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Brides To Be

Glastonbury , CT

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Glastonbury, CT US
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Natalie
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
I love this store. My mom and I went together to look at dresses, after having been at an expensive bridal boutique. The service we received here was even better than the expensive store. We spent the afternoon trying on dresses and both Becca and Phyllis helped me try on dress after dress. I think I must have tried on 2-3 dozen, until I found the one. I am so happy with what I found and at an incredible price. The dress had a few spots on it, so they had it cleaned and I picked it up about a week later looking like new. They had an incredible selection of dresses, and great service. The owner is such a sweet lady, my mom and I really enjoyed talking with her all afternoon as I tried on dresses.
I love this store. My mom and I went together to look at dresses, after having been at an expensive bridal boutique. The Read more...
I love this store. My mom and I went together to look at dresses, after having been at an expensive bridal boutique. The service we received here was even better than the expensive store. We spent the afternoon trying on dresses and both Becca and Phyllis helped me try on dress after dress. I think I must have tried on 2-3 dozen, until I found the one. I am so happy with what I found and at an incredible price. The dress had a few spots on it, so they had it cleaned and I picked it up about a week later looking like new. They had an incredible selection of dresses, and great service. The owner is such a sweet lady, my mom and I really enjoyed talking with her all afternoon as I tried on dresses. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great quality for fabulous prices.
My dress was brand new marked down from $1200 to $400. I used a 15% coupon I found online and the total came to $360.... the woman helping me looked up the original price from the bridal shop they bought it from in Clinton, CT.... the original price of my dress was $3740.00!!!!! What a steal I purchased it for!!
Great quality for fabulous prices.
My dress was brand new marked down from $1200 to $400. I used a 15% coupon I found Read more...
Great quality for fabulous prices.
My dress was brand new marked down from $1200 to $400. I used a 15% coupon I found online and the total came to $360.... the woman helping me looked up the original price from the bridal shop they bought it from in Clinton, CT.... the original price of my dress was $3740.00!!!!! What a steal I purchased it for!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I've been bringing prom/bridesmaids dresses to Brides to Be for years, so when it was time to find my wedding dress, it was definitely on my list of boutiques to visit. After visiting a few other shops to get ideas, figure out my size and narrow down style/shape, I stopped in with my mom to browse the racks. I pulled two dresses to try on and the first one was immediately THE one.
The lace gown, with jeweled belt accent, not only fit the picture I had in my had perfectly but was also my exact size and happened to be a never-been-worn sample dress by a high end designer that I had been pulling dream dress pictures from. It was meant to be!
The staff at Brides to Be is AMAZING! All the women that work there are friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. They've given me great ideas to consider for when I go back for alterations, which they also do in-house, and they have a ton of accessory options for me to complete my look.
My mother and I were so excited to share this experience and the fact that we found my perfect dress at a discount is an added bonus. I would highly recommend Brides to Be to any bride!
I've been bringing prom/bridesmaids dresses to Brides to Be for years, so when it was time to find my wedding dress, it Read more...
I've been bringing prom/bridesmaids dresses to Brides to Be for years, so when it was time to find my wedding dress, it was definitely on my list of boutiques to visit. After visiting a few other shops to get ideas, figure out my size and narrow down style/shape, I stopped in with my mom to browse the racks. I pulled two dresses to try on and the first one was immediately THE one.
The lace gown, with jeweled belt accent, not only fit the picture I had in my had perfectly but was also my exact size and happened to be a never-been-worn sample dress by a high end designer that I had been pulling dream dress pictures from. It was meant to be!
The staff at Brides to Be is AMAZING! All the women that work there are friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. They've given me great ideas to consider for when I go back for alterations, which they also do in-house, and they have a ton of accessory options for me to complete my look.
My mother and I were so excited to share this experience and the fact that we found my perfect dress at a discount is an added bonus. I would highly recommend Brides to Be to any bride! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/30/2012
4.8/5.0
Highly recommend them for dresses! They had a huge selection and great prices. I found my exact dress in another bridal salon for $600 more. I felt like they had great prices at Brides to Be. I know a few other brides who got their dresses there as well. I only took off points for the alterations. I was not happy with my alterations and ended up bringing it somewhere else to finish it. So definitely look there for dresses, but bring your dress elsewhere for alterations.
Highly recommend them for dresses! They had a huge selection and great prices. I found my exact dress in another bridal Read more...
Highly recommend them for dresses! They had a huge selection and great prices. I found my exact dress in another bridal salon for $600 more. I felt like they had great prices at Brides to Be. I know a few other brides who got their dresses there as well. I only took off points for the alterations. I was not happy with my alterations and ended up bringing it somewhere else to finish it. So definitely look there for dresses, but bring your dress elsewhere for alterations. Read less
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Delia
Wedding:
9/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Wonderful selection and service, the ladies who work there are all extremely helpful and will help you to find just the right dress. They have a wide range of gowns for brides, mothers-of-the-bride and girls, as well as a nice selection of special-occasion dresses. The prices are very reasonable and their selection is of very high quality (they don't accept anything over 4 years old, so everything they have is relatively current). They carry simple gowns as well as some high-end designers. There is a seamstress who comes in a couple times a week who is very easy to work, with very fair rates for alterations.
