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Char's the Wedding Shoppe

St. John

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St. John, US

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Anne
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Char and Cheri are the best. They know what a bride needs for their body type and size and provide the best overall service. They are invested in making the bride look and feel amazing. I was certain I knew what I wanted and Char helped me find something that I had not considered. The dress was stunning, comfortable, and elegant. Thank you Char and Cheri!
Char and Cheri are the best. They know what a bride needs for their body type and size and provide the best overall Read more...
Char and Cheri are the best. They know what a bride needs for their body type and size and provide the best overall service. They are invested in making the bride look and feel amazing. I was certain I knew what I wanted and Char helped me find something that I had not considered. The dress was stunning, comfortable, and elegant. Thank you Char and Cheri! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
I went in to pick up a bridesmaid dress I was measured for 4 months previous when I went to try it on the chest would not zip and the lady there chars sister said u gained weight she had never met me before and then pretended to measure me again and said u must of gained I am breast feeding mom who had not gained but was measured wrong horrible customer service those women should not run a store ever!
I went in to pick up a bridesmaid dress I was measured for 4 months previous when I went to try it on the chest would not Read more...
I went in to pick up a bridesmaid dress I was measured for 4 months previous when I went to try it on the chest would not zip and the lady there chars sister said u gained weight she had never met me before and then pretended to measure me again and said u must of gained I am breast feeding mom who had not gained but was measured wrong horrible customer service those women should not run a store ever! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The ladies there are amazing and they picked out the perfect dress for me. It was the first dress I tried on and I fell in love :)
The ladies there are amazing and they picked out the perfect dress for me. It was the first dress I tried on and I fell in Read more...
The ladies there are amazing and they picked out the perfect dress for me. It was the first dress I tried on and I fell in love :) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.8/5.0
I took all 5 of my bridesmaids (my mom also tagged along) shopping for gowns about 9 months before my wedding. We went to 3 different salons, with Chars being the first. My only 'wants' for their dresses were they had to be knee length at shortest and tea length at longest, green, and all 5 of them had to agree on liking the dress.
The ladies there made sure the girls only tried on dresses that would come in the shade of green I wanted, and were very accomodating to the size of our group. They recorded the dresses that we liked in my file and we moved on.
Though we did not try on the dress the girls agreed on at their salon, we went ahead and ordered them from Char's since it was the closet salon to 4/5 girls homes. When I went in I was throwing the idea around of 2 different shades of green, so one of the ladies walked me next store, to Dunhill Tuxedo, and we held the swatches up against the vests for the groomsmen (camo). She helped me pick the best match that would draw out some of the color from their vest.
She also took the time to estimate the time it would take the dresses to come in and when the girls needed to order them by, as well as how much they needed to put down. They also suggested that they wait to order the dresses at the same time to ensure they would also be as similar as possible, since sometime there is a variation in fabrics. One of my girls was from Indy, so they agreed to have her call in her measurements and take a credit card payment over the phone, which was a big help to her.
When my girls went and got measured they were told if they were in between 2 sizes and given the option of which to order.
Overall we had a great experience at Char's and would recommend them to all future brides!
I took all 5 of my bridesmaids (my mom also tagged along) shopping for gowns about 9 months before my wedding. We went to Read more...
I took all 5 of my bridesmaids (my mom also tagged along) shopping for gowns about 9 months before my wedding. We went to 3 different salons, with Chars being the first. My only 'wants' for their dresses were they had to be knee length at shortest and tea length at longest, green, and all 5 of them had to agree on liking the dress.
The ladies there made sure the girls only tried on dresses that would come in the shade of green I wanted, and were very accomodating to the size of our group. They recorded the dresses that we liked in my file and we moved on.
