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dena marie Bridal & Tux

Saint Paul , MN
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Saint Paul, MN US 55113 (map)

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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

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I looked high and low for a hairpiece that I really liked. I ended up finding it here and it is still like nothing i've seen out there. I was VERY pleased with it, it was gorgeous. In addition, the staff were very helpful (but not pushy) and professional.
I looked high and low for a hairpiece that I really liked. I ended up finding it here and it is still like nothing i've Read more...
I looked high and low for a hairpiece that I really liked. I ended up finding it here and it is still like nothing i've seen out there. I was VERY pleased with it, it was gorgeous. In addition, the staff were very helpful (but not pushy) and professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.1/5.0
First, I will say that I was happy to find my gorgeous dress that I had imagined in my head within the price range I wanted. However, I almost did not buy from there initially. I had worked with one of the employees first when I came in for my appointment. When she asked me how much my budget was and I told her, she gave me attitude that it was too little and that it would be hard to find a dress in that budget range. I almost walked out of the store right then and there knowing that other bridal stores were fine with the price range, but the owner stepped in. I was looking for a one shouldered strap dress which are less common and she suggested one of the brands they carry that can add a customized strap that matches the dress for an additional fee. The dress was gorgeous and I loved it.

We also rented the tuxes from here too. The owner did a good job picking out the tuxes, vests and ties to match the bridesmaid dresses. Unfortunately, my husbands tux had a run in it and was slightly obvious from the naked eye. One of my other groomsman had to pick up his tux almost last minute and discovered there was blood or something similar to the color on the shirt. They did not give us a refund but at least they didn't charge us for the damage.
First, I will say that I was happy to find my gorgeous dress that I had imagined in my head within the price range I Read more...
First, I will say that I was happy to find my gorgeous dress that I had imagined in my head within the price range I wanted. However, I almost did not buy from there initially. I had worked with one of the employees first when I came in for my appointment. When she asked me how much my budget was and I told her, she gave me attitude that it was too little and that it would be hard to find a dress in that budget range. I almost walked out of the store right then and there knowing that other bridal stores were fine with the price range, but the owner stepped in. I was looking for a one shouldered strap dress which are less common and she suggested one of the brands they carry that can add a customized strap that matches the dress for an additional fee. The dress was gorgeous and I loved it.

We also rented the tuxes from here too. The owner did a good job picking out the tuxes, vests and ties to match the bridesmaid dresses. Unfortunately, my husbands tux had a run in it and was slightly obvious from the naked eye. One of my other groomsman had to pick up his tux almost last minute and discovered there was blood or something similar to the color on the shirt. They did not give us a refund but at least they didn't charge us for the damage. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Great experience. The owner helped me try on and purchase my gown. She took over the regular sales lady, which was great because the sales lady wasn't very informative. Once the owner stepped in it was awesome! I went on a Monday afternoon and had the whole place to myself. Very lovely.
Great experience. The owner helped me try on and purchase my gown. She took over the regular sales lady, which was great Read more...
Great experience. The owner helped me try on and purchase my gown. She took over the regular sales lady, which was great because the sales lady wasn't very informative. Once the owner stepped in it was awesome! I went on a Monday afternoon and had the whole place to myself. Very lovely. Read less
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LeaAnn
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.0/5.0
Good selection and good customer service. Prices comparable to most other bridal shops. Order came in approximately two weeks after they stated it would, but still in plenty of time. They get very busy (especially on weekends) and it can be hard at times to get service.
Good selection and good customer service. Prices comparable to most other bridal shops. Order came in approximately two Read more...
Good selection and good customer service. Prices comparable to most other bridal shops. Order came in approximately two weeks after they stated it would, but still in plenty of time. They get very busy (especially on weekends) and it can be hard at times to get service. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/5/2014
3.1/5.0
Dena Marie had some wonderful dress choices, and beautiful things to look at. They have headpieces and jewelry and shoes, but a lot of those accessories were overpriced. My dress was supposed to arrive at the end of March and it was over 1 month late. This delay did not affect my alterations or actual wedding, but it was different than expected.

