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Brides 'n Maids

Santa Rosa , CA
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LOCATION

621 College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA US 95404 (map)

PHONE

707-545-2772

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ABOUT US

Brides 'n Maids was founded in 1969, and still maintains its current location at the Victorian Blue and White house at 621 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, in beautiful Sonoma County. In... Read more
Brides 'n Maids was founded in 1969, and still maintains its current location at the Victorian Blue and White house at 621 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, in beautiful Sonoma County. In 1990, after several years as an employee, Wendy Calvi and her mother, the late Joan Wachowiak, purchased the business and Wendy has nurtured the store to what it is today! Wendy has been in the business so long, that she is now helping the daughters of her former brides... Being able to help those "legacies" is a highlight of her day.

Brides 'n Maids is the quintessential family business and brings that attitude to its sales approach and customer service. On any given day, you might be helped by Wendy or her daughter (if she is home from school), along with a great staff of bridal stylists or even see her husband working on the beautiful new painting job of the historic building.

Brides 'n Maids caters to everyone in your wedding party, from the bride to the bridesmaids, flower girls, mothers, accessories, shoes, veils, jewerly and formalwear tuxedos for the men with a wide range of prices and styles!

Some of our bridal companies include Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo, Casablanca Bridal, Wtoo by Watters, San Patrick, Private Label by G and Venus among others!

Bridesmaid companies include Alfred Angelo, After Six, Alexia, Wtoo by Watters, Bill Levkoff, Davinci, Venus, Dessy and Alfred Sung.

We have a large selection of veils, tiaras, combs, headbands, hair pins, hair flowers, broches, and shoes!

We love your referrals and thank you for your continued patronage! We encourage you to come on in and see for your self our great selection of high quality and affordable merchandise! We hope to see you soon.

Thank you and congratulations!

-Wendy



Please contact Brides 'n Maids for more information and for our most up to date hours!

621 College Ave.

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 545-2772

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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
Appointments are appreciated, but not required Monday-Saturday. Appointments are required on Sundays. Thank you!
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
Wedding gowns average 3-6 months to come in, and Brides Maid dresses average 8-12 weeks. Please allow additional time for alterations, shipping and steaming. Some gowns do have the ability to "Rush Cut" and some companies have gowns hanging in stock that can be shipped priority as well! We have many options for any time frame.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
We have a large selection of gowns that can be ordered new, as well as purchased out of stock. We also have an extensive collection of our gently tried on samples at great sale prices.
How often do you receive new dresses?
We are always recieving in new gowns from Fall and Spring Bridal Markets.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
We currently have 2 seamstresses, who contract separately from Brides 'n Maids, and work by appointment only.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
We carry wedding gowns, formal and informal, brides maid dresses, tuxedo rentals, flower girl dresses, tiaras, veils, shoes, jewerly, hair accessories, garters, Cat Studio tote bags and pillows and many other wedding essentials!

