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Occasions Bridal and Eveningwear

Bethel , CT
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6 pt barnum sq
Bethel, CT 06801 US (map)

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203-791-2425

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Occasions Bridal and Eveningwear Boutique

Designer gowns at affordable prices

Occasions offers a fun and unique shopping experience. Your individuality and style... Read more
Occasions Bridal and Eveningwear Boutique

Designer gowns at affordable prices

Occasions offers a fun and unique shopping experience. Your individuality and style are always embraced. Occasions professional staff is both knowledgeable and insightful, We are looking forward to becoming an important part in planning your most special events.

6 P.T. Barnum Sq Bethel Ct 06801

203 791 2425

Occasions Bridal Hours:

203 791-2425 Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm

6 P.T. Barnum Square Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm

Bethel CT, 06801 Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm seasonly by appointment

Closed Wednesday



Visit our website: www.occasionsbridalshop.com

Email us at: occasionsbridal@gmail.com

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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
Which of the following items do you offer?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

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Brittany & Tom
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Occasions Bridal has been amazing to work with for my wedding dress! Gail was SO sweet upon my arrival and made me feel so comfortable. I had a previous experience elsewhere that was not so warm and fuzzy so this was certainly appreciated. While trying on the dresses she had good advice so what would work with my body and made me feel beautiful in all the dresses I tried on. I came back with more family for the 2nd visit and again, Gail was wonderful! I can't wait to continue working with her when my dress comes in!
Occasions Bridal has been amazing to work with for my wedding dress! Gail was SO sweet upon my arrival and made me feel so Read more...
Occasions Bridal has been amazing to work with for my wedding dress! Gail was SO sweet upon my arrival and made me feel so comfortable. I had a previous experience elsewhere that was not so warm and fuzzy so this was certainly appreciated. While trying on the dresses she had good advice so what would work with my body and made me feel beautiful in all the dresses I tried on. I came back with more family for the 2nd visit and again, Gail was wonderful! I can't wait to continue working with her when my dress comes in! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to truly describe my experience at Occasions Bridal! Gail, Debbie and the other lady that works there are phenomenal! I was not planning to go to their store but after looking on a Saturday without a scheduled appointment and not being able to receive help at Majesty. I called their boutique and Gail told me to come in at that moment. When I arrived there were many girls trying on dresses for prom. Gail immediately greeted us with the sweetest welcome. Once a room was available I began trying on dresses that I selected. Her boutique was the only store I found that had dresses larger than a 12. While trying on dresses, Gail kept checking on me and right when I decided I was about to leave because nothing I selected really looked good on me, Gail encouraged me to try on some dresses I had not chosen. To make a long story short, I found my dress which made a group of ladies cry who were there shopping for prom dresses for their daughters while I had the dress on. Gail's attention coupled with her expertise and professionalism made choosing my wedding dress a memorable and beautiful experience. I'm going to have some alterations done to my dress and she is working with me every step of the way. For me picking my wedding dress was not all about the "posh" experience it was about someone truly listening to what I wanted, working with someone who really showed they cared about me finding a dress without a guarantee if I was going to purchase a dress from there, they weren't concerned about how much time I was there and just being nice. If you are looking for ladies who truly will take a personal interest in you choosing your dress from start to finish, who are the sweetest and most helpful ladies at a boutique and who believes in giving the highest level of customer service, I highly recommend you go to Occasions!
There are not enough words to truly describe my experience at Occasions Bridal! Gail, Debbie and the other lady that works Read more...
There are not enough words to truly describe my experience at Occasions Bridal! Gail, Debbie and the other lady that works there are phenomenal! I was not planning to go to their store but after looking on a Saturday without a scheduled appointment and not being able to receive help at Majesty. I called their boutique and Gail told me to come in at that moment. When I arrived there were many girls trying on dresses for prom. Gail immediately greeted us with the sweetest welcome. Once a room was available I began trying on dresses that I selected. Her boutique was the only store I found that had dresses larger than a 12. While trying on dresses, Gail kept checking on me and right when I decided I was about to leave because nothing I selected really looked good on me, Gail encouraged me to try on some dresses I had not chosen. To make a long story short, I found my dress which made a group of ladies cry who were there shopping for prom dresses for their daughters while I had the dress on. Gail's attention coupled with her expertise and professionalism made choosing my wedding dress a memorable and beautiful experience. I'm going to have some alterations done to my dress and she is working with me every step of the way. For me picking my wedding dress was not all about the "posh" experience it was about someone truly listening to what I wanted, working with someone who really showed they cared about me finding a dress without a guarantee if I was going to purchase a dress from there, they weren't concerned about how much time I was there and just being nice. If you are looking for ladies who truly will take a personal interest in you choosing your dress from start to finish, who are the sweetest and most helpful ladies at a boutique and who believes in giving the highest level of customer service, I highly recommend you go to Occasions! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.3/5.0
