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Catherine Simms Bridal

Naperville , IL

LOCATION

580 S Route 59
Naperville, IL US 60540 (map)
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Please visit my blog on David Tutera's It's A Bride's Life at http://itsabrideslife.com/wedding-dresses/cinderella-for-a-day-i-found-my-dress/ for my full review and magical day of finding my dress!
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Please visit my blog on David Tutera's It's A Bride's Life at http://itsabrideslife.com/wedding-dresses/cinderella-for-a-day-i-found-my-dress/ for my full review and magical day of finding my dress! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I was looking for a specific David Tutera wedding dress and I could not find it anywhere in the Chicagoland area. Louise called the designer, found out it was in the truck show, shipped the dress there so I could try it on and they shipped it back to the trunk show for me at no charge. This place is more like a bridal boutique without the over priced dresses. I highly recommend this place. They do not have a huge selection but they will help you get any dress you like if you aren't happy with their selection. The tailor Violet is also VERY good. My strapless dress was the perfect fit. I would recommend this place to everyone!
I was looking for a specific David Tutera wedding dress and I could not find it anywhere in the Chicagoland area. Louise Read more...
I was looking for a specific David Tutera wedding dress and I could not find it anywhere in the Chicagoland area. Louise called the designer, found out it was in the truck show, shipped the dress there so I could try it on and they shipped it back to the trunk show for me at no charge. This place is more like a bridal boutique without the over priced dresses. I highly recommend this place. They do not have a huge selection but they will help you get any dress you like if you aren't happy with their selection. The tailor Violet is also VERY good. My strapless dress was the perfect fit. I would recommend this place to everyone! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.1/5.0
Sandy and staff were so helpful in choosing a dress for my daughter. They made her feel special! The dress was gorgeous and unique and very affordable!
Sandy and staff were so helpful in choosing a dress for my daughter. They made her feel special! The dress was gorgeous Read more...
Sandy and staff were so helpful in choosing a dress for my daughter. They made her feel special! The dress was gorgeous and unique and very affordable! Read less
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Lydia
Wedding:
7/11/2014
0.8/5.0
Where to start, well I called a month in advance to make an appointment, and was assured that everything was set to go for when I arrived to try on dresses. I showed up the day of the appointment with my family only to find out that I had "not made and appointment". There was only one consultant there and she was running back in forth between three different brides. The woman there was very kind and did a decent job considering the circumstances. I ended up buying the first dress I tried on because I absolutely loved it, but they did not haggle at all on the price. I also decided to purchase bridesmaids dresses from their bill levkoff collection. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! they were seriously the biggest waste of money on dresses. $250 for one dress and they came in late, one was the complete wrong size, they all were rough around the edges to the point where they would only look good if they were tailored. It was awful. Oh and on top of it I had a bridesmaid drop out a month before the wedding and never picked up her dress from the store and the wouldn't refund any part of it. They wouldn't give half a quarter or even a dollar back. You would seriously be better off going to JC Penny and buying a $20 dress for your bridemaids and get the better quality. Needless to say I DO NOT RECOMMEND this shop AT ALL!
Where to start, well I called a month in advance to make an appointment, and was assured that everything was set to go for Read more...
Where to start, well I called a month in advance to make an appointment, and was assured that everything was set to go for when I arrived to try on dresses. I showed up the day of the appointment with my family only to find out that I had "not made and appointment". There was only one consultant there and she was running back in forth between three different brides. The woman there was very kind and did a decent job considering the circumstances. I ended up buying the first dress I tried on because I absolutely loved it, but they did not haggle at all on the price. I also decided to purchase bridesmaids dresses from their bill levkoff collection. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! they were seriously the biggest waste of money on dresses. $250 for one dress and they came in late, one was the complete wrong size, they all were rough around the edges to the point where they would only look good if they were tailored. It was awful. Oh and on top of it I had a bridesmaid drop out a month before the wedding and never picked up her dress from the store and the wouldn't refund any part of it. They wouldn't give half a quarter or even a dollar back. You would seriously be better off going to JC Penny and buying a $20 dress for your bridemaids and get the better quality. Needless to say I DO NOT RECOMMEND this shop AT ALL! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine Simms Bridal saved me. I am a plus sized bride and it is very hard to find anything in sample sizes that fit me. I kept getting the same song and dance from every other bridal shop. "We can order it in your size if you like it, but we don't have a sample for you to try on." How on earth is a woman to buy a dress this important and this expensive without trying it on!?!

I walked into Catherine Simms Bridal to look at bridesmaids dresses because they had the designer that I wanted. When I came in I saw a gorgeous romantic dress that was exactly what I was looking for AND they had it in a sample size that I could try on even better the price on the dress was the right price not the oh we will have to add to it because it is a plus size.