Wonderful selection and service, the ladies who work there are all extremely helpful and will help you to find just the Read more...
Wonderful selection and service, the ladies who work there are all extremely helpful and will help you to find just the right dress. They have a wide range of gowns for brides, mothers-of-the-bride and girls, as well as a nice selection of special-occasion dresses. The prices are very reasonable and their selection is of very high quality (they don't accept anything over 4 years old, so everything they have is relatively current). They carry simple gowns as well as some high-end designers. There is a seamstress who comes in a couple times a week who is very easy to work, with very fair rates for alterations. Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I would strongly recommend looking at Brides to Be for your wedding gown! They have a lot of dresses to try and were very helpful to me on my many visits! I found a beautiful Allure gown with Swarovski crystals for a very reasonable price. (It was a sample, not a used dressed; they have both).
I would strongly recommend looking at Brides to Be for your wedding gown! They have a lot of dresses to try and were very Read more...
I would strongly recommend looking at Brides to Be for your wedding gown! They have a lot of dresses to try and were very helpful to me on my many visits! I found a beautiful Allure gown with Swarovski crystals for a very reasonable price. (It was a sample, not a used dressed; they have both). Read less
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JCraver
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I purchased a silk James Clifford gown in an off white color from the designer rack here- Everyone loved it, I received so many complements on it. It was stunning!! The staff is super friendly, and they remember you when you go in there again. If you leave a message, they get right back to you. They even give you reminder calls when stuff is due or ready!!
I purchased a silk James Clifford gown in an off white color from the designer rack here- Everyone loved it, I received so Read more...
I purchased a silk James Clifford gown in an off white color from the designer rack here- Everyone loved it, I received so many complements on it. It was stunning!! The staff is super friendly, and they remember you when you go in there again. If you leave a message, they get right back to you. They even give you reminder calls when stuff is due or ready!! Read less
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uvawahoo97
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
When I went looking for "the dress" I was open to the idea of a consignment shop, especially if I could find something truly worthwhile. At Brides to Be, I found a designer dress that I could never have afforded otherwise. It's a small shop, but packed to the gills with dresses in all sizes. The ladies who helped me pick out my dress were very helpful, and they sent the dress to be cleaned free of charge after discovering some dirt along the train. However, I opted against using the seamstress there after reading some of the other reviews on Wedding Wire.
When I went looking for "the dress" I was open to the idea of a consignment shop, especially if I could find something Read more...
When I went looking for "the dress" I was open to the idea of a consignment shop, especially if I could find something truly worthwhile. At Brides to Be, I found a designer dress that I could never have afforded otherwise. It's a small shop, but packed to the gills with dresses in all sizes. The ladies who helped me pick out my dress were very helpful, and they sent the dress to be cleaned free of charge after discovering some dirt along the train. However, I opted against using the seamstress there after reading some of the other reviews on Wedding Wire. Read less
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soontobespence
Wedding:
10/22/2009
4.0/5.0
I have to agree with the other comment about the streamstress. it cost alot for minor adjustments and before i left with my dress she had to adjust the straps one more time, she told me it would be fine. on my wedding day the straps kept falling down half of my pictures have my straps hanging down. not happy :( however i did get a great deal on a new designer dress and the other ladys were very helpful. i also got a gorgeous veil from there!
I have to agree with the other comment about the streamstress. it cost alot for minor adjustments and before i left with Read more...
I have to agree with the other comment about the streamstress. it cost alot for minor adjustments and before i left with my dress she had to adjust the straps one more time, she told me it would be fine. on my wedding day the straps kept falling down half of my pictures have my straps hanging down. not happy :( however i did get a great deal on a new designer dress and the other ladys were very helpful. i also got a gorgeous veil from there! Read less
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beckj33
Wedding:
8/8/2009
4.0/5.0
The women at the shop are very kind and patient. I loved Becky in particular. My dress was the most wonderful dress in the world and the price was ideal. My only compliant is the store itself. It's small and crowded. They recently moved to a new store but I swear its smaller than the first. And when I went the A/C wasn't working so imagine trying on wedding dresses in June with no A/C! Yikes! But overall, it was a great experience.
The women at the shop are very kind and patient. I loved Becky in particular. My dress was the most wonderful dress in the Read more...
The women at the shop are very kind and patient. I loved Becky in particular. My dress was the most wonderful dress in the world and the price was ideal. My only compliant is the store itself. It's small and crowded. They recently moved to a new store but I swear its smaller than the first. And when I went the A/C wasn't working so imagine trying on wedding dresses in June with no A/C! Yikes! But overall, it was a great experience. Read less
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karenanderic
Wedding:
2/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing store! Phyllis is sooo helpful. Helped me find a dress in one day!
Amazing store! Phyllis is sooo helpful. Helped me find a dress in one day!
Amazing store! Phyllis is sooo helpful. Helped me find a dress in one day! Read less
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M
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.0/5.0
My experience with Brides to Be was good. Visited the shop twice before deciding on a dress and both times the staff was helpful and courteous. Dress selection was varied with style and price.
