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The Wedding Dress

Portland , CT
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LOCATION

222 Main Street
Portland, CT 06480 US (map)

PHONE

860-342-5361

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ABOUT US

The Wedding Dress is a quaint boutique conveniently located at 222 Main Street in Portland, Connecticut. We feature a diverse selection of unique wedding attire for brides, bridesmaids,... Read more
The Wedding Dress is a quaint boutique conveniently located at 222 Main Street in Portland, Connecticut. We feature a diverse selection of unique wedding attire for brides, bridesmaids, mothers, and flower girls, in addition to wide selection of headpieces, custom veils, lingerie, jewelry, and shoes.

Our Silver Needle Award winning designer has personally selected our collection of striking gowns and beautiful accessories. Shelley has won awards from fashion icons such as Bob Mackie and Marc Jacobs. She even created a black lace wedding gown for the late Gianni Versace. The family operated salon's knowledgeable consultants will gladly work one-on-one with you to create your ideal look.

Come visit The Wedding Dress, and we are sure that you will find that "distinctive style for your walk down the aisle!"

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.


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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.6/5.0
This is a wonderful wedding dress shop that offers gorgeous gowns of great quality and workmanship. I ordered my Lea Ann Belter wedding gown from this shop in late October and it arrived in late February, much earlier than anticipated! Upon trying it on I found that the gown fit perfectly and I couldn't be more happy with my experience here so far.
This is a wonderful wedding dress shop that offers gorgeous gowns of great quality and workmanship. I ordered my Lea Ann Read more...
This is a wonderful wedding dress shop that offers gorgeous gowns of great quality and workmanship. I ordered my Lea Ann Belter wedding gown from this shop in late October and it arrived in late February, much earlier than anticipated! Upon trying it on I found that the gown fit perfectly and I couldn't be more happy with my experience here so far. Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
I am the mother of the bride. My daughter and I have had a wonderful time shopping for wedding dresses for the past three months. We went to five different shops and returned to buy my daughter's gown at The Wedding Dress. We stayed for over three hours during our first visit and two hours the next! We didn't want to leave...such a relaxed and comfortable boutique! We have spent all of our time so far with Lisa who has been so kind and patient with us. My daughter tried on dress after dress...never feeling pressured for one minute. What a wonderful experience for a young lady who is so looking forward to planning her big day! Lisa is so helpful and created so many different looks with all the gowns...combining belts, veils, petticoats, hair adornments etc. She is creative and detail oriented. She was always respectful of my daughter's requests, and, always responded with an honest and kind opinion of the options. I am so glad we retuned to The Wedding Dress to buy her dress....so many different style dresses and very reasonably priced. I look forward to returning there for my dress and to work with the staff! Thank you Lisa!
I am the mother of the bride. My daughter and I have had a wonderful time shopping for wedding dresses for the past three Read more...
I am the mother of the bride. My daughter and I have had a wonderful time shopping for wedding dresses for the past three months. We went to five different shops and returned to buy my daughter's gown at The Wedding Dress. We stayed for over three hours during our first visit and two hours the next! We didn't want to leave...such a relaxed and comfortable boutique! We have spent all of our time so far with Lisa who has been so kind and patient with us. My daughter tried on dress after dress...never feeling pressured for one minute. What a wonderful experience for a young lady who is so looking forward to planning her big day! Lisa is so helpful and created so many different looks with all the gowns...combining belts, veils, petticoats, hair adornments etc. She is creative and detail oriented. She was always respectful of my daughter's requests, and, always responded with an honest and kind opinion of the options. I am so glad we retuned to The Wedding Dress to buy her dress....so many different style dresses and very reasonably priced. I look forward to returning there for my dress and to work with the staff! Thank you Lisa! Read less
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polly
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend visiting this store. Shelley and Lisa were wonderful!. I can't thank Shelley enough for her kindness and compassion helping me find the perfect mother of the bride dress . I found myself going there with only six weeks before my daughters wedding , and she really worked hard to help me get the most wonderful dress, if only I had gone there first! I highly recommend. Everyone to visit here first.
I highly recommend visiting this store. Shelley and Lisa were wonderful!. I can't thank Shelley enough for her kindness Read more...
I highly recommend visiting this store. Shelley and Lisa were wonderful!. I can't thank Shelley enough for her kindness and compassion helping me find the perfect mother of the bride dress . I found myself going there with only six weeks before my daughters wedding , and she really worked hard to help me get the most wonderful dress, if only I had gone there first! I highly recommend. Everyone to visit here first. Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I bought my wedding dress and veil from The Wedding Dress. The ladies were extremely helpful. They kept bringing in more and more dresses for me to try on and even let me stay a little longer than my one hour appointment because I couldn't make up my mind. All of my dress fittings went very smoothly and the alterations not only looked great but were reasonably priced as well. I highly recommend this boutique!
I bought my wedding dress and veil from The Wedding Dress. The ladies were extremely helpful. They kept bringing in more Read more...
I bought my wedding dress and veil from The Wedding Dress. The ladies were extremely helpful. They kept bringing in more and more dresses for me to try on and even let me stay a little longer than my one hour appointment because I couldn't make up my mind. All of my dress fittings went very smoothly and the alterations not only looked great but were reasonably priced as well. I highly recommend this boutique! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Oh man! I'd get married 10 more times just to work with the ladies of the Wedding Dress. It was so much fun going there. Our first appointment was great because my mother and I pulled dresses, as many as we wanted and tried them all on. Once Shelley and Lisa got to know us, they pulled dresses they thought we missed. We were the only ones in there and therefore had their undivided attention. By the time it was time for me to pick up my dress for the big day, I was almost sad my interaction with them was over! I really felt like they took the time to get to know us, to joke around and build a relationship with us. I'd go back there in a heartbeat for any other wedding needs I may have in the future (being a bridesmaid of course)