Though we did not try on the dress the girls agreed on at their salon, we went ahead and ordered them from Char's since it was the closet salon to 4/5 girls homes. When I went in I was throwing the idea around of 2 different shades of green, so one of the ladies walked me next store, to Dunhill Tuxedo, and we held the swatches up against the vests for the groomsmen (camo). She helped me pick the best match that would draw out some of the color from their vest.
She also took the time to estimate the time it would take the dresses to come in and when the girls needed to order them by, as well as how much they needed to put down. They also suggested that they wait to order the dresses at the same time to ensure they would also be as similar as possible, since sometime there is a variation in fabrics. One of my girls was from Indy, so they agreed to have her call in her measurements and take a credit card payment over the phone, which was a big help to her.
When my girls went and got measured they were told if they were in between 2 sizes and given the option of which to order.
Overall we had a great experience at Char's and would recommend them to all future brides! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I went to 5 different stores, tried on about 50 dresses, no luck... then I went to Char's assuming not having good dresses because they display prom dresses in the window. But they had the one! And the lady brought me only 3 dresses and that was it. Like she knew what I wanted! Everyone there is very friendly, made sure I'm happy with it. Alteration was perfect too.
I went to 5 different stores, tried on about 50 dresses, no luck... then I went to Char's assuming not having good dresses Read more...
I went to 5 different stores, tried on about 50 dresses, no luck... then I went to Char's assuming not having good dresses because they display prom dresses in the window. But they had the one! And the lady brought me only 3 dresses and that was it. Like she knew what I wanted! Everyone there is very friendly, made sure I'm happy with it. Alteration was perfect too. Read less
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bride2be
Wedding:
6/3/2011
0.6/5.0
I ordered my bridesmaid's dresses from Char's in St. John Indiana. My maid of honor was measured and 5 and half months later when the dresses arrived, her dress was 3 inches too small in her boobs and they told her that her boobs grew 3 inches after she has been dieting for months, which is ridiculous. They claim they don't make mistakes but after being measured my maid of honor had came home and tried on an old brides maids dress she had and it fit, and then after this "growth" came home 5 months later and tried on the same dress and it still fit... but they don't make mistakes! .... Then the owner Char says "Can I be frank, lay off the mcdonald's and fast food and it will work"! Who says that to someone! We were very offended and if my wedding wasn't so close, I would have never done business with them. I would never recommend them to anyone. If Char is too old to know what's inappropriate then she's too old to be running a store.
I ordered my bridesmaid's dresses from Char's in St. John Indiana. My maid of honor was measured and 5 and half months Read more...
I ordered my bridesmaid's dresses from Char's in St. John Indiana. My maid of honor was measured and 5 and half months later when the dresses arrived, her dress was 3 inches too small in her boobs and they told her that her boobs grew 3 inches after she has been dieting for months, which is ridiculous. They claim they don't make mistakes but after being measured my maid of honor had came home and tried on an old brides maids dress she had and it fit, and then after this "growth" came home 5 months later and tried on the same dress and it still fit... but they don't make mistakes! .... Then the owner Char says "Can I be frank, lay off the mcdonald's and fast food and it will work"! Who says that to someone! We were very offended and if my wedding wasn't so close, I would have never done business with them. I would never recommend them to anyone. If Char is too old to know what's inappropriate then she's too old to be running a store. Read less
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farrah
Wedding:
12/31/2010
4.5/5.0
Char's was wonderful to work with for the purchase of my wedding dresses. They were professional and so helpful! They made the process very simple, and were helpful in the selection of the perfect dresses for my destination wedding. We easily stayed within out budget and my choices were perfect!! I recommend working with them for prompt, professional service!!
Char's was wonderful to work with for the purchase of my wedding dresses. They were professional and so helpful! They made Read more...
Char's was wonderful to work with for the purchase of my wedding dresses. They were professional and so helpful! They made the process very simple, and were helpful in the selection of the perfect dresses for my destination wedding. We easily stayed within out budget and my choices were perfect!! I recommend working with them for prompt, professional service!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I looked at two bridal salons. The first one I went to was awful. Then, I came to Char's, and I didn't need to look any further.