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amy
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Wendy and her staff have been life savers for me. Every time I have started to have a little bridzilla moment about the dress she has been there to help out with quick response. everything from the scary moment of cutting the train off my dress to working with me on changing the bussel to adding button there. They are wonderful people and I would recommend any bride to go to them for all of their dress needs. Wendy will take care of you through all of it.
Wendy and her staff have been life savers for me. Every time I have started to have a little bridzilla moment about the Read more...
Wendy and her staff have been life savers for me. Every time I have started to have a little bridzilla moment about the dress she has been there to help out with quick response. everything from the scary moment of cutting the train off my dress to working with me on changing the bussel to adding button there. They are wonderful people and I would recommend any bride to go to them for all of their dress needs. Wendy will take care of you through all of it. Read less
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Rebekka
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but rave reviews for Wendy and Brides n' Maids. I have purchased 2 bridesmaids dresses there and, 4 of my closest friends purchases their wedding dresses there and they most recently outfitted our entire wedding party.
Wendy had me try on dress styles I would have never thought would look good on me. Instead of a puffy princess dress I wound up LOVING a fitted Maggie Sotero. I not only purchased my dress at the salon, but my bridesmaids and my mother all picked out their dresses the same night. We also rented all of the tuxes for the groom and groomsmen at the shop. My beautiful hair accessory was also found at Brides N Maids. I have always recommended Brides N Maids and I will continue to do so.
I have nothing but rave reviews for Wendy and Brides n' Maids. I have purchased 2 bridesmaids dresses there and, 4 of my Read more...
I have nothing but rave reviews for Wendy and Brides n' Maids. I have purchased 2 bridesmaids dresses there and, 4 of my closest friends purchases their wedding dresses there and they most recently outfitted our entire wedding party.
Wendy had me try on dress styles I would have never thought would look good on me. Instead of a puffy princess dress I wound up LOVING a fitted Maggie Sotero. I not only purchased my dress at the salon, but my bridesmaids and my mother all picked out their dresses the same night. We also rented all of the tuxes for the groom and groomsmen at the shop. My beautiful hair accessory was also found at Brides N Maids. I have always recommended Brides N Maids and I will continue to do so. Read less
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Brides 'n Maids responded with the following comments:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! , Wendy
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Rebekka
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I recommend EVERYONE to Brides N Maids. I fact I have probably referred over 20 people there. I purchased my dress there in early March and it was such a great experience. Wendy and her daughter, Ashley, shoved me in more dresses than I could even imagine. Wendy has a tremendous eye and ability to pick out styles that are suitable for every body type. They even got me into some that I would have never thought would look good on me and I wound up getting an entirely different style of dress than what I had anticipated.
While I haven't yet received my dress I have had multiple friends purchase their dresses through Brides N Maids and I have purchased multiple bridesmaid dresses through the shop. Generally all of the dresses I have purchased fit perfectly when recieved. When alterations have been needed Wendy does a fantastic job.
The shop is a small family owned establishment with many ties to Sonoma County. Wendy has a tremendous selection of gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride attire, shoes, and other accessories. She also provides Men's ware rentals which will be our next stop into the store.
I recommend EVERYONE to Brides N Maids. I fact I have probably referred over 20 people there. I purchased my dress there Read more...
I recommend EVERYONE to Brides N Maids. I fact I have probably referred over 20 people there. I purchased my dress there in early March and it was such a great experience. Wendy and her daughter, Ashley, shoved me in more dresses than I could even imagine. Wendy has a tremendous eye and ability to pick out styles that are suitable for every body type. They even got me into some that I would have never thought would look good on me and I wound up getting an entirely different style of dress than what I had anticipated.
While I haven't yet received my dress I have had multiple friends purchase their dresses through Brides N Maids and I have purchased multiple bridesmaid dresses through the shop. Generally all of the dresses I have purchased fit perfectly when recieved. When alterations have been needed Wendy does a fantastic job.
The shop is a small family owned establishment with many ties to Sonoma County. Wendy has a tremendous selection of gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride attire, shoes, and other accessories. She also provides Men's ware rentals which will be our next stop into the store. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wendy from Brides 'n Maids is such a pro. She owns the shop, which has been around forever, and just knows how to get it done. She pulled my dress for me, which I happened to see but overlook. Thank goodness she suggested I try it on because it was THE ONE. I got tears in my eyes before it was even laced up and I didn't think I was that "kind" of bride. Everything was on point and perfect and they have a great selection of dresses. Our entire wedding party was outfitted there! It was convenient and stress free. HIGHLY recommend!
Wendy from Brides 'n Maids is such a pro. She owns the shop, which has been around forever, and just knows how to get it Read more...
Wendy from Brides 'n Maids is such a pro. She owns the shop, which has been around forever, and just knows how to get it done. She pulled my dress for me, which I happened to see but overlook. Thank goodness she suggested I try it on because it was THE ONE. I got tears in my eyes before it was even laced up and I didn't think I was that "kind" of bride. Everything was on point and perfect and they have a great selection of dresses. Our entire wedding party was outfitted there! It was convenient and stress free. HIGHLY recommend! Read less
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Brides 'n Maids responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! Wendy
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brides 'n Maids has a long history of being one of the best bridal shops in Sonoma County and I experienced this first hand. My dress was personally picked out by the owner of the shop and it is by far the most beautiful dress I will ever wear. The ladies at the shop were professional and friendly and provided excellent customer service. My bridemaids' dresses and groomsmens' tuxedos were all ordered and alterations were completed in the shop. I am very happy with my experience and recommend Brides 'n Maids to anyone in search of the perfect vendor for their wedding apparel needs.
Brides 'n Maids has a long history of being one of the best bridal shops in Sonoma County and I experienced this first Read more...
Brides 'n Maids has a long history of being one of the best bridal shops in Sonoma County and I experienced this first hand. My dress was personally picked out by the owner of the shop and it is by far the most beautiful dress I will ever wear. The ladies at the shop were professional and friendly and provided excellent customer service. My bridemaids' dresses and groomsmens' tuxedos were all ordered and alterations were completed in the shop. I am very happy with my experience and recommend Brides 'n Maids to anyone in search of the perfect vendor for their wedding apparel needs. Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Wendy and her staff were fantastic! When finding my dress, I told them basics of what I like, and budget. She pulled several dresses, all within my budget and exactly my style, while also keeping in mind what is realistically flattering to my body shape.
They made very minor alterations, otherwise sized me perfect for my personally made dress.
I look forward to having them clean and preserve my dress once I get around to dropping it off finally ;)
Additionally, they treated me the same as a bridesmaid getting dresses in the past, as when I came to them as a bride. Real people :)
Wendy and her staff were fantastic! When finding my dress, I told them basics of what I like, and budget. She pulled Read more...
Wendy and her staff were fantastic! When finding my dress, I told them basics of what I like, and budget. She pulled several dresses, all within my budget and exactly my style, while also keeping in mind what is realistically flattering to my body shape.
They made very minor alterations, otherwise sized me perfect for my personally made dress.
I look forward to having them clean and preserve my dress once I get around to dropping it off finally ;)
Additionally, they treated me the same as a bridesmaid getting dresses in the past, as when I came to them as a bride. Real people :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Great vendor I wuld def refer these guys
Great vendor I wuld def refer these guys
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Brides 'n Maids responded with the following comments:

Thank you!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
wendy and the brides and maids team was AMAZING! if you want a beautiful dress and no pressure sales people go here! wendy and team's main concern is helping you find a beautiful dress that fits your personal style AND budget. i went to several shops and this was my favorite. a true wine country gem.
wendy and the brides and maids team was AMAZING! if you want a beautiful dress and no pressure sales people go here! wendy Read more...
wendy and the brides and maids team was AMAZING! if you want a beautiful dress and no pressure sales people go here! wendy and team's main concern is helping you find a beautiful dress that fits your personal style AND budget. i went to several shops and this was my favorite. a true wine country gem. Read less
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Lyndsay
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved this shop. Huge selection and great prices. There is something for everyone here. I knew my budget going in, and they worked with me to find the perfect dress and not go over budget.
I loved this shop. Huge selection and great prices. There is something for everyone here. I knew my budget going in, and Read more...
I loved this shop. Huge selection and great prices. There is something for everyone here. I knew my budget going in, and they worked with me to find the perfect dress and not go over budget. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the best experience at brides n maids. I found the absolute perfect dress thanks to Jen. I will recommend anyone I can about this place!
I had the best experience at brides n maids. I found the absolute perfect dress thanks to Jen. I will recommend anyone I Read more...
I had the best experience at brides n maids. I found the absolute perfect dress thanks to Jen. I will recommend anyone I can about this place! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about this dress shop! It is tucked away but it is worth a visit. They have all the dresses in garment bags with the pictures of the dresses on the outside of the bags so it was easy to see what the dress looked like. The prices were so reasonable, especially compared to other shops in the area. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful at each of my fittings. Wendy did the alterations for my dress and she is a miracle worker!! She changed the neckline, added a sash, and turned a full A-line dress into a mermaid style. I ended up buying a dress that my mom loved but I wasn't crazy about but she was able to turn it into the dress that I was picturing in my head. It fitted me perfectly and I still can't believe what a deal I got!
I can't say enough about this dress shop! It is tucked away but it is worth a visit. They have all the dresses in garment Read more...
I can't say enough about this dress shop! It is tucked away but it is worth a visit. They have all the dresses in garment bags with the pictures of the dresses on the outside of the bags so it was easy to see what the dress looked like. The prices were so reasonable, especially compared to other shops in the area. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful at each of my fittings. Wendy did the alterations for my dress and she is a miracle worker!! She changed the neckline, added a sash, and turned a full A-line dress into a mermaid style. I ended up buying a dress that my mom loved but I wasn't crazy about but she was able to turn it into the dress that I was picturing in my head. It fitted me perfectly and I still can't believe what a deal I got! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Brides 'n Maids is an absolutely wonderful spot in Sonoma County to prepare for an upcoming wedding/nuptials. They hold a special place in the community and have the most wonderful staff. I honestly wouldn't have gone anywhere else to find my dress!
Brides 'n Maids is an absolutely wonderful spot in Sonoma County to prepare for an upcoming wedding/nuptials. They hold a Read more...
Brides 'n Maids is an absolutely wonderful spot in Sonoma County to prepare for an upcoming wedding/nuptials. They hold a special place in the community and have the most wonderful staff. I honestly wouldn't have gone anywhere else to find my dress! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Such a wonderful local shop. Wendy the owner is so sweet and accomodating, not to mention extremely helpful. Not only did I find my dress at Brides N Maids, we also got the bridesmaids dresses and both mom's dresses here, so they gave us a deal. We were able to do alterations right in the shop and Wendy even came in on her day off to accomodate our schedule and do alterations for my bridesmaids. Had a little issue with the woman they have come in to do wedding dress alterations, so much so that I was in tears at one point, but it was all resolved in the end and everything was perfect.
Such a wonderful local shop. Wendy the owner is so sweet and accomodating, not to mention extremely helpful. Not only did Read more...
Such a wonderful local shop. Wendy the owner is so sweet and accomodating, not to mention extremely helpful. Not only did I find my dress at Brides N Maids, we also got the bridesmaids dresses and both mom's dresses here, so they gave us a deal. We were able to do alterations right in the shop and Wendy even came in on her day off to accomodate our schedule and do alterations for my bridesmaids. Had a little issue with the woman they have come in to do wedding dress alterations, so much so that I was in tears at one point, but it was all resolved in the end and everything was perfect. Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff at Brides and Maids is exceptional and very friendly, with the exception of one alterations woman. The sales woman who originally helped me pick out my dress was friendly and very knowledgeable about the dress selections they carry. I never felt rushed or pressured to purchase, although I did end up buying my dress on the first visit. Once you find "the one", there's no need to look any further. It did take about 6 months for the dress to arrive, just as they informed me when I paid my deposit.

