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Vanessa's Modern Bride

Arlington Heights , IL

LOCATION

12 West Campbell Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60005 US

PHONE

847-818-0480

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Vanessa's Modern Bride delivers high quality gown selection and unparalleled personalized customer service.

We invite you to come and find the gown of your dreams in an... Read more
Vanessa's Modern Bride delivers high quality gown selection and unparalleled personalized customer service.

We invite you to come and find the gown of your dreams in an elegant environment. In addition to bridal gowns and dresses for the bridal party, our boutique also features a comprehensive couture collection of accessories, including veils, jewelry, hair flowers & pins, tiaras and shoes from award winning designers. We care deeply about fulfilling your needs and desires, you will be well taken care of when you work with Vanessa's Modern Bride.

We are located at 12 West Campbell Street in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois. Call to schedule an appointment: 847.818.0480 Read less
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Hayle
Wedding:
4/22/2017
4.5/5.0
We had a most wonderful experience at Vanessa's. My family and I went to many stores to look for my gown, and we found it at the closest shop to our house!! They don't have racks upon racks of gowns to choose from, but each one I tried on there was so pretty! It's a smaller boutique, so we witnessed a bridal gown second fitting with another bride. Everyone was so relaxed and satisfied, and that to me is very important. Price was good, and customer service was friendly. We are quite happy! Highly recommended!!
We had a most wonderful experience at Vanessa's. My family and I went to many stores to look for my gown, and we found it Read more...
We had a most wonderful experience at Vanessa's. My family and I went to many stores to look for my gown, and we found it at the closest shop to our house!! They don't have racks upon racks of gowns to choose from, but each one I tried on there was so pretty! It's a smaller boutique, so we witnessed a bridal gown second fitting with another bride. Everyone was so relaxed and satisfied, and that to me is very important. Price was good, and customer service was friendly. We are quite happy! Highly recommended!! Read less
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Francine
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVE Vanessa's Modern Bride! I worked with Amanda L., and she was nothing but patient with me when searching for my wedding dress. She made it a fun and memorable experience as she sat there while my family would critique each dress - but when it came down to it, the dress I ended up picking was a dress she suggested...which was not what I originally wanted, but loved it! Each of my fittings were always scheduled based my availability, and I never had any communication issues with Amanda or the seamstress (who also did an amazing job!).
I absolutely LOVE Vanessa's Modern Bride! I worked with Amanda L., and she was nothing but patient with me when searching Read more...
I absolutely LOVE Vanessa's Modern Bride! I worked with Amanda L., and she was nothing but patient with me when searching for my wedding dress. She made it a fun and memorable experience as she sat there while my family would critique each dress - but when it came down to it, the dress I ended up picking was a dress she suggested...which was not what I originally wanted, but loved it! Each of my fittings were always scheduled based my availability, and I never had any communication issues with Amanda or the seamstress (who also did an amazing job!). Read less
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Fern
Wedding:
5/16/2015
4.7/5.0
After ordering a dress online from Dolly Couture, I needed minor alternations and also wanted the experience of trying on wedding dresses with my girlfriends. I chose Venessa's for the location and size of the salon. Having been to larger bridal salons and feeling ignored, I wanted a more personal experience. Venessa's was great! We had a blast at the appointment! The salesgirl was extremely helpful and patient and did not make me feel pressured to purchase anything from them, although I did end up purchasing my veil there in addition to having my dress fitted properly. Venessa's did a great job! My dress looked lovely and fit like a glove. Although I wasn't terribly impressed with their selection of dresses, they more than met my needs.
After ordering a dress online from Dolly Couture, I needed minor alternations and also wanted the experience of trying on Read more...
After ordering a dress online from Dolly Couture, I needed minor alternations and also wanted the experience of trying on wedding dresses with my girlfriends. I chose Venessa's for the location and size of the salon. Having been to larger bridal salons and feeling ignored, I wanted a more personal experience. Venessa's was great! We had a blast at the appointment! The salesgirl was extremely helpful and patient and did not make me feel pressured to purchase anything from them, although I did end up purchasing my veil there in addition to having my dress fitted properly. Venessa's did a great job! My dress looked lovely and fit like a glove. Although I wasn't terribly impressed with their selection of dresses, they more than met my needs. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience at Vanessa's while purchasing my Bridal Gown. I had found my gown online and was able to located which boutique it was located at in the Chicagoland area. Vanessa's was the only place! I called and they didn't have it yet, but as soon as they got it in, I was notified. I went in to try it on and bought it the same day! It's a very cute little store, so your experience is very personalized. They were very nice and everything went smoothly for me. My dress was reasonable in price, but i'm not sure about the other dresses since I didn't try on any others. Regardless of the price, the value is certainly there in quality. Highly recommend it!