Char was amazing! I told her the things I was looking for in a dress and she came back with dresses that were exactly what I was looking for. They were beautiful, high quality, and gorgeous.

It didn't take me long to find the perfect dress. When I put it on, I knew. Then, she had me try on a few different styles of veils - all of which were amazing.

They were extremely friendly, professional, and genuienely excited to be part of my big day. They kept my dress until the day before the wedding - that was so nice of them to do that. I didn't have to worry about my dress - I knew it was in a safe place.

Anytime I went for a fitting, they were always prepared. They had my dress waiting in a fitting room when I got there. I also bought my earrings from them - which Char's daughter (who is the seamstress) helped me pick out.

I was sooo pleased with my experience there! I felt like a princess on my wedding, and I know a lot of that had to do with Char's!

Thank you!!
I looked at two bridal salons. The first one I went to was awful. Then, I came to Char's, and I didn't need to look any Read more...
I looked at two bridal salons. The first one I went to was awful. Then, I came to Char's, and I didn't need to look any further.

Char was amazing! I told her the things I was looking for in a dress and she came back with dresses that were exactly what I was looking for. They were beautiful, high quality, and gorgeous.

It didn't take me long to find the perfect dress. When I put it on, I knew. Then, she had me try on a few different styles of veils - all of which were amazing.

They were extremely friendly, professional, and genuienely excited to be part of my big day. They kept my dress until the day before the wedding - that was so nice of them to do that. I didn't have to worry about my dress - I knew it was in a safe place.

Anytime I went for a fitting, they were always prepared. They had my dress waiting in a fitting room when I got there. I also bought my earrings from them - which Char's daughter (who is the seamstress) helped me pick out.

I was sooo pleased with my experience there! I felt like a princess on my wedding, and I know a lot of that had to do with Char's!

Thank you!! Read less
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DeeMarie
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Char's is the best! They are a smaller family-owned shop with reasonably priced dresses and a gorgeous selection. I KNOW I was a pain- totally indecisive- yet they were always so patient with me, bringing out dress after dress, and they were honest too, which I appreciated. I went back like 2 or 3 times before finally finding my dress and out of all the other dress shops I visited, I felt the most comfortable here. They are so sweet, I would definitely recommend!!
Char's is the best! They are a smaller family-owned shop with reasonably priced dresses and a gorgeous selection. I KNOW I Read more...
Char's is the best! They are a smaller family-owned shop with reasonably priced dresses and a gorgeous selection. I KNOW I was a pain- totally indecisive- yet they were always so patient with me, bringing out dress after dress, and they were honest too, which I appreciated. I went back like 2 or 3 times before finally finding my dress and out of all the other dress shops I visited, I felt the most comfortable here. They are so sweet, I would definitely recommend!! Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
11/3/2007
4.6/5.0
excellent service, beautiful selection of dresses, SUPER flexible with out of town flower girl, a bit pricey, but worth it.
excellent service, beautiful selection of dresses, SUPER flexible with out of town flower girl, a bit pricey, but worth Read more...
excellent service, beautiful selection of dresses, SUPER flexible with out of town flower girl, a bit pricey, but worth it. Read less
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glojoe
Wedding:
7/31/2005
4.3/5.0
They did not seem to have a huge selection of bridal gowns, but luckily, I found mine there. It's a small shop.
They did not seem to have a huge selection of bridal gowns, but luckily, I found mine there. It's a small shop.
They did not seem to have a huge selection of bridal gowns, but luckily, I found mine there. It's a small shop. Read less
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vacranor
Wedding:
7/2/1999
4.6/5.0
I had a dress already, but went to Char's for alterations. I hated the original design of my dress, it was off the shoulder and poofy! Char herself, had altered it and made it into spaghetti straps....she did an amazing job....also in a very short time! Also got my bridesmades dresses there. My husband and I decided to get married in April, and got married in July, so we had to do things in a hurry, so we picked out prom dresses for my girls, and she had 5 of them and in all the right sizes! It was perfect!!!
I had a dress already, but went to Char's for alterations. I hated the original design of my dress, it was off the Read more...
I had a dress already, but went to Char's for alterations. I hated the original design of my dress, it was off the shoulder and poofy! Char herself, had altered it and made it into spaghetti straps....she did an amazing job....also in a very short time! Also got my bridesmades dresses there. My husband and I decided to get married in April, and got married in July, so we had to do things in a hurry, so we picked out prom dresses for my girls, and she had 5 of them and in all the right sizes! It was perfect!!! Read less
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