The only problem I had with this experience was with my fitting. I had the unfortunate luck of being paired with Idolka, one of the alterations women. She was very unfriendly, unprofessional (stepping all over the train of my dress with her shoes while fitting me) and when my mother asked her repeatedly to stop stepping on it, she just said "don't worry, don't worry". When I asked any questions, she acted with a "why are you bothering me with this nonsense" attitude. This is the most important dress I was ever going to wear and when I inquired about bustle types, she became very impatient when I wanted to see the different versions. A week later, when I came back in to try on the dress after she had fitted it, it didn't fit at all! She had cut it way too small and there were gaps and material gathering at the sides. It looked horrible! I would not recommend going to her for the fitting.

Luckily Wendy, the owner, took me under her angelic wedding dress wing and fixed all of the mistakes that Idolka made. Wendy is amazing and the dress looked absolutely beautiful after she was finished!

Despite the first bad alterations mishap, I certainly recommend this boutique for all of your bridal attire needs. Overall it was a great experience!
The staff at Brides and Maids is exceptional and very friendly, with the exception of one alterations woman. The sales Read more...
The staff at Brides and Maids is exceptional and very friendly, with the exception of one alterations woman. The sales woman who originally helped me pick out my dress was friendly and very knowledgeable about the dress selections they carry. I never felt rushed or pressured to purchase, although I did end up buying my dress on the first visit. Once you find "the one", there's no need to look any further. It did take about 6 months for the dress to arrive, just as they informed me when I paid my deposit.

The only problem I had with this experience was with my fitting. I had the unfortunate luck of being paired with Idolka, one of the alterations women. She was very unfriendly, unprofessional (stepping all over the train of my dress with her shoes while fitting me) and when my mother asked her repeatedly to stop stepping on it, she just said "don't worry, don't worry". When I asked any questions, she acted with a "why are you bothering me with this nonsense" attitude. This is the most important dress I was ever going to wear and when I inquired about bustle types, she became very impatient when I wanted to see the different versions. A week later, when I came back in to try on the dress after she had fitted it, it didn't fit at all! She had cut it way too small and there were gaps and material gathering at the sides. It looked horrible! I would not recommend going to her for the fitting.

Luckily Wendy, the owner, took me under her angelic wedding dress wing and fixed all of the mistakes that Idolka made. Wendy is amazing and the dress looked absolutely beautiful after she was finished!

