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Minerva's Bridal Suite

Jacksonville , FL

LOCATION

5612 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL US 32201 (map)
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ABOUT US

Minerva’s Bridal Suite is a family owned and operated bridal salon in Orlando, Florida. In the same location since 1987 at Minerva’s Plaza, we have worked hard to earn and preserve our... Read more
Minerva’s Bridal Suite is a family owned and operated bridal salon in Orlando, Florida. In the same location since 1987 at Minerva’s Plaza, we have worked hard to earn and preserve our reputation as Central Florida’s leader in the bridal Industry. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my first ever dress shopping appointment at Minerva's this weekend. I was paired up with the sweetest and most wonderful stylist, Tanisha. She listened to exactly what I wanted and picked out a dress that is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Everyone at Minerva's was so helpful and I cannot thank them enough for making dress shopping such a wonderful and stress-free task! Thank you Tanisha and everyone at Minerva's - you all are awesome!
I had my first ever dress shopping appointment at Minerva's this weekend. I was paired up with the sweetest and most Read more...
I had my first ever dress shopping appointment at Minerva's this weekend. I was paired up with the sweetest and most wonderful stylist, Tanisha. She listened to exactly what I wanted and picked out a dress that is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Everyone at Minerva's was so helpful and I cannot thank them enough for making dress shopping such a wonderful and stress-free task! Thank you Tanisha and everyone at Minerva's - you all are awesome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I found the perfect dress at Minerva's! Their customer service was great too!
I found the perfect dress at Minerva's! Their customer service was great too!
I found the perfect dress at Minerva's! Their customer service was great too! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I recently came back to Minerva's for my fitting and I absolutely was taken great care of! Everyone that works there is so professional and really know wedding gowns! Especially Christine, she is awesome! She helped me the first time when I came to Minerva's. She actually picked out my dress for the wedding and I LOVE it! She had the knowledge of what would look perfect and suit my body. If you are nervous and looking for someone that will know the right fit for you're body ask for Christine!
I recently came back to Minerva's for my fitting and I absolutely was taken great care of! Everyone that works there is so Read more...
I recently came back to Minerva's for my fitting and I absolutely was taken great care of! Everyone that works there is so professional and really know wedding gowns! Especially Christine, she is awesome! She helped me the first time when I came to Minerva's. She actually picked out my dress for the wedding and I LOVE it! She had the knowledge of what would look perfect and suit my body. If you are nervous and looking for someone that will know the right fit for you're body ask for Christine! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I walked in on a Saturday morning and someone helped me right away. She was kind and helpful and was able to decipher exactly what it was I was looking for. I found my dress right away. It was brand new so they were hesitant to sell it to me off the rack but they were able to order it and get it here with a couple months to spare in my short engagement. I would recommend Minvera's to any bride solely on the attentiveness and professionalism of the staff. They have a great selection of not only bridal gowns but veils as well. The sales lady I worked with found a veil that matched my dress perfectly. LOVE this place!
I walked in on a Saturday morning and someone helped me right away. She was kind and helpful and was able to decipher Read more...
I walked in on a Saturday morning and someone helped me right away. She was kind and helpful and was able to decipher exactly what it was I was looking for. I found my dress right away. It was brand new so they were hesitant to sell it to me off the rack but they were able to order it and get it here with a couple months to spare in my short engagement. I would recommend Minvera's to any bride solely on the attentiveness and professionalism of the staff. They have a great selection of not only bridal gowns but veils as well. The sales lady I worked with found a veil that matched my dress perfectly. LOVE this place! Read less
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Nverduyn
Wedding:
2/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't beginning to express my appreciation for these ladies. I flew in from Alaska, and only had 4 days to find my dress. They knew that and understood my need to shop and never once pressured me into buying a dress that day. I spent 5 hours in dress shopping at minerva's, and it came down to one dress at minerva's and one somewhere else. Both I loved fully. In the end the deciding factor was honestly because of the dedication and helpfulness this store gave to me. Both dresses were very similar. They helped with everything that I needed for my day, even held my dress for my day, and fit me in for my one and only fitting just 4 days before the big day. The dress was stunning, and fit like a glove. Didn't move all night. I am so happy I went with a dress from here. Carole was my person at minerva's, she even took my calls from Alaska after I purchased the dress and helped me with many other aspects of my day by phone. View, tiara, flower, jewelry and others.
I can't beginning to express my appreciation for these ladies. I flew in from Alaska, and only had 4 days to find my Read more...
I can't beginning to express my appreciation for these ladies. I flew in from Alaska, and only had 4 days to find my dress. They knew that and understood my need to shop and never once pressured me into buying a dress that day. I spent 5 hours in dress shopping at minerva's, and it came down to one dress at minerva's and one somewhere else. Both I loved fully. In the end the deciding factor was honestly because of the dedication and helpfulness this store gave to me. Both dresses were very similar. They helped with everything that I needed for my day, even held my dress for my day, and fit me in for my one and only fitting just 4 days before the big day. The dress was stunning, and fit like a glove. Didn't move all night. I am so happy I went with a dress from here. Carole was my person at minerva's, she even took my calls from Alaska after I purchased the dress and helped me with many other aspects of my day by phone. View, tiara, flower, jewelry and others. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I found the exact dress I wanted online and Minerva's was so accommodating and professional! They measured me for sizing and ordered my dress. The dress came in as promised. I went next door for alterations and Minerva herself helped me with the proper undergarments and picking the perfect veil. Thank you!!!
I found the exact dress I wanted online and Minerva's was so accommodating and professional! They measured me for sizing Read more...
I found the exact dress I wanted online and Minerva's was so accommodating and professional! They measured me for sizing and ordered my dress. The dress came in as promised. I went next door for alterations and Minerva herself helped me with the proper undergarments and picking the perfect veil. Thank you!!! Read less
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Minerva's Bridal Suite responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! We .love to hear back from our brides, you are why we are here!
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Jenn
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I got my wedding gown from Minerva's and I had a wonderful experience. I worked with MaryAnn who was great. We made sure to work with her each time we visited the store. She also went out of her way to help order a flower girl dress I had seen in one of their catalogs.
Overall, my dress came in on time and was SO beautiful. I actually ordered a custom neckline for my gown because the original was a little to deep for me - it came in perfect! They measured me perfect because although I did need alterations (as do most brides...) it was an easy couple of things. The seamstress next door did an amazing job on my wedding dress and my rehearsal dress. You can tell she specialized in wedding gowns! I must say this bridal salon was very clean and MaryAnn was very professional with us. Great dresses for great value too! Would definitely recommend.
I got my wedding gown from Minerva's and I had a wonderful experience. I worked with MaryAnn who was great. We made sure Read more...
I got my wedding gown from Minerva's and I had a wonderful experience. I worked with MaryAnn who was great. We made sure to work with her each time we visited the store. She also went out of her way to help order a flower girl dress I had seen in one of their catalogs.
Overall, my dress came in on time and was SO beautiful. I actually ordered a custom neckline for my gown because the original was a little to deep for me - it came in perfect! They measured me perfect because although I did need alterations (as do most brides...) it was an easy couple of things. The seamstress next door did an amazing job on my wedding dress and my rehearsal dress. You can tell she specialized in wedding gowns! I must say this bridal salon was very clean and MaryAnn was very professional with us. Great dresses for great value too! Would definitely recommend. Read less
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Antonia
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Minerva herself helped me find the wedding dress of my dreams! I had tried many dresses on and wanted to be sure it was the perfect one for me and she found it! So many people commented on how the dress was perfect and asked where we got it as they had never seen a dress like it that fit me so good and age appropriate. Thank you for all you are did for me.
Minerva herself helped me find the wedding dress of my dreams! I had tried many dresses on and wanted to be sure it was Read more...
Minerva herself helped me find the wedding dress of my dreams! I had tried many dresses on and wanted to be sure it was the perfect one for me and she found it! So many people commented on how the dress was perfect and asked where we got it as they had never seen a dress like it that fit me so good and age appropriate. Thank you for all you are did for me. Read less
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Priscilla
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so in love with my wedding dress and how it turned out after alterations from Minerva's bridal. It was so easy to find purchase and alter my gown all in one spot. The staff was very helpful and friendly!
I am so in love with my wedding dress and how it turned out after alterations from Minerva's bridal. It was so easy to Read more...
I am so in love with my wedding dress and how it turned out after alterations from Minerva's bridal. It was so easy to find purchase and alter my gown all in one spot. The staff was very helpful and friendly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I spent two days in Orlando hitting every wedding dress shop, and I found the best value and friendliest staff at Minerva Bridal. They carry a large selection of Allure dresses which I think are very pretty and for a reasonable price. Carol helped me and my family at the store, and she was very patient and sweet. The entire staff was also very friendly, and not in a pushy sort of way. I purchased a floor model dress and was able to get it at a discount. Since I was in the process of moving I left the dress there, and a few months later the shop cleaned it and shipped it for only $20. I would definitely recommend this shop!
I spent two days in Orlando hitting every wedding dress shop, and I found the best value and friendliest staff at Minerva Read more...
I spent two days in Orlando hitting every wedding dress shop, and I found the best value and friendliest staff at Minerva Bridal. They carry a large selection of Allure dresses which I think are very pretty and for a reasonable price. Carol helped me and my family at the store, and she was very patient and sweet. The entire staff was also very friendly, and not in a pushy sort of way. I purchased a floor model dress and was able to get it at a discount. Since I was in the process of moving I left the dress there, and a few months later the shop cleaned it and shipped it for only $20. I would definitely recommend this shop! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Great Bridal Suite. Kristine is very helpful and made my shopping experience a wonderful one. We still hear the compliments on my dress. (It was pretty amazing). We are very thankful for the alterations department they made sure all was complete when needed and went out of their way for a special pick up time when I needed my dress. Thank you! We will continue to compliment Minerva's Bridal Suite. (They deserve it).