We got both the bridesmaid and my bridal gown from them. Sandy was amazing she always had time for me even when I just wanted to stop in to try it on just to make sure I still loved it. When it came time for my fitting I had lost a lot of weight but they were able to bring it in and make it fit like a glove. It looked like it had been custom made just for me. I can't wait until my photos are ready so I can share them with Catherine Simms to show them how great it turned out! I would highly recommend Catherine Simms Bridal.
Catherine Simms Bridal saved me. I am a plus sized bride and it is very hard to find anything in sample sizes that fit me. Read more...
Catherine Simms Bridal saved me. I am a plus sized bride and it is very hard to find anything in sample sizes that fit me. I kept getting the same song and dance from every other bridal shop. "We can order it in your size if you like it, but we don't have a sample for you to try on." How on earth is a woman to buy a dress this important and this expensive without trying it on!?!

I walked into Catherine Simms Bridal to look at bridesmaids dresses because they had the designer that I wanted. When I came in I saw a gorgeous romantic dress that was exactly what I was looking for AND they had it in a sample size that I could try on even better the price on the dress was the right price not the oh we will have to add to it because it is a plus size.

We got both the bridesmaid and my bridal gown from them. Sandy was amazing she always had time for me even when I just wanted to stop in to try it on just to make sure I still loved it. When it came time for my fitting I had lost a lot of weight but they were able to bring it in and make it fit like a glove. It looked like it had been custom made just for me. I can't wait until my photos are ready so I can share them with Catherine Simms to show them how great it turned out! I would highly recommend Catherine Simms Bridal. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.8/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at Catherine Simms Bridal. The staff was always so nice and helpful. I ended up purchasing both my dress and my bridesmaids dresses here. My dress was a floor sample that had been marked down so I was more than thrilled at the price. They kept my dress for me at the store and let me come in and try it on with my accessories whenever I needed to. I had my bridal alterations done here as well and couldn't be happier.
I had a wonderful experience at Catherine Simms Bridal. The staff was always so nice and helpful. I ended up purchasing Read more...
I had a wonderful experience at Catherine Simms Bridal. The staff was always so nice and helpful. I ended up purchasing both my dress and my bridesmaids dresses here. My dress was a floor sample that had been marked down so I was more than thrilled at the price. They kept my dress for me at the store and let me come in and try it on with my accessories whenever I needed to. I had my bridal alterations done here as well and couldn't be happier. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
9/14/2013
2.1/5.0
Although I love their space and they were always friendly, I would not suggest going to Catherine Simms for your bridal wear. We went there randomly to look at dresses, and I just happened to find the dress that was perfect; my bridesmaids that were with me found a dress for them as well. We ordered my dress and decided to hold off on the bridesmaid dresses. We had asked if we could have a sample of the color of the bridesmaid dresses. They told us it was no big deal and that they would mail it to us immediately. Six weeks later, nothing came in the mail. We tried calling several times but no one knew what we were talking about. We ended up going through another vendor for our bridesmaid dresses, and I wish I would have gotten my dress through there as well. They were professional enough, and my dress was perfect. I was just happy it actually came in, with the lack of communication.
Although I love their space and they were always friendly, I would not suggest going to Catherine Simms for your bridal Read more...
Although I love their space and they were always friendly, I would not suggest going to Catherine Simms for your bridal wear. We went there randomly to look at dresses, and I just happened to find the dress that was perfect; my bridesmaids that were with me found a dress for them as well. We ordered my dress and decided to hold off on the bridesmaid dresses. We had asked if we could have a sample of the color of the bridesmaid dresses. They told us it was no big deal and that they would mail it to us immediately. Six weeks later, nothing came in the mail. We tried calling several times but no one knew what we were talking about. We ended up going through another vendor for our bridesmaid dresses, and I wish I would have gotten my dress through there as well. They were professional enough, and my dress was perfect. I was just happy it actually came in, with the lack of communication. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.4/5.0
Staff was rude and unprofessional here. They didn't really respect my privacy when trying dresses on. I did find the dress of my dream here though, at an amazing price. So despite the above, I ended purchasing my dressing from here. Best selection in Naperville area, but need to work on their customer service...
Staff was rude and unprofessional here. They didn't really respect my privacy when trying dresses on. I did find the dress Read more...
