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the Bridal Cottage

Kingston , NY
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LOCATION

Kings Mall, 1200 Ulster Avenue - Suite 400
Kingston, NY 12401 US (map)

PHONE

845-331-6596
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ABOUT US

With a background in costume design and pattern making, the Gown Lady began her career in dressmaking while in college. When she decided that it was time to open her very own bridal... Read more
With a background in costume design and pattern making, the Gown Lady began her career in dressmaking while in college. When she decided that it was time to open her very own bridal salon she knew her mission was simple; Professionalism in a warm and friendly environment, attention to detail, expert care and never make a promise that you cannot keep! Serving a full figured clientele was also a must - it's her passion!

The Bridal Cottage was established in 1993 as a full service wedding salon. We have assisted many brides and their wedding parties over the years and we have worked very hard to gain the trust and respect of our community and clients from as far as Russia, Central and South America, Africa, England, Spain and Trinidad.

Our efforts continue to reap benefits in so many ways: we've gained wonderful lasting friendships, we've given back to our community and we have donated wedding gowns which are sold at auction and the funds used to build a school over seas. We have also received the following awards: Best Bridal Shop, Mid-Hudson Valley Readers Choice Awards, 2003 & 2008, Recipient, Casablanca Bridal Silver Award, Northeast, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The Bridal Cottage is a place where clients quickly become friends and lasting memories abound. Read less
Dress & Attire

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, Cleaning, Full Customization, Preservation, Rentals, Sample Sales
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Dress Replicas, Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Plus Size Gowns, Sample Gowns, Shoes, Tuxedo Rentals, Undergarments, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
6-8 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Seasonally
What is your return policy?
Final Sale

REVIEWS

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Kayleigh
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
From the moment I walked into the store looking for dresses to the moment I put the dress on the day of the wedding, Gladys at the Bridal Cottage was absolutely amazing. She mad the whole experience so personalized the entire time and truly made me feel like such an important and beautiful bride. The dress was perfect and so unique, the alterations were perfect, and it made my wedding day so special. She was so sweet and so accommodating, and she really showed that she cared about how the dress looked and about making sure it was perfect for my wedding. She personally made changes she felt would make the dress look better that I wouldn't have ever noticed on my own, like changing the clasp in the back of the dress and changing the way the dress bustled, and measuring everything perfectly, at no extra cost to me. The dress was also so affordable. I really had such an amazing dress experience and it was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to get to know Gladys thought this process and to connect to her on a personal level! She made it so easy and I couldn't have asked for a more amazing and stress free dress experience!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :)
From the moment I walked into the store looking for dresses to the moment I put the dress on the day of the wedding, Read more...
From the moment I walked into the store looking for dresses to the moment I put the dress on the day of the wedding, Gladys at the Bridal Cottage was absolutely amazing. She mad the whole experience so personalized the entire time and truly made me feel like such an important and beautiful bride. The dress was perfect and so unique, the alterations were perfect, and it made my wedding day so special. She was so sweet and so accommodating, and she really showed that she cared about how the dress looked and about making sure it was perfect for my wedding. She personally made changes she felt would make the dress look better that I wouldn't have ever noticed on my own, like changing the clasp in the back of the dress and changing the way the dress bustled, and measuring everything perfectly, at no extra cost to me. The dress was also so affordable. I really had such an amazing dress experience and it was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to get to know Gladys thought this process and to connect to her on a personal level! She made it so easy and I couldn't have asked for a more amazing and stress free dress experience!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :) Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
8/12/2016
1.0/5.0
I was told I didn't need to try on my dress before pickup- picked it up the day before the wedding and tried it on that night and it wouldn't close. It had been taken in on the back instead of the front, many many shortcuts taken on alterations. Through the four fittings I was told to workout and lose weight to have the dress fit my back better instead of having the dress fit me. Ended up paying an extra $300 for emergency alterations from another shop so that I had a dress to wear the wedding day. I called Gladys and left a message with my concerns and never got a call back. Thankful for the seamstress who saved the day because if I relied on this place I would have had my day ruined by a dress that was an inch and a half too small all the way around and wouldn't clasp.
I was told I didn't need to try on my dress before pickup- picked it up the day before the wedding and tried it on that Read more...
I was told I didn't need to try on my dress before pickup- picked it up the day before the wedding and tried it on that night and it wouldn't close. It had been taken in on the back instead of the front, many many shortcuts taken on alterations. Through the four fittings I was told to workout and lose weight to have the dress fit my back better instead of having the dress fit me. Ended up paying an extra $300 for emergency alterations from another shop so that I had a dress to wear the wedding day. I called Gladys and left a message with my concerns and never got a call back. Thankful for the seamstress who saved the day because if I relied on this place I would have had my day ruined by a dress that was an inch and a half too small all the way around and wouldn't clasp. Read less
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the Bridal Cottage responded with the following comments:

Dear Liz - You purchased a Maggie Sottero gown, open back, ties and modesty piece with Mother in May, 2016. We discussed not exercising your back, eating well (no salts or sugars), plenty of water. You continued to work out. Measurements were taken (again in June and July showing a variance) and I started alterations (hem and bustle) needed.
You requested slight change to neckline and to take in underarm area so it sat closer to chest. You approved an inner fold on neckline. At final fitting on 8/4/16, you, mother and friend approved all alterations. Top Ties were set 2.5 – 3 inches with a perfect “v” at bottom. Asked if pleased, you said yes. Showed friend how to bustle, showed how ties could be tightened more and showed where they were slightly loose. On 8/9 you made payment on hem and bustle per contract. Did not charge you for neckline or side seam under arms as you were a repeat customer. Never altered your gown back or front as stated; you did not express concern about fit of gown or requested another fitting. Gown was picked up on 8/11/16 by same friend, you did not have the time.
I left Bridal Cottage at 8pm on 8/11. Received no call from you. Returned to Salon next day. Answering machine and computer were not working. Attributed this to extreme heat, humidity and storms experienced in the area over 2-3 weeks. Your number did not show on caller I.D. Your return to Bridal Cottage after several years demonstrated satisfaction with services provided. This was not our first encounter. For me every fitting, was gratifying.
I do not know what happened to the fit of your gown once it left the Bridal Cottage or what occurred between your final fitting and prior to your wedding. I only know of events while gown was in my possession. I understand you are upset however, what you describe is inaccurate. Again, congratulations on your marriage and I wish you the very best.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gladys was so incredibly helpful in picking out my dress! She never failed to make me feel beautiful and like I was the most important bride. I loved my Casablanca dress and was so happy that it could be customized while still being affordable. The Bridal Cottage made my wedding dress everything I could have dreamed it to be!
Gladys was so incredibly helpful in picking out my dress! She never failed to make me feel beautiful and like I was the Read more...
Gladys was so incredibly helpful in picking out my dress! She never failed to make me feel beautiful and like I was the most important bride. I loved my Casablanca dress and was so happy that it could be customized while still being affordable. The Bridal Cottage made my wedding dress everything I could have dreamed it to be! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying Bridal Cottage is amazing! The minute you meet Gladys, there is a sense of relief. She is so sweet and helpful, you just know THIS IS THE PLACE. With so many different designers and knowledge, Gladys and Bridal Cottage are perfect. My dress was gorgeous…and Gladys made sure it was absolutely perfect from top to bottom. She made these gorgeous customize buttons for my bustle. I got a million compliments on my dress…how elegant and perfectly fitted it was. I felt like a princess…and it all started the minute I walked into Gladys's store.
Let me start by saying Bridal Cottage is amazing! The minute you meet Gladys, there is a sense of relief. She is so sweet Read more...
Let me start by saying Bridal Cottage is amazing! The minute you meet Gladys, there is a sense of relief. She is so sweet and helpful, you just know THIS IS THE PLACE. With so many different designers and knowledge, Gladys and Bridal Cottage are perfect. My dress was gorgeous…and Gladys made sure it was absolutely perfect from top to bottom. She made these gorgeous customize buttons for my bustle. I got a million compliments on my dress…how elegant and perfectly fitted it was. I felt like a princess…and it all started the minute I walked into Gladys's store. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Gladys was wonderful to work with. Great prices and great customer service, dress was amazing!!
Gladys was wonderful to work with. Great prices and great customer service, dress was amazing!!
Gladys was wonderful to work with. Great prices and great customer service, dress was amazing!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Gladys is so amazing at tailoring, and so personable too, she makes you feel right at home!
Gladys is so amazing at tailoring, and so personable too, she makes you feel right at home!
Gladys is so amazing at tailoring, and so personable too, she makes you feel right at home! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
I had a good selection of dresses to choose from. With time and patience I was able to find the right dress for an affordable price. At my fittings she took the time to make me feel special and give some advice.
I had a good selection of dresses to choose from. With time and patience I was able to find the right dress for an Read more...
I had a good selection of dresses to choose from. With time and patience I was able to find the right dress for an affordable price. At my fittings she took the time to make me feel special and give some advice. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