The only down side was the seamstress. I would not recommend that you use their seamstress. Was not happy at all with my final adjustments and was given stickers to "fix" a few of the issues. Bra secure strips were supposed to be sewn in that were not so we had to revert back to using safety pins. Finally, when I picked up the dress the day before my wedding it stunk like smoke! Luckily, we had a nice day that I could hang it outside to air out before my big day - but it doesn't get worse than cigarette smoke on your wedding dress!! Was so upset with the dress when I picked it up I shed tears the day before my wedding!
My experience with Brides to Be was good. Visited the shop twice before deciding on a dress and both times the staff was Read more...
My experience with Brides to Be was good. Visited the shop twice before deciding on a dress and both times the staff was helpful and courteous. Dress selection was varied with style and price.
The only down side was the seamstress. I would not recommend that you use their seamstress. Was not happy at all with my final adjustments and was given stickers to "fix" a few of the issues. Bra secure strips were supposed to be sewn in that were not so we had to revert back to using safety pins. Finally, when I picked up the dress the day before my wedding it stunk like smoke! Luckily, we had a nice day that I could hang it outside to air out before my big day - but it doesn't get worse than cigarette smoke on your wedding dress!! Was so upset with the dress when I picked it up I shed tears the day before my wedding! Read less
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LaneNLarry
Wedding:
10/31/2007
4.9/5.0
You can’t go wrong with this store!
I walked in without an appointment, said I was getting married in six weeks, and asked for help. The wonderful women who run the store dropped everything they were doing and helped me in to gown after gown. One misconception I had is that all these gowns are used- they are not! Most of the gowns are new! The new gowns are samples or discontinued styles. There were literally hundreds in my size (and I am not a size 4, I promise you!). I found exactly what I was looking for- a dream gown in the lightest shade of baby blue (in my pictures it’s so light, you can barely tell it’s blue). They even had a veil to match. In six weeks I had my sizing, my check in and the final fitting. The seamstress they work with was wonderful- she wasn’t looking to charge me everything she could think of. In fact- she offered to hand-steam the gown for $20 to save me the dry cleaning costs (I was taking this gown on an airplane- it wasn’t going to be perfectly un-wrinkled after that!). They gave me tips on traveling with gown, how to deal with security and over-head baggage. Most of all, these women were genuinely excited to be working with me. You just don’t get that service everywhere! And guess what? My gown is back there waiting for someone to buy it and have the wonderful time I had in it.
You cant go wrong with this store!
I walked in without an appointment, said I was getting married in six weeks, and Read more...
You can’t go wrong with this store!
I walked in without an appointment, said I was getting married in six weeks, and asked for help. The wonderful women who run the store dropped everything they were doing and helped me in to gown after gown. One misconception I had is that all these gowns are used- they are not! Most of the gowns are new! The new gowns are samples or discontinued styles. There were literally hundreds in my size (and I am not a size 4, I promise you!). I found exactly what I was looking for- a dream gown in the lightest shade of baby blue (in my pictures it’s so light, you can barely tell it’s blue). They even had a veil to match. In six weeks I had my sizing, my check in and the final fitting. The seamstress they work with was wonderful- she wasn’t looking to charge me everything she could think of. In fact- she offered to hand-steam the gown for $20 to save me the dry cleaning costs (I was taking this gown on an airplane- it wasn’t going to be perfectly un-wrinkled after that!). They gave me tips on traveling with gown, how to deal with security and over-head baggage. Most of all, these women were genuinely excited to be working with me. You just don’t get that service everywhere! And guess what? My gown is back there waiting for someone to buy it and have the wonderful time I had in it. Read less
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m&mabf
Wedding:
7/5/2006
5.0/5.0
I got my wedding gown from Brides to Be in 2006 and was very Happy with the staff. I was especially happy with the seamstress because she did her best to do the impossible, at my request to alter the gown into basically a totally different dress and it came out beautiful. I also found her pricing to be a great deal less than other places I checked. The quality of work was superb and I was very happy with my gown on my Wedding day. Since then, I have recommended Brides to Be to several of my friends and was happy to hear that they too had a very good experience in both the shop and the seamstress. Most recently, I heard that one of my friends took their daughter for a prom dress in May of 2011 and was so happy with the alterations that he gave her a tip.
I got my wedding gown from Brides to Be in 2006 and was very Happy with the staff. I was especially happy with the Read more...
I got my wedding gown from Brides to Be in 2006 and was very Happy with the staff. I was especially happy with the seamstress because she did her best to do the impossible, at my request to alter the gown into basically a totally different dress and it came out beautiful. I also found her pricing to be a great deal less than other places I checked. The quality of work was superb and I was very happy with my gown on my Wedding day. Since then, I have recommended Brides to Be to several of my friends and was happy to hear that they too had a very good experience in both the shop and the seamstress. Most recently, I heard that one of my friends took their daughter for a prom dress in May of 2011 and was so happy with the alterations that he gave her a tip. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
I love Brides to Be in Glastonbury!! I went with my mom when I first started looking for a dress. It was the only store I went to and I found my dress on my second trip there. The ladies are lovely and it's a very relaxed place. I ended up with an absolutely beautiful lace dress that cost me less than half of what I would have paid at a regular store. I had so many compliments on it!! My mother and niece got dresses there as well. They have a huge selection and the best part is that everything is affordable. Kleinfeld's it's not though.