Staff was rude and unprofessional here. They didn't really respect my privacy when trying dresses on. I did find the dress of my dream here though, at an amazing price. So despite the above, I ended purchasing my dressing from here. Best selection in Naperville area, but need to work on their customer service... Read less
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Mary Sarah
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at Catherines was amazing. They listened to what I was looking for as a bride and worked with the entire bridal party and my parents to help make everything just perfect. Very reasonably priced.
The staff at Catherines was amazing. They listened to what I was looking for as a bride and worked with the entire bridal Read more...
The staff at Catherines was amazing. They listened to what I was looking for as a bride and worked with the entire bridal party and my parents to help make everything just perfect. Very reasonably priced. Read less
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Mary Sarah
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I had to get a new dress after my first dressed was ruined. They were great worked with my father (brides dad) and myself and helped us find just the most perfect dress. Very reasonable with the prices and are well worth the money to get to them.
I had to get a new dress after my first dressed was ruined. They were great worked with my father (brides dad) and myself Read more...
I had to get a new dress after my first dressed was ruined. They were great worked with my father (brides dad) and myself and helped us find just the most perfect dress. Very reasonable with the prices and are well worth the money to get to them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.9/5.0
After the big search for my wedding dress, I landed at Catherine Simms Bridal on a Saturday afternoon. The staff was very helpful and allowed me to try on as many dresses as I liked. They allowed me to pick my dresses but also had great suggestions. I ended up buying my dream dress here, after tons of other shops and dresses were tried. I love my dress! The seamstress was great, pricing was reasonable (I was able to stay in budget), timeliness of arrival was great, and I was pretty much stress free because they handled everything. Overall, I was very happy with my dress and the experience!
After the big search for my wedding dress, I landed at Catherine Simms Bridal on a Saturday afternoon. The staff was very Read more...
After the big search for my wedding dress, I landed at Catherine Simms Bridal on a Saturday afternoon. The staff was very helpful and allowed me to try on as many dresses as I liked. They allowed me to pick my dresses but also had great suggestions. I ended up buying my dream dress here, after tons of other shops and dresses were tried. I love my dress! The seamstress was great, pricing was reasonable (I was able to stay in budget), timeliness of arrival was great, and I was pretty much stress free because they handled everything. Overall, I was very happy with my dress and the experience! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVED working with them for my dress. I found my dress in another shop but heard horrible reviews about the ordering process there so found Catherine Simms and I was thrilled. Everyone was so helpful and nice. My dress came in right when it was supposed to and alterations were perfect.
LOVED working with them for my dress. I found my dress in another shop but heard horrible reviews about the ordering Read more...
LOVED working with them for my dress. I found my dress in another shop but heard horrible reviews about the ordering process there so found Catherine Simms and I was thrilled. Everyone was so helpful and nice. My dress came in right when it was supposed to and alterations were perfect. Read less
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Jeanne
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter saw her dress somewhere else but we did not like the way we were treated. We called around and were delighted that Catherine Simms carried the same line and could get THE dress. We went in, were treated so politely and professionally. They took the time to discuss various options for the dress, listened to what my daughter wanted and never, not once attempted to talk us into anything! Trust me, this is a rarity! The dress arrived far ahead of schedule, the alterations were done exactly as promised resulting in a perfect fit the first time. The price was comparable to the 'big box' bridal stores down the road but the service was far superior. I've heard many horror stories of dress mishaps but we never had one single problem, not one minute of worry or stress.
My daughter saw her dress somewhere else but we did not like the way we were treated. We called around and were delighted Read more...
My daughter saw her dress somewhere else but we did not like the way we were treated. We called around and were delighted that Catherine Simms carried the same line and could get THE dress. We went in, were treated so politely and professionally. They took the time to discuss various options for the dress, listened to what my daughter wanted and never, not once attempted to talk us into anything! Trust me, this is a rarity! The dress arrived far ahead of schedule, the alterations were done exactly as promised resulting in a perfect fit the first time. The price was comparable to the 'big box' bridal stores down the road but the service was far superior. I've heard many horror stories of dress mishaps but we never had one single problem, not one minute of worry or stress. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/22/2013
0.2/5.0
This was the most ridiculous bridal shop I've ever seen. My bridesmaids got their dresses from here and I wish they hadn't. It took almost 6 months for the dresses to come in, when they did, my matron of honors was too big. The shop was then arguing with her about the size and blaming it on the designer, Bill Levkoff. Anyway, my sister in law basically had to MAKE them do her alterations for free because the dress was 4 sizes too big. They then charged her $175 for her daughters alterations and her dress originally cost $120. How does that work? Are they making her a new dress? They never respond to phone calls, emails, nothing. The owner is too busy going on her vacations to care about her customers. Greater part was finding CAT HAIR all over my nieces dress the day of the wedding when it was taken out of the bag the shop put it in. Oh yeah, they had a CAT in the bridal shop. So disgusting. That place was awful.