I had a great experience at Vanessa's while purchasing my Bridal Gown. I had found my gown online and was able to located Read more...
I had a great experience at Vanessa's while purchasing my Bridal Gown. I had found my gown online and was able to located which boutique it was located at in the Chicagoland area. Vanessa's was the only place! I called and they didn't have it yet, but as soon as they got it in, I was notified. I went in to try it on and bought it the same day! It's a very cute little store, so your experience is very personalized. They were very nice and everything went smoothly for me. My dress was reasonable in price, but i'm not sure about the other dresses since I didn't try on any others. Regardless of the price, the value is certainly there in quality. Highly recommend it! Read less
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StephanieVallet
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.9/5.0
This boutique is the cutest place!!! And the lady who helped me is such a doll. She was very patient with me and my indecisive ways. I bet she knew I would choose the first dress she presented me! It is nice to know that there are still genuine sales people out there that throw in the "old school" hand written thank you notes. Not only did she sell me my dream dress and wonderful bridesmaids dresses, but also she referred me to other vendors and places of interest. It is nice to have a friendly local that you feel you can trust to guide you in the right direction. Thanks Allison for all your help! I love my dress and can't wait to wear it at my wedding!!!
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As my husband's parents live in Arlington Heights, I had my wedding in Chicago. I finished my gown alteration process at Vanessa's. I couldn't be happier! Not only I enjoyed bringing my new family with me to every fitting, seeing my consultant every time I came on Saturdays, but everyone else on the phone was also so nice and patient, even after I had to change my schedule a couple of times. The lady who works there as seamstress is so personable and knowledgeable, and she does great work. Never pushy, but she guided me to the perfect fit! I felt confident and beautiful on my wedding day! Highly recommended!
This boutique is the cutest place!!! And the lady who helped me is such a doll. She was very patient with me and my Read more...
This boutique is the cutest place!!! And the lady who helped me is such a doll. She was very patient with me and my indecisive ways. I bet she knew I would choose the first dress she presented me! It is nice to know that there are still genuine sales people out there that throw in the "old school" hand written thank you notes. Not only did she sell me my dream dress and wonderful bridesmaids dresses, but also she referred me to other vendors and places of interest. It is nice to have a friendly local that you feel you can trust to guide you in the right direction. Thanks Allison for all your help! I love my dress and can't wait to wear it at my wedding!!!
Update:
As my husband's parents live in Arlington Heights, I had my wedding in Chicago. I finished my gown alteration process at Vanessa's. I couldn't be happier! Not only I enjoyed bringing my new family with me to every fitting, seeing my consultant every time I came on Saturdays, but everyone else on the phone was also so nice and patient, even after I had to change my schedule a couple of times. The lady who works there as seamstress is so personable and knowledgeable, and she does great work. Never pushy, but she guided me to the perfect fit! I felt confident and beautiful on my wedding day! Highly recommended! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/12/2011
4.4/5.0
I loved working with Vanessa's... though her prices for alterations were a bit ridiculous. However, she sold the shop, so I don't know what it will be like now. I loved the store for their wide selection of simple/elegant dresses. The new owner is a designer, and I believe her designs are on the glitzier side... so, time will tell whether or not the shop will be able to maintin it's reputation.
I loved working with Vanessa's... though her prices for alterations were a bit ridiculous. However, she sold the shop, so Read more...
I loved working with Vanessa's... though her prices for alterations were a bit ridiculous. However, she sold the shop, so I don't know what it will be like now. I loved the store for their wide selection of simple/elegant dresses. The new owner is a designer, and I believe her designs are on the glitzier side... so, time will tell whether or not the shop will be able to maintin it's reputation. Read less
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imap316
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
So happy I went with Vanessa's for my dress. Everything turned out perfectly! My dress was absolutely beautiful, and affordable! Yes, some dresses are quite expensive, but I was able to find something in my price range.
Vanessa, herself was so helpful, as well as her team. Especially since I live in Florida, and was having my wedding in Chicago, I was only able to have 2 fittings. Vanessa was very flexible with my schedule. I was very happy with their services, and I received so many compliments on my dress, even now, a month later. Thank you Vanessa!