Sue, the women who did alterations, was INCREDIBLE. She was able to alter my dress in ways I never thought possible to make it the perfect dress for me.
Dena Marie had some wonderful dress choices, and beautiful things to look at. They have headpieces and jewelry and shoes, Read more...
Dena Marie had some wonderful dress choices, and beautiful things to look at. They have headpieces and jewelry and shoes, but a lot of those accessories were overpriced. My dress was supposed to arrive at the end of March and it was over 1 month late. This delay did not affect my alterations or actual wedding, but it was different than expected.

Sue, the women who did alterations, was INCREDIBLE. She was able to alter my dress in ways I never thought possible to make it the perfect dress for me. Read less
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Kristine
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.4/5.0
My initial experience of trying on dresses was wonderful! The ladies were all so helpful and I felt very comfortable there to try on whatever I wanted! I truly felt pampered! The sales people were very honest with me and helped me find what I was looking for to suit my style! Everyone at the wedding RAVED about the dress! Working with the seamstress to add bra cups and a bustle was VERY affordable and so easy! The only snafu that we ran into was that my dress was not in the shop when my mother went to pick it up the day before my wedding (eek!). My mother was very nervous, but they quickly resolved the matter. All in all, a great experience!
My initial experience of trying on dresses was wonderful! The ladies were all so helpful and I felt very comfortable there Read more...
My initial experience of trying on dresses was wonderful! The ladies were all so helpful and I felt very comfortable there to try on whatever I wanted! I truly felt pampered! The sales people were very honest with me and helped me find what I was looking for to suit my style! Everyone at the wedding RAVED about the dress! Working with the seamstress to add bra cups and a bustle was VERY affordable and so easy! The only snafu that we ran into was that my dress was not in the shop when my mother went to pick it up the day before my wedding (eek!). My mother was very nervous, but they quickly resolved the matter. All in all, a great experience! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
9/21/2013
2.7/5.0
We got both our bridesmaid dresses and tuxes through Dena Marie (Tip Top Tux). The bridesmaid dress experience wasn’t that bad, although the dresses did some in late and customer service was sometimes poor. The tuxes were the real screw up, we had several different people assisting us in the few times we went in to look at tuxes, and the notes for our order were all being scribbled down on a messy paper that I couldn’t read. Three days before our wedding we found out the tuxes came in in the WRONG style! We were deciding between two styles and months prior to the wedding decided on the more elegant style (which we were told was $10 more than the other style). Unfortunately by the time we found out the tuxes were wrong, the ushers who live in St. Cloud had already picked up their tuxes and their ties (that also came in in the wrong color). We had to go to Dena Marie three times in the three days before our wedding and argue with them about what we ordered and the cost of the tuxes, MONTHS AFTER we made an agreement with them! I wish we had some paperwork or that their paperwork was legible because there was absolutely no documentation of what we ordered. TIP – Get a receipt from the tux place when you make the order that states the tux style number that you ordered and the final price!! After my husband and I spending hours and hours in the days prior to our wedding driving to Dena Marie and trying to straighten everything out, the tuxes finally came in (on Friday) and my dad’s tux came in without shoes! They said if we rushed there Saturday morning, hours before our wedding, they would have the shoes. Dad just wore shoes he already owned. Save yourself the stress and go somewhere else!
We got both our bridesmaid dresses and tuxes through Dena Marie (Tip Top Tux). The bridesmaid dress experience wasn’t that Read more...
We got both our bridesmaid dresses and tuxes through Dena Marie (Tip Top Tux). The bridesmaid dress experience wasn’t that bad, although the dresses did some in late and customer service was sometimes poor. The tuxes were the real screw up, we had several different people assisting us in the few times we went in to look at tuxes, and the notes for our order were all being scribbled down on a messy paper that I couldn’t read. Three days before our wedding we found out the tuxes came in in the WRONG style! We were deciding between two styles and months prior to the wedding decided on the more elegant style (which we were told was $10 more than the other style). Unfortunately by the time we found out the tuxes were wrong, the ushers who live in St. Cloud had already picked up their tuxes and their ties (that also came in in the wrong color). We had to go to Dena Marie three times in the three days before our wedding and argue with them about what we ordered and the cost of the tuxes, MONTHS AFTER we made an agreement with them! I wish we had some paperwork or that their paperwork was legible because there was absolutely no documentation of what we ordered. TIP – Get a receipt from the tux place when you make the order that states the tux style number that you ordered and the final price!! After my husband and I spending hours and hours in the days prior to our wedding driving to Dena Marie and trying to straighten everything out, the tuxes finally came in (on Friday) and my dad’s tux came in without shoes! They said if we rushed there Saturday morning, hours before our wedding, they would have the shoes. Dad just wore shoes he already owned. Save yourself the stress and go somewhere else! Read less
