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The Wedding Bell

Tacoma , WA
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2609 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406 US (map)

PHONE

253-759-2513

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ABOUT US

The Wedding Bell has been in business for over 69 years and is located at 2609 6th Avenue in Tacoma. The store has an interesting history. Mrs. Fontana was the original owner of The... Read more
The Wedding Bell has been in business for over 69 years and is located at 2609 6th Avenue in Tacoma. The store has an interesting history. Mrs. Fontana was the original owner of The Wedding Bell, and she owned it for 47 years before she passed away. She kept newspaper clippings and photographs from every single bride during that time. Ask to see the albums when you visit. They are a unique insight into the history of Tacoma. It is our understanding that Mrs. Fontana even attended the weddings of all her brides and helped them get dressed. We routinely have Wedding Bell brides from 40, 50, even 60 years ago drop by with their daughters and grand-daughters. The Wedding Bell has changed ownership three times since then and is currently owned by Kim Miller. We deliver the individualized attention every bride deserves... So, come experience the difference of a full-service bridal boutique.

An appointment is strongly recommended. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are very busy in the salon, so we suggest making an appointment to guarantee that a consultant will be available to help you. If you're not quite sure of your schedule, give us a call to see if we have time for a walk-in appointment. We want to make your entire wedding experience as easy as saying "I do!" Come see for yourself how The Wedding Bell is different from other bridal salons! 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?
An appointment is recommended. We want to ensure that your visit is enjoyable, and we want to ensure a bridal consultant is available to assist you.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
4-6 months
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
We carry new gowns.
How often do you receive new dresses?
Nearly every day...
Do you provide any guarantees/warrantees of any kind?
We will make sure we work with you to resolve any issues that might arise.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
Yes. We have an in-house seamstress.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
We sell bridesmaid dresses, social occasion dresses, Prom dresses, flower girl dresses, mother's dresses, shoes, accessories, and gifts. We also rent tuxedos!