Oh man! I'd get married 10 more times just to work with the ladies of the Wedding Dress. It was so much fun going there. Read more...
Oh man! I'd get married 10 more times just to work with the ladies of the Wedding Dress. It was so much fun going there. Our first appointment was great because my mother and I pulled dresses, as many as we wanted and tried them all on. Once Shelley and Lisa got to know us, they pulled dresses they thought we missed. We were the only ones in there and therefore had their undivided attention. By the time it was time for me to pick up my dress for the big day, I was almost sad my interaction with them was over! I really felt like they took the time to get to know us, to joke around and build a relationship with us. I'd go back there in a heartbeat for any other wedding needs I may have in the future (being a bridesmaid of course) Read less
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The Wedding Dress responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We truly apprecaite the fact that you took the time to post your thoughts, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Regards, Shelley and the ladies of The Wedding Dress.
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Debra
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
As myself being the Mother Of The Bride, the Wedding Dress provided a wonderful experience for me. I was told by many friends that when I found THE dress I would know it. Much to my delight I found it there. Shelley and Lisa were wonderful and attentive. The stye and the gorgeous color gave me many compliments, the best compliment coming from my niece who told me I truly did not look like an 'old lady' mother in law. And as an added bonus I found a necklace to go with my dress! Thank you so much Shelley, Lisa and Dora
As myself being the Mother Of The Bride, the Wedding Dress provided a wonderful experience for me. I was told by many Read more...
As myself being the Mother Of The Bride, the Wedding Dress provided a wonderful experience for me. I was told by many friends that when I found THE dress I would know it. Much to my delight I found it there. Shelley and Lisa were wonderful and attentive. The stye and the gorgeous color gave me many compliments, the best compliment coming from my niece who told me I truly did not look like an 'old lady' mother in law. And as an added bonus I found a necklace to go with my dress! Thank you so much Shelley, Lisa and Dora Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Wedding Dress was absolutely wonderful to work with! I had an infinitely better experience here than at one of the huge Kleinfeld-esque stores, and didn't have to sacrifice selection. Shelley and Lisa were so great to work with throughout the process, from my first appointment through my last fitting. My wedding was in Washington D.C., where I also live, so I had very limited options for fitting appointments. The Wedding Dress accommodated me in every way, even fitting me in for appointments when they don't typically schedule fittings. My dress came in on time, was absolutely stunning, and was altered perfectly and quickly. I even received a $150 single-item credit for purchasing my dress during my first visit, which I used to buy a veil. The Wedding Dress made my dress-buying experience everything I'd hoped for, and I highly recommend them!
The Wedding Dress was absolutely wonderful to work with! I had an infinitely better experience here than at one of the Read more...
The Wedding Dress was absolutely wonderful to work with! I had an infinitely better experience here than at one of the huge Kleinfeld-esque stores, and didn't have to sacrifice selection. Shelley and Lisa were so great to work with throughout the process, from my first appointment through my last fitting. My wedding was in Washington D.C., where I also live, so I had very limited options for fitting appointments. The Wedding Dress accommodated me in every way, even fitting me in for appointments when they don't typically schedule fittings. My dress came in on time, was absolutely stunning, and was altered perfectly and quickly. I even received a $150 single-item credit for purchasing my dress during my first visit, which I used to buy a veil. The Wedding Dress made my dress-buying experience everything I'd hoped for, and I highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I had such a wonderful experience at The Wedding Dress. After all my fittings and final pick up, I felt like the staff were family. It's a small shop and I definitely felt at home.
I had such a wonderful experience at The Wedding Dress. After all my fittings and final pick up, I felt like the staff Read more...
I had such a wonderful experience at The Wedding Dress. After all my fittings and final pick up, I felt like the staff were family. It's a small shop and I definitely felt at home. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Lisa for helping me pick out the most amazing dress for my wedding day! She was SO sweet and you could tell she took her job very seriously. Lisa took my measurements so perfectly that I did not need alterations to the sizing at all. I only needed minor alterations to the neckline and cups added in, plus the necessary bustle. Everyone was so helpful and it felt like they were emotionally invested in my special day. They took their time with me and helped answer any questions. Thank you ladies for making this important part of the wedding process so smooth and stress-free for me!
Thanks to Lisa for helping me pick out the most amazing dress for my wedding day! She was SO sweet and you could tell she Read more...
Thanks to Lisa for helping me pick out the most amazing dress for my wedding day! She was SO sweet and you could tell she took her job very seriously. Lisa took my measurements so perfectly that I did not need alterations to the sizing at all. I only needed minor alterations to the neckline and cups added in, plus the necessary bustle. Everyone was so helpful and it felt like they were emotionally invested in my special day. They took their time with me and helped answer any questions. Thank you ladies for making this important part of the wedding process so smooth and stress-free for me! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was really impressed with The Wedding Dress in Portland; from the minute they answered the phone & were friendly & flexible about scheduling an appointment around my insane schedule, I knew this was going to be a different experience.

