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The Wedding Bell

Tacoma , WA
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LOCATION

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

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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, Sample Sales, Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Formal Gowns, Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Plus Size Gowns, Sample Gowns, Shoes, Tuxedo Rentals, Tuxedos, Undergarments, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
Less than 6 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Weekly
What is your return policy?
Final Sale

REVIEWS

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Chelsea Miller and Christian Douthett
Wedding:
6/30/2017
3.8/5.0
They had a lot of strict rules (guest numbers, not photos, etc) that I did not appreciate, but I ended up buying my gown there anyway because it was a really good deal and I absolutely fell in love. I had a real "Say Yes to the Dress" moment! They were very nice and willing to work with me and my budget. I would do it all again.
They had a lot of strict rules (guest numbers, not photos, etc) that I did not appreciate, but I ended up buying my gown Read more...
They had a lot of strict rules (guest numbers, not photos, etc) that I did not appreciate, but I ended up buying my gown there anyway because it was a really good deal and I absolutely fell in love. I had a real "Say Yes to the Dress" moment! They were very nice and willing to work with me and my budget. I would do it all again. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Chelsea - Thanks for the feedback! We actually changed our policy on photos, and we do allow them. It was probably around the time you came in. Also, we do have to limit guests to four due to space. We are looking at options to have a larger area for bigger parties this summer, and, of course, there is always a private bridal appointment where you can bring as many guests as you want after hours.
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Katie
Wedding:
6/17/2017
5.0/5.0
My appointment was Sept. 17th, 2016, with Shelly and she was fantastic. I felt zero pressure, she complimented the way dresses fit me, and made me feel very comfortable to be there. She pulled only dresses in my price range and made sure to pull the dresses on the list I had made before hand. I told her my favorite and she brought that out first. She was also very accommodating and patient with my peanut gallery that insisted on seeing all types of dresses, jewelry, and veils. Never once did she seem annoyed or put out. It was truly a fun and relaxed experience and I ended up falling in love with the dress that was my favorite from online. When I decided on my dress, we then moved back into the dressing room for measuring. First Shelly measured me and wrote down what she got, then a second woman (wish I could remember her name.. she was also pleasant) came in and remeasured to make sure that the two separate measurements matched up. After that we were shown a chart with sizes that seemed to be closer to street sizes (I ordered a Maggie Sottero dress). The chart starts with what you measured at for bust, waist, and hips and then you follow it it over and it tells you what dress size to order based off of your measurements. I fell awkwardly between 16 and 18, they are required to advise you to buy the larger size, but I was closer to 16 and my wedding is 9 months away so that's what I went with. She told me the dress can be altered down about 4 sizes but cannot be altered up hardly at all. We asked about cost of alterations and we were told usually between $200-$600 but it really depends on how much it has to be altered and if you make any special requests. I ordered my dress same day. *BONUS* you get some super awesome discounts if you order a dress at your 1st appointment. My dress is expected to arrive sometime in January and they recommend starting alterations about 3 months prior to wedding day. I will update with my alterations experience when the time comes!
My appointment was Sept. 17th, 2016, with Shelly and she was fantastic. I felt zero pressure, she complimented the way Read more...
My appointment was Sept. 17th, 2016, with Shelly and she was fantastic. I felt zero pressure, she complimented the way dresses fit me, and made me feel very comfortable to be there. She pulled only dresses in my price range and made sure to pull the dresses on the list I had made before hand. I told her my favorite and she brought that out first. She was also very accommodating and patient with my peanut gallery that insisted on seeing all types of dresses, jewelry, and veils. Never once did she seem annoyed or put out. It was truly a fun and relaxed experience and I ended up falling in love with the dress that was my favorite from online. When I decided on my dress, we then moved back into the dressing room for measuring. First Shelly measured me and wrote down what she got, then a second woman (wish I could remember her name.. she was also pleasant) came in and remeasured to make sure that the two separate measurements matched up. After that we were shown a chart with sizes that seemed to be closer to street sizes (I ordered a Maggie Sottero dress). The chart starts with what you measured at for bust, waist, and hips and then you follow it it over and it tells you what dress size to order based off of your measurements. I fell awkwardly between 16 and 18, they are required to advise you to buy the larger size, but I was closer to 16 and my wedding is 9 months away so that's what I went with. She told me the dress can be altered down about 4 sizes but cannot be altered up hardly at all. We asked about cost of alterations and we were told usually between $200-$600 but it really depends on how much it has to be altered and if you make any special requests. I ordered my dress same day. *BONUS* you get some super awesome discounts if you order a dress at your 1st appointment. My dress is expected to arrive sometime in January and they recommend starting alterations about 3 months prior to wedding day. I will update with my alterations experience when the time comes! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