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Zeph & Dana
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.5/5.0
Great selection and great staff. I tried on about 6-8 other dresses before I found my dress. The women were very honest and were very helpful with picking out the right dresses. The also helped me custom order my veil and it turned out just like I wanted.
Great selection and great staff. I tried on about 6-8 other dresses before I found my dress. The women were very honest Read more...
Great selection and great staff. I tried on about 6-8 other dresses before I found my dress. The women were very honest and were very helpful with picking out the right dresses. The also helped me custom order my veil and it turned out just like I wanted. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I purchased my wedding gown from Dena Marie in December. It was the last store of the day and we arrived an hour or so before closing. Nancy, the dress whisperer, did a wonderful job making us feel comfortable and not rushed. I let her know what I was looking for and she brought out many dresses. The final dress was perfect! Overall Dena Marie was professional, had a great selection of dresses, and made us feel extremely welcome. I had my dress shipped to me and all was shipped in a timely manner complete with phone calls to let me know the dress had arrived and when it shipped. I would recommend them hands down to anyone who needs a bridal gown in the Twin Cities area!
I purchased my wedding gown from Dena Marie in December. It was the last store of the day and we arrived an hour or so Read more...
I purchased my wedding gown from Dena Marie in December. It was the last store of the day and we arrived an hour or so before closing. Nancy, the dress whisperer, did a wonderful job making us feel comfortable and not rushed. I let her know what I was looking for and she brought out many dresses. The final dress was perfect! Overall Dena Marie was professional, had a great selection of dresses, and made us feel extremely welcome. I had my dress shipped to me and all was shipped in a timely manner complete with phone calls to let me know the dress had arrived and when it shipped. I would recommend them hands down to anyone who needs a bridal gown in the Twin Cities area! Read less
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sco22512
Wedding:
2/25/2012
3.6/5.0
Choosing a dress for only one attendant was extremely easy and the staff at Dena Marie gave us free reign to try on dresses until we found the right one (Bill Levkoff #583 in black satin). Their prices seemed comparable to other bridal shops and the service was helpful but discreet. There was a minor snafu, as they had my phone number wrong in their computer system and kept leaving voicemails on a wrong number when the dress arrived. Luckily, I ended up calling to check on the order and we were able to get the dress with a few weeks to spare. My MOH didn’t need any alterations at all - her dress fit wonderfully!
Choosing a dress for only one attendant was extremely easy and the staff at Dena Marie gave us free reign to try on Read more...
Choosing a dress for only one attendant was extremely easy and the staff at Dena Marie gave us free reign to try on dresses until we found the right one (Bill Levkoff #583 in black satin). Their prices seemed comparable to other bridal shops and the service was helpful but discreet. There was a minor snafu, as they had my phone number wrong in their computer system and kept leaving voicemails on a wrong number when the dress arrived. Luckily, I ended up calling to check on the order and we were able to get the dress with a few weeks to spare. My MOH didn’t need any alterations at all - her dress fit wonderfully! Read less
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Karin
Wedding:
10/1/2011
2.6/5.0
I think this shop normally does better than the experience I had; otherwise they would not be in business. I get the impression they are usually quite good at what they do. As it was, my dress was late (arriving 2 weeks before the wedding, still needing alterations), they mis-sized my bridesmaid very badly (much too small, and we paid almost as much for alterations to correct this as we did for the dress, and it very obvious from the dress), and they had the alterations lady take in my dress too much (at my expense) only to have to take it out again (thankfully they did not charge me for this).