I would highly recommend!
I love Brides to Be in Glastonbury!! I went with my mom when I first started looking for a dress. It was the only store I Read more...
I love Brides to Be in Glastonbury!! I went with my mom when I first started looking for a dress. It was the only store I went to and I found my dress on my second trip there. The ladies are lovely and it's a very relaxed place. I ended up with an absolutely beautiful lace dress that cost me less than half of what I would have paid at a regular store. I had so many compliments on it!! My mother and niece got dresses there as well. They have a huge selection and the best part is that everything is affordable. Kleinfeld's it's not though.

I would highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.5/5.0
Brides to Be is a great shop, they helped me find my wedding dress within a month of my wedding after a mishap with another store.

HOWEVER, their seamstress, Barbara, RUINED my dress. It fit me like a glove before she touched it and afterwards that hem wasn't cut or sewn straight, the bustle was pulling off of the gown. It didn't fit me at all and looked horrible. I had to bring it to a different seamstress to get it corrected to exactly where the dress was originally sewn. The new seamstress cut the dress open right in front of me and I could not believe that horrible job Barbara did. She used YELLOW thread on a white dress. When I called her to ask for a partial refund she was nothing but non-compliant and rude, denying everything that I said was wrong with the dress. I made it clear I was not happy with the dress before I left with it but it was 3 days before my wedding and felt as though I had no other choice.

Barbara single-handed ruined what was supposed to be one of the greatest experiences of my life.

Oh yea, she then had the nerve to say that I only wanted a refund so I could go on my honeymoon.... Since when will $100-200 pay for a vacation?
Brides to Be is a great shop, they helped me find my wedding dress within a month of my wedding after a mishap with Read more...
Brides to Be is a great shop, they helped me find my wedding dress within a month of my wedding after a mishap with another store.

HOWEVER, their seamstress, Barbara, RUINED my dress. It fit me like a glove before she touched it and afterwards that hem wasn't cut or sewn straight, the bustle was pulling off of the gown. It didn't fit me at all and looked horrible. I had to bring it to a different seamstress to get it corrected to exactly where the dress was originally sewn. The new seamstress cut the dress open right in front of me and I could not believe that horrible job Barbara did. She used YELLOW thread on a white dress. When I called her to ask for a partial refund she was nothing but non-compliant and rude, denying everything that I said was wrong with the dress. I made it clear I was not happy with the dress before I left with it but it was 3 days before my wedding and felt as though I had no other choice.

Barbara single-handed ruined what was supposed to be one of the greatest experiences of my life.

Oh yea, she then had the nerve to say that I only wanted a refund so I could go on my honeymoon.... Since when will $100-200 pay for a vacation? Read less
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