Doug and Donna
October 12, 2013
Great Bridal Suite. Kristine is very helpful and made my shopping experience a wonderful one. We still hear the Read more...
Great Bridal Suite. Kristine is very helpful and made my shopping experience a wonderful one. We still hear the compliments on my dress. (It was pretty amazing). We are very thankful for the alterations department they made sure all was complete when needed and went out of their way for a special pick up time when I needed my dress. Thank you! We will continue to compliment Minerva's Bridal Suite. (They deserve it).

Doug and Donna
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Minerva's Bridal Suite responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words Donna! I am so happy for you and hope your special day was as amazing as you are!
Love,
Kristine
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Annie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Great customer service. Helped me chose a dress and let me know that having my hearts desire was okay. I was prepared to settle for what was what I thought was "appropriate" I will never regret my choice. I love my gown. Prices are good, service is far superior to other shops in Orlando area. I drive 90 minutes each way, and it's worth every mile. Wish they had a larger platform for us to stand on, as the small step was tough for me, but I do have balance issues.
Great customer service. Helped me chose a dress and let me know that having my hearts desire was okay. I was prepared to Read more...
Great customer service. Helped me chose a dress and let me know that having my hearts desire was okay. I was prepared to settle for what was what I thought was "appropriate" I will never regret my choice. I love my gown. Prices are good, service is far superior to other shops in Orlando area. I drive 90 minutes each way, and it's worth every mile. Wish they had a larger platform for us to stand on, as the small step was tough for me, but I do have balance issues. Read less
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Minerva's Bridal Suite responded with the following comments:

Annie it was so great working with you! You made me smile as well! Hope all is good and can't wait to see pictures!!!
Kristine
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IDA
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Great Boutique, as soon as I walked into that place, within 15 mins I found the dress that I wanted, I didn't bother to look at any other dresses or go to any other place. Very diligent and they were very professional. They delivered when they said they would and I am very satisfied with all of their services.
Great Boutique, as soon as I walked into that place, within 15 mins I found the dress that I wanted, I didn't bother to Read more...
Great Boutique, as soon as I walked into that place, within 15 mins I found the dress that I wanted, I didn't bother to look at any other dresses or go to any other place. Very diligent and they were very professional. They delivered when they said they would and I am very satisfied with all of their services. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone is very helpful. After shopping around Minerva's is very affordable and the dresses are gorgeous. Very happy with my dress!
Everyone is very helpful. After shopping around Minerva's is very affordable and the dresses are gorgeous. Very happy with Read more...
Everyone is very helpful. After shopping around Minerva's is very affordable and the dresses are gorgeous. Very happy with my dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Minerva's Bridal is the best! After I had a huge fiasco with my first wedding dress not being delivered to me (the business in Gainesville where I bought it had gone bankrupt). Minerva's was there to the rescue! I was able to get my new wedding dress very quickly and Kristine was very helpful!! I received many compliments on my new wedding dress! They have a great selection and I got exactly what I wanted!
Minerva's Bridal is the best! After I had a huge fiasco with my first wedding dress not being delivered to me (the Read more...
Minerva's Bridal is the best! After I had a huge fiasco with my first wedding dress not being delivered to me (the business in Gainesville where I bought it had gone bankrupt). Minerva's was there to the rescue! I was able to get my new wedding dress very quickly and Kristine was very helpful!! I received many compliments on my new wedding dress! They have a great selection and I got exactly what I wanted! Read less
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Minerva's Bridal Suite responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us kn ow about your experience! So glad we could be part of your special day!
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I purchased my gown and bridal jewelry from Minerva's and I absolutely loved them. The team is so helpful, and it's nice to go to a boutique that's smaller in size, but doesn't sacrifice selection. You really get the personal service that brides deserve and expect.
I purchased my gown and bridal jewelry from Minerva's and I absolutely loved them. The team is so helpful, and it's nice Read more...
I purchased my gown and bridal jewelry from Minerva's and I absolutely loved them. The team is so helpful, and it's nice to go to a boutique that's smaller in size, but doesn't sacrifice selection. You really get the personal service that brides deserve and expect. Read less
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Theresa & Kenneth
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
First of all, my dress was gorgeous! Perfect! Karol, my saving grace was a delight! She didn’t lose her composure once even though I was a somewhat of a hysterical bride. With having to make decisions on style, color, length, train, accessories, it becomes overwhelming. Karol was helpful, knowledgeable, and patient.

Brides! Go to Minerva’s Bridal!
There are so many different and better dresses than the chain stores. Before you buy, stop by Minerva’s! You will not be disappointed.

Go to Uptown Tux for your tuxedo rental or purchase. They are right next door to Minerava’s.
Jim was a Gem! Seriously! Best Man ever! We purchased and rented and Jim was so accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly. Great prices! Superb selection! Wonderful customer service!

Thank you so very much Jim!
Theresa & Kenneth
First of all, my dress was gorgeous! Perfect! Karol, my saving grace was a delight! She didn’t lose her composure once Read more...
First of all, my dress was gorgeous! Perfect! Karol, my saving grace was a delight! She didn’t lose her composure once even though I was a somewhat of a hysterical bride. With having to make decisions on style, color, length, train, accessories, it becomes overwhelming. Karol was helpful, knowledgeable, and patient.

Brides! Go to Minerva’s Bridal!
There are so many different and better dresses than the chain stores. Before you buy, stop by Minerva’s! You will not be disappointed.

Go to Uptown Tux for your tuxedo rental or purchase. They are right next door to Minerava’s.
Jim was a Gem! Seriously! Best Man ever! We purchased and rented and Jim was so accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly. Great prices! Superb selection! Wonderful customer service!