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I scheduled a private appointment before hours on a Sunday. It's a wonderful option for brides like myself that are really nervous about finding a dress. They provided treats and wonderful service. It only took 4 dresses before I found the one!
I scheduled a private appointment before hours on a Sunday. It's a wonderful option for brides like myself that are really Read more...
I scheduled a private appointment before hours on a Sunday. It's a wonderful option for brides like myself that are really nervous about finding a dress. They provided treats and wonderful service. It only took 4 dresses before I found the one! Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Great! We love private appointments as well. It is so much nicer to find your dress that way, and we offer them every day of the week!
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Sara
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love Aimee and Kim. This store is fantastic and I got the bridal experience I was looking for. I found my dress on my first appointment and bought my whole look the same day. Aimee helped me find the perfect accessories with a smile on her face. I love this boutique so much that I made an appointment for my bridesmaids and plan on getting the Mom's looks her as well. I love The Wedding Bell and am so thankful that they are in Tacoma and so close to my home. To top things off my mother bought her dress here as well so there was a special feeling of nostalgia for her.
I absolutely love Aimee and Kim. This store is fantastic and I got the bridal experience I was looking for. I found my Read more...
I absolutely love Aimee and Kim. This store is fantastic and I got the bridal experience I was looking for. I found my dress on my first appointment and bought my whole look the same day. Aimee helped me find the perfect accessories with a smile on her face. I love this boutique so much that I made an appointment for my bridesmaids and plan on getting the Mom's looks her as well. I love The Wedding Bell and am so thankful that they are in Tacoma and so close to my home. To top things off my mother bought her dress here as well so there was a special feeling of nostalgia for her. Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review! Be sure to send us pictures! - Kim
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Mindy
Wedding:
8/7/2015
5.0/5.0
I had the privilege to work with Ashley at The Wedding Bell to find my dream gown. From the moment I stepped into the store that Saturday morning for my private appointment she went above and beyond to make me feel special. She listened to what I wanted and made sure she was going to find it for me. She was very patient and very knowledgeable. Not only did she help me with my dress she also helped my bridesmaids and I find the perfect bridesmaid dresses. She has continued to be such an asset to my wedding planning and extremely helpful with any questions that I have. She has also made herself available every time I have called or needed to come in. I would highly recommend Ashley to anyone trying to find the perfect wedding dress. I look forward to a long term friendship with her. Thank you again for everything!
I had the privilege to work with Ashley at The Wedding Bell to find my dream gown. From the moment I stepped into the Read more...
I had the privilege to work with Ashley at The Wedding Bell to find my dream gown. From the moment I stepped into the store that Saturday morning for my private appointment she went above and beyond to make me feel special. She listened to what I wanted and made sure she was going to find it for me. She was very patient and very knowledgeable. Not only did she help me with my dress she also helped my bridesmaids and I find the perfect bridesmaid dresses. She has continued to be such an asset to my wedding planning and extremely helpful with any questions that I have. She has also made herself available every time I have called or needed to come in. I would highly recommend Ashley to anyone trying to find the perfect wedding dress. I look forward to a long term friendship with her. Thank you again for everything! Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Mindy! We love working with you!
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about this place! I've spend hours looking at bridal dresses for my wedding in July, not only in magazines, but also at different bridal shops. Each shop tends to have its own feel depending on the location, and the geographical location of where the store is, for whatever reason I have not walked away with a dress from any of these stores, simply because they did not have quite what I was looking for, or the service was not good. I found the Wedding Bell while doing a search for Maggie Sottero retailers online and the Wedding Bell had the largest selection, I immediately booked an appointment to go with my mom to take a look not expecting to find the dress that day. It was assumed we would be looking for awhile. Paola, my stylist( I guess is the right word to use), since she was more like a friend then a consultant, listened to everything that I wanted, the first dress she pulled I absolutely feel in love with, and without noticing, it turned out to be one that I was considering. My mom and I bought the dress that day, and Paola waited patiently while different credit cards with different pins were found for over an hour. The whole time I was there I felt like I was a princess, and left with an indescribable awesome experience. Since then I have returned and ordered my bridesmaids gowns through there, as well as the tux rentals, and every time I and those close to me have gone in, have had nothing short of phenomenal l experience with the staff. I cannot wait until all the dresses come in, and I can have a reason to come back again, but I have to wait until the dress come in. Thank you so much for making this an amazing place. I highly encourage all brides to go to the Wedding Bell.
I cannot say enough good things about this place! I've spend hours looking at bridal dresses for my wedding in July, not Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about this place! I've spend hours looking at bridal dresses for my wedding in July, not only in magazines, but also at different bridal shops. Each shop tends to have its own feel depending on the location, and the geographical location of where the store is, for whatever reason I have not walked away with a dress from any of these stores, simply because they did not have quite what I was looking for, or the service was not good. I found the Wedding Bell while doing a search for Maggie Sottero retailers online and the Wedding Bell had the largest selection, I immediately booked an appointment to go with my mom to take a look not expecting to find the dress that day. It was assumed we would be looking for awhile. Paola, my stylist( I guess is the right word to use), since she was more like a friend then a consultant, listened to everything that I wanted, the first dress she pulled I absolutely feel in love with, and without noticing, it turned out to be one that I was considering. My mom and I bought the dress that day, and Paola waited patiently while different credit cards with different pins were found for over an hour. The whole time I was there I felt like I was a princess, and left with an indescribable awesome experience. Since then I have returned and ordered my bridesmaids gowns through there, as well as the tux rentals, and every time I and those close to me have gone in, have had nothing short of phenomenal l experience with the staff. I cannot wait until all the dresses come in, and I can have a reason to come back again, but I have to wait until the dress come in. Thank you so much for making this an amazing place. I highly encourage all brides to go to the Wedding Bell. Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
these ladies are amazing! made my experience just incredible!
these ladies are amazing! made my experience just incredible!
these ladies are amazing! made my experience just incredible! Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I went to my appoint on 5/10/14 with hesitation as it was my 5th time trying on dresses and I had yet to find something that I loved. There are only so many options for tea-length wedding gowns. It was my first time to the Wedding Bell and I was very impressed. My consultant Ashley was fantastic! She is very knowledgeable and really took the time to understand what I was looking for. She was very honest and real which made my experience stress free. I was able to leave my appoint happy after finding a dress I love.
I went to my appoint on 5/10/14 with hesitation as it was my 5th time trying on dresses and I had yet to find something Read more...
I went to my appoint on 5/10/14 with hesitation as it was my 5th time trying on dresses and I had yet to find something that I loved. There are only so many options for tea-length wedding gowns. It was my first time to the Wedding Bell and I was very impressed. My consultant Ashley was fantastic! She is very knowledgeable and really took the time to understand what I was looking for. She was very honest and real which made my experience stress free. I was able to leave my appoint happy after finding a dress I love. Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review! Be sure to send us pictures! - Kim
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Erin
Wedding:
2/7/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a really positive experience at the wedding bell. Although I had a really great experience trying and purchasing my dress The alterations gals are what really made my experience a 5 star one. It seemed a little pricey when I first got the estimate of what everything would cost but I am really glad I not only purchased but had my dress altered at TWB. Each appointment the gal helping me was so honest, and just so good at keeping me at ease. I felt better each time I went in. My dress needed to be altered quite a bit I lost a lot of weight and needed to add a few cups to the bustier and she made every alteration look perfect.
I had a really positive experience at the wedding bell. Although I had a really great experience trying and purchasing my Read more...
I had a really positive experience at the wedding bell. Although I had a really great experience trying and purchasing my dress The alterations gals are what really made my experience a 5 star one. It seemed a little pricey when I first got the estimate of what everything would cost but I am really glad I not only purchased but had my dress altered at TWB. Each appointment the gal helping me was so honest, and just so good at keeping me at ease. I felt better each time I went in. My dress needed to be altered quite a bit I lost a lot of weight and needed to add a few cups to the bustier and she made every alteration look perfect. Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you! Be sure to send us pictures!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress from a trunk sale saving thousands of dollars. Even though it was discounted it couldn't have been prettier. The Wedding Bell tailored it to perfection, focusing on the smallest details. I was beyond impressed with their communication and professionalism. They provide such great service and are always very friendly. To this day people still tell me how pretty my wedding dress was. I'm so glad I went to the Wedding Bell. They also have the best selection in Washington state.
I bought my dress from a trunk sale saving thousands of dollars. Even though it was discounted it couldn't have been Read more...
I bought my dress from a trunk sale saving thousands of dollars. Even though it was discounted it couldn't have been prettier. The Wedding Bell tailored it to perfection, focusing on the smallest details. I was beyond impressed with their communication and professionalism. They provide such great service and are always very friendly. To this day people still tell me how pretty my wedding dress was. I'm so glad I went to the Wedding Bell. They also have the best selection in Washington state. Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you! Please send us pictures!
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W
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing experience at the Wedding Bell today. I worked with Ashley of whom I would highly recommend to anyone. Ashley is extremely knowledgeable and has been working in bridal for approximately 17 years. She is very authentic and real which are two characteristics that are important to me. Ashley was attentive to my needs and made the entire experience stress free and fun.
I had an amazing experience at the Wedding Bell today. I worked with Ashley of whom I would highly recommend to anyone. Read more...
I had an amazing experience at the Wedding Bell today. I worked with Ashley of whom I would highly recommend to anyone. Ashley is extremely knowledgeable and has been working in bridal for approximately 17 years. She is very authentic and real which are two characteristics that are important to me. Ashley was attentive to my needs and made the entire experience stress free and fun. Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the lovely review! - Kim
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The Wedding Bell was the only place I looked for a wedding dress because it was the only place I needed to look. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the boutique had been recommended to me by several people. When I went in I was SO nervous. I was worried about my budget, about finding something I liked, and about feeling good in the samples. The team at Wedding Bell took all of that away. When I showed the woman who was helping us the pictures that I was inspired by, what I was envisioning, and a little about my wedding, she smiled and said "I know exactly what dress I am putting you in" and she nailed it. I tried on the first dress and just about died. It fit my body beautifully - I couldn't have asked for a more flattering silhouette. The price was exactly in my range, and it had every detail I had asked for and MORE. I tried on three other dresses, put the first one back on and didn't want to take it off. It was stunning.

