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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
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, 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, Undergarments, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
9-11 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Seasonally
What is your return policy?
Final Sale

REVIEWS

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Lindsey
Wedding:
11/19/2016
4.9/5.0
This little hole-in-the wall boutique was phenomenal! The dress selection was amazing and very affordable. They were relaxed about letting me look through on my own (I really preferred that to the saleswoman pulling dresses for me or hovering over me as I looked). I tried on more dresses here than any other store I went to! And I found the one, in the price range I wanted, with all the details I had hoped for! I ordered right then and there and was even given a credit towards another item in the store which I used towards my veil. They were extremely helpful and laid back which I loved. The only downfall I will say is that my dress took longer to come in than I had planned, I had ordered it so far in advance though that I am convinced they bumped it back knowing that I had MONTHS to spare, which I was completely fine with. One of bridesmaids even ordered her dress here as well, their selection for bridesmaid dresses was also phenomenal!
This little hole-in-the wall boutique was phenomenal! The dress selection was amazing and very affordable. They were Read more...
This little hole-in-the wall boutique was phenomenal! The dress selection was amazing and very affordable. They were relaxed about letting me look through on my own (I really preferred that to the saleswoman pulling dresses for me or hovering over me as I looked). I tried on more dresses here than any other store I went to! And I found the one, in the price range I wanted, with all the details I had hoped for! I ordered right then and there and was even given a credit towards another item in the store which I used towards my veil. They were extremely helpful and laid back which I loved. The only downfall I will say is that my dress took longer to come in than I had planned, I had ordered it so far in advance though that I am convinced they bumped it back knowing that I had MONTHS to spare, which I was completely fine with. One of bridesmaids even ordered her dress here as well, their selection for bridesmaid dresses was also phenomenal! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
7/29/2016
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at the Wedding Dress and highly recommend them! Lisa was so helpful and showed me so many dresses that I fell in love with. I had to narrow the final dress down from 8 since I found so many beautiful dresses at this boutique! So many gorgeous ones to choose from! I got so many compliments on my dress and I am so happy I came across the Wedding Dress and found the dress !!!
I had a wonderful experience at the Wedding Dress and highly recommend them! Lisa was so helpful and showed me so many Read more...
I had a wonderful experience at the Wedding Dress and highly recommend them! Lisa was so helpful and showed me so many dresses that I fell in love with. I had to narrow the final dress down from 8 since I found so many beautiful dresses at this boutique! So many gorgeous ones to choose from! I got so many compliments on my dress and I am so happy I came across the Wedding Dress and found the dress !!! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
7/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Shelley is the best. She truly made my wedding day a success. Best customer service I've ever had. Every bride needs an experience like this. Shelley and her staff are amazing. Everyone loved my wedding dress. If you want a stress free and wonderful bridal shopping experiece, look no further.
Shelley is the best. She truly made my wedding day a success. Best customer service I've ever had. Every bride needs an Read more...
Shelley is the best. She truly made my wedding day a success. Best customer service I've ever had. Every bride needs an experience like this. Shelley and her staff are amazing. Everyone loved my wedding dress. If you want a stress free and wonderful bridal shopping experiece, look no further. Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
There are not enough kind words for the ladies at The Wedding Dress! My sister in law, sister, and a couple of friends had gotten their dresses there so I was hopeful to find the perfect dress there. However, it was the second bridal shop I went to, the first one being an absolute nightmare. I was discouraged walking in, but in minutes Lisa was able to turn everything around and I couldn't wait to start trying dresses on. She made me feel comfortable and encouraged me to try anything and everything even if it was not something I would have picked out myself. Which was great advice, since the only dress I personally picked out was one of my least favorites when it was on. Lisa is super experienced and after trying on just 1 dress and picking out the couple of things I liked about it she was able to pick out the perfect dress for me. I still tried on at least 10 dresses to be sure, but she really nailed it. The Wedding Dress was also super accommodating to setting up fittings with my travel schedule (We got married in CT but live out of state). They even were able to schedule two fittings within a week during my last trip to CT before the wedding. They made me feel like a beautiful bride on every visit to the shop. I could not have asked for a better wedding dress experience.
There are not enough kind words for the ladies at The Wedding Dress! My sister in law, sister, and a couple of friends had Read more...
There are not enough kind words for the ladies at The Wedding Dress! My sister in law, sister, and a couple of friends had gotten their dresses there so I was hopeful to find the perfect dress there. However, it was the second bridal shop I went to, the first one being an absolute nightmare. I was discouraged walking in, but in minutes Lisa was able to turn everything around and I couldn't wait to start trying dresses on. She made me feel comfortable and encouraged me to try anything and everything even if it was not something I would have picked out myself. Which was great advice, since the only dress I personally picked out was one of my least favorites when it was on. Lisa is super experienced and after trying on just 1 dress and picking out the couple of things I liked about it she was able to pick out the perfect dress for me. I still tried on at least 10 dresses to be sure, but she really nailed it. The Wedding Dress was also super accommodating to setting up fittings with my travel schedule (We got married in CT but live out of state). They even were able to schedule two fittings within a week during my last trip to CT before the wedding. They made me feel like a beautiful bride on every visit to the shop. I could not have asked for a better wedding dress experience. Read less
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Logan
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
This is where I found my wedding dress. Everything was great. The staff is wonderful. The shop is small and personal and you definitely get one on one attention from the women who work there. My dress was beautiful and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for their wedding dress!
This is where I found my wedding dress. Everything was great. The staff is wonderful. The shop is small and personal and Read more...
This is where I found my wedding dress. Everything was great. The staff is wonderful. The shop is small and personal and you definitely get one on one attention from the women who work there. My dress was beautiful and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for their wedding dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
At time difficult to make appointments, otherwise wonderful service and happy with everything!
At time difficult to make appointments, otherwise wonderful service and happy with everything!
At time difficult to make appointments, otherwise wonderful service and happy with everything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I made the mistake of putchasong my dress from a large warehouse store, after a negative experience I came to this shop for my alterations. The team came to my rescue and fit my dress perfectly!! They helped make a negative experience a positive one and helped me feel like a beautiful bride.
I made the mistake of putchasong my dress from a large warehouse store, after a negative experience I came to this shop Read more...
I made the mistake of putchasong my dress from a large warehouse store, after a negative experience I came to this shop for my alterations. The team came to my rescue and fit my dress perfectly!! They helped make a negative experience a positive one and helped me feel like a beautiful bride. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The staff were wonderful at The Wedding Dress. One of the employees, Marion helped me pick out wedding dresses to try on. Once I had tried on one I liked she got the perfect lace jacket and veil to go with it. I had a number of fittings. The seamstress and other staff did their best to make me comfortable in my dress and to get the hem just right (which they did.) The ensemble got rave reviews at my wedding. I can't say enough about The Wedding Dress. The store has a lot of beautiful wedding dresses and professional, helpful staff. I highly recommend them.
The staff were wonderful at The Wedding Dress. One of the employees, Marion helped me pick out wedding dresses to try on. Read more...
The staff were wonderful at The Wedding Dress. One of the employees, Marion helped me pick out wedding dresses to try on. Once I had tried on one I liked she got the perfect lace jacket and veil to go with it. I had a number of fittings. The seamstress and other staff did their best to make me comfortable in my dress and to get the hem just right (which they did.) The ensemble got rave reviews at my wedding. I can't say enough about The Wedding Dress. The store has a lot of beautiful wedding dresses and professional, helpful staff. I highly recommend them. 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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