Thank you so very much Jim!
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Minerva's Bridal Suite responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience! We are so glad we were able to help you both on your special day!! Please send pictures when you have time....would love to see how wonderful you both looked!
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Reinette
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Found the perfect Ballgown for my wedding!!Carol at Minerva's Bridal was so helpful & sweet throughout the whole process of purchasing my wedding gown & Bridemaids dresses. Excellent quality gowns & variety of choices. Highly recommended!!
Found the perfect Ballgown for my wedding!!Carol at Minerva's Bridal was so helpful & sweet throughout the whole process Read more...
Found the perfect Ballgown for my wedding!!Carol at Minerva's Bridal was so helpful & sweet throughout the whole process of purchasing my wedding gown & Bridemaids dresses. Excellent quality gowns & variety of choices. Highly recommended!! Read less
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Renata
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
After looking at many dresses at 4 different shops and almost settling for something that was "close" I stopped by Minerva's for a quick look. I'm so glad I did! I described what I had in mind and it was the first dress they pulled from the rack. It was the last I tried! The pricing is very similar to all other shops, however, their shop itself sets them apart. Every dress was immaculate and I felt I was the first person trying it on, like they were brought in just for me. Every other store I visited, I was disgusted with how stained, dingy and nearly destroyed each dress was. I realize that wasn't the exact dress I would be wearing on my wedding day, but it does affect your experience of trying it on, if you look frumpy and messy and feel grossed out at the make-up and sweat stains.
I highly recommend Minerva's for their care, the time they took with me and very professional service. I also had a very short timeline for getting my dress and they got it for me in record time (1 week). Another shop I visited didn't even try to get me a dress in less than 6 months.
After looking at many dresses at 4 different shops and almost settling for something that was "close" I stopped by Read more...
After looking at many dresses at 4 different shops and almost settling for something that was "close" I stopped by Minerva's for a quick look. I'm so glad I did! I described what I had in mind and it was the first dress they pulled from the rack. It was the last I tried! The pricing is very similar to all other shops, however, their shop itself sets them apart. Every dress was immaculate and I felt I was the first person trying it on, like they were brought in just for me. Every other store I visited, I was disgusted with how stained, dingy and nearly destroyed each dress was. I realize that wasn't the exact dress I would be wearing on my wedding day, but it does affect your experience of trying it on, if you look frumpy and messy and feel grossed out at the make-up and sweat stains.
I highly recommend Minerva's for their care, the time they took with me and very professional service. I also had a very short timeline for getting my dress and they got it for me in record time (1 week). Another shop I visited didn't even try to get me a dress in less than 6 months. Read less
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sleepykat
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Minerva's has an excellent selection of gorgeous gowns for women of all shapes and sizes. They were really helpful and found my dream dress on the first try! I also bought my accessories there and they were beautiful. Out of all of the bridal shops that I went to, Minerva's made me feel the most comfortable! They were great!
Minerva's has an excellent selection of gorgeous gowns for women of all shapes and sizes. They were really helpful and Read more...
Minerva's has an excellent selection of gorgeous gowns for women of all shapes and sizes. They were really helpful and found my dream dress on the first try! I also bought my accessories there and they were beautiful. Out of all of the bridal shops that I went to, Minerva's made me feel the most comfortable! They were great! Read less
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yamina
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I purchased My wedding gown on my first visit i worked directly with Minerva herself and from the moment i walked in the store i was greeted with smiles and whisked away in a bridal dream thank you for making my special moment with my family one to remember
I purchased My wedding gown on my first visit i worked directly with Minerva herself and from the moment i walked in the Read more...
I purchased My wedding gown on my first visit i worked directly with Minerva herself and from the moment i walked in the store i was greeted with smiles and whisked away in a bridal dream thank you for making my special moment with my family one to remember Read less
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MASSIEL
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Like most brides, I went to several different bridal shops to find the perfect dress. After months of looking, I ended up purchasing the very first dress that I tried on at Minerva's and I am so happy that I did! The dress was so beautiful and it fit me like a glove! Minerva and her staff, including the seamstress, did such a spectacular job. My now husband rented all the tuxes from the adjoining tux shop; they were wonderful as well! Absolutely no hiccups with the dress or tuxes. Bravo to Minervas!
Like most brides, I went to several different bridal shops to find the perfect dress. After months of looking, I ended up Read more...
Like most brides, I went to several different bridal shops to find the perfect dress. After months of looking, I ended up purchasing the very first dress that I tried on at Minerva's and I am so happy that I did! The dress was so beautiful and it fit me like a glove! Minerva and her staff, including the seamstress, did such a spectacular job. My now husband rented all the tuxes from the adjoining tux shop; they were wonderful as well! Absolutely no hiccups with the dress or tuxes. Bravo to Minervas! Read less
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goof516333
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of dealing with a couple of ladies at this store and I really want to thank them for all their help. They helped contact the designer when I found out my husband received deployment orders and we had to move up the wedding. I only had four weeks between the time I ordered the dress to my new wedding date. They kept in contact with the designer and were able to get my dress to me the Monday before the wedding. They were even able to alter it. They were so helpful and I really appreciate everything they did for me. Thank you so much!
I had the pleasure of dealing with a couple of ladies at this store and I really want to thank them for all their help. Read more...
I had the pleasure of dealing with a couple of ladies at this store and I really want to thank them for all their help. They helped contact the designer when I found out my husband received deployment orders and we had to move up the wedding. I only had four weeks between the time I ordered the dress to my new wedding date. They kept in contact with the designer and were able to get my dress to me the Monday before the wedding. They were even able to alter it. They were so helpful and I really appreciate everything they did for me. Thank you so much! Read less
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Asalve
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I bought an absolutely beautiful Sophia Tolli dress from Minerva's. There was a mix-up with the delivery date, but it arrived on time despite of that. Minerva took my measurements when I originally ordered the dress. She measured me perfectly, and I didn't require ANY alterations at all. Her and her staff are incredibly professional and courteous. I would recommend them to everyone!!
I bought an absolutely beautiful Sophia Tolli dress from Minerva's. There was a mix-up with the delivery date, but it Read more...
I bought an absolutely beautiful Sophia Tolli dress from Minerva's. There was a mix-up with the delivery date, but it arrived on time despite of that. Minerva took my measurements when I originally ordered the dress. She measured me perfectly, and I didn't require ANY alterations at all. Her and her staff are incredibly professional and courteous. I would recommend them to everyone!! Read less
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LLRobinson
Wedding:
4/30/2010
5.0/5.0
I tried on probably 100 dresses no lie. I walk into Minerva's and tried on 2.. number 2.. the dress! It was beautiful. I got so many compliments.
I tried on probably 100 dresses no lie. I walk into Minerva's and tried on 2.. number 2.. the dress! It was beautiful. I Read more...
I tried on probably 100 dresses no lie. I walk into Minerva's and tried on 2.. number 2.. the dress! It was beautiful. I got so many compliments. Read less
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lulu1821
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I had tried on several dresses, and Minerva's was the last stop of the day. My sister and Mom picked out a few dresses for me, and then the women helping me picked a few out. I didn't like the one she picked out on the hanger, but when I put in on, I started crying and just knew it was the dress for me!

Minerva's was great from beginning to end!
I had tried on several dresses, and Minerva's was the last stop of the day. My sister and Mom picked out a few dresses for Read more...
I had tried on several dresses, and Minerva's was the last stop of the day. My sister and Mom picked out a few dresses for me, and then the women helping me picked a few out. I didn't like the one she picked out on the hanger, but when I put in on, I started crying and just knew it was the dress for me!