This was the most ridiculous bridal shop I've ever seen. My bridesmaids got their dresses from here and I wish they Read more...
This was the most ridiculous bridal shop I've ever seen. My bridesmaids got their dresses from here and I wish they hadn't. It took almost 6 months for the dresses to come in, when they did, my matron of honors was too big. The shop was then arguing with her about the size and blaming it on the designer, Bill Levkoff. Anyway, my sister in law basically had to MAKE them do her alterations for free because the dress was 4 sizes too big. They then charged her $175 for her daughters alterations and her dress originally cost $120. How does that work? Are they making her a new dress? They never respond to phone calls, emails, nothing. The owner is too busy going on her vacations to care about her customers. Greater part was finding CAT HAIR all over my nieces dress the day of the wedding when it was taken out of the bag the shop put it in. Oh yeah, they had a CAT in the bridal shop. So disgusting. That place was awful. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The bridesmaids and I fell in love with the bridesmaids dresses at Catherine Simms. First of all, they had numerous dresses featuring so many different styles. I was shocked at just how many dresses they had in the store for the girls to try on. Secondly, we received incredible service. Jessica helped us decide on a dress and made the ordering process simple, especially considering that the maid of honor lives in Montana. I wish I had found this store sooner!! Finally, I also ordered the bridesmaids each a necklace through Catherine Simms. They had some in the store to look at, but they also went through a catalogue with me of different options. They had exactly what I was looking for at a price that was significantly less that I had even hoped for. I would HIGHLY recommend this store to anyone looking for a bridal gown or bridesmaid dresses.
The bridesmaids and I fell in love with the bridesmaids dresses at Catherine Simms. First of all, they had numerous Read more...
The bridesmaids and I fell in love with the bridesmaids dresses at Catherine Simms. First of all, they had numerous dresses featuring so many different styles. I was shocked at just how many dresses they had in the store for the girls to try on. Secondly, we received incredible service. Jessica helped us decide on a dress and made the ordering process simple, especially considering that the maid of honor lives in Montana. I wish I had found this store sooner!! Finally, I also ordered the bridesmaids each a necklace through Catherine Simms. They had some in the store to look at, but they also went through a catalogue with me of different options. They had exactly what I was looking for at a price that was significantly less that I had even hoped for. I would HIGHLY recommend this store to anyone looking for a bridal gown or bridesmaid dresses. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I am not a tiny person and shopping for a wedding dress was nerve racking. Jessica made me feel so comfortable. She helps you into the dress which makes you look and feel amazing. Many places will let you fend for yourself and it is very deflating for your self esteem.
I chose a very low cut dress but the tailor was able to fashion a seamless piece of lace to make the dress more flattering, and no could even tell it was "after market" neckline. PERFECT! Also, great selection of wedding and bridesmaid dresses.
I am not a tiny person and shopping for a wedding dress was nerve racking. Jessica made me feel so comfortable. She helps Read more...
I am not a tiny person and shopping for a wedding dress was nerve racking. Jessica made me feel so comfortable. She helps you into the dress which makes you look and feel amazing. Many places will let you fend for yourself and it is very deflating for your self esteem.
I chose a very low cut dress but the tailor was able to fashion a seamless piece of lace to make the dress more flattering, and no could even tell it was "after market" neckline. PERFECT! Also, great selection of wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Read less
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Karrie
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
I had an EXCELLENT experience at this store and would highly recommend a visit to any bride looking for her dress or bridesmaids/mother of the bride or groom. While I ended up getting my dress elsewhere, it was a hard choice because I really loved several dresses at Catherine Simms and I absolutely LOVED the service and ladies who work there. I've used them for bridesmaid dresses for wedding I've been in and I have friends who have gotten their wedding dresses there and everyone agrees, this is an excellent shop! Their prices are reasonable and there selections is great. They also have in house alterations and they can do just about anything to make the dress your own!
I had an EXCELLENT experience at this store and would highly recommend a visit to any bride looking for her dress or Read more...
I had an EXCELLENT experience at this store and would highly recommend a visit to any bride looking for her dress or bridesmaids/mother of the bride or groom. While I ended up getting my dress elsewhere, it was a hard choice because I really loved several dresses at Catherine Simms and I absolutely LOVED the service and ladies who work there. I've used them for bridesmaid dresses for wedding I've been in and I have friends who have gotten their wedding dresses there and everyone agrees, this is an excellent shop! Their prices are reasonable and there selections is great. They also have in house alterations and they can do just about anything to make the dress your own! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Jessica is great!!!! I love love love my dress!