The experience with the shop was overall OK, although not great; there were some chaotic times where no one told me WHAT was going on. When I tried on my dress they directed me to a room. After I got dressed no one was around to tell me what was next. After a while the alterations lady got to me but I don't think this was supposed to be the next step. I'm glad my bridesmaid was there since no one told me what was going on. After that, the alterations lady disappeared without setting up the follow-up appointment.

I'd expected them to help more with shoes but they just measured the heel and told me to find something somewhere.

They did steam both dresses for us as compensation for my dress being so late, but after all the mistakes I felt like there should have been more than this in compensation.
I think this shop normally does better than the experience I had; otherwise they would not be in business. I get the Read more...
I think this shop normally does better than the experience I had; otherwise they would not be in business. I get the impression they are usually quite good at what they do. As it was, my dress was late (arriving 2 weeks before the wedding, still needing alterations), they mis-sized my bridesmaid very badly (much too small, and we paid almost as much for alterations to correct this as we did for the dress, and it very obvious from the dress), and they had the alterations lady take in my dress too much (at my expense) only to have to take it out again (thankfully they did not charge me for this).

The experience with the shop was overall OK, although not great; there were some chaotic times where no one told me WHAT was going on. When I tried on my dress they directed me to a room. After I got dressed no one was around to tell me what was next. After a while the alterations lady got to me but I don't think this was supposed to be the next step. I'm glad my bridesmaid was there since no one told me what was going on. After that, the alterations lady disappeared without setting up the follow-up appointment.

I'd expected them to help more with shoes but they just measured the heel and told me to find something somewhere.