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jessicalee31523
Wedding:
3/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Minerva's was the only place I looked. The staff was great and so were the prices. I found my dress after only trying on a few!
Minerva's was the only place I looked. The staff was great and so were the prices. I found my dress after only trying on a Read more...
Minerva's was the only place I looked. The staff was great and so were the prices. I found my dress after only trying on a few! Read less
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Palmer1302010
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Minerva's was fantastic!!!! Even though I had bought my wedding dress somewhere else, I choose her to help me with my Jr bridesmaid’s dress! You would have never thought it would be so perfectly matched to my other bridesmaid’s! Minerva and her staff never made me feel bad for not buying my other dress there; her goal was to make sure to please me with the one dress!
Now, I did go next door to UPTOWN Tux with Jimmy, her son, for the tuxes!!! Jimmy worked with me on matching the color vest with the all the groomsmen and ushers and father inlaw and my escort! Most of the guys were out of town and there was no stress on getting measurements from out of town. It all was smooth and boy did they all look GOOD!
I have known other to buy there wedding dress from her and was amazed and beautiful! I also bought a few bridesmaids dress from her prior. She is wonderful person and I do love her shop! I would have bought my wedding dress from her if she was my 1st stop! Thank you for everything Minerva & Jimmy!!!! XOXO
Minerva's was fantastic!!!! Even though I had bought my wedding dress somewhere else, I choose her to help me with my Jr Read more...
Minerva's was fantastic!!!! Even though I had bought my wedding dress somewhere else, I choose her to help me with my Jr bridesmaid’s dress! You would have never thought it would be so perfectly matched to my other bridesmaid’s! Minerva and her staff never made me feel bad for not buying my other dress there; her goal was to make sure to please me with the one dress!
Now, I did go next door to UPTOWN Tux with Jimmy, her son, for the tuxes!!! Jimmy worked with me on matching the color vest with the all the groomsmen and ushers and father inlaw and my escort! Most of the guys were out of town and there was no stress on getting measurements from out of town. It all was smooth and boy did they all look GOOD!
I have known other to buy there wedding dress from her and was amazed and beautiful! I also bought a few bridesmaids dress from her prior. She is wonderful person and I do love her shop! I would have bought my wedding dress from her if she was my 1st stop! Thank you for everything Minerva & Jimmy!!!! XOXO Read less
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mschelly02
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Minerva was so wonderful!! The dress selection was the best in town, as were the prices and the staff is so friendly and helpful. Unlike some shops, Minerva's is only concerned with helping find your perfect dress so you will feel fabulous on your wedding day. The selection process was relaxed and without pressure and the alterations were fast and accurate. I would not recommend going to anyone but Minerva for your dress. Thank you, Minerva's, the dress was perfect!!
Minerva was so wonderful!! The dress selection was the best in town, as were the prices and the staff is so friendly and Read more...
Minerva was so wonderful!! The dress selection was the best in town, as were the prices and the staff is so friendly and helpful. Unlike some shops, Minerva's is only concerned with helping find your perfect dress so you will feel fabulous on your wedding day. The selection process was relaxed and without pressure and the alterations were fast and accurate. I would not recommend going to anyone but Minerva for your dress. Thank you, Minerva's, the dress was perfect!! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
Minerva's was such a pleasure to work with. I went to many different bridal salons to try and find my perfect gown. At all the other salons I just felt like a number but at Minerva's everyone made me feel like I was special. I would recommend Minerva's to anyone searching for their perfect gown.
Minerva's was such a pleasure to work with. I went to many different bridal salons to try and find my perfect gown. At all Read more...
Minerva's was such a pleasure to work with. I went to many different bridal salons to try and find my perfect gown. At all the other salons I just felt like a number but at Minerva's everyone made me feel like I was special. I would recommend Minerva's to anyone searching for their perfect gown. Read less
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laurenqt84
Wedding:
3/9/2008
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with my, and my girls, gowns. They were absolutely perfect and we were all WELL taken care of. It was easy to book appointments, even last minute ones for those of us who aren't as organized as we want to be. I can't tell you how many compliments I got on my gown and my maids thank me too b/c they can wear their gowns again. Wonderful service, Minerva really knows how to pamper her brides!
I couldn't be happier with my, and my girls, gowns. They were absolutely perfect and we were all WELL taken care of. It Read more...
I couldn't be happier with my, and my girls, gowns. They were absolutely perfect and we were all WELL taken care of. It was easy to book appointments, even last minute ones for those of us who aren't as organized as we want to be. I can't tell you how many compliments I got on my gown and my maids thank me too b/c they can wear their gowns again. Wonderful service, Minerva really knows how to pamper her brides! Read less
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Priya
Wedding:
2/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Minerva has very unique gowns. I got an absolutely sexy & beautifull dress from Minerva. Go check her out.. you will definitely like what you see.
Minerva has very unique gowns. I got an absolutely sexy & beautifull dress from Minerva. Go check her out.. you will Read more...
Minerva has very unique gowns. I got an absolutely sexy & beautifull dress from Minerva. Go check her out.. you will definitely like what you see. Read less
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marioli628
Wedding:
12/8/2007
5.0/5.0
Patty was so helpful and professinal. She helped me to better choose my wedding gown. Minerva was very flexible with the payments. They were fabulous!
Patty was so helpful and professinal. She helped me to better choose my wedding gown. Minerva was very flexible with the Read more...
Patty was so helpful and professinal. She helped me to better choose my wedding gown. Minerva was very flexible with the payments. They were fabulous! Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.9/5.0
Loved my dress!! Bridal consultant Kristine was great! She called me right away when my dress came in, and helped me on almost every visit. I have already recommended Minveras to all my friends getting married.
Loved my dress!! Bridal consultant Kristine was great! She called me right away when my dress came in, and helped me on Read more...
Loved my dress!! Bridal consultant Kristine was great! She called me right away when my dress came in, and helped me on almost every visit. I have already recommended Minveras to all my friends getting married. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
2/19/2012
4.9/5.0
Beautiful dress for a decent price. Fair pricing on the alterations!
Beautiful dress for a decent price. Fair pricing on the alterations!
Beautiful dress for a decent price. Fair pricing on the alterations! Read less
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Mrs.Anthony1217
Wedding:
12/17/2011
4.9/5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding dress! it was such a princess-like dress and the staff at Minerva's were extremely helpful. The only thing that was kind of overpriced was the alterations. But my dress came in exactly at the time predicted and it fit almost perfectly! They also had some lovely accessories at their store, I ended up purchasing my vale and tiara from them. I felt so beautiful in my dress, i wouldn't have traded it for anything!
I absolutely loved my wedding dress! it was such a princess-like dress and the staff at Minerva's were extremely helpful. Read more...
I absolutely loved my wedding dress! it was such a princess-like dress and the staff at Minerva's were extremely helpful. The only thing that was kind of overpriced was the alterations. But my dress came in exactly at the time predicted and it fit almost perfectly! They also had some lovely accessories at their store, I ended up purchasing my vale and tiara from them. I felt so beautiful in my dress, i wouldn't have traded it for anything! Read less
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sweetapple89
Wedding:
8/13/2010
4.9/5.0
I went in looking for a particular designer but they didn't carry the dress I was looking for but instead they pulled dresses similar to my taste. Needless to say the first dress I put on was a stunning Sophia Tolli creation. I bought the dress right there. They were very flexible with payments and pick up. Loved this place, highly recommend it!
I went in looking for a particular designer but they didn't carry the dress I was looking for but instead they pulled Read more...
I went in looking for a particular designer but they didn't carry the dress I was looking for but instead they pulled dresses similar to my taste. Needless to say the first dress I put on was a stunning Sophia Tolli creation. I bought the dress right there. They were very flexible with payments and pick up. Loved this place, highly recommend it! Read less
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malmals10
Wedding:
3/20/2010
4.9/5.0
Loved working with Minerva's. I bought my wedding dress, second shorter reception dress, and all of the groomsman tuxes there.
They were professional, honest, and everything was priced wonderfully.
Highly recommend!
Loved working with Minerva's. I bought my wedding dress, second shorter reception dress, and all of the groomsman tuxes Read more...
Loved working with Minerva's. I bought my wedding dress, second shorter reception dress, and all of the groomsman tuxes there.
They were professional, honest, and everything was priced wonderfully.
Highly recommend! Read less
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
5/31/2015
4.8/5.0
Minerva's was great. They were very attentive and patient with me until I found the perfect dress!
Minerva's was great. They were very attentive and patient with me until I found the perfect dress!
Minerva's was great. They were very attentive and patient with me until I found the perfect dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Beautiful dresses. Easy experience. They could use more plus sizes available to try on. They offer many sizes and styles all amazing just not as many plus sizes in store for trying on. Great value non the less. I still found my plus size dress their! Dress came in on time as expected with no issues.
Beautiful dresses. Easy experience. They could use more plus sizes available to try on. They offer many sizes and styles Read more...
Beautiful dresses. Easy experience. They could use more plus sizes available to try on. They offer many sizes and styles all amazing just not as many plus sizes in store for trying on. Great value non the less. I still found my plus size dress their! Dress came in on time as expected with no issues. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.8/5.0
Minerva's was wonderfully professional. I felt just like I was at one of the stores they show on TV. Marianne was very helpful--she had me try on dresses of very different styles just to make sure I got the most flattering style. She really listened to what I was telling her about what I liked and what I didn't. The salon was a bit pricey, but it's because they offer such wonderful service!
Minerva's was wonderfully professional. I felt just like I was at one of the stores they show on TV. Marianne was very Read more...
Minerva's was wonderfully professional. I felt just like I was at one of the stores they show on TV. Marianne was very helpful--she had me try on dresses of very different styles just to make sure I got the most flattering style. She really listened to what I was telling her about what I liked and what I didn't. The salon was a bit pricey, but it's because they offer such wonderful service! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Minerva's was so easy to work with and did everything to keep me happy. Helped me find my dream dress for my upcoming wedding!
Minerva's was so easy to work with and did everything to keep me happy. Helped me find my dream dress for my upcoming Read more...
Minerva's was so easy to work with and did everything to keep me happy. Helped me find my dream dress for my upcoming wedding! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
Great service. Alterations right next door. Variety of dresses to choose from.
Great service. Alterations right next door. Variety of dresses to choose from.
Great service. Alterations right next door. Variety of dresses to choose from. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Very helpful boutique with a alterations place right next door... and a tux place. My Consultant was new but helpful until it came to sizing. Luckily another woman was helping us order and knew I knew my body best. Dress was the perfect size when we got it :)