Jessica is great!!!! I love love love my dress!
Jessica is great!!!! I love love love my dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Great people! I went to a few other places before them, including the horrendous House of Brides, and they impressed me much more than anyone else. I was the first one to try on my dress (and they called me when they got it in the store in my size), and I ordered it that day. They kept on top of appointments, and were so helpful in choosing, and accessorizing. When I lost 40+ lbs before my wedding, their wonderful tailor took in a lot of my dress, and made it look just like it came that way. I work until late, two hours from their shop, and they made it so I was able to get a later appointment on a day convenient for me. They were prompt, not overpriced, and wonderful, wonderful ladies to work with. I love independent shops, and this one just continued to impress me.
Great people! I went to a few other places before them, including the horrendous House of Brides, and they impressed me Read more...
Great people! I went to a few other places before them, including the horrendous House of Brides, and they impressed me much more than anyone else. I was the first one to try on my dress (and they called me when they got it in the store in my size), and I ordered it that day. They kept on top of appointments, and were so helpful in choosing, and accessorizing. When I lost 40+ lbs before my wedding, their wonderful tailor took in a lot of my dress, and made it look just like it came that way. I work until late, two hours from their shop, and they made it so I was able to get a later appointment on a day convenient for me. They were prompt, not overpriced, and wonderful, wonderful ladies to work with. I love independent shops, and this one just continued to impress me. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
8/5/2012
4.5/5.0
Catherine Simms has a good selection of gowns and worked with me to find a seamstress who would be able to alter my dress when their in-house seamstress was out of the country.
Catherine Simms has a good selection of gowns and worked with me to find a seamstress who would be able to alter my dress Read more...
Catherine Simms has a good selection of gowns and worked with me to find a seamstress who would be able to alter my dress when their in-house seamstress was out of the country. Read less
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jslama
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED my dress! It was the very first wedding dress that I had tried and was not even one that I had picked out!!! The sales associate that we worked with (Jessica- LOVE HER) insisted that I try it on, at first I was just so-so on the dress but when she added the rhinestone belt...WOW! We went to 2 other shops that day to make sure, but returned to Catherine Simms because I continued to compare every dress that to that first one! We ordered my dress a year before the wedding date and I was able to have 3 fittings before the wedding day. The value at Catherine Simms is unbeatable. We checked out several bridal shops and they had the best quality for the price! Their seamstress, Violet, is a miracle worker. I could not believe how she was able to get the dress to fit so perfectly and she was able to attach the belt, so it became part of the dress!
My sister also got her dress from Catherine Simms- and they were able to sell to her off the rack sense she had a short plan time of just 9 weeks! They are so flexible and caring to their customers. 5 Stars for Catherine Simms!!!
I absolutely LOVED my dress! It was the very first wedding dress that I had tried and was not even one that I had picked Read more...
I absolutely LOVED my dress! It was the very first wedding dress that I had tried and was not even one that I had picked out!!! The sales associate that we worked with (Jessica- LOVE HER) insisted that I try it on, at first I was just so-so on the dress but when she added the rhinestone belt...WOW! We went to 2 other shops that day to make sure, but returned to Catherine Simms because I continued to compare every dress that to that first one! We ordered my dress a year before the wedding date and I was able to have 3 fittings before the wedding day. The value at Catherine Simms is unbeatable. We checked out several bridal shops and they had the best quality for the price! Their seamstress, Violet, is a miracle worker. I could not believe how she was able to get the dress to fit so perfectly and she was able to attach the belt, so it became part of the dress!
My sister also got her dress from Catherine Simms- and they were able to sell to her off the rack sense she had a short plan time of just 9 weeks! They are so flexible and caring to their customers. 5 Stars for Catherine Simms!!! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved my dress and my bridesmaid dresses!!! small shop with wonderful service, loved everyone!
Loved my dress and my bridesmaid dresses!!! small shop with wonderful service, loved everyone!
Loved my dress and my bridesmaid dresses!!! small shop with wonderful service, loved everyone! Read less
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erosie
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I love Catherine Simms Bridal! My bridesmaids purchased their Bill Levkoff dresses there for my wedding in September 2011, and we all had a great experience. I originally went in by myself to look at dresses for my bridesmaids, and the salesperson Jessica was extremely friendly, gave honest me honest opinions and suggestions, and even helped me find the bridesmaid dress that I saw online and thought would be perfect, which ended up being the dress we chose. I called about 6 or 7 other bridal shops to compare prices, and Catherine Simms had the best price by at least $30 (even more at some shops) for this bridesmaid dress. Jessica was great through the ordering and alterations processes, and she always made me feel welcome when I stopped in the shop with questions or concerns. The dresses turned out beautifully, and my bridesmaids looked wonderful on the wedding day. Definitely visit Catherine Simms if you are looking for a wedding gown or bridesmaid dresses - it is a wonderful shop with a nice selection, friendly salespeople and great prices!