Despite the first bad alterations mishap, I certainly recommend this boutique for all of your bridal attire needs. Overall it was a great experience! Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Wendy at Brides 'n Maids was so helpful and very nice to deal with. We went to several other shops in the area and my daughter left in tears... they were so pushy and nearly forcing her to try on dresses that she know she wouldn't like... not Wendy. She and her staff took time with us and never pushed. They were very professional and a real pleasure to work with.
Wendy at Brides 'n Maids was so helpful and very nice to deal with. We went to several other shops in the area and my Read more...
Wendy at Brides 'n Maids was so helpful and very nice to deal with. We went to several other shops in the area and my daughter left in tears... they were so pushy and nearly forcing her to try on dresses that she know she wouldn't like... not Wendy. She and her staff took time with us and never pushed. They were very professional and a real pleasure to work with. Read less
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Alycia
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Brides 'n Maids in Santa Rosa, CA has a fantastic selection of dresses for every wedding. I was able to find my perfect dress, one which I originally had tried on at another nearby location where it was $400 more, as the shop was located in a higher rent district. Brides 'n Maids offers fantastic service, affordable altering, and flexible availability for appointments. The dress came in 2 months earlier than expected! They include pressing in their price, and will throw in a coupon for a free veil with purchase. Wonderful!
Brides 'n Maids in Santa Rosa, CA has a fantastic selection of dresses for every wedding. I was able to find my perfect Read more...
Brides 'n Maids in Santa Rosa, CA has a fantastic selection of dresses for every wedding. I was able to find my perfect dress, one which I originally had tried on at another nearby location where it was $400 more, as the shop was located in a higher rent district. Brides 'n Maids offers fantastic service, affordable altering, and flexible availability for appointments. The dress came in 2 months earlier than expected! They include pressing in their price, and will throw in a coupon for a free veil with purchase. Wonderful! Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Beautiful dress at a GREAT price.
Beautiful dress at a GREAT price.
Beautiful dress at a GREAT price. Read less
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morgan
Wedding:
10/4/2003
5.0/5.0
why would anyone go any where else? i got everything there - dress, bm, tuxes, invites, shoes, bra, headpiece, favors, glasses etc....why would i go to a warehouse when there is a business that knows what it is doing and has been around since 1969.
why would anyone go any where else? i got everything there - dress, bm, tuxes, invites, shoes, bra, headpiece, favors, Read more...
why would anyone go any where else? i got everything there - dress, bm, tuxes, invites, shoes, bra, headpiece, favors, glasses etc....why would i go to a warehouse when there is a business that knows what it is doing and has been around since 1969. Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
cannot rave enough! absolutely fabulous, yet not overwhelming like the big places!
cannot rave enough! absolutely fabulous, yet not overwhelming like the big places!
cannot rave enough! absolutely fabulous, yet not overwhelming like the big places! Read less
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Kaylie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.9/5.0
Wendy and Dannie were amazing from start to finish! They couldn't have been more accommodating in my 3 trips to try on my dress before making the final decision and changing it's design. They had a great selection of both bridal and bridesmaid gowns, it made the process so easy! I can't wait to see the final product of my dress when it comes in July, I'm sure it will be just as I imagined it.
Wendy and Dannie were amazing from start to finish! They couldn't have been more accommodating in my 3 trips to try on my Read more...
Wendy and Dannie were amazing from start to finish! They couldn't have been more accommodating in my 3 trips to try on my dress before making the final decision and changing it's design. They had a great selection of both bridal and bridesmaid gowns, it made the process so easy! I can't wait to see the final product of my dress when it comes in July, I'm sure it will be just as I imagined it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Brides N Maids was a wonderful place to buy my wedding dress. Wendy and her team were fantastic. The best part of the experience was the one on one attention you get while you are there.
Brides N Maids was a wonderful place to buy my wedding dress. Wendy and her team were fantastic. The best part of the Read more...
Brides N Maids was a wonderful place to buy my wedding dress. Wendy and her team were fantastic. The best part of the experience was the one on one attention you get while you are there. Read less
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Tasha
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.8/5.0
I went to multiple places to look for a dress and Brides and Maids was by far the best. Wendy, the owner is a super nice lady, as is the rest of the staff. They're really great about showing you dresses in your price range all the while making you feel like a princess. :) They may be a small shop, but I personally believe they have the best selection of gowns!
I went to multiple places to look for a dress and Brides and Maids was by far the best. Wendy, the owner is a super nice Read more...
I went to multiple places to look for a dress and Brides and Maids was by far the best. Wendy, the owner is a super nice lady, as is the rest of the staff. They're really great about showing you dresses in your price range all the while making you feel like a princess. :) They may be a small shop, but I personally believe they have the best selection of gowns! Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.8/5.0
Brides N' Maids was great for my wedding dress as well as all my bridesmaids. Very helpful and competative prices!