Great selection, great prices and good group of ladies.
Very helpful boutique with a alterations place right next door... and a tux place. My Consultant was new but helpful until Read more...
Very helpful boutique with a alterations place right next door... and a tux place. My Consultant was new but helpful until it came to sizing. Luckily another woman was helping us order and knew I knew my body best. Dress was the perfect size when we got it :)

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mcocruz
Wedding:
5/28/2010
4.8/5.0
I wasn´t looking for anything too fancy. In the prom section I ended up finding this beautiful although simple gown. I received a lot of compliments! And we went to check the tux section without previous appointment and they were also great! I ended up get my hair accessory and jewelry there too. Definitely recommended!!!
I wasnt looking for anything too fancy. In the prom section I ended up finding this beautiful although simple gown. I Read more...
I wasn´t looking for anything too fancy. In the prom section I ended up finding this beautiful although simple gown. I received a lot of compliments! And we went to check the tux section without previous appointment and they were also great! I ended up get my hair accessory and jewelry there too. Definitely recommended!!! Read less
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.7/5.0
MaryAnn is the sole reason I'm writing this review... She was wonderful. This woman had the patience of a saint and she made the dress buying process truly enjoyable. She is so sweet, not pushy at all and really helped me to narrow down my very vague dress vision into finding "the one". I'm not frilly, I don't care for shopping and I surely wasnt looking forward to wedding dress shopping, but she made it a great experience. Once I had chosen the dress, ordered it and attended my final fitting I seriously wanted to invite her to my wedding. She is the best!!
MaryAnn is the sole reason I'm writing this review... She was wonderful. This woman had the patience of a saint and she Read more...
MaryAnn is the sole reason I'm writing this review... She was wonderful. This woman had the patience of a saint and she made the dress buying process truly enjoyable. She is so sweet, not pushy at all and really helped me to narrow down my very vague dress vision into finding "the one". I'm not frilly, I don't care for shopping and I surely wasnt looking forward to wedding dress shopping, but she made it a great experience. Once I had chosen the dress, ordered it and attended my final fitting I seriously wanted to invite her to my wedding. She is the best!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/22/2012
4.7/5.0
I really enjoyed working with the ladies at Minerva's. I absolutely loved my dress and thought it was a great value. It was a little confusing working with the alterations, but everything turned out beautifully.
I really enjoyed working with the ladies at Minerva's. I absolutely loved my dress and thought it was a great value. It Read more...
I really enjoyed working with the ladies at Minerva's. I absolutely loved my dress and thought it was a great value. It was a little confusing working with the alterations, but everything turned out beautifully. Read less
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gail
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.7/5.0
Minerva is an outstanding individual, along with her husband Jim, both of whom handled my bridal gown and the the tuxedo rentals. Minerva and several of her staff went beyond the call of duty in helping me get dressed on the day of my wedding, and I appreciated the personal attention and care provided to me. Minerva's seamstress is an awesome lady who handled my many gown alterations.

There was a slight problem early in our working with a couple staff members providing incorrect information on shoe ordering/bridesmaids gown order, and later failing to call me when my shoes and bridal gown had arrived at the store. However, after calling those problems to Minerva's attention, those issues appear to have been resolved.

Excepting for the earlier experience above, I enjoyed working with Minerva and her staff and would highly recommend their services to couples planning their wedding attire. Thanks again, Minerva!
Minerva is an outstanding individual, along with her husband Jim, both of whom handled my bridal gown and the the tuxedo Read more...
Minerva is an outstanding individual, along with her husband Jim, both of whom handled my bridal gown and the the tuxedo rentals. Minerva and several of her staff went beyond the call of duty in helping me get dressed on the day of my wedding, and I appreciated the personal attention and care provided to me. Minerva's seamstress is an awesome lady who handled my many gown alterations.

There was a slight problem early in our working with a couple staff members providing incorrect information on shoe ordering/bridesmaids gown order, and later failing to call me when my shoes and bridal gown had arrived at the store. However, after calling those problems to Minerva's attention, those issues appear to have been resolved.

Excepting for the earlier experience above, I enjoyed working with Minerva and her staff and would highly recommend their services to couples planning their wedding attire. Thanks again, Minerva! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Beautiful dress! It was only the second store I visited and tried about five dresses before swooning for the one!
Beautiful dress! It was only the second store I visited and tried about five dresses before swooning for the one!
Beautiful dress! It was only the second store I visited and tried about five dresses before swooning for the one! Read less
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mstip
Wedding:
3/14/2009
4.6/5.0
My dress was gorgeous!! And they are very helpful.
My dress was gorgeous!! And they are very helpful.
My dress was gorgeous!! And they are very helpful. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.5/5.0
I had walked into Minervas and I had gone there looking for bridesmaid dresses. While there with one of my bridesmaids, I saw a dress that I honestly could not take my eyes off of. Did not try it on that day, as I was there for my girls. A few weeks went by, tried on several other dresses at other locations, no luck and had bad experiences with people trying to just put me in dresses that I did not like at all. I felt very pushed also at other locations. I went back to Minervas and put the dress on - Fit like a glove! My experience with dealing with them was great overall. The women there helped me out and matched my accessories to the dress perfectly. My dress had to be made, took about 4 months to make it. I went and tried it on - fit great! I only had to take in a little on the top with the seamstress next door to them - and they were great too! Only two complaints that I have is that I never got an call or email from them when my dress arrived, and I had to call them and then they told me it was there. Also, when I had to make appointments to go in, I never got a call to confirm the appointments (which is always a nice reminder) and then one time I had to change an appointment and they didn't even have it in the system. Otherwise - the staff is very helpful and super friendly!
I had walked into Minervas and I had gone there looking for bridesmaid dresses. While there with one of my bridesmaids, I Read more...
I had walked into Minervas and I had gone there looking for bridesmaid dresses. While there with one of my bridesmaids, I saw a dress that I honestly could not take my eyes off of. Did not try it on that day, as I was there for my girls. A few weeks went by, tried on several other dresses at other locations, no luck and had bad experiences with people trying to just put me in dresses that I did not like at all. I felt very pushed also at other locations. I went back to Minervas and put the dress on - Fit like a glove! My experience with dealing with them was great overall. The women there helped me out and matched my accessories to the dress perfectly. My dress had to be made, took about 4 months to make it. I went and tried it on - fit great! I only had to take in a little on the top with the seamstress next door to them - and they were great too! Only two complaints that I have is that I never got an call or email from them when my dress arrived, and I had to call them and then they told me it was there. Also, when I had to make appointments to go in, I never got a call to confirm the appointments (which is always a nice reminder) and then one time I had to change an appointment and they didn't even have it in the system. Otherwise - the staff is very helpful and super friendly! Read less
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Boston33
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.5/5.0
They were great- Had a couple of situations happen but worked it out. The alterations were a bit pricey. I got my jewelry else where at the cost was a bit pricey there. I would recommend them for a dress.
They were great- Had a couple of situations happen but worked it out. The alterations were a bit pricey. I got my jewelry Read more...
They were great- Had a couple of situations happen but worked it out. The alterations were a bit pricey. I got my jewelry else where at the cost was a bit pricey there. I would recommend them for a dress. Read less
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Jeffandsophia.com
Wedding:
6/27/2008
4.4/5.0
Beautiful dress at a great price...
Beautiful dress at a great price...
Beautiful dress at a great price... Read less
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GrandPlazaBride
Wedding:
3/6/2011
4.3/5.0
I had already tried on dozens of dresses by the time I went to Minerva's. It was the only place I went by myself, and I originally only went to see what would be at their trunk show the following Sunday.

