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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

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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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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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:
[Private]
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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My experience at the Wedding Bell was wonderful! I was able to find an amazing dress and it was altered in house to fit perfect! The staff is friendly, professional, and easy to work with. They even give you a little bag with a snack, water, and a few other goodies for the day of the wedding.

They were even so helpful helping my brideswomen find dresses.
My experience at the Wedding Bell was wonderful! I was able to find an amazing dress and it was altered in house to fit Read more...
My experience at the Wedding Bell was wonderful! I was able to find an amazing dress and it was altered in house to fit perfect! The staff is friendly, professional, and easy to work with. They even give you a little bag with a snack, water, and a few other goodies for the day of the wedding.

They were even so helpful helping my brideswomen find dresses. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I got my dress at the wedding bell, the girl that fitted me was so helpful and attentive, the staff was friendly, they made finding my wedding dress so simple. I would recommend them to anyone searching for a wedding dress.
I got my dress at the wedding bell, the girl that fitted me was so helpful and attentive, the staff was friendly, they Read more...
I got my dress at the wedding bell, the girl that fitted me was so helpful and attentive, the staff was friendly, they made finding my wedding dress so simple. I would recommend them to anyone searching for a wedding dress. Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much!
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corinna
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I LOVE The Wedding Bell. Seriously, the best customer service around.

Purchased my dress and accessories on the first visit. Loved my dress so much I got bridesmaid dresses (Thank you Haley for finding that amazing dress for my friends!) and I also go my mom's dress there, and the groom + groomsmen tuxes. (Really, thanks Haley for it all!)

My dress came in faster than expected, and it fit just beautifully. The alterations department is AMAZING. Fits it right to you...and notices little things about how the dress fits that another alterations dept. might not. These little fixes make all the difference on how the dress looks and fits.

When I had many (and I do mean many) questions about the dresses/ tuxes, everyone was very knowledgeable. If they did not know, they found out for me.

I did have a slight freak-out moment when the tuxes came on Wednesday before the wedding. I was afraid they wouldn't fit anyway, and I was right. We had a crisis because all except one tux came in on time, and we had to wait until Thursday to finally get them all tried on. Kim, the owner, knew I was freaking out about the fit, and wasn't sure the re-ordered tuxes would get there on time. She gladly stayed until midnight the night of my rehearsal dinner (Thursday!) for my groom and his groomsmen to all get fitted and order the correct size...which arrived on Friday..the day before the wedding. The second order of tuxes fit really well. THANK YOU KIM for going above and beyond!!

This place is awesome. I would totally go there again if I were choosing my dress again.
I LOVE The Wedding Bell. Seriously, the best customer service around.

Purchased my dress and accessories on the Read more...
I LOVE The Wedding Bell. Seriously, the best customer service around.

Purchased my dress and accessories on the first visit. Loved my dress so much I got bridesmaid dresses (Thank you Haley for finding that amazing dress for my friends!) and I also go my mom's dress there, and the groom + groomsmen tuxes. (Really, thanks Haley for it all!)

My dress came in faster than expected, and it fit just beautifully. The alterations department is AMAZING. Fits it right to you...and notices little things about how the dress fits that another alterations dept. might not. These little fixes make all the difference on how the dress looks and fits.

When I had many (and I do mean many) questions about the dresses/ tuxes, everyone was very knowledgeable. If they did not know, they found out for me.

I did have a slight freak-out moment when the tuxes came on Wednesday before the wedding. I was afraid they wouldn't fit anyway, and I was right. We had a crisis because all except one tux came in on time, and we had to wait until Thursday to finally get them all tried on. Kim, the owner, knew I was freaking out about the fit, and wasn't sure the re-ordered tuxes would get there on time. She gladly stayed until midnight the night of my rehearsal dinner (Thursday!) for my groom and his groomsmen to all get fitted and order the correct size...which arrived on Friday..the day before the wedding. The second order of tuxes fit really well. THANK YOU KIM for going above and beyond!!

This place is awesome. I would totally go there again if I were choosing my dress again. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
On Saturday, March 15th, 2014 I had my very first appointment to try on wedding dresses. I made my appointment with "The Wedding Bell," because I was driving by on 6th ave, in Tacoma and the beautiful dresses caught my eye. After I drove by I decided to check out their website and fell in love with a dress. So, I called and scheduled an appointment. The sad news was that the dress I found online was not in stock for me to try on and would take 4 months to get. They told me that they would have similar dresses for me to try on and if I still wanted the dress that was not in stock they would order it for me. My appointment was with Ashley the manager of the store. After I scheduled they sent me an email in regards to my appointment of all the things I must know for my appointment. I found that really helpful! When I arrived to my to my surprise Ashley had ordered that dress for me that was not in stock. I was so excited that I was actually going to be trying that dress on. When I tried it on I wasn't so in love with it as I was when I seen it online. However, I did end up falling in love with a different dress. I feel that Ashley went far and beyond all my expectations. I loved how she really listened to what I wanted. She gave me her input and also recommended I try on dresses I hadn't even thought about trying on. She really cared and made my wedding dress experience a dream come true! I'm so pleased with my experience here I will tell all my friends, family, and patients. -Amber
On Saturday, March 15th, 2014 I had my very first appointment to try on wedding dresses. I made my appointment with "The Read more...
On Saturday, March 15th, 2014 I had my very first appointment to try on wedding dresses. I made my appointment with "The Wedding Bell," because I was driving by on 6th ave, in Tacoma and the beautiful dresses caught my eye. After I drove by I decided to check out their website and fell in love with a dress. So, I called and scheduled an appointment. The sad news was that the dress I found online was not in stock for me to try on and would take 4 months to get. They told me that they would have similar dresses for me to try on and if I still wanted the dress that was not in stock they would order it for me. My appointment was with Ashley the manager of the store. After I scheduled they sent me an email in regards to my appointment of all the things I must know for my appointment. I found that really helpful! When I arrived to my to my surprise Ashley had ordered that dress for me that was not in stock. I was so excited that I was actually going to be trying that dress on. When I tried it on I wasn't so in love with it as I was when I seen it online. However, I did end up falling in love with a different dress. I feel that Ashley went far and beyond all my expectations. I loved how she really listened to what I wanted. She gave me her input and also recommended I try on dresses I hadn't even thought about trying on. She really cared and made my wedding dress experience a dream come true! I'm so pleased with my experience here I will tell all my friends, family, and patients. -Amber Read less
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The Wedding Bell responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Amber! See you soon! - Kim
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Mandie
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Ashley was amazing starting from scratch & eventually finding the exact dress I wanted! She spent a lot of personalized time with me- it was an amazing experience! I felt like a princess :)
Ashley was amazing starting from scratch & eventually finding the exact dress I wanted! She spent a lot of personalized Read more...
Ashley was amazing starting from scratch & eventually finding the exact dress I wanted! She spent a lot of personalized time with me- it was an amazing experience! I felt like a princess :) 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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Jessica
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you to the ladies at The wedding Bell!!! I had such a wonderful experience from my dress shopping to the alterations I was so impressed with the friendliness,knowledge and flexibility of all of the ladies. I got the perfect dress with the perfect fit and I felt like a princess on my wedding day because they took the time to really listen to what i wanted!!!
Thank you to the ladies at The wedding Bell!!! I had such a wonderful experience from my dress shopping to the alterations Read more...
Thank you to the ladies at The wedding Bell!!! I had such a wonderful experience from my dress shopping to the alterations I was so impressed with the friendliness,knowledge and flexibility of all of the ladies. I got the perfect dress with the perfect fit and I felt like a princess on my wedding day because they took the time to really listen to what i wanted!!! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
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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