I visited Occasions in Bethel to search for my wedding dress and it was an awful experience from start to finish. Prior to the appointment, I spoke with Gail and gave her a list of dresses I was interested in trying on so that they could be pulled in advance. She assured me that she'd look for the dresses and pull whatever she had in advance. When I arrived, not only did I have to wait 15 minutes for someone to even say "Hello" but I found out that none of the dresses had been pulled and the list hadn't even been looked at. There were four brides crammed into the tiny store and only three employees to take care of them all. I understand a Saturday being a busy day but why take appointments if you're only going to overbook your staff? It was impossible to move around the store, there was nowhere to sit, and the dress selection was extremely limited. The first dress I tried on was not at all the style I was looking for and was poorly made and when I expressed that to the consultant, she proceeded to bring me a second dress that was almost identical. She wasn't listening at all to what I was looking for and kept trying to push the dresses that were deeply discounted. At one point, I was left alone in the dressing room for a full fifteen minutes with no dresses and standing in my underwear! When Gail finally found a moment to help me, I was informed that the store didn't have any of the dresses that I had previously requested to try on. If I had known that from the start, I wouldn't have wasted my time! In an hour and a half in the store, I tried on exactly three dresses. Occasions was completely unprofessional and I left the store very upset. The only bright side was that the experience was so miserable that it lead me to searching for a different bridal shop to go to the next day and that shop turned out to be absolutely wonderful (3 Graces Bridal, Lebanon, NJ). Don't waste your time with Occasions in Bethel. Would not recommend to anyone.
I visited Occasions in Bethel to search for my wedding dress and it was an awful experience from start to finish. Prior to Read more...
I visited Occasions in Bethel to search for my wedding dress and it was an awful experience from start to finish. Prior to the appointment, I spoke with Gail and gave her a list of dresses I was interested in trying on so that they could be pulled in advance. She assured me that she'd look for the dresses and pull whatever she had in advance. When I arrived, not only did I have to wait 15 minutes for someone to even say "Hello" but I found out that none of the dresses had been pulled and the list hadn't even been looked at. There were four brides crammed into the tiny store and only three employees to take care of them all. I understand a Saturday being a busy day but why take appointments if you're only going to overbook your staff? It was impossible to move around the store, there was nowhere to sit, and the dress selection was extremely limited. The first dress I tried on was not at all the style I was looking for and was poorly made and when I expressed that to the consultant, she proceeded to bring me a second dress that was almost identical. She wasn't listening at all to what I was looking for and kept trying to push the dresses that were deeply discounted. At one point, I was left alone in the dressing room for a full fifteen minutes with no dresses and standing in my underwear! When Gail finally found a moment to help me, I was informed that the store didn't have any of the dresses that I had previously requested to try on. If I had known that from the start, I wouldn't have wasted my time! In an hour and a half in the store, I tried on exactly three dresses. Occasions was completely unprofessional and I left the store very upset. The only bright side was that the experience was so miserable that it lead me to searching for a different bridal shop to go to the next day and that shop turned out to be absolutely wonderful (3 Graces Bridal, Lebanon, NJ). Don't waste your time with Occasions in Bethel. Would not recommend to anyone. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend this great boutique for dress shopping! It was quaint and not overwhelming which for me was important. Gail was very helpful and made this nerve wracking experience so much easier!
I highly recommend this great boutique for dress shopping! It was quaint and not overwhelming which for me was important. Read more...
I highly recommend this great boutique for dress shopping! It was quaint and not overwhelming which for me was important. Gail was very helpful and made this nerve wracking experience so much easier! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I was very nervous about starting to shop for a dress because I am very indecisive. My experience here was beyond what I expected. I could not be happier with their service and assistance. I felt like the experience was made easy by Gail! Their selection and prices were great and I did not feel overwhelmed when I walked in. I highly recommend Occasions!

