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Dora's Bridal & Formal

Cleveland , OH
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22244 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126 US (map)

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440-734-2247

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shelly
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
I found my dress here and I couldn't be happier. I had no appointment but they were very happy and willing to help and answer any questions I may have had. The store is small but had tons of variety to choose from! I would and have already recommended this to many other brides!
I found my dress here and I couldn't be happier. I had no appointment but they were very happy and willing to help and Read more...
I found my dress here and I couldn't be happier. I had no appointment but they were very happy and willing to help and answer any questions I may have had. The store is small but had tons of variety to choose from! I would and have already recommended this to many other brides! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Depending on who you are working with at Dora's, you will have a very different experience.

When I went in to buy my dress I already knew the dress I wanted so I did not have the "shopping for dress" experience at Dora's, just the ordering and alterations experience.

The associate I spoke with when I ordered the dress was wonderful. I was being indecisive about what color to order the dress in (ivory or light gold) and she told me to sleep on it and call back the next day and they would put the order in then. When I called back the same associate wasn't there so I left a message with the one who was. I called again the next day to check if the order had been put out. The woman I talked to during that conversation was rude and dismissive. She just told me "it's gone" and hung up. I had to call back again to clarify that "gone" meant put in the computer and sent out, and even then she hung up the phone after giving me a one word answer. After that I decided to always ask for the woman I had talked to the first time, I believe it was Joanna, but this was all about a year ago so it's a little fuzzy.

When my dress came in they let me come in and "visit" it because I was still months away from my wedding date. When alterations time came everything went really well. I don't know the woman's name but she pinned around my multiple layer, ball gown skirt at least twice to adjust the hem. Alterations add up quickly, I spent over $400 on a hem, cups, sides taken in and 5 bustle points (did I mention multiple layer ball gown).

Overall I had a good experience and I would recommend to a friend, just watch out for the rogue employee with terrible customer service skills!
Depending on who you are working with at Dora's, you will have a very different experience.

When I went in to Read more...
Depending on who you are working with at Dora's, you will have a very different experience.

When I went in to buy my dress I already knew the dress I wanted so I did not have the "shopping for dress" experience at Dora's, just the ordering and alterations experience.

The associate I spoke with when I ordered the dress was wonderful. I was being indecisive about what color to order the dress in (ivory or light gold) and she told me to sleep on it and call back the next day and they would put the order in then. When I called back the same associate wasn't there so I left a message with the one who was. I called again the next day to check if the order had been put out. The woman I talked to during that conversation was rude and dismissive. She just told me "it's gone" and hung up. I had to call back again to clarify that "gone" meant put in the computer and sent out, and even then she hung up the phone after giving me a one word answer. After that I decided to always ask for the woman I had talked to the first time, I believe it was Joanna, but this was all about a year ago so it's a little fuzzy.

When my dress came in they let me come in and "visit" it because I was still months away from my wedding date. When alterations time came everything went really well. I don't know the woman's name but she pinned around my multiple layer, ball gown skirt at least twice to adjust the hem. Alterations add up quickly, I spent over $400 on a hem, cups, sides taken in and 5 bustle points (did I mention multiple layer ball gown).

Overall I had a good experience and I would recommend to a friend, just watch out for the rogue employee with terrible customer service skills! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with the service I received at Dora's Bridal. Joanna was very helpful and the entire staff was friendly. I would highly recommend going to Dora's, a small boutique, to get excellent customer service!
I was very pleased with the service I received at Dora's Bridal. Joanna was very helpful and the entire staff was Read more...
I was very pleased with the service I received at Dora's Bridal. Joanna was very helpful and the entire staff was friendly. I would highly recommend going to Dora's, a small boutique, to get excellent customer service! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Helene was beyond kind, helpful, and professional. She assisted in finding me the perfect dress- she listened to my needs budget, and found a dress that matched my personality and would hold up in the weather. She was very nice/kind to all my bridesmaids. I would highly recommend this store to others for their great collection, price range and great customer service. thanks!!
Helene was beyond kind, helpful, and professional. She assisted in finding me the perfect dress- she listened to my needs Read more...
Helene was beyond kind, helpful, and professional. She assisted in finding me the perfect dress- she listened to my needs budget, and found a dress that matched my personality and would hold up in the weather. She was very nice/kind to all my bridesmaids. I would highly recommend this store to others for their great collection, price range and great customer service. thanks!! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the absolute pleasure of purchasing my bridal, and bridesmaids gowns from Dora's. As a gal whom did not seem to have a bridal gene in her, and was petrified of shopping, they made my experience absolutely wonderful.