Brides N' Maids was great for my wedding dress as well as all my bridesmaids. Very helpful and competative prices!
Brides N' Maids was great for my wedding dress as well as all my bridesmaids. Very helpful and competative prices! Read less
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princessrx
Wedding:
10/4/2003
4.8/5.0
The best place ever to get everything you need for the wedding.
The best place ever to get everything you need for the wedding.
The best place ever to get everything you need for the wedding. Read less
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Jody
Wedding:
7/23/2005
4.8/5.0
Wendy was amazing. Although it is one of the smaller shops, they keep a good selection of different types of gowns. I preferred this to some of the larger stores, as the selection in the larger stores was a bit overwhelming. I did end up finding and trying on my dress at a different store, but chose to purchase the dress through Brides N Maids because I was so impressed with the service. The best time to go is in the evening or when they first open, because it does get a little busy, but it is worth it. Wendy was so nice even in the midst of my emotional breakdown in the middle of the store. I also ordered my bridesmaids dresses here as well. They were the only shop in town that had dresses exactly like what I was looking for. She also helped my mom find a more "contemporary" dress, as many of the shops in town had "old lady" dresses. I was very pleased with my experience.
Wendy was amazing. Although it is one of the smaller shops, they keep a good selection of different types of gowns. I Read more...
Wendy was amazing. Although it is one of the smaller shops, they keep a good selection of different types of gowns. I preferred this to some of the larger stores, as the selection in the larger stores was a bit overwhelming. I did end up finding and trying on my dress at a different store, but chose to purchase the dress through Brides N Maids because I was so impressed with the service. The best time to go is in the evening or when they first open, because it does get a little busy, but it is worth it. Wendy was so nice even in the midst of my emotional breakdown in the middle of the store. I also ordered my bridesmaids dresses here as well. They were the only shop in town that had dresses exactly like what I was looking for. She also helped my mom find a more "contemporary" dress, as many of the shops in town had "old lady" dresses. I was very pleased with my experience. Read less
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Sharna
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience wedding dress shopping. The first time I went in I was helped by the owner Wendy, she was great. She pulled all of the dresses that I wanted to see and helped me into everything. The only thing that I wished they did more of was personal shopping, pulling dresses they thought would look good on my figure. Overall really nice shop with a good selection of dresses.
I had a great experience wedding dress shopping. The first time I went in I was helped by the owner Wendy, she was great. Read more...
I had a great experience wedding dress shopping. The first time I went in I was helped by the owner Wendy, she was great. She pulled all of the dresses that I wanted to see and helped me into everything. The only thing that I wished they did more of was personal shopping, pulling dresses they thought would look good on my figure. Overall really nice shop with a good selection of dresses. Read less
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pcat
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.7/5.0
Brides 'n Maids is a small locally owned shop with exactly that kind of feel. The owner is extremely helpful and on top of your needs. It's not as pampering as some of the other shops but it has a wonderful homey feeling.
Brides 'n Maids is a small locally owned shop with exactly that kind of feel. The owner is extremely helpful and on top of Read more...
Brides 'n Maids is a small locally owned shop with exactly that kind of feel. The owner is extremely helpful and on top of your needs. It's not as pampering as some of the other shops but it has a wonderful homey feeling. Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.6/5.0
Brides N Maids was the first place I tried on dresses and ended up buying one that day. Peole who know me, know this is totally out of character for me. I usually take forever to decide. But I had such a great experience trying on dresses and found such a beautiful gown, that I couldn't walk away. We didn't even have an appointment and the owner welcomed us in and let us start browsing and pulling dresses. There was no rush and I was allowed to try on as many as I wanted. I think I tried 20 dresses before it was clear that I kept going back to the same one. The staff was very helpful pulling dresses for me and helping me into them. They never tried to sway me into one or the other and kept trying to help me find what I liked best. I was pleasantly surprised by the price tag (especially after watching so much Say Yes to the Dress) and put down my deposit. They are a full service place and I ordered my bridesmaid dresses and had my alterations done there also. The only reason I put a 4 for service is due to an issue I had with scheduling a fitting. I scheduled a fitting for 4th of July weekend because I was goind to be in town at that point (I live in Chicago but the wedding was in NorCal). I had it all set but then they informed me a few weeks before that no one would be in that weekend to do the fitting and we would have to reschedule. If I was in town, no big deal, but because I was coming from Chicago, I couldn't change my plans and had to wait until 3 weeks before the wedding to do the fitting. I didn't need anything but a bustle and hem so everything turned out fine but it was a little frustrating at the time. Overall though, this place has a great selection, offers a fun experience and has great prices. I love my dress and received so many compliments on it.
Brides N Maids was the first place I tried on dresses and ended up buying one that day. Peole who know me, know this is Read more...