From the first time I stepped into the Bridal Cottage I knew it was going to be the place I found my dress. Sure enough, 6 dresses (that I picked) later, Gladys picked one for me to try and it was the one! She had a great sense of what I wanted (but didn't know it) and found me the perfect dress. My mom and I loved Gladys and my mom got her dress there too! Gladys was always great in accommodating our schedules for appointments (which was challenging at times, because I live in CT). The hem of my dress had a very complicated lace trim and I couldn't have been happier with the alteration work that Gladys did. I highly recommend Gladys and the Bridal Cottage!
From the first time I stepped into the Bridal Cottage I knew it was going to be the place I found my dress. Sure enough, 6 Read more...
From the first time I stepped into the Bridal Cottage I knew it was going to be the place I found my dress. Sure enough, 6 dresses (that I picked) later, Gladys picked one for me to try and it was the one! She had a great sense of what I wanted (but didn't know it) and found me the perfect dress. My mom and I loved Gladys and my mom got her dress there too! Gladys was always great in accommodating our schedules for appointments (which was challenging at times, because I live in CT). The hem of my dress had a very complicated lace trim and I couldn't have been happier with the alteration work that Gladys did. I highly recommend Gladys and the Bridal Cottage! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Gladys was absolutely amazing to work with. I originally found my dress at another location but had not heard good things about their alterations department so I went to Gladys. She ordered the dress even though it was not a designer she typically carried after she borrowed a sample of the dress from another shop so I could try it on and she could size me correctly in it. Months after I ordered my dress and it came in, I found out I was pregnant and would be 5 months along at my wedding. Gladys took on the task of completely redoing my dress and changing it from a fit and flare to an empire waist. I met her on a biweekly basis to get measured, then weekly, then daily and every single time she was a complete doll. The day I picked up my dress I was still in love with it and surprisingly it didn't break the bank. Most of my bridesmaids had their alterations done by her and had nothing but wonderful things to say.
Gladys was absolutely amazing to work with. I originally found my dress at another location but had not heard good things Read more...
Gladys was absolutely amazing to work with. I originally found my dress at another location but had not heard good things about their alterations department so I went to Gladys. She ordered the dress even though it was not a designer she typically carried after she borrowed a sample of the dress from another shop so I could try it on and she could size me correctly in it. Months after I ordered my dress and it came in, I found out I was pregnant and would be 5 months along at my wedding. Gladys took on the task of completely redoing my dress and changing it from a fit and flare to an empire waist. I met her on a biweekly basis to get measured, then weekly, then daily and every single time she was a complete doll. The day I picked up my dress I was still in love with it and surprisingly it didn't break the bank. Most of my bridesmaids had their alterations done by her and had nothing but wonderful things to say. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had previously met Gladys when one of my friends used her for her dress and her bridesmaid dresses. I decided to also use her for my wedding gown, as well as for my bridesmaid's dresses. She is wonderful to work with and has an amazing eye for detail. Unlike some other shops, she allows you to have fun while you are there. She is easy to talk to, honest, fair, and provides quality services at reasonable prices. I recommend this quaint dress shop to anyone in the area that is looking for a beautiful dress, as well as wonderful customer service.
I had previously met Gladys when one of my friends used her for her dress and her bridesmaid dresses. I decided to also Read more...
I had previously met Gladys when one of my friends used her for her dress and her bridesmaid dresses. I decided to also use her for my wedding gown, as well as for my bridesmaid's dresses. She is wonderful to work with and has an amazing eye for detail. Unlike some other shops, she allows you to have fun while you are there. She is easy to talk to, honest, fair, and provides quality services at reasonable prices. I recommend this quaint dress shop to anyone in the area that is looking for a beautiful dress, as well as wonderful customer service. Read less
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In honor of our military personnel we are providing military brides with a 25% discount on their wedding gown! Simply visit our salon, tell us who you are and let us assist you with your selection. Short notice is not a problem - we also maintain a line of beautifully designed manufacturer closeouts for your consideration. Customization and alterations are done on the premises. A 40% discount on the cost of a tuxedo rental is offered to the groom if military issued dress attire will not be worn. This tuxedo offer is complete with suit, shirt, vest, tie, shoes, cuff links and studs. Proof of military status is required.
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