I had only been to one other bridal store so far, but it left me stressed & miserable, dreading my next expedition!

The staff there was incredibly friendly, laid-back, and REAL! They made me feel comfortable, and free to say whatever I wanted. They gave REAL feedback, instead of telling you EVERY dress looks fabulous on you (which is totally useless!) They know their dresses & designers, and know exactly when to make suggestions & find a dress that combines multiple elements you're looking for, but also know when to let you make your own choices.

Their selection is fairly extensive, especially given the smaller size of the store. They have a huge variety of Lee Ann Belter's dresses, seem very familiar with her style & have worked with her on many custom designs. They're beyond responsive, and answer emails late on Friday of a holiday weekend. Doesn't get more dedicated than that!

These women are BEYOND patient when it comes to letting you try on whatever dress you want, no matter how many times you change your mind. They're funny & sweet, and most importantly, honest! Their flexibility, laid-back attitude & incredibly reasonable prices make the trip up to Portland well worth the drive.

So thank you to Lisa & Shelley -- you saved the wedding dress experience for me!
I was really impressed with The Wedding Dress in Portland; from the minute they answered the phone & were friendly & Read more...
I was really impressed with The Wedding Dress in Portland; from the minute they answered the phone & were friendly & flexible about scheduling an appointment around my insane schedule, I knew this was going to be a different experience.

I had only been to one other bridal store so far, but it left me stressed & miserable, dreading my next expedition!

The staff there was incredibly friendly, laid-back, and REAL! They made me feel comfortable, and free to say whatever I wanted. They gave REAL feedback, instead of telling you EVERY dress looks fabulous on you (which is totally useless!) They know their dresses & designers, and know exactly when to make suggestions & find a dress that combines multiple elements you're looking for, but also know when to let you make your own choices.

Their selection is fairly extensive, especially given the smaller size of the store. They have a huge variety of Lee Ann Belter's dresses, seem very familiar with her style & have worked with her on many custom designs. They're beyond responsive, and answer emails late on Friday of a holiday weekend. Doesn't get more dedicated than that!

These women are BEYOND patient when it comes to letting you try on whatever dress you want, no matter how many times you change your mind. They're funny & sweet, and most importantly, honest! Their flexibility, laid-back attitude & incredibly reasonable prices make the trip up to Portland well worth the drive.

So thank you to Lisa & Shelley -- you saved the wedding dress experience for me! Read less
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