left 6 weeks before my wedding to find a gown in my size off the rack somewhere thanks to them! They have the worst customer service I have EVER experienced! I had bad vibes about them in the beginning, and I wish I would have gone with my gut instinct, and not even step foot in that door! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
9/8/2007
0.0/5.0
I had the WORST experience at this place. They don't care about their customers. They messed up my maid of honor's dress and then said "oh well, you've alredy paid" when we asked them to fix it. They are a disaster! If I had it to do again I would nto get anything there. Their staff is rude and incompetent. They put that you told them a size and didn't give measurements into the computer so that when something goes wrong they blame it on you and call you a liar, even if you gave them measurements. They did this to my mom who was measured in their own store! Her dress came in and said she had ordered a particular size and given no measurements! They managers are uncaring and appallingly rude! DON'T SHOP HERE!
I had the WORST experience at this place. They don't care about their customers. They messed up my maid of honor's dress Read more...
I had the WORST experience at this place. They don't care about their customers. They messed up my maid of honor's dress and then said "oh well, you've alredy paid" when we asked them to fix it. They are a disaster! If I had it to do again I would nto get anything there. Their staff is rude and incompetent. They put that you told them a size and didn't give measurements into the computer so that when something goes wrong they blame it on you and call you a liar, even if you gave them measurements. They did this to my mom who was measured in their own store! Her dress came in and said she had ordered a particular size and given no measurements! They managers are uncaring and appallingly rude! DON'T SHOP HERE! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire

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