They did steam both dresses for us as compensation for my dress being so late, but after all the mistakes I felt like there should have been more than this in compensation. Read less
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pillerlove
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved Dena Marie's Bridal. I got a one of a kind dress from one of the local designers who actually works at the store, and it was perfect!! They were always so helpful, even when I had doubts that I had picked the right dress, and my mom also got her dress from there. She ordered it long and had their alterations person, Sue, shorten it. Sue did a great job and I would definitely recommend her.
I loved Dena Marie's Bridal. I got a one of a kind dress from one of the local designers who actually works at the store, Read more...
I loved Dena Marie's Bridal. I got a one of a kind dress from one of the local designers who actually works at the store, and it was perfect!! They were always so helpful, even when I had doubts that I had picked the right dress, and my mom also got her dress from there. She ordered it long and had their alterations person, Sue, shorten it. Sue did a great job and I would definitely recommend her. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
My dress was absolutely beautiful and amazing! Dena Marie Bridal was great to work with, flexible, friendly, and very helpful! We highly recommend them. I looked and felt like a princess the entire day!
My dress was absolutely beautiful and amazing! Dena Marie Bridal was great to work with, flexible, friendly, and very Read more...
My dress was absolutely beautiful and amazing! Dena Marie Bridal was great to work with, flexible, friendly, and very helpful! We highly recommend them. I looked and felt like a princess the entire day! Read less
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Tina_B
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my experience at Dena Marie...everyone was SOOOOO helpful. I purchased my wedding gown and my bridesmaid dresses there, we also rented all tuxedos from them as well. Everything came in on time, exactly as ordered - mine was changed to remove the straps and modify the neckline...it was PERFECT!! Great experience...I would highly recommend them!! =)
I LOVED my experience at Dena Marie...everyone was SOOOOO helpful. I purchased my wedding gown and my bridesmaid dresses Read more...
I LOVED my experience at Dena Marie...everyone was SOOOOO helpful. I purchased my wedding gown and my bridesmaid dresses there, we also rented all tuxedos from them as well. Everything came in on time, exactly as ordered - mine was changed to remove the straps and modify the neckline...it was PERFECT!! Great experience...I would highly recommend them!! =) Read less
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duckloofa
Wedding:
8/10/2010
4.4/5.0
The staff were very helpful when I tried on the dresses. I ended up having to make a quick decision on the dress that I bought because it was on clearance, and they said someone else was going to buy it the same day if I did not. I am glad that I went with it though! It is a very beautiful dress!
The staff were very helpful when I tried on the dresses. I ended up having to make a quick decision on the dress that I Read more...
The staff were very helpful when I tried on the dresses. I ended up having to make a quick decision on the dress that I bought because it was on clearance, and they said someone else was going to buy it the same day if I did not. I am glad that I went with it though! It is a very beautiful dress! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.8/5.0
Super nice people! I went in to try on dresses and stood in one for about 45 min. Then I came in again and tried on just that dress for about 45 min. Third time was the charm! They were so patient and did not mind how long it took me to finally make a decision. When I called the week of the wedding to ask about my veil they stayed calm and called the manufacturer for me to find out where it is. Turned out I ended up with two similar ones to choose from! So happy!
Super nice people! I went in to try on dresses and stood in one for about 45 min. Then I came in again and tried on just Read more...
Super nice people! I went in to try on dresses and stood in one for about 45 min. Then I came in again and tried on just that dress for about 45 min. Third time was the charm! They were so patient and did not mind how long it took me to finally make a decision. When I called the week of the wedding to ask about my veil they stayed calm and called the manufacturer for me to find out where it is. Turned out I ended up with two similar ones to choose from! So happy! Read less
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Jenni
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.0/5.0
At first, the snob in me said I wasn't buying a wedding dress from a store in a strip mall with an Old Country Buffet. But once my bridezilla moment passed, I really liked all of the selection (they had more style variance than the Wedding Shoppe) and I loved that they let us take pictures. It is a much more relaxed atmosphere than other places in the cities and I really enjoyed my experience there.
At first, the snob in me said I wasn't buying a wedding dress from a store in a strip mall with an Old Country Buffet. But Read more...
At first, the snob in me said I wasn't buying a wedding dress from a store in a strip mall with an Old Country Buffet. But once my bridezilla moment passed, I really liked all of the selection (they had more style variance than the Wedding Shoppe) and I loved that they let us take pictures. It is a much more relaxed atmosphere than other places in the cities and I really enjoyed my experience there. Read less