After Christine (who was AWESOME!) tried several different dresses on me, trying to stay within my budget (which, I know, was way too small, but I'm frugal), she said "I have an idea. There's a dress that's just been sitting in the back for a while, and I'm not certain what they're doing with it, so let me check. I'll be right back."

It was perfect. It fit perfectlly. It was a totally different style than I had originally wanted, but it had all of the right elements. And it was one from their private line...and had been discontinued! We couldn't find a picture, and the straps in the back seemed a little odd, so we played around with them, and Christine made it beautiful (and, it turns out, different from the original idea, but much better in my opinion!). They knocked a huge chunk off the price, because it was discontinued, and had been around for a little while, and I was trying to stay within a budget, etc. I only ended up going a tiny bit over my little budget.

I ended up getting my earrings there, which I love. And my alterations...which actually ended up being a lot more than expected, and they were really basic; they had to bustle, hem, and take in the straps slightly-the hem was more expensive than anything, and it was barely a chapel length train.

I was one of the first brides to have her final fitting in their new fitting area, which is lovely! I'm so glad they did that, because when I went it for my other fitting, it was just too crowded, and a bit frustrating with all of the waiting, as they would be short staffed, trying to work with the girls who hadn't bought anything yet. I totally understand that, being in retail. It was just a little frustrating, but they seem to have fixed that issue with the new shop next door!

Christine was fantastic! She was there for every fitting, even the extra when I brought my Mom (who lives OOT) to see the dress after I bought it; and they graciously kept my dress there so that my fiance didn't see it:)

Absolutely wonderful! I will recommend them to everyone!
I had already tried on dozens of dresses by the time I went to Minerva's. It was the only place I went by myself, and I Read more...
I had already tried on dozens of dresses by the time I went to Minerva's. It was the only place I went by myself, and I originally only went to see what would be at their trunk show the following Sunday.

After Christine (who was AWESOME!) tried several different dresses on me, trying to stay within my budget (which, I know, was way too small, but I'm frugal), she said "I have an idea. There's a dress that's just been sitting in the back for a while, and I'm not certain what they're doing with it, so let me check. I'll be right back."

It was perfect. It fit perfectlly. It was a totally different style than I had originally wanted, but it had all of the right elements. And it was one from their private line...and had been discontinued! We couldn't find a picture, and the straps in the back seemed a little odd, so we played around with them, and Christine made it beautiful (and, it turns out, different from the original idea, but much better in my opinion!). They knocked a huge chunk off the price, because it was discontinued, and had been around for a little while, and I was trying to stay within a budget, etc. I only ended up going a tiny bit over my little budget.

I ended up getting my earrings there, which I love. And my alterations...which actually ended up being a lot more than expected, and they were really basic; they had to bustle, hem, and take in the straps slightly-the hem was more expensive than anything, and it was barely a chapel length train.

I was one of the first brides to have her final fitting in their new fitting area, which is lovely! I'm so glad they did that, because when I went it for my other fitting, it was just too crowded, and a bit frustrating with all of the waiting, as they would be short staffed, trying to work with the girls who hadn't bought anything yet. I totally understand that, being in retail. It was just a little frustrating, but they seem to have fixed that issue with the new shop next door!

Christine was fantastic! She was there for every fitting, even the extra when I brought my Mom (who lives OOT) to see the dress after I bought it; and they graciously kept my dress there so that my fiance didn't see it:)