6/9/2017
4.9/5.0
I was amazed by their customer service. So much that I didn't step foot into another bridal shop. Both times I went I never felt rushed. Their appointments are typically an hour. The first time I went, I was there for 3 hours!!! I had never tried on a dress, so I had a lot to learn about cuts and styles. Ashley never felt annoyed or made me feel rushed. She has a good system for helping brides narrow down the exact type of dress. The second time, I couldn't decide between two dresses, so for about 2 hours she left me switch back and forth and gave me excellent advice for choosing my dream dress. I couldn't be happier.
I was amazed by their customer service. So much that I didn't step foot into another bridal shop. Both times I went I Read more...
I was amazed by their customer service. So much that I didn't step foot into another bridal shop. Both times I went I never felt rushed. Their appointments are typically an hour. The first time I went, I was there for 3 hours!!! I had never tried on a dress, so I had a lot to learn about cuts and styles. Ashley never felt annoyed or made me feel rushed. She has a good system for helping brides narrow down the exact type of dress. The second time, I couldn't decide between two dresses, so for about 2 hours she left me switch back and forth and gave me excellent advice for choosing my dream dress. I couldn't be happier. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/29/2017
5.0/5.0
We went in and worked with Shelly today to find our bridesmaid dresses. She was so patient, and very helpful in the process. She even brought out the brides dress so we could make sure that our dress would perfectly complement the bride. We ended up finding one that we loved and although are bummed it didn't come in our preferred color, we were able to go with the back up plan. Thank you Shelly, for being so wonderful, what could have been stressful, was actually fun and successful! ??
We went in and worked with Shelly today to find our bridesmaid dresses. She was so patient, and very helpful in the Read more...
We went in and worked with Shelly today to find our bridesmaid dresses. She was so patient, and very helpful in the process. She even brought out the brides dress so we could make sure that our dress would perfectly complement the bride. We ended up finding one that we loved and although are bummed it didn't come in our preferred color, we were able to go with the back up plan. Thank you Shelly, for being so wonderful, what could have been stressful, was actually fun and successful! ?? Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/20/2016
4.8/5.0
I had a fantastic experience with the staff at the wedding bell. My first wedding consultant was incredible. He made me feel at ease especially because I didn't have much experience with weddings and I didn't have my mom to help me through all of the wedding planning. He knew just what dress would be perfect for me after only trying on a few dresses. And he was right! He left the company shortly after and there was a little confusion as to some unique needs I had (I'm almost 6' tall and needed extra material added) but everything was successfully resolved quickly. Beth in alterations was also fabulous. I could tell she really cared about giving me exactly what I wanted and needed. I had 2 dresses and she completed all of the alterations. I looked and felt amazing on my wedding day thanks to all of the hard work from the staff at The Wedding Bell!
I had a fantastic experience with the staff at the wedding bell. My first wedding consultant was incredible. He made me Read more...
I had a fantastic experience with the staff at the wedding bell. My first wedding consultant was incredible. He made me feel at ease especially because I didn't have much experience with weddings and I didn't have my mom to help me through all of the wedding planning. He knew just what dress would be perfect for me after only trying on a few dresses. And he was right! He left the company shortly after and there was a little confusion as to some unique needs I had (I'm almost 6' tall and needed extra material added) but everything was successfully resolved quickly. Beth in alterations was also fabulous. I could tell she really cared about giving me exactly what I wanted and needed. I had 2 dresses and she completed all of the alterations. I looked and felt amazing on my wedding day thanks to all of the hard work from the staff at The Wedding Bell! Read less
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Rhianna
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
My guests and I had a great time finding the perfect bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses today with Ellyse! I showed her a couple pictures from the website, with one I liked in particular, and she went and pulled that exact one for me--which ended up being the dress I chose! She made it an easy and fun experience.
My guests and I had a great time finding the perfect bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses today with Ellyse! I showed her a Read more...
My guests and I had a great time finding the perfect bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses today with Ellyse! I showed her a couple pictures from the website, with one I liked in particular, and she went and pulled that exact one for me--which ended up being the dress I chose! She made it an easy and fun experience. Read less
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SoontoBeMaggieH
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
