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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
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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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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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Lynn
Wedding:
9/24/2016
4.6/5.0
I am new to bridal dress shopping, having only gone to big box bridal stores before. Going to The Wedding Bell was refreshing and a pleasure. Ashley helped me into many dresses and asked often what I was seeking, what I liked and didn't in each gown, about my partner and myself, and our venue and was superb in helping me find 'the one.' Her knowledge of the selection is remarkable and she was flexible in seeking a dress outside of my initial desire when I asked. My heart flip flopped when I saw myself in the mirror, Thank You Ashley! Beth in alterations was also able to describe and show me how she would alter the dress to fit me and what I had been seeking, my desires, and gave me a quote. I have already recommended two of my friends to request Ashley at The Wedding Bell for her gown finding experience! I look forward to working with Ashley and Beth as my wedding date approaches!
I am new to bridal dress shopping, having only gone to big box bridal stores before. Going to The Wedding Bell was Read more...
I am new to bridal dress shopping, having only gone to big box bridal stores before. Going to The Wedding Bell was refreshing and a pleasure. Ashley helped me into many dresses and asked often what I was seeking, what I liked and didn't in each gown, about my partner and myself, and our venue and was superb in helping me find 'the one.' Her knowledge of the selection is remarkable and she was flexible in seeking a dress outside of my initial desire when I asked. My heart flip flopped when I saw myself in the mirror, Thank You Ashley! Beth in alterations was also able to describe and show me how she would alter the dress to fit me and what I had been seeking, my desires, and gave me a quote. I have already recommended two of my friends to request Ashley at The Wedding Bell for her gown finding experience! I look forward to working with Ashley and Beth as my wedding date approaches! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
This boutique had to be the icing on the cake. My wedding journey has been nothing short of interesting... But EVERY other shop I went to I felt unimportant, not needed or even special. I was juggled with other brides, had to do so much work, and even found myself getting frustrated. I've had 4, yes, 4 dresses, but each of them I didn't fall in love with, didn't have a "moment" until I bought my Maggie Sottero gown from The Wedding Bell. Ashley, my stylist did SO amazing, and she even knew what dress I would pick the second I made the decision... She respected my style and knew exactly what dresses to pull. She even said "I know what you're doing!" And sure enough, she did. She was super knowledgable and passionate.

She respected my budget, my private appointment was so special and everything I imagined. My girls felt special and I felt amazing. THANK YOU The Wedding Bell... You're truly to thank for this wonderful experience.
This boutique had to be the icing on the cake. My wedding journey has been nothing short of interesting... But EVERY other Read more...
This boutique had to be the icing on the cake. My wedding journey has been nothing short of interesting... But EVERY other shop I went to I felt unimportant, not needed or even special. I was juggled with other brides, had to do so much work, and even found myself getting frustrated. I've had 4, yes, 4 dresses, but each of them I didn't fall in love with, didn't have a "moment" until I bought my Maggie Sottero gown from The Wedding Bell. Ashley, my stylist did SO amazing, and she even knew what dress I would pick the second I made the decision... She respected my style and knew exactly what dresses to pull. She even said "I know what you're doing!" And sure enough, she did. She was super knowledgable and passionate.

She respected my budget, my private appointment was so special and everything I imagined. My girls felt special and I felt amazing. THANK YOU The Wedding Bell... You're truly to thank for this wonderful experience. Read less
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Shelby & CJ
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Awesome staff, they were very helpful and friendly.
Awesome staff, they were very helpful and friendly.
Awesome staff, they were very helpful and friendly. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my experience with Ashley! She really listened to what I liked and not only helped me find the perfect dress but had the alterations department help me create one. I would recommend the wedding bell to any bride looking to not just find her Perfect dress but to truly have an experience. It was a perfect day!
I absolutely loved my experience with Ashley! She really listened to what I liked and not only helped me find the perfect Read more...
I absolutely loved my experience with Ashley! She really listened to what I liked and not only helped me find the perfect dress but had the alterations department help me create one. I would recommend the wedding bell to any bride looking to not just find her Perfect dress but to truly have an experience. It was a perfect day! Read less
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Alisha
Wedding:
8/26/2016
5.0/5.0
I bought my wedding dress today at the Wedding Bell and couldn't have asked for a better experience. They have a huge selection of dresses and offer a very personalized shopping experience. I worked with Ellyse and she was amazing! She really listened to what I liked/didn't like and even provided discount options in order to stay within my budget. I will definitely be coming back to find my bridesmaid dresses!
I bought my wedding dress today at the Wedding Bell and couldn't have asked for a better experience. They have a huge Read more...
I bought my wedding dress today at the Wedding Bell and couldn't have asked for a better experience. They have a huge selection of dresses and offer a very personalized shopping experience. I worked with Ellyse and she was amazing! She really listened to what I liked/didn't like and even provided discount options in order to stay within my budget. I will definitely be coming back to find my bridesmaid dresses! 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
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
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
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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