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VangMoua
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.7/5.0
The dresses were priced at very reasonable prices. They were pretty too. The service was great, but it seemed they were more worried with selling rather than what the bride really wanted at times. For example - i ordered wedding shoes from the store also, and i had them dye my shoes a fuchsia color - it turned out hot pink. I didn't like it, but they insisted it was beautiful. The color was "Okay" but it wasn't my wedding color. Oh well - I got a good deal for my wedding dress though. I'm happy! :)
The dresses were priced at very reasonable prices. They were pretty too. The service was great, but it seemed they were Read more...
The dresses were priced at very reasonable prices. They were pretty too. The service was great, but it seemed they were more worried with selling rather than what the bride really wanted at times. For example - i ordered wedding shoes from the store also, and i had them dye my shoes a fuchsia color - it turned out hot pink. I didn't like it, but they insisted it was beautiful. The color was "Okay" but it wasn't my wedding color. Oh well - I got a good deal for my wedding dress though. I'm happy! :) Read less
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Hnou
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.1/5.0
Dena Marie was a great place to get my dress! I loved my dress and the price was a little steep but I was able to put up half at first. My dress was altered to my liking right off the rack. The owner let me know that it was do-able without charge with the designer. I managed to make the spaghetti strap into a beautiful strapless and they rounded the back as well. It was great!
Dena Marie was a great place to get my dress! I loved my dress and the price was a little steep but I was able to put up Read more...
Dena Marie was a great place to get my dress! I loved my dress and the price was a little steep but I was able to put up half at first. My dress was altered to my liking right off the rack. The owner let me know that it was do-able without charge with the designer. I managed to make the spaghetti strap into a beautiful strapless and they rounded the back as well. It was great! Read less
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rrwinstead
Wedding:
8/2/2009
4.8/5.0
Nicloe was wonderful to work with and I love my dress! Love love love it! The alterations were done by Su and the dress fit very well. I got my headpiece and veil from them too and the overall attire was excellent!
Nicloe was wonderful to work with and I love my dress! Love love love it! The alterations were done by Su and the dress Read more...
Nicloe was wonderful to work with and I love my dress! Love love love it! The alterations were done by Su and the dress fit very well. I got my headpiece and veil from them too and the overall attire was excellent! Read less
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RKK
Wedding:
1/24/2009
4.5/5.0
My dress was amazing! The staff was very helpful. I tried on a variety of dresses that I liked. I was so unsure of all the dresses I tried on at other locations. They displayed more unique dresses and had a great variety!
My dress was amazing! The staff was very helpful. I tried on a variety of dresses that I liked. I was so unsure of all the Read more...
My dress was amazing! The staff was very helpful. I tried on a variety of dresses that I liked. I was so unsure of all the dresses I tried on at other locations. They displayed more unique dresses and had a great variety! Read less
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TSP
Wedding:
1/5/2008
3.8/5.0
I looked at Dena Marie for both my bridal and bridesmaid gowns. The have a good size selection and offer affordable prices. The staff was very helpful especially with the alterations when we had a pregnant bridesmaid.
I looked at Dena Marie for both my bridal and bridesmaid gowns. The have a good size selection and offer affordable Read more...
I looked at Dena Marie for both my bridal and bridesmaid gowns. The have a good size selection and offer affordable prices. The staff was very helpful especially with the alterations when we had a pregnant bridesmaid. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Dena Marie's staff - Kirsten, in particular - was the reason I decided to place my bridesmaids' dress order through Dena Marie. They were clear about the ordering process and didn't try to pressure me like another shop in town. There were some mild communication issues near the ordering deadline, but the dresses arrived within the specified time frame and I was really happy with their service. The best part was that they gave us free reign to try on dresses and didn't micromanage the process which was exactly what my group needed.
Dena Marie's staff - Kirsten, in particular - was the reason I decided to place my bridesmaids' dress order through Dena Read more...
Dena Marie's staff - Kirsten, in particular - was the reason I decided to place my bridesmaids' dress order through Dena Marie. They were clear about the ordering process and didn't try to pressure me like another shop in town. There were some mild communication issues near the ordering deadline, but the dresses arrived within the specified time frame and I was really happy with their service. The best part was that they gave us free reign to try on dresses and didn't micromanage the process which was exactly what my group needed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.2/5.0
I would never EVER recommend anyone buy a dress from Dena Marie. 