Kayla
I was very nervous about starting to shop for a dress because I am very indecisive. My experience here was beyond what I Read more...
I was very nervous about starting to shop for a dress because I am very indecisive. My experience here was beyond what I expected. I could not be happier with their service and assistance. I felt like the experience was made easy by Gail! Their selection and prices were great and I did not feel overwhelmed when I walked in. I highly recommend Occasions!

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K
Wedding:
9/27/2014
1.1/5.0
I absolutely hate leaving a bad review but the only good experience I had at Occasions was actually picking out my dress. For a small boutique they had a nice selection (enough but not too much to overwhelm) and the staff was friendly, helpful, and patient while I made my decision.

Everything went downhill after that. I picked out my dress in late February for my September wedding, and they said they would need to rush order my dress to get it in time (fine). I was planning my wedding long-distance and would need to fly back for my fitting, so I set up an appointment with them in May and called them twice on the phone to confirm the appointment date/time AND to confirm that the dress would indeed be there due to the rush order (the second phone call was a week prior and I was assured the dress was already there).

When I arrived for the fitting, the dress had NOT arrived and they were incredibly unapologetic and unhelpful about it. They looked at their files again and noticed they wrote down the wrong month for the dress to arrive, which they'd failed to notice both times I'd called to confirm its arrival for my appointment. Despite their error in the shipping date AND telling me they had received the dress when they hadn't, they were barely apologetic to me and their way of remedying the situation was to tell me that they would accommodate a last-minute appointment as soon as the dress arrived. When I reminded them that I had flown up for the fitting and would not be able to come in again, they again barely offered any remorse and no reduction in price. When the dress finally came in my mother had to pick it up for me and I had it fitted and tailored elsewhere.

I understand that mistakes happen, but it was their unapologetic attitude in recognizing or attempting to alleviate their mistake that absolutely astounded me. I expected to be treated with more respect and I would not recommend them to anyone.
I absolutely hate leaving a bad review but the only good experience I had at Occasions was actually picking out my dress. Read more...
I absolutely hate leaving a bad review but the only good experience I had at Occasions was actually picking out my dress. For a small boutique they had a nice selection (enough but not too much to overwhelm) and the staff was friendly, helpful, and patient while I made my decision.

Everything went downhill after that. I picked out my dress in late February for my September wedding, and they said they would need to rush order my dress to get it in time (fine). I was planning my wedding long-distance and would need to fly back for my fitting, so I set up an appointment with them in May and called them twice on the phone to confirm the appointment date/time AND to confirm that the dress would indeed be there due to the rush order (the second phone call was a week prior and I was assured the dress was already there).

When I arrived for the fitting, the dress had NOT arrived and they were incredibly unapologetic and unhelpful about it. They looked at their files again and noticed they wrote down the wrong month for the dress to arrive, which they'd failed to notice both times I'd called to confirm its arrival for my appointment. Despite their error in the shipping date AND telling me they had received the dress when they hadn't, they were barely apologetic to me and their way of remedying the situation was to tell me that they would accommodate a last-minute appointment as soon as the dress arrived. When I reminded them that I had flown up for the fitting and would not be able to come in again, they again barely offered any remorse and no reduction in price. When the dress finally came in my mother had to pick it up for me and I had it fitted and tailored elsewhere.

