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the Bridal Cottage

Kingston , NY
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LOCATION

Kings Mall, 1200 Ulster Avenue - Suite 400
Kingston, NY US 12401 (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
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
Appointments are not required. However, we encourage large parties to telephone in advance of their visit so that we are prepared to serve you better.
 Appointments are required for consultations and fittings.
What specialty dress and attire items, such as a Kimono or Sari, do you provide?
The Bridal Cottage does offer customized services. In addition, we offer bridal attire in plus sizes 18-58.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
A typical turn-around time for a wedding gown with no changes is about 10 weeks. Gowns requiring changes including shortened or lengthened hems can take as much as 12-16 weeks depending upon the manufacturer.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
We carry a current line of sample dresses within a national size range of 12-18 and in ranges 20 -24. We also offer an excellent line of manufacturer closeouts at drastic reductions - some with tags. Manufacturer closeouts are sold as is and can be altered on the premises.
How often do you receive new dresses?
The Bridal Cottage receives sample dresses every season. Typically a season occurs during the Fall or Spring of a given year.
Do you provide any guarantees/warrantees of any kind?
The Bridal Cottage guarantees its alterations on the condition that the client has kept all appointments, has tried on the finished garment and has approved all work. The Bridal Cottage does not assume responsibility for manufacturer errors but will intervene on the client's behalf to correct any mistakes.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
Yes, alterations on done on the premises. In addition, we offer bridal attire in plus sizes 18-58.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
Bridesmaids, mothers, flower girl, prom, quinceniera and social occasions dresses; christening, baptism, tuxedo sales & rentals. Headpieces, veils, jewelry and dye able shoes.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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.
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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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!
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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.
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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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.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I really loved a Carolina Herrera gown, and I asked if it is possible to make some changes to the dress, the consultant was so nice about it and made a couple of calls to make sure my requests were doable!!! I was very surprised and touched with her level of effort.
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Laura
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
What a great bridal store! I had such a wonderful experience here. Stuff's were so lovely ;) Fantastic collection of very well curated dresses. I will definitely be buying my dress here!!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/16/2013
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We CAN NOT Say enough THANK YOUS!!!!
Congratulations to Jennifer and Rob on winning the grand prize at Sunday’s 9/23/12 bridal show which includes a Wedding Dress give away compliments of Bridal Cottage.

I will tell every bride to go here!! Gladys was just perfect from beginning to end!! She works with you in so many ways; First I LOVE how she let's you know (very kindly) what dress looks great on you and what dress does not ... and explains why!! Then she helps you put together you dream dress!! She took the top of one dress I loved and the bottom of another dress I loved and made them a dress!! I had a ONE OF A KIND WEDDING DRESS!! She also loves when you bring people with you to the fitting!! When i first went we had 8 of us!! The detail she puts in making sure your dress fits is amazing!! She only has kind words and thoughts for you ... even if it's a bad day for a fitting!! The personal note on my huge pink dress bag was just the touch you would expect from her and not a big store or one that thinks they have it made here in the Hudson Valley! GO TO BRIDAL COTTAGE!!

P.S sorry for the late review!! it's 7/18/13 and we got married on 3/16/13.
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/2/2012
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I absolutely loooooooved my dress! And so did everyone else, which was just the icing on the cake! ;) All the women that worked there are amazing, kind, and caring. My dress was really expensive, which wasn't really their fault, but for me, it was worth it. My only concern was that I wished they would have had me order the dress in a size up and take it in, rather than recommended the tighter size, which I could barely sit in and felt uncomfortable in, despite taking it out as much as possible and wearing undergarments. Still, I love that dress!
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Anonymous
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1+ year ago
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This is by far the vendor I was most disappointed with! I loved my dress until it came down to the last couple of fittings. It was loose, and kept bunching under the bust. She insisted it fitted properly and that she could not make it fit tighter because she was worried about the fabric pulling. The day of the wedding I could shift the dress up and down my body without an issue because of how big it was. I had to stand in certain postures all night to ensure it not slipping. Worst of all you can tell in almost all my photos! If you go here demand what you what no matter what they insist!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Gladys at the Bridal Cottage was wonderful. I called many bridal shops looking for a specific designer and many of the people of the shops I called seemed to have a bad attitude. However when I called the Bridal Cottage they were very freindly and nice. From the first moment I walked into the Bridal Cottage, Gladys was welcoming and made me feel special. She gave me her full attention from the moment I walked into her shop, throughout all the fittings and right up until the last day that I picked the dress up. I would highly recommend The Bridal Cottage to anyone who wants to be treated like a princess.
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Mrs. Anthony
Wedding:
8/6/2011
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My wedding dress purchase was a wonderful and friendly experience!!!
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Mghn&lk
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
The Bridal Cottage has been the most amazingly brilliant experience I have had, thus far in my bridal journey. This was my first stop in looking for my wedding dress, and after I shopped around for about a month, it was my last. The expertise that I was lucky enough to experience at The Bridal Cottage was due to Gladys' knowledge, patience, and willingness to work with you in any capacity; it surpasses that of anyone I have met, anywhere else. I recently purchased my dress from The Bridal Cottage. Thus far, everyone who I tell where I got my dress, tells me what a great decision I made. If you're looking for a wonderful experience, like nothing else you have gotten, go to the bridal cottage and meet Gladys. She will help you find the dress of your dreams.
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Alicia
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Gladys was extremely helpful in finding the perfect dresses for me and my bridesmaids. She worked with my style and provided her knowledge and experience to help with the entire process. I would highly recommend the bridal cottage for quality, price and ease during your dress journey.
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lynnyb88
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
The bridal cottage, and it's owner, Gladys, are just wonderful! I got married last May. Every time I went into the shop Gladys made me feel so welcome and beautiful, which doesn't always happen when you are a bigger woman! She helped me pick out the dresses I wanted to try on, working with me to find the dress that was just perfect for me. And it ended up being the first dress that I tried on! Not only was Glady wonderful that day, but through all of my fittings and needs she was always there. We added some finishing touches to my dress, and she worked with me personally to get exactly what I wanted. I also got my veil and tiara there. Again, Gladys was right there to find the best ones to go with my outfit. We got my maid of honor and bridesmaids gowns there, too. Two of the girls were local, and got their alterations done right there. The other girl, who was from the city, Gladys mailed her dress to her so she could have her alterations done down there. When there was a problem with the colors on one of the dresses, Gladys took care of everything. She shipped it back to the company and got it back to us without any problems. My whole experience at the Bridal Cottage was amazing from beginning to end. Gladys and her staff are amazing and I would recommend them to everyone!
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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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