The actual shopping part was fine. They let us all pick out dresses hanging on the rack, showed us where we would find dresses at my price point, and didn't insist on helping me into the dresses. I ended up choosing a dress labeled as a bridesmaid dress for my bridal gown, and ordered it with no problem. This was in March, and I was told that I would receive it mid-July. My bridesmaid also ordered a dress that day, and chose a navy-blue color from the swatches we were shown. 

At the beginning of June my bridesmaid received her dress, and it WAS NOT the navy blue color we had been shown. I pointed out the error to the woman at the front desk, and she said "no, that's what you ordered--you don't want to order chiffon in navy blue, it would look black!" I do not like being told we are responsible for what we ordered being wrong, when it wasn't made clear that the colors would be so different. They did not offer to send it back, and they did not offer any sort of compensation for getting it wrong because they made it clear they deemed it our fault. 

The end of July rolled around and still no word from Dena Marie. We called them on July 30th to find out where the dress was, and were told it was on it's way and would be in the store in two weeks. My mom took it upon herself to check in on the store nearly every day to keep finding out where it was--the wedding was on September 14th. They repeatedly told her it was in Canada, then it was in the UK (where the factory was), then it was in Pennsylvania, then it was in Canada again, then they would get us a tracking number if it didn't arrive by the next day (It didn't. They didn't.) Finally it arrived August 27th.

This store lied, made us out to be the mistake makers, and caused me huge amounts of stress while wedding planning. They had terrible customer service once the dress was ordered, and did little to compensate for that. They were terrible.
I would never EVER recommend anyone buy a dress from Dena Marie.

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I would never EVER recommend anyone buy a dress from Dena Marie. 

The actual shopping part was fine. They let us all pick out dresses hanging on the rack, showed us where we would find dresses at my price point, and didn't insist on helping me into the dresses. I ended up choosing a dress labeled as a bridesmaid dress for my bridal gown, and ordered it with no problem. This was in March, and I was told that I would receive it mid-July. My bridesmaid also ordered a dress that day, and chose a navy-blue color from the swatches we were shown. 

At the beginning of June my bridesmaid received her dress, and it WAS NOT the navy blue color we had been shown. I pointed out the error to the woman at the front desk, and she said "no, that's what you ordered--you don't want to order chiffon in navy blue, it would look black!" I do not like being told we are responsible for what we ordered being wrong, when it wasn't made clear that the colors would be so different. They did not offer to send it back, and they did not offer any sort of compensation for getting it wrong because they made it clear they deemed it our fault. 

The end of July rolled around and still no word from Dena Marie. We called them on July 30th to find out where the dress was, and were told it was on it's way and would be in the store in two weeks. My mom took it upon herself to check in on the store nearly every day to keep finding out where it was--the wedding was on September 14th. They repeatedly told her it was in Canada, then it was in the UK (where the factory was), then it was in Pennsylvania, then it was in Canada again, then they would get us a tracking number if it didn't arrive by the next day (It didn't. They didn't.) Finally it arrived August 27th.