I understand that mistakes happen, but it was their unapologetic attitude in recognizing or attempting to alleviate their mistake that absolutely astounded me. I expected to be treated with more respect and I would not recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.9/5.0
I found and purchased my wedding gown at Occasions after not finding my dress at two other major bridal stores. Although they had a smaller selection of gowns, their personal assistance and attention was well worth the visit. I pulled the dresses I thought I would like, but the winner was actually a dress that I had not even noticed that the assistant had me try on. The value for the gown I purchased was excellent. Be aware that they strictly hold to appointment times as the boutique is small and can not fit that many people (so don't bring a full entourage). There was also a gentleman in the boutique and I had wished he was asked to stay on the opposite side of the store as the try on area is not for those modest. The only slight points I took off the review were due to the fact that I had to call them to see if my dress had come in as opposed to them calling me. Thank you for helping me find the most beautiful dress for my wedding!
I found and purchased my wedding gown at Occasions after not finding my dress at two other major bridal stores. Although Read more...
I found and purchased my wedding gown at Occasions after not finding my dress at two other major bridal stores. Although they had a smaller selection of gowns, their personal assistance and attention was well worth the visit. I pulled the dresses I thought I would like, but the winner was actually a dress that I had not even noticed that the assistant had me try on. The value for the gown I purchased was excellent. Be aware that they strictly hold to appointment times as the boutique is small and can not fit that many people (so don't bring a full entourage). There was also a gentleman in the boutique and I had wished he was asked to stay on the opposite side of the store as the try on area is not for those modest. The only slight points I took off the review were due to the fact that I had to call them to see if my dress had come in as opposed to them calling me. Thank you for helping me find the most beautiful dress for my wedding! Read less
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Summerbaby21
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I did not think I would find my dress so quick or so easy. But the staff at Occasions were so warm and friendly. After trying on 3 dresses I found the gown of my dreams and it was even better that it was on sale. I even bought my bridesmaids there to look for and try on dresses, and her staff was extremly helpful and professional. Looking forward to my big day now :)
I did not think I would find my dress so quick or so easy. But the staff at Occasions were so warm and friendly. After Read more...
I did not think I would find my dress so quick or so easy. But the staff at Occasions were so warm and friendly. After trying on 3 dresses I found the gown of my dreams and it was even better that it was on sale. I even bought my bridesmaids there to look for and try on dresses, and her staff was extremly helpful and professional. Looking forward to my big day now :) Read less
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Occasions Bridal and Eveningwear responded with the following comments:

Syreeta,
I too can;t wait till your big day . You are going to be a beautiful bride. I have so loved working with both you and your girls.

All the best Gail
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.4/5.0
I came to this store looking for a veil. In the beginning of the visit, Gail was extremely helpful and attentive. She was giving me many options and ideas for what she thought would work well. Well....this was for the first 10 minutes, until another bride came in, one that she obviously knew more and wanted to work with more. Maybe because this bride was looking for a dress, and Gail wanted that sale more than mine. I immediately was left fending for myself. When I went to take a picture to show my sister, she said photos are not allowed. Funny since 5 minutes later the "chosen Bride" was able to take a picture of herself in her dress.

Overall, I would not recommend this vendor to anyone. They have nice styles, but the help was less than to be adored. Especially when you are ready to spend over 200 on a veil. If you do go though, hopefully you will be a "favorite" so you actually get the attention you deserve.

GOOD LUCK!!!!
I came to this store looking for a veil. In the beginning of the visit, Gail was extremely helpful and attentive. She was Read more...
I came to this store looking for a veil. In the beginning of the visit, Gail was extremely helpful and attentive. She was giving me many options and ideas for what she thought would work well. Well....this was for the first 10 minutes, until another bride came in, one that she obviously knew more and wanted to work with more. Maybe because this bride was looking for a dress, and Gail wanted that sale more than mine. I immediately was left fending for myself. When I went to take a picture to show my sister, she said photos are not allowed. Funny since 5 minutes later the "chosen Bride" was able to take a picture of herself in her dress.

Overall, I would not recommend this vendor to anyone. They have nice styles, but the help was less than to be adored. Especially when you are ready to spend over 200 on a veil. If you do go though, hopefully you will be a "favorite" so you actually get the attention you deserve.

GOOD LUCK!!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
As a very self-conscious bride, working with Gail at Occasions was refreshing. She is genuine, caring, and kind. She really worked to make me feel comfortable, and she seemed just as excited about the dress I picked as I was! I found a dress that was much better in quality and more gorgeous than anything at "the D word," and still more affordable. My dress was available for pick-up more quickly than I anticipated also.
She has a wide range of sizes available.
As a very self-conscious bride, working with Gail at Occasions was refreshing. She is genuine, caring, and kind. She Read more...
As a very self-conscious bride, working with Gail at Occasions was refreshing. She is genuine, caring, and kind. She really worked to make me feel comfortable, and she seemed just as excited about the dress I picked as I was! I found a dress that was much better in quality and more gorgeous than anything at "the D word," and still more affordable. My dress was available for pick-up more quickly than I anticipated also.
She has a wide range of sizes available. Read less
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