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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
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
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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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:
Recently Married
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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Lyndsay
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything about occasions is great! Starting from the atmosphere to customer service. Gayle makes you feel at home. She is very personable and accommodating. She has your best interest at heart. My wedding gown came in at a timely manner and everything is running smooth! I couldn't thank gayle and her staff enough!! Thumbs up!!
Everything about occasions is great! Starting from the atmosphere to customer service. Gayle makes you feel at home. She Read more...
Everything about occasions is great! Starting from the atmosphere to customer service. Gayle makes you feel at home. She is very personable and accommodating. She has your best interest at heart. My wedding gown came in at a timely manner and everything is running smooth! I couldn't thank gayle and her staff enough!! Thumbs up!! Read less
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Elisabeth
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I purchased 2 wedding dresses from Occasions and it was a wonderful experience! If you are looking for unique one of a kind dresses this is the only places to go! Gail will make you feel like a princess and knows exactly what looks good on all body types. I have purchased several dresses here and have always had a great experience.!!
I purchased 2 wedding dresses from Occasions and it was a wonderful experience! If you are looking for unique one of a Read more...
I purchased 2 wedding dresses from Occasions and it was a wonderful experience! If you are looking for unique one of a kind dresses this is the only places to go! Gail will make you feel like a princess and knows exactly what looks good on all body types. I have purchased several dresses here and have always had a great experience.!! Read less
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Occasions Bridal and Eveningwear responded with the following comments:

Elizabeth, Thank you for the lovely compliment. You are going to be a stunning bride. It was so exciting helping you chose gowns for both of your ceremonies . I can't wait to see photos!!!
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Allison
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I found an amazing dress at occasions and truly felt amazing on my wedding day. From the first day I walked in they were courteous and accommodating even when I did not have an appointment. They were able to save the dresses I was interested in to be able to bring back my sister, and I have the worst schedule and they were able to accommodate times that worked for me! They were so helpful suggesting jewelry and veil, and I was able to add a lace jacket to my dress which really completed the look. I am not an emotional person and with Gayle and Occasion's help truly had that bridal moment. They were timely in getting my dress and accessories and even helped my mom (who might be one of the pickiest people I have ever met) find a dress which I honestly thought would take months! I cant thank Gayle and the rest of the staff for an amazing experience! Thank you!

Allison
I found an amazing dress at occasions and truly felt amazing on my wedding day. From the first day I walked in they were Read more...
I found an amazing dress at occasions and truly felt amazing on my wedding day. From the first day I walked in they were courteous and accommodating even when I did not have an appointment. They were able to save the dresses I was interested in to be able to bring back my sister, and I have the worst schedule and they were able to accommodate times that worked for me! They were so helpful suggesting jewelry and veil, and I was able to add a lace jacket to my dress which really completed the look. I am not an emotional person and with Gayle and Occasion's help truly had that bridal moment. They were timely in getting my dress and accessories and even helped my mom (who might be one of the pickiest people I have ever met) find a dress which I honestly thought would take months! I cant thank Gayle and the rest of the staff for an amazing experience! Thank you!

Allison Read less
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