This store lied, made us out to be the mistake makers, and caused me huge amounts of stress while wedding planning. They had terrible customer service once the dress was ordered, and did little to compensate for that. They were terrible. Read less
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1+ year ago
0.6/5.0
Here’s our wedding dress horror story and why I’m only giving them 1 star. The wedding I stood up in was June 15th. Keep that in mind. One of the other bridesmaids was late paying for her dress and she had to pay extra for shipping which is entirely her fault but whatever. Not a big deal. Dena Marie told us we’d still get the dresses in early May which was fine. Like I said, not the store’s fault. So, our dresses came in in early May. The bride went to pick them up and her jaw dropped. They were supposed to be solid pale blue in color (I think desert sand was the official color title) and instead they were white with a large blue floral print on them. Dena Marie’s said they would super rush ship the dresses and that we’d have them by the end of May. Ok, we’re thinking that’s alright. No problem. Well, what they really meant was they were going to order the material and have their seamstress sew them. Ok, fine. They said they’d be done by the end of May. Plenty of time. Meanwhile I call and make sure they have my right measurements so they make the dress according to measurements and not dress size to limit alterations needed. So I have to go to Minneapolis (I live in central WI) for the 1st weekend in June to visit a sick grandpa. I play phone tag all week leading up to the weekend to let them know I’ll be in town so can I come try on my dress. The owner informs me that her seamstress has a funeral and she’s not sure how far along the dresses are but she’ll call the seamstress and find out. All week she can’t get ahold of her seamstress. I call that Saturday (June 1st) in the morning and ask about the dresses and if I’ll be able to come in and try it on or pick it up as we were told they would be done by end of May. She tells me that she’ll call her seamstress and then call me back. At 4pm she hasn’t called me back yet so I call her. The store is closed, no one answers. I call on Sunday and she tells me her seamstress had a funeral and she got ahold of the seamstre
Here’s our wedding dress horror story and why I’m only giving them 1 star. The wedding I stood up in was June 15th. Keep Read more...
Here’s our wedding dress horror story and why I’m only giving them 1 star. The wedding I stood up in was June 15th. Keep that in mind. One of the other bridesmaids was late paying for her dress and she had to pay extra for shipping which is entirely her fault but whatever. Not a big deal. Dena Marie told us we’d still get the dresses in early May which was fine. Like I said, not the store’s fault. So, our dresses came in in early May. The bride went to pick them up and her jaw dropped. They were supposed to be solid pale blue in color (I think desert sand was the official color title) and instead they were white with a large blue floral print on them. Dena Marie’s said they would super rush ship the dresses and that we’d have them by the end of May. Ok, we’re thinking that’s alright. No problem. Well, what they really meant was they were going to order the material and have their seamstress sew them. Ok, fine. They said they’d be done by the end of May. Plenty of time. Meanwhile I call and make sure they have my right measurements so they make the dress according to measurements and not dress size to limit alterations needed. So I have to go to Minneapolis (I live in central WI) for the 1st weekend in June to visit a sick grandpa. I play phone tag all week leading up to the weekend to let them know I’ll be in town so can I come try on my dress. The owner informs me that her seamstress has a funeral and she’s not sure how far along the dresses are but she’ll call the seamstress and find out. All week she can’t get ahold of her seamstress. I call that Saturday (June 1st) in the morning and ask about the dresses and if I’ll be able to come in and try it on or pick it up as we were told they would be done by end of May. She tells me that she’ll call her seamstress and then call me back. At 4pm she hasn’t called me back yet so I call her. The store is closed, no one answers. I call on Sunday and she tells me her seamstress had a funeral and she got ahold of the seamstre Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
Dena Marie's is a very nice shop and was very conveniently located to my home, so I was very pleased to find my perfect wedding dress so close to home. My initial experience purchasing the dress was good. The consultant (who's name I don't know and whom I never had the pleasure of seeing again) was very kind, wonderful, not pressuring and responsive to my requests for information. I had a couple designer changes to the original dress that would result in upcharges, the consultant said no problem, go on to your next appt. try on some more dresses and I will call you with the final price. Within 1 hour of leaving the shop, I got a phone call outlining everything I wanted to know. Sold - people who are organized and on it get my business.

Overall this is a nice shop, but after I ordered the dress, I really felt like I needed to be on top of things and make sure all the details were followed up on. I also felt like I got hit with a lot of costs on the back-end that they could have been a little more upfront on.
Storage fee, garment bag cost, steaming fee - in addition to the alterations - which I felt were steep for what minimal alterations I had done.

I would buy my dress here again if it doing it all over - but would maybe have found an alternate place to store it and get it altered and steamed.
Dena Marie's is a very nice shop and was very conveniently located to my home, so I was very pleased to find my perfect Read more...
Dena Marie's is a very nice shop and was very conveniently located to my home, so I was very pleased to find my perfect wedding dress so close to home. My initial experience purchasing the dress was good. The consultant (who's name I don't know and whom I never had the pleasure of seeing again) was very kind, wonderful, not pressuring and responsive to my requests for information. I had a couple designer changes to the original dress that would result in upcharges, the consultant said no problem, go on to your next appt. try on some more dresses and I will call you with the final price. Within 1 hour of leaving the shop, I got a phone call outlining everything I wanted to know. Sold - people who are organized and on it get my business.

Overall this is a nice shop, but after I ordered the dress, I really felt like I needed to be on top of things and make sure all the details were followed up on. I also felt like I got hit with a lot of costs on the back-end that they could have been a little more upfront on.
Storage fee, garment bag cost, steaming fee - in addition to the alterations - which I felt were steep for what minimal alterations I had done.

I would buy my dress here again if it doing it all over - but would maybe have found an alternate place to store it and get it altered and steamed. Read less
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