My experience so far looking for "THE DRESS" Has been an experience. I feel like I have search every where, one of my friends bought their gowns from The Wedding Bell in Tacoma so I thought I would give it a shot. I scheduled my appointment with them, when I arrived their staff was nothing but attentive and sweet. Each one of them helped me in deciding between all of the different gowns they have in their store. Not only did they care they helped. I had no idea about all of the different styles and gowns that are out there until I came to the Wedding Bell! They have such a great selection and for great prices! I haven't purchased yet but I definitely will be and recommend them to anyone!
My experience so far looking for "THE DRESS" Has been an experience. I feel like I have search every where, one of my Read more...
My experience so far looking for "THE DRESS" Has been an experience. I feel like I have search every where, one of my friends bought their gowns from The Wedding Bell in Tacoma so I thought I would give it a shot. I scheduled my appointment with them, when I arrived their staff was nothing but attentive and sweet. Each one of them helped me in deciding between all of the different gowns they have in their store. Not only did they care they helped. I had no idea about all of the different styles and gowns that are out there until I came to the Wedding Bell! They have such a great selection and for great prices! I haven't purchased yet but I definitely will be and recommend them to anyone! Read less
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martinee3
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
My experience at the Wedding Bell was pretty close to perfect! The dresses are top quality for fair prices. The sales people were very helpful and accomodating to everything that came up during the process. We bought my wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, my mom's dress, and accessories from the Wedding Bell. It was great to be able to get everything in one place.
My experience at the Wedding Bell was pretty close to perfect! The dresses are top quality for fair prices. The sales Read more...
My experience at the Wedding Bell was pretty close to perfect! The dresses are top quality for fair prices. The sales people were very helpful and accomodating to everything that came up during the process. We bought my wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, my mom's dress, and accessories from the Wedding Bell. It was great to be able to get everything in one place. Read less
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stephenieramage
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
I totally loved going to The Wedding Bell in Tacoma, WA right on historic 6th Ave. Kim, the shop owner, had me excited and eager to try on dresses. I spent time trying on countless dresses while others waited on me hand & foot without a worry. They had me feeling as if I were trying on dresses in the comfort of my home, yet they even helped me but on my bustier which I'd never worn before, and were always waiting aside if I needed assistance getting in or out of my dress. I even bought my accessories here!! (shoes, bustier, jewelery & more!) I loved it. If I ever need a formal dress again, I will be heading here first!
I totally loved going to The Wedding Bell in Tacoma, WA right on historic 6th Ave. Kim, the shop owner, had me excited and Read more...
I totally loved going to The Wedding Bell in Tacoma, WA right on historic 6th Ave. Kim, the shop owner, had me excited and eager to try on dresses. I spent time trying on countless dresses while others waited on me hand & foot without a worry. They had me feeling as if I were trying on dresses in the comfort of my home, yet they even helped me but on my bustier which I'd never worn before, and were always waiting aside if I needed assistance getting in or out of my dress. I even bought my accessories here!! (shoes, bustier, jewelery & more!) I loved it. If I ever need a formal dress again, I will be heading here first! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Ellyse was so helpful and great! Came in to look and ended up leaving with the most beautiful dress I could imagine!!
Ellyse was so helpful and great! Came in to look and ended up leaving with the most beautiful dress I could imagine!!
Ellyse was so helpful and great! Came in to look and ended up leaving with the most beautiful dress I could imagine!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I went to The Wedding Bell after visiting a few other stores, and found them to be very personable! Ellyse was very patient with me as I was stuck between two dresses, and went back and forth in them at least five times. She provided great feedback and was very knowledgable about the options for alterations that I would have with each dress. She took her time, and didn't rush me to a decision as I was nearing the end of my appointment time. Overall, this was a very pleasant and relaxed experience!
I went to The Wedding Bell after visiting a few other stores, and found them to be very personable! Ellyse was very Read more...
I went to The Wedding Bell after visiting a few other stores, and found them to be very personable! Ellyse was very patient with me as I was stuck between two dresses, and went back and forth in them at least five times. She provided great feedback and was very knowledgable about the options for alterations that I would have with each dress. She took her time, and didn't rush me to a decision as I was nearing the end of my appointment time. Overall, this was a very pleasant and relaxed experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Very helpful, my consultant did everything she could to find my dress. Ellyse and Beth were amazing with altering the dress to make it perfect for me.
Very helpful, my consultant did everything she could to find my dress. Ellyse and Beth were amazing with altering the Read more...
Very helpful, my consultant did everything she could to find my dress. Ellyse and Beth were amazing with altering the dress to make it perfect for me. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Great place to shop! Very helpful staff and beautiful selection
Great place to shop! Very helpful staff and beautiful selection
Great place to shop! Very helpful staff and beautiful selection Read less
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