I love Catherine Simms Bridal! My bridesmaids purchased their Bill Levkoff dresses there for my wedding in September 2011, Read more...
I love Catherine Simms Bridal! My bridesmaids purchased their Bill Levkoff dresses there for my wedding in September 2011, and we all had a great experience. I originally went in by myself to look at dresses for my bridesmaids, and the salesperson Jessica was extremely friendly, gave honest me honest opinions and suggestions, and even helped me find the bridesmaid dress that I saw online and thought would be perfect, which ended up being the dress we chose. I called about 6 or 7 other bridal shops to compare prices, and Catherine Simms had the best price by at least $30 (even more at some shops) for this bridesmaid dress. Jessica was great through the ordering and alterations processes, and she always made me feel welcome when I stopped in the shop with questions or concerns. The dresses turned out beautifully, and my bridesmaids looked wonderful on the wedding day. Definitely visit Catherine Simms if you are looking for a wedding gown or bridesmaid dresses - it is a wonderful shop with a nice selection, friendly salespeople and great prices! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.4/5.0
Catherine Simms made my dress dreams come true. They were one of the only places that sell Midgley and Sottero, I had tried on the Adorae dress at another salon and knew I wanted it. They ordered it to their store for me and gave me a better deal! Jessica was wonderful and so helpful. I loved my bridesmaid dresses too. They were beautiful and well priced. My only reason for my giving a full 5 is because the alterations were very expensive and when I got there to pcik up my dress they forgot to steam my veil. Other than that- everything worked out really well. They have a beautiful new store and I would highly recommend my friends to go there!
Catherine Simms made my dress dreams come true. They were one of the only places that sell Midgley and Sottero, I had Read more...
Catherine Simms made my dress dreams come true. They were one of the only places that sell Midgley and Sottero, I had tried on the Adorae dress at another salon and knew I wanted it. They ordered it to their store for me and gave me a better deal! Jessica was wonderful and so helpful. I loved my bridesmaid dresses too. They were beautiful and well priced. My only reason for my giving a full 5 is because the alterations were very expensive and when I got there to pcik up my dress they forgot to steam my veil. Other than that- everything worked out really well. They have a beautiful new store and I would highly recommend my friends to go there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Catherine Simm's was fantastic! They kept my dress as I didn't have any place to hide it in my house and let me come in and try it on whenever I wanted!! They have sooo many different designs and styles. My dress was perfect and I am so happy I bought it from a boutique rather than a chain.
Catherine Simm's was fantastic! They kept my dress as I didn't have any place to hide it in my house and let me come in Read more...
Catherine Simm's was fantastic! They kept my dress as I didn't have any place to hide it in my house and let me come in and try it on whenever I wanted!! They have sooo many different designs and styles. My dress was perfect and I am so happy I bought it from a boutique rather than a chain. Read less
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Corinne
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Catherine Simms Bridal is a gem of a boutique that gets lost in the vast array of shopping centers along the Rt. 59 corridore. This was our last stop of 3 salons (in one day) and it was just perfect. The assortment of dresses is large for a small store and they were very aware of sizing. It was the first place where I could fit into each of the dresses and zip them up. They cater to everyday, average sized brides - most dresses were a 10 or 12. It's a breath of fresh air from the designer salons that only carry size 6. I found THE dress and loved it so much!

I did my alterations through this salon and the quality and value were great - timing was also fantastic - everything was done in a week.

Although we didn't get bridal party dresses here they do have a big selection of brands and I would reccomend making this your one-stop destination for all the girls dresses.
Catherine Simms Bridal is a gem of a boutique that gets lost in the vast array of shopping centers along the Rt. 59 Read more...
Catherine Simms Bridal is a gem of a boutique that gets lost in the vast array of shopping centers along the Rt. 59 corridore. This was our last stop of 3 salons (in one day) and it was just perfect. The assortment of dresses is large for a small store and they were very aware of sizing. It was the first place where I could fit into each of the dresses and zip them up. They cater to everyday, average sized brides - most dresses were a 10 or 12. It's a breath of fresh air from the designer salons that only carry size 6. I found THE dress and loved it so much!

I did my alterations through this salon and the quality and value were great - timing was also fantastic - everything was done in a week.