Then I proceeded to lose 20 lbs before the wedding. My dress wouldn't stay up. Luckily, they also have an amazing seamstress. Yes, I could have paid less to go somewhere else, but when I attended my consultation the girl doing the alterations knew my dress so well and fit it so beautifully to my body that I wanted to go with them. I was not disappointed. The end result was perfect. I received so many compliments on my dress and I look at pictures and swoon - I couldn't have dreamt up a better dress.
The Wedding Bell was the only place I looked for a wedding dress because it was the only place I needed to look. I wasn't Read more...
The Wedding Bell was the only place I looked for a wedding dress because it was the only place I needed to look. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the boutique had been recommended to me by several people. When I went in I was SO nervous. I was worried about my budget, about finding something I liked, and about feeling good in the samples. The team at Wedding Bell took all of that away. When I showed the woman who was helping us the pictures that I was inspired by, what I was envisioning, and a little about my wedding, she smiled and said "I know exactly what dress I am putting you in" and she nailed it. I tried on the first dress and just about died. It fit my body beautifully - I couldn't have asked for a more flattering silhouette. The price was exactly in my range, and it had every detail I had asked for and MORE. I tried on three other dresses, put the first one back on and didn't want to take it off. It was stunning.

Then I proceeded to lose 20 lbs before the wedding. My dress wouldn't stay up. Luckily, they also have an amazing seamstress. Yes, I could have paid less to go somewhere else, but when I attended my consultation the girl doing the alterations knew my dress so well and fit it so beautifully to my body that I wanted to go with them. I was not disappointed. The end result was perfect. I received so many compliments on my dress and I look at pictures and swoon - I couldn't have dreamt up a better dress. Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you! We'd love to see pictures!

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