So happy I went with Vanessa's for my dress. Everything turned out perfectly! My dress was absolutely beautiful, and Read more...
So happy I went with Vanessa's for my dress. Everything turned out perfectly! My dress was absolutely beautiful, and affordable! Yes, some dresses are quite expensive, but I was able to find something in my price range.
Vanessa, herself was so helpful, as well as her team. Especially since I live in Florida, and was having my wedding in Chicago, I was only able to have 2 fittings. Vanessa was very flexible with my schedule. I was very happy with their services, and I received so many compliments on my dress, even now, a month later. Thank you Vanessa! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
I felt rushed when I went in for my first fitting. The alterations lady seemed to be in a hurry to leave and did not listen to my suggestions. She literally did not let me change anything about my dress! Other than that, I had a positive experience with the rest of the staff there. I loved my dress!
I felt rushed when I went in for my first fitting. The alterations lady seemed to be in a hurry to leave and did not Read more...
I felt rushed when I went in for my first fitting. The alterations lady seemed to be in a hurry to leave and did not listen to my suggestions. She literally did not let me change anything about my dress! Other than that, I had a positive experience with the rest of the staff there. I loved my dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I found THEE dress here! I felt the most beautiful I think I ever have in my life in my wedding gown. I did not want to take it off at the end of the night or ever again for that matter haha! The dresses were beautifully displayed and the staff was more than helpful in helping my choose a dress that fit the specifications that I was looking for (A-line, lace, sweetheart neckline, etc.). I do not feel that you have to go to the city to get the dress of your dreams because mine was right here. :)
I found THEE dress here! I felt the most beautiful I think I ever have in my life in my wedding gown. I did not want to Read more...
I found THEE dress here! I felt the most beautiful I think I ever have in my life in my wedding gown. I did not want to take it off at the end of the night or ever again for that matter haha! The dresses were beautifully displayed and the staff was more than helpful in helping my choose a dress that fit the specifications that I was looking for (A-line, lace, sweetheart neckline, etc.). I do not feel that you have to go to the city to get the dress of your dreams because mine was right here. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hi All! I hardly write reviews for anything, but I'd like to tell you my experience with my wedding gown because I'm so grateful. My sister had her wedding three years ago and her used another bridal boutique in the area and it was awful! Her dress didn't come in until the last minute and she had to juggle her schedule so much to get it fitted! And she didn't feel like she got the support she needed from that dress shop through the whole process. I was so lucky that I fell in love with a gown from Vanessa's and the rest was smooth sailing. No stress for my dress! I loved it when my special ordered gown came in, and by gosh it was the right size(the sample was a tad small) and it looked gorgeous! There was plenty of time to get my ensemble together and the ladies at the store were so helpful, never pressure selling but patient with every detail. :) My mom and my sister(and her sweet baby) had great time at each fitting. We were out to the door all smiles and that worth a great deal to me! My dress fit perfectly on my wedding day, we had no trouble with the bustle(unlike with my sister's dress) because our seamstress Sylvia was so nice, and she made sure we learned how to bustle my dress with its eleven ties! I had my dress organically cleaned and preserved with Vanessa's and it is now safe in my closet with fond memories. This whole experience has been wonderful! Thank You Vanessa's!
Hi All! I hardly write reviews for anything, but I'd like to tell you my experience with my wedding gown because I'm so Read more...
Hi All! I hardly write reviews for anything, but I'd like to tell you my experience with my wedding gown because I'm so grateful. My sister had her wedding three years ago and her used another bridal boutique in the area and it was awful! Her dress didn't come in until the last minute and she had to juggle her schedule so much to get it fitted! And she didn't feel like she got the support she needed from that dress shop through the whole process. I was so lucky that I fell in love with a gown from Vanessa's and the rest was smooth sailing. No stress for my dress! I loved it when my special ordered gown came in, and by gosh it was the right size(the sample was a tad small) and it looked gorgeous! There was plenty of time to get my ensemble together and the ladies at the store were so helpful, never pressure selling but patient with every detail. :) My mom and my sister(and her sweet baby) had great time at each fitting. We were out to the door all smiles and that worth a great deal to me! My dress fit perfectly on my wedding day, we had no trouble with the bustle(unlike with my sister's dress) because our seamstress Sylvia was so nice, and she made sure we learned how to bustle my dress with its eleven ties! I had my dress organically cleaned and preserved with Vanessa's and it is now safe in my closet with fond memories. This whole experience has been wonderful! Thank You Vanessa's! Read less
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