Dora's was my second and last stop in the dress shopping process. The first one (which will remain unnamed) was too overwhelming, between feeling rushed, being thrown in and out of dresses, etc). So, I made an appt. with Dora's, which is highly recommended for a reason!

The second I walked in for my appointment, I felt welcomed and I had the entire place to myself (as far as Bride's go), which I think they may do for a lot of people (1 appt at a time). I picked my dresses, and the sales rep was very complimentary. Some of my picks were wrong the second I put them on, and I was comforted when she agreed that it was not the one for me. I tried on 8 dresses, and there was definitely 3 contenders. I left with another appointment made for a few days later, with a few more close family/friends in tow. They were patient with me at the next appointment, as I tried on all 3 dresses, twice, to find my dream gown.

From thereafter, the process was flawless. They measured, they ordered, and my dress came in within the designated 6-month window. They held it until my 1st fitting, and continued to work with me thru 3 fittings total. The seamstress is truly remarkable. The cost was one charge, and I think they would have done 8 more fittings if I needed them too. They even held my dress in their shop until 2 days before the wedding, which kept it safe.

They communicated with me every step of the way, were always gracious to me when I was in the store, and answered all my questions I had, even if they were random. I highly recommend this small, and lovely bridal shop!
I had the absolute pleasure of purchasing my bridal, and bridesmaids gowns from Dora's. As a gal whom did not seem to have Read more...
I had the absolute pleasure of purchasing my bridal, and bridesmaids gowns from Dora's. As a gal whom did not seem to have a bridal gene in her, and was petrified of shopping, they made my experience absolutely wonderful.

Dora's was my second and last stop in the dress shopping process. The first one (which will remain unnamed) was too overwhelming, between feeling rushed, being thrown in and out of dresses, etc). So, I made an appt. with Dora's, which is highly recommended for a reason!

The second I walked in for my appointment, I felt welcomed and I had the entire place to myself (as far as Bride's go), which I think they may do for a lot of people (1 appt at a time). I picked my dresses, and the sales rep was very complimentary. Some of my picks were wrong the second I put them on, and I was comforted when she agreed that it was not the one for me. I tried on 8 dresses, and there was definitely 3 contenders. I left with another appointment made for a few days later, with a few more close family/friends in tow. They were patient with me at the next appointment, as I tried on all 3 dresses, twice, to find my dream gown.

From thereafter, the process was flawless. They measured, they ordered, and my dress came in within the designated 6-month window. They held it until my 1st fitting, and continued to work with me thru 3 fittings total. The seamstress is truly remarkable. The cost was one charge, and I think they would have done 8 more fittings if I needed them too. They even held my dress in their shop until 2 days before the wedding, which kept it safe.

They communicated with me every step of the way, were always gracious to me when I was in the store, and answered all my questions I had, even if they were random. I highly recommend this small, and lovely bridal shop! Read less
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Cherie
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress from Dora's. I did not have one problem with them!! Joanna was caring and helped me so much!! Large variety for plus size brides!!
I bought my dress from Dora's. I did not have one problem with them!! Joanna was caring and helped me so much!! Large Read more...
I bought my dress from Dora's. I did not have one problem with them!! Joanna was caring and helped me so much!! Large variety for plus size brides!! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.3/5.0
You wouldnt think by looking at the outside of this place there would be all these beautiful dresses. Upon walking in I was instantly greeted and felt welcome. When I asked if they had plus size dresses she had mentioned there was a section against the wall. Those were... not my style and than i felt disappointed because this place was so adorable! I almost left when I thought I would just ask what sizes the other dresses came in and her reponce was "a size 28 in most." Why didnt you say that in the first place?! I almost left, with out even looking because nothing would fit. But a size 28?! I didn't need it that size but that fact that I could get these dresses felt good. And than I saw the prize but than relized that this is my day and I deserve a stunning dress because it was the one thing that was giving me the most headache.
Needless to say the lady was wonderful, I found my dream dress and I might of only saw the dress in a size 4 (clipped to my bra, wishing I could try it on) She resurred me that with my measuments it would be perfect. And It was! :)
You wouldnt think by looking at the outside of this place there would be all these beautiful dresses. Upon walking in I Read more...
You wouldnt think by looking at the outside of this place there would be all these beautiful dresses. Upon walking in I was instantly greeted and felt welcome. When I asked if they had plus size dresses she had mentioned there was a section against the wall. Those were... not my style and than i felt disappointed because this place was so adorable! I almost left when I thought I would just ask what sizes the other dresses came in and her reponce was "a size 28 in most." Why didnt you say that in the first place?! I almost left, with out even looking because nothing would fit. But a size 28?! I didn't need it that size but that fact that I could get these dresses felt good. And than I saw the prize but than relized that this is my day and I deserve a stunning dress because it was the one thing that was giving me the most headache.
Needless to say the lady was wonderful, I found my dream dress and I might of only saw the dress in a size 4 (clipped to my bra, wishing I could try it on) She resurred me that with my measuments it would be perfect. And It was! :) Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
4/20/2013
1.9/5.0
I was disappointed in my experience at Dora’s. On my first visit, my consultant (Katie) was wonderful. She did a great job of helping select dresses and helping me get in and out of them. Unfortunately, I never saw her again after that first day.