Although we didn't get bridal party dresses here they do have a big selection of brands and I would reccomend making this your one-stop destination for all the girls dresses. Read less
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wailin
Wedding:
9/5/2010
2.6/5.0
I ordered my bridesmaid dresses from this shop in Naperville. The quality of the dresses was totally inconsistent. One dress came out perfectly fine, but two dresses had major flaws. They were ruched dresses, and the fabric was not tacked properly. When my maid of honor put her dress on, the ruching stuck out like fins - she is a skinny girl who weighs under 90lbs. When I called the shop and spoke to them about this, they assured me they would contact their vendor, and give me a response. No one from Catherine Simms ever called me back. Nor did they do anything to help the situation. I ended up having to pay to get everything fixed on the dresses a week before the wedding.
I ordered my bridesmaid dresses from this shop in Naperville. The quality of the dresses was totally inconsistent. One Read more...
I ordered my bridesmaid dresses from this shop in Naperville. The quality of the dresses was totally inconsistent. One dress came out perfectly fine, but two dresses had major flaws. They were ruched dresses, and the fabric was not tacked properly. When my maid of honor put her dress on, the ruching stuck out like fins - she is a skinny girl who weighs under 90lbs. When I called the shop and spoke to them about this, they assured me they would contact their vendor, and give me a response. No one from Catherine Simms ever called me back. Nor did they do anything to help the situation. I ended up having to pay to get everything fixed on the dresses a week before the wedding. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/10/2010
3.7/5.0
My dress was beautiful, but the alterations was a little expensive.
My dress was beautiful, but the alterations was a little expensive.
My dress was beautiful, but the alterations was a little expensive. Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
After having not so great experiences dress shopping and knowing I didn't want to go to a chain store like David's Bridal I was starting to lose hope till I ran across this awesome store! I didnt even make an appointment and they welcomed me in like I had! I have nothing but good things to say about them and they were so helpful and great with everything! I even needed a dress faster than usual, we moved our date up 6 months, and they were able to do that with a designer dress no problem and even had time for alterations!! Alterations were kinda expensive though because I didnt need alot done but still felt they were pricey for what was altered but other than that the whole experience was so awesome and the staff really makes you feel like your wedding is special!! I even found the dress for a cheaper price at a different store and they matched it!! I knew I wanted to buy from them, they very much deserved my sale and made wedding planning easier!! I have recommend this place to several friends and family and will continue to do so!! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and got so many compliments!
After having not so great experiences dress shopping and knowing I didn't want to go to a chain store like David's Bridal Read more...
After having not so great experiences dress shopping and knowing I didn't want to go to a chain store like David's Bridal I was starting to lose hope till I ran across this awesome store! I didnt even make an appointment and they welcomed me in like I had! I have nothing but good things to say about them and they were so helpful and great with everything! I even needed a dress faster than usual, we moved our date up 6 months, and they were able to do that with a designer dress no problem and even had time for alterations!! Alterations were kinda expensive though because I didnt need alot done but still felt they were pricey for what was altered but other than that the whole experience was so awesome and the staff really makes you feel like your wedding is special!! I even found the dress for a cheaper price at a different store and they matched it!! I knew I wanted to buy from them, they very much deserved my sale and made wedding planning easier!! I have recommend this place to several friends and family and will continue to do so!! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and got so many compliments! Read less
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EmilyAnderson03
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
LOVED my dress and great experience! They did cost a good amount though.
LOVED my dress and great experience! They did cost a good amount though.
LOVED my dress and great experience! They did cost a good amount though. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
The sales associates at the store are very nice and helpful, and patient! They helped me find the perfect dress and I have nothing but good things to say about the experience. I would absolutely recommend Catherine Simms Bridal!
The sales associates at the store are very nice and helpful, and patient! They helped me find the perfect dress and I have Read more...
The sales associates at the store are very nice and helpful, and patient! They helped me find the perfect dress and I have nothing but good things to say about the experience. I would absolutely recommend Catherine Simms Bridal! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I found Catherine Simms online, searching for a specific dress. I went there and showed the pictures of what I was looking for, and they had THE DRESS at thier fingertips. I was able to try it on, make changes that they were already familar with, and have it all for the price we wanted. The only issue I had was it was farther than I would have wanted to dirve, but well worth it! I wish I had a reason to wear my dress again!! Dana was a doll- they were all very sweet and helpful.
I found Catherine Simms online, searching for a specific dress. I went there and showed the pictures of what I was looking Read more...