Absolutely wonderful! I will recommend them to everyone! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/15/2012
4.2/5.0
My associate, Suzanne, was lovely. She made finding a dress such a breeze. We landed on *the* dress on the fourth try! The whole process was a breeze.
My associate, Suzanne, was lovely. She made finding a dress such a breeze. We landed on *the* dress on the fourth try! The Read more...
My associate, Suzanne, was lovely. She made finding a dress such a breeze. We landed on *the* dress on the fourth try! The whole process was a breeze. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.2/5.0
Minerva's was the first place I went to, the second dress I tried on I absolutely loved. But I wanted to try on others. There were many other, nicer looking boutiques; however, I had fallen in love with the dress I had tried on. Minerva's boutique appeared crowded with a lot of merchandise. Christine was extremely nice. Nonetheless, the alterations were a bit pricey, not only for my dress, but for my bridesmaids too. Minerva's was also great, but the tailor was not very professional. I had seen various bridesmaid dresses online that they did not carry and, that was a bit upsetting, I did ended up getting the bridesmaids dresses elsewhere. I loved my dress!
Minerva's was the first place I went to, the second dress I tried on I absolutely loved. But I wanted to try on others. Read more...
Minerva's was the first place I went to, the second dress I tried on I absolutely loved. But I wanted to try on others. There were many other, nicer looking boutiques; however, I had fallen in love with the dress I had tried on. Minerva's boutique appeared crowded with a lot of merchandise. Christine was extremely nice. Nonetheless, the alterations were a bit pricey, not only for my dress, but for my bridesmaids too. Minerva's was also great, but the tailor was not very professional. I had seen various bridesmaid dresses online that they did not carry and, that was a bit upsetting, I did ended up getting the bridesmaids dresses elsewhere. I loved my dress! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.2/5.0
Minerva's was the first and last place that I went to look for a wedding dress. The selection was very diverse and ranged with many styles. I picked out three dresses, and the second one I loved and purchased. All of the ladies at Minerva's were very helpful and made me feel beautiful.
The pricing for the dress was good, however the pricing for the alterations is what really needs some attention. My dress was taken in twice, and I hadn't lost a significant amount of weight in between, but I was still charged even when I questioned it. When I had some bra inserts sewn in, they were too high and it didn't make my chest look right at all, but they took them out and lowered them, and everything was back "in place".
My mother also was looking for a dress there, and we found the perfect dress in the perfect color for her. Since she was visiting from New York we put a deposit down and left completely happy. It was a couple of days later we got a phone call and were told that the dress is no longer being made. :( We didn't want to purchase the floor gown as it wasn't the right color, so we went to Davids Bridal instead.
I would reccommend Minerva's Bridal to any Bride, I loved my dress and it was absolutely gorgeous!
Minerva's was the first and last place that I went to look for a wedding dress. The selection was very diverse and ranged Read more...
Minerva's was the first and last place that I went to look for a wedding dress. The selection was very diverse and ranged with many styles. I picked out three dresses, and the second one I loved and purchased. All of the ladies at Minerva's were very helpful and made me feel beautiful.
The pricing for the dress was good, however the pricing for the alterations is what really needs some attention. My dress was taken in twice, and I hadn't lost a significant amount of weight in between, but I was still charged even when I questioned it. When I had some bra inserts sewn in, they were too high and it didn't make my chest look right at all, but they took them out and lowered them, and everything was back "in place".
My mother also was looking for a dress there, and we found the perfect dress in the perfect color for her. Since she was visiting from New York we put a deposit down and left completely happy. It was a couple of days later we got a phone call and were told that the dress is no longer being made. :( We didn't want to purchase the floor gown as it wasn't the right color, so we went to Davids Bridal instead.
I would reccommend Minerva's Bridal to any Bride, I loved my dress and it was absolutely gorgeous! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/20/2013
4.1/5.0
Love love love my dress. The girl that originally helped me was horrible. My sister-in-law had to go pull dresses for me and then a different sales girl had to retire the corset back, but I still couldn't be happier with my dress. There is an alterations place right next door that they partner with, so that was very easy. They could also be a little better with communication. I didn't know when my dress was set to come in and then transferring to the alterations place was a bit confusing. Overall, I am pretty happy though. I didn't think I would be able to find the dress I had pictures, and they were the only place that had THE dress. No other shop even came close!
Love love love my dress. The girl that originally helped me was horrible. My sister-in-law had to go pull dresses for me Read more...
Love love love my dress. The girl that originally helped me was horrible. My sister-in-law had to go pull dresses for me and then a different sales girl had to retire the corset back, but I still couldn't be happier with my dress. There is an alterations place right next door that they partner with, so that was very easy. They could also be a little better with communication. I didn't know when my dress was set to come in and then transferring to the alterations place was a bit confusing. Overall, I am pretty happy though. I didn't think I would be able to find the dress I had pictures, and they were the only place that had THE dress. No other shop even came close! Read less
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Annikki
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.1/5.0
I found my perfect dress at Minerva's and it was everything I was looking for. The main complaint that I have was that they ordered my dress hollow to hem (which was an additional $200) and I guess they measured me incorrectly because when it came in the dress was too long. The wedding shoes I had bought, and been measured with, were 3 inch heels, but when the dress arrived I had to find new shoes that were 4 1/2 inches tall. I was very disappointed because it had taken me so long to find the perfect wedding shoes and I had spent a lot of money on them which I then could not return (not to mention standing all day in 4 1/2 inch heels was not fun). Also, when they measured me they told me to order the dress 4 sizes larger than the one I ended up ordering. The dress came in and fit perfect and needed no alterations, but if I had ordered what they were telling me I needed I would have had to do a ton of alterations which would have been very costly, so I recommend being cautious when it comes to their measurements. Lastly, I had a very difficult time coming in to pick up my dress. The only days they would allow you to pick it up is Monday through Friday and I was not able to go in during that time due to work. They seemed very frustrated and were not very helpful when I did come in. Although it was not the perfect experience, it was the only store that I found dresses that I liked so I would still recommend checking them out.
I found my perfect dress at Minerva's and it was everything I was looking for. The main complaint that I have was that Read more...
I found my perfect dress at Minerva's and it was everything I was looking for. The main complaint that I have was that they ordered my dress hollow to hem (which was an additional $200) and I guess they measured me incorrectly because when it came in the dress was too long. The wedding shoes I had bought, and been measured with, were 3 inch heels, but when the dress arrived I had to find new shoes that were 4 1/2 inches tall. I was very disappointed because it had taken me so long to find the perfect wedding shoes and I had spent a lot of money on them which I then could not return (not to mention standing all day in 4 1/2 inch heels was not fun). Also, when they measured me they told me to order the dress 4 sizes larger than the one I ended up ordering. The dress came in and fit perfect and needed no alterations, but if I had ordered what they were telling me I needed I would have had to do a ton of alterations which would have been very costly, so I recommend being cautious when it comes to their measurements. Lastly, I had a very difficult time coming in to pick up my dress. The only days they would allow you to pick it up is Monday through Friday and I was not able to go in during that time due to work. They seemed very frustrated and were not very helpful when I did come in. Although it was not the perfect experience, it was the only store that I found dresses that I liked so I would still recommend checking them out. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/9/2007
3.9/5.0
I found a beautiful dress at this shop; and overall they had a very nice selection of bridal gowns and brides maid dresses. I also bought my slip, veil, and jewelery at this shop. They have high quality items and are very helpful and professional. The only problem I had was with alterations. At my second fitting I was not happy with the way the bottom of my dress drug on the floor and curled up under my dress. At first they were reluctant to do more alterations and tried to talk me out of it. I knew that since I was having an outdoor wedding, I would end up with grass stains on the front of my dress. They did eventually agree and correctly altered the dress with no other problems.
I found a beautiful dress at this shop; and overall they had a very nice selection of bridal gowns and brides maid Read more...
I found a beautiful dress at this shop; and overall they had a very nice selection of bridal gowns and brides maid dresses. I also bought my slip, veil, and jewelery at this shop. They have high quality items and are very helpful and professional. The only problem I had was with alterations. At my second fitting I was not happy with the way the bottom of my dress drug on the floor and curled up under my dress. At first they were reluctant to do more alterations and tried to talk me out of it. I knew that since I was having an outdoor wedding, I would end up with grass stains on the front of my dress. They did eventually agree and correctly altered the dress with no other problems. Read less
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Anisa
Wedding:
7/22/2011
3.7/5.0
minerva's consultants are all very nice, i had a great time dress hunting there, and they were exceptionally patient with me. ordering was very simple, payment options were flexible, everything was done on time, even with the seamstress who was right next door. it was very convenient.
minerva's consultants are all very nice, i had a great time dress hunting there, and they were exceptionally patient with Read more...
minerva's consultants are all very nice, i had a great time dress hunting there, and they were exceptionally patient with me. ordering was very simple, payment options were flexible, everything was done on time, even with the seamstress who was right next door. it was very convenient. Read less
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Ivelisse
Wedding:
3/23/2013
3.5/5.0
Their prices are really hight, they give me a $100.00 discount on the dress but they was selling my dress $100 more than other store that I went before. But they received my dress faster than expected.
Their prices are really hight, they give me a $100.00 discount on the dress but they was selling my dress $100 more than Read more...
Their prices are really hight, they give me a $100.00 discount on the dress but they was selling my dress $100 more than other store that I went before. But they received my dress faster than expected. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.3/5.0
I bought my dress from Minerva's in Oct and they told me it would be in by March. I never got a phone call letting me know that my dress was in. There was a tiny stain on the dress that the sales lady claimed was a chemical sprayed on the dress before it left China. My biggest issue is when I took the dress to get altered. Not only are the prices outrageous, but the customer service is horrible. I picked up my dress and there were little puncture holes inches away from the seam like someone didn't know what they were doing. A button on the back of the dress was about to fall off and the seams along the back of the dress were not even tight. I brought it up to the lady and she denied everything and tried to tell me that's how I gave her the dress. I also noticed that the top of the dress was a little big after she marked it to be taken in. I was told that I lost weight which I haven't. She didnt even offer to fix it for me. Now I'm a week from my wedding and I need to find someone else to fix my dress! She could have been a little more accommodating considering the alterations were a lot of money not to mention the dress was pricey.