I loved my dress, and the price was good, but this place really needs to learn some lessons in professionalism and customer service. Once they had my down payment, their attentiveness changed drastically. Each time I went back (with bridemaids, maid of honor, mother) it got progressively worse. The store is open until 8PM some days, but if you show up after 7 PM be prepared for dirty looks and sarcastic comments. While I was there for an alterations appointment a girl showed up to look at dresses (not even try them on) at 7:15 and the ladies at the counter were bad-mouthing her behind her back while I was standing right there! I found it very unprofessional and unwelcoming. My bridesmaids had similar experiences of poor customer service as well.

When I picked up my dress the day before my wedding, their excitement level was as if I was picking up the weekly dry cleaning. And they forgot to bring out my veil – I had to ask for it. In an industry centered around the bride and making her feel special, this place has a long way to go. I really enjoy supporting local small businesses and wanted to like Dora’s, but I have to be honest that I wouldn’t recommend this place to future brides.
I was disappointed in my experience at Dora’s. On my first visit, my consultant (Katie) was wonderful. She did a great job Read more...
I was disappointed in my experience at Dora’s. On my first visit, my consultant (Katie) was wonderful. She did a great job of helping select dresses and helping me get in and out of them. Unfortunately, I never saw her again after that first day.

I loved my dress, and the price was good, but this place really needs to learn some lessons in professionalism and customer service. Once they had my down payment, their attentiveness changed drastically. Each time I went back (with bridemaids, maid of honor, mother) it got progressively worse. The store is open until 8PM some days, but if you show up after 7 PM be prepared for dirty looks and sarcastic comments. While I was there for an alterations appointment a girl showed up to look at dresses (not even try them on) at 7:15 and the ladies at the counter were bad-mouthing her behind her back while I was standing right there! I found it very unprofessional and unwelcoming. My bridesmaids had similar experiences of poor customer service as well.

When I picked up my dress the day before my wedding, their excitement level was as if I was picking up the weekly dry cleaning. And they forgot to bring out my veil – I had to ask for it. In an industry centered around the bride and making her feel special, this place has a long way to go. I really enjoy supporting local small businesses and wanted to like Dora’s, but I have to be honest that I wouldn’t recommend this place to future brides. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Great place! Very helpful and VERY affordable. Had a great experience
Great place! Very helpful and VERY affordable. Had a great experience
Great place! Very helpful and VERY affordable. Had a great experience Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
First of all, Dora's was super easy to just walk in and pull LOTS of dresses to try. This made it very easy to decide style, what to keep, discard, etc. when narrowing down to 3 perfect dresses before making the final decision. Much to our surprise, the gorgeous dress we chose was just about $1,000 altho we had feared much higher pricing. (There were many dresses at even lower prices available, too.) Since we purchased the bridal gown there, we were given a discount for all the bridesmaids dresses. Then everything came in well ahead of schedule and the fittings were easily scheduled. At each fitting, we felt like the only customers there. We were treated like special family each & every time until the dress was fitted perfectly. A great experience from start to finish!
First of all, Dora's was super easy to just walk in and pull LOTS of dresses to try. This made it very easy to decide Read more...
First of all, Dora's was super easy to just walk in and pull LOTS of dresses to try. This made it very easy to decide style, what to keep, discard, etc. when narrowing down to 3 perfect dresses before making the final decision. Much to our surprise, the gorgeous dress we chose was just about $1,000 altho we had feared much higher pricing. (There were many dresses at even lower prices available, too.) Since we purchased the bridal gown there, we were given a discount for all the bridesmaids dresses. Then everything came in well ahead of schedule and the fittings were easily scheduled. At each fitting, we felt like the only customers there. We were treated like special family each & every time until the dress was fitted perfectly. A great experience from start to finish! Read less
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