I found Catherine Simms online, searching for a specific dress. I went there and showed the pictures of what I was looking for, and they had THE DRESS at thier fingertips. I was able to try it on, make changes that they were already familar with, and have it all for the price we wanted. The only issue I had was it was farther than I would have wanted to dirve, but well worth it! I wish I had a reason to wear my dress again!! Dana was a doll- they were all very sweet and helpful. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.2/5.0
They worked well with me, but I felt pressured to purchase jewelry there (which I did not do). Otherwise, they were very helpful.
They worked well with me, but I felt pressured to purchase jewelry there (which I did not do). Otherwise, they were very Read more...
They worked well with me, but I felt pressured to purchase jewelry there (which I did not do). Otherwise, they were very helpful. Read less
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amgoods10
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
They are great here .....they take care of there brides....I recommend to everyone who is getting married I will even go there for a dress for a wedding the prices are great
They are great here .....they take care of there brides....I recommend to everyone who is getting married I will even go Read more...
They are great here .....they take care of there brides....I recommend to everyone who is getting married I will even go there for a dress for a wedding the prices are great Read less
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BrigitteH
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Catherine Simms has a bunch of extremely nice and helpful women that want to find the best dress for their clients. I worked with 2 women in particular that were so helpful the many times I came back to try on dresses, pick out accessories, have the dress altered and bustled, etc. They were always willing to help in any way and were just so nice and friendly.
Catherine Simms has a bunch of extremely nice and helpful women that want to find the best dress for their clients. I Read more...
Catherine Simms has a bunch of extremely nice and helpful women that want to find the best dress for their clients. I worked with 2 women in particular that were so helpful the many times I came back to try on dresses, pick out accessories, have the dress altered and bustled, etc. They were always willing to help in any way and were just so nice and friendly. Read less
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squirt642
Wedding:
2/9/2008
5.0/5.0
We got my bridal gown from Catherine Simms after looking at what felt like 1,000 places. I was in the store for only 10 minutes and found the perfect gown. The girls that work there were great. They got me in the dress, went over the colors that it comes in, and pinned it up so I could see exactly how it would look. Once I ordered the dress they called every week to give me an update on the status of the gown. The gown came in and it looked even beter in white than I thought it would be. Then it came time to get the dress altered. The girl that did the alterations was my new best friend. She had so many different ideas of how to bustle it, and helped me to pick out some of the jewerly and my head peice. The people there were so helpful. Anyone looking for a gown should check them out. Its well worth it.
We got my bridal gown from Catherine Simms after looking at what felt like 1,000 places. I was in the store for only 10 Read more...
We got my bridal gown from Catherine Simms after looking at what felt like 1,000 places. I was in the store for only 10 minutes and found the perfect gown. The girls that work there were great. They got me in the dress, went over the colors that it comes in, and pinned it up so I could see exactly how it would look. Once I ordered the dress they called every week to give me an update on the status of the gown. The gown came in and it looked even beter in white than I thought it would be. Then it came time to get the dress altered. The girl that did the alterations was my new best friend. She had so many different ideas of how to bustle it, and helped me to pick out some of the jewerly and my head peice. The people there were so helpful. Anyone looking for a gown should check them out. Its well worth it. Read less
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beckalule
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Excellent - seamstress and staff is wonderful. They were the only place that did not push me and had more than just size 0 and 2 for me to try on. They even provided tips for me on how to save $$ on the dress.
Excellent - seamstress and staff is wonderful. They were the only place that did not push me and had more than just size 0 Read more...
Excellent - seamstress and staff is wonderful. They were the only place that did not push me and had more than just size 0 and 2 for me to try on. They even provided tips for me on how to save $$ on the dress. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
8/26/2006
3.8/5.0
I was overall happy with Catherine Simms Bridal. I bought my dress (a Demetrios) there because 1. they had it and 2. they had it for a good price. It took absolutely forever for the dress to come in, so thank god I ordered it over a year in advance of the wedding. However, they told me the reason it took so long was because of the manufacturer, not the store, which seems likely. I had my alterations done there as well, and it was ok. I felt she should have made my hem shorter (I was tripping on it all day) and the bustle was not too sturdy (it was really falling out a lot at the reception), but everything else was fine.
I was overall happy with Catherine Simms Bridal. I bought my dress (a Demetrios) there because 1. they had it and 2. they Read more...
I was overall happy with Catherine Simms Bridal. I bought my dress (a Demetrios) there because 1. they had it and 2. they had it for a good price. It took absolutely forever for the dress to come in, so thank god I ordered it over a year in advance of the wedding. However, they told me the reason it took so long was because of the manufacturer, not the store, which seems likely. I had my alterations done there as well, and it was ok. I felt she should have made my hem shorter (I was tripping on it all day) and the bustle was not too sturdy (it was really falling out a lot at the reception), but everything else was fine. Read less
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