I bought my dress from Minerva's in Oct and they told me it would be in by March. I never got a phone call letting me know Read more...
I bought my dress from Minerva's in Oct and they told me it would be in by March. I never got a phone call letting me know that my dress was in. There was a tiny stain on the dress that the sales lady claimed was a chemical sprayed on the dress before it left China. My biggest issue is when I took the dress to get altered. Not only are the prices outrageous, but the customer service is horrible. I picked up my dress and there were little puncture holes inches away from the seam like someone didn't know what they were doing. A button on the back of the dress was about to fall off and the seams along the back of the dress were not even tight. I brought it up to the lady and she denied everything and tried to tell me that's how I gave her the dress. I also noticed that the top of the dress was a little big after she marked it to be taken in. I was told that I lost weight which I haven't. She didnt even offer to fix it for me. Now I'm a week from my wedding and I need to find someone else to fix my dress! She could have been a little more accommodating considering the alterations were a lot of money not to mention the dress was pricey. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
3/16/2013
3.0/5.0
My first visit to Minerva's was absolutely perfect, the sales associate was amazing and so sweet. I got fitted and bought my dress that day. They were very quick to get my dress in the store after order, but it went down from there... After they fitted me and told me which dress size to get the dress didn't fit. It was only about a 2 month gap between ordering the dress and picking it up and I had not gained any weight but the dress wouldn't even go on me. I was so upset and panicking on what to do when the MANAGER came in and saw that my mother and I were wondering what happened with the ordering and ripped the tag off immediately so we couldn't do anything about it!! I was shocked and in tears.. then she proceeded to tell me that I will have to just lose some weight! NOT what a bride wants to hear at all, so rude! We bought the dress and the owner actually walked us out and we told him what happened and he was very sweet and stunned that the woman manager acted that way. He did try to help me out in figuring out a way to fix the problem, but my experience was ruined... It didn't help that the girl next to me was all smiles and taking pictures with her dress and I was in tears! All in all the store had great products and I absolutely LOVED my dress and all the service I had was fantastic except for the one blonde woman manager.. She ruined all my memories from my dress shopping!
My first visit to Minerva's was absolutely perfect, the sales associate was amazing and so sweet. I got fitted and bought Read more...
My first visit to Minerva's was absolutely perfect, the sales associate was amazing and so sweet. I got fitted and bought my dress that day. They were very quick to get my dress in the store after order, but it went down from there... After they fitted me and told me which dress size to get the dress didn't fit. It was only about a 2 month gap between ordering the dress and picking it up and I had not gained any weight but the dress wouldn't even go on me. I was so upset and panicking on what to do when the MANAGER came in and saw that my mother and I were wondering what happened with the ordering and ripped the tag off immediately so we couldn't do anything about it!! I was shocked and in tears.. then she proceeded to tell me that I will have to just lose some weight! NOT what a bride wants to hear at all, so rude! We bought the dress and the owner actually walked us out and we told him what happened and he was very sweet and stunned that the woman manager acted that way. He did try to help me out in figuring out a way to fix the problem, but my experience was ruined... It didn't help that the girl next to me was all smiles and taking pictures with her dress and I was in tears! All in all the store had great products and I absolutely LOVED my dress and all the service I had was fantastic except for the one blonde woman manager.. She ruined all my memories from my dress shopping! Read less
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lizard228
Wedding:
3/12/2011
2.9/5.0
I loved my dress and the alterations were done well, but I was really upset when I unpacked my dress and all the strings that were supposed to be cut off when it was steamed were not. I also found 3 holes in the lace of my dress. Did anyone else, see them, no...but I knew they were there. The sample I tried on was full sheets of lace, but when I got the dress it was lace flowers sewn on tulle. They said that's just how they come. I worked with Christine who was always helpful and was very nice. My mother lives out of town and I tried on dresses by myself and I was pretty bummed they wouldn't let me take pictures to email to her. I liked other boutiques a lot better, but Minerva's is what I could afford. They're nice, but I felt like one of many getting hurded in and out.
I loved my dress and the alterations were done well, but I was really upset when I unpacked my dress and all the strings Read more...
I loved my dress and the alterations were done well, but I was really upset when I unpacked my dress and all the strings that were supposed to be cut off when it was steamed were not. I also found 3 holes in the lace of my dress. Did anyone else, see them, no...but I knew they were there. The sample I tried on was full sheets of lace, but when I got the dress it was lace flowers sewn on tulle. They said that's just how they come. I worked with Christine who was always helpful and was very nice. My mother lives out of town and I tried on dresses by myself and I was pretty bummed they wouldn't let me take pictures to email to her. I liked other boutiques a lot better, but Minerva's is what I could afford. They're nice, but I felt like one of many getting hurded in and out. Read less
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Shell
Wedding:
5/31/2014
2.8/5.0
First things first - my dress was beautiful. The first time we went into the store for my appointment, we were helped by Christine (which I might have spelled incorrectly). She was wonderful. This was the first place we tried on dresses and I had been so nervous. She put me at ease and helped me find the dress. I went to a few other stores to be sure and then decided on a beautiful dress I had tried on at Minerva's. We set an appointment to go try it on one last time and order.
When we arrived at the appointment, the person on staff was incredibly rude, snapping at me asking me what I wanted (and tole me Christine was not available, which is something they should have called me about). She could not find the dress and made me deeply uncomfortable.
The sample size 6 fit me perfectly with the exception of it being too large in the shoulders. We ordered the dress.
Months later, right around when the dress should have arrived, I called to ask about the status and was told the dress had come in but they hadn't gotten around to telling me yet (this is one month before the wedding, so there was a time crunch). When we went to pick the dress up, I tried it on and it no longer fit. The buttons down the back bunched up and looked absolutely terrible. They blamed this 100% on the fact that I had gained too much weight and said that letting out the hips would fix it. I did not believe this. We went to the alterations company owned by Minerva's. They let out the hips and the dress now fit perfectly around the hips but the back still bunched. The seamstress said that there was something she could do to a seam that would definitely fix it. We came back for another fitting and the dress still bunched up in the back. The seamstress continued to act like it was fine. Eventually I ended up just wearing the dress like that because she said there was nothing else she could do to fix it.
So we were sold a defective dress and told it was because I was fat.
First things first - my dress was beautiful. The first time we went into the store for my appointment, we were helped by Read more...
First things first - my dress was beautiful. The first time we went into the store for my appointment, we were helped by Christine (which I might have spelled incorrectly). She was wonderful. This was the first place we tried on dresses and I had been so nervous. She put me at ease and helped me find the dress. I went to a few other stores to be sure and then decided on a beautiful dress I had tried on at Minerva's. We set an appointment to go try it on one last time and order.
When we arrived at the appointment, the person on staff was incredibly rude, snapping at me asking me what I wanted (and tole me Christine was not available, which is something they should have called me about). She could not find the dress and made me deeply uncomfortable.
The sample size 6 fit me perfectly with the exception of it being too large in the shoulders. We ordered the dress.
Months later, right around when the dress should have arrived, I called to ask about the status and was told the dress had come in but they hadn't gotten around to telling me yet (this is one month before the wedding, so there was a time crunch). When we went to pick the dress up, I tried it on and it no longer fit. The buttons down the back bunched up and looked absolutely terrible. They blamed this 100% on the fact that I had gained too much weight and said that letting out the hips would fix it. I did not believe this. We went to the alterations company owned by Minerva's. They let out the hips and the dress now fit perfectly around the hips but the back still bunched. The seamstress said that there was something she could do to a seam that would definitely fix it. We came back for another fitting and the dress still bunched up in the back. The seamstress continued to act like it was fine. Eventually I ended up just wearing the dress like that because she said there was nothing else she could do to fix it.
So we were sold a defective dress and told it was because I was fat. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/14/2010
2.4/5.0
I walked into an empty Minerva's with my mother and several bridesmaids and waited for several minutes before anyone was in the room to greet us. Though the prices and selection were varied enough, they had a policy of not allowing photos to be taken of me trying on dresses and not telling me the gown or designer name. I did love one dress, but had no way of looking up the designer to see if I could find it at a better cost. Overall, it wasn't the warmest experience I've had and I decided to bring my business elsewhere.
I walked into an empty Minerva's with my mother and several bridesmaids and waited for several minutes before anyone was Read more...
I walked into an empty Minerva's with my mother and several bridesmaids and waited for several minutes before anyone was in the room to greet us. Though the prices and selection were varied enough, they had a policy of not allowing photos to be taken of me trying on dresses and not telling me the gown or designer name. I did love one dress, but had no way of looking up the designer to see if I could find it at a better cost. Overall, it wasn't the warmest experience I've had and I decided to bring my business elsewhere. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
11/15/2013
2.1/5.0
My consultant was wonderful! All the other consultants seem to not compare. The dresses were fairly reasonably priced. However, they forgot to contact me when my dress came in and then at my first fitting the seamstress that can do alterations doesn't come over to see you; you have to get out of your and walk all the way over there to then put your dress on again.
My consultant was wonderful! All the other consultants seem to not compare. The dresses were fairly reasonably priced. Read more...
My consultant was wonderful! All the other consultants seem to not compare. The dresses were fairly reasonably priced. However, they forgot to contact me when my dress came in and then at my first fitting the seamstress that can do alterations doesn't come over to see you; you have to get out of your and walk all the way over there to then put your dress on again. Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
6/13/2015
0.0/5.0
I went in to Minerva's today for my 3rd time to show dresses because they don't allow photos. I had made an appointment but the consultant was not there. The other girl who helped me was unhelpful and rude and constantly left me for 10 minutes to do other things even though I was the only one in the store. The owner then came over and I explained my concerns. She simply made excuses and said they had been in business for 27 years. I will not be back and would never recommend this store.
I went in to Minerva's today for my 3rd time to show dresses because they don't allow photos. I had made an appointment Read more...
I went in to Minerva's today for my 3rd time to show dresses because they don't allow photos. I had made an appointment but the consultant was not there. The other girl who helped me was unhelpful and rude and constantly left me for 10 minutes to do other things even though I was the only one in the store. The owner then came over and I explained my concerns. She simply made excuses and said they had been in business for 27 years. I will not be back and would never recommend this store. Read less
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