Brides N Maids was the first place I tried on dresses and ended up buying one that day. Peole who know me, know this is totally out of character for me. I usually take forever to decide. But I had such a great experience trying on dresses and found such a beautiful gown, that I couldn't walk away. We didn't even have an appointment and the owner welcomed us in and let us start browsing and pulling dresses. There was no rush and I was allowed to try on as many as I wanted. I think I tried 20 dresses before it was clear that I kept going back to the same one. The staff was very helpful pulling dresses for me and helping me into them. They never tried to sway me into one or the other and kept trying to help me find what I liked best. I was pleasantly surprised by the price tag (especially after watching so much Say Yes to the Dress) and put down my deposit. They are a full service place and I ordered my bridesmaid dresses and had my alterations done there also. The only reason I put a 4 for service is due to an issue I had with scheduling a fitting. I scheduled a fitting for 4th of July weekend because I was goind to be in town at that point (I live in Chicago but the wedding was in NorCal). I had it all set but then they informed me a few weeks before that no one would be in that weekend to do the fitting and we would have to reschedule. If I was in town, no big deal, but because I was coming from Chicago, I couldn't change my plans and had to wait until 3 weeks before the wedding to do the fitting. I didn't need anything but a bustle and hem so everything turned out fine but it was a little frustrating at the time. Overall though, this place has a great selection, offers a fun experience and has great prices. I love my dress and received so many compliments on it. Read less
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caitlin.reinman
Wedding:
7/2/2010
4.5/5.0
Great selection and my dress came in a month sooner than expected!
Great selection and my dress came in a month sooner than expected!
Great selection and my dress came in a month sooner than expected! Read less
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rmarconi
Wedding:
1/27/2012
4.4/5.0
I've noticed that when they are busy they aren't nearly as organized as you would hope. They did an excellent job reassuring me that ordering a dress I had never seen in person would be fine and I shouldn't worry about it. They were right, based on my measurements, when the dress came in all I had to do was shorten it.
I've noticed that when they are busy they aren't nearly as organized as you would hope. They did an excellent job Read more...
I've noticed that when they are busy they aren't nearly as organized as you would hope. They did an excellent job reassuring me that ordering a dress I had never seen in person would be fine and I shouldn't worry about it. They were right, based on my measurements, when the dress came in all I had to do was shorten it. Read less
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Carleigh
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.4/5.0
I bought my dress from brides n maids, my mother bought her dress, and the FG dress, and all my BMS bought there dress from here as well.
Overall, it was a great experience. Wendy & Carly were so nice. The only snag I had with this place was with the alterations. I feel I was over-charged, and my dress was not ready until the wednesday before my saturday wedding, (talk about STRESS!).
I bought my dress from brides n maids, my mother bought her dress, and the FG dress, and all my BMS bought there dress Read more...
I bought my dress from brides n maids, my mother bought her dress, and the FG dress, and all my BMS bought there dress from here as well.
Overall, it was a great experience. Wendy & Carly were so nice. The only snag I had with this place was with the alterations. I feel I was over-charged, and my dress was not ready until the wednesday before my saturday wedding, (talk about STRESS!). Read less
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bagelbabe22
Wedding:
6/25/2011
3.9/5.0
We had a great experience wedding dress shopping. The first time we went in my daughter was helped by the girls itwas great.they pulled all of the dresses that she wanted to see and helped my daughter into everything. The only thing that I wished they did more of was personal shopping, pulling dresses they thought would look good on her figure. Overall.... really nice shop with a good selection of dresses. But did not use in house seamstress
We had a great experience wedding dress shopping. The first time we went in my daughter was helped by the girls itwas Read more...
We had a great experience wedding dress shopping. The first time we went in my daughter was helped by the girls itwas great.they pulled all of the dresses that she wanted to see and helped my daughter into everything. The only thing that I wished they did more of was personal shopping, pulling dresses they thought would look good on her figure. Overall.... really nice shop with a good selection of dresses. But did not use in house seamstress Read less
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mrsingersoll
Wedding:
6/7/2008
3.7/5.0
Brides and Maids can at times be a little bit busy, I wouldn't reccommend visiting there on a weekend. They tend to be a little bit understaffed at times and it can make wait times long and assistance not on par. Most of the time, they are friendly, helpful and more than willing to answer any of your questions. I had a problem with the wrong size dress being ordered and even though their store policy clearly states no returns, refunds or exchanges, Wendy, the boutique owner was more than happy to order me a dress in the correct size, since it was her employees who took the measurements. Over all the staff is knowledgable and cares about making sure the bride is happy with her gown. Their seamstress is a little bit on the pricey side and doesn't disclose their fees until after they tell you what needs to be done, so be sure to get price quotes from them before proceeding. I was told my dress shouldn't cost more than 15 dollars to add bustles and when it came time to pay the seamstress I was charged $55 and that is a huge difference in cost.

Overall they provided me with a relatively stress free and positive experience!!
Brides and Maids can at times be a little bit busy, I wouldn't reccommend visiting there on a weekend. They tend to be a Read more...
Brides and Maids can at times be a little bit busy, I wouldn't reccommend visiting there on a weekend. They tend to be a little bit understaffed at times and it can make wait times long and assistance not on par. Most of the time, they are friendly, helpful and more than willing to answer any of your questions. I had a problem with the wrong size dress being ordered and even though their store policy clearly states no returns, refunds or exchanges, Wendy, the boutique owner was more than happy to order me a dress in the correct size, since it was her employees who took the measurements. Over all the staff is knowledgable and cares about making sure the bride is happy with her gown. Their seamstress is a little bit on the pricey side and doesn't disclose their fees until after they tell you what needs to be done, so be sure to get price quotes from them before proceeding. I was told my dress shouldn't cost more than 15 dollars to add bustles and when it came time to pay the seamstress I was charged $55 and that is a huge difference in cost.

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annini
Wedding:
7/11/2009
3.5/5.0
Brides n' Maids was a fabulous little dress shop in an old victorian house. It added to the ambiance and excitement of getting married. They had dresses in lots of styles and prices. A good variety to choose from. The owner and her daughter run the place and are always helpful and friendly. They were a little bit unprofessional on the phone when you call to see if your dress is in. Just remember, they will call you when you dress is in!
Brides n' Maids was a fabulous little dress shop in an old victorian house. It added to the ambiance and excitement of Read more...
Brides n' Maids was a fabulous little dress shop in an old victorian house. It added to the ambiance and excitement of getting married. They had dresses in lots of styles and prices. A good variety to choose from. The owner and her daughter run the place and are always helpful and friendly. They were a little bit unprofessional on the phone when you call to see if your dress is in. Just remember, they will call you when you dress is in! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.2/5.0
We have had the worst experience with this place. I don't recommend Brides 'n Maids to anyone. The staff is rude and unorganized. They lost my sister in laws shoes and belt, then forgot about her alteration appointment. One of the staff members then told her she got a belly, mind you she is one of the slimmest people I know. When I got my bridesmaids dress they were also very rude to me and couldn't even find the dresses she reserved for me to try on. Also made rude comments to me. I can't believe what an awful experience they have made this for us.
We have had the worst experience with this place. I don't recommend Brides 'n Maids to anyone. The staff is rude and Read more...
We have had the worst experience with this place. I don't recommend Brides 'n Maids to anyone. The staff is rude and unorganized. They lost my sister in laws shoes and belt, then forgot about her alteration appointment. One of the staff members then told her she got a belly, mind you she is one of the slimmest people I know. When I got my bridesmaids dress they were also very rude to me and couldn't even find the dresses she reserved for me to try on. Also made rude comments to me. I can't believe what an awful experience they have made this for us. Read less
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Brides 'n Maids responded with the following comments:

I am so sorry to hear about your experience. If there is anything I can do to help the situation, I would appreciate hearing from you as I was unaware of